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Apple Butter Festival planned

An Apple Butter Festival runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Saturday at Century Village Museum, 14653 E. Park St., Burton. Volunteers will take part in peeling and slicing apples and stirring the copper kettles to make the apple butter. There also will be demonstrations of broom making, ...

Covered Bridge Fest set for Jefferson

The 35th Ashtabula County Covered Bridge Festival is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Jefferson. Visitors can enjoy crafters, food vendors, covered bridge souvenirs, music and strolling entertainment, a parade on Saturday, antique tractor and engine displays, homemade ...

Allynn brings Neil Diamond tribute for WCMA concert

Keith Allynn was a standup comedian as a teenager and an Elvis Presley impersonator after leaving the U.S. Navy, but he makes his living these days performing the songs of Neil Diamond. It all started to impress a woman. He sang “Hello Again” from “The Jazz Singer” in his best Neil ...

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Theater Local CALVIN CENTER, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown: “Living Dead: The Musical,” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday through Oct. 27 and midnight Oct. 27, $15 adults and $10 students and senior citizens. 330-507-2358. YOUNGSTOWN PLAYHOUSE, 600 Playhouse Lane, Youngstown: Playhouse Youth ...

Rock Hall picks: Prine, Runt, Roxy, Stevie, Radio

Let the debate begin. Tuesday the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum announced the nominees that have a chance to be a part of the Class of 2019. This year’s list included six first-time nominees (even though they’ve all been eligible for more than a decade) — Stevie Nicks, Def ...

Playhouse Youth Theatre heads to ‘Treasure Island’

A Robert Louis Stevenson classic gets a gender switch at Youngstown Playhouse Youth Theatre. In this reimagining of “Treasure Island,” adapted by Kathryn Petersen and Michael Ogborn, young Jim Hawkins becomes Jamie Hawkins, a girl searching for treasure with her family and hoping to ...

Yo-Yo Ma sends thank-you note

Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: l Yo-Yo Ma’s visit to the Mahoning Valley in August and his concert at the Warren Community Amphitheatre was a memorable day for everyone in attendance. Apparently, it was a memorable day for the cellist as well. Ken Haidaris of ...

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 ...