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Douglas joins Auerbach on solo album

Jerry Douglas has performed on more than 2,000 albums in his career, recording with a who’s who of country and bluegrass artists, as well as rock and pop artists like James Taylor, John Fogerty and Sting. Splitting time with Alison Krauss + Union Station, the Earls of Leicester, the Jerry ...

Douglas returns with Earls for Kent Stage concert

Tribune Chronicle Jerry Douglas is a man of many hats ... and jackets. The Leavittsburg native called Saturday after spending the day in the studio with Alison Krauss + Union Station, the band he’s been a member of since 1998. After Sunday’s recording session, he flew to Colorado to ...

We can’t wait to hate with entertainment

There is no shortage of things in the world today worthy of genuine outrage. We might not agree on what those things are, but everyone can point to something real and tangible that fills them with anger and disgust. So why is it that so many seem willing to manufacture outrage for things ...

Cara DeChurch plays Ariel in “The Little Mermaid,” which opens tonight at Kent State University at Trumbull.

Kent-Trumbull, MTC collaborate on ‘Little Mermaid’

The Millennial Theatre Company was born at Kent State University at Trumbull’s Summer Stock. “All of the founding members met doing ‘Shrek (the Musical)’ here two years ago,” Joe Asente said. “Summer Stock holds a special place in our hearts.” Asente played the title ...

Juror brings curator’s touch to 53rd TAG Annual

John Noga sees his role as juror for the 53rd TAG Annual as more than just picking the art. He thinks of himself more as a curator, and the root of that word is “to care for.” “I see my role as I care for the whole process,” he said. “I care for the choosing. I care for the ...

Telecaster shapes sound of Steve Earle’s ‘Outlaw’

There was no questioning Steve Earle’s outlaw credentials when he first gained national attention with “Guitar Town” in 1986. Tales of drugs, drinking and brawling were common, and it took a short stint in prison for drug possession before Earle went to rehab and became sober in the ...

TAG has growth spurt for its 60th birthday

Trumbull Art Gallery has a prominent location on Courthouse Square, but its reach extends beyond its North Park Avenue gallery. TAG played a role in providing art for David Grohl Alley. It curates art for other locations, such as the Shortcut Gallery downtown. It has worked with Trumbull ...

Guests join Packard Band for outdoor concert

Two guest soloists and a guest conductor will join the W.D. Packard Concert Band for its next outdoor performance. Returning as guest conductor will be Jesse Leyva, an associate professor of music at Kent State University and conductor of the KSU Wind Ensemble. He previously served in the ...

Pitbull brings music, entrepreneurial spirit to Southwoods concert

“Mr. Worldwide” will bring his act from the 305 to the 330 this weekend. Pitbull will provide the soundtrack for the Southwoods Concert of the Valley II on Saturday at the Covelli Centre. The Miami rapper, who was born Armando Christian Perez to parents who were Cuban expatriates, has ...

Some classic rock packages struggling

Twenty-three thousand is a lot of tickets to have to sell. That’s the capacity of KeyBank Pavilion in nearby Burgettstown, Pa., and some classic rock favorites are struggling to sell tickets there this summer. This week, concert promoter Live Nation announced its “Ticket to Rock.” For ...

Teen builds career as DJ and singer

Opening for Pitbull in 2012 at Cleveland’s Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica was a pivotal moment for singer and DJ Alex Angelo. “That was my first big show,” Angelo said during a telephone interview. “That took it over the edge, ‘Yeah, this is what I want to do.’ I wanted to start ...

Mall gallery displays fiber art exhibition

Tribune Chronicle Fiber artist Brenda Gruber will display her work in an exhibition opening Friday at the Art Outreach Gallery Gruber, who lives in Greenville, Pa., is drawn to the familiar and comfortable qualities of denim as a medium and its historical appeal through the generations. ...

Sharon show returns

Tribune Chronicle WaterFire returns to downtown Sharon, Pa., this Saturday for the first of three events in 2017. “Back to Our Roots — Honoring Ancestry” is the theme for this weekend’s WaterFire, a free art, music, food and performance festival with a lighting of braziers on the ...

‘Forbidden Youngstown’ returns with new songs

Tribune Chronicle Rust Belt Theater Company is bringing back “Forbidden Youngstown” for the fifth year. The show is a spoof of both local community theater and popular Broadway musicals with numbers inspired by everything from Disney blockbusters to Bob Fosse choreography with “Les ...

‘Living Dead’ writer set to appear at first Mohnster Con

Tribune Chronicle The co-screenwriter of the cult horror classic “Night of the Living Dead” will be the special guest for the first Mohnster Con. John A. Russo co-wrote the 1968 horror film with George A. Romero that spawned countless zombie tales. Russo continued to work as a writer ...

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Artists complete installation Random Acts of Artists Inc. recently completed an art installation called “Random Interface” in the alley between 98 and 106 E State St. in Sharon, Pa. The installation consists of 26 large portraits painted by 24 artist members of RAA. Each portrait ...

Library hosts garden concerts

The first of four free Music in the Garden concerts will be Sunday at the Kinsman Free Public Library, 6420 Church St., Kinsman. The Swamp Rattlers will play classic rock and oldies from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday in conjunction with the Kinsman Car Show. Other shows will start at 1 p.m. and ...

Rock 4 Reason uses music to help terminally ill

Music can soothe. Sometimes music even can heal. The founders of Rock 4 Reason believe it also can provide temporary relief when healing no longer is an option. The group was founded by Frank and Heather Lindsay of Mineral Ridge and Matt and Jennifer Durno of Warren to provide financial ...

McClellan to hold ‘Memories’ talk

Veteran Mahoning Valley theater musical performer James “Jimmy” McClellan will be the next speaker in the William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society’s “Memories of a Lifetime” series at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Kravitz’s Deli Meeting Room, 3135 Belmont Ave., Liberty. McClellan has ...

Monster trucks return to Covelli

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through Ticketmaster for the Toughest Monster Truck Tour, which returns to the Covelli Centre for two nights at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2-3, 2018. Snake Bite took the tour championship title last season, marking the first time in five years that Bigfoot didn’t ...