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Warren Philharmonic releases 2020-21 season

WARREN — A Grammy winner will join the Warren Philharmonic Orchestra for its 2020-21 concert season. Two concerts are planned at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Warren, one on Oct. 4 and the second on April 11, 2021. WPO was forced to cancel the second concert of last season ...

Picasso show to open in Cleveland in September

Staff report A major Pablo Picasso exhibition originally set for May at the Cleveland Museum of Art now is scheduled to open in September. “Picasso and Paper” was organized by the CMA and the Royal Academy of Arts, London, in collaboration with the Musee national Picasso-Paris. It ...

This Dracula wants your blood … for hospitals

Low-budget horror movies and gimmicks — both were drive-in staples when outdoor screens numbered in the thousands, not the few hundred that remain today. Skyway Drive-In in Warren Township brings back both as the next stop for Sam Sherman’s Retro Road Show “Camp Classics” Tour, which ...

Workload same for online Slavic festival

The 10th anniversary of Simply Slavic will be less than two hours online instead of two days in downtown Youngstown. That doesn’t mean it was any easier to put together. “We work hard to host a real event and what is the payoff? Getting to see everyone’s faces and see everyone ...

Gray Areas: ‘Ink’ mixes art and food at Soap Gallery

Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: • Art and food will be linked by “Ink” in the first event at Youngstown’s Soap Gallery since the COVID-19 pandemic forced the state to issue stay-at-home orders. “Ink” on June 27 is a collaboration between Pittsburgh tattoo ...

TAG reopens today

WARREN — Trumbull Art Gallery will display some of its treasures when it reopens today for the first time in three months, and those treasures will help keep its doors open for years to come. Treasures for TAG includes art and other items that have been donated to the gallery as well as ...

Lit Youngstown offers workshops

Lit Youngstown will offer summer workshops via Zoom in playwriting and and writing an effective graduate school application. Writing a Strong Humanities Graduate School Application will focus on learning to craft effective personal statements and other documents for applying to graduate ...

Davidson mines tragic past for laughs in ‘King’

From Amy Schumer to Lena Dunham to Pete Holmes, director-producer Judd Apatow throughout his career has helped performers adapt their comedic sensibilities to film and television. Working with Pete Davidson on “The King of Staten Island” may be Apatow’s biggest challenge because so much ...

Liberty native featured in Country Hall of Fame

Bob DiPiero didn’t come home in April for his annual American Made Country Music Songwriter Series benefit show at Youngstown’s Ford Family Recital Hall. That and every other gig that month was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For those who had tickets and for those who’ve never ...

Youngstown Playhouse names development director

Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: l Youngstown Playhouse turned to one of the many talents who got their starts there as its new development director. Kayla Boye was named to the part-time position, which was created to help the 97-year-old community theater with grant ...