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The Update | Harlem Globetrotters Coming to Covelli Centre

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Harlem Globetrotters will return to the Mahoning Valley on Jan. 1 when the comic basketball wizards give a 2 p.m. performance at Covelli Centre.

Tickets go on sale Sept. 21 at Ticketmaster.com (fees apply) and the Covelli box office. An online-only presale will begin Sept. 15 at 10 a.m.; use the code PREVEN.

The Youngstown appearance is part of the Globetrotters’ newly reimagined Spread Game tour. The show is part street ball from the players who defined it, and part interactive family entertainment.

It features the best of the Globetrotters and introduces new premium fan experiences with unprecedented access and interaction, including celebrity court passes, meet and greets with players, and the Squadzone, where fans have the opportunity to feel like part of the show.

Davis YMCA Accepting Art for Show

BOARDMAN, Ohio – The Davis Family YMCA on McClurg Road will host its seventh annual “But I Know What I Like” art show from Oct. 10 to Nov. 14.

Any adult artist in the area is eligible to submit two pieces of art. Drop off dates are Sept 24 from noon to 5 p.m., and Sept 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

All family-friendly art will be accepted, within the guidelines of the entry form which is available at the Y, and at YMCAart.blogspot.com online.

For information, contact Suzanne Gray at sgray@youngstownymca.org or call the Y at 330 480 5656.

Hip Hop Station Adds National Shows

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Loud 102.3, the Valley’s hip hop radio station, has added two syndicated programs to its daily schedule.

“DeDe in the Morning” now airs weekdays from 5-10 a.m., and “XXL Higher Level Radio” airs evenings from 7-10 p.m.

The station will also carry the Saturday “Weekend Kickback” edition of the DeDe Mcguire-hosted show.

Former morning co-host Vel moved to middays earlier this summer, while DJ Swinn remains in afternoons.

Gory at the Quarry at Nelson Ledges

GARRETTSVILLE, Ohio – Nelson Ledges Quarry Park will present its annual Gory at the Quarry rock festival on Oct. 23 with Bumpin’ Uglies, Sun-Dried Vibes, Fubar and more. The event will include a costume contest, haunted campsite contest, chili cook-off and the all-new Haunted Tunnel. For tickets and information, go to Ticketquarry.com.

Unusual Ensemble to Perform at YSU

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Science Ficta will give a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18, in Bliss Recital Hall, lower level of Bliss Hall, on the Youngstown State University campus.

Members of the group will also participate in the Dana School of Music lecture series on Monday, Sept. 20 at 2:30 p.m. in Bliss Hall Room 3136. Both events are free and open to the public.

Science Ficta is a trio dedicated to music that is at least as difficult to play as it is to listen to. Science Ficta’s arcane but rewarding repertory is comprised both of new commissions and a wealth of little-known older works that have been unjustly neglected by modern performers and listeners.

The ensemble’s program includes eclectic early English music for viol consort, a set of bizarre canons by galant-era composer Christoph Graupner, and it will feature the modern premiere of a fascinating piece from the dawn of the early-instrument revival.

Author to Discuss Slaying of GM Lordstown Worker

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Local author and historian Gary D. Bonnell will share his book, “Truth Not Deception: The Demise of GM,” in a 10 a.m. lecture on Saturday, Sept. 18, at Chad Anthony’s Grille meeting room, 4698 Belmont Ave.

The event is sponsored by the William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society.

Bonnell’s book chronicles the murder of a GM Lordstown security guard in the 1970s. Bonnell suspects details of the case were covered up and argues his research and conclusions do not support official findings and rulings.

Bonnell is a former Liverpool Township Zoning Commissioner, a former member of the East Liverpool Board of Education, and a past president of Rotary clubs in Waterford, W.Va., and Calcutta, Ohio. He is a former GM Lordstown area service manager.

His lecture is open to the public. Admission is $6. For reservations, call 330 726 8277

Copyright 2021, AfterHoursYoungstown, Youngstown, Ohio.

Posted Sept. 14, 2021.

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