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Huge fan laments losing one of his ‘heroes’

Huge fan laments losing one of his ‘heroes’

The year’s top local entertainment stories


The year’s top local entertainment stories THE SUMMER OF ‘BAR RESCUE’ By GUY D’ASTOLFO

Publisher to re-release Brackett’s works in two new books

About the booKs “The Book of Stark:” 740 pages, $50. “The Leigh Brackett Centennial:” 500

Easy Street Productions expands, moves to DeYor Center

The move will take place in late January

Symphony talks strike sour note

The contract between Youngstown Symphony Orchestra musicians and the Youngstown Symphony Society, which operates the ensemble, expired Sept. 30, and the two sides have met a few times to negotiate a new pact.

Bob Black retiring from WFMJ

Bob Black, longtime anchor for 21 WFMJ-TV news, will retire at the end of the month.

YSO puts up banners to beautify DeYor


A half-dozen banners were placed this week around the corner of West Federal Street and Symphony Place

The Federal showcased Sunday on "Bar Rescue"

The Federal showcased Sunday on "Bar Rescue"

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Victorian Players theater Two dramas get new life in zombie spoofs

A couple of familiar stories are about to get the "zom-com" treatment.

Royal Oaks in for a rough ‘Rescue’? Tune in Sunday

Martini Bros. episode will air next weekend

The Martini Bros. episode will air next weekend.

Trent Reznor’s future began in Youngstown

Moog, the company whose name is synonymous with the synthesizer musical instrument, is phasing out

Mahoning Valley TV stations beef up newscasts

21 WFMJ-TV's noon news is now one hour; WKBN-TV news is expanded to 90 minutes beginning at 5 p.m.

Will "Bar Rescue" take away Royal Oaks quirkiness?

Oaks inextricably linked to the DeMain family of the East Side

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Def Leppard Concert Review

If Wednesday night’s Def Leppard concert at Covelli Centre was a celebration, then Vivian Campbell was having the best time out of everybody at the party.

Community theater icon dies at 85

Valley community theater icon dies at 85 after brief battle with cancer

Bentley Lenhoff was at the helm of the Youngstown Playhouse for 20 years

'Fat N' Furious renewed for 3rd season

The show is seen on The Discovery Channel

‘Rock Gods’ show at Tyler Center

A rock ’n’ roll photo and art exhibit at a history museum?

You Can't Take It With You

'You Can't Take It With You' at Youngstown Playhouse

The script for “You Can’t Take It With You” might be out of date, but its message will never lose its relevancy.

Will Fat and Furious be renewed?

Will Fat and Furious be renewed?

Roomful of Strangers get familiar

A terrifying night still surfaces in the music of Roomful of Strangers.

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Oakland Center for the Arts leaves longtime home in the Morley Building, cancels season

Oakland Center for the Arts leaves longtime home in the Morley Building, cancels season

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Def Leppard plans stop in Youngstown

British pop-metal giants Def Leppard will come to Covelli Centre for a July 15 concert. Youngstown will be the band's only regional stop

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'Fat N' Furious' picks up where it left off

Tommy Christmas promised tearjerkers on “Fat N’ Furious” this year, and he delivered.

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Dancing frees former teacher from pains

Dancing helps Vietnam vet find physical, emotional healing

Dancing frees former teacher from pains

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Poland woman to appear this week on ‘Jeopardy!’

Kelvin once worked at The Vindicator.

'Fat and Furious' proves big hit on Discovery Channel

The show involves Tommy Christmas, who runs an automotive shop in Boardman

SMARTS program revived

The program has been looking for a new funding partner since YSU dropped it in May.

Winning button design chosen for First Night Youngstown

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The winner was a woman from North Jackson

Best-selling author to visit

By GUY D’ASTOLFO dastolfo@vindy.com POLAND Jennifer Weiner, the best-selling author of nearly

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Discovery Channel renews Fat ‘N Furious

The crew at Christmas Automotive replaces an engine in a scene from “Fat ‘N Furious.” From left are Chuck Kountz, Tommy Christmas and Steve McGranahan. The show’s strong finish in the ratings earned it a renewal for a second season.

Lavish $4M renovation to offer fine dining, comedy club

Poland attorney and developer Sebastian Rucci is counting on some southern California ambiance — including $120,000 worth of (faux) palm trees — and a location close to the new Hollywood Gaming racino to make his Hotel California into a resort destination.

Monday Musical Club is disbanding after 118 years

Monday Musical Club concludes concert series, begins new phase

Monday Musical Club is disbanding after 118 years

Hefty Boardman crew revs up for reality show

Hefty Boardman crew revs up for reality show

IF YOU WATCH What: “Fat & Furious: Rolling Thunder” When: 10 p.m. Monday Where: Discovery

If you think he's sexy, come see Rod Stewart Aug. 24

At least 40 people lined up early Friday morning to get tickets to see veteran rocker Rod Stewart.

FCC closes loophole in TV ownership rules

The change may impact local stations WKBN and WYTV

Lisbon lawmaker wants 'Ohio' to be state's country song

The song was written by country singer Zach Paxson of Lisbon

Top Hat Productions brings back expansive musical TIME FOR ‘RAGTIME’

Ragtime was one of the most popular shows ever staged by Top Hat Productions, and so it was an obvious choice to be reprised this year.

ELTON RETURNS | Music intertwined with lives of some fans

Few artists can bring back memories like Elton John.

Playhouse prize includes date with O’Neill, Mancini

You don’t have to be a theater-lover to be interested in the Youngstown Playhouse’s current fundraiser.

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Mickey & pals to cheer Youngstown toddler after cancer

Sixteen-month-old Dalton Bodnar will be the guest of honor, along with his mom and dad, Dana and Michael Bodnar, at tonight’s opening performance of “Disney on Ice” at the Covelli Centre. Dalton was chosen for the Magical Night Out after undergoing three rounds of chemotherapy for testicular cancer. He is now cancer-free.

Columbiana County grandstand demolition to begin Dec. 14

A new and larger replacement will be built before the 2014 fair opens in July

Youngstown native had front-row seat to JFK assassination

He speaks bout his experience Wednesday at W.D. Packard Music Hall in Warren.

Mellencamp rocks different kind of art at Butler

Famed rocker John Mellencamp talks with Lou Zona, director of Butler Institute of American Art, during a reception to open the exhibition of Mellencamp's paintings at the Butler's Trumbull branch. The exhibition runs through Jan. 12.

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Historical designation sought for Gallagher building, downtown Youngstown

The owner of a downtown building that is undergoing a $4 million renovation is seeking to have the structure placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Youngstown to events: Shhhh after 11 p.m.

Ordinance enforcement prompted by complaint about music downtown

City to events: Shhhh after 11 p.m.

State-of-the-art 3-D printing gets exhibit treatment

YSU’s mcdonough extravaganza opens friday

By GUY D’ASTOLFO dastolfo@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN The next future-shaping invention is three-

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O'Neill recalls his Youngstown roots

O’Neill, a North Side native, played football at Ursuline High School and YSU, where he was a theater major. He was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1969 but after being cut in training camp, he made his way back to acting and a life spent making us laugh.

Dance Moms returns to Stambaugh Auditorium

It marks the second time the popular Lifetime network reality show has filmed at Stambaugh in the last five months.

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Boardman native to appear on Jay Leno show Friday

Amber Bohac, a 19-year-old Boardman High School graduate, moved to Los Angeles in November to pursue a career as an actress.

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Downtown publishing company may be leaving

Owner of Pig Iron Press owes $6,230 tax bill.



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