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First Snow will be first act at Robins

WARREN — The musicians in First Snow are no strangers to tribute acts. Founder Kevin Bennett and several other members play in the Heart tribute act Straight On. Others play with tributes to Pat Benatar and Pink Floyd. However, trying to do the music of Trans-Siberian Orchestra comes ...

Robins promises plenty of parking options

It’s the question Sunrise Entertainment President Ken Haidaris has heard the most since plans to renovate and reopen the Robins Theatre were announced nearly two year ago — “Where can we park?” Saturday’s sneak peek event with Trans-Siberian Orchestra tribute act First Show will ...

‘Drag Queen’ is not-so-traditional Valley tradition

YOUNGSTOWN — Talk of holiday traditions conjures images of wholesome family gatherings and familiar carols of the season. But for 14 years, one Mahoning Valley Christmas tradition has involved pill-popping drag queens and songs with titles that can’t be printed in the newspaper. ...

Potter brings country, Broadway experience to symphony concert

Rachel Potter will be among the guest artists joining the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra Saturday for its pops concert “A Country Christmas.” Potter is no stranger to country (she’s released country albums as a solo act and as as member of the trio Steel Union), to Christmas (her ...

Book donations bring Disney on Ice vouchers

Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: • Disney on Ice is partnering with Project Making Kids Count to help area foster children in need. Book donations will be collected from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 381 Boardman Poland Road, Boardman. The books ...

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• ON SALE THIS WEEK • “Jagged Little Pill,” a musical built around her music, opens on Broadway tonight, and Alanis Morissette is returning for her biggest tour in years in 2020. Morissette will play Blossom Music Center on July 23 with Garbage and Liz Phair. Tickets will go on sale ...

Packard Band and guests celebrate Christmas

Singers, dancers and drummers will join the W.D. Packard Concert Band Sunday for its annual Christmas celebration. Traditionally one of the band most popular concerts of the year, this year’s event will feature five area dance schools performing routines with live accompaniment by the ...

Youth Theatre stages ‘Frozen Jr.’

With “Frozen 2” dominating the box office in movie theaters, Youngstown Playhouse Youth Theatre will present the stage version of “Frozen Jr.” for a three-performance run. “Frozen Jr.” is an adaptation of the current Broadway production, based on the top-grossing animated ...

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Art sought for anti-drug / alcohol show The Art Outreach Gallery at the Eastwood Mall in Niles is seeking entries for its “Anti Drug and Alcohol Art Show,” which will run Jan. 10 to 26, 2020. The show will divide entries into two groups, students in grades 7 to 12 and adult artists. ...

Chorus to perform ‘Messiah’

Hae-Jong Lee calls George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” one of the greatest orchestral compositions in the history of western music. The Warren Civic Chorus will continue a tradition that dates back more than 60 years, performing the oratorio at two concerts Sunday at Blessed Sacrament ...