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Monday, March 30, 2020
Cash tribute
Andy Kern of Big River, a Johnny Cash tribute band, sings Saturday evening during a Jay County Music Foundation Concert at Hudson Family Park. (The Commercial Review/Ray Cooney)
  • Back at home
    Harmony returns with ‘Charley’s Aunt’
  • Returning to Portland
    Nina Lee Hecko, former First Presbyterian Church pianist, began her piano lessons at age 7. She has transformed it from an art to her way of life.
  • Civic readies ‘Spelling Bee’ performances
    Rehearsals are in full swing and tickets are now on sale for Jay County Civic Theatre’s production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”
  • Windtet returns
    Baseball games get rained out. But classical music concerts are usually impervious to weather.
  • Inaugural impression
    It wasn’t perfect. The weather took care of that. But overall the reviews were positive Saturday for the inaugural Jay County Show Choir Spectacular.
  • Funny ‘Fellowship!’
    768 Players is embarking on a journey through Middle-earth. 
  • A new atmosphere
    New members are playing the leads, and a new projection system will add depth to the show's scenes. 
  • That ’70s show
    Shakespeare has gone psychedelic. 
  • Band returning to Redkey
    Starting in 1988 at Northern Illinois University, Howard and The White Boys formed playing blues music. 
  • Palmer performing
    A musical journey that began as a toddler through listening to recordings has led Robert Palmer to not only travel the world, but to teach students at an international level about music. 
  • Brunson joins hall of fame
    She's selfless. She's giving. She doesn't expect recognition. That's the way Carol Gebert describes Sue Brunson. 
  • Classical performers
    Although it's been a year since Ensemble 4.1 has been to the United States, the piano windtet is ready to say "hallo" to its 2019 U.S. tour, which includes a stop i nPortland. 
  • New direction
    There won't be three ghosts. But there will be three new directors, leading a three-part Christmas production. 
  • Arts Place seeks artists, teachers
    Arts Place is looking for teachers and artists.
  • Wood performs tonight
    Audience members may recognize his music from popular TV shows Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice, but singer-songwriter Royal Wood’s music expands beyond the screen.
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