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Saturday, April 30

Exciting cast reunion propels 'Fast Five'

Saturday, April 30, 2011

It's a great summer film, but "Fast Five" seems a bit confused as the audience it intends to reach: the gratuitous language from 2009's "Fast and Furious" is gone, the soundtrack is again a weak spot and the filming is at its lowest point in the franchise. Read story.

Friday, April 29

Rumors continues as Shotz

Friday, April 29, 2011

Amid the flat roofs of neighboring manufacturing, Rumors and Gossip owner Brent Furrie and partner Chris McFall have purchased NoDay's, which is reopening as Shotz. Read story.

Thursday, April 28

Love, marriage and custom guitars

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Varg and Katie Freeborn dreamed of going into business together and opening their own guitar repair shop. Last September, they made that dream a reality.
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Tuesday, April 26

'When I Knew' offers stories of love, triumph

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

That’s because “When I Knew... and How it Saved Me” is more than just a play. It’s something far more profound, a medley of heartfelt real-life stories and moving musical numbers. Read story.

Thursday, April 21

Local drummer honored during concert

Thursday, April 21, 2011

“Shed means a lot to all of us musically, but there’s something to be said about just being a good human being,” says Nathan Douds, an applied percussion and jazz studies instructor at Youngstown State University’s Dana School of Music and a former student of Hobbs. Read story.

Wednesday, April 20

Youngstown Playhouse announces 2011-2012 season

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

It begins with a partnership with the Liz Rubino Studios to produce "Gypsy" to begin the season in September. The production is slated to be directed by Donna Downie ("Oliver!") and feature Rubino in the starring role. Read story.

Tuesday, April 19

Nouveau Festival celebrates creativity

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Nouveau Rock Music and Art Festival is the epitamy of everything I’ve come to love about Youngstown, a testament to the area’s flourishing music and art scene. Read story.

Sunday, April 17

Open mics showcase local talent

Sunday, April 17, 2011

There’s a place where you can catch impromptu live performances by some of the Valley’s most talented musicians without fighting huge crowds or paying a cover charge. Read story.

Wednesday, April 13

Victorian Players announce new season, logo

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Victorian Players has come a long way since its humble beginnings two decades ago as a struggling and relatively unknown theater company specializing in Victorian-themed plays. Read story.

Saturday, April 9

New women's teams debut in the Valley

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Female athletes didn’t always have a lot of options when it came to joining sports teams. Basketball. Track. Volleyball. Softball. Maybe soccer. And for the most part, those options were limited to college students. Luckily the women’s competitive sports scene in the Mahoning Valley has come a long way in the last few years, with the addition of three new area teams. Read story.

'Oliver!' leaves audience in smiles

Saturday, April 9, 2011

"Oliver!" just isn't the kind of show that audiences seek perfection in performances and polished presentations. It's the kind of show that gets new generations of actors involved while reminding older groups of all of the developing talent in the area and gives audiences a light-hearted evening watching children perform in their first show. Read story.

Monday, April 4

Local skate park evolves under new ownership

Monday, April 4, 2011

Russ Kaye purchased the former Stomping Grounds Skate Park just over a year ago and it became Wedgewood Ramps Skate Park and Shop. The facility hosts open skating and special events for skateboarders and BMX riders of all skill levels. Saturday's contest attracted kids that only came to the hips of the professional riders in competition. Read story.

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