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INKCARCERATION Back At OSR For A Second Year; Dates Announced

16 Nov , 2018  

Numerous sites reported on Thursday that the INKCARCERATION Music and Tattoo Festival will be back for a second year this coming summer, again at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield. More…

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The Sound Of Success: Mansfielder Takes First Place In Vocal Competition

8 Nov , 2018  

Ohio Wesleyan University student Rachel Ballitch ’18 has a lot to sing about these days — and Richland County has reason to be proud as it adds to its storied history in vocal music.

The Mansfield resident just earned first place in the Senior Women Division of the Ohio Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Vocal Competition. More…

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Renaissance Theatre Organ In Concert

30 Sep , 2018  

Theatre organist Jelani Eddington will perform at the Renaissance Theatre in a concert called “The Symphonic Wurlitzer” on October 6 at 2:30 PM.  Presented by The Western Reserve Theatre Organ Society and the Renaissance Performing Arts Association, Jelani will enthrall audiences with his dazzling technique and most beloved pieces. More…

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Schools

Fall Theatre Productions At OSU Mansfield: Humor And Melody

16 Sep , 2018  

This fall, the Theatre Department at The Ohio State University at Mansfield is presenting two different productions that will lift the spirit and provide a wonderful evening’s entertainment.

The first is the Department’s presentation of “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde. This is one of the greatest comedies by one of the greatest comic wits of the English language. It was first performed in London in 1895, and has lines which are among the best-known of any play. More…

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It’ll Be Bluegrass And Country At The Fairgrounds

18 Aug , 2018  

One of the area’s largest bluegrass and music festivals is coming to Mansfield next week, and the lineup is joined by nightly family activities.

It’s the 2018 edition of the Mansfield JamFest, bringing more acts and fun to the Richland County Fairgrounds. This year’s JamFest runs from August 21 to 25. More…

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Downtown, History & Tourism

When Mansfield Welcomed: John Philip Sousa

30 Jul , 2018  

John Philip Sousa was a musician whose reputation remains strong almost a century after his death.

The scene must have been extraordinary that late October evening in 1892, over 125 years ago, when Sousa came to town. The venue was the brand-new Memorial Opera House, a 565 seat auditorium situated in what was later the site of the Madison Theatre, and is now the parking lot of the Solders and Sailors Memorial Building on Park Avenue West. More…

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Lex Senior Wins Singing Contest At The Ren

30 Mar , 2018  

Lexington High School freshman Ellie Nickoli was chosen by the audience and musicians as the winner of the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra’s Bach to Rock® Singing Contest at the March 24 concert. As winner of the contest, Nickoli will be invited to perform on the 2018-2019 OhioHealth Symphony Series. More…

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Jazz And Song On A Sunday Afternoon

18 Mar , 2018  

You know the tunes and the words – the Great American Song Book contains some of the best known popular and jazz melodies from the first part of the twentieth century.

Hear them again this afternoon, as the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library shares “Just Jazz Live” as a part of its Music @ Main series. More…

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Richland County Fair Announces Headline Entertainment

10 Mar , 2018  

You might think that it’s a bit early to think about the annual Richland County Fair.

It’s certainly not too early for the organizers, however, or for those wanting to purchase entertainment tickets. In fact, tickets for the headline performing group go on sale in less than a month. More…

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Choral Music For A Sunny Sunday

4 Mar , 2018  

Mansfield and Richland County have a long history of producing classically-trained musicians and supporting musical institutions, from the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra to arts programs in local schools.

One long-time repository of local musical tradition is in the number and quality of musical ensembles that enhance the area’s faith communities. More…

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Yoga And Cello

4 Mar , 2018  

OhioHealth, the Renaissance Performing Arts Association, and Kingwood Center Gardens are teaming up to continue “Hatha + Harmony,” the popular series of free yoga classes accompanied by musicians from the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra that began in 2016. More…

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Area Musician Releases Video

6 Oct , 2017  

Local Guitarist/Vocalist Henry J. Konczak is once again writing, recording and releasing original music, and just finished a video of his new song, “The Best.” “The Best” is a high-energy rock song about a talented musician trying to break through in the music industry.

Konczak, better known to his audiences as “Henry J,” is joined by his Broken Hearts Band, which includes local musicians Jai Merina, Michael Hall, and David Schmoll for this performance. More…

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St. Peter’s Unveils 2017-2018 Music Series

27 Sep , 2017  

On any given summer evening, the setting sun-lit twin steeples of St. Peter’s Church crown the downtown Mansfield skyline.

In a similar way, the annual series of musical offerings from the Parish shines by providing area residents with the best of classical and related fare. The just announced 2017-2018 St. Peter’s Music Series is ambitious and amazing for a community of Mansfield’s size. More…

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Opera Tonight, Tomorrow Right Here In Mansfield

24 Aug , 2017  

As Mid Ohio Opera Director Joel Vega likes to say about opera, “Try it – you’ll like it!”

Mansfielders have the unique opportunity tonight and tomorrow to enjoy concert style performances of a major piece of operatic repertoire, “La Boheme” by Giacomo Puccini. The 1896 work, full of comedy, love, and tragedy, will be sung in Italian with English supertitles (think subtitles) and performed with piano. More…

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