Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks:

v Cirque du Soleil “Crystal,” 7:30 p.m.: The first Cirque show on ice ($42 to $133) makes for a spectacular sight at Covelli Centre, Youngstown; or 800-745-3000.

v Ribs-N-Rock festival, noon to 11 p.m.: Mouth-watering ribs and some hot licks from a lineup of rock bands, including Candlebox at 8 p.m. ($6 admission, free for children 12 and under). It’s in the parking lot of Southern Park Mall in Boardman.

v Firemen’s Homecoming Festival, 6-11 p.m.: Rides, games, bingo and food vendors in Woodland Park on Ohio Avenue in the village of McDonald.

v “The Life of a Couch,” 8 p.m.: A second-hand couch in the Rust Belt Theater space became the source of inspiration for this unique evening of original one-act plays ($15, $10 for students). It’s at Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-507-2358.

v Mokoomba, 7 p.m.: Modern band from Zimbabwe that blends African sounds into its music will make a stop at the Harding High School cafetorium, 860 Elm Road NE, Warren, for a free concert.

“Big 3” (8 p.m., Fox): The premier half-court, 3-on-3 basketball league travels to United Center in Chicago for an impressive showcase of basketball’s greatest players.

“Masters of Illusion” (8 p.m., The CW): Hosted by Dean Cain, “Masters of Illusion” features amazing magic performed by cutting-edge illusionists, escape artists and performers displaying skills ranging from perplexing interactive mind magic to hilarious comedy routines – all in front of a studio audience.

TV listings, C3


‘Janis Joplin’ show at Stambaugh has been canceled


The Nov. 16 performance of “A Night with Janis Joplin” at Stambaugh Auditorium has been canceled.

The touring Broadway musical’s management informed Stambaugh Auditorium today of the cancelation, according to a spokesman for the venue.

Those who have purchased tickets can get a refund at their point of purchase. If the payment method was a credit or debit card, the refund will be issued to that card.

Opera company elects officers


At its annual meeting, Opera Western Reserve elected Atty. Denise Glinatsis Bayer as vice-chairwoman and re-elected Dr. Clyde Morris as secretary.

Bayer has previously served as a member of the executive committee. She and Morris join Elliot Legow, board chair, and Scott Schulick, treasurer, as officers of OWR.

Former vice-chairman Rodney Lamberson was elected as an at-large member of the executive committee, joining Gary Sexton and past chairwoman Patricia Fleck Kavic.

Newly elected as trustees to three-year terms were Susan McGrew, Joseph Desalvo and Nick Giancola. Recognition was made to emeritus trustees Jacqueline Bibo and Dr. Albert Cinelli, both of whom passed away this year.

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