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Today’s top entertainment picks:

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Today’s top entertainment picks:

v Adam Trent, 7:30: The magician-comedian dazzles with sleight of hand and humor in a presentation in Orr Auditorium at Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pa. Tickets are $29 to $45; call 724-946-7354 or visit

v Thrival Music Festival, 12:30 p.m.: Donora plays at the Carrie Furnace site in Pittsburgh. Also on the bill are The Chainsmokers, Chvrches, Metric, Ty Doll$ign and Lettuce. Tickets at the door; visit

v Johnny Appleseed celebration, 10 a.m.: The fall festival features pumpkins, apples, cider, gourds and tractor rides at the Apple Castle, 277 state Route 18, New Wilmington, Pa. Call 724-652-3221 or visit

v Waterfire, 1 to 11 p.m.: The arts and cultural experience takes place in downtown Sharon, Pa., with lighting of braziers on the Shenango River at dusk.

v Bass Hollows Music Festival, 11 a.m.: The fundraiser for Purple Cat music class will feature a range of musical entertainment at Buffalo Hollow, 51367 Dickson Road, Petersburg. Call 330-426-2299.

“Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee” (9 p.m., Showtime): This compelling documentary focuses on the computer antivirus software tycoon who relocated to a jungle compound in Belize.

for complete tv listings, see tv week magazine included with today’s paper.

local topics on tv

“Community Connection” (Sunday at 6:30 a.m. on 21 WFMJ-TV and 11 a.m. on WBCB-TV): The July 4th Committee of Newton Falls has taken over the sponsorship of the annual Newton Falls Chili Cook-off. Taryn Georgardas will join host Madonna Chism Pinkard to discuss the event and invite the community to participate.

Next, Ana Torres and Catherine Cooper of the Youngstown State University Hispanic Celebration committee will discuss the various activities at the university to promote awareness of the Latino culture.

Finally, Rev. Martha Conyers, Ayanna Mills of Free Indeed Ministries and Pat Kerrigan of the Oak Hill Collaborative will discuss The Family Parachute program to help families of men and women returning home from prison or jail.

“A Conversation with Dee” (today at 6:30 p.m. on MyWTV and Sunday at 7:30 a.m. on WYTV: Guest host Katie Dugan highlights Mahoning County Children Services foster care.

entertainment news

Artist to lecture at Bliss Hall gallery


Artist Amber Kempthorn lectures 1 p.m. Monday in Bliss Hall’s Judith Rae Solomon Gallery on the campus of Youngstown State University.

The event is free and open to the public and is part of the YSU Department of Art Visiting Lecture Series.

Kempthorn earned a master of fine arts degree in Sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art, a Post Baccalaureate Certificate from Maryland Institute College of Art and a bachelor’s degree in art from Hiram College.

Her drawings are made with a combination of processes which characteristically reflect the period of printed matter produced from the 1920s to the 1960s.

Parking is available in the Wick Avenue deck for a nominal fee. For more information, call 330-941-2307.