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Kilroy's here



Published: Sat, January 1, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.



Kilroy's here

YOUNGSTOWN -- Ever wonder about that long-nosed character named Kilroy? Or maybe you're a history buff, interested in WWII era memorabilia. Or perhaps you grew up in the 40s, and want to take a walk down memory lane. Then there's something for you at the new exhibit at the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor, called "Kilroy Was Here!" opening on Thursday.

The exhibit, administered by The Ohio Historical Society, tells the story behind "Kilroy" and reflects on 1940s American culture. Included are music, sports, movies and 40s artifacts, such as wool bathing suits, Velcro, Fiesta dinnerware and pull toys, with videotaped recollections of Ohioans from that era. Songs from the '40s accompany a timeline that vividly portrays the changes that took place through the decade.

On Saturday, a community reception will be held from noon to 5 p.m. with reduced admission ($5 adults/ $1 students). "Music at Madison" will play songs of the era.

Museum hours are 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission $7 adults/$3 students. Children age five and under free. The museum is at 151 West Wood St., Youngstown.

On a night like this

YOUNGSTOWN -- As it presents a cross-section of Richard Wagner's works, the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra will take the audience on a journey of milestones and reflect on the composer's creativity and impact on orchestral music.

Under the direction of Isaiah Jackson, the symphony will merely touch on the strength of Wagner's creations. His opera, "The Ring of the Nibelung," for instance, takes four evenings to present -- and took 25 years to create.

The YSO concert begins at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are available by calling (330) 744-0264.

Prior to the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra Wagner program, the Youngstown Symphony Youth Orchestra under the direction of Stephen L. Gage will perform beginning at 7 p.m.




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