Community Briefs

What’s happening in your community (updated March 15)

NEWLY POSTED: Film premieres on campus, March 16 The short film “No One’s Little Girl”  will have its premiere screening Friday, March 16, at 7 p.m.  in the Gish Film Theater on the Bowling Green State University campus. Directed by Diane Hoffman, the dramatic comedy is about a young girl going through the experience of her parents getting divorced and dealing with the changes in her life that follow.   NEWLY POSTED:  Community bands feature saxophone, March 18 The Bowling Green Area Community Bands will present a A Sax-Sational! Mid-Winter Concert Sunday, March 18 at 4 p.m. featuring saxophonist Stan George, a  Bowling Green resident and Perrysburg Schools’ music educator. George will perform Gunther Schuller’s “Saxophobia” plus a virtuosic arrangement of the well-known Hungarian folk tune “Czardas with the concert band” and “Boby and Soul” with the  BiG Band BG. The free concert will be in the Bowling Green Schools’ Performing Arts Center, 530 West Poe Road, Bowling Green. Click for story on the concert.   NEWLY POSTED: Kathleen Battle presents ‘Underground Railroad – A Spiritual Journey,’ March 16  Famed soprano, Emmy Award and five-time Grammy Award winner Kathleen Battle will join the Toledo Symphony Orchestra on Friday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m. for a one-  night-only Spotlight event at the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle Theater. Performed only in cities along the Underground Railroad, Metropolitan Opera star and Ohio native Kathleen Battle, joined by the Clarence Smith Community Chorus and The Voices at BGSU, presents “Underground Railroad – A Spiritual Journey,” a program of stories and spirituals inspired by the extraordinary journey to  freedom during times of slavery. This performance is part of the Toledo Symphony’s North Star Festival. Click for  festival details. Tickets are available at or by calling the Toledo Symphony Box Office at 419-246-8000.   Newly Posted: Biopic about ‘Japanese Schindler’ to be screened, March 22 “Persona Non Grata,” a biopic about Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara, sometimes called a “Japanese Schindler,” who issued several thousand visas to Jewish refugees in Lithuania before 1941, will be screened in the Gish Theater…

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