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Oktoberfest, the fall celebration of beer that began in Munich, Germany, has spread all over the


Published: Wed, September 13, 2017 @ 12:00 a.m.

Oktoberfest, the fall celebration of beer that began in Munich, Germany, has spread all over the world. In Youngstown, Hollywood Gaming’s casino in Austintown will have Oktobeerfest on Sept. 30. Here are five fun facts about the original, and oldest, Oktoberfest:

v When it started: The origin of Oktoberfest was a royal wedding in Munich that was celebrated Oct. 12, 1810.

v Cancellations: Oktoberfest, which runs between 16 and 18 days, has been canceled 24 times since 1810 because of cholera outbreaks and war.

v Setting the record: The highest attendance was in 1985, when 7.1 million people hoisted a stein in Munich. The 2016 attendance was 5.6 million.

v Gulp: A total of 1.61 million gallons of beer are expected to be consumed at Oktoberfest.

v Food: To go with that beer, Oktoberfest-goers will consume 510,000 whole roast chickens and 240,000 sausages.

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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Israeli opera singer to perform at JCC

YOUNGSTOWN

Israeli born mezzo-soprano opera singer Merav Eldan will perform a selection of well-known arias and popular songs from classic musicals at the Jewish Community Center, 505 Gypsy Lane, at 6 p.m. Oct. 10. A light dinner will be served.

Tickets are $15 ($11 for JCC members). For information, contact Emily Blau at 330-746-3250 ext. 152. To register, go to jccyoungstown.org or call 330-746-3250 ext. 195.

Cabaret presents Billy Joel music

YOUNGSTOWN

Music at Madison cabaret will present one of its most popular shows, “The Songs of Billy Joel,” at 7 p.m. Saturday at Dorian Books, 802 Elm St.

Admission is $20, and the event is BYOB (stemware and bottled water will be provided). Call 330-743-2665 for reservations. All major credit cards are accepted.

Now in its 15th year, Music at Madison is the area’s longest running cabaret series. Rodd Coonce and Jack Peterson are the co-founders.

The show features the songs of Billy Joel, and a variety of cover songs and original tunes by other artists. It stars Rodd Coonce and features Colleen Chance, Jason McCoy, Nanette Midgley and Patsy Sullivan, with musical accompaniment by Jack Ciarniello on keyboard, Dustin May on drums, and Jason Volovar on bass.

Guests sit at linen-covered tables, with a beautiful ceiling treatment, candles and floral decorations. The evening begins at 7 p.m. with a potluck dinner (potluck welcome, but not required), with the show at 8 p.m.

Piano quartet

YOUNGSTOWN

The Dana School of Music piano quartet and chamber orchestra will present a recital titled “Romantic Masterpieces” at 7 p.m. Sept. 24 in Ford Family Recital Hall, 260 W. Federal St., downtown. Tickets are $7 ($6 for senior citizens).


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