The Update | Gary Puckett and The Union Gap Coming to Robins Theatre

WARREN, Ohio – One of the most successful musical groups of the 1960s, Gary Puckett and The Union Gap, along with special guests The Classics IV, will come to the Robins Theatre at 8 p.m. Nov. 11.

Tickets range from $40 to $79 (plus applicable fees) and will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 18, at and the box office, 160 E. Market St. A presale for members of Friends of the Robins Theatre will start at 10 a.m. Thursday.

Puckett is known for his string of hits in the late ’60s and early ’70s that include “Young Girl,” “Woman Woman,” “Lady Willpower,” “Over You,” “This Girl Is a Woman Now,” “Keep the Customer Satisfied,” “Don’t Give in to Him” and “Home.” 

The Classics IV is known for its hits “Spooky,” “Stormy,” “Traces” and “Every Day with You Girl.”

Great Southern Concert Is Postponed

WARREN, Ohio – Due to a scheduling conflict, the Dickey Betts presents Great Southern concert at the Robins Theatre on Aug. 19 will be postponed until a later date.

Tickets already purchased will be honored on the new date, which will be announced in the near future, according to a press release from the theater.

Lit Youngstown Sets Fall Literary Festival

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Lit Youngstown’s seventh annual Fall Literary Festival will take place Oct. 19-21, with 50 sessions by nearly 150 presenters. 

Evening events are free and open to the public. Access to the daytime programming requires registering before Sept. 1.

This year’s featured presenters are poet and essayist Ross Gay, novelist and journalist Alison Stine and memoirist and essayist Jill Christman.

Gay, a Youngstown native, will read from his newest essay collection, “Inciting Joy,” an Ohioana Library Award winner, at 7 p.m. Oct. at St. John’s Episcopal Church on Wick Avenue.

Stine and Christman will read from their books, followed by a question and answer session by Ohio novelist Jen Knox at 7 p.m. Oct. 21 at Culturati Studios, 350 E. Federal St., downtown.

The in-person conference will open Thursday, Oct. 19, at the McDonough Museum of Art, 525 Wick Ave., with a performance by the #notwhite collective of Pittsburgh, a group of traveling visual artists and spoken word performers. The three evening programs are free and open to the public, as is an interview with Gay by Michigan poet Jennifer Sperry Steinorth at 1 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County’s Main Library on Wick Avenue.

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Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.