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Entertainment Digest | Week of Nov. 18

‘Mr. McFeely’ to Speak at Westminster NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – David Newell, the actor best known as Mr. McFeely from “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” will be the guest speaker at the New Wilmington Community Thanksgiving Worship Service at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 24, in the Wallace Memorial Chapel at Westminster College. After his long stint as delivery man Mr. McFeely on […]

'Mr. McFeely' to Speak at Westminster NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – David Newell, the actor best known as Mr. McFeely from “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” will be the guest speaker at the New Wilmington Community Thanksgiving Worship Service at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 24, in the Wallace Memorial Chapel at Westminster College. After his long stint as...

Memories of Christmas Past Features Fireside Theme

YOUNGSTOWN – The Mahoning Valley Historical Society’s annual Memories of Christmas Past holiday exhibit will open Nov. 21 at the Arms Family Museum and run through Jan. 5. Now in its 12th year, the exhibit fills the first floor of the museum – a 1905 mansion once occupied by the prominent family for which it’s […]

YOUNGSTOWN – The Mahoning Valley Historical Society’s annual Memories of Christmas Past holiday exhibit will open Nov. 21 at the Arms Family Museum and run through Jan. 5. Now in its 12th year, the exhibit fills the first floor of the museum – a 1905 mansion once occupied by the...

Thomases Endowment Awards $50K to Stambaugh Renovation

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Stambaugh Auditorium received a $50,000 grant from the Thomases Family Endowment of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation to support the monumental staircase and facade restoration project.  The goal of the project is to return the venue’s front staircase, facade and promenade to its original state. “The Thomases Family Endowment has been supporting […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Stambaugh Auditorium received a $50,000 grant from the Thomases Family Endowment of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation to support the monumental staircase and facade restoration project.  The goal of the project is to return the venue’s front staircase, facade and promenade to its original state. “The Thomases...

Pianist Di Wu Returns to Perform with YSO

YOUNGSTOWN – The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, with guest soloist Di Wu, will perform a concert at 8 p.m. Nov. 23 in Ford Family Recital Hall, with conductor Randall Craig Fleischer. A winner of the coveted Van Cliburn Competition in 2009, Wu came to the United States from her native China in 1999 to study at […]

YOUNGSTOWN – The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, with guest soloist Di Wu, will perform a concert at 8 p.m. Nov. 23 in Ford Family Recital Hall, with conductor Randall Craig Fleischer. A winner of the coveted Van Cliburn Competition in 2009, Wu came to the United States from her native China...

Review: TSO Brings Arena Rock to an Intimate Level

YOUNGSTOWN  –  Trans-Siberian Orchestra kicked off the Christmas season early in the Mahoning Valley, with two capacity concerts Friday at Covelli Centre. This spectacle of holiday excess brings out the masses like few other acts can. It’s generally a good idea to leave early for concerts at Covelli in order to beat the crush of traffic […]

YOUNGSTOWN  –  Trans-Siberian Orchestra kicked off the Christmas season early in the Mahoning Valley, with two capacity concerts Friday at Covelli Centre. This spectacle of holiday excess brings out the masses like few other acts can. It’s generally a good idea to leave early for concerts at Covelli in order to...

YSU’s ‘Cabaret’ Strong Despite Some Weaknesses

By J.E.Ballantyne Jr.YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — It has been awhile since Cabaret, the John Kander/Fred Ebb Tony award-winning musical, has been done in this area. The Department of Theater and Dance at Youngstown State University offered up a long overdue production Nov. 15 at Ford Theater in Bliss Hall. Rather than opting for the original 1966 […]

By J.E.Ballantyne Jr.YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- It has been awhile since Cabaret, the John Kander/Fred Ebb Tony award-winning musical, has been done in this area. The Department of Theater and Dance at Youngstown State University offered up a long overdue production Nov. 15 at Ford Theater in Bliss Hall. Rather than...

D’Astolfo: Symphony Finds Perfect Fit in Ford Hall

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra moved its classical concerts into the 600-seat Ford Family Recital Hall this season, and out of the 2,300-seat Powers Auditorium, where typically there were more empty seats than full ones. The decision was intended as an attempt to right-size the venue. But a game-changing side benefit has surfaced […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra moved its classical concerts into the 600-seat Ford Family Recital Hall this season, and out of the 2,300-seat Powers Auditorium, where typically there were more empty seats than full ones. The decision was intended as an attempt to right-size the venue. But a...

‘Cabaret’ Opens Friday at YSU Theater

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – University Theatre will present “Cabaret” for six weekend performances Nov. 15-24. The landmark musical is directed by Matthew Mazuroski, professor of the theater and dance department at Youngstown State University. It features music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and book by Joe Masteroff. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Nov. […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – University Theatre will present “Cabaret” for six weekend performances Nov. 15-24. The landmark musical is directed by Matthew Mazuroski, professor of the theater and dance department at Youngstown State University. It features music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and book by Joe Masteroff. Performances will...

D’Astolfo: ‘South Pacific’ was an Enchanting Evening

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — With a title like “South Pacific,” you expect something big. While Rogers & Hammerstein’s landmark musical takes place on a tiny and insignificant island, it’s a speck in the ocean that is momentarily in the crosshairs. On Nov. 2 and 3, Easy Street and the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra collaborated to stage the concert […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- With a title like “South Pacific,” you expect something big. While Rogers & Hammerstein’s landmark musical takes place on a tiny and insignificant island, it’s a speck in the ocean that is momentarily in the crosshairs. On Nov. 2 and 3, Easy Street and the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra...

Entertainment Digest | Week of Nov. 11

Scooby-Doo Show is Coming to Stambaugh YOUNGSTOWN – “Scooby-Doo and the Lost City of Gold,” a live-action children’s stage show, will come to Stambaugh Auditorium on May 6. Tickets for the 7 p.m. show range from $38 to $68, with VIP packages also available, and go on sale at 10 a.m. Nov. 15 at StambaughAuditorium.com, […]

Scooby-Doo Show is Coming to Stambaugh YOUNGSTOWN – “Scooby-Doo and the Lost City of Gold,” a live-action children’s stage show, will come to Stambaugh Auditorium on May 6. Tickets for the 7 p.m. show range from $38 to $68, with VIP packages also available, and go on sale at 10...