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Sharon club hosts accordion festival

Tribune Chronicle The National Button Accordion Festival has a new home for its 11th year. Accordion players and buttonbox fans will gather at the Apollo Maennerchor Club, 291 S. Dock St., Sharon, Pa., for three days of music and dancing. Featured instruments for the 11th year of the ...

Museums

Museums Local CLARENCE R. SMITH MINERAL MUSEUM, Moser Hall, Youngstown State University: Open by appointment by calling 330-941-3612. ERNIE HALL AVIATION MUSEUM, 4033 N. River Road NE, Howland: Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday and by appointment, $5 adults, ...

Ensemble sets area concerts

The choral ensemble Illuminare, directed by Jon Simsic and featuring collegiate singers and music professionals, will play four area concerts. Their program, entitled “A Heaven Full of Stars,” features a cappella and accompanied sacred choral works. Performances are scheduled at 7:30 ...

Packard band performs a patriotic program

Tribune Chronicle The W.D. Packard Concert Band will remember the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who gave the ultimate sacrifice with its Memorial Day weekend concert. The performance, conducted by Stephen L. Gage, will open with Frank Cosenza performing “Taps.” He also will be ...

‘Nothing or All’ premieres at Calvin Center

By ANDY GRAY Tribune Chronicle A mutual love of musical theater led to the creation of a musical that will premiere Friday at the Calvin Center. Millennial Theatre Company founder Joe Asente of Girard and Savannah Florkowski of Cuyahoga Falls met when both were resident assistants at Ohio ...

Victorian Players present campy musical mystery

How the Victorian Players’ next production ends is a mystery ... even for the cast. There are 216 possible endings to “Clue the Musical,” which opens Friday at the Youngstown theater, and audience members will help determine the ending. The musical by Peter DePietro, Galen Blum, ...

WPO announces guests for its 2017-18 season

Guest artists will join the Warren Philharmonic Orchestra for both performances of its 2017-18 season. Flutist Kathryn Thomas Umble and harpist Marissa Knaub Avon will be featured on Wolfgang Mozart’s Concerto for Flute and Harp at the opening concert on Nov. 19, and soprano Kisma Jordan ...

Dance concert raises money for scholarships

Tribune Chronicle Lindsay Renea Dance Theatre will have its Celebrate Life IV Dance Concert & Black Tie Gala on May 27. The dance company will perform accompanied by live music from the Ohio Players. The evening also will include performances by spoken word artist Wilson Okello and ...

Jones and friends Kick It at B&O

The Big Kick It returns for a third year with a mix of old and new from the Youngstown music scene. Jim DeCapua of Jones for Revival started the festival, and his band once again will headline. “The Big Kick It is a party for everyone to come and have a good time,” he said. “It’s ...

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• ON SALE THIS WEEK • Bastille, J. Roddy Walston & the Business and K Flay will be part of the lineup for Xfest at 3 p.m. Sept. 9 at Stage AE. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through Ticketmaster. • Paramore will play Akron Civic Theatre as the next-to-last stop on ...

Calendar

Theater Local CALVIN CENTER, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown: Millennial Theater Company — “Nothing or All,” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday through May 27, $15 adults and $10 students and senior citizens. 330-507-2358. TRUMBULL NEW THEATRE, 5883 Youngstown Warren Road, Niles: ...

Sobieska plays New Music Guild concerts

Tribune Chronicle Polish-born violin and viola player Wanda Sobieska will play two New Music Guild concerts this weekend. Sobieska has appeared as a solo and chamber musician in the United States, Poland and Canada, and has performed with several professional orchestras. She also is an ...

This man cannot live by vinyl alone

By all accounts, Record Store Day last month was a success. According to a story last week in Billboard magazine, sales at independent record stores for the week ending April 27 jumped 194 percent over the previous week, the largest weekly gain in the history of RSD, created to give a boost ...

Hiram offers contest for composers

Tribune Chronicle The Hiram College Department of Music will give young aspiring composers an opportunity to hear their work performed by a chamber orchestra. High school student composers may submit their compositions written for string chamber orchestra, small string ensembles or solo ...

Book preserves Valley history, supports vets

Military veterans pursuing their college education will be the beneficiary of the third cookbook by Recipes of Youngstown. The Facebook group devoted to Mahoning Valley cuisine will celebrate the release of its third cookbook, “From Mess Hall to Mom’s Kitchen,” with a tasting event ...

OH WOW! celebrates 6 years

The OH WOW! Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science and Technology will celebrate its sixth anniversary this weekend. OH WOW’s 6th Birthday Bash will feature a discounted admission rate of $6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday to its 11 W. Federal St. ...

24-Hour Theatre event planned

The Millennial Theatre Company and the Stage Door Dance and Theatre Arts Academy will partner for a 24-Hour Theatre Challenge this weekend. The event will start with auditions 8 p.m. Friday at Stage Door, 721 Boardman Poland Road, Boardman. Those auditioning are asked to perform a 30-second ...

BTA performs spring dance concert

Ballet Theatre Ashtabula’s spring dance concert, “A New Song’s Measure,” opens Friday at the Ashtabula Arts Center, 2928 W. 13th St., Ashtabula. The concert will feature a wide array of dance styles, including contemporary and hip hop as well as traditional ballet. Dances will be set ...

Simply Slavic seeks volunteers

Simply Slavic is seeking volunteers for its June 17 festival in downtown Youngstown. Help is needed for everything from setup and takedown to ticket sales, helping with the baking contest and assisting in cultural display and children’s areas. Various two-hour shifts are available. ...

‘Hairspray’ is musical with a message

“Hairspray” is a 15-year-old musical that takes place 55 years ago, but director C. Austin Hill believes it couldn’t be more timely. “What really attracted me to this play is its social message,” Hill said. “This is a play that does a lot of things, from dealing with body issues ...