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REVIEW: Short, but sweet for Project 86

A noise curfew by the local police department brought an early end to “The April Assault” tour by Project 86 Wednesday night at Radiant Life Church in Dublin.

The band made the most of a shortened seven-song set before a crowd of about 50 in the church’s youth room.

Lead singer Andrew Schwab, one of the most charismatic front men in Christian music, made the most of a tough situation.

“I could incite some calls to action, but my faith gets the best of me,” he joked. “We’re going to have to focus on quality, not quantity.”

Project 86 opened with “The Spy Hunter,” followed by “The Butcher,” “Me Against Me,” “SMC” and “Destroyer.”

The four-piece band ended the set with “Fall Goliath Fall” and “SOTS” from the group’s new album, slated to be released this summer.

Before the concert ended early, Schwab promised a quick return to Columbus by the band.

“We’ll come back soon,” he said. “We owe you one, or the police owe you one so we’ll come back.”

The concert was opened by The Overseer, Willet and Righteous Vandetta.


University of Findlay students take part in art exhibition

Art by 18 photography students and one recent graduate from The University of Findlay was accepted in the annual ArtSpace/Lima Photography Club Juried Exhibition, which runs through Feb. 18.

Juried exhibitions allow artists to submit their work to be judged and accepted into the showcase. Xiaoyu Luan, a UF student from Beijing, won Best in Show for her photograph “Building in Philly.” Steph Rzeplinski, a UF student from Fredericksburg, Pa., received an honorable mention in the miscellaneous category for her piece, “Spur of the Moment.”

ASHLAND SLATES FACULTY CONCERT – The Department of Music at Ashland University presents a faculty recital with soprano Dione Bennett and pianist Pavlina Draganova on Sunday, Feb. 26, at 5 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.

The concert program offers a “World of Colors” through the Latin rhythms of Xavier Montsalvage, the jazz fusion of Ricky Ian Gordan, the classical musings of Robert Owens, H. T. Burleigh, John Carter and Rosephanye Powell. Bennett will also highlight the poetry of Langston Hughes.

MUSIC RECITAL PLANNED AT MALONE – The Malone University College of Theology, Arts, and Sciences – Department of Music will present a music production recital Monday, Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Memorial Chapel of the Johnson Center for Worship and the Fine Arts, located on the campus at 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W. in Canton. The program is free and open to the public. All music performed is recorded – there will be no live performances.

Columbus Zoo remembers bald eagle that contributed to species survival

A Columbus Zoo icon, national symbol, and contributor to species survival died at the Columbus Zoo on Jan. 23, 2012. Barbara, a 29-year-old bald eagle, was found on the ground by animal care staff and immediately taken to the Zoo’s Animal Health Center. She was unresponsive with an irregular heart beat and radiographs showed an enlarged heart. She died during the veterinary team’s examination.

Barbara was hatched in the wild in 1982 and came to the Columbus Zoo in the fall of 1988 after reportedly attacking a Boy Scout on Catalina Island, Ca. Barbara and the Zoo’s former male eagle, George, raised 16 eaglets between 1992 and 2000.

From 1978 to 2000 the Columbus Zoo produced a total of 21 eaglets; 20 of them were released into the wild in Ohio, Tennessee, New York and Indiana. (The first eaglet went to the Detroit Zoo.)

Once a common sight in the United States, the bald eagle population declined due to habitat loss, hunting and the use of DDT; a pesticide that caused eagles to become sterile and also to lay brittle eggs. The bald eagle was nearly extirpated in the lower 48 states by the middle of the 20th century and the species was placed on the endangered species list in 1967. In 1972 the use of DDT in the United States was banned.

MALONE PLANS FACULTY RECITAL – The Malone University College of Theology, Arts, and Sciences – Department of Music – will present a faculty recital Monday, Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Johnson Center for Worship and the Fine Arts, located at 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W. in Canton. The program is free, open to the public, and features Jack Ballard, Ph.D.; associate professor of music, piano; Michael Benson, D.M.A., assistant professor of music, piano; Adam Cord, adjunct, guitar; Meghan Guegold, adjunct, French horn; Alan Houk, interim band director, tuba; Julie Sarver, adjunct, flute; Mark Thewes, adjunct, organ; and Cynthia Wohlschlager, adjunct, voice.

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Glad plans Canton concert

Glad will be in concert 7 p.m. Dec. 2 at Canton Baptist Temple, 515 Whipple Ave. N.W., Perry Township.

The concert is presented by Pregnancy Support Center of Stark County.

Tickets are $15 in advance, $10 for groups for ten or more and $20 for preferred seating tickets.

Click here to buy tickets or call 800-965-9324

Family Force 5 to play Akron concert

Family Force 5 will be in concert Nov. 2 at the Musica in Akron.

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Sonfest tickets available online

Tickets are available for Sonfest, a Christian music festival 12:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at Mount Vernon Nazarene University.

The concert features Tenth Avenue North, Family Force 5, Jamie Grace, Sent By Ravens, Mike Mains & The Branches, Decyfer Down and Wolves at the Gate.

Click here for more information about the concert.

JJ Heller plans Newcomerstown concert

JJ Heller will appear in concert with Matt Brouwer Nov. 12 at Christ United Methodist Church in Newcomerstown.

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Tickets available for Phil Wickham concert

Phil Wickham will be in concert Nov. 5 at Independence Middle School in Independence, Ohio.

You can buy tickets here.

Third Day concert scheduled in Canton

Third Day will bring its Make Your Move tour to Canton’s Civic Center 7 p.m. Oct. 27.

Special guests are Tenth Avenue North and Trevor Morgan.

Reserved tickets are $22-$77 and can be purchased here.