Today’s entertainment picks:


Today’s entertainment picks:

v “Cinderella,” 7:30 p.m.: Jules Massenet’s 1899 opera ($16, $8 for non-YSU studentsand senior citizens) is darker and more dramatic than the Disney film. It’s at Youngstown State University’s Ford Theater, inside Bliss Hall, Wick Avenue; 330-941-3105.

v “An Evening of O. Henry,” 7:30 p.m.: Eleven playlets adapted from the short stories of the author known for surprise endings, on stage ($13, $10 for students and senior citizens) at Hopewell Theatre, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-746-5455.

v “Miss Tuesday Night,” 8 p.m.: Last chance to catch this outlandish original musical that looks behind the scenes at a small-town gay bar drag pageant. Presented by Rust Belt Theater, it’s at Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-507-2358.

v “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” 7:30 p.m.: The children’s troupe of the Oakland Center for the Arts is presenting this classic tale as a musical ($15, $8 for students) at Trinity Fellowship Church, 4749 South Ave., Boardman; 330-406-0606.

v Mark Eddie, 8 p.m.: Stand-up comedian ($25) will headline a show at the Comedy Cellar at Mojo’s Pub and Grill, 6292 Mahoning Ave., Austintown; 330-793-6656.

“Meghan Markle: AMERICAN PRINCESS” (10 P.M., CBS): This CBS News special profiles the American actress who will become the bride of Prince Harry.

“20/20” (10:01 P.M., ABC): This special episode, titled “My Reality: A Hidden America,” documents women in lower-wage jobs — waitresses, housekeepers, delivery drivers — who say sexual harrassment, assault and inappropriate behavior is part of their work life, but they can’t afford to hire a lawyer and are afraid of being fired.

TV listings, C3

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Woman borrows ‘Billboards’ idea

MCALESTER, Okla.

The Oscar-nominated film “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” inspired an Oklahoma woman to create her own signs in the hopes of solving the unsolved 2016 killings of her daughter and another woman.

In the film that sparked Kim Merryman’s idea, Mildred Hayes, played by Frances McDormand, purchases signs that question why no arrests have been made in the death of her daughter.

Merryman’s billboard, which includes pictures of her daughter, Emily Morgan, 23, and Totinika Elix, 24, can be seen along U.S. Highway 69 in McAlester.

“We were murdered less than 7 miles east of here on Aug. 26, 2016,” the sign says. It also alleges that there’s “a ruthless killer in your community.”

Merryman said her sign isn’t meant to criticize the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.

Jim Frank and band set weekend shows

The Jim Frank Duo will perform tonight at El Jalapeno 2, 4626 Mahoning Ave., Austintown, from 6-9 p.m. For reservations, call 330-799-6500.

On Saturday, the Jim Frank Trio will perform from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Belleria Pizza, 19 Sycamore Drive, New Middletown. Call 330-623-6200.

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