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Trans-Siberian Orchestra dazzles with tour stop in Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN — It’s been doing this for 21 years now, but Trans-Siberian Orchestra proved to packed houses Friday it still has much more to offer fans — and even as some of the group’s founding members age, they have not missed a beat. More than two dozen new and seasoned musicians, ...

YSU’s ‘Cabaret’ is bold, impressive

YOUNGSTOWN — The musical “Cabaret” conjures images of the seedy Kit Kat Club, sultry dancers and decadence in the shadow of looming danger. Youngstown State University theater’s production of the John Kander / Fred Ebb / Joe Masteroff musical has all of that. But the element that may ...

Christmas movies feature local talent

’Tis the season for love stories set during the Christmas season, and two movies debuting this week will have a local flavor. Warren native Brooks Darnell, who was known as Brooks Darnell Rodgers when he was a 2000 Warren G. Harding High School graduate, is one of the stars of “A ...

TSO brings back ‘Christmas Eve and Other Stories’

Trans-Siberian Orchestra is returning to its roots with a new staging of the album that started it all. "Christmas Eve and Other Stories" sold more than 3 million copies and launched the holiday touring machine that has been seen by more than 16 million fans since 1999. TSO will make its ...

Local talent added to Robins opening event

Homegrown talent will be part of the lineup for the grand opening celebration of the Robins Theatre. Operatic soprano Cheryl Warfield, classical pianist Dana Kristina-Joi Morgan and blues / rock guitar player and singer Dennis Drummond have been added to the show headlined by retro swing / ...

‘Cabaret’ remains a timely musical

YOUNGSTOWN — The musical "Cabaret" takes place 90 years ago. That doesn't mean it's dated. "I think that 'Cabaret' is such a cautionary tale of what happens when people are distracted for a variety of reasons, whether they want to escape the hardships of life or economic hardships," said ...

Three Dog Night brings hits to Packard

Three Dog Night will be doing something in 2020 that it hasn't done in more than 40 years — releasing a new studio album. Even more surprising for a band best remembered for drawing on some of the best songwriters of the 1960s and '70s for its songs, at least half of the tracks on "The Road ...

Sidewalks, minimal living exhibits open at TAG

WARREN — Two exhibitions open today at Trumbull Art Gallery. The Warren gallery is the final stop for "Where Sidewalks End," which opened in August at Youngstown's Soap Gallery and also was displayed at the Random Acts of Artists Gallery & Art Emporium in Sharon, Pa. Two ...

Award-winning magician performs for Youngstown club

LEAVITTSBURG — A two-time world champion will headline the Youngstown Magic Club's Night of Comedy & Magic at LaBrae High School Auditorium. Canadian magician Shawn Farquhar has been featured on such television shows as "The X-Files" and "Highlander" as well as the films "Spooky House" ...

Entertainment briefs

Stambaugh presents Scooby-Doo stage show Tickets go on sale Friday for "Scooby-Doo! and The Lost City of Gold," a touring show coming to Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown at 7 p.m. May 6. Scooby-Doo and his meddling, mystery-solving friends will embark on a adventure to solve a brand new ...

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* ON SALE THIS WEEK * Brothers Chris and Rich Robinson are back together, and the Black Crowes will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its debut album, "Shake Your Moneymaker," with a tour that includes shows Aug. 1 at KeyBank Pavilion and Aug. 18 at Blossom Music Center. The band will play ...

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Theater Local CALVIN CENTER, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown: Rust Belt Theater Company — "The Rockin' Horribles," 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $15 adults and $10 students and senior citizens. 330-507-2358. FORD FAMILY RECITAL HALL, DeYor Performing Arts Center, 260 W. Federal St., ...

OWR showcases local talent with ‘Macbeth’

Opera Western Reserve production director David Vosburgh sees the primary role of the opera company as educational. "We take opera to the schools," he said. "We use students at YSU (Youngstown State University) in the chorus and in small roles. We give singers an opportunity to sing these ...

Vosburgh ends OWR tenure with ‘Macbeth’

For David Vosburgh, directing Opera Western Reserve's production of "Macbeth" is his gold watch. Vosburgh, who founded the opera company 15 years ago, will retire after next week's production. "It's time. After 75, you can't kid yourself, you're not 25 anymore," the 81-year-old ...

Vigil brings Denver’s music to Packard

WARREN — His future wife's mother was the first one to mention the resemblance. "I got out of high school, was growing my hair out a little longer, and she said, 'Yeah, he looks like John Denver," Ted Vigil said. That would have been in the early, mid-1980s. But it wasn't until 20 years ...

‘Drawer Boy’ opens at Playhouse

Like any director, Christopher Fidram always keeps an eye out for new projects. About a decade ago while doing research, he kept seeing a title he didn't recognize showing up on lists of the most produced plays — a Canadian comedy-drama called "The Drawer Boy." He ordered the script and ...

Canfield native dazzled in ‘South Pacific’

I spent the weekend going to see many of the events I previewed in last week's Ticket. Trumbull New Theatre's production of "The Mousetrap" got a full review in Sunday's paper, so I won't rehash it here, but the Agatha Christie mystery is very well done and runs for two more weekends. Don't ...

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* ON SALE THIS WEEK * Newsboys, which played Packard Music Hall in 2018, is coming to Stambaugh Auditorium on March 12 as part of its Greatness of Our God tour. Tickets range from $30 to $50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through Stambaugh. * Country singer and occasional actor Trace ...

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Theater Local CALVIN CENTER, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown: Rust Belt Theater Company — "The Rockin' Horribles," 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday through Nov. 16, $15 adults and $10 students and senior citizens. 330-507-2358. FAIRVIEW ARTS & OUTREACH CENTER, 4220 Youngstown Poland Road, ...

Cin Farina delivers ‘The Real Deal’

Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: • In some ways, “The Real Deal” is an album 45 years in the making. Youngstown vocalist Cin Farina said, “I’ve been a singer all my life. I’ve been performing around here for 45 years. I decided this is the time.” Farina, ...