All posts by Jeff McGinnis

An updated guide to Toledo’s open mics

Whether you’re a veteran performer looking to test new material, or a rookie trying to overcome those stage-fright jitters, Toledo’s booming artistic scene offers plenty of chances to work in front of an audience via an open mic. “Open mic” is a catch-all term for an event that offers the opportunity to perform in front

Toledo Summer: Outdoor Concerts

One of the great pleasures of the summer is experiencing an outdoor concert. Gathering with fellow music lovers (often on your own chairs) in a gorgeous setting to share in the language of the soul often makes for memorable experiences. And with the variety of locales offering a series of concerts over the next few

A Weekend Warrior’s Brunch Bucket List

Some weekends require more than cereal. Maybe you need to fill your belly with carbs to soak up the alcohol. Maybe you want a place to meet up with friends. Maybe you’re looking for an excuse to spend just a little bit longer with that special someone. Whatever your dilemma, brunch is always a good

“A Funny Thing” Happening at the Toledo Rep

Throughout her long and prolific theatrical life, Amy Spalding-Heuring has been followed by the specters of Pseudolus, Marcus Lycus and the other characters from Stephen Sondheim’s legendary 1962 musical “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.” Spalding-Heuring grew up  in Northwest Ohio and, as a youngster, sang the show’s most famous song,