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Against the stark desolation of Depression-era California in which Of Mice and Men is set, the play celebrates something very rare and beautiful for the time: a deep friendship — even love — between two men.
By now, you are likely aware that rock n’ roll legend Chuck Berry has died. Perhaps you’ve read or scanned a few think-pieces detailing his musical impact and legacy. Because legends and beloved artists (not just celebrities but folks who shared their creativity and left the world cool with more cool stuff) keep dying at a bummer rate, we should all be familiar with the celebrity media death cycle.
What a miserable lot of beautiful, self-absorbed, emotionally stunted people we meet in Terrence Malick’s Song to Song. And what sweet relief we feel when the last bit of ponderous narration comes to a close, and the last gorgeous but numbingly repetitive shot fades to black.
Thursday evening at 6 p.m., photographer LaToya Ruby Frazier delivers the Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell Lecture at the Akron Art Museum, 1 S. High St. She is the recipient of the 2017 Akron Art Museum Knight Purchase Award.
Here comes... There will be a Hop Into Spring Family Event from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Summit Mall to welcome the Easter Bunny. The event will include crafts, games, activities and an appearance of the Easter Bunny. For more, visit shopsummitmall.com.
NEW YORK: Chuck Berry, rock ’n’ roll’s founding guitar hero and storyteller who defined the music’s joy and rebellion in such classics as Johnny B. Goode, Sweet Little Sixteen and Roll Over Beethoven, died Saturday at his home west of St. Louis. He was 90.
It was Juilliard classmate Alex Sharp who first planted the seed that actor Adam Langdon should go for the challenging role of Christopher in the celebrated British play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
The Akron Art Museum invites film buffs young and old to an afternoon of internationally acclaimed children’s films and cinema-inspired art activities. On Saturday, the museum will present the best film shorts from the 2016 New York International Children’s Film Festival, Kid Flix I (12:30-1 p.m.)
As branding goes, the Franklin Hotel Bar (176 E. Main St., Kent) may not be the catchiest or sexiest name for a mid-scale drinking establishment. Something like Scarlett or Derek would be much sexier, but arguably less useful for a business.
The Tramp. This week’s free Movies@Main at the Akron-Summit County Public Library’s Main Library will be showing The Kid. The classic movie stars Charlie Chaplin. There will be a discussion before and after the 6:30 p.m. screening. The library is at 60 S. High St. in Akron. For more, visit akronlibrary.org.
Beer train. The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad is hosting a Beer Tasting Train. The Ales on Rails Beer Tasting Train – Irish Ales will let passengers sample brews and appetizers. The cost is $50 to $94 and includes a commemorative glass. You must be age 21 and older to ride. The train will depart Akron’s Northside Station on Ridge Street at 7 p.m. Saturday. To reserve a spot, call 800-468-4070 or visit cvsr.com.
Comic books and pop culture. See some of your favorites from the worlds of Marvel, DC, Disney and more when the annual Wizard World Comic Con comes to Cleveland’s Convention Center Friday through Sunday. Learn to draw your favorite fictional characters, or come dressed as one. For ticket information and a complete schedule, go to wizd.me/ClevelandPR.
Across his 34-plus year career, Jon Bon Jovi and his various writing partners, most notably ex-member Richie Sambora, have peppered 13 studio albums with plenty of fist-pumping, half-empty-beer-can hoisting, arms-around-your-friends, communal-shout-along anthems for lovers, hard-workers, rockers and anyone else who enjoys a catchy chorus, pounding rhythm and uplifting lyrics.