Artists sought for First Night button design
First Night Youngstown is calling for local and regional artists to participate in the annual design competition of its New Year's Eve events admission button.
The winning artist will be awarded $50 and be invited and promoted at all press events. The artist also will be a celebrity guest in the Christmas holiday parade and tree-lighting event as well as the opening ceremony on Dec. 31. The winner's immediate family will receive free admission to the First Night Youngstown New Year's Eve Extravaganza.
This year's design will depict the YWCA of Youngstown located at 25 W. Rayen Ave. on the southeast corner of West Rayen and Phelps streets just south of the YSU campus. Entry forms and design criteria can be found at firstnightyoungstownoh.com. The deadline for submissions is July 31.
'Pride and Prejudice' opens in Kent
Kent State University's School of Theatre and Dance concludes its 2013-14 season with a stage adaptation of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice."
The classic novel was adapted by J.R. Sullivan and Joseph Hanreddy, and Hanreddy will direct the show as part of KSU's Roe Green Visiting Director Series. Set in early 19th century England, "Pride and Prejudice" portrays the period's class structures and social nuances through the sometimes tumultuous love story of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy.
It runs Friday through April 27 at E. Turner Stump Theatre, Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent. Show times are 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $16 for adults; $14 for Kent faculty, staff and Alumni Association members; $12 for senior citizens; $8 for non-Kent students and free for Kent students. For tickets or more information, call 330-672-ARTS.
'Civil War' filmmaker speaks at KSU
Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns will speak at Kent State University at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday as part of its Presidential Speaker Series.
Burns' work includes the acclaimed PBS series "The Civil War" and "Baseball." His work has won 12 Emmy Awards and received two Academy Award nominations. Projects currently in production include "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History," a seven-episode series scheduled for broadcast in the fall of 2014, as well as films on the Gettysburg Address, Jackie Robinson, the Vietnam War and the history of country music.
Tuesday's program will be in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center, Kent. A limited number of chairback seats will be available for $15. The rest of the seating is free and general admission, although tickets are required for admission and are available at kentstate.universitytickets.com.