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Midwest Haunters Convention 2018

Posted  April 9, 2018  by  Linda Gabriele

The Midwest Haunters Convention (MHC) is the largest Halloween show of its kind in the U.S. serving a primary audience of haunted attraction producers, actors, artists and home haunters.  It features a 75,000 square foot vendor trade show with over 100 vendors providing businesses and individuals the opportunity to shop for professional quality Halloween related products. The […]

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Posted  March 12, 2018  by  pazzma5

Last week, the inaugural INKCARCERATION Music and Tattoo Festival was officially announced, presenting fans with a one-of-a-kind event experience. At INKCARCERATION, not only will attendees rock out to three days of live music from 30+ of today’s greatest rock bands, they can also be tattooed by acclaimed local and regional artists, tour one of the most famous haunted reformatories […]

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Posted  January 24, 2018  by  pazzma5

The inaugural Astronomicon pop culture convention will take place in just one month in the Metro Detroit area! Astronomicon is an all ages event promising fun for everyone, taking place on February 9-11, 2018 at the Wyndham Garden in Sterling Heights, MI (34911 Van Dyke). Each day will include a variety of activities, including cosplay and […]

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Slayer’s Final World Tour

Posted  January 24, 2018  by  pazzma5

  Understandable after all these years. But, we’re sad to learn that Slayer will be turning in their guitar picks after this upcoming 2018 tour.    Behemoth, along with Lamb Of God, Anthrax, and Testament, all bands who have close ties to and have shared the stage multiple times with Slayer over the years, will […]

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Columbus Hails the King of Avatar County

Posted  January 18, 2018  by  Linda Gabriele

On Saturday, January 6th, Columbus, Ohio was invaded and, now, all hail the king of Avatar Country! And, it’s about damn time, because we’ve always yearned to be ruled by Swedish heavy metal band, Avatar! We have witnessed Avatar’s eye-popping carnival of madness during a number of festivals over the last couple of years. It’s […]

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Review: Spamalot @ Encore Theatre

Posted  January 16, 2018  by  P.S. Luhn

I have been trying to figure out a “Slam-bang” opening for this story, but it is eluding me. I can only say I was amazed and enthralled by what I saw, Sunday afternoon, at Encore Theatre in Lima. Amil Tellers of Dramatics, Inc., the organization which operates Encore, presented “Spamalot”, a musical loosely based on, […]

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Training Day Series Review

Editor’s Note:  The below review by our contributing reviewer, Chad Spar came across my desk a few days prior to the untimely death of actor, Bill Paxton. Clearly, in the series Training Day, Paxton gave audiences th...
by Chad Spar


DevilDriver & Death Angel @ Oddbody’s

The Review 5 / 5 - Excellent
by Jason Hillard



Review: The OA on Netflix

Our Review 3 / 5 - Above Average
by Ryan Biederman


Review: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, the Musical

I saw the Steve Martin film, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels quite a few years ago. I recall that I really liked Martin in it, and thought it passed for humorous. I figured it was sweet that that movie was now a stage play. Sounded jus...
by P.S. Luhn



Trapt Concert Review

*REVIEW UPDATE* Trapt just wrapped their most recent multi-state tour. The band ended the tour riding the wave from last year’s record release of DNA. Trapt, live in concert, was a can’t miss show for rock fans. The ba...
by Marie Thompson


Rouge One Review

Our Review 4.5 / 5 - Excellent
by Chad Spar