All posts by Jeff McGinnis

Coming Home Again

In 2001— before 9/11, Afghanistan and the second Iraq War— the Village Players Theatre presented PVT. WARS, a show revolving around three Vietnam veterans recovering and bonding in an Army hospital. “Each one of them is definitely fighting their own battles,” said Jake Gordy, former Village Players president, who played Woodruff in the 2001 production.

Catch a Killer for a Good Cause

A murder is staged amid partygoers — guests dressed to attend a costume ball, each gathering clues and weeding out suspects. Questions hung in the air — who was responsible for all this and would we catch the killer in time? On September 23, the first Masquerade Murder Mystery Dinner in support of local charity

Toledo transplant to light up Columbus Caribbean Fest

September 9 will be a very happy birthday for roots reggae performer Ras Akkurate. The Jamaican-born artist, now living in Toledo, will celebrate turning 40 by taking part in the inaugural Columbus Caribbean Festival in the state capital, an event expected to draw over 5,000 people. Akkurate is excited with the opportunity to perform his