February 2016: Upcoming major events for Youngstown/Warren

FEBRUARY

O.A.R. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000 and http://www.packardmusichall.com. 8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 4. $42-$36.50, plus applicable service fees.

Steven Curtis Chapman. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504; 330-259-0555. http://www.stambaughauditorium.com. Steven Curtis Chapman is a Dove and Grammy Award winning Christian artist. He has 58 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, five Grammy Awards, and 47 No. 1 singles. His debut album, “The Great Adventure,” was released in 1992. Since then, he is approaching 11 million albums sold. No. 1 songs include “Do Everything,” “Yours,” “All Things New,” “Much of You,” “All About Love,” “Live Out Loud,” and more. 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 5. $40-20.

The Pops: Disney In Concert — Tales As Old As Time. DeYor Performing Arts Center/Edward W. Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-0264 and http://www.youngstownsymphony.com. This is the final Pops concert of the 2015-16 season. The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra and vocalists will perform against the backdrop of screened scenes from Disney animated films.  8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 6.

25 Under 35. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504; 330-259-0555. Honors young professionals who have contributed to the area through volunteer efforts. 5:30 p.m., Feb. 11. $55.

The Three Tenors (Who Can’t Sing). Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504; 330-259-0555. http://www.stambaughauditorium.com. This show stars Vic DiBitetto, Richie Minervini, and Fred Rubino. DiBitetto has multiple viral Internet videos (including “Bread and Milk”) and a TV talk show. The three performers will bring their stand-up to the stage and then sit down together for improvisation and audience participation. 8 p.m., Feb. 19. $50-$30.

Winter Wine Affair at Stambaugh. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504; 800-227-6972 to purchase tickets or visit ohiowines.org for information.  Features Ohio wines and wine makers. Saturday, Feb. 20. VIP admission: 1-4 p.m. or 6-9 p.m. $35; general admission, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., $25.

WWE Live Road To Wrestlemania Supershow. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000 and http://www.covellicentre.com. 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 20. $110-$15.

Easy Street Goes Hollywood. DeYor Performing Arts Center/Flad Pavilion, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-0264 and http://www.youngstownsymphony.com. Cabaret performance featuring Maureen Collins, Todd Hancock and James McClellan.  Beer, wine and cocktails paired with an ala carte menu by Overture Chef Jeff Chrystal. 7:30 p.m., Feb. 26-27. Table seating is $25. Doors open at 7 p.m.  Show is 7:30 p.m.

American Heart Association Heart Ball. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504; 330-259-0555. http://www.stambaughauditorium.com. Includes dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions, and an appeal for cardiovascular research. 6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 27.

Chicago. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000 and http://www.packardmusichall.com. 7 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 28. $85.50-$55.50, plus applicable service fees.

Lil Wayne: The Dedication Tour. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000 and http://www.covellicentre.com. 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 28. $72, $56.50, $36.50.

MARCH

Jay Leno. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000 and http://www.packardmusichall.com. The comedian and former “Tonight Show” host performs one show. 7 p.m., Friday, March 4. $86.50-$56.50, plus applicable service fees.

Goodwill Auction. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504; call 330-759-7921 for tickets. http://www.stambaughauditorium.com. The Annual Junior Group of Goodwill Antique and Collectible Auction begins with hors d’oeuvers, pastries, cash bar, basket raffle, 50/50 raffle, and silent auction of fine jewelry, collectibles, and vintage clothing. Saturday is Goodwill’s famous collectibles and antiques auction. Call 330-759-7921 for tickets. Or visit goodwill youngstown.org /events for more information. Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5. $25.

Opera Western Reserve Young Artists Present The Billy Goats Gruff. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504; 330-259-0555. http://www.stambaughauditorium.com. Performed by the Young Artists of Opera Western Reserve, this operatic version of the Norwegian fairy tale introduces young viewers to opera. Based on scenes from operas by Mozart, Donizetti and Rossini, an after school game of hide and seek is ruined for three billy goat friends when a big bully blocks a bridge. This educational and entertaining production is appropriate for children of all ages. 3 p.m., Sunday, March 6. $5.

Disney’s Beauty & The Beast. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000 and http://www.packardmusichall.com. The hit Broadway musical comes to town for one show. 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 8. $77-$45, plus service fees.

A Way With Words. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504; 330-259-0555. http://www.stambaughauditorium.com. The A Way with Words Foundation, Inc. presents “Pick a Guitar for a Cause.” Professional artists and performers from all over the United States have painted new and used guitars to display as a work of art or play at a special gig. Other items are also available for auction including autographed Emmitt Smith, John Travolta, and NASCAR memorabilia, song lyrics, and much more. Inspired Catering will provide a buffet dinner and dessert table. Ticket includes open bar and live entertainment by Nashville’s own CMA and Grammy award winning, singer/songwriter Anthony Smith. Also performing are the ROCK Children’s Choir and Brenda Rider. 6 p.m., Thursday, March 10. $75.

Ansel Adams: America. DeYor Performing Arts Center/Edward W. Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-0264 and http://www.youngstownsymphony.com. This concert features the “Overture to Mozart’s Magic Flute,” Beethoven’s “Third Symphony” (“Eroica”) and the new composition by the jazz father and son team, Dave and Chris Brubeck, titled “Ansel Adams: America.” The event includes a multimedia performance featuring 101 photographs of the American landscape by Ansel Adams and is accompanied by a Brubeck score. The concert is underwritten, in part, by Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley and John and Denise York and The DeBartolo Corp. 8 p.m., Saturday, March 12.

Robert Wittman – In Search Of Stolen Treasures. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000 and http://www.packardmusichall.com. Trumbull Town Hall 38th Annual Celebrity Series continues with a program with Robert Wittman. 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 16. $28.

Carrie Underwood: The Storyteller Tour. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000 and http://www.covellicentre.com. The seven-time Grammy winner brings her 360-degree stage to town. 7 p.m., Thursday, March 17. $73, $43.

The World Famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000 and http://www.packardmusichall.com. Presented by the Animal Welfare League Of Trumbull County. 3 p.m., Saturday, March 19. $46-$12, plus applicable service fees.

ZZ Top. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504; 330-259-0555. http://www.stambaughauditorium.com. Sunrise Entertainment will present this classic rock trio as part of  its “Hell Raisers Tour.“ The hits include “Sharp Dressed Man,” “La Grange,” “Gimme All Your Lovin’,” “Tush,” “Legs,” and more. 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 22.

Elton John. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000 and http://www.covellicentre.com. The multiple Grammy-winning legend and flamboyant superstar returns to the Covelli Centre. 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 22. $151, $86, $36.

In The Mood – a 1940s Musical Revue. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000 and http://www.packardmusichall.com. Warren Civic Music will present this 1940s musical revue. 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 22. $40-$10.

YSU Diversity Leadership Recognition Dinner. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504; 330-259-0555. http://www.stambaughauditorium.com. YSU’s Division of Multicultural Affairs will host the 2016 Diversity Leadership Recognition Celebration Dinner. Special guest speaker and artist will be Dana Kristina-Joi Morgan, a classical pianist. 5:30 p.m., Thursday, March 31. $35.

APRIL

YSU Skeggs Lecture: Raymond Kelly. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504; 330-259-0555. http://www.stambaughauditorium.com. As former Commissioner of the New York City police department, Kelly is credited with driving down city crime levels by putting more officers on the streets. In 2002, in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, he created the first counterterrorism bureau of any municipal police department in the country, stationing NYPD detectives in foreign cities. 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 5. Tickets are free, but required for entry.

Hebraic Rhapsody. DeYor Performing Arts Center/Edward W. Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-0264 and http://www.youngstownsymphony.com. Features Israeli-American cellist Inbal Segev in the “Bloch Schelomo” (“Hebraic Rhapsody”) and “Bernstein’s Mass: Three Meditations.” Other orchestra selections include Copland’s “The tender land: Suite” and “Adagietto” from Mahler’s Fifth Symphony. The concert is underwritten, in part, by The Thomases Family Endowment of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation. 8 p.m., Saturday, April 9.

The Texas Tenors. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000 and http://www.packardmusichall.com. Warren Civic Music will present this popular country trio in a return performance to Packard Music Hall. 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 13. $50-$10.

Valley Of The Divas Concert. DeYor Performing Arts Center/Ford Family Recital Hall, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-0264 and http://www.youngstownsymphony.com. Youngstown native Maureen McGovern headlines an evening celebrating the area’s rich heritage of talented women. Sugar Joans from TV’s “The Voice,” Maureen Collins, Leanne Binder, Sarah Turner, and Janis Jones complete the lineup of Mahoning Valley divas. Creative Bridge Coalition, a non-profit organization providing music programs for children with special needs, will; present this fundraising event. Call for tickets. 7:30 p.m., April 16.

Dr. Elliot Engel – The Wright Brothers. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000 and http://www.packardmusichall.com. Trumbull Town Hall 38th Annual Celebrity Series concludes with Engel’s presentation on the Wright Brothers. 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 20. $28, plus applicable service fees.

MAY

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. DeYor Performing Arts Center/Edward W. Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-0264 and http://www.youngstownsymphony.com. Easy Street Productions returns to the DeYor with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s story of Joseph, his jealous brothers, and one very colorful garment.  Originally staged in 1994, this enduringly popular musical will return to the Powers Auditorium stage this Mother’s Day weekend complete with many of Easy Street’s original “Dream Team” including James McClellan, Maureen Collins and Todd Hancock. May 6-8.

Alice Cooper. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000 and http://www.packardmusichall.com.  The rock and roll legend comes to Warren for one show. 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 17. $55, $45, $35.

JUNE

America. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000 and http://www.packardmusichall.com. 8 p.m., Wednesday, June 15. $79, $59, $49, 39.

Celtic Woman: Destiny World Tour. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000 and http://www.packardmusichall.com. 7 p.m., Thursday, June 16. $99-$39, plus applicable service fees.

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