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Today’s entertainment picks:

Published: Fri, November 17, 2017 @ 12:00 a.m.

Today’s entertainment picks:

v “Spring Awakening,” 7:30 p.m.: The rock musical ($16, $8 for students) enters its second and final weekend at Youngstown State University’s Ford Theater, lower level of Bliss Hall, on Wick Avenue; 330-941-3105.

v “Terms of Endearment,” 7:30 p.m.: Adapted from the classic tear-jerker film, this drama ($15) continues in the black box theater at the Youngstown Playhouse, off Glenwood Avenue; 330-788-8739.

v “Justice League”: The reviews haven’t been stellar, but the latest superhero blockbuster flick is in theaters everywhere.

v “Why Me Too?” 7 p.m.: The premiere of the new play ($35) by Valley playwright Michael Forney at Michael Anthony’s Galleria Del’Arte, 98 N. State St., Sharon, Pa.; 330-406-9656.

v Shout, 9 p.m.: Brassy show band will play on the bar stage at Hollywood Gaming’s casino off state Route 46 in Austintown.

“The Exorcist” (9:01 P.M., FOX): As the exorcism begins, the fate of the foster home hangs in the balance. This is an adversary unlike anything Marcus and Tomas have ever faced, and in order to save this family, the two of them must journey into the mouth of madness itself.

TV listings, C3


Carpatho-Rusyns to screen film on Iwo Jima soldier


The Carpatho-Rusyn Society will screen a documentary film on Sgt. Michael Strank at 2 p.m. Sunday at Sts. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church social hall, 180 Belvedere St. NE. Admission is free.

Sgt. Strank organized and raised – with five other Marines – an American flag on the island of Iwo Jima on Feb. 23, 1945, a scene that was immortalized in a Pulitzer Prize-winning image by photographer Joe Rosenthal.

Sgt. Strank was born in Slovakia of Carpatho-Rusyn ethnicity, immigrated to America with his parents to Johnstown, Pa., and enlisted in the Marines before the start of the war. He died March 1, 1945, of battle wounds after the flag raising, at age 24.

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge, also of Rusyn decent, narrates the film. For information, call Jim Basista at 330-544-0107.

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