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Trumbull Art Gallery starts registration for May classes

Registration is underway for May classes at Trumbull Art Gallery. The schedule includes: • Acrylic Pour Painting — Meets 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. May 8 ($30 TAG member, $35 non-member) • Anyone Can Paint — Meets 1 to 3:30 p.m. May 28, 30 and 31 ($50 TAG member, $55 non-member) • One ...

Dana celebrates 150 years

A concert Wednesday at Stambaugh Auditorium will be the culmination of a year-long celebration of the Dana School of Music’s 150th anniversary. Randall Goldberg, director of the Dana School of Music, said, “We wanted to do something to get a lot of our students involved, some things ...

Broadway’s Moritz will conduct musical ‘Matilda’

Easy Street Productions will have a Broadway veteran in its pit when it becomes the first theater in Ohio to stage “Matilda the Musical.” Youngstown native Michael J. Moritz Jr. will come home from New York to play piano and conduct the Easy Street Little Big Band when the show plays ...

Audience can’t take eyes off ‘Jersey Boys’

At 31 years old, Eric Chambliss wasn’t alive when Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons battled the Beatles on the pop charts in the 1960s, but he knew the music well. “One of the cool things about this music is people are more familiar with it than they realize. Either they grew up with it ...

‘Bronx Tale’ role fits Barbara like glove

Back in the early ’90s, Joe Barbara couldn’t get a job as an extra in the movie “A Bronx Tale.” Now he’s playing one of the leads in the musical based on the movie and Chazz Palminteri’s one-man show that spawned both. During a telephone interview from a tour stop in Boston, ...

Actor married to Warren native

Actor Joe Barbara found love in the Mahoning Valley. Barbara was playing Joe Carlino on the NBC soap opera “Another World” when he came to the Canfield Fair in 1998 for a personal appearance. He was interviewed by Warren native Nicole Perry, who hosted WFMJ’s morning show with Scott ...

Labra Brothers release ‘Colder Weather’ CD

When the forecast comes from the Labra Brothers, “Colder Weather” brings songs that are groovy, funky and heavy in vocal harmonies. Brothers Adrian (lead guitar and lead vocals), Cristian (bass and vocals) and David (guitar, saxophone and vocals) Labra will celebrate the release of its ...

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• ON SALE THIS WEEK • Rapper Gucci Mane will play the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre on June 22. Tickets for the 7 p.m. show are $95 and $55 in the pavilion and $35 on the lawn and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at the Southwoods Health box office at the Covelli Centre and through ...

Hotel California show canceled

An April 29 concert featuring the Eagles tribute band Hotel California at Packard Music Hall has been canceled. Refunds are available at the point of purchase. Internet and phone orders automatically will be canceled and refunded.

Paw Patrol Live! plays Covelli

Paw Patrol Live! comes to the Youngstown for three shows at the Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St. It is based on the popular animated series for preschoolers that runs on Nickelodeon. In “Race to the Rescue,” Ryder summons Marshall, Chase, Skye, Rubble, Rocky, Zuma and Everest to rescue ...

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Theater Local CALVIN CENTER, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown: Rust Belt Theater Company — “Jesus vs. Zombies,” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday through April 27, $15 adults and $10 students and senior citizens. 330-507-2358. POWERS AUDITORIUM, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown: “Jersey ...

Intimate Tweedy show was magnificent

Smaller sometimes is better. I’ve written before that I would rather see an act I like in a club than one I love in an arena or stadium. Even better is seeing a performer I love in one of those intimate venues. When Neil Young headlined the HORDE Festival in 1997, he and Crazy Horse ...

YSU ensembles play Stambaugh concert

Three Dana School of Music / Youngstown State University ensembles will perform Wednesday at Stambaugh Auditorium. “Star Wars & Other Scores” is the theme of the program, which will feature the YSU Concert Band, the Dana Brass Ensemble and the YSU Wind Ensemble. Dana Brass ...

Youth theater stages final show with ‘Robin Hood’

Youngstown Playhouse Youth Theatre stages “Robin Hood” as its final production of its 2018-19 season. Director Jim Canacci adapted the classic tale of England’s outlaw bandit that was passed down for centuries. Lake Baum provides a music score comprised of traditional folk songs from ...

Rust Belt combines Jesus, Zombies in new musical show

Rust Belt Theater Company never has shied away from irreverent subject matter. Founder Robert Dennick Joki posted an April Fool’s joke online that its next production would be “Human Centipede: The Musical” (those who are unfamiliar with the horror film can search for a description of ...

Jazz show features Packard Band and area high schools

Student musicians from Warren G. Harding, Lakeview and Boardman high schools will help the W.D. Packard Concert Band celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month tonight. Lakeview’s Jazz Ensemble Blue, directed by Nathan Sensabaugh, will play Don Menza’s “Groovin’ Hard,” Duke Ellington’s ...

YACCB plays SMARTS concert

The Youngstown Area Community Concert Band will play a free concert 6 p.m. today at SMARTS, 25 E. Boardman St., Youngstown. Following a short family-friendly concert, each child and his / her family members will select an instrument that he /she wishes to learn more about, such as ...

MetroParks host Daffodil Weekend

Fellows Riverside Gardens will have its annual Daffodil Weekend on Saturday and Sunday. Gardeners can enter their perfect bloom in the daffodil show. Entries will be accepted from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday and 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the garden’s Davis Center, 123 McKinley Way, Youngstown. ...

Tyler Center presents Titanic program

Local connections to the Titanic will be the topic of the next Bites and Bits of History lunch program at noon April 18 at the Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St., Youngstown. Industialist George Dennick Wick died in the sinking of the oceanliner on April 12, 1912, and several of his ...

Multimedia artist to speak at Williamson

Artist Larry Shea will speak at 5:30 p.m. today in the Williamson College of Business Administration Auditorium at Youngstown State University. Shea is an artist working with a wide variety of digital and analog media, creating artworks and developing new media technologies for live ...