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Library hosts family program

The Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren, will host a free Family History Month event at 2 p.m. Saturday Stacey Adger, an Ohio Genealogical Society trustee, will present “Giving Them a Voice: Researching African-American Ancestors.” She will discuss how ...

Bands play charity show at Packard

Three bands will play for two charities at a benefit concert Saturday at Packard Music Hall. The Vindys, The Speedbumps and Party of 2 will raise money for two organizations with ties to Kent State University at Trumbull. Rock4 Reason, was founded by Frank and Heather Lindsay of Mineral ...

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• ON SALE THIS WEEK • Anita Baker will play the State Theatre at 8 p.m. Nov. 16 and 17 on what is being billed as a farewell tour. Tickets range from $59.50 to $199.50 and are on sale now through Playhouse Square. Also coming to Playhouse Square is comedian Sebastian Maniscalco, who bring ...

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Theater Local CALVIN CENTER, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown: “Living Dead: The Musical,” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday through Oct. 27 and midnight Oct. 27, $15 adults and $10 students and senior citizens. 330-507-2358. HOPEWELL THEATRE, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown: “The Twilight ...

Wardrobe staff keeps Marvel superheroes and villains looking good

Superheroes don’t really have pit crews or support staff, folks who make sure everything runs smoothly and fix the things that don’t. However, those who play superheroes couldn’t do their jobs without them. Shelby VanOphem is a wardrobe assistant in the character room with Marvel ...

Superhero costumes don’t have to be expensive

With Halloween approaching, many kids and adults may be thinking of dressing up as superheroes. However, the average person doesn’t have access to the tools that make the characters in Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes look so much like their film and comic book counterparts. Shelby ...

Packard Band premieres composition

Jerry Ascione knows the W.D. Packard Concert Band. At Youngstown State University in the 1970s, he played in ensembles led by longtime Packard Band conductor Robert E. Fleming and longtime trumpet player Esotto Pellegrini. Donald W. Byo, another former conductor of the band who still plays ...

TAG, Butler North host Petric installations

The work of artist Eva Petric will be featured in events this weekend at both Trumbull Art Gallery in Warren and the Butler North Education Center in Youngstown. Petric previously exhibited at Butler North, which is where Marianne Nissen of Warren first saw her work. “She collects lace ...

Historic hangings, electrocutions fill Ghost Walk

New stories and old tales told in new ways will be a part of Ghost Walk when it returns to Warren over the next two weekends. Even though the event started more than 30 years ago, Barbara Root said she and others are able to uncover new dark and untold tales from Trumbull County’s past. ...

Rust Belt’s ‘Living Dead’ just keeps coming back

As George A. Romero’s “Night of the Living Dead” celebrates its 50th anniversary, Rust Belt Theater Company resurrects its “Living Dead: The Musical” for the seventh time. Written by Robert Dennick Joki and Josh Taylor, “Living Dead” is a send-up of Romero’s black-and-white ...

G.B. musical production traveling to a ‘New World’

G.B. Community Theatre’s production of “Songs for a New World” opens Friday at the Ashtabula Arts Center. The musical is an early work by Jason Robert Brown, a three-time Tony Award winner whose credits include “The Last Five Years,” “Parade,” “Urban Cowboy,” “The Bridges ...

Pumpkin Walk returns to park

Pumpkin Walk at Twilight runs from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Mill Creek MetroParks’ Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown. The garden’s paths will be lined with carved and illuminated pumpkins. Live entertainment and family-friendly activities also are planned. ...

YSU offers ‘Experience’

Youngstown State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance will hold several events called “The Experience” aimed at providing prospective students interested in majors offered by the department with admissions and audition information. The first event starts at 2 p.m. Oct. 19 in ...

Apple Butter Festival planned

An Apple Butter Festival runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Saturday at Century Village Museum, 14653 E. Park St., Burton. Volunteers will take part in peeling and slicing apples and stirring the copper kettles to make the apple butter. There also will be demonstrations of broom making, ...

Covered Bridge Fest set for Jefferson

The 35th Ashtabula County Covered Bridge Festival is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Jefferson. Visitors can enjoy crafters, food vendors, covered bridge souvenirs, music and strolling entertainment, a parade on Saturday, antique tractor and engine displays, homemade ...

Allynn brings Neil Diamond tribute for WCMA concert

Keith Allynn was a standup comedian as a teenager and an Elvis Presley impersonator after leaving the U.S. Navy, but he makes his living these days performing the songs of Neil Diamond. It all started to impress a woman. He sang “Hello Again” from “The Jazz Singer” in his best Neil ...

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Theater Local CALVIN CENTER, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown: “Living Dead: The Musical,” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday through Oct. 27 and midnight Oct. 27, $15 adults and $10 students and senior citizens. 330-507-2358. YOUNGSTOWN PLAYHOUSE, 600 Playhouse Lane, Youngstown: Playhouse Youth ...

Rock Hall picks: Prine, Runt, Roxy, Stevie, Radio

Let the debate begin. Tuesday the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum announced the nominees that have a chance to be a part of the Class of 2019. This year’s list included six first-time nominees (even though they’ve all been eligible for more than a decade) — Stevie Nicks, Def ...

Playhouse Youth Theatre heads to ‘Treasure Island’

A Robert Louis Stevenson classic gets a gender switch at Youngstown Playhouse Youth Theatre. In this reimagining of “Treasure Island,” adapted by Kathryn Petersen and Michael Ogborn, young Jim Hawkins becomes Jamie Hawkins, a girl searching for treasure with her family and hoping to ...

Yo-Yo Ma sends thank-you note

Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: l Yo-Yo Ma’s visit to the Mahoning Valley in August and his concert at the Warren Community Amphitheatre was a memorable day for everyone in attendance. Apparently, it was a memorable day for the cellist as well. Ken Haidaris of ...