Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks:

v “Pump Boys and Dinettes,” 7:30 p.m.: Easy Street Productions brings back its signature show ($35 and $32; $26 for senior citizens and military; $20 for students). The lighthearted rockabilly musical is at Ford Family Recital Hall, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264.

v “Women of Heart and Mind: The Songs of Joni Mitchell,” 7:30 p.m.: This original show ($15; $12 for seniors, $10 for students) takes the form of a Joni Mitchell night at a Bohemian cafe. It’s in the Moyer Room of the Youngstown Playhouse, off Glenwood Avenue; 330-788-8739.

v “Alice: A Curious Musical,” 8 p.m.: This original musical ($15; $10 for students and seniors) is based on the writings of Lewis Carroll. It’s being presented by Rust Belt Theater Company at Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-507-2358.

v Freed Fest, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.: Have some fun in the businesses, bars and eateries of beautiful downtown Salem at the inaugural Freed Fest. It pays homage to Alan Freed, the Salem native and DJ who coined the phrase rock’n’roll.

v Poobah, 9 p.m.: The psychedelic rockers with Youngstown roots return to town for a gig at Cedars West End, 706 Steel St.

“Battlebots” (8 p.m., Discovery): It’s the season premiere of this show that pits customized robot machines against each other in a fight to the finish. Don’t knock it if you haven’t seen it.

“Meghan Markle: AN AMERICAN PRINCESS” (8 P.M., FOX): This two-hour Fox special goes behind the scenes of what will be the year’s biggest wedding: Prince Harry of Wales and Meghan Markle.

“studio c sessions’ (9 p.m., Western Reserve Public Media): Beth Hart and John Waite perform.

“Blue Bloods” (10 p.m., CBS): In the season finale, a series of drive-by murders occur after six wrongly convicted men are released from prison. Danny and Baez wonder if they were orchestrated by the men as an act of revenge.

“great performances” (10 p.m., pbs): Chita Rivera is showcased in this episode.

TV listings, C3


Newfoundlanders call out Bourdain

ST. JOHN’S, Newfoundland

Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain’s TV show has angered some Newfoundlanders after using a certain diminutive nickname many find offensive.

The Twitter account for CNN’s “Parts Unknown” used the term “Newfie” in a promotional tweet for this week’s episode on local cuisine and landscapes in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

The official account of the food and travel show posted an article with Newfoundland-related books and local slang, saying “Embrace the Newfies as they are.”

The term has origins implying Newfoundlanders are unintelligent and lazy and is considered derogatory.

One man tweeted that “a fair portion of Newfoundlanders find the term ‘Newfie’ offensive.”

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