Swing Dance at The Rialto Theatre - 07/03/2019
Jul
3
7:00 PM19:00

Swing Dance at The Rialto Theatre - 07/03/2019

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Swing dance on Wednesday, July3, starting at 8pm for $3. For those who do not know how to swing dance, have no fear! For only $5 more, we are offering a one hour lesson from 7-8pm so you can learn a few moves before the night begins. Also, you do not need to bring a dance partner to participate in the lesson, so there are no excuses. This is a great way to get out, meet new people, get a little exercise, and have fun all at the same time!

7-8pm Swing Lesson led by Rachel Itsell & Mike Arteno ($5)

8pm Dance ($3)

Lesson + Dance ($8)

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Comedy Night w/ Just Go With It Improv! - 7/18/2019
Jul
18
6:30 PM18:30

Comedy Night w/ Just Go With It Improv! - 7/18/2019

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Just Go With It Improv at The Rialto Theatre!


July 18th - The Rialto Theatre - 1000 Kenmore Boulevard Akron, Ohio

6:15pm - Doors

6:30 - Workshop
7pm - Performances (Opening Comedic acts TBA)

Just Go With It Improv is a fun and energized improvisational collaborative aimed at providing opportunities for local performing artists to improve their craft through improvisation. We view ourselves as an experimental group and one that engages with the local community and local artists of all disciplines.

Just Go With It Improv is offering an improv workshop, open to anyone who would like to learn how to play some fun improv theatre games, or would like to brush-up on some improv skills!

Tickets:
$5 - show only
$10 - show & workshop

***The Workshop will be before the performances. If you are attending the workshop feel free to stay and attend the performances immediately after the workshop***

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A Dual CD Release:   By Rock Salt and Nails & Goslee Reed and Kean - 7/26/2019
Jul
26
8:00 PM20:00

A Dual CD Release: By Rock Salt and Nails & Goslee Reed and Kean - 7/26/2019

A Dual CD Release: By Rock Salt and Nails & Goslee Reed and Kean @ The Rialto Theatre

Friday, July 26th, 2019

Doors: 7pm / Showtime: 8pm

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Rock Salt and Nails

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Rock Salt and Nails formed in 2008 when Keith, Priscilla and Jim joined forces to create music with a rich acoustic sound and solid vocals. Pulling inspiration from various directions, an eclectic group of influences can be heard in RSN original tunes and in the songs we cover.  Sharing the lead, each of the group's members headlines songs, adds a harmony, provides back up or takes the instrumental break.  An evening of RSN music is one of variety, team work and fun.

Keith McMahon on lead guitar and mandolin brings a deep catalogue of folk songs from the likes of Utah Phillips, Greg Brown, John Hiat tand Norman Blake.  But each cover is his own, with vocal honesty that tells the tale.  

Priscilla Roggenkamp on the upright bass has written or co-written many songs in the band's catalog.  She lends easy vocal harmonies and a thumping bass that anchors the band’s sound.  She covers songs by artists such as Sarah Jarosz, Shawn Colvin, Bonnie Raitt and Ryan Adams.

Jim Dutter on rhythm guitar rounds out the trio with his love of bluegrass and singer song writers such as Johnny Cash, Steve Earle or Tom Waits. Jim has written and co-written many of the groups songs.  And he delivers them solidly and sweetly with his deep 'Cash' voice.

RSN's music is a blend of our well crafted sound, sweetened with the right songs from ballads to the blues and seasoned with laughter and friendship.  A combination that keeps folks coming back for more.  

RSN will be releasing their fouth CD “Time Stands Still” in Akron at the Rialto Theatre July 26th, 2019.

Jim Perone will be sitting in with his terrific clarinet riffs and breaks. Jim adds a unique sound to our music and we love it when he’s able to play with us. 

Goslee Reed & Kean

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Sarah Goslee Reed is an accomplished singer/songwriter and violinist with many years of performing and seven CDs of original music to her credit. Sarah has a particular focus on writing songs for children and she performs for them regularly, including a residency every year at a special needs summer camp. Her music has been arranged for choirs and performed at Disneyworld. Originally from Cleveland, where her father was principal bassoonist with the Cleveland Orchestra for many years, Sarah lives in Mt. Vernon, Ohio and performs throughout the Ohio Valley.

 Kerry Kean is a well-known area guitarist, fiddler, singer/songwriter and piano tuner, and makes his home in Kent, Ohio. Besides recording several albums of instrumental and vocal music, Kerry has played solo and as a leader and sideman with bands of all kinds for many years. His original music covers a wide spectrum ranging from guitar instrumentals to quirky ballads and humorous story songs. He has shared a stage with performers as varied as Tom Paxton, Nanci Griffith, Karen E. Reynolds, John Fahey and many others.

 Sarah and Kerry were aware of and admired each other's music for years, and they finally met and performed together at Folknet's 2012 Rootstock concert. The decision to make it a regular thing followed and the duo have been delighting audiences throughout central and northeast Ohio with their original songs, as well as classic folk and fiddle tunes. 

Along with their individual recordings, Goslee Reed & Kean have recently released a live performance CD with eleven of their original songs along with a traditional fiddle tune.

 

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Indre' / Aaron James / Daniel Rylander - 6/20/2019
Jun
20
8:00 PM20:00

Indre' / Aaron James / Daniel Rylander - 6/20/2019

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Bio: 

Indré is a singer/songwriter from Akron, Ohio. She released her debut album, “Serenity” in February 2019, and she continues to touch the hearts of the Akron music scene with her powerful vocal range and emotional depth as a songwriter. As she grows, her future only gets brighter, and her potential rivals that of the biggest artists in the game.

Aaron James

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Bio:

With a mind overflowing with thoughts and questions, and a heart and soul dedicated to music and his own self discovery, Aaron James is an ever-evolving, indie/folk artist based in Memphis, Tennessee.

With over half a million Spotify streams to his name, and a year and a half of national touring under his belt, Aaron James strives to be human; flawed, transparent, and vulnerable. Aaron’s music is the byproduct of a desperate search into himself, because while it's a restless journey, he hopes at the end of that tunnel of self-understanding, will also be a sense of belonging. Being a part of the Memphis based creative company and record label “Unapologetic”, Aaron James aims to represent the universal and never-ending journey of finding yourself and being unapologetically you.

Daniel Rylander

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Bio:

Daniel Rylander is a singer/songwriter from Akron, OH. He's been a part of the Ohio music scene since 2013 when he released his first, full-length record, Strawberry Skyline. One of the more memorable tracks on that album is, "A Friend & Brother (Be Thou at Peace)" which was inspired by the loss of his older brother, 2nd Lt. David Rylander. Learning to find peace and comfort through music despite this tragedy has ultimately been the motivating factor in Daniel’s pursuit of a career in music, and since then he has played over 200 shows locally, regionally, and nationally. He released his second studio EP, entitled: How the Seasons Change Us on August 17th, 2018. This record is meant to be more of a concept album in that each of the songs are to represent one of the seasons, and are reflections on how we change over time as they do. Daniel’s music combines catchy melodies with smart lyrics, and is blended seamlessly together with his smooth, soulful voice.

Doors: 7pm / Showtime: 8pm

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An Evening with The Diana Chittester Band and Marc Lee Shannon Trio - 6/14/2019
Jun
14
7:00 PM19:00

An Evening with The Diana Chittester Band and Marc Lee Shannon Trio - 6/14/2019

An Evening with The Diana Chittester Band and Marc Lee Shannon Trio at The Rialto Theatre

Friday, June 14

Doors 7pm. Show 8pm.

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DIANA CHITTESTER stands on stage with an arsenal of acoustic guitars. Whether solo or with her 4-piece band, the show is always brought to life with her signature percussive multi-part playing, mimicking a full band on a solo acoustic guitar, without the use of a looper. She blends her intricate finger-picking guitar style with intelligent and articulate lyrics. The personal stories and vulnerability Diana shares on stage resonate with audiences as she invites them along on her journey.

Find out more about Diana on her website: https://dianachittester.com/

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Watch her video for “PARADOX” that was just selected to screen at the 2019 Cleveland International Film Festival:

MARC LEE SHANNON’S more than 30-year career has taken him from his hometown of Akron, Ohio to Los Angeles and back again. After leaving home at 19 to attend the Guitar Institute of Hollywood, Shannon found himself playing with now legendary West Coast bands such as the Rave-Ups, in the alt-country scene that included Lone Justice, the Blasters, Kimm Rogers and the Beat Farmers. Back in Ohio, he brought his extensive musical expertise to the bands The TopKats, the Midlife Chryslers, and most notably, northeastern Ohio legend Michael Stanley’s backing group The Resonators.

Find out more about Marc on his website: https://www.marcleeshannon.com/

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Jess Klein at The Rialto Theatre - 6/13/2019
Jun
13
8:00 PM20:00

Jess Klein at The Rialto Theatre - 6/13/2019

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An evening with Jess Klein.

Thursday, June 13th, 2019.

Doors: 7:30pm Showtime: 8pm

FULL BIO

Over two decades and 11 albums, Jess Klein—who possesses what MOJO calls “one of those voices you want to crawl up close to the speakers to listen to” has pursued a remarkable creative evolution that’s seen her dig ever deeper for resonant emotional insights, while continuing to refine her eloquently melodic, effortlessly accessible song-craft.  Jon Pareles of The New York Times calls her “a songwriter with a voice of unblinking tenacity…who finds parables in the everyday and also finds humanity behind the archetypal.”

Klein released three albums with former indie giant Rykodisc (2000-2005) which launched her career around the world.  She has since toured the U.S., UK, Europe and Japan on her own and with such artists as Arlo Guthrie, John Fullbright, Damien Dempsey, and Carlene Carter.  Her 2014 release, Learning Faith was described by Folk Radio UK as "Unquestionably the finest album of her impressive career." Klein spent eight years soaking up the live music culture of Austin, TX before a 2016 move to tiny but vibrant Hillsborough, North Carolina.

Following the cross-country move, Jess joined forces with Producer Mark Simonsen (The Old Ceremony, Weems/Gerrard Band) and Engineer Thom Canova (Amy Ray, 4 Non-Blondes, Oranj Symphonette) at StudioM in Durham, North Carolina to record a new album entitled Back to My Green.

Back to My Green finds Klein delivering a deeply felt set of original tunes that embody the same intensity that made her prior releases so powerful, while adding a playful sensibility that reflects the inspiration of her new surroundings. Such new compositions as "In Dreams," "Tougher Than I Seem" and "Mammal," evoke 60’s era MoTown while "Blair Mountain" and "New Thanksgiving Feast" (a tribute to Native American pipeline protestors) reflect Klein’s folk/country roots.  All resonate with feeling, reflecting the internal and external changes that have influenced Klein's current batch of compositions.  

One unexpected change in Klein's creative life was a physical one that forced Klein to retool her songwriting process. "In early 2017," she explains, "I developed a Repetitive Strain Injury that made it painful for me to play guitar or to write or type for long periods of time. That was terrifying for me. I felt overwhelmed with fear of what the election was gonna bring, and now, the one way I was used to channeling my emotions into something positive had become physically painful.  I had to learn to write music differently, to run with melodies in my mind and not rely on the guitar to dictate the chord changes. I had to trust my imagination and trust the musicians around me to execute what I was hearing. In the end it led me to a much bigger and more collaborative sound."

"It felt like the more confident I got, the bigger my ideas got all around," Klein notes. "I became determined to write songs about being strong and resilient and finding hope and healing. It can be scary to say those things in dark times. But it's not naive. It's powerful. Positivity is still a powerful choice." 


https://www.jessklein.com 
https://www.facebook.com/jesskleinmusic
https://www.instagram.com/msjessklein/
https://twitter.com/MsJessKlein 
https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/jess-klein/4026099

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Arsenic and Old Lace - 6/9/2019
Jun
9
2:30 PM14:30

Arsenic and Old Lace - 6/9/2019

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Arsenic and Old Lace By Joseph Kesserling

THE STORY: We meet the charming and innocent ladies who populate their cellar with the remains of socially and religiously "acceptable" roomers; the antics of their nephew who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt; and the activities of the other nephew—these require no further description or amplification here. ARSENIC AND OLD LACE is a ready-made comedy hit.

Featuring Charlie Shook and Bill Vaill

Eric Hutchins - Mortimer
Mark Burnett - Reverend Dr. Harper and Officer O'Hara
Brian Young - Vengeful Johnathan
Nate Vaill - Teddy
Tony Paparella - Dr. Einstein
Vinton Bair- Lieutenant Rooney
Jennifer Betz - Elaine
Bradley Haramis - Officer Brophy
Mary Parker - Mr. Witherspoon
Glenn Sonoda - Set Design / Music

Sunday, June 9th at The Rialto Theatre

Doors: 1:30pm Showtime: 2:30pm

-Appetizers Included-

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Arsenic and Old Lace - 6/8/2019
Jun
8
7:30 PM19:30

Arsenic and Old Lace - 6/8/2019

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Arsenic and Old Lace By Joseph Kesserling

THE STORY: We meet the charming and innocent ladies who populate their cellar with the remains of socially and religiously "acceptable" roomers; the antics of their nephew who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt; and the activities of the other nephew—these require no further description or amplification here. ARSENIC AND OLD LACE is a ready-made comedy hit.

Featuring Charlie Shook and Bill Vaill

Eric Hutchins - Mortimer
Mark Burnett - Reverend Dr. Harper and Officer O'Hara
Brian Young - Vengeful Johnathan
Nate Vaill - Teddy
Tony Paparella - Dr. Einstein
Vinton Bair- Lieutenant Rooney
Jennifer Betz - Elaine
Bradley Haramis - Officer Brophy
Mary Parker - Mr. Witherspoon
Glenn Sonoda - Set Design / Music

Saturday, June 8th at The Rialto Theatre

Doors: 6pm Showtime: 7:30pm

-Appetizers Included-

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Arsenic and Old Lace - 6/7/2019
Jun
7
7:30 PM19:30

Arsenic and Old Lace - 6/7/2019

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Arsenic and Old Lace By Joseph Kesserling

THE STORY: We meet the charming and innocent ladies who populate their cellar with the remains of socially and religiously "acceptable" roomers; the antics of their nephew who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt; and the activities of the other nephew—these require no further description or amplification here. ARSENIC AND OLD LACE is a ready-made comedy hit.

Featuring Charlie Shook and Bill Vaill

Eric Hutchins - Mortimer
Mark Burnett - Reverend Dr. Harper and Officer O'Hara
Brian Young - Vengeful Johnathan
Nate Vaill - Teddy
Tony Paparella - Dr. Einstein
Vinton Bair- Lieutenant Rooney
Jennifer Betz - Elaine
Bradley Haramis - Officer Brophy
Mary Parker - Mr. Witherspoon
Glenn Sonoda - Set Design / Music

Friday, June 7th at The Rialto Theatre

Doors: 6pm Showtime: 7:30pm

-Appetizers Included-

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Jim Ballard and The Strangs - 4/26/2019
Apr
26
8:00 PM20:00

Jim Ballard and The Strangs - 4/26/2019

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Jim Ballard and The Strangs at The Rialto Theatre

1000 Kenmore Boulevard Akron, Ohio

Friday, April 26th. Doors 7:30. Show 8pm.

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A native of NE Ohio, Jim Ballard has been, for many years a part of the music/recording/performing community there. After a long period of touring and performing all over the country, working with artists from 10,000 Maniacs to Gordon Lightfoot,The Mekons to Pete Seeger and Tom Paxton, he moved into producing and recording out of his Akron studio, Skylyne. He has also created film scores for a number of independent films and animations. He has recorded and worked with recording artists from Michael Stanley and Don Dixon to Alex Bevan and Charlie Wiener. His 12th release, Good Bones marks the fifth album since his return to recording and performing. He performs occasionally in the Northeast Ohio area, both solo and with a band.
www.jimballardmusic.net

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Peter Mulvey - 4/25/2019
Apr
25
7:30 PM19:30

Peter Mulvey - 4/25/2019

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Peter Mulvey in Akron at The Rialto Theatre

1000 Kenmore Boulevard Akron, Ohio

Thursday, April 25th

Doors 7:30. Show 8pm.

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This is the first leg of the release tour for Peter Mulvey's upcoming album, There Is Another World, available worldwide for purchase and streaming on February 15. Check out the first single, "The Fox," here: https://open.spotify.com/track/3hzFFjFYBxBIQjVV16eZ7F?si=nTTsH_CPTQaPADb4haOhIA

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Lisa Sanders - 4/19/2019
Apr
19
7:30 PM19:30

Lisa Sanders - 4/19/2019

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Lisa Sanders at The Rialto Theatre

1000 Kenmore Boulevard Akron, Ohio

Friday, April 19th. Doors 7:30pm. Show 8pm.

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Lisa Sandera is a renowned artist, songwriter, and producer from San Diego. Sanders has worked with musical legends including the Truckee Brothers, Lucinda Williams, Bonnie Raitt, Al Green, Steve Poltz, BB King and Babyface.Her heartfelt songs are genuine with deep meaning and conviction.  A musical style that can only be described as a soulful country blues, her genres include folk pop, gospel, rock and jazz. Sanders is now touring as a powerhouse duo with harmony singer Karen “Brown Sugar” Hayes” on their 8th album release and San Diego Music Awards nomination.

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Swing Dance in Akron at The Rialto Theatre - 4/17/2019
Apr
17
7:00 PM19:00

Swing Dance in Akron at The Rialto Theatre - 4/17/2019

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Swing dance on Wednesday, April 17th starting at 8pm for $3. For those who do not know how to swing dance, have no fear! For only $5 more, we are offering a one hour lesson from 7-8pm so you can learn a few moves before the night begins. Also, you do not need to bring a dance partner to participate in the lesson, so there are no excuses. This is a great way to get out, meet new people, get a little exercise, and have fun all at the same time!

7-8pm Swing Lesson led by Rachel Itsell & Mike Arteno ($5)

8pm Dance ($3)

Lesson + Dance ($8)

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Paisley Party: A Night of Prince with DJ Kevin Richards - 4/13/2019
Apr
13
7:00 PM19:00

Paisley Party: A Night of Prince with DJ Kevin Richards - 4/13/2019

Paisley Party: A Night of Prince with DJ Kevin Richards

The Rialto Theatre 1000 Kenmore Boulevard Akron, Ohio

Saturday, April 13th. Doors 7pm.

A night celebrating the musical genius of Prince. One of the few Prince nights that celebrates his whole career, and features video and more!

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Haley Heynderickx / Sheers - 4/8/2019
Apr
8
8:00 PM20:00

Haley Heynderickx / Sheers - 4/8/2019

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Haley Heynderickx at The Rialto Theatre

Supporting Act: Sheers

1000 Kenmore Boulevard Akron, Ohio 44314

Monday, April 8th. Doors 7:30pm. Show 8pm.

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It takes a mix of skill and luck to tend a garden well, but it’s impossible without a certain amount of kindness tended. While the cyclical nature of gardening seems inherent, in some ways,
Heynderickx is just beginning. Her debut album, named I Need to Start a Garden out of a search for calm through these waves of uncertainty and upheaval, is out now via Mama Bird Recording Co.

For the empathetic singer/songwriter, the reasons for seeking such acceptance and understanding stem from a life of paradoxes. Heynderickx grew up in a religious household in Oregon, closely identifying with her Filipino roots, but also straddling multiple cultural identities. Now residing in Portland, her faith is not overt, but her introspection and continued struggle for self-actualization are easily accessible and relatable.

Likewise, the tracks on I Need to Start a Garden reflect these seemingly disparate elements. Through soft acoustic guitar picking and deftly accented trombone sighs, Heynderickx’s music immediately recalls folk music of the '60s and '70s mixed with a love of jazz radio. But Heynderickx’s singing—her vocals that range from sultry to operatic—belie a tenacity in her
soul.

It’s a balance then, between exposing and protecting herself on I Need to Start a Garden. Heynderickx vacillates between powerlessness (opener “No Face”) and empowerment (lead single "Oom Sha La La"). But her generosity of spirit remains the constant throughout the whole album.

You can hear that exceptional care in “Jo”, as she whispers, “You tended your garden like heaven and hell / and you built the birds houses to see if it helped at all.” Aware of the birds, the garden, and anyone listening acutely, Heynderickx’s music serves as an invitation for all to join her. Because the beauty of a garden is that, while it’s often started for deeply personal reasons, its bounty is best consumed and shared with others.

I Need to Start a Garden was produced, engineered and mixed by Zak Kimball at Nomah Studios in Portland, Oregon. Haley Heynderickx co-produced the album. It was mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk at Stereophonic Mastering in Portland. The record features Lily Breshears (Bass, Keys, Backing Vocals), Denzel Mendoza (Trombone, Backing Vocals), Phillip Rogers (Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals) and Tim Sweeney (Upright Bass).

https://www.haley-heynderickx.com

Sheers

Sheers’ music cuts in ways where expressive & ambitious pop vignettes become expansive songs.” (Impose Magazine) Sheers is the neo-classical pop project of harpist and singer Lily Breshears, who draws inspiration from the likes of Claude Debussy, Olivier Messiaen, and Rihanna. The result is "exceedingly strange but beautiful, like something you'd find in a futuristic speakeasy" (Portland Mercury). At the age of 27, Breshears has finally accepted she has never and will never be a child prodigy.

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Swing Dance in Akron at The Rialto Theatre - 4/3/2019
Apr
3
7:00 PM19:00

Swing Dance in Akron at The Rialto Theatre - 4/3/2019

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Swing dance on Wednesday, April 3rd starting at 8pm for $3. For those who do not know how to swing dance, have no fear! For only $5 more, we are offering a one hour lesson from 7-8pm so you can learn a few moves before the night begins. Also, you do not need to bring a dance partner to participate in the lesson, so there are no excuses. This is a great way to get out, meet new people, get a little exercise, and have fun all at the same time!

7-8pm Swing Lesson led by Rachel Itsell & Mike Arteno ($5)

8pm Dance ($3)

Lesson + Dance ($8)

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Lowland Hum - 3/28/2019
Mar
28
7:30 PM19:30

Lowland Hum - 3/28/2019

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Lowland Hum at The Rialto Theatre

1000 Kenmore Boulevard Akron, Ohio

Thursday, March 28th.

Doors. 7:30pm. Show 8pm.

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It’s 5:15 in the morning in an historic apartment building in downtown Charlottesville called The Pink Warehouse. Lauren and Daniel Goans, who you will know as the married, world-traveling, singer/songwriting folk duo Lowland Hum, are making their fourth full-length record, Glyphonic, in their studio apartment on the top floor. On top of a bookshelf above the window, there’s a plastic bin collecting black water that drips through a crack in the roof. (Don’t tell Daniel’s mom; we don’t want her to worry.) 

The reason the Goanses are awake so early is to track guitars for their new album before the rest of Charlottesville rises. They’ll continue to track throughout the day, taking breaks only by force of noise intrusions: construction, trucks, and the quaking of the entire building as trains pass on the tracks within an arm’s reach of the back stoop. These early morning hours will prove dramatically valuable for the quiet they afford. 

People are always walking 

across the tracks behind our building; 

there’s always the feeling that so much is happening. 

If there’s a better image to set the stage for Glyphonic, I can’t imagine it. As the world has continued to grow louder around them, Lowland Hum have spent their career refining the particular power of their self-imposed restraint. Glyphonic is the purest distillation of this thesis to date, setting about the difficult work of finding stillness and meaning in the midst of chaos: a collection of quietudes created and savored among all this present noisiness. 

I mean our noisiness, of course, about which plenty has been written, plenty of noise about the noise has been added (An internet search for the term “information overload” will return over 90,400,000 results in .43 seconds). You and me, dear reader, that’s our lot. And we don’t tour roughly 200 days out of the year. 

lowlandhum.com

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Swing Dance - 3/20/2019
Mar
20
7:00 PM19:00

Swing Dance - 3/20/2019

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Swing dancing on Wednesday, March 20th starting at 8pm for $3. For those who do not know how to swing dance, have no fear! For only $5, we are offering an hour lesson from 7-8pm so you can learn a few moves before the night begins. Also, you do not need to bring a dance partner to participate in the lesson, so there are no excuses. This is a great way to get out, meet new people, get a little exercise, and have fun all at the same time!

7-8pm Swing Lesson  ($5)

8pm Dance ($3)

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Comedy Night w/ Just Go With It Improv - 3/14/2019
Mar
14
7:00 PM19:00

Comedy Night w/ Just Go With It Improv - 3/14/2019

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March 14th - The Rialto Theatre - 1000 Kenmore Boulevard Akron, Ohio

7pm - Doors
8pm - Performances
Workshop to follow performances.

Just Go With It Improv is a fun and energized improvisational collaborative aimed at providing opportunities for local performing artists to improve their craft through improvisation. We view ourselves as an experimental group and one that engages with the local community and local artists of all disciplines.

Just Go With It Improv is offering an improv workshop, open to anyone who would like to learn how to play some fun improv theatre games, or would like to brush-up on some improv skills!

Tickets:
$5 - show only
$10 - show & workshop

***Even if you do not wish to participate in the workshop, please stay and enjoy the bar and watch the workshop.

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Amy LaVere & Will Sexton - 3/11/2019
Mar
11
8:00 PM20:00

Amy LaVere & Will Sexton - 3/11/2019

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Amy LaVere in Akron at The Rialto Theatre

Monday, March 11th

Doors 7:30pm. Show 8pm.

Online Tickets $8 / Tickets at the Door $12

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A burgeoning star, Amy LaVere is becoming renowned worldwide for her songwriting, bass playing, and vocals. She sings with a sweet, haunting voice that can turn on a dime from innocent to lusty (“Norah Jones with an added Cyndi Lauper element” — Mojo Magazine; “Spookiness suits her” — New York Times).

Whether playing as a duo with her husband Will Sexton or with retro-country sensation Motel Mirrors, she’s an inventive, thoughtful singer songwriter who has crowds throughout the US and Europe smitten.

Music fans first discovered this “sweet soprano” on This World is Not My Home in 2005, but it was her Jim Dickinson-produced breakout album Anchors & Anvils two years later that put Amy LaVere on the map. Her most recent release, Hallelujah I’m A Dreamer was a surprise for fans just nine months after Runaway’s Diary, was recorded with LaVere’s husband and noted guitarist Will Sexton.

On Hallelujah, Amy and Will capture the immediacy of the live show they developed on the road together, reveling in a more stripped-down sound and celebrating the freedoms and limitations that come with it in stunning form.

Amy also paired up with noted rocker John Paul Keith to create Motel Mirrors. Their styles clearly complemented one another, which made for magic on stage and in the recording studio. Their eponymous vinyl EP release was named one of the “10 Essential Albums of 2013” by No Depression. In 2017 Amy is keeping a busy tour schedule and writing songs for a new album to be recorded later in the year.

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