The Update | Donnie Iris Coming to Robins; History Program on Three Valley Cemeteries

WARREN, Ohio – Donnie Iris and the Cruisers will come to the Robins Theatre on May 7 at 8 p.m.

The Pittsburgh rock icon is best known for hits such as “Ah! Leah!,” “Love Is Like a Rock,” and “That’s the Way Love Ought to Be.”

Tickets range from $45 to $25 (plus applicable fees) and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 4, at and the box office.

A presale will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 3, for Friends of the Robins Theatre. To sign up, go to the website.

Program on Valley Cemeteries

BOARDMAN TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Mark Luke of Boardman will present a free program on three area cemeteries – Boardman Cemetery, Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery and Lake Park Cemetery – at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 5, at Boardman Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave., for the Boardman Historical Society.

The historic Boardman Cemetery on Tanglewood Drive dates back to 1805, when Elijah Boardman donated half an acre of land, to be used for a cemetery.

Lake Park Cemetery on Midlothian Boulevard opened in 1914, and Forest Lawn Memorial Park in 1930.

Luke is a deacon at Westminster Presbyterian Church, director of the Mahoning Valley Dispute Resolution Service and the Boardman Community Foundation, and secretary of the Boardman Civic Association.

A question and answer period will follow Luke’s 45-minute program. Reservations are required; call Dona Hammond at 330 726 0651.

JCC Theater to Present ‘Falsettos’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Jewish Community Center School of Theatre will present “Falsettos” at 7 p.m. March 8 at the JCC, 505 Gypsy Lane.
 The musical centers around Jewish identity, gender roles, and gay life in the late 1970s and early 1980s. 
 Go to to purchase tickets. This performance is intended for mature audiences.

Pictured: Donnie Iris and the Cruisers.

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