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Continuum: Art of the Cleveland School and Beyond—Canton Museum of Art in Partnership with ARTneo
Now through March 3 1001 Market Ave. N., Canton. In the 1920s, Cleveland’s position as the center for American watercolor painting and its strong connection with commercial and fine art ceramics helped to define what is commonly known as “Cleveland School” artists. Continuum focuses on the newer generation of artists, from 1960 on, who have continued in the path of their predecessors. The exhibit will travel between the Canton Museum of Art and ARTneo, incorporating pieces owned by each museum in addition to those from private lenders. Admission is free on Thursdays. For more information, call 330-453-0637 or visit www.cantonart.org.
The Mystery of Edwin Drood—KSU School of Theatre and Dance
Now through March 3 E. Turner Stump Theatre, 17 Theatre Dr., Kent. The Music Hall Royale is thrilled to present the ultimate murder mystery of what happened to Edwin Drood. Based on Charles Dickens’ unfinished novel, “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” is a hilarious whodunit where the audience plays detective and decides who committed the murder. For more information or tickets, call 330-672-2787 or visit www.kent.edu/theatredance.
Alfred Leslie: One Hundred Characters in Search of a Reader—Butler Institute of American Art, Trumbull Branch
Through March 10 9350 E. Market St., Howland. This exhibition from painter, photographer, filmmaker and writer Alfred Leslie includes his current series of dye sublimation prints he calls “The Pixel Scores.” Now in his 90s, Leslie raises the bar with his exciting series of digital works. The works also showcase a passionate interest in world literature. For more information, visit www.butlerart.com.
Corvettes of the Valley—National Packard Museum
Now through April 14 1899 Mahoning Ave., Warren. This exhibit features one car from each of the seven different generations of Corvettes produced since 1953. It also celebrates the history of Corvette clubs of the Mahoning and Shenango valleys. For more information, call 330-394-1899 or visit www.packardmuseum.org.
Nick Cave: Feat—Akron Art Museum
Through June 2 1 S. High St., Akron. Chicago-based artist Nick Cave produces works in a wide range of mediums including sculpture, installation, video and performance. His creations, bursting with color and texture, are optical delights that can be enjoyed by audiences of all ages and backgrounds. A deeper look reveals that they speak to issues surrounding identity and social justice, specifically race, gun violence and civic responsibility. For more information, call 330-376-9185 or visit www.akronartmuseum.org.
Also Sprach Zarathustra—Akron Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, March 16, at 8 p.m. EJ Thomas Hall, 198 Hill St., Akron. Enjoy an evening commemorating the 60th anniversary of NASA and the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. John Adams’ orchestra ball-of-fire raises the curtain, opening the way to intensely vibrant scores by two of the greatest film composers of all time. Christopher Wilkins, conductor; Jinjoo Cho, violin. For more information, call 330-535-8131 or visit akronsymphony.org.
Canton Symphony Chorus Sings Hayden—Canton Symphony
Saturday, March 23, at 7:30 p.m.; concert prelude starts at 6:30 p.m. Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, 2331 17th St. NW, Canton. Matthew Jenkins Jaroszewicz, Canton Symphony’s assistant conductor, leads the orchestra in selections from Stravinsky’s “Pulcinella” and Leopold Stokowski’s arrangement of “Dido’s Lament” from “Dido and Aeneas.” Then the Canton Symphony Chorus joins the CSO under the baton of Britt Cooper for Haydn’s “Mass in the Time of War.” For more information, visit www.cantonsymphony.org.
Plant the Seed to Read Book Festival—Fellows Riverside Gardens
Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown. Enjoy this fun event that promotes literacy. Bring your camera to the Western Reserve PBS booth for a meet-and-greet with Alpha Pig from SUPER WHY! For more information, call Mill Creek MetroParks at 330-740-7116.