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Brett Eldredge, Rob Thomas booked at Youngstown amphitheater

YOUNGSTOWN — Two more shows have been added to the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre lineup. Brett Eldredge, who has headlined at the Covelli Centre, will play at the new venue Aug. 2. The platinum-selling artist currently has a top 10 country hit with “Love Someone.” Five previous ...

Rust Belt presents ‘Madhouse’

The Rust Belt Theater Company will premiere the dark comedy “Madhouse” on Friday. Written and directed by Rust Belt founder Robert Dennick Joki, the play tells the story of a woman who sees faces in everyday objects — houses, cars, trees, etc. Triggered by the sudden and untimely death ...

Director wants ‘Funny Girl’ to live up to name

Director David Jendre wants to bring out the funny in “Funny Girl.” The 1964 Jule Styne / Bob Merrill / Isobel Lennart musical, which opens Friday for a two-weekend run at the Youngstown Playhouse, is best remembered for making Barbra Streisand a star for her portrayal of Fanny Brice, a ...

Warren Philharmonic moves season to First Presbyterian

The Warren Philharmonic Orchestra will move to First Presbyterian Church for its 54th season. The second concert of the 2018-19 season was moved to the downtown Warren church due to a scheduling conflict at Christ Episcopal Church, the orchestra’s home for the last decade. The 2019-20 ...

Museum presents ‘Freedom’ lecture

WARREN — Leonne Hudson, a professor of history at Kent State University, will speak at 2 p.m. Saturday as part of the Sutliff Museum’s “Nurturing Pathways to Freedom” lecture series. Hudson will talk about “The Reaction of Black Soldiers to Lincoln’s Assassination.” The ...

Davis YMCA features teen art

BOARDMAN — The “Speak Your Peace, life from a teen’s perspective” art show runs through May 19 at the Davis Family YMCA, 45 McClurg Road. Award winners were announced at a ceremony on Sunday. Best of show went to Mariah Henderson of Crestview High School. Winners in the technical ...

Lakeview students display artwork

CORTLAND — Lakeview’s 2019 District Art Show runs from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the district’s new K-8 building at 640 Wakefield Drive. The multi-media show will feature works created by Lakeview students in grades K-12. Music will be performed by the Lakeview Ukulele Club and ...

Rich Morgan speaks at center

YOUNGSTOWN — Retired WKBN personality Rich Morgan will be the next speaker in the Bites and Bits of History lunch program at noon May 16 at the Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St. Morgan’s career ranges from hosting the “Money Movie” to being one of the hosts for WKBN’s ...

YSU summer fest seeks volunteers

YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown State University is seeking volunteers for its 21st YSU Summer Festival of the Arts. Volunteers are needed for artist registration, information booths, in the children’s hands-on art tent and for technical assistance at performance sites and at the Festival of ...

Good Life Singers plan concert

ASHTABULA — The Good Life Singers will present its spring choral concert “Water Works” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ashtabula Arts Center, 2928 W. 13th St. The program includes music inspired by water in all its forms, including rain, clouds, rivers, and the sea. ...

Magical ‘Matilda’ comes to Easy Street

Being first has its advantages and its disadvantages. Easy Street Productions will be the first theater company in Ohio to stage “Matilda the Musical” when it opens Friday at Powers Auditorium. The Tim Minchin-Dennis Kelly musical, based on a novel by Roald Dahl, won five Tony Awards and ...

Bennett keeps singing at 92

Most singers get a lifetime achievement at the end of their careers. Tony Bennett still is singing 18 years after receiving a lifetime achievement Grammy Award. The 92-year-old singer will perform a Mother’s Day concert at Packard Music Hall. That Grammy is one of 19 Bennett has ...

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• ON SALE THIS WEEK • Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Daryl Hall and John Oates will perform 7:30 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Covelli Centre with G. Love & Special Sauce opening. Tickets range from $59.50 to $129.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at the arena’s Southwoods Health ...

Calendar

Theater Local CALVIN CENTER, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown: Rust Belt Theater Company — “Madhouse,” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday through May 25, $15 adults and $10 students and senior citizens. 330-507-2358. POWERS AUDITORIUM, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown: Easy Street Productions — ...

Hall & Oates booked at Covelli Centre in August

YOUNGSTOWN — Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Daryl Hall and John Oates will perform Aug. 21 at the Covelli Centre. The duo’s long list of No.-1 singles include “Rich Girl,” “Kiss on My List,” “Private Eyes,” “I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do),” “Maneater” and ...

Avengers assemble for Free Comic Book Day

Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: l The Avengers dominated movie theaters last weekend, and the superheroes will make a free appearance this weekend at comic book stores nationwide. Saturday is the 18th Free Comic Book Day, an event created to promote the hobby and attract ...

‘Painting Churches’ ends Selah season

The drama “Painting Churches” closes Selah Dessert Theater’s 2018-19 season. The play, written by Tony Award nominee Tina Howe, examines the personal dynamics of the Church family of Boston. Fanny and Gardner Church are packing up their Boston home and moving to their smaller summer home ...

‘Lion King Jr.’ show opens in Boardman

The Oakland Center for the Arts and its Kids First Initiative will stage “Disney’s The Lion King Jr.” starting Friday for a two-weekend run. The musical is based on the Broadway hit of the same name and was created and released by Disney to be performed by children. The stage ...

Artists draw on the Force for ‘Star Wars’ show

Not so long ago in a gallery not so far away, the idea was born for a “Star Wars”-themed art show. “We talked about doing either a Star Wars or Marvel show,” said James Shuttic, director of the Fine Arts Council of Trumbull County. “Barry Burkey realized that May 4th, Star Wars ...

TAG plans spring open house event

A spring open house is planned 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Trumbull Art Gallery, 158 N. Park Ave., Warren. The event will include an arts and crafts market with local artists selling their work and demonstrating their talents. TAG Underground, the gallery’s educational area, will be ...