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Hating hypocricy while having an opinion Hating hypocricy while having an opinion I hate hypocrisy. I am a hypocrite. I’ve been thinking about this a lot as I watch various debates play out on Facebook, from assorted political atrocities to whether a registered sex offender should be ...

Beagle brings feminine touch to Italian-American favorites

These days, Amanda Beagle is more likely to be performing in New York, but there’s nothing she enjoys more than singing for a hometown crowd. “There’s nothing like the love of a community for a hometown girl,” the Howland native said. “It’s always humbled me and reminds me of ...

Gallo keeps making music at age 89

Frank Gallo played his first paying gig when he was 15 years old. That means he’s been in the action for about 75 years. Gallo, 89, described himself as the oldest working musician in the Mahoning Valley, although today his primary instrument is his voice. He had to give up the trumpet — ...

PCMC plays at and benefits from Pabstolutely

The Purple Cat Music Class isn’t just a beneficiary of Pabstolutely. It’s one of the performers. Proceeds from the annual music festival, which will be held Saturday at the Royal Oaks in Youngstown, benefits Golden String Inc., a nonprofit organization that works with adults with ...

Eclectic musical mix on tap at Pabstolutely

Pabstolutely continues to pour an eclectic musical mix in its 10th year. “We try to keep it interesting for the multiple people who have supported us over the years,” said Joe Stillson, a volunteer with Golden String Inc., beneficiary for the event. “The music lineup is all over the ...

Butler-Trumbull displays Cicourel exhibition

The work of artist Merryl Berner Cicourel opens Sunday at the Butler Institute of American Art Trumbull Branch. “Retrospectively Reimaging Cultural Landscapes” features wall-mounted sculptures fabricated from heavy gauge aluminum and works in other media. In her artist statement, ...

Akron Art Museum displays ‘Heavy Metal’

“Heavy Metal,” an exhibition focusing on all things metallic, opens Saturday at the Akron Art Museum. The show pairs internationally known artists such as Yayoi Kusama and Lorna Simpson with artists who live in the northeast Ohio community. Kusama’s popular “Infinity Mirrors” ...

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Bigelow explores a horrific history in ‘Detroit’

There is no nice or pretty way to tell a story about the systemic oppression and mistreatment of black people in the United States. It’s fitting then that Kathryn Bigelow’s “Detroit ,” an account of the murders of three unarmed black men that took place in the Algiers Motel in late July ...

Planes, bikes and automobiles featured

Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: l With all of the car shows in the Mahoning Valley, there are a lot of places to see wheels. Wings? Not so much. SLOAS Airfield in Howland will feature both on Sunday for its fifth Wings-n-Wheels event. “It keeps getting bigger and ...

Youngstown Italian Fest returns Friday

The Greater Youngstown Italian Fest opens Friday on downtown’s Central Square. Spanning four city blocks, the festival offers more than 40 food vendors selling Italian delicacies and fair food and more than two dozen retail craft vendors. Entertainment is offered on both the main stage ...

Buckeyes join Packard Band for concert

It will be a scarlet and gray day for the next W.D. Packard Concert Band performance. John LaVange, drum major with The Ohio State University Marching Band, makes a return appearance with the Packard Band, and the 2014 Howland High School graduate will take part in presentations of “Buckeye ...

‘Wonderettes’ closes Straw Hat season

The musical “The Marvelous Wonderettes” will conclude the Straw Hat Theatre summer season. The show, created by Roger Dean, is set at Springfield High School gymnasium in 1958 and ’68. In 1958, the Wonderettes are high school friends looking forward to performing at their senior prom. A ...

‘Wonka’ musical opens Friday

The musical “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” opens Friday at Trinity Fellowship Church in Boardman. The stage version is based on Roald Dahl’s novel “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and its 1971 film adaptation, and it is staged by the Oakland Center for the Arts and its ...

Oakland partners with DeYor for 2017-18 season

After spending the last year focusing on children’s theater, the Oakland Center for the Arts is ready to launch its first full-scale season. Children’s shows will continue at Trinity Fellowship Church in Boardman, but Ford Family Recital Hall and Flad Pavilion at downtown Youngstown’s ...

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Howland grad fights opioid crisis with ‘artistic activism’

Emelia Sherin is frustrated by the coverage of the nation’s opioid problem. “The media is casting such a negative shadow over this,” the 2015 Howland High School graduate said. “Yes, it’s bad, but they’re going about it the wrong way, shoving facts and statistics and death rates ...

Cinema series brings classics to the Square

Past favorites and six new offerings will be part of the 20th Cinema at the Square film series, which starts tonight at Playhouse Square’s Connor Palace. Cinema at the Square recreates the nostalgic movie-going experience of the 1950s and ’60s, when the Connor Palace was one of downtown ...

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• ON SALE THIS WEEK • The music of The Drifters, The Coasters and The Platters will be the focus of a Stambaugh Auditorium concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through the Stambaugh box office. • Primus is booked for an 8 p.m. show Nov. 2 at the Goodyear ...

Chef back to making music

Over the past 32 years, Chuck Mosley’s career had enough starts and stops and bad luck to cause other musicians to ignore the songs running through their heads and simply stay at home and contemplate what could have been. With tour dates that spanned Europe and the United States, two new ...

Limelight puts spotlight on the music of Rush

Lou Caldarola has discovered there aren’t many casual fans of Rush. “You either like Rush or you hate Rush,” he said. “There’s not really a middle ground.” For 15 years Caldarola has been playing for the faithful with the Rush tribute band Limelight, and the group will make its ...

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Theater Local FAIRVIEW ARTS & OUTREACH CENTER, 4220 Youngstown Poland Road, Youngstown: 24 Hour Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Friday for auditions with performances at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. 234-254-1135. Regional AKRON CIVIC THEATRE, 182 S. Main St., Akron: “(In) Dependent: The Heroin Project,” ...