Watch the classic Holiday film WHITE CHRISTMAS at the Robins Theatre!

Watch the classic Holiday film WHITE CHRISTMAS at the Robins Theatre!

WARREN, OHIO – The Robins Theatre is proud to present the classic Holiday film WHITE CHRISTMAS on Friday, December 23, 2022 at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6 p.m.



Tickets will cost $7 plus applicable fees. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, December 2, 2022 at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available for purchase at www.robinstheatre.com and at the Robins Theatre Box Office located at 160 E. Market St., Warren, Ohio.

White Christmas is a 1954 American musical film directed by Michael Curtiz. Filmed in Technicolor, it features the songs of Irving Berlin, including a new version of the title song, “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby.



Singers Bob Wallace (Bing Crosby) and Phil Davis (Danny Kaye) join sister act Betty (Rosemary Clooney) and Judy Haynes (Vera-Ellen) to perform a Christmas show in rural Vermont. There, they run into Gen. Waverly (Dean Jagger), the boys’ commander in World War II, who, they learn, is having financial difficulties; his quaint country inn is failing. So what’s the foursome to do but plan a yuletide miracle: a fun-filled musical extravaganza that’s sure to put Waverly and his business in the black!

Robins Theatre celebrate its 100 YEAR ANNIVERSARY in January 2023

Robins Theatre celebrate its 100 YEAR ANNIVERSARY in January 2023

Three new shows are coming to the Robins Theatre in downtown Warren, Ohio in January 2023. These shows are part of the Robins Theatre 100 Year Anniversary Celebration. The Robins Theatre originally opened to a full house on January 9, 1923 and we are proud that it is still presenting spectacular events one hundred years later! Please join us to honor this momentous occasion.

Tickets will go on sale on Friday, December 2, 2022 at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available for purchase at www.robinstheatre.com and at the Robins Theatre Box Office located at 160 E. Market St., Warren, Ohio.

There will be a presale on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 10 a.m. This presale is accessible to “Friends of the Robins Theatre” only. Information regarding “Friends of the Robins Theatre” memberships can be found at www.robinstheatre.com.

Friday, January 6, 2023 at 7 p.m.

AMERICAN POP featuring The Box Tops, The Buckinghams, and The Association

THE BOX TOPS

Memphis style Blue Eyed Soul brought to you by The Box Tops featuring founding members Bill Cunningham & Gary Talley. You can feel that gentle southern breeze & smell the smoky barbecue as if you are walking down Beale Street to the beat of their sweet, sensuous, slightly gritty sounds. The Box Tops charted eight Top 40 hits including: “THE LETTER” (Cashbox record of the year – 1967), “NEON RAINBOW,” “CRY LIKE A BABY,” and “SOUL DEEP.”

THE BUCKINGHAMS

Led by founding members Carl Giamarese & Nick Fortuna, this chart-topping rock quintet’s signature sound and harmonies brought us solid gold Billboard hits including “KIND OF A DRAG,” “DON’T YOU CARE,” “SUSAN,” “MERCY, MERCY, MERCY,” “HEY BABY (THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG),” and more.

THE ASSOCIATION

The Association is known for their intricate vocal harmonies & lush arrangements. They produced a string of Billboard Top 40 Hits, six of which were Top 10’s including, “ALONG COMES MARY,” “EVERYTHING THAT TOUCHES YOU,” “NEVER MY LOVE,” and their two iconic Number 1 Hits: “WINDY,” and “CHERISH.”

Saturday, January 7, 2023 at 7 p.m.

Atlanta Rhythm Section, Firefall, and Pure Prairie League

ATLANTA RHYTHM SECTION

Atlanta Rhythm Section have entertained audiences all over the world with their many Top 10 hits.  Along with contemporaries Lynyrd Skynyrd, they carry the mantle of “Southern Rock,” but by performing more musically diverse hits with a softer, pop flavor, they have a sound all their own. With multiple gold and platinum albums to their credit, the band had top hits, “So Into You,” “Imaginary Lover,” “Doraville,” “I’m Not Gonna Let It Bother Me Tonight,” “Champagne Jam,” Angel,” “Do It Or Die” and “Spooky.”

FIREFALL

For founder Jock Bartley, Firefall is a 40-year labor of love. Their layered harmonies backed by driving rhythms transcends many genres from rock to country and brought the band platinum and gold success with such hits as “You Are The Woman,” “Strange Way,” and “Just Remember I Love You.” Other major Firefall radio hits include “Cinderella,” “Goodbye I Love You,” “Livin’ Ain’t Livin,” and “Mexico.” Extensive touring with Fleetwood Mac, The Doobie Brothers, Chicago, America and many others.

PURE PRAIRIE LEAGUE

Best known for their iconic Number One hit “Amie,” Top 10 hits “Two Lane Highway,” “Let Me Love You Tonight,” “I’ll Fix Your Flat Tire Merle” and “Early Mornin’ Riser,” along with their classic Norman Rockwell inspired cowboy album covers, Pure Prairie League bridged the gap between country and rock. Original members Mike Reilly (bass, vocals) and John David Call (pedal steel) are joined by Donnie Clark (guitar, vocals), Randy Harper (keyboards, vocals) and Scott Thompson (drums, vocals).

Sunday, January 8, 2023 at 6 p.m.

Count Basie Orchestra

Jazz icon, Count Basie, was born William James Basie August 21, 1904 in Red Bank, New Jersey. Count Basie is considered one of the greatest bandleaders of all times. He was the arbiter of the big-band swing sound and his unique style of fusing blues and jazz established swing as a predominant music style. Basie changed the jazz landscape and shaped mid-20th century popular music, duly earning the title “King of Swing” because he made the world want to dance.

Trumbull County Sports HOF Spotlight: Tom Raphtis, Baseball

Trumbull County Sports HOF Spotlight: Tom Raphtis, Baseball

The Trumbull County Sports Hall of Fame will induct 12 new members during enshrinement ceremonies this past October.

The organization’s 19th class includes Brian Beinecke (football), the late George A. Bollas (wrestling), Vanness “Van” Brandon (football), Tony Davis (football), Bill Dreier (contribution to sports, official), Nia Grant (volleyball), Larry Kempe (football, coach), the late Richard Raidel (football), Tom Raphtis (football), Bob Todd (golf, coach), Dan Williams (football, coach) and Mandy Zolciak Willis (basketball).

An all-around athlete who earned scholastic letters in baseball, basketball and football at Warren G. Harding High School, he really excelled on the diamond and that is the sport for which he is enshrined tonight.

He participated in the aforementioned sports on both the junior high and high school levels, also starring in the local American Legion and Class “AA” sandlot baseball  leagues during the summer months.

A graduate of WGH High School in 1956, he would go on to play collegiately for legendary head baseball and basketball coach, Dom Rosselli, at nearby Youngstown University where he earned four letters for the Penguins as one of its star twirlers.

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He helped the team to the Ohio crown, his trademark fastball earning him multiple accolades and honors as he was named to the all-star team for his efforts.

He was the winning pitcher in the 1958 Ohio NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) championship game.

Also, on three separate occasions, he struck out 15 opposing batters in a game, one coming in high school, the other while with then Penguins and the last one while playing in the Class “AA” League.

Among his notable teammates were the late Ron Stoops, a heralded baseball and fast-pitch player in Youngstown who would become a Washington Senators farmhand and his “AA” teammate, Ed Stroud, who went on to have a six-year Major League Baseball career with the Chicago White Sox (1966-67, 1971) and Washington Senators (1967-70).



Offered a contract with the Cleveland Indians, he was unable to accept due to a knee injury he sustained at the end of his college career.

In addition to his baseball prowess, he was a tight end on the Warren Harding football team – he caught at least one pass in every game that he – performing kick-off and extra point duties as well.

As a standout guard on the school’s hardwood, he was the Panthers’ first player to score 30-plus points – he scored 31 during the 1955-56 season – in a game and held the record for multiple seasons.  That year, he also helped his alma mater defeat Salem, 106-103, which at the time set the record for most combined points by two scholastic teams in the state of Ohio.

An excellent free throw shooter, he received an award for most consecutive foul shots made during the season.

Upon graduation from  YU, he was employed as an industrial engineer for the local steel industry and was a local businessman, positions in which he excelled for over 36 years.

For his efforts, he was inducted into the Warren Sports Hall of Fame as a member of its 2009 class.

A family-oriented person, upon the death of his brother, Jim, who was also an outstanding athlete during his prime, this year’s honoree established a Memorial Athletic Scholarship in his brother’s name at their alma mater, Warren G. Harding High School.

He has been married to the former Aliki Collins for 59 years and they are the proud parents of three children, Renae (Dr. Dean) Economus, Athena (George) Tsudis and Attorney Harry Raphtis.

They have five grandchildren, Luke, Lexie and Thomas Tsudis, and Lilly and Cece Economus.

They reside in Warren.

Small Business Saturday…Shop right in your backyard..

Small Business Saturday…Shop right in your backyard..

Small Business Saturday reminds us of the prime shopping opportunities right in our own communities. Not only do the small businesses where we work, live, and play offer numerous gift-giving possibilities, they are hands-on and ready to complete your shopping list with quality, thoughtful gifts.

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#SmallBusinessSaturday

Every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, the Shop Small movement energizes small business owners to prepare for customers in every way possible. That includes the traditional brick-and-mortar customer and the online shopper. The single-day event continues to grow each year.  That means business owners are ready for you to shop their stores!

Small businesses feed our communities. They keep our main streets thriving and employ nearly half of the American workforce. Supporting small businesses means you’re supporting your local economy, local business, tax base, schools, and infrastructure. Your holiday shopping will put food on the tables of people you know.

You will be doing your community some good, and you will also be finding quality gifts. Small businesses take pride in their work. They’ve worked hard for their dream, and it shows in their craftsmanship.

HOW TO OBSERVE SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

Keep these tips in mind when shopping this holiday:

  • Check your holiday shopping list for those who would like handcrafted items and buy locally.
  • Handcrafted means a lot of things. For example, woodworking to sewing, pottery to quilting, welding to jewelry, baked goods to preserves and so much more!
  • Small businesses may specialize in one area or they may offer a variety of services. Don’t hesitate to walk in and explore the store. You may be surprised to find what they offer, and discover the one thing you’ve been looking for.
  • Who has a hard-to-shop-for family member? We all do, right? Ask the shop owner for help. They often have ideas you’ve never considered that will fill your empty stocking.

Explore your community while supporting small businesses. While finding your amazing gifts, give a shout-out to your favorite small business, too! Be sure to use #SmallBusinessSaturday to post on social media.

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SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY HISTORY

American Express founded Small Business Saturday in 2010 to get more customers into small businesses the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

Small Business FAQ

Q. What kinds of small businesses can I shop locally?
A. Small businesses come in every shape and form, and you might be surprised by the selections available. Nearly every community has a diverse collection of businesses though some are more common than others.

Small Businesses Near You
  • Food and Drink – gift certificates, swag, specialty gifts
  • Tattoo artist – gift certificates, t-shirts, hats, and local art
  • Pet care – grooming, training, supplies, books, toys,
  • Book stores – books, book bags, bookmarks, games, comic books, art
  • Photographers – portraits, frames, classes, art
  • Butcher – meat packages, gift certificates, smoked meats,
  • Fitness centers – gift certificates, spa packages, training sessions, swag
  • Music stores – music, instruments, gear, classes, art
  • Hobby store – kits, crafts, tools, projects, supply, art, decor
  • Sporting goods – equipment, clothing, games, caps
  • Floral shops – gifts, gift cards, candy, gift baskets
  • Clothing stores – wearables, jewelry, shoes, hats
  • Technology centers – unique gifts, services, classes
  • Salons – gift certificates, spa treatments, manicure, pedicure

Q. Is it too late to request a custom piece for the holiday season?
A. If you want to give a custom gift, it’s important to contact the craftsperson as soon as possible. Many businesses that create custom gifts start booking orders well before Halloween. They often know how many orders they can fill in a set time frame.

Q. What kinds of gifts are custom made?
A. Custom gifts come in a variety of forms, and they are often offered by small businesses. Craftspeople often customize gifts with names, colors, or styles. They design large pieces to fit the decor, personal needs, or preferences. If you have an idea for a custom piece, contact someone local to work out the details.

Source: National Day Calendar

Enjoy Family Time…National Play Day with Dad

Enjoy Family Time…National Play Day with Dad

On November 25th, National Play Day With Dad encourages fathers to spend the day focused on fun with their kids. It’s a day designed for bonding and memories.

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#PlayDayWithDad

A dad play day allows the children of fathers a focused time to bond. For busy dads, the observance provides an opportunity to get to know one another better. Some dads may choose to make positive memories. Others may want to schedule time to take pictures and capture those new memories as keepsakes. The day also gives men a chance to become the real heroes every child and community needs.

Fatherhood is a grand experience. It even leads to great dad experiences. Investing in our children and their memories and adventures teaches them more than just how much we care. It provides them with a foundation they rely upon for a lifetime. They will continue to grow and build upon those gifts we give them. And someday, we will enjoy the rewards of their happiness and success. Sometimes, that includes the love they share with their children of the next generation.

HOW TO OBSERVE PLAY DAD WITH DAY

Dads, set the day aside. Clear your schedules and focus on your children.

Find out what interests your off-spring and pledge to join the fun.

  • Find out what interests your off-spring and pledge to join the fun.
  • Play arcade games together.
  • Love, hug, smile, dance with your children.
  • Have a photo-shoot with your family.
  • Play a ball game together.
  • Watch your child compete in something.
  • Join your off-spring (adult children) while they are working on a project (at work).
  • Tell your child stories about your father, and share your family history.
  • Ask your child – How can I be a better father?
  • Promote positive fatherhood.
  • Read a book to your children.

Share with us how you’re spending the day using #PlayDayWithDad socially. And share pictures of your dad, and tell Share Our Style Foundation about him. Like, Share, Comment your support socially to illustrate positive images of fatherhood.

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NATIONAL PLAY DAY WITH DAD HISTORY

Share Our Style Foundation National Play Day With Dad in 2019 to remind fathers that their most important role in life will be to be a hero to their children. Every other role falls to the wayside when children come into our lives. Being a good parent stands out more than anything ever will. When we ace that job, we make the whole world better. Join Share Our Style Foundation in their mission for excellence in parenting.

In 2019, the Registrar at National Day Calendar® proclaimed National Play Day With Dad to be observed on November 25th, annually.

Source: National Day Calendar