The Update | Weird Al Tribute Show; Warren Philharmonic Tickets; Playhouse Seeks Alumni

YOUNGSTOWN – A Tribute to Weird Al Yankovic will be performed Saturday, Sept. 17, at Cedars West End, 706 Steel St.

Admission is $10. Doors open at 7 p.m. with an Amy Winehouse tribute band at 9 p.m. and the Weird Al tribute band at 10 p.m.

The lineup of local rock musicians includes John Anthony, Christie Hayes, Fred Whitacre, Clay Colley, Carolyn Colley, Alexa Anthony, Matt Hayes, DJ Depanicis, Jim Merhaut, Jeff Penney, Bo Violette and David Labra.

Warren Philharmonic Tickets on Sale

WARREN, Ohio – Season subscriptions are now available for the Warren Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2022-23 season, which will include concerts on Oct. 23 and April 23 at First Presbyterian Church, 256 Mahoning Ave.,  under the direction of the renowned conductor Susan Davenny Wyner.

Season subscribers receive a ticket to each of the two concerts as well as one free ticket to bring a friend to either concert. A flex plan is av available that allows the use of any ticket for either concert this season. Subscribers always get three tickets for the price of two.

Single performance tickets are available at the door. Children 12 and under are admitted free, when accompanied by an adult.

The October 23 program, titled “Luminous and Dancing Spirits!,” will feature dances from different cultures. Included are an Overture by Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, Greek dances by Nikos Skalkottas, Starodávný Slavonic dance by Antonín Dvořák, “Hoedown” by Aaron Copland, the “Ritual Fire Dance” by Manual De Falla and the “Italian Symphony” by Felix Mendelssohn.​

The April 23 performance, “Spring Celebration!,” will include works by Beethoven, Fauré, “Fanfare of Hope and Solidarity” by  Augusta Read Thomas, and “A Study for Orchestra” by Julia Perry.

For information or to purchase tickets, go to or call the box office at 330 399 3603.

Playhouse Seeks Past Actors, Volunteers

YOUNGSTOWN – The Youngstown Playhouse will celebrate its 100th anniversary during its 2024-25 theater season and is compiling a mailing list of all actors, technicians, office personnel, board members, volunteers, Youth Theater participants, and anyone else who worked or volunteered at the Youngstown Playhouse during the past 60 years.

 All Playhouse participants are asked to send their contact information to J.E.Ballantyne Jr., Playhouse archivist, at with the subject line: “Archives”; or call 330 799 6176. Evreryone on the contact list will be sent information for plans for the centennial celebration. The Playhouse hopes to see all former personnel at some point during the celebration.

Lecture Series at Penn State Shenango

SHARON, Pa. — Penn State Shenango’s 2022-23 lecture series will begin with a presentation and book signing by Philip Nash, associate professor of history, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22. Nash recently published a book titled “Clare Boothe Luce: American Renaissance Woman,” which looks at the life on the 20th century author, playwright, congresswoman and ambassador.

Nash’s discussion will focus on Luce in a series of shifting historical contexts offering the audience an insight into political, cultural, gender and foreign-relations history during the mid-20th century. Copies of the book will be on sale and Nash will be available for a book signing.

Admission all lectures is free but registration is required; go to Location information will be provided upon registration. For information, call Tasha Lambert at 724 983 2825. 

Here is the remainder of the season schedule:

“Effective Malware Detection and Classification Methods” with Dima Rabadi on Nov. 1 at 5:30 p.m.

 “Come Learn How You Can Study Abroad in London!” with Carol Cowan-Crawford on Nov. 15 at 12:15 p.m.

“Contemporary Taxation Policies in the Corporate Settings – Cryptocurrency-Tax-Implications” with Sabrin Stewart on Feb. 1 at 12:15 p.m.

“Global Connectedness in the Classroom” with Tammy Divens, Maureen Dunn, Kathy Shaffer on March 23 at 12:15 p.m.

Craft Beer Fest to Benefit Stadium Renovation

COLUMBIANA – The Columbiana Craft BeerFest will take place from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, at Town Center in Firestone Farms, 101 Town Center Ave..

Proceeds will go toward the restoration of Fisher Field at Firestone Stadium in Harvey S. Firestone Recreational Park.

The event will include beer from 10 area breweries, live music, food trucks and vendors.

Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the gate, and include 10 tasting tickets and a tasting glass.

Must be 21 years and older to enter. For  information, including sponsorship opportunities, contact Sean Zentner at 333 518 7170, or

Sensory Friendly Sundays at JCC

YOUNGSTOWN – The Paul and Yetta Gluck School of Visual Arts at the Jewish Community Center of Youngstown, 505 Gypsy Lane, is offering sensory friendly Sundays from 4 to 5 p.m. Sept. 18, Oct. 23, Nov. 20, and Dec. 18.

Participants will explore the world of visual arts with instructor Nina Battaglia. Each month, she will provide an art project in a calm and soothing environment. Additional accommodations are available based on need.

The cost is $10 per person. Go to to register.

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