Showing 22 comments
Thank you Paul for clarifying the situation. By all means I will inquire about the above concerns with the roof and electricity. I sent you emails a few months ago and thank you for returning them. I will get the word out to as many as possible. I work with the public and may have some connections or some people who may help. When and where is the forum to be held for the Q&A? I’m willing and able to help with all I can. My summer schedule is very flexible so please contact me at your earliest convenience. And yes, PLEASE PEOPLE STAY OUT OF THE PARAMOUNT. Thank you Paul for your time and information. It will be an awesome day when we all can attend a function at the Paramount. It will take time and lots of effort but it can be done. Patience is a virtue!!
GOOD NEWS!! There is a meeting to be held at Cedar’s Lounge in Youngstown on January 12, 2007 at 7PM for discussion of the State. HOORAY!!! Please. Anyone interested in helping please attend this get together. This is the best news of the new year for me and many people in the area. Thank you Jaime Hughes and to all involved. I will see you Friday at Cedar’s.
I wish there was enough funds for packard music hall and the robins theater. packard is great for large venues as well as the new amphitheater on mahoning avenue, but wouldn’t it be great to see that robins theater marquee up in lights again on east market!!
I enjoy going downtown to West Federal. Barley’s is a great place to hang out and The Core is fun too. ive never felt threatened or scared to go down there ever. All through high school, I performed downtown at Powers for Easy Street and various dance competitions. My fiancee often go downtown for events. I cant wait for the Paramount to be done. it is such a positive “re-addition” and renovation for our city. Thanks to all who are helping.
I spoke with a good friend of mine who works for the city of Ytown and the state theater is on the endangered list to be demoed, BUT it is owned by the CIC and if the right person or oganization could come along it can be saved if puchased. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. You just have to open doors!
Who owns the State and its property? Is it owned by the city now and are there taxes owed?
Definitely go see Miracle on Easy Street, December 15-17 at Powers/DeYor. The local talent is phenomenal. Tickets are $25.00 and worth every penny!
I understand that the State is to be demolished… i can read. I hear everything that you are saying and if you would listen to me, you would understand that im in agreement with you- im not trying to disagree. I mentioned in another post the Cafaro and The De Bartolo family. Thank you for your information. I appreciated the facts, but it cant stop a person from dreaming…
I have been going to the elm drive in since i was a kid. My fiancee and i go all summer long now. Its the only drive in theater open now the warren/youngstown area. Its a shame because at one time there were several throughout the communities. Check it out if ever in the area.
First of all, I never stated that i expect only the tax payers to foot bills here. 2nd, I grew up in this community and was and still am involved in the arts. I performed with Easy Street for 5 or more years, took regular classes at BWR, was practically raised by the Kimple family(Y-town Playhouse), and still attend many performances downtown by our companies and their members. you took my comment wrong and Im sorry you did. being a former dancer, performer, and current teacher and choreographer i know a thing or two about the difficulty in raising funds for a good cause. i just feel that there is much revenue to be made in the downtown area by rejuvinating these former theaters. No, its not going to happen overnight with just 1 person— but their are people out there that have the incomes and power to make things happen here. Im expressing concern, not starting pointless rambling about y-town being artless. i love this city. I have performed in many cities and i can honestly say again that Powers Auditorium and Stambaugh are my 2 most favorite structures to do so in. I moved back here because i feel its a great place to live and we as a whole need to support the arts whether its music, dance, or art. Its the children in our schools that need the exposure to it all. SO YES I DO SUPPORT THE ARTS HERE — BOTH MONETARY, PHYSICALLY, AND MENTALLY.
So when is that scheduled to be done. my thoughts are that it will sit for another 15 years empty and decayed when some one could come in do something positive for the city. Where’s all the community support for the arts?
Trish i think its great that you are involved through YSU. Im jealous. Everytime i try to get a hold of someone to help, i get the run aound. Are they geting ready for construction or what? It seems to me and some people that things are moving to slow… can you offer any info?
were all of the pieces purchased?
HOPEFULLY if the project with the paramount goes well maybe someone with rand venues will want to invest the money in the state too. it would be great to have three out the four theaters downtown up and open.
I really hope that you can find the book. I have lent it to alot of people and they loved it. i literally stumbled upon one evening at Borders— i wanted a new book, couldn’t find one, was in the checkout with my fiancee ane picked it up out of curiousity. i took it home and had it finished by the next evening. AWESOME BOOK!!!
thank you patsy for all of your info. is there any 1 that i could talk to about maybe seeing the inside of the theater right now as is? i guess just going in would be trespassing but ive heard people say that they have done so.
you would think with all of the money in this community some 1 could help this situation out. the state’s location would be perfect for ballet WR to hold performances.
if you have a borders bookstore nearby they have signed copies. you will love it. there are so many sections and great stories. all of hisoemotions and descriptions are wonderful. he writes so vividly about Idora Park i feel like i spent summers there, although im too young too have remembered. it closed when i was 8.
I agree. whenever i talk to family a bout y_town’s rich history they all referto powers as the warner.Richard Scarsella’s book “memories and melancholy” had some wonderful recollections of the 4 theatres downtown. i loved that entire book and have read cover to cover several times. Love it.
as a dancer and now as a choreographer i’ve worked and danced in beautiful venues but powers is still my favorite. i now have students that love the complex just as much. its one thing to sit in the audience and watch different performances such as the symphony or dancing, but to perform on that stage is such an honor. my girls performed there last spring and absolutetly loved it. kudos to all who maintain the beauty and dignity to this institution. youngstown’s revitilization will happen if everyone can continue the positive efforts of powers. thank you!!
Thank you so much for your info. Is there any1 that i can contact about volunteering for the project? i also was curious to actually go inside the building now and see it all. thanks again!!
Has anyone heard of the current status of the purchase agreement of the paramount? i spoke with the mayor’s office about a month ago and the paperwork was still going through. as a active member in the performing arts in this area, i want to be a part of this project when it happens. our area used to be home of some very special dance companies and as well as what we have now. It would be great to see our young stars of tomorrow have a place to showcase their talents. it would also be great to go downtown to a theater district like in cleveland.