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Live On The Lawn

29 Jun , 2020  

By: Kingwood Center Gardens, 1812Blockhouse

As it is said, “Necessity is the mother of invention.” Or, in other words, when life gives one lemons, the best thing to do is to make lemonade.

That is just what’s happening at Kingwood Center Gardens this year. In a similar manner to the folks at the Renaissance Theatre downtown, Kingwood is moving activities outside — a beautiful place to be.

Their Live on the Lawn summer concert series is returning for a third year, providing free musical entertainment on the South Lawn. More…

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The Ren Under The Stars

9 Jun , 2020  

This summer, the fun of drive-in movies will be joined by the excitement of outdoor music as the Renaissance Theatre presents a new series called “The Ren Backlot.”

This series will be presented safely outside in the parking lot of the Renaissance Theatre and will include films and concerts. The screen for the series is generously donated by Lind Media, and the new Panasonic 8000 Lumen 3LCD Digital projector and Short-throw Lens generously donated by Rand and Mary Smith.

Events will begin at 9:00 PM, except for June 12 which begins at 8:00 PM, and held in a Drive-In format to accommodate current guidelines for mass gatherings. More…

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History & Tourism

When Mansfield Welcomed: The Fisk Jubilee Singers

7 Jun , 2020  

NOTE: The story, first published in 2018, has been updated with newly-discovered information about this groundbreaking concert. See below.

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff

Did you know that Mansfield is one of the places where American musical history was made?

In fact, it was made over 148 years ago, on November 29, 1871. More…

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RENEW Your Passion At The Ren

6 Jun , 2020  

Mansfield’s premier venue for live entertainment, the Renaissance Theatre, formally announced the lineup for its 2020-21 season, RENEW Your Passion, at a Season Preview LIVE Online event Friday evening.

The event began with Condrea Webber revisiting her role as Etta James from At Last: An Evening with Etta James by singing “Something’s Got a Hold on Me” with The Etta James Trio. A special free performance of At Last: An Evening with Etta James will be held outside the Renaissance on Saturday, June 27 at 7:30 PM. This performance is sponsored by Richland County Foundation, More…

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Mid Ohio Opera To Perform at the Bellville Opera House

10 Mar , 2020  

Updated: Two comedic one-act shows will be performed at the historic Bellville Opera House next month. On March 27 and 29, Mid Ohio Opera invites you to step back in time with them as they perform Pergolesi’s La Serva Padrona and J.S. Bach’s Coffee Cantata. More…

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Mansfield Jazz Orchestra Performing The Music Of Woody Herman

28 Feb , 2020  

Need plans for your Friday night? The Mansfield Jazz Orchestra, in collaboration with the Richland Academy of the Arts Big Band, will be performing the music of Woody Herman on Friday, February 28 at 7:00 PM at the Richland Academy of the Arts in downtown Mansfield.

The performance is part of the Majestic Theatre Jazz Concert Series and will feature special guests from the Woody Herman Orchestra: trumpeter Jim Powell, bassist Terry Douds, and drummer Jim Rupp. The Richland Academy of the Arts Big Band will also appear as the opener for this fantastic evening of music. More…


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Super Sounds This Summer

23 Feb , 2020  

It’s never too early to start looking forward to a good thing! The City of Ontario has announced the lineup for the Summer 2020 Concerts in the Park.

All concerts are held at the Marshall Park Band-Shell from 6:00-8:00 PM with a rain date of the following Tuesday. Food vendors will be available.

This is the third year that an Open Mic night will be included. More…

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Rock Of Ages Ready To Rock The Ren

13 Feb , 2020  

The Renaissance Theatre will present Broadway’s biggest celebration of the music of the ’80s on March 7-8 and 14-15, with its production of Rock of Ages. Rock of Ages is part of the Richland Bank Broadway Series.

Directed by Michael Thomas with Music Direction by Kelley Knowlton, Rock of Ages turns the volume up to 10 with some of the ’80s greatest rock tunes. Hear songs by Journey, Styx, Whitesnake, Poison, Twisted Sister, Pat Benatar, Asia and many more, while reliving the 80’s at one of the Sunset Strip’s last epic venues, a place where the legendary ‘Stacee Jaxx’ returns to the stage and rock-n-roll dreamers line up to turn their fantasies into reality. More…

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Make Music With The MSO

6 Feb , 2020  

The Mansfield Symphony Orchestra has announced auditions for its 2020-21 Season. All MSO auditions will be held at the Renaissance Theatre located at 138 Park Avenue West on March 22 starting at 10:00 AM.

The auditions are for the following open positions: Section Violin, Principal Cello, Section Cello, Principal Bass, Principal Oboe, and Oboe 2/English Horn. More…

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Inkcarceration Announces 2020 Lineup

18 Dec , 2019  

Limp Bizket. Weezer. Blink-182. Papa Roach. These and many other musicians are heading to Inkcarceration 2020, coming to OSR on July 10-12, as announced by the festival on Wednesday morning. The complete lineup is available here

Photo: Creative Commons License

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Take Time To Rest, Reflect, And Listen To Beautiful Music

15 Dec , 2019  

It’s already a bit over a week until Christmas Day.

The stores are packed, the traffic is terrible, and the weather is somewhat unpredictable. You want to feel the holiday spirit, but are not certain where it resides.

You’re in luck! The St. Peter’s Music Series continues on Sunday, December 15 with a performance of Advent Lessons & Carols. More…

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Christmas At The Movies

11 Dec , 2019  

The Richland School of Academic Arts invites the public to a Christmas at the Movies concert, which will take place on Thursday, December 12 at 7:00 PM at the school (1456 Park Avenue West, Mansfield). The concert will feature students in the 5-8th grades, allowing them to showcasing their talents.

The Orff Ensembles, Concert Choir, Concert Band, General Music classes, Rock Ensemble, and A Capella Choir will all perform, and their many selections will be taken from different Christmas movies. More…

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The Mühlfeld Quartet At OSUM

24 Nov , 2019  

The Mühlfeld Quartet, an ensemble based out of Columbus, will be at The Ohio State University – Mansfield campus to perform Walter Rabl’s Opus 1 and a transcription of Mozart’s Piano Quartet in g minor. The event will take place on Sunday, December 8 at 3:00 PM in the John and Pearl Conard Performance Hall in Riedl Hall; it is free and open to the public. More…

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The Lettermen To Appear At The Ren

4 Nov , 2019  

In 1961, the Lettermen recorded their first hit, “The Way You Look Tonight,” demonstrating their unique three-part harmony to the world.

Fifty-eight years later, the iconic male vocal trio will perform at the Renaissance Theatre in Mansfield on Saturday, November 30 at 8:00 PM. The concert is presented as a part of the Avita Health System Concert Series. More…

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