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Viking festival comes to fairgrounds A Norse Viking Festival is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Trumbull County Fairgrounds, The festival will feature seminars on cooking, mead making, crafts, dyeing, blacksmithing and swordplay; horseback combat; knife- ...

Museums

Local HARRIET TAYLOR UPTON HOUSE, 380 Monroe St. NW, Warren: Tours of home by appointment by calling 330-395-1840. JOHN STARK EDWARDS HOUSE & MUSEUM, 303 Monroe St. NW, Warren: Hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 330-394-4653. LEAVITTSBURG HERITAGE MUSEUM, 4901 W. ...

Artists sought; Dirt Track is back

Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: l Trumbull Art Gallery is seeking entries for its 53rd TAG Annual, which will open July 15. The juried show is open to artists 18 and older who live within a 100-mile radius of Trumbull County. It is open to work in any medium with no size ...

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Entertainer brings comedy, magic around the world

By ANDY GRAY Tribune Chronicle In 36 years of doing magic and comedy, Eric Thompson has performed for everyone from drunken crowds at comedy clubs to teetotallers at church fundraisers. The one things those diverse audiences have in common is they all speak English. But in the last ...

Performer dances cross-country on ‘Paris’ tour

Watching his castmates in “An American in Paris” makes Nick Spangler wish he hadn’t quit dance lessons as a child. “As a performer, you always want to expand your horizons,” he said during a telephone interview from Pittsburgh. “Especially when you see someone perform at the top ...

‘Redemption’s Son’ on its reissue tour

For someone who always seems to be moving forward, Joseph Arthur is enjoying taking some time to look back. The prolific singer, songwriter and painter has released 14 album and 11 EPs under his own name as well as collaborating with others (Ben Harper and Dhani Harrison in Fistful of ...

Special to the Tribune Chronicle / Bob Jadloski

Ann Wilson of Heart opened her Packard  Music Hall concert Saturday with The Who’s “The Real Me” before performing a mix of reworked Heart favorites, solo material and covers of Yes, Jimi Hendrix and others.

Wilson’s voice still can wow crowds

WARREN — It took the audience and Ann Wilson awhile to warm up to each other Saturday at Packard Music Hall. It has to be disheartening as a performer to look out on a less than half-full theater, which is what greeted the lead singer of Heart on this date of her solo tour. And the ...

Stage was jumping-off point at LaureLive

GRAY AREAS If there was a overall theme to the second LaureLive music festival, it’s that stages are where you start, not where you stay. The consensus opinion from last year’s LaureLive, the festival staged by the Elevation Group on the grounds of the Laurel School in Russell Township, ...

Slavic culture celebrated

Tribune Chronicle Simply Slavic, the downtown festival created specifically to celebrate Mahoning Valley’s Slavic community, returns Saturday to downtown Youngstown. The event will showcase the rich traditions of the Slavic culture by celebrating the food, music, dance and customs of the ...

Summer Stock season starts with a ‘Journey’

A tale that ends in Warren more than 200 years ago will open the 40th edition of Summer Stock at Kent State University at Trumbull. “Journey to Ohio or, A Connecticut Belle” is based on the journal of Margaret Van Horn Dwight, who made the journey from Connecticut to Ohio in 1810 when she ...

Idora Park Experience is unveiling restored turtle car during open house

AUSTINTOWN — A restored car from the turtle ride will be unveiled at the next open house at the Idora Park Experience, 4450 S. Turner Road, Austintown, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The car was restored by students in Mahoning County Career and Technical Center’s (MCCTC) ...

Free outdoor film series starts Saturday

Tribune Chronicle The first of four free outdoor movies planned for the summer in Warren is scheduled Saturday. The series is presented by The Robins Project and the Fine Arts Council of Trumbull County, which partner with a different group or church for each screening. Funding is provided ...

Butler offers summer arts camp

Tribune Chronicle The Butler Institute of American Art is accepting registration applications for its two-week Summer Visual Arts Day Camp at its Trumbull Branch, 9350 E. Market St., Howland. The camp runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 18 to 21 and 25 to 28 and is open to children ages 8 to ...

Mill celebrates dads with Old-Fashioned Fun

Mill Creek MetroParks will celebrate Father’s Day with Old-Fashioned Fun at Lanterman’s Mill. Festivities from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday will include an antique car show featuring members of the Meander Chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America and a display of vintage toys by the ...

Ann Wilson leaves behind broken Heart for solo tour

WHAT: Ann Wilson of Heart WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday WHERE: Packard Music Hall, 1703 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren HOW MUCH: Tickets are $71, $61, $51 and $41. Ann Wilson and Heart have been bound together for nearly 45 years. She’s the voice on “Magic Man,” “Crazy on You,” ...

Artists sought for regional exhibition

Entries will be accepted through Aug. 17 for Community Artworks Regional Art Exhibit, which will open Oct. 6 at the Art Outreach Gallery at Eastwood Mall. The show is open to artists 18 and older who live within a 50-mile radius of Niles. The juror will be Kimberly Koller-Jones, executive ...

Fins will swim with Coral Reefer Band members at Amp

By ANDY GRAY Tribune Chronicle Who’s the only person who appeared on the 2017 Grammy Award-winning albums of both young country singer Maren Morris and heavy metal veterans Megadeth? Here’s a hint: He’ll be at the Warren Community Amphitheatre on Friday. Eric Darken has worked ...

Featured Nightlife — Exclusively for our advertisers

BENE VINO URBAN WINERY, 834 County Line Road, Geneva: Take II Band, 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday. 440-239-5077. CHESTY’S, 20 S. State St., Girard: Perfect Pair, 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Friday and karaoke, 10 p.m. Saturday and Tuesday. 330-545-8029. HOLIDAY BAR, 2124 Elm Road NE, Warren: DJ Joe, ...

TV, movies, collectors discovering Poobah

Older Mahoning Valley rock fans may hear a familiar sound coming from their televisions. The music of Poobah, which was formed in Youngstown in 1972, can be heard in the Epix television series “Graves” starring Nick Nolte and on the soundtrack for the film “Between Us,” currently ...

Nightlife

BOGEY’S BAR & GRILLE, 3535 Upland Ave., Lowellville: Live music tonight. BREWTUS BREWING, 23 Chestnut Ave., Sharon, Pa.: Live music on Sunday. HARTFORD HILL WINERY, 3864 Bushnell Campbell Road, Fowler: Live music on Saturday. SELAH RESTAURANT, 130 S. Bridge St., Struthers: Live ...