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‘Paris’ fills State Theatre with dance, Gershwin songs

CLEVELAND — For dance lovers, the national tour of “An American in Paris,” which opened Tuesday for a three-week run at the State Theatre, is a must see. It’s hard to think of another recent Broadway hit that puts the emphasis on dance more than this musical, based on the 1951 Gene ...

Artists sought; Dirt Track is back

GRAY AREAS Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: • Trumbull Art Gallery is seeking entries for its 53rd TAG Annual, which will open July 15. The juried show is open to artists 18 and older who live within a 100-mile radius of Trumbull County. It is open to work in any ...

Dessert theater sets fourth season

Tribune Chronicle Selah Dessert Theatre will focus on women in transition for its fourth season. According to Artistic Director Mary Ruth Lynn, the plays in 2017-18 season feature strong roles for women who face life’s challenges head on — in both positive and negative ways. The ...

TAG exhibits art from Lakeview students

Tribune Chronicle Trumbull Art Gallery is displaying the work of students from the Lakeview Local School District in conjunction with its TAG Summerfest. Lakeview art teachers Jeff Piper (High School) and Jennifer Welshhans (Middle School) curated the show, which includes their students’ ...

Performer dances cross-country on ‘Paris’ tour

Watching his castmates in “An American in Paris” makes Nick Spangler wish he hadn’t quit dance lessons as a child. “As a performer, you always want to expand your horizons,” he said during a telephone interview from Pittsburgh. “Especially when you see someone perform at the top of ...

Dana prof featured at Tri-C JazzFest

Tribune Chronicle Dana School of Music professor Kent J. Engelhardt will perform Saturday as part of the Tri-C JazzFest in Cleveland. Engelhardt and a group of jazz musicians will celebrate the 100th birthday of Cleveland native Thad Dameron, a composer, arranger, bandleader and pianist ...

‘Redemption’s Son’ on its reissue tour

For someone who always seems to be moving forward, Joseph Arthur is enjoying taking some time to look back. The prolific singer, songwriter and painter has released 14 album and 11 EPs under his own name as well as collaborating with others (Ben Harper and Dhani Harrison in Fistful of Mercy; ...

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CROSSROADS BAR & GRILL, 4887 state Route 305, Southington: Betty G. & the Harvest, 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday. 330-898-1897. GODDESS WINE HOUSE, 3054 W. Prospect Road, Ashtabula: Take II Band, 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday. 440-964-9993. GREENE EAGLE WINERY, 2576 Davis Peck Road, Greene: Take II ...

Entertainer brings comedy, magic around the world

In 36 years of doing magic and comedy, Eric Thompson has performed for everyone from drunken crowds at comedy clubs to teetotallers at church fundraisers. The one things those diverse audiences have in common is they all speak English. But in the last decade, he’s discovered that comedy ...

NIGHTLIFE

BREWTUS BREWING, 23 Chestnut Ave., Sharon, Pa.: Open mic on Sunday. RISER TAVERN, 1135 Western Reserve Road, Boardman: Live music on Saturday and acoustic open stage on Tuesday. SELAH RESTAURANT, 130 S. Bridge St., Struthers: Live music on Friday. SHENANGO TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT SOCIAL ...

Leanne Binder gets a little help from her friends

Tribune Chronicle After sharing the stage with Maureen Collins for a Beatles-themed cabaret show in April, Leanne Binder will be center stage for her own performance as part of the Easy Street cabaret series. Binder, who has fronted several rock bands in the Mahoning Valley over the years, ...

MVHS offers history summer camps

Tribune Chronicle The Mahoning Valley Historical Society will host two summer camps at the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center, 325 W. Federal St., Youngstown. “My Town, Your Town” runs from July 10 to 14 for children ages 8 to 12 and will explore 10,000 years of history with field ...

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l ON SALE THIS WEEK l Y Live will feature the Zac Brown Band at 7 p.m. Aug. 24 at Youngstown’s Stambaugh Stadium. Tickets are $95.50, $81.50, $75.50, $65.50, $55.50 and $45.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday through the Southwoods Health Box Office at the Covelli Centre and through ...

Theater

Local CALVIN CENTER, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown: Rust Belt Theater Company – “Miss Tuesday Night,” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $15 adults and $10 students and senior citizens. 330-507-2358. KENT STATE UNIVERSITY AT TRUMBULL, 4314 Mahoning Ave. NW, Champion: Summer Stock 2017 — ...

From Theater to Special Events

Theater Regional STATE THEATRE, Playhouse Square, 1515 Euclid Ave., Cleveland: ‘‘An American in Paris,’’ through July 9. Show times are 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, $10-$95. www.playhousesquare.org or call 216-241-6000. Special ...

Calendar

Special Events Regional BUHL COMMUNITY PARK, Allegheny Square, Pittsburgh: 3rd Allegheny SolarFest, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, free. 412-322-5058. I-X CENTER, One I-X Center Drive, Cleveland: World of Tanks Cleveland Tank Plant Homecoming Military Show and Swap Meet, 3 to 10 p.m. today, 8 ...

Entertainment briefs

Viking festival comes to fairgrounds A Norse Viking Festival is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Trumbull County Fairgrounds, The festival will feature seminars on cooking, mead making, crafts, dyeing, blacksmithing and swordplay; horseback combat; knife- ...

Museums

Local HARRIET TAYLOR UPTON HOUSE, 380 Monroe St. NW, Warren: Tours of home by appointment by calling 330-395-1840. JOHN STARK EDWARDS HOUSE & MUSEUM, 303 Monroe St. NW, Warren: Hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 330-394-4653. LEAVITTSBURG HERITAGE MUSEUM, 4901 W. ...

Artists sought; Dirt Track is back

Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: l Trumbull Art Gallery is seeking entries for its 53rd TAG Annual, which will open July 15. The juried show is open to artists 18 and older who live within a 100-mile radius of Trumbull County. It is open to work in any medium with no size ...

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Entertainer brings comedy, magic around the world

By ANDY GRAY Tribune Chronicle In 36 years of doing magic and comedy, Eric Thompson has performed for everyone from drunken crowds at comedy clubs to teetotallers at church fundraisers. The one things those diverse audiences have in common is they all speak English. But in the last ...