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Traditional and non-traditional events take part in Oktoberfest

The traditional (beer, polka music) and non-traditional (a 5K / 10K run, a chili cook-off) will be part of the second Cortland Oktoberfest. Presented by the Love Life Foundation, Cortland Lions Club and Cortland Oktoberfest Committee, the festival is family oriented with activities for all ...

Musical comedy includes audience

Rust Belt Theater Company will stage the musical comedy “We R Just Men” for a one-weekend run. Written by Harold Davis of Youngstown, the show first was staged in 2007 and there also was a 2010 production. Davis plays Bill Saunders, a recently deceased truck driver, who presents his life ...

6 artists show 6 visions

“6 Artists, 6 Visions” is on display at the Ashtabula Arts Center. The exhibit will feature the work of Deb Berkebile, Toni Kelly, Carol Posch Comstock, Deborah Sementelli, Sandy Shelenberger and Barbara Yerace in a variety of media. In their artists statement, the six says, “We are ...

ACRONYM plays Pipino series

ACRONYM will be the next offering in the Donald P. Pipino Performing Arts Series. The baroque string ensemble’s name is an acronym for Altmusik Collective Resurrecting Obscure Nuanced Yesteryear’s Masterpieces and was started by Kivie Cahn-Lipman, who is a Dana School of Music assistant ...

PSO plays Westminster concert

Saturday will be the first of two Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra concerts at Westminster College during the 2018-19 school year. The series opens with “Bernstein in Pittsburgh,” featuring the orchestra under the direction of Manfred Honeck, with guest artist Jennifer Johnson Cano, ...

Students display study abroad work

The work of students who participated in a Youngstown State University study abroad program in Scotland will display their work at Bliss Hall’s Judith Rae Solomon Gallery. This was the first year for the program, sponsored by the art department. Over the course of a month, students ...

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• ON SALE THIS WEEK • Shinedown, Papa Roach and Asking Alexandria will play the Covelli Centre at 7 p.m. March 5. in 2019. Tickets range from $53 to $78.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through Ticketmaster. • Twenty One Pilots will touch down at PPG Paints Arena at 7 p.m. June 7. ...

MUNNYCAT brings beats to Fall Fire Fest

MUNNYCAT is looking forward to taking its dance beats outdoors tonight at Youngstown State University’s Fall Fire Fest. “I think it will be pretty awesome,” Khaledzou said. “MUNNYCAT’s show is pretty over the top. I think it will work really well. We’ll have a full band backing ...

Remake-crazy media finds a ‘Star’

Late in “A Star Is Born,” there’s a conversation about how all songwriters are working with the same 12 notes. The trick is to find a way to tell a new story with them. The “notes” in the latest incarnation of “A Star Is Born” certainly are familiar. The basic story — a ...

Rock fest moves to fall

The third It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll festival has a new date and a new beneficiary, but the mission remains the same. Organizer B.J. Lisko started the festival in 2016 after being involved with the daylong musical festival Pabstolutely at The Royal Oaks. “I used to help organize that, ...

Calendar

Theater Local CALVIN CENTER, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown: “We R Just Men,” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $15 adults and $10 students and senior citizens. 330-507-2358. YOUNGSTOWN PLAYHOUSE, 600 Playhouse Lane, Youngstown: “Annapurna,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. ...

Taste of Hubbard set for Sunday

HUBBARD — Taste of Hubbard runs noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at Harding Park, 49 Roosevelt Drive, Hubbard. Participating food establishments include A Fresh Wind Catering, Al’s Pub & Grille, Baked With Love by Lauren, Belleria, Bogey’s Bar & Grille, Cimmento’s BBQ, City Subs, ...

Poker Run honors former firefighter

AUSTINTOWN — The second annual Halligans and Hooligans poker run and fundraiser for the Jason C. Grimaldi Fund starts and ends Sunday at O’Donolds, 5000 Mahoning Ave., Austintown. The fund is named for the former McDonald firefighter and father who died in 2017 at age 41. The poker run ...

Guides needed for Ghost Walk

WARREN — Volunteer guides are needed for Ghost Walk 2018, which runs 6:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 12-13 and 19-20. Guides lead the mile-long walking tour that starts at First Presbyterian Church and stops at several sites along Mahoning Avenue NW, Warren. Those interested in being guides can sign ...

Rust Belt Revival returns to B&O

YOUNGSTOWN — The 6th Rust Belt Revival Hot Rod and Motorcycle Show runs 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at B&O Station, 530 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown. The traditional hot rod show is open to vehicles from 1985 and older and will feature rockabilly music by the Muleface Brothers Band and ...

Youngstown Oktoberfest debuts

Christian Rhinehart knows Oktoberfests. “I grew up with my dad going to every Oktoberfest within 100 miles,” the Warren native said. “And every Saturday, we had to listen to polka music in the car.” He drew on his Irish heritage on his mother’s side for his first restaurant ...

Warren celebration serves up drafts and family fun

WARREN — How ’bout a game of schokoladenessen? The traditional German children’s game is among the new attractions at the third Oktoberfest on the Square as organizers try to make the event more family friendly. Meghan Reed, director of the Trumbull County Historical Society, said, ...

YSO opens with music of Mozart

The music of Mozart and a bit of theater will be part of “Amadeus Live: Love and Romance,” the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra’s opening concert. The orchestra, conducted by Randall Craig Fleischer, will perform some of the composer’s best known works, while Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ...

Keyboard fest returns to YSU, UA

Youngstown State University’s Dana School of Music and the University of Akron will collaborate on the Northeast Ohio Keyboard Festival, which starts Sunday. Four concerts and two master classes are planned over four days featuring guest artist Mark Nixon and faculty artists Caroline ...

Playhouse presents ‘Annapurna’

YOUNGSTOWN — The comedy / drama “Annapurna” opens the Youngstown Playhouse’s 2018-19 Griffith Adler Actor Series. The play by Sharr White is a two-character story that unfolds in the wilds of Colorado. Twenty years ago, Emma walked out on her husband — a cowboy poet named Ulysses ...