The Update | Silent Film with Pipe Organ Accompaniment at Stambaugh

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The 1928 silent film “Pandora’s Box” will be screened with live accompaniment on the pipe organ by Jay Spencer at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, at Stambaugh Auditorium.

Tickets, $7 (plus $3 service fee), are available HERE. Tickets can also be purchased by phone at 330 259 9651.

Silent films with live organ accompaniment is a tradition at Stambaugh that typically draws over 1,500 people.

“Pandora’s Box” is based on two plays by Frank Wedekind: “Earth Spirit” and “Pandora’s Box.” The film is about a showgirl who is embroiled in a tragic series of events when her boyfriend finds her entertaining another man.

Spencer has been playing the organ at the Canton Palace Theatre since the early ’90s, accompanying silent films there for 13 years.

Electric Light Orchestra Tribute Concert

WARREN, Ohio – Into the Blue, a tribute to Electric Light Orchestra, will come to the Robins Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 25, for an 8 p.m. concert.

The 11-piece ensemble is accompanied by string players from the Tuscarawas Philharmonic.

Tickets are $18 and $25 (plus applicable fees) and will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at and the box office, 160 E. Market St.

Professor to Read from His New Book of Poetry

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – David Swerdlow, professor of English at Westminster College, will read poems from his third book of poetry, “Nightstand,” at the Bleasby Colloquium at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, in the McKelvey Campus Center’s Berlin Lounge.

Admission is free, and copies of the book will be available to be purchased and signed by the author.

Published through Broadstone Books this summer, Swerdlow’s latest collection highlights the struggle to shelter family in violent times.

“While ‘Nightstand’ includes poems that contend with mass shootings, political brutality, terrorism, genocide and a growing list of other horrors that threaten us more and more directly every day, I believe these poems also partake in love, in the spirit of dignity that can be our way forward,” Swerdlow said.

Retreat Aims to Rejuvenate Participants

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Churchill United Methodist Church, in collaboration with Bending Oak Permaculture Farm and Yoga for All Ohio, will present a Fall Centering Retreat for self-discovery and rejuvenation.

The event will take place at Bending Oak Permaculture Farm, 100 Cottage Grove Drive, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23.

A range of activities designed to help participants embrace the beauty of the season and find harmony within themselves are scheduled.

Secure your spot HERE.

For information, contact Shannon Lehn at 330 770 6785, or email

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.