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Art and tragedy: The Butler’s Keifel connection

A new exhibition of Holger Keifel’s iconic photographs will open Sunday at the Butler Institute of


Two musicians from the Valley in the spotlight

Two Mahoning Valley natives will be in the spotlight this weekend. Dena Massaro Williams, a


Shinedown lights up Covelli Centre

With more than 40 concerts ahead of him in the coming months, it would have been understandable if


It’s time to hit the wine trail

If you’re looking for signs of spring, here is one. The Wines of the Valley Wine Trail will


‘Guys and Dolls’ was an absolute delight

The stars were aligned for Saturday’s production of “Guys and Dolls” at Powers Auditorium. It was


Theater beckons older adults

Here’s an opportunity for older adults with a hankering to get on stage. The Oakland Center for


Jones for Revival ready to resurface

Jones for Revival, the veteran Youngstown-based jam band, has been on a hiatus since last summer,


Rock festivals are coming into focus

It’s still months away, but Federal Frenzy will stir the pot with a new kickoff event Friday


Buses will become things of beauty in Valley art contests this summer

City transit buses will become a canvas for art this summer in Youngstown and its suburbs. As part


Counting down the best concerts of the year in the Mahoning Valley

One thing about classic rockers: they know how to put on a show. The same goes for country music


Video game developers, get ready to jam

Global Game Jam will take place next month in close to 500 locations worldwide, and Youngstown will


Mamma mia, that was a hit show!

The Youngstown Playhouse’s production of “Mamma Mia!” lived up to its lofty expectations. All


New Funny Farm site is fertile ground for Basile

Dave Robich takes comedy seriously. As owner of the Funny Farm Comedy Club – a mainstay in the


The rumors were true about Fleetwood Mac tribute band

The act performed the entire landmark “Rumours” album, took a break, and then returned for a second set that went back to the earliest days of the British band.


Wind down with Maluso and Blackson

The new Doubletree Hotel will add something new to the downtown Youngstown scene when it launches


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