Greek Food, Prince Tribute, Chris Isaak, SpongeBob SquarePants


Chris Isaak in Guangzhou for the Friday show

Chris Isaaca singer-songwriter who broke into the business with the radio hit “Wicked Game,” will perform Friday night at the Canton Palace Theater.

Tickets were still available for the concert earlier this week, said Georgia Paxos, the palace’s executive director.

Starting at $44.50, tickets can be purchased at https://cantonpalacetheatre.org/ and to www.ticketmaster.com/and calling the venue at 330-454-8172.

Doors open one hour before the 8 p.m. show.

Isaak is also scheduled to perform at MGM Northfield Park on Wednesday with Lyle Lovett and his Large Band.

Isaak is a Grammy nominated and platinum music artist with nine albums to his credit. He also appeared in films, including “The Silence of the Lambs” and “That Thing You Do!” “, as well as in episodes of the television series “Twin Peaks”.

Opening will be The Shootouts, a band from northeast Ohio known for their modern take on honkytonk and vintage country with touches of western swing. Singer Ryan Humbert is a resident of North Canton.

The shootings performed regularly inside and outside Ohio this summer.

After releasing their acclaimed 2019 debut album “Quick Draw”, The Shootouts charted on Americana radio and in 2020 were nominated for an Ameripolitan Music Award for “Best Honky-Tonk Group”.

A Prince tribute band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Jackson Amphitheater in Jackson Township.  Tickets, $10 for general admission and $20 VIP, are available online at the site.

Prince Tribute Show at the Jackson Amphitheater

A tribute concert to Prince is scheduled for Saturday night at the Jackson Amphitheater.

Expect to hear classic tunes such as “Let’s Go Crazy”, “When Doves Cry”, “Kiss”, “1999” and “Little Red Corvette”.

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The Prince Project Band will also play hit songs from the late icon’s other records.

For more information, visit www.jacksonamphitheatre.com/. The concert is from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets, $10 for general admission and $20 for the VIP terrace and front stage, are available at www.eventbrite.com/e/2022-jackson-amphitheatre-concert-season-ga-vip-tickets-tickets-335526247037.

The venue, 7454 Community Parkway, is across from Jackson High School.

The SpongeBob Musical will be presented Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the North Canton Playhouse.  Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online through the theater.

SpongeBob Musical at the North Canton Playhouse

The SpongeBob Musical will be presented Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the North Canton Playhouse.

To purchase $15 tickets, visit https://northcantonplayhouse.com/. The theater box office can be contacted at 330-494-1613. Tickets can also be purchased at the door if still available.

Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The theater is at 525 7th St. NE in North Township.

North Canton Playhouse summed up the plot: “The stakes are higher than ever in this dynamic musical, as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their underwater world!”

The SpongeBob Musical will be presented Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the North Canton Playhouse.  Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online through the theater.

Canton Greek Festival Serves Authentic Dishes

Tasty Greek cuisine will be served this weekend during the 45th edition greek party at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church.

Music and a Greek dance troupe will also be part of the event. The festival dates back to 1976 at Holy Trinity, which hosts the event on church grounds at 4705 Fairhaven Ave. NW.

Festival hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

For more information, visit www.grecianfestivalcanton.com/. Drive-thru is available and take-out orders can be placed online on the festival website.

Greek Chicken Oregano is among the homemade dishes on offer at the Greek Festival this weekend at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Canton.

An extensive menu of homemade dishes includes gyros, lamb shank, souvlaki and a variety of Greek pastries.

The menu is full of Greek classics, including pastitsio, a baked pasta dish with minced meat and bechamel sauce, and saganaki, a pan-fried kefalotyri cheese.

Greek food will be served during the 45th Annual Greek Festival at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Canton from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

Other specialties include plaki, pork and chicken pita sandwiches, and Greek fries drizzled with olive oil and topped with crumbled feta cheese.

Beer and wine will also be served. Indoor and outdoor dining are available, as well as guided tours of the church.

New Wave Nation will play '80s classics on Friday night as part of Canal Fulton's concert series.  The event will take place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at St. Helena Heritage Park, 123 Tuscarawas St. NW.

New Wave Nation at Canal Fulton

New Wave Nation will perform 80s classics on Friday night as part of the Canal Fulton concert series.

The opening band begins at 6 p.m., with the headliner at 8 p.m. at St. Helena Heritage Park, 123 Tuscarawas St. NW.

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The longtime local band selects songs from a diverse catalog including Def Leppard, Michael Jackson, the Stray Cats and Blondie.

Contact Ed at 330-580-8315 and [email protected] On Twitter: @ebalintREP.

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