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Unc D crafts ‘drop jazz’

Jazz bassist Dante Basista surrounds himself with Mahoning Valley talent for a new EP released under the name Unc D. “Patrenessy,” which will be released online Wednesday, is inspired by a lot of electronic producers who have been making jazz fusion albums — Kamaal Williams from London, ...

Record Store Day moves

The importance of Record Store Day can’t be overstated for many independent retailers. “If it’s a slow summer and Record Store Day was good, there’s enough profit from that day to carry us through those slow months,” said Jeff Burke, owner of the Record Connection in McKinley ...

Groups plan for the next season

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended current seasons for theaters and arts organizations, forcing cancellations and postponements of many shows. It’s also affecting plans for next season. Subscription series traditionally start in September-October, and spring is when those 2020-21 seasons ...

Davis Family YMCA postpones shows

BOARDMAN —The Davis Family YMCA in Boardman is canceling or postponing all art shows through June. “Speak Your Peace, life from a teen’s perspective,” originally scheduled to open May 3, will be rescheduled in the fall. “Centered: slightly off-center, featuring art from senior ...

Lit Youngstown gets program grant

YOUNGSTOWN — Lit Youngstown received a $5,615 grant from the The Youngstown Foundation Charles W. Darling Family Endowment Fund. The money will support programs in 2020-21, including the First Wednesday Readers Series, monthly Teen Writers Workshops, adult-teen creative writing classes and ...

RESCHEDULED / CANCELED SHOWS

Tickets already purchased will be honored for the new dates unless otherwise specified: • Jamey Johnson’s April 9 concert at Packard Music Hall has been rescheduled for June 26. Caitlin Canty still is scheduled to open. • Robins Theatre has rescheduled Christopher Cross for 8 p.m. Aug. ...

YSO announces 2020-21 season

Youngstown Symphony Orchestra will play four platinum classic and three pops concerts for its 94th season at the DeYor Performing Arts Center. Led by Conductor and Music Director Randall Craig Fleischer, the orchestra will open its 2020-21 classic season on Sept. 26 with “First and ...

Westminster reschedules tribute acts

NEW WILMINGTON, PA — Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pa., has rescheduled two shows in its Celebrity Series. “I Am, He Said” — A Celebration of the Music of Neil Diamond starring Matt Vee, has been moved from April 4 until June 13 at Orr Auditorium. Michael Bolton’s ...

Virus disrupts WPO, TNT, Stambaugh schedules

Two arts organizations are postponing the final offerings in their 2019-20 seasons, and Stambaugh Auditorium is closing to visitors because of the COVID-19 virus. Warren Philharmonic Orchestra won’t play its April 19 concert. Downtown Warren’s First Presbyterian Church, the site of ...

What to cover with no entertainment?

One thing has been a part of the every weekly entertainment section in the 30-plus years I’ve been doing Ticket (and Weekend Plus before that) — an entertainment calendar. This week there is no calendar. We’re in uncharted territory, folks. Maybe one of the smaller museums listed in ...