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SAMA exhibit shows off permanent collection’s black and white depictions of life in the US

February 1, 2013 The American dream sometimes seemed unatainable for lower classes of the 20th century. more »»

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February 1, 2013 [b]Cosby visits Johnstown[/b] JOHNSTOWN — One of America’s most beloved comedians, Bill Cosby, will come to the Cambria County War Memorial Arena to perform at 7:30 p.m. March 13. more »»

West Virginia keeps bringing Kathy Mattea back

January 25, 2013 While it’s true that Kathy Mattea lives primarily in Nashville, Tenn., these days, her roots in West Virginia are clearly visible. The 53-year-old singer from small Cross Lanes, W.Va. more »»

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January 25, 2013 [b]First Niagara offers deals[/b] BURGETTSTOWN — Live Nation and First Niagara Pavilion have announced the 2013 Baierl Subaru Country Mega­ticket. more »»

The year’s top movies come from many genres

December 21, 2012 The top 10 films of 2012, according to AP Movie Critic Christy Lemire: 1. more »»

PSU presenting classical music

December 21, 2012 ALTOONA — The Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State is partnering with the Penn State Altoona Division of Arts and Humanities to present free public programs on Jan. more »»

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December 21, 2012 Classical duo shows off eclectic music UNIVERSITY PARK — In a concert based on their double-CD “Shuffle.Play. Listen. more »»

Leahy brings their ‘Family Christmas’ to the masses with holiday tour

November 23, 2012 The Canadian folk music group Leahy, composed of eight siblings from a family of 11 siblings, divides the vocal duties evenly — among only the four women in the group. more »»

Musical ‘Carol’ puts love — and a song — in Scrooge’s heart

November 9, 2012 When Charles Dickens was writing “A Christmas Carol” in the mid-1800s, you can be pretty sure that the master didn’t envision any production numbers. more »»

Ron Carter has appeared on more than 2,500 albums during a career that has spanned half a century

November 2, 2012 During his long career as a premier jazz bassist, Ron Carter has performed with some of the greatest entertainers in music history — from jazz greats like Miles Davis, Thelonius Monk and Benny... more »»

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November 2, 2012 Italian singer to sing Piaf LORETTO — Italian musical performer Clelia Cicero will perform songs by Edith Piaf, with Neter Calafati playing guitar and singing at 7:30 p.m. Mon­day at St. more »»

Actress has been giving life to Disney favorite for more than 25 years

October 12, 2012 Jodi Benson is probably one of the most anonymous incredibly famous people in the world. Her voice is heard by countless millions all over the world. Her films have grossed billions of dollars. more »»

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October 12, 2012 Motown icons team for show UNIVERSITY PARK — Attend a night of classic Motown mixed with Christmas songs when the tour “A Christmas with The Temptations and The Four Tops” comes to the Bryce Jordan... more »»

Altoona Community Theatre’s farce “The Fox on the Fairway” has been a treat for its first-time director

September 14, 2012 Tara Enedy, the director of Altoona Community Theatre’s upcoming production of the farce “The Fox on the Fairway,” wanted her cast to be prepared for anything once they started rehearsing. more »»

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September 14, 2012 Green Day heads to BJC UNIVERSITY PARK — Green Day will perform for the first time at Penn State’s Bryce Jordan Center at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 11. more »»

Winners of NBC show ‘The Sing-Off’ construct radio-friendly songs with only their voices

September 7, 2012 When the members of pop a capella group Pentatonix were on the NBC reality show “The Sing-Off,” they were unsure each week that they’d even make it to the next roun. more »»

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September 7, 2012 Art exhibit returning The Southern Alleghe­nies Museum of Art at Altoona is pleased to announce the return of the annual juried exhibition, “Artists in Our Midst.” The exhibition, on view Sept. more »»

His career has taken him away from central Pennsylvania, but Altoona is still a comfort for Mike Reid

August 31, 2012 Whenever former pro football player turned acclaim­ed songwriter and performer Mike Reid gets the chance to stop back to Altoona, he does. more »»

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August 31, 2012 Bands unite for concert UNIVERSITY PARK — Preservation Hall Jazz Band and The Del McCoury Band will open the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State 2012–2013 season in a concert mixing lively... more »»

‘Come Blow Your Horn’ cast’s familiarity made things easier for first-time director

August 29, 2012 Cresson Lake Playhouse’s upcoming production of Neil Simon’s play “Come Blow Your Horn” isn’t being staged as part of a couples retreat — but it might as well be. more »»

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