Thursday, October 30, 2008

Have you voted yet? What are you waiting for?

Yesterday, the Rock the Vote tour came to Youngstown State University, and then gave an awesome performance at the Chevy Centre. Norah Jones, Perry Ferral, Sheryl Crowe, Ben Harper, and the Beastie Boys all performed. Their message was "Get out the Vote". Of course the subtext was vote for Obama.
So please if you have not yet voted, don't forget that you can vote early at the Board of Elections. The Mahoning County the Board of Elections is located at 2801 Market Street, Youngstown, OH 44507. The Board of Elections has extended hours between now and the November 4th. Their hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM until 6:00 PM, Saturday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM and on Sunday from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. There truly is no excuse!

Sheryl Crowe performed her new song "Out of our Heads". The video from the song was projected behind her. Check out the images, they brought tears to my eyes. It truly is time for a change!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

A Fall Music and Arts Event

Experience Youngstown’s emerging new arts district on the north side, near YSU and the Butler Museum.
Enjoy free refreshments for an afternoon celebration of music and art featuring Youngstown entertainers, including Jeff Sanders, vocalist Elsa Higby, poet Phil Brady, vocals and cabaret by Rodd Counce, and tours of The Homes on Baldwin, affordable, quality built new single-family homes for sale in the Historic Wick Park neighborhood.

The event is sponsored by Common Wealth, Inc., a nonprofit organization actively revitalizing the Wick Park neighborhood.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Night of the Living Dead


The Oakland Center for the Arts, 220 W. Boardman St., announces its second show of the 2008-2009 Season: Night of the Living Dead, adapted by Morton Grisly. Performances are October 24, 25, 30, 31, and November 1 at 8 pm and October 26 at 2 pm. Two special midnight performances have been announced for October 31 and November 1.

Night of the Living Dead is based on George Romero’s classic cult film of the same name and will make its local stage debut at the Oakland. This Halloween horror favorite is sure to thrill audiences as zombies come to life before their eyes. Audience members will get a chance to meet the cast at an opening night post-performance reception.

The show stars Chazz Sutton, Daniel Black, Laura Phillips, Anna Frabutt, John Garzanich, Ric Panning, Lisa Skerkavich, and Glenn Stevens and features Selena Phillips, Andrew Labedz, Karen Sarrach, Geri Tichnor, Evan Wolfe, Donald G. Connors, Stephanie Sarrach, Maressa Carter, Ryan McKinney, Joseph D. Harris, Janelle Yohman, Jason Turner, Shane Sheerer, Bill Strahin, and Bryan Briones as The Zombies.

Christopher Fidram directs. Fight choreography for the show is handled by Chazz Sutton. Live gunshots will be featured in the show. Sound recording is by Ampreon Recorder with pre-taped news segments provided by WFMJ with graphic design by Martin Hudak.

Star Gallery artists include James Pernotto, Michelle Orostin, and William Youngman.

Audience members in costume will receive a $5 discount for shows on October 31 and November 1. Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $10 for students, and $12 for seniors. The Oakland accepts cash or checks only. Reservations can be made by calling 330.746.0404 and leaving a message.

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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Homer votes for Obama

Don't believe it can happen - come watch the documentary,Stealing America Vote by Vote" at 7:00 PM tomorrow night at the Unitarian Church 1105 Elm Street, Youngstown, OH. The film is directed by Dorothy Fadiman. Many of the people interviewed in the film are from Youngstown Ohio. It is a must see before election day. The film will be followed at 9:45 PM by folksinger, humorist, and soundsmaker Brian Ohme.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The Stage - Oakland Center for the Arts

A couple of weeks ago, Brooke Slanina kicked off the fall season of "The Stage" at the Oakland Center for the Arts located in beautiful downtown Youngstown. It was fabulous as always! I had the best of intentions to post about the event at the time, but due to events beyond my control, I didn't get around to it. Alas, it is just as well because now that I have waited, new material has emerged in the form of some awesome video produced by my gifted young friend Crystal Beiersdorfer.

In addition I have included here for your listening enjoyment the first performance at the Stage by Dave. Check him out! Also, put the next Stage on your calendar now! Don't miss it! Brooke will be wearing her RDJ design which is, I'm told, glamorously revealing on October 16, 2008 at 8:00. $5.00 to play or stay. I'll be looking for you.