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YSU summer fest seeks volunteers

YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown State University is seeking volunteers for its 21st YSU Summer Festival of the Arts. Volunteers are needed for artist registration, information booths, in the children’s hands-on art tent and for technical assistance at performance sites and at the Festival of ...

Good Life Singers plan concert

ASHTABULA — The Good Life Singers will present its spring choral concert “Water Works” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ashtabula Arts Center, 2928 W. 13th St. The program includes music inspired by water in all its forms, including rain, clouds, rivers, and the sea. ...

Magical ‘Matilda’ comes to Easy Street

Being first has its advantages and its disadvantages. Easy Street Productions will be the first theater company in Ohio to stage “Matilda the Musical” when it opens Friday at Powers Auditorium. The Tim Minchin-Dennis Kelly musical, based on a novel by Roald Dahl, won five Tony Awards and ...

Bennett keeps singing at 92

Most singers get a lifetime achievement at the end of their careers. Tony Bennett still is singing 18 years after receiving a lifetime achievement Grammy Award. The 92-year-old singer will perform a Mother’s Day concert at Packard Music Hall. That Grammy is one of 19 Bennett has ...

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• ON SALE THIS WEEK • Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Daryl Hall and John Oates will perform 7:30 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Covelli Centre with G. Love & Special Sauce opening. Tickets range from $59.50 to $129.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at the arena’s Southwoods Health ...

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Theater Local CALVIN CENTER, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown: Rust Belt Theater Company — “Madhouse,” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday through May 25, $15 adults and $10 students and senior citizens. 330-507-2358. POWERS AUDITORIUM, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown: Easy Street Productions — ...

Hall & Oates booked at Covelli Centre in August

YOUNGSTOWN — Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Daryl Hall and John Oates will perform Aug. 21 at the Covelli Centre. The duo’s long list of No.-1 singles include “Rich Girl,” “Kiss on My List,” “Private Eyes,” “I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do),” “Maneater” and ...

Avengers assemble for Free Comic Book Day

Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: l The Avengers dominated movie theaters last weekend, and the superheroes will make a free appearance this weekend at comic book stores nationwide. Saturday is the 18th Free Comic Book Day, an event created to promote the hobby and attract ...

‘Painting Churches’ ends Selah season

The drama “Painting Churches” closes Selah Dessert Theater’s 2018-19 season. The play, written by Tony Award nominee Tina Howe, examines the personal dynamics of the Church family of Boston. Fanny and Gardner Church are packing up their Boston home and moving to their smaller summer home ...

‘Lion King Jr.’ show opens in Boardman

The Oakland Center for the Arts and its Kids First Initiative will stage “Disney’s The Lion King Jr.” starting Friday for a two-weekend run. The musical is based on the Broadway hit of the same name and was created and released by Disney to be performed by children. The stage ...

Artists draw on the Force for ‘Star Wars’ show

Not so long ago in a gallery not so far away, the idea was born for a “Star Wars”-themed art show. “We talked about doing either a Star Wars or Marvel show,” said James Shuttic, director of the Fine Arts Council of Trumbull County. “Barry Burkey realized that May 4th, Star Wars ...

TAG plans spring open house event

A spring open house is planned 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Trumbull Art Gallery, 158 N. Park Ave., Warren. The event will include an arts and crafts market with local artists selling their work and demonstrating their talents. TAG Underground, the gallery’s educational area, will be ...

‘Ancient Ink’ uncovered at Butler Institute of art

“Ancient Ink,” a photography exhibition featuring the work of Mark Perrott, opens Sunday at the Butler Institute of American Art. Perrott has documenting tattooed Americans since first capturing the subjects at Island Avenue Tattoo in Pittsburgh in 1979. Since then he has spent the past ...

Strand of Oaks finds new studio approach with MMJ

Timothy Showalter was no stranger to the recording studio. He’d released six albums under the name Strand of Oaks since 2009. Some of them earned gushing praise from websites like Consequence of Sound, Pitchfork, Stereogum and The AV Club, and “Heal” made many of their lists of 2014’s ...

Turner and band makes music great again

Frank Turner was sure someone would beat him to the punch. Appropriating a slogan like “Make America Great Again” and twisting it is the kind of thing punks have been doing for decades, at least since the Sex Pistols and “God Save the Queen.” Turner shot a video for the song last ...

Harding hosts Warren City Schools art show

The Warren City Schools District Art Show runs from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Warren G. Harding High School, 860 Elm Road NE, Warren. The show includes work by students from all four PK-8 schools in the district as well as the high school. Award winners will be announced at 6 p.m. ...

‘Addams Family’ haunts local stage

The creepy and kooky “Addams Family” has been a familiar sight on local stages. Kent-Trumbull Summer Stock in Champion, Youngstown State University and Crown Theater Productions in Columbiana all have staged the Andrew Lippa / Marshall Brickman / Rick Elise musical in the last year, and ...

TNT makes changes

Trumbull New Theatre will add a second matinee performance for its 2019-20 season, and a new option for season ticket holders to make reservations easier. TNT only has had one public matinee on the final Sunday of a show’s three-weekend run. The lone matinee has been selling out in advance, ...

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• ON SALE THIS WEEK • Muddfest will play the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre at 5 p.m. Aug. 11. The hard rock lineup features Puddle of Mudd, Saliva, Trapt, Sponge and Tantric. Tickets start at $25 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at the Covelli Centre’s Southwood Health box office ...

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Theater Local TRINITY FELLOWSHIP CHURCH, 4749 South Ave., Boardman: Oakland Center for the Arts / Kids First — “The Lion King Jr.,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 Sunday through May 12, $15 adults and $5 students. 330-406-0606. TRUMBULL NEW THEATRE, 5883 Youngstown Warren ...