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‘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 ...

YSU hosts Grammy winner Nestor Torres

YOUNGSTOWN — Latin Grammy-winning jazz flautist Nestor Torres will perform and work with students during a three-day residency at Youngstown State University. Torres has collaborated with such diverse artists as Gloria Estefan, Kenny Loggins, Dave Mathews, Herbie Hancock, Tito Puente, ...

Jim Donovan leads Rhythm Retreat

Award-winning musician, teacher and motivator Jim Donovan will host the Wisdom of Rhythm Retreat noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Yoga Room, 815 Youngstown Warren Road, Suite 13, Niles. The event explores the spiritual side of drumming. Activities include group drumming, music creation, sound healing ...

Lit Youngstown hosts Akron poets

Lit Youngstown will host two Akron-area poets at its next First Wednesday Readers Series event. Clarissa Jakobsons is an instructor at Cuyahoga Community College, often weaving one-of-a-kind artist books that are exhibited internationally. Sometimes she combines artist books with her poems ...

Smithsonian curator to speak in Akron

Tuliza Fleming, curator of American art at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, will speak at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Akron Art Museum, 1 S. High St., Akron. Fleming will speak about artist Jeff Donaldson, whose work is featured in the retrospective ...

Saxophone Studio performs at St. John’s

The Dana School of Music’s Saxophone Studio, directed by James Umble, will perform 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave., Youngstown. The program will include works from 20 composers and feature Garrett Kuchmaner, Kathryn Kimes, Anthony Bonamase, Kathleen Brown, ...

VoiceScapes brings audio theater to Ford

VoiceScapes Audio Theater comes to Ford Family Recital Hall as the next offering in the Donald P. Pipino Performing Arts Series. VoiceScapes is an audio theater repertory company that includes an award-winning cast of audio actors, directors, sound engineers, writers and producers. The ...

Austintown author earns award

Austintown author Nancy Christie won second place in the Florida Writers Association’s Royal Palm Literary Award Competition for her short story collection “Peripheral Visions and Other Stories.” Christie’s short story, “Pandora’s Box,” part of that collection, also was a ...

MVHS seeks gingerbread houses

The Mahoning Valley Historical Society is partnering with Next Best Art and SMARTS to present the 2nd Youngstown Gingerbread House Competition. There are categories for adults and children. Major and structural components do not need to be constructed from gingerbread, but should be made of ...

Youth concert band plays fall concert

The Stambaugh Youth Concert Band will open its 2018-2019 season with a fall concert 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. SYCB is comprised of the top high school musicians from northeast Ohio and western Pennsylvania. It is directed by Brandt Payne and Tyler ...

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• ON SALE THIS WEEK • The Led Zeppelin tribute Get the Led Out comes to Packard Music Hall at 8 p.m. March 7. Tickets range from $23 to $58 and go on sale at noon Friday at the Packard box office and through Ticketmaster. An online-only presale runs 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. today with the ...

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Theater Local FORD FAMILY RECITAL HALL, DeYor Performing Arts Center, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown: Millennial Theatre Company — “The Rocky Horror Show,” 7 p.m. today and Friday and midnight Saturday, $15; VoiceScapes Audio Theater, 2 p.m. Sunday, $24 adults, $18 YSU faculty/staff ...

Philharmonic Orchestra plays at Christ Episcopal

The last time Susan Davenny Wyner conducted a performance locally, it was in front of an overflowing crowd that filled Warren Community Amphitheatre in August for a free concert with world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma. “It was extraordinary,” Wyner said. “That man is amazing. The magic of ...

Rocktopia strives for true mash-up of classical and classic rock

Imagine a music world without boundaries, where Beethoven collaborates with Led Zeppelin, Mozart with Elton John and Puccini with the Beatles. Imagine no more as “Rocktopia” unites classical compositions with classic rock songs when it plays three northeast Ohio concerts. “I wanted ...