Michael Winslow — better know as the guy who can make just about every sound effect possible


Michael Winslow — better know as the guy who can make just about every sound effect possible with his voice — comes to the Funny Farm, 5583 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles, for shows at 8 tonight; 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday; and 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday. If you’ve seen any of the “Police Academy” movies, you’ve seen him. Tickets are $20. Call(330) 652-4242.

The Chris Higbee Project, featuring Chris Higbee on the fiddle, performs at Westminster College’s Orr Auditorium at 8 p.m. Higbee was the founder of the PovertyNeck Hillbillies. For tickets, call (724) 946-7354.

Speaking of country music, rising star Jamey P. Johnson comes to the Dirty Boot Saloon, 6885 state Route 45, Lisbon, at 8 tonight. Call (330) 424-5833 for ticket information.

On area stages:

“Laughter on the 23rd Floor,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, New Castle Playhouse, 212 E. Long Ave., New Castle, Pa.; (724) 657-9369.

“Proof,” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Trumbull New Theatre, 5883 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; (330) 652-1103.

Tickets for the Phish reunion tour concert in Pittsburgh go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday exclusively at livenation.com or by phone at (877) 598-8703. It’s the first summer tour in five years for the jam band, which will release “The Clifford Ball” on March 3. The seven-DVD box set will feature the band’s entire performance at the 1996 Clifford Ball, a giant festival held near Plattsburgh, N.Y. Fans can pre-order “The Clifford Ball” at drygoods.phish.com.

The Harlem Globetrotters, the clown princes of basketball, have been around for 83 years, but this is as hot as they’ve been in a while. The 'trotters have been breaking their own attendance records on their current tour, including sellouts in Cleveland, Pittsburgh ... and Youngstown. Yes, tonight’s show at Chevrolet Centre is already full. There is a show at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Canton Civic Centre that still had tickets available as of this writing. Check Ticketmaster. k

Kids Fun Day at Youngstown State University runs from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Geared toward the elementary school set and their parents, it’s a free indoor carnival with games, bounce-arounds, and similar stuff. Afterward, hang around for some YSU Penguins basketball at adjacent Beeghly Center.

The Packard Music Hall will host a free Super Bowl party Sunday. Bring the whole gang and watch the Steelers and Arizona Cardinals tangle on a 20-foot-by-30-foot big screen with theater sound. Food and beverages will be available for purchase, and there will be a cash bar. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call the hall at (330) 841-2931. Preceding the party will be a free concert by the Packard Concert Band at 3 p.m.

Over in Sharon, Pa., Quaker Steak and Lube will also hold a giant tailgate Super Bowl party, beginning at 3 p.m. Call (724) 981-9464.

The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra presents a Valentine's Day-themed pops concert at 8 p.m. Feb. 14 at Powers Auditorium, with guest vocalist Monica Mancini. Call (330) 744-0264.

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