The Update | Nazareth Coming to Robins Theatre; Cascade Galleria Market to Return

WARREN, Ohio – Nazareth will come to the Robins Theatre on May 13.

Tickets to the 8 p.m. show range from $30 to $45 (plus applicable fees) and will go on sale Friday, March 15, at 10 a.m. at and the box office, 160 E. Market St.

The Scottish hard rock band, which formed in the early 1970s, recently released its 25th studio album, “Surviving the Law.”

The band’s best-known songs include the smash hits “Hair of the Dog” and “Love Hurts,” and also “Broken Down Angel,” “Bad Bad Boy”’ “Turn On Your Receiver,” “My White Bicycle,” “Dream On” and “This Flight Tonight.”

Hometown Market Returns to Cascade Galleria

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – The third annual Hometown Spring Market will take place Saturday, March 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cascade Galleria, downtown.

The nostalgic building, formerly known as The Towne Mall, had been largely vacant for many years until Jeffrey Feola of Feola Entertainment started the Holiday Markets in 2021. Several more tenants have since moved to the mall. 

This year, the stores and hallways will fill up with more than 30 vendors, artisans, small businesses, crafts, baked goods, food, entertainment and more. There will be a kids zone with games, face painting and balloon animals. 

Attendees will find unique gift ideas among crafters, boutiques, jewelry, collectibles, T-shirts, cosmetics, skin care, candles and wax melts, home décor, resin items, natural pet treats and more. Returning will be the ice cream parlor.

The event will kick off with Donuts & Doodles with the Easter Bunny at 10 am. Children may enjoy a morning of doughnuts with the Easter Bunny, a photo and a paint class for $20 each. Spots can be reserved by calling/texting Locke & Key Boutique at 724 654 8810.

The Easter Bunny will also be available during the day for individual photos. Vic’s Pics will be on hand for professional photos for $10.

‘Doubt,’ ‘Our Town’ at Grove City College

GROVE CITY, Pa. – Grove City College’s Theatre Program will present two shows this spring: “Doubt: A Parable” and “Our Town.”

Both productions will open Thursday, March 14, and run through March 16, with “Our Town” extending its run March 22 and 23. The shows are free and open to the public. To reserve tickets, visit

“Our Town,” a staple of American theater, will be presented in the Little Theatre of Pew Fine Arts Center, with showtimes at 5 p.m. March 14, 15 and 22, and 7:30 p.m. March 16, and 23. 

“Doubt: A Parable” is being staged in Ketler Auditorium of the Pew Fine Arts Center, with showtimes at 7:30 p.m. March 14 and 15, and 5 p.m. March 16. 

Hoyt Announces New Scholarship

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – Arts & Education at the Hoyt has founded the L. Eugene DeCaprio Undergraduate Art Scholarship fund to support the undergraduate study of the arts.

It is named for DeCaprio, the former director of the Westminster College Celebrity Series and current Hoyt trustee. DeCaprio has been presenting, performing and advocating for arts and culture for more than six decades.

Up to four $1,000 awards are available to graduating seniors pursuing a degree at an accredited visual or performing arts (music, dance, theater) program. Winners will be chosen according to demonstrated artistic merit and commitment to the field.

Interested students may apply online HERE. High school transcripts, work samples and two to three letters of recommendation must be included. Deadline to apply is 5 p.m. April 1.  

Awards will be announced in early May and distributed directly to the winners’ colleges of choice in June.

Pianist to Perform at Westminster

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – Matthew McCright will perform a free piano recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21, in Wallace Memorial Chapel at Westminster College.

The recital, “Forward Looking Back,” showcases 75 years of music. Pieces include works by William Bolcom, Dana Suesse, Ned Rorem, Erik Griswold and George Harrison of the Beatles and will feature the world premiere of “Without Words” by Kirsten Soriano.  

McCright, a native of Greenville, Pa., and a graduate of Westminster, has an extensive career in recording and performing traditional and modern pieces. He has recorded eight solo projects and travels throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the South Pacific to perform. 

McCright lives in Minneapolis where he is a member of the piano faculty of Carleton College and a four-time winner of the Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative.

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