September 2015: Fall Preview – Upcoming regional major events

WEB Wilson Phillips 9-15

ABOVE: Wilson Phillips comes to Westminster College at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12 as part of the ‘Westminster College Celebrity Series.’ Tickets are $55, $45 and $35. Call 724-946-7354 or visit https://www.westminster.edu/about/community/celebrity-series/index.cfm for ticket information.

SEPTEMBER

Merle Haggard. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000. Originally set for Thursday, June 25, this event has been rescheduled for Thursday, Sept. 10. All tickets for the original show date will be honored on Sept. 10. Refunds also may be obtained at point of purchase.  8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 10. $68-$48 (plus service fees).

Jack Hanna: Trumbull Town Hall 38th Annual Celebrity Series 2015-2016. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000. 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 16. $35 (plus service fees).

YSU Centofanti Lecture: Soledad O’Brien. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 330-259-0555. Soledad O’Brien is an award-winning journalist, documentarian, news anchor, producer and television personality. She has been at the forefront of the biggest breaking news stories of the past two decades, including  Hurricane Katrina. 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 16. Admission is free, but tickets are required.

Joe Walsh. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000. 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 16 and 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 18. $99.50, $85-$59.50 (plus service fees).

Francine Segan: Trumbull Town Hall 38th Annual Celebrity Series 2015-2016. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000. 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 16. $28 (plus service fees).

Bands at the Baugh: Davis and McKay. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 330-259-0555. Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. Order tickets online. 6-7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 17.

Greg Bonham. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000. 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 17. $40 (plus service fees).

Pops at the Ballpark. Eastwood Field, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-505-0000.  The Mahoning Valley Scrappers and the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra awill host “Pops at the Ballpark.” A portion of ticket sales ($2 per ticket) will benefit Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley. The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra will perform a selection from their repertoire, which culminates in a fireworks finale synched to “Star Wars” and “Stars and Stripes Forever.” Tickets start at $20. A dinner buffet option is also available. Tickets are available at the Eastwood Field Box Office, online or by calling the Scrappers. 6:45 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 19.

Randy and Mr. Lahey. Edward W. Powers Auditorium, Ford Recital Hall, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264. “The Randy and Mr. Lahey” show is called a “silly, sexist, drunken hour and a half of songs and skits, audience participation, profanity, Shakespeare, and general hilarity.” The show is roughly based on the “Trailer Park Boys ” TV series and movies. 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 19.

Organist Isabelle Demers. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 330-259-0555. Isabelle Demers is organ professor and head of the organ program at Baylor University in Texas, where she teaches organ and courses in the organ curriculum. A native of QuÈbec, she is rapidly becoming recognized as one of North America s most virtuosic organists. 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.

Wilson Phillips: Westminster College Celebrity Series. Orr Auditorium, 319 S. Market St., New Wilmington, Pa.; 724-946-7354 and https://www.westminster.edu/about/community/celebrity-series/index.cfm. Four-time Grammy-Award-nominated Wilson Phillips will perform songs from their new release “Dedicated,” which features covers of The Beach Boys and The Mamas and the Papas – including “California Dreamin’,” “ Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” and “In My Room.” The group’s members are children of members from both bands  – Wendy and Carnie Wilson are the daughters of Beach Boys’ leader Brian Wilson, and Chynna Phillips is the child of the Mamas and the Papas’ John and Michelle Phillips. Wilson Phillips reinvent these hits from the ’60s and ’70s and perform their own greatest hits including “Release Me,” “You’re in Love,” and “Hold On.” 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12. $55, $45, $35.

Compass Family Services Fundraiser. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 330-259-0555. Features an evening night of drinks and appetizers by Ottavio of Station Square. Music is by the Ovation band. 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 26.

Halestorm. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000. 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 29. $29.50 (plus service fees.)

OCTOBER

The Classics: All Russian. Edward W. Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264. “The Classics” begin with Vadym Kholodenko, (gold medalist at the 14th Cliburn International Piano Competition) who will perform Prokofiev’s “Piano Concerto No. 4.” The “All Russian” concert also features Tchaikovsky’s “March Slave & Symphony Pathetique.” The concert is underwritten in part by Talmer Bank and Trust, and the Youngstown Symphony Society board of directors. 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 3.

Mahoning Valley Second Harvest: Taste of the Valley. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 330-259-0555. Sunday, Oct. 4.

The Wedding Show. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000. Noon, Sunday, Oct. 4. $10 (plus service fees).

The Jacksons in Concert.  Edward W. Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264. Sunrise Entertainment will present The Jacksons, who are  celebrating the 50th anniversary of the formation of The Jackson 5. Consisting of original members, the Jacksons will perform their hits as well as those made famous by the their late brother, Michael. 8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7.  $125-39.50 (plus additional fees).

YSU Skeggs Lecture: Nathan Wolfe. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 330-259-0555. Nathan Wolfe travels the world to track, study, and eradicate the next pandemic before it strikes. One of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World for 2011, this  “Viral Storm”  author draws on his break-through discoveries to tell where viruses come from, why they spread, and how to stop them. By concentrating on how epidemic diseases – such as HIV, SARS, and West Nile – all stem from human contact with infected animals, he is able to discover new threatening viruses where they first emerge. Publisher’s Weekly calls his debut book, “The Viral Storm,” an “engrossing and fast-paced chronicle of medical exploration and discovery” that takes readers from the jungles of Africa to Wolfe’s state-of-the-art labs, shedding light on the often overlooked but ultimately critical field of microbiology. It was published in six languages and shortlisted for the Royal Society’s Winton Prize. Wolfe is the Lorry I. Lokey Business Wire consulting professor in human biology at Stanford University; the founder and CEO of Metabiota, a company that specializes in microbiological research, products, and services; and the chairman of Global Viral, a non-profit that promotes understanding, exploration, and stewardship of the microbial world. Wolfe was named a Rolling Stone “100 Agents of Change,” a National Geographic Emerging Explorer, and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. He is also the winner of the NIH Director’s Pioneer Award. Wolfe has received over $60 million in grants and contracts from Google, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the U.S. Department of Defense, among others. 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8.

Mike Epps with Earthquake. Edward W. Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264. Mike Epps brings his new tour, “The Real Deal,” to Powers. Comedian and radio host Earthquake (from WBLS-FM in New York City) will precede Epps with his comedy. 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 9. Tickets start at $38.

The Lennon Sisters: Warren Civic Music Series 2015-2016. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000. 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 9.

Casting Crowns with guest Lauren Daigle. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000. 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 9.  $73-$16.50.

Darius Rucker with David Nail and Kristan Bush. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000. 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10. $49.75, $29.75.

The Lennon Sisters: Westminster College Celebrity Series. Orr Auditorium, 319 S. Market St., New Wilmington, Pa.; 724-946-7354 and https://www.westminster.edu/about/community/celebrity-series/index.cfm. In 1955 four very young girls walked onto a stage in Hollywood and began a multi-decade career. Their Christmas Eve television appearance on “The Lawrence Welk Show” was the beginning of a career that would see them sing for seven presidents, perform with nearly every major star in Hollywood, and be welcomed into millions of homes across America every Saturday night. The girls were awarded their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and they were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame. Their show shares the glamour, style and unique family blend that propelled them to fame. Their instant stardom has lasted over 55 years. 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10. $45, $39, $35, $33.

Pink Lemon-Aide 2015. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000. 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10. $10 (plus service fees).

Three Dog Night. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 330-259-0555. Three Dog Night will perform over 40 years of hits to Stambaugh Auditorium. With three No. 1 and 21 Top 40 singles, it will be their first full performance in Youngstown in a decade. Since 1986, they have performed over 2,200 shows with a schedule consisting of over 70 dates per year. Sunday, Oct. 11.

Menopause The Musical. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000. 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 13. $52, $37, $30 (plus service fees).

Regional Chamber Annual Black & White Gala. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 330-259-0555. Saturday, Oct. 17.

The Beach Boys. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000. 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 24. $125, $68, $48 (plus service fees).

Sunday Serenade. Edward W. Powers Auditorium, Ford Family Recital Hall, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264. The Youngstown Symphony String Orchestra will perform Mozart’s “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik“ and serenades of Dvorak, Elgar and Tchaikovsky. The concert underwritten, in part, by Patricia Syak. 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 25. Call for ticket information.

Disney Live: Three Classic Fairy Tales. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000. 4 p.m., 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30. $44-$14.

NOVEMBER

Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000. 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 3. $39.75.

Shinedown and Breaking Benjamin. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000. 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7. $43, $36.75.

The Pops: Country Legends. Edward W. Powers Auditorium, Ford Family Recital Hall, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264. “Country Legends” was created in conjunction with Youngstown Symphony Conductor Randall Craig Fleischer. It serves as a tribute to the greatest names in country music and includes favorites from Johnny Cash, Hank Williams and Dolly Parton. The concert is underwritten, in part, by the Home Savings Charitable Foundation. 8 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 8. Call for ticket information.

Dallas Brass: Warren Civic Music Series 2015-2016. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000. 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12. $40 (plus service fees).

Opera Western Reserve. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 330-259-0555. Opera Western reserve will present “The Elixir of Love” by Gaetano Donizetti. 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13.

Little River Band. Westminster College Celebrity Series, Orr Auditorium, 319 S. Market St., New Wilmington, Pa.; 724-946-7354 and https://www.westminster.edu/about/community/celebrity-series/index.cfm Australia’s Little River Band is known for easy-listening music and rock power ballads that would go on to sell more than 30 million albums and top music charts around the world. They set a record for having Top 10 hits for six consecutive years  – the first band to achieve that mark. “Reminiscing” was recognized by BMI as one of the most frequently played songs in the history of American radio. Their ’70s and ’80s chart success in America includes “Happy Anniversary,” “Reminiscing,” “Lady,” “Cool Change,” “Lonesome Loser,” and “The Night Owls.” The current lineup brings new energy and arrangements to the classic hits. It’s always fun to watch as people are swept up by the show’s vitality and the number of hits from LRB’s history. You’ll see plenty of people mouthing the words “I love this song &I forgot it was one of Little River Band’s hits!” 7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 16. $45, $40, $35.

I Was Fine Before I Met You. Edward W. Powers Auditorium, Ford Family Recital Hall, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264. Mike Forney of Youngstown will stage his play “I Was Fine Before I Met You” for one night. The play features Carl Payne (“Martin”), Vincent Ward ( BET’s “The Game” and  “The Walking Dead”), Misty Alli (  “Exit Strategies”),  and Yolanda  “Yoyo ” Whitaker (“Boyz N The Hood”). 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 21.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Legends. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000. Nov. 19-22. 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19; 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 20; 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 21; 1 p.m., 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 22. $49-$14.

Peppa Pig Live. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000. An all-ages event. Tickets are required for children 1 and older. 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 22. $39.50, $29.50, $19.50 (plus service fees).

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