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‘Greater Tuna’ makes timely gender switch

In a year when the most buzzed-about comedic performance is Melissa McCarthy’s take on White House press secretary Sean Spicer, Youngstown Playhouse’s approach to the comedy “Greater Tuna” couldn’t be more timely. The show, which has been a community theater staple for more than 30 ...

LaureLive looks for performers over hitmakers

Elevation Group President Denny Young believes a music festival needs a certain kind of act. “If you’re coming to a festival, it’s more important that your bands put on a great show rather than have the biggest radio hit,” Young said. That’s the kind of lineup that Elevation ...

Packard Band plans musical road trip

Tribune Chronicle The W.D. Packard Concert Band will take listeners on a musical road trip for its first outdoor performance of the year. The program conducted by Stephen L. Gage will feature music to represent different regions of the United States. From the East, it’s Aaron ...

Sharpie show part of next Warren Art Hop

The marker of choice for autograph collectors will be the tool of choice for artists in an exhibition planned as part of the next Warren Art Hop. The Fine Arts Council of Trumbull County will feature “Sharpie on Park” at its Art on Park Building, a juried exhibition of work created with ...

Rock festival benefits autism charity

Ten bands will help raise money for the Rich Center for Autism on Saturday at the It's Only Rock 2 Festival. This is the second year for the event at The Royal Oaks in Youngstown. Turbo Lovers frontman B.J. Lisko said, "John Kennedy from The Royal Oaks and I decided to do this event last ...

Emoji art inspires TAG Summerfest

Tribune Chronicle Workshop registration is open for Trumbull Art Gallery’s Summerfest, which runs June 19 to 29. This year’s theme is the emoji, which marries art and language, and the gallery will offer more than 15 workshops for children as young as 4 years old. Classes include ...

‘Miss Tuesday night’ new at Rust Belt

Those who attend the drag show musical “Miss Tuesday Night” will be encouraged to drag themselves on stage and become competitors. The new Rust Belt Theater Company production, written by Robert Dennick Joki and Josh Taylor, will have an audience-participation component when it premieres ...

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Featured Nightlife -- Exclusively for our advetisers BARREL 33, 8208 E. Market St., Howland: The Blue Rays, 9 p.m. Saturday; Jazz Trio, 7 p.m. Tuesday. 330-395-9463. CHESTY’S, 20 S. State St., Girard: Junkyard Puppes, 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Friday and karaoke, 10 p.m. Saturday and ...

Straw Hat opens ‘West Side Story’

Tribune Chronicle The musical “West Side Story” will open the 2017 Straw Hat Theatre season on the grounds of the Ashtabula Arts Center. “West Side Story” is a retellng of Shakespeare’s “Romeo & Juliet” set in 1950s New York City and focuses on a romance between a young man ...

Special Events to Museums

Special Events Regional STATE THEATRE, Playhouse Square, 1519 Euclid Ave., Cleveland: Lecture by Temple Grandin, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, $35-$75. www.playhousesquare.org or call 216-241-6000. UNIVERSITY CIRCLE, Cleveland: Parade the Circle, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, free. ...

Museums

Local BARNHISEL HOUSE, 1011 N. State St., Girard: Open from 1 to 4 p.m. on the second and fourth Sunday of the month through December and by request. 330-545-6162 or 330-545-6559. CLARENCE R. SMITH MINERAL MUSEUM, Moser Hall, Youngstown State University: Open by appointment by calling ...

Calendar

Theater Local CALVIN CENTER, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown: Rust Belt Theater Company — “Miss Tuesday Night,” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday through June 24, $15 adults and $10 students and senior citizens. 330-507-2358. MAIN STREET THEATER, 5 N. Main St., Columbiana: Crown Theater ...

TICKET WINDOW

• ON SALE THIS WEEK • Country artist Chris Young has been added to the grandstand entertainment lineup for the 2017 Canfield Fair. Tickets for the 7 p.m. Sept. 4 concert range from $29.50 to $59.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through Ticketmaster. • Bob Seger will stop ...

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Program looks at Jewish community Author and historian Tom Welsh will speak on “A History of Jewish Youngstown and the Steel Valley” at the next Bites and Bits of History lunch program at the Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St., Youngstown. The program will trace the history ...

Nice weather, outdoor tunes great combo for music lovers

Nice weather can be a fleeting thing in northeast Ohio. We need to enjoy it when we can. That’s why, when the temperatures rise and (let’s hope) the rain stays away, many communities in the Trumbull and Mahoning counties and western Pennsylvania offer free outdoor concerts between now ...

Handwriting display shows creative process

GRAY AREAS The handwritten lyrics are among my favorite things on display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. I’m not talking about the ones in clean penmanship on a crisp piece of paper. I mean the ones scrawled on the back of scrap paper with blocks of writing scratched out and ...

Riverfest returns to B&O Station

Tribune Chronicle The Sixth Friends of the Mahoning River Riverfest will be held Saturday at Youngstown B&O Station along the banks of the Mahoning River. The festival started in 2012 as a celebration of the waterway and to educate the public about the river, its ecology and the ...

McDonough displays INPLACE projects

Tribune Chronicle Projects created for INPLACE will be displayed at the McDonough Museum of Art. INPLACE stands for Innovative Plan for Leveraging Arts through Community Engagement, a Youngstown State University project funded through an Our Town grant from the National Endowment for the ...

Pittsburgh fest to draw crowds

Tribune Chronicle More than a half million visitors are expected over 10 days for the 2017 Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival. The downtown arts festival spans Pittsburgh’s Point State Park, Gateway Center and Cultural District and is in its 58th year providing free music and art. A ...

‘Strand Project’ returns to showcase monologues

Tribune Chronicle STRUTHERS — “The Strand Project” returns Friday for a two-weekend run at the Selah Restaurant. The collaboration between Selah Dinner Theatre and Lit Youngstown features local actors performing a collection of original monologues revealing something about the ...