Downtown Canton Sidewalk Sale

Posted by on Aug 25, 2016 in News

Downtown Canton Sidewalk Sale

While any day is good to shop, this Saturday is a special day for Downtown Canton retailers to roll out the deals and break out the bargains! Come shop on Saturday, August 27 from 10-4pm. The following retailers are joining the fun: • Arrowhead Downtown 534 Cleveland Ave NW • Avenue Mkplace ( 2nd April) 324 Cleveland Ave NW • Cantonology 306 4th St NW • Colette’s Vintage 207 6th St NW • IKON Images Gallery 221 5th St NW • Lynda Tuttle’s Art Center 209 6th St NW • Modern Ritual 326 Cleveland Ave NW • Only the Essentials Apothecary 340 4th St NW • Print & Press 429 4th St NW • Snarky Art & Journey Studios 431 4th St NW We know you might also need: • Arcadia Grille 321 Court Ave NW • Carpe Diem Coffee 215 Market Ave N • Cultured Coffee & Waffles 309 Cleveland Ave NW • Deli Ohio 328 Walnut Ave NE Maps available...

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Canton Palace Theatre Presents Gallagher’s Jokes On You Comedy Tour

Posted by on Aug 18, 2016 in News

Canton Palace Theatre Presents Gallagher’s Jokes On You Comedy Tour

The Canton Palace Theatre presents comedian Gallagher on his nationwide Jokes on You comedy tour in celebration of his 70th Birthday on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 8pm.  The show will feature comedians Artie Fletcher, Bob Nelson and Gallagher himself. Tickets are $55 or $30 depending on your seat selection. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 19, 2016 at 10am. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Canton Palace Theatre Box Office, located at 605 Market Avenue, N, or calling the Box Office at 330.454.8172 Monday – Friday 10am to 4pm or by going to www.cantonpalacetheatre.org24 hours a day. Tickets are the same price no matter how they are purchased. More information Gallagher, his upcoming tour and videos can be found by visiting www.gallaghersmash.com. History of Canton’s Palace Theatre In Downtown Canton, Ohio, a standing room only crowd welcomed the opening of Harry Harper Ink’s million dollar vaudeville and movie palace on Monday, November 22, 1926. The American public was enjoying the Charleston craze and motion pictures featuring such screen stars as Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford. Today The Palace is once again alive, and is a vital multipurpose entertainment facility. Its marquee burns brightly sixty feet above Market Avenue welcoming you to enter its grand foyer and become a part of Canton’s nostalgic past and its bright future.  The majestic Palace Theatre is once again the heartbeat of the Canton community and plays host to over 300 events per year that has an attendance of over 100,000 per year. The Palace Theatre Association is a non-profit organization whose mission it is to preserve the architectural integrity of the historic Palace Theatre, and partner with others to present cultural, entertainment, and educational experiences for the...

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Canton Palace Theatre Shows The Godfather: Yes, It is That Good!

Posted by on Jun 23, 2016 in News

Canton Palace Theatre Shows The Godfather: Yes, It is That Good!

by Garrett Graber As part of their Summer Movie Series, the Canton Palace Theatre is showing Francis Ford Coppola’s 1972 masterpiece The Godfather on June 24th at 6PM and The Godfather, Part II on June 25th at 6PM. Doors open at 5:30 and admission is only $5. Following Michael Corleone’s rise to power as he takes over his father’s criminal empire, The Godfather left audiences and critics in awe in 1972. Forty-four years later it is still considered by many critics as the greatest film of all time. And yes, years later it still holds up. Coppola is a master behind the camera and somehow incorporates masterful storytelling with pure cinematic beauty. Everything fits. From Nino Rita’s chilling soundtrack  to the tiny nuances in Gordon Willis’s cinematography. For example, in a scene with Don Vito Corleone the camera will slowly follow the character while holding a wide shot of everyone in the room. This reinforces the fact that Don Vito is a powerful, and feared character that demands everybody else in the room (including the audience’s) attention. While recent series like Breaking Bad have perhaps perfected the nice guy turned criminal narrative, this would have perhaps not been possible without Michael Corleone. The film from a visual standpoint is beautiful, yes, but what will keep you engrossed is the story. Michael Corleone’s transition to head of his father’s criminal empire will keep you captivated the entire three hours of movie. Michael is complex, and while psychologically complex gangsters (take Tony Soprano for example) have been done time and time again in different films and TV shows, Michael’s is still a story that needs to be told. His love and devotion to family is touching, and almost rivals his love of power. Once a family outsider that distanced himself from the mafia life, the way he assumes the role of Don naturally and ruthlessly makes for one of the most intriguing character studies  perhaps in all of crime drama. This amount of character development for a criminal was unprecedented for its time and continues to be a plot worth revisiting. Whether you’re die hard film buff or just want to see it to say you did, The Godfather is a must see. And yes, it is very much worth the hype. This is a movie you won’t want to miss on the big screen. For more information on the Summer Movie Series, you can visit cantonpalacetheatre.org or call 330-454-8172....

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FREE CONCERT: The Canton Concert Band will perform at Canton Palace Theatre

Posted by on Jun 10, 2016 in News

FREE CONCERT: The Canton Concert Band will perform at Canton Palace Theatre

On Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 7:30pm the Canton Concert Band will present a program of light classics, show tunes, popular music, marches and will also feature soloist, Jean Burnquist. Joining the Canton Concert Band will be W. Robert Morrison, organist and choir master for St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and Jay Spencer, the Palace Theatre’s resident organist. Mr. Morrison and Mr. Spencer will play a half-hour concert prelude beginning at 7:00pm. Admission for the concert is free to the public, doors will open at 6:30pm. Visit www.cantonconcertband.com or www.cantonpalacetheatre.org for more information. The program will be led by Mr. Charles Reiman who has performed as a bassist and singer for the Christ Presbyterian Church, the Stark County Fair Band, the John Trapani Band, VOCI and is retired from music education from Jackson Local Schools and Kent State University – Stark Campus. About the Canton Concert Band The Canton Concert Band, founded in 1866, holds a unique place in Canton’s history, with roots dating to the post-Civil War Reconstruction Era and the Grand Army Band of the Republic. The Canton Concert Band is comprised of thirty-one professional musicians, each a member of the Canton Local 111 branch of the American Federation of Musicians. In addition to its professional members, the Canton Concert Band is supplemented by a group of outstanding community musicians and a select group of high school and college students. From mid-June through the beginning of August, the Canton Concert Band performs weekly in outdoor venues throughout Stark County, with each concert series hosted by a different esteemed high school or collegiate band director from the Stark County area. The Canton Concert Band office is located at 1914 West Tuscarawas Street in Canton, Ohio and can be reached at (330) 454-7430. For more information, please visit www.cantonconcertband.com. About the Canton Palace Theatre Completed in 1926, the Canton Palace Theatre is a downtown architectural jewel registered on the National Historic Registry. A prized community venue for classic, contemporary and art films, The Palace annually hosts more than 300 special events, concerts, recitals and Broadway-style productions. For more information, please visit www.cantonpalacetheatre.org. The Palace is located at 605 Market Avenue North in Canton, Ohio. Business and box office hours are Monday through Friday 10:00a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Business offices can be reached at (330) 454-8172 and a 24-Hour Recorded Event Information line is (330)...

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Canton Blues Fest Returns this Weekend!

Posted by on Jun 8, 2016 in News

Canton Blues Fest Returns this Weekend!

by Jara Anton In life, it can be argued that blues music is the biggest equalizer in life—-something for everyone and what you like can easily define you. Tom Waits said, “You can’t ignore the impact that it has had and continues to have on the whole musical culture. It’s a tree that everyone is swinging from. Without it, I don’t know where I would be. It’s indelible and indispensable.” That said, Canton’s Blues Fest 2016 is only a few days away! This Friday, June 10 and Saturday June 11 will feature a solid lineup over the two best days of the weekend. Market Square in downtown Canton will be your headquarters for all things blues, both stages. Don’t worry, you can sleep it off on Sunday. There will be live music beginning at noon both days. But, the real party starts at 6:30pm on Friday/Saturday nights. The headliner on Friday is harmonica playing, Memphis via North Carolina, 2016 Blues Music Award nominated singer Brandon Santini. The story goes that he bought his own harmonica at the age of 15. Years later, in 2003, he created the band Delta Highway that went on to become a Blues Music Award nominated band. Once he moved to Memphis, he was able to dial in his craft on the stages that both Muddy Waters and BB King sweated on. If you like really exciting, goose bump inducing harmonica and a honey dipped voice, Santini is your guy. Victor Wainwright is slated to open for Santini. Wainwright, a legacy from a family full of musicians from the Savannah, Georgia area. Get there early for his soulful blues and electric stage performance. Saturday night, the headliner is Samantha Fish. This twenty-something artist has the soulful, seasoned voice of artists much older and much more experienced musician. Fish has a stage presence that is nothing short of ferocious. Behind that mane of blond hair and blue eyes lurks a very old soul, but a vocal range that weighs in around soft angel breath to deep and dirty blues. Watching her perform, you are sucked in immediately and let down easy with the wall of guitars she brings with her. Along to open the show is Fish’s label mate, Mike Zito, a blues/roots artist on his way to the top. Maybe he’ll play “Roll On” which was featured on the tv show, Sons of Anarchy. Tickets are FREE! Just grab a chair or a blanket, get there early and post up. However, if you want the best seats in the house, you need VIP. Once you go VIP, you won’t ever want to go back. VIP passes are on sale now. After 5pm they entitled you to complimentary drinks and food and unrivaled views of both stages. Pick up a two day VIP pass for $80, the one day is only $50. VIP passes are available...

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