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Urban Zoo—DNA Studios Gallery
Through Sept. 19
137 S. Park Ave., Warren. International artist Vittorio Ottaviani will present a special showing of his paintings The artist developed his classic oil technique as an apprentice in Italy, where he was born and raised. His first United States exhibit was in 2005 at The Butler Institute of American Art. Since then his paintings have been displayed around the US and abroad. For more information, call 330-980-8794 or visit the artist’s web site;

Three Voices: Conversations on Life & Conflict—Canton Museum of Art
Through Oct. 30
1001 Market Ave. N., Canton. An all-Ohio exhibit featuring artists Judy Brandon of Cleveland, Leslie Shiels of Cincinnati and Carol Snyder of Columbus. For more information, call 330-453-0637 or visit

Opening Night—Akron Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, Sept. 24, at 8 p.m.
EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall, 198 Hill St., Akron. The orchestra performs three icons of the late Romantic Age: Elgar Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1, Sibelius Symphony No. 5 and Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3. Elgar’s ceremonial classic opens, then Sibelius’ most personal symphony, created to reflect nature’s wonder. Rachmaninoff’s Third Concerto is prized for its technical bravura and haunting beauty. Christopher Wilkins, conductor; Antonio Pompa-Baldi, piano. For more information, call 330-535-8131 or visit

Start Your Engines Local Racing Exhibit—National Packard Museum
Oct. 1 through Dec. 23 1899 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren. This program will include a presentation by Lynn Paxton, curator of the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing in York, Pa. For more information, call 330-394-1899 or visit

Music at Noon—Butler Institute of American Art
Wednesdays at 12:15 p.m. 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown. YSU’s Dana School of Music brings live music to further inspire the experience of a visit to The Butler’s Beecher Court. For the complete schedule and more information, visit

46th Annual Algonquin Mill Fall Festival—The Carroll County Historical Society
Friday, Oct. 7, through Sunday, Oct. 9, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 4296 Scio Road SW, Carrollton. Enjoy history, food, crafts and entertainment, all in a pioneer-like setting. Admission is $8 per vehicle. For more information, call 877-727-0103, or visit

The Planets + So—Akron Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, Oct. 15, at 8 p.m. EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall, 198 Hill St., Akron. Mysteries of outer space, inner experience and of nature, including birdsong activated by audience cell phones. For more information, visit

Nosferatu—Stambaugh Auditorium
Sunday, Oct. 23, at 4 p.m. 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. Organist Richard Conte will provide live accompaniment to enhance the classic silent horror film “Nosferatu” just in time for Halloween. This showing is free to the public but tickets are required. To reserve tickets, contact the box office at 330-259-0555. For more information, visit

Organ & Film: Phantom of the Opera (1925)—Renaissance Theatre
Friday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. 138 Park Ave. W, Mansfield. Just in time for Halloween, enjoy the silent movie classic, starring Lon Chaney, accompanied by the Renaissance Theatre’s legendary Mighty Wurlitzer organ. General admission tickets are $5 at the door. For more information, call 419-522-2726, or visit

Jinjoo Cho—Canton Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, Oct. 29, at 8 p.m. Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, 2323 17th St., Canton. Canton Symphony alumnus, and winner of The International Violin Competition in Indianapolis, Jinjoo Choo performs Korngold’s Violin Concerto. The program will close with Gershwin’s “American in Paris” and Bernstein’s “On the Waterfront.” For more information, visit

Carmen—Opera of the Western Reserve
Friday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. Rhea Olivacce makes her Opera Western Reserve debut in the title role as Carmen. Susan Davenny Wyner will lead the 25-person professional orchestra. For reservations call the Florence and Ward Beecher Box Office at 330-259-0555 or visit


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