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Thursday, August 30

FALL MOVIE PREVIEWS

Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012

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“The Possession” (Lionsgate): Kyra Sedgwick and Jeffrey Dean Morgan are ex-spouses who team up to rid their child of the curse she brought upon herself by opening a magic “Dybbuk” box. Read story.

Oakland to unveil shows at open house

Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012

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The Oakland Center for the Arts will have an open house at 7 p.m. Friday to unveil its 2012-13 season and also is offering half-price season tickets. Read story.

Dylan dazzles fans at Covelli

Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012

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With a voice that has grown even more distinctive with age, Bob Dylan still has them following his lead. Read story.

Wednesday, August 29

You say tomato, but other saucy selections abound

Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012

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Pasta always tastes better on Sunday. At least that is what my wife keeps repeating to me week in and week out. I think pasta tastes good any day of the week, but that is because I was brought up eating it as often. Read story.

Tuesday, August 28

COVELLI CENTRE Nonstop touring is life of legend

Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012

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“Like a Rolling Stone,” Bob will roll into Youngstown for a concert scheduled tonight at the Covelli Centre. Read story.

Thursday, August 23

Polish Day moves, expands

Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012

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This weekend’s Polish Day festival will be held in a new location with an expanded schedule. Read story.

FOREVER DYLAN

Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012

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The inimitable Bob Dylan keeps rolling, 50 years after he emerged on the early ’60s folk scene. Read story.

Roxfest rolls on with more diverse lineup

Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012

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With Vexfest taking (at least) a year off, the title of biggest local music festival goes to Roxfest, which will be this weekend at Buffalo Hollow. Read story.

Finally! Robbie Jay Band doesn't mess with success on new album

Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012

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After seeing the Robbie Jay Band for the first time, some people say “I heard that you played rock, but that was country.” Read story.

Wednesday, August 22

Lemon Grove squeezes out good local burger

Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012

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Everything about The Lemon Grove screams eclectic. From the atmosphere, to the entertainment, to the menu — especially the burgers. Read story.

Thursday, August 16

Jersey rockers were inspired by Springsteen

Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012

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Some people spend all of their days waiting for a life-changing event. Read story.

Michael Dempsey's short plays at theater

Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012

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Playwright/director Michael Dempsey is bringing seven of his short plays to the local stage. Read story.

No Vexfest this summer

Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012

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The reason you haven’t heard anything about Vexfest this summer is because there won’t be one. Read story.

Jason Aldean Taking his kind of party on the road

Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012

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When we last talked to Jason Aldean, he was preparing to headline a big-for-him arena concert and shrugging off his continued brush-offs at the Country Music Association awards. Read story.

Wednesday, August 15

Avalon’s wine director has ... A passion for the vino

Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012

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The Valley is fortunate to have many passionate and dedicated wine professionals working in restaurants and retail shops. These professionals provide great insight and assistance to local wine buyers. Read story.

Sunday, August 12

Ensemble cast excels in "Fifth of July" at New Castle Playhouse

Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012

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The latest production at the New Castle Playhouse, “Fifth of July,” takes us back in time. Not just a month, as the title indicates, but to 1977, a time when subjects such as Vietnam and war protests still stung in the hearts of many. Read story.

Event to mark 21st anniversary in Youngstown

Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012

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The Brier Hill Italian Fest, which opens Thursday. has this claim to fame — “the longest and continuously running Italian Fest in the city of Youngstown.” Read story.

Brier Hill Italian Fest

Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012

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Brier Hill Italian Fest, billed as the longest continuously running Italian Fest in the city, is marking its 21st anniversary. Read story.

Wednesday, August 8

A new menu to sink your teeth into

Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012

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During our Friday “date night” I think I was somewhere into my second glass of blackberry wine when I surrendered to the fact that this heat was not going anywhere for a few more weeks. Read story.

Thursday, August 2

The Lemon Grove keeps growing

Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012

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The Lemon Grove’s short-but-storied history entered a new chapter this week when it cleared out of Read story.

Wednesday, August 1

Homemade quality does flavors for the palate

Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012

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Before I started this Sig Dish tasting, I sat down at Michael Alberini’s with Exec- utive Chef Steve Zurkey to talk about his style and approach in the kitchen. Read story.

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