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Jon Hendricks - Jazz Legend

(my Sep 2007 post)

Jon Hendricks was born September 16, 1921 in Newark, Ohio, and he grew up in Toledo. After serving in the Army during World War II, Hendricks attended the University of Toledo. But after finances ran out, Hendricks moved to New York and began a singing career. Hendricks is considered to be the "Father of Vocalese" and the greatest innovator of the art form. Vocalese is the art of setting lyrics to recorded jazz instrumental standards.

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Glass City Opry monthly Bluegrass concerts

(my August 2007 post about an event that no longer exists)

  • Web site:
  • Blog:
  • Location: Maumee Indoor Theatre.
  • Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Music starts at 6:30 p.m.
    • Time change starting with the October 2007 show:
    • "To better accomodate the requests we've had for a later start and more time to get the sound system set up... We will be opening the doors at 6:00 p.m. and the music will begin at 7:00 p.m."
  • Cost $8.00
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The Stain and Korn shows from 1995

(my Feb 28, 2006 post, regarding Jon Stainbrook leading the Lucas County GOP)

A good friend of mine played in The Stain, and I attended several of their shows around town back in the mid to late 90s. I ran the video equipment, so plenty of documented evidence exists showing Stainbrook's leadership along with a few other unmentionables related to haning out at places like Frankie's.

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Northwest Ohio Rib-Off - 2006

(my Aug 2006 post)

From do Toledo :

Grab a napkin and head-on-down to the Lucas County Fairgrounds [map] to enjoy the 23rd annual Northwest Rib-Off ... prepared by the best local and national grill masters. Besides eating ribs, the Rib-Off offers children’s activities and a slab of smokin’ good entertainment, provided by a number of the area’s best bands. Get ready to enjoy classic rock, the blues, some cool jazz and toe-tappin’ country favorites.
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Arti Gras performers needed - 2006

(my Aug 6, 2006 post)

In conjunction with this September's Artomatic 419 event:

On Saturday, September 2nd from 12:00pm to 6:00pm, in association with The Uptown Association and the Adams Amble, there will be a huge block party spanning several blocks of Adams Street with bands, balloons, food, art, fun, games and a great time for all! Toledo does not have a “no holds barred” festival on a par with some of the inspired lunacy of other cities (Mardi Gras, Philly’s Mummers Parade, Pasadena’s Doo Dah Parade and San Francisco’s Bay-to-Breakers.) This is a chance to cut loose and have one last burst of summer as the season draws to a close. This is a real chance to 'let your freak flag fly'.
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Teacher uses hip-hop to help students jump into math

(my Aug 4, 2006 post that excerpted from a story.)

Christine Smith, a teacher at Paul Lawrence Dunbar Academy in Toledo, had a problem. The Temperance resident teaches math to fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders at the school, but she kept hitting a roadblock when she tried to teach her students advanced concepts — they didn’t know their multiplication tables. She mentioned the problem to her friend, Alex Nesmith, who noticed it was odd that the kids could learn complicated lyrics to hip-hop songs but not basic math facts.
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Toledo Blues Festival - July 2004

(my Jul 21, 2004 message board post with excerpts from

The Toledo Blues Festival will take place in downtown Toledo July, 24 in Promenade Park. Festival hours are 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Cost is $5.00. I love the names of blues bands. Saturday's performers: Ron Crawdaddy Crawford and the Blues Connoisseur's, The Teeny Tucker Blues Band, Chicago Blues Review, Doug Demming & The Jewel Tones Featuring Fingers Taylor, and Savoy Brown.

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Toledo Music Festival

(my Jul 9, 2004 message board post that excerpted a Toledo Blade story)

Only six years old and the Toledo Music Festival has already grown into a monster. The event that started as a one-day showcase of 30-odd bands in 1999 is now a two-day festival with a dizzying 110 acts performing everything from punk and hard rock to blues and hip-hop on six indoor and outdoor stages at Headliners.


Art Tatum Jazz Festival - June 2004

(my Jun 16, 2004 message board post that excerpted info from the Toledo Jazz Society, which now has its website located at

Saturday & Sunday, June 19 & 20, 2004 at International Park. Toledo native Art Tatum is universally considered the greatest jazz pianist of all time.

The Art Tatum Jazz Heritage Festival honors Tatum with a two-day outdoor program, featuring local, regional and national jazz acts, performing a variety of jazz: straight-ahead, Latin, Big Band and more!

Admission is FREE for TJS members and children ages 12 and under. Student tickets will be just $5 and general admission is just $12 each day.Weekend passes will be available for $20 per person.

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Latino Fest - June 2004

(my Jun 9, 2004 message board post that excerpted from a La Prensa story)

June 11-12: LatinoFest IV, downtown Toledo at Promenade Park featuring: Willie Colon on Friday ( 8-10:00PM ), June 11 and Little Joe y La Familia and his Brown Soul on June 12 ( 9-11:00PM ). $7 admission each day. Plus additional entertainment. Call Consuelo Hernandez at 419-259-5383.

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