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YSO scales back for 2018-19 season

Financial concerns are forcing the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra to shrink its 2018-19 season from seven to five concerts. Youngstown Symphony Society President Patricia A. Syak said the orchestra will continue to use other avenues to bring classical music to the Mahoning Valley. “We have ...

Symphony concludes season with youth performance

The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra will be joined by the Youngstown Symphony Youth Orchestra for its final concert of the 2017-18 season. The YSO will be solo for the first half of the program, with conductor Randall Craig Fleischer leading the musicians in a program featuring Edward ...

TTH offers program on Alfred Hitchcock

Marc Lapadula is back for an encore. The screenwriter and film professor will close the 2017-18 Trumbull Town Hall lecture series with a program on “The Genius of Alfred Hitchcock.” Lapadula closed the 2016-17 season with a program on “Three Classic Films That Changed America,” ...

‘Little Prince’ comes to the stage

The Youngstown Playhouse presents “The Little Prince” as the final production of its 2017-18 Youth Theater season. Playwrights Rick Cummins and John Scoullar have adapted Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s poetic tale about a pilot stranded in the desert who meets a young prince fallen to ...

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Toms brings Memphis soul via Pittsburgh to Boardman

Bill Toms may live in Pittsburgh, but there’s a lot of Memphis in his music. “Good for My Soul,” the 2017 album by Bill Toms & Hard Rain, is filled with horn-drenched rock, blues, soul and R&B. It’s a sound influenced by Stax Records, Al Green and Elvis, but it’s also that ...

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• ON SALE THIS WEEK • Toby Keith will be one of the grandstand attractions for the 2018 Canfield Fair. Tickets for his Sept. 3 concert are $92, $72, $52 and $42, and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through Ticketmaster. • Jason Aldean will be joined by Luke Combs and Lauren Alaina on his ...

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Theater Local CALVIN CENTER, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown: Rust Belt Theater Company — “Miss Tuesday Night,” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday through April 21, $15 adults and $10 students and senior citizens. 330-507-2358. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 600 E. State St., Sharon, Pa.: Black ...

YSU Dance Ensemble gets serious with spring concert

Dance isn’t just pretty. Members of the Youngstown State University Dance Ensemble will explore some serious topics in its spring program at Bliss Hall’s Ford Theater. “We have some pretty heavy-hitting material, political material,” said Christine Cobb, artistic director of the ...

‘A Quiet Place is taut, tense thriller

“A Quiet Place” needs to be viewed in one. A dark movie theater with no other screens or distractions is the best way to experience John Krasinski’s taut, tense little horror feature, which could scare the sheepish smirk right off Jim from “The Office.” If this movie is the ...

Rock Hall offers free event to start induction week

Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: l Tickets to attend the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Public Hall on April 14 are selling for about $900 and up on the secondary market. Local music fans still can take part in the festivities without breaking the ...

Scholastic exhibition comes to Butler Institute of Art

A traveling exhibition showcasing the work of teens in the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is on display at the Butler Institute of American Art. Youngstown is the final stop for the touring show “Art.Write.Now.Tour 2017-18,” which includes more than 100 original pieces of art ...

Good Humor Radio bring audio theater to Youngstown

An old-school art form is finding a new life. “Audio theater is becoming popular all over the country,” according to Fred Owens, a professor in the department of communication at Youngstown State University. “It’s attracting a tremendous amount of talent and interest.” The Good ...

‘Miss Tuesday’ returns to Rust Belt Theater

Rust Belt Theater Company’s drag comedy “Miss Tuesday Night” returns Friday for a three-weekend run. The musical is a behind-the-scenes look at the outlandish culture surrounding small town gay bar drag pageantry. Contestants, stage mothers and others abound in this new interactive ...

Group wraps up Western Reserve season

The Dana Brass Quintet will be the final offering in the Music from The Western Reserve’s 2017-18 season. The quintet is comprised of faculty members from Youngstown State University’s Dana School of Music. Stacie Mickens serves as principal horn for both the Wheeling and Youngstown ...

‘Ghost the Musical’ haunts AAC Friday

A musical based on the 1990 film “Ghost” opens Friday at the Ashtabula Arts Center. “Ghost the Musical” tells the story of a young couple, Sam and Molly, whose life together is just starting when Sam is killed in what appears to be a random act of violence. Trapped between the worlds ...

Reed hits the road with ‘The Humans’

Some folks recognize Pamela Reed from the movie “Kindergarten Cop.” Others know her from playing the mother of Amy Poehler’s character on “Parks and Recreation.” With more than 70 credits on her IMDb page, there’s a good chance you’ve seen her in something. She has several ...

Organist plays Stambaugh concert

Award-winning organist Daryl Robinson will perform Sunday at Stambaugh Auditorium. Robinson is the winner of both first prize and audience prize in the 2012 American Guild of Organists National Competition in Organ Performance. He has been a featured artist for recent national and regional ...

Soloists announced for Stambaugh youth band concert

Three senior soloists will be featured at the spring concert of the Stambaugh Youth Concert Band. Devin Lewis of Hubbard has been a member of the Stambaugh Youth Concert Band for five years. He also plays horn in the Youngstown Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Hubbard High School Wind ...

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