YMCA serves up lunch with Santa
The annual Lunch with Santa runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Youngstown's Central YMCA, 17 N. Champion St.
Children will be able to have lunch with Santa and Mrs. Claus, share their Christmas wishes, create holiday crafts and watch a seasonal movie.
The cost is $5 per child or $12 per family. Space is limited and advance registration is recommended. To register or for more information, call 330-744-8411 or 330-480-5656.
WKSU-FM names new GM
Daniel E. Skinner has been named general manager of WKSU-FM, Kent State University's award-winning NPR-affiliated radio station.
Skinner has 32 years of experience in public radio, most recently as president and general manager of Texas Public Radio. He is a longtime advocate of public radio and currently serves as vice president of Public Radio in Mid-America (PRIMA), which serves as a forum on issues in public radio, advances the public radio industry and its services, and offers numerous professional-development opportunities.
He takes over as GM on Jan. 2, 2013.
Rock Hall showcases Two-Tone label
Now on display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is an exhibition focusing on the history of influential British record label Two-Tone.
Between 1979 and 1986, the Two-Tone label released 28 singles, including hits by the Specials, the Selecter, Madness, the Bodysnatchers and the Beat, known as the English Beat outside of the U.K. Although only the English Beat - and to a lesser extent, Madness - ever had much success outside of the U.K., the Two-Tone movement combined infectious dance music and progressive ideals to confront the status quo. Two-Tone laid the groundwork for the success of such American artists as the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Fishbone, Sublime, Reel Big Fish and No Doubt.
The exhibition includes handwritten lyrics, photographs, singles, instruments, apparel items and more from numerous bands on the legendary label.