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Thursday, May 31

Shovels & Rope hopes audience digs its sound

Thursday, May 31, 2012

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Shovels & Rope’s Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent admittedly have no idea how their unique brand of South Carolina folk rock ’n’ roll will be accepted in the Midwest. Especially at their Youngstown debut Friday at Cedars. Read story.

Steering his career in new direction

Thursday, May 31, 2012

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With his career at a crossroads, Matt Palka is taking the road to Nashville. Read story.

Chris Yambar Pop artist marks 25 years with retrospective show

Thursday, May 31, 2012

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Chris Yambar has created more than 2,500 works of art in the past quarter-century. Read story.

Lady Antebellum's group dynamic

Thursday, May 31, 2012

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It was a quarter after 3, and I needed Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott to call me now. Read story.

Wednesday, May 30

Mike serves burgers with the best of Puck

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

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Every student aspires to be better than the teacher. But what do you do when your teacher is world-renowned chef Wolfgang Puck? Read story.

Thursday, May 24

Art festival returns with music, food

Thursday, May 24, 2012

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The New Castle Arts Fest will be Saturday and Sunday in Cascade Park with the theme Art, Eats & Beats. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. both days. Read story.

Playhouse to present Pinter's Homecoming

Thursday, May 24, 2012

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Next up in the Youngstown Playhouse’s edgy Griffith-Adler Series is “The Homecoming,” British playwright Harold Pinter’s shocking and groundbreaking 1964 drama. Read story.

This Hurt isn’t going away soon

Thursday, May 24, 2012

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Michael Roberts of alt-metal band Hurt says his band’s new record is its best yet. Read story.

Wild summer amusement park fun

Thursday, May 24, 2012

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For most families, the arrival of summertime means baseball games, bike rides and outdoor fun. Read story.

Wednesday, May 23

Locals offer something to wine about

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

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The growth of the wine industry in Ohio has been impressive and recently rapid, and the quality and variety of wines produced have also increased during this time. Read story.

Thursday, May 17

Comedian Tom Foss has found his sea legs

Thursday, May 17, 2012

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For your average touring comedian, the road can be tough. In this economic climate, the money isn’t what it used to be, so making ends meet can be a challenge. Read story.

Rib cookers, rock bands at Mill Creek Park festival

Thursday, May 17, 2012

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The inaugural Mill Creek Metroparks Rib Burn Off this weekend will bring ribs, beer and live music to a park setting, while raising money for a new children’s play area. Read story.

Kick your shoes off, Riverdance

Thursday, May 17, 2012

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Riverdance still has the power to drive audiences wild, and probably always will. Tuesday’s show at Covelli Centre proved that. Read story.

SUMMER FUN Fairs and festivals

Thursday, May 17, 2012

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SUMMER FUN Fairs and festivals Read story.

Wednesday, May 16

Davidson’s vast menu, good food work together

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

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I was still jet-lagged from our long weekend in Mexico for my brother-in-law’s wedding when my wife and I walked through the doors of Davidson’s restaurant in Cornersburg. Read story.

Thursday, May 10

"Iron Mask" opens at Main Street

Thursday, May 10, 2012

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Crown Theater Productions will present “The Man in the Iron Mask” for six performances this weekend and next at Main Street Theater, 5 N. Main St. Read story.

Eric Church Country star is comfortable being an outsider

Thursday, May 10, 2012

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Country singer Eric Church does it his own way. Read story.

A piece of rock & roll history began a half-century ago at YSU

Thursday, May 10, 2012

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Anyone who grew up in the Pittsburgh area in the ’70s, ’80s or ’90s and listened to rock ’n’ roll has the phrase “A DiCesare- Engler production” permanently burned into their psyche. Read story.

Youngstown Film Festival set for October

Thursday, May 10, 2012

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The details are still being ironed out, but the inaugural Youngstown Film Festival is scheduled to take place Oct. 12-14. Read story.

Wednesday, May 9

At Monteen’s, her jambalaya takes you down to the bayou

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

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When I hear the term soul food, in my mind I taste food that is relaxing. Breaded chicken dropped in hot oil until golden brown and served with mashed potatoes and corn. Read story.

Thursday, May 3

Summer Movie Preview

Thursday, May 3, 2012

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Not a lot of risk, but some red-letter dates this summer-cinema season Read story.

WTG

Thursday, May 3, 2012

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Theater, music and more abound this weekend. Check the Where to Go list. Read story.

VALLEY NATIVES ON THE SET OF "AVENGERS" AND "BATMAN"

Thursday, May 3, 2012

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Two of the biggest films of the summer were shot last year in this region: “The Avengers” in Cleveland and “Batman: The Dark Knight Rises” in Pittsburgh.” Read story.

Audience will determine the ending of ‘Drood’

Thursday, May 3, 2012

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The Youngstown Playhouse will present “Drood, the Musical” this weekend and next. Read story.

Wednesday, May 2

Two continents plus five generations equal Three Italian Burgers

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

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An Italian family restaurant spanning two continents, with 100 years of experience in the food industry, gets your mouth-watering for a nice plate of pasta, and... a burger? Read story.

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