Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Blog Release: Creative Youngstown

From Brooke Slanina:

If you haven't heard yet, The Oakland (220 W. Boardman St./Downtown Ytown) is presenting a new installation of THE STAGE, our answer to open mic night, this Thursday Feb 28 from 8-11 pm.

If you've been to the Stage before, you know how much fun it is. If you haven't, then what are you waiting for? 5 bucks gets you in the door for a night chock full of the best entertainment Youngstown has to offer.

This is definitely an unmissable Stage as we bid the incomparable Youngstown fave BJ O'Malley a fond farewell as she takes her songwriting skills and amazing voice to Nashville to hit it big. Only the Stage will do for her Farewell to Youngstown performance, where she'll be joined by some very special guests. Be sure to nab a CD and send her off with some gas money.

Karen Wennberg will be painting live during performances by Matt Palka (VW-driving singer makin his way across the nation), Chris Barzak (award-winning novelist), Mona Lisi (poet and host of the infamous Mona's Open Mic Poetry night), The Real Time Digi Mob, Dr. Ray's Amazing Sideshow of Science, and other local singers, bands, musicians, dancers, actors, writers, poets, COMEDIANS...maybe YOU?!

If you'd like to perform, you can:
1. Preregister by replying to this email, calling me (330.718.5515), or heading to
2. Show up at 7 pm Thursday to sign up and rehearse/set up

Performers' entrance fee will be waived if they bring 10 audience members.

Check out the awesome flyer attached, created (as ever) by the incredible Steven Andrew.

The Oakland really needs your help this winter. We're all faced with big heating bills, so you know what it's like :) Help us out! Your 5 dollar donation and support as an audience member or performer makes a huge world of difference.

See everyone Thursday!

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