Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks:

v “It’s A Wonderful Life,” 8 p.m.: Holiday season has begun. Trumbull New Theater, 5883 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-652-1103.

v “A Little Murder Never Hurt Anyone,” 8 p.m.: The logic of the title is debatable, but the play is excellent. Salem Community Theater, 490 E. State St., Salem; 330-332-9688.

v “Living Dead: The Musical,” 8 p.m.: This original piece of theater is destined for a long life. Rust Belt Theater, at Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngs-town; 330-398-6659.

v Frank Vignola, 9:30 p.m.: Funnyman returns to the Funny Farm Comedy Club, at Mojo’s Pub and Grill, 6292 Mahoning Ave., Austintown; 330-759-4242.

v “Postmortem,” 7:30 p.m.: This whodunnit enters its final weekend at the New Castle Playhouse, 202 E. Long Ave., New Castle, Pa.; 724-654-3437.

YSU jazz concert includes premieres


The Dana School of Music will present a free concert by Jazz Ensemble 1, directed by Dave Morgan, at 8 p.m. Monday in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center, on the Youngstown State University campus.

The event is free and open to the public.

The concert will feature both traditional and contemporary jazz styles, and feature the U.S. premiere of “Suite for Jazz Ensemble and Voice” by YSU assistant professor Paul Louth, featuring vocalist Katelyn DeLadurantey.

The program will also include music by Morgan, Duke Ellington and Charles Mingus.

For information, call 330-941-3636.

NBC to have concert for Sandy victims


NBC will have a benefit concert today for victims of Hurricane Sandy featuring some artists native to the areas hardest hit.

Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi of New Jersey and Billy Joel of Long Island are scheduled to appear at the concert, hosted by “Today” show co-host Matt Lauer.

Other performers include Christina Aguilera, Sting and Jimmy Fallon.

The telecast will benefit the American Red Cross and will be shown on NBC and its cable stations including Bravo, CNBC, USA, MSNBC and E! Other networks are invited to join in.

“Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together” will air at 8 p.m. and will be taped-delayed in the West.

The telethon will be broadcast from NBC facilities in Rockefeller Center.

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