Strange Love: Toledo Opera’s season debut, Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers

Two friends fall irrevocably in love with the same woman, but there’s a twist: the young men vow to forsake the beautiful maiden to preserve their friendship. It’s not until years later, through an accidental encounter, that the priestess reenters their lives and almost destroys their bond. Georges Bizet’s opera The Pearl Fishers follows the

Tent City and Veterans Matter: Deep Roots Help Fill Local Veteran Needs

In 1990, the Homeless Awareness Project, an all-volunteer organization grounded in founder Ken Leslie’s personal experience with homelessness, marked its first Tent City event. It continued as a collaboration of community leaders and local media. In 2007, Leslie was approached by a community member, which provided an “aha moment” that steered the movement from awareness

Find Your Style With Professional Help

Do you have a man in your life lacking a sense of style? Maybe it’s your son in a baja hoodie who doesn’t understand why his job interviews are going badly. Maybe it’s your boyfriend who has never used an iron. Maybe it’s your friend, who despite being such a nice guy, can’t get a

Haunted Houses

Halloween season is upon us, and what screams Halloween more than a trip to a haunted house? Get into the holiday spirit and prepare to be scared at some of Toledo’s best creepy attractions. Haunted Collingwood October 13-27 Take a tour through Toledo’s most famous haunted building: the Collingwood Arts Center. There is rumored to


Community is a huge part of every city. Without community, we can’t relate to one another, sympathize with each other and we can’t make our city grow to its potential. TED Talks are about empowering and educating people and Toledo had its own TEDx Talk to help us become a better community. Will Lucas, photo:

Five Local Eyes on the ArtPrize

Nineteen days, 175 venues, 1,356 works of art, 500,000 visitors, and $500,000 up for grabs— and that’s not even counting sale proceeds. Not all art competitions are the same, and thank God, because Grand Rapids, Michigan’s international ArtPrize, now on its ninth year, is as fun as it is fierce. Until Sunday, October 8, the

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

The Frogtown Froggy Museum Is Absolutely Ribbeting

Standing in the middle of a small, cramped room with over 700 frog sculptures, Amy Adler sees the world a little differently than most. “In general, there are probably two types of people: those who really enjoy saving things, and those who want to live a more serene, organized life.” You can probably guess what

Educate, Collaborate And Raise Awareness: The 14th Annual UT Human Trafficking Conference

Professionals and practitioners with varied backgrounds unite to problem solve, to advocate and to combat human trafficking at the oldest academic human trafficking conference in the U.S., continues to expand since its creation in 2004.   Judges, lawyers, social workers, healthcare workers, professors, and students will gather Thursday and Friday, September 21 and 22 at