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McGuffey series hosts polka musicians

A polka party, with music by the former Kuzman’s polka band Summit Jammers, will be held at Kravitz’s Deli Meeting Room, 3135 Belmont Ave., Liberty, as part of the William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society’s Memories of a Lifetime. Featured musicians include Dolores DePietro, Joe ...

Native returns for art lecture

Artist Jennifer Vanderpool will speak at 5:10 p.m. Jan. 24 at the McDonough Museum of Art, 525 Wick Ave., Youngstown. The Mahoning Valley native now is based in Los Angeles, where she works across mediums to reveal relationships between physical landscapes and the unseen forces that shape ...

Charcoal, pencil works shown

Works by John Plymak will be on display through January at the Ashtabula Arts Center, 2928 W. 13th St., Ashtabula. Plymak, who grew up in Cleveland, was inspired by the art and graphics in the comic books he collected in the 1970s. After graduating from Ohio Northern University, he worked ...

Artists go to YSU for concert, masterclass

Soprano Maria Temesi and pianist Michael Baron will do a guest artist residency next week at Youngstown State University. Temesi is an official ambassador and vocal consultant for The Hungarian State Opera as well as professor and head of the vocal music department at Szeged University. She ...

Chrysalis stages ‘West Side Story’

“West Side Story” will be the first production staged by Chrysalis Stage Advanced Performing Arts Conservatory. The Leonard Bernstein / Stephen Sondheim / Arthur Laurents musical, based on Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” will feature about two dozen students in grades 8 to 12 ...

Focusing on the face

WARREN — Karl Zerovich of Cortland tried to sit as motionless as possible while 10 artists tried to capture his likeness. Zerovich isn’t a model. He’s interested in becoming a member of the TAG Portrait Group. He had taken a drawing class about a dozen years ago and wanted to get back ...

Contest brings local art to WRTA buses

Power of the Arts, an arts advocacy nonprofit, is hosting a series of art contests with the winning images displayed on the outside of WRTA buses. Artists of any age who live in Trumbull or Mahoning County are eligible to submit their work. The contest is free, thanks to sponsors from ...

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• ON SALE THIS WEEK • The Who will play two area shows on its Moving On! tour, which will have the band performing with an orchestra and touring in support of its first album of new music in 13 years. Concerts are scheduled May 30 at Pittsburgh’s PPG Paints Arena and Sept. 10 at ...

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Theater Local ARMORY OF THE ARTS, 49 S. Sharpsville Ave., Sharon, Pa.: Chrysalis State Advanced Performing Arts Conservatory — “West Side Story,” 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday through Jan. 27, $35 VIP seating, $20 adult general admission and $18 senior citizens and ...

One big, happy family

Every clan has that one person who just doesn’t fit. However, when the family is filled with criminals, the one who doesn’t fit is “The White Sheep of the Family.” Trumbull New Theatre will stage the British comedy as its first show of 2019. “White Sheep” was the last produced ...

Local events at glance

MVHS presents event on Liberty homes YOUNGSTOWN — The historic homes of Liberty will be the focus of the Bites and Bits of History program at the Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St., Youngstown. Marcia Levy will explore the beautiful and historic homes in the township, where many of ...

TNT plans Valentine’s fundraiser

Tickets go on sale Jan. 21 for a Valentine’s-themed fundraiser on Feb. 9 at Trumbull New Theatre. “An Evening of Love & Laughter” will feature frequent TNT performers and others presenting song and sketches around the theme of love. Performers will include Connie Cassidy, Renee ...

New year, new music

By GARY S. ANGELO Tribune Chronicle correspondent Many area acts have new music planned for the new year. Here’s a rundown of what to expect from more than dozen area acts in 2019. MUNNYCAT Hubbard native Katianne Timko and Austintown native Khaled Tabbara now live in Studio City, ...

Storytelling event benefits SMARTS

WARREN — Everyone has a story to tell. W. Rick Schilling wants to hear them. Schilling is the host of SMARTS Stories, a monthly storytelling event held on the second Wednesday of the month at Modern Methods Brewing Co. The evening is inspired by events like Porchlight in San ...

Racing machines fill 19th Vintage Motorcycle Exhibit

The machines featured in the 19th Vintage Motorcycle Exhibit at the National Packard Museum represent a who’s who of motorcycling in America. This year’s show, which opens Saturday and runs through May 18, was organized by Larry Ward, host of WKBN-AM’s “2 Wheel Power Hour.” He ...

Start your morning with a movie

There was a time when movie theaters only had matinees on weekends. Even now, many theaters don’t start their matinees until after noon. I’ve never understood that. There’s nothing better than a morning movie. When I reviewed movies on a regular basis for the Tribune Chronicle, I ...

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• ON SALE THIS WEEK • R&B group B2K will be joined by Mario, Pretty Ricky, Lloyd, Ying Yang Twins, Chingy and Bobby V on the Millennium Tour, which comes to Petersen Events Center at 8 p.m. March 8 and Quicken Loans Arena at 8 p.m. April 26. Pittsburgh tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. ...

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Theater Local HOPEWELL THEATRE, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown: “The Sea Horse,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday through Jan. 12 and 2 p.m. Jan. 13, $13 adults and $10 for students and senior citizens. 330-746-5455. Regional BENEDUM CENTER, Seventh Street and Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh: ...

Scholastic show opens

Tribune Chronicle YOUNGSTOWN — The 2019 Northeastern Ohio Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition opens Monday at Youngstown State University. The show features the work of students in grades 7 to 12 in Trumbull, Mahoning, Columbiana and Ashtabula counties. It is designed to encourage student ...

First Night Youngstown offers double fireworks

More than a dozen venues will host activities as First Night Youngstown rings in 2019. A wide variety of entertainment, from magic and storytelling to oldies and indie rock, is scheduled, and First Night wristbands are good for admission to all venues with WRTA providing shuttle service to ...