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‘Fences’ inspires trip to August Wilson Center

GRAY AREAS Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: • I finally saw “Fences” over the weekend and was so impressed with the film, my wife and I decided to visit the August Wilson Center in downtown Pittsburgh the next day. The gorgeous theater and art center in the ...

‘Peace!’ comes to YSU

Youngstown State University Theater will stage the play with music “No More Peace!” for a two-weekend run beginning Friday. Written in 1935, Ernst Toller’s satire tells the story of a world at peace. In Heaven, Napoleon bets Saint Francis of Assisi that he can prove humanity loves ...

Trumbull Art Gallery offers art classes

Tribune Chronicle Trumbull Art Gallery will offer several classes in March. The schedule includes: • Alcohol Ink on Tile — Learn to work with alcohol ink to make a beautifully brilliant colored tile. The class meets from 1 to 2:30 p.m. March 8, 15 and 22 and is taught by Kathryn ...

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Collective Palette seeks artists Collective Palette Studio, a collaboration of four agencies serving individuals with developmental disabilities, is seeking working artists to share their business experience with studio members and serve as guest speakers. The Studio and the Fine Arts ...

Dana hosts high schools ensembles for classes

High school ensembles from New York and Pennsylvania will perform with Dana School of Music ensembles for the 11th Youngstown State University Wind and Percussion Invitational. Since 2007 YSU has hosted 21 high school concert bands for the annual festival. This year’s participants are the ...

Easy Street does cabaret

Elvis has returned to the building. In this case, the building is the DeYor Performing Arts Center, and Elvis returns in the form of the Easy Street Productions’ cabaret show “Songs of the King.” Easy Street is bringing back the show first presented in August for two performances ...

Get out to see ‘Get Out’

On the Comedy Central series “Key and Peele,” Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key proved skillful at exploring issues of race and also displayed a love for the conventions of horror movies. So maybe it shouldn’t be a surprise that Peele’s directing debut isn’t a comedy but a ...

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STARTS FRIDAY COLLIDE: Not reviewed Nicholas Hoult, Felicity Jones, Ben Kingsley and Anthony Hopkins star in an action thriller about a young man who gets entangled with drug lords while trying to raise money to help his girlfriend. (Rated PG-13 for violence, frenetic action, some sexuality, ...

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• ON SALE THIS WEEK • Chris Stapleton will be joined by Margo Price and Brent Cobb on a summer tour that includes a show at 7 p.m. Aug. 11 at KeyBank Pavilion and at 7 p.m. Aug. 18 at Blossom Music Center. Tickets range from $30.75 to $70.75 at each venue, and both go on sale at 10 a.m. ...

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BARREL 33, 8208 E. Market St., Howland: Melanie May, 8 p.m. Friday; Jim Moran, 9 p.m. Saturday; Jazz Trio, 7 p.m. Tuesday. 330-395-9463. CHESTY’S, 20 S. State St., Girard: Dead Flowers, 9 p.m. to midnight Friday; DJ Mike Curry, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday. 330-545-8029. GREENE EAGLE ...

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BREWTUS BREWING, 23 Chestnut Ave., Sharon, Pa.: Live music on Friday and open stage on Tuesday. NEW MANHATTAN, 7262 Hubbard-Masury Road, Hubbard: Live music on Saturday. SALVATORE’S ITALIAN GRILLE, 8720 E. Market St., Howland: Live music on Saturday. SHENANGO TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT ...

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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, $15 adults and $10 students and senior citizens. 330-507-2358. VICTORIAN PLAYERS, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown: “Vaudeville at the ...

Band, ensemble play winter concert

The Youngstown State University Concert Band, conducted by Brandt Payne, and the YSU Percussion Ensemble, directed by Glenn Schaft, will play a winter concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown The percussion ensemble will perform “Passage” by Lynn ...

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Church hosts Society lecture The Youngstown Chapter of Carpatho-Rusyn Society will sponsor a lecture by Richard Custer on “Uncovering and Publishing the History of Pennsylvania’s Carpatho-Rusyns” at 1:30 p.m Saturday at St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church, 2230 Highland Ave., ...

Art on Park covers walls with art

The walls of the Art on Park Building will be covered with subjects that are mostly bare in a one-night-only exhibition. “Nude on Park” is billed as “a celebration of the human form” and will feature more than 50 works by nearly 20 artists from the Mahoning Valley and western ...

Color Me Badd is back with ’90s love

Color Me Badd didn’t hesitate to say yes when approached last year about being a part of the I Love the ’90s Tour. “I was pretty excited about it,” said founding member Mark Calderon. “What really got me was seeing everyone on the bill with us. We’re really big fans of the ...

I Love the ’90s features hip-hop hitmakers

Joining Color Me Badd on the I Love the ’90s Tour will be: • Vanilla Ice — Robert Matthew Van Winkle had the first hip-hop single to top the Billboard Hot 100 with “Ice Ice Baby.” It spurred the album that contained it, “To the Extreme,” to sales of 15 million copies ...

Singers will help YSO ‘Rock On!’

It’s appropriate that Chloe Lowery sings Heart’s “Alone” in “Rock On!,” a Youngstown Symphony Orchestra pops concert on Saturday at Powers Auditorium. “It’s one of my favorite Heart songs,” she said during a telephone interview. “I was born July 17, 1987. I went to one of ...

TAG seeks entries for Photo 2017 exhibition

Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: l Trumbull Art Gallery is seeking entries for Photo 2017, a juried photography exhibition, that will open next month. The show is open to all artists, and the juror is DeShawn Scott, an entrepreneur, artist, educator and public speaker. ...

Rotary serves up pizza challenge as fundraiser

One only needs to look at the number of pizza places in the Mahoning Valley to realize that residents love their cheese-and-sauce-covered crust. The Warren Rotary will tap into that pizza passion for the third time with its Slice of the Valley Pizza Challenge at St. Demetrios Community ...