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Unsure accusations: CLP’s ‘Doubt’ will leave audience with more questions than answers

August 26, 2016 A person is involved in a situation that is deemed inappropriate. Questions swirl. Rumors begin. Accusations fly. Quick judgments are made without tangible facts. The only concrete thing is doubt. more »»

Plucking the heartstrings: Romance is the theme of ASO's new season

August 19, 2016 The Altoona Symphony Orchestra plans to romance its way through the upcoming 2016-17 classical concert season, and the force also plans a pops concert of John Williams’ music from “Star War. more »»

Rockin' hard: The Dead Daisies to open for Kiss on "Freedom to Rock" at BJC

August 12, 2016 John Corabi and his fellow band members of today played with some of the biggest names in hard rock from the 1980s. And they’re alive and still rocking. more »»

Stayin' alive: Tribute band bringing the music of the Bee Gees to Mishler Theatre

August 5, 2016 Grab your platform shoes and bell bottoms because the iconic music of the Bee Gees is coming live to Altoona. The Bee Gees Gold tribute band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Aug. more »»

Look who's 40!: SAMA celebrates anniversary with special exhibitions

July 29, 2016 The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art has pulled out some of its finest holdings in the permanent collection for current exhibitions celebrating its 40th anniversary. more »»

Dreamy: 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' rounds out summer season at Cresson Lake Playhouse

July 15, 2016 Days are getting shorter, and autumn is slowly drawing near. With that in mind, Cresson Lake Playhouse decided to end its summer season with a light-hearted show the whole family will enjoy. more »»

Broadway, jazz and much more: Penn State reveals its performing arts season

July 8, 2016 Tony Award-winning musicals, including “42nd Street” and “Annie,” along with hit children’s programs and forward-thinking dance, are among the “incredible range of amazing performances” that will be... more »»

Unsung volunteers

July 3, 2016 ishop is an accomplished pilot in the stage production of a story about the WASPs, or Women Airforce Service Pilots who volunteered for their country during World War II. more »»

Unsung volunteers

July 1, 2016 ishop is an accomplished pilot in the stage production of a story about the WASPs, or Women Airforce Service Pilots who volunteered for their country during World War II. more »»

Healing through art: Program's work showcased in SAMA-Altoona exhibit

June 23, 2016 One watercolorist keeps at her work until she has her painting just how she wants it, while another artist finds joy in giving her completed pieces to those around her. more »»

A tribute to Ol' Blue Eyes: Upcoming musical show at Cresson Lake Playhouse honors Sinatra

June 17, 2016 It’s difficult to find a person who doesn’t know who Frank Sinatra is. more »»

Finding your grail: 'Spamalot' pokes fun at stereotypes

June 10, 2016 The killer rabbit, the Knights of Ni and most of the irreverant characters and storylines from the classic 1975 film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” will be on stage at the Mishler Theatre next... more »»

Cutting the mustard... and the paper and the wood

June 3, 2016 One artist noiselessly uses fine, tiny cuts while the other makes coarse carvings and wears ear protection while he works. more »»

Get outside: Whether tent or RV, camping can be a great getaway for the family

May 27, 2016 Marc Ansley sells RVs for a living, but the Duncansville man insists he and his family don’t camp as much as they’d like. more »»

'Just makes you really happy': Western Swing Authority bringing its interesting sound to Altoona

May 27, 2016 Take a little bit of country and western, mix in some jazz and finish with the feeling of a 1940s swing band, and you’ve got what’s called a western swing band. more »»

'Beautiful story about redemption': Cresson Lake Playhouse staging 'The Spitfire Grill'

May 20, 2016 Redemption and second chances are at the heart of Cresson Lake Playhouse’s upcoming production of “The Spitfire Gril. more »»

Some new, some old fun: Performing, visual arts to highlight 49th Blair County Arts Festival

May 13, 2016 This year’s version of the Blair County Arts Festival promises new entertainment and art, along with a lot of regular events, and a new activity, a scavenger hunt, has been added to the 49th editio. more »»

Cinematic combat: This summer, blockbusters will vie for box office dominance

May 6, 2016 NEW YORK — Hollywood’s summer, which kicks off with the fittingly combative “Captain America: Civil War,” opening today, will be a season of struggle: for box office, for originality and for... more »»

From the console to the big screen: Hollywood pushing reset button on video game adaptations

April 29, 2016 LOS ANGELES — At long last, it seems Hollywood has pushed the reset button on its approach to video game adaptations. From the reviled 1993 live-action rendition of “Super Mario Bro. more »»

Ogres, talking donkeys, dragons and more fairy tales: Altoona Community Theatre staging ‘Shrek: The Musical’ at Mishler Theatre

April 22, 2016 Bringing an animated film to the stage has its challenges, including having to hoist the dragon’s head through a second-story opening because it’s too big to go through the front doo. more »»

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The Zombie Apocalypse Is Upon Us!

August 26, 2016 The zombie apocalypse is upon us! Or at least it will look that way in the Altoona area for much of this weekend, as the inaugural ZombieTown USA festival happens on Friday night and Saturday,... more »

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