Upcoming Major Events – (January-April 2015)

JANUARY

Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The Christmas Attic. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000. 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 2. $69.50-$40.50.

Blue Man Group. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000 and 330-841-2619. Sunrise Entertainment presents Blue Man Group for two nights. 8 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 13 and 8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan.14. $63-$38.

Harlem Globetrotters. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000. The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters bring their show to town for one evening. 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 29. $78-$23.

Wynonna & Friends: Stories & Songs. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504-1603; 330-259-0555. Wynonna Judd will perform the hits of a 30-year musical career. She will be backed with a three-piece band, which includes her husband, Cactus Moser. Judd first came to prominence in the 1980s in the country music duo The Judds. Solo hits include “Tell Me Why,” “Rock Bottom,” “Girls with Guitars,” and the number one singles “She Is His Only Need,”  “I Saw the Light,” and “No One Else on Earth.” 8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 30.

Sid the Science Kid. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000 and 330-841-2619. “Sid the Science Kid” will come to life in a  live stage production. 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 30. $57-$12.

FEBRUARY

Brad Paisley. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St.,Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000. Brad Paisley will perform with opening acts Parmalee and the Swon Brothers. 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 6. $65-$45.

An Evening with Colin and Brad. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000 and 330-841-2619. Sunrise Entertainment will present the comedy improv duo for one show. 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 7. $55-$25.

Symphonic Valentine: Symphony Idol. Edward W. Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-4269. Three finalists from “American Idol” – Lakisha Jones, Haley Scarnato and Matt Giraud – will join the Youngstown Symphony performing songs like “Georgia on my Mind,” “My Heart Will Go On,” “I Will Always Love You,” and more. 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 14.

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Edward W. Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-4269. In 1850 Oregon, when a backwoodsman brings a wife home to his farm, his six brothers decide that they want to get married too. This traveling stage play is based on the 1954 Hollywood musical. 8 p.m., Monday, Feb. 16.

Mad About the Arts. Stambaugh Auditorium Ballroom, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504-1603; 330-941-1777. To purchase tickets, visit wysu.org/madaboutthearts. For 20 years, “Mad About the Arts” has benefited the John J. McDonough Museum of Art and WYSU 88.5 FM. This special 20th anniversary celebration at Stambaugh will feature  food, music and wine. The event includes “Wine Craft and Connoisseurship” and performances by YSU’s Jazz Ensemble 2 and Jazz Combo. The event will be capped with dancing to Redline. Friday, Feb. 20.

Toughest Monster Trucks. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000. Monster trucks come to town for two nights. 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 20 and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 21. $25-$10.

Stomp. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000 and 330-841-2619. Sunrise Entertainment will present “Stomp” in a beat-filled live show that utilizes brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters and more. 8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 25. $56.50-$36.50.

Paula Poundstone. Ford Family Recital Hall at DeYor, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-4269. The DeYor Performing Arts Center and 88.5 WYSU will present comedian Paula Poundstone for one show. Poundstone is a regular panelist on NPR’s weekly quiz show, “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me.” She also tours regularly, performing standup comedy across the country. $75, $35. 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 27.

American Heart Association’s Heart Ball. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504-1603; 330-259-0555. The annual event includes dinner, dancing and a live and silent auction in a benefit for cardiovascular and stroke prevention and  research. Call for tickets. 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28.

MARCH

Annual event: Goodwill Auction. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504-1603; 330-759-7921 for tickets. The annual Junior Group of Goodwill Antique and Collectible Auction begins at 7 p.m., Friday, March 6 with hors d’oeuvres, pastries, cash bar, basket raffle, 50/50 raffle, silent auction of fine jewelry, collectibles, and vintage clothing. Saturday, March 7 features an auction of collectibles and antiques, beginning at 10 a.m. March 6-7, $25.

Brit Floyd. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000 and 330-841-2619. This Pink Floyd tribute act comes to Packard for one show. 8 p.m., Friday, March 6. $49.50-$32.50.

Josh Turner. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000 and 330-841-2619. The multi-platinum Nashville recording artist comes to Warren for one show. Logan Brill opens. 8 p.m., Saturday, March 7. $42.50-$32.50.

WWE Live. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St.,Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000. WWE returns to Youngstown in “Road to WrestleMania.” Features Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, Dolph Ziggler, and Bray Wyatt and more. 7 p.m., Sunday, March 8. $110-$15.

Brian Regan. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504-1603; 330-259-0555. Brian Regan has distinguished himself as one of the premier comedians in the country. His act balances sophisticated writing and physicality. Call for tickets. 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 12.

Bill Cosby. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000 and 330-841-2619. Comedian Bill Cosby plays Warren for one show. 8 p.m., Friday, March 13. $65-$42.

YAGA Wine & Beer Taste. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504-1603; 614-448-1622 for tickets. The Youngstown Area Grocers Association’s annual event features gourmet food, beer, wine and entertainment. Proceeds benefit the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown HIV/AIDs Ministry and the Prince of Peace Center in Farrell, Pa. 6 p.m., Friday, March 20. $350  (reserved table for eight).

Charlie Chaplin’s “City Lights” with the Youngstown Symphony. Edward W. Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-4269. This evening will feature the comedic genius of Charlie Chaplin and the musical versatility of Mozart. The Youngstown Symphony will perform the Chaplin score to a live screening of his 1931 silent film, “City Lights.” The evening features one of the greatest and most aggressive of all Mozart’s works, “Symphony No. 38” (Prague). 8 p.m., Saturday, March 21.

Flashdance: The Musical. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000 and 330-841-2619. The live, stage version of the 1980s film comes to Packard Musical Hall for one show. This show is part of the Sunrise Entertainment series. 8 p.m., Monday, March 23. $63-$38.

Exile and Juice Newton. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-399-4885 and 330-841-2619. All five original members of Exile will be joined on stage with Juice Newton in a concert presented by the Warren Civic Music Association. Exile performs pop/country ballads and Juice Newton is known for her pop and country singing, songwriting, and guitar performances. 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 26. $35-$5.

Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504-1603; 330-259-0555. Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., the 2011 winner of “America’s Got Talent,” will perform live in concert as part of the 2015 Diversity Leadership Recognition Celebration. Murphy, who performs in a style that recalls Frank Sinatra, has released two albums, “That’s Life” and “Christmas Made For Two.” The concert will be preceded by a catered dinner and includes presentations for the 2015 Recipients of the Diversity Leadership Awards and Diversity Leadership Minority Scholarship. Advance reservations are required in advance. Call for reservations and information. 5:30 p.m. (dinner), 8 p.m. (concert). Friday, March 27.

TobyMac with Mandisa and the Capital Kings. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504-1603; 330-259-0555. Christian pop artist TobyMac will play Youngstown as part of an 11-city spring tour.  He will perform songs from his upcoming album and his biggest hits. His current album earned a Grammy for “Best Contemporary Christian Music Album.” Mandisa and Capital Kings will open.  Mandisa is a Grammy winner and was a finalist on “American Idol.” 7 p.m., Saturday, March 28.

APRIL

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000 and 330-841-2619. This traveling theatrical show features the music of one of rock and roll music’s early pioneers. 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 1. $56.50-$36.50.

Hometown Heroes. Edward W. Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-4269. Warren native and jazz standout Sean Jones will perform the “Arutunian Trumpet Concerto” with the combined Youngstown Symphony Orchestra and Youngstown Symphony Youth Orchestra. 8 p.m., Saturday, April 18.

Tap at the Pack. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000 and 330-841-2619. Sunrise Entertainment and Packard Music Hall will present this inaugural beer-tasting event. Tickets will go on-sale at http://www.riverrockattheamp.com and Sunrise Inn at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 23. 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m., Saturday, April 18. VIP session (1:30-3 p.m.) $60; general admission Session (3-7 p.m.) $40.

Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-399-4885 and 330-841-2619. Warren Civic Music presents. Direct from New York, “100 Years of Broadway” recreates the greatest moments from the finest musicals of the century. The show features five talented Broadway stars and is backed by a New York-based band. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 23. $35-$5.

Time Traveler: Moody Blues Tribute. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000 and 330-841-2619. Time Traveler will perform with the W.D. Packard Concert Band. 8 p.m., Saturday, April 25. $29-$13.

Sister Act. Edward W. Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-4269. When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is put into protective custody in the one place cops are sure she won’t be found: a convent. Soon it’s nun-on-the-run time but she finds salvation in the heavenly power of her newly found sisterhood. Based on the hit film, “Sister Act,” the stage play features an original score by Alan Menken/Glenn Slater (“Leap of Faith” and “Tangled”) and the musical styles from Motown and other 1960s pop. 8 p.m., Monday, April 27.

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