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Playhouse brings ‘Young Frankenstein’ to life

In “Young Frankenstein,” Igor goes in search of the right brain for Dr. Frankenstein’s creation. In directing “Young Frankenstein,” John Holt goes in search of the funny. “I think the key in directing a project like this is making sure the story and character approach doesn’t ...

Brave’ celebrates heroism, sacrifice

For decades, Hollywood loved war movies as a way to tell stories of heroism and sacrifice. But when the attitudes toward war became more complex, it became harder to make those stories work. For there to be unimpeachable good guys, there has to be an undeniable bad guy. Meet fire. The ...

Rhea says game shows, comedy provide escape

Caroline Rhea said her dream job would be hosting a game show. It’s one of the only entertainment gigs she hasn’t had. Rhea has appeared in sitcoms (“Sabrina the Teenaged Witch,” “Sordid Lives”) and movies ( “The Perfect Man,” “Christmas with the Kranks”), hosted reality ...

Former Kent student directs ‘Anger’

Harvey Johnson returns to the theater that started his career. Johnson is directing the John Osborne drama “Look Back in Anger,” which opens Friday at Kent State University at Trumbull The Pittsburgh native came to Warren to live with his grandparents and started attending the branch ...

Art for SMARTS set for Saturday

The SMARTS Community Art School will have its second annual Art for SMARTS event Saturday. Nearly 150 pieces of artwork by local and regional artists were donated to SMARTS and will be auctioned off. The collection includes framed and unframed works, and art from all mediums, including 3D ...

Students to join YSU ensembles for concert

About 40 area high school students will perform side-by-side with the Youngstown State University Wind Ensemble and Concert Band tonight at Stambaugh Auditorium. The combined bands and the high school students will perform Claude Debussy’s “The Engulfed Cathedral,” arranged by Merlin ...

Halloween-themed cabaret at DeYor

Youngstown State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance will stage a fundraising cabaret show Friday at the DeYor Performing Arts Center. The setlist for “Something Old, Something New, Something Dead, Something Boo” will draw from musicals that fit the Halloween season, including ...

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Get dessert at chocolate event The Rotary Club of Warren will have its 13th Chocolate & Dessert Festival 6 to 9 p.m. today at St. Demetrios Banquet Center, 3223 Atlantic St. NE, Warren. The event will include a wide variety of chocolate treats from local vendors, live entertainment by ...

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• ON SALE THIS WEEK • The hip hop trio Migos will perform at the Covelli Centre on Dec. 2. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show are $99.50, $75.50, $55.50, $45.50 and $35.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday through Ticketmaster. • Miranda Lambert will be joined by Jon Pardi and The Steel ...

Night life

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Theater Local CALVIN CENTER, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown: Rust Belt Theater Company — “Living Dead: The Musical,” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday through Oct. 28 and midnight Oct. 28, $15 adults and $10 students and senior citizens. 330-507-2358. FAIRVIEW ARTS & OUTREACH CENTER, ...

Ghost stories among Warren’s historic homes

Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: l Barbara Root continues to mine Trumbull County’s history for Ghost Walk inspiration. Regular attendees of the popular event will find mostly new tales on this year’s trek, which runs from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Oct. 20 ...

The right look helped Gary Puckett get heard 50 years ago

As the old saying goes,“Clothes make the man.” It turns out clothes also can help make the band. Gary Puckett said the Civil War-era attire helped his band, the Union Gap, stand out back in 1967. The fact that he’s still able to tour with those songs 50 years later indicates there ...

Stephen Stills and Judy Collins reunite 50 years later

The man who wrote “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” is reunited with its subject, at least on stage. Stephen Stills and Judy Collins, who dated 50 years ago, are touring in support of their new album, “Everybody Knows,” and they’ll perform Sunday at Powers Auditorium. When they met in ...

Week of ‘Living Dead’ plays at Calvin Center

In the world of horror, it’s tough to keep the dead down. The same is true in the world of musical theater at Rust Belt Theater Company. Its “Living Dead: The Musical” returns Friday to the Calvin Center. Written by Robert Dennick Joki and Josh Taylor, “Living Dead” is a send-up ...

‘Waitress’ actor to be going on national tour

Larry Marshall might not be a household name, but many have seen his work. He’s appeared in 15 Broadway shows, starting with the original run of “Hair,” and his resume includes such hits as “The Color Purple” and “The Full Monty.” He’s worked with directors like Bob Fosse on ...

Packard Band premieres new work for concert

The W.D. Packard Band will celebrate its 62nd anniversary with the premiere of a new work. The group commissioned “The Packard Legacy” from Charles Sayre, a Youngstown State University and Berklee School of Music graduate who was a trombonist and arranger with the Airmen of Note, the ...

Printmaker comes to YSU

Artist Nicole Hand will do a weeklong open studio at Youngstown State University as part of the Red Press Collaborative. The collaborative is a program designed to promote fine art printmaking at YSU and within the Mahoning Valley. A limited edition print incorporating various printmaking ...

YSU Jazz Ensemble honors Meshel for first concert of the season

Youngstown State University Jazz Ensembles will pay tribute to former state Sen. Harry Meshel at their first concert of the 2017-18 school year. The two ensembles are directed by Kent Engelhardt and Dave Kana. Engelhardt’s ensemble will honor Meshel, who died last month at age 93, with a ...

Kids First Initiative presenting ‘Annie Jr.’

The Oakland Center for the Art’s Kids First Theatre Initiative will stage “Annie Jr.” for a two-weekend run starting Friday at Trinity Fellowship Church. Donna Downie directs this youth theater production of the musical that tells the story of an orphan girl who warms the heart of a ...