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Dirt track bikes take the stage

For its 20th edition, the National Packard Museum’s Vintage Motorcycle Exhibit hits the dirt track. “Two Wheels at the County Fair” is the theme for the annual show, which opens Saturday and runs through May 16. Executive director Mary Ann Porinchak said the idea was hatched during last ...

Jazz Day and Sax Summit set at YSU

Dana School of Music will host a Jazz Day and Saxophone Summit on Jan. 18 at Youngstown State University. Clinics and performances are planned throughout the day with Jamey Aebersold, a saxophone player considered an authority on jazz education and improvisation. He has developed a series of ...

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• CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENTS • The amphitheater in Burgettstown, Pa., now has a new name — S&T Bank Music Park (or you can do what most folks do and just keep calling it Star Lake). And the first act announced there after the name change is an old favorite. Jimmy Buffett & the Coral ...

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Theater Local FORD FAMILY RECITAL HALL, DeYor Performing Arts Center, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown: “Last Out: Elegy of a Green Beret,” 8 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, $20. www.youngstownsymphony.com and 330-744-0264. HOPEWELL THEATRE, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown: “Same ...

Red Wanting Blue delivers decade finale

Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: l There was no band I saw more in the 2010s than Red Wanting Blue, so it’s fitting RWB headlined the final concert I saw of the decade. The band ended the year at Akron’s Goodyear Theatre on Saturday, topping a fantastic triple bill ...

Local acts prepare new music for 2020

New year, new music. Here’s what some area bands have planned for 2020. Spirit of The Bear Formerly of Youngstown and currently based out of Columbus, the indie pop act — James Harker, guitar and vocals; Danny Svenson, keyboards and vocals; Ethan Schwendeman, keyboards; Jamie Vitullo, ...

Ohio’s Beat Poet Laureate reads in Youngstown

Poets John Burroughs and Shelley Chernin will be featured at Lit Youngstown’s first reading of 2020. Burroughs is a Cleveland-based writer who recently was honored as the 2019-2021 Beat Poet Laureate for the state of Ohio. He serves as the founding editor for Crisis Chronicles Press and is ...

TAG expands clay classes to children ages 6 to 12

Trumbull Art Gallery will start offering four-week classes for children ages 6 to 12 in its clay studio. The clay program began two years ago, but classes were geared to students ages 13 and older. In the past, young artists ages 12 and younger were limited to special workshops and private ...

‘Nunsense’ musical coming to Youngstown

Easy Street Productions will stage the musical “Nunsense” in March at DeYor Performing Arts Center’s Ford Family Recital Hall. The musical by Dan Goggin ran for 10 years and is the second longest-running Off-Broadway show in history. The musical is built around a talent show staged by ...

TAG seeks entries for photo juried show

Entries will be accepted Jan. 11 for “Photo 2020,” a juried photography exhibition at Trumbull Art Gallery, 158 N. Park Ave., Warren. The exhibition is open to original images in all photographic mediums and formats by artists of all ages. The juror will be Bill Gordon. Entries can be ...

Headliner brings big bad retro sounds to Warren

On its website, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy often includes information about the history of the venues the band plays, especially if it’s a vintage theater it has played before. That makes the band a perfect choice to headline the grand reopening festivities on Jan. 9 of the 97-year-old Robins ...

Homegrown talents return

The last time Dennis Drummond was inside the Robins Theatre, there was so much dirt and dust that those red seats looked brown. He recorded a video there in 2018, the day before seats started being removed as part of the restoration process for the downtown Warren theater, which will reopen ...

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• CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENTS THIS WEEK • Vince Neil’s Jan. 10 show at MGM Northfield Park has been canceled. Refunds are available at the point of purchase. • COMING UP THIS WEEK BEACHLAND BALLROOM AND TAVERN, 15711 Waterloo Road, Cleveland: The Tufted Puffis, 45 Spider, Methmatics, 9 ...

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Film Local BUTLER INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN ART, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown: Film on Art Series — “Childe Hassam: Connecticut — Seasons of Light,” noon Tuesday, free. 330-743-1107. Regional CLEVELAND INSTITUTE OF ART CINEMATHEQUE, 11610 Euclid Ave.: The films “Loro” (2018), 6:45 ...

First Night returns to downtown Youngstown

Eric Thompson estimates he’s done 100 performances at 27 venues since First Night Youngstown started. The magician and comedian will add to his totals when he performs at the 19th edition of the family-friendly, alcohol-free New Year’s Eve celebration Tuesday. “What’s cool for me ...

Lit Youngstown offers free camp

Registration is underway for Lit Youngstown’s third Winter Writing Camp on Feb. 8 at St. John’s Episcopal Church and the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County. The workshop offers sessions for adults and children of all ages. Adult sessions include using descriptive language, ...

Beerfest returns to Stambaugh

Tickets are on sale for the Rotary Club of Youngstown’s second annual Groundhog Craft Beerfest on Feb. 1 at Stambaugh Auditorium’s Jeanne D. Tyler Grand Ballroom. Local, regional and national craft brewers will participate in the event, where patrons will have the opportunity to sample a ...

Donations sought for FIVE Squared

The Davis Family YMCA in Boardman is seeking donations for its upcoming FIVE Squared Benefit Art Show and Sale. All art must be 5 inches by 5 inches and be lightweight enough to hang on the wall via sticky tack. No frames or mats required. All ages, all mediums, all subject matters are ...

CMA adds to permanent collection

Recent acquisitions by the Cleveland Museum of Art include works spanning more than 600 years. The oldest is a painted silk scroll from Korea created during the Goryeo period (918-1392). “The Fourth King of Hell” is taken from a series of paintings depicting the 10 Buddhist kings of hell, ...

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• COMING UP THIS WEEK AGORA THEATRE AND BALLROOM, 5000 Euclid Ave., Cleveland: Mushroomhead, 7 p.m. Friday. www.axs.com BEACHLAND BALLROOM AND TAVERN, 15711 Waterloo Road, Cleveland: GoodMorning Valentine, Alan Madej, Istvan Medgyesi, 8 p.m. today, tavern; The Nth Power, Mike Dillon ...