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Venues line up country stars

Tribune Chronicle Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean will play Blossom Music Center and KeyBank Pavilion this summer as part of the amphitheaters’ Country Megaticket concert series. Six concerts will be offered at Blossom in Cuyahoga Falls, while KeyBank Pavilion in ...

YouTube stars hit the road

Being friends with Scott Bradlee changed Robyn Adele Anderson’s career and her look. Anderson is one of the original voices with Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, a collective of singers and musicians gathered by Bradlee, who rearranges contemporary songs in vintage styles to create ...

Cortland native shows history through art, community narrative

YOUNGSTOWN — Jennifer Vanderpool has no memory of Youngstown as a thriving steel town. The Cortland native and 1989 Lakeview High School graduate would have been starting elementary school when Youngstown Sheet and Tube announced the closing of its Campbell Works on Sept. 19, 1977, a date ...

Lords bring ‘More Rock Than Billy’ to Youngstown

Lords of the Highway returns to the Mahoning Valley with a new album. Well, “More Rock Than Billy” will be new for fans, if not the musicians, when LOTH performs Saturday at Westside Bowl with Turbo Lovers and Bar Trash. “We recorded it almost two years ago and sat on it,” frontman ...

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• ON SALE THIS WEEK • Hotel California, which bills itself as the original Eagles tribute band, will perform at 7 p.m. April 29 at Packard Music Hall. Tickets start at $45 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through Ticketmaster. • Carlos Santana will celebrate the 20th anniversary of ...

‘Night of Irish Music’ planned in Sharon Saturday

SHARON, Pa. — The Ancient Order of Hiberians and the Knights of Columbus will have their annual “Night of Irish Music” 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday in the Guild Hall of St. Joseph Catholic Church, 79, Case Ave., Sharon, Pa. The evening will feature live Irish music from some of the best ...

YSU offers NYC trip for piano trio

Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: • Three Dana School of Music professors will perform in March at Carnegie Hall, and Youngstown State University is making sure a local contingent will be there to celebrate the occasion. The Office of Alumni Engagement and the Cliffe ...

Harlem Quartet plays Pipino series concert

The Harlem Quartet performs as the next attraction in the Donald P. Pipino Performing Arts Series. The New York-based foursome — Ilmar Gavilan, violin; Melissa White, violin; Jaime Amador, viola; and Felix Umansky, cello — performs a varied repertoire including works by minority ...

Violinist featured at New Music Guild events

Ecuadorian violinist Galo Arboleda Solzano will play two New Music Guild concerts this weekend. Currently pursuing his master’s degree in violin performance at Kent State University, he previously studied at the National Conservatory of Music and was a member of the Simon Bolivar Orchestra ...

McGuffey series hosts polka musicians

A polka party, with music by the former Kuzman’s polka band Summit Jammers, will be held at Kravitz’s Deli Meeting Room, 3135 Belmont Ave., Liberty, as part of the William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society’s Memories of a Lifetime. Featured musicians include Dolores DePietro, Joe ...

Native returns for art lecture

Artist Jennifer Vanderpool will speak at 5:10 p.m. Jan. 24 at the McDonough Museum of Art, 525 Wick Ave., Youngstown. The Mahoning Valley native now is based in Los Angeles, where she works across mediums to reveal relationships between physical landscapes and the unseen forces that shape ...

Charcoal, pencil works shown

Works by John Plymak will be on display through January at the Ashtabula Arts Center, 2928 W. 13th St., Ashtabula. Plymak, who grew up in Cleveland, was inspired by the art and graphics in the comic books he collected in the 1970s. After graduating from Ohio Northern University, he worked ...

Artists go to YSU for concert, masterclass

Soprano Maria Temesi and pianist Michael Baron will do a guest artist residency next week at Youngstown State University. Temesi is an official ambassador and vocal consultant for The Hungarian State Opera as well as professor and head of the vocal music department at Szeged University. She ...

Chrysalis stages ‘West Side Story’

“West Side Story” will be the first production staged by Chrysalis Stage Advanced Performing Arts Conservatory. The Leonard Bernstein / Stephen Sondheim / Arthur Laurents musical, based on Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” will feature about two dozen students in grades 8 to 12 ...

Focusing on the face

WARREN — Karl Zerovich of Cortland tried to sit as motionless as possible while 10 artists tried to capture his likeness. Zerovich isn’t a model. He’s interested in becoming a member of the TAG Portrait Group. He had taken a drawing class about a dozen years ago and wanted to get back ...

Contest brings local art to WRTA buses

Power of the Arts, an arts advocacy nonprofit, is hosting a series of art contests with the winning images displayed on the outside of WRTA buses. Artists of any age who live in Trumbull or Mahoning County are eligible to submit their work. The contest is free, thanks to sponsors from ...

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• ON SALE THIS WEEK • The Who will play two area shows on its Moving On! tour, which will have the band performing with an orchestra and touring in support of its first album of new music in 13 years. Concerts are scheduled May 30 at Pittsburgh’s PPG Paints Arena and Sept. 10 at ...

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Theater Local ARMORY OF THE ARTS, 49 S. Sharpsville Ave., Sharon, Pa.: Chrysalis State Advanced Performing Arts Conservatory — “West Side Story,” 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday through Jan. 27, $35 VIP seating, $20 adult general admission and $18 senior citizens and ...

One big, happy family

Every clan has that one person who just doesn’t fit. However, when the family is filled with criminals, the one who doesn’t fit is “The White Sheep of the Family.” Trumbull New Theatre will stage the British comedy as its first show of 2019. “White Sheep” was the last produced ...

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MVHS presents event on Liberty homes YOUNGSTOWN — The historic homes of Liberty will be the focus of the Bites and Bits of History program at the Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St., Youngstown. Marcia Levy will explore the beautiful and historic homes in the township, where many of ...