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Grohl turns Pa. show into hometown gig

August 26, 2015 Consider it a sort of homecoming. Warren native Dave Grohl and his band, Foo Fighters, played to a near-capacity crowd Tuesday at First Niagara Pavilion in Burgettstown, Pa. more »»

 
 
 
No TSO for Youngstown this Christmas

August 20, 2015 Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: l There won’t be any Trans-Siberian Orchestra under the Mahoning Valley Christmas tree this year. more »»

Vacation offers ‘Deliverance’ from current pop culture

August 13, 2015 The problem with pop culture is it never pauses to give a person a chance to catch up. It’s impossible to keep up with the rush of the new. more »»

24 Hour Theatre returns to TNT

August 6, 2015 Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: l Playwrights normally spends months, if not years, tinkering with their scripts, and actors usually spend weeks in rehearsal before they ever... more »»

Symon serves up burgers, brews, BBQ

July 16, 2015 The Cleveland Browns are one of the few football teams that doesn’t have cheerleaders. Then again, the city doesn’t need ‘em. It could have no bigger booster and supporter than Michael Symon. more »»

Fins remind why Buffett’s music appealed

July 2, 2015 Writing about Fins to the Left, this week’s cover story, always makes me think about my love-hate relationship with Jimmy Buffett. I used to love Buffett’s music; in many ways I still do. more »»

River Rockers can send get well wishes

June 18, 2015 Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: l Those who come out to Saturday’s River Rock at the Amp concert will be able to send get well wishes to Dave Groh. more »»

River Rockers can send get well wishes

June 18, 2015 Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: l Those who come out to Saturday’s River Rock at the Amp concert will be able to send get well wishes to Dave Groh. more »»

Graham Parker was worth the wait

June 11, 2015 Some albums make such an impact, you remember everything about the first time you heard them. Graham Parker & the Rumour’s “Squeezing Out Sparks” is one of those albums for m. more »»

Girard native Stiv Bators seen in rare photographs

June 4, 2015 Stiv Bators hadn’t wowed crowds at CBGBs with his outrageous antics yet or lured Sire Records to sign his band, The Dead Boys, when Dave Treat knew him. more »»

Letterman’s legacy filled with memories

May 7, 2015 I’ve been watching David Letterman nearly all of my adult life. His NBC series, “Late Night with David Letterman,” premiered Feb. 1, 1982, when I was a 19-year-old college sophomore. more »»

Randi is amazing at uncovering frauds

April 2, 2015 The desire to believe is great, and there is no shortage of people who will prey on that desire. James Randi hunts those who prey. more »»

‘Studio C Sessions’ leap from radio to TV

March 26, 2015 Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: l The Summit radio station is bringing its “Studio C Sessions” to television. The Akron-based public radio station (91. more »»

Mixer hopes to bring Hollywood to area

March 12, 2015 Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: l Project Young Hollywood continues its efforts to bring movie production to the Mahoning Valley. more »»

Third ‘House of Cards’ marathon more of slog

March 5, 2015 I just finished my third marathon. Running? In this weather? Are you kidding? No, I’m talking about season three of “House of Cards. more »»

Voices of the Valley seeks playwrights

February 26, 2015 There are opportunities for authors and artists among this week’s assorted ramblings: l Youngstown Playhouse is accepting submissions for its fourth Voices of the Valley one-act play festival this... more »»

Fest brings star-studded cinema to Cleveland

February 19, 2015 Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: l The Cleveland International Film Festival announced its opening and closing night films this week. more »»

Cosby allegations linger; do ticket sales lag?

January 22, 2015 Considering how quickly most pop culture stories come and go, it’s amazing that Bill Cosby still is in the news. more »»

Rock hall adds Blues, Greens and Blackhearts

December 18, 2014 It figures. It’s one of the years the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies will be held in Cleveland, and half of the induction class is deceased. more »»

Eicher and Goodnights plan live recording

November 6, 2014 Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: ¯ JD Eicher & the Goodnights will record a live album next weekend in Akron. more »»

Goods donation can score Disney on Ice tickets

October 30, 2014 Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: ¯ This year’s Disney on Ice production at the Covelli Centre will have a particularly frosty theme, drawing from the popular animated film... more »»

 
 
 

 

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