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Youngstown Symphony Performs Bach Concerti Oct. 19

YOUNGSTOWN – The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Randall Craig Fleischer, will perform all six of Bach’s Brandenburg concerti  at 8 p.m. Oct. 19 at Ford Family Recital Hall. The Brandenburg concerti for several instruments are a unique group of Italian-style works with combinations of solo instruments of Bach’s own devising. The collection was […]

YOUNGSTOWN – The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Randall Craig Fleischer, will perform all six of Bach’s Brandenburg concerti  at 8 p.m. Oct. 19 at Ford Family Recital Hall. The Brandenburg concerti for several instruments are a unique group of Italian-style works with combinations of solo instruments of Bach’s...

50 Years of Music, News and Culture at WYSU

YOUNGSTOWN –  It was at 10 a.m. on Oct. 23, 1969, when the city’s first fine arts radio station took to the airwaves. Since then, WYSU-88.5 FM has logged a half-century as a community ambassador for Youngstown State University, a beacon of learning and the only area broadcaster devoted to classical music and jazz. The […]

YOUNGSTOWN –  It was at 10 a.m. on Oct. 23, 1969, when the city’s first fine arts radio station took to the airwaves. Since then, WYSU-88.5 FM has logged a half-century as a community ambassador for Youngstown State University, a beacon of learning and the only area broadcaster devoted to...

Entertainment Digest | Week of Oct. 14

Christian Rock Act Mercy Me Coming to Covelli YOUNGSTOWN  – Christian rock act Mercy Me will come to to Covelli Centre on Feb. 21 for a 7:30 p.m. concert. Tickets are $25.75, $32.95, $40.50, $58, $68 and $153 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 18 at Ticketmaster.com (fees apply) and the Covelli box […]

Christian Rock Act Mercy Me Coming to Covelli YOUNGSTOWN  – Christian rock act Mercy Me will come to to Covelli Centre on Feb. 21 for a 7:30 p.m. concert. Tickets are $25.75, $32.95, $40.50, $58, $68 and $153 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 18 at Ticketmaster.com (fees...

Column: 2019 Harvest Report at Colene Clemens Vineyards

By Brian Fry, owner of Barrel 33 WARREN, Ohio – I just returned from five days in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. I had the opportunity to observe the harvest first hand and speak with those bringing in the crop and making the wine to get their early observations on the 2019 vintage, including Colene Clemens Vineyards’ […]

By Brian Fry, owner of Barrel 33 WARREN, Ohio – I just returned from five days in Oregon's Willamette Valley. I had the opportunity to observe the harvest first hand and speak with those bringing in the crop and making the wine to get their early observations on the 2019...

D’Astolfo: Ghost Delivers a Memorable Show at Covelli

YOUNGSTOWN – Thursday’s concert by Ghost, the hard-rocking band that delves into the demonic, was every bit the spectacle that the hype implied. Led by Tobias Forge, the band brought its The Ultimate Tour Named Death tour to Covelli Centre Oct. 10, delighting all who came to its altar, which surprisingly was not sold out. […]

YOUNGSTOWN – Thursday’s concert by Ghost, the hard-rocking band that delves into the demonic, was every bit the spectacle that the hype implied. Led by Tobias Forge, the band brought its The Ultimate Tour Named Death tour to Covelli Centre Oct. 10, delighting all who came to its altar, which...

Warren Boomerang Curates Pop Culture

WARREN, Ohio – Inside Curated Vintage Goods in Warren is a tall, glass case set off in a corner, containing several pieces of pottery. Among them is an item that, by the owner’s own admission, should not be there. “I think NASA should have that,” says Mark Martof with a chuckle. Martof is the creative […]

WARREN, Ohio – Inside Curated Vintage Goods in Warren is a tall, glass case set off in a corner, containing several pieces of pottery. Among them is an item that, by the owner’s own admission, should not be there. “I think NASA should have that,” says Mark Martof with a...

D’Astolfo: The Rev. Horton Heat Was on Fire

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will unveil the nominees for the class of 2020 on Oct. 15.  I’m not sure who will get nods this year but might I suggest the Rev. Horton Heat? A founding father of rockabilly, the good reverend – his real name is Jim Heath –  […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will unveil the nominees for the class of 2020 on Oct. 15.  I’m not sure who will get nods this year but might I suggest the Rev. Horton Heat? A founding father of rockabilly, the good reverend – his real...

Rust Belt Resurrects ‘Living Dead’ With New Song

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — “Living Dead, the Musical” has become one of Rust Belt Theater Company’s top draws. A parody of classic horror films – especially 1967’s “Night of the Living Dead” –  the show will return this weekend for its eighth annual Halloween-season run. Like “The Rocky Horror Show,” the musical has parts that audiences […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- “Living Dead, the Musical” has become one of Rust Belt Theater Company’s top draws. A parody of classic horror films – especially 1967’s “Night of the Living Dead” –  the show will return this weekend for its eighth annual Halloween-season run. Like “The Rocky Horror Show,” the...

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Maze Craze

NEW SPRINGFIELD, Ohio – If Dorothy Gale visited Maze Craze, she might say to her dog, “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Ohio anymore.” That’s because the autumnal attraction, which has gone “Wizard of Oz” this year, is so big you can lose your way in it. Maze Craze is a seasonal business in […]

NEW SPRINGFIELD, Ohio – If Dorothy Gale visited Maze Craze, she might say to her dog, “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Ohio anymore.” That’s because the autumnal attraction, which has gone “Wizard of Oz” this year, is so big you can lose your way in it. Maze Craze...