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Grohl Alley gets new drumsticks

Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: l Drummers seldom make it a through a gig without having to replace their drumsticks. The same is true of the “World’s Largest Drumsticks.” The massive sticks were unveiled in 2012 and became a popular attraction in David Grohl ...

Dana Piano Trio plays

YOUNGSTOWN — The Dana Piano Trio will perform Sunday at Ford Family Recital Hall. The trio — violinist Joseph Kromholz, cellist Kivie Cahn-Lipman, and pianist Cicilia Yudha — was founded in 2017, and all three members are professors at Youngstown State University’s Dana School of ...

Organist performs at Christ Episcopal

WARREN — Organist David Higgs returns to Christ Episcopal Church as part of the Arts on Atlantic concert series. Higgs is the chair of the organ department at the Eastman School of Music. He performs extensively throughout the United States and abroad, and has inaugurated many important new ...

Village Goods exhibition opens

The work of Warren artist C. Michael James will be featured at Curated Village Goods, 310 Elm Road NE., Warren, when it opens 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. James’ work has been shown at the Trumbull Art Gallery, Butler Institute of American Art and private galleries and is included in the ...

Sunset at the Farm planned

MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana Canfield Road, Canfield, will celebrate Sunset at the Farm 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The family-friendly event will include a corn maze, old-fashioned games, tractor-wagon rides as visitors enjoy the transition from summer to autumn. Admission is free, ...

Fab Four fills Sharon’s WaterFire event finale

SHARON, Pa. — A “Fab” finale is planned for the third and final WaterFire Sharon event of 2018. “Hands Across the Water” is the theme, and two different acts paying tribute to that famous band from across the pond — The Beatles — will be part of the entertainment lineup. The ...

Cardenas exhibition opens at YSU

YOUNGSTOWN — The work of Gaby Berglund Cardenas opens today at Youngstown State University. Cardenas is an international multi-disciplinary artist whose work straddles disparate worlds — Houston, where she currently lives as an expat; her birthplace of Ecuador, where her family lives; ...

Mellencamp returns to Butler with ‘Expressionist’

By ANDY GRAY Tribune Chronicle YOUNGSTOWN — John Mellencamp and the Butler Institute of American Art have a mutual appreciation of each other. Mellencamp was invited to show his paintings at the Butler’s Trumbull Branch in 2013 and praised the Youngstown museum’s permanent ...

Dana brings back All-Stars for 150th anniversary

Bill Bodine used a sports analogy to explain the Dana School of Music’s impact in the professional music world. “We’ve all heard the conversations about Joe Montana, Joe Willie Namath and all of the quarterbacks who came from the same small area of Pennsylvania,” he said. “We ...

Maier brings realistic, large-scale approach to ‘Legends’

The permanent collection of the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown includes two large-scale works by Peter Maier — a race car and Clydesdale horse. A new exhibition opening Sunday will show Maier’s technique with human subjects. “Peter Maier: Legends” features ...

Van Morrison was worth the wait

Van Morrison appears in this part of the country only slightly more often than Haley’s Comet. According to the website setlist.fm, Morrison’s last show in Cleveland was 1978 and his last date in Pittsburgh was 1973. There are some gaps in that site’s concert listings, but I’m pretty ...

‘Pippin’ showcases locals’ impressive moves

YOUNGSTOWN — David Jendre has been Youngstown Playhouse’s go-to director / choreographer this decade for the kind of big, dance-heavy musicals that many community theaters avoid. “Pippin” continues that tradition, bringing the Bob Fosse-directed hit from the 1970s (that enjoyed a ...

Comedy opening Selah’s 5th season

The comedy “Bakersfield Mist” opens the fifth season of Selah Dinner Theater. Loosely based on a true story, Stephen Sachs’ play is the story of an out-of-work bartender living in a trailer park in Bakersfield, Calif., She believes she’s found an unsigned Jackson Pollock painting, ...

Weak script sinks TNT’s ‘Beth’

NILES — “’Til Beth Do Us Part” was written by Jamie Wooten, Jessie Jones and Nicholas Hope, the same trio that penned “Dixie Swim Club.” That dramedy was one of the highlights of Trumbull New Theatre’s 2014-15 season. The script for “Beth,” which opened TNT’s 2018-19 ...

Art, standup comedy combine for event

Art can spark many reactions. An exhibition Friday at Art on Park is hoping to inspire laughter. “Comedy and Art” is a collaboration between the Fine Arts Council of Trumbull County and Comedians of Local Interest, a coalition of area standup comedians. The event will feature an art ...

Violinist joins Packard band

The brass, woodwinds and percussion of the W.D. Packard Concert Band will be joined by a string player for its next concert. Violinist Joseph Kromholz will be the guest soloist on John Williams’ theme for the film “Schindler’s List” and a medley of songs from Jerry Bock’s ...

Norville to speak at Packard

“Inside Edition” host Deborah Norville will open the 2018-19 Trumbull Town Hall lecture series. Originally scheduled to open last season, Norville is a two-time Emmy winner who first gained national prominence as the anchor of “NBC News at Sunrise.” The network moved her to “The ...

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• ON SALE THIS WEEK • Kane Brown and Danielle Bradbery will play the Covelli Centre at 7 p.m. Feb. 23. Tickets are $49.50, $39.50 and $29.50 and go on sale at noon Friday through Ticketmaster. • Following her role in “Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again,” Cher is hitting the road for a ...

Perlozzi keeps the beat for Chesnutt

A fill-in gig turned into a full-time job for drummer Darla Rae Perlozzi. For the last 2 1/2 years, the Struthers native has backed up country artist Mark Chesnutt and will be playing with him when he performs Friday at the Dusty Armadillo in Rootstown. “Mark’s drummer got injured, ...

Gallery hosts art and beer fest

The Loading Dock Art and Craft Brew Fest runs from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Soap Gallery, 117 S. Champion St., Youngstown. The event will feature area craft brewers Birdfish Brewing, Croakers Kegs and Corks, Noble Creature Cask House, Modern Methods Brewing and Penguin City Beer. ...