* Band students from Canfield High School will be among those onstage with River City Brass Band in a performance at 8 p.m. Feb. 1 in the newly restored Civic Theatre in downtown Akron. River City Brass Band is a professional concert band from Pittsburgh that performs folk songs, ballads, Broadway tunes and military marches. The Canfield students, as well as those from Barberton, Firestone and Kent-Roosevelt high schools, will perform "Stars and Stripes Forever" and "76 Trombones" with River City Brass Band during the finale. Tickets are $22 to $35. Call (330) 972-7570 or (330) 253-2488 for details.
* "Sarah, Plain and Tall," a book that was turned into a revered made-for-TV movie, is being revived as a children's play by TheatreworksUSA. Pittsburgh International Children's Theater will present the production at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 12 in Byham Theatre, downtown Pittsburgh. The title character is a mail-order bride from Maine whose mannerisms and personality seem to clash with members of her new, Midwestern family. The show is recommended for children ages 8 to 14. Tickets are $9. Call (412) 321-5520 for details.
* Contemporary gospel music star Andrae Crouch will perform at 8 p.m. Jan. 18 at E.J. Thomas Hall, University of Akron. Crouch has collected eight Grammy awards in his career for recordings, performances, arrangements and production work. He has collaborated with Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones and Madonna, among others. Tickets are $20; call the E.J. Thomas box office at (888) 226-6948 or Ticketmaster.
Ticketmaster: Kaufmann's in Eastwood, Southern Park and Shenango Valley malls; and Giant Eagle stores in Austintown, Calcutta and New Castle. Call (330) 747-1212, (724) 323-1919 or (800) 366-1212. Web address is www.ticketmaster.com
Tickets.com: Call (800) 766-6048. Outlet in Tops supermarkets on U.S. Route 422, Niles, and at 2425 N. River Road, Warren.
Tickets Unlimited: Premium-seats agency at Hilltop Plaza, U.S. Route 224, Canfield. (330) 533-4611. Web address is www.5334611.com.
All Star Ticket Service: Premium-seats agency at 5208 Mahoning Ave., #229, Austintown. (330) 793-TIXX.
Ticket World: Premium-seats agency at U.S. Route 224 and Tiffany South, Boardman. (330) 726-SEAT.