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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


Poland actress has a bright future

Remember the name Julia Cooper. Mahoning Valley residents might not be familiar with her now, but


War hero’s self-portrait returns 65 years later

In 1952, Amos Randall drew a self-portrait while he was a student at Covington Elementary School in Youngstown.


Canfield actor is in the Oscar race

Christopher Mele’s appearance in “Fences” is very brief, maybe 10 seconds, but it puts him in the


Playing a role with the bull riders

To learn more about the Pro Bull Riders (PBR) tour coming to Covelli Centre this weekend, see the


Poobah songs have staying power

Poobah songs are surfacing on the small screen and the big screen. “Enjoy What You Have,” a cut


‘Curious Incident’ reveals world through another mind

A play about the mind requires imaginative staging, and that’s the first thing you’ll notice about


The year’s most memorable local concerts

I’m not going to rank the best local concerts of 2016, because I haven’t seen them all. Plus what


’Tis the season for Greco and Golub

Seven years ago, Youngstown singer-songwriter Kenny Greco began playing a marathon show the week


A familiar voice lives on with some new local music

Jim Chenot was a radio legend in Akron, but his sudden and unexpected death last month is also being


A Trans-Siberian circus at Covelli

The back lot of Covelli Centre looked like a truck depot Wednesday morning. That’s because a


Lots of action on screen and stage (and polka radio)

Michael Timlin is not a drunk punk, but he played one on TV. The Poland native, who now lives in


Summit radio station rises to the occasion

The Summit is solid for now. The commercial-free alternative rock radio station out of Akron that


A year after ‘Bar Rescue,’ Oaks and Federal stay on path

At this time last year, anticipation was running high for the premiere of the “Bar Rescue” episodes


Holding our breath over future of The Summit radio in the Valley

The Struthers school board will open bids for its radio station, WKTL-90.7 FM, tomorrow afternoon.