November 2016: Upcoming concerts, major events for the region

NOVEMBER

Living Proof Live With Beth Moore. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000. Multiple shows and times. Nov. 4-5. $69.

The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra Classics – Pines Of Rome. Edward W. Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264. The Youngstown Symphony presents an orchestral tribute to Italian settlers with selections from Rossini, Verdi, Puccini, and Respighi. 8 p.m., Nov. 5. $45-$20.

Battle Of The Slay Hair Show. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 800-745-3000. “The Battle of the Slay” provides hair stylists, barbers and makeup artists the opportunity to showcase their talent while competing for cash and prizes. This live show features a judging panel of celebrity hair stylists. 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 5. $55-$25.

Alan Parsons Live Project. Edward W. Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264. Alan Parsons’ contribution to music – from his beginnings with The Beatles to his groundbreaking recording techniques on “Dark Side of The Moon”  and multi-platinum albums by The Alan Parsons Project – have made him a recognized Renaissance man. 8 p.m., Nov. 10. $90-$30.50.

Warren Civic Music Association: Home Free. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-841-2931 or 330-399-4885. This five-part a cappella group meshes Nashville standards with pop hits in a country flavor. 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 11. Adults: $40; youth, $10.

Opera Western Reserve Presents: Carmen. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 330-259-0555. Opera Western Reserve continues its 13th anniversary season with Georges Bizet’s “Carmen.” Tickets can be purchased in person or by calling Stambaugh Auditorium. The box office is open daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday through Friday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturdays or through the Opera Western Reserve website http://operawesternreserve.org/Tickets.html. 7:30 p.m., Friday Nov. 11. $75-$25.

Beatlemania Magic. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 800-745-3000. Beatles tribute band comes to Warren. 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 12. $35-15.

Leeland & Meredith Andrews. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 330-259-0555. Stambaugh Auditorium and the C.S. Lewis Institute will present a concert featuring Christian artists Leeland and Meredith Andrews. The band recently released their fifth studio album, “Invisible. ” 7:30 p.m., Sunday Nov. 13. $45-$15.

Keith Urban Ripcord Tour With Special Guests Brett Eldredge And Maren Morris. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000. 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 13. $76.40-$56.50. Sold out.

Elections Have Consequences: The Election’s Impact on the Mahoning Valley: City Club of the Mahoning Valley. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504; 330-259-0555. Featured speakers include: Marilyn Geewax, senior business editor, NPR; Karen Kasler, bureau chief, Ohio Statehouse News Bureau; Doug Livingston, politics reporter, Akron Beacon Journal; David Skolnick, politics reporter, The Vindicator; Dr. Paul Sracic, chairman, YSU Department of Politics & International Relations. YSU English professor and WYSU-FM radio show host Tim Francisco will moderate. The event includes dinner and a panel discussion. Table and Individual ticket sales must be made by 5:30 p.m., Nov. 9. 5:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 14. Table of eight: $350; individual ticket: $30.

Trumbull Town Hall Presents: Rochelle Pennington. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 800-745-3000. 10:30 a.m., Nov. 16. $35.

Tran-Siberian Orchestra: The Ghosts of Christmas Eve, The Best of TSO and More. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000. 3:30 p.m., 8 p.m., Nov. 17. $69.25-$39.75.

Murphy Meets Motown. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504; 330-259-0555. Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., winner of the 2011 “America’s Got Talent” competition, returns to Stambaugh. The concert will benefit the Diversity Leadership Minority Scholarship Fund at Youngstown State University. 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17. $40-$25.

Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 800-745-3000. Frankie Valli scored 29 Top 40 hits with The Four Seasons and nine Top 40 hits as a solo artist. As a member of The Four Seasons, Valli’s number-one hits included “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Rag Doll,” and “December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night).” Valli’s recording of the song “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” reached number two in 1967.  As a solo artist, Valli scored number-ones with the songs “My Eyes Adored Yo,” and “Grease.” 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 18. $122.50-$56.50.

The Wizard Of Oz. Edward W. Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264. This original ballet will be presented by Ballet Western Reserve. The production will be co-directed and choreographed by Jacquelyn Cunningham and Emily Pasquale. A school release show will also be presented at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 18. For more information on this performance for students, call Ballet Western Reserve at 330-744-1934. Adult, senior and child pricing is available. 2 p.m., 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 19. $29-$17.

Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Presents Circus Xtreme. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000. Nov. 19-20. $52-$16.

Great Russian Nutcracker. Edward W. Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264. This performance features the Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker.”  7 p.m., Nov. 26. $175-$28.

Joe Bonamassa. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000. 2:59 p.m., Monday, Nov. 28. $125-$89.

The Piano Guys. Westminster Celebrity Series, Orr Auditorium, Westminster College, 319 S. Market St., New Wilmington, Pa. 16172; 724-946-7354. The Piano Guys are four dads who became Internet sensations via strikingly original self-made music videos. They’ve made over 50 since early 2011, including an innovative multi-handed version of One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful” and a reinvention of the hit song “Let It Go” from Disney’s “Frozen.” 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 30. $62-$49.

DECEMBER

YSO Pops – Christmas In The City. Edward W. Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-0264. This production stars Rachel York (Broadway, film and television actress, singer, dancer and comedienne) and a cast of Mahoning Valley performers in a musical salute to the holiday season – including the Simple Gifts Choir. Concert is underwritten, in part, by The DeBartolo Corporation/John and Denise York, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company and the William and Kathryn Pollock Family Foundation. All tickets are reserved seating. 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3.

Sandi Patty: Christmas Blessings. Westminster Celebrity Series, Orr Auditorium, Westminster College, 319 S. Market St., New Wilmington, Pa. 16172; 724-946-7354. Westminster welcomes Sandi Patty during her farewell tour. The most-awarded female vocalist in gospel music history, with 40 Dove Awards and five Grammy Awards, Patty will sing some of her most beloved tunes, accompanied by members of her family and full live band. Songs include “Angels We Have Heard On High,” and “O Holy Night.” 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 6. $47-$33.

Carols & Cocoa. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504; 330-259-0555. This annual event features holiday performances by Dana School of Music students and faculty. 7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7. $10, $5.

Chords Of Christmas. Ford Family Recital Hall, DeYor, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-0264.  The Chords of Christmas features rock and roll, the music of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and an original narration. All tickets are reserved seating. 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 9. $20.

Andy Williams’ Christmas Extravaganza. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504; 330-259-0555. “The Andy Williams Christmas Spectacular” features perfomances by the Osmond Brothers and the Lennon Sisters. 7:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 12. $45-$30.

Miracle On Easy Street. Edward W. Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-0264. Easy Street is back with their 28th annual Christmas extravaganza.  Co-founders Maureen Collins and Todd Hancock will lead over 150 singers, dancers, and “Little Rascals” for the holiday spectacular that has become a Youngstown tradition. 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 16; 2:30 p.m.  and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 17; 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 17. $29.

Warren Civic Music Presents: Broadway Christmas Wonderland. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 800-745-3000. 7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7. $102, $92, $40.

WWE Live Holiday Tour. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000. WWE returns to Youngstown. 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 17. $105-$15.

The Lettermen Christmas Show. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 800-745-3000. 8 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 20. $50-$20.

Disney On Ice: Passport To Adventure. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000. Features live performances of Disney’s classics. 7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 21; 3 p.m., 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 22; 11 a.m., 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 23; 11 a.m., 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 24; 1 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 25. $50-$13.

JANUARY

Harlem Globetrotters: 2017 World Tour. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 28.

Dean Lives: Tribute To Dean Martin. Edward W. Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-0264. Features Dean Martin impersonator Drew Anthony. Features all the classics, plus a 12-piece orchestra and guest appearances by actors playing Marilyn Monroe, Peggy Lee and Jerry Lewis. 8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 7. $49-$29.

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