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TAG offers Holiday Open House

A Holiday Open House is planned from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Trumbull Art Gallery, 158 N. Park Ave., Warren. Area artists will be selling their work and doing demonstrations. Pottery and ceramic demonstrations will be offered in the TAG Underground, and ...

Mill Creek is ‘Frozen in Time’

“Frozen in Time” is the theme of this year’s Winter Celebration starting Saturday at Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown. The D.D. and Velma Davis Education & Visitor Center will be decorated for the holidays. Visitors can see photographs of favorite memories at ...

Packard Band plays Christmas concert

Students from six area dance schools will join the W.D. Packard Concert Band for its annual Christmas concert. Participating dance schools and the songs their students will perform to are: • Jordan School of Ballet, “Waltz of the Flowers” from “The Nutcracker;” • Jill’s ...

Lit Youngstown presents staged reading, open mic

Lit Youngstown will present a staged reading of Mike Geither’s “Heirloom” at its next First Wednesday reading at 7 p.m. at the Soap Gallery, 117 S. Champion St., Youngstown. Geither is a playwright and solo performer whose works have been staged in San Francisco, Chicago, Toronto, New ...

TubaChristmas celebrates two decades of music locally

TubaChristmas celebrates two decades of music in the Mahoning Valley this year. Stambaugh Auditorium will host the performance for the fourth time, and past events have drawn tuba and euphonium players ranging in age from 7 to 92 years old. The concert features special arrangements of ...

‘Stomp’ keeps the beat for 25 years

The first time Alan J. Schuster saw “Stomp,” he thought it was fantastic. It turns out he underestimated just how fantastic. “I thought we’d get a good run out of it; I didn’t think we’d have 25 years,” Schuster said during a telephone interview. Schuster became an ...

Oakland double-dog dares you to see ‘A Christmas Story: The Musical’

By ANDY GRAY Tribune Chronicle The Oakland Center for the Arts will stage the musical version of a holiday favorite for a two-weekend run at Trinity Lutheran Church. “A Christmas Story: The Musical” is based on the work of author Jean Shepherd and the 1983 film that has become a ...

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• ON SALE THIS WEEK • Chicago returns to the Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park at 7:30 p.m. April 7. Tickets range from $79 to $149 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through Ticketmaster. • Comedian Aziz Ansari brings his Road to Nowhere tour to Heinz Hall at 7:30 p.m. March 9. ...

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Theater Local CALVIN CENTER, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown: Rust Belt Theater Company — “How the Drag Queen Stole Christmas,” 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Dec. 7-8 and 14-16 and midnight Dec. 15, $15. 330-507-2358. FAIRVIEW ARTS & OUTREACH CENTER, 4220 Youngstown Poland Road, ...

Gray Areas: Little Steven’s big band makes disciples, if not money

Men who have stupid money tend to do stupid things with it. Steve Van Zandt — member of the E Street Band, proprietor of Little Steven’s Underground Garage — is not one of those men. He decided to use his money to take an 11-piece band plus three backup singers on the road to play ...

Little Steven’s big band makes disciples, if not money

Men who have stupid money tend to do stupid things with it. Steve Van Zandt — member of the E Street Band, proprietor of Little Steven’s Underground Garage — is not one of those men. He decided to use his money to take an 11-piece band plus three backup singers on the road to play ...

CREED II goes more than the distance. It’s a KO

The weight of legacy hangs heavily over “Creed II.” Not just for most of the characters, who must come to grips with their own family histories. But also for the filmmakers, tasked with making a sequel to a successful spin-off of a beloved franchise. It would put any film on the ropes. Not ...

Artists raise funds for Rescue Mission with Empty Bowls

Diners will get a ceramic bowl to keep and Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley will get needed funds through the Empty Bowls charity event on Dec. 1 at the McDonough Museum of Art. The local event is part of an international project to fight hunger, personalized by artists and art ...

‘Mamma Mia!’ It’s already a box-office success for Playhouse

Youngstown Playhouse operations manager James McClellan had high hopes when the community theater secured the rights for the first area production of the musical “Mamma Mia!” One week before opening night, those expectations have been exceeded. Two performances have been added to the ...

YSU musicians play Stambaugh

The Youngstown State University Concert Band and Wind Ensemble will recognize the long career of the former director of the Dana School of Music and introduce its new assistant professor of trombone at a concert Wednesday at Stambaugh Auditorium. Michael Crist, emeritus director of Dana and ...

CMA shows O’Keeffe

“Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern” opens today at the Cleveland Museum of Art. The exhibition looks at the fascinating connections among the paintings, personal style and public persona of one of America’s most celebrated artists. Throughout her 65-year career, O’Keeffe defied ...

Hickman makes people happy with his guitar

Johnny Hickman is the type of person who would show up at a party with his guitar. As the co-founder of Cracker, member of the outlaw country band Hickman-Dalton Gang and as a solo artist, he looks so comfortable playing guitar, it’s as if the instrument is an extension of his entire being. ...

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• ON SALE THIS WEEK • Garth Brooks will play Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field at 7 p.m. May 18. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Nov. 30 through Ticketmaster. • Two shows go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through TicketFly for the Kent Stage: Cowboy Mouth and Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas, ...

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Auditions Local FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 22 N. Market St., Girard: Millennial Theatre Company — “Drop of Blood,” 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 29 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 1. Cast requirements are adults ages 16 to 70 and a child ages 5 to 9. ...

‘Chicago’ has been good to Jennifer Fouche

The first time Jennifer Fouche saw the movie “Chicago” and heard the song “When You’re Good to Mama,” she wanted to play the role. “I remember thinking, ‘Oh, I’m gonna sing that song. That’s happening,’’’ Fouche said, during a telephone interview from a tour date in San ...