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Tokyo Rosenthal lives the ‘Minstrel Life’

Arnie Rosenthal is a former boxer who went by the nickname “Tokyo,” a play on the name Tokyo Rose. The boxing career didn’t last, but the nickname did. The Chapel Hill, N.C.-based singer-songwriter has been performing as Tokyo Rosenthal in a music career that spans three decades. ...

Babbaro brings Sinatra to Packard

Angelo Babbaro will sing “I’ve Got the World on a String” for those at the end of their rope. The Canfield-based singer will be backed by the Rick Brunetto Big Band on April 12 at Packard Music Hall for “An Evening with Sinatra.” Proceeds from the event will benefit the Help ...

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• ON SALE THIS WEEK • Willie Nelson is bringing his Outlaw Music Festival to KeyBank Pavilion at 4 p.m. Sept. 7. The lineup varies from city to city, but schedule to perform in Burgettstown will be Van Morrison, Sturgill Simpson, Brandi Carlile, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real and ...

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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. SELAH RESTAURANT, 130 S. Bridge St., Struthers: “Motherhood Out ...

Unlike pony, this was no booby prize

My luck with luck has been hit or miss. The first thing I ever remember winning was a Shetland pony in a raffle during a home show at a mall near where I grew up. I named him Prize. The pony had mange and a bum leg. At age 7, I already was bigger than he was and I'd never be able to ride ...

Akron Civic filled with local music for 330 Day

More than 30 area acts will perform at the Akron Civic Theatre Friday for the third 330 Day Concert. March 30 was christened 330 Day in 2016 by the public radio station The Summit (90.7 FM in Struthers/91.3 FM in Akron) to launch its digital radio station The 330, which is dedicated to ...

MTC brings ‘Last Five Years’ to Hopewell

Publicity photos normally are a task that takes away from rehearsal time. With the Millennial Theatre Company’s production of “The Last Five Years,” which opens Friday at the Hopewell Theatre, those photos played a valuable role. The two-character musical by Jason Robert Brown has a ...

Dixie Dregs returns with ‘Free Fall’ lineup

Andy West called from Florida the day after The Dixie Dregs first gig in 40 years with the lineup that landed its first record deal. “It was incredible,” he said. “The crowd was fantastic. Being the first night, there was bit of rust around the edges, but it was pretty cool. The crowd ...

Film commission registering actors, extras this weekend

Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: l The Youngstown Regional Film Commission continues its efforts to provide opportunities for area residents with an open call for actors and background extras from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Holiday Inn Boardman. On site will be ...

McDonough opens juried student show

The 82nd Juried Student Art & Design Exhibition opens Friday at the McDonough Museum of Art. The show, sponsored by the Student Art Association, features works by students enrolled in the department of art at Youngstown State University. This year’s juror is Andrew Ellis Johnson, an ...

‘Rockin’ Horribles’ is winning spoof

YOUNGSTOWN — Ever since Saturday night, I’ve had a song stuck in my head. It’s not in a commercial and it’s not on the radio. It’s from “The Rockin’ Horribles,” the latest musical by Robert Dennick Joki and Josh Taylor for the Rust Belt Theater Company: “Daylight Saving Time ...

Kent-Trumbull’s ‘Ado’ finds physical and verbal humor

CHAMPION — William Shakespeare’s work is known for its wordplay — the memorable quotes, the expressions we use centuries later without realizing their origin. “Much Ado About Nothing,” one of his most popular comedies, certainly has that. But one thing that stands out about Kent ...

Free concert is part of 25th YSU Flute Festival

The 25th Flute Festival at Youngstown State University will include a free concert at the DeYor Performing Arts Center’s Ford Family Recital Hall. The festival runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at YSU’s Bliss Recital Hall. The event will include a junior high master class, a ...

YSU musical theater students present cabaret show

Students from Youngstown State University’s department of theater and dance will do a fundraising cabaret show at the DeYor Performing Arts Center. “From Time to Time — Musical Theatre’s Sojourn of Song from Then to Now” will feature performances by more than 20 students in the ...

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• ON SALE THIS WEEK • The show was announced back in January, but tickets finally go on sale this week for the return of Keith Urban to the Covelli Centre at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24. Kelsea Ballerini will open. Tickets are $92.50 and $62.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through Ticketmaster, ...

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Theater Local CALVIN CENTER, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown: Rust Belt Theater Company — “The Rockin’ Horribles,” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday through March 31, $15 adults and $10 students and senior citizens. 330-507-2358. FAIRVIEW ARTS & OUTREACH CENTER, 4220 Youngstown Poland ...

Night Life

Featured Nightlife — Exclusively for our paid advertisers BENE VINO URBAN WINERY, 834 County Line Road, Geneva: Take II Band, 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. 440-239-5077. CHESTY’S, 20 S. State St., Girard: Trivia and music with Mad Mike Curry, 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday. 330-545-8029. GREENE EAGLE ...

Judas Priest brings firepower to Covelli

YOUNGSTOWN — The Covelli Centre played host to a different kind of British Invasion Thursday night. English heavy metal icons Judas Priest and Saxon were joined by Black Star Riders (which has a few Yanks in it but has its roots in the UK with original Thin Lizzy guitarist Scott Gorham) on ...

Memphis brings Presley, Cash, Lewis and Perkins to Packard stage

One Night in Memphis,” which comes to Packard Music Hall next week as part of the Warren Civic Music Association’s 2017-18 season, and the Broadway musical “Million Dollar Quartet” are inspired by the same event. On Dec. 4, 1956, four of the biggest stars in the history of Sun ...

Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado’ opens at Kent-Trumbull

The Bard is back at Kent State University at Trumbull. The Shakespeare comedy “Much Ado About Nothing” opens Friday for a two-weekend run at the theater. Kent-Trumbull has a long history of staging Shakespeare’s work, and director Eric Kildow said it’s important for the theater ...