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MacArthur fellowship winner closes Pipino series

Multi-instrumentalist and composer Tyshawn Sorey will close the 2020-21 Donald P. Pipino Performing Arts Series. Sorey, who received a MacArthur “Genius” fellowship in 2017, has been celebrated for his incomparable virtuosity, effortless mastery and memorization of highly complex scores, ...

Sutliff Museum presents program on Rankin House

Warren’s Sutliff Museum will present the final program in its “Nurturing Pathways to Freedom” digital lecture series at 2 p.m. Saturday. Betty Campbell and Howard McClain of the Rankin House will share stories about the Rev. John Rankin and his work with the Underground Railroad. They ...

Grammy winner will present guitar master class Friday for YSU

Grammy-winning guitarist and composer Bill Frisell will conduct a free master class on Friday. The event is underwritten by the Michael Family Trust “Robert W. Michael” Guitar Endowment and The Student Government Association of Youngstown State University. During a career that spans ...

Author booked for McGuffey lecture

Youngstown native Jackie Marino will talk about her book “Car Bombs and Cookie Tables” as part of William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society’s Memories of a Lifetime lecture series. Marino’s work has appeared in Cleveland Magazine, The Plain Dealer, The Christian Science Monitor, ...

WYSU-FM holds member campaign

WYSU-FM is conducting a monthlong donor and membership awareness campaign in place of its traditional spring membership drive. The station has provided music, news and public radio programming for northeast Ohio and western Pennsylvania for 51 years. Only one in 18 WYSU listeners currently ...

Painting, mixed media work featured

The art of Julie Cook will be on display through April at the Ashtabula Arts Center, 2928 W. 13th St., Ashtabula. Cook, who lives in Madison, mainly works in acrylics and mixed media. She enjoys experimenting with paint and products to see what new textures and techniques she can create. She ...

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Art ASHTABULA ARTS CENTER, 2928 W. 13th St., Ashtabula: Julie Cook exhibit, through April. Hours are noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. ashtabulaartscenter.org and 440-964-3396. BUTLER INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN ART, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown: “Dorothy ...

Yambar knew how to create — and sell

Picking the Mahoning Valley’s best visual artist is a fool’s errand. However, I feel safe in making one claim — no area artist was better at promoting his work than Chris Yambar. Yambar died over the weekend at the far-too-young age of 59 after a myriad health issues that left him ...

ROCK ON

Larry Hulst can tell you the best places to hide a 35 mm camera and a lens to get them past concert security. Most of Hulst’s photos that will be on display starting next week at the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown weren’t shot with a photo pass from the front of the stage. ...

MTC plans ‘A Killer Party’ online

After adapting two traditional on-stage musicals for online presentation, Millennial Theatre Company Director Joe Asente picked a show created with pandemic restrictions in mind for its third, and hopefully last, online production. That doesn’t mean “A Killer Party: The Musical” was ...

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Contest promotes four area wineries The Ohio Wine Producers Association is spotlighting four wineries near state Route 11 in April. Participants who visit Country Porch Winery in Cortland, Greene Eagle Winery in Green, Emerine Estates in Jefferson and Stable Winery in Andover during April ...

Poets share work at reading

Poets Grace Curtis of Dayton and Laura Grace Weldon of Litchfield will read from their work at Lit Youngstown next First Wednesday Reading Series event. Curtis is the author of three collections of poetry, “Everything Gets Old,” “The Shape of a Box” and “The Surly Bonds of Earth.” ...

Butterflies return to botanical garden

Return of the Butterflies opens Saturday at the Cleveland Botanical Garden. More than 600 new emerged butterflies can be seen in the garden’s Costa Rica biome. The species of butterfly include eliconius melpomene (Postman), caligo eurilochus (Giant Owl), dryas julia (Julia Longwing), ...

Dana presents online Fiddle Day

Staff report Dana School of Music will host a Fiddle Day on April 10 online. The event was created by Dana violin lecturer Wendy Case and the Youngstown State University Strings Guild to showcase the various forms of music created by the fiddle. Celtic, klezmer and chop techniques will be ...

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Art BUTLER INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN ART, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown: “Dorothy Churchill-Johnson: Pattern and Realism, In Search of the Big Picture,” through May 30; “Front Row Center: Icons of Rock, Blues and Soul,” Tuesday through June 27. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through ...

Eastwood Field to host comedian

NILES — Comedian Preacher Lawson will perform May 13 at Eastwood Field as part of the Ballpark Comedy Tour. Lawson is best known for his appearance on season 12 of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” where he was a finalist. He later was invited to appear on “America’s Got Talent: The ...

Robins Theatre books blues show

WARREN — Louisiana blues guitar player Tab Benoit is slated to be the first concert at the Robins Theatre in more than a year. Benoit will perform at 8 p.m. May 28 at the downtown Warren theater. While the venue has hosted Trumbull New Theatre productions and movies during the pandemic, ...

‘Nobody’ can deny this movie is bloody fun

From a quick look at the trailer, “Nobody” could be a reimagining of “Breaking Bad” where Saul Goodman goes into the witness protection program with Mike Ehrmantraut’s skill set. It’s so much more. The “nobody” that Bob Odenkirk plays could dispatch the killer grandpa of ...

Gray Areas: Cleveland celebrates Stanley’s legacy

Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: • The city of Cleveland today will honor Michael Stanley, who died earlier this month. Today would have been his 73th birthday, and Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson declared it Michael Stanley Day in the city. A ceremony is planned at ...

Sounds of Spring: Dana Ensemble debuts with jazz, pop concert

Dave Morgan called it “a big loss to my soul” not being able to play with other musicians and perform for the live audience for the last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “It’s like I’ve been living in a cocoon for a year,” the Youngstown State University professor and double ...