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‘Madama Butterfly’ lands once more at Stambaugh Auditorium

Opera companies tend not to let “Madama Butterfly” flitter too far away before bringing it back again. “People like to see the ‘Carmens,’ the ‘Bohemes,’ the ‘Butterflies’ whenever they can,” said David Vosburgh, founder and production director of Opera Western Reserve, ...

Butler-Trumbull displays

Fourteen area artists received awards at the Butler Institute of American Arts’ 80th Area Artists Annual Exhibition. The show is open to artists who live in Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties in Ohio and Mercer and Lawrence counties in Pennsylvania. Works in all media are ...

WPO seeks Strings of Joy students

The Warren Philharmonic Orchestra is accepting applications for its Strings of Joy program, which provides free violin lessons for students in grades 3 to 7 in Trumbull County. The orchestra will loan each Strings of Joy student an age-appropriate violin and provide individual, 20-minute ...

TAG features local art as holiday gift idea

WARREN — Buying local is the mantra for those who want the best, most fresh food. Trumbull Art Gallery wants it to be the mantra for those who want the best, most original artwork. The downtown Warren gallery is filling its main gallery with members of Trumbull Area Artists, and Director ...

Method 8 presents holiday movie

Method 8 will premiere its latest film, “Pimbolton Park,” at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Holiday Inn, 7410 South Ave., Boardman. Written and directed by Method 8 founder Brian K. West, the film tells the story of a newly elected politician who is eager to bring jobs to a rundown city, but he ...

Dana Opera Ensemble holds concert

American composers will be the focus of the Dana Opera Ensemble concert this weekend. The ensemble is instructed and accompanied by Anthony Ruggiero and features Lindsay Heavner, Sara Eckenrode, Emilio Sanchez, Sarah Hunter, Geena Badalamenti, Alexander Kluchar, and Amanda Bertilacci. The ...

Students featured at McDonough

Two exhibitions featuring Youngstown State University art students open Friday at the McDonough Museum of Art. The Fall Graduating BFA Exhibition features the work of students who will graduate in December with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from YSU. It is an opportunity for students to ...

WCMA says hello to Farewell Angelina

When Farewell Angelina performs Tuesday at Packard Music Hall as part of the Warren Civic Music Associations’ 2018-19 season, the artist who inspired its name will be a half hour away. The female country quartet is named after a song by Bob Dylan, who will be performing at the Covelli ...

Know what you’re getting with Dylan

A couple of days after Bob Dylan played the Covelli Centre in 2012, I ran into a musician friend who was grousing about the show. “I can’t believe he didn’t play ‘Blowin’ in the Wind’,” he said. I asked, “Did you stay till the end?” Yes. “Blowin’ in the Wind” was ...

UK tribute act brings ‘Rumors,’ other Fleetwood Mac hits to US

Rumors of Fleetwood Mac is devoted to recreating the sound of that multi-platinum-selling band — at least to a point. Unlike the real Fleetwood Mac, the British tribute act didn’t fire its Lindsay Buckingham for its current tour and replace him with members of tribute bands for Crowded ...

Pulitzer winner drives into YSU

The Pulitzer Prize-winning play “How I Learned to Drive” opens Friday at Youngstown State University for a two-weekend run. Directed by Pat Foltz, Paula Vogel’s script is a warm, tragic, funny and perceptive memory play in which a young woman named Li’l Bit looks back on her warped ...

Joki brings back ‘Girl’ for fundraiser

The Rust Belt Theater Company will present two benefit performances of “I’m Not That Girl” this weekend. The musical revue features Rust Belt founder Robert Dennick Joki performing original and popular songs traditionally performed by women in a show that challenges gender norms. ...

Founders subject of TTH speaker

Political science professor Wendy Schiller will be the next speaker in the Trumbull Town Hall lecture series. Schiller’s topic will be “What Would the Founding Fathers Say About America Today?” as she explores whether the United States is the democratic republic that the founding ...

Guitar concert, master class at YSU

The Dana Guitar Ensemble will play a concert 7:30 p.m. today in Bliss Recital Hall. Members include Dan Mihelarakis, Nicholas Frank, Angela N. Buzzacco, Shaun McCune, Andy Pickard, Dan Paterson, Marco Morgione, Nico Morgione, Isaac Hraga, Gina Love and Ethan Lyons. They will perform music ...

Packard honors veterans

This year’s Veterans Day Tribute by the W.D. Packard Concert Band will fall on the date designed to honor those who served in the military. Sunday’s concert will be conducted by Loras John Schissel, conductor of the Blossom Festival Band since 1998. He regularly leads the Blossom ...

Tyler History Center hosts orchestra concert Sunday

Joseph N. Rubin’s Orchestra will perform “Over There: The Music of World War One” 2 p.m. Sunday at the Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St., Youngstown. The concert will transport audiences on a musical journey through popular music of the war years of 1914-18 — “Over There,” ...

Brett Newski takes less is more approach on ‘Life Upside Down’

Brett Newski is venturing into the more minimalist side of indie pop on his latest record, “Life Upside Down.” Newski (born Brett Wisniewski) said his latest band, No Tomorrow, a duo project with drummer / keyboardist Matt Spatola, lives only on what it needs. “I am a ...

Mahoning Valley Historical Society seeks volunteers

The Mahoning Valley Historical Society is looking for volunteers to help staff the Arms Family Museum during the “Memories of Christmas Past” exhibit. The exhibit has become a holiday tradition for families through the Valley. Volunteers are needed to help welcome visitors, and assist ...

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• ON SALE THIS WEEK • Elton John played what was supposed to be his final Cleveland concert last Saturday at Quicken Loans Arena. No need to fret for those who couldn’t there. John will return to the venue at 8 p.m. Nov. 11, 2019. Tickets range from $49.50 to $224.50 and go on sale at ...

Good Life Singers perform program about holidays

The Good Life Singers will present “Merry Mayhem and Holiday Hullabaloo!” 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Ashtabula Arts Center, 2928 W. 13th St., Ashtabula. The group, directed by Bridget Sherman, will explore the harried, chaotic, fun and family-filled events that come in the ...