The Update | Jay Leno Coming to Stambaugh; Concerts, Lectures at YSU

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Jay Leno will return to the Mahoning Valley on Sept. 12 for a performance at Stambaugh Auditorium.

Tickets are available at the DeYor Performing Arts Center box office, downtown, and online HERE.

Leno was the host of “The Tonight Show” for two decades. In his YouTube show, “Jay Leno’s Garage,” he delves into his love for classic cars.

The comedian’s visit to Youngstown is sponsored by The Muransky Companies and will benefit the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley.

Leno last appeared in the Valley in 2016, when he came to Packard Music Hall in Warren.

Art, Music, Lectures at YSU next week

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Cliffe College of Creative Arts at Youngstown State University will present several events during the week of April 15. 

Here is the schedule:

  • Monday, April 15: Jazz quintets, led by Dave Morgan and Dave Kana, 7:30 p.m. in Ford Theater in Bliss Hall. Free admission.
  • Wednesday, April 17: Dana School of Music Saxophone Studio recital, 12:15 p.m. at The Butler Institute of American Art.
  • Wednesday, April 17: Lecture by Johannes DeYoung, 5:30 p.m. in the McDonough Museum lecture hall. DeYoung is an artist and filmmaker. Free admission.
  • Friday, April 19: Opening reception for the Spring 2024 Graduating B.F.A. Exhibition and the Art Education Alumni Invitational Exhibition, 5 to 7 p.m. at the McDonough Museum of Art. Both exhibitions will open May 4 at the McDonough. Free admission.

Magician from Valley Appears on TV show

Jason (Greenamyer) Alan, a Salem native and a 2008 graduate of Youngstown State University, and his wife, Stacey, made their second appearance on The CW show “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” on April 5.

The Alans are magicians and mentalists who perform as a team throughout the region. Their next performance will be Saturday, April 13, at the Alex Theater at The 9 hotel in downtown Cleveland. They will return to the venue May 18. For tickets, click HERE.

On “Penn & Teller: Fool Us,” magicians present tricks to the famed illusionists, who try to figure out how it was done. Those who succeed in fooling Penn & Teller get a trophy and an opportunity to open for them at their Las Vegas theater at the Rio Hotel & Casino.

The Alans performed a mentalist bit with Penn & Teller during their 10-minute segment of the April 5 episode but did not fool the duo.

Lecture on White Nationalism at Westminster

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – Christine Reyna of DePaul University will discuss the rise of white nationalism in America at Westminster College’s annual Psychology and Neuroscience Colloquium at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in the Witherspoon Room of Westminster’s McKelvey Campus Center.

In her lecture, “The Psychology of White Nationalism in the USA: Racial Nostalgia, Aggrieved Entitlement, and the Co-Opting of Sacred Values,” Reyna will discuss some of her lab’s research that examines the underlying psychology of white nationalism and why it is becoming more violent yet also mainstream.

This event is free and open to the public.

Lecture on Ohio Gov. David Tod

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Joseph Lambert, author of “The Political Transformation of David Tod,” will be the guest speaker at this month’s Bites and Bits of History series at noon Thursday, April 18, at the Tyler History Center

Lambert will explore Tod’s career from his days as a local attorney to his time as Ohio’s governor in the first years of the Civil War.

Admission is free.

Pictured at top: Jay Leno, former host of “The Tonight Show.”

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.