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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.


‘Motown’ Moore is in a good place

Maurice Moore is in a reflective mood. And when the R&B/soul/funk guitarist takes stock of his


Hoop troupe makes its rounds

If you’ve been to any rock festivals in the area, you have probably seen Infini-Tribe. The hula


Youngstown cop begins her television ‘Race’ tonight

When Kent State University women’s basketball coach Lori Bodnar found out that Jessica Shields – one


Big-band drum great Dresel is returning home for concert

Big-band drummer Bernie Dresel, a Sharon, Pa., native who played with the Brian Setzer Orchestra for


Bambo Kino and the bass line

Bambo Kino makes musician’s music. His songs don’t have vocals, which rules out the majority of


‘Harry’s’ Youngstown roots run deep

“Harry’s Friendly Service” is about to enter its second and final weekend. The play, written by


Oscar contest is heating up

The race for the Oscar Award for Best Picture is about to enter the home stretch. “La La Land” is