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Guitar concert, master class at YSU

The Dana Guitar Ensemble will play a concert 7:30 p.m. today in Bliss Recital Hall. Members include Dan Mihelarakis, Nicholas Frank, Angela N. Buzzacco, Shaun McCune, Andy Pickard, Dan Paterson, Marco Morgione, Nico Morgione, Isaac Hraga, Gina Love and Ethan Lyons. They will perform music ...

Packard honors veterans

This year’s Veterans Day Tribute by the W.D. Packard Concert Band will fall on the date designed to honor those who served in the military. Sunday’s concert will be conducted by Loras John Schissel, conductor of the Blossom Festival Band since 1998. He regularly leads the Blossom ...

Tyler History Center hosts orchestra concert Sunday

Joseph N. Rubin’s Orchestra will perform “Over There: The Music of World War One” 2 p.m. Sunday at the Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St., Youngstown. The concert will transport audiences on a musical journey through popular music of the war years of 1914-18 — “Over There,” ...

Brett Newski takes less is more approach on ‘Life Upside Down’

Brett Newski is venturing into the more minimalist side of indie pop on his latest record, “Life Upside Down.” Newski (born Brett Wisniewski) said his latest band, No Tomorrow, a duo project with drummer / keyboardist Matt Spatola, lives only on what it needs. “I am a ...

Mahoning Valley Historical Society seeks volunteers

The Mahoning Valley Historical Society is looking for volunteers to help staff the Arms Family Museum during the “Memories of Christmas Past” exhibit. The exhibit has become a holiday tradition for families through the Valley. Volunteers are needed to help welcome visitors, and assist ...

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• ON SALE THIS WEEK • Elton John played what was supposed to be his final Cleveland concert last Saturday at Quicken Loans Arena. No need to fret for those who couldn’t there. John will return to the venue at 8 p.m. Nov. 11, 2019. Tickets range from $49.50 to $224.50 and go on sale at ...

Good Life Singers perform program about holidays

The Good Life Singers will present “Merry Mayhem and Holiday Hullabaloo!” 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Ashtabula Arts Center, 2928 W. 13th St., Ashtabula. The group, directed by Bridget Sherman, will explore the harried, chaotic, fun and family-filled events that come in the ...

‘Rock This Town’ is photo-filled history of Belkin Productions

No rock concert souvenir is more ubiquitous than the concert T-shirt. Millions wear them — many who never saw the bands that adorn them. But there’s a good chance you’ve never seen the shirts in “Rock This Town!” (Fran Projects, $18.95) unless you worked for Cleveland concert ...

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ knows how to finish strong

“Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? ...” Moviegoers should know by now that biofilms based on “real life” people and bands often escape from reality and “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the story of Queen and its flamboyant, attention-commanding frontman Freddie Mercury, is no ...

Alice Cooper delivers greatest hits

Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: • When Alice Cooper played Packard Music Hall in 2016, I interviewed someone who said it was his 85th time seeing him live. That boggles my mind. I grew up listening to Cooper’s music. I was in fifth grade when “School’s Out” ...

YSU gallery hosts mail art show

The second High School Mail Art Show is on display at Youngstown State University’s Judith Rae Solomon Gallery. Mail art is an artistic movement focused on sending small-scale works through the postal service. It was developed in the 1950s as a means for artists to connect with other ...

One-woman show focuses on Landers

A play about the life of advice columnist Ann Landers will be the next offering of Selah Dessert Theater. “The Lady with All the Answers” was written by David Rambo and draws from the life and letters of Eppie Lederer (better known as Ann Landers.) Written with the cooperation of ...

YSO honors veterans with concert

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra will honor the men and women of the military at its next concert. Two patriotic works will receive their Youngstown premiere at the concert, conducted by Randall Craig Fleischer. “Quiet Heroes,” a symphonic tribute to the flag raisers at ...

TAG offers art classes

WARREN — Trumbull Art Gallery will offer five classes in November. Offerings include: • Portraits in Acrylics — Meets 1 to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 13, 15 and 16. Cost is $50 and includes supplies. • “Just Jenny” Jewelry — Students can make a cross necklace and earring set or a ...

YSU hosts Grammy winner Nestor Torres

YOUNGSTOWN — Latin Grammy-winning jazz flautist Nestor Torres will perform and work with students during a three-day residency at Youngstown State University. Torres has collaborated with such diverse artists as Gloria Estefan, Kenny Loggins, Dave Mathews, Herbie Hancock, Tito Puente, ...

Jim Donovan leads Rhythm Retreat

Award-winning musician, teacher and motivator Jim Donovan will host the Wisdom of Rhythm Retreat noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Yoga Room, 815 Youngstown Warren Road, Suite 13, Niles. The event explores the spiritual side of drumming. Activities include group drumming, music creation, sound healing ...

Lit Youngstown hosts Akron poets

Lit Youngstown will host two Akron-area poets at its next First Wednesday Readers Series event. Clarissa Jakobsons is an instructor at Cuyahoga Community College, often weaving one-of-a-kind artist books that are exhibited internationally. Sometimes she combines artist books with her poems ...

Smithsonian curator to speak in Akron

Tuliza Fleming, curator of American art at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, will speak at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Akron Art Museum, 1 S. High St., Akron. Fleming will speak about artist Jeff Donaldson, whose work is featured in the retrospective ...

Saxophone Studio performs at St. John’s

The Dana School of Music’s Saxophone Studio, directed by James Umble, will perform 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave., Youngstown. The program will include works from 20 composers and feature Garrett Kuchmaner, Kathryn Kimes, Anthony Bonamase, Kathleen Brown, ...

VoiceScapes brings audio theater to Ford

VoiceScapes Audio Theater comes to Ford Family Recital Hall as the next offering in the Donald P. Pipino Performing Arts Series. VoiceScapes is an audio theater repertory company that includes an award-winning cast of audio actors, directors, sound engineers, writers and producers. The ...