Episode 35: April Helms – Special Products Editor

Hosts Benjamin Rexroad and TJ Jozsa interview April Helms, Special Products Editor for Record Publishing’s weekly, regional newspapers.

“You can find very good quality theater at a community theater.”

  • April is “Special Products Editor” not “Entertainment Editor”
  • April covers theater, dance, art shows, book reviews and a myriad of other things
  • How April decides what events to cover
  • Record Publishing produces 1 daily and 8 weekly newspapers
  • April’s patchwork, eclectic background
  • DigitalLit is April’s literary blog (Normally she reads about 80 books a year)
  • Advice for reviewers: remember that community theaters use VOLUNTEERS
  • Critiquing a critic over a misspelled name
  • TJ once received a bad review
  • April enjoyed coming to Corpus Christi rehearsal (watch the video here)
  • Benjamin is a nut and takes PAGES of notes when seeing a show
  • April’s rant about the importance of art education
  • Visit Record Publishing’s website:  http://www.recordpub.com/
  • Or in person: 1619 Commerce Drive/Stow, OH
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