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Charity events to fill Austintown Plaza tent

Two events benefiting two charities will fill the heated tent in the parking lot at Austintown Plaza this weekend. The Fourth Youngstown Craft Beer Fest will feature more than 60 brews, ciders and other adult beverages from more than 25 businesses on Friday, with proceeds going to Every Dog ...

First Sketch Off raises money for FACT

The Fine Arts Council of Trumbull County will have its first Sketch Off Competition at Nova Coffee Co. on Friday. Think of it as Pictionary, only the goal is to draw the best picture, not make a teammate guess what it is. Logan Reinard, co-owner of Nova, said the event was inspired by its ...

Canfield band plays benefit concert

The Canfield Community Concert Band will play a benefit concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at Canfield High School Auditorium, 100 Cardinal Drive. The program will feature the music of Bernstein, Copland, Ticheli, Jenkins, Smith and Fillmore. The band is made up of volunteer musicians who enjoy making ...

Llewellyn, Chi exhibits open at Butler

The work of a Columbiana native who’s gone on to international acclaim will be featured in an exhibition opening Sunday at the Butler Institute of American Art. “The Devil’s Valentine” will include the oil paintings and graphite drawings of Kevin Llewellyn. Now based in Los ...

Tyler Center hosts panel on women and steel industry

A panel discussion on “Yes She Can: Women and the Steel Industry” will take place 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St., Youngstown, in conjunction with Women’s History Month. Panelists will discuss women’s roles, from their initial support of male workers ...

YSU Jazz Combos concert to show short film

YOUNGSTOWN — A short film will accompany the Youngstown State University Jazz Combos’ performance at 7:30 p.m. today in Bliss Hall’s Spotlight Theater. The film “Swing Note” is a collaboration between YSU student composer Maxwell Franko and Point Park University student filmmaker ...

Ashtabula Arts Center presents ‘Lion King Jr.’

A youth theater production of Disney’s “The Lion King Jr.” opens Friday at the Ashtabula Arts Center, 2928 W. 13th St., Ashtabula. Originally a 1994 animated film, the production is based on the long-running Broadway hit and created especially for children to perform. It is directed by ...

‘Compass’ EP points Eicher in next musical direction

To determine his next musical direction, JD Eicher is pulling out “The Compass.” The six-song EP has the Canfield singer-songwriter embracing some different styles and lyrical ideas, and he will celebrate its release with a sold-out show tonight at Stambaugh Auditorium’s Christman ...

Elizabeth Gillmer Packard is subject of Coffee and Donut museum program

The National Packard Museum will present “Introducing Elizabeth Gillmer Packard” as part of its “Coffee & Donut” educational seminar series. Cindee Mines will portray the wife of James Ward Packard. One of the most progressive women of her time, Bess Gillmer had much in common ...

Chapter Two

Robert Spain is writing chapter three of his saga with “Chapter Two.” He appeared in the Neil Simon play when Trumbull New Theatre staged it as part of its 1981-82 season, and he directed it when he lived on the West Coast. He’ll direct it at TNT as part of a three-weekend run starting ...

A play about humanity

“The Elephant Man” was written more than 40 years ago and its setting is the late 19th century, but Matthew Mazuroski believes the story couldn’t be more timely. “What it’s really about is humanity,” Mazuroski said. “We’re so divided by tribalism, political tribalism or ...

Cabaret follows ‘Elephant Man’ performances

Youngstown Playhouse will present two cabaret fundraisers in conjunction with its upcoming production of “The Elephant Man.” “Maybe It’s Time” will feature standards, pop songs and show tunes performed by James McClellan, operations manager at the Playhouse, and accompanied by Tyler ...

TobyMac tops Christian lineup at Covelli Centre

TobyMac brings his Hits Deep tour to the Covelli Centre on Friday. The seven-time Grammy Award winner, whose name is Toby McKeehan, is touring in support of his 2018 release “The Elements.” He got his start as a member of the group DC Talk before releasing his first solo album in 2001. ...

Ticket Window

• ON SALE THIS WEEK • Smashing Pumpkins, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and AFI will play Blossom Music Center at 7 p.m. Aug. 19 as part of a monthlong summer tour. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through Live Nation. • Willie Nelson will bring his Outlaw Music Festival ...

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Tony Award nominees show in Cleveland

Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: • Three of the four Tony Award nominees in 2018 for best musical, including the winner, will be coming to Cleveland as part of the 2019-20 KeyBank Broadway Series. The seven-show lineup was announced Tuesday at Playhouse Square’s ...

Keeping the mainstream rock hits coming

Billboard magazine should consider renaming its mainstream rock chart the Shinedown chart. The Jacksonville, Fla., rock act has dominated the chart, which tracks airplay on active rock and heritage rock radio stations, since its 2003 debut album. Shinedown — Brent Smith, lead vocals; ...

YSU Dance Ensemble production opens at Ford

The Youngstown State University Dance Ensemble will do three shows starting tonight at Ford Theater. The ensemble, a sanctioned student organization, accepts members via an audition process in the fall term. Members practice weekly to hone their performance skills. Under the artistic ...

‘School of Rock’ opens

Tribune Chronicle CLEVELAND — ‘‘School of Rock” opens Tuesday for a three-week run at the Connor Palace. The musical has a high-profile pedigree, featuring music by Andrew Lloyd Webber (“Phantom of the Opera,” “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Cats”), a book by Julian Fellowes ...

YSU hosts guitarist for master class, recital

Tribune Chronicle Award-winning classical guitarist Tengyue Zhang will perform Friday at Youngstown State University. Zhang took first place honors at the 2017 Guitar Foundation of American (GFA) International Concert Artists Competition, and he earned first prize in other top competitions ...