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Austin Channing Brown Speaks Oct. 29

St. John's Episcopal Church and WYSU present a lecture by Austin Channing Brown, author of the book I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness, on Monday, October 29, at 7:00pm, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, on Wick Avenue, in Youngstown.

ACRONYM Performs on Oct. 5

The Donald P. Pipino Performing Arts Series presents The Battle of Vienna, a concert by the baroque band ACRONYM. ACRONYM's performance includes dueling choirs of strings, and features Heinrich Biber's masterpiece Battalia, which depicts the drunken revelry of soldiers, a battle scene, and its tragic aftermath. The concert takes place on Friday, October 5th, at 7:30pm, in the Ford Family Recital Hall at the DeYor Performing Arts Center in Youngstown.

The Huber Marionettes Interview

Station director, Gary Sexton, recently interviewed Dr. Phyllis Paul, Dean of the YSU College of Creative Arts and Communication, to help promote the upcoming show by The Huber Marionettes, Suspended Animation (Behind the Strings).

50 Years of Music - Folk Festival Host Charles Darling Dies

We have some sad news to report. We received word that long time Folk Festival host, Charles Darling, passed away this morning. He had been struggling with his health for some time. Charles was a presence on WYSU from the very beginning, way back in 1969. He was amazingly dedicated to his program, putting together a new theme-based show every week. Folk Festival is currently heard on Sunday evenings at 7:00p.

Opera Al Fresco Scheduled for June 22

 

Opera Western Reserve will host Opera al Fresco, an outdoor musical and dinner event, in the Garden Courtyard of Stambaugh Auditorium on Friday, June 22 at 7 pm. This event is a fresh air follow-up to the successful 2017 Opera Cabaret fundraiser.

The State of the Valley at the Next City Club June 25th in Warren

The City Club of the Mahoning Valley presents Main Stage Forum: The State of the Valley on Monday, June 25, 2018, at Packard Music Hall in Warren. The event addresses the state of cities like Youngstown and Warren, which like many smaller Midwestern legacy cities, have experienced economic and social decline over the last few decade due to expanded poverty, an aging population, deteriorating housing stock, among other reasons.

WYSU Boss Finishes Big in Mega Race!

As a long-distance runner, ultra marathons are not new to WYSU director Gary Sexton. But the one that took place this past weekend in New Jersey was an especially arduous one.

Nashville artist from Youngstown to perform at Downtown Circle Cafe

WYSU is co-sponsoring a concert featuring Youngstown born, Nashville-based, singer/songwriter Tom Manche at the Downtown Circle Cafe in Youngstown on Monday, May 7, at 7 p.m.  The concert is free to the public.

NPR's Carl Kasell Dies At 84

Most recently known for his role as judge and scorekeeper on the popular quiz show Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!  Carl Kasell got his first on-air job at age 16.  He went on to anchor NPR's newscasts and became one of the network's most recognized voices.

Fund Drive a Success!

In case you somehow missed it, our spring fundraising campaign was a huge success! We reached our monetary goal of $125,000 just before 6 p.m. on the Friday night of the drive, and our 1000th member on Saturday morning, one hour before the official end of the campaign.

 

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