Arts & Culture

High up on the 12th floor lies an historical wonderland of adventure, where one of the world’s largest Babar collections comes to life with the flick of a light switch.     The lovable elephant, with a multi-generational following since 1931, shares his human mannerisms through 3600 different items, including a 6-foot-tall plush Babar,...

Saying goodbye was more difficult than Riley Jernejcic could have ever imagined. Crouched down on the cobblestone street with her arms stretched out from one end to the other, Jernejcic cried out, “Adios. Abrazo,” which means goodbye and hug in Spanish. About 50 feet away, a little boy, known as Wilder, came running up the hill. “He jumped...

A national display of costume and set designs from productions of Mozart’s "The Magic Flute" was organized in collaboration with the Kent State University Museum and will soon be on its way to the Kent Campus.  Hyperallergic.com reports that Magical Designs for Mozart’s Magic Flute at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts...

Kent State University alumna Lindsay Simon and Paul Schwensen are ready to put on their dancing shoes in Porthouse Theatre’s high-energy production of “Footloose.” Relive one of the greatest movie musicals on the Porthouse stage Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s outdoor, summer theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, concludes its 48th season with “Footloose.” Directed by Porthouse Producing Artistic Director Terri Kent, “Footloose” opens July 29 and runs through Aug. 14....

Piano Institute participants from last year pose for a group photo. The highly gifted pre-collegiate pianists came from the United States, China, Honduras and China to Kent State University. The 2016 Piano Institute, in association with the Piano Division of the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music at Kent State University, will present a series of master classes and recitals from July 19-26 on the university’s campus and culminate with the July 26 gala concert at Severance Hall’s Reinberger Chamber Hall in Cleveland. The 11-year-old...

Porthouse Theatre continues its 48th season with “Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash.” The production is presented in collaboration between CATCO and Porthouse Theatre. (Photo credit: Jerri Shafer) Collaboration with Columbus’ CATCO brings the music of a legend to the Porthouse stage  Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s outdoor, summer theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, continues its 48th season with “Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash.” The production is presented in collaboration between CATCO and...

On Sept. 10, the Kent State University at Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center 2016-17 season launches with Resurrection – A Journey Tribute, the first of 21 diverse and high-quality performances. The season also will feature comedy, dance, Broadway shows and additional concerts. “We have four outstanding Broadway shows on this year’s...

In collaboration with the Kulas Foundation, the 49th season of the Kent/Blossom Music Festival will include a special performance and master class by Time for Three, an American trio. (Photo credit: Shervin Lainez) A summer partnership with the Cleveland Orchestra continues, presenting some of the finest chamber music in Northeast Ohio The Kent/Blossom Music Festival, an advanced training institute for professional music training operated by Kent State University in cooperation with the Cleveland Orchestra and Blossom Music Center, celebrates its 49th...

From its island greenery and beautiful, clear beaches - to its vintage American cars and aged architecture – Havana, Cuba is a place where few American college students have explored in more than 60-years.     But now that diplomatic relations are being restored between both countries, students from Kent State University’s College of...

When singer Deloris Van Cartier (Colleen Longshaw) witnesses a murder, she ends up in the last place she imagined: a convent. Porthouse Theatre open its 48th season with the regional premiere of "Sister Act." Based on film starring Whoopi Goldberg, production will have audiences raising their voices Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s outdoor, summer theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, will open its 48th season with the regional premiere of “Sister Act.” Directed by Porthouse Executive Producer Eric van Baars,...