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Maier brings realistic, large-scale approach to ‘Legends’

The permanent collection of the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown includes two large-scale works by Peter Maier — a race car and Clydesdale horse. A new exhibition opening Sunday will show Maier’s technique with human subjects. “Peter Maier: Legends” features ...

Van Morrison was worth the wait

Van Morrison appears in this part of the country only slightly more often than Haley’s Comet. According to the website setlist.fm, Morrison’s last show in Cleveland was 1978 and his last date in Pittsburgh was 1973. There are some gaps in that site’s concert listings, but I’m pretty ...

‘Pippin’ showcases locals’ impressive moves

YOUNGSTOWN — David Jendre has been Youngstown Playhouse’s go-to director / choreographer this decade for the kind of big, dance-heavy musicals that many community theaters avoid. “Pippin” continues that tradition, bringing the Bob Fosse-directed hit from the 1970s (that enjoyed a ...

Comedy opening Selah’s 5th season

The comedy “Bakersfield Mist” opens the fifth season of Selah Dinner Theater. Loosely based on a true story, Stephen Sachs’ play is the story of an out-of-work bartender living in a trailer park in Bakersfield, Calif., She believes she’s found an unsigned Jackson Pollock painting, ...

Weak script sinks TNT’s ‘Beth’

NILES — “’Til Beth Do Us Part” was written by Jamie Wooten, Jessie Jones and Nicholas Hope, the same trio that penned “Dixie Swim Club.” That dramedy was one of the highlights of Trumbull New Theatre’s 2014-15 season. The script for “Beth,” which opened TNT’s 2018-19 ...

Art, standup comedy combine for event

Art can spark many reactions. An exhibition Friday at Art on Park is hoping to inspire laughter. “Comedy and Art” is a collaboration between the Fine Arts Council of Trumbull County and Comedians of Local Interest, a coalition of area standup comedians. The event will feature an art ...

Violinist joins Packard band

The brass, woodwinds and percussion of the W.D. Packard Concert Band will be joined by a string player for its next concert. Violinist Joseph Kromholz will be the guest soloist on John Williams’ theme for the film “Schindler’s List” and a medley of songs from Jerry Bock’s ...

Norville to speak at Packard

“Inside Edition” host Deborah Norville will open the 2018-19 Trumbull Town Hall lecture series. Originally scheduled to open last season, Norville is a two-time Emmy winner who first gained national prominence as the anchor of “NBC News at Sunrise.” The network moved her to “The ...

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• ON SALE THIS WEEK • Kane Brown and Danielle Bradbery will play the Covelli Centre at 7 p.m. Feb. 23. Tickets are $49.50, $39.50 and $29.50 and go on sale at noon Friday through Ticketmaster. • Following her role in “Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again,” Cher is hitting the road for a ...

Perlozzi keeps the beat for Chesnutt

A fill-in gig turned into a full-time job for drummer Darla Rae Perlozzi. For the last 2 1/2 years, the Struthers native has backed up country artist Mark Chesnutt and will be playing with him when he performs Friday at the Dusty Armadillo in Rootstown. “Mark’s drummer got injured, ...

Gallery hosts art and beer fest

The Loading Dock Art and Craft Brew Fest runs from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Soap Gallery, 117 S. Champion St., Youngstown. The event will feature area craft brewers Birdfish Brewing, Croakers Kegs and Corks, Noble Creature Cask House, Modern Methods Brewing and Penguin City Beer. ...

Program tells tale of ‘Old Pacific’

“The Legend of Old Pacific: America’s Pioneer Road Trip” will be the subject of a “Coffee & Donut” seminar program at the National Packard Museum, 1899 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren. In the summer of 1903, the Packard Motor Car Company of Warren embarked on a bold publicity ...

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Lecture series returns to Sutliff Mark Holbrook, executive director of the Marion Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, will open the “Victorian Collections and Coffee” fall lecture series at the Sutliff Museum, second floor of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. ...

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Theater Local CALVIN CENTER, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown: Rust Belt Theater Company — “Hollow,” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday through Sept. 22, $15 adults and $10 students and senior citizens. 330-507-2358. SELAH RESTAURANT, 130 S. Bridge St., Struthers: Selah Dessert Theater — ...

Take a chance and join opera chorus

Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: l Neil Young sang, “You were born to rock / You will never be an opera star ...” Trust me, I will never be an opera star, but Opera Western Reserve will give area residents a chance to at least be an opera chorus member. (Yes, I ...

Area participates in Ohio Open Doors

Several Trumbull and Mahoning county museums will take part in Ohio Open Doors. Started by the Ohio History Connection in 2016, Ohio Open Doors was created to promote and inspire pride in the state’s heritage and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Historic Preservation Act. Signed ...

Chamber vocal ensemble opens music series

Red Campion Vocal Chamber Music Ensemble, featuring Warren native Brian Keith Johnson, will open Music from the Western Reserve’s 36th season. The program will feature a mix of vocal chamber music, opera and Broadway show tunes performed by four vocalists and a pianist. Johnson, ...

‘Pippin’ premieres at Playhouse

The Tony Award-winning musical “Pippin” opens Friday for a two-weekend run at the Youngstown Playhouse. Written by Stephen Schwartz, Bob Fosse and Roger O. Hirson, “Pippin” tells the story of young prince Pippin and his quest to find the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He ...

MVHS celebrates anniversary

YOUNGSTOWN — The Mahoning Valley Historical Society will celebrate its formation with a free Founders Day Open House from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Arms Family Museum, 648 Wick Ave., Youngstown. The society was founded on Sept. 10, 1875, and the group will commemorate the anniversary ...

Rust Belt tells comedy version of ‘Sleepy Hollow’

YOUNGSTOWN — Robert Dennick Joki believes many adaptations of Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” miss the point of the story, making Icabod Crane the would-be hero and the Headless Horseman the villain. “Icabod Crane is an opportunist who comes in to exploit a small ...