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YSO kicks off season with pops, stained glass series

Youngstown Symphony Orchestra will kick off its 2017-18 Pops Series and its Stained Glass Concert Series this weekend. The pops concert will pay tribute to the music of Journey, which was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year. The band has sold more than 48 million ...

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Theater Local FORD FAMILY RECITAL HALL, DeYor Performing Arts Center, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown: “The Vagina Monologues,” 8 p.m. Monday, $55 and $25. www.youngstownsymphony.com and 330-744-0264. SALEM COMMUNITY THEATRE, 490 E. State St., Salem: “The Wizard of Oz,” 7:30 p.m. ...

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Stars return to Stambaugh Vicki Lawrence returns to the Mahoning Valley with “Vicki Lawrence and Mama: A Two Woman Show,” which will be staged at 8 p.m. Feb. 13, 2018, at Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. Lawrence, who gained fame as a regular on “The Carol Burnett ...

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• Trans-Siberian Orchestra won’t play Youngstown this holiday season, but tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday for shows in Pittsburgh and Cleveland. Two shows are scheduled at 3 and 8 p.m. Dec. 22 at PPG Paints Arena (tickets available through Ticketmaster) and shows are planned at 3 and 8 ...

Filmmaker takes a swing at fundraising contest

Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: l It was the worst of Christmases. It could be the best of Christmases for John Chechitelli. The Austintown native is competing in a national competition to raise money for his movie “Worst. Christmas. Ever.” And one of the perks for ...

Air Force flutist guests with Packard Band

A member of the U.S. Air Force Band will join the W.D. Packard Concert Band for its next performance. Guest soloist will be Master Sgt. Megan Ensor on piccolo and flute. The Dana School of Music graduate earned her master’s degree from Wright State University and is pursuing her doctorate ...

‘Trailer Park Musical’ opens

The Dublin Grange Theatre Co. of Canfield will stage “The Great American Trailer Park Musical” for a three-performance run. The show is described as a country-rock and blues music about agoraphobia, adultery, ’80s nostalgia, spray cheese, road kill, hysterical pregnancy, a broken ...

McDonough kicks off year with multiple shows

The McDonough Museum of Art will open its 2017-18 season with two exhibitions starting Friday. “Salon de Fleurus” is a contemporary reconstruction of Gertrude Stein’s Parisian salon that existed at 27 rue de Fleurus from 1904-34. That salon was home to modern art’s beginnings and was ...

Local musicians pay tribute to Cornell’s charisma

Soundgarden started in the Pacific Northwest in the early 1980s, years before Seattle became the epicenter of grunge. The band successfully combined elements of post-punk, noise rock, hardcore and sludge metal, but this wall of sound was not complete without the soulful pipes of the band’s ...

‘Belles’ rings in TNT’s 2017-18 season

NILES — The title “Belles” refers to the southern roots of it six female characters, but it also could refer to the ringing bell of a telephone. It’s through the phone that the six siblings communicate in Mark Dunn’s play, which opens Trumbull New Theatre’s 2017-18 season. ...

Gorillas inspire pastel exhibition at Butler

Bob Ziering started creating the images that make up “Twilight of the Gorilla” in the early 1990s. “I was always terribly interested in the safety and preservation of wild gorillas,” Ziering said during a telephone interview from his home in New York City. “It’s such a ...

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• ON SALE THIS WEEK • Michael Stanley and the Resonators return to Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park for an 8 p.m. show Dec. 22. Donnie Iris & the Cruisers will open. The two acts have sold out the venue every year since 2014. Tickets are $68.50, $50.50 and $48.50 and go on sale at ...

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Theater Local DUBLIN GRANGE THEATRE CO. & AFTERSCHOOL ARTS CENTER, 6571 Fairground Blvd., Canfield: “The Great American Trailer Park Musical,” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, $15. 330-518-4064. HOPEWELL THEATRE, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown: “Fences,” 7:30 ...

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‘Idol’ coming to Pittsburgh for auditions

Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: l After a one-year absence, “American Idol” is back, and the show is coming to Pittsburgh this weekend for auditions for the singing competition television series. The singing series that helped ignite the reality television explosion ...

Mall gallery displays McKinley-inspired art

Art inspired by President William McKinley will be featured in an exhibition opening Friday at the Art Outreach Gallery. About 30 works will be on display created by artists ranging from preschoolers to senior citizens. The exhibit is part of a year-long celebration of the centennial of the ...

Butler displays minimalist paintings

Tribune Chronicle “Paintings for Plum Ridge,” an exhibition by Cleveland artist Marc Ross, opens Sunday at the Butler Institute of American Art. According to Butler Director Louis Zona, “The art of Mark Ross pays tribute to the aesthetics of minimalism, a movement which celebrated ...

YSU Wind Ensemble presents outdoor ‘Movie Magic’ concert

The Youngstown State University Wind Ensemble will play an outdoor pops concert on Wednesday. “Movie Magic” will feature selections that have been a part of movie soundtracks and performed on the Broadway stage. Conductor Stephen L. Gage will lead the ensemble in a program featuring music ...

Mall gallery displays McKinley-inspired art

Art inspired by President William McKinley will be featured in an exhibition opening Friday at the Art Outreach Gallery. About 30 works will be on display created by artists ranging from preschoolers to senior citizens. The exhibit is part of a year-long celebration of the centennial of the ...

Butler displays minimalist paintings

Tribune Chronicle “Paintings for Plum Ridge,” an exhibition by Cleveland artist Marc Ross, opens Sunday at the Butler Institute of American Art. According to Butler Director Louis Zona, “The art of Mark Ross pays tribute to the aesthetics of minimalism, a movement which celebrated ...