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‘Ancient Ink’ uncovered at Butler Institute of art

“Ancient Ink,” a photography exhibition featuring the work of Mark Perrott, opens Sunday at the Butler Institute of American Art. Perrott has documenting tattooed Americans since first capturing the subjects at Island Avenue Tattoo in Pittsburgh in 1979. Since then he has spent the past ...

Strand of Oaks finds new studio approach with MMJ

Timothy Showalter was no stranger to the recording studio. He’d released six albums under the name Strand of Oaks since 2009. Some of them earned gushing praise from websites like Consequence of Sound, Pitchfork, Stereogum and The AV Club, and “Heal” made many of their lists of 2014’s ...

Turner and band makes music great again

Frank Turner was sure someone would beat him to the punch. Appropriating a slogan like “Make America Great Again” and twisting it is the kind of thing punks have been doing for decades, at least since the Sex Pistols and “God Save the Queen.” Turner shot a video for the song last ...

Harding hosts Warren City Schools art show

The Warren City Schools District Art Show runs from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Warren G. Harding High School, 860 Elm Road NE, Warren. The show includes work by students from all four PK-8 schools in the district as well as the high school. Award winners will be announced at 6 p.m. ...

‘Addams Family’ haunts local stage

The creepy and kooky “Addams Family” has been a familiar sight on local stages. Kent-Trumbull Summer Stock in Champion, Youngstown State University and Crown Theater Productions in Columbiana all have staged the Andrew Lippa / Marshall Brickman / Rick Elise musical in the last year, and ...

TNT makes changes

Trumbull New Theatre will add a second matinee performance for its 2019-20 season, and a new option for season ticket holders to make reservations easier. TNT only has had one public matinee on the final Sunday of a show’s three-weekend run. The lone matinee has been selling out in advance, ...

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• ON SALE THIS WEEK • Muddfest will play the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre at 5 p.m. Aug. 11. The hard rock lineup features Puddle of Mudd, Saliva, Trapt, Sponge and Tantric. Tickets start at $25 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at the Covelli Centre’s Southwood Health box office ...

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Theater Local TRINITY FELLOWSHIP CHURCH, 4749 South Ave., Boardman: Oakland Center for the Arts / Kids First — “The Lion King Jr.,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 Sunday through May 12, $15 adults and $5 students. 330-406-0606. TRUMBULL NEW THEATRE, 5883 Youngstown Warren ...

Niles native directs opera

YOUNGSTOWN — Niles native Gary Lehman directs Dana Opera Ensemble’s production of “Hansel and Gretel.” Lehman is a Youngstown State University alumnus who made his Metropolitan Opera debut in 2008 and has performed with prestigious opera companies throughout the United States and ...

McDonough displays YSU art students’ exhibition

YOUNGSTOWN — Two exhibitions featuring the work of Youngstown State University art students open Friday at the McDonough Museum of Art. The Spring Graduating BFA Exhibition features the work of students who will receive their Bachelor of Fine Arts degree next month from YSU. It will ...

Pipino season comes to end

YOUNGSTOWN — David Krakauer and Ancestral Groove will be the final offering in the 2018-19 Donald P. Pipino Performing Arts Series. For more than two decades, the world-renowned clarinet player has been reinventing and remixing the Jewish music of his ancestry with the sensibility of a ...

‘Susanna’s Secret’ is revealed

The New Music Guild will present two performances this weekend of Cleveland Opera’s “Susanna’s Secret.” The Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari / Enrico Golisciani one-act opera is a chamber comedy about Count Gil, a jealous husband who suspects his wife, Susanna, of flirting with another man. ...

Prima band is no tribute

WARREN — Louis Prima Jr. will play some of his father’s music when he performs next week, but his band, the Witnesses, isn’t a tribute act. “I didn’t want to just do the Louis Prima catalog,” Prima said during a phone interview from his tour bus as the band was en route to a gig in ...

Federal Frenzy festival grows its fifth year

YOUNGSTOWN — Nearly two dozen local and regional acts will join headliner Robert DeLong at Federal Frenzy. The downtown Youngstown music and arts festival — presented by Youngstown State University Penguin Productions, the city of Youngstown and The Summit FM public radio station — ...

Eastwood Mall hosts ‘King of the Wings’ Saturday

NILES — Area restaurants will compete for the title of “King of the Wings” 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Eastwood Mall center court, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles. Scheduled participants include Applebee’s Grill & Bar, Big D’s Newton Grill, Buena Vista Cafe, Buffalo Wild ...

Shootouts target traditional country sounds

YOUNGSTOWN — If there’s an act on this year’s Federal Frenzy lineup that falls into the category of “One of these things is not like the others,” The Shootouts is the band that hits that target. It’s fitting since the band’s retro country vibe also is out of step with what gets ...

Big Tap-In festival serves up craft brews in Liberty

LIBERTY — The Big Tap-In, billed as the biggest craft beer festival between Cleveland and Pittsburgh, runs from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Metroplex Expo Center, 1620 Motor Inn Drive, Liberty. Brews from nearly 50 companies, including many northeast Ohio and western Pennsylvania ...

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• ON SALE THIS WEEK • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Steely Dan will play the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre on Aug. 27. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show range from $52.50 to $175 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through Ticketmaster. • The Guess Who will play Stambaugh Auditorium ...

MVHS offers workshop on research, collections care

YOUNGSTOWN — The Mahoning Valley Historical Society is launching a new workshop series with staff members discussing the tools and techniques they use in archival research and collections care. The first workshop, “Exploring your Roots: An Introduction to Genealogy” is geared for the ...

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Theater Local CALVIN CENTER, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown: Rust Belt Theater Company — “Jesus vs. Zombies,” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $15 adults and $10 students and senior citizens. 330-507-2358. TRUMBULL NEW THEATRE, 5883 Youngstown Warren Road, Niles: Ken Barnett as Red Skelton ...