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Two exhibits open at Butler

Exhibitions by Paul Ching-Bor and Alice Dalton Brown open Sunday at the Butler Institute of American Art. “Dramatized Propositions” is Ching-Bor’s second solo show at the Butler and consists of 10 large-scale paintings that reveal the artist’s daring exploration of watercolor while ...

Easy Street and YSO will present ‘South Pacific’

Auditions are scheduled this weekend for “South Pacific in Concert,” the second collaboration between Easy Street Productions and the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra. The two arts organizations teamed earlier this year for a concert production of “Guys and Dolls,” which drew a ...

TAG announces October classes

Registration is underway for October art classes at Trumbull Art Gallery. The schedule includes: • Portrait Painting, 1 to 3:15 p.m. Oct. 1, 3 and 4. ($50 TAG members and $55 nonmembers, with all supplies included) • Alcohol Ink on Paper, 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 15 ($25 TAG members and $30 ...

Y Live strives for can’t-miss status

Eric Ryan hopes Y Live triggers a feeling of FOMO — fear of missing out. “With Y Live, we wanted to build that one massive event a year you can’t miss,” said the CEO of concert promoter JAC Live. “I think we’re doing that.” The outdoor concert event at Youngstown State ...

Shelton brings his ‘Voice’ to Youngstown

Some only know Blake Shelton from his television gig trading barbs with Adam Levine as a judge on NBC’s “The Voice.” But Shelton landed that gig by being one of the most successful country artists of the 21st century, and that’s the role he’ll be playing Saturday when he headlines ...

Kent-Trumbull offers free theater workshops

Actor / director James “Joey” Caverly will host free theaters workshops Saturday and Sept. 28 at Kent State University at Trumbull in Champion. Caverly appeared on Broadway in “Children of a Lesser God” and on the television series “Chicago Med.” He is directing Kent-Trumbull’s ...

TNT takes a swing at farce

NILES — Farce has been a theater staple for centuries, and Ken Ludwig is one of its leading contemporary practitioners. “Fox on the Fairway,” the opening production for Trumbull New Theatre’s 2019-20 season, may not be as well known as the playwright’s “Lend Me a Tenor” or ...

Butler hosts plays about artist Mark Rothko

YOUNGSTOWN —The Butler Institute of Art has a world-class art collection and regularly hosts live music and movies. As part of its centennial celebration, the Butler will add theater to its repertoire with a staged reading of “Red,” the 2010 Tony Award winner for best new play. The ...

Jones finds her inspiration for music in life

During the writing process, songwriters take inspiration from many sources and events in their lives. Country artist A.C. Jones says she’s inspired by the people she meets and the stories she hears, along with her own personal struggles and thoughts. Human stories are the kindred spirits ...

Jewish film festival features six offerings

Six films will be shown in four locations in Trumbull and Mahoning counties for the 2019 Youngstown Area Jewish Film Festival. The fest aims to take participants on a cinematic, cultural journey that depicts a broad spectrum of Jewish life and features films from all over the world. This ...