Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks:

v “Avenue Q,” 2:30 p.m.: Grown-up comedy in a children’s show setting at Youngstown Playhouse; 330-788-8739.

v “Finale,” 2 p.m.: Be a fly on the wall at a meeting of the family of John Wilkes Booth. At Victorian Players Theater, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-746-5455.

v “The Sunshine Boys,” 3 p.m.: Neil Simon’s touching tale of two aging entertainers at Trumbull New Theater, 5883 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-652-1103.

v “The Wizard of Oz,” 2 p.m.: Dorothy and company at Crown Theater Productions at Main Street Theater, 5 N. Main St., Columbiana; 330-482-9915.

v “Tuna Christmas,” 2 p.m.: It’s holiday season in Tuna, Texas, in this two-man play at New Castle Playhouse, 202 E. Long Ave., New Castle, Pa.; 724-654-3437.

“DOWNTON ABBEY” SEASON FINALE (9 p.m., PBS): Oh, m’lord, is it over, already? Yes, after a tumultuous season that brought us two weddings, a funeral a baby girl and a dreary prison stint, all the Crawley drama is wrapping up way too soon with a two-hour blowout. But first, one more sad shocker. Of course, it may not be a shock for those who have come across those intrusive spoilers. Please, PBS, start airing this show closer to the British run!

“the amazing race” (8 p.m., cbs): Hockey players, roller derby moms and twin doctors are among the colorful menagerie spanning the globe in Season 22 of “The Amazing Race.” First stop: Bora Bora.

“killing lincoln” (8 p.m., national geographic channel): OK, so Billy Campbell is no Daniel Day Lewis. Still, he does a capable job of playing our 16th president in “Killing Lincoln.” Based on the best-seller by Bill O’Reilly and narrated by Tom Hanks, it’s a dramatic retelling of Lincoln’s final days.

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Hoyt seeks entries for art exhibition


Regional artists can compete for cash prizes and ribbons at the 40th annual Hoyt Regional Juried Art Exhibition, May 7-31. To mark the 40th anniversary of the exhibition, one participating artist will be awarded a solo exhibition in the 2013-14 season.

The Hoyt Regional is open to artists 18 and older living within 100 miles of New Castle. Entry is by original works of art only, hand delivered to the Hoyt Institute of Fine Art, 124 E. Leasure Ave., on April 13 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. There is a $20 entry fee for two works and $5 for each additional work. For a prospectus, call 724-652-2882 or go to

Juror Linda Benedict-Jones of the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh is the juror.

‘A Chorus Line’ coming to campus


A touring production of the Broadway musical “A Chorus Line” will come to Orr Auditorium, on the campus of Westminster College, at 7:30 p.m. March 5. Tickets, starting at $33, are available from the Westminster College Celebrity Series box office at 724-946-7354.

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