History’s “Vikings” debuted over the weekend. It’s a nine-part scripted

History’s “Vikings” debuted over the weekend. It’s a nine-part scripted series with lots of thrills, action, blood, lust and more blood. Here are five other Viking sightings on TV over the years:

v “Tales of the Vikings”: A 1960 syndicated TV drama from Kirk Douglas’ production company that used sets, costumes and ships left over from his 1958 movie “The Vikings.”

v “Viking Quest”: A fictional sci-fi TV show that was spotlighted on the HBO series “Entourage.” “VQ” was a cult show that aired in the late 1990s and starred Johnny “Drama” Chase (Kevin Dillon), marking his high-water mark as an actor.

v Eric Northman: The “True Blood” vampire (played by Alexander Skarsgerd) is 1,000 years old and was once a mighty Viking warrior.

v The Del-Vikings: The 1950s doo-wop group known for its hits “Whispering Bells” and “Come Go With Me” appeared several times on “American Bandstand.”

v Monty Python’s Flying Circus: One of the comedy troupe’s most memorable sketches, “Spam,” featured a group of Vikings in a restaurant interrupting conversation by singing, “Spam, lovely Spam, wonderful Spam.”

“The Real Husbands of Hollywood” (10 p.m., BET): “The Real Husbands of Hollywood” continues its hilarious, spoof-tacular run with an episode that finds Kevin Hart in trouble with a celebrity after writing a not-so-truthful tell-all book.

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Lecture will cover history of chocolate


Francine Segan, food historian, will give a lecture titled “Chocolate 101: History and Tasting” at Packard Music Hall, 1703 Mahoning Ave. at 10:30 a.m. March 13.

Doors open at 9:30 a.m., and pastries and coffee will be sold. Segan’s book, “Opera Lover’s Cookbook,” will be on sale before and after the lecture. Segan will sign copies.

Call 330-373-1900 for more information on ticket sales and prices. Segan’s lecture is part of the Trumbull Town Hall series.

A noted lecturer and food writer, Segan regularly appears on radio and TV. Her lecture will reveal the history of chocolate, from its New World origins through its transformation into the product we know today.

Music at noon at the Butler


Youngstown State University Dana School of Music will present free Music at Noon performances at 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays at the Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave. Here is the schedule:

Wednesday: Percussion ensemble.

March 20: Musical theater.

March 27: Jazz combos.

Movie and bingo night at theater


Crown Theater Productions will have a free family bingo and movie night Saturday at Main Street Theater, 5 N. Main St.

Bingo starts at 6:15 p.m., and the movie is at 7 p.m. Go to crowntheaterproductions.org to learn more.

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