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OWR sponsors video contest

Opera Western Reserve is hosting a video contest to promote its production of “Madama Butterfly.” Individuals and group are invited to created a video that highlights the plot of the Puccini opera. The deadline is Oct. 1, and the winner will receive a $100 Amazon gift card. “Madama ...

AAC displays Gebhart works

Paintings by Brant Gebhart will be featured in an exhibition opening Friday at the Ashtabula Arts Center, 2928 W. 13th St., Ashtabula. Gebhart opened a studio in Windsor in 2008 and has been painting scenes from around Ashtabula County. The show runs through Sept. 29, with an artist’s ...

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• ON SALE THIS WEEK • Jason Bonham brings his Led Zeppelin Evening to the Cleveland Masonic Auditorium at 7 p.m. Dec. 5. Tickets range from $36.50 to $79.50 and are on sale now. • COMING UP THIS WEEK AGORA THEATRE AND BALLROOM, 5000 Euclid Ave., Cleveland: Parkway Drive, 6 p.m. ...

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Theater Local FORD FAMILY RECITAL HALL, DeYor Performing Arts Center, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown: Donald P. Pipino Performing Arts Series — Huber Marionettes, 7:30 p.m. Friday, $34 adults, $28 senior citizens and YSU faculty / staff and $19 for children. www.youngstownsymphony.com and ...

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• ON SALE THIS WEEK • Jason Bonham brings his Led Zeppelin Evening to the Cleveland Masonic Auditorium at 7 p.m. Dec. 5. Tickets range from $36.50 to $79.50 and are on sale now. • COMING UP THIS WEEK AGORA THEATRE AND BALLROOM, 5000 Euclid Ave., Cleveland: Parkway Drive, 6 p.m. ...

Contemporary Christian, country fill Canfield grandstand

The music lineup for this year’s Canfield Fair will range from a Dove Award winning contemporary Christian artist to a country star who sings about never smoking “weed with Willie” again. Matthew West has more than 130 songwriting credits, and his music has been recorded by such acts ...

Peace Chair Exhibit opens in Youngstown

The third Youngstown Peace Chair Exhibit opens next week at the DoubleTree Youngstown. The local project is based on the award-winning programs of illustrator and author Wendy Anderson Halperin from South Haven, Mich. Through her work with at-risk youth across the country, Halperin ...

Netflix’s ‘Mindhunter’ seeks extras in Mahoning Valley

Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: • Area residents will have a chance to appear on one of Nexflix’s best series. “Mindhunter,” starring Holt McCallany and Jonathan Groff, is set in the late 1970s and loosely based on the true story of FBI’s development of ...

King’s Highway travels from opening act to Amp headliner

Tim Eastgate has fond memories of the Warren Community Amphitheatre. King’s Highway, the Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ tribute act that he fronts, played its first big outdoor show at the venue last year, opening for Almost Journey. “My son (Cory), he and the bass player at the ...

Sister Hazel bandmates join JD’s Summer Songfest lineup

JD Eicher’s casual singer-songwriter festival gets a platinum addition in its fourth year. Ken Block and Drew Copeland from the band Sister Hazel will headline this year’s JD’s Summer Songfest, which will be held on Champion Street in downtown Youngstown. The band sold more than a ...

Dukes bring Hazzard County Stunt Show to fairgrounds

Raymond Kohn of Champion has jumped his General Lee at the Detroit Autorama and at fairs and events throughout Ohio and several other states. The one place his group, the Northeast Ohio Dukes, hadn’t performed its homage to the CBS television series “The Dukes of Hazzard” is at home. ...

Puppeteer opens new arts series

A puppeteer whose work was featured in the film “Being John Malkovich” will open a new arts series presented by Youngstown State University. The Donald P. Pipino Performing Arts Series includes seven events ranging from classical music to audio theater to vocal music and musical ...

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Car show to benefit veterans A car show to benefit the Travis Mills Foundation will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday outside the Sunrise Inn Restaurant, 510 E. Market St., Warren. Registration starts 10 a.m. Saturday, and the fee is $10 for cars, trucks and motorcycles. There will be ...

Polish Day expands food offering

Expanded food options have been added for the 10th Polish-American Heritage Day on Sunday in Austintown. This year’s event will feature two pierogi vendors offering the dumplings with a variety of fillings, and a pierogi eating contest at 4:30 p.m. where competitors will try to consume ...

Grant helps fund sidewalk stamps

Tribune Chronicle The first two of four planned sidewalk stamps are on display in downtown Youngstown. The sidewalk stamps are part of Words Made Visible, a yearlong project involving Lit Youngstown that pairs literary arts like poetry and stories with visual art media like posters, ...

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• ON SALE THIS WEEK • Bob Dylan returns to the Covelli Centre for a Nov. 13 concert. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show are $119.50, $79.50 and $59.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at the Covelli Centre box office and through Ticketmaster. • The Rock the Eighties concert featuring The ...

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is a delightful new fairy tale

There are two glittering parades running in tandem through Jon M. Chu’s “Crazy Rich Asians,” a glitzy and delightful adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s 2013 bestseller. One is the blinged-out, designer-label, crazy-rich opulence often characteristic of rom-coms yet extreme enough here to make ...

Looking at the Valley through Yo-Yo Ma’s eyes

Sometimes it helps to have an outsider’s perspective. I always loved the movies of Milos Forman. The Czech immigrant made several quintessentially American films in his career — “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” “Hair,” “Ragtime,” “The People vs. Larry Flynt.” One of ...

Century Village hosts music

The Raccoon County Music Festival returns to the ground of the Century Village Museum on Saturday. A wide variety of American and international music will be presented by more than 10 acts on two stages, with musical styles ranging from old-time string band to Cajun to Irish folk to ...

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• ON SALE THIS WEEK • Carrie Underwood’s Cry Pretty Tour 360 will include shows in Cleveland and Pittsburgh in 2019. Shows are scheduled at 7 p.m. Oct. 12, 2019, at PPG Paints Arena and 7 p.m. Oct. 16, 2019, at Quicken Loans Arena. Maddie & Tae and Runaway June will open. Tickets go ...