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Novak returns to Valley for art retrospective

Kim Novak will return to the Mahoning Valley for a career retrospective of her art work. Novak, who displayed her pastels at the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown in 2014, will attend an opening reception from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday for “Kim Novak: An Iconic Vision,” which will ...

Kent-Trumbull Summer Stock takes another ‘Journey’

CHAMPION — Kent State University at Trumbull Summer Stock 2019 will start with another “Journey to Ohio.” “Journey to Ohio or, A Connecticut Belle,” written and directed by Kent-Trumbull English professor James Canacci, first was staged at Kent-Trumbull in 2017. They decided to ...

Mill Creek offers family camping

YOUNGSTOWN — Mill Creek MetroParks will present Family Camp in the Park from 9 a.m. June 22 until 1 p.m. June 23 on the Judge Morley Lawn in the Wick Recreation Area. The family camping experience is structured to provide many activities to participate in both during the day and through ...

Westside Music Festival offers diverse lineup

YOUNGSTOWN — Bringing together artists that normally wouldn’t play on the same bill is the idea behind the Westside Music Festival. The first-time event is a joint venture between Westside Bowl and Paul Goon LTD, a concert production company run by local hip hop artist Paul Kun. ...

Free rides for Nov. concert available

WARREN — Free transportation will be available to residents of assisted living, independent living and nursing homes as well as members of the developmentally disabled community for the W.D. Packard Concert Band’s annual Veteran’s Day concert. Trumbull County Probate Judge James A. ...

Steel industry collapse lecture

LIBERTY — Georgetown University Professor Sherry Linkon will discuss the collapse of the steel industry at William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society lecture. Linkon is a professor of English and director of the writing program at Georgetown and served as co-director of the Center for ...

Montecalvo makes sound decisions for Michael Stanley

While most of the people flocking to the new Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre will be checking it out with their eyes, Dan Montecalvo will be using his ears. The 1971 Warren Western Reserve High School graduate, who still lives in Warren, has been sound engineer for Michael Stanley for more ...

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Calendar

Theater Local CALVIN CENTER, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown: Rust Belt Theater Company — “Celena Coven: Eat Your Feelings,” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $15. 330-507-2358. HOPEWELL THEATRE, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown: “On Golden Pond,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. ...

New amp makes debut this weekend

YOUNGSTOWN — From the sky, the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre is an oasis of green in a sea of concrete. Eric Ryan, president of JAC Management Group, alternates between referring to the $8 million project as an urban park and a boutique amphitheatre, and the 22 acres will serve that ...

Music fest brings ‘sounds of summer’

Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: l More than 15 area acts will perform on two stages Saturday at the Sounds of Summer Festival in Hubbard. The main stage headliner will be Akron’s Ohio Weather Band, whose latest album is “Don’t Try.” The outdoor stage lineup will ...

Hopewell casts line on ‘Golden Pond’

“On Golden Pond” opens Friday for a two-weekend run at Hopewell Theatre. Ernest Thompson’s play tells the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for their 48th year. Norman (Thomas Hathhorn) is a retired professor, nearing 80, with ...

Straw Hat season opens with ‘Carrie’

The musical “Carrie” will open the Straw Hat Theatre summer season. The Michael Gore / Lawrence D. Cohen / Dean Pitchford musical is based on the Stephen King’s first novel, the story of a teenager with telekinetic powers who is bullied at school and controlled at home by her fanatical ...

African American fest celebrates 35th year

Robert Davis Jr. is feeling proud this weekend. “This is our 35th year,” the president of the Trumbull County African American Achievers Association said. “That’s huge.” The group’s 35th festival runs Friday through Sunday on and around Courthouse Square in downtown ...

McDonough offers two summer exhibitions

Two exhibitions open Saturday at the McDonough Museum of Art. “Studio Conversations in Art Education” highlights artwork by 12 women art educators in higher education from the U.S. and Canada who maintain an active studio practice. Co-curated by Youngstown State University art ...

Packard Band starts outdoor season

The W.D. Packard Concert Band takes its show outdoors for the first of six summer concerts at the Packard Music Hall south lawn band shell. Joining the band will be trombone player Andrew Mitchell, who will be the featured soloist on Alexandre Guilmant’s Morceau Symphonique. Mitchell, who ...

Trombo exhibit opens Saturday at Weller Gallery

“Nature’s Graces and Rural Places” opens Saturday at the Weller Gallery at Mill Creek MetroParks’ Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Way, Youngstown. Regional photographer Jim Trombo, a lifelong northeast Ohio resident, explores the beauty and rural feel of the region in his ...

Sutliff Museum offers summer one-day bus trips

The Sutliff Museum will offer three one-day bus trips this summer. The first one on Tuesday will visit Ohio Village and the Ohio History Center in Columbus. The bus will leave at 8 a.m. and return at 8 p.m. and includes a box lunch and a stop for dinner. The second tour on July 17 visits ...

Valley acts get festival spotlight

Two Mahoning Valley favorites will be among the 30 acts performing this weekend at LaureLive. JD Eicher will be the first act on one of the two main stages at 1 p.m. Saturday and The Vindys will perform on the South Stage at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. “It’s super important to us to shine a ...

LaureLive grows too large for Butler Campus

Denny Young compared putting together the LaureLive lineup to being the general manager of a baseball team. “Completion of a lineup is not complicated,” said the president of the Elevation Group, which stages the festival on the grounds of the Laurel School Butler Campus in Russell and ...