Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks:

v “Miracle on Easy Street,” 8 p.m.: Big and bright holiday spectacular by East Street Productions at Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264.

v “Ugly Christmas Sweater Revue,” 8 p.m.: The audience member who wears the ugliest sweater wins a prize at this family show by Rust Belt Theater Company, at Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-507-2358.

v “In the Spirit of Christmas,” 7:30 p.m.: A series of one-act plays that each take a fresh look at the holiday at Victorian Players Theater, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-746-5455.

v Tony Hinchcliffe, 7:30 p.m.: Funny adult comic headlines dinner-show at the Funny Farm at Mojo’s Pub and Grill, 6292 Mahoning Ave., Austintown; 330-793-6656.

v The Oak Ridge Boys, 7:30 p.m.: The four-part harmony of the Boys goes well with Christmas music. Akron Civic Theater, 182 S. Main St., Akron;

“I Love Lucy Christmas Special” (8 p.m., CBS): A holiday Ball? Sort of. The “I Love Lucy Christmas Special” pairs a couple of newly colorized episodes, including “Lucy’s Italian Movie” and a seldom-seen yuletide installment from 1956.

“RETURN TO DOWNTON ABBEY” (9 P.M., PBS): A look back at “Downton Abbey” with the cast and crew and a look ahead at season 4.

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Nelson, Daft Punk to sing at Grammys


Willie Nelson and Daft Punk will hit the stage at the Grammy Awards next month.

The Recording Academy announced Thursday that Nelson will perform alongside Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard and Blake Shelton at the Jan. 26 awards show.

Rapper Kendrick Lamar, who is up for seven awards, will also perform.

Other performers include two-time nominees Imagine Dragons and Pink, who will sing with Nate Ruess of fun.

Daft Punk is up for five trophies, including album of the year.

The electronic group will compete with albums from Lamar, Taylor Swift, Sara Bareilles and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

Jay Z leads the 56th annual Grammy Awards with nine nominations.

LL Cool J will host the show, which will air live on CBS from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Adele receives a royal honor


Singing star Adele has been honored at Buckingham Palace, being made a Member of the Order of the British Empire by Prince Charles.

The 25-year-old with the soulful voice has become a worldwide star since her debut album topped the charts in 2008.

Last year she performed the title song in the latest James Bond film, “Skyfall.”

She received an Academy Award for that effort.

Adele has recovered from throat problems that jeopardized her singing voice two years ago.

She won a record six Grammy awards last year.

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