March 2016: Upcoming major events

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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.

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.  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. nspired 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.

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.  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.

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