Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment:
Starting Monday the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will spend a week honoring rock's true king.
Chuck Berry is the recipient of the hall's annual American Music Masters honor, and the festivities conclude with a concert Oct. 27 at the State Theatre that will feature Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Ernie Isley and Darryl DMC McDaniels, Joe Bonamassa, Rick Derringer, Rosie Flores, John Fullbright, Ronnie Hawkins, Merle Haggard, David Johansen, Steve Jordan, Lemmy Kilmister, Malina Moye, JD McPherson, Chuck Prophet, Vernon Reid, Duke Robillard, Ray Sharpe, Earl Slick and M. Ward. Berry also is scheduled to attend and perform.
Some tickets still are available for that show ($30-$80), but several free events are planned earlier in the week. Rock Hall educators will examine Berry's career and its impact at 7 p.m. Monday, and Nadine Cohodas will discuss her book ''Spinning Blues into Gold: The Chess Brothers and the Legendary Chess Records'' (Berry's record label) at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Rock Hall's Library and Archives. Author Greg Tate will give a keynote lecture at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at Case Western Reserve University.
The Rock Hall will have a free screening of the concert documentary ''Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll'' at 7 p.m. Wednesday, and the Rick Derringer Trio will perform on the Rock Hall's main stage at 8:30 p.m. Oct. 26 (tickets are $15).
Complete details can be found at www.rockhall. com.
Kent State University will open its new May 4 Visitors Center on Saturday as part of the school's homecoming festivities.
The center uses images, artifacts and multimedia elements to tell the story of the decade leading up to the May 4, 1970, protest that sparked 13 seconds of rifle fire by 28 Ohio National Guardsmen. Four students were killed and nine others were wounded in the incident.
An open house is planned from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, and visitors will receive a May 4 commemorative gift while supplies last. The center, located in room 101 of Taylor Hall, will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Saturday. Admission is free.
Last week's column was an interview with Howland native Jeff Schaffer about the fourth season premiere of his comedy series ''The League.''
FX sent a press kit that included the first three episodes this season, and the funniest of the three, ''The Hoodie,'' airs tonight at 10:30 p.m. Jenny (Kate Aselton) gave birth to her son, while drafting her fantasy football team, in last week's season premiere. Tonight Jenny and her husband Kevin (Stephen Rannazzisi) are fighting over whether to get the boy circumcised.
One of the characters compares an uncircumcised male to ''Bill Belichick in a hoodie on a cold December ..." That line alone should make a Browns fan happier than Sunday's win.
And a riff by Pete (Mark Duplass) comparing dating older than age 28 to fantasy league waiver wire acquisitions is a great example of what the comedy does best, using its fantasy football league premise as a way to comment on and illustrate ideas that have nothing to do with sports.
For those who've never watched ''The League,'' tonight would be a good place to start.
No confirmation yet from the Covelli Centre, but a country band that believes that ''Life Is a Highway'' says on its website that it will be taking the ''Broken Road" from ''Mayberry'' to Youngstown for a Feb. 24, 2013, show at the venue.
Andy Gray is the entertainment writer for the Tribune Chronicle. Write to him at gray areas@