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MUSICAL ACTIVITIES

Dec. 5 -- An evening with Arlo Guthrie, evening, the Kent Stage.

Dec. 5 -- Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, the House of Blues.

Dec. 6 -- Dave Koz and Friends Christmas tour, 7:30, Playhouse Square in downtown Cleveland.

Dec. 6-7 -- Third annual Jingle Jam, evenings, the Kent Stage.

Dec. 6-8 -- "Bella Fleck All-American" by Cleveland Orchestra, Friday at 7 p.m., Thursday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Severance Hall, Euclid Avenue in Cleveland.

Dec. 7 -- Motown Christmas Spectacular, 7:30 p.m., Akron Civic Theater.

Dec. 7-8, 14-15 -- Christmas concerts, 7 p.m. Fridays, 4 and 7 Saturdays, The Chapel on Fir Hill in Akron.

Dec. 8 -- Woodchoppers Ball, evening, the Kent Stage, E. Main.

Dec. 9 -- Andy Grammer and Tristan Prettyman, evening, House of Blues in downtown Cleveland.

Dec. 9 -- Bid Bad Voodoo Daddy, 8 p.m., the Tangier in Akron.

Dec. 9 -- Melissa Ferrick, evening, the Kent Stage, E. Main St.

Dec. 9 -- Jingle Jazz, 3 p.m., E.J. Thomas Hall, University of Akron.

Dec. 9 -- Olivia Newton-John, 7:30 p.m., Playhouse Square Center, Euclid Avenue in Cleveland.

Dec. 12 -- 2 Chainz, evening, the House of Blues, Euclid Ave.

Dec. 13 -- The Lettermen Christmas Show, 7, Packard Music Hall, Mahoning Ave., Warren.

Dec. 13 -- Donna the Buffalo, evening, the Kent Stage in Kent.

Dec. 13-16 -- The Scintas, five shows, the Tangier, W. Market St.

Dec. 14 -- The Lettermen's Christmas Show, 8 p.m., the Croatian Lodge Ballroom on Lake Shore Boulevard in Eastlake.

Dec. 14 -- Jessica Lea Mayfield and David Mayfield, evening, the Kent Stage, East Main Street.

Dec. 14-16, 21-23 -- Cleveland Orchestra Christmas concerts, variious times, Severance Hall, Euclid Avenue in Cleveland.

Dec. 15 -- Over the Rhine, evening, the Kent Stage, downtown.

Dec. 16 -- Bruce Hornsby, evening, the Kent Stage, downtown.

Dec. 18-19 -- Cleveland Orchestra and Pink Martini "Joy to the World," 8 p.m., Severance Hall on Euclid Avenue in Cleveland.

Dec. 21 -- Mannheim Steamroller, 8 p.m., Playhouse Square Center, Euclid Avenue, Cleveland.

Dec. 22 -- Tuba Christmas, noon and 2:30 p.m.,m E.J. Thomas Hall in Akron.

Dec. 26 -- Trans-Siberian Orchestra, 3 and 8 p.m., the Quicken Loans Arena, Prospect Avenue.

Dec. 27 -- Holy Revival and Bruce in the USA, evening, the House of Blues, Euclid Avenue.

Dec. 28 -- Third Eye Blind, evening, House of Blues on Euclid Ave., downtown Cleveland.

Dec. 29 -- Chimaira Christmas 13, evening, the House of Blues.

Dec. 31 -- New Year's Eve with Michael Stanley and the Resona-tors, evening, the House of Blues.

Dec. 31 -- Red Wanting Blue, evening, the Kent Stage in Kent.

Jan. 9 -- Little Feat, evening, the Kent Stage, E. Main in Kent.

Jan. 15 -- "Guster," evening, the House of Blues in Cleveland.

Jan. 29 -- Flogging Molly, evening, House of Blues, Cleveland.

Feb. 17 -- Matchbox Twenty, Akron Civic Theater, downtown.

Feb. 19 -- Passion Pity, Matt and Kim, evening, Cleveland Masonic Auditorium, East 36th St.

Feb. 28 -- Muse, 7 p.m., the Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland.

THEATRICAL EVENTS

Now-Dec. 15 -- "True West," the Liminis, Scranton Road, westside of Cuya. River in Cleveland.

Now-Dec. 16 -- "Junie B in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells," 7:30 Dec. 7-8, 14, 2 p.m. Dec. 8-9, 15-16 -- Magical Theatre Co., W. Tuscarawas in Barberton.

Now-Dec. 23 -- "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," Weathervane Playhouse in the Merriman Valley area, Akron.

Now-Dec. 23 -- "My Mother's Lesbian Jeish Wiccan Wedding," Actors' Summit, in Akron.

Now-Dec. 23 -- "A Christmas Carol," Ohio Theater on Euclid Avenue in downtown Cleveland.

Now-Dec. 23 -- "A Carol for Cleveland," times vary, Allen Theater on Euclid Avenue, Cleveland.

Dec. 5 -- Tap Dogs, Playhouse Square, Euclid Ave. in Cleveland.

Dec. 6-23 -- "The Secret Social," the Cleveland Public Theater, Detroit Ave., westside Cleveland.

Dec. 7-9, 14-15 -- "Twin's Tales" by Stow Players, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7-8, 14, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 9 and 15, the Heritage Barn in Silver Springs Park, Young Road, Stow.

Dec. 7-8, 14-16 -- "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, Sunday matinees, Chagrin Valley Little Theater on River St., downtown Chagrin Falls.

Dec. 22-23 -- Shen Yun 2013, the State Theater, Euclid Avenue.

Jan. 8-9 -- "Shrek: The Musical," E.J. Thomas Hall at University of Akron.

Jan. 15-27 -- "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert: The Musical," Playhouse Square in Cleveland.

Jan. 15 -- Sister's Christmas Catechism, 7:30 p.m., Akron Civic Theater, South Main, downtown.

Jan. 17-20 -- "Spank! The Fifth Shades Parody," Playhouse Square Center, Euclid Avenue, Cleveland.

Jan. 22 -- Yo Gabba Gabba Live, 3:30 and 6:30 p.m., Akron Civic Theater.

Feb. 17-20 -- The Peking Acrobats, Playhouse Square Center.

MISCELLANEOUS ACTIVITIES

Currently -- "To the Arctic," "Sea Rex" and "Santa vs. the Snowman," Omnimax Theater at the Great Lakes Science Center on the lakefront off East 9th St., Cleveland.

Currently -- "Frogs" through Jan. 6, the Great Lakes Science Center off E. 9th St. in Cleveland.

Currently -- "Undress: Shaping Fashion and Private Life," "Life, Thoughts & Garments: Linda Ohrn-McDaniel Recent Works," "Resist: A World of Resist Dye Techniques," "Fandemonium" and "Fashion Timeline," the Kent State Museum, front campus at Kent State campus off East Main Street in Kent.

Currently -- Exhibits include "Tying the Knot: Cleveland Wedding Fashions," "Domare: The Art and History of Italian Stone Carving in Northeast Ohio," "East vs. West: Cleveland, the Western Reserve and the Midwest," "Shattered Dreams Revisited: The Death & Rebirth of the Midwest Industrial City" and Kidzbits Family Education Center, (Crawford Auto Museum is under renovationand closed), the Western Reserve Historical Society museum, University Circle off Euclid Ave., far east side Cleveland.

Currently -- "Adolph Gottlieb: Art in 3-D," "Detroit Disassembled," "Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsul," "Robert Stivers: Veiled Image," "New Artifacts: Works by Brent Kee Young and Sungsoo Kim" and "The Anniversary Show: Commemorative Art Through the Years," the Akron Museum of Art, East Market Street.

Currently -- "Studio Glass in Focus," "DIY: Photographers and Books," "Half the Air in a Given Space," "Wari: Lords of the Ancient Andes," William H. Johnson, Cleveland Museum of Art, East Blvd. in Univ. Circle, east side Cleveland.

Currently -- "50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic" through Jan. 13, "Whales-Tohor" through Jan. 27, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Univ. Crl.

Currently -- "Printing Practice: Religious Prints from the Renaissance" (through Dec. 23), "Religion, Ritual and Performance in the Renaissance" (through June 30, 2013) and "Religion, Ritual and Performance in Modern and Contemporary Art" (through June 30, 2013), Allen Memorial Art Museum on the Oberlin College campus.

Dec. 6-9, 13-23, 26-30 -- Deck the Hall, 5-8 p.m., Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, North Portage Path, west Akron.

Dec. 7 -- Comedienne Paula Poundstone, 8:30 p.m., the Tangier on W. Market Street in Akron.

Dec. 8 -- Buddy Valastro the Cake Boss, 7:30 p.m., Akron Civic Theater.

Dec. 10 -- Political satirist P.J. O'Rourke in Town Hall speaker series, 6 p.m., the Ohio Theater.

Dec. 27 -- Harlem Globetrotters, 7 p.m., Q Arena, Cleveland.

Dec. 29 -- Comedian Jeff Dunham, 8 p.m., the Wolstein Center, CUS, E. 18th and Carnegie Ave.

Jan. 11-21 -- Disney on Ice, Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland.

Jan. 28 -- Fitness-nutrition expert William H. Dietz in Town Hall speaker series, 6, Ohio Theater.

Feb. 15-17 -- Monster Jam, Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland.

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