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‘Tragedy of King Richard III’ boasts spirited acting

The Tragedy of King Richard III can be seen through Sunday. (Scott Custer)

By Kerry Clawson Beacon Journal staff writer In King Richard III’s world, every man, woman and child around him serves as a pawn to help him either achieve or keep the throne. The Tragedy of King Richard III, Shakespeare’s story of jealousy, ambition and murder, plays out with chilling suspense in Ohio Shakespeare Festival’s production…

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Details: ‘The Tragedy of King Richard III’

Details: Play: The Tragedy of King Richard III When: Final performances 8 p.m. Thursday-Sunday Where: Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, 714 N. Portage Path, Akron Onstage: Starring Terry Burgler, Lara Knox, Robert Hawkes, Timothy Champion, Tess Burgler, Anne McEvoy, Dede Klein, Eric Lualdi, Henry Bishop, Joe Pine, Jim Fippin, Scott Shriner, Derrick Winger Offstage: William…

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Review: Youngstown, Popeye influence Pernotto’s art

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This is the sort of edgy, touch-of-slapstick humor that’s one of the characteristics of Chicago Imagism. You see it in the work of the Hairy Who artists’ collective, where influences are as wide-ranging as Krazy Kat and Popeye to Surrealism and Art Brut.

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Dance: Coming next

Dance company: Neos Dance Theatre, Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival When: 8:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Where: Goodyear Heights Metro Park, Newton Street, Akron On stage: Erica De La O, Mary Fenn, Kendra Levy, David Odenwelder, Jennifer Safonovs, Jurijs Safonovs, Anna Trumbo, Bobby Wesner, Brooke Wesner, Kristopher Wojtera Extra: Interactive Children’s Movement Workshop, 7:45 p.m.,…

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Dancers make Chrissie Hynde’s music comes alive in cemetery

GroundWorks Dance-?Theater rocked out this weekend in a way that couldn’t have been more perfect for Akron audiences: to the tunes of Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders.

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‘Dolly!’ worth a hello at Porthouse

Chuck Richie (left) as the half-millionaire Horace Vandergelder with Terri Kent as the master matchmaker Dolly Levi in Porthouse Theatres production of Hello Dolly. (Bob Christy)

Those who spend their lives bringing joy to others at times need to find a little piece of happiness for themselves. That’s what we love about the iconic matchmaker from the musical Hello, Dolly! Dolly Levi’s effervescent way of helping everyone around her believe both in themselves and the power of love barely masks her own deep vulnerability and loneliness.

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ArtTalk focuses on quilts

Tonight’s ArtTalk@Dusk at the Akron Art Museum will be given by Connie Bloom, an Akron Beacon Journal alumna who has found a second career as a quilt artist.

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Dance performances in full force this summer

Summer’s again a big time for dance in the Akron area as we head into the third weekend of the Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival, a new show is set to open in Canton this weekend and, later in the month, the Joffrey Ballet gears up to perform for the third year in a row…

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Marvel: New Ultimate Spider-Man boasts big changes

In the wake of the death of Peter Parker, Ultimate Spider-Man is still slinging webs across Manhattan. In the fourth, and final, issue of Ultimate Fallout released on Wednesday the mantle of the wall-crawling hero has been taken on by Miles Morales, a young African-American. Marvel says the new alter ego will mean new changes, including the suite, which boasts a sleek, streamlined black outfit with a deep ride spider on the chest and cobwebs on the shoulders and head. (AP Photo/Marvel Comics)

PHILADELPHIA: Peter Parker is dead and gone, but Spider-Man’s still slinging webs and fighting crime.

And it’s not just a new teenager climbing Manhattan buildings, it’s an entirely new crime-fighter, from the color of his suit to the complexion of his skin.

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Butler celebrates 75th year of National Midyear Show

George Mauersberger (Juror's Choice), Cleveland, Hed II

The National Midyear Show at the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown is such an institution that, should it ever be removed from the museum’s exhibition schedule, artists all over the country would rise up in protest.

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NEO Roller Derby Breast Cancer Awareness bout and bust auction

NEO ACTION SHOT

Greater Akron’s first and finest women’s flat track roller derby league, NEO Roller Derby, is already halfway through their 2011 home season at the Summit County Fairgrounds’ main arena. This, the league’s fourth season, has been very important for the league. Not only have they almost doubled their skaters’ ranks, but this is their first year as a member league of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), the governing body of women’s flat track roller derby.

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Civil War exhibit to open in Canton

The Canton Museum of Art has received a $10,000 grant from the Henry and Louise Timken Foundation for support of its upcoming Civil War exhibit, A Nation Divided: The Heartland Responds.

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Art, wine, dance go together at expo tasting

Art and entertainment were the perfect match at the annual Akron Arts Expo Wine Tasting and Silent Auction Friday evening at Hardesty Park.

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‘Flora’ exhibit at Akron Art Museum

Jeannette Klute, Apple Blossom, around 1950.

The Akron Art Museum has such a wealth of images in its photography collection that it could mount interesting, revealing, even significant exhibits several times a year for many years and not repeat itself.

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Akron Symphony’s 60th season focuses on community collaborations

The Akron Symphony will celebrate its 60th anniversary season with the world premiere of Roger Zahab’s Akron Chronogram, a multimedia work created in collaboration with the Akron Art Museum; a first-time staging of a musical, the Tony Award-winning Titanic; and the showcasing of local soloists in World Class Begins at Home, among the season’s highlights.

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