The comedy “Fist Fight” opens Friday in movie theaters nationwide. Here are five facts

The comedy “Fist Fight” opens Friday in movie theaters nationwide. Here are five facts about the film, from

v Morgan’s back: It marks comedian Tracy Morgan’s first film after his 2015 car accident.

v Directorial debut: This is the first film to be directed by Richie Keen.

v Teaming up again: It’s the second movie to co-star Ice Cube and Tracy Morgan. They previously starred together in “First Sunday” (2008).

v Original title: Ads for the film in the fall of 2016 ran the title “Teacher Fight.” After a delay in its release date, it was remarketed as “Fist Fight.”

v Remake: It’s a loose remake of the 1987 teen comedy “Three O’Clock High.”

“Doubt” (10 p.m., CBS): Katherine Heigl returns to prime time in the drama series “Doubt.” She plays a brilliant attorney who puts her career at risk when she falls for her charismatic client, a pediatric surgeon accused of murdering his girlfriend.

TV listings, C3


Mike Stout to speak at Cushwa Hall


Mike Stout, the Pittsburgh-based socially conscious rock singer-songwriter, will appear today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Youngstown State University’s Cushwa Hall Room B112.

Admission is free and open to the public. Stout’s appearance is part of the Energy and the Environment speaker series.

Wick Avenue is closed for reconstruction, but there is ample free parking at the on-street metered-parking spaces along nearby streets. Anyone needing assistance getting to the room should call the YSU Student Security Service at 330-941-1515.

Go to to learn more about the artist.

Concerts include high school bands


R. Tad Greig, music professor at Westminster College, will launch the Music with Friends concert series Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Orr Auditorium, with the Westminster Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band. Chamber music by the saxophone quartet, coached by James Flowers, will begin at 6:45 p.m. in Orr lobby. The concert is free and open to all.

Each concert in the series will feature an area high school band. For Friday’s concert, it will be the Beaver Area High School Concert Band.

The next concert will be March 3 with the Wind Ensemble and the Wilmington Area High School Symphonic Band.

Raising money for Youngstown film

John Chechitelli, a filmmaker and Mahoning Valley native, is seeking to raise $30,000 to make “Worst. Christmas. Ever.” – a dark comedy film that will be shot in Youngstown. To learn more about the project, view a trailer and donate, go to

Faculty recital


The Dana School of Music will host a faculty recital featuring James Umble, saxophone, with Carolyn Warner, piano, and Nancy DeSalvo, piano, at 3 p.m. Sunday in Bliss Recital Hall. The performance is free and open to the public. For information, call 330-941-2307.

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