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Published: September 8, 2013 12:00 AM
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Banned writings by black authors

highlighted Sept. 25

The ACLU of Ohio and Karamu House Inc. will sponsor "Let's Get Free: Banned Writings of Black Liberationists" on Sept. 25 at 7 p.m., at Karamu House's Jelliffe Theatre, 2355 E. 89th St. in Cleveland.

Community members will read selected works from Black activists who were censored for using their pens to tell the truth.

This event is scheduled in honor of Banned Books Week, a yearly celebration of the universal freedom to read which was launched in response to a surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries.

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WAL 80th


show opens

The Women's Art League Of Akron will have its Fall Members 80th Anniversary show at The Art Gallery of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1361 West Market St. in Akron, through Oct. 31.

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There will be a public reception Sept. 15 from noon to 2 p.m.

Mini Maker Faire

artisans needed

The Akron-Summit County Public Library is seeking exhibitors of all ages for the first-ever Akron Mini Maker Faire on Nov. 2 from 1 to 4 p.m. at main library in downtown Akron.

The Faire is a grassroots celebration of local innovation that will feature projects - either complete or works in progress - which both showcase the exhibitor's creativity and inspire the viewer to want to know more.

Applications may be submitted from individuals as well as from groups such as hobbyist clubs and schools. Exhibits that are interactive and highlight the process of making things are encouraged. Exhibitors must be willing to teach, share and demonstrate.

What the library is looking for includes:

Handmade or homemade projects by individuals, clubs, school groups, or start-up companies

Made projects or making processes that use new technologies or old technologies in new ways

Interactivity for adults and children

Innovative, creative and inventive projects

A limited number of exhibit spaces are available. Local makers may apply by calling the Science and Technology Division at 330-643-9075 or emailing makerfaire@akronlibrary.org.

'Farkle McBride'

at Summit Artspace

In cooperation with The Illusion Factory and classical guitarist, James Marron, the Akron Area Arts Alliance will be having two performances of "The Remarkable Farkle McBride" by John Lithgow on Sept. 15, at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Adults are $5. Passport Holders and children are free. For details or to reserve tickets, call 330-376-8480, opt. 1 or opt. 3 or email rhinton@akronareaarts.org or skreisman@akronareaarts.org.

Local artists sought

for ArtsyMart

ArtsyMART will return to Summit Artspace the first weekend in December. The event will be a single weekend and take advantage of the large Artwalk audience on Saturday evening. All types of artists are encouraged to apply. Applications from artists are due in on Sept. 20.

Hours will be Dec. 7 from noon to 10 p.m. and Dec. 8 from noon to 5 p.m. Booth fees are $75 for both days and includes one 8 foot table if needed.

For details or to apply, email Sandy Kreisman at skreisman@akronareaarts.org or call 330-376-8480 or go to www.akronareaarts.org and download the application.

Tarantino Film

Festival Sept. 14

Festival Entertainment will sponsor The Quentin Tarantino Film Festival on Sept. 14 at the Akron Civic Theatre.

Doors will open at 4 p.m., and the films will begin at 6 p.m. The festival includes "Reservoir Dogs," "Pulp Fiction," and "From Dusk Till Dawn." There will be a 30 minute intermission between each film.

Ticket price is $12, and $2 of each ticket sold will be donated to the Akron Children's Hospital Foundation. Tickets are available at the Akron Civic Theatre box office, by calling 330-253-2488 or online at www.akroncivic.com.

Constitution Day

talk includes

controversial topics

In 2004, Congress passed legislation designating Sept. 17 as "Constitution Day" and inviting the citizenry to celebrate the signing of the Constitution. The law encourages "instruction" in the responsibilities and opportunities created by that document.

In that spirit, Lorraine Baumgardner will discuss "Celebrating X-Rated Movies, Profanity, and the Controversial" on Sept. 17 on the first floor of the Kent State University Library, from 2 to 3 p.m. The lecture is free.

Southern Night Jam comes to Akron

The Akron Civic Theatre will present Southern Night Jam Sept. 13 at 8 p.m. for an intimate acoustic cabaret featuring three of the South's up and coming performers.

Starting the night out will be Megan McCormick, A Nashville-based singer, songwriter, and guitarist, who grew up in a musical family, picking up the guitar at the age of nine (she also plays lap steel guitar, mandolin and bass), quickly working her way through style after style on the instrument, from blues, folk, and country to jazz and straight - out rock & roll.

Josh Daniel is a North Carolina singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist whose passion and enthusiasm are evident every time he takes the stage. Daniel describes his sound as "Rock n Roll" but it's much broader than that. Josh is able to mold his influences in to a unique sound that is entirely his own. Blending rock 'n' roll with bluegrass, funk and soul music with a reggae backbeat, you never know which way he will lead the crowd.

Hannah Thomas has a style that defies genre, she is a little too country to be rock 'n' roll, and a little too rock 'n' roll to be country, and that is just what makes people love her. A talented and accomplished singer-songwriter at just 23 years old, Hannah has spent 2013 hitting the road playing everywhere from the East Coast to Daytona Beach, Fla. to Greenwich Village in NYC. This is Hannah's second time on the Civic stage.

Ticket prices are $15 or two for $25. The show features limited cabaret style seating on the Civic stage. Tickets are available at the Akron Civic Theatre Box Office, by calling 330-253-2488 or online at www.akroncivic.com.

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