There hasn’t been this much hype for a boxing match since George Foreman fought Muhammad Ali in the classic “Rumble in the Jungle” in 1974. There’s so much hype for the upcoming fight between MMA star Conor McGregor and the undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather, in fact, Fathom Events is doing a special promotion of
Little Elephant’s Rob Courtney is doing better in Toledo. For the past four years, Little Elephant— a studio Courtney owns with partners Brian Gross-Bias and Mark Metzger— has been shooting videos, in Little Elephant’s living room studio, of bands traveling through Toledo and uploading them to the studio’s own YouTube channel. Last year, the trio
Coal has always been political. A century ago, miners were at the forefront of battles between workers and bosses in the burgeoning industrial union movement. Today, the decline of mining jobs has put coal at the forefront of a new battle— one that, on the surface, pits environmentalists against working families. Are good paying jobs
The one thing you absolutely need to accept about any film festival is that you won’t make it to every showing. Even when the films all play on one screen, and aren’t running concurrently, it’s just too big a time commitment for most people. That reality being realized, it’s imperative to select films carefully, plotting
If you reference celebrities with ties to Toledo, everyone knows Jamie Farr, the star of TV series MASH. Dig a little deeper and people will say Katie Holmes, the star of ‘90s teen TV series Dawson’s Creek and films such as Thank You For Smoking and Batman Begins. After that, it gets a little hazy.
Since 2004, the Toledo Lucas County Public Library’s Film Focus series has been opening viewers’ eyes and minds to movies not found at the local multiplex. “Film Focus started as a way of showcasing quality and interesting, non-mainstream film in a community setting at the library,” said Tracy Montri, audiovisual department manager. “It was very