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YSU will present art lecture

Youngstown State University’s art department will present an online lecture at 1 p.m. Monday by Robyn O’Neil. O’Neil is known for her large-scale graphite on paper drawings. Her work was included in the 2004 Whitney Biennial. She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including ...

Playhouse hires new staff

Youngstown Playhouse announced the hiring of three new staff members, all with local ties. It also will delay the start of its upcoming season until September. Joshua William Green is the new artistic director, Kayla Boye is new executive director and Tyler Moliterno is the new associate ...

Beatles tribute booked at Packard

WARREN — “Rain - A Tribute to the Beatles” will play Packard Music Hall on Oct. 28. The production incorporates live music with high-definition LED screens and multimedia content in a concert that will focus on the album “Abbey Road” and include other hits by the Fab Four. ...

Ravine makes live debut Monday at Westside Bowl

Ravine releases its first EP today and plays its first live gig Monday. More music is in the pipeline, but this may be the only chance to see the “sad boy pop-rock” trio of Reese Maslen, Frank Toncar and Hobie Butcher before the end of the year. Monday’s show at Westside Bowl in ...

Federal Frenzy to stay online

Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: • Music fans will have to settle for a virtual Federal Frenzy for the second straight year. Presented by Youngstown State University’s Penguin Productions, Federal Frenzy featured free performances by local, regional and national acts ...

An ode to Billy Shakes

Matthew Mazuroski, an associate professor of acting and directing at Youngstown State University, said he has “troubled history” with the works of William Shakespeare. “We put Shakespeare on this pedestal, but I think more people have been turned off to live theater by bad Shakespeare ...

Youth concert band breaks up for spring performance

The 54-member Stambaugh Youth Concert Band will play everything from opera (a piece from “The Barber of Seville”) to operatic rock (Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”) at its spring concert Tuesday. About the only thing the concert won’t feature is all 54 musicians on stage at Stambaugh ...

TAG displays student art

WARREN — The works of area school children will be featured in a monthlong exhibition at Trumbull Art Gallery. This year’s show is called “Celebrating Visual Art in Our Valley’s Schools,” and it takes a different format than in past years, according to Sue Senvissky, education chair ...

McDonough recital series features tubist

Tuba player Bruce Deal will perform a virtual recital for the next concert in the McDonough Museum Honors Recital Series. Deal, a junior music education major from Bethel Park, Pa., has played the tuba since he was 11. He performed with the Youngstown State University Wind Ensemble, Dana ...

MacArthur fellowship winner closes Pipino series

Multi-instrumentalist and composer Tyshawn Sorey will close the 2020-21 Donald P. Pipino Performing Arts Series. Sorey, who received a MacArthur “Genius” fellowship in 2017, has been celebrated for his incomparable virtuosity, effortless mastery and memorization of highly complex scores, ...