'Color of Love'
WARREN -- Karen Clark-Green will take the lead in performances of her play, "Color of Love," Feb. 11 and 12 at the Hippodrome, 150 High St. The play, which examines the emotional pains of interracial marriage, co-stars D.C. Colvin and is directed by David Vosburgh.
This play, along with "For the Love of Life," will be showcased at the Actors Complex in Hollywood, she said.
For information or to make reservations, call (330) 505-5090. Tickets are available at RBG Records in Warren, at Rollers Place and J.W. Crown & amp; Limousine in Youngstown, or by contacting any Archangel member.
The dinner theater begins at 6:30 p.m., with the show starting at 8 p.m.
YOUNGSTOWN -- Rick Shale, professor of English at Youngstown State University, will discuss the Academy Awards at the inaugural speakers series event hosted by the Young Leaders Advisory Board of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society.
A musical tribute of Oscar-nominated songs will be performed by singers Eric, Janeen and James.
The free event will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 10 at The Youngstown Playhouse, 600 Playhouse Lane. For information or reservations, call (330) 743-2589.
NILES -- An evening of laughter and music will benefit the Rich Center for Autism at YSU.
The show and dinner will start at 6:30 p.m. at Vernon's Restaurant on Route 422. Entertainment featuring Pat Padula, John Angelo, Fedra Anastasiadis, Jo Anne Stathis-Baker and Pamela Condeleon will begin at 8 p.m.
Bill Kropinale will offer his impression of John Lennon, complete with costumes and songs. John Steven Bloom will offer his magic act. He has appeared with rock acts Alice Cooper, Journey, REO Speedwagon and Weird Al Yankovic.
For information, contact Padula, (330) 395-3049.
HUBBARD -- Music at Madison will celebrate its second anniversary with a show at 8 p.m. Feb. 19 at Hubbard High School auditorium, Hall Avenue.
Rodd Coonce will headline the show, with a reunion of singers and musicians performing a variety of songs and styles.
The show will be a benefit in memory of Dustin Keryan, a 21-year-old Hubbard resident who died last July of a brain tumor. The goal is to raise enough money to donate a defibrillator to the Hubbard Township Police Department.
Part of the proceeds will also go to the Brain Tumor Center at Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Tickets are $10, available from G & amp;K Awards and Gifts, East Hill Florist and Dorian Books.
Art and dance
YOUNGSTOWN -- Ballet Western Reserve and the Butler Instittude of American Art will offer "An Evening of Dance at the Butler" at 6 p.m. March 11 and 12.
The evening begins with a strolling cocktail party with music by the Ari Kessler Jazz Trio. At 7 p.m., the dance begins in Beecher Court.
This year, the Harambee Traditional African Dance Troupe will collaborate on a dance, featuring traditional Monjoni-influenced dance with live percussion accompaniment.
Seven pieces from the Butler's permanent collection will be interpreted through ballet, jazz, modern and Irish Step dance.
Tickets are $30 per person, $15 for students. Handling fees apply. Call the ballet, (330) 744-1934, for tickets.