The Update | ‘Escape to Margaritaville’ at Robins Theatre

WARREN, Ohio – Kent State Trumbull Theatre will bring its production of “Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville” to the Robins Theatre.

Performances will be at 8 p.m. June 1 and 2 p.m. June 2. The campus theater staged the Mahoning Valley premiere of the musical in November.

The musical comedy features the late artist’s most-loved songs, including “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” “Margaritaville,” “It’s Five O’clock Somewhere,” “Fins,” “Volcano” and more. 

The humorous and heartwarming musical features a script by Emmy Award-winner Greg Garcia (“My Name is Earl,” “Raising Hope”) and Emmy nominee Mike O’Malley (“Survivor’s Remorse,” “Shameless”).

Tickets are $15 and $20 (plus applicable fees) and will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, April 12, at and at the Robins box office, 160 E. Market St. A presale for members of Friends of the Robins Theatre will start at 10 a.m. Thursday.

The Drifters, The Platters, Gunter’s Coasters

WARREN, Ohio – The Drifters, The Platters and Cornell Gunter’s Coasters will come to the Robins Theatre at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27. 

Tickets range from $40 to $60 (plus applicable fees) and will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, April 12, at and at the box office, 160 E. Market St. A presale for members of Friends of the Robins Theatre will start at 10 a.m. Thursday.

The concert will feature three of the acts that helped shape the early rock ’n’ roll doo-wop sound.

Cornell Gunter’s Coasters’ hits include “Charlie Brown,” “Yakety Yak” and “Poison Ivy.” The Platters are best known for “Only You,” “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes” and “The Great Pretender.” The Drifters’ hits include “Under the Boardwalk,” “Up on the Roof,” “This Magic Moment” and “On Broadway.”

Buzz and Bloom Block Party in New Wilmington

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – The public is invited to the Buzz and Bloom Block Party from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in the business district along Market Street.

The event will feature vendors, including local artisans, plus live music, children’s activities and an observational bee hive provided by Westminster Bee Co.

Two Westminster College students majoring in marketing and professional sales are executing the festival: Natalie Franke of Centerville, Pa., and Thomas Bablak of Russell, Pa. Their goal is to foster unity between the campus and residents.

Market Street will be closed to vehicular traffic between Maple Street and East Neshannock Avenue during the block party. Parking will be available in multiple lots on Westminster College’s campus.

Vendors are still being accepted for the Buzz and Bloom Block Party. If interested, contact Helen Boylan at or 724 946 6293.

Burchfield Society to Present Speaker

SALEM, Ohio – Mary Kozub, director of education at the Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo, N.Y., will be the featured speaker at the annual Burchfield Homestead Society meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 14.

The public is welcome to join new and current society members for the presentation, which will take place at attorney Fred Naragon’s office, 248 E. State St.

Individual Burchfield Homestead Society memberships are $10; family memberships are $35.

Kozub will provide a behind-the-scenes-look at the educational programming of the art center, which has the largest public collection of works by renowned artist Charles E. Burchfield.

Kozub’s presentation will focus on her favorite Burchfield exhibits from the past. She will also give a sneak peek at some of the center’s plans for the year ahead.

The Burchfield Penney Art Center is dedicated to the art and vision of Charles E. Burchfield and the art and artists of Buffalo and Western New York.

Burchfield (1893-1967) grew up in Salem, graduating from Salem High School as valedictorian. He attended the Cleveland School of Art from 1912-16, and moved to Buffalo, N.Y., in 1921.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of its opening, the Burchfield Homestead in Salem has a new exhibit about Burchfield’s show at the Museum of Modern Art in 1930.

That show featured 27 paintings – all created in 1917 when Burchfield lived at 867 E. Fourth St. in Salem. That family residence is now known as the Burchfield Homestead and is on the National Register of Historic Places and the Ohio Literary Trail.

Mahoning Valley Irish Fest Sets Date

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The third annual Mahoning Valley Irish Festival will take place from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, July 19, and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at Penguin City Brewing.

Sponsorships, vendor spots, volunteers, basket raffle donations and in-kind considerations are available. For information, contact Shannon Lehn at 330 770 6785 or

Jewish Community Center Solomon Golf Classic

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Jewish Community Center of Youngstown will hold its annual Suzi Solomon Golf Classic June 10 at Squaw Creek-Avalon Golf and Country Club, 761 Youngstown Kingsville Road SE, Vienna Center.

Registration and lunch are at 11:30 a.m.; tee time is 12:45 p.m. A cocktail hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. Included will be an auction and raffle.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. To register or become a sponsor, go to

The JCC Suzi Solomon Golf Classic celebrates the life of avid golf enthusiast and local Jewish community member Suzi Solomon. This event benefits the Jewish Community Center of Youngstown and is made possible through the the Suzi Solomon Philanthropic Fund of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation and other sponsors and donors.

Honorary chairs of the event are Martin Solomon and Jeff Solomon. Chairperson is Andrew Solomon.

‘The Sound of Music’ Screening at the Robins

WARREN, Ohio – The classic 1965 film “The Sound of Music” will be screened at the Robins Theatre at 7 p.m. Friday, April 19.

Tickets are $7 and available at and the box office,160 E Market St.

Square Dance Club Plans Next Event

NILES, Ohio – The Friendly Squares monthly square dance will take place from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Niles Scope Center, 14 E. State St.

Gene Hammond will be the caller, and Frankie Hammond will cue line dances. This will be a high/low dance with alternating tips for new dancers currently taking lessons and tips for more experienced dancers. Admission is $7.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.