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4 Things to Do Around Hudson the Week of April 9

Published: April 12, 2017 12:01 AM

1 OSU Men's Glee Club to perform April 12

The Ohio State University Men's Glee Club will perform on April 12 at 7p in the Hudson High School auditorium. The high school Chamber Choir will open the concert. The Men's Glee Club ranks as one of the top 7 best men's choirs in the country. You do not want to miss them!

Tickets are $8 and can be bought at the door. Your PayPal receipt will serve as your ticket. All proceeds will benefit the Hudson High School Choirs.

 

2 Battle of Shiloh is topic of Civil War talk April 12

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Sydney Overall will speak on The Battle of Shiloh on April 12 at the Peninsula Library. Sponsored by the Cuyahoga Valley Civil War Round Table, the 7:30 p.m. event is free and the public is welcome.

On April 6 and 7 of 1862, Union and Confederate forces slugged it out at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. Combined casualties were close to 24,000. Each side had more than 1,700 killed.

Ohio contributed 27 infantry regiments, 6 artillery units and 1 cavalry unit.

In an email, Overall said, "I visited the site and nearby Corinth, MS, in April 2015. I regard the Battle of Shiloh as one of five that greatly weakened the Confederacy (Shiloh and Antietam in 1862, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, and Chattanooga in 1863), prompting the Confederacy to totter on defeat in 1864.

One writer said it was Grant's worst day. Overall added, "Although surprised about an attack from the southwest, Grant made no mistakes on the battlefield, did not retreat at the end of the first day of battle, and prepared to attack on the next day With its high casualties, the Battle of Shiloh, perhaps, has become the most controversial battle of the Civil War."

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3 Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, HHS Jazz Bands performs

The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra (CJO) , under the leadership of Artistic Director Paul Ferguson, performs a Side by Side concert with the Hudson High School Jazz I and Jazz II ensembles on April 13 at 7 p.m. in the Hudson High School Auditorium. Seats are $5 in advance online at www.hudson.k12.oh.us/Page/11021 or $6 at the door the night of the concert. All seats are general admission.

At this concert, the professional musicians of the CJO will sit side by side with the student musicians of the high school jazz ensembles. The CJO, Jazz I and Jazz II will perform several selections alone but they will also play several tunes together in an extra-large big band. Prior to the concert, the CJO will provide hands-on instruction to the students during a side by side rehearsal and clinic.

 

4 Author Korman visits Learned Owl

Irv Korman, actor, writer, theatre critic, clown and magician, returns to The Learned Owl Book Shop, 204 N. Main St. on April 15. He will be meeting customers and signing his newest book "Antuan Was Hear: 30 Years of Kids' Quotes" from 1 to 3 p.m.

His books about his celebrity encounters ("I Was Jerry Lewis' Bodyguard for 10 Minutes...and Other Celebrity Encounters" and "I Was Jackie Mason's Chauffeur for 5 Minutes...and More Celebrity Encounters") will also be available, as will his Christmas book, "Citytown Christmas Conundrum," which is the story of several children with no place to go on Christmas who learn to give a part of themselves to others for the best Christmas ever.


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