All posts by Jeff McGinnis

New Musical Performed By Cutting Edge

Two men, two women, 21 songs and some genuine ideas about how our lives intersect with one another— even among the hustle and bustle of one of the world’s most vibrant cities. All this is presented in Ordinary Days, Adam Gwon’s bright musical set in New York City. The show, which debuted in 2008, will

All Aboard! May 4th is Toledo’s 12th National Train Day

On May 10, 1869, the Transcontinental Railroad was completed in Utah, as the first rails spanning the entire continent were joined with the driving of a symbolic golden spike completing the project. The 150th anniversary of that event will be honored as part of Toledo’s 12th annual National Train Day celebration at Martin Luther King

Falling Slowly for Once

The two lead characters meet on the streets of Dublin. The audience never learns their names. The script refers to them merely as “Guy” and “Girl.” They have defining traits— he’s a musician nursing heartbreak, she’s an immigrant from the Czech Republic— yet they could be any of us. They are wounded people, bonding through

A Zest for Charity

Local Chefs raising funds Zest Toledo, so much more than a tasting, is an event to raise money to assist area charities dealing with hunger — the Aurora Project, Toledo Day Nursery, Toledo GROWS and the Toledo Northwest Ohio Food Bank all receive grants from Zest. Last year’s event raised $96,000 for the charities. 100%

Great Music Over Yonder

OWE house concerts bring Toledo folk Music performances began with house concerts, in the intimate surroundings of a home, rather than in larger concert spaces. Folk and bluegrass lore is replete with traveling musicians playing in peoples’ homes. After a lull in popularity in the latter half of the 20th century, this staple of musical