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Warren bass player remembers backing Berry

Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: • Chuck Berry, who died Saturday at age 90, didn’t tour with a backing band. The man who is more responsible than any single artist for creating and defining what we know as rock ‘n’ roll also was a businessman and he wasn’t ...

Kent-Trumbull concentrates on Czech play

By ANDY GRAY Tribune Chronicle CHAMPION — “The Increased Difficulty of Concentration” is a door-slamming farce with a twist. Nearly every time one of those doors slams, the scene changes. Sometimes it springs forward several hours; other times it jumps backwards to the beginning of ...

Canadian guitarist gives YSU recital, master class

Canadian classical guitarist Patrick Kearney will give a recital Friday at Youngstown State University. Kearney teaches guitar at Concordia University in Montreal as well as at Vanier College. He is the founder and director of the Montreal International Classical Guitar Festival and ...

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Kent-Trumbull hosts music program Priwan Nanongkham will lead a performance and demonstration of traditional Thai music at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Kent State University at Trumbull auditorium, 4314 Mahoning Ave. NW, Champion. Born in Thailand, Nanongkham is the director of Kent State University ...

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‘Eden’ opens in Ashtabula G.B. Community Theatre will stage the musical “Children of Eden” for a three-weekend run starting Friday at Ashtabula Arts Center, 2928 W. 13th St., Ashtabula. The show features music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, whose credits include the musical ...

Frontwoman returns with new band

Cincinnati’s Flying Underground will be playing its first area gig on Saturday, but those lead vocals will sound familiar to local music fans. The band’s lead singer is Kelly McCracken, former leader of The Kellys and a Maplewood High School graduate. She moved to Cincinnati in 2012 and ...

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Theater Local CALVIN CENTER, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown: Rust Belt Theater Company ­­–– “Madhouse,” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday through March 25, $15 adults and $10 students and senior citizens.330-507-2358. KENT STATE UNIVERSITY AT TRUMBULL, 4314 Mahoning Ave. NW, Champion: ...

Radio station celebrates 330 Day with Kent concert

Last year on March 30 — or 330 Day — The Summit public radio station premiered the330.net, a digital radio channel devoted exclusively to music by artists from the 330 area code and surrounding area. This year the station will celebrate its first anniversary with a concert featuring ...

Theater and Special Events

Theater Regional GEAUGA LYRIC THEATER GUILD, 101 Water St., Chardon: “Leading Ladies,” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, $15 adults, $13 students and senior citizens and $8 children ages 12 and younger. 440-286-2255. KENNEDY’S THEATRE, Playhouse-Square, 1501 Euclid Ave., ...

Juried student show opens at McDonough

Tribune Chronicle The 81st Juried Student Art & Design Exhibition opens Friday at the McDonough Museum of Art. The show, sponsored by the Student Art Association, features works by students enrolled in the Youngstown State University’s art department. Award categories include ...

From Family Fun to Museums

Family Fun Local OH WOW! ROGER & GLORIA JONES CHILDREN’S CENTER FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 11 W. Federal St., Youngstown: Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, $8 adults and children ages 2 and older, $7 ...

From Museums to Art

Museums Local MCKINLEY BIRTHPLACE HOME, 40 S. Main St., Niles: Tours hourly at 10 and 11 a.m. and 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. Monday and Wednesday and by appointment. 330-652-1774, Ext. 7217. NATIONAL PACKARD MUSEUM, 1899 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren: 17th Antique Motorcycle Exhibit — “British ...

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Smithereens keep on playing

Thirty-seven years. Pat DiNizio is proud of that number. That’s how long he, Jim Babjak and Dennis Diken have been playing together in The Smithereens. Mike Mesaros was there for the first 25 years and recently joined his old bandmates for a few East Coast dates in January. “We’ve ...

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‘Tooth’ comes to Lime Tree

Tooth Lures a Fang will roadtest some of the music for its next album when it performs Saturday at The Lime Tree. “For the Warren show, we’ll be playing the whole first album and basically everything off the next one,” lead singer and guitarist Zach Starkie said. The Cincinnati trio, ...

‘Beauty and the Beast’ remake creates a new dimension

The Disney “live-action” remakes, of which the new “Beauty and the Beast” is but one in an assembly line, are starting to resemble an iPhone software update. Click a button and that old cartoon interface changes Belle into Emma Watson, the Beast into Dan Stevens and maybe fixes a few ...

Douglas pays tribute to fiddler Sponaugle

Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: • Local bluegrass fiddle player Ray Sponaugle died last week at age 84. The Newton Falls musician played with such bluegrass groups as Clear Fork and the West Virginia Travelers and released a couple of fiddle albums under his own ...

Smithereens keep playing, won’t be only a memory

37 years. Pat DiNizio is proud of that number. That’s how long he, Jim Babjak and Dennis Diken have been playing together in The Smithereens. Mike Mesaros was there for the first 25 years and recently joined his old bandmates for a few East Coast dates in January. “We’ve never ...

Czech play runs over two weekends at Kent-Trumbull

“The Increased Difficulty of Concentration,” written by Czech playwright turned Czech President Vaclav Havel, opens Friday at Kent State University at Trumbull. Eric Kildow, director of the production and artistic director of the theater program at Kent-Trumbull, is a fan of Polish and ...

Tooth lured to Warren for Lime Tree gig

Tooth Lures a Fang will roadtest some of the music for its next album when it performs Saturday at The Lime Tree. “For the Warren show, we’ll be playing the whole first album and basically everything off the next one,” lead singer and guitarist Zach Starkie said. The Cincinnati trio, ...

Bostwick finds ‘Rocky Horror’ fans at comic cons

A Tony Award-winning musical theater veteran isn’t a likely guest among the superheroes, sci-fi actors and comic book artists normally found at an event like WizardWorld Comic Con. Barry Bostwick has had seven Broadway roles (originating the role of Danny Zuko in “Grease” and winning a ...