Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

May 9, 2014

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Kokomo Tribune

---- — 1) Honoring a legend

The Bob and Tom Tim Wilson Benefit Show tonight will benefit the Tim Wilson Memorial Fund and will celebrate his comedic legacy. The show will feature Chick McGee, Kristi Lee, Drew Hastings, Dr. Gonzo, Heywood Banks and Donnie Baker.

The show is 7:30 p.m. tonight at The Paramount Theatre Centre & Ballroom in Anderson.

Wilson passed away on Feb. 26 from heart failure while visiting his brother in Columbus, Georgia. Tim was 52 and a resident of Nashville. he was a country comedian and born funnyman, delivering dead-on impressions of his teachers while still in elementary school. After an attempted music career, Wilson turned to comedy and immediately earned a devoted local following. Soon thereafter, he won a Cinemax standup competition, spurring a series of television spots to follow, and launching his career in comedy. Tim was well loved by fans as well as his co-entertainers across the country.

In his honor, the Tim Wilson Memorial Fund was created, and all proceeds from ticket sales from the show will benefit the fund. Tickets are $27.50.

2) Show off your moves

Join in on Friday Night Swing Dance in the Fountain Square Theatre in Indianapolis. It is held the second and fourth Fridays of each month.

The evening is family friendly for middle school age and above.

Lessons are from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and the band plays from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Admission is $12 for lesson and dance or $10 for dance only.

3) Jewish film festival

Catch a flick at the Indianapolis Jewish Film Festival

From Hasidic Jews confronting their homosexuality ( Trembling Before G-D ); to four overweight Israeli men who find Sumo wrestling their way to be appreciated and honored ( A Matter of Size ), nine Jewish movies in the premier Indianapolis Jewish Film Festival present topics that raise significant issues, touch the heart and make you laugh.

The festival was created by Indianapolis community leader and attorney Robert Epstein. "More than a year has been invested in the planning, organizing and selecting the quality films you'll see in the Premier Festival," Epstein said.

The cost is $10 per movie. They're being shown at Central Library in Indianapolis Saturday and Sunday. To see the full schedule, visit www.indianapolisjewishfilmfestival.com.