Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks:

v Youngstown Phantoms, 7:05 p.m.: Hockey action as the locals take on Omaha at Covelli Centre. Tickets start at $11; go to

v “Caroline, or Change,” 7:30 p.m.: The Youngstown Playhouse’s production of this civil-rights era musical ($15, $12 for seniors and students) is drawing rave reviews. Call 330-788-8739.

v “Mr. Wheeler’s,” 7:30 p.m.: This drama ($16, $8 for seniors and students), set in a run-down eatery in Youngstown, offers some food for thought. It’s at Spotlight Theater, lower level of Bliss Hall, at Youngstown State University; 330-941-3105.

v YSU basketball, 7 p.m.: The Penguins take on Cleveland State ($16) at Beeghly Center;

v “Dating Sucks, the Musical,” 8 p.m.: The name says it all in this raunchy and riotous musical revue ($15, $10 for students) performed by Rust Belt Theater at Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-507-2358.

Winter Olympics (8 p.m., NBC): Coverage continues from South Korea.

UFC Fight Night (8 p.m., Fox): The main event will feature two top-ranked featherweights in No. 4 Josh Emmett and No. 8 Jeremy Stephens.

For complete listings, see TV Week magazine, included with today’s paper.


“Community Connection” (Sunday at 6:30 a.m. on 21 WFMJ-TV and 11 a.m. on WBCB-TV): The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber will sponsor the first Health and Wellness Expo. Melissa Bennett, president of Northside Medical Center/Steward Health, will join host Madonna Chism Pinkard to discuss the free event.

Next, local youth author and Struthers High School student Ayana Symone will discuss her first book, “How I Fell In Love with Myself,” which deals with youth and adolescence issues.

“A Conversation with Dee” (Sunday at 7:30 a.m. on WYTV-TV): Host Dee Crawford will talk with representatives from two local women’s shelters to learn about the services they provide families who are recovering from domestic violence.


Officials recover stolen Degas art


French customs officers have found an impressionist painting by Edgar Degas stowed on a bus, more than eight years after it was reported stolen.

The French Culture Ministry said Friday that customs agents in Marne-la-Vallee were surprised to find a work of art bearing the signature “Degas” inside a suitcase in the bus’ luggage compartment. The ministry says none of the passengers claimed the suitcase during the Feb. 16 search.

Experts verified the artwork as Degas’ “Les Choristes” (“The Chorus Singers”), which depicts a scene from the opera “Don Juan.” The painting was stolen from a Marseille museum in 2009 while on loan from Paris’ Musee d’Orsay.

French Culture Minister Francoise Nyssen said she was delighted by the recovery.

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