All posts by Kelly Thompson

“Chasing Light” with Amanda Lucidon at Toledo Library

Photographer Amanda Lucidon was the only female photographer in the White House during Obama’s administration, and her new book, Chasing Light, gives us never-before-seen photos of the former first family’s presidential terms during a special Open Book Presents: Chasing Light with Amanda Lucidon.

Toledo In Reel Life : Five flicks for the big screen

The Hollywood we know today exists because of an Ohio native; born in Hicksville, Daeida Wilcox Beveridge is known as the “mother of Hollywood.” She went west in 1886, and following her vision of utopian wealth, developed the land for the Hollywood library, post office, and city hall, and many other landmarks. Ohio always seems

“Toledo: The Prohibition Chronicles”: Bootleggers are Back

Following 2014’s short film “Holy Toledo,” UT alum Charissa Gracyk’s new documentary, “Toledo: The Prohibition Chronicles,” premieres at the Collingwood Arts Center (2413 Collingwood Ave.) at 3 p.m. Sunday, January 7, 2018. Currently living and working in L.A., Gracyk and her cousin, Gillian Perdeau, has been writing and directing material about Toledo for several years.

Songs of Love and Hope: Stewart’s new album showcases versatility

When we last talked to Toledo musician Jeff Stewart, he was a “man on the move.” His 2014 release, Can’t Sit Still, was a reflection of the songwriter’s inability to stay put, creatively, temporally or physically.  Last month Stewart, a popular performer on the local music circuit,  released his third solo studio album, The Cold