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First Night Youngstown 2015

WYSU is proud to once again be a Media Sponsor for the First Night Youngstown 2015 Celebration on Wednesday, December 31st from 4 P.M. until Midnight. This event will include family and children's activities, live theatrical and musical entertainment, and two fireworks shows at 9 P.M. and Midnight, with a ball drop at Covelli Center.] Button sale locations and more information about locations and the schedule of events are available at www.firstnightyoungstownoh.com (first night youngstown o h dot com).

 

Maple Turner III Art Exhibition

The Knox Building and Nove Gatto in Erie Terminal Place in downtown Youngstown present an exhibition of 1,000 unique pieces of art by International Artist and Youngstown native Maple Turner III, with a reception on Saturday, November 29 at 6:00 pm.  Tickets are available now at Defend Youngstown & Youngstown Nation and at the door.  More information is available at 330-502-8982.

 

A Youngstown Nutcracker

Ballet Western Reserve, under the direction of Artistic Director Stas Kmiec (Stahsh kay-myech), presents A YOUNGSTOWN NUTCRACKER, Peter Tchaikovsky's famous ballet, on Saturday, December 6 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm at Powers Auditorium in downtown Youngstown.  Tickets are available at the Powers Auditorium Box Office at 330-744-0264 and youngstownsymphony.com.

 

 

The Mahoning Valley Historical Society: Charles Darling

The Mahoning Valley Historical Society welcomes Charles Darling to the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center for a free lecture entitled The Civil War in Song, on Tuesday, October 28, at 7:00 pm.  Darling is an Emeritus Professor of History at YSU.  He is the author of two books on folk music, including Messages of Dissent, Struggle Songs in American history which highlights some Civil War era music.  Darling has been a member of the Youngstown Torch Club since 1970s, and he hosts Folk Festival on WYSU.

Villa Maria Nativity Display

The Villa Maria Nativity Display is an annual indoor Advent tradition featuring hundreds of nativity sets from around the world, with entertainment from musicians, choirs, a bell choir & more.  It is open December 6 and 7, & 13 and 14, noon - 5:00 pm at the Villa Maria Community Center, in Villa Maria, Pa.  The Villa Farm will be open then, as well. More information about all the Christmas activities and events at Villa Maria is available at 724 964-8920, ext. 3348.

 

YSU Theater's THE SPITFIRE GRILL

Youngstown Sate University Theater presents the musical The Spitfire Grill, running this final weekend in Bliss Hall's Ford Theater.  Evening performances are at 7:30 pm and the Sunday matinee is at 2:00 pm.  Tickets for The Spitfire Grill may be reserved at the University Theater Box Office at 330-941-3105, online to www.ysu.tix.com, or purchased in person in Bliss Hall at the door.

Geauga County Public Library's 2014 Distinguished Speaker

The Geauga County Library Foundation and the combined Friends of the Libraries presents author Alex Kershaw, at the Notre Dame Education Center, on Auburn Road, in Chardon,on Saturday, November 8, from 6:30 - 9:00 pm, sharing his stories about the heroism and sacrifices of the “Greatest Generation” during World War II.

Mahoning Valley Chorale Concert

 The Mahoning Valley Chorale will present a special Halloween concert, “Trick or Treat” on Sunday, October 26th at 2:00 pm at St. Patrick Church, on Oak Hill Ave, in Youngstown.  Adults and children are encouraged to attend in costume.  The concert will feature a sing-along opportunity and treat bags will be available for the kids. Selections include, songs from “Phantom of the Opera,” “Jekyll and Hyde,” “Monster Mash and “The Purple People Eater.”  The concert is free and open to the public. 

 

YSU’s College of Creative Arts and Communication event

YSU’s College of Creative Arts and Communication presents Pulitzer-Prize Winning Photographer, David Hume Kennerly on Friday, October 3, at 5:30 p.m. in an opening reception at the Judith Rae Solomon Gallery in Bliss Hall on the YSU campus.  Photos from Kennerly’s latest work, “On the iPhone” will be on exhibit.  

Opera Western Reserve presents Don Giovanni

Opera Western Reserve presents Mozart's opera Don Giovanni on Friday, on November 14th at 7:30 pm at Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown.  This Mozart masterpiece includes a live orchestra and professional opera singers. Ticket are available online at Opera Western Reserve DOT org.

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