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The top five songs on the iTunes Store for the most recent week:

v “Despacito”: Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee (feat. Justin Bieber)

v “That’s What I Like”: Bruno Mars

v “HUMBLE.”: Kendrick Lamar

v “Body Like a Back Road”: Sam Hunt

v “Something Just Like This”: The Chainsmokers and Coldplay

“Andy Cohen’s Then & Now” (10 p.m., Bravo): The new talk show hits rewind as Cohen, along with newsmakers and celebrity guests, recalls iconic pop cultural moments of the past and explore how they’ve played a critical role in the modern world.

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‘Come From Away’ earns 7 Tony nods


“Come From Away,” which was co-produced by Youngstown natives Terry McNicholas and Molly Morris, earned seven Tony Award nominations, including best book, original score, lighting and direction.

The musical is set in the small Newfoundland town of Gander, which opened its arms and homes to some 7,000 airline passengers diverted there when the U.S. government shut down its airspace on 9/11.

The Tony Award nominations were revealed Tuesday morning.

“Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812,” a sung-through musical that dramatizes a 70-page melodrama at the center of Leo Tolstoy’s “War and Peace,” earned a leading 12 Tony Award nominations.

Josh Groban earned a nod for portraying — in a fat suit — an unhappy husband in “Natasha.” His musical will now compete for the best new musical Tony with “Come From Away,” “Dear Evan Hansen” and “Groundhog Day.”

The best play nominees are “Sweat,” “Oslo,” “Indecent” and “A Doll’s House, Part 2.” The best play revivals are “August Wilson’s Jitney,” “Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes,” “Present Laughter” and “Six Degrees of Separation.”

Andy Karl earned his third Tony nomination as the star of the musical “Groundhog Day,” based on the much-loved 1993 movie about a jaded weatherman forced to live the same day over, with Karl starring in the Bill Murray role of Phil Connors.

The Bette Midler-led revival of “Hello, Dolly!” was the second-highest nominated show this season with 10 nods. The quirky coming-of-age musical “Dear Evan Hansen” earned nine.

Memorial Day parade seeks floats


Organizations interested in entering a float in the Boardman Kiwanis Memorial Day Parade on May 29 should contact Stephanie Landers at 330-565-2543 or BoardmanParade@yahoo.com. Parade participants will gather at Boardman Center Intermediate School, 7410 Market St., at 9:30 a.m. The parade will begin at 10 a.m.

Officer Paul Poulos of the Boardman Police Department and and Iraq war veteran will be the grand marshall, and featured speaker at the memorial service. Lt. Col.Bill Moss, USAF Retired, will lead the Pledge of Allegiance and place a wreath in honor of deceased veterans. In case of rain, the service will take place in the Boardman Intermediate School.

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