YSU Jazz Ensemble 1 performs Monday
Youngstown State University’s Jazz Ensemble 1 will play a free concert at 8 p.m. Monday at Kilcawley Center’s Chestnut Room.
Directed by Kent Engelhardt, the ensemble will perform the music of Duke Ellington, Thad Jones, Bob Brookmeyer and Neal Hefti along with selections from the Great American Songbook, sung by Katelyn DeLadurantey.
Parking is available for a nominal fee in the Wick Avenue parking deck. For more information, call the Dana School of Music at 330-941-3636.
Carson will speak for YSU symposium
Tickets will be available starting Monday for a free lecture by Dr. Benjamin S. Carson for Youngstown State University’s Centofanti Annual Symposium.
Carson performed the first and only successful separation of craniopagus twins joined at the back of the head in 1987. He holds more than 60 honorary doctorates and hundreds of awards and citations. CNN and Time magazine named him one of the nation’s 20 foremost physicians and scientists in 2001. He is the author of five books, and Cuba Gooding Jr. played him in the TNT biofilm “Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story.”
He will speak at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown. Tickets will be available between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday at the Information and PC Lab in YSU’s Kilcawley Center. There is a limit of four tickets per person. For more information, call 330-941-3320.
Fundraiser scrapped for poor sales
“A Sweet Night Out,” a fundraiser planned for Nov. 8 at Stambaugh Auditorium, has been canceled due to low ticket sales.
Proceeds from the event would have benefited 30 Mile Meal.
Organizers hope to reschedule the event in the spring.
Stambaugh hosts ‘Downton Abbey’ preview
Western Reserve Public Media will present one-hour sneak review of season four of the popular PBS series “Downton Abbey” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown.
Season four of the program, which premieres on Jan. 5 on Western Reserve PBS (WNEO 45.1/WEAO 49.1), finds the aristocrats coping with last season’s shocking finale. Change is in the air as three generations of the Crawley family have conflicting interests in the estate. Paul Giamatti makes an appearance alongside the beloved returning ensemble, including Dame Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern, Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Jim Carter, Joanne Froggatt, guest star Shirley MacLaine and a host of others.
Admission is free, but tickets for admission are available at the Stambaugh box office. For more information, call 330-259-0555 or go to www.stambaughauditorium.com. Complimentary parking is available in the adjacent parking lot.
Conway makes Ghoulardifest appearance
Tim Conway will be the special guest as Ghoulardifest celebrates the 50th anniversary of Ghoulardi, the movie host character created by Ernie Anderson.
Conway worked with Anderson on the show before heading to Hollywood, where he worked on “McHale’s Navy,” “The Carol Burnett Show” and other television shows and movies. Conway will be interviewed by Cleveland native Dan O’Shannon, executive producer of “Modern Family,” at 2 p.m. Saturday. Those who worked with and followed Anderson including Big Chuck Schodowski, Lil John Rinaldi and Bob “Hoolihan” Wells – will be part of the event that includes screenings, trivia contests and live entertainment. The Take II Band will perform at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Ghoulardifest runs from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at La Villa Conference and Banquet Center, 11500 Brookpark Road, Cleveland. Admission is $15 each day for $30 for weekend pass. For more information, go to www.ghoulardifest.com.
‘Annie’ opens in Ashtabula
The musical “Annie” opens Friday for a three-weekend run at the Ashtabula Arts Center, 2928 W. 13th St., Ashtabula.
The show, recently revived on Broadway, is based on the comic strip “Little Orphan Annie” and features the songs “Tomorrow” and “It’s a Hard Knocks Life.” The cast includes Rebekah Altonen, Sarah Altonen, Ray Beach, Kayla Browning, Alexis Defreitas, Marti Milliken Dixon, Brittney Emerson, Jacob Emerson, Jarod Emerson, Kirsten Emerson, Jacob Fenner, Isabelle Fleming, Sophia Fleming, Molly Fortune, Jayson Gage, Sydney Gilbert, Bob Godfrey, Kimberly Godfrey, Elfaba Gustafson, Kiden Housel, Chris Kile, Hannah Kile, Jenean Kile, Kylie Klug, Ali Kiphart, Nick LaGrange, Sophia Licate, Lisa Lowery, Marcus Lowery, Stella Lowery, Allison Massaro, Lauren Massaro, Teegan Mcfadden, Tiffani Murphy, Lily Nagy, Angela Orr, Broden Orr, Evelyn Orr, Katie Peck, Sarah Riley, Amelia Sanford, Corrina Severino, Macy Seymour, Maxie Seymour, Daniel Sheldon, Julianne Sheldon, Katie Stouffer, Rachel Tackett, Tom Terbizan, Elizabeth Vacca and Emily Vagi.
Show times are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday through Nov. 17. Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for students and senior citizens and $11 for children ages 12 and younger. For reservations or more information, call 440-964-3396.
Lakeview Madrigal dinners celebrate 30 years
Tickets are on sale now for Lakeview High School’s Madrigal Feast and Concert, celebrating its 30th anniversary.
The high school cafeteria is transformed into a medieval castle for a dinner catered by DiLucia’s and entertainment by the Lakeview High School Madrigal and Advanced Women’s Choirs.
Performances are scheduled at 7 p.m. Dec. 6-7 and 5 p.m. Dec. 8. Tickets are $20 and can be ordered by calling 330-881-4834.
YSU club has Gatsby party
The Youngstown State University Ballroom Dance Club will have a “Gatsby” party from 7 to 10 p.m. today at Kuzmans, 1025 S. State St., Girard.
The evening will feature dancing to favorite swing, Latin and ballroom music as well as some Charleston fun.
The evening is open to the public, ages 18 or older. Admission is $5. For more information, call Kuzmans at 330-545-8521.
Ceramics shown at Bliss Gallery
The exhibition “Current Clay” opens Monday at Youngstown State University’s Bliss Gallery.
This collection of ceramic artwork has been created by YSU students taking ceramic art courses taught by Missy McCormick. The work includes unique and innovative solutions to project assignments as well as an experimental collaborative assignment. All of the work has been made in the last year.
The show runs through Nov. 8. A reception is planned from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 7 in the gallery. For more information, call 330-941-3701.
Youth theater presents ‘Sleepy Hollow’
The After School Players will stage “Legend of Sleepy Hollow” for three performances at the Garage Theater, 7206 Market St., Boardman.
The cast includes Johnny George, Brady Bizon, Sophie Salupo, Sarah Meade, Michael Appugliese, Chloe Housteau, Clark Hergenrother, Paige Brockway, Megan Brockway, D’Ella Heschmeyer, Aubri Ezzo, Millie Heschmeyer and Allie Sayhoun.
Show times are 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Nov. 1. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. For tickets or more information, call 330-518-4064.
Chorus plans racing fundraiser
The Stambaugh Chorus, billing itself as the Stamb-BOO Chorus for Halloween, will have a Night at the Races fundraiser Friday in the ballroom at Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown.
The event also will feature a costume contest, basket raffle, 50/50 raffle and a variety of games and sing-alongs.
Doors open at 6 p.m. with dinner provided by Scarsella’s at 6:30 p.m. and the races at 7 p.m. Admission is $15. For tickets or more information, call 330-509-9775.
Dana orchestra plays Stambaugh
The Dana Symphony Orchestra will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday at Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown.
Director John Wilcox will lead the orchestra in a program featuring Overture to “The Bartered Bride” by Bedrich Smetana, three Slavonic Dances (Op. 46, Nos. 1-3) by Antonin Dvorak, Smetana’s “Moldau,” Sir Edward Elgar’s “Enigma” – Variations (OP. 36) and Silvestre Revueltas’ “Sensemaya.”
Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for non-YSU students and senior citizens and free for anyone with a valid YSU ID. For more information, call the Dana School of Music at 330-941-3636.
Light talks Stones for Rock Hall
Alan Light, former editor in chief of Spin and Vibe magazines, will deliver the keynote lecture tonight at Case Western Reserve University for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s American Music Masters tribute to the Rolling Stones.
Light, a frequent contributor to the New York Times and Rolling Stone, is the author of “The Holy or the Broken: Leonard Cohen” and “Jeff Buckley and the Unlikely Ascent of ‘Hallelujah.'”
The lecture starts at 7 p.m. in Ford Auditorium, 11000 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. Admission is free and seating is general admission.
Jazz queen plays for Arts on Atlantic
Jackie Warren, dubbed Cleveland’s Queen of Piano Jazz, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday for Arts on Atlantic, a series of cultural programs offered by Christ Episcopal Church, 2627 Atlantic St. N.E., Warren.
Warren, who performs regularly at such Cleveland-area venues as the Velvet Tango Room and Nighttown, studied at Oberlin Conservatory and Cleveland State University. She has performed with such acts as David Fathead Newman, Benny Bailey, Clark Terry, Frank Morgan, Bobby Watson, Gerald Wilson, Jimmy Heath, Cano Estemera, Tony Vega, Percy Sledge, King Solomon, the Jazz Heritage Orchestra, The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra and the Afro Cleveland Orchestra.
Following the concert will be a reception in the garden with an exhibition featuring the work of local artists. Tickets are $15 and are available by calling 330-372-4998.
Artist shows ‘Human Condition’ series
The work of Steve Wishnewski will be featured in a solo show Saturday at Aaron Chine’s Guerilla Gallery, 160 N. Park Ave., Warren.
“The Human Condition” is a series of pieces relating to being human. The series covers from life to death with all of the fear, hope, heartbreak and social addictions in between. Wishnewski, who played bass in the band Rounding 3rd, painted a portrait of Dave Grohl at the Rock ‘n’ Art Alley Fest earlier this year that was auctioned by Trumbull Art Gallery.
The show runs from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free, and the show is open to adults ages 18 and older. A $50 deposit is required on all artwork purchases. An afterparty is planned at the Horseshoe Bar, 206 E. Market St., Warren.
Artist/psychic displays work in Brookfield
The work of artist/psychic/medium Darleen Storm will be featured at the Storm on the Valley Art Festival at Tiffany’s Banquet Center, 601 Bedford Road, Brookfield.
According to the artist, she allows spirit to channel energy through her hands to create oil paintings, and which paintings visitors are drawn to gives Storm insight into their lives and where they need spiritual guidance.
Admission is free. For more information, call 330-448-0778.
Concert feature organ works
The complete organ works of Maurice Durufle will be presented at 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Columba Cathedral, 159 W. Rayen Ave., Youngstown.
Durufle (1903-1986) was a prominent Roman Catholic composer in Paris and probably is best known for his Requiem Mass, which is based on Gregorian Chant melodies. The concert will feature guest artist H. Ricardo Ramirez, music director and organist at Chicago’s Holy Name Cathedral.
The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 330-744-5233.
Dana presents fall choral concert
The Dana School of Music will present a fall choral concert entitled “Mystery of Life: Birth to Death” at 8 p.m. Monday at St. Columba Cathedral, 159 W. Rayen Ave., Youngstown.
The concert will feature the YSU Dana Chorale, University Chorus, Symphonic Choir and the Dana Percussion Ensemble conducted by Hae-Jong Lee. Kathy Miller will accompany, and Marissa Knaub is guest harpist. The repertoire features selections representing birth and death from such composers as Tarik O’Regan, Benjamin Britten and Byron J. Smith.
A free will offering will be collected. For more information, call the Dana School of Music at 330-941-3636.
Sutliff program looks at Civil War quilts
“Quilts of the Civil War Era” will be the second program in the “Victorian Collections and Coffee” series at the Sutliff Museum, located on the second floor of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren.
Susan Catanzarito of Hilliards, Pa., who is a recognized quilter and authority on antique quilts, will speak. She will bring reproductions demonstrating the old quilt patterns as well as actual authentic 1860s era quilts to discuss. Because of space limitations, each attendee may bring just one quilt from his or her collection for Catanzarito to evaluate.
Coffee and pastries will be served at 9 a.m. Oct. 10, and the program will start about 9:45 a.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 330-395-6575.
Civil War documentary screens at library
The documentary “Chickamauga! High Tide in the West” will be shown at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Thomas Meeting Room of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, as part of the Sutliff Museum’s Civil War 150 Committee programming.
The battle of Chickamauga, in Georgia in the fall of 1863, has been called “Ohio’s Gettysburg” because so many Ohio soldiers lost their lives there. About 30 percent of the Union Army there were from Ohio, and many of them came from Trumbull County. In their honor, “Chickamauga” is inscribed on the Civil War monument in Warren’s Monument Park. Local historian and Civil War authority Wendell Lauth will talk about the battle and show photographs of the battlefield today.
Admission is free. For more information, call 330-395-6575.
Art show supports Rich Center
The 6th Art of Autism show/dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Enzo’s Restaurant, 2918 Elm Road N.E., Warren.
The art show will feature the work of Mauro DiVieste, Barry Burkey, James and Julia Shuttic and students from the The Rich Center for Autism.
Tickets are $30, and include dinner, wine and entertainment and runs until 10 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Rich Center. Tickets are available at the Rich Center at YSU, RD Banks Chevrolet and at the door the evening of the event. For more information, call 330-941-2047.
Bands play cancer fundraiser
Several area bands will perform Saturday at Leon’s Bar and Grill, 1111 Niles-Cortland Road N.E., Howland, to benefit Carolyn Tustin, who has been diagnosed with cancer.
The event runs from 2 to 8 p.m. and was organized by Ellie Kovell of the Take II Band, which will perform along with Roger Lewis and the Kynd, Roger Hatfield, Carmen Horvath, Wayne Cardarelli and the Voyage Jazz Band and Dan D’Alio. A pasta and meatball dinner will be available for a $10 donation.
Organizers also are looking for donated items for a Chinese auction. For more information, call Leon’s at 330-856-3627.
87th Gymanfa Ganu comes to memorial
The 87th annual Niles Gymanfa Ganu, a Welsh Hymn Sing, will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the McKinley Memorial, 40 N. Main St., Niles.
Geraint Wilkes – a native of Aberystwyth, Wales, who now lives in Milwaukee – will direct the event for the 23rd year. The concert also will feature performances by Ed Groves and the Shenango Valley Chorale.
A Te Bach (Welsh tea) will follow the concert. Admission is free, but a free-will offering will be taken to offset the cost of the concert and reception.
’50 Shades’ parody plays Powers
A parody musical inspired by the popular “Fifty Shades of Grey” books comes to Youngstown for a 7:30 p.m. show Saturday at Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St.
“50 Shades! The Musical” opens with a ladies’ book club deciding to read “Fifty Shades of Grey.” Through the members’ interpretations of the novel, the audience is led on a roller coaster ride of this unlikely bestseller. The show is full of dance numbers, a live backing band and 11 original songs, including “They Get Nasty” and “There’s a Hole Inside of Me.”
Tickets range from $25 to $49 and are available at the DeYor Performing Arts Center box office.
Cabaret show supports history center
Tickets are on sale now for a cabaret performance by Sweet & Pop as a fundraiser for the Tyler Mahoning Valley Historical Center, 325 W. Federal St., Youngstown.
Sweet & Pop features national cabaret artists Liz Rubino and John Paul Boukis as Little Betty Sweet from Cootchie Coo Cupcakes and ice cream truck driver Johnny Pop. Together they croon their way through nostalgic favorites like “The Candy Man,” vaudeville ditties from the Marx Brothers and tunes like “If I Knew You were Coming I’d have Baked a Cake.” The show is rated PG-13.
A dessert reception and cash bar starts at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at the center, and the cabaret show starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 and are available by calling 330-743-2589 or online at www.mahoninghistory.org.
Dana offers open house for potential students
Students considering attending Youngstown State University’s Dana School of Music are invited to a Fall Open House starting at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in Bliss Hall’s first floor lobby.
Students will have the opportunity to experience a day at Dana by meeting professors and current students and sitting in on vocal and instrumental ensemble rehearsals, recitals and other classes. Audition and admission information will be available as well as scholarship and financial aid materials.
Students should bring their musical instruments with them as there will likely be time to participate in a variety of ensemble rehearsals. No advance registration is necessary. Parking is free and available in the M1, Wick Avenue parking lot when students and parents identify themselves as open house attendees. For more information, call the Dana School of Music at 330-941-3636.
YSU grad shows work at Bliss Gallery
A reception is planned from 5 to 6:30 p.m. today at Youngstown State University’s Bliss Gallery in conjunction with the exhibition “Revealing the Unacknowledged” by YSU alumna Janna Wheeler.
Wheeler recently was accepted into an artist residency at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnston, Vt., beginning next May. Currently, she resides in Columbus, where she works as a production artist for Unit 70 Studios. Her artist statement reveals that she seeks out mundane, pre-existing scenes and objects as a foundation for her art, allowing her to explore the beauty found in textures, lights and shadows as well as to challenge her skills within the trompe l’oeil style.
The exhibition runs through Oct. 11. The reception is free and open to the public. For more information, call 330-941-3627.
Yambar’s Lawn-Con celebrates fourth year
Chris Yambar’s Lawn-Con: Free Comic Book Show returns to Youngstown for its fourth year as a grassroots celebration of all things comics, family fun and children’s literacy.
Special comic guests include Superman, Thor and Spider-Girl artist Ron Frenz; Donald Duck art team Pat and Shelly Block; Popeye, Munsters and Lost In Space creator George Broderick, Jr.; Hero By Night artist DJ Coffman; Zombie Bob creator Jimmy Proctor; Lamprey Boy artist Scott Hall; and My Demon Pony creator Heather Kreiter. The show also will include music by Phoenix Rising, ShiSho, McCabe and Baroque Monody; standup comedy by Jason Delfosse, and Dr. Ray Beiersdorfer’s Amazing Sideshow of Science.
A limited edition mystery comic will be sold with all proceeds benefitting First Book Mahoning Valley. The show runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 23 S. Hartford Ave., Youngstown. Admission is free. For more information, call 330-506-1991.