Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks:

v Hot Rod Super Nationals, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Thousands of hot rods, muscle cars, classic cars and everything in between will turn Canfield Fairgrounds into a mecca for motorheads. Admission is $8 for spectators (free for children 10 and under);

v Scrappers, 7:05 p.m.: It will be Star Wars night at Eastwood Field ($8 to $13) as the local baseball team takes on the Doubledays. Go to

v “The Life of a Couch,” 8 p.m.: A series of original short plays that have at their core an old hand-me-down couch ($15, $10 for students and seniors). Presented by Rust Belt Theater at Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-507-2358.

v Youngstown’s Total Package Band, 8 p.m.: The prolific Greg Johnson and band will usher in summer with a new jam, “Summer Summer Time” (check out the video on Youtube) at Rolling Mills Bar and Grill, 1025 S. State St., Girard.

v “The Frog Prince,” 7 p.m.: Spur the kids’ imaginations with this youth theater production of the charming tale ($7, $5 for children) in the Moyer Room of the Youngstown Playhouse; 330-788-8739.

“The Dead Files” (10 p.m., Travel): The traveling ghostbusters travel to a private home near Sandusky, Ohio, where paranormal activity has been beleaguring a family.

TV listings, C3


Poland Idol seeks singers for contest


The Poland Idol singing competition is still accepting contestants for the event, which will take place June 30 at Poland Village Hall gazebo.

Contestants can register that day between 10:30 and 11:45 a.m. The contest will begin at noon. Registration fee is $20.

Applications also can be found at

There are four categories: K-fourth grade, fifth-eighth grade, high school and adults. The top three finishers in each category will receive prizes.

For information, call Cindy Best at 330-651-2999.

Dillon Francis to headline Thrival


Electronic dance music superstar Dillon Francis will headline the Thrival Music Festival, which will take place Sept. 21 at Highmark Stadium. The lineup also includes Matt & Kim and another headliner to be named later, plus regional acts Paul Luc, Brooke Annibale, Bastard Bearded Irishmen and Mars Jackson.

Tickets range from $30 to $99.50 and are on sale at

McCartney readies next solo album


Paul McCartney is inviting fans on a musical journey as he prepares to release his 17th solo album.

The former Beatle, who turned 76 on Monday, announced on social media Wednesday that “Egypt Station” will be released Sept. 7. The title comes from the name of one of his paintings. It will be McCartney’s first full album since “NEW” in 2013. He has already posted the singles “I Don’t Know” and “Come On To Me.”

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