Battle of the Bands, Snow White, Matt Cory and a Beatlefest upcoming this week.
ARE YOU READY?
Downtown Canton’s Palace Theatre will be rocking Saturday night when The Repository presents its 10th annual Battle of the Bands. Seven teen bands will compete: A Clockwork Orange, representing Lake High School; Luke Miller and the Ladderbacks, Hoover High School; Good Hours, Jackson High School; The Scenic Route, Central Catholic High School; The Keith Wilson Project, GlenOak High School; Tears of Blood and Odyssey, both from Tuslaw High School. Showtime is 7 p.m., and doors open at 6. DJ Harry will provide the pre-show. Advance tickets, $8, are available until noon Saturday at Auntie Anne’s Pretzels at Westfield Belden Village. They will be $10 at the show; doors open at 6 p.m.
CANTON BALLET’S LATEST
Canton Ballet will premiere its new storybook ballet “Snow White,” featuring Kiahna Saneshige and Ethan Lee, with three matinee performances at the Palace Theatre. They will be at noon and 4 p.m. March 16, and 2 p.m. March 17. The full-length, two-act ballet is choreographed by Canton Ballet’s Angelo Lemmo. Tickets are $18 to $22 for adults, $14 to $18 for seniors, and $8 to $10 for children. They may be ordered at www.cantonballet.com and 330-455-7220.
WAY TO GO, MATT!
Saxophonist and Canton native Matt Corey, who plays college concerts with his band from coast to coast, has just been named Male Solo Artist of the Year 2013 by the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities, his third consecutive year taking the title.
Catch him in a free concert Wednesday night at the Performing Arts Center at Kent State Tuscarawas in New Philadelphia. Corey brings a new concept to live entertainment, mixing a live band with a party DJ, and playing songs by Michael Jackson, Gotye, Luke Bryan, Rihanna, Cee Lo Green and others. Joining him on-stage are keyboardist Jason Feathers, percussionist Elec Simon, guitarist Drew Pinchotti, bassist Matt Vick, drummer Chase Williams and turntable wiz DJ K.O.B. Lauren Mascitti will open the show at 7.
Free tickets, four per person, are available at
the center weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Remaining tickets will be distributed the night of the show; to check on availability, call 330-308-6400.
RUBBER CITY BEATLEFEST
Three Beatles tribute bands — Hard Day’s Night, The ReBeats and Revolution Pie — will perform starting at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Rubber City Beatlefest at the Akron Civic Theatre at 182 S. Main St. in downtown Akron. The event, which begins at 6:45 p.m., also will include booths by Beatle artist Billy Naininger, rock photographer George Shuba, and vinyl record and ’60s memorabilia dealers. General admission is $15, and reserved seats are $25 or two for $40. To order, call the Civic box office at 330-253-2488.