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Playhouse brings ‘Purple’ to Powers

YOUNGSTOWN — Trevail Maurice Smith made good use of the delays in directing “The Color Purple,” which Youngstown Playhouse originally planned to stage 16 months ago. “It really was a blessing,” he said. “It allowed me to sit and really deal with the things I hadn’t gotten to ...

Barns, bikes roll into the Butler

George Dombek has been painting barns for most of his life and currently has about 12 barn paintings in progress. Bicycles are a more recent inspiration, and one he doesn’t plan to revisit anytime soon. “I may never do another one,” the 77-year-old artist said during an interview from ...

Playwright Lowell Williams to attend Selah production

Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: ● Selah Dessert Theater will have a special guest in the audience for Friday’s performance of the romantic comedy “Talking to Starlight.” Playwright Lowell Williams will be in the audience and answer questions after the 8 p.m. ...

YSU announces lecture series

An Iron Chef, a Netflix marketing guru, CNN’s chief medical reporter and a well-known “Science Guy” will be part of the 2021-22 Youngstown State University Lecture series. Cleveland native Michael Symon comes to Youngstown as part of the Skeggs Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Oct. 7. Symon ...

Honoring German traditions

Trumbull County Historical Society’s Oktoberfest on the Square returns as an in-person event on Saturday, but a pick-up option also will be available. TCHS Director Meghan Reed said they waited longer than usual to announce the event, which runs from 4 to 8 p.m. on Courthouse Square in ...

YSU theater opens with ‘Almost, Maine’

The romantic comedy “Almost, Maine” will open 2021-22 theater season at Youngstown State University. It is the first of four productions planned for the main stage season. Written by John Cariani, “Almost, Maine” is a series of nine vignettes set in Almost, Maine, a place that’s ...