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Warren Philharmonic Orchestra announces 11th Art in Music contest

Tribune Chronicle The Warren Philharmonic Orchestra is seeking entries for its 11th Art in Music contest. Open to Trumbull County students in grades 3 to 8, the objective of the contest is to create artwork that expresses the entrants’ feelings and their visual interpretations of one of ...

First Wednesday features poets

Painesville poets Margie DeLong and Tanya Pilumeli will be featured at Lit Youngstown’s next First Wednesday reading at 7 p.m. at the Soap Gallery, 117 S. Champion St., Youngstown. DeLong, a retired nurse practitioner, has published in poetry journals and authored the nonfiction book ...

Too Many Sopranos gives YSU recital

Too Many Sopranos will perform a program of “Fairy Tales, Nightmares and Lullabies” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Youngstown State University’s Bliss Recital Hall. The concert will feature Misook Yun, soprano; Jennifer Jones Mosher, soprano; Susan Foster, soprano; Rachael Pavloski, ...

JCC gallery hosts watercolor exhibit

Members of the Mahoning Valley Watercolor Society will display their work in an exhibition opening today at the Thomases Family Endowment of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation Art Gallery at the Jewish Community Center, 505 Gypsy lane. The society was founded in 1982 by 11 area ...

Hopewell Theatre receives grant for accessibility

The Youngstown Foundation awarded $20,000 to the Hopewell Theatre for its efforts to make the community theater handicap accessible. The total project will cost about $80,000 and will include a handicap restroom, a new entryway equipped with an electric lift assist and new parking. Board ...

Benefit played for fire victims

Several area musicians will donate their time and talents for a benefit show starting 2 p.m. Sunday at River Road Tavern, 1556 N. River Road, Howland. Proceeds will benefit Mike and Bonnie Sullivan of Warren and their children, who recently lost everything in a house fire. Scheduled to ...

Cult movie gets Youngstown screening

“Road Meat” finally is getting served, more than 30 years after it was prepared. The horror-comedy was filmed in Columbus in 1986, and one of the actors was Youngstown lawyer Kim Akins. “It was a Judy Garland-Mickey Rooney ‘let’s get together and make a movie’ story,” Akins ...

If you like clean, relatable comedy, you might be a redneck

Bill Engvall has a recurring role as Reverend Paul on the Tim Allen sitcom “Last Man Standing.” It’s a role he’s pursuing off-camera as well. Engvall took a break from writing a paper for a survey of the New Testament college course he is taking to do a telephone interview to promote ...

Earls of Leicester finds Flatt & Scruggs gems for live album

Jerry Douglas didn’t expect the Earls of Leicester to last this long. “We thought we’d do maybe a couple albums and just disappear, but they won’t let us,” the Leavittsburg native said during a telephone interview Tuesday. “And that’s fine with us.” The Earls is dedicated ...

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• ON SALE THIS WEEK • Tony Bennett will play Packard Music Hall at 7:30 p.m. May 12. Special guest will be his daughter, Antonia Bennett. Tickets range from $67.50 to $127.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at the Packard box office and through Ticketmaster. • Kansas returns to the ...

Tony Bennett to perform at Packard Music Hall

WARREN — Tony Bennett returns to the Mahoning Valley for a May 12 concert at Packard Music Hall. Bennett is a 19-time Grammy winner who continues to record and tour at 92 years old. His most recent album is “Our Love Is Here to Stay,” a collaboration with singer Diana Krall. In recent ...

Kansas coming to Stambaugh

YOUNGSTOWN — Classic rockers Kansas will play Stambaugh Auditorium 8 p.m. July 3. The band has three albums — “Leftoverture,” “Point of No Return” and “Best of Kansas” — which each sold more than six million copies and is known for such songs as “Carry On Wayward Son” ...

Local talent shined in ‘Guys & Dolls’

Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: • Powers Auditorium has hosted its share of impressive shows in the past — national tours of Broadway favorites, giants in the world of classical and contemporary music, some of the biggest names in comedy. Saturday’s homegrown ...

‘Storm Warning’ in effect

STRUTHERS — Director Ron Sinesio said Norm Foster’s “Storm Warning” is suited perfectly to the intimacy of Selah Dessert Theater’s performance space. “It’s a character study — very comic and very powerful and very touching,” he said. The play, which opens Feb. 28 for five ...

YSU Jazz Ensembles play Monday at Stambaugh Auditorium

Music by current and former students will be performed by Youngstown State University Jazz Ensembles for a concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. The ensembles are directed by Kent Engelhardt and Dave Kana, YSU alumni Sam D’Angelo, David Lalama, ...

‘Jeopardy’ defies typical female stereotypes

Director Christopher Fidram likes plays with plenty of roles for women, but he often isn’t happy with the quality of those roles. “Whenever there is any kind of show about three women, four women, everyone is a type,” he said. “There’s the logical one, the seductive one, the ...

Champion students perform with YSU music ensembles

More than 110 visiting high school musicians from Champion High School and Seneca Valley (Pa.) High School will join Youngstown State University Dana School of Music faculty and student ensembles for the 13th annual Youngstown State University Wind and Percussion Invitational. Since 2007, 24 ...

Black Wolf & the Thief emerges with ‘The Pioneer’

Black Wolf & the Thief has been working on its debut album for about two years. A few things got in the way of recording — including a wedding — but the band will celebrate the release of “The Pioneer” with a show Friday at Modern Methods Brewing Company. Clay Colley said he and ...

‘Yes Men’ provocateur speaks at McDonough

Igor Vamos, who stars in the “The Yes Men” documentaries, will speak at 5:10 p.m. Monday at the McDonough Museum of Art, 525 Wick Ave., Youngstown. Vamos, a professor of media arts at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, is also known as “Mike Bonanno” in his work with The Yes Men, ...

Tyler center hosts storytelling program

A program on “Storytelling in the African American Oral Tradition” is scheduled at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St., Youngstown. Jocelyn and Robert Dabney will explore African American history and culture through song, poetry and spoken words. Jocelyn ...