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• CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENTS THIS WEEK • The Beach Boys will play the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre Aug. 26 (one day earlier than originally announced). Tickets range from $34.50 to $100 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at the Covelli Centre’s Southwoods Health box office and through ...

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Theater Local CALVIN CENTER, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown: Rust Belt Theater Company — “Brrrlesque Show,” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $15 adults and $10 students and senior citizens. 330-507-2358. FAIRVIEW ARTS & OUTREACH CENTER, 4220 Youngstown Poland Road, Youngstown: Top Hat ...

Walk, Portugal headline WonderStruck

Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: • Walk the Moon and Portugal. The Man will headline the first Wonderstruck music festival ... or the fifth LaureLive, depending on how one looks at it. WonderStruck is the new name for the festival started on the grounds of the Laurel ...

Four exhibits open at the McDonough

Four exhibitions open Friday at the McDonough Museum of Art. Internationally recognized Columbus artist Ken Rinaldo will present a new installation and giclee prints featuring his Seed Series in “Scatter Surge.” “Something to Believe In” is an exhibit of drawings and sculptures by ...

YSU planetarium hosts ‘Rock the Dome’

“Rock the Dome” returns to the Ward Beecher Planetarium with seven musical light shows over two days. The free shows using the planetarium’s SkySkan Definiti Theater System will feature images choreographed to the music of the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Queen, David Bowie, Rush, the Police ...

YSU hosts lecture on fracking risks

Justin Nobel, a reporter with Rolling Stone magazine, and Sil Caggiano, Youngstown Fire Department senior battalion chief, are the next speakers in the Dr. Ray Energy and Environment Speaker Series at Youngstown State University. The free presentation, sponsored by the YSU James Dale ...

Courtney Barnett brings solo tour to US

With songs like “Pedestrian at Best” and “Nameless Faceless,” Courtney Barnett can make quite a racket with her band. The Australian musician is taking a different approach on her upcoming tour, performing solo in intimate theaters. After opening for Brandi Carlile this week at ...

Picasso tickets on sale in April at CMA

Tickets will be available starting in April for “Picasso and Paper” for its only North American visit at the Cleveland Museum of Art. The show, organized by the CMA and the Royal Academy of Arts in London in collaboration with the Musee National Picasso in Paris, looks at Pablo ...

OWR announces ‘La Traviata’ auditions

Opera Western Reserve will have auditions in April for its 2020 production of “La Traviata” and for its Young Artist Program. Auditions by appointment will take place on stage at Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, on April 20 and 21. An accompanist will be provided, and ...

Quintet explores old, new instrumental music

The American Brass Quintet is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2020. Bass trombonist John D. Rojak, who has been with the group for half of that span, said former member Chris Gekker explained its longevity the best. “He said at one point, the more we remained the same, the more unique ...

Erskine adds Youngstown to comedy resume

Different audiences have discovered comedian Kellen Erskine from different sources. The Dry Bar comedy app (which specializes in clean comedy) and its YouTube videos have brought him the most social media followers. A spot on Conan O’Brien’s TBS show earned him the most credibility among ...

‘Nude on Park’ gets provocative

“Nude on Park” is getting more provocative in its fourth year. James Shuttic, director of the Fine Arts Council of Trumbull County, said the non-juried event has evolved in the years since its 2017 debut at the Art on Park building in downtown Warren. “One of the artists who was ...

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•CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENTS •Daryl Hall & John Oates, who played the Covelli Centre last summer, are touring this summer with Squeeze and KT Tunstall, and dates at Blossom Music Center on July 14 and S&T Bank Music Park on July 28 are on the itinerary. Both shows go on sale at 10 a.m. ...

Rhett, McGraw, Lady Antebellum fill Megaticket lineups

Staff report Seven country shows will be part of the Country Megaticket concert series at Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls while nine shows will be offered at S&T Bank Music Park in Burgettstown, Pa. The concerts initially are sold as a season ticket package, with single tickets ...

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Auditions Local TRINITY PLAYHOUSE, 234 E. Lincoln Way, Lisbon: Stage Left Players — “Sherwood, the Adventures of Robin Hood,” Monday through Friday by appointment. Cast requirements are three women and six men for primary roles and an ensemble to create the kingdom of Nottingham. Email ...

Irish music concert set for Sharon

The Ancient Order of Hibernians and the Knights of Columbus from Sharon will have their Annual Night of Irish Music from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday in the Guild Hall of St Joseph Catholic Church, 79 Case Ave., Sharon, Pa. The evening will feature live Irish music from local and regional Irish ...

Robins looked, sounded great for opening

The Robins Theatre got off to a rousing start last week. The downtown Warren theater reopened Jan. 9 after being being dormant for more than 40 years. I’ve been writing about the restoration process for two years and have gotten to see its evolution during that time, but even I was taken ...

Iris, band cruise to 40th anniversary

Not to name names, but a lot of those classic rock acts still on the road today are a shell of their former selves. Some have only one original member, and he or she might have been a supporting player. When Donnie Iris & the Cruisers play the Robins Theatre, three of the five original ...

Butler displays American Impressionism show

Several leading artists from the late 19th and early 20th centuries are featured in an exhibition opening Sunday at the Butler Institute of American Art. “In a New Light: American Impressionism 1870-1940” includes works by more than 75 artists and is drawn from the art collection owned by ...

Rock Hall’s 2020 class reflects its range

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2020 ranges from classic rock to rap and from pop divas to industrial icons. The six acts who will be inducted in Cleveland on May 2 include Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, Nine Inch Nails, The Notorious B.I.G. and T. Rex. Also ...