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Altoona man lands minor roles in major films, wants to pursue acting career

March 14, 2013 Altoona resident Troy Benton has caught the acting bu. more »»

MacFarlane putting all he’s got into the Oscars

February 22, 2013 LOS ANGELES — Seth MacFarlane might be the hardest working man in show business. more »»

Up and Coming

February 22, 2013 SAMA to show Tibetan films The Southern Alleghe­nies Museum of Art at Altoona will host a Tibetan film festival in early March to coincide with the museum’s current exhibition, “Tibetan Treasures:... more »»

Bon Jovi keeps on ‘getting better’

February 15, 2013 The members of the rock band Bon Jovi have cranked out music for three decades, and they aren’t planning to stop any time soon. more »»

Backstage comedy comes back to ACT stage after two decades

February 8, 2013 Altoona Community Theatre’s production of “Noises Off” is back on the local stage after taking a bow 20 years ago. more »»

Up and Coming

February 8, 2013 Tibetologist to speak Glenn H. more »»

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 »»

Up and Coming

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 »»

Up and Coming

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 »»

Up and Coming

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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