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 Adventurers of the Year
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Friday, March 27th

National Geographic 2014 Adventurers of the Year Amy and Dave Freeman paddled, dogsledded, and hiked 11,647 miles across North America while 85,000 students helped shape their course.

Friday, March 27, 2015, at 7:00 p.m., 1403 West Hines Hill Road, Peninsula, (330) 657-2909

 Lend Me a Tenor
Beck Center for the Arts
At Mackey Main Stage
Friday, March 27th - Sunday, April 26th

A classic farce! Spend the night at this zany 1930s hotel complete with mistaken identities, misunderstandings, mixed signals, and doors...lots of doors. This comedy follows the fiery-tempered, world famous Italian superstar, Tito Merelli.

March 27, 2015 - April 26, 2015, Mackey Main Stage, 17801 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, (216) 521-2540

 The Peking Acrobats
At Ohio Theatre
Friday, March 27th

The gravity-defying, juggling, gymnastic, cyclists of the ever popular Peking Acrobats are back to thrill and entertain. Using graceful athleticism, daring acrobatics, and contortions that appear physically impossible, the Peking Acrobats amaze and delight the whole family.

Friday, March 27, 2015 at 7:30 p.m., Connor Palace, 615 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, (216) 771-4444

 Kelly Bell Blues Band
Ashland University
At Hugo Young Theatre
Saturday, March 28th

Formed as a back-up band for Bo Diddley and voted the Best Blues Band in the Mid Atlantic Region 12 years in a row, the Kelly Bell Band from Baltimore, Maryland combines pop and funk into blues for an electrifying performance.

Saturday, Mar. 28, 2015 at 7:30 p.m., 401 College Avenue, Ashland, (419) 289-4142

 Heritage Series Concerts
Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park
At Happy Days Lodge
Saturday, March 28th - Friday, May 1st

Three Days concert series presented by the National Park Service to celebrate cultural legacy of Cuyahoga Valley that includes artists such as Tall Heights & Darlingside, Dala, Comas, and Front Country.

March 28, 2015, April 17, 2015, April 24, 2015, May 1, 2015, all concerts at 8:00 p.m., Happy Days Lodge, Peninsula, (330) 657-2909

 Donna The Buffalo
Kent Stage
Saturday, March 28th

Founded in 1989, the original roots music is infused with elements of Cajun, rock, folk, reggae, and country. Donna the Buffalo has proven itself a consistent purveyor of Americana music.

Saturday, March 28, 2015, at 8:00 p.m., Kent Stage, 175 East Main St., Kent, (330) 677-5005

 Canton Symphony presents Beethoven Festival
Canton Symphony Orchestra
At Umstattd Performing Arts Hall
Saturday, March 28th - Sunday, March 29th

The Canton Symphony Orchestra presents March concerts as part of its two-month Beethoven Festival. Events kick off on March 28 with celebrated pianist André Watts performing Piano Concerto No. 2. On March 29, return for Mr. Watts performing the First and Third concerti!

Saturday, March 28 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m., Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, Canton, (330) 452-2094

 Escher String Quartet
Wooster Chamber Music Series
At Gault Recital Hall
Sunday, March 29th

Formed in 2005, the Escher String Quartet has attracted attention and has been immediately admired for their individual sound, bold artistic decisions and unique cohesiveness.

Sunday, March 29, 2015, at 3:00 p.m., Gault Recital Hall, 525 East University Street, Wooster, (330) 263-2115

 Jesus Christ Superstar
Cleveland Institute of Art
Monday, March 30th

First a hit record album, then a Broadway show, then a movie, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar recounts the Passion of Christ. Tonight three of the stars of the movie—Ted Neeley (Jesus), Barry Dennen (Pontius Pilate), and Bob Bingham (Caiaphas)—will appear in person with a new digital restoration of the film.

Monday, March 30, 2015, 7:00 p.m., Cleveland Institute of Art, (216) 421-7450

 Tuesday Musical presents David Finckel with Wu Han and Philip Setzer
Tuesday Musical
At E.J. Thomas Hall
Tuesday, March 31st

Named Musical America's 2012 Musicians of the Year, cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han rank among the most esteemed and influential classical musicians in the world today. Philip Setzer remains a member of the Emerson String Quartet. Their appearances take them to the world's most prestigious concert series and festivals.

Tuesday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m., The University of Akron's E.J. Thomas Hall, Akron, (330) 972-7570

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