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Marketplace changes


Mancy’s Italian has completed an extensive renovation with the help of Lakeside Interior Contractors. They’ve upgraded with new walls, ceilings and lights in the dining room, and made a few ecofriendly additions, like 100% recyclable vinyl and rubber kitchen floors and an energy-efficient grill. 5453 Monroe St. 419-882-9229.

Dayton-based franchise restaurant Hot Head Burritos is opening a second location for their unique brand of casual Mexican cuisine (they’re first foray into this area is in Perrysburg). The new store, slated to open in mid-March, will be located in a plaza a McCord Rd., near Spring Meadows. 1510 S. McCord Rd., Holland. 419-491-0094. Goodwill has expanded their operation with a move from their store in Northwood’s Great Eastern Shopping Center on Woodville Rd. to the much larger Banner Mattress building at 3249 Navarre Ave. 419-472-2606. Family Values Secondhand Store has reopened its doors under the new ownership of Toledoan Justin Bartolet. The interior   has been renovated and the store has been stocked with everything from baby clothes to vintage bikes. 3330 Glanzman Rd. 419-419-9291. Glass City Computer Repair has opened a new location at 5333 Secor Rd., between Alexis and Laskey. Proprietor Justin Cook offers 17 years of experience in computer repairs. 419-471-1177. Radio DJ Andrew Z has devised a  new way to broadcast his show — an app made for smart phones. After his Star 105.5 morning show was sacked, the DJ developed an innovative medium to distribute his show to listeners across the state and beyond. Download it by going to 1 your smart phone’s app store and searching “Toledo’s App Station,” then tune in Monday through Friday 6:30am to 9:30am, with replay available all day long. No fondue for you — the local owner of The Melting Pot has decided against previous plans to relocate and reopen the restaurant here in Toledo. What’s in a name? The 28-year-old downtown hotel The Grand Plaza has had eight monikers since its creation and a $10 million upgrade in 2008. Now, it will join the Best Western International chain as part of its new program to offer Best Western Premier upscale hotels in the United States. The Best Western sign is forthcoming, and the hotel itself is already part of Best Western’s international reservation system. Koreana Restaurant is moving from their ornate location in a shopping plaza at 536 S. Reynolds Rd. to 1423 Burnette Parkway, in the building that formerly housed fine dining spot Fifi’s Reprise. Owner and local entrepreneur Beong Kim will complete the move in April. See their ad on p. 31


Have a heart

Heart disease has cut a wide swath of damage through our nation — blamed  for 600,000 deaths a year, more than $100 billion in health care costs and lost worker productivity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The annual Heart Ball on Saturday, March 23 aims to put a dent in the problem by raising money and awareness for the cause in classy gala fashion with a wine reception, top-notch menu, and silent auction with entertainment by Distant Cousinz. Proceeds from the formal event help further the American Heart Association’s goals of preventing heart disease and aiding survivors. 6pm. $175/person or $2,000/table of 10. Hilton Garden Inn, 6165 Levis Commons, Perrysburg. 419-740-6171. —AO

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, what do you hope to find at the end of the rainbow? Jason J. Kelley:

A leprechaun with a pot of gold. The gold standard is at an all time high, and who wouldn't want to kick it with a leprechaun?

Samantha Lynn Gomez: A lake of Jameson where you can fish out Claddagh’s fried cod, ready to eat.

Barbie Huffman:

Flogging Molly playing a show for only me while we drink Jameson and Quinness and Nathan Maxwell stops the show to proclaim his love for me. So basically, not much.

Michael James Cook: A newspaper

Levy passed, hours extended

The Toledo Lucas-County Public Library had to pinch pennies after a multi-million dollar budget shortfall in 2009, but relief is thankfully at hand. The Library is extending hours at 11 branch locations starting this month, bringing back the evening and weekend times patrons were missing. The move is part of their “Promises Made, Promises Kept!” campaign, which honors voters for passing their 2012 tax levy. For a detailed schedule of updated branch hours, call 419-259-5200 or visit —AO

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Corrections In our February 27th Best of Toledo issue, we incorrectly spelled a few of our winners' names. Since we'd like to do right by our knockouts, here they are one more time:

Best Independent Gallery Copper Moon Studio Gallery & Gifts Best Plastic Surgeon Dr. Jeff Kesler Best Personal Trainer Jeff Degraff

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It was his first photo assignment for Rolling Stone and Baron Wolman had a rifle aimed at his head. Get the rest of the story online in our exclusive interview with the famed photographer.

Wanna get lucky? Join The TASA Pub Crawl for a kickin' good time! Check out page 29 for more information — and more fun things to do on your St. Patty’s Day!

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Uncommon scents

What’s in a scent? According to Michael Seay, money, memories, and a golden marketing opportunity By Alia Orra

Photo by Nick Amrhein

Figuring out a brand’s look is one thing. Figuring out how it smells is another altogether more complicated — and interesting — challenge. In the unusual world of aroma marketing, figures like Toledoan Michael Seay command top dollar to create customized fragrances for a client’s business, unlocking a golden moneymaking opportunity in the process. As director of sensory marketing at SensoryMax (part of Toledoan Jerry Brown’s Madison Avenue Marketing Group, formerly Business Voice), Seay creates customized fragrances for a long and prestigious client list, from luxury car manufactures to bank chains. We spoke with Seay about “tuning a room,” how an attorney’s office should smell, and finding Toledo’s signature scent. How does one get into the business of selling smells? When I first discovered aroma marketing several years ago, it was one of those things I found amazing. There was customer demand in Toledo, and Madison Avenue Marketing Group realized early on, before I joined, that it was where we need to

grow. Psychologically I like the affect — I like being able to take someone’s brand and elevating it. For so long it’s been visual and audio. Now it’s scent. Before this job, I spent 12 years at Buckeye Telesystem. I was selling the inanimate there, too. I still had to create the experience. What sets SensoryMax apart from the other people in the aroma game? We treat your scent as your logo — it represents your brand. We’re the only ones treating it that way. For Ocean Bank in Miami, we recreated the smell of the ocean. Now they’re doing pens with that scent. But it’s not always trying to sell you something. We’re using it in cancer and MRI centers to bring down anxiety. It reduced their appointment cancellation rate by 50 percent — pumping in lavender and vanilla scents created a calming effect. People might think that aroma marketing is some sort of voodoo they don’t understand. There’s a blog post that I read that said as soon as you smell citrus in a retail store, get out. Because citrus inspires

SensoryMax’s Michael Seay creates customized fragrances for a long and prestigious client list you to spend more. I saw a guy — and he must’ve been in the industry — who had the best response to that. He said “What about the lighting? What about the way they space the hangers meticulously?” It’s all part of the brand experience. Fragrance is tied to memory. How does that impact your work? 95 percent of your recall is based on scent. You smell chocolate chip cookies and you think of grandma putting them on the table. We had a legal office chain that used that scent, which worked great for them, but of course now they offer the cookies too, because the one thing you don’t want to do is have the smell of a food and not have it available. That was a question that we had to really think about — what’s the smell of a lawyer?

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Aroma marketing involves ‘tuning a room.’ What does that mean? It’s making sure the scent is not overpowering; you’re not going to walk in and be slapped in the face with it. An example of not tuning a room is Bath and Body Works. You walk in there and you get slapped in the face with scent — which is not a bad thing for them. But if you walked into a bank and that happened, it’s not a good thing. What is Toledo’s scent? That’s one initiative I want to engage folks in Toledo about. I’m hoping to strategically have a way to smell and vote around the area. From a tourism aspect, it’s great if you can develop a scent for a city.


Big Foot, Salt Fork and Earth Day, oh my! Celebrating Earth’s real (and elusive) wonders By Alison Wood-Osmun

Nature anytime

Ohio is renowned for having one of the best state park systems in the country and many of the 70-plus sites offer winter/early spring camping. Grab your gear or rent a cabin and immerse yourself in the lovely quiet of nature’s seasonal transition. Take in winter’s finale by appreciating the simple, structural beauty of bare trees, rock ridges, and hills. And revel in the first exquisite bits of springtime  green.

Shine on

Big country

Head over to Salt Fort State Park (14755 Cadiz Rd. Lore City, Ohio); it is the largest in Ohio and worth the three and a half hour, easy highway drive from Toledo. With over 17,000 acres of land and waterways, it offers both solitude and adventure within its glorious panoramic vastness. Jen Patrick, park camp coordinator, recommends a hike to Hosack Cave with it’s formations of “incredibly long and very beautiful icicles.” She further advises a walk on the Stone House Trail to see the early blooming wildflowers. Visit for all state park info and to reserve a camp site. Click on recreation at the top, then click on parks.


Hosack Cave offers some impressive icicle formations at Salt Fork State Park

Does he exist?

While you’re visiting the Salt Fork, be on the lookout for Big Foot. Yes, that lovable, elusive hairy being has been spotted within the expansive acreage. Don’t miss the 25th annual Big Foot Conference at Salt Fort on Saturday, April 13 from 2-8 pm. Hosted by the Ohio Big Foot Organization, it is the oldestrunning big foot conference in the world. $15 general admission tickets are available at the door. For more info, visit

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The first day of spring 2013 (known as the vernal equinox — meaning equal parts daylight and darkness) begins in the northern hemisphere at 7:02 am on Wednesday, March 20. In conjunction with this seasonal change is the Earth Hour event on Saturday, March 23. Across the globe people will turn off their lights from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm to conserve energy and unite in a powerful effort to save the planet. Visit the incredibly hip global website earthhour. org and be prepared to be inspired and uplifted by the literally glowing previews of planned celebrations. Take the awesome “I will if you will challenge.” So Toledo City Paper Readers, what about it? — I will if you will ...

Love, lust and romance

The gay erotica novels of Deanna Wadsworth by Scott Recker

Deanna Wadsworth adopted a pen name and gained a following writing gay erotica People always ask Deanna Wadsworth centennial weekend, in 1976, a time when the same questions. As a straight female, homosexuality wasn’t socially accepted. why does she write gay male erotica ro- The character is picked up by a biker and mance? How did she get started? Where together they adventure throughout the does she get her information? For the states. It’s about finding one’s self and the 36-year-old member of the Maumee Val- struggles and triumphs in an intolerant ley Romance Writers, a local writers’ world. networking group, it is simply a matter of Wadsworth has been writing as long as where her natural talent lies. she can remember. As a kid, in junior high, “People don’t like my female charac- she used to write “teenage girl angsty ters; they say that Western novels.” Four they’re too stupid years ago the happilyMVRWA Book or jerks or bitches,” married Grand RapLovers’ Event she says. “I prefer ids, Ohio hairdresser, The Maumee Valley Romance to write male charadopted the pen name Writers of America “Book Lovers acters. To me, roDeanna Wadsworth Event” takes place at the Sanger mance is romance, and published her first Branch Library, 3030 W. Central it doesn’t matter ebook — a traditional Ave., on Saturday, March 23, who your characters romance novella. 10am-2pm. Book Lovers can ask are — it’s the heart “I began writing questions of the members and learn of the story and the traditional romance notips to become a published author. happily ever after.” vellas, but some friends Also, guests can enjoy a snack, And, she’s not a said you should write a take home free books and listen stand-out statistic: really dirty Little Red to readings by published MVRWA around 80 percent of Riding Hood, so, I wrote authors. For more information, visit the male gay erotica this really raunchy authors are female. story, then I met some The migration to people at a publishing this genre is due to the fact that tradi- house and they bought it.” tional romance novels have been written Then came the move into gay male to cover virtually every situation, whereas erotica, a genre in which she has pubgay erotica opens up new avenues for cre- lished 11 books. Her husband — whom ativity. she has been married to for 16 years — “People often make the assumption has been very supportive of the transition, that it’s just like men watching girl on girl although he doesn’t read any of her work: porn,” Wadsworth says. “But, the reality “He doesn’t enjoy reading at all.” is, when we all get together and talk, we At the salon, her novels are one of the are very tired of the classic, contrived ro- main topics discussed with her customers. mance novels. If you’ve been a romance Some like her writing, others are freaked novel reader your whole life, you can see out — either way, Deanna Wadsworth is it coming; you know what is going to hap- comfortable in her own skin. pen. When you change it up and use two “Several customers are fans of my male or two female characters, it opens work, and many of them enjoy helping me up a whole new type of novel that you can brainstorm ideas,” she says. “Quite a few write.” of them think it’s strange that I write gay For example, her forthcoming debut romances, but I’m strange and they all full-length novel, Easy Rider, follows a know it, so writing something out of the gay male runaway during the nation’s bi- ‘norm’ just comes with the territory.”

New Feature

The blotter Pulled from the pages of actual local police reports

A male victim reported an unknown person stole two signs off of his vehicle and smeared the door handles with Vaseline in the 300 block of N. Grove St., Bowling Green. Police have been unable to identify a suspect in the case. Police are investigating an incident in which an unknown suspect attempted to break into the Metro Pawn Shop on Starr St. by breaking through the back wall with a sledgehammer. The suspect apparently gave up, unable to gain entry into the store. A male victim called Bowling Green police to report that a female suspect had slapped him several times. The victim advised that he didn’t want to press charges but wanted the police to admonish the suspect for striking him in response to his refusal to buy her a shot. Officers spoke to the female and advised her not to repeat her actions. A Toledo woman reported a break-in to her trailer, in which an unknown suspect stole several types of meat. No other items were reported missing from the residence. —C­ompiled by Griffin Messer-Kruse

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White man’s burden: the sequel Stupid white men in City Politics By Johnny Hildo

Let’s again consider the strange case of the species Homo sapiens vir albus, the white man. Being male, he is missing genetic material and is thus hormonally imbalanced. Being white, he is deficient in the production of skin pigmentation. So why does this doubly deficient specimen dominate City Politics? In a previous column we pointed out the fact that, in a city and county where approximately one third of the population is comprised of this minority species, a disproportionate share of the elected and appointed leadership is dominated by white guys. Here’s the sordid saga of the depth of the issue, as evidenced by the recent flap over the appointment to replace Phil Copeland on Toledo City Council. See if you can count how many white men star in the tale.

Special masters

First it should be noted that the Republican Party is to be dismissed from the conversation, mostly because they are indeed the party of white men. From the party chairman at the local level to both Republican members of the Board of Elections to nearly every major elected Republican official, including four of five Republican Toledo Muni Court judges and all three Republican members of Toledo City Council, white, white, and men. The lone exception, Judge Amy Berling, is a white woman, and her colleague Judge Robert


ay, k’s D r c i drive Patr . a t S e This ignat e des fely! as e sa pl e om get h and

Christiansen is reportedly so incensed can American men on Toledo City Counby her alleged “erratic” behavior that he’s cil until his election as Lucas County Reconsidering running against her to knock corder. Soon after publicly opining that the her from the bench. You read that right. seat was not an “African American seat,” A sitting judge running against another then-Council President Joe McNamara sitting judge to remove her. Talk about changed his mind and decided that former Mayor Jack Ford was the best choice to white guy angst. Christiansen was elected to muni court replace Copeland to maintain a proper by beating Sam Nugent and Dan Pilrose. racial balance. This is the same Joe Mac who, in his He defeated John Coble to keep his seat in 2011. He ran unsuccessfully against capacity as President, recommended Steve Yarbrough in 2010 and James Council committee chairmanships in 2012. Jensen in 2012 in the Republican primary The Council at the time had two women and three African American for the Court of Appeals. Still counting? That’s five more “A sitting judge folks. It thus would seem to white guys. running against defy reason and even dumb luck that every single one of Speaking of the Board of another sitting eight chairmanships under Elections, when you add in the two Democrats, all four judge to remove Joe Mac’s leadership went to white guys. members are white men. her. Talk about McNamara was joined They were recently under fire from the Ohio Secretary white guy angst.” by fellow councilman Mike Craig in supporting Ford. of State, Jon Husted, who appointed two “special masters” to scru- Two white guys stepping up to the “White tinize their operations and make recom- Man’s Burden” of paternalistically helping mendations. The “special masters” were those more melanin enriched, “half devil Jonathan Allison and James Ruvolo. and half child” as the Rudyard Kipling poem The irony in calling two white guys “spe- put it. The local labor leadership instead cial masters” was apparently lost on Hus- declared that the seat held by Copeland, a ted, who is, of course, a white guy. But we leader of a Building Trades union, was in fact a labor seat. The head of the AFL-CIO digress. Back to the Copeland replacement joined with the head of the NW Ohio Buildstory. Copeland was one of only two Afri- ing Trades to demand the appointment

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of Electricians official Shaun Enright to the position. McNamara and Craig held firm, even after the LC Dems, chaired by Ron Rothenbuhler, endorsed Enright. This led statewide Trades official Dennis Duffey to rant that those who defy Party dictates should suffer dire consequences. For those of you still keeping track, there were seven white guys in that last paragraph alone. Not counting Kipling.

Leaning to the white

Enright ultimately got the appointment. Craig and McNamara were punished by being forced to agree to support all Partyendorsed candidates in the future. This should get interesting in this year’s race for Toledo Mayor. It is expected two Democrats will be in the race, McNamara and current County Auditor Anita Lopez. McNamara has run afoul of labor on more than one occasion, most recently in an exchange of accusatory letters with the leader of the Teamsters. It would thus seem likely that Joe Mac will not get the endorsement of his party. If Lopez gets the endorsement, will McNamara follow his pledge and support her over himself? Or will he do the obvious, and support the white guy?


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s women shattered glass ceilings and enacted inspiring changes, the YWCA has stood by to honor and empower them. This year is no different — the organization’s 18th annual Milestone Awards are proof of that. Winners have excelled in their respective categories, celebrating major accomplishments in the arts, business, education, government, sciences, social services and volunteerism. The Toledo City Paper wanted to celebrate something equally inspiring — their Celebrating the winners amassed wisdom. Through hours Meet these inspirational of conversation, we discovered women at the YWCA’s the triumph and tragedy that 18th Annual Milestones: have built their lives and pushed A Tribute To Women them to succeed. We gathered awards luncheon on the most inspiring snippets from Thursday, March 14 at those interviews and shared 11:30 am at the Seagate Convention Center, 401 them here. Interviews by Alia Orra Photography by Mary Wyar

Jefferson Ave. Tickets are $50 individuals/$500 table of 10. 419-241-3235.

founder of The Josh Project Wanda Jean Butts’ has found purpose in tragedy, working to ensure her son’s life was not lost in vain. John-Joshua Butts, known to friends and family as Josh, died tragically in a drowning accident in 2006; since then, his mother Wanda has started the Josh Project in his honor, which offers low-cost swimming lessons to area kids, and has become a nationally-recognized advocate for water safety. She was named a CNN Hero in 2012.

This year has been really busy for us. I’m excited, especially with the Milestone award and recognition. I’m very happy with it.

Josh’s drowning was the worst thing that ever happened to me. Every time I’m

interviewing it takes me to that space, and that’s not a good space for me, and I don’t know when it will be. I didn’t think that I would ever get past it, like I am now, that I would talk about it and be able to stop crying. I never dreamed that from such a tragedy, from losing him,

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that I would get an award from CNN, that’s international. It was nothing I would’ve imagined — it was just amazing to me.

You don’t want other families to have to suffer, and you want them to know what you didn’t know. I have learned that swimming is a basic life skill that all children should learn. All parents should introduce their children to water and water safety at a young age.

Even though I appreciate all the good that came from his death, all the accolades, I’d trade it all just to have my son back. I just look forward to seeing him everyday in heaven, where I believe he is.

Knowing that I’m doing something about Josh’s death, that

Josh did not die in vain, that because of his death lots of children are learning how to swim and lots of children will live — that helps me heal.

You get what you give. Contd. ON pg. 1O 9

Contd. FROM pg. 9




Linda Ewing,

retired senior vice president, Fifth Third Bank Linda Ewing covered the groundbreaking for One Seagate as a budding reporter; years later, she ascended to its 21st floor as senior vice president of Fifth Third Bank.

My interest was in broadcasting and news. My

first position was with WTOL, and the way I got in the door was by being an operations assistant, scheduling commercials and public service announcements. But I really wanted to be a news reporter. I had an awesome opportunity to cover the groundbreaking for One Seagate. While I was here, walking around, I met a recruiter for Owens Illinois. And he and I got to talking and he said, ‘Have you ever thought about making a career change?’

Three weeks later I took a job

with Owens Illinois and started working in this building.

Glass ceilings truly existed if you want to talk about the ‘60s, the ‘70s, the ‘80s. You found out there were

some things that girls weren’t allowed to do. There were some things that were of racial concern. There weren’t many anchor women, so you had to figure out, where was your place in television? Where was your place in volunteering? I was always in the trenches, I was always the do-er.

I would hope that my legacy would be one of professional

developer, a mentor, an equal opportunist, a person who did not see color but who wanted to do the right thing. It’s


was kind of the guru of historic preservation in Toledo, about demolition. He didn’t know what to do. Ted felt this was the premiere building in Toledo, so he called a meeting and said ‘What are we going to do?’

been an awesome journey. I’ve enjoyed and loved all of my career paths and the people that I’ve met.

I always wanted to make it easier for the next person. Recognize the importance of being independent.

If you’re not emotionally strong, it can bring you down very quickly. I’ve looked out and seen the landscape change here, and the economic lives of many people have changed, because of divorce and health and the economy. And a lot of people just can’t handle it because they don’t see themselves losing their jobs. But anything can happen to you.

I am not ashamed to say I cried when I was promoted to

senior vice president. What an opportunity, because of the history that I knew had existed in banking. I know what it took for people of color to become vice presidents at other institutions.

I’ve been a risk taker by asking the tough questions. If you interviewed people who’ve been exposed to me they’ll say ‘Linda makes you think about the big picture.’

Women are a major center of influence. We are very

talented — we are running corporations, businesses, we are mothers, wives, sisters. We make it happen everyday, when we don’t feel good and when we do feel good, because that’s a part of what women do. We get it done.


Pat Appold, president,

Oliver House/Maumee Bay Brewing Company; president, Library Legacy Foundation, former trustee, Lourdes University

Appold’s deep appreciation for history inspired her to save what is now The Oliver House from demolition in the early 1990s. It is now on the National Register of Historic Places and has become the thriving center for four restaurants, a brewing company and a beer and wine shop. Volunteerism is also a significant part of her life — she contributes to numerous boards, including the Library Legacy Foundation and Lourdes University.

My husband asked me what I wanted for my birthday, and I said ‘The Oliver House.’ I hadn’t planned it — it just seemed the thing to say. And he said ‘Well, if you feel that strongly, let’s take a look at it.’

I made this ridiculously low offer, and the guy said ‘Sure.’

So then we had the building — 70,000 square feet and we had no plans. My husband mentioned the idea of a brew pub, and we ran with it.

I started volunteering as a teenager. My mother had me working at the church, and so it’s always been a part of me. I like being part of a collective effort. I think a lot gets done with people pooling their resources, their intellect. Time, treasure and talent is what they call it.

I’ve always felt that history, the whole spectrum, starts local. It’s how somebody

Well, now I have more treasure. I’ve gone from time and

We lived in the Old West End, so Jim, my husband, and I would

My children always went to the libraries, I admired Andrew

feels when they get up in the morning. It’s the little decisions that make the big decisions.

drive around sometimes, and we’d drive by this building. Here it was, pretty derelict, and it just fascinated me. And then in 1989 or 1990, the owner of the building approached our friend Ted Ligibel, who

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talent to treasure — as we’ve lived our means have changed. I feel that we’re stewards of that as well. We’ve gotten it to give it.

Carnegie and what he saw in libraries. Any community should have one — it’s just one of the most important assets, small or large.




Dr. Janet Robinson, interim president, Lourdes University

Dr. Robinson, a Detroit native, started her careers as a nurse and went on to become an educator in the medical field; her compassion for her students has made her well-known among nursing students on Lourdes’ campus.

When I found out I won the Milestone, I was just ecstatic. I had a really busy day. It was like 6:30. I listened to the voicemail and we just started screaming and dancing.

The guy across the hall

heard all this and never came out across the hall to figure out what it was.

I think you have to be yourself. I think you never do it for the fame, you do it because you want to make a difference in the world, one person at a time.

I come from a family of educators. My mother’s an educa-

tor, my sister, my grandmother, one of my children is. I think when you’re an educator you have a chance to transform people’s lives. And all of a sudden you’ve transformed one corner of the world.

I think women tend to naturally nurture people, and

part of teaching is nurturing. I do think that for women leaders that become CEOs or college presidents, it’s different. Currently 75 percent of college and university presidents are male, and 25 percent are women, so it’s unusual. I think women make absolutely wonderful

leaders. I’ve worked with great women, and I’ve worked with great men.

I think we need to tell young women, dream big. For

years people have sort of said, think about being middle manager, instead of saying think about being president of the United States. I had a vision and a dream, but I think I have the practical skills to make it happen.

I’m not confrontational

but I hold people to the line.

In the graduate school class I taught, I said ‘I want to be

really honest with you. I like you, you’re going to like me, we’re going to have fun. Do not mistake kindness for low standards. Because I think that you will find that I have higher standards than anybody else in the university.’

I do think if I can do anything well, it’s care about people.

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State Representative, 45th District As the oldest of seven children growing up in Point Place, Teresa Fedor never dreamed of a career in politics. But after time spent serving her country in both the military and in public education, she embarked on a career in government and has since become a tireless advocate for women in the fight against human trafficking. In June, her House Bill 262 was passed, enacting harsher penalties for human trafficking crimes.


Carolyn Putney,

chief curator/curator of Asian art, the Toledo Museum of Art Putney, a West Palm Beach, Florida native, arrived at the TMA in 1978 hoping to gain a few years of experience after graduate school and ended up making the city, and its museum, her permanent home. Her next project is a fall 2013 exhibition of Japanese prints originally curated by Dorothy Blair in the 1930s at the TMA, bringing the female curatorial presence full circle.

I just think that art so enriches our lives. I want people to get excited about it, particularly Asian art, which is sometimes difficult for people to access because people don’t have the background in it. I think I’ve opened that area up for people and maybe given them an appreciation they didn’t have before.

The first piece I acquired

was a Buddha. I was tremendously thrilled, if not frustrated, because I had never really negotiated a work of art before, so that was a challenge. But I thought that the work of art was so incredibly beautiful.

Some people are very, very earnest, other people you

have the feeling are more wheeler dealer types, some are very scholarly. There can be very high stakes — it depends on you and knowing the collection.

I always go into it knowing that they’re asking too much. You never say okay to the first price you hear.

With our collections, I just think Toledo has an we’re all trying to tell a story. amazing group of women. I felt like I didn’t really deserve to be with that group of people. I was just thrilled to be nominated.

I think art history, and particularly curatorial, was generally a man’s domain. And I think it’s ironic that we actually have equal numbers of women curators as we do men in the TMA. I still think women are becoming more and more engaged in the field. 12

You try and find things that are approachable, that people will have a connection to or be curious as to ‘Okay, what’s this about?’

It’s never old hat. It’s always exciting for me to acquire something. I never in my wildest dreams thought I would have such a great job.

Graduating from the University of Toledo with a degree, besides being a mom and a grandparent, is the most important milestone that is the foundation of where I am today.

My parents were very open about there being unlimited

opportunities. We never talked about limits, or about gender limits. When I talk to women’s groups, I always say the most liberal person I knew about feminism was my father. In retrospect, that was such a gift.

The Vietnam War was a very big, illuminating issue for me in high school. I felt compelled to be a part of that, compelled to join the military. It was patriotism — my father was in the military, my uncle was in the Marines. The military helped me see that I could do more than I thought I could. They saw more in me than I saw in myself.

I was on food stamps as a college student. I needed a hand up — it wasn’t a hand out. I come from that perspective. I needed that. Those

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were the bootstraps. That was there for me, and I paid taxes, and I needed it, and now I’m giving back.

My first thought coming into public life as an elected

official was really reading and physical and health education. Equality for women. Economic opportunities. Then in 2005 the FBI did a sting in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and we found 177 victims. Over half of them were from Toledo. Many of them were under 18 and one of them was 10 years old. I took that personally — those were my babies that I’ve been fighting for. I was really outraged. And I wanted to know what could be done.

Human trafficking is modern day slavery. It’s just

taken a long time for people to wrap those terminologies around their heads. Prostitution is not a victimless crime — it’s either done out of need or force. I can’t see focusing on education and these other issues if you’ve got a cancer in your culture and you’re not trying to cure it. If politicians can’t fix this, then they shouldn’t even be involved. It’s the human rights issue of our lifetime.

I ran into a coffee cup

at the art museum that really just hit me. I bought the cup — it’s a quote by Eleanor Roosevelt: ‘Do one thing every day that scares you.’ And I said a ha, that’s me.

The cause that drives me

is greater than the fear of failure.


Dr. anne ruch


Dr. Anne Ruch,

OB/GYN, director SewHope, founder, Kids Against Hunger-Toledo Dr. Anne Ruch photographed at the SewHope meeting base: the dining room of her Ottawa Hills home. The physician’s deep faith led her on a mission trip to Guatemala; her medical abilities drew her back countless times for outreach efforts among the country’s poorest, most afflicted communities in the Peten region.

I was born in Ireland and grew up in Queens. My parents

never went past the 6th grade, but my dad was probably the smartest person I ever knew in my life. He was a huge believer in education. It was expected that you could do everything.

My mother always told me, make sure you’re independent. It’s a dream job. You get to

know your patients — it kind of spans the whole lifetime of a woman. Your patients become your best friends. And I think also, honestly, for me it’s almost like being in therapy, because you learn so much from people.

I was in church and the pastor announced one day that the church was going to Guatemala for outreach. It

was 1998. I thought, as a doctor, I should go. The level of poverty was shocking. We were in Guatemala City, and we were going to a garbage dump, called la basura. We’re talking about the big things in life, and God, and getting to know

each other, and all of a sudden we’re driving along and it started to stink. And you look out the window, and people are just lying on the floor looking half dead. And then you’re driving closer, and by the time you get to this place you just feel like you’re going to throw up. There were thousands of people living there. However you would picture hell, that’s what it looked like. I thought if there’s any God of any kind in this world, he did not create human beings to live like this.

They set us up to have a clinic at the recycling center next to this dump. There were just lines and lines of people. They will do anything to see you. So here I am, in a place I’ve never been before, I have absolutely no idea of their culture, no idea of their world view, I barely speak ten words of the language. I realized quickly that just making the trip on your own wouldn’t work.

At the time we decided to help we were working with a couple

of missionary people in Guatemala that had their own little organization, and I think our idea was that initially we would support them. I wasn’t thinking at all what it would become. We picked on this region in Guatemala called Peten. Peten is about a third of Guatemala,

and it was all jungle. It’s become one of those areas that’s completely deforested. It’s probably one of the most dangerous places in the world. And I’m so stubborn I said ‘We’ll go there.’

To give you an honest answer, I don’t think anybody does

anything they don’t like to do. I think the truth is that I love this. I think that there is nothing better than being down there. [Guatemala is] probably one of the few things in my life I can say I have 100 percent trust that God is leading the way.

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THE PHOTOGRAPHER Mary Wyar, a high-top wearing, Wes Anderson-loving local photographer, shot the powerful women on these pages. When she’s not photographing the city’s inspirational females, she’s creating modern wedding imagery for area couples.





do battle

The contenders below want to be called the sweetest — the photos below will entice you to admire, read, and eat. But, more importantly, they will inspire you to vote for your favorite. So sit back and indulge — we’ll announce the winner for Toledo’s Best Dessert in our April 10th issue based on your votes. Vote with the ballot on pg. 16!



Steakhouse This dessert stays true to the adage “everything’s better fried” — even ice cream. Light breading and a quick dip in the fryer creates a deliciously crisp shell, topped off with plenty of whipped cream and chocolate sauce. 2500 W. Sylvania Ave. 419-472-0700 551 W. Dussel Dr., Maumee. 419-887-0700

El Camino Real, Ventura’s and Georgette’s photos by Marisa Rubin

The romantic dessert is big enough for two — the chocolate sack is made in-house, then filled with chocolate mousse and finished with Chantilly cream and raspberry sauce. It all goes perfectly with classic Mancy’s coffee.

953 Phillips Ave. 419-476-4154


Jazz Cafe


The Swine S'More is an all-American twist on the fireside classic: locally-sourced melted chocolate, graham crackers and one pound of thickcut peppered bacon dressed in brown sugar, topped with a from-scratch marshmallow. 301 River Rd., Maumee. 419-794-8456

Degage Cafe photos by Heather Smith

7742 W. Bancroft St. 419-841-7523


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Final Cut

Take 2

Steak and Seafood


Hollywood Casino’s premiere fine dining spot features this dark chocolate velvet mousse with a toasted and salted pecan praline crust, accompanied with a blueberry compote and garnished with a mini frozen vanilla bean lollipop.

The from-scratch vanilla cheesecake features a cinnamon graham cracker crumb crust. The whole thing is then dipped into melted dark chocolate ganache, dressed with a hazlenut praline crunch and topped with white chocolate stripes.

1968 Miami St. 419-661-5200


1968 Miami St. 419-661-5200

Georgette's carrot cake is a treat with a wellknown reputation — the recipe came from the kitchen of Dianne Westhoven's mother-in-law, who served it in her own restaurant years ago. Baked with premium ingredients and covered in rich cream cheese frosting, it's a true classic. 311 Conant St., Maumee. 419-891-8888. Hollywood Casino photos by Elliot Charney

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Sports Bar


Check out all of the restaurant desserts featured here, then vote for your favorite. Don’t forget to tell us why you loved it!

The Irish cream and vanilla bean milkshake is accompanied by a Dark Stout beer brownie with a whiskey chocolate ganache glaze, and topped off with an edible cookie straw and a cherry.

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Epic Buffet

No.1 El Camino Real • No.2 Venturas • No.3 Mancy’s • No.4 Degage No.5 Final Cut • No.6 Georgette’s — Hollywood Casino • No.7 Take 2 Grill — Hollywood Casino • No.8 Scene Sports Bar — Hollywood Casino No.9 Epic Buffet — Hollywood Casino

I Vote for Number Buttered, toasted egg bread is soaked in a cinnamon custard with Granny Smith apple slices and raisin, and finished with a vanilla bean creme anglaise sauce.

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Battle of the chefs

Head bartender Lauren Gilmore hangs tight to a chocolate peanut butter martini

A sleek watering hole

Barr's Public House brings a modern feel to cuisine and cocktails By Alia Orra The first thing you notice about Barr's Public House is the chairs. Puffy leathers, lanky stools, cushioned benches — an array of intimate seating in a dark, sleek space. The restaurant and bar has successfully transformed the space that was formerly Vino 100, replacing the retail-heavy design of the former wine seller with a hip exposed brick and green motif designed to welcome Maumee's after-fivers to a lounge-y, cool drinking environment. "It just has a different feel than a lot of other standard bars in Toledo," says head bartender Lauren Gilmore. "We wanted a cozy feel that professionals and young [people] can [visit for] food and good drink." We chatted with the spunky, pixiehaired Gilmore, a fashion design school grad, to find out the mixologist's picks for Barr's six must-try drinks.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Martini

Reese's peanut butter syrup, chocolate powder and a crushed peanutencrusted rim turn the cocktail into a sweet indulgence. "[It's] is one of my favorites for a dessert-based drink that's still really strong — considering there's mostly alcohol in it and it doesn't taste that way at all. If you're looking for something chocolatey or sweet, it's delicious."

Raspberry Lemon Drop On Fire

This off-the-menu shot is a popular request for regulars. "It comes in a port wine glass, and it's literally just raspberry vodka and fresh-squeezed lemon, a little Chambord in the bottom of the glass [with] lemons on top for garnish with cane sugar, a little 151, and light it on fire. It's a different twist on a standard shot."

Bulleit Rye Sidecar

"If you're not entirely sure you want to jump into whiskeys or bourbons, it's a really good place to start," Gilmore says of the sweet and sour mix of Bulleit Rye whiskey, fresh lime juice, Dekuyper O3, a splash of Grand Marnier and agave

nectar, poured into a glass with a sugared rim. You pick the base, depending on "It's a strong drink, but it's a good balance — it's not what you expect of whiskey."

French 75

The drink's moniker comes from an artillery gun used in WWI that was "created to welcome home fighter pilots." "We have a bunch of old-school, throwback cocktails," Gilmore says. "This one is a gin-based drink." Though the fresh lemon juice, Dekuyper O3 and sparkling white wine are mixed with Tanqueray 10, those who are intimidated by the English spirit can try it with an alternative. "People get really nervous when they see a Tanqueray. When people are unsure about gin, I usually will suggest Hendrick's Gin because it's cucumber-based and it has a really different flavor than most gins, so it makes for a really smooth cocktail."


"I chose this because I feel like they're unexpected — usually people look for a margarita at a Mexican restaurant. We don't use any pre-made mix. We use Tequila, Cointreau, fresh lime juice, fresh agave nectar, and a fresh squeeze of orange juice. All the fresh ingredients make such a difference. Sometimes, when people want gin-based drinks, we do one with the Hendricks Gin that's awesome. A gin margarita sounds crazy, but it it's so good."

The Public House Bloody Mary

Two ounces of Blue Ice, Stoli Hot and Bakon vodkas are served on the rocks or martini style, with a bacon-salted rim. "It's a good spicy, savory, salty kick. Obviously everyone knows bloody marys, but sometimes you don't always want the filling." And the most important rule when ordering any of the above? According to Gilmore, it’s all about keeping an open mind. 3355 Briarfield Blvd., Maumee. 419-866-8466.

Cooking for crowds of students at UT may be demanding, but preparing a meal to be critiqued by the owners of some of Toledo’s best restaurants is perhaps a more daunting (and exciting) task. Chefs Rob Campbell, Labib Hajjar and Moussa Salloukh (Revolution Grille, The Beirut, and La Scola Italian Grill, respectively) will be among the food experts judging the kitchen prowess of five student teams during The University of Toledo Spring 2013 Iron Chef Competition. On Wednesday, March 20, the budding cooks will compete to create the best meal, incorporating a secret ingredient which won’t be revealed until the timer starts ticking (the battle is based on the popular Food Network TV show “Iron Chef America”). The winning dish will become part of UT’s food service program. 4pm. Ottawa East Dining Hall, University of Toledo, 2801 W. Bancroft St. 419-530-8888. —AO

Specials to melt your heart

When the weather gets cold, many restaurant diners stay home. Blissfield’s esteemed fine dining establishment, the Hathaway House, and its sister restaurant, the Main Street Stable and Tavern, are providing a reason to leave the house with their ‘Beat the Winter Blues’ specials, offering different deals on food or drink each day of the week. Discounts range from half-off appetizers to dinner-time freebies (dessert, anyone?), and the chef has brought back some favorite entrees for the month-long event, including Steak Dianne — two filet medallions, cooked to order in a mushroom-cream demi-glace over poached potatoes. “Beat the Winter Blues” until Sunday, March 31. 424 W. Adrian St., Blissfield, Michigan. For details, call 517-486-2141 or visit —JS

Celebrating regional vino

Imbibing a sampling from one regional winery is great, but having a multitude of samples from different wineries is even better — at least, that’s the concept behind the Glass City Wine Festival. Fest organizers, who’ve put on similar events in Erie, Pennsylvania and Buffalo, New York, will gather the region’s best vino producers in the SeaGate Centre on Saturday, March 16, so aficionados and rookies can sample the area’s best. There will be plenty to nibble on, too, from gourmet cheese to local restaurant cuisine, and vendors with locally-made gifts will be on hand selling their wares. Participants must be 21 and up; sessions are 1-4pm or 6-9pm, and tickets range from $25$40 ($10 designated driver passes available, too). 401 Jefferson Ave. —AO

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culinary Saturday, March 23

Great Chili Cook Off Stranahan Great Hall

Get your Top Chef on as a chili cook-off judge during this annual fundraising event. Amateurs and corporate competitors will be fighting to prove their pot is the best — all you need to participate is an appetite. Awards will be announced starting at 3 pm. Proceeds from this event benefit Mobile Meals of Toledo. Free admission, and votes are given by voting with dollars for the best chilis. Noon-4pm. 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. 419-255-7806.

Throughout March

“Wear’n O’ the Green” Irish Tea Sweet Shalom Tea Room

St. Patrick’s Day is not the only Irish celebration this month. Live Irish music and an exquisite menu featuring flaky scones, colcannon potatoes, and Irish apple crumble with whiskey cream sauce will transport you to the Emerald Isle. Fine teas will include Irish breakfast tea and Malachi McCormick blends. $21.95 adults/$14.95 children. 8216 Erie St., Sylvania. 419-297-9919.

Tuesday, March 26

The March Kitchen Table Class The Andersons Market

Savoy wraps, braised brisket, vegetable strudel and honey semifreddo recipes will be demonstrated by Chef Saundra Irvine during this class, as she hopes to “perk up your desire to create and cook” (and allow you to taste for yourself). This menu features spring dishes that will kick winter to the curb. $25. 6-8pm. 7638 Sylvania Ave. 419-517-7707.

high spirits

Just Wednesday Tastings The Beer and Wine Cave Wednesday, March 13

Celebrate the coming St. Patty's day festivities early with a selection of Irish beers and spring wines.

Wednesday, March 20 A tasting of Oregon's Rogue Brewing Co. beers, as well as Italian wines. All tastings $10-$15. 6-8pm. 4400 Heatherdowns Blvd. 419-382-6221.

Thursday & Friday Tastings Middle Grounds Market Thursday, March 14

Enjoy a bit of high spirits adventurousness at a tasting of mead, a sweet honey wine that comes from centuries of Celtic tradition.

Thursday & Friday, March 21 & 22 On Thursday, enjoy a taste of Michigan at the Founders Brewing Co. tasting; on Thursday and Friday, enjoy the Northern California wines of the McManis Family Vineyards. All tastings $10-15. 5:30-7:30pm. The Oliver House, 27 Broadway St. 419-351-3335. Facebook page: The Middle Grounds Market at The Oliver House.

Thursday, March 21

Elegant Easter Wines The Andersons

Enjoy fine wines and savor the sweetness of drinking for a good cause. Participation gives you a chance to win a Missouri vacation, dinner for four at Real Seafood, Toledo Mud Hens tickets paired with a t-shirt and hat, or a 10% discount to shop at The Andersons. Proceeds support Central City Ministry of Toledo Schools. $25. 6-8pm. 7638 Sylvania Ave. 419-517-7707.

Friday, March 22

It’s Friday! Wine Tasting Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion

Four wines and light snacks will be available for sipping and nibbling while you enjoy the art and atmosphere of this It’s Friday! event. $15 members/$25 nonmembers. 7-9:30pm. 2445 Monroe St. 419-255-8000.


A young frame of mind

Some of the most innovative and original film work of the 21st century has been created by the younger generation — and University of Toledo students are no exception to the rule. The Young Filmmakers Showcase is a collection of all the best student films of 2012 (as chosen by a non-faculty jury) that will play at the Maumee Indoor Theater on Thursday, March 21 at 7:30 pm and again at the University of Toledo CPA Center Theater on Saturday, March 23 at 7:30 pm. It is an opportunity to view some of the most inspired and artistic student films of the past year while acknowledging these talented young filmmakers for their vision and gusto — a perfect event for any local film enthusiast. $5. 601 Conant St., Maumee Indoor Theater and 2801 W. Bancroft Dr., UT Center for Performing Arts Center Theater. Call 419-530-4546 or email for more information. —GMK

They are women hear them roar

It’s common knowledge that lionesses do all the hunting while their male counterparts reap the benefits. Likewise, the female members of the armed services sometimes go unrecognized for their accomplishments. As part of its Free War Film series, Owens Community College Veterans Services will screen the 2008 documentary Lioness on Thursday, March 14. Through interviews and archival footage, the film follows Team Lioness, five women who fought among the ground troops during the Iraqi counter-insurgency. These American heroes tangled in bloody skirmishes even when US policy forbade women from participating in armed combat, and gave women minimal training. Lioness garnered positive reviews in Variety after its showing at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival. 12pm. Free. 3200 Bright Rd., 30335 Oregon Rd. 567-661-7000. —JS

"Lies, Knives and Girls in Red Dresses" - Ron Koertge, illustrated by Andrea Dezso; "Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm (A New English Version)" Philip Pullman - "Lies, Knives ..." As you may guess from the title is a wild revisitation of the classic fairy tales, updated so that "The Little Match Girl" is now " ... selling CDs on the corner/ fifty cents to any stoner/ any homeboy with a boner" and Little Red Riding Hood is telling her Mom "Like, where to start. So, okay - at the beginning. Right." who's looking forward to hookin' up with da Big Bad One. It's a great, one-sitting read. The new Version of the Brothers Grimm is knocked down a couple of notches from Koertge's craziness, but it still has a more mature edge and a beauty ("In the olden days, when wishing still worked ...") than the traditional tales. Both fascinating interpretations. —SJA

film events [ Tuesday, March 19-Sunday, March 24 ]

51st Annual Ann Arbor Film Festival Head North for the longest running and one of the most respected indie film festivals in the US. With more than 180 films over the span of six days, AAFF explores all genres from filmmakers throughout the entire world. Since 1963, the AAFF has been a leading force in experimental film and this year — the 51st annual — will award $20,000 to more than 20 filmmakers. Go online for full schedule and showtimes. Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St. 734-668-8397.

[ Thursday, March 21 ]

“Harper Lee: Hey, Boo”

Dark roast poetry

Poetry lovers are encouraged to join host Michael Grover at the Old West End’s newest haunt, Black Kite Coffee & Pies, voted Toledo’s Best Independent Coffee Shop 2012, for his monthly poetry reading on Monday, March 18. This month’s featured artists are Huntor Prey, a young spoken word poet currently working on his debut hip hop album; and Gregory Peters, who was recently named Poet Laureate of the Homeless of Toledo by Toledo Streets Magazine. 7-9pm. Free. Black Kite Coffee & Pies, 2499 Collingwood. 419-720-5820. —JG

The Reel Opinions with WGTE Public Media series at Way Library will show and discuss an American Masters program called “Harper Lee: Hey, Boo.” This documentary chronicles how the beloved To Kill a Mockingbird came to be written and provides the context and history of the Deep South where it is set. It also gives new insight into the life and mind of Harper Lee, including why she never published again. A discussion will immediately follow the film. 10:30am. Free. Way Public Library, 101 E Indiana Ave, Perrysburg. 419-874-3135.




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Night at the museum

The Cloisters might be the most haunting room in the Toledo Museum of Art — its stonework and soft lighting give the space a secretive atmosphere, which makes it the perfect place for the University of Toledo Opera Ensemble to perform L’Orfeo. The piece is one of the very first operas, and it tells the Greek myth of Orpheus, who made a deal with the god of the underworld to bring his wife back to life, but fails to meet his end of the bargain. L’Orfeo promises to be an intense show, with the audience placed just feet away from — and sometimes right in the middle of—the performers. Friday, March 15 at 7pm. Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17 at 2pm. Free. The Toledo Museum of Art, in The Cloisters, 2445 Monroe St. 419-255-8000. The Cloisters at TMA —JS

Get trolled

In an age where social media interconnects the daily lives of millions of people, there is concern over a growing lack of face-to-face communications. The Toledo Rep will explore human relations in the digital world with an Edgy Rep reading of the comedy You’ve Got Hate Mail, by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore, on Saturday, March 23. With everyone’s texts and emails being monitored and archived, this play tackles the moments after sending a message when you wish you had an “unsend” button. Due to mature subject matter and strong language, this production is not suitable for young audiences or those easily offended. 8pm. $10. Owens Community College Center for Fine & Performing Arts, 30335 Oregon Rd., Perrysburg. 419-243-9277.—JG

theater events [ Thursday-Saturday, March 14-23 ]

Born Yesterday

The Village Players present the comedy Born Yesterday. In the play, Harry Brock is a business tycoon who goes to Washington trying to break into the “special interest” business with an ethically-challenged senator. 8pm. $16 adult / $14 senior & student. 2740 Upton Ave. 419-472-6817.

[ Wednesday, March 27 ]

Xhibit Yellow

What does a banana, a sunflower, and a school bus have in common with 2013’s Xhibit dance show? Toledo’s favorite modern dance show, Xhibit, redefines itself each year and this time it’s Yellow. Wear your sunniest outfit and be a part of the art! 7pm. $14 adult / $8 student & senior. Valentine Theatre, 410 Adams St. 419-246-8732 x226.

[ Friday-Saturday, March 15-16]

Vagina Monolouges

The University of Toledo will host “The Vagina Monologues,” performances based Eve Ensler’s monologue. Proceeds will benefit organizations addressing violence against women. 7pm. $10 / $5 student. Scott Park Auditorium, The University of Toledo, 2801 West Bancroft St. 419-530-2410.


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From Ottawa Hills to Beverly Hills

Morgan Phillips on acting, rejection, and hearing his name on the PA By Joseph Schafer When TCP spoke to him, Morgan Phillips was driving a Volkswagen Jetta, purchased from Ed Schmidt Volkswagen in Perrysburg. But he was driving the car through downtown Los Angeles, where Phillips has lived since 2009. “Knowing where you’re going, learning the city and getting there on time is half the battle. It takes half an hour here to go five miles. It’s ridiculous.” Having a car is one of the many prerequisites to being a professional actor in California. It’s been a hard road for the Ottawa Hills native, but he recently landed his first major role — a four episode appearance in the CW’s 90210, a reboot of the ‘90s series Beverly Hills: 90210. Phillips recalls his roots with him on the West Coast, in more ways than just his vehicle.

He maintains Midwestern humility on the West Coast. For example, Morgan said he was a little off put by having a standin, and being swarmed by makeup and hair stylists in between takes. “Nobody on this set was a prima donna. It’s funny, but the people around them create that environment. The first day I was there someone got on the PA to announce ‘Morgan is coming to the set,’ and I was so confused. I’m right here!” On the show, Phillips plays Simon, a member of a mysterious fraternity called Cronus, a fictional west-coast answer to the Ivy League’s Skull and Bones order. Simon is college-aged, as Phillips is — he’d be a senior in college were it not for his detour to Hollywood.

Authentically from the Midwest

Coaching and an Agent

According to Phillips, the most important thing about acting is honesty. “The camera is an x-ray, it sees through everything, and it only tells the truth. If you have one inauthentic moment, it will show up,” he said. Authenticity can be a hard goal on a busy television shoot. “It’s interesting how long it takes — to shoot thirty seconds of footage can take six hours.” He describes the set on 90210 as a thorough, fine-tuned machine, with teams of people seeing to every detail from makeup to lighting.

During his senior year at Ottawa Hills, in January 2009, he competed in the International Modeling and Talent Association Convention — the same convention that started the careers of fellow Toledoans Katie Holmes and Alyson Stoner. Phillips moved to LA that March, and completed his last high school semester from California. Stoner, a Maumee Valley Country Day School alumni, became his mentor and referred him to two acting coaches. Phillips also took improvisational comedy classes at

The Second City, whose alumni include Stephen Colbert and Tina Fey. Phillips’ hard work, however didn’t get him any auditions. “I couldn’t get any auditions because I didn’t have a manager or an agent.” The search for proper representation took Phillips three years. “The term overnight success doesn’t exist in reality. Anyone like that has actually been working very hard for a long time and only recently got their break.” Phillips wouldn’t call 90210 a break, however. “I would call it a necessary step to achieve my goals. A very solid brick in that wall.” “This whole thing is all about rejection,” Phillips said of his career. His first meeting with a modeling agency ended in rejection. He was even initially rejected for the part on 90210 — that role was snatched by Grant Gustin of Glee. The mark of a professional is turning small defeats into large successes — the 90210 writers expanded Phillips’s part from two episodes to four episodes after seeing his performance.

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Acting still doesn’t pay all the bills— Phillips sells real estate to put bread on the table. “It’s a good idea to have a skill or a craft to make money. It’s hard to be self-sustaining on acting.” And being a professional actor does not mean celebrity. “There are many people out here who act for a living, but you wouldn’t know them.”


Art goes overboard at the annual Mix

The Arts Commission Commandeers the Commodore Perry   By Ian Hubbard On March 23rd, the Toledo Arts Commission will hold its annual Mix fundraiser on the main floor of the Commodore Perry apartment building. This year’s theme, ‘Overboard,’ is a celebration of Northwest Ohio’s nautical tradition and the commemoration of the 200th Anniversary of Oliver ‘Hazard’ Perry’s victory at the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812. “We have taken our themes from a variety of inspirations,” said Jennifer Jarrett, deputy director at the Arts Commission, “For instance, the 2011 edition of the   event took place on the 27th and 28th floors of the Fifth Third Building and, fittingly, was dubbed ‘The Mix Vertical.’”

Daniel Mauk’s “Pilot” is one of 30 original works that will be up for auction at The Mix Overboard on March 23.

No matter the theme, the annual mix is always one of the most well-attended and highlypraised art events of the year, because the party brings the local arts community together with tis biggest supporters for one night of celebratory bacchanalia. The ‘Mix Overboard’ is a chance for Toledo to see the beauty of the Commodore Apartment Building as well as honor local artists, from modern mixed media pieces to

Depression-era paintings. Pieces by 30 local artsits, including Daniel Mauk, Max Reddish, and Thomas Sorrell will also be included in the gallery for viewing.

The fundraiser promises a fast-paced lineup of activities including raffles and live music from an eclectic group of performers including The Dew Droppers, Quick Trio, Rob Sample, Mike Whitty and Clifford Murphy. Food will be provided by Mancy’s Brothers Catering, Registry Bistro, and Cake in a Cup. The mix will once again host its annual silent auction. “It is largely a volunteer event. Everything is done with the help of people in support of the Art Commission’s programs,” said Jarrett. Volunteers will spend half the night bartending and serving, and rub elbows with partigoers during the remainder of the night. This year’s Mix will also be a special occasion, as the historic Commodore opens its immense corridors and terrazzo floors to a public event for the first time in years. Beneath the glitz of the suarez lies a piece of Toledo history — a painting of Oliver Perry’s victory against the British

was recently re-discovered and will be unveiled at the gathering. “You can’t find a better location in the midst of downtown,” said Barbie Zachrich, resident manager of the Commodore. Her long term goal is to re-establish the ballrooms and dining rooms on upper floors to enhance the appeal of the continuing legacy of the Commodore. “This could be a viable space for anyone wanting to start a business. The building could do very well here, by providing a communal gathering space, like a coffee or pastry shop,” she said. The ‘Mix Overboard ‘will take place on Saturday, March 23rd from 7:30pm to 1am at the Commodore Perry, 505 Jefferson Ave. on the corner of Jefferson near Superior. Tickets are $75 for general admission and $125 for V.I.P. passes. Proceeds will sponsor ACGT programs such as the biennial ARTomatic 419!, young Artsits at Work, the Parkwood Gallery and downtown Art Walks. For more info, or to volunteer visit or call 419-254-ARTS (2787). Note: There will not be a preview event this year.

‘Hazard’ lost and found

On Saturday, March 23rd the Historic Commodore Apartment Building will open its Main Floor and host the Toledo Arts Commission’s “Mix Overboard” fundraiser. The event will celebrate the building’s first public opening in years as well as the unveiling of a Depression era painting that honors local hero Commodore Oliver ‘Hazard’ Perry. The oil painting, created by William F. Matthews in 1938, depicts the Commodore navigating a canoe with five ragged passengers directly into British canon fire during the Battle of Lake Erie in 1813. Perry’s display of heroism shifted the tide of the battle in favor of the American forces and made him a sensational national hero. -GMK

Masterpieces for the public

Photo by Bill Jordan

Local artists are rarely more influential than Edith Franklin. A master potter and noted public advocate, she established art education programs around the area and befriending great artists­— Franklin passed away last summer, but her work lives in private collections, and, for the time being, at 20 North Gallery. 30 of her premium pieces are on permanent display, and for sale. The collection sports pieces of all sizes, but every item is recognizably Franklin’s. Condessa Croninger, 20 North Gallery’s art director, called Franklin’s pieces “secretly complex in their balance and structure.” Proceeds from the sale of Franklin’s work go to the Edith Franklin Youth Arts Fund through the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo. The pieces will be on display until they are all sold. 20 North Gallery, 18 N. St. Clair St. 419-241-2400. —JS


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Patchwork Peace Pot

Toledo Museum of Art 2445 Monroe St. 419.255.8000

it’s friday

March15 Take the Art of the Vine: ‘Italian Grand Tour’ at 7pm, which will include a tasting of four exquisite Italian wines as well as snacks for $15 members/$25 non-members. Or if musical theater is your niche, watch a free performance of the renaissance opera ‘L’Orfeo’ presented by the University of Toledo Music Department from 7pm to 9pm. Finish the evening with a free glass blowing demonstration with some of the museum’s most talented glass artists from 9pm to 10pm in the Glass Pavilion.

March22 Join Jutta-Annette Page, curator of glass and decorative arts, at 7pm in the Glass Pavilion for ‘Cracked’, a gallery discussion about how tem perature causes fissures and breaks in glass. Then make your way to the Libbey Court for the free public tour, ‘20th Century Art’ at 8pm. Or perhaps participate in ‘Art Hour: Create a Glass Egg’ at 8pm, but don’t forget to buy tickets in person or over the phone starting the Tuesday before each session.

Winter Salon at the River House Gallery gives patrons a chance to see several artists’ work under one roof

ongoing exhibitions

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saturday 23

Masters Series Presentation: An Evening with Jaume Plensa. Famed artist and poet from

W.A.V.E. Festival. In honor of National Women’s

Barcelona, Spain, Jaume Plensa created TMA’s newest addition to the Welles Sculpture Garden: Spiegel (“mirror”). Masters Series attendees have the option of a fuller evening experience. Enjoy music and refreshments in the Main Museum Cafe prior to the presentation, 4-6pm for $15 members / $20 nonmembers. 6pm. Free. Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St. 419-255-8000.

friday 15 Intersections: Paintings by Abner Hershberger. Abner Hershberger, Emeritus

Professor of Art at Goshen College in Indiana, is a celebrated Midwestern artist working in sculpture, painting and printmaking. His solo show of abstract aerial landscapes reflects the stark delineations of furrowed land, stubble fields and patterns of cultivation and irrigation. Free. 20 North Gallery, 18 N. St. Clair St. 419-241-2400. Through May 3.

saturday 16 Duane Bastian Dr. Duane Bastian, master ceramics artist and clay sculptor, will display his work at The American Gallery. Dr. Bastian retired as professor emeritus after teaching Art Education at the Toledo Museum of Art for the University of Toledo from 1971 to1999. Dr. Bastian has exhibited in numerous national and international juried exhibitions. His work won “Best of Show” in the 85th Annual Toledo Area Artists Exhibition at the Toledo Museum of Art. Free. 4-6pm. The American Gallery, 6600 Sylvania Ave. 419-882-8949. Runs through April 30.

thursday 21 Copyright and the Big Deal! The Toledo Bar

Association Intellectual Property Law Committee together with the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo present an informational evening on the basics of copyrighting for the arts community of Greater Toledo. Topics include: Emerging Trends in Copyright, Nuts and Bolts of Copyright Registration and Copyright Issues in Music. There will also be two Q & A sessions. Attendees must RSVP. 6-9pm. Valentine Theatre, 425 Adams St. 419-254-2787.

friday 22 Winterlude Gallery Talk Series: Cracked.

Jutta-Annette Page, TMA curator of glass and decorative arts, discusses how temperature causes fissures and breaks in glass. 7pm. Free. Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St. 419-255-8000.

History Month, Lourdes will host the 6th annual W.A.V.E. (Women, Artists, Visionaries, Entrepreneurs) Festival, a juried exhibition and sale of fine arts and crafts. 11am-4:pm. No cost. Lourdes University Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. 419-517-8870.


UT Juried Exhibition. Juror lecture and awards

ceremony, followed by exhibition reception for some of the best recent work of UT students. 5pm. Center for Visual Arts, adjacent to the TMA. Through March 24.

The Chemo Paintings with Art Reach Expressions

Dorothy Bryan of Bowling Green created several paintings that reflected the various stages of her illness after she contracted breast cancer and went through chemotherapy in 1989. Originally the series consisted of ten paintings, but a formerly undiscovered eleventh work has been found and is featured in this exhibition. In addition to Bryan’s paintings, works by local Toledoans whose lives have been impacted by cancer will be shown in the Community Gallery. Through March 21st.

Ninth Congressional District Art Competition. The Arts Commission and

Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur present the Ninth Congressional District Art Competition to honor artistic excellence demonstrated by area high school students. The competition is part of An Artistic Discovery, a nationwide activity initiated by members of the U.S. House of Representatives to recognize and encourage the creative talents of young Americans. One Seagate, 1 Seagate Dr. 419-254-2787. Through March 29.

Drawing From the 10th Floor. Skot Horn paints the city around him from an abstract and minimal perspective. Hudson Gallery, 5645 N. Main St., Sylvania. 419-885-8381. April 6.

Winter Salon of Gallery Artists and Friends.

River House Gallery has extended its ongoing exhibit “Winter Salon of Gallery Artists and Friends.” The celebrated exhibit will run through March 30th, with additional work from local artsits Rob Vanitvelt, Matt Chambers and Inge Reynolds. River House displays museum-quality exhibits in an intimate, local setting. Free. 115 West Front Street, Perrysburg. 419-874-8900. Through March 30.

Toledo Area Artists Exhibition. Toledo’s longest running art exhibition, the Toledo Area Artists Exhibition, returns for its 94th year. A juried show, the TAA received 640 submissions and, of those, 96 works by 78 artists within a 150mile radius were chosen. The show features all different types of artistic interpretations, mediums and the creative diversity. Through April 14.

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Photos courtesy of Glenna Jennings, 2012.

Tristan Shone playing his drone machines

New Music for a New Era

Machine man, Tristan Shone’s Author and Punisher plays music from the future by Joseph Schafer Tristan Shone is more than a completely unique musician: he also leads a double life. By day, he works at the National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research in San Diego, California. But at night, he is a one-man band named Author and Punisher. Shone plays truly modern music, a blend of industrial electronic with hard-rock rhythms. But he doesn’t just write his own music — he invents his own instruments, part sculpture and part machine. When Shone plays, he looks and sounds like a fusion of man and device. The Terminator would likely listen to Author and Punisher for fun.

Technology Making Music

Technology and music each held central, but separate, places in Shone’s life from a young age. The artist spent his high school days in New Hampshire either in “geek clubs” (as he calls them) designing gadgets for science competitions, or playing the piano. After that, he learned to design circuits and machine parts in pursuit of his mechanical engineering degree. Shone was already making music with a guitar and laptop before he made his first instrument. “I wanted more control of the sound live […] I went back to graduate school about 9 years ago and I decided that I could make interfaces for sound that felt and worked much better than those that were otherwise available. I made the throttles and then the drone machines.” Every one of his instruments is a unique piece of functional art that works with his body. Digital masks distort his voice, while the aforementioned throttles fit over his arms, acting as percussion instruments that move like pistons. An added bonus of Shone’s instruments:

they look freaking cool. “I pay attention to how my body plays in, and the aesthetics of the interplay, but only in relation to how it affects the sound. Mainly I focus on how to most effectively interact with the sound on the computer.”

Creating New Instruments

He designs and constructs a new batch of instruments every few years. Each individual device costs between four and five thousand dollars for him to make, but they let him make electronic music in a natural way. Shone will play music from Ursus Americanus, the latest Author and Punisher record on his upcoming tour with a pair of hard rock bands. It’s an uneasy fit, but there are no obvious tour mates for Author and Punisher, which may work to Shone’s advantage. “I think it helps that when I tour I try to mix up my shows to include all sorts of venues and styles of musicians. In Europe I play with breakcore and dub bands, in the US I get paired with noise or doom bands.” The music sits in the twilight zone, not only between electronic music and rock, but between popular music and performance art. Shone finds that gray areas suit him just fine. “It’s fun working there, because I don’t always play metal shows in dive bars and I don’t always play Friday night art walks with wine and cheese.” WANT MORE? Read the full interview on our website: Author and Punsiher will play at Mickey Finn’s, 602 Lagrange St., with Encrust and A Life Once Lost on Thursday, March 21 at 7pm. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. 419-246-3466.

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wed, mar 13 Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop

Bar 145: Captain Sweet Shoes Frankie’s Inner City: Gabriel The Machine


Degage Jazz Café: Gene Parker Aqua Lounge @ Grand Plaza: It’s Irish

Acoustic, Folk, & Ethnic Potbelly: Don Coats Ye Olde Durty Bird: Kyle White Manhattan’s: Mike Corwin

Country & Bluegrass The Library Bar: Country Night


Mickey Finn’s Pub: Open Mic Mulvaney’s Bunker: Karaoke Mutz Pub (at the Oliver House): Open Mic Manhattan’s: Open Mic Bier Stube: Karaoke

THU, MAR 14 Acoustic, Folk, & Ethnic

Rosie’s Italian Grille: Don and Rachel Coats The Bronze Boar: Open Mic w/ Steve Kennedy Papa’s Tavern: Bobby May & Frankie May and Friends Ye Olde Durty Bird: Ronn Daniels The Blarney Irish Pub: Steve Kennedy BGumps 101: Chris Shutters Irish Eyes Heavenly Pub: Dick McCarthy Swig: Jeff Stewart Danny’s Cafe: A Band and Gypsies

Jazz, Blues, & R&B

Mickey Finns: Blues Control, Bikini Babes

Longhorn Saloon: Jam Session Manhattan’s: Quick Trio DeGage Jazz Cafe: Will DeYoung

Dance & Techno

The Distillery: DJ Mark EP The Rocket Bar: College Night w/ DJ Manny The Library Bar: DJ BliZARD & Friends Parkway Sports Bar: DJ Wolfman


Mutz Pub (at the Oliver House): Karaoke Bier Stube: Karaoke

FRI, MAr 15 Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop

Wesley’s: Old School Fridays BGumps 101: The Dan And Don Show Bar 145: Tricky Dicks And The Cover-Ups H Lounge @ Hollywood Casino: Dave Carpenter And The Jaeglers Tequila Sheila’s: Shaun Blazsek The Blarney Irish Pub: The Bridges The Village Idiot: Boogaloosa Prayer Holiday Inn French Quarter: Breaking Ground The Distillery: Venyx

ACOUSTIC, FOLK & ETHNIC Rosie’s Italian Grille: Mitch Kahl Potbelly: Jaime Mills Table Forty 4: Kyle White Ye Olde Durty Bird: Acoustic Beatles Tribute W/ Elixer Irish Eyes Heavenly Pub: Extra Stout Swig: Meaghan Roberts


One2 Lounge @ Treo: Microphonics The Bronze Boar: Last Born Sons Manhattan’s: Allen Smith And The Blues All Stars Degage Jazz Cafe: Lori LeFevre-Johnson

Franciscan Center: Night Session Big Band

Country & Bluegrass

Hazard County: Haywire BGSU Ballroom: The Wayfarers, Toledo Symphony Orchestra String Quartet

Swig: Jason LaPorte, Old State Line And Jeff Stewart & The 25s Tequila Sheila’s: Christopher Bradon The Distillery: Venyx

Parkway Sports Bar: DJ Big Rube

Black Kite Coffee & Pies: Russel Martin And Billy Hanway Table Forty 4: Jean Ra Ties Ye Olde Durty Bird: Barile-May Manhattan’s: Raq The Casbah

Classical & Spiritual

Jazz, Blues, & R&B

Dance & Techno

Stranahan Theater: Sandi Patty, Larnelle Harris, & Dino


Bier Stube: Karaoke

SAT, MAR 16 Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop

The Library Bar: Old School Saturday Night Irish Eyes Heavenly Pub: Thirsty Houligans Headliners: The Shame Game, Hour 24, Tropic Bombs, Earth Below Us, Donovan Black adn Illumira, Fail & Deliver, Siklid Tequila Sheila’s: Maximum Exposure Showcase Bar 145: A Thousand Julys Fat Fish Blue: Four Twenty Seven The Longhorn Saloon: The Funkin Wagnalls The Bronze Boar: Joe Woods Trio H Lounge @ Hollywood Casino: The Persuasion Band Frankie’s Inner City: Mobile Deathcamp, Downspeed, Parallax, BathHouseBetty The Blarney Irish Pub: Arctic Clam Cheers Sports Eatery: Chris Shutters Band Village Inn: Blue Kazoo Mickey Finn’s: Ryan Waldie Holiday Inn French Quarter: Breaking Ground Doc Watson’s: Radical Groove


One2 Lounge @ Treo: Post Modern Blues Band BGumps 101: Isis Williams Rosie’s Italian Grille: The Skip Turner Band Degage Jazz Cafe: Lori LeFevre-Johnson

Country & Bluegrass

Glass City Cafe: Americana Breakfast w/ Tim Oehlers & Mark Gramza The Village Idiot: Kentucky Chrome Hazard County: Haywire

Classical & Spiritual Franciscan Center: Mozart’s Linz Symphony

Dance & Techno

Mutz Pub (at the Oliver House): DJ Nate Mattimoe Parkway Sports Bar: DJ DRE Icons: DJ Smitty


Call For Cover bands!

Bar 145 / Deadline: Monday, March 18 Bar 145 is looking for 18 cover bands to compete in it’s inagural Battle of the Bands competition. The Toledo location and the new Kent, OH Bar 145 will each play host. Starting April 7, three bands will compete every Sunday, with the winners returning for a semi-final bash May 19 & 26 and location finals on June 2. The grand finale will feature the two location winners on June 9 at Mr. Ed’s in Put-in-Bay. Location winners will earn a professional photo shoot, promotions and two guaranteed bookings at Bar 145. The grand prize-winning band will be awarded a $1000 cash prize, guaranteed four paid bookings at both locations and a weekend booking at Put-in-Bay!. Bands must enter by 4pm on Monday, March 18. Applications are available in at each location or online. Bar 145, 5305 Monroe St. 419-593-0073.—JG

Bier Stube: Karaoke

SUN, MAR 17 Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop

Irish Eyes Heavenly Pub: The Bridges BGumps 101: The Dan And Don Show Fat Fish Blue: Four Twenty Seven Village Inn: Mt. Fuji & The Eruptions Tequila Sheila’s: St. Patty’s Punk Rock Party W/ Matt Toepfer

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Acoustic, Folk, & Ethnic

Country & Bluegrass

Oarhouse: Bobby May & Jon Barile Black Kite Coffee & Pies: Matt Taylor And Kristian Vaculik Ye Olde Durty Bird: John Barile

The Blarney Irish Pub: Dragon Wagon, The Bloody Truth Doc Watson’s: DFR Hazard County: Kentucky Chrome

Jazz, Blues, & R&B

Classical & Spiritual

Village Idiot: Bob Rex Trio, Dooley Wilson

Way Public Library: BGSU String Quartet

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The Library Bar: Country Night

Jazz, Blues, & R&B

Mickey Finns: A Life Once Lost, Author & Punisher, Encrust Cla-Zel: Kitty Glitter, City of Kings, Matt Truman Ego Trip, Gold The Village Idiot: The Zimmerman Twins

Crystal’s Lounge @ Ramada Inn Ballroom: UT Jazz Night

TUE, MAR 19 Acoustic, Folk, & Ethnic

Sundown Cantina: Jaime Mills Potbelly: Tom Drummonds Village Idiot: Bobby May & Jon Barile

Headliner’s / Saturday, March 16

Kings Of Rock and Innovation Concerts have teamed up to bring Toledo the ‘Road to Rockapalooza,’ a battle of the bands at Headliners on March 16th. Seven local groups will compete for a chance to play Rockapalooza in Jackson, Michigan, featuring major rock draws like Candlebox, Saliva, Taproot, Mushroomhead and many more. The event will showcase The Shame Game, Hour 24, Tropic Bombs, Earth Below Us, Donovan Black and Illumira, Fail & Deliver and Siklid. Afterwards, the audience will vote on their favorite band and a winner will be announced. 6pm. $8 advance / $10 door. Headliners, 4500 N. Detroit Ave. 419-693-5300.—GMK Continued from pg. 25 Dance & Techno Icons: DJ Adubb


MON, MAR 18 Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop

Rocket Bar: Bam Margera & F@ck Face Unstoppable

THU, MAr 21 Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop

Acoustic, Folk, & Ethnic

Trotter’s Tavern: Jeff McDonald’s Big Band All-Stars Manhattan’s: Blues Jam With Jeff Williams Basin Street Grille: Tom Turner & Slowburn Trio Jam Bar 145: Dick Lange Trio

Rosie’s Italian Grille: Don and Rachel Coats Papa’s Tavern: Bobby May & Frankie May and Friends The Bronze Boar: Open Mic w/ Steve Kennedy Ye Olde Durty Bird: Kristi Gilson Irish Eyes Heavenly Pub: Jaime Mills Swig: Jason Slone Danny’s Cafe: A Band and Gypsies

Dance & Techno

Jazz, Blues, & R&B

Jazz, Blues, & R&B

Road to Rockapalooza

Country & Bluegrass

Village Idiot: Frankie May and Friends The Bronze Boar: Open Mic w/ Joe Woods

The Library Bar: DJ Preston Prescott

wed, MAR 20 Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop

Mickey Finns: The Icarus Account, Daytrip, Joe Woods and Joshua King Frankie’s Inner City: Golden State Ye Olde Durty Bird: The Eight-Fifteens


Degage Jazz Café: Gene Parker Aqua Lounge @ Best Western Premier: Turner Organ Trio

Acoustic, Folk, & Ethnic Potbelly: Don Coats Manhattan’s: Chris Knopp

Mountain Goats “ Transcendental Youth” The Mountain Goats have never released a CD’s worth o’ toonz that didn’t have its moment(s) of sheer genius intensity. John Darnielle writes extremely smart songs that are reminiscent of being strapped to the hood of a car going 90 mph. Often when he sings, it sounds as though he’s being chased down the street. But it’s not all about the velocity. Darnielle’s songs are exceedingly wellcrafted, drenched in rich metaphors and imagery with a very astute touch for instrumentation. It’s too bad the ‘Goats are one o’ those bands nobody’s ever heard of.—SJA

Check out the video for “Cry For Judas”:

Longhorn Saloon: Jam Session Manhattan’s: Zac Kruez Trio Degage Jazz Café: Michael Peslikis

Dance & Techno

The Distillery: DJ Mark EP The Rocket Bar: College Night w/ DJ Manny The Library Bar: DJ BliZARD & Friends Parkway Sports Bar: DJ Wolfman

FRI, MAR 22 Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop

Wesley’s: Old School Fridays Huntington Center: Kid Rock Irish Eyes Heavenly Pub: Blue Kazoo One2 Lounge @ Treo: Stonehouse

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Table Forty 4: Distant Cousinz Bar 145: Dirty Little Rock Stars The Bronze Boar: Crucial 420 Icons: Swagg w/ DJ Smitty H Lounge @ Hollywood Casino: Risque Swig: Kristi And The Dudes The Distillery: Bush League Frankie’s Inner City: Close To Home Holiday Inn French Quarter: The Late Show Ottawa Tavern: The Dewdroppers

Ye Olde Durty Bird: Dan Stewart & Frank May The Village Idiot: Bobby May


Classical & Spritual

Rosie’s Italian Grille: Mitch Kahl Potbelly: Jaime Mills

Jazz, Blues, & R&B

Manhattan’s: Frostbite Mancy’s Italian: Skip Turner Band Degage Jazz Cafe: Alexander Zonjic

Dance & Techno

Parkway Sports Bar: DJ Big Rube

TMA Peristyle Theater: Schubert’s Great Symphony

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‘Lil’ Ed Williams

BGumps 101 Restaurant & Lounge / Sunday, March 24th Chicago-born slide guitar virtouso ‘Lil’ Ed Williams’ is known for his rough-edged yet danceable interpretation of the blues which propelled his group from a small bar act to one of America’s premier party bands in the late 1970s and 80s. Williams travels to Toledo for a special performance of acrobatic slide guitar as a guest of the Black Swamp Blues Society. Backed by his tight band ‘The Blues Imperials’ (whose members include Williams’s half-brother James ‘Pookie’ Young on bass), Lil’ Ed has performed for decades while continuing to write new material and improve his dynamic technique. $16 BSBS members / $18 nonmembers. 5pm doors; 6pm show. BGumps 101 Restaurant & Lounge, 5147 Main St. Sylvania. 419-517-2199.—GMK


Country & Bluegrass

Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop

The Library Bar: Old School Saturday Night Mickey Finn’s: Demonshifter, Buried But Breathing, Truth Ascension, Animation of Instinct Irish Eyes Heavenly Pub: Blue Kazoo Table Forty 4: Jeff Stewart And The 25’s Bar 145: Arctic Clam Icons: The Websters The Distillery: Bush League H Lounge @ Hollywood: Sierra Shame Tequila Sheila’s: Clifton Smith Hip Hop Experience The Blarney Irish Pub: Last Call Heroes Frankie’s Inner City: Professor The Village Idiot: Reese Dailey Band Swig: Gingerlove Village Inn: High Mileage Holiday Inn French Quarter: The Late Show Tequila Sheila’s: Clifton Smith

Acoustic, Folk, & Ethnic Ye Olde Durty Bird: Kyle White Manhattan’s: John Barile And Bobby May Wesley’s: Lucian Townes, Sarah Donnley Band

Jazz, Blues, & R&B

BGumps 101: Swingmania, Anna Givens One2 Lounge @ Treo: New Orleans Party Asylum Degage Jazz Cafe: Alexander Zonjic

Dance & Techno

Mutz Pub (at the Oliver House): DJ Nate Mattimoe 1

Glass City Cafe: Bluegrass Breakfast w/ The Blowing Grains The Bronze Boar: Decent Folk

Classical & Spiritual TMA Peristyle Theater: Schubert’s Great Symphony

SUN, MAR 24 Jazz, Blues, & R&B

Village Idiot: Bob Rex Trio, Dooley Wilson BGumps101: ‘Lil’ Ed Williams

Classical & Spiritual

Toledo Museum of Art: Great Performances In The Great Gallery: UT Students: Music For Two Pianos

Acoustic, Folk, & Ethnic Oarhouse: Bobby May & Jon Barile Village Inn: Pikasso

MON, MAR 25 Acoustic, Folk, & Ethnic

Village Idiot: Frankie May & Friends The Bronze Boar: Open Mic w/ Joe Woods

Jazz, Blues, & R&B

Crystal’s Lounge @ Ramada Inn Ballroom: UT Jazz Night


Jazz, Blues, & R&B

Trotter’s Tavern: Jeff McDonald’s Big Band All-Stars Manhattan’s: Blues Jam With Jeff Williams Basin Street Grille: Tom Turner & Slowburn Trio Jam Bar 145: The Silverback’s Trio

Dance & Techno

The Library Bar: DJ Preston Prescott

wed, MAR 27 Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop Mickey Finn’s: Native


Degage Jazz Café: Gene Parker

Acoustic, Folk, & Ethnic Potbelly: Don Coats Ye Olde Durty Bird: Dan Stewart & Frank May Manhattan’s: Barefoot & Dorsey

Country & Bluegrass The Library Bar: Country Night


Mickey Finn’s Pub: Open Mic Mulvaney’s Bunker: Karaoke Mutz Pub (at the Oliver House): Open Mic Manhattan’s: Open Mic Bier Stube: Karaoke

Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop Mickey Finn’s: The Chariot, Goodbye Blue Skies

Acoustic, Folk, & Ethnic

Sundown Cantina: Jaime Mills Potbelly: Tom Drummonds Village Idiot: Bobby May & Jon Barile

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March 13 • March 26

St. Patty’s Day GUIDE TCP scanned the area for some of the coolest St. Patty’s Day events. Remember to be safe, utilize one of Toledo’s fine taxi services if need be and, of course, have fun!

Toledo Area Soccer Association’s Annual Pub Crawl Various Locations / Sunday, March 17

Watch out Toledo, St. Patrick’s Day is almost here. Celebrate being Irish (if only for a day) with the Toledo Area Soccer Association’s Annual Pub Crawl — a full day of libations, socializing and great food. Busses will stop at 11 different bars throughout the day every 20 to 30 minutes to pick up and drop off revelers. The pubs will feature great St. Patty’s specials and live entertainment. The bar crawl itinerary includes Irish Eyes Heavenly Tavern, the Claddagh, Paddy Jack’s, Mickey Finn’s, Bier Stube, The Pour House, O.B.’s Tavern, Ye Olde Cock n’ Bull, Shawn’s Irish Tavern, The Bronze Boar and Mutz at the Oliver House. With the first and last stops at Claddagh in Westfield Franklin Park, it will be easy to park a car at the mall and then enjoy the rest of the day hopping (or crawling) from bar to bar. Last pickup is at 9:30pm, so don’t be the last one on the bus! 9:30am. $20. The Claddagh, 5001 Monroe St.—GMK fri 3.15 Star Bar 5215 Monroe St. 419-724-7901

Dj Matt Lewis and Toledo Sexiest Waitstaff kick off the weekend with a St. Patty’s Day Jigg. Expect a delicious jiggs dinner, a “green surprise” and tons of green beer, 9:30pm2:30am.

fri-sun 3.153.17 Hazard County 2640 W. Laskey Rd. 419-475-2714

This Irish hoedown features the tunes of Haywire Friday & Saturday, and Kentucky Chrome Sunday with $1 green beer!

sat 3.16 Degage Cafe & Express

301 River Rd., Maumee. 419-794-8456

Enjoy great Irish fare all day including green beer 11am to close, and stay for a performance by Lori LeFevre-Johnson. Continued on page 30

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The Attic

1701 Adams St. 419-243-5350.

Enjoy a jiggs dinner all weekend long as well as green local beer. Magician Martin Jarret will be performing walk-around magic from 7-9pm and the Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey Girls will be partying it up at 10pm.

Swig 219 Louisiana Ave., Perrysburg. 419-873-6223.

Prepare for St. Patty’s a day early starting with an authentic Irish breakfast from 6am-10am. Throughout the day catch live music from Jason LaPorte, Old State Line and Jeff Stewart and the 25’s.

sat & sun 3.16 & 17 The Blarney Irish Pub 601 Monroe St. 419-418-2339

The Shamrockin’ starts in the party tent on Saturday from 5pm-1am with Arctic Clam playing at 8pm. Sunday opens at 7am with bagpipers, contests, photo booth and giveaways throughout the day


and live musci from Dragon Wagon at 12pm, Bloody Tinth at 4;30pm and Noise Pollution at 9pm.

Manhattan’s 1516 Adams St. 419-243-6675.

On Saturday jiggs dinner will be served all day and Raq the Casbah plays Irish tunes starting at 9pm. On Sunday come out for a special Irish brunch with Live Radio Remote.

sun 3.17 Doc Watson’s 1515 South Byrne Rd. 419-389-6003.

Start the day off right and come for green eggs and ham. Doors open at 6am! DFR will play some tunes from 1-5pm.

Bar 145 5305 Monroe St. 419-593-0073

Guiness sponsors this all day bash with Mike “Mad Dog” Adams playing at 3pm and Flabango Nation getting it started at 9pm. Also, don’t miss an appearance of a real live leprechaun from 4-6pm. $5.

The Distillery 4311 Heatherdowns Blvd. 419-382-1444.

Kegs and Eggs begins at 9am with live entertainment by The Eight Fifteens from 12-4pm, Arctic Clam and DJ Brandon from 8:30pm-close.

Bretz 2012 Adams St. 419-243-1900.

Chase the rainbow as Bretz gives away a pot of gold ($1 coins!) starting at 3pm and DJ 3PM will entertain until 2:30am. $5 cover.

Arnie’s Toledo 3332 W Central Ave. 419-517-6037.

Besides drink specials and DJ Avalance, there will be magicians, a dunk tank with a leprechaun and picture booth.

Village Idiot 309 Conant St., Maumee 419-893-7281 The Thirsty Houligans will keep the atmosphere rowdy!

wednesday 13 [ education ] Brown Bag Series: Sport Policy Transformation: Inclusion of Transgender and Intersex Athletes - Every Wednesday bring a lunch (or not), and come for enlightening presentations. In recognition of Women’s History Month, Dr. Vikki Krane, Human Movement, Sport, and Leisure Studies presents Sport Policy Transformation: Inclusion of Transgender and Intersex Athletes.12-1pm. The Women’s Center @ BGSU, 107 Hanna Hall, Bowling Green. 419-372-7227.

thursday 14 [ education ] Wolcott House Museum Guild Historical Lectures - Enjoy the free Wolcott House Museum Guild Historical Lecture Series on Thursdays in February and March. This week’s program is The Border War -- Toledo, OH or Toledo, MI? 10am12pm. Maumee Branch Library, 501 River Rd., Maumee. 419-259-5360.

[ comedy ] Dave Landau - With hilarious face-paced jokes combined with a laid back style Dave Landau has an act you’re sure to enjoy. Thurs., 8pm; Fri. & Sat., 8pm & 10:30pm. $8. Connxtions Comedy Club, 5319 Heatherdowns. 419-867-9041. Jim Norton - Best known for his unique point of view and outspoken humor, Jim Norton is currently touring the country performing in front of sold-out crowds both individually and as part of his new venture, The Anti Social Network. Thurs., 7pm; Fri., 8pm & 10:30pm; Sat., 7pm & 10pm. $20. Funnybone @ Fat Fish Blue, 6140 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. 419-931-3474.

March 13 • March 26

friday 15 [ education ] Stealing the Past: Collectors and Museums in the 21st Century - The local chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America, presents a lecture by Dr. Richard Leventhal, Professor of Anthropology and Penn Museum Curator at the University of Pennsylvania. Cultural heritage from less economically and politically powerful countries is slowly being looted from their archaeological sites. The speaker will explore the relationship between professional researchers and the communities in which they work, as well as that of museums and the countries in which they are located. 7:30pm. Free. University of Toledo Center for the Visual Arts, 620 Grove Place. 419-530-2193.

saturday 16 [ festival ] Irish Dance Family Day - Have you ever wondered why Irish dancers dance with their arms down by their sides? Come learn about Irish dance history, music, dances, and dance costumes from instructor Molly Kujawa. You will also get a chance to learn a great Ceili (group) dance that is fun for the whole family. Registration required. 10-11am. Sanger Branch Library, 3030 West Central Ave. 419-259-5370.

[ education ] Travel Circle: Japan, Temples, Shrines, Mountains and Seashore - Each week features an exciting, new world travel destination. Spend an afternoon with Maumee Valley Adventurers. Hike or ski at 1pm, weather permitting. At 2:15pm, enjoy a slide show presented by Diane DeYonker and Jim Hawkins. 1pm. Oak Openings Preserve, 4139 Girdham Rd., Swanton. 419-407-9700.

tuesday 19 [ education ] Topical Tuesdays: The Asian Carp Situation in the Great Lakes - The Perrysburg League of Women Voters welcome Sandy Bihn, clean waterways advocate and Western Lake Erie Waterkeeper. In her talk, Ms. Bihn will describe the problems associated with the introduction of Asian Carp into the waterways and the need for a permanent solution. She will also address the role of climate change in the dropping water level of Lake Erie. Refreshments will be served. 7pm. Free. Way Public Library, 101 E Indiana Ave, Perrysburg. 419-874-3135.

wednesday 20 [ poetry ] The Almeda Street Poets - This charity poetry event will feature a variety of spoken word artists as well as an open mic session to benefit the Cherry Street Mission. 7-9pm. The Attic on Adams, 1701 Adams St. 419-309-7507.

[ miscellaneous ] Purse Love Event - Grab a gal and come out for an evening of purses, belts, bags, make-up, jewelry and more! Featuring the latest looks from Purse Love and JBS Jewelry Designs. Also make-up consults and color-matching are offered. RSVP required. 5-8:30pm. Refresh Center for Wellness & Cosmetic Therapy, 4026 Secor Rd. 419-474-6400 .

[ education ] Brown Bag Series: Re-thinking the ‘Third’ Option: Adoption, Birthmothers and the Politics of Choice - Every Wednesday bring a lunch (or not), and come for enlightening presentations. In recognition of Women’s History Month, Kate Livingston, The Ohio State University presents Rethinking the “Third” Option: Adoption, Birthmothers and the Politics of Choice. 12-1pm. The Women’s Center @ BGSU, 107 Hanna Hall, Bowling Green. 419-372-7227.

thursday 21 [ miscellaneous ] 62nd Annual Zenobia Shrine Circus - It’s the return of the 62nd annual Zenobia Shrine Circus! This is a Circus like no other with dazzling acts such as the Performing Bruins, Kambarova Horseback Troupe and Death Defying Trapese Performances! Thursday, 6:30pm; Friday, 10:30am & 6:30pm; Saturday, 10:30am, 2pm & 7pm; Sunday, 1pm & 5pm. $15-$41.40. Seagate Convention Centre , 401 Jefferson. 419-255-3300.

roadtrip — Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti thursday 14

Telling Our Own Story: The Complexity of Arab American Identity Representation 6:30-8pm. Free. UM Rackham Building, 915 E. Washington St. 734-936-6678.

This presentation will use examples from the Arab American National Museum to explore how ethnic museums can foster community collaborations, particularly by using interactive exhibits, and how such museums combine scholarly work and individual narratives of community members into exhibits that make the information accessible to a wide audience.

thursday - sunday 14-17 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Thurs.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 2pm. $9-$22. Arthur Miller Theater, 1226 Murfin St. 734-647-3327.

The Ann Arbor Civic Theater presents Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, a tale of thwarted longing, spurned love and one very dysfunctional family. Maggie “The Cat” is determined to woo back the love

of her husband while her family members expose their untruthfulness. This Southern Gothic masterpiece is arguably Tennessee Williams’ finest work.

saturday 16

Yo-Yo Ma And The Silk Road Ensemble

8pm. $20-$150. Hill Auditorium, 825 North University Ave. 734-763-3333.

Founded by Yo-Yo Ma in 1998, the collective is drawn from internationally renowned musicians who share traditions from various cultures and develop and perform new music and multimedia pieces, exploring and expanding contemporary music crossroads.

saturday 23

The Steel Wheels 8pm. $15. The Ark, 316 S. Main St. 734-761-1818.

On the road and in the studio, these guys tap into Americana traditions and creating fresh-sounding acoustic fervor.

For more events around Ann Arbor check out the! Or pick up a copy of our sister publication, Current Magazine at various local businesses, bars and restaurants, galleries & salons all over the metro Toledo area.

[ comedy ]

[ education ]

Ron Feingold - Performing parodies, impressions and funny songs along with his stand-up comedy, Ron Feingold's show has a little bit of everything! Thurs., 8pm; Fri. & Sat., 8pm & 10:30pm. $8-$15. Connxtions Comedy Club, 5319 Heatherdowns.419-867-9041.

Travel Circle: Kenya - Each week features an exciting, new world travel destination. Spend an afternoon with Maumee Valley Adventurers. Hike or ski at 1pm, weather permitting. At 2:15pm, enjoy a slide show presented by Mindy Cross. 1pm. Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave. 419-407-9700.

saturday 23

saturday & sunday 23-24 Ann Arbor City Club Annual Flea Market

Sat., 9am-4pm; Sun., 12-4pm. Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw Ave. 734-662-3279.

Browse everything from antiques, collectibles, art, to electronics, jewelry and so much more. There’ll also be homemade treats at the Chocolate Boutique on site.

friday 29

With my iPhone and Eye

7-9pm. Free. Washington Street Gallery, 306 S. Main St. 734-761-2287.

Nina Hauser has blended traditional photography with fine art for some time. She has touched upon many subjects—from landscapes, to the world as seen by her dog, Theo. Her newest exhibit covers what she calls hybrid photography. Exhibit runs through Sunday, May 5.

wednesday 27 [ outdoors ] Full Moon Walk - The full moon sheds all the light needed on this special, naturalist-led night hike. Track nocturnal wildlife, call owls and gaze at a sky full of stars. No dogs permitted. Registration required. 7:30pm. Oak Openings Preserve , 4139 Girdham Rd., Swanton. 419-407-9700.

[ miscellaneous ] “Showcase Sylvania” Business Expo - Over 160 area businesses will be on hand to showcase a variety of services and products. Also, ProMedica will offer some free health screenings. The Taste of Sylvania will highlight local restaurants and offer fresh ideas for entertaining, dinner and healthy alternatives meals. There is a children’s area, and entertainment will be provided by America’s Pride, Jean Holden, Inspire Dancers, Twirling Stars, El Corazon de Mexico and more. 9am-3pm. Sylvania Sports & Exhibition Center at Tam-O-Shanter, 7060 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania.

[ benefit ] March Madness Monte Carlo Night - Help support SUA athletics with an evening of NCAA basketball, gaming and grazing. Admission includes one free $10 raffle ticket. Grand Prize is $1,000! 6:30pm-12am. St. Ursula Academy, 4025 Indian Rd. $35 person / $500 Sponsorship includes 10 admission tix & 10 raffle tix.

March 13 • March 26



Hoop happy

Recapturing childhood fitness routines may be a more realistic (and enjoyable) goal than waking up at dawn to plod on the treadmill. That’s what Jan Dolgin discovered when she found hula hoop training. The local personal trainer offers hula hoop fitness classes the first Tuesday of every month at Paulette’s Studio of Dance or by private appointment. “It’s such a fun workout,” Dolgin says. “You burn lots of calories — people don’t realize, [it burns] 400 to 600 calories an hour.” Participants stretch, then practice a series of hula hoop moves for their waist, arms and legs, feeling the burn of an aerobic workout while they improve their coordination. The main objective? Fun. “I always tell people the first rule of hula hooping is smiling and laughing,” Dolgin says. The studio class starts at 7:15 pm and costs $8 per person. 4853 Monroe St. Visit the Facebook page Hoop it Up!, call 419-283-1105 or email for more information. —AO

health and wellness events sat16

Holistic Fair - Noted local astrologers and psychics will be on hand to provide insight and to answer questions. Featured at the fair will be Janet Amid, Linda Dix, Sharon Williams, Christina Haar, Michael Schmaus and Radko. Adam Wcislek will be doing Native flute readings and Anne Clevenger can provide information about past lives with her past life drawings. Also learn the alternative healing techniques of Rife Healing and Healing Angel Blessings. Vendors will also be offering a variety of items including jewelry, Iridology, foot detox and trading post-style items such as furs, knives, crystals and some unique rare items. 10am-4pm. $4. Common Space, 1700 N. Reynolds Rd.

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Spring Break Massage Benefit - After a long, grey, cold winter and a season of record ‘flu,’ spring ahead with warm stones, nutritive oils and acupuncture points to help support the body. The benefits of this treatment include a boost to the immune system, increased quality of sleep, restoration of energy and deep relaxation. Over 50% of the proceeds support programs for cancer survivors. Oncology Care Specialists, LLC is a newly formed non-profit organization offering services to those diagnosed with cancer, both currently in treatment and those on the road to recovery, on a sliding fee scale based on need. Harmony in Life, 5747 Main St., Sylvania. 419-450-4940.

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March 13 • March 26

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March 13 • March 26


ARIES (March 21-April 19) Mars in

your sign acts like a cattle prod speeding you up. There is at least one party on the 15th and 16th. Celebrate also on the 17th at 4:03 pm when Mercury goes direct. Happy birthday to you on the 20th.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) At noon on

the 15th you eat, sleep, and think of all the St. Patrick’s Day parties coming for the weekend. Venus enters Aries the 21st, so you make plans for Easter. Shop the 23rd for eggs to color and supplies to make candy. Finish by Palm Sunday.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) You have

recovered from the time change. A party the 16th is fun, as is one on the 17th. Mercury goes direct the 17th, so you have two reasons to celebrate. Venus brings calls from on friends and family the 21st.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) You have

decided to entertain for St. Patrick’s Day. Make green snacks and decorations. You are even more popular the 21st. On Palm Sunday you realize you have only one week to make goodies to fill your Easter Basket.

LEO (July 23-August 22) There are

parties the 16th and 17th and you go to several. The 20th the sun moves into position to give you tons of energy. You are getting excited about Easter. Shop for a special outfit the 25th and find the perfect look.

VIRGO (August 23-September 22)

You worry a bit about money the 13th. Plan a special party to start at 4:03 pm St. Patrick’s Day, when Mercury goes direct. The spring equinox the 20th energizes you. Get busy coloring eggs and making candy.

LIBRA (September 23-October 22)

Help organize the parties on the 15th, 16th and 17th for St. Patrick’s Day. You need a jump start the 18th. On the 20th the sun enters your seventh house and Jupiter aligns with Mars. Your relationships flourish.

SCORPIO (October 23-November 21)

Someone new comes into your life on the 15th. That weekend is filled with St. Patrick’s Day parties. You think about a career or job change the 20th and 21st. Plan a spring break to start the 22nd and end after Easter.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 20) Put on your green sweater

the 15th and wear it until bedtime the 17th. You feel like a new person. Your love life improves the 21st. On the 22nd start to design and create original Easter gifts.

CAPRICORN (December 21-January 19) You select a special party the 16th

or 17th to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Mercury goes direct at 4:03 pm the 17th, lifting a great load from your shoulders. Schedule tax preparation time the week of the 25th.

AQUARIUS (January 20-February 18) You are popular and get lots of party

invitations for St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Go to all of them. Then settle down the week of the 18th to take care of money issues. Make travel plans for the Easter holiday.

PISCES (February 19-March 20)

Make your plans to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day early because Mercury doesn’t go direct until the 17th. On the 20th and 21st the Sun and Venus help the money to roll in. Plan for a special Easter vacation. New York?

Sue Lovett is available for personal astrology readings and private parties. Visit her on the Web at or call her at 419-474-6399.


They are psychic and absorb the feelings and thoughts of everyone around them, so they need to avoid interacting with depressed or unstable people. Examples are Texas Governor Rick Perry and Carrie Underwood. Locally Barbara Hendel, society editor for The Blade, and Kristin Emery, a former meteorologist for Channel 13, are Pisces.


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There are twice the reasons to celebrate on March 17th. Mercury goes direct and it’s St. Patrick’s Day. The sun and Venus both move into the lively sign of Aries and it is Palm Sunday.— BY SUE LOVETT

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Kitchy Jokes Across 1. Broadcasts, as seeds 5. Big initials in conspiracy theories 8. Federico Fellini’s birthplace 14. Rhyme scheme at the beginning of “Can’t Knock the Hustle” 15. Mighty long time 16. Encourages with chicken taunts, say 17. Chef’s note-toself after dispensing soup with a measuring cup? 19. Left by someone 20. Economic bloc headquartered in Indonesia 21. One-named singer with “Die Young” 23. Shifty 24. Holy lecture 26. Braxton of Billboard 28. Platonic utensil that clashes with the other utensils? 34. Relieve oneself 36. How insistent sentences might be typed 37. It falls in winter 38. “Apocalypto” person 40. Coworkers of RNs 41. ___ voce (quietly) 42. Sizes above meds. 43. With everything, say 45. Lady octopus 46. Dishware emblazoned with the Ten Commandments? 49. “Master and Margarita” locale 50. Portmanteau in pitching 53. Inflationary meas. 56. Disease named after a Congolese river 59. How sun-dried tomatoes might be packed 60. Naked Lady 62. Cookware gorgeously adorned? 64. Major event in golf or tennis 65. Pooh-poohing word 66. Move, to a Realtor 67. Where one might hear a mazurka 68. Placeholder in a bracket 69. “Think of it ___ investment” Down 1. Viking stories 2. Really moving the needle, in a way 3. It’s read for flow

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4. Vito’s Pizza meat 5. A Clampett 6. Ordinary people 7. Bender one might go on before getting engaged? 8. Cinnamon candy 9. Cold-blooded, scaly vegetarian 10. “2001: A Space Odyssey” studio 11. Businesses that sprang up in the ‘90s 12. Liam’s brother in Oasis 13. “Last Crusade” protagonist, casually 18. Having nothing to breathe 22. Rises to the challenge 25. Three-time all-star reliever Robb 27. “In that event ...” 29. U.S. transit system that spans two states and a district 30. In a crazy way 31. About to fall 32. Uncritical learning style 33. Name that would be super easy to clue if this puzzle were in Korean 34. Hold from the top, as a basketball 35. Big name in golf carts 39. Bible study 101 guy 41. Preserve hermetically, as flavor 43. Break up 44. Sizes above 42-Across 47. Lame, with an accompanying hand gesture 48. Reindeer’s biome 51. John Cale’s instrument 52. 57-Down advocate John 53. PC key near “home” 54. Just meh 55. “The Voice” alternative, briefly 57. Queer initialism 58. Like Steve Jobs, partly 61. Maumee Bay brew 63. “Puzzle solved”


photos by Christine Senack

Andre’ DuBois, stylist

Simply the best

The Yark Auto champs strike a pose, from left — Meg Corley, Warren Vess, Megan Brown and Peter Cottingham

Photo and Interview by Alia Orra

With the festivity’s boxing theme in full swing, Toledo’s “knockouts” — voted by thousands of City Paper readers as the best in their respective fields — partied together at our annual Best of Toledo party on March 1 at The Premier Catering and Banquet Center.

DuBois is deft at combining thrift-store finds from different eras and making them his own. We chatted with the Monroe, Michigan resident about his love of consignment shops, being called a ‘pretty boy’ as a kid, and a past affinity for MC Hammer pants.

You’re a fashion stylist — have you always been very opinionated about fashion?

Yes. When I was little, my mom would pick my clothes but I would always go behind her [back] to pick out my own outfits. I guess I always had a knack for being different.

Where do you like to shop?

I like to shop at consignment stores. You have to dig and find stuff — a lot of stuff won’t pop out at you like at the mall. It is a hunt, and the beauty of it is [discovering] good finds for a cheap price. I like the Goodwill and the Salvation Army, TJ Maxx, Marshall’s.

What was your fashion sense like as a kid?

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I wasn’t afraid of taking chances, especially with colors. I was called a pretty boy. And girls that didn’t know me would call me conceited because I was quiet and I dressed nice. [But] I guess I was always confident in my ability and in myself.

Were you susceptible to any ‘90s fashion trends?

The MC Hammer pants. I had a black, checkered pair of those. I was very excited at the time to wear them. That’s the power of television and admiring someone who’s on TV.

Rosie Barone and her son, Phil, claim the award for Best Italian Restaurant for Rosie’s Italian

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Winner of Best Body, the Vegas dance veteran Paulette, performed with students and teachers from Paulette’s Studio of Dance

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March 13 2013