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From background musician to director: meet Tess Burgler

At 14, Tess Burgler started her Shakespeare career as the Third-Musician-from-the-Left in a production by the Ohio Shakespeare Festival (OSF), among whom she was a founding member. Sixteen years later, Tess finds herself acting, directing, and writing as an OSF Associate Producer. Burgler strongly believes in theater’s role in both “[celebrating and protecting] the human story.” […]

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Meet the ‘Troubadour of Peace:’ Zach Freidhof

Whether he’s performing at a yoga class, a peace fest, a venue in his hometown of Akron, or by himself in the mountains of Wyoming, Zach Freidhof plays his music with the same passion that he brings to his community. Zach started performing in 1999; now, he tours across the U.S. at nearly 200 locations […]

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Behind the Scenes of “Gimme ArtsNow”

Hey, I’m Logan Lane. I’m the summer intern for ArtsNow. For the next month-and-a-half, I’ll be working with Roger Riddle to create a new podcast series called “Gimme Arts Now.” Each episode will feature a different Summit-based artist, venue, organization, and patron. This blog will show you what goes on behind the scenes as I […]

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Drew Louis takes his Summit County talent to New York City

Hudson’s Drew Louis to showcase his singing and acting at the IMTA Convention in New York Drew Louis, a 17-year-old aspiring stage performer of Hudson, has been entertaining Summit County audiences with his singing and acting since he was belting out tunes from the back seat of his parents’ car. Now with the help of […]

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Recap of 2017 Americans for the Arts Annual Convention

“I believe that creativity will be the currency of the 21st century.” — Gerald Gordon, Ph.D., President/CEO, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority Last weekend I had the privilege of attending the 2017 Americans for the Arts Annual Convention.  I loved meeting impressive folks from across the country and learning from them, but the best part was […]