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Vaughan brought blues to Warren

Jimmie Vaughan is a pro’s pro. During his concert Saturday at the Robins Theatre, Vaughan showed why he’s revered by blues fans, and why his famous younger brother — Stevie Ray Vaughan — often called him the better guitar player. Playing more than 25 songs in just under two hours, ...

‘Faster’ debut

By ANDY GRAY Staff writer WARREN — Samantha Fish takes her blues into some different directions on “Faster,” her second album for Rounder Records. Martin Kierszenbaum, who’s worked with such acts as Lady Gaga, Sting and Sheryl Crow, produced the album and co-wrote eight of its 12 ...

‘Rain’ delivers downpour of Beatles’ hits

WARREN —A lot of sons end up in the family business. In the Curatolo family, that business is being Paul McCartney. Paul Curatolo’s father, Joey, played McCartney in “Beatlemania” and originated the role in “Rain — A Tribute to the Beatles,” which started out in lounges, ...

Grammy winner joins WPO for season opener

WARREN — A Grammy Award winner will join the Warren Philharmonic Orchestra for the opening concert of its 2021-22 season. Classical guitarist Jason Vieaux will perform Joaquin Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez for guitar and orchestra for Sunday’s concert at First Presbyterian Church in ...

Playhouse Square presents 4 authors

Four author events are planned next spring at downtown Cleveland’s Playhouse Square. The programs are: • March 16 — Anne Lamott at KeyBank State Theatre at 8 p.m. Lamott is the author of seven novels — “Hard Laughter,” “Rosie,” “Joe Jones,” “Blue Shoe,” “All ...

Cast set for OWR’s ‘Romeo + Juliet’

YOUNGSTOWN — Opera Western Reserve announced the cast this week for its November production of “Romeo + Juliet” at Stambaugh Auditorium. This re-imagined production, devised and directed by OWR Artistic Director Scott Skiba, combines music from Charles Gounod’s opera, “Romeo et ...