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Lead singer keeps Candlebox on the road

Candlebox lead singer Kevin Martin compared his band to an old car. “Things fall off,” he said during a telephone interview. “If you lose a tire, you replace the tire. That’s how you continue as a band.” Martin is the original chassis of the Seattle rock band, which sold 4 ...

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• ON SALE THIS WEEK • Comedian Jeff Foxworthy will perform at Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park at 8 p.m. Oct. 6. Tickets range from $65 to $125 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through Ticketmaster. • Three shows go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through Live Nation for House of Blues: ...

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Theater Local CALVIN CENTER, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown: Rust Belt Theater Company — “The Life of a Couch,” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $15 adults and $10 students and senior citizens. 330-507-2358. Regional AKRON CIVIC THEATRE, 182 S. Main St., Akron: Millennial Theatre Project ...

82nd Midyear opens Sunday at Butler

Only about one in four artists who submit their work for consideration are selected for the National Midyear Exhibition at the Butler Institute of American Art. “The Butler’s reputation in the art world is very good,” Executive Director Louis Zona said. “And our collection, to have ...

Fogerty delivers performance worthy of icon

YOUNGSTOWN — “Who’ll Stop the Rain” and “Fortunate Son.” If those were the only two songs John Fogerty ever wrote, he would belong on the list of the greatest songwriters of all time, at least if I’m doing the ranking. But the list doesn’t stop there — “Down on the ...

Boardman native soars with Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Crystal’

Jimmy Hake has been skating for as long as he can remember. “Ever since I was a little kid, I loved skating,” he said. “I loved the feeling of gliding, the sense of freedom. It’s been my passion my whole life. I can’t get away from it.” For most of his 35 years, the Boardman ...

B@B returns

Bands at the Baugh (B@B) returns tonight with the first of three outdoor concerts showcasing local acts at the Stambaugh Auditorium Garden. The concerts, which can accommodate about 250 people, are more intimate performances than the usual events at the auditorium. “Most of our indoor ...

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Standup comedy fundraiser comes to Playhouse Performers from Comedians of Local Interest will do a fundraiser tonight for the Youngstown Playhouse, 600 Playhouse Lane, Youngstown. The comedy show will feature standup sets by Eric Thompson, Marcus Cox, Alex Kalafatis, Carlos Rivera, Jon ...

TAG Summerfest takes inspiration from Dr. Seuss

Fifteen Dr. Seuss-inspired art classes will be offered at Trumbull Art Gallery for its annual Summerfest. Theodore Geisel (1904-1991), better known as author and illustrator Dr. Seuss, is the focus of this year’s event, which culminates in a children’s parade around Courthouse Square at ...

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• ON SALE THIS WEEK • Panic! At the Disco and Two Feet will play Quicken Loans Arena at 7 p.m. Jan. 30. Tickets range from $30.75 to $70.75 and go on sale at noon Friday through the Q’s outlets. • Two shows go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through Ticketmaster for Hard Rock Rocksino ...

Test your knowledge

Classic rock fans have a couple of choices in the coming week to satisfy their cravings for vintage hits. Pat Benatar and her husband, Neil Giraldo, will perform Saturday at Packard Music Hall in Warren. The show is billed as “An Acoustic Evening with ...” and Benatar and Giraldo will ...

LaureLive full of music, short on food

From now on, when Elevation Group President Denny Young recommends a band, I’ll listen. The promoter of the LaureLive said Australia’s Castlecomer, whose first single won’t be released in the U.S. until later this month, was a must-see band at this year’s festival. He didn’t lie. ...

Simply Slavic expands for its 8th annual event

Simply Slavic takes a first step toward expanding its festival to a second day in downtown Youngstown. In addition to its full slate of events on Saturday on East Federal Street, organizers have added a Slavic Style Party on the Plaza for Friday featuring music by the Chardon Polka Band, ...

‘Wrinkle’ opens Kent-Trumbull Summer Stock

A children’s classic will go from the big screen to the Kent State University at Trumbull stage to open Summer Stock 2018. This year’s children’s theater production is a version of Madeleine L’Engle’s 1962 novel “A Wrinkle in Time” adapted by James Sie. Walt Disney Studios ...

MVP stages all-female ‘Caesar’

It’s a statistic women know all too well. Their gender makes up the majority of theatergoers, but most of the roles for the stage are written for men. “We have amazing women actors in this community fighting for roles that really don’t showcase their talents,” said Kim Akins, ...

Better late than never

The 8 Balls may have played Cedars Lounge more than any other band in the 1980s. The downtown Youngstown bar was the leading venue in the Mahoning Valley for acts that played original music, but except for a single released in the mid-’80s, The 8 Balls — Timber Gilliland, guitar, keyboard ...

Answers to Page 10D rock quiz

1. In his memoir, “Fortunate Son,” John Fogerty describes Douglas as his favorite musician. 2. ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons appears in the Austin, Texas, episode of “Sonic Highways.” 3. Foo Fighters recorded “Fortunate Son” with John Fogerty on his 2013 album “Wrote a Song for ...

Reilly, ‘Crooked Love’ come to Youngstown

Ike Reilly has played his share of Youngstown venues over the years, from Cedars Lounge and the old Nyabinghi to the always colorful Royal Oaks and the small theater inside the Calvin Center. “I want to see every weird (expletive) joint in Youngstown and hit it,” the Libertyville, Ill., ...

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• ON SALE THIS WEEK • Contemporary Christian artists Matthew West, Hawk Nelson and I AM THEY will perform Sept. 2 for Faith and Family Day at the Canfield Fair. Tickets for the 6 p.m. concert range from $19 to $59 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through Ticketmaster. • Pianist Jim ...

Children inspire ‘Bubba & Boo’ album by Liberty native

Megan Anderson Schoenbohm has been making music since she was a child. Now she's making music for children. This week the Liberty native and 2001 Brookfield High School graduate released "Bubba & Boo," a collection of songs inspired by her two children, Kaia and Xavier. "After I became ...