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Walk, Portugal headline WonderStruck

Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: • Walk the Moon and Portugal. The Man will headline the first Wonderstruck music festival ... or the fifth LaureLive, depending on how one looks at it. WonderStruck is the new name for the festival started on the grounds of the Laurel ...

Four exhibits open at the McDonough

Four exhibitions open Friday at the McDonough Museum of Art. Internationally recognized Columbus artist Ken Rinaldo will present a new installation and giclee prints featuring his Seed Series in “Scatter Surge.” “Something to Believe In” is an exhibit of drawings and sculptures by ...

YSU planetarium hosts ‘Rock the Dome’

“Rock the Dome” returns to the Ward Beecher Planetarium with seven musical light shows over two days. The free shows using the planetarium’s SkySkan Definiti Theater System will feature images choreographed to the music of the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Queen, David Bowie, Rush, the Police ...

YSU hosts lecture on fracking risks

Justin Nobel, a reporter with Rolling Stone magazine, and Sil Caggiano, Youngstown Fire Department senior battalion chief, are the next speakers in the Dr. Ray Energy and Environment Speaker Series at Youngstown State University. The free presentation, sponsored by the YSU James Dale ...

Courtney Barnett brings solo tour to US

With songs like “Pedestrian at Best” and “Nameless Faceless,” Courtney Barnett can make quite a racket with her band. The Australian musician is taking a different approach on her upcoming tour, performing solo in intimate theaters. After opening for Brandi Carlile this week at ...

Picasso tickets on sale in April at CMA

Tickets will be available starting in April for “Picasso and Paper” for its only North American visit at the Cleveland Museum of Art. The show, organized by the CMA and the Royal Academy of Arts in London in collaboration with the Musee National Picasso in Paris, looks at Pablo ...

Irish music concert set for Sharon

The Ancient Order of Hibernians and the Knights of Columbus from Sharon will have their Annual Night of Irish Music from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday in the Guild Hall of St Joseph Catholic Church, 79 Case Ave., Sharon, Pa. The evening will feature live Irish music from local and regional Irish ...

OWR announces ‘La Traviata’ auditions

Opera Western Reserve will have auditions in April for its 2020 production of “La Traviata” and for its Young Artist Program. Auditions by appointment will take place on stage at Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, on April 20 and 21. An accompanist will be provided, and ...

Quintet explores old, new instrumental music

The American Brass Quintet is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2020. Bass trombonist John D. Rojak, who has been with the group for half of that span, said former member Chris Gekker explained its longevity the best. “He said at one point, the more we remained the same, the more unique ...

Erskine adds Youngstown to comedy resume

Different audiences have discovered comedian Kellen Erskine from different sources. The Dry Bar comedy app (which specializes in clean comedy) and its YouTube videos have brought him the most social media followers. A spot on Conan O’Brien’s TBS show earned him the most credibility among ...