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Warren native helped Devo get record deal

In addition to his contributions to film and television as founder and president of Modern Props Inc., John Zabrucky has another claim to fame in pop culture — he helped Devo get a record deal. The Warren native has been best friends with Gerry Casale of Devo since 1966, when both were ...

‘Dynasty’ star, musical troupe part of Town Hall’s new season

WARREN — A “Dynasty” star and a musical troupe known for political satire will be part of Trumbull Town Hall’s 2020-21 season. Two lectures from the past season postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic also have been rescheduled, which means TTH has six programs scheduled in the ...

Warren Civic Music Association delays 2020-21 announcement

Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment: • Warren Civic Music Association has its 2020-21 lineup set, but the announcement won’t come this weekend as planned. The organization said in a statement released Wednesday, “We had hoped to announce our 2020-2021 season by the end of ...

Community Foundation offers grants for arts groups in the Valley

The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley announced this week a new Arts and Culture Challenge Grants program. It is intended to support the limited capacity of smaller arts and culture organizations, and eligible applicants must have an operating budget of $250,000 or less. Those ...

Carnegie Museum of Art features video collection online for the first time

For the first time in its history, Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum of Art launched a new, online exhibition series dedicated to the museum’s film and video collection. The program offers a new channel for local and global audiences to experience works previously only accessible in ...

Youngstown Playhouse sets its sights on 2021

Youngstown Playhouse board President John Cox doesn’t envision the 97-year-old theater being open for full-scale productions until 2021. But despite the COVID-19 pandemic that has disrupted the economy and all live entertainment, he said the Playhouse is in better shape financially than ...

Luke Bryan’s Y-Live concert pushed to 2021

YOUNGSTOWN — The June 13 Y Live concert at Stambaugh Stadium featuring Luke Bryan won’t happen until 2021. JAC Live announced Friday morning it is moving the concert to Memorial Day weekend on Sunday, May 30, 2021. According to JAC President Eric Ryan, “Due to the COVID-19 situation ...

‘Vast’ haunts with mood, atmosphere

The drive-in might be the perfect place to see “The Vast of Night.” Andrew Patterson’s debut film is inspired by the low-budget sci-fi stories of alien invasion that filled outdoor screens in the late ’50s. Amazon purchased the distribution rights to the movie after it won the ...

Local theater veterans share tales of first love

Here is the fourth round of a continuing series of local theater veterans sharing their stories about the shows and experiences that made them fall in love with live theater: Josh Fleming, Canfield My love of theater has been something I’ve shared with my family. We lived about an hour ...

McDonough creates online catalog for YSU BFA show

An online catalog now is available for the Spring Graduating BFA Exhibition, which normally would have been displayed at the McDonough Museum of Art. The exhibition features the work of 21 students who graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Youngstown State University’s ...