The Five

Today’s entertainment picks:

v Concert of Giving, 4 p.m.: The Stambaugh Chorus and the Youngstown Area Community Concert Band team up for this concert at Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown.

v “In the Spirit of Christmas,” 2 p.m.: Victorian Players Theater, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-746-5455.

v Winter Nights Walk, 5 to 7 p.m.: Twinkling lights and luminaria will light up Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116.

v “A Christmas Carol,” 2 p.m.: Crown Theater Productions presents the classic tale at Main Street Theater, 5 N. Main St., Columbiana; 330-482-9915.

v “A Seussified Christmas Carol,” 2:30 p.m.: This promises to be an amusing take on a familiar tale. At Penn State Shenango campus theater, 145 Shenango Ave., Sharon, Pa.; 724-983-2836.

“The Mistle-Tones” (8 p.m., ABC Family): “The Mistle-Tones” sounds like yet another gooey, made-for-TV holiday movie. It’s pegged to a couple of crooning frenemies (Tia Mowry and Tori Spelling) who head up rival ensembles destined for a Christmas Eve sing-off.

“The Amazing Race” (8 p.m., CBS): All that panting and gasping you hear is coming from the final four teams in “The Amazing Race.” They’ll cross the finish line in New York tonight and promptly search out a good masseuse.

“American Idol” (9 p.m., Lifetime): Call off the search party. “American Idol” finalists (and real-life couple) Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo have been located. They make cameo appearances as themselves in the new film “All About Christmas Eve.”

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Maluso, Blackson return to Alberini’s


The duo of Mary Jo Maluso and Rick Blackson will return to Alberini’s Restaurant, 1201 Youngstown-Warren Road, Dec. 21 for a night of supper club-style music entitled “Celebrate the Season.” Reservations are being taken for seatings between 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. by calling 330-652-5895 (request seating in the main dining room).

The evening will feature classic holiday music, Broadway and classic love songs, nostalgia and several of Blackson’s original songs from the duo’s CD, “The Bigger Picture.”

Alberini’s is well-suited to supper club entertainment. Patrons can enjoy food and wine and conversation, while the husband-wife team perform a song or two about every 15 minutes. Blackson plays the piano and is accompanied on vocals by Maluso.

Taylor Swift tickets go on sale Friday


Taylor Swift will come to Quicken Loans Arena on April 25 for a 7 p.m. concert in support of her new album, “Red.” Opening act is Ed Sheeran.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at and by phone at 1-888-894-9424.

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