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‘Illusionists’ bring magic to all ages

Prepare to be amazed. That’s the advice of Kevin James, aka, The Inventor, one of the stars of “The Illusionists — Live from Broadway,” which comes to Packard Music Hall on Tuesday. “When we are children, everything is magical,” James said in an email interview. “When we ...

Weir brings Disney villain experience to ‘Aladdin’

On the telephone from Denver, Jonathan Weir seems like a nice guy. But in the Disney universe, he’s a villain. Weir, who graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1982, plays Jafar in the national tour of “Disney’s Aladdin,” which starts a four-week run in Cleveland on ...

‘Adman’ focuses on Warhol’s pre-Pop work

Before he became the kind of artist who gets an entire museum devoted to his work and legacy, Andy Warhol worked as a commercial illustrator in New York. The exhibition “Adman: Warhol Before Pop,” which opens Friday at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, focuses on this aspect of his ...

Seniors get ‘Happy’ with annual show

The Trumbull Senior Production Company returns this weekend with “Clap If You’re Happy.” Jean Bolinger, treasurer for the group, said this year’s show, which will be staged Saturday and Sunday at Champion High School’s auditorium, features about 60 performers. “We have 35 tap ...

TAG announces Education Month exhibitions

Trumbull Art Gallery has three children-related exhibitions planned for May, which is Education Month. A Trumbull County Children Services gallery show runs Tuesday through May 25. The show will feature photographs by Suzanne Bogosky Photography focusing on foster care as well as artwork ...

Lisik rediscovers guitar after surgery

Not being able to play for a year made Brian Lisik a better guitar player. Lisik always considered himself a singer-songwriter first, talents on ample display on his CDs. Playing guitar simply was a way to deliver the music. He dismissed the occasional tingling and numbness in his left ...

Nightlife

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• ON SALE THIS WEEK • Two Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees are booked for Packard Music Hall. George Clinton will bring Parliament Funkadelic to Warren on July 21. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show are $59.50, $39.50 and $29.50. And Don Felder, who played guitar with The Eagles from 1974 ...

Calendar

Theater Local CHAMPION HIGH SCHOOL, 5976 Mahoning Ave. NW, Champion: Trumbull Senior Production Company — “Clap If You’re Happy,” 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, $12. 330-647-2410 or 330-881-4066. TRINITY FELLOWSHIP CHURCH, 4749 South Ave., Boardman: Oakland Center for the Arts ...

Florida Georgia Line at Stambaugh in August

YOUNGSTOWN — Florida Georgia Line will be the headliner for the second Y Live concert at Youngstown State University’s Stambaugh Stadium. Last August, the Zac Brown Band played to nearly 17,000 people in the first concert held at the football stadium. The concert is being presented by JAC ...

P-Funk comes to Packard in July

WARREN — Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee George Clinton will bring Parliament Funkadelic to Packard Music Hall on July 21. Clinton led both Parliament and Funkadelic, R&B / soul / funk acts known for such songs as “Flashlight” and “One Nation Under a Groove.” The concert ...

Smallpools brings indie dance pop to Federal Frenzy

The members of Smallpools paid attention to the acts they toured with when the band was starting out. “We definitely got a clinic in live shows,” lead singer and keyboard player Sean Scanlon said during a telephone interview from a tour date in Minnesota. “When we first came out as a ...

Event adds art, activities to music lineup

Music continues to be the main attraction for Federal Frenzy, but it won’t be the only thing to lure folks to the downtown Youngstown festival. Youngstown State University’s Penguin Productions, which stages the event, has added attractions to the festival, now in its fourth ...

Youngstown native organized benefit for Parkland victims

Michael J. Moritz Jr. is an expert at a job that he hopes becomes extinct. The Youngstown native and 2000 Cardinal Mooney High School graduate organized “From Broadway with Love: A Benefit Concert for Parkland, USA,” which was staged Monday at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. ...

Soprano joins WPO for final concert

Susan Davenny Wyner knows Samuel Barber’s “Knoxville: Summer of 1915” well. “I first sang it with Andre Previn when he was conducting the Pittsburgh Symphony way back,” the music director and conductor of the Warren Philharmonic Orchestra said. “That was actually the first time I ...

YSU art graduates exhibit at McDonough

The Spring Graduating BFA Exhibition opens Friday at the McDonough Museum of Art. The show features the work of students graduating in May with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Students in the department of art work closely with nationally and internationally known faculty engaged in a broad ...

Concerts to feature high school musicians

The W.D. Packard Concert Band will showcase the talents of area high school musicians at two upcoming concerts. The Warren G. Harding Jazz Ensemble I, Lakeview Jazz Ensemble Blue, Austintown Fitch Jazz Ensemble I and Boardman Jazz Ensemble I will perform this evening at Packard Music Hall as ...

Niles native, Dana grad directs YSU opera

Niles native Gary Lehman directs Jules Massenet’s opera “Cinderella” at Youngstown State University. It is the fifth opera at YSU staged under the auspices of the Donald P. Pipino Performing Arts Series, made possible by Christine and Edward Muransky in honor of Christine’s father. ...

TAG offers spring, summer classes

Registration is under way for spring and summer art classes for children and adults at Trumbull Art Gallery. The schedule includes: l Youth Mixed Media Series — Learn components and techniques in drawing, painting, clay building, etc. Class meets 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 28, May 19, June ...

Children’s theater stages ‘New Clothes’ musical

The Oakland Center for the Arts’ Kids First Program will stage the musical “The Emperor’s New Clothes” for a two-weekend run beginning Friday. The show is based on the Hans Christian Anderson tale about two weavers who “make” a suit of clothes that they claim is invisible to ...