Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks:

v Waterfire, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.: The arts and music festival returns to downtown Sharon, Pa.;

v “Bare,” 8 p.m.: Valley premiere of pop opera that delves into the lives of students at a boarding school. Oakland Center for the Arts, 220 W. Boardman St., Youngstown; 330-746-0404.

v “Forbidden Youngstown,” 8 p.m.: A musical send-up of community theater, presented by Rust Belt Theater Company, at Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-507-2358.

v “Hairspray, the Musical,” 8 p.m.: Tracy Turnblad takes on the establishment in this offbeat musical at Kent-Trumbull Theater, 7314 Mahoning Ave. NW, Champion; 330-675-8887.

v Runnin’ With the Pack, 5 p.m.: Opening for this Bad Company tribute band is Evolution (Eric Clapton). It’s at the Warren Community Amphitheatre;

“Cedar Cove” (8 p.m., Hallmark Channel): Andie MacDowell returns as Judge Olivia Lockhart in Season 2 of “Cedar Cove.” It’s the show that proves that soapy, shady shenanigans can happen even in a quaint little coastal town.

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


“Community Connection” (Sunday at 6:30 a.m. on 21 WFMJ-TV, and 11 a.m. on WBCB-TV): For the second time, the African American Men’s Wellness Walk will take place in Youngstown. The Rev. Lewis Macklin, McDonald Mayor Glenn Holmes and Kevin Ellerbe will join host Madonna Chism Pinkard to discuss the purpose of the walk, invite the community to participate and reveal the honorary chairmen of the walk: Warren Mayor Doug Franklin, former Youngstown Mayor Jay Williams and Holmes.

Registered dietician and national media personality Michelle Dudash will join Community Connection via satellite to discuss healthy alternatives for salt, including the use of fruit and lemon juice.

Next, Dena Rupert DeLuco, hypnotherapist, will share tips and information on the various techniques of hypnosis, how it affects the human body and how viewers can benefit from being hypnotized.

“Increase the Peace” (6:30 p.m. today and 6:30 a.m. Sunday on MyYTV): Host Andrea Mahone’s guests will be Eboni Gordon and Lorne Laney, who will discuss educational and social issues that affect today’s youths.

“A Conversation with Dee” (8:30 a.m. Sunday on WKBN-TV): Host Dee Crawford has a conversation with Dr. Laura Meeks, president of Eastern Gateway Community College. Topics will include EGCC’s 26 career and transfer programs as well as its Gateway Grant program.


Crown Theater to present ‘Alice’


Crown Theater Productions will present Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland Jr.” at Main Street Theater, 5 N. Main St., at 2 p.m. Aug. 2 and 3.

Tickets are $7 for all ages. For information, go to

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