All posts by Athena Cocoves

Truth to Power

Celebrate human rights leaders from nearly 40 countries and five continents during a staged reading of peak Truth to Power: Voices from Beyond the Dark by Ariel Dorfman, a play based on the book by Kerry Kennedy Cuomo. Directed by Jeffrey Albright and featuring a host of Toledo actors, including Barbara Barkan, this special event

Toledo Opera Presents The Ballad of Baby Doe

Douglas Moore’s 1956 opera, The Ballad of Baby Doe, is filled with beautiful, iconic arias and historical figures like William Jennings Bryan and President Chester A. Arthur. With moments of scandal, betrayal, and the loss of fortune, this classic American tale about an opera house built in a small mining town in Colorado will keep

Art with momentum

Are you an individual artist, a team, or an art collective working within a 150 mile radius of Toledo? You might have a chance to receive up to $5,000 to create an interactive art piece for the next Momentum art festival, a weekend of live music, art demonstration, activities, and more, along Toledo’s riverfront September

Expert approach

From the history of candy to a peak inside sneaker culture, downtown Sylvania is full of experts on diverse topics. Get to know these local experts during the April 5th First Friday Red Bird Arts District Walk during a themed evening of exhibits, events and activities. Learn about local fishing at Wildwood Anglers, visit the

Room for a story

Since 2008, the Santa Fe-based DIY art collective Meow Wolf has created immersive, multimedia experiences for curious visitors of all ages. Together, the group transforms rooms and spaces into interactive art installations that tell stories through exploration. Presented in partnership with the Ann Arbor Film Festival, the Meow Wolf collective will discuss their imaginative work

Beating the drum

Victor Hugo’s realistic-fiction masterpiece Les Miserables tells the tragic tale of ex-convict Jean Valjean, his adopted daughter Cosette, and police inspector Javert, who vows to return Valjean to prison. The human drama clashes through the tumultuous times of the day. The 1980 musical of the same name gives the characters in the novel a voice