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Theater Local HOPEWELL THEATRE, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown: “The Sea Horse,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday through Jan. 12 and 2 p.m. Jan. 13, $13 adults and $10 for students and senior citizens. 330-746-5455. Regional BENEDUM CENTER, Seventh Street and Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh: ...

Scholastic show opens

Tribune Chronicle YOUNGSTOWN — The 2019 Northeastern Ohio Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition opens Monday at Youngstown State University. The show features the work of students in grades 7 to 12 in Trumbull, Mahoning, Columbiana and Ashtabula counties. It is designed to encourage student ...

First Night Youngstown offers double fireworks

More than a dozen venues will host activities as First Night Youngstown rings in 2019. A wide variety of entertainment, from magic and storytelling to oldies and indie rock, is scheduled, and First Night wristbands are good for admission to all venues with WRTA providing shuttle service to ...

Theaters slot ‘Matilda’ in 2019

Two productions of the Tony Award-winning musical “Matilda” are slated for the Mahoning Valley in 2019. Easy Street Productions’ announced its plans to stage the Tim Minchin-Dennis Kelly musical during its “Miracle on Easy Street” performances earlier this month at Powers ...

‘Hamilton’ lottery offers $10 tickets in Pittsburgh

Remaining tickets for “Hamilton” range from $150 to $530 when the Tony- and Pulitzer-winning musical opens at Pittsburgh’s Benedum Center on Tuesday, but 40 tickets will be available for $10 for every performance during the four-week run. A digital lottery starts 11 a.m. two days ...

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• COMING UP THIS WEEK AGORA THEATRE AND BALLROOM, 5000 Euclid Ave., Cleveland: Mushroomhead, 6 p.m. Saturday. www.ticketweb.com or call 866-468-3401. AKRON CIVIC THEATRE, 182 S. Main St., Akron: Winger, Firehouse, 8 p.m. Friday. www.ticketmaster.com and 800-745-3000. BEACHLAND BALLROOM ...

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Special Events Local DOWNTOWN YOUNGSTOWN: First Night Youngstown, 4 p.m. to midnight Monday, $10 with children ages 11 and younger admitted free. firstnight youngstownoh.com and 330-744-9966. MILL CREEK METROPARKS, Youngstown: Frozen in Time, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Sunday, ...

Yo-Yo Ma tops many 2018 standouts

Yo-Yo Ma. It’s impossible not to look back at arts and entertainment in the Mahoning Valley in 2018 and not have the cellist’s appearance at Warren Community Amphitheatre on Aug. 13 tower over everything else. A free concert by the biggest name in classical music, an event that ...

Local arts at a glance

Foundations give $500K to Ford Nature Center The Florence Simon Beecher and John D. Finnegan foundations will contribute $500,000 toward the $3 million renovation of the Ford Nature Center at Mill Creek MetroParks. The contribution will directly benefit the work needed to renovate the ...

TAG announces January classes

Tribune Chronicle Registration is underway for January classes at Trumbull Art Gallery. The schedule includes: • “More Watercolors: Still Life” — Meets 1 to 3 p.m. Fridays from Jan. 4 to 18. Students need to bring their own supplies ($35); • “Clay @ TAG” — 1 to 3 or 6 to ...

‘Hamilton’ spoof opens in Cleveland

Brandon Kinley will be part of the cast when the tour of “Spamilton: An American Parody” opens tonight in Cleveland, but the actor never has seen “Hamilton,” the Lin-Manuel Miranda hit that inspired the spoof. It’s all the more surprising since Kinley did a five-month run earlier ...

Warren Philharmonic extends Strings of Joy deadline

The Warren Philharmonic Orchestra has extended the deadline for its Strings of Joy program through Friday. Strings of Joy offers free violin lessons to Trumbull County students in grades 3 to 7. The orchestra will loan each Strings of Joy student an age-appropriate violin and provide ...

Brickman mixes humor with piano favorites

YOUNGSTOWN — On the website for his radio show, Jim Brickman is described as “America’s New Romantic Piano Sensation.” That kind of winking, hyperbolic moniker is a hint at what the audience can expect when the 57-year-old Brickman brings his “A Joyful Christmas” show to ...

Rembert, Gray exhibitions open at Butler Institute

The Butler Institute of American Art is getting two new exhibitions in its Christmas stocking. “Southern Roots: The Paintings of Winfred Rembert” and “Todd Gray: Pop Geometry” both open Sunday and will be on display through Feb. 17, 2019, at the Youngstown museum. Organized by ...

Vegas to Southington: Cornwell plays Chalker High School

When Jeremy Cornwell graduated from Liberty High School in 2000, he earned a full-ride scholarship to Central State University in Dayton for his vocal ability, but he didn’t head to college just to sing in the choir. “I was pre-med,” Cornwell said during a telephone interview. ...

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• ON SALE THIS WEEK • Comedian Ali Wong brings her Milk & Money tour to Masonic Cleveland Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. May 3. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through Ticketmaster. • Finnish orchestral rock band Apocalyptica will perform May 26 at the Ohio Theatre on a tour built ...

Too many choices, too little time

I’ve been a fan of the Coen brothers’ movies since “Blood Simple,” their 1984 feature debut. Most of their movies have ended up on my top 10 lists over the years. I’m even an ordained Dudeist Priest. But their latest film, “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” has been on Netflix ...

CMA acquired Baroque sculpture

The Cleveland Museum of Art has acquired Filippo Parodi’s “Sleeping Christ Child,” an outstanding example of monumental Italian Baroque narrative sculpture. Parodi (1630-1702) worked in the studio of Gianlorenzo Bernini (1598-1680), the leading sculptor of the Italian Baroque, and also ...

‘Tuna’ characters return to Playhouse in Christmas

“Tuna” is on the Christmas menu at the Youngstown Playhouse. “A Tuna Christmas” is the sequel to “Greater Tuna,” which the Playhouse staged in the Moyer Room to close its 2016-17 season. Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard have written four “Tuna” comedies, and the ...

High school hosts band, choir

Lakeview Outreach and Fellowship will sponsor a concert featuring the Lakeview Community Band and Concert Choir at 7 p.m. Monday at Lakeview High School, 300 Hillman Drive, Cortland. Admission to the concert is free but donations will be accepted for the Lakeview High School Band uniform ...