15-year old pianist to

perform in Ohio

By invitation of local Gospel pianist, 15-year old Timothy Noble, the nationally-known pianist, Dino Kartsonakis, will be in concert Friday, May 23, at 7 p.m. at the Berean Baptist Church, 2145 Middle Bellville Road, Mansfield, and also on Saturday, May 24 at 6 p.m. at the Family of Faith United Methodist Church, 800 East Market Street, Akron.

"America's Piano Showman," a title aptly given to one of the world's premier performers of our time.

His talent and performance prowess all started at the tender age of three, when he sat at his grandmother's upright piano, and played both melody and harmony of a hymn he heard that morning at church. Touring the world and playing in such places as Russia, Japan and Israel to name a few; also, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and many more prestigious venues nationwide.

Dino has captured the world with his unique talent, stellar performances and exceptional showmanship.

Special three-day drama to be performed

"Afraid: The Gospel of Mark," a drama mission by television actor Frank Runyeon, will be performed at the St. Francis de Sales Church, 440 River St., Newcomertown, Sunday, May 11 through Wednesday, May 13.

Runyeon has won national acclaim for his work as a translator and performer of Biblical texts over the past 20 years. He has performed the Gospel for hundreds of thousands of people, in almost every state in America.

He is probably best known, however, for his many roles on television. He started for seven years as Steve Andropoulos on "As the World Turns" opposite Meg Ryan, then for four years as Fr. Michael Donnelly on the Emmy award-winning "Santa Barbara."

On May 11 at 7 p.m., "Afraid!: The Gopsel of Mark" will be performed. "Imagine, the floor under your feet is dirt ... the only light is coming from candles ... we're in the catacombs ... underneath Rome."

On May 12 at 7 p.m., "Sermon on the Mount" will be performed. "Few parts of the Bible are as famous as the Sermon on the Mount. It includes the Lord's Prayer, the Golden Rule ... But did you know; it also includes a story?"

On May 13 at 7 p.m., "Hollywood vs. Faith" will be performed. "Our part in the story: The struggle to live as a Christian in the age of Media Values." There will be personal stories with humor.

For information, contact the church at 498-7368.