“From The Battlefield To Post-Industrial America” How One Reporter Roamed The World Before Returning Home To Create His Own Outlet

Thursday, April 18, 2024

The Florence and Ward Beecher Box Office is open to phone sales only
Monday to Friday: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed
Contact: 330-259-9651

In-person ticket sales will be available at the DeYor Performing Arts Center during business hours, or 1 hour prior to performances at Stambaugh Auditorium.

For most events, the exterior doors will open one hour prior to the scheduled event start time.

The Elevator is located in the south west corner just inside the ADA / Garden Entrance on the left.

Restrooms may be found on all levels. Accessible (ADA) restrooms may be found off of the ground floor (Ballroom) lobby & across from the elevator on the balcony/third level.

All parking is free for Stambaugh Auditorium Events. Please call ahead for ADA Parking.

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ADA Seating:
There is ADA accessible seating for all events. ADA accessible seating in the Concert Hall is available on the main floor only. Balcony & Gallery are not ADA accessible. Please call the box office if ADA accessible seating is needed. 

Events and prices are subject to change or cancellation. Ticket Service Fees of up to $6.00 may be assessed to the face value of each ticket purchased. All sales are final. Tickets cannot be refunded, returned, or exchanged. Other restrictions may apply. 

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A portion of all proceeds from YPC events will go to the Youngstown Press Club Scholarship Fund.

Carmen Gentile is a journalist, author and public speaker who is the founder of Postindustrial Media. He covered the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and various other conflicts for outlets like USA TODAY, CBS News, Esquire and others.

He founded Postindustrial, a media outlet covering the Rust Belt, Appalachia and post-industrial communities around the world, in 2018.

Carmen is the author of the memoir Blindsided by the Taliban, a dark-humored retelling of his unusual injury in Afghanistan while embedded with American troops near the Pakistani border. In September 2010, Gentile was shot in the side of the head with a rocket-propelled grenade that did not detonate, although it blinded him in his right eye and crushed part of his skull

Born in New Kensington, Pa., he graduated from Villanova University with a degree in philosophy and Islamic studies.

Gentile is the recipient of the Galloway Award, named for UPI combat correspondent and McClatchy Newspapers’ columnist Joseph Galloway, for a story in Salon that is excerpted from Blindsided by the Taliban.

Sponsored by: The Edward M. Barr Foundation

Register by April 10, 2024 – Pre-registeration required. No walk-ins.