Humperdinck set for Packard concert

Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment:

Sunrise Entertainment is looking beyond classic rock for its second planned fall offering at Packard Music Hall.

British crooner Engelbert Humperdinck will perform Nov. 8 at the venue.

The four-time Grammy nominee and one-time heartthrob for women of a certain age, has recorded 63 gold and 24 platinum records internationally and has a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. He is best known for such songs as ”The Last Waltz,” ”Release Me,” ”After the Lovin”’ and ”This Moment in Time.” (Younger audiences may know him best for the song ”Lesbian Seagull” from the movie “Beavis and Butt-Head Do America”).

According to his website, Humperdinck currently is working on a duets album that will include recordings with Elton John, Kenny Rogers, Neil Sedaka and Smokey Robinson.

Tickets range from $38 to $100 and will go on sale Monday through the Packard box office and online at

Sunrise also is bringing Michael Stanley & the Resonators back to Packard on Oct. 12.

I was one of the judges last Friday for the Kenneth Patchen-inspired art installations at Courthouse Square as part of Trumbull Art Gallery’s Summerfest

The $300 first prize (provided by Huntington Bank) went to Jacki Mountan for ”Poetry Dream.” Ed Hallahan won the $200 second prize (Gene’s Jewelers) for ”Little Red Bear Trying to Reach the Top of a Very High Ladder,” and Valerie Bogard received the $100 third prize (Diane Sauer Chevrolet) for ”Giant Flowers for Kenneth Patchen.”

Two $50 honorable mention prizes (provided by Trumbull Memorial Hospital) went ”The Army of Harding High School Creatures” and the ”Spinning Patchen Poetry Wheels,” both created by students at Warren G. Harding High School.

Thanks to all who entered.

”You’re killing me, Smalls.”

“Remember kid, there’s heroes and there’s legends. Heroes get remembered, but legends never die. Follow your heart kid, and you’ll never go wrong.”

If you know what movie those quotes came from, there’s an event next weekend in northeast Ohio for you.

Classic Park in Eastlake, home of the minor league Lake County Captains, will feature an outdoor screening of ”The Sandlot” at 8 p.m. July 12. The film will be accompanied by David Mickey Evans, who directed the movie and served as its narrator.

The ballpark screening is part of a 20th anniversary tour and coincides with the release of a new Blu-ray edition of the 1993 film.

Gates will open at 5 p.m., and Evans will greet fans and sign autographs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and from 8 to 10 p.m. He also will host a”Sandlot” trivia contest before the movie starts, and other ”Sandlot”-related activities are planned.

Tickets are $7 or $20 for a family four-pack if purchased in advance at All tickets will be $10 the day of the event.

The Cleveland International Film Festival is accepting submissions for its 38th annual event, scheduled March 19-30, 2014, at Tower City Cinemas.

Feature-length and short films made after June 1, 2012, will be eligible for consideration (no past submission or movies previously screened in Cleveland or aired on Cleveland television are eligible).

Entries must be received by Nov. 30, although there are financial incentives for early submissions. The entry fee for feature-length films is $65 if received by Aug. 31 and slides up to $95 for the November deadline. The entry fee is $45 to $75 for short films (less than 45 minutes).

Complete details can be found online at

Andy Gray is the entertainment writer for the Tribune Chronicle. Write to him at grayareas@