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Colorful exhibition opens at Butler Art

The work of Bahamian artist Keith Wisdom will be featured in an exhibition opening Sunday at the Butler Institute of American Art. “Keith Wisdom: Junkanoo Inspired” includes paintings directly influenced by the creative essence, costumes, color and rhythm of the Bahamian national cultural ...

Papadimas plans trio of releases

Demos Papadimas, a Howland native whose music blends singer-songwriter rock with Greek folk influences, has a busy 2021 planned with three new releases. There will be a studio album of original material, a live album culled from shows at Cedars West End in Youngstown between 2017 and 2019 ...

MVHS program looks at Valentine’s traditions

“Tokens of Affection: Historic Valentine Greetings” will be the topic of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society’s first Bites and Bits of History online video presentation of the new year. Jessica Trickett, MVHS collections manager, will demonstrate various greetings and traditions ...

Canton Museum expands hours during weekends

The Canton Museum of Art will be open until 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays through February in conjunction with the Illumination Canton Light Festival. Winter exhibitions, all on display through March 7, are “Dancing in the Light: Masterworks from the Age of American Impressionism,” ...

Mill Creek Park presents program on bugs’ activity

Mill Creek MetroParks will offer a Zoom program on “Weird Things Bugs Do” at 6 p.m. Wednesday. OSU Extension Educator Ashley Kulhanek will discuss the ways bugs survive in the winter and the cool things insects do in the environment. To register and receive log-in information for the ...

After 2020 turmoil, new music will flow from local acts

Plans have a way of changing even in the best of years. No one would call 2020 the best of years, and few people had their plans disrupted as much as musicians, whose profession includes all sorts of behaviors that are discouraged — and banned — during a global viral pandemic. But acts ...

Airplay afterlife

I can hear it now. “I wanna eat a big Cinnabon roll / I could be happy the rest of my life with a Cinnabon roll ...” “Hey hey, my my / Buy a Big Mac, get a free large fry ...” “Old man, look at your life, don’t you need Viagra ...” The Hipgnosis Songs Fund, a British ...

Ravine prepares to show its ‘scars’

While most musicians spent 2020 at home, Cortland native Frank Toncar called it “a very productive and inspiring year.” “I was very lucky to be doing live shows from June to November in various groups almost every day at Cedar Point in Sandusky and then transitioned to another Cedar ...

‘Voice’ singer books local gigs

A television show gave Julia Cooper a nationwide “Voice.” She now is ready to use that springboard to showcase her voice as a songwriter as well as a singer. Cooper, who grew up in Poland, will play two shows next week at Birdfish Brewing Co. in Columbiana that will focus on her ...

Tuesday Musical announces five Akron concerts

Tuesday Musical is bringing back its Akron Concert Series with stringent safety protocols, flexible attendance options and concert cancellation protection for subscribers. The five-concert season — shifted to begin in the spring and reimagined in light of the ongoing pandemic — will ...