Sunday, September 2, 2018
Today’s entertainment picks:
v Canfield Fair, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.: Today’s highlights include a 6 p.m. concert at the grandstand by Christian pop artist Matthew West, with Hawk Nelson and I Am They. Tickets are available at the grandstand box office. Admission to the fair is $8 ($3 for age 7-12).
v Archangel Michael Greek food and wine festival, noon to 10 p.m.: All things Greek at Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church, 401 Twelfth St., Campbell. Free admission.
v Jazz in the Park, 3-7 p.m.: Relax on the beautiful grounds of the B&O Station, 530 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown and check out a free concert by Perpetual Motion.
v Hayden Brooke and Leo D’Angelo, 8 p.m.: Live music for Sunday night at West Side Bowl, 2617 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-792-7675.
v Davis and Henner, 2 p.m.: Acoustic rock at Nova Cellars Winery, 1474 state Route 208 near Pulaski, Pa.; 724-230-6686.
“Married to Medicine” (8 p.m., Bravo): This female-centric docu-drama returns for another season with friendships and marriages on the line. It follows six Atlanta women who are either doctors themselves or married to one.
TV listings, C5
Friendly Squares will celebrate 8th anniversary
The Niles Friendly Squares will celebrate its eighth anniversary at its monthly square dance from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Niles SCOPE Center, 14 E. State St.
Dress is casual and admission is $6 at the door. Gene Hammond will be the caller.
A new year of weekly square dance lessons will begin 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 11. Each lesson builds upon the previous session and will include learning new steps along with plenty of review and practice each week to help attendees master the moves.
The Tuesday evening sessions will run weekly through April 16 at the Niles SCOPE Center. The fee is $6 per lesson.
To sign up for lessons or for information, call Gene or Frankie Hammond at 330-506-3370.
Diversity grows among TV directors
A new study says that the TV industry’s hiring of first-time female directors and directors of color hit record highs for the second year in a row.
According to a Directors Guild of America study out Thursday, women represented 41 percent of first-time TV episode directors in the 2017-18 season.
That’s 8 percentage points higher than the previous season, the guild said.
The study found that directors of color represented 31 percent of first-time hires last season, up from 27 percent in the 2016-17 season.
But the Directors Guild said the picture is complicated by hiring practices.
Writers, actors or others already connected with a TV series can be “gifted” one-time directing jobs, blocking career progress for directors of diversity, the guild said.