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Trumbull New Theatre finds temporary home at Robins

Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: • Trumbull New Theatre has called Niles home since 1957, but it will return to it Warren roots, at least for its next production. TNT will stage the thriller “Wait Until Dark” at the Robins Theatre in November. “I’m pretty ...

Playhouse announces spring 2021 season

Youngstown Playhouse has three big musicals scheduled for its planned return to live theater in spring 2021. According to board President Dr. John Cox, “I believe adversity can create opportunity. Although our stages are dark during the COVID-19 public health crisis, there is an incredible ...

‘Antebellum’ film fails as a horror-thriller

For the first 40 minutes, “Antebellum” looks like a bad Civil War movie. Everything is too clean, the occasional bit of dialogue sounds too modern for the 1860s and the villains are almost cartoonish in their cruelty. Those first 40 minutes don’t feel like the 1860s because they ...

Stambaugh screens ‘Phantom’ in-person, online

Silent horror films with live organ accompaniment have been an October tradition at Stambaugh Auditorium. The tradition will continue, but this year as a hybrid event designed both for those want to watch it live and those who would prefer to livestream it at home. The 1925 version of ...

The Eagles tribute band 7 Bridges booked at Robins

WARREN — The Eagles tribute band 7 Bridges regularly draws thousands of fans for its annual appearance at the Warren Community Amphitheatre for River Rock at the Amp. The band will play for about 200 people when it comes to the Robins Theatre, 160 N. Park Ave., Warren, for a concert at 8 ...

Playhouse offers children’s classes

Youngstown Playhouse Youth Theatre will take its weekly acting classes online with courses for three age groups beginning Saturday. “Imagination Creation” at 10 a.m. is designed for children ages 5 to 8. Ann-Marie Lowerre leads the introductory class that explores all aspects of the ...

Photography, painting shows opening at Butler

YOUNGSTOWN — What Ansel Adams did for the Amercian West, Clyde Butcher does for the Florida Everglades. Large-scale black-and-white photographs featuring the unique geography and horticulture of southern Florida are featured in an exhibition opening Sunday at the Butler Institute of ...

Weather, virus could make for an unpredictable fall

After a very warm and pretty dry summer, some people may have forgotten — we live in northeast Ohio. Fall is 10 days away. We’re approaching that time of year when the highs could be in the 70s ... or the 50s. And no matter how warm it gets during the day, the temperatures can plummet ...

New drive-in tour rescues Williams’ concert plans

Zach Williams originally had about 130 concerts on his 2020 schedule. He’s played seven dates since Thanksgiving. “I’m not wired to sit at home,” the Grammy-winning contemporary Christian artist said from his home in Spring Hill, Tenn. “It’s tough to feel like you’re not doing ...

‘Broken Hearts’ is heart-warming and funny

The romantic comedy genre could use a 21st century Nora Ephron. It may have found her with writer-director Natalie Krinsky. Krinsky, who has written for “Gossip Girl” and “Grey’s Anatomy” on television, makes her feature writing and directing debut with “The Broken Hearts ...

Duo opens Dana Alumni series

The opening concert of the Dana Alumni Recital Series will be available online beginning Saturday. The performance, recorded at the McDonough Museum of Art, will feature Caitlin Hedge, violin, and Dave Lynn, guitar. Hedge, who earned her master’s degree in music in 2017, and Lynn, who ...

Program to be on pre-made housing

Preservation of the nation’s first pre-fabricated industrial workers’ planned community is the topic of the next William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society program. Tim Sokoloff, a Struthers native, will discuss his efforts to preserve the pre-casted concrete historic housing complex ...

Virtual comedy show on Friday

Youngstown Studio will produce, record and stream a virtual comedy show featuring regional performers. Scheduled acts include Michael Copenhaver, Uncle Butter, Jon Huff, Will Hopkins, Steve Anderson, Evan Michael Kackley and Andrew Lucas. Youngstown Studio Comedy Night will be streamed ...

New guidebook features museum

Salem’s Burchfield Homestead Museum is featured with 44 artists’ spaces in the “Guide to Historic Artists’ Homes & Studios: A Program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.” Author Valerie A. Balint worked with the Burchfield Homestead Society board on the ...

Ursuline seeks women artists

Ursuline College in Pepper Pike is seeking submissions for the exhibition “The New Masters 2: Women Artists of Northeast Ohio,” which will be on display Nov. 6 through Jan. 29 at its Florence O’Donnell Wasmer Gallery. Cash awards of $2,800 are available for the juried show. Artists ...

Members’ show replaces TAG Annual

WARREN — Doing the TAG Annual, Trumbull Art Gallery’s juried exhibition, didn’t make sense during a pandemic. Gallery Chair William Mullane said, “People have to bring their work in. They have to come back if it isn’t chosen. A juror has to come in. There are entry fees, exchanging ...

Eicher plans concert for church

This week JD Eicher normally would be coming down from the high of his annual JD’s Summer Songfest in downtown Youngstown, one of the many music festivals and concerts canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “(Last week) normally would have been a big hustle, getting everything together ...

Southern Park Mall announces outdoor concert series

Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: • Southern Park Mall will host three drive-in concerts in its parking lot next weekend. College Night on Sept. 10 will feature the bands RDNA and No Funk No Justice. Country Night on Sept. 11 includes Chris Higbee and Northern Whiskey. ...

BWR director ready for challenges

New jobs come with new challenges. When the new job is leading a ballet school during a pandemic, that changes all the norms of live performance and dance instruction, those challenges are multiplied. Cate Greyjoy, new artistic director of Ballet Western Reserve, doesn’t talk like ...

Sponsors needed mural project

Artist Bob Barko Jr. along with Strollo Architects, Youngstown CityScape and Leadership Mahoning Valley are seeking sponsors for a downtown Youngstown mural project. A vinyl replica of Barko’s 32-foot-by-6-foot “Here in Youngstown” mural will be installed on West Federal Street next ...