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Musicians make other plans without gigs

After Gov. Mike DeWine ordered bars and sit-down restaurants to close to lessen the spread of the coronavirus, some area musicians were asked about how the shutdown would affect them, what they would do during the break and what the crowds were like at their final gigs before the ...

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Ticket Window usually includes new concert announcements and their on-sale dates as well as concerts happening in the next 10 days. The only problem is there are no concerts happening over the next 10 days. However, there are a few shows slated to go on sale, and some of those postponed ...

Watching shows and thinking about viruses

Sunday night watching Blue Oyster Cult at the Robins Theatre, it wasn’t “The Reaper” I feared or “Godzilla.” Original member Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser proved he’s still a wizard on the electric guitar, whether he was playing by himself on “Buck’s Boogie” or trading ...

Area acts play for St. Baldrick’s

About 30 people will shave their heads to fight childhood cancer Saturday at Austintown Plaza. Local organizer Eric Broz set a goal of $15,000 this year, with proceeds benefiting the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, which funds childhood cancer research. He expects to hit, based on the pledges ...

Cartoonist talks at Trumbull Town Hall

Cartoonist Tom Toro will be the next speaker in the 2019-20 Trumbull Town Hall lecture series. Toro has had more than 200 of his cartoons appear in The New Yorker since 2010, and his work also has been published by Playboy, the Paris Review, the New York Times and American ...

Butler features Chicago cityscapes

Life is examined on a large scale in an exhibition opening Sunday at the Butler Institute of American Art. “Life Examined: The Impressionistic Realism of Sam Rosenthal” features cityscapes and other images by the Chicago-based artist. Butler Executive Director Louis A. Zona said he met ...

‘Miss Tuesday Night’ returns to Rust Belt

The Rust Belt Theater Company will bring back its original musical “Miss Tuesday Night” for a three-weekend run starting Friday. Written by Robert Dennick Joki and Josh Taylor, the musical chronicles the competition at “The most popular early-midweek drag queen pageant in the ...

Acclaimed organist plays Stambaugh

Organist Thomas Murray performs Sunday on Stambaugh Auditorium’s E.M. Skinner pipe organ. Murray served as university organist and professor of music at Yale University for nearly 40 years before retiring in 2019. Born in California in 1943, Murray studied with Clarence Mader at ...

FACT seeks art for Earth Day show

The Fine Arts Council of Trumbull County is seeking submissions for an art show celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. The show is open to artworks that raise awareness and appreciation and depict the natural beauty of the Earth’s environment. Up to five works per artist may be ...

Packard Band will play all-march program

Forget the NCAA Basketball Tournament. The W.D. Packard Concert Band is bringing its own kind of March Madness to Packard Music Hall this weekend. “March Mania” on Sunday will feature a concert program filled with marches, and each one will be conducted by a member of the band who also is ...

The Millennial Theatre Company presents ‘Shrek the musical’

WARREN — The Millennial Theatre Company finally has a big, bright, beautiful theater in which to create the “Big, Bright, Beautiful World” of “Shrek the Musical.” The Broadway hit based on the popular animated feature will be the first of five musicals MTC will stage in 2020 at the ...

AAC displays ‘Women’s Rights’

“Women’s Rights,” an exhibit focusing on women’s issues and suffrage, is on display through March at the Ashtabula Arts Center, 2928 W. 13th St., Ashtabula. Participating artists include Heather Denning, Sharon Konkoly, Nancy Nelson-Brotz, Shelby Kacludis, Bev O’Reilly, Diane ...

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• CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENTS THIS WEEK • Blink182 headlines the Four Chord Music Fest on July 11 at Wild Things Park in Washington, Pa., southwest of Pittsburgh. Other acts include The Used, State Champs, Four Year Strong, The Ataris, Hit the Lights, Sleep On It, Eternal Boy, Patent Pending, ...

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Theater Local CALVIN CENTER, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown: Rust Belt Theater Company — “Miss Tuesday Night,” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday through March 28, $15 adults and $10 students and senior citizens. 330-507-2358. ROBINS THEATRE, 160 E. Market St., Warren: “Shrek the ...

‘Hadestown,’ Moulin Rouge’ lead Cleveland lineup

Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: l Three of five shows nominated for best musical at last year’s Tony Awards, including the winner, will be coming to Cleveland as part of 2020-21 KeyBank Broadway Series. Next season’s lineup was announced during an event Tuesday at ...

‘Spitfire’ musical opens at TNT

Director Terri Gilbert thought the musical “The Spitfire Grill” would be a perfect fit at Trumbull New Theatre. Musically, the score by James Valcq and Fred Alley reminded her of the country-tinged songs in shows like “Honky Tonk Angels,” which was popular with TNT audiences. ...

‘Venus in Fur’ opens at Playhouse

David Ives’ two-character play “Venus in Fur” opens Friday for a two-weekend run in the Youngstown Playhouse’s Moyer Room. The plot involves Thomas, a beleaguered playwright and director who is desperate to find an actress to play Vanda, the female lead in his adaptation of the ...

After ‘Dead’ Riggs goes walking in LA

Chandler Riggs’ advice to those still playing the living among “The Walking Dead” is, “Don’t buy a house.” Riggs played Carl, the son of Deputy Rick Grimes, on the long-running AMC series that follows the human survivors of a zombie apocalypse. Cast at age 10, he’d been ...

Juried show at Soap Gallery

“Random Visions,” a juried exhibition presented by Random Acts of Artists, opens Friday at the Soap Gallery, 117 S. Champion St., Youngstown. William Mullane will be the juror for the exhibition, and monetary awards will be given to six of the participating artists. “Random ...

YSU hosts free jazz show today

The Jazz Septet and the Blues & Rock Ensemble will play a free concert at 7:30 p.m. today at Ford Theater in Youngstown State University’s Bliss Hall. The Jazz Septet, led by Dan Bruce, will feature vocals by Haley Tura and will perform music by Ornette Coleman, Antonio Carlos ...