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A local man used his ukulele to take on an aggressive dog and it was a blow to the head, not musical charms, that drove the wild beast away. Jose Melchizedek Matos, 22, from Vermilion who now lives in Lorain, was seen cycling through the town while playing the string instrument. It’s a skill he …

“You’re a Star” icon George Murphy has been a part of Dublin’s music scene for nearly two decades, but the Beaumont ballader has recently experienced a pivotal moment in his career. Murphy has put on great shows for years performing iconic Dublin ballads, but in October 2020 he released his first original song. “Dublin Inspires” …

Editor’s Note: This is part of a series of stories about the region’s high school theatrical productions for the 2021-22 school year. As the school year approaches, high schools in the Erie region are busy preparing for their upcoming theater seasons. Theater directors at Mercyhurst Preparatory School, General McLane High School and McDowell High School …

Thomas Quasthoff has been retired from classical music for almost a decade now. The German bass-baritone was in his early fifties when he made the shock announcement – an age when singers of his type are still in their prime. His older brother Michael was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2010, and that diagnosis and …

THE EDITOR, Madam: If it was the Prime Minister of England or the President of the United States writing letters to the powers that be, regarding certain issues, they would have dealt with those issues instantly. But the poor are on the back burner in this country. When will it be enough? Over a thousand …

By Bob Goepfert GLENS FALLS, NY – “Traffic & Weather,” a musical offering premiered by the Adirondack Theater Festival, is hard to define. Because all of the songs in the musical are taken from an album of the same name, created by the band Fountains of Wayne, it contains elements of a rock concert. However, …

You’ll want to start something to get to Broadway, as the full cast of Michael Jackson’s musical MJ has been announced. MJ premieres at the Neil Simon Theater on December 6 before an opening night on February 1, 2022. As previously announced, Myles Frost will make his Broadway debut as Michael Jackson in MJ The …

The “Addams Family” during rehearsal.Photo by Hannah Wingert For 51 years, the Wits’ End Theater, known as Western Days Musical Productions until 2004, has delighted entranced audiences with its shows at the Chatfield Center for the Arts. This year marks their 50th production and, once again, it will be the right one. It’s a classic …

MEN’S TOURNAMENT TEAM FULL REPLAY GK: Santos, Brazil. Brazil’s defense has been spectacular throughout the tournament, and you’ll see it in this Best XI. At the center of it was goalkeeper Santos, whose veteran leadership was fully demonstrated at several points in the knockout stage, including Brazil’s victory on penalties over Mexico in the semi-finals. …

Director Jeffrey MIndock and actor / singer Jeff Carney of Springfield Contemporary Theater joined us on KSMU’s “Arts News” to talk about SCT’s latest show, “Desperate Measures”, described as a Wild West musical based on ” Measure for Measure ”by Shakespeare. It will open next weekend and run August 13-15 and 19-22 on the TBS …