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Peace Chair Exhibit opens in Youngstown

The third Youngstown Peace Chair Exhibit opens next week at the DoubleTree Youngstown. The local project is based on the award-winning programs of illustrator and author Wendy Anderson Halperin from South Haven, Mich. Through her work with at-risk youth across the country, Halperin realized ...

Lit Youngstown hosts World Poetry Night

Lit Youngstown will have a World Poetry Night for its next First Wednesday reading. The program will include works from Bosnia, Cuba, England, Haiti and Lebanon read by the poets or their translators. Readers will include Dragana Crnjak, Mahmoud Kambris, Steven Reese, Karen Schubert, ...

YSU Wind Ensemble plays free outdoor concert

The Youngstown State University Wind Ensemble will play a free concert on Wednesday to open the 2018-19 school year. Stephen L. Gage, director of bands and orchestra at Dana School of Music, and graduate assistant Ryan Dutton will conduct the pops concert, which will include Ryan Nowlin’s ...

‘Moon’ opens Hopewell season

YOUNGSTOWN — The farce “Moon Over Buffalo” opens the Hopewell Theatre’s 2018-19 season Set in the 1950s, Ken Ludwig’s comedy focuses on an acting couple, George and Charlotte Hay (Carl Brockway and Linda McGrath),whose relationship is on the rocks after George has an affair with a ...

Stambaugh Chorus hosts open house

YOUNGSTOWN — The Stambaugh Chorus will kick off its fall season with an open house 6 p.m. Tuesday in the ballroom of Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. The chorus welcomes those interested in becoming members. The open house will be followed by a rehearsal at 7 p.m. The ...

McCoy jumps home with new album

The title of Tommy McCoy’s new album, “Coast to Coast Jump,” has a couple of meanings. The Howland native primarily lives in Florida, but his daughter lives in Los Angeles. “I’m always jumping from the Florida coast to the California coast,” he said, but that’s not the only ...

Contemporary Christian, country fill Canfield grandstand

The music lineup for this year’s Canfield Fair will range from a Dove Award winning contemporary Christian artist to a country star who sings about never smoking “weed with Willie” again. Matthew West has more than 130 songwriting credits, and his music has been recorded by such acts as ...

Bands play benefit for bluegrass musician

Area bluegrass musicians will come to the aid of one of their own with a benefit concert Saturday at Austintown Township Park. Jim Metz, who’s played with a variety of area bluegrass bands over the last 50 years, is battling ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), a neurodegenerative disease that ...

OWR sponsors video contest

Opera Western Reserve is hosting a video contest to promote its production of “Madama Butterfly.” Individuals and group are invited to created a video that highlights the plot of the Puccini opera. The deadline is Oct. 1, and the winner will receive a $100 Amazon gift card. “Madama ...

AAC displays Gebhart works

Paintings by Brant Gebhart will be featured in an exhibition opening Friday at the Ashtabula Arts Center, 2928 W. 13th St., Ashtabula. Gebhart opened a studio in Windsor in 2008 and has been painting scenes from around Ashtabula County. The show runs through Sept. 29, with an artist’s ...

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• ON SALE THIS WEEK • Jason Bonham brings his Led Zeppelin Evening to the Cleveland Masonic Auditorium at 7 p.m. Dec. 5. Tickets range from $36.50 to $79.50 and are on sale now. • COMING UP THIS WEEK AGORA THEATRE AND BALLROOM, 5000 Euclid Ave., Cleveland: Parkway Drive, 6 p.m. ...

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Theater Local FORD FAMILY RECITAL HALL, DeYor Performing Arts Center, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown: Donald P. Pipino Performing Arts Series — Huber Marionettes, 7:30 p.m. Friday, $34 adults, $28 senior citizens and YSU faculty / staff and $19 for children. www.youngstownsymphony.com and ...

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• ON SALE THIS WEEK • Jason Bonham brings his Led Zeppelin Evening to the Cleveland Masonic Auditorium at 7 p.m. Dec. 5. Tickets range from $36.50 to $79.50 and are on sale now. • COMING UP THIS WEEK AGORA THEATRE AND BALLROOM, 5000 Euclid Ave., Cleveland: Parkway Drive, 6 p.m. ...

Contemporary Christian, country fill Canfield grandstand

The music lineup for this year’s Canfield Fair will range from a Dove Award winning contemporary Christian artist to a country star who sings about never smoking “weed with Willie” again. Matthew West has more than 130 songwriting credits, and his music has been recorded by such acts ...

Peace Chair Exhibit opens in Youngstown

The third Youngstown Peace Chair Exhibit opens next week at the DoubleTree Youngstown. The local project is based on the award-winning programs of illustrator and author Wendy Anderson Halperin from South Haven, Mich. Through her work with at-risk youth across the country, Halperin ...

Netflix’s ‘Mindhunter’ seeks extras in Mahoning Valley

Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: • Area residents will have a chance to appear on one of Nexflix’s best series. “Mindhunter,” starring Holt McCallany and Jonathan Groff, is set in the late 1970s and loosely based on the true story of FBI’s development of ...

King’s Highway travels from opening act to Amp headliner

Tim Eastgate has fond memories of the Warren Community Amphitheatre. King’s Highway, the Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ tribute act that he fronts, played its first big outdoor show at the venue last year, opening for Almost Journey. “My son (Cory), he and the bass player at the ...

Sister Hazel bandmates join JD’s Summer Songfest lineup

JD Eicher’s casual singer-songwriter festival gets a platinum addition in its fourth year. Ken Block and Drew Copeland from the band Sister Hazel will headline this year’s JD’s Summer Songfest, which will be held on Champion Street in downtown Youngstown. The band sold more than a ...

Dukes bring Hazzard County Stunt Show to fairgrounds

Raymond Kohn of Champion has jumped his General Lee at the Detroit Autorama and at fairs and events throughout Ohio and several other states. The one place his group, the Northeast Ohio Dukes, hadn’t performed its homage to the CBS television series “The Dukes of Hazzard” is at home. ...

Puppeteer opens new arts series

A puppeteer whose work was featured in the film “Being John Malkovich” will open a new arts series presented by Youngstown State University. The Donald P. Pipino Performing Arts Series includes seven events ranging from classical music to audio theater to vocal music and musical ...