Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment:
Warren artist Gary Taneri is looking to document the faces of the city for his next art project.
Taneri is looking for models for an exhibition he's dubbed the ''Warren Portrait Project.''
''I'm a portrait painter and photographer, and I just finished the series I was working on this year,'' he said. ''This is my new idea. I live here, grew up here, and I still live in the city ... I try and capture people's personalities in my portrait paintings and photographs, and what I'm trying to portray is a cross section of people living in Warren today.''
Taneri is looking for up to 100 current residents of all ages who will consent to a one-hour photo session in his studio. All of the models will be represented in the photography section of the exhibition, and he will select 10 to 20 of the participants for large-scale paintings, up to 4-foot-by-4-foot.
Taneri hopes to finish work on the ''Warren Portrait Project'' by the end of next year and then schedule a local exhibition.
Those interested in participating can check out Taneri's work at www.garytaneri.com or contact the artist through the Warren Portrait Project Facebook page or by calling 330-207-5502. Models younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent.
The Warren-Trumbull County Public Library will celebrate Halloween with a macabre movie at 2 p.m. Saturday.
According to the library, the film is, ''A classic tale by H.P. Lovecraft of suspense and alien horrors ... brought to life in the style of horror films of the 1930s. The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society created this screen adaptation using a mix of modern and vintage techniques.''
Under the restrictions of the license that allows the public exhibition of movies, the library isn't allowed to advertise titles. However, there is nothing to restrict me from an online search and discovering the society earlier this year released ''The Whisperer in Darkness.'' It tells the story of a folklore professor investigating tales of strange creatures that supposedly can found in remote parts of Vermont. It is the second film produced by the society, following 2005's ''The Call of Cthulhu.''
Admission is free.
Friday's fundraiser for David Grohl Alley brought in about $1,850, according to Warren Councilman Greg Bartholmew.
I had to do a play review Friday night so I couldn't stay long, but the weather was comfortable, the music was good, and the crowd was enthusiastic while I was there. And for those who haven't checked out the alley in awhile, it's definitely worth a visit to see the new pavement paintings and the new murals.
And the improvements aren't finished. Proceeds from the event will go toward upkeep of the alley and creating a permanent home there for the World's Largest Drumsticks. Organizer hope to ''raise the wood'' in the alley by next spring.
Andy Gray is the entertainment writer for the Tribune Chronicle. Write to him at grayareas@