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OWR showcases local talent with ‘Macbeth’

Opera Western Reserve production director David Vosburgh sees the primary role of the opera company as educational. "We take opera to the schools," he said. "We use students at YSU (Youngstown State University) in the chorus and in small roles. We give singers an opportunity to sing these ...

Vosburgh ends OWR tenure with ‘Macbeth’

For David Vosburgh, directing Opera Western Reserve's production of "Macbeth" is his gold watch. Vosburgh, who founded the opera company 15 years ago, will retire after next week's production. "It's time. After 75, you can't kid yourself, you're not 25 anymore," the 81-year-old ...

Vigil brings Denver’s music to Packard

WARREN — His future wife's mother was the first one to mention the resemblance. "I got out of high school, was growing my hair out a little longer, and she said, 'Yeah, he looks like John Denver," Ted Vigil said. That would have been in the early, mid-1980s. But it wasn't until 20 years ...

‘Drawer Boy’ opens at Playhouse

Like any director, Christopher Fidram always keeps an eye out for new projects. About a decade ago while doing research, he kept seeing a title he didn't recognize showing up on lists of the most produced plays — a Canadian comedy-drama called "The Drawer Boy." He ordered the script and ...

Canfield native dazzled in ‘South Pacific’

I spent the weekend going to see many of the events I previewed in last week's Ticket. Trumbull New Theatre's production of "The Mousetrap" got a full review in Sunday's paper, so I won't rehash it here, but the Agatha Christie mystery is very well done and runs for two more weekends. Don't ...

Ticket Window

* ON SALE THIS WEEK * Newsboys, which played Packard Music Hall in 2018, is coming to Stambaugh Auditorium on March 12 as part of its Greatness of Our God tour. Tickets range from $30 to $50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through Stambaugh. * Country singer and occasional actor Trace ...

Calendar

Theater Local CALVIN CENTER, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown: Rust Belt Theater Company — "The Rockin' Horribles," 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday through Nov. 16, $15 adults and $10 students and senior citizens. 330-507-2358. FAIRVIEW ARTS & OUTREACH CENTER, 4220 Youngstown Poland Road, ...

Cin Farina delivers ‘The Real Deal’

Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: • In some ways, “The Real Deal” is an album 45 years in the making. Youngstown vocalist Cin Farina said, “I’ve been a singer all my life. I’ve been performing around here for 45 years. I decided this is the time.” Farina, ...

‘Mousetrap’ sets out to capture audiences

Trumbull New Theatre is a setting a trap with a proven favorite. The Agatha Christie mystery “The Mousetrap” opens Friday for a three-weekend run at the Niles community theater. It’s been staged there twice before (as part of the 1977-78 and 1996-97 seasons), but that’s nothing ...

Area Artists Annual winners announced

Justin Reese of Youngstown received best in show honors in the 81st Area Arts Annual exhibition, currently on display at the Butler Institute of American Art Trumbull Branch. Reese was recognized by juror Russell Maddick, professor emeritus from the art department at Youngstown State ...

Mail art show opens at YSU

The third High School Mail Art Show opens Monday at Youngstown State University’s Judith Rae Solomon Gallery in Bliss Hall. Mail art is an artistic movement focused on sending small-scale works through the postal service. It was developed in the 1950s as a means for artists to connect with ...

Tony winner plays Cleveland series

The Tony Award-winning musical “The Band’s Visit” comes to the Connor Palace for a three-week run as part of the KeyBank Broadway Series. The David Yazek-Itamar Moses musical is based on the 2007 film of the same name about what happens when the Egyptian Police Band is sent mistakenly ...

Indian musician plays Youngstown

Musicians Harsh Narayan from India and Joe Culley from Kent will perform Friday at the Calvin Center for the Arts. Narayan, who lives in Mumbai, is a leading sarangi player and performer of Hindustani classical music. His grandfather, Pandit Ram Narayan, brought the sarangi, a short-necked ...

Davis YMCA art show announces winners

More than 20 artists received awards in the But I Know What I Like art show, which runs through Nov. 17 at the Davis Family YMCA, 45 McClurg Road, Boardman. The show is open to artists in Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties and juried by nonprofessionals. This year, 140 artists ...

Rust Belt brings back ‘Rockin’ Horribles’

The musical comedy “The Rockin’ Horribles” returns to the Calvin Center on Friday for a three-weekend run. The Rust Belt Theater Company production written by Robert Dennick Joki and Josh Taylor made its debut last year. After crashing their car in a neighborhood on the “wrong ...

Youngstown Cantorum plays Canfield before New York City’s Carnegie Hall

The Youngstown Cantorum will give a fundraising concert Sunday at Canfield Presbyterian Church. It is a new ensemble, comprised mostly of Youngstown State University and Dana School of Music students who are members of the Dana Chorale. Hae-Jong Lee, an associate professor at YSU, ...

Stambaugh youth band gets $10K

The Monday Musical Club Fund of the Youngstown Foundation awarded a $10,000 grant to the Stambaugh Youth Concert Band. Since 2001, the band has provided extracurricular, high-quality music education and performance opportunities for outstanding young musicians, allowing them to expand ...

Method 8 group premieres ‘Mirrors’

Method 8 will premiere its newest film “Mirrors” at an event Sunday at the Holiday Inn, 7410 South Ave., Boardman. “Mirrors” was shot in Boardman and focuses on four people who find themselves looking in the mirror to find out what they truly want in life. It takes the audience on ...

Lit Youngstown hosts poets series

Poets Pamela Anderson and Steven Thomas will be featured at Lit Youngstown’s next First Wednesday Readers Series at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Soap Gallery, 117 S. Champion St., Youngstown. Anderson is a graduate of the Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts, which also awarded her a Bisbee ...

Chapel Concert Series starts at Boardman church

The first Chapel Concert Series event for 2019-20 is scheduled at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 119 Stadium Drive, Boardman. The concert will feature Sean Baran, pianist and organist at Boardman United Methodist Church; tenor William Ambert, director of music at ...