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‘Mousetrap’ sets out to capture audiences

Trumbull New Theatre is a setting a trap with a proven favorite. The Agatha Christie mystery “The Mousetrap” opens Friday for a three-weekend run at the Niles community theater. It’s been staged there twice before (as part of the 1977-78 and 1996-97 seasons), but that’s nothing ...

Area Artists Annual winners announced

Justin Reese of Youngstown received best in show honors in the 81st Area Arts Annual exhibition, currently on display at the Butler Institute of American Art Trumbull Branch. Reese was recognized by juror Russell Maddick, professor emeritus from the art department at Youngstown State ...

Mail art show opens at YSU

The third High School Mail Art Show opens Monday at Youngstown State University’s Judith Rae Solomon Gallery in Bliss Hall. Mail art is an artistic movement focused on sending small-scale works through the postal service. It was developed in the 1950s as a means for artists to connect with ...

Tony winner plays Cleveland series

The Tony Award-winning musical “The Band’s Visit” comes to the Connor Palace for a three-week run as part of the KeyBank Broadway Series. The David Yazek-Itamar Moses musical is based on the 2007 film of the same name about what happens when the Egyptian Police Band is sent mistakenly ...

Indian musician plays Youngstown

Musicians Harsh Narayan from India and Joe Culley from Kent will perform Friday at the Calvin Center for the Arts. Narayan, who lives in Mumbai, is a leading sarangi player and performer of Hindustani classical music. His grandfather, Pandit Ram Narayan, brought the sarangi, a short-necked ...

Davis YMCA art show announces winners

More than 20 artists received awards in the But I Know What I Like art show, which runs through Nov. 17 at the Davis Family YMCA, 45 McClurg Road, Boardman. The show is open to artists in Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties and juried by nonprofessionals. This year, 140 artists ...

Rust Belt brings back ‘Rockin’ Horribles’

The musical comedy “The Rockin’ Horribles” returns to the Calvin Center on Friday for a three-weekend run. The Rust Belt Theater Company production written by Robert Dennick Joki and Josh Taylor made its debut last year. After crashing their car in a neighborhood on the “wrong ...

Youngstown Cantorum plays Canfield before New York City’s Carnegie Hall

The Youngstown Cantorum will give a fundraising concert Sunday at Canfield Presbyterian Church. It is a new ensemble, comprised mostly of Youngstown State University and Dana School of Music students who are members of the Dana Chorale. Hae-Jong Lee, an associate professor at YSU, ...

Stambaugh youth band gets $10K

The Monday Musical Club Fund of the Youngstown Foundation awarded a $10,000 grant to the Stambaugh Youth Concert Band. Since 2001, the band has provided extracurricular, high-quality music education and performance opportunities for outstanding young musicians, allowing them to expand ...

Method 8 group premieres ‘Mirrors’

Method 8 will premiere its newest film “Mirrors” at an event Sunday at the Holiday Inn, 7410 South Ave., Boardman. “Mirrors” was shot in Boardman and focuses on four people who find themselves looking in the mirror to find out what they truly want in life. It takes the audience on ...

Lit Youngstown hosts poets series

Poets Pamela Anderson and Steven Thomas will be featured at Lit Youngstown’s next First Wednesday Readers Series at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Soap Gallery, 117 S. Champion St., Youngstown. Anderson is a graduate of the Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts, which also awarded her a Bisbee ...

Chapel Concert Series starts at Boardman church

The first Chapel Concert Series event for 2019-20 is scheduled at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 119 Stadium Drive, Boardman. The concert will feature Sean Baran, pianist and organist at Boardman United Methodist Church; tenor William Ambert, director of music at ...

Dana orchestras play Stambaugh

The Dana Chamber and Symphony orchestras will perform Nov. 7 at Stambaugh Auditorium. Conducted by Stephen L. Gage and Joseph Kromholz, the concert celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Dana School of Music and of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture. The ...

Easy Street, YSO bring ‘South Pacific’ to Powers Auditorium

Easy Street Productions and the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra are back for an encore. The two arts organizations collaborated on a concert version of the musical “Guys & Dolls” that filled Powers Auditorium in February. This time they join forces to present one of the most beloved ...

LaMarca pens quiet, intense album with ‘Petra’

Petra means many things to Anthony LaMarca. It’s the name of the German shepherd LaMarca and his wife, Megan, have. The Youngstown musician, a 2017 Grammy winner for best rock album as a member of The War on Drugs, also chose it as the name of his latest album, released under the band name ...

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• ON SALE THIS WEEK • Country artist Josh Turner will play Packard Music Hall on Jan. 29. Tickets range from $28 to $78 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through Ticketmaster. • Donnie Iris & the Cruisers returns to the Mahoning Valley and makes its first appearance at the Robins ...

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Theater Local CALVIN CENTER, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown: Rust Belt Theater Company — “The Rockin’ Horribles,” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday through Nov. 16, $15 adults and $10 students and senior citizens. 330-507-2358. FAIRVIEW ARTS & OUTREACH CENTER, 4220 Youngstown Poland ...

Arts for SMARTS supports education

Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: l SMARTS will help groom the next generation of artists and art patrons on Friday by giving people a chance to bid for works by local and regional artists. Students Motivated by the ARTS will have its fourth Art for SMARTS fundraiser from ...

Hopewell presents ‘Evita’

This year is the 100th anniversary of Eva Peron’s birth and the 40th anniversary of the Broadway debut of “Evita,” the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice musical about the Argentine icon. Those anniversaries had less to do with Hopewell Theatre including the musical as part of its 2019-20 ...

Top Hat stages ‘Sister Act’

Top Hat Productions opens its 2019-20 season with the musical “Sister Act.” The musical comedy is based on the 1992 movie of the same name about Deloris Van Cartier, a club singer who witnesses a murder committed by her mobster boyfriend. After reporting the crime, she is sent into ...