Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks:

v Summer Festival of the Arts, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.: This festival centers on a village of artists who will show and sell their work at Youngstown State University (free parking in the Wick Avenue and Lincoln Avenue decks). While you’re in the neighborhood, stroll over to St. Nicholas Greek Summerfest, 220 N. Walnut St.

v Youngstown Comic Con, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.: The floor of Covelli Centre will be full of vendors, cosplayers and special guests from the comic book industry ($15, free for children 6 and under);

v Fins to the Left, 5:30 p.m.: The ever-popular Jimmy Buffett tribute band returns ($8) to Warren Community Amphitheater. Opening act will be My Drunk Uncle. Go to

v Jazz and Wine Festival, 7:30 p.m.: Jazz fusion pioneer will headline this outdoor concert ($10) on Central Square in downtown Youngstown.

v Reggae Fest, noon: This all-day event ($15) will feature performances by the Ark Band, Brando, Calvin Stemley and the Stemtecs and more. It’s at Flambeau’s Live, 2308 Market St., Youngstown; 330-953-7822.

"Living Biblically” (9 p.m., CBS): Father Gene gets jealous when he finds out that Chip attended Vince’s Baptist church to see another side of religion.

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


“A conversation with Dee” (Sunday at 7:30 a.m. on WTYV-TV): Host Dee Crawford talks with representatives from the YWCA about the merger between the Youngstown and Warren branches.


August Wilson site gets grant


Grants totaling $1.1 million will help support important African-American heritage sites including the homes of jazz musician John Coltrane and playwright August Wilson, a Virginia location central to the slave trade and civil-rights locations in Birmingham, a preservation group announced.

The money from the African-American Cultural Heritage Action Fund is part of an effort by the National Trust for Historic Preservation to preserve and promote African-American historic places.

The group and outside advisers narrowed down the 830 applicants from 42 states to 16 awardees.

Paul A. Ellis Jr. is executive director of the August Wilson House in Pittsburgh, which pays homage to the African-American playwright who wrote such works as “Fences.” Ellis, who’s also Wilson’s nephew, said the organization will match the $50,000 grant from the trust and use it to create a series of interpretive exhibits and interactive techniques that “tell the story of August Wilson and the community that served as the inspiration for his plays.”

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