Editor's note: The original column gave the wrong date for the Plain Jane film premiere. It is Saturday at Standing Rock Cultural Arts at 8 and 10 p.m.
Whether it's the ever-present live music or independent film premieres, there's always something to see or do here in Kent. Case in point:
They've Got Soul
Grab a drink and croon along with the Wanda Hunt Band from 7-10 p.m. Friday at the Water Street Tavern at 132 S. Water St.
This 8-piece R&B/soul/funk/blues outfit from Akron is sure to deliver an authentic Motown/New Orleans-style sound with their big band instrumental arrangement and powerful vocals. As always, there is no cover charge for Water Street's live entertainment.
Documentaries inform, explore and inspire, but every so often they can also expose us to startling glimpses at raw events we can hardly fathom.
"Plain Jane: The Shockumentary" is the true-to-life story of a woman named Jane Hash, who was born with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, a bone condition that severely stunted Jane's growth and led to hundreds of broken bones throughout her childhood and adolescence. Plain Jane: The Shockumentary delves into issues such as birth defects, alternative medicine, dealing with disabilities, and many more. The film features a soundtrack including music from Ohio musicians such as Ian Penter and Ohio Joe and The Continental Drifters.
Premiering Saturday at Standing Rock Cultural Arts at 257 N. Water St. in Kent, the film will be screened twice, at 8 and 10 p.m. Due to mature themes and dark humor, children will not be permitted to the screening.
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