Tricks of the Trade: Cheap Trick’s Advice is Worth Paying For

What is it about Cheap Trick that’s allowed this quartet to endure four plus decades? Could it be the simple combination of hooks, harmonies and fat riffs that easily makes them the greatest American power pop band still trodding the stage? Or is their enduring appeal found in the cartoonish approach to rock and roll

And Finally, Heartbreak… Toledo Opera performs Vanessa

This season’s romantic trilogy with American composers at The Toledo Opera has drawn to a close. Audiences laughed heartily and wept with joy during performances of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville and Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, but all good things must come to an end. Vanessa, the tragic opera composed by Samuel Barber, marks

Pouring Puccini: Opera on Tap Brings Baritones to Toledo Bars

When most people think “opera,” they envision a stuffy, black-tie affair, with wealthy patrons peeking through their glasses and applauding politely. The idea of the venerated art form appealing to the masses seems unlikely to those with that kind of picture in their minds. It’s exactly the stereotype that the group Opera on Tap hopes

Shadow Fashions Emerges in West Toledo

Now that Shadow Fashions is settled into its new location in the Miracle Mile Shopping Plaza, co-owner Chiquita McGlown Hague wants the community to know just what her fashion boutique has to offer.   “I want people to know that I’m in the neighborhood, and that I’m here for them.” Shadow Fashions has occupied their

Field Guide: Spring time is here!

Spring has arrived (salute the vernal equinox) enticing us to relish and explore our corner of the world. Bright Decade The planet-protecting initiative known as Earth Hour is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The global conservation event unites us all when we simply turn off our electric lights from 8:30-9:30pm on Saturday, March 25 to help

Party at Carlos’ Poco Loco— it is officially open

It feels like almost a decade since Toledo’s UpTown District first heard rumors of getting permanent access to Mexican food. Maybe I’m projecting. In reality, it’s been less than six months— but hey, we’re pretty serious about tacos on Adams Street. I know those long, cold winter nights spent without salsa were unseasonable harsh for all

Dave Chappelle in Toledo?

Hey, if you clicked this it means you didn’t already know. If you clicked this already knowing about Dave Chapelle’s two completely new stand-up specials premiering today (March 21) on Netflix— well, I don’t know what to tell you. We fooled you? Sorry? We’re just excited. Sheesh. Aren’t you? The undefeated champ of comedy is back. He’s in

Tell us your health insurance story

With the controversial “Obamacare”— aka the Affordable Care Act— health insurance system on the verge of being changed to a new health system under our new President and Congress, we want to know what Toledoans think. TCP is calling for stories from people who: obtained health insurance during the reign of Obamacare through the Healthcare.gov website exchange

The Real Saltwater Taffy Star of NW Ohio Is… (A Salty Story)

The Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce (SACC) just bit off more than it could chew… In posting Facebook photos of the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Aunt B’s Retro Candy, the new nostalgia candy store that popped up in Mayberry Square (8160 Sunset Ln., Sylvania), the SACC declared Aunt B’s to have the biggest selection of taffy