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Benise will heat up Packard Music Hall with ‘Fuego!’

As a street musician in Los Angeles, Benise got immediate feedback on what caught a listener’s attention. “If you don’t get someone to stop as they’re walking by, you’re not making money, you’re not eating, you’re not paying rent,” he said during a telephone interview. ...

Benise will heat up Packard Music Hall with ‘Fuego!’

As a street musician in Los Angeles, Benise got immediate feedback on what caught a listener’s attention. “If you don’t get someone to stop as they’re walking by, you’re not making money, you’re not eating, you’re not paying rent,” he said during a telephone interview. “You ...

‘The Simpsons’ live on in post-apocalyptic ‘Mr. Burns’

“The Simpsons” is in its 30th season on television (longer if counting its original incarnation on “The Tracey Ullman Show”). More than a generation has no memory of a world in which the animated series didn’t exist. And if “Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play” is right, those ...

‘The Simpsons’ live on in post-apocalyptic ‘Mr. Burns’

“The Simpsons” is in its 30th season on television (longer if counting its original incarnation on “The Tracey Ullman Show”). More than a generation has no memory of a world in which the animated series didn’t exist. And if “Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play” is right, those ...

Gray Areas: Beer Fest highlighted local brewers

Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: • The Youngstown Craft Beer Fest at Austintown Plaza last Friday was a great time as always. Held in the tent that will host O’Donolds’ St. Patrick’s Day festivities this weekend, the event gave attendees a chance to sample more ...

‘Chapter Two’ cast delivers comedy and drama

NILES — What happens when you meet the perfect person at a less-than-perfect time? Writer George Schneider and soap opera actress Jennie Malone immediately click on the telephone. The banter comes quickly and cleverly, as if penned by Neil Simon. But Jennie is recently divorced and dreads ...

Packard program features Irish music, dancers

Dancers and guest artists will join the W.D. Packard Concert Band for a St. Patrick’s Day performance. Leading the band will be frequent guest conductor Jesse Leyva, director of bands and an associate professor of music at Kent State University, where he conducts the KSU Wind Ensemble and ...

Trumbull students exhibit at TAG

WARREN — The Trumbull County Educational Service Center art show opens Sunday at Trumbull Art Gallery, 158 N. Park Ave. The show will feature the work of students in grades K-8. The exhibition runs through March 28, and a closing reception is scheduled 5 to 7 p.m. March 28. For more ...

Cave Twins bring sweet harmonies

Despite what the press bio claims, David Mayfield and Abby Rose of Cave Twins are not identical twins separated at birth. However, listening to their harmonies on the Cave Twins’ debut album, “Best Friends for Now,” they have that sweet, perfect blend that music fans associate with ...

TTH features Broadway press agent

Veteran press agent Susan L. Schulman will be the next speaker in the 2018-19 Trumbull Town Hall lecture series. In her 30-plus years as a theatrical press agent, Schulman has worked on such productions as “Applause” (starring Lauren Bacall), “Death of a Salesman” (George C. Scott), ...

Beer judging joins pizza at Slice of the Valley

Slice of the Valley was so successful last year, it caused a traffic jam on Belmont Avenue and overflowed the parking lots at the Metroplex Expo Center in Liberty. Rob Berk, event chair for the Warren Rotary event, said remodeling at the venue will increase the capacity inside the Metroplex. ...

TAG offers slate of art classes

Tribune Chronicle Registration is open for April classes at Trumbull Art Gallery. The schedule includes: • Fused Glass Jewelry — One-day class from 12:30 to 2:20 p.m. April 16 ($45 for TAG members and $50 for non-members) • Moscato, Massage & Masterpiece — Wine, massage and ...

Deaf theater workshop is offered

CHAMPION — A free workshop on improvisational techniques for deaf theater is scheduled 1 to 4 p.m. March 23 in the student union at Kent State University at Trumbull, 4314 Mahoning Ave. NW. Joey Caverly will facilitate the workshop. He is an improv veteran, an actor who has appeared on ...

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• ON SALE THIS WEEK • A triple bill of Nelly, TLC and Flo-Rida will play amphitheaters this summer, including KeyBank Pavilion on Aug. 8 and Blossom Music Center on Aug. 15. Both shows go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through Live Nation. • 311 and Dirty Heads team up for a co-headlining ...

YSU summer festival seeks artists

Youngstown State University is accepting artist applications for its 21st Summer Festival of the Arts on July 13-14. Last year more than 85 artists were selected for the juried fine art show. The early deadline for applications is April 1, although applications will be accepted until the show ...

Cortland native exhibits at UA

The work of Cortland native Jennifer Vanderpool is on display at the University of Akron’s Emily Davis Gallery as a companion exhibition to her current show at the Tyler History Center in Youngstown. “Untold Stories: The Forgotten Underclass in Rust Belt Urban Renewal” identifies ...

Matinee

Starts Friday CAPTIVE STATE: Not reviewed It’s 10 years after an alien invasion. In this sci-fi tale starring Vera Farmiga, Machine Gun Kelly and John Goodman, some are working with the invaders and others still are fighting them. (Rated PG-13 for sci-fi violence and action, some crude ...

Calendar

Theater Local BADGER SCHOOLS, 7119 State route 7, Kinsman: “Peter Pan,” 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, $8 adults and $5 students and senior citizens. KENT STATE UNIVERSITY AT TRUMBULL, 4314 Mahoning Ave. NW, Champion: “Mr. Burns, a Post Electric Play,” 7:30 p.m. ...

Illness doesn’t stop band from dazzling

When we talked last week, Jerry Douglas was nursing the start of a cold that he was hoping wouldn’t get worse. He didn’t get his wish. Flying from Ireland to Jamaica, spending time on airplanes and cruise ships, and then getting on a tour bus and heading to snowy northeast Ohio all in ...

Fiddler joins YSO for Irish music program

A founding member of Celtic Woman will join the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra on Saturday for a celebration of Irish music. Mairead Nesbitt was the fiddler for Celtic Woman from its inception in 2005, and she had the longest tenure in the ensemble, leaving in 2016 to pursue solo projects. ...