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By Rich Heldenfels Published: July 3, 2014

At 7 p.m. Monday, Fast Lane in Barberton hosts an open-mic chance to fast-track Columbus "American Idol" auditions. Bring one song,and must be 15-28 years old, RSVP to

Discovery Channel will replay "Adrift: 47 Days with Sharks" at 4 p.m. Sunday. The telecast of the 2012 program is in memory of Louis Zamperini,, who died Wednesday. Zamperini was a subject of "Adrift," part of  a rich and colorful life which inspired Laura Hillenbrand's book "Unbroken," which Angelina Jolie has turned into a movie due in December.

You may remember a previous note here when a Vivian Maier exhbiti came to Cleveland. The photographer will be showcased closer to home. in Canton, soon, as will her biographer John Maloof. The official word:

Vivian Maier:  Photography’s Secret Master will open at 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 31 at the prestigious Joseph Saxton Gallery of Photography, 520 Cleveland Avenue NW, Canton.  Maloof will be present, to sign his book, discuss the 30-piece photo exhibit and escort people to a viewing of his film, Finding Vivian Maier, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Canton Palace Theatre (605 Market Avenue North, Canton).

A question/answer session will follow the film.  Cost:  $5.  A second visit with Maloof is also scheduled for Saturday, August 2, with opening remarks at 2 p.m., followed by the film.
The photo exhibit as the Saxton Gallery will remain up until December 31, 2014.  Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday from noon – 5 p.m.
For more information including pre-sale movie tickets for the July 31 or August 2 showing, of “Finding Vivian Maier,” visit or call the box office: 330-454-8172.
For more information about the exhibit, “Vivian Maier: Photography’s Secret Master,” at the Joseph Saxton Gallery of Photography, visit or call 330-438-0030.
For more information about the film, “Finding Vivian Maier,” visit
For more information about Vivian Maier, visit


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