Monthly Archives: June 2016

McKinley Museum to Hold 15th Annual Car Show This Weekend

The McKinley Presidential Library & Museum and Yesterday’s Classics will host their 15th annual Cruisin’ Thru History Antique and Classic Car Show on Saturday June 25, 2016. Registration will be from 9:00-12:00. The show will be held from 10:00-3:00. The fee to enter a car is $9 if you pre-register, $12 the day of the show. The first 100 cars registered will receive a unique dash plaque. Enjoy live entertainment by Ryan Parkinson, refreshments, door prizes 50/50 raffle and more!!! This will be a fun day for the entire family! There will also be Planetarium shows and Discover World demonstrations throughout the day.

For more information or to register a car please call Chris at 330-455-7043. The Museum is located at 800 McKinley Monument Dr. NW in Canton.

Canton Youth Symphonies Announce Audition Dates

The Canton Youth Symphonies will be holding auditions on Monday June 27 and Tuesday June 28 from 4:00pm – 6:00pm in preparation for the 2016-17 season.  Auditions will be held at the Zimmermann Symphony Center at 2331 17th St NW, Canton, OH 44708. To schedule an audition, call Lisa Boyer, Director of Education and Community Engagement at (330) 452-3434 ext. 604.

Under the direction of Dr. Rachel Waddell, Associate Conductor of the Canton Symphony Orchestra, the Canton Youth Symphonies (CYS) enjoyed a very active season in 2015-16.  Named Youth Symphony of the Year by the Classics Alive Foundation, CYS received a $500 scholarship and a residency with Classics Alive co-founder, Lindsay Deutsch.  Ms. Deutsch was the guest violin soloist on the final concert of the CYS season.  In addition, members of the Advanced Orchestra performed side-by-side with the Canton Symphony Orchestra on a MasterWorks concert in February of 2016.

CYS prides itself on providing performance opportunities for student musicians of varying levels and abilities: from beginning string players to advanced musicians looking for a challenging full orchestral environment.  The Canton Youth Symphonies consist of three groups.  The Canton Youth Strings which invites beginning and intermediate string players to participate.  Canton Youth Symphony is a full-orchestra ensemble that performs diverse and challenging repertoire.  The Canton Youth Symphony Advanced Orchestra is also a full orchestra ensemble and intended for advanced players that display exceptional musicality.

Membership in CYS is by audition only. Auditions last for approximately 10 minutes and are unaccompanied. All orchestral instruments are invited to audition, including violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, piano, harp, and percussion.  All CYS members are required to participate in at least one school instrumental music program if one is available to them.  Exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and should be discussed with Lisa Boyer, Director of Education and Community Engagement.  More information such as rehearsal times and audition requirements are available online at:

Questions about repertoire should be directed to Rachael Waddell, CYS Music Director and Conductor at (330) 452-3434 ext.607 or

Founded in 1937, the Canton Symphony Orchestra is a fully professional ensemble and organization dedicated to performing concerts that enrich, educate and entertain residents of Stark County and beyond. The orchestra performs classical, holiday, and a variety of educational programs in Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, 2323 17th Street NW, Canton, Ohio, as well as other venues in Stark County. For more information, please visit or call (330)452-2094. Administrative offices are located at the Zimmermann Symphony Center, 2331 17th Street NW, Canton OH 44708.

Massillon Museum to Present “Relics and Refabs” 

The Massillon Museum will host an Antiques Road Show-style “Relics and Refabs: MassMu Appraisal Fair and Market” event on Saturday, June 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission will be just $5 per person. Free parking will be available in the St. George Cultural Center lot, in city lots, and on adjacent streets.
At St. George Cultural Center (364 First Street Southeast), a cadre of highly respected appraisers—Kathleen Wieschaus-Voss, Andrew Richmond, and Fred Craig will offer verbal appraisals for as many as three items per person for $5 per appraisal.  Some of the experts focus on general antiques, while others specialize in fine art, jewelry, and decorative arts. Guests will be able to purchase numbered tickets, then be seated to watch the appraisals until their turn.

Surrounding the appraisal action will be vendors displaying and selling their antiques and repurposed treasures. Antique vendors will include Belly of the Whale Vintage, Treasure Hunter Antiques, Vintage House, Rustic Home Décor, Southbound Vintage, Colette’s Vintage, Debbie Palsa, Marrekesh Spot, and Main Street Modern.

Vendors who will offer creative or shabby-chic refab art will include Aggie’s Attic; Martha Grigg; Massillon Public Library; Pickers, Diggers, and Divers; Jennifer Vaughn; Sarah Martin Designs, and Henny’s Artiques. The Stock Pile will offer repurposing demonstrations.

St. George Cultural Center will host an indoor café area and an outdoor beer garden (weather permitting) .To encourage pedestrian traffic in downtown Massillon on the first Saturday of summer, First Street—between the Cultural Center and the Massillon Museum—will include live music, children’s activities, the Massillon Choir Boosters food truck, and the temptation of pastries at the historic Liebermann’s Bakery. Still hungry?  Anderson’s in the City, the Museum lobby café, will serve lunch, sweet treats, and specialty drinks.

At the Massillon Museum (121 Lincoln Way East), knowledgeable panelists will present programs pertinent to antiques and repurposing. Kathy Renieri, Dave Berens, and Andrew Richmond will present “Should It Stay or Should It Go?” at 10:30 a.m.Kathleen Wieschaus-Voss and Heather Haden will present “The Life of an Object” at 12:30 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., Kevin Anderson, one of the artists in the Museum’s Readaptexhibition, will present “Unique Restorations: A New Life for Furniture.” Programs are included with the event fee.

Relics and Refabs complements the current Massillon Museum main gallery exhibition

Readapt: Artwork Inspired by the Permanent Collection. Guests can view the exhibition from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on June 25.  Other exhibitions that day will include Echo: The Early History of Sound Recording; Paul Brown and Racial Integration in Ohio Football; the Studio M exhibition,Older Than I: Photography by Jeremy Aronhalt; student artwork from the Congressional Art Competition; and The Immel Circus.  A visit to MassMu exhibitions is always free.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Massillon Museum’s Capital Campaign to expand its facility.  Relics and Refabs is sponsored by Freshmark; the live music is provided by an ArtsinStark grant. Additional sponsors include Ron and Jane Sibila; Massillon Materials, Inc. and Wenger Companies; Massillon Plaque Company; MCTV, Inc.; AquaOhio; Bates Printing; ArtsinStark; Country Lawn Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care, Inc.; Debbie Bachtel, Cutler Real Estate; Yund’s Carwash and Detail; David C. Waikem; Massillon Public Library; John Patrick Picard Architect; Doherty and Paulus, DDS; Gionino’s Pizzeria; Huth Ready Mix and Supply; Anderson’s in the City; Ernie and Debbie Lehman; Quality Heating and Cooling; Santangelo’s Catering; and Whisler Plumbing.

Sue Reid and Mary Ann Poling are co-chairing Relics and Refabs as part of the Capital Campaign special fundraising events team.  Jean Mummertz, Debbie and Denny Bachtel, Trisha Merchant, Jeannie Johns, Joi Letcavitz, Kathy Malinowski,John and Bobbie Muhlbach, and Sue Kelewae serve on the committee.
Additional Massillon Events on June 25

SARTA will provide free continuous shuttle service from Relics and Refabs (pick up point outside the Museum) to two additional Massillon events on June 25.

The Massillon Woman’s Club (210 Fourth Street Northeast) will present Edna and Ruth’s Lawn and Garden Sale from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The sale spans many interests: bake sale, popcorn, and lemonade on the porch; perennial and potted plant sale; antique and collectible sale; tours of Five Oaks; antique cars; speakers; free books for children and adult books for sale; and hummingbird feeders. Call 330-833-4896 for further details.

The Underground Railroad Experience, an interactive outdoor drama, at Spring Hill Historic Home (1401 Spring Hill Lane Northeast). Take a trip back in time to the year 1822, when Ohio was the frontier and the Underground Railroad was just a thought. Meet the men and women who lived at Spring Hill and those who risked everything for freedom during an outdoor, walking drama. Spring Hill will be open for house tours, and the grounds will be filled with exhibits, activities, and historic displays. A barbequed chicken and pulled pork dinner with fresh strawberry shortcake will be served throughout the event. Call the Spring Hill office at 330-833-6749 for reservations.

About the Massillon Museum
The Massillon Museum, where art and history come together, is a center for cultural excitement in Northeastern Ohio.  Main gallery exhibitions rotate six times a year.  Visitors can always see permanent collections galleries, a photography gallery, The Immel Circus, the football gallery, a Civil War display (through 2015), and regional artwork in Studio M—all change regularly.  In the lobby, guests find a unique shop, an operating vintage photobooth, and Anderson’s in the City (the café).

Relics and Refabs is one of many fundraising efforts that are part of the Capital Campaign. The Museum has acquired all properties bounded by Lincoln Way, City Hall Street, Diamond Court, and Park Row. Plans for the upcoming expansion will benefit the community with additional education and exhibition space, an auditorium/meeting space, and a home for the Paul E. Brown Museum.

For more information, call the Massillon Museum at 330-833-4061 or visit

Celebrate the 1920s with the Symphony League of Canton

The Symphony League of Canton invites you to attend In Place – A Great Gatsby Affair on Sunday, June 26, 2016 beginning at 6:00 in the evening. This signature fundraising event will be held at a beautiful estate in the Village of Hills and Dales hosted by Ed and Judy Cebulko.  Event proceeds benefit the Education and Outreach programs of the Canton Symphony Orchestra. The reservation deadline is June 17, 2016 and tickets are $125.00 per person. Information and reservations are available by calling the Canton Symphony Orchestra box office at 330.452.2094 or can be purchased online at

The Gatsby theme will be enhanced by vintage cars provided by the Canton Classic Car Museum and entertainment by Bob Blyer and the Meadowbrook Band. Guests will feast on cuisine samplings from favorite area restaurants including:  AA Executive Catering, Arrowhead Golf Club, AVI Food Systems, Bravo Cucina Italiana, Brookside Country Club, Canal Tavern of Zoar, Carpe Diem Coffee Shop, Chocolates by Erin, Fisher’s Catering Co., Four Kids Coffee, Gabe’s Meat & Deli, Gervasi Vineyard, Gregory’s Restaurant, Hazel & Rye Artisan Baking Company, Kat’s Bake Shoppe, Mulligan’s Restaurant & Pub, Palombo’s Italian Restaurant, Papa Gyro’s Greek Grill, Prime 93, Shy Cellars, That Little Italian Kitchen, and The West Side Bakery – Pilgrim Square.  Attendees will also have the opportunity to stroll through the stunning home, built in 1929, and enjoy the surrounding gardens.

“In Place is our signature event that raises funds to provide the Canton Symphony’s educational programs to school children throughout the area,” explains Symphony League President Cindy Samolczyk.  “We are so grateful to be partnering with these fabulous chefs at this elegant location.”

Founded in 1963, the Symphony League of Canton maintains and furthers the Canton Symphony Orchestra’s tradition of excellence by promoting the orchestra in the community, developing financial and volunteer staff support for the Orchestra Association and by providing educational outreach to the community and educational enrichment for the membership.  The Canton Symphony Orchestra offices are located at the Zimmermann Symphony Center, 2331 17th St NW Canton, Ohio, 44708.

Installation of  “The AFL/NFL Merger, 1966” Sculpture – the 3rd Moment of The ELEVEN

What: Installation of  “The AFL/NFL Merger, 1966” Sculpture – the 3rd Moment of The ELEVEN.

When:  9 am – 4 pm on Monday – Friday: June 13 – 17

Where: Lawn of the Eric Snow YMCA, 420 3rd St. NW, Canton

A flatbed truck arrived this morning from Colorado with the parts of a 25 foot tall steel and granite sculpture by artist David Griggs. The components of the sculpture will be forklifted across the street to lawn of YMCA and assembled on site.  The artist will be there on Tuesday and Wednesday overseeing the installation in preparation for a formal unveiling ceremony scheduled for Thursday June 23 at 12 noon.

Background: The ELEVEN is a $2.2 million public art project of ArtsinStark and The Pro Football Hall of Fame celebrating the greatest moments in professional football history.  The eleven monumental pieces of public art (sculptures, murals, multi-media arts) will be located within walking distance of one another in downtown Canton.  The first three moments will be sculpture, then will come murals and multi-media art.  The goal: to have all eleven moments completed by 2020 for the 100th anniversary of the NFL.

This abstract steel and granite sculpture is about becoming greater than the sum of the parts. In the 1960s, the two leagues battled endlessly.  This sculpture straddles the sidewalk as the two sides reach out to become one.  The artist is asking the public to guess which side represents the upstart American Football League and which the more established National Football League.

Artist David Griggs from Denver, CO is creating “The AFL/NFL Merger” – 1966 sculpture. Griggs has created over 45 commissioned works of art in the United States and Canada.  Recent commissions include projects for Albuquerque, Anchorage, Boulder, Chicago, Dallas, Ft. Lauderdale, Hope, Jacksonville, Madison, Santa Fe, Toronto, and Washington.

The Sponsors: Deuble Foundation, Hoover Foundation, Stark Community Foundation, Timken Foundation.

In-Kind Supporters: Hilscher-Clarke Electric, Rice’s Landscapes Redefined, The Vasco Group.

Stark County Artist Profile: Stephanie Cargill

by Stephen Ostertag

Our Stark County community is home to many live performance theatres and independent theatre companies. On any given weekend you can see local actors performing at the Kathleen Howland theatre in 2nd April art gallery, the Canton Players Guild, Carnation City Players, the North Canton Playhouse, or in productions mounted by independent groups like Seat of the Pants Productions, Sima Performing Arts Studio, Gilda Shedstecker Presents or Coercion Theatre Company to name a few.

The great thing about having all this live theatre all around our community is the chance to see talented performers in dazzling musicals, classic plays, an new works created and written here in our community. One such talent is the captivating, Stephanie Cargill. Stephanie is a mainstay of the theatre community in stark county having appeared in productions at each community theatre and numerous independent organization throughout several decades.

Stephanie’s need to perform started early, she says “I was that little girl who stood on a stool, chair, or piano bench and sang anytime anyone would listen. I sang when I was swinging. I sang when I was in the bath. I sang when I was supposed to be sleeping. I was in every choir that I knew about. I can’t ever remember NOT singing.” Her passion for music was channeled into theatre after seeing a production of The Wizard of Oz at the Coach House theatre in the Case Mansion when she was a little girl. “I was blessed with parents who let me explore anything that I expressed a desire in, and soon I was in youth theater classes,” with a wry smile Stephanie added, “and dance classes, but those who know me know that those classes didn’t stick!”
When asked about her first theatre performance Stephanie shared a memory from second grade.

“My teacher, Miss Ragazino allowed me to “produce” and “direct” a production of Rodger’s & Hammerstein’s Cinderella. I’m sure you can guess who played the title role! I wore a beautiful yellow chiffon negligée of my mother’s and sang ‘In My Own Little Corner.’ It was bliss!” One of the special things about Stephanie is how she genuinely relishes her experiences in theatre as cherished life events which add texture to her everyday life.

She added, “The first official production I was part of was Gypsy at The Players Guild Theatre. It was starring Ronnie Furman, a local radio celebrity. She was gracious and kind and I loved the strength that she brought to Momma Rose. It is a role that I am still waiting to play.”

Like many actors, Stephanie enjoys the escape theatre provides, she recalled times when “theatre was the ONE place that I could go to the door, drop my baggage, and be ‘whatever I want to be.’ That is still true for me today. The stage door is still magical.” Part of the therapeutic escape of theatre is losing yourself into different characters Stephanie recalls the late Richard (Dick) Rheam: “He was my real-life hero and mentor. He believed in me and believed in what he did. He never left the stage without leaving it all there. Every single time. In his memory, I try my best to do the same thing.”

She offers this advice to young performers, “When you make your entrance, make it with the intention of leaving everything out on the stage. Every time. It will make you a much better actor. Leap and the net will appear. And if it doesn’t, the audience will really believe your performance.”

I was fortunate enough to see Stephanie perform in two of my favorite Stephen Sondheim musicals, Into the Woods at Carnation City Players and Sweeney Todd at the Players Guild. Both performances were captivating and emotionally charged though they were vastly different characters. Listing Sondheim as a musical theatre hero, Stephanie adds “We have a love-hate relationship.” Perhaps this explains why she seems so patient to get around to playing Mama Rose and why Sondheim favorite Bernadette Peters is also a treasured hero.

Stephanie lists playing Mother in Ragtime as one her most memorable experiences, “I loved climbing inside of her for every performance and bearing witness to the transition in her life. The song “Back to Before” speaks to me and my life, especially the lyrics “We can never go back to before.” And why would we want to?” Speaking of Stephanie in the role of Mother, she is the real life mother of some very talented children (now grown.) “Without a doubt,” Her favorite familial theatre memories are of, “A Christmas Carol, the New Musical for two years my five kids and I shared the stage in various roles and I loved it. The role of Belle was written for my voice (shout out to Steve Parsons), and I loved singing those songs. As adults, all of my kids are adventurous, creative beings. I know that being involved in theatre helped to shape them into who they are today.” Stephanie said, beaming with joy and pride.

We all love seeing the sets and costumes when we see a performance and those elements can really aid the actors’ performance. Stephanie’s favorite costume was her Belle gown, “Richard Boczek, who was the costumer at the Players Guild for years, made a beautiful purple and green gown for me when I played Belle in A Christmas Carol that I adored. It fit me to a “T” and I felt like a princess when I wore it.” Stephanie’s costume for the recent Sweeney Todd production was decidedly less beautiful, but equally informative for her performance.

A few years back, Stephanie took on the challenging play Wit which chronicles a woman’s battle with cancer. “That role was life-changing for me in so many ways. I am a singer first and an actor second, so tackling a role in a straight play – particularly a role of this magnitude – was terrifying.” Stephanie shaved her head of thick curls for the production, when asked about this memory she recalls “when I auditioned for the show, I told the director, “I know that some women often choose to shave their head to play this role. I just want you to know that I would NEVER do that.” Three weeks later, I was bald. The play is just so brutally honest about the battle with cancer, that I couldn’t dishonor those who had been through (or were going through) that battle by walking on stage with a full head of hair. Also, I was playing alongside the brilliant Kathleen Howland, who was facing that demon herself. In the end it was not a decision at all; it just was. Internally it made me vulnerable and I think made my performance more honest and real.”

More recently, Stephanie took on another challenging role in Next to Normal a musical about a woman’s battle with mental illness. “Diana in Next to Normal, is a terrifically challenging role and under the outstanding direction of Amy Sima-Dirham, I think that I did that role justice.”

Stephanie credits many directors, instructors, and fellow actors with informing her craft. “Don Curie taught me that EVERY moment on stage is your most important moment – not just the moments when the spotlight is on you. As a matter of fact, the times when the spotlight isn’t on you are probably even more important that the time when it IS on you.” For anyone who saw Sweeney Todd, Stephanie credits Don as the inspiration behind her portrayal of The Beggar Woman.

Actor Greg Emanuelson has shared the stage with Stephanie on numerous occasions, and offers, “She challenges me to rise to her performance level and I trust her artistry well enough to know that, whatever happens on stage, she will make it work so that we both shine.” The two are currently appearing in Songs for a New World for the Sima Performing Arts Studio in Massillon, Emanuelson emphatically boasts “Stephanie is arguably one of the best actors I know, and not just in Stark County. Over the 20+ years in my theater career, my experiences with Stephanie are true highlights I always treasure. It’s a no brainer for me to accept a role in any show she does as I know we all will be better for the opportunity!”

While theatre offers Stephanie an endless line of characters to create, she also finds outlets for her creative nature by working with her hands. “I love beauty. I love creating beautiful things. I look at a beautiful garden and I think about how I can recreate that beauty in a pair of socks. I see the grandeur of an old mansion and it becomes inspiration for my home. I see a magnificent performance and I wonder what I can do to create the same spark inside of an audience member that I just felt. Creativity is just part of my being, and I’ve got this great guy by my side who supports me in any crazy endeavor that I can dream up. I knit and sew, and I like to think outside of the “norm.” For Christmas last year all of our family members got felted slippers – ranging from beautiful fashion items to outrageous monster feet!”

Currently, Stephanie and her husband, Michael Cargill, are in the middle of renovating a 170-year-old home, and Stephanie is in the thick of decorating it. One of her current “outlets” is upholstery. “I’ve taken a few classes (locally) and I will basically tear apart and rebuild any piece of furniture that I can get my hands on.”

As for her stage work, Stephanie confesses that she still gets those butterflies in the stomach before stepping out in front of a crowd. “Fear is the nemesis of live theatre – or at least my own personal nemesis. There are so many unknowns when stepping on the stage, not the least of which is our own brain, I would be lying if I said I didn’t have the jitters every time I step on stage.”

You can catch Stephanie on stage this weekend and next in Songs for a New World, follow the link for ticket information Also be sure to check out what local productions are going up in your area and what opportunities are being offered to educate those interested in becoming performers.


Canton Palace Theatre announces June 2016 Events

The Canton Palace Theatre announces its diverse line-up of movies and events for June 2016.  More detailed information on movies and events can be found on the Theatre’s website, or by contacting the promoter of the event directly. Their contact information is listed below.

Tickets to movies are sold at the door starting 30 minute before show time.  Tickets to live events are sold at, in the box office or over the phone Monday – Friday 10am to 4pm or starting 1 hour before show time.

June 2016 Events include:

June 13           Summer Kids Movie Series “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted” at 1:00pm with doors opening at 12:30pm. Admission is $1. The movie will run for 1 hour and 33 minutes and is rated PG. In our third trip with the gang, Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent – Madagascar style.

June 15           The Canton Concert Band will be performing at 7:00pm with organists W. Robert Morrison and Jay Spencer and soloist Jean Burnquist. Mr. Charles Reiman will lead the band for this performance. For more information, contact the Canton Federation of Musicians at 330-454-7430.

June 16           StarkFresh presents: “That Sugar Film” at 7:30pm. The movie is free, but there is a suggested donation of $5 for those in attendance. There is a pre-show reception from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. The documentary follows one man’s journey to discover the bitter truth about sugar. Damon Gameau embarks on a unique experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body, consuming only foods that are commonly perceived as ‘healthy’. Through this entertaining and informative journey, Damon highlights some of the issues that plague the sugar industry, and where sugar lurks on supermarket shelves.

June 19           Dianna Durkin School of Dance will host two performances, one at 2:00pm and a second at 4:00pm. Doors will open 1 hour before each performance. For more information or tickets, contact Dianna Durkin School of Dance at 330-896-2364.

June 20           Summer Kids Movie Series “The Peanuts Movie” at 1:00pm with doors opening at 12:30pm. Admission for all is $1. “The Peanuts Movie” is rated G and runs for about 1 hour and 30 minutes. In the newest “Peanuts” movie, Snoopy embarks upon his greatest mission as he and his team take to the skies to pursue their arch-nemesis, while his best pal Charlie Brown begins his own epic quest back home to win the love of his life.

June 24           Summer Movie Series “The Godfather” at 6:00pm. Admission is $5. The movie is rated R and will run for 2 hours and 55 minutes. In this fan favorite, the aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.

June 25           Summer Movie Series “The Godfather: Part II” at 6:00pm. Admission is $5. “The Godfather: Part II” is rated R and has a run time of 3 hours and 22 minutes. In “Part II,” the early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on his crime syndicate stretching from Lake Tahoe, Nevada to pre-revolution 1958 Cuba.

June 27           Summer Kids Movie Series “Despicable Me 2” at 1:00pm. Doors will open at 12:30pm. Admission is $1. “Despicable Me 2” is rated PG and runs for approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes. This time when we meet Gru, the world’s most super-bad turned super-dad has been recruited by a team of officials to stop lethal muscle and a host of Gru’s own, He has to fight back with new gadgetry, cars, and more minion madness.

June 30           Art Film “Miles Ahead” at 7:30pm. Admission is $5. The film is rated R and has a runtime of 1 hour and 40 minutes. “Miles Ahead” is an exploration of the life and music of Miles Davis, written, directed by, and starring Don Cheadle.

About the Canton Palace Theatre 

Completed in 1926, the Canton Palace Theatre is a downtown architectural jewel registered on the National Historic Registry. A prized community venue for classic, contemporary and art films, The Palace annually hosts more than 300 special events, concerts, recitals and Broadway-style productions. For more information, please visit

The Palace is located at 605 Market Avenue North in Canton, Ohio. Business and box office hours are Monday through Friday 10:00a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Business offices can be reached at (330) 454-8172 and a 24-Hour Recorded Event Information line is (330) 454-8171.


Tina Myers brings “Vibrant Intuitions” to the Little Art Gallery

Beginning June 8, 2016, the Little Art Gallery of the North Canton Public Library will host “Vibrant Intuitions” featuring the artwork of North Canton resident, Tina Myers. The exhibit will be on display through July 9, 2016.

The Friends of the Little Art Gallery will host an opening reception for the show Wednesday, June 8 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres will be served. All are welcome to attend this public reception with the artist.

Tina Myers is a North Canton resident and busy mother of three daughters. She is a self-taught artist who works mainly in acrylics and some mixed media to create her abstract, expressionist and somewhat cubist works. Tina has shared artwork with her local community through First Row Center for the Arts in Greentown, Jupiter Studios in Alliance, Studio 2091 in Cuyahoga Falls, and Nine Muses in Barberton. She has participated in The Little Art Gallery’s May show, Art at the Airport, Illuminated Windows in Canton, Canton Museum’s “gARTen of Good and Evil” rooftop event, the Akron Art Prize, and the Stark County Artists Exhibition at the Massillon Museum. Her most recent solo show took her to Lynden Gallery in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania.

Artist Statement:
My artwork is a therapeutic process in which I allow myself the freedom to simply begin with applying colors, shapes and textures of acrylic paint that are pleasing to my senses. I pause and step back many times to observe and determine what direction the piece is taking. Sometimes I will find that a city, a face, or a figure, appear. I allow the work to evolve and take its own form until I am satisfied with the results. There are usually several layers of changes involved in this process. I am often inspired by human figures, facial features and architectural structures. These forms evoke a desire to imitate out of admiration, in my own experimental style of color and expression.

For additional information regarding this show, please contact Christina Weyrick at 330.499.4712 x331 or or Elizabeth Blakemore at 330.499.4712 x312 or

ArtsinStark Awards Paul Collins Painting Commission for “The Reintegration.”

Paul Collins has been awarded the commission to create the painting “The Reintegration of Pro Football, 1946.” ArtsinStark received 116 applications from artists in 33 different states. A selection jury ranked the finalists to determine the winning entry. Mr. Collins created the 30-painting series “Other Voices- A Native American Tableau” which opened in New York and then went to Paris. Collins was commissioned by the Amway Japan Corporation to create paintings on the customs of the Japanese people. His “Voices of Israel” exhibit of 25 paintings on the history of Israel has toured all over the U.S. He was one of 23 painters commissioned by Anheuser Busch to create works celebrating African leaders, which led to him being featured in a TV commercial commemorating the original airing of “Roots.” He is the first African-American artist to paint the portrait of a sitting President of the United States. Collins designed the Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Prize Medal, and has won the Tadlow Fine Art Award, and the People’s Choice Award in Paris. Watson and Guptill Publications voted him as one of the top 20 painters in America. The ELEVEN project in Canton, OH is being sponsored by ArtsinStark and the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

100+ Businesses to Pop Up in Historic Downtown Hartville

A summer of street festivals in Historic Downtown Hartville kicks off with a Flea for All on June 11th from 10am-3pm. Over 100 vendors will join downtown merchants in a combination handmade market, business expo, and community yard sale.

“Second Saturdays are a wonderful way to explore our quaint downtown,” says Emilie Ketcham, owner of Two E’s in a Pod. If you haven’t visited Downtown for some time you’ll notice quite a few changes. In fact, 4 businesses have opened in the district in the last eight months. Visitors are encouraged to spend the day. Tara Wiederman, owner of Modern Vintage, adds “Don’t let the small size of our little downtown fool you, we have more going on than what meets the eye on Prospect. These events really help to showcase that.”

Prospect Ave (SR43) and Howard Ct. will be closed for the day with easy parking in surrounding lots. In addition to vendors a variety of food will be available. Visitors can also enjoy kid crafts and live music by Steven Howell (10:30-11:30am) and Root Theory (1-3pm).

Now in their third year, Second Saturdays have successfully created a place for the community and tourists to gather. “It’s a big party with a
big mission” says Megan Wise, owner Best Bib and Tucker and event coordinator. “We want to see the neighborhood continue to grow. What
better way to do that than to invite 100 businesses to get their feet wet and see what we are all about.”

2016 Schedule
June 11th: Flea For All
July 9th: Get Out & Play
August 13th: Craft Around the Block
September 10th: Old Fashioned Day & Bicentennial Celebration

Second Saturdays are organized by a volunteer group of merchants and community members with support from the Village of Hartville, Lake
Township Chamber of Commerce, and Lake Township Historical Society. 2016 event sponsors include ArtsinStark, Visit Canton, Schoner Chevrolet, Knowles Press, and MJ Miller & Co CPA. For event information visit