The top five songs on the iTunes music charts for the most recent weekly sales period:

The top five songs on the iTunes music charts for the most recent weekly sales period:

v “Look What You Made Me Do”: Taylor Swift

v “Thunder”: Imagine Dragons

v “Bodak Yellow”: Cardi B

v “Rockstar” (feat. 21 Savage): Post Malone

v “Feel It Still”: Portugal. The Man

“Nature” (8 p.m., PBS): In the season 35 premiere, titled “Naledi: One Little Elephant,” caretakers and researchers help a baby elephant.

“Frontline” (10 p.m., PBS): Magazine show looks at Kim Jong-Un, “North Korea’s Deadly Dictator,” including who killed his half-brother and what it says about the leader and his regime.

TV listings, C4


Playhouse adds ‘One-Acts’ show


The Youngstown Playhouse has added an encore performance to its run of “An Evening of One Acts.” The additional performance will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the theater’s Moyer Room.

Tickets ($15) are available by calling 330-788-8739 or online at

“One Acts,” which completed a successful two-weekend run on Saturday, consists of “Remains,” by Valley playwright Richard William Machuga, and “The Zoo Story,” by Edward Albee.

The cast of both two-man plays consists of Nick Mulichak and James McClellan.

Stambaugh youth band opens season


The Stambaugh Youth Concert Band will open the 2017-18 season Nov. 14 with a 7:30 p.m. concert at Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave.

Tickets are $5 ($2 for students and senior citizens) and will be sold at the door and in advance at the Stambaugh box office, online at and by phone at 330-259-0555.

The SYCB is comprised of the top high-school musicians from Northeast Ohio and western Pennsylvania. It is under the direction of John Veneskey, Brandt Payne and Tyler Husosky.

The band rehearses weekly from September through April and presents two concerts per year. The spring concert traditionally features senior soloists, who are chosen through an audition process, as well as awarding the Barbara Armstrong Memorial Youth Band Scholarship to a senior musician.

Dana professor to give lecture


Randall Goldberg, director of the Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University, will present “The Kishineff Massacre and Domestic Musical Practice in America” at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 24.

The presentation is part of the Library of Congress lecture series. Goldberg is associate professor of musicology at YSU. His current research focuses on the music of Jewish immigrants in America.

The Kishineff Pogrom had a great influence on Jewish activism, said Goldberg, including with those who had already migrated to America. He added that Jewish artists were quick to provide musical works that reacted to the event.

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