Carole King’s Tapestry: Music, History and Broken Hearts

In 1971, Carole King released her second album, Tapestry, which earned the 29-year-old singer-songwriter worldwide recognition. Not bad, but also almost the norm for Carole. Her career really began over a decade earlier when the 17-year-old wrote her first number one hit for the Shirelles, “Will You Love Me Tomorrow”. Those early days of her career

Ode To The ZIP Code 2018: Submit Your Poem Here

Want to write an ode to your ZIP code? For the third year in a row, we’ve teamed up with The Fair Housing Center, The Arts Commission and the Toledo Lucas County Public Library for the Ode to the ZIP Code poetry contest. Toledo-area residents can enter this free poetry competition by submitting a poem based on their ZIP

What A Disaster: Chaos In Recreation

The Disaster Artist Dir. James Franco Grade: C There’s this word that I love that I never use because when I do, I sound like a pretentious ass. The word is schadenfreude (pronounced sha-den-froi-duh) which basically means taking pleasure in someone else’s misfortune. Unless you’re a full-blown sociopath, schadenfreude comes when witnessing someone who has

Unity in Toledo: The YWCA’s Unity March— Round Two

On Sunday, January 21, I Rise, Toledo and the YWCA will host Toledo’s second annual Unity March, beginning at the Toledo Loves Love wall at 1209 Adams St. east on Adams St and ending at Trinity Episcopal, at 316 Adams St. We’re in this together Lisa McDuffie, president, and CEO of the YWCA Northwest Ohio,

Glass City Celebration: Our City, Our Future

Join Toledo’s new leader, Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz, for a Free Family Fun Day celebrating Our City, Our Future, during his Inaugural Weekend. Enjoy live performances— featuring choirs, comedy, singers, actors, and poets— from local schools and art organizations. Help artist Maura Amato color in a four-foot long paint-by-numbers mural, to be kept in the Mayor’s Office.

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 Music Scene: 2017 Recap

It’s a bittersweet feeling when there are too many shows happening in one night to attend all of them. But ultimately it’s a good problem for a music scene to have. That’s been the case here in Toledo recently, and as the year comes to a close, it’s worth taking a look at some of

Enter To Experience A Tuscan Dream

Living in Toledo certainly has its charm, but if you’re still looking for greener pastures, consider entering the raffle for an Italian vacation presented by the Toledo Museum of Art and Ottawa Hills Travel Group. Travel to the gorgeous, medieval hilltop village that houses Monteverdi Tuscany, a boutique hotel, restaurant, and spa. New and existing

Sweet Changes on Adams Street: Bleak House Coffee Introduces Pastries

In less than seven years, Bleak House Coffee has blossomed from an unassuming cafe to a downtown staple. First opened in 2012 on Madison Avenue in the Spitzer Building, the cafe briefly closed when the historic building shut down in December 2013. Thanks to crowdfunding efforts, the coffee house, named for Charles Dickens’ famous novel

‘Jim Morrison’ At The Maumee Indoor: Barone Breaks On Through

For 13 years, Phil Barone— better known in Toledo as the owner of Rosie’s Italian Grille, Rosie’s Rolling Chef, and the and president of the Toledo Food Truck Association— has wowed and entertained audiences at the Crescent Tavern in Put-in-Bay with his performances emulating the late, great Jim Morrison. Backed by the Maxx Band and performing