All posts by Erin Marsh

The Power of Perspective

Deitra, passionate about empowerment and stress management, hosts the Women’s Empowerment Night Out on Friday, March 8 at The Valentine Theater in honor of International Women’s Day

Iron Bean Coffee: Perseverance and the Power of Social Media

It took over 15 years for Fred and Chanell Dedrick to kick-start their dream of owning a coffee shop… only the trajectory was not quite as they had envisioned. “We imagined something like Cheers, but everybody doesn’t need to know your name,” joked Fred. “Iron Bean has been 15 years in the making…we just didn’t

After 77 years, “The Nutcracker” is New

The resulting Toledo Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) presents this year’s production of The Nutcracker, the 78th annual local performance of Tchaikovsky’s beloved masterpiece, and the first as a newly combined organization.

The Rep’s Fun Home celebrates lesbian graphic novelist Alison Bechdel

Toledo loves love— and equality— so it’s no surprise that The Toledo Rep chose to debut Fun Home, the true story of lesbian graphic novelist Alison Bechdel, author of the comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For. Bechdel took seven years to finish her graphic novel, in part due to her time-intensive artistic process of photographing

Call to Action: The Design of Protest

This year’s annual AIGA poster show, at Handmade Toledo, has a different twist— all submissions are designs of protest. The right to protest is a fundamental American privilege, and how and what we choose to protest reflects our society and our values. Call to Action: The Design of Protest celebrates artists’ voices while honoring freedom of expression.