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Shootouts open Bands at the Baugh

Stambaugh Auditorium will kick off its seventh season of Bands at the Baugh tonight with The Shootouts and Marc Lee Shannon. The Shootouts released its retro country debut album, “Quick Draw,” last month, and it’s currently at No. 45 on the Americana Music Association Album Chart. In ...

OH WOW! center receives PNC grant

OH WOW! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology received a $7,221 grant from the PNC Foundation to expand access to quality STEM — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — experiences for preschoolers enrolled in selected units of United ...

Fractured fairy tales inspire Summerfest

TAG Summerfest won’t have to worry about dodging the raindrops this year. The annual children’s program at Trumbull Art Gallery will feature 17 art classes in which children can create projects around a certain theme, but they won’t parade those creations around Courthouse ...

Viking festival returns to Trumbull fairgrounds

A larger horde of Vikings will invade the Trumbull County Fairgrounds this year, and organizers hope that will bring more spectators as well. This is the fourth year for the Ohio Viking Festival in Bazetta, and last year’s three-day event attracted between 1,500 and 2,000 people. “This ...

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•ON SALE THIS WEEK •Last weekend’s washed-out Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre concert with Michael Stanley and the Resonators and Donnie Iris and the Cruisers has been rescheduled for 7:30 p.m. July 27. Tickets purchased for the original date will be honored for the new one, and ...

Gucci Mane makes amphitheater debut

After last weekend’s rainout of Michael Stanley and the Resonators and Donnie Iris and the Cruisers, rapper Gucci Mane will get the title of the first ticketed event at the new Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre. Saturday’s show at the new venue comes as the performer is releasing a ...

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Theater Local KENT STATE UNIVERSITY AT TRUMBULL, 4314 Mahoning Ave. NW, Champion: “Journey to Ohio,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, $12 adults, $10 non-Kent students and senior citizens, $6 children ages 11 and younger and free for Kent students, faculty and ...

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ lives up to award-winning hype

CLEVELAND — The set for “Dear Evan Hansen” features a series of scrims on which tweets, Facebook posts, Instagram stories and the like are projected. It amplifies the social media world in which we live and provides the visual splash audiences expect from a Broadway musical. But this ...

Drummond comes home to show songwriting

Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: • Dennis Drummond started getting attention for his guitar playing as a teenager. His appearances on NBC’s “The Voice” in 2017 made folks recognize his singing ability. Now the Warren native wants to be noticed for his ...

Simply Slavic gets a new festival mascot

YOUNGSTOWN — Simply Slavic unveils a new mascot for its ninth year. The mascot actually combines two elements introduced last year — a floating table costume created by Brian Palumbo and inspired by a Slavic wedding gown — and Rodina, a Czech amber lager created for the festival by ...

Mahoning River subject of joint exhibit in Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN — The Trumbull County and Mahoning Valley historical societies collaborated on an exhibition opening Saturday at the Tyler History Center. “On the Banks of the Mahoning: How the River Shaped the Valley,” is the first joint exhibit between the two organizations. Meghan Reed, ...

Novak returns to Valley for art retrospective

Kim Novak will return to the Mahoning Valley for a career retrospective of her art work. Novak, who displayed her pastels at the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown in 2014, will attend an opening reception from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday for “Kim Novak: An Iconic Vision,” which will ...

Kent-Trumbull Summer Stock takes another ‘Journey’

CHAMPION — Kent State University at Trumbull Summer Stock 2019 will start with another “Journey to Ohio.” “Journey to Ohio or, A Connecticut Belle,” written and directed by Kent-Trumbull English professor James Canacci, first was staged at Kent-Trumbull in 2017. They decided to ...

Mill Creek offers family camping

YOUNGSTOWN — Mill Creek MetroParks will present Family Camp in the Park from 9 a.m. June 22 until 1 p.m. June 23 on the Judge Morley Lawn in the Wick Recreation Area. The family camping experience is structured to provide many activities to participate in both during the day and through ...

Westside Music Festival offers diverse lineup

YOUNGSTOWN — Bringing together artists that normally wouldn’t play on the same bill is the idea behind the Westside Music Festival. The first-time event is a joint venture between Westside Bowl and Paul Goon LTD, a concert production company run by local hip hop artist Paul Kun. ...

Free rides for Nov. concert available

WARREN — Free transportation will be available to residents of assisted living, independent living and nursing homes as well as members of the developmentally disabled community for the W.D. Packard Concert Band’s annual Veteran’s Day concert. Trumbull County Probate Judge James A. ...

Steel industry collapse lecture

LIBERTY — Georgetown University Professor Sherry Linkon will discuss the collapse of the steel industry at William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society lecture. Linkon is a professor of English and director of the writing program at Georgetown and served as co-director of the Center for ...

Montecalvo makes sound decisions for Michael Stanley

While most of the people flocking to the new Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre will be checking it out with their eyes, Dan Montecalvo will be using his ears. The 1971 Warren Western Reserve High School graduate, who still lives in Warren, has been sound engineer for Michael Stanley for more ...

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• ON SALE THIS WEEK • Chris Brown will be joined by Tory Lanez, Ty Dolla $ign, Joyner Lucas and Yella Beezy for a Sept. 24 concert at PPG Paints Arena. Tickets go on sale at noon Friday through Ticketmaster. • Three shows go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through Ticketmaster for the MGM ...

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Theater Local CALVIN CENTER, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown: Rust Belt Theater Company — “Celena Coven: Eat Your Feelings,” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $15. 330-507-2358. HOPEWELL THEATRE, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown: “On Golden Pond,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. ...