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Guy brings blues history to Robins

WARREN — When Rolling Stone made a list of the 100 greatest guitar players of all time, Buddy Guy was ranked 30th. To the best of my knowledge, Rolling Stone never made a list of the 100 greatest showmen (showpeople) of all time. If it did, Guy should be ranked at least that high. Guy ...

Blues legend plays Robins

Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: • Never miss a chance to catch a legend. And legend is a word that certainly applies to Buddy Guy, who will perform Friday at the Robins Theatre. Guy is without question the greatest living ambassador to the blues, one of the only ...

‘Peppermint Presents …’

YOUNGSTOWN — Peppermint Recording Studio on Indianola Avenue is a treasure trove of Mahoning Valley musical history, and Anthony LaMarca and Dean Anshutz are the prospectors panning for its gold. Or maybe they’re detectives. The musicians don’t wear trenchcoats, but Anshutz makes more ...

YSU preps for 24th SFA, second at Wean Park

YOUNGSTOWN — The 24th Summer Festival of the Arts will spend its second summer at Wean Park on July 9 and 10. The event, presented by Youngstown State University and JAC Management Group, originally was held on the YSU campus but moved to the downtown Youngstown park last year. “We are ...

Heritage Center presents ‘Meet the Kinsmans’

WARREN — Stories of the Kinsman and Perkins families have been a part of Warren’s Ghost Walk since its inception. As the Warren Heritage Center celebrates the 190th anniversary of the Kinsman House, the first majestic house on what became Warren’s “Millionaire’s Row,” the center ...

JCC to conduct free lecture series

Former Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton and programs featuring music, comedy and baseball will be part of the J. Newman Levy Speaker Series at the Jewish Community Center of Youngstown. The series opens Wednesday with musician Tom Roberts giving a multimedia presentation on ...