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Easy Street tries to make a ‘Miracle’ without Sanders

Easy Street Productions’ “Miracle on Easy Street” changes every year. New songs are introduced, young performers move up to more prominent roles and new “Little Rascals” come in to replace them. The 29th edition of the holiday spectacular, which runs Dec. 15 to 17 at Powers ...

Easy Street ponders ‘Pump Boys’ without Sanders

Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: l This week’s Ticket cover story is about Easy Street Productions’ holiday show “Miracle on Easy Street” and the death of musical director Jeff Sanders. His loss will reverberate with the theater company well beyond the Christmas ...

Disney brings princesses to Covelli

Disney princesses will replace hockey players on the ice at the Covelli Centre as Disney on Ice returns for a seven-performance run. This year’s production is “Dream Big.” Through enchanted pixie-dust, Tinker Bell takes the audience on a journey through several familiar Disney tales. ...

GENTRI brings Christmas to Packard Hall

Warren Civic Music Association subscribers will be “Finding Christmas” Wednesday at Packard Music Hall with GENTRI. The trio of tenors is bringing its holiday show, built around its 2016 album “Finding Christmas.” “We wanted our first Christmas album to be timeless,” said ...

Bolton returns for holiday concert

Michael Bolton returns to the Mahoning Valley tonight for another round of hits and holiday favorites. The singer who has sold more than 65 million records worldwide played Packard Music Hall in 2015 and will headline Stambaugh Auditorium today. In an interview with the Tribune Chronicle ...

Packard big band plans ‘Jingle Bell Swing’ matinee

The Big Band Sound of Packard will serve up a matinee edition of “Jingle Bell Swing” this year. The concert, a collaboration between the big band and vocalist Helen Welch, first was performed at Packard Music Hall in 2009, and for nearly a decade it has served as a complement to the full ...

Nightlife

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• ON SALE THIS WEEK • Foreigner will be joined by Whitesnake and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening on the Juke Box Heroes Tour, which will play KeyBank Pavilion in Burgettstown, Pa., on June 27 and Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls on July 10. Tickets for both dates will go on ...

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Theater Local CALVIN CENTER, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown: Rust Belt Theater Company – “How the Drag Queen Stole Christmas,” 8 p.m. Friday and Dec. 15 and 17 and 8 p.m. and midnight Saturday and Dec. 16, $15. 330-507-2358. DAS DUTCH VILLAGE INN, 150 state Route 14, Columbiana: ...

Kent-Trumbull ‘Christmas Carol’ is deaf/hearing collaboration

A familiar story gets a radical reworking for the holidays at Kent State University at Trumbull Theater. There’s an Ebenezer Scrooge and Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. But the action takes place in 21st century Ohio, not the early 1800s England. Scrooge’s loyal employee Bob ...

Warren Civic Chorus returns with ‘Messiah’

A holiday tradition for decades, the Warren Civic Chorus will perform George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” on Sunday. Chorus Director Hae-Jong Lee said the combination of beautiful arias and those great choruses are what has made the oratorio composed by Handel in 1742 such an enduring ...

Douglas, Grohl could add to Grammy totals

Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: l Musicians with local ties have a chance to add to their already impressive Grammy Award hauls. Leavittsburg native Jerry Douglas, who has won 14 Grammys, is nominated for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for the Jerry Douglas ...

Rust Belt’s ‘Drag Queen’ gets intimate

Bigger isn’t always better. Rust Belt Theater Company is moving its most popular show, “How the Drag Queen Stole Christmas,” from the gymnasium at the Calvin Center to the chapel, where it stages most of its productions. Rust Belt founder Robert Dennick Joki said he got the idea ...

Estefan musical comes to Cleveland

The songs of Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine provide the soundtrack for the musical “On Your Feet!,” which opens Tuesday for a three-week run at Playhouse Square’s Connor Palace. Estefan has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, and she and her husband, Emilio ...

TubaChristmas joined by Craft show at Stambaugh

TubaChristmas will feature more than music in its 19th year in the Mahoning Valley. A holiday craft show has been added to the annual event, which will take place at Stambaugh Auditorium for the third year. The craft show will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday in the ballroom and will ...

Playhouse, Hopewell cross-promote holiday shows

Youngstown Playhouse and Hopewell Theatre are getting into the holiday spirit by cross-promoting their Christmas productions. Youngstown Playhouse opens “A Christmas Carol” and Hopewell Theatre opens a musical version of the seasonal favorite “It’s a Wonderful Life” on Friday, and ...

YSO presenting Christmas Movie Magic

Christmas Movie Magic is the theme of the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra’s holiday pops concert. Joining the orchestra and conductor Randall Craig Fleischer will be the singing and dancing duo of Kirby and Beverly Ward, who will perform such holiday favorites as “White Christmas” and ...

Dana Holiday Concert concludes week of seasonal programs

Carols & Cocoa and the Dana Holiday Concert are the culmination of a week of holiday music performances by Youngstown State University students. Carols & Cocoa starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the ballroom at Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, and will feature seasonal ...

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TAG offers classes Trumbull Art Gallery is offering three classes in December. Georgia O’Keefe will be the subject of the monthly artist tribute series class from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Students can paint either flowers or a landscape with acrylics. The cost is $25 and includes all ...

Night Life

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