Top entertainment picks for today:

Top entertainment picks for today:

v Brier Hill Festival, 4 p.m.: The annual celebration spotlighting what was once the home of the city’s Italian neighborhood features music, food, dancing, boccie and morra tournaments and wine and hot-pepper contests. The event, which continues through Sunday, sprawls over blocks near the intersection of Calvin and Victoria streets on the North Side.

v Lawrence County Fair, 9 a.m.: The activity at Lawrence County Fairgrounds, 464 Midway Drive, New Castle, Pa., featuring the ever-popular fair food, rides, games, demo derby, livestock and agricultural exhibits. Visit for schedule.

v “Salute to the King,” 7:30 p.m.: Maureen Collins, Todd Hancock, James McClellan and Natalie Spouse perform in a tribute to Elvis in a cabaret-style show at Overture Restaurant and lobby of DeYor, 260 Federal St., Youngstown. Munch on peanut butter, banana and bacon sandwiches at shows today and Saturday. Tickets $25; call 330-744-0264.

v Thunderstruck, 8 p.m.: The AC/DC tribute band performs in the Summer Jam and BBQ Series at Sharon Speedway, 3241 Custer-Orangeville Road, Hartford, with entertainment to 11 p.m. Gates open at 7 p.m.

v Head Games-Steampunck Murder Mystery, 8 p.m.: Rust Belt Theater stages the play today and Saturday at the Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown. Tickets: 330-507-2358.

“Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” 9 p.m. food network: It’s quite right to watch as Guy Fieri, American restauranteur, delves into real-deal diners and classic comfort food. Please, just don’t lick the TV screen.

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Bill Kelly named Cumulus Media VP


Cumulus Media announces the appointment of 35-year Youngstown market radio veteran Bill Kelly as vice president/market manager for its eight-station cluster in Youngstown, effective Oct. 3.

Kelly has a long career in Youngstown radio, starting with the original owners of WKBN-AM.

He helped to build the six-station iHeart Media cluster when it was first acquired by Jacor in 1997.

He retired from iHeart Media in late February, where he was regional president of a territory that included Youngstown, and Washington Court House in Ohio and three West Virginia markets.

Summer Songfest to be staged Aug. 27


JD’s Summer Songfest II, a free all-ages day of acoustic music and community, will be at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 27 at Quaker Steak and Lube, 5800 Interstate Blvd.

The event will include performances by JD Eicher, the Labra Brothers, Steve Everett and Ryan Humbert.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Mahoning Valley will be the recipient of charitable activities.

For information, visit or or call 330-349-9464.

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