Tue., 11 pm: Costner brings star power to Warren

WARREN – More than one person standing in the lobby of Packard Music Hall Tuesday said they were there to see Academy Award-winner Kevin Costner and his band, Modern West, because how often is an A-list movie star in Warren, Ohio.

Some took more advantage of it than others.

“I kissed him right on the cheek,” Karen Ames of Cortland said as she exited a meet-and-greet with the actor/director before the show. “It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

She added, “He liked it.”

Even those without VIP tickets got a chance to get up close to the star.

After a montage of clips from his many movies, Costner entered from one of the side doors of the auditorium and walked down the center aisle, shaking hands and patting backs as he made his way to the stage.

Read more in the print edition of Wednesday’s Tribune Chronicle.