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Oakland / Kids First show ‘Frozen Jr.’

The Oakland Center for the Arts and its Kids First Theater Initiative will stage the area premiere of the musical “Disney’s Frozen Jr.” The all-youth production is based on the Oscar-winning 2013 animated feature “Frozen.” Loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow ...

YSU host teaches active shooter safety

Programs on “Active Shooter: Educating the Public to be Prepared” are scheduled at 2 and 7 p.m. Monday at Youngstown State University. The speaker, Michael Peterson, is a global security expert and former director of global investigations and security services for Goodyear. His ...

YSU recital features Dana faculty

A chamber recital featuring Dana School of Music faculty is scheduled at 3 p.m. Sunday in Bliss Recital Hall. Performers will include Misook Yun, soprano; Sean Yancer, horn; Marcellene Hawk, piano; and Alice Wang, clarinet. The program will feature works by such composers as Schubert, ...

Organist brings ‘Caligari’ to life at Stambaugh

Organist Clark Wilson has performed throughout the United States as well as Canada, Australia and England. Next week, he will perform for the 15th year at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, accompanying a screening of the silent version of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” But one ...

‘Hocus Pocus’ is focus of movie night

An evening of events inspired by the 1993 Halloween favorite “Hocus Pocus” will take place Friday at Peter Allen Inn, 8581 State St., Kinsman. The evening will include a screening of the movie starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy inside the grand canopy on the ...

Symphony plays Copland’s ‘Spring’

The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the debut of Aaron Copland’s “Appalachian Spring” with a performance at 7 p.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick Church, 1420 Oakhill Ave., Youngstown. Copland won the Pulitzer Prize for the composition, one of the most ...

Melnick museum opens photo show

The photography exhibition “Extract & Augment” opens today at Youngstown State University’s Melnick Medical Museum. The exhibition, created by YSU art student Ashley Vaughan of Austintown, explores the ingenuity of the mid-20th century that pushed the boundaries of medical ...

AAC plans Game Night FUNdraiser

Tickets are on sale now for the Ashtabula Arts Center’s fourth Game Night FUNdraiser from 7 to 11 p.m. Nov. 2. Attendees can spend the evening playing a wide variety of games, including “Family Feud,” “The Newlywed Game,” “Cards Against Humanity” and “Minute to Win It” among ...

Artists show back at Butler-Trumbull

The 81st Area Artist Annual opens Sunday at the Butler Institute of American Art Trumbull Branch. The all-media show is open to artists living in Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties in Ohio and Mercer and Lawrence counties in Pennsylvania. This year’s juror was Russell ...

Big bands face off at Stambaugh

The Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey orchestras will re-create the swing-era Battle of the Bands events with a concert Wednesday at Stambaugh Auditorium. The two bands will be side by side on stage in a back-and-forth competition that showcases jazz, swing and standards from the 1930s and ...

Signs of life: Dead invade Youngstown

There was a time when downtown Youngstown was considered dead. This weekend the swarm of zombies filling area bars and restaurants on Saturday will be a sign of its livelihood. The 10th annual Youngstown Zombie Crawl will attract costumed revelers who will lurch across the downtown ...

‘Dark on Park’ has company Saturday

Downtown Warren will be a little darker and lighter for this year’s “Dark on Park” exhibition. Now in its fourth year, the art show focusing on the scary and the macabre will be joined by several other similarly themed exhibitions nearby. A second show at the Art on Park building will ...

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•ON SALE THIS WEEK •Former “Saturday Night Live” and “30 Rock” cast member Tracy Morgan will perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 29 at MGM Northfield Park. Tickets range from $37.50 to $59.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through Ticketmaster. •Ten shows go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday ...

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Special Events Local B&O STATION, 530 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown: Youngstown Zombie Crawl registration from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, $10; The Red Masquerade, 9 p.m. Saturday, $10. DOWNTOWN WARREN: Warren Halloween Parade, noon Sunday. EASTWOOD MALL, 5555 Youngstown Warren Road, ...

Halloween tales get radio drama treatment

Staff report The Good Humor Radio Hour will present Halloween-inspired tales for its next production. “Haunted Youngstown — Ghastly Ghost Stories” features four stories directed by Youngstown State University adjunct faculty member Randall Brammer that are presented in the style of the ...

Rock Hall nominees trigger annual debate

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame could make everyone happy with its class of 2020. Classic rockers would be thrilled if previously bypassed artists like Pat Benatar, the Doobie Brothers, Todd Rundgren and Thin Lizzy get inducted. Slightly younger fans tired of the ballot being clogged by ...

TAG schedules four clases for November

Registration is underway for November art classes at Trumbull Art Gallery. The schedule includes: • Kids and Canvas — Designed for children ages 6 to 10, the class meeting from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 23 explores different ways to create personal art on canvas ($20, supplied included) • ...

High school musicians join YSU ensemble

Area high school students will perform Monday with the Youngstown State University Wind Ensemble. The 2019 YSU High School Side-By-Side Honors Wind Ensemble is made up of 54 students representing 22 northeast Ohio and western Pennsylvania high schools: Ashtabula Edgewood, Austintown Fitch, ...

OH WOW! seeks SMI feedback

OH WOW! The Roger and Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science and Technology is seeking feedback from past participants of Summer Manufacturing Institute (SMI). SMI is a collaboration with local and regional nonprofit organizations and manufacturers. Since it began in 2013, the ...

Revue celebrates musicals of Rodgers & Hammerstein

The music of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II was the soundtrack of Pat Foltz’s childhood. Her parents endlessly played the cast recordings for the duo’s musicals when she was growing up. Foltz will get to present the songwriters’ greatest hits and lesser-known songs when ...