The Update | Michael Cavanaugh at Westminster; Jann Klose Returns; Jewish Film Festival Schedule

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.  – Westminster College Celebrity Series will present Michael Cavanaugh in “The Music of Billy Joel and Elton John” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, in Orr Auditorium.

Cavanaugh was handpicked by Billy Joel to star in Joel’s hit Broadway musical “Movin’ Out,” and received Tony and Grammy nominations for his performance.

To reserve tickets, call the box office at 724 946 7354 or go to

Jann Klose to Perform at Frenchy’s Bar

 AUSTINTOWN – Singer-songwriter Jann Klose will return to the Mahoning Valley on Nov. 13 for a 6 p.m. show at Frenchy’s Bar and Grill, 6000 Mahoning Ave. (in Austintown Plaza), with opening act Blue Siren.

The concert will include songs from his upcoming album, “Surrender.” Admission is free.

Click HERE to watch the video for his latest single, “Sugar My.”

Klose has performed as an actor and singer in touring companies of Broadway musicals, including “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Jekyll and Hyde,” and “The Who’s Tommy.”

Jewish Film Festival Lineup Unveiled

YOUNGSTOWN – The 2022 Youngstown Area Jewish Film Festival run from Nov. 6 to Nov. 20 at the Jewish Community Center of Youngstown, 505 Gypsy Lane, and other locations.

The annual festival takes participants on a cinematic, cultural journey that depicts a broad spectrum of Jewish life. The films shown come from all over the world, providing audiences with a glimpse into the Jewish experience.

Here is the schedule:

  • “Repairing the World: Stories from the Tree of Life” Nov. 6 at JCC, 2 p.m.
  • “Speer Goes to Hollywood” Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. at Boscov’s auditorium, 5320 Youngstown Warren Road, Niles.
  • “Latter Day Jew” Nov. 10at 7 p.m. at JCC.
  • “Return of the Violin” Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. (includes presentation) at JCC.
  • “Run Boy Run” Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. (includes presentation) at St. Patrick’s Church, 1410 Oak Hill Ave., Youngstown.
  • “Dough” Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. at JCC.
  • “An American Tail” Nov. 20 (includes a family pizza party) atr 12:30 p.m. at JCC
  • “Nicky’s Family” Nov. 20 at 3 p.m. at JCC.

The cost for all but “An American Tail” are $7 each in advance and $10 at the door. A ticket to see all eight films is $40 per individual, $60 per couple, and $75 per household. “An American Tail” film and pizza party is $10 per person and $25 per family.

Visit for more information and to purchase tickets.

Led Zeppelin Tribute Coming to Robins

WARREN, Ohio – Get the Led Out, a Led Zeppelin tribute show, will come to the Robins Theatre on Friday, Feb. 24.

Tickets for the 8 p.m. show will range between $35 and $50 (plus applicable fees), and will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at and at the box office, 160 E. Market St.

A presale exclusively for members of Friends of the Robins Theatre will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday. Membership information can be found and at the box office.

GTLO faithfully recreates the recorded music of Led Zeppelin but does not wear wigs or speak in English accents.

It focuses on the band’s early years and does not shy away from deep cuts that were rarely played in concert.

‘Kiss Me Kate’ at Grove City College Theater

GROVE CITY, Pa. – Grove City College’s theater program will present the classic musical “Kiss Me, Kate” at 7 p.m. Nov. 2 to 5 in Ketler Auditorium of the Pew Fine Arts Center on campus. The production is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. To reserve tickets, visit

A limited number of tickets may be available at the door.

“Kiss Me, Kate,” a musical within a musical based on Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew,” features the music and lyrics of Cole Porter.

Former Park Chief Slagle to Discuss Career

BOARDMAN – Former Boardman Township Park director Dan Slagle will discuss his career and the development of Boardman Park in a freee lecture at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at St. James Meeting House, 375 Boardman-Poland Road.

Slagle presided over the development of the park in his 50-year career.

The lecture is sponsored by the Boardman Historical Society. For information or to make reservations, call Dona Hammond at 330 726 0651.

Arms Museum Prepares for Exhibit

YOUNGSTOWN – As the Mahoning Valley Historical Society prepares for the 14th annual Memories of Christmas Past exhibit, the Arms Family Museum, 648 Wick Ave., and the Stewart Media Archives Center behind the museum will be closed from Tuesday, Nov. 1, until the exhibit opens on Nov. 19.

During this time, admission will be half price at Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St., downtown.

Square Dance at Scope Center

NILES, Ohio – The Friendly Squares will host their monthly square dance Nov. 12 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at the Niles Scope Center, 14 E. State St.,

Gene Hammond will be the caller and Frankie Hammond will cut the line dances. Admission is $6.

Show, Sale of Art by the Late Rick Shale

YOUNGSTOWN – Mahoning Valley Historical Society will partner with the Mahoning Valley Watercolor Society to honor the memory of the late Rick Shale.

The public is invited to Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St., downtown, from noon to 4 p.m. on Nov. 4, 5 and 6, for an art and photography show and sale featuring works by Shale, who was a retired Youngstown State University professor, community activist and MVHS board member.

Admission to Tyler History Center will be free during this event.

Proceeds will benefit Mahoning Valley Historical Society and the Mahoning Valley Watercolor Society. Shale was a member of both organizations.

Pictured at top: Michael Cavanagh, left, will perform “The Music of Billy Joel and Elton John” at Westminster College. Jann Klose will come to Frenchy’s Pub in Ausintown.

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