Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks:

v St. Patty’s Day Dash, 6 p.m.: Seventeen bars in the downtown area celebrate the holiday. For a $2 donation, you can ride a shuttle bus that will loop past every establishment until 1 a.m. Register at the B&O Station.

v “Death of a Salesman,” 7:30 p.m.: Arthur Miller’s great drama at the Youngstown Playhouse; 330-788-8739.

v “The Romeo and Juliet Wars,” 8 p.m.: Local playwright Michael Dempsey’s farcical play at Kent-Trumbull Theatre, 4314 Mahoning Ave. NW, Champion; 330-675-8887.

v Erik Griffin, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.: One of the stars of Comedy Central’s “Workaholics” does standup at The Funny Farm comedy club, inside Mojo’s Pub and Grill, 6292 Mahoning Ave., Austintown; 330-759-4242.

v Kravitz Corned Beef Festival, 6-10 p.m.: All the corned beef you can handle, plus Irish band County Mayo. Kravitz Deli is at 3135 Belmont Ave., Liberty.

“The World According to Dick Cheney” (9 p.m., Showtime): “The World According to Dick Cheney” is a compelling documentary from director R.J. Cutler that offers an intimate examination of the man who calls himself the “most consequential” vice president in American history.

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Musicologist to speak at YSU


The Dana School of Music will present a free lecture by musicologist Francesca Brittan at 4 p.m. March 29 in Bliss Recital Hall, inside Bliss Hall, on the Youngstown State University campus. The lecture, “Listening in Hell,” starts with the made-up language featured in Hector Berlioz’s “Pandaemonium” scene in “La Damnation de Faust.”

Brittan is a professor of music at Case Western Reserve University. Her current book project, for Cambridge University Press, is concerned with theories of supernatural sound in French and German romanticism and their relationship with emerging literary, scientific and philosophical discourses.

For more information about the program, email Ewelina Boczkowska at

Suspect arrested in Dutch art heist


German prosecutors said Thursday they arrested a man after he allegedly tried to sell seven paintings taken in a Netherlands heist, including a Picasso and two Monets, back to their Dutch owner.

The 46-year-old German is suspected of blackmail for allegedly offering to broker the return of the paintings to the Triton Foundation, a collection of avant-garde art. The seven paintings, which also included a Matisse and a Gauguin, were grabbed in the early hours of Oct. 16 in a lightning theft from the Kunsthal gallery in Rotterdam where they were on display.

The paintings, worth tens of millions of dollars, have not been recovered.

Three Romanian men suspected of carrying out the heist were arrested Jan. 22 in Bucharest and remain in custody. A 19-year-old Romanian woman was arrested in Rotterdam on March 4 on suspicion of assisting the thieves.

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