Live music performances on television shows this week include:

Live music performances on television shows this week include:

v Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla Sign: Tonight on “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC)

v Beck: Wednesday on “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC)

v Pentatonix, Jennifer Hudson: Wednesday on “A Very Pentatonix Christmas Special” (NBC)

v Hanson: Thursday on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC)

v Gwen Stefani: Friday on “Ellen DeGeneres Show”

“The Middle” (8 p.m., ABC): This sitcom has been a steady performer for years, and it hits its 200th episode tonight in style. When Orson is named as one of the top 200 most livable cities in Indiana, Frankie is reminded that she has to come up with something to place in the time capsule that will be buried in the base of the newly rededicated Orson Cow.

“Superstore” (9:30 P.M., NBC): Trying to prove how “wild” she can be, Amy turns a boring Christmas Eve at Cloud 9 into a holiday adventure. Meanwhile, Jonah and Garrett’s roommate issues boil over; and Glenn tries to prove to Mateo that Christmas is more than just “fine.” Lauren Ash and Nichole Bloom also star.



Movie effects show coming to Packard


The Hollywood Special Effects Show will come to Packard Music Hall on Feb. 2. Tickets range from $15 to $45 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at, by phone at 800-745-3000 and at the Packard box office, 1703 Mahoning Ave. NW.

The interactive show brings audiences close to the action as it goes behind the scenes of many blockbuster films to discover the science and secrets of creating movie magic.

Live on stage, the show’s team will reveal the world of special effects, allowing audiences to feel the heat of an onstage inferno, marvel at gruesome sci-fi monsters, and be blown away by apocalyptic weather and huge explosions!

The Hollywood Special Effects Show uses more pyrotechnics than any other touring theater show, and for some sequences, the audience is protected by bullet proof glass placed across the stage. It also features an animatronic dinosaur and an air cannon.

Photographer to give lecture


Youngstown State University’s art department will present a free lecture by guest artist Richard Renaldi on Thursday at 3 p.m. in the McDonough Museum auditorium.

Renaldi creates spontaneous and fleeting relationships between strangers for the camera, often pushing his subjects beyond their comfort levels. These relationships may only last for the moment the shutter is released, but the resulting photographs are moving and provocative, and raise profound questions about the possibilities for positive human connection in a diverse society.

Renaldi was named a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow in Photography in 2015.

For information, call 330-941-2307.

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