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Columbiana Uncorked scheduled for Sept. 25

Tickets are on sale online for Columbiana Uncorked 2021, which is scheduled from 4 to 9 p.m. Sept. 25 at Firestone Farms. Wristbands are $25 in advance and $30 at the gate and include a commemorative glass, tasting booklet and 10 tasting tickets. Additional sample tickets, wine by the glass ...

Westminster will stream tribute to ‘Who’s Next’

The second streamed event in Westminster College’s Celebrity Series at Home will celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Who’s legendary album “Who’s Next” starting 8 p.m. April 30. “Reflections of Who’s Next,” presented by The Rock Project, will feature some of the greatest ...

Civil War is subject of historical society lecture

A look at the events leading up to the Civil War will be the topic of the next Bites and Bits of History online video presentation by the Mahoning Valley Historical Society. “April 1861, 160 Years Later” will feature Traci Manning, who oversees educational programming for MVHS, looking at ...

Photographer’s work flies over NYC landmark

Many photographers have seen their work framed and in a gallery. Annah Trunick can say her work has been turned into a flag. The 33-year-old Hartford native is one of 83 photographers whose images can be seen as 5-foot-by-8-foot flags hanging at Rockefeller Center in New York City. “I ...

Butler, Kim Novak collaborate on book

The Butler Institute of American Art is publishing a book with actor / artist Kim Novak. “Kim Novak: Her Art and Life” is not a tell-all autobiography; it’s a 156-paged softcover retrospective of her poetry and artwork. Novak, best known for her roles in such films as “Vertigo,” ...

Youngstown native wins literary award

Youngstown-born poet Ross Gay won the 2021 Jean Stein Book Award and its $75,000 cash prize. Gay, who moved to the Philadelphia area at a young age, won the award for “Be Holding, A Poem,” which was published in 2020 by the University of Pittsburgh Press. It is described as a book-length ...

Entertainment calendar

Art ASHTABULA ARTS CENTER, 2928 W. 13th St., Ashtabula: Julie Cook exhibit, through April. Hours are noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. ashtabulaartscen ter.org and 440-964-3396. BUTLER INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN ART, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown: “Dorothy ...

YSU will present art lecture

Youngstown State University’s art department will present an online lecture at 1 p.m. Monday by Robyn O’Neil. O’Neil is known for her large-scale graphite on paper drawings. Her work was included in the 2004 Whitney Biennial. She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including ...

Playhouse hires new staff

Youngstown Playhouse announced the hiring of three new staff members, all with local ties. It also will delay the start of its upcoming season until September. Joshua William Green is the new artistic director, Kayla Boye is new executive director and Tyler Moliterno is the new associate ...

Beatles tribute booked at Packard

WARREN — “Rain - A Tribute to the Beatles” will play Packard Music Hall on Oct. 28. The production incorporates live music with high-definition LED screens and multimedia content in a concert that will focus on the album “Abbey Road” and include other hits by the Fab Four. ...

Ravine makes live debut Monday at Westside Bowl

Ravine releases its first EP today and plays its first live gig Monday. More music is in the pipeline, but this may be the only chance to see the “sad boy pop-rock” trio of Reese Maslen, Frank Toncar and Hobie Butcher before the end of the year. Monday’s show at Westside Bowl in ...

Federal Frenzy to stay online

Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: • Music fans will have to settle for a virtual Federal Frenzy for the second straight year. Presented by Youngstown State University’s Penguin Productions, Federal Frenzy featured free performances by local, regional and national acts ...

An ode to Billy Shakes

Matthew Mazuroski, an associate professor of acting and directing at Youngstown State University, said he has “troubled history” with the works of William Shakespeare. “We put Shakespeare on this pedestal, but I think more people have been turned off to live theater by bad Shakespeare ...

Youth concert band breaks up for spring performance

The 54-member Stambaugh Youth Concert Band will play everything from opera (a piece from “The Barber of Seville”) to operatic rock (Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”) at its spring concert Tuesday. About the only thing the concert won’t feature is all 54 musicians on stage at Stambaugh ...

TAG displays student art

WARREN — The works of area school children will be featured in a monthlong exhibition at Trumbull Art Gallery. This year’s show is called “Celebrating Visual Art in Our Valley’s Schools,” and it takes a different format than in past years, according to Sue Senvissky, education chair ...

McDonough recital series features tubist

Tuba player Bruce Deal will perform a virtual recital for the next concert in the McDonough Museum Honors Recital Series. Deal, a junior music education major from Bethel Park, Pa., has played the tuba since he was 11. He performed with the Youngstown State University Wind Ensemble, Dana ...

MacArthur fellowship winner closes Pipino series

Multi-instrumentalist and composer Tyshawn Sorey will close the 2020-21 Donald P. Pipino Performing Arts Series. Sorey, who received a MacArthur “Genius” fellowship in 2017, has been celebrated for his incomparable virtuosity, effortless mastery and memorization of highly complex scores, ...

Sutliff Museum presents program on Rankin House

Warren’s Sutliff Museum will present the final program in its “Nurturing Pathways to Freedom” digital lecture series at 2 p.m. Saturday. Betty Campbell and Howard McClain of the Rankin House will share stories about the Rev. John Rankin and his work with the Underground Railroad. They ...

Grammy winner will present guitar master class Friday for YSU

Grammy-winning guitarist and composer Bill Frisell will conduct a free master class on Friday. The event is underwritten by the Michael Family Trust “Robert W. Michael” Guitar Endowment and The Student Government Association of Youngstown State University. During a career that spans ...

Author booked for McGuffey lecture

Youngstown native Jackie Marino will talk about her book “Car Bombs and Cookie Tables” as part of William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society’s Memories of a Lifetime lecture series. Marino’s work has appeared in Cleveland Magazine, The Plain Dealer, The Christian Science Monitor, ...