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‘Dolls’ out, ‘Forum’ in at Playhouse

February 4, 2016 Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: l Availability issues are forcing Youngstown Playhouse to change its current season. more »»

Ohio’s summer music fest lineup expands

January 28, 2016 Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: l Ohio music fans won’t have to travel far to attend some music festivals this summe. more »»

Books tell rockers’ tales

January 21, 2016 For the last couple months, I’ve been on a music memoir bing. more »»

Rock’s slide continues on charts, with teens

January 7, 2016 These are depressing times for those who identify as rock fans. Take a look at Billboard’s year-end album chart for 2015. more »»

Applicationsavailable for YSU summer festival

January 7, 2016 Artist applications now are available for the 18th Summer Festival of the Arts July 9-10 at Youngstown State University. more »»

Foo Fighters lead great concert year

December 24, 2015 2015, the great livemusic I heard is what stands ou. more »»

FACT uses open mic to find performers

December 10, 2015 Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: l The Fine Arts Council of Trumbull County and The Lime Tree are teaming up for a series of open mic nights starting tonight to look for local... more »»

Music shines in non-traditional venues

December 3, 2015 Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: l Packard Music Hall and Covelli Centre brought a lot of great shows to the area this year, but those aren’t the only places suitable for live... more »»

Buddy Guy continues keeping the blues alive

November 19, 2015 Buddy Guy has been charged by the bluesmen who died before him to keep the blues alive. Mission accomplished. Guy came to Packard Music Hall on Friday. more »»

Buddy Guy continues keeping the blues alive

November 19, 2015 Buddy Guy has been charged by the bluesmen who died before him to keep the blues alive. Mission accomplished. Guy came to Packard Music Hall on Friday. more »»

TAG features local art for holidays

November 5, 2015 Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: l Local artists looking for an outlet for their work and a way to make some money over the holidays can submit their creations for the Trumbull... more »»

Arena brings top talent, is fuel efficient

October 29, 2015 Ten years ago today, downtown Youngstown’s arena opened with a triple bill of 3 Doors Down, Alter Bridge and Shinedown. more »»

Rock Off returns to Cleveland Rock Hall

October 22, 2015 Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: l After several years at House of Blues, Live Nation’s Tri-C High School Rock Off is moving back to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in... more »»

Rock Hall finally wants Cheap Trick

October 15, 2015 Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: l Last month I wrote a column championing the J. Geils Band for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. more »»

McDonough hosts video game talk

October 8, 2015 Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: l Those video games don’t create themselves. more »»

Champion native makes it on ‘The Voice’

October 1, 2015 Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: l Champion native Alex Kandel made it through the audition phase of NBC’s reality series “The Voice” on Tuesda. more »»

Sometimes voice on the phone is a mystery

September 24, 2015 Talking to Joe Walsh a couple weeks ago, it dawned on me just how many singers and musicians I’ve interviewed. I’ve been doing this for more than 25 years. more »»

Rock Hall musta got lost by overlooking J. Geils

September 17, 2015 Sometime next month, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will announce the potential nominees for the hall’s Class of 2016. The J. Geils Band should be on that ballot. more »»

Country hitmakers list Youngstown as tour stop

September 10, 2015 Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: l Local country fans may get a chance to see the CMA winner for Best New Artist. more »»

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 »»

 
 
 

 

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