Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks:

v Jazz All Stars concert, 2 p.m.: Five of the most accomplished alumni of the Dana School of Music will return to town for this one-of-a-kind jazz show ($25, $10 for students). Sean Jones and Ralph Lalama willl be joined by Phil Palombi, James Weidman and Daryll Pellegrini in the concert at the Ford Family Recital Hall, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown.

v Johnny Appleseed Festival, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.: This annual fall festival takes over the town square of Lisbon with a full day of music, food and family fun;

v Polka party, 3 to 7 p.m.: This dance will feature Fred Ziwich and International Sound Machine, and Youngstown’s Del Sinchak Band. It’s at Avon Oaks, 1401 N. State St., Girard. For information, call 330-783-2222.

v “Pippin,” 2:30 p.m.: Last chance to catch this Bob Fosse musical ($15, $12 for students and senior citizens; recommended for adult audiences) at the Youngstown Playhouse; 330-788-8739.

v Orthodox Food Festival, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Can’t decide between Ukrainian, Serbian and Greek food? All three will be seved at this event (free admission) at St. George Serbian Grounds, 65 S. Keel Ridge Road, Hermitage, Pa.

“Sunday Night Football” (8:15 P.M., NBC): The New York Jets look like a team on the rise, while the Dallas Cowboys seem to be going in the other direction, if Week 1 of the NFL season is any indication. The two teams do battle tonight in Dallas.

TV listings, C5


TV newswoman Norville to speak at Packard hall


Deborah Norville will speak at Packard Music Hall at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday as part of the Trumbull Town Hall series. Tickets are $35 at the Packard box office, 1703 Mahoning Ave.

Norville’s presentation will touch on the various aspects of her life, from crafting and sewing to her current role as host of the syndicated television show “Inside Edition.”

Norville’s television career includes “48 hours” and serving as co-anchor for “America Tonight.” The former Georgia beauty queen replaced Jane Pauley, the longtime co-host of “Today,” in 1990 and unleashed a controversy over the merits of brains versus beauty and ageism on TV news.

Her tumultuous stay at NBC led her to write the book, “Back on Track: How to straighten Out Your Life When it Throws You a Curve” (1997). She has also written two children’s books.

Norville is a lifelong crafter and seamstress, and is the creative force behind the Deborah Norville Yarn Collection, a line of high-quality yarn for knit and crochet enthusiasts.

Art show at YSU


An exhibition of art by Gaby Berglund Cardenas will open Thursday in the Judith Rae Solomon Gallery in Bliss Hall, on the Youngstown State University campus, and run through Oct. 5.

An opening day reception will start at 5 p.m. It is free to the public.

Cardenas is a native of Ecuador who lives in Houston.