Auditions for TV movie
YOUNGSTOWN -- Local auditions will be Thursday for the Proctor & amp; Gamble Dreambuilder Celebration production of the made-for-TV movie "Skin Complex." Actors' auditions will be from 9 a.m.-noon; actresses will try out from 1-4 p.m. All auditions will be at WKBN-TV Channel 27 and Fox 17/62 studios, 3930 Sunset Blvd.
Auditions are open to union and nonunion actors. Unpaid extras will be sought as well. Filming will be from Sept. 26 to Oct. 6.
Dreambuilder Celebration sponsors an annual regional contest for writers of diverse cultural backgrounds. The winning entry is used in a TV production and shown on stations across Ohio, including WKBN and Fox 17/62.
Grants for groups
Tax dollars are coming back to the region in the form of grants from Ohio Arts Council. Recipients of the first round of fiscal year 2003 grants include the following groups: Youngstown Symphony Chorus, $310 for technical assistance; First Night Canfield, $4,484 for community arts; Arts Council of Youngstown and Mahoning County, $3,437 for operating support; Butler Institute of American Art, $64,225 for operating support; Junior Military Band, $11,131 for operating support; Organizacion Civica y Cultura, $4,797 for a Hispanic/Latino folk festival; YSU McDonough Museum of Art, $5,408 for operating support; and Youngstown Symphony Society, $56,876 for operating support.
In Trumbull County, grants have been awarded to: Fine Arts Council Trumbull County, $5,947 for operating support and $5,949 for Opening Night 2003; Trumbull Art Gallery, $3,287 for operating support; and Warren Civic Music Association, $4,061 for its annual series.
Holiday House 2002
NEW CASTLE -- The Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, 124 E. Leasure Ave., invites area artists and craftsmen to participate in Holiday House 2002, a fine arts and crafts show from Nov. 2 through Dec. 22.
Handmade original items will be accepted for sale. Deadline for applications is Oct. 1.
Interested parties should submit three pictures, slides or samples of their work with name, address and telephone number on each piece to the institute. For more information, contact Elizabeth Rundorff, program director, (724) 652-2882, or e-mail email@example.com.
Film festival entries
CLEVELAND -- Roll those cameras. Entries are being accepted for the 27th Cleveland International Film Festival. To qualify, filmmakers must have produced their works after Jan. 1, 2001, and be able to show them in 35mm format, 16mm or Beta SP. Video transfers will be required for preview purposes. Early deadline is Sept. 30; final deadline is Nov. 30. See www.clevelandfilm.org for details.
'Doo Wop Weekend'
CONNEAUT LAKE, Pa. -- Larry Chance & amp; the Earls, who performed on the public television show "Rock, Rhythm & amp; Doo Wop," will perform at a dance Sept. 1 in Dreamland Ballroom at Conneaut Lake Park, Route 618. The dance is part of "Doo Wop Weekend" at the amusement park. From Aug. 30 to Sept. 1, classic cars will be on display, and music of the 1950s will be performed and remembered by people such as Pittsburgh-area deejay Porky Chedwick. Call the park at (814) 382-5115 or the Crawford County Tourist Association at (800) 332-2338.
Singing the anthem
WASHINGTON -- Mahoning Valley native Dana Victor will sing the national anthem tonight before the Pittsburgh Steelers-Washington Redskins pre-season football game at FedEx Field in Washington, D.C. The game will be shown on WKBN-TV Channel 27.