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Concerts at the Canfield Fair brought memorable moments

Chris Young was happier than usual during his concert Monday at the Canfield Fair. That’s because it


The Playhouse raised the bar with 'August: Osage County'

Theater season typically begins at most local houses with a big, crowd-pleasing musical. But there


Ted Nugent, David Crosby are locked in a stranglehold

Ted Nugent and David Crosby are about as far apart as you can get in terms of music – and socio-


A new downtown bar will tap in to the pour-your-own concept

When the whistle blows, it will be time to wet your whistle at a new drinking establishment coming


Pitbull gave folks time of their lives

Pitbull and Kesha had a huge hit with their 2013 collaboration on “Timber,” and I have the dubious


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Heading to WaterFire? These youngsters will Rock U

“School of Rock” (2003) is in my top 10 list of all-time favorite movies. It’s about a ne’er do-


Busy weekend for film group

With its efforts beginning to bear fruit, the Youngstown Regional Film Commission is stepping up its


Firefly music festival flickered for one bright, and hot, weekend

Firefly Music Festival is huge, eclectic and — this year, at least — very hot and humid. But it had


Things are getting real for Valley TV competitors

The Mahoning Valley has always been well-represented on reality-TV shows. A steady stream of


Laid-back night set tone at Nelsonville festival

What’s your best rock ’n’ roll day? Mine was July 19, 2014, at the Forecastle Festival in


Piccolo players will stand tall as they go for the world record

The word “piccolo” means “small” in Italian. But if you get 190 piccolo players together for a


The Victorian’s secret: Theater will change its name, mission

The Victorian Players Theatre has been straying from its original path in recent years. As its


The curtain comes down on Canfield theater chief’s career

Kandace Cleland didn’t quite sail off into the sunset on a flying carpet. But the longtime drama


Demos Papadimas and band are back in the studio

Demos Papadimas and his band look like they are having fun in the video for “How Long,” which was


Geo C salutes Prince with song

Friday will mark one year since the sudden death of rock-funk superstar Prince shocked the world.