Leslie Odom Jr. stops at the Stranahan Theatre

Leslie Odom, Jr., the breakout star of Broadway’s smash hit musical Hamilton, will stop in Toledo for An Evening with Leslie Odom, Jr. Performing Broadway and jazz hits, along with standards (including a tribute to Nat King Cole), Odom, Jr. will also be performing songs from his chart-topping albums, so there will be a lot

Janet Jackson to play at the Huntington Center

Dress up like you’re a member of the Rhythm Nation on Saturday, October 28, as Janet Jackson’s State of the World tour hits the Huntington Center. Singer of hits “If (I Was Your Girl),” “Nasty” and “Got ‘Til It’s Gone,” the multiplatinum artist and sister of Michael Jackson has recently returned to touring after taking

Rela Percussion Brings the Glass

From October 10 through the 20th, Rela Percussion will be in residency at the Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion, showcasing a host of glass percussion instruments— marimbas, drums, gongs, hand drums, bowls, and chimes— which they’ll be working on during their time at the museum. The Formation The group formed back in 2011 when

The Golden Age for Silver Age

Small town dreams became big time achievements for local band Silver Age. Four Temperance, Michigan teens turned their wildest dreams into reality when they became the Ernie Ball PLAY Warped Tour winners this year. Silver Age beat out 17,000 bands for the grand prize of playing on the main stage and getting to work with

Toledo blues at the Village Idiot

Hear a local master of hard, folksy blues play favorites with three friends from Spain during a special concert, Andrew Ellis & Moonshine Wagon. Rock out, get folksy, and enjoy the collaborative magic. 21+ only. $5. 6pm-1am. Saturday, September 30. The Village Idiot 309 Conant St. | Maumee 419-893-7281 | villageidiotmaumee.com

Brian Wilson brings special 50th anniversary performance of Pet Sounds to Toledo

When the Beach Boys released Pet Sounds in 1966, it changed the sound and structure of pop music forever. Produced and arranged by Brian Wilson, the album’s sweeping soundscapes, buzzing organs, string instruments, and eclectic samples (Coca-Cola cans, barking dogs, bicycle bells, and more) introduced pop music to psychedelia, jazz, exotica, and the avant-garde. Wouldn’t

Jeff Stewart Rooftop Record Release Party at NINE at Hensville

Toledo guitarist Jeff Stewart’s emotional, songs speak to a healing heart. Celebrate the release of his third solo studio album, The Cold and the Beautiful, during a Rooftop Record Release Party. Stewart will play the album in full. $10/general admission with a copy of the CD. $25/admission with a copy of the CD and an

Still going strong

Just two days after Toledoan Jason Finn turned 47, his life, and the life of his girlfriend Jeni Belt, were forever changed by a boogie board surfing accident that caused Finn to become paralyzed from the chest down. Help support his continued therapy and medical costs not covered by insurance during the 2nd Annual FinnFest

Salame, On Stage: A Heart-to-Heart with David Liebe Hart

In 2007, Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim premiered their now-famous Adult Swim television series Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Part fever dream, part sketch comedy, the explosive 11-minute episodes watch like Public Access dosed with LSD. Through the psychedelic maze, I first saw an eccentric, alien-loving, puppeteer: David Liebe Hart. Like many parts of

Father John Misty is Pamplemousse

Josh Tillman former drummer of indie-rock band Fleet Foxes and now dreamy folk god, Father John Misty, is on tour for his third album, “Pure Comedy.” When I heard that he was playing at the Royal Oak Music Theatre in Detroit— I had to go. I needed to witness his crazy satirical persona for myself

Is Toledo ready to let growers grow?

The State of Urban Agriculture As the dust settles from the Thomas Jackson saga, is Toledo ready to let growers grow? The controversy On June 22nd, the downtown library hosted a forum on urban agriculture featuring speakers from the Toledo City Council, the Lucas County Commissioners Office, the Lucas County Green Party, and the Lucas