Youngstown documentary heading to film festivals

Youngstown documentary heading to film festivals

A documentary about Youngstown being made by former boxing champ Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini is nearly complete. The filmmakers, who shot the movie in Youngstown last year, are preparing to submit it to film festivals, including the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. Sam Kass is the director, and John Chechitelli is the cinematographer. No Youngstown screening has been set yet, said Chechitelli.

Canfield choirs to present Negri’s ‘Mass of Hope’

CANFIELD — The Canfield High School choral department presents Joe Negri’s “Mass of Hope” as its annual dinner theater performance at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24 in the high school auditorium.

The “Mass of Hope” was written and will be performed by Negri, a well-known jazz guitarist who is best remembered for his role as Handyman Negri on “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” children’s television program.

More than 230 Canfield students will perform with Negri at the event, including members of the CHS Concert Choir, Chamber Ensemble and One Octave Higher Ensemble. In addition, a special children’s choir composed of 30 third-graders from Hilltop and CH Campbell elementary schools will participate.

Tickets are $10 ($5 for students). Dinner and performance tickets are $22 (dinner at 6 p.m). Call Gerri at (330) 533-0182.

Bluegrass at Firehouse to benefit summer festival

NILES — Bluegrass at the Firehouse will be held from 7-11 p.m. Feb. 21 at Weathersfield Fire Station, 2229 Gardenland Ave. S.E., McKinley Heights. Bands will include Vertical Limit and Get Out and Push. Admission is $9.50 ($3.50 for children 10-16). There will also be an open-mic segment for musicians.

Proceeds will benefit the Trumbull County National Night Out Summer Festival, which will be Aug. 1-2 at Waddell Park.

Model railroad group to have winter flea market

NILES — The Youngstown Model Railroad Association will hold its winter flea market from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at McMenamy’s Banquet Hall, 325 Youngstown Warren Road. Admission is $5 (children under 12 are free). For more information, go to

Collin Raye to perform at Allegheny College

MEADVILLE, Pa. — Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 97 in Meadville will present two country music concerts on March 22, featuring Collin Raye with guest Restless Heart and opening act Nomad, at Allegheny College auditorium.

Show times will be 1 and 6 p.m. Tickets are $21. Call (814) 337-5650.

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