TAG seeks entries for Photo 2017 exhibition

Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment:

l Trumbull Art Gallery is seeking entries for Photo 2017, a juried photography exhibition, that will open next month.

The show is open to all artists, and the juror is DeShawn Scott, an entrepreneur, artist, educator and public speaker. His photography spans the genres of portraits, landscapes, macro, street, abstract, and conceptual, and his work has sold both locally and nationally while also gracing annual report covers, corporate websites, news articles, billboards and other collateral.

Photographers can submit up to three works for consideration. All work must be framed and wired / ready for hanging. Entries can be dropped off between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. this Saturday at Trumbull Art Gallery, 158 N. Park Ave., Warren.

The cost is $15 for up to two works ($10 for TAG members) and $20 for three works submitted ($15 for TAG members). Monetary awards will be given. Photos accepted for the show can be sold; TAG will receive a 30 percent commission on any works sold.

Photos not accepted for the TAG show will be displayed at the Nissen Gallery in Trumbull Memorial Hospital.

Photo 2017 will be on display from March 11 to April 15 with an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. March 11.

Entry forms are available at www.trumbullartgallery.com. For more information, call 330-395-4876.

l Comedian Brian Regan is a man of his word, which means a couple thousand people will get to see him for free in April in Pittsburgh.

Regan canceled his Heinz Hall date last October during the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra strike. At the time, he released a statement saying the show would be rescheduled after the strike was settled. He also said he would refund the cost of those tickets, so those inconvenienced by the cancellation would get to see him for free.

The new date for the show is 8 p.m. April 29. Ticket holders for the original date can use their tickets for admission to the new date, and they still will get reimbursed for the ticket price following the performance.

Even better, Regan isn’t charging for the remaining tickets. They will be available on a first-claimed basis starting at 10 a.m. Friday at the Heinz Hall box office, online at www.heinzhall.org and by calling 412-392-4900. There is a four-ticket limit.

The news release doesn’t say how many tickets are available. But as someone who’s had the pleasure to see Regan live a couple times and interview him, I’d say it’s definitely worth logging on to try to get freebies to see one of the best standups around.

l Speaking of free, some of Cleveland’s best musical acts can be seen for free on the west bank of The Flats in downtown Cleveland at Brite Winter.

Six indoor and outdoor stages will feature nearly 50 acts between 3 p.m. and 1 a.m. Saturday, and art installations, ice carving demonstrations and other activities are part of the festival.

The music lineup includes The Lighthouse and the Whaler, The Modern Electric, Ottawa, Wesley Bright & the Honeytones, Archie Green with Uptowne Buddha, Signals Midwest, Runaway Brother, Morgan Mecaskey, By Light We Loom and Extra Medium Pony.

For more information, go to www.britewinter.com.

l Clearly those high-profile appearances for the Super Bowl halftime show and the Grammy Awards made an impact.

Sixteen North American dates went on sale Monday for Lady Gaga’s 2017 World Tour, including a show Aug. 23 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, and every show sold out that day.

Local Little Monsters who procrastinated still have a chance to see her live without facing the Scary Monsters, aka ticket brokers. Lady Gaga’s Nov. 20 show at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh goes on sale at 10 a.m. Monday.

Andy Gray is the entertainment writer for the Tribune Chronicle. Write to him at agray@tribtoday.com