Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment:
The Grateful Dead exhibition ''The Long Strange Trip,'' which opens on the top two floors of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next week, isn't the only thing for Dead fans to celebrate this month.
A never-before-broadcast concert filmed during the band's 1989 tour will be shown in theaters nationwide on April 19.
The ''Grateful Dead Second Annual Meet-Up at the Movies 2012'' will screen a July 18, 1989, show from Alpine Valley Music Theatre. The two-and-a-half hour concert included ''Sugar Magnolia'' and covers of ''Dear Mr. Fantasy" and the ''Hey Jude Medley.''
The program also will include a slide show of Dead photos taken by Jim Anderson and John Cantamessa that will be accompanied by a previously unreleased live track by the Dead recorded in 1974.
The program will be shown at 550 theaters nationwide, including Tinseltown USA in Boardman. Tickets are $12.50.
The Rock Hall exhibit will features instruments (five of Jerry Garcia's guitars), memorabilia and original artwork used for the Dead's album covers and posters.
All of the free tickets have been distributed for the ''Concert for Cleveland,'' which is scheduled April 12 at Quicken Loans Arena in conjunction with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony two days later.
Hall of Fame inductees George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic will be joined by Cleveland's hip hop artist Kid Cudi (currently featured on the top-selling soundtrack for ''The Hunger Games'') at the 7 p.m. concert.
Clinton and his band can bring the funk into the wee hours without any help at all. But with all of the music dignitaries coming into Cleveland for the induction ceremony, will Kid Cudi be the only special guest?
Anything here would be speculation, but one possible guest can be ruled out. Of the Class of 2012, the one with the strongest musical connection to P-Funk would be Red Hot Chili Peppers. It's easy to imagine Flea pounding away on his bass with Clinton.
Unfortunately, RHCP has a show of its own that night in Memphis, so there's no chance of P-Funk becoming Flea-Funk.
Balcony seats for the actual ceremony have been sold out for months. Tickets still are available to watch a simulcast of the events at Public Hall from the Rock Hall on April 14, or fans can wait until May, when an edited version will be broadcast on HBO.
With Jamie Farr coming to Warren next week for a Trumbull Town Hall lecture, it reminded me of a less-than-flattering Trumbull County mention in his 1994 autobiography, ''Just Farr Fun.''
On page 265, he writes, ''Sometime in the late 1970s, I even tried to go on the road as a standup comic, but I really didn't enjoy it. I remember playing Cherry's Top of the Mall in Niles, Ohio. Turned out this place was owned by the mob. They paid me in hundred dollar bills at the end of the week, and one of the friendlier types at the club whispered, 'Don't walk out to the parking lot alone with your cash.' What he meant was that some unfriendlier types at the club could have gotten their five or six grand back very quickly.''
I don't think Farr will be in danger of a shakedown by the women of Trumbull Town Hall.
Andy Gray is the entertainment writer for the Tribune Chronicle. Write to him at grayareas@ tribtoday.com.