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‘Something Rotten’ features new song for tour

Most national tours try to duplicate the Broadway production as closely as possible. The tour for “Something Rotten,” now playing at the Connor Palace, tries to improve on the original. Josh Grisetti said the creative team made several tweaks to the second act and added a new song, ...

YSU groups perform choral concert

Tribune Chronicle YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown State University’s Dana Chorale, University Chorus and The Barbershop ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Bliss Recital Hall for Spring Choral Concert II. The Barbershop ensemble will perform traditional barbershop selections such as ...

‘Wizard of Oz’ opens for two-weekend run

Tribune Chronicle The Oakland Center for the Arts and its Kids First Theatre Initiative will stage “The Wizard of Oz” for a two-weekend run. The role of Dorothy — the young Kansas girl who finds herself in a magical world after a tornado and gets helps from a Scarecrow, a Tin Man and ...

Art on Park hosts show, sale

Tribune Chronicle Art on Park will host two exhibitions Saturday in downtown Warren. “Bones Deep” will feature the work of Brookfield artist Josh Kronauer. He won best of show honors at last fall’s Dark on Park exhibition and his prize included a solo show at the gallery at the corner ...

Circus analogy explores transgender issues

Like many of his exhibitions, Craig Matis’ “Tightrope: Walk the Line” comes with a soundtrack. With his bands Uzizi and Ballyhoo, the Cleveland-based artist would create slide images to accompany the music in live performances. With his art projects, which he refers to as ...

‘Traficant’ documentary gets area screenings

Tribune Chronicle Filmmaker Eric Murphy’s documentary “Traficant: Congressman of Crimetown” will have two area screenings this weekend. The documentary, which premiered at the 2015 Cleveland International Film Festival and now is on DVD, will be shown at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Tyler ...

Easy Street postpones ‘Starcatcher’ until fall

Easy Street Productions’ staging of the Tony Award-winning play “Peter and the Starcatcher,” originally scheduled to open on May 5, has been postponed. Easy Street cofounder Todd Hancock said slow sales for the school performances and other extenuating circumstances encouraged the ...

Kent-Trumbull offers theater workshop

Kent State University at Trumbull Theatre will offer a theater workshop for children ages 8 to 15 as part of its 40th Summer Stock season. Dana Warren Tolios will explore numerous techniques to unleash students’ creativity and polish their skills for their next show or audition. Previous ...

Knitting designer scheduled for workshop

Alasdair Post-Quinn will do a knitting workshop and book signing next week in Mahoning County. He is a nationally recognized knitting designer who specializes in double-knitting, a technique that creates a fabric with no wrong side. He is the author of “Extreme Double-Knitting” and ...

Mall gallery shows art by career tech students

The first Career Tech Education (CTE) Exhibition opens Friday at the Art Outreach Gallery inside Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles. The show, which runs through May 14, will feature artwork by students from career tech centers in Trumbull, Mahoning, Columbiana and Ashtabula ...

Giffels, Jakiela read for Lit Youngstown event

Authors David Giffels and Lori Jakiela will be featured at the next Lit Youngstown First Wednesday Reading Series event at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts, 34 N. Phelps St., Youngstown. Akron-based Giffels is the author of “The Hard Way on Purpose: Essays and Dispatches from ...

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• ON SALE THIS WEEK • Earth, Wind & Fire is teaming up with Chic featuring Nile Rodgers for a summer tour that includes a 7:30 p.m. July 29 show at Quicken Loans Arena and a 7:30 p.m. Aug. 10 show at PPG Paints Arena. Tickets in Cleveland range from $39.50 to $175 and go on sale at 10 ...

Gardens host children’s book fest

Plant the Seed to Read will feature storytellers, authors and other attractions for children from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Mill Creek MetroParks’ Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown. The 11th annual event brings together authors, illustrators, book characters, ...

From Museums to Art

Museums Regional CLEVELAND BOTANICAL GARDEN, 11030 East Blvd.: Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, $11 adults and $6 children ages 3-12. 216-721-1600. CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, 1 Wade Oval ...

Brooks, DiPiero on stage

Tribune Chronicle Liberty native Bob DiPiero returns with some of his fellow songwriters for the fourth “American Made” Country Music Songwriters Series concert at the Ford Family Recital Hall. For this year’s concert, he will be joined by Kix Brooks of the duo Brooks & Dunn, ...

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Film Regional CANTON PALACE THEATER, 605 Market Ave. North, Canton: Canton Film Festival, today, Friday and Saturday. cantonfilm.org. CLEVELAND INSTITUTE OF ART CINEMATHEQUE, 11610 Euclid Ave.: The films “The Settlers” (2016), 6:45 p.m. today and 8:40 p.m. Sunday; “The Human Surge” ...

Fest raises funds for autism

Last year, Joshua “Mike” Owens played the drums for 24 hours to raise money and awareness for autism. This year, he’s getting some help from other drummers, musicians, singers and comedians. Several area acts will take part in Blue Daze, a two-day music festival at the Warren ...

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Film Regional CANTON PALACE THEATER, 605 Market Ave. North, Canton: Canton Film Festival, today, Friday and Saturday. cantonfilm.org. CLEVELAND INSTITUTE OF ART CINEMATHEQUE, 11610 Euclid Ave.: The films “The Settlers” (2016), 6:45 p.m. today and 8:40 p.m. Sunday; “The Human Surge” ...

Matinee

Starts Friday THE CIRCLE: Not reviewed In a film based on the Dave Eggers’ novel of the same name, Emma Watson plays a woman who lands a job at a major tech company and soon discovers the latest project of its founder (Tom Hanks) threatens privacy rights and more. (Rated PG-13 for a sexual ...

WPO plans ‘Sweet’ finale to its season

The Warren Philharmonic Orchestra has a “Sweet” finale planned for its 2016-17 season. “Sweets of Spring!” is the theme for Sunday’s concert at Christ Episcopal Church, although the afternoon also will be bittersweet following the death earlier this month of Warren educator Lillie ...