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WCMA says hello to Farewell Angelina

When Farewell Angelina performs Tuesday at Packard Music Hall as part of the Warren Civic Music Associations’ 2018-19 season, the artist who inspired its name will be a half hour away. The female country quartet is named after a song by Bob Dylan, who will be performing at the Covelli ...

Know what you’re getting with Dylan

A couple of days after Bob Dylan played the Covelli Centre in 2012, I ran into a musician friend who was grousing about the show. “I can’t believe he didn’t play ‘Blowin’ in the Wind’,” he said. I asked, “Did you stay till the end?” Yes. “Blowin’ in the Wind” was ...

UK tribute act brings ‘Rumors,’ other Fleetwood Mac hits to US

Rumors of Fleetwood Mac is devoted to recreating the sound of that multi-platinum-selling band — at least to a point. Unlike the real Fleetwood Mac, the British tribute act didn’t fire its Lindsay Buckingham for its current tour and replace him with members of tribute bands for Crowded ...

Pulitzer winner drives into YSU

The Pulitzer Prize-winning play “How I Learned to Drive” opens Friday at Youngstown State University for a two-weekend run. Directed by Pat Foltz, Paula Vogel’s script is a warm, tragic, funny and perceptive memory play in which a young woman named Li’l Bit looks back on her warped ...

Joki brings back ‘Girl’ for fundraiser

The Rust Belt Theater Company will present two benefit performances of “I’m Not That Girl” this weekend. The musical revue features Rust Belt founder Robert Dennick Joki performing original and popular songs traditionally performed by women in a show that challenges gender norms. ...

Founders subject of TTH speaker

Political science professor Wendy Schiller will be the next speaker in the Trumbull Town Hall lecture series. Schiller’s topic will be “What Would the Founding Fathers Say About America Today?” as she explores whether the United States is the democratic republic that the founding ...

Guitar concert, master class at YSU

The Dana Guitar Ensemble will play a concert 7:30 p.m. today in Bliss Recital Hall. Members include Dan Mihelarakis, Nicholas Frank, Angela N. Buzzacco, Shaun McCune, Andy Pickard, Dan Paterson, Marco Morgione, Nico Morgione, Isaac Hraga, Gina Love and Ethan Lyons. They will perform music ...

Packard honors veterans

This year’s Veterans Day Tribute by the W.D. Packard Concert Band will fall on the date designed to honor those who served in the military. Sunday’s concert will be conducted by Loras John Schissel, conductor of the Blossom Festival Band since 1998. He regularly leads the Blossom ...

Tyler History Center hosts orchestra concert Sunday

Joseph N. Rubin’s Orchestra will perform “Over There: The Music of World War One” 2 p.m. Sunday at the Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St., Youngstown. The concert will transport audiences on a musical journey through popular music of the war years of 1914-18 — “Over There,” ...

Brett Newski takes less is more approach on ‘Life Upside Down’

Brett Newski is venturing into the more minimalist side of indie pop on his latest record, “Life Upside Down.” Newski (born Brett Wisniewski) said his latest band, No Tomorrow, a duo project with drummer / keyboardist Matt Spatola, lives only on what it needs. “I am a ...

Mahoning Valley Historical Society seeks volunteers

The Mahoning Valley Historical Society is looking for volunteers to help staff the Arms Family Museum during the “Memories of Christmas Past” exhibit. The exhibit has become a holiday tradition for families through the Valley. Volunteers are needed to help welcome visitors, and assist ...

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• ON SALE THIS WEEK • Elton John played what was supposed to be his final Cleveland concert last Saturday at Quicken Loans Arena. No need to fret for those who couldn’t there. John will return to the venue at 8 p.m. Nov. 11, 2019. Tickets range from $49.50 to $224.50 and go on sale at ...

Good Life Singers perform program about holidays

The Good Life Singers will present “Merry Mayhem and Holiday Hullabaloo!” 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Ashtabula Arts Center, 2928 W. 13th St., Ashtabula. The group, directed by Bridget Sherman, will explore the harried, chaotic, fun and family-filled events that come in the ...

‘Rock This Town’ is photo-filled history of Belkin Productions

No rock concert souvenir is more ubiquitous than the concert T-shirt. Millions wear them — many who never saw the bands that adorn them. But there’s a good chance you’ve never seen the shirts in “Rock This Town!” (Fran Projects, $18.95) unless you worked for Cleveland concert ...

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ knows how to finish strong

“Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? ...” Moviegoers should know by now that biofilms based on “real life” people and bands often escape from reality and “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the story of Queen and its flamboyant, attention-commanding frontman Freddie Mercury, is no ...

Alice Cooper delivers greatest hits

Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: • When Alice Cooper played Packard Music Hall in 2016, I interviewed someone who said it was his 85th time seeing him live. That boggles my mind. I grew up listening to Cooper’s music. I was in fifth grade when “School’s Out” ...

YSU gallery hosts mail art show

The second High School Mail Art Show is on display at Youngstown State University’s Judith Rae Solomon Gallery. Mail art is an artistic movement focused on sending small-scale works through the postal service. It was developed in the 1950s as a means for artists to connect with other ...

One-woman show focuses on Landers

A play about the life of advice columnist Ann Landers will be the next offering of Selah Dessert Theater. “The Lady with All the Answers” was written by David Rambo and draws from the life and letters of Eppie Lederer (better known as Ann Landers.) Written with the cooperation of ...

YSO honors veterans with concert

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra will honor the men and women of the military at its next concert. Two patriotic works will receive their Youngstown premiere at the concert, conducted by Randall Craig Fleischer. “Quiet Heroes,” a symphonic tribute to the flag raisers at ...

TAG offers art classes

WARREN — Trumbull Art Gallery will offer five classes in November. Offerings include: • Portraits in Acrylics — Meets 1 to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 13, 15 and 16. Cost is $50 and includes supplies. • “Just Jenny” Jewelry — Students can make a cross necklace and earring set or a ...