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MetroParks program covers ‘Humans and Wildlife’

“Humans and Wildlife: Landscape Change, Wildlife Adaptation and Human Influence” is the topic of the next program in Mill Creek MetroParks’ Naturalist Series. Jonathon Cepek, a wildlife ecologist with Cleveland Metroparks, will discuss how Ohio’s landscape has changed since the late ...

The Ticket calendar of area shows and events

Art BUTLER INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN ART, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown: "American Everglades: Through the Lens of Clyde Butcher," through Nov. 22; "Fred Staloff: Major works from the Collection" and "Clyde Singer's World," both through Jan. 3. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and ...

WORST. CHRISTMAS. EVER.

2020 has been a year jam-packed with the Worst. (fill in the blank). Ever. What could be a better time to release a movie called “Worst. Christmas. Ever.”? Youngstown filmmaker Johnny Chechitelli’s holiday-set comedy is getting worldwide release from independent distributor Gravitas ...

Ghost Walk, MTC’s ‘Songs’ bring local acts home

Local arts organizations continue to adapt to strange times. Last weekend, folks could enjoy Ghost Walk, an October tradition for decades in downtown Warren, without having to worry about the forecast. This year’s event was recorded on video so audiences could enjoy it while social ...

‘Robin Hood’ staged online

COVID-19 delayed but couldn’t stop Stage Left Players’ production of the Ken Ludwig comedy “Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood.” The show began rehearsals in February for a spring run, but the Trinity Playhouse in Lisbon was forced to close its doors in March along with all other ...

Kent-Trumbull seeks actors for production

Kent State University at Trumbull Theatre is holding online auditions for “She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms” by Qui Nguyen, which will be performed March 5 and 6, 2021. “She Kills Monsters” is a high-octane dramatic comedy set in the world of role-playing fantasy games and filled ...

Women’s Orchestra at Auschwitz examined

“Creativity Against the Odds: Alma Rose and the Women’s Orchestra of Auschwitz” will be presented at 6 p.m. Monday online. Conductor / composer Karin Hendrickson, who is originally from Lawrence County, Pa., will discuss the life and legacy of Alma Rose, niece of Gustav Mahler, and the ...

Joseph Badger stages ‘Murder, May I?’

Joseph Badger Schools’ Drama Department will stage “Murder, May I?” this weekend at the auditorium, 7119 state Route 7, Vernon. The mystery-comedy by Eddie McPherson tells the story of a mother who plots the murder of her son’s girlfriend, which triggers another plan in which the ...

Suffrage exhibition opens at Akron gallery

“Suffrage: Inequality. Persistence. Justice.” now is on display at the University of Akron’s Emily Davis Gallery. It honors the women who fought and continue to fight to protect and defend women’s right to vote. It includes work from two Myers School of Art alums, Amber Anderson and ...

Calendar

Art BUTLER INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN ART, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown: “Celebrating Hispanic Artists in the Butler Collection,” online-only exhibition through Saturday; “Mark Lysowski: Transitions,” through Nov. 1; “American Everglades: Through the Lens of Clyde Butcher,” through Nov. ...

Musical horror spoof debuts

An old favorite returns in a new format on Friday. Rust Belt Theater Company is presenting its Halloween tradition “Living Dead: The Musical” as an online production. The prerecorded performance will premiere 8 p.m. Friday and will be available through Nov. 15. This is Josh Fleming’s ...

The dead will rise

Ghost Walk returns Friday in a new format and with a new slate of stories exploring Trumbull County in the Roaring Twenties. Ghost Walk writer-director Barbara Root decided nearly a year ago that she wanted Prohibition to be the focus of the 2020 edition. She imagined the walking tour starting ...

‘Chicago 7,’ ‘Constitution’ make having COVID-19 easier

I’ve got no problem wearing a face mask and haven’t left the house without one. I’ve eaten inside two restaurants in the last seven months. I go to work. I go to the grocery store. I pick up carryout on occasion. Despite playing by the rules, two weeks ago today, I developed a minor ...

Blackberry Smoke records new music during pandemic

Charlie Starr hasn’t spent this much time at home in 20 years. The Blackberry Smoke singer and guitar player started a garden and whittled down the honey-do list. “It’s been great to be home with family and basically spend a spring and summer and now into fall with our kids and our ...

Wild Feathers unruffles its rarities

A lot of folks used the COVID-19 shutdown to do a little housecleaning. The band Wild Feathers cleaned out its music hard drives. Slated for release Nov. 20 is “Medium Rarities,” a collection of covers, rarities and musical odds and ends that didn’t make the cut for the band’s ...

Trumbull tourism honored for new 2020 campaign

The Trumbull County Tourism Bureau received recognition for its response to the global pandemic during the Ohio Travel Association’s Spirit of Ohio Travel state tourism conference this month. The bureau received a certificate of achievement “for demonstrating the Spirit of Innovation ...

JCC offers 3-week drawing workshop in November

The Paul and Yetta Gluck School of Visual Arts at the Jewish Community Center of Youngstown is offering “Cornucopia Still Life,” a drawing workshop, in November. The three-week series is for those 14 and older. Participants will strike a balance between realism and self-expression ...

Kent-Trumbull professor plays benefit concert

Kent State University at Trumbull’s Eve McPherson, associate professor of music, is helping to organize and perform in Music for Children’s free outdoor porch concert on Sunday to benefit Bessie’s Angels in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Weather-permitting, members of the ...

Stambaugh ‘Phantom’ to feature live organist

Haunting Stambaugh Auditorium for Halloween will be the silent classic “The Phantom of the Opera.” Peter Richard Conte, the organist originally scheduled to accompany the 1925 film, is unable to travel to Youngstown this week, but his replacement is no stranger to local audiences. Todd ...

‘Borat’ sequel light on laughs, humiliation

Few comedy ideas have aged more poorly than Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat. Cohen’s 2006 film was shocking, outrageous and frequently hilarious as the British comedian’s Kazakhstan-immigrant character exposed the ignorance and prejudice in some folks and, just as often, how people are ...