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• ON SALE THIS WEEK • Zac Brown Band brings its Down the Rabbit Hole Live tour to Blossom Music Center on Aug. 2. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through Live Nation. • Kidz Bop Live, tweens singing sanitized versions of pop hits, returns to Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica on June 22. ...

Wojtkiewicz serves up large-scale fruits and flowers

No one spends more time pondering the produce at his local grocery store than Dennis Wojtkiewicz. It’s not because he’s a picky eater. The lemons, melons and other fruit that Wojtkiewicz eyes become the models for his large-scale realistic paintings. Those fruit and flower works can be ...

Music sales are drowning in streams

What’s the best album you bought last year? For most people, the answer is, “Who buys music anymore?” BuzzAngle Music, a music industry analytics service, issued its year-end report on how people listened to music in 2017, and it’s a depressing read for anyone who loves piercing ...

Illustrator on display in Akron

The work of book illustrator Ed Emberley will be featured in an exhibition opening today at the Akron Art Museum. “Ed Emberley: Better You Than Me” includes artwork from the artist’s personal archive of hand-drawn sketches, woodblock prints, mockups and first edition books, along with ...

‘The Producers’ opens in Ashtabula

The G.B. Community Theatre will stage the Tony Award-winning musical “The Producers” for a three-weekend run beginning Friday. The Mel Brooks-Thomas Meehan musical is based on Brooks’ 1967 film about floundering producer Max Bialystock (played by Chris Nappi) and his mousy accountant ...

Austintown native joins Packard Band

The first of more than 20 performances by the W.D. Packard Concert Band and its ensembles in 2018 is scheduled Sunday at Packard Music Hall. Austintown native Jonathan Willis will make his first appearance as a guest artist at Sunday’s concert, but it won’t be his first time playing with ...

TNT adds online tickets for sale

Trumbull New Theatre audience members no longer will have to listen to a busy signal. The Niles community theater has added an online ticketing system for purchases. Lisa Bennett, secretary for the theater, said it has been in the works since spring. “The computer system we had been ...

Playhouse offers theater classes for children

Youngstown Playhouse Youth Theatre will offer four theater classes as part of its winter session, which starts Jan. 20. Silly Saturdays is a new class created for children in preschool and kindergarten. The class, which meets from 9 to 9:45 a.m., will concentrate on creative movement, games ...

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• ON SALE THIS WEEK • Sugarland returns to the Covelli Centre for a concert at 7:30 p.m. July 13. Brandy Clark and Clare Bowen will open. Tickets are $99.50, $69.50 and $59.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through Ticketmaster. • Unlike many Super Bowl half-time entertainers, ...

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Theater Local FAIRVIEW ARTS & OUTREACH CENTER, 4220 Youngstown Poland Road, Youngstown: Top Hat Productions – “Driving Miss Daisy,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday through Jan. 20, $17.50 adults and $15.50 students and senior citizens. www.brownpapertickets.com or ...

Night Life

Featured Nightlife — Exclusively for our advertisers BENE VINO URBAN WINERY, 834 County Line Road, Geneva: Take II Band, 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday. 440-239-5077. CHESTY’S, 20 S. State St., Girard: Open Jukebox on Friday. 330-545-8029. HOLIDAY BAR, 2124 Elm Road NE, Warren: DJ Joe, 5 p.m. ...

TAG displays ‘Random Fantasies’

WARREN — Random Acts of Artists is reaching out to Trumbull County, literally and artistically. The Sharon, Pa., artists group will have its first Warren exhibition at Trumbull Art Gallery, and one of the first things visitors will see is a wall hanging with wildly decorated hands reaching ...

Local acts prep albums and EPs for 2018

The year 2017 was fertile ground for growth of new local bands and the expanding landscape of established bands in the area. Here is a sampling of what 2018 will bring for local acts. RADIO LARK Chris Rutushin, Rick Deak, Patrick Majernik and Scott Burns will release their third album this ...

Films that make for great holiday movie binge

Many take advantage of the days off around the holidays to go to the movies. Since I don’t make it to as many press screenings as I used to, I tried to catch up with a few of the awards front-runners during my time off before and after Christmas. Like a gambler on a good run, I’m on a ...

Motors take center stage in antique cycle show

WARREN — If it wasn’t for the motor, they’d just be bicycles. The National Packard Museum will focus on that integral part for its 18th Antique Motorcycle Exhibit. This year’s show tracks the evolution of what powers those magnificent machines with bikes manufactured between 1902 ...

YSU Horn Workshop features Marine band members

Two members of “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band will be guest clinicians for a horn workshop at Youngstown State University. French horn player Gunnery Sgt. Greta Richard, who has played with the Marine band since 2000, began her musical career at age 11. She earned a ...

Political pundit to speak at Stambaugh

Cokie Roberts, an award-winning journalist and a political commentator for ABC News and National Public Radio, will speak Jan. 11 at Stambaugh Auditorium. In her more than 40 years in broadcasting, Roberts has won numerous awards, including three Emmys. She has been inducted into the ...

‘Phantom’ gets sequel with ‘Love Never Dies’

Just about every movie that earns more than initially expected gets a sequel, so it only makes sense that the longest-running musical in Broadway history would get one too. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Love Never Dies,” which opens Tuesday at Cleveland’s State Theatre, takes place a decade ...

Presley returns to Playhouse Square

Elvis Presley would be 83 years old on Monday, and Playhouse Square will celebrate The King’s birthday with a tribute concert on Sunday. This is the 17th year for the Elvis Birthday Tribute, which re-creates the memorable Elvis eras from his rockabilly beginnings through the Las Vegas ...

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Theater Regional BENEDUM CENTER, Seventh Street and Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh: “Love Never Dies,” 7:30 p.m. today, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, $30-$116. 412-456-6666. THE CABARET AT THEATRE SQUARE, 655 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh: ‘‘Xanadu,’’ ...