Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks:

v Area Artists Annual Exhibition, 1 p.m.: The best work from local artists at the Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-743-1107.

v “The Earth Trembled,” 7:30 p.m.: Top Hat Productions’ annual Passion Play at Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, 4220 Youngstown- Poland Road, Youngstown.

v “Willy Wonka Jr.,” 2 p.m.: A musical by and for kids at Salem Community Theater, 490 E. State St., Salem; 330-332-9688.

v Rita Coolidge and John Ford Coley, 8 p.m.: Great music at Kent Stage, 175 E. Main St., Kent; 330-888-718-4253.

v Greater Youngs-town Home and Garden Show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Check out displays featuring the latest products. It’s in the former Ames store in Austintown Plaza, 6000 Mahoning Ave.

“Live From Lincoln Center” (8 p.m., PBS): “Live From Lincoln Center” presents “Kristin Cheno-weth: The Dames of Broadway ... All of ’Em!” It’s a special that has Chenoweth belting out classic songs in celebration of the stage’s great leading ladies.

“I Survived” (9 p.m., Bravo): A family is inside their house when a twister lifts it into the air.

“Fringe” (9 p.m., CBS): “Fringe” may be no more, but you can catch the great John Noble on “The Good Wife.” He plays an unstable client of Alicia’s (Julianna Margulies) who becomes a murder victim.

“PHIL SPECTOR” (9 p.m., HBO): It’s not often that you find a TV movie boasting the acting talent of Al Pacino and Helen Mirren, and the writing of David Mamet, so this one is to be savored. The film is more character study than courtroom drama as it explores the tenuous relationship between the oddball music icon and defense attorney Linda Kenney Baden, who represented Spector during his 2007 trial for the killing of actress Lana Clarkson. Some of Spector’s music makes for a haunting soundtrack.

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Campus theater summer stock


Kent Trumbull Theatre will have auditions for its 36th season of summer stock plays April 25 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and April 27 from 10 a.m. to noon.

The first show will be “Grandmother Tales,” adapted for the stage by R. Rex Stephenson and directed by Patricia M. Fagan; this production will take place in the Student Union in June and is appropriate for children age 10-17.

The second show, “Puss ‘N Boots,” will be a children’s theater tour. It was written by Fagan and will be directed by Jenny Bitner. This show, with roles for children age 8-17, will be performed in July.

The final show, the musical “Grease,” will be directed by Tom Hitmar and is appropriate for age 14 and up. It will be performed in July.

The participation fee for the summer is $50. Singers who audition for “Grease” should prepare a song. Otherwise, auditionees should be prepared to read from the scripts. Meet in the lobby of Kent Trumbull Theatre, 4314 Mahoning Ave. NW. For information, call 330-675-8887.

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