The Update | Butler Café Reopens; Tab Benoit at Robins; Wrestling at Eastwood

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – After closing during the Covid-19 pandemic, the café at The Butler Institute of American Art has reopened.

The Butler Café by Julian Gray’s is open every day the museum is open. Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays; and noon to 2 p.m. Sundays. It is closed on Mondays.

The menu includes breakfast items such as Quiche Capri, sausage biscuits and gravy and a breakfast sandwich. There is also a special of the day.

For lunch, the café offers soups, salads, sandwiches and wraps.

The café is operated by Julian Gray’s Catering of Columbiana, which is owned by chef Bill Prest.

Tab Benoit, Anders Osborne Coming to Robins

WARREN, Ohio – Blues artists Tab Benoit and Anders Osborne, with special guest the Mike Zito Band, will come to the Robins Theatre in Warren on Aug. 4 for a 7 p.m. concert.

Tickets range from $30 to $50 (plus applicable fees) and will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 1, at and at the box office, 160 E. Market St.

Wrestling Under the Stars Returns to Eastwood

NILES, Ohio – Northeast Wrestling and the Mahoning Valley Scrappers will present Wrestling Under the Stars live at Eastwood Field at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 13.

The card includes Mark Henry, Matt Riddle, Matt Cardona and more to be announced soon.

Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 1, at, the stadium box office and by phone at 330 505 0000.

A limited number of field seats and VIP packages will be available. New this year, a limited number of suites will be available for the event for $300 (includes 12 tickets and three parking passes).

There will be a special fan meet and greet for all in attendance prior to the event. Fans will have the opportunity to take pictures and get autographs from the superstars for an additional charge. 

For meet and greet preorders, go to

SounDoctrine to Release New Song

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – SounDoctrine will release a new single, “Tomorrow Today,” on Thursday, Feb. 29.

The soulful ballad features local singer-songwriter Nick Adduci and Tiffany Robinson on vocals, with guest appearances by Mitch Lawrence (sax), Eric Tyus (guitar), Jeremy Lucas (keys), Debra Hasely and Juleah Ewing (backing vocals). “Tomorrow Today” is reminiscent of the band’s jazzy repertoire but hints at a slight change in musical direction.

The Youngstown-based jazz funk fusion band is led by composer and producer Jere B.

“We’ve always been intentional about finding new ways to express ourselves,” Jere B said. “This tune hearkens back to that ’70s blue-eyed soul era but remains solidified in an inspirational message that grabs you and makes you think.”

The single will be available for download from the band’s website,, and will be streamed exclusively on – a  new platform that provides artists a significantly larger pay rate than the present streaming services.

Each artist on StageDive is paid 50% of the streaming revenue for their songs. The cost to the subscriber is $3.99 per month.

“Tomorrow Today” marks the official relaunch of SounDoctrine, which has been on hiatus since 2020. 

The band’s experimental project, “Phantasmagoria,” will be released through Cicerone Music & Art  on March 22. The band also released an EP, “Spirit & Soul,” on Feb. 8 through

‘Jewish Works’ Exhibit at JCC Gallery

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – “Diane Britt: Jewish Works” will be on exhibit in the art gallery at the Jewish Community Center, 505 Gypsy Lane, from March 1 through April 30. 

An artist reception will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. March 10. Britt will offer storytelling at 1:30 p.m. during the reception. 

Her exhibition speaks to retrospection, looking back on almost 20 years of the artist’s work through the lenses given her by Jewish themes, imagery and historical and personal experiences.

Youth Art Month Exhibition at The Butler

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Butler Institute of American Art will celebrate National Youth Art Month with an exhibition of works by local students in kindergarten through sixth grade.

An opening reception will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. March 3 in the museum’s Beecher Court. Awards will be given out at that time for the best works in each grade level, with recognition to every participating teacher.

The exhibition will be on display from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 2 through 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 5.

Pictured at top: Tab Benoit and Anders Osborne will come to the Robins Theatre.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.