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Artist’s large-scale work opens at Butler

“Life Examined: The Impressionistic Realism of Sam Rosenthal” was supposed to open in March at the Butler Institute of American Art, until the museum — and most of the country — was shut down by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Chicago artist’s large-scale paintings will be on the gallery ...

MTC announces plan to perform online musical

With its 2020 season at the Robins Theatre canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Millennial Theatre Company is planning an online production of the musical “Songs for the New World.” MTC Director Joe Asente said they have wanted to do something online since the shutdown started, ...

.38 Special to perform at Packard in Oct.

WARREN — .38 Special is booked to play Packard Music Hall on Oct. 16. The southern rock act has sold more than 20 million records and is known for such radio hits as “Hold On Loosely,” “Rockin’ Into the Night,” “Caught Up in You” and “Fantasy Girl.” Don Barnes, who ...

Get out and do something

Many families are canceling summer vacation plans due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. For those looking for something to do closer to home, many of the regional attractions between Cleveland and Pittsburgh are starting to reopen with new policies and restrictions to keep employees and ...

Gray Areas: Robins offers ‘Godfather,’ ‘Goonies’ this weekend

Assorted rambling from the world of entertainment: • The Robins Theatre will follow up its first weekend of movies with an offer its hopes viewers can’t refuse and an ’80s favorite with a local connection. “The Godfather,” the 1972 Mafia epic that won three Oscars including best ...

Rust Belt hosts ‘Quarantine’ the musical online

What did you do while quarantined by the COVID-19 pandemic? Robert Dennick Joki made more than a thousands masks and wrote a musical. Those face masks kept the bills paid for Rust Belt Theater Company as it was forced to cancel several productions, and “Quarantine: A Socially Distant ...

‘Irresistible’ looks for laughs in a political morass

It seems appropriate that “Irresistible” ends with writer-director Jon Stewart interviewing a former Federal Elections Commission official over the closing credits. It’s like a “Daily Show” desk interview after an extra-long field piece. The second film written and directed by the ...

Lit Youngstown features poets in an online event

Poets Diane Kendig and Hannah Rodabaugh will be featured at Lit Youngstown event at 7 p.m. Wednesday on Zoom and Facebook Live. Kendig’s recent collections include “Prison Terms” and the anthology “In the Company of Russell Atkins.” A recipient of Ohio Arts Council Fellowships and ...

Free summer concerts at Harding Park return

Free summer concerts start Sunday at Hubbard Township’s Harding Park. The start of the series was delayed due to restrictions in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Concerts start at 6 p.m. at Harding Park’s Bandstand, 249 Roosevelt Drive, and Frank Capri will be this Sunday’s ...

Movies return to downtown Warren

By ANDY GRAY Staff writer WARREN — Alex Bodie of Warren only knew the line “Of all the gin joints ...” as the title of a Fall Out Boy song. “I saw a clip and realized that must be where the song title comes from,” she said as she waited with David Wheeler for “Casablanca” ...