Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment:
Area students are invited to design a T-shirt for David Grohl Alley.
The contest is open to all students in grades K-12. Michelle Mymo, one of the creators of the contest, said they wanted to have it open to all students, not just art students, to encourage as many children as possible to participate.
Participants are invited to create a one-color design that fits in a 12-by-12-inch square (the same size as an album cover). Those entering also are asked to write a 50-word essay on what inspired the design.
The first deadline for entries is May 30, and they can be submitted to the Art Outreach Gallery at Eastwood Mall in Niles, Record Connection in McKinley Heights or to their teachers.
Entries will be displayed at Fuzz Fest, planned for May 31 at the downtown Warren alley, and those attending will be able to vote for their favorites.
The winner will receive a $50 Eastwood Mall gift card and have his or her design featured on a T-shirt.
Complete details and entry forms can be found at the David Grohl Alley Scholarship Foundation's Facebook page.
Continuing the topic of contests, auditions will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday for the NEO Rising Star Singing Competition at CrawlSpace Concert Club, 34 South St., Girard.
Those accepted will compete on July 5 in a two-round competition: the first round based on audience response and the second round decided by a panel of judges.
The winner will receive $250 with cash prizes of $100 and $50 awarded for second and third place.
Singers are responsible for their own accompaniment - karaoke CD, keyboard, guitar (no bands). There is a $25 entry fee.
Applications and additional information can be found at www.neorisingstar.webs.com.
Trumbull Art Gallery will have its second Happy Hour painting class from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lime Tree in downtown Warren.
For the first class, participants painted Courthouse Square in the style of Pablo Picasso's "The Starry Night."
For Saturday's class they will paint the Warren Community Ampitheatre drawing inspiration from Wassily Kandinsky's amphitheater painting.
The cost is $20, which includes instruction and all paint supplies, including a canvas. Call 330-506-0080 or 330-395-4876 to register.
Volunteers are needed for the 16th Summer Festival of the Arts, scheduled July 12-13 at Youngstown State University.
Volunteers will help with such tasks as artist registration, information booths, hands-on activities for children, technical assistance at performance sites and the Festival of Nations international area. Various shifts are available for the two-day event. Each volunteer receives a festival t-shirt, cold water and reserved free parking.
Those interested in helping out on a worthwhile summer event can download a form at www.ysu.edu/sfa or contact coordinator Lori A. Factor by calling 330-941-2307.
Nearly 25,000 people turned out earlier this month for Dazzle the District and the unveiling of a massive outdoor chandelier at the intersection of East 14th Street and Euclid Avenue in the PlayhouseSquare district of downtown Cleveland.
I got a chance to check it out last week when I went to see "Jersey Boys," and it's an impressive sight.
It's also a world record holder. PlayhouseSquare has received confirmation from Guinness World Records that the 20-foot tall, 4,200-crystal piece has been certified as the World's Largest Outdoor Chandelier.
Andy Gray is the entertainment writer for the Tribune Chronicle. Write to him at firstname.lastname@example.org