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YSU Theater brings script to life

I first read the script for “Mr. Wheeler’s” three years ago, shortly after playwright Rob Zellers


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Fresh honors for Kool songwriters

The Bells and two other members of their group will be inducted at a June 14 ceremony in New York.


Grammy love for some Youngstowners

Fresh off its first Grammy Award win, The War on Drugs has announced a fresh batch of North American


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Entertaining Thoughts - See the films, then pick the winners

The Academy Award nominees were unveiled this week, and The Vindicator’s annual contest to pick the


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Forecast calls for rock’n’roll weekend

This is a good time to just ignore winter because there is an unusually large list of good rock


A comedy comeback at the Cellar

There hasn’t been much to laugh about in the area in the past six months, but that will change next


Swing-dance club celebrates 20th anniversary

On any given Thursday night, Swing is still king in Youngstown, and it’s been that way for two


‘Them That Follow’ cast were role models for local actors

Only three locals were able to land parts – minor parts – in “Them That Follow,” the dramatic


Memories of a theater veteran

J.E. Ballantyne Jr. shares memories and tons of backstage stories in his new book, “Why I Did It!


Drink it all in, Vindys fans

The Vindicator really packs a wallop. I’m talking about The Vindicator Double IPA, which is a


Long live Cedars, the legacy of the late Tommy Simon

It would be hard to find a bar owner who has touched as many lives as Tommy Simon. He took over


Local theater, music scene loses a stalwart in Sanders

The sudden passing of Jeff Sanders on Monday has dealt an emotional blow to all who knew him,


Stephen Stills, Judy Collins concert had shining moments

Sunday night’s Stephen Stills-Judy Collins concert at Powers Auditorium was one of those hushed


Photographer uses bullet holes in timely exhibition at YSU

It’s impossible to make sense of Sunday’s mass killing by a gunman in Las Vegas. Stephen Paddock


Book unveils rare photos of Dead Boys, Stiv Bators

In 1976, Dave Treat got an apartment in the Cleveland suburb of Lakewood while studying photography.


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