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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 »»

Pendleton does play in Columbus

April 10, 2014 Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: ¯ Local audiences are used to seeing Warren native Austin Pendleton in movies and on television, but we seldom get a chance to see him on stage,... more »»

Oscar race enters its final reel

February 27, 2014 The speculation ends Sunday ... well, maybe early Monday morning, depending on how long the 86th Academy Awards ceremony actually is. more »»

Country acts will play stadiums, sheds this summer

January 23, 2014 As cold as it is right now, it’s hard not to look forward to those warm summer nights when you can sit outside and listen to music. more »»

Valley theaters quiet to start 2014

January 9, 2014 Assorted ramblings and odds and ends from while I was on vacation: ¯ J.E. Ballantyne Jr. resigned as managing director of the Victorian Players community theater in Youngstown right before Christma. more »»

 
 
 

 

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