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TAG displays annual juried show

Trumbull Art Gallery’s annual juried photography show opens Saturday. “Photo 2020” was open to original images in all photographic mediums and formats by artists of all ages. Juror Dr. W. Gordon selected 103 photographs from 56 artists out of of the 141 pieces entered by 59 artists. ...

YSU invites HS musicians to Jam

The Youngstown State University Pep Band invites high school musicians to join it on Jan. 25 for “Jam the Gym” as the men’s basketball team takes on the Phoenix of Green Bay at Beeghly Center. High school students in grades 9 through 12 are invited to perform with the YSU Basketball ...

Art on Park hosts journal workshop

A workshop on “The Stories We Tell: An Introduction to Altered Books and Visual Journaling” will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Art on Park, 180 N Park Ave, Warren. Mary K. Riley will teach participants how to deconstruct and prepare books for the new stories they will tell. ...

Westminster faculty play concert

Westminster College School of Music faculty members Tim Winfield, trumpet, and Nancy DeSalvo, piano, will play a recital in conjunction with the release of their album “Landscapes and Shorts.” The album features four world-premiere recordings of commissioned compositions, including one ...

Someplace Safe plans fundraiser

Tickets are on sale now for the first Evening with Dueling Pianos: Melodies of Hope, a fundraiser for Someplace Safe, Trumbull County’s only domestic violence shelter. The event will run from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 29 at Avalon Grand Resort, 9519 E. Market St., Howland. Tickets are $40, and ...

Dance party to benefit animal rescue

Tickets are on sale now for “Bow Wow Boogie,” a benefit dance party at Rolling Mills Bar & Grill, 1025 S. State St., Girard, for Every Dog Matters Rescue. The event will feature live music by The Vegas Band from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Feb. 8 along with a dance lesson from 6:50 to 7:30 p.m. ...

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• CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENTS • Volbeat, Clutch and The Picturebooks will play a 7 p.m. show May 5 at the Covelli Centre. Tickets range from $29.50 to $69.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through Ticketmaster. • Rob Thomas wasn’t lying when he said last summer at the Youngstown ...

Hoyt exhibits Pittsburgh artist

The work of Pittsburgh artist Lauren Scavo-Fulk is featured in an exhibition at the Hoyt Center for the Arts, 124 E. Leasure Ave., New Castle, Pa. “Locality” features landscape drawings that examine the connection between one’s consciousness and the surrounding environment, ...

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Theater Local FAIRVIEW ARTS & OUTREACH CENTER, 4220 Youngstown Poland Road, Youngstown: Top Hat Productions — “Mangia,” 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday through Feb. 2, $27.50 adults and $25.50 senior citizens for dinner-theater production. www.brownpapertickets.com ...

TAG offers February classes

Registration is underway for four February classes offered by Trumbull Art Gallery. Classes include: • Design, Composition and Critique Workshop — Class exploring design elements and compositional problems meets from 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 4-7. (cost is $45 for TAG members and $50 non-members ...

Lisa Lampanelli mixes jokes with emotion in ‘Losin’ It’

WARREN — Advertising is built on the concept that it takes multiple “impressions” for the public to grasp an idea or embrace a new product. Clearly, some in the audience Friday at the Robins Theatre for Lisa Lampanelli hadn’t gotten the message that she’d abandoned her insult comedy ...

Castellano leaves final reminder of talents

Frank Castellano and I were supposed to talk last month. Castellano had just received copies of his CD “Roll On,” the first collection of original songs released by the guitar player extraordinaire. The day I called to set something up, he went into the hospital. I talked to Jim ...

TNT takes another trip to ‘Tuna’

Trumbull New Theatre will take audiences “Deep in the Heart of Tuna” to start 2020. The play, which opens Friday for a three-weekend run, draws from previous installments in the “Greater Tuna” series of comedies written by Ed Howard, Joe Sears and Jaston Willams and focuses on the ...

Watercolor Society show opens at Soap Gallery

An exhibition featuring the work of the Mahoning Valley Watercolor Society opens Friday at The Soap Gallery, 117 S. Champion St., Youngstown. The Mahoning Valley Watercolor Society was founded in 1982 by 11 area artists with the goal to encourage local watercolor painters. The society ...

Local historian to speak on Cafaro at Kravitz’s Deli

Local author and historian Tom Welsh will talk about his research on William Cafaro for the next William Holmes McGuffey Society program. Welsh is the author or co-author of four books on local history — “Strouss: Youngstown’s Dependable Store,” “Classic Restaurants of ...

Play illuminates veterans’ problems

For 23 years, Scott Mann fought for his country as a Green Beret. Now he’s fighting for his fellow soldiers and their families. Mann, who retired as a lieutenant colonel, wrote and stars in the play “Last Out: Elegy of a Green Beret,” which will be staged Saturday and Sunday at ...

ICP’s ‘Gathering of Juggalos’ returning to Nelson Ledges

After a 15-year absence, the “Gathering of the Juggalos” is returning to Nelson Ledges Quarry Park. The annual festival organized by the rap duo Insane Clown Posse brought 8,000 to 10,000 fans to the campsite and concert venue off state Route 282 in Portage County from 2003 to 2005. It ...

Packard Band opens season

WARREN — The Bravura Woodwind Quintet will join the W.D. Packard Concert Band for its first performance of the new year. The quintet — Monica Meffan, flute; Rebecca L. Bickel, oboe; Carol Childers, bassoon; Albert Colella, clarinet; and James Scanga, French horn —will perform Robert ...

YSU displays Scholastic Art Awards show

Student work from four counties is on display at Youngstown State University in the 2020 Northeastern Ohio Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition. The work will be displayed through Jan. 29 at the Judith Rae Solomon Gallery and on the art department fourth floor in Bliss Hall. The Scholastic Art ...

Lampanelli loses weight … and old persona

It sounds like the premise of the Funny or Die short — Lisa Lampanelli as a life coach. Instead of uplifting encouragement, the woman once known as “the Queen of Mean” would pummel her clients with a nonstop barrage of insults. That’s the old Lampanelli. A regular on Comedy ...