Dan Kane is the entertainment editor for The Repository’s Ticket magazine, for which he writes about theater, movies, rock ‘n’ roll, art, classical music, dance, restaurants, festivals and everything else that’s going on. Growing up in Wooster, he always thought of Canton as “the big city.”
Already a bright light on the downtown Canton nightlife scene, Star Fronimo enjoyed quick success when her namesake bar-restaurant opened in May 2016. More than two years later, Fronimo’s Downtown at 315 Cleveland Avenue NW is reliably lively and frequently packed, especially on weekends.
One day in mid-November, there were 16 varieties of soup available at Samantha’s Restaurant in Jackson Township. “I love soup,” said Sabrina Freudeman owner of the restaurant at 4954 Portage Street NW, which has been in business 17 years.
The world-class Cleveland Museum of Art, with its acres of galleries to explore, is a good anchor to a multifaceted Cleveland road trip. And a museum visit can be paired with nearby dining, shopping and more, with Google Maps or MapQuest a vital asset to navigation.
Winter in Ohio can be such a gloomy time, that sometimes we have to create our own fun. Here are a few tried-and-true ideas that are relatively easy to make happen and should liven things up during this cold season.
Looking for a holiday gift for a kid or teenager? How about giving them the opportunity to burn off their wintertime adrenaline? SkyMax Trampoline Arena, at 7585 Freedom Avenue NW in Jackson Township, offers nearly 27,000 square feet of high-flying activities for all ages, shapes and ability levels.
Brandon Torre has had a fondness for Italian delicatessens since he was a boy. As the executive chef for downtown Canton’s H2 Huth & Harris Wine Merchants, Torre found the opportunity to open an Italian deli of his own upstairs from the H2 at 427 Tuscarawas Street E.
When she performs, she feels joy, conveys joy and creates joy. One of the brightest lights on the local theater scene, Joy Ellis has done dynamic and memorable work in the Players Guild musicals “Sister Act” and “Memphis,” playing a street-smart novice nun and a fiery nightclub singer. On November 2, Ellis opens in another Guild musical production, “Aida,” this time portraying a Nubian princess torn between forbidden love and duty.
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