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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.


Broadway heavyweights boost chances for Valley native's play

Rob Zellers has struck a chord with his play “Something to Live For.” The Pittsburgh-based


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-