Saturday, March 16, 2019
Today’s entertainment picks:
v Shamrock the Block, 2 p.m. until closing: Get your St. Patrick’s Day weekend started in downtown Youngstown, where a large tent with live music will be the center of the party ($5).
v “The Elephant Man,” 7:30 p.m.: This critically acclaimed production ($15, $12 for senior citizens and students) continues at the Youngstown Playhouse; 330-788-8739.
v Slice of the Valley, 4-7 p.m.: Sample the best pizza and craft beer in the Mahoning Valley ($10 for three slices) at this annual event that benefits several local charities. It’s at the Metroplex Expo Center in Liberty; sliceofthevalley.com.
v “Chapter Two,” 8 p.m.: The Neil Simon romantic comedy ($14, $12 for students) continues at Trumbull New Theater, 5883 Youngstown Road, Niles; 330-652-1103.
v Larry Elefante, 9 p.m.: Album-release show for the Youngstown-based act in the downstairs room at West Side Bowl, 2617 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown.
“One Night for One Drop” (8 p.m., CBS): Cirque du Soleil presents this benefit show at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.
“Ransom” (9 p.m., CBS): The team is forced to confront the consequences of Eric’s policy of letting a perpetrator go free when a kidnapper from a past case returns and threatens to harm a child.
“Dionne Warwick: Then Came You” (9:30 p.m., PBS): The famed singer performs some of her classics in dazzling fashion.
LOCAL TOPICS ON TV
“Community Connection” (Sunday at 6:30 a.m. on 21 WFMJ-TV, and 11 a.m. – WBCB-TV): The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber will present a Health and Wellness Expo on March 30 at Covelli Centre, and Angela Kerns of Southwoods Surgical Hospital and Megan Kovacich of One Health Ohio will join host Madonna Chism Pinkard to discuss it.
Next, Daljeet Dhillion of WIC Mahoning County will make a healthy breakfast burrito and remind viewers of healthy choices they can make.
“A Conversation with Dee” (Sunday at 7:30 a.m. on WYTV-TV): Host Dee Crawford talks with the organizers of the Health and Wellness Expo at Covelli Centre.
YouTube star to host late-night show on NBC
NBC is shaking up late-night TV, giving Carson Daly’s slot to a woman of color who’s a star on YouTube.
The network said Thursday that a new show, titled “A Little Late with Lilly Singh,” will air at 1:35 a.m. beginning in September.
Singh will be the only woman to host a daily late-night show on a major broadcast network.
Her half-hour program will include in-studio interviews and pre-taped comedy sketches, NBC said.
In a statement, Singh called the prospect of being an Indian-Canadian woman with her own late-night show “a dream come true.”
Her acting credits include HBO’s movie “Fahrenheit 451,” “Bad Moms” and “Ice Age: Collision Course.”
Singh’s YouTube channel, in which she creates comedic and other videos, has more than 14 million subscribers, NBC said.
Last month, Daly said he’s decided it’s time to bring his “Last Call” show to an end as he focuses on new and continuing projects, as host and producer of NBC’s “The Voice.”