The Update | Allied Artists Exhibition at The Butler; Holiday Shows at Robins Theatre

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Allied Artists of America’s annual show will open Sunday, Sept. 10, at The Butler Institute of American Art and run through Oct. 8.

More than 130 artists from around the world entered the competition, with the award winners displaying their work at The Butler.

The Allied Artists of America was founded in New York City in 1914.

The Allied Artists show is “one of the great annual exhibitions hosted by The Butler, according to Louis Zona, executive director of the museum.

“The exhibition features many of the greatest living artists and presents a wonderful survey of the status of American art today,” Zona said.

This exhibition will be on view in the MacIntosh, Finnegan/Hynes and Davis galleries.

Holiday Concerts, Performances at Robins

WARREN, Ohio – The Robins Theatre has booked three holiday events.

Tickets will go on sale Friday, Sept. 8, at and the box office, 160 E. Market St., for the “That’s What Christmas Means to Me” concert; First Snow rock band; and Jordan Ballet’s “The Nutcracker.

Here is a closer look at each:

  • “That’s What Christmas Means to Me,” 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, $15-$35, plus fees. This family-friendly concert will feature beloved characters and princesses. It will be followed by an opportunity to meet and mingle with the characters.
  • First Snow, 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, $15-$35, plus fees. This rock act puts a Trans-Siberian Orchestra spin on holiday music.
  • “The Nutcracker,” 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, presented by the Jordan Ballet, $18 and $25 (plus fees). The music of Tchaikovsky’s classic holiday piece, with a plot adapted from the E.T.A. Hoffmann’s story “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King.”

Dana Ensemble to Perform Original Piece

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown State University’s Dana Ensemble will present “Remember to Remember,” a free 70-minute musical adventure composed by faculty member Dave Morgan at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, in Ford Theatre in Bliss Hall.

The concert will be performed by 14 Dana faculty members, including soprano Misook Yun, alongside four distinguished guest improvisers.

The composer and double bassist Dave Morgan has collaborated with a variety of jazz, pop and classical artists.

Morgan was a recipient of a “New Works: Creation and Presentation” grant from Chamber Music America, which resulted in his recording, “The Way of the Sly Man” (2010), featuring Jack Schantz, Howie Smith, Jamey Haddad and Dan Wall. Morgan joined the Dana School of Music faculty in 2001 and has taught applied bass, applied composition, jazz ensembles, jazz improvisation, jazz theory and music theory seminar courses.

Founder’s Day Open House at Arms Museum

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Mahoning Valley Historical Society will celebrate 148 years of preserving the history of the Mahoning Valley at its Founder’s Day Open House from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, at Arms Family Museum.

The event is free. Activities will include tours of Greystone, a guided walking tour of Wick Avenue, along with outdoor activities, and many Olive Arms-style activities such as painting, architecture and design. Wick Avenue tours will begin at 12:30 p.m. and occur every half hour, with the last tour beginning at 3:30 p.m.

Tyler History Center will be closed that day.

‘White Christmas’ to be Screened at Robins

 WARREN, Ohio – The 1954 film “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas,” starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen, will be screened at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, at the Robins Theatre, 160 E. Market St.

Tickets are $7 and will go on sale Friday, Sept. 8, at and the box office.

The screening has become a holiday tradition at the Robins. “White Christmas,” directed by Michael Curtiz, features the songs of Irving Berlin.

“White Christmas” is a 1954 American musical film directed by Michael Curtiz. Filmed in Technicolor, it features the songs of Irving Berlin, including a new version of the title song, “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby.

Two Exhibitions to Open at the Hoyt

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – Exhibitions by Jeff Waterhouse and Hedy O’Beil will open Sunday, Sept. 10, at Arts & Education at the Hoyt, 234 E. Leasure Ave.

Waterhouse’s show, titled “Detritus,” is a selection of glass sculptures that were created from castoff pieces. O’Beil’s exhibit, “Gestural Abstractions,” is a series of vibrant oil and acrylic paintings.

A free public reception for both exhibitions will take place from noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 16. Waterhouse will be present, as will O’Beil’s eldest son, Jay Liebowitz, who will offer a question and answer session on his mother’s career at 12:30 p.m.

The Hoyt is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Pictured at top: Cher Pruys’ oil painting “Entranced,” winner of the Gold Medal of Honor of the Allied Artists of America’s annual show. The piece will be included in the exhibition opening Sunday at The Butler Institute of American Art.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.