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‘Dark’ lights up Robins

WARREN — It’s ironic that the play to end eight months of darkness at area theaters is called “Wait Until Dark.” Seeing actors on an indoor stage — and a live audience watching them — hasn’t happened locally since March, when COVID-19 wiped out the remainder of 2019-20 seasons ...

Graduating art students exhibit at McDonough

Art majors who graduated from Youngstown State University in May didn’t get their exhibition at the McDonough Museum of Art, one of the multitude of events canceled due to COVID-19. The fall 2020 graduates will get their exhibition ... with a few changes. The Fall Graduating Bachelor of ...

Spirit of the Bear tries different release plan

Spirit of the Bear is making its new album available digitally for the cost of an email address. Those folks also will have exclusive access, since the indie pop band that started in Youngstown but now has members living around the state doesn’t plan to make the full album available on the ...

‘La Traviata,’ ‘Elegies’ prove show can go on despite virus

Area arts organizations continue to make some tasty lemonade from these COVID-19 lemons. Both Opera Western Reserve and Youngstown State University Theatre premiered alternatives to their normal programming on Friday. Now a man needs to know his limitations, and I’ll be the first to ...

McGuffey series features Mill Creek park director

Justin Rogers, Mill Creek MetroParks’ planning and operations director, will be the next speaker in the William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society lecture series. Rogers is responsible for planning, design, budgeting and implementation of capital improvement projects. He oversees ...

Eastwood Mall seeks performers

Eastwood Mall is looking for musicians and vocalists to entertain holiday shoppers. Musicians and vocalists who exude a holiday vibe will be able to showcase their talents and entertain shoppers in the center court of the mall, 5555 Youngstown Warren Road, Niles. Performances will be ...

Trombone student performs recital

Trombonist Zak Rahal will be the next student featured in the McDonough Museum Honors Recital Series and will premiere at 7 p.m. Saturday. Rahal will perform music by Hidas, Brahms and Bach. The series is a collaboration between the McDonough Museum of Art and the Dana School of Music, and ...

Exhibit features functional goods

“Locally Sourced” opens Friday at the Carnegie Museum of Art, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. The exhibition highlights new work by some of the Pittsburgh region’s most talented artists and makers of functional goods and furnishings, bringing together tradition and innovation. More ...

Science center improvements

Carnegie Science Center unveiled a multi-million-dollar renovation project this week. Changes include enhanced technological capabilities and increased visual clarity in Buhl Planetarium, making its programming more immersive and realistic. The upgrade, as well as an additional operational ...

Find joy with light display

A drive-thru holiday lights display is an event that seems tailor-made for a social-distancing world. But even Joy of Christmas at Harvey S. Firestone Park in Columbiana had to make some changes for 2020. One casualty is the gingerbread house display, according to Tricia Offenburg, ...