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WRITER: Andy Gray

Patrick mentions ‘Munsters,’ ‘Monkees’ and music

Butch Patrick can add a new skill to his resume — pizza judge. The former child star, who played Eddie Munster on the ’60s television series “The Munsters,” will be among the judges for the Sixth Slice of the Valley on Sunday at the Metroplex Expo Center. He isn’t coming in with any preconceived ideas of what makes the perfect slice. “I don’t know. I’ll find out when I get there,” ...

Kromholz performs Bach solo violin works

Joseph Kromholz was about 12 years old when he saw violinist Christian Tetzlaff perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s complete works for solo violin. “I was absolutely mesmerized, transfixed,” he said. “It’s been a devotion, almost an obsession of mine ever since. It was a profoundly moving experience for me and a pivotal moment in my musical development.” Kromholz, 33, will get a chance to fulfill ...

One Book, One Community features Kinsman author

The focus for this year’s One Book, One Community is both hyper local and out of this world. Libraries throughout Trumbull County are encouraging residents to read the 1955 science fiction novel “The Long Tomorrow” and participate in book discussions and special events throughout March. It was written by Leigh Brackett, who lived in Kinsman from the early 1950s until shortly before her death in ...

Two shows open at TAG

Anthony Angelilli covers his canvases with string, fabric and found and salvaged objects as well as paint. He still considers the final result a painting rather than a mixed media work. “I really approach them as paintings,” he said. “The materials are colors in themselves or shapes in themselves. I wanted to break away from the frame of the canvas.” Angelilli’s “Bone, Meat and Spirit” is ...

Mahoning Valley acts heat up Brite Winter

Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: l Northeast Ohioans are a hearty bunch or they’re insane — probably a little of both. Who else would attend an outdoor music festival in downtown Cleveland in February? Brite Winter put more than 40 acts on six (mostly outdoor) stages at different locations Saturday on the West Bank of The Flats. The festival has drawn 20,000-plus in some years, ...

Walsh, Crosby headline Kent legacy concert

Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: l Joe Walsh and David Crosby will headline a concert as part of the 50th anniversary weekend remembering the 1970 shootings at Kent State. Walsh was a student at Kent State when the shooting occurred. Crosby has played Kent many times over the years and performed at the 1997 May 4 commemoration with his former bandmates Steven Stills and Graham Nash. ...

‘Animaniacs’ songs go from cartoon to stage

WARREN — Rob Paulsen may be Randy Rogel’s biggest fan. Paulsen was the voice of Yakko, who caused mayhem on the Warner Bros. lot with his siblings Wakko and Dot in the ’90s animated series “Animaniacs,” and he also was the voice of Pinky in “Pinky and the Brain.” Rogel wrote the songs that were an integral part of the comedy on those shows, which mixed a modern sensibility with the comedic style ...

Boy Scouts filing won’t affect art opening

HOWLAND — Tuesday’s bankruptcy filing by the Boy Scouts of America will not prevent its art collection from going on display next month at the Medici Museum of Art. The museum at 9350 E. Market St. became custodians in January of the collection, which includes 65 paintings by 20th century American artist Norman Rockwell as well as creations by filmmaker / animator Walt Disney and other nationally known ...

Medici Museum of Art prepares rockwells

HOWLAND — The Norman Rockwell paintings belonging to the Boy Scouts of America will open to the public March 22 at the Medici Museum of Art, and there will be no set admission fee to see them. The public opening will follow two days of invitation-only events. John Anderson, one of the directors of Foundation Medici, said they decided early on to request donations rather than charge admission for the new ...

Harvey brings big band to the Westside Bowl

Stephen Philip Harvey is calling his jazz orchestra’s Saturday concert “Ballads & Bops!” Considering the new music he is working on, a more appropriate name might be “Ballads & Bops! Bams! Ka-Pows!” Harvey earned his master’s degree from Youngstown State University in 2016 and released his debut album, “Suite Childhood,” the same year. His next project will be an instrumental jazz ...