Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks:

v St. Nicholas Greek Summer Fest, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.: Come for the Greek food specialties and stick around for musical entertainment by Mihalis Konitopoulos and Ta Filarakia at 6 p.m. The church grounds are at 220 N. Walnut St., near Choffin School, in Youngstown.

v Slovenefest, noon to 11 p.m.: This very popular weekend features nonstop Slovenian polka music and much more at SNPJ Recretion Center, 270 Martin Road, just over the state line in Pennsylvania.

v Fabulous Flashbacks, 7 p.m.: Rock cover band that was quite popular in Youngstown in the 1980s and ’90s will reunite for a concert on Central Square, downtown. Admission is $10.

v Spider-Man: Homecoming”: The web-slinging Marvel Comics superhero gets another go-round in movie theaters, and the reviews are glowing.

v Dominic Tocco and Brotherhood, 8 p.m.: Local oldies dance band will keep it classy while you try your luck at Hollywood Gaming’s Mahoning Valley Casino in Austintown.

“The Great British Baking Show” (9 p.m., WQED-PBS): It’s all about delectable pastries and tarts on tonight’s edition of “The Great British Baking Show.” Please resist the urge to lick your TV screen.

TV listings, C3


‘Mary Wick’ book author at SFA


Lillian Reynolds Reeher, author of “Her Name Was Mary Wick,” will be at the Mahoning Valley Historical Society’s booth at the Summer Festival of the Arts on Youngstown State University’s campus Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. for a book signing. The Historical Society will have copies of the book for sale. The MVHS booth is next to the Festival of Nations, near Maag Library.

Reeher published the book from a collection of Mary Wick’s scrapbooks, which follow her life as a part of a prominent Youngstown family, including her time at Mount Holy-oke College, the Chicago Institute of Art, Johns Hopkins University and back to Youngstown Hospital Association, where she became a medical illustrator.

For information, contact the Historical Society at 330-743-2589.

Kesha drops single from coming album


Kesha has released her first new music in four years and announced a forthcoming album, her first since a high-profile legal battle with Dr. Luke over a lawsuit accusing the music producer of sexual assault and harassment.

Kesha has debuted “Praying,” the lead single from “Rainbow,” her first album since 2012’s “Warrior.” Co-written by Ryan Lewis, “Praying” features lyrics about overcoming adversity. In an essay for Lenny Letter, Kesha writes that the song is about “coming to feel empathy for someone else even if they hurt you or scare you.”

Dr. Luke, whose real name is Lukasz Gottwald, has denied Kesha’s allegations.

“Rainbow” is due out Aug. 11 and features appearances by Dolly Parton, Eagles of Death Metal and the Dap-Kings.

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