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Bigger slice gets served for third year

The Warren Rotary fundraiser, held at the St. Demetrios Community Center in Warren its first two years, moves to the Metroplex Expo Center in Liberty for its third edition on Sunday. “It’s gotten to the point now it was time to move it to a larger venue,” event chair Rob Berk said. ...

Pizza makers debate what makes a great slice

Several area pizza makers said a good pie has to start with a good foundation. “You have to have good dough,” said Nick Frankos, owner of Buena Vista Cafe in Warren. “That’s the key.” Nicole Brewer, who owns Tiger’s Den Pizza in Newton Falls with her husband, Alexander, swore by ...

A busy downtown Warren was a nice sight Friday

Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: l Last Friday felt like a glimpse at the future of downtown Warren. My wife and I went to The Lime Tree for its post-Valentine’s Day small plates dinner. When your wife works for a florist, there’s no pre- or day-of-Valentine’s Day ...

Harding students perform at Stambaugh for Dana concert

Students from Warren G. Harding High School will join Youngstown State University’s Dana School of Music faculty and ensembles for a concert Friday at Stambaugh Auditorium. Visiting students from Harding and Hudson high schools will participate in master classes with Dana instrumental ...

HBA Home & Garden Show returns for 67th year

The Home Builders and Remodelers Association of the Valley will have its 67th Home & Garden Show at Mr. Anthony’s. Whether consumers wants to hire an expert or do it themselves, the 2018 HBA Home and Garden Show provides an opportunity to speak with HBA contractors and see the newest ...

‘Wood Patrol’

The fate of the world is in the paws of a raccoon and a possum, but they need a little help to come to life. “Wood Patrol” is a proposed animated series created by Timothy Phares, a 2012 Howland High School graduate, and his classmate, Ryan Baker. “I went to the Art Institute of ...

TAG offers six classes for March

Six classes will be offered in March at Trumbull Art Gallery. “March’s Artist Tribute Series” class will focus on Pablo Picasso and meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 3. The cost is $25. Clay Medley will teach students the fundamentals of clay techniques used in hand building and on a ...

‘Caroline, or Change’ opens at Playhouse

YOUNGSTOWN — “Caroline, or Change” proves to be a perfect showcase for the vocal skills of a deep, talented Youngstown Playhouse cast. The show written by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner almost entirely is sung, and his words are set to music by Jeanine Tesori, who ...

Concert Band premieres Dana professor’s work

The world premiere of a composition by a Dana School of Music professor will be performed by the Youngstown State University Concert Band on Monday. Paul Louth’s “Industrial Renaissance” is a three-part piece depicting a cycle of booming industry, slow down and hopes for rebirth. The ...

Valley hosts country concerts

Two shows featuring two generations of country artists come to two area venues in the next two days. Dwight Yoakam performs tonight at Packard Music Hall while Luke Combs headlines the Covelli Centre on Friday. The Packard concert will be Yoakam’s first concert in Trumbull County but ...

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• ON SALE THIS WEEK • PPG Paints Arena will be the closest stop for a 2018 summer tour by Radiohead. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. July 26 date range from $45 to $85 and go on sale at noon Friday through Ticketmaster. The Smashing Pumpkins also will play the Pittsburgh arena at 7 p.m. Aug. 4 ...

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Theater Local CALVIN CENTER, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown: Rust Belt Theater Company — “Dating Sucks: The Musical,” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday through, $15 adults and $10 students and senior citizens. 330-507-2358. FAIRVIEW ARTS & OUTREACH CENTER, 4220 Youngstown Poland Road, ...

Package tours look for the perfect combination

It’s time again for classic rock Rubik’s Cube, as promoters try to twist a finite number of vintage acts into new configurations to lure concertgoers. Most of the acts that headlined the outdoor amphitheaters in the ’70s and ’80s can’t sell 10,000 or more tickets on their own these ...

‘Caroline, or Change’ opens at Playhouse

Youngstown Playhouse is hoping audiences will take a chance on a musical that doesn’t have the name recognition of its biggest hits. “Caroline, or Change” only had a short run on Broadway, but Playhouse Operations Manager James McClellan said it was a hit Off-Broadway. “Producers go ...

Top Hat serves up ‘Mangia’

Top Hat Productions will debut the comedy “Mangia” for a three-weekend run. “Mangia” is the latest production by local playwright Brian Palumbo, who also is the chef-owner of Selah Restaurant in Struthers. The comedy deals with a 20-year rivalry between Irma and Camilla, which ...

Youngstown restaurant reopens on YSU stage

Boardman native Rob Zellers’ play “Mr. Wheeler’s” will have its world premiere Friday at Youngstown State University. Zellers hopes to be in attendance. The playwright, a 1970 Boardman High School graduate who lives in the Pittsburgh area, had been involved with rehearsals and ...

Saluting Neil Diamond

Neil Diamond didn’t have to announce his retirement to get the Music at Madison treatment. The singer-songwriter’s material is in regular rotation as part of the Youngstown cabaret series. That Saturday’s concert follows Diamond’s recent announcement that he is retiring at age 77 ...

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• ON SALE THIS WEEK • Jimmy Buffett will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of his “Son of a Son of a Sailor” album with a summer tour that includes an 8 p.m. show July 7 at KeyBank Pavilion. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through Live Nation. • The Monolith tour ...

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Theater Local CALVIN CENTER, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown: Rust Belt Theater Company — “Dating Sucks: The Musical,” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday through Feb. 24, $15 adults and $10 students and senior citizens. 330-507-2358. FAIRVIEW ARTS & OUTREACH CENTER, 4220 Youngstown Poland ...

Night life

Featured Nightlife — Exclusively for our advertisers CHESTY’S, 20 S. State St., Girard: Ryan Ross, 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday. 330-545-8029. GREENE EAGLE WINERY, 2576 Davis Peck Road, Greene: Take II Band, 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday. 330-583-9463 HOLIDAY BAR, 2124 Elm Road NE, Warren: DJ Joe, ...