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YSU theater takes new approach with ‘Glass Menagerie’

YOUNGSTOWN —Director Matthew Mazuroski called Youngstown State University Theatre’s upcoming production of “The Glass Menagerie” a hybrid of theater and film. “I’m not a big fan of the static camera in the back of the house,” he said. “It can’t capture that live performance ...

Butler displays its Clyde Singer collection

Clyde Singer was a familiar sight in the halls of the Butler Institute of American Art. Except for three years in the Army during World War II, he served as assistant director of the Youngstown museum from 1940 until 1999. For the next three months, his work will be a familiar sight on the ...

Gray Areas: Lack of product hurts movie theaters’ return

I’ve spent a good portion of my life in movie theaters. For decades I saw at least 100 movies a year or more sitting in dark theaters in close proximity to strangers. It was my job, but I was one of those people who was lucky enough or smart enough to find a job that let me do things I ...

Hern Brothers celebrates 40 years of performing

The Hern Brothers Band will celebrate 40 years together with an outdoor concert on Saturday. The band has had several guitar and bass players over the years, but the two constants since 1980 are the Hernandez brothers of Hubbard with Dave singing and playing keyboards and Rick Hernandez ...

Salem announces carriage house tours

Tickets are on sale now for a walking tour of the carriage houses along Salem’s South Lincoln Avenue on Oct. 10. The carriage houses are open to the public only once every 10 years. There are more than 70 single-family homes and with little or no commercial intrusions, and all of South ...

Trio slated for YSU Alumni Recital

YOUNGSTOWN — Vocalist Rosie Bresson will perform in the next concert in Youngstown State University’s Alumni Recital Series. Bresson, who graduated in the spring with a bachelor’s degree in musical theater, appeared in several University Theatre productions, including “Cabaret,” ...

Hopewell Theatre sale starts Friday

YOUNGSTOWN — Hopewell Theatre is streamlining its collection of furniture and other items. An open house sale is planned from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the theater, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown. Furniture, vintage clothing, costumes, holiday decorations and other ...

Calendar

Art BUTLER INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN ART, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown: “Mark Lysowski: Transitions,” through Nov. 1; “American Everglades: Through the Lens of Clyde Butcher,” through Nov. 22; “Clyde Singer’s World,” Sunday through Jan. 3. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through ...

Robins to show classic horror films for Halloween

WARREN — The Robins Theatre will be showing horror classics during the month of October. The series starts Oct. 2-3 with “The Shining,” a 1980 film directed by Stanley Kubrick and based on Stephen King’s best-selling novel about a writer (Jack Nicholson) who goes crazy while secluded ...

Take II marks 25 years with performance Friday

GREENE — The duo Take II will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a performance Friday. Ellie Kovell, vocals, and Bob Walton, guitar and vocals, met at a karaoke night and after months of rehearsals played a first gig in the fall of 1995. They started out as an acoustic duo but now use ...