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Band Music Is Everywhere This Summer

14 Jun , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse
North central Ohio music lovers, this is the summer for you!

The American Federation of Musicians, Local 159 has announced its “Music in the Parks” series for June, July, and August. These events will take place in Mansfield, Shelby, Crestline, Bellville, Ashland, and Loudonville.

These free concerts are provided by AFM 159 and through the support of local sponsors.

Concerts include: More…

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Inkcarceration Announces Change In Dates

9 Mar , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

In website and social media announcements on Monday afternoon, Inkcarceration Festival 2021 organizers confirmed that the “show will go on” this year and a new set of dates.

In fact, it will take place during a different season of the year!

The announcement shared: “Although we expect summer to be open for business, we want to be able to provide ALL you Ink fans with the full festival experience you’ve come to know and love, not dictated by limitations. With that said, we will be holding the Festival this fall to ensure we can reunite in rock for 2021. Our new, FINAL, confirmed dates will be September 10-12, 2021 and our lineup/onsale dates will be coming in April.” More…

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Downtown, History & Tourism

When Mansfield Welcomed: John Philip Sousa

12 Dec , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

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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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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News From Mansfield, England: Listen To Nottinghamshire Bangers

3 May , 2020  

Publisher’s Note: We are happy to be sharing posts from Mansfield’s Sister City, Mansfield, England, in the county of Nottinghamshire, through our relationship with the Mansfield and Ashfield News-Journal. We are posting these both to acquaint our readers with how the coronavirus is impacting those in other parts of the world and, in particular, in a city with which we have a close bond. This story after our introduction was posted recently in the Mansfield and Ashfield News-Journal:

By: Mansfield and Ashfield News-Journal; 1812Blockhouse Staff

Today we’re sharing something quite different. More…

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Mansfield Playhouse and Mid-Ohio Opera Team Up For Bluebeard’s Castle

4 Dec , 2019  

Two local arts organizations are teaming up to present a unique musical experience.

Bluebeard’s Castle is a one-act expressionist opera by Hungarian composer Béla Bartók. The libretto was written by Béla Balázs. It is sung in Hungarian, based on the French literary tale La Barbe bleue by Charles Perrault. This one hour tale of psychological suspense and secrets will have you in the edge of your seat. More…

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Library’s Newest Offering: Vinyl Records

3 Dec , 2019  

Audiophile: noun; a hi-fi enthusiast.

Get ready audiophiles, the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library (MRCPL) system now has vinyl records available for checkout. You can visit their website and search the catalog for available titles. More…

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Library Provides Free Music Concerts

30 Nov , 2019  

The Mansfield/Richland County Public Library (MRCPL) system has been utilizing the second floor lobby of the Main Library in downtown Mansfield to provide music concerts for several years. These concerts are free and open to the public, and are just another way that the MRCPL brings value to our community.

In December and January the following artists will be performing on Sundays at 2:00 PM: More…

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Welcome To Mansfield’s New Holiday Radio Station

7 Nov , 2019  

iHeartMedia/Ashland-Mansfield Debuts ”Christmas 107.7”

iHeartMedia/Ashland-Mansfield Debuts ”Christmas 107.7” iHeartMedia/Ashland-Mansfield, OH, flips Classic Rock WXXF-FM to all holiday programming as the new “Christmas 107.7 FM,” effective immediately. The new station will air Christmas songs including fan favorites such as “Holly Jolly Christmas” from Burl Ives, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” from Andy Williams and “All I Want for Christmas” from Mariah Carey, 24/7 through December 25.

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Remembering Percy Hall With Beautiful Music

27 Aug , 2019  

Earlier this year, Mansfield lost a local icon of the arts.

Percy Hall was many things to many people; a music educator at both Madison and Mansfield Senior High Schools; his service playing in and leading numerous music ensembles; his reach to young musicians across the country as a composer and arranger of band and orchestra music; and much more. More…

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INKCARCERATION Music and Tattoo Festival Announces Daily Set Times and Stages

7 Jun , 2019  

The INKCARCERATION Music and Tattoo Festival will return to the historic Ohio State Reformatory, a.k.a. Shawshank Prison, in Mansfield, OH, on July 12, 13 and 14.

This year’s massive line-up will be led by none other than colossal rock bands Shinedown, Godsmack, and Five Finger Death Punch. Quickly becoming one of the nation’s premier rock festivals, INKCARCERATION will feature over 30 bands on two outdoor stages, 70 tattoo artists, reformatory tours, gourmet food trucks, the best drinks and for the first time, the haunted house attraction, Escape from Blood Prison.

INKCARCERATION has now announced the daily set times and stages for performing bands. More…

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Mid-Ohio Opera Announces 2019 Season

14 Jan , 2019  

There’s something old and something new with upcoming productions for Mid-Ohio Opera. The 2019 season line-up has been announced and includes classical and modern works. More…

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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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