The Update | Devon Allman-Samantha Fish at Robins; ‘The Lion, The Witch’ at Salem

WARREN, Ohio – The lineup for the March 5 concert by the Allman Betts Band at the Robins Theatre has been changed. It now will be The Devon Allman Project, featuring Luther Dickinson of North Mississippi Allstars) and the Samantha Fish Band, with special guests the River Kittens.  

Start time remains 8 p.m. Previously purchased tickets will be honored. Tickets can be purchased at or at the box office, 160 E. Market St., weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

With The Allman Betts Band on hiatus until late this year, Devon Allman teamed up with blues rocker Fish for a co-headlining tour. Fish last played the Robins in October.

The Devon Allman Project is a six-piece band jam band in the style made famous by the Allman Brothers Band. It includes Grammy nominee Dickinson and Jimmy Hall of Wet Willie. In April, Allman will begin recording an album that will be released in late May. The Allman Betts Band will return to the road at the end of the year.

‘The Lion, The Witch’ at Salem Theater

SALEM, Ohio – Tickets are now on sale for Salem Community Theatre’s production of “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.”

The play tells the story of four English siblings who are sent to a country house where they will be safe from the World War II bombings of London. One day, Lucy finds a wardrobe that transports her to a magical world called Narnia. She comes back and then returns to Narnia with her brothers, Peter and Edmund, and her sister Susan. There they join the magical lion Aslan in the fight against the evil White Witch.

Show dates and times are 7 p.m. Feb. 4, 5, 11 and 12 ; and 2 p.m. Feb. 6 and 13. For tickets, go to

Theater Workshops at the JCC

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Jewish Community Center School of Theatre at the Jewish Community Center, 515 Gypsy Lane, is offering two workshops in February. 

“Stage Makeup” for ages 10 and over will be from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays from Feb. 1 to March 8. Aspiring makeup artists will learn how to complete multiple characters. The cost is $80 for JCC members and $100 for nonmembers.

“Acting 101” for ages 9 to 14 will be from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays from Feb. 3 to March 10. Participants will learn the basics of acting. The cost is $60 for JCC members and $75 for nonmembers.
Visit to register.

Lit Youngstown Poetry Reading

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Lit Youngstown’s First Wednesday Readers Series will present editor Brandon Noel of Warren and contributors of Olney Magazine at 7 p.m. Feb. 2 at Soap Gallery, 17 S. Champion St.

Daphne Carr will co-host the free event. The readers from Olney will be followed by an open mic. 

Olney Magazine was founded one year ago by Ohio poets Noel and Tony Wade to honor their former friend and mentor, Maj Ragain of Kent. In 2021, they published three print magazines, and weekly pieces from poets all over the world on their web journal

Pictured: Samantha Fish will return to the Robins Theatre in March with The Devon Allman Project.

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