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New Music Guild presents its 35th festival concert

The 35th New Music Guild Festival will feature a Dana School of Music alumnus and a violinist from Ecuador. Thomas Osuga and Galo Arboleda Solorzano will play three school concerts Friday before the festival gala at 7 p.m. Friday at SS. Peter and Paul Church, Holy Apostles Parish, 421 ...

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• ON SALE THIS WEEK • Ghost and No More will play the Covelli Centre at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10. Tickets range from $29.50 to $69.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at the Southwoods Health box office and through Ticketmaster. • The Chicago tribute band Leonid and Friends will perform at ...

Cleveland Museum of Art swaps work in ‘Shinto’ exhibition

New works will be added today to the “Shinto: Discovery of the Divine in Japanese Art” exhibition at the Cleveland Museum of Art. The international loan exhibition is exclusive to Cleveland and is presented by the CMA with cooperation from the Nara National Museum. It includes ...

Ghost to haunt Covelli Centre

YOUNGSTOWN — The hard rock / metal act Ghost will bring its theatrical live show to the Covelli Centre on Oct. 10. The Youngstown show is part of the band’s Ultimate Tour Named Death. Cardinal Copia and the seven Nameless Ghouls will perform for more than two hours on a stage set ...

Three very different shows, all entertaining

There’s more than one way to entertain an audience. I saw three concerts over seven days last week. Each was thoroughly entertaining, and they couldn’t have been more different. The first was Strand of Oaks at the Beachland Tavern in Cleveland. Strand of Oaks essentially is Timothy ...

TAG expands clay program

Trumbull Art Gallery is expanding its clay educational classes with the help of a donation from Ronald McDonald Charities of the Mahoning Valley and Western Pennsylvania. The downtown Warren gallery received a check for $10,605 to cover the cost of four kilns of varying sizes and to improve ...

Program spotlights local Vietnam War hero Saturday

Orangeville native Brad Radcliffe will present a program Saturday on Trumbull County Vietnam War hero Greg Cico. Cico, a Gustavus native and Joseph Badger High School graduate, enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, trained in intelligence and graduated from Vietnamese language school. Assigned to ...

Playhouse announces season

Youngstown Playhouse will present three musicals on its main stage in 2019-20 and do a stage adaptation of an Academy Award-winning film. Four additional shows are planned in the intimate Moyer Room theater space, and Playhouse Youth Theatre has two productions scheduled. Opening the ...

Church concert features American composers’ work

A concert of hymns, spirituals and folk songs is scheduled at 4 p.m. Sunday at Christ Episcopal Church, 2728 Atlantic St. NE, Warren. The church’s 25-voice Parish Choir, conducted by James Shiell, will perform works by American composers, and pianists Laurie Jones and Anthony Ruggiero ...

From stunt show to documentary

YANKEE LAKE — Raymond Kohn of Champion won’t become a TV star. He’ll have to settle for movie star. “Stuntlife: The Wild Ride,” a new documentary that chronicles Kohn’s career restaging the antics of “The Dukes of Hazard” as founder of the Northeast Ohio Dukes live stunt show, ...

Tropidelic heads Trop the Block

Tropidelic is taking a page from the do-it-yourself handbook and writing a new chapter. With no major label to push them, Tropidelic sustains their blossoming career with what founding member Matthew Roads describes as “being smarter and working smarter.” He offered an example of ...

Entertainment at a glance

Warren library hosts program on Bigfoot sightings WARREN — A program on “Investigating Bigfoot” is planned at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW. Amy Bue, a member of the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization, will describe her own ...

Comedian searches for unscripted moments

A regular part of Paula Poundstone’s live act is interacting with the audience. For Poundstone it truly is unscripted. She doesn’t show up with one liners at the ready for an audience member who says he’s a doctor or she’s a lawyer. “Part of the joy of it is setting the table ...

‘End of Days’ brings Slayer and Lamb of God

When Slayer brings its final world tour, aka “The End of Days Is Near,” to Covelli Centre on Monday, the thrash icons will be accompanied by one of the most accomplished heavy metal acts it’s influenced. Lamb of God aligns with the ferociously fast style of rock but its independent ways ...

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• ON SALE THIS WEEK • Two shows go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through Ticketmaster for the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre: Brett Eldredge, 8 p.m. Aug. 2, $37.50-$69.50; Rob Thomas, Max Frost, 8 p.m. Sept. 5, $33.50-$100.50. • Logic, J.I.D. and YBN Cordae will play Pittsburgh’s ...

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Theater Local CALVIN CENTER, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown: Rust Belt Theater Company — “Madhouse,” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday through May 25, $15 adults and $10 students and senior citizens. 330-507-2358. SELAH RESTAURANT, 130 S. Bridge St., Struthers: Selah Dessert Theater — ...

Brett Eldredge, Rob Thomas booked at Youngstown amphitheater

YOUNGSTOWN — Two more shows have been added to the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre lineup. Brett Eldredge, who has headlined at the Covelli Centre, will play at the new venue Aug. 2. The platinum-selling artist currently has a top 10 country hit with “Love Someone.” Five previous ...

Rust Belt presents ‘Madhouse’

The Rust Belt Theater Company will premiere the dark comedy “Madhouse” on Friday. Written and directed by Rust Belt founder Robert Dennick Joki, the play tells the story of a woman who sees faces in everyday objects — houses, cars, trees, etc. Triggered by the sudden and untimely death ...

Director wants ‘Funny Girl’ to live up to name

Director David Jendre wants to bring out the funny in “Funny Girl.” The 1964 Jule Styne / Bob Merrill / Isobel Lennart musical, which opens Friday for a two-weekend run at the Youngstown Playhouse, is best remembered for making Barbra Streisand a star for her portrayal of Fanny Brice, a ...

Warren Philharmonic moves season to First Presbyterian

The Warren Philharmonic Orchestra will move to First Presbyterian Church for its 54th season. The second concert of the 2018-19 season was moved to the downtown Warren church due to a scheduling conflict at Christ Episcopal Church, the orchestra’s home for the last decade. The 2019-20 ...