Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks:

v Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m.: Acclaimed cellist Inbal Segev will perform the Ohio premiere of Avner Dorman’s Cello Concerto. Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264.

v Kids Tailgate Fun Day, 1-4 p.m.: Let the kids bounce around in the Bounce Arounds in the M-7 tailgate lot before Youngstown State takes on Duquesne at Stambaugh Stadium.

v Fall Family Fun Day, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Annual festival in downtown Salem.

v David Nail, 10 p.m.: Rising country singer is on to something with his single “Whatever She’s Got.” He’s at the Dusty Armadillo on Route 44 in Rootstown;

v “Nevermore!,” 8 p.m.: Last chance to catch this original musical based on the macabre writings of Edgar Allan Poe at Rust Belt Theater, in the Calvin Center building, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-507-2358.

“Cupcake Wars” (8 p.m., Food Network): Could there be a painful submission hold on tonight’s “Cupcake Wars”? WWE divas Layla and Alicia Fox drop by to judge wrestling- themed treats and determine whether they’re worthy of being served at SummerSlam.

“2013 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards” (8 p.m., FXX): You know those awards they don’t show in the main Emmy ceremony for, like, “Best Innovation in Lens Cap technology?” They hand some of those out here.

For complete listings, see TV Week magazine, included with today’s paper.

local topics on tv

“Community Connection” (7 a.m. Sunday on 21 WFMJ-TV, and 7 p.m. Tuesday on Time Warner Cable community access channel): Dr. Gus Biscardi and Jere Beulah from the Eastern Regional Kidney Foundation will join host Madonna Chism Pinkard to promote the Kidney Awareness Walk at the Canfield Fairgrounds.

“Increase the Peace” (6:30 p.m. today on MyYTV): Omar Aslam and Ben Burney, Fitch High School students, will join host Andrea Mahone to provide a youth perspective on the upcoming elections and America’s future.

“A Conversation with Dee” (8:30 a.m. Sunday on WKBN-TV): Steve Mickel and Joseph Hightower of the local chapter of the NAACP will join host Dee Crawford to discuss community outreach issues and the Freedom Fund Banquet.

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AfterSchool offers classes for kids


Classes will being Oct. 1 at the AfterSchool Arts Academy, 7206 Market St. (in rear of Odyssey Center).

Jennifer Kuczek, owner and chief creative officer, will teach Introduction to Acting, Advanced Acting and Etiquette. Other instructors are artist Chris Yambar, Drawing and Cartooning; Stacy Anderson, Beginning and Advanced Improvisational Acting; Joanna Andrei, Audition Workshop; and Samantha Rivalsky, Vocals.

There are no registration fees. Classes are $8 (or take all for $50 monthly tuition). Students can take one class or all. Call 330-518-4064 or email

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