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Show casts brighter ‘GLOW’ in 2nd season

Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: • High-concept television shows, at least the ones that don’t become classics, tend to start out strong and fade away. It’s as if the creators never thought about how to sustain the idea beyond the first season. Netflix’s “GLOW” ...

Mauss leaves psychedelics behind for Youngstown gig

YOUNGSTOWN — Comedian Shane Mauss will make the trip to Youngstown tonight, but it won’t be “A Good Trip.” “A Good Trip” is his one-man show that focuses on psychedelics (mushrooms, LSD, etc.). It’s a recurring topic on his science-centered podcast “Here We Are” and the ...

Straw Hat stages ‘Dreamcoat’ as part of summer season

Straw Hat Theatre’s “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” opens Friday at Ashtabula Arts Center. The third show in the summer season, “Joseph” is an early collaboration between Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, who went on to create “Jesus Christ Superstar” together. ...

TAG opens two shows

Two exhibitions open Friday at Trumbull Art Gallery. Youngstown artist Bill Barron will show his own work as well as the work of other area artists in an exhibition called “Colleagues.” According to TAG Gallery Director William Mullane, “Starting three years ago, each exhibition year ...

Car, bike show moves to mall

Preserving Lives’ Car & Bike Show moves to Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles, for 2018. Vehicles will be judged in such categories as: Best Paint, Best Wheels, Best Interior, Best Sounds, Best Foreign, Best Old School, Best Old School Classic, Best Overall Bike, Best ...

Motor show set for Metroplex

The first Metroplex Motor Show runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Metroplex Expo Center, 1620 Motor Inn Drive, Liberty. The event is expected to attract more than 200 vehicles and will include indoor and outdoor exhibits. The cost to enter is $10 per vehicle (which includes show T-shirts ...

Ballpark books ‘Jedi’ movie

Eastwood Field in Niles will host its first movie night on Friday with 2017’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” Fans will be able to take a blanket onto the outfield to watch the movie on the scoreboard. Fans will not be allowed to take chairs, bug spray or spray sunscreen onto the field. ...

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• ON SALE THIS WEEK • Michael McDonald brings his Season of Peace, Holiday & Hits tour to Stambaugh Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13. Tickets range from $25 to $75 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through Stambaugh. • Rapper NF will headline Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica for a rare ...

Local bands plays at winery

The Canfield Community Concert Band hosts the third annual Winds at the Winery noon to 7 p.m. Sunday at Mastropietro Winery, 14558 Ellsworth Road, Berlin Center. The event also will feature performances by the Ashtabula Brass Band, Gem City Brass, Take 5 Brass Quintet, Cortland Community ...

Fiction Forest festival filled with local acts

YOUNGSTOWN — Brian McCale, founder of Steel Standing Entertainment, used to stage the Revive Music and Arts Festival at B&O Station. Filling the dreaded opening slot in 2014 was a young local band called Spirit of the Bear. “Immediately I was really into them and I could tell ...

‘Hamilton’ tickets will run a Hamilton or more

CLEVELAND — “Hamilton” opens Tuesday for a six-week run at Playhouse Square’s State Theatre. If you want to see it and don’t already have tickets, you’ll need to be either lucky or loaded. The Lin-Manuel Miranda musical, which uses a hip hop score and a largely minority cast to ...

Rust Belt presents greatest hits

YOUNGSTOWN — Rust Belt Theater Company spoofs theater culture with “Forbidden Youngstown,” which returns Friday for a three-weekend run. The bawdy musical revue is in the vein of the long-running “Forbidden Broadway,” which pokes fun at current New York favorites, although the ...

Kusama’s work takes CMA to ‘Infinity’ and beyond

CLEVELAND — Picture yourself floating in the cosmos like the Star Child of “2001: A Space Odyssey” or immersed in a psychedelic fantasia. Instead of “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” it’s Yayoi in a Patch of Polka-Dotted Pumpkins. That’s the sensation created by the mirrored ...

Arms museum displays portraits

YOUNGSTOWN — “Threads of the Past: Woven Portraits of Local Citizens” opens Friday at the Arm Family Museum. The collection is on loan from artist William D. Walker, who learned the art of weaving as a student at Youngstown State University and continued at Kent State University. ...

Activities come together under shared umbrella

The 20th edition of the Youngstown State University Summer Festival of the Arts has a sun-like logo, and its light has attacted a variety of other activities over the weekend. SFA includes a juried artists market, multiple live performances and festival of nations celebrating different ...

Summerfest, Mokoomba make for busy Friday

Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: • Friday was one of those days where I want to smack upside the head those who regularly whine, “There’s nothing to do around here.” In the morning I had the challenging pleasure of judging an art exhibition in Courthouse Square ...

Lorber ready to make an ‘Impact’ at Youngstown Jazz & Wine

As a bandleader, session player and performer, Jeff Lorber has focused on composing music and then doing what’s right for the song in the studio and in concert. In a career that’s spanned four decades, he has released 28 albums as a solo artist, as a member of jazz super group Jazz Funk ...

Comics show back at Covelli

Greg Bartholomew refers to Youngstown Comic Con as “an old-school comic book show.” The emphasis is put on comic book creators and comic book vendors instead of the movies and television series the industry has spawned. But the show has managed to grow like the Hulk in less than a ...

Movies: Started Wednesday

THE FIRST PURGE: C See review on page 6D. (Rated R for strong disturbing violence throughout, pervasive language, some sexuality and drug use) Starts Friday ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: See review on page 8D. (Rated PG-13 for some sci-fi violence) Currently playing ADRIFT: B- Woman vs. ...

TAG now registering for summer art classes

Registrations are being accepted for three upcoming art classes at Trumbull Art Gallery. “Anyone Can Paint” is a three-day class with Susan Jacobs designed for those with little or no art experience. Students will learn to unravel the complexities of a finished artwork by simplifying ...