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Play gets local flavor

Shiloh Hart is not a fan of karaoke, at least when it comes to directing. “I don’t like to karaoke things, that’s the word I use for copycatting,” Hart said. “Yeah, I like to keep, obviously, the major things you should have for that musical, but I like to do it in my own way, and I ...

Irish fest expands food, music offerings

YOUNGSTOWN — Organizers of the Mahoning Valley Irish Festival want to guarantee that no one leaves hungry. An expanded lineup of Irish foods and a second entertainment stage are among the changes festival goers will notice for the third annual event, which runs Friday and Saturday at ...

Gray Areas: Rock ‘N Hops at Modern Methods

Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment. • Rock4Reason hopes a little music and a little beer will provide a lot of relief for individuals and families dealing with terminal illnesses. The group will have a Rock ‘N Hop event 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Modern Methods Brewing ...

Mahoning Valley arts and entertainment

Art ASHTABULA ARTS CENTER, 2928 W. 13th St., Ashtabula: “Quilts of Valor,” through July 31. Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. ashtabulaarts center.org and 440-964-3396. BUTLER INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN ART, 524 Wick ...

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MetroParks to present ‘Bug Day’ at Ford Nature Center Mill Creek MetroParks presents “Bug Day” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown. The family-friendly event will include live bug exhibits, including “The BugMan,” Mark Berman, ...

Shakespeare troupe debuts new name, location

It is a season of change for the theater company formerly known as the Mahoning Valley Players. The arts organization has a new name — the Youngstown Shakespeare Company. It has a new home — Wean Foundation Park in downtown Youngstown. And it is bringing in a professional actor, ...