The lights flicker inside, and people begin filing into the living room of a house in the Old West End. Three rows of seats flank a roaring fireplace. There is no mention made about cell phones, but attendees instinctively check their phones to make sure they will not be the source of an interruption of
To bring awareness to a semi-defunct, yet beloved, alternative audio format, Toledo’s Culture Clash will celebrate Cassette Store Day for the 2nd year.
Toledo’s First Lady of Song, Jean Holden, has been working as a vocal coach since 1973 while singing at multiple venues since the early 1960s. Inducted into the Sylvania Distinguished Artist Hall of Fame in 2015, she continues to develop compilations with musical arranger Paul Purdue (they can be found on Spotify and YouTube).
The international collective, Music in Familiar Spaces (MFS) will host “Beer & Bach” at the Black Cloister on September 24. With the aim of “reaching out to new audiences through innovative and accessible concerts,” MFS brings classical performances to the local scene with travelling musicians in local venues from city to city.
Now in its 75th season, the Toledo Symphony welcomes new musical director Alain Trudel. With a long and brilliant career in the arts as a conductor, composer, and concert trombonist, Trudel began with TSO in July.