The Journal Gazette
Thursday, October 10, 2019 1:00 am


Waves fest returning at GE campus

Staff, news services

Next year's Middle Waves Music Festival will take place at McCulloch Park and the East Campus on the site of the proposed Electric Works project, organizers announced Wednesday.

The festival, June 12 and 13, will feature two paid and one free stage. Previous festivals have taken place at Headwaters Park with two free and one ticketed stage.

Organizers said the festival will include more than 20 performers, with the lineup expected to be unveiled in early 2020. Ticket pre-sale is expected to begin next month.

This will be the fourth Middle Waves festival. There was no festival this year.

Cobain items on sale

The olive green cardigan that Kurt Cobain wore during Nirvana's MTV “Unplugged” performance and one of the late rocker's custom guitars are headed to auction.

Julien's Auctions said Wednesday that the sweater and a custom Fender guitar built in 1993 that Cobain used during the band's In Utero tour will be offered during a two-day auction of rock memorabilia this month.

The turquoise-bodied left-handed guitar was on display for several years at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Other pieces in the auction include handwritten lyrics by Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton and Bruce Springsteen.

The auction will be held Oct. 25 and 26.

Honorers added

Add the rapper Q-Tip, “Saturday Night Live” producer Lorne Michaels and comedian Neal Brennan to the list of names who will pay tribute to Dave Chappelle at the Kennedy Center on Oct. 27, when he receives the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

Previously announced participants include Bradley Cooper, Tiffany Haddish, Trevor Noah, Jon Stewart, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen. Chappelle is the 22nd person to be honored with the prestigious prize. The event will be broadcast Jan. 7 at 9 p.m. on PBS.

Giving list

The Journal Gazette will publish wish lists from established 501(c)(3) nonprofit agencies in northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio that seek donations to directly assist people in need.

Lists should be sent to with the subject line “Journal Gazette Giving.” Include a group name, mission, address, phone number and needs, including drop-off times and locations for donations.

Deadline is 5 p.m. Nov. 1. Call Jessica Garvin at 461-8364 or email with questions.

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Actor Peter Coyote is 78. Actor Charles Dance is 73. Singer John Prine is 73. Actor-dancer Ben Vereen is 73. Actress Jessica Harper is 70. Singer-guitarist Midge Ure is 66. Singer David Lee Roth is 65. Singer Tanya Tucker is 61. Actress Julia Sweeney is 60. Actor Bradley Whitford is 60. Bassist Martin Kemp is 58. Guitarist Jim Glennie is 56. Drummer Mike Malinin is 52. Actress Wendi McLendon-Covey is 50. Actor Mario Lopez is 46. Singer Mya is 40. Actor Dan Stevens is 37. R&B singer Cherie is 35.

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