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Austintown park extends concert series into October

AUSTINTOWN — The outdoor concert series at Austintown Township Park, 6000 Kirk Road, is adding three October performances. October shows are planned from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sundays, and admission is free. The lineup will include Cin City & the Saints on Oct. 4, Leather and Lace on Oct. ...

Dance band heats up Youngstown

Disco was as divisive as it was popular in the 1970s. “Saturday Night Fever” was a box-office hit and songs from the soundtrack dominated top 40 radio, but there were just as many cases of Disco Sucks-itis as there were Night Fevers back in the day. Disco Inferno frontman Sonny D. Lite ...

Lazarus gets ‘Down N’ Dirty’

Lazarus is about to rise again, digitally and on CD. Demon Doll Records, which specializes in the music made by unsigned hard rock / hair metal bands of the ’80s and ’90s, will re-release the two albums the Mahoning Valley act put out during the decade or so it was together, as a ...

Trumbull New Theatre finds temporary home at Robins

Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: • Trumbull New Theatre has called Niles home since 1957, but it will return to it Warren roots, at least for its next production. TNT will stage the thriller “Wait Until Dark” at the Robins Theatre in November. “I’m pretty ...

Playhouse announces spring 2021 season

Youngstown Playhouse has three big musicals scheduled for its planned return to live theater in spring 2021. According to board President Dr. John Cox, “I believe adversity can create opportunity. Although our stages are dark during the COVID-19 public health crisis, there is an incredible ...

‘Antebellum’ film fails as a horror-thriller

For the first 40 minutes, “Antebellum” looks like a bad Civil War movie. Everything is too clean, the occasional bit of dialogue sounds too modern for the 1860s and the villains are almost cartoonish in their cruelty. Those first 40 minutes don’t feel like the 1860s because they ...

Stambaugh screens ‘Phantom’ in-person, online

Silent horror films with live organ accompaniment have been an October tradition at Stambaugh Auditorium. The tradition will continue, but this year as a hybrid event designed both for those want to watch it live and those who would prefer to livestream it at home. The 1925 version of ...

The Eagles tribute band 7 Bridges booked at Robins

WARREN — The Eagles tribute band 7 Bridges regularly draws thousands of fans for its annual appearance at the Warren Community Amphitheatre for River Rock at the Amp. The band will play for about 200 people when it comes to the Robins Theatre, 160 N. Park Ave., Warren, for a concert at 8 ...

Playhouse offers children’s classes

Youngstown Playhouse Youth Theatre will take its weekly acting classes online with courses for three age groups beginning Saturday. “Imagination Creation” at 10 a.m. is designed for children ages 5 to 8. Ann-Marie Lowerre leads the introductory class that explores all aspects of the ...

Photography, painting shows opening at Butler

YOUNGSTOWN — What Ansel Adams did for the Amercian West, Clyde Butcher does for the Florida Everglades. Large-scale black-and-white photographs featuring the unique geography and horticulture of southern Florida are featured in an exhibition opening Sunday at the Butler Institute of ...