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Monthly Archives: July, 2013

Wacky British humor dominates Beck Center’s ‘Spamalot’

Few theaters in our area are capable of producing an epic musical like Monty Python’s “Spamalot.” Fortunately, Lakewood’s Beck Center has tackled the production with the energetic zest that the show needs to succeed. Another musical based on a film, “Spamalot” is Monty Python’s sendup of the overly romantic and, frankly, pretentious stage musical “Camelot,” [...]

Rocky River junior verbally commits to Valparaiso University

By Ryan Kaczmarski Rocky River High School junior Eva Schneider has a jump on continuing both her athletic and academic careers, as she has recently made a verbal commitment to accept a full athletic scholarship to play soccer for Valparaiso University. Schneider has been a starting defender on the Pirates girls soccer team since she [...]

‘Evening with Abe’ to benefit theater, historical society

Mel Maurer, a retired information technology executive, has been portraying Lincoln for more than five years. His interest in Lincoln dates from childhood when he read a book about the Civil War president in grade school.

Mike Ptacek settles into new role as North Olmsted A.D.

By Ryan Kaczmarski Moving from the sidelines as a coach, to the “front office” position of athletic director, can be a difficult transition. In North Olmsted Mike Ptacek has had a month on the job, and has taken each new challenge in stride. “It’s been an adjustment,” Ptacek said. “It has been a change, but [...]

 

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