Yellow background with sketchy drawings of jockeys riding horses
23 March 2018

Friday, March 23
Ohio Shorts, 7-8:45pm, Drexel Theater, 2254 E. Main St.
Not Quite Midnight Shorts. 9:30-11:30pm, Drexel Theater, 2254 E. Main St.

Book cover, black bakground, photo of black man bending over with a mic to his mouth singing and arm swinging backwards and the words In the Midnight Hour the life & soul of Wilson Pickett by Tony Fletcher
14 March 2018

In the Midnight Hour chronicles two parallel tracks of twentieth century African American history: the Great Migration, when 1.75 million African Americans left the rural south for the urban north from 1910 through 1940, and...

White man with dark hair in white shirt and black pants dancing with a white woman with short dark hair in a pick dress, he is leaning over as he holds her as she is kicking her leg high up in the air
07 March 2018

Love is more important than art, a character proclaims during a key moment from An American in Paris. While that’s undoubtedly true, it’s art that makes the musical so memorable.

Christopher Wheeldon’s direction and...

Young white woman in a white blouse, vest and hair pulled back sitting on a couch with hands clasped looking irritated
06 March 2018

Will the #MeToo/Time’s Up movement have a lasting effect on Hollywood? Too soon to say, obviously, but it’s already had a profound effect in the short term. In the weeks and months leading up to the March 4 Academy Awards ceremony,...

Front book cover with green at top and a yellow body of water below with a drawing of people in a small rowboat. the word Reading with Patrick A teacher, a student, and a life changing friendship
19 February 2018

I loved school from the minute I set foot in kindergarten. Blessed with two older sisters who brought home their schoolwork and parents who read, I was an apt and eager pupil when my older sister, Marva, taught me to read when I was...

White words in a red box at top saying Writing to Save a Life, another red box at bottom left saying The Louis Till File and a black and white head shot of a young black ham in a hat and suit
04 February 2018

Surely one of the most shocking murders of the modern day freedom movement was that of Emmett Till in Money, Mississippi, on August 28, 1955. The fourteen-year-old Chicago native was engaging in a time-honored tradition in the black,...


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