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Playhouse announces ‘Beautiful’ centennial

YOUNGSTOWN – A production of “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” that will mix professional actors with local talent will kick off Youngstown Playhouse’s 100th anniversary season. The Playhouse announced plans for its centennial season at a live event Saturday at the community ...

WCMA brings Piano Men to Packard

A quartet of pianists will play the music of The Greatest Piano Men for the next Warren Civic Music Association concert. The Greatest Piano Men features Donnie Kehr, Bill Connors, David K. Maiocco and Peter Peterkin. Kehr performs the songs of Billy Joel. His Broadway credits include ...

Kent-Trumbull Theatre returns to ‘Margaritaville’

CHAMPION — Kent State University at Trumbull Theatre is bringing back its production of the musical “Escape to Margaritaville” for two performances. The musical, which was staged on campus last fall, is built around the songs of Jimmy Buffett with a book by Greg Garcia and Mike ...

Wyner strikes a high note

Susan Davenny Wyner planned her final concert as music director and conductor of the Warren Philharmonic Orchestra with the same intentions that guided her for 24 years. “If music is presented in a way that is alive and filled with color and energy and communicative power, whether the ...

Leno returns, ‘Curb’ ends

Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: • Jay Leno will return to the Mahoning Valley for a Sept. 12 performance at Stambaugh Auditorium. Leno hosted “The Tonight Show” for 22 seasons, succeeding Johnny Carson behind the desk, but he never left standup comedy, regularly ...

Brian Quinn goes from firefighter to ‘Impractical Joker’

Brian Quinn and the rest of the Impractical Jokers get their embarrassment in front of the camera. They get their adulation on the road. “(Touring) is a lot more work, a lot more travel, being away from home,” Quinn said during a telephone interview. “On the TV show, at the end of ...