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January 6, 2012 Monologist to visit PSU UNIVERSITY PARK — Monologist Mike Daisey will present his piece “The Island at the Birth of the World” at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24, in Penn State’s Schwab Auditorium. more »»

Usher in 2012 with a little ice at First Night

December 30, 2011 If wading through a crowded bar or sitting in front of the TV are not places you want to be as the ball drops this New Year’s Eve, let First Night State College provide you with an alternative,... more »»

Associated Press critics name cancer comedy “50/50” one of the year’s best films

December 23, 2011 Associated Press reviewers Christy Lemire and David Germain saw the same films in 2011, but they clearly weren’t seeing the same pictures. more »»

Regional photographers display work

December 23, 2011 CRESSON — Mount Aloysius College’s Wolf-Kuhn Gallery, located on the first floor of the Main Building is hosting a photo display featuring the work of five leading area photographers through Jan. 1. more »»

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December 23, 2011 Violin virtuoso to perform UNIVERSITY PARK — Israeli-born violinist virtuoso Guy Braunstein will join the Hamburg Sym­phony Orchestra in a performance of Johannes Brahms’ Violin Concerto in D Major... more »»

Family ties bring comedian to Altoona for show on Dec. 23 at Burgi’s

December 16, 2011 The only time Pete Lee offended his wife with his comedy routine was when he called her “fat” on live radio. more »»

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December 16, 2011 Holiday show helps charity The Elite Song and Dance Performance Company will present “Broadway Bound Kids: A Jazzy Christmas” at 5 p.m. Dec. 18 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. more »»

B.E. Taylor’s holiday music has given his career a surprise second act

December 2, 2011 B.E. Taylor never intended to become a Christmas specialist. The Aliquippa native was a pop rock singer throughout the 1970s and ’80s, hitting the charts several times as the leader of The B.E. more »»

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December 2, 2011 ACT to hold new auditions Auditions for ACT’s February production of “On Golden Pond” will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 11 and 12 at the ACT Rehearsal Hall. ACT Operations Mana­ger Steven C. more »»

Cresson Lake production returns to familiar characters for Christmas show

November 25, 2011 There’s no way Claire Houser could have turned down the role. Houser, of Ebensburg, played the part of Missy when Cresson Lake Playhouse produced “The Marvelous Wonderettes” this past sprin. more »»

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November 25, 2011 Photo exhibit opens Dec. more »»

Local experts weigh in on the genre and its hold on the music scene

November 18, 2011 Whether it’s the guitar riffs, the deep-seated influence or the improvisational nature of the genre, many area musicians get down with the blue. more »»

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November 18, 2011 Disney on Ice visits Indiana INDIANA — “Disney On Ice presents Mickey & Minnie’s Magical Journey” will come to Indiana for the first time ever for a series of performances Dec. 1 through Dec. more »»

Judas Priest and a lineup of rock bands will visit Johnstown on Nov. 19

November 11, 2011 Judas Priest’s current Epitaph World Tour has been dubbed a “farewell” tour, which has caused many fans to believe the heavy metal legends are calling it quits entirel. more »»

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November 11, 2011 ‘Wonderettes’ returning to CLP EBENSBURG — Cresson Lake Playhouse will present “The Winter Wonderettes” from Dec. 2 through Dec. 4 at the Cambria County Court House, 200 S. Center St. more »»

Hollywood's holiday far ranges from the Muppets to Marilyn

November 4, 2011 LOS ANGELES — Only Hollywood could assemble a holiday guest list that ranges from the Muppets, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Puss in Boots and dancing penguins to J. more »»

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November 4, 2011 Mount debuts ‘Akimbo’ CRESSON — The play “Kimberly Akimbo” — described by the New York Times as, “at once a shrewd satire, a black comedy and a heartbreaking study of how time wounds everyone” — ... more »»

Altoona theater company goes scary for debut performance this Halloween

October 28, 2011 Though ghouls and goblins are more typically associated with the holiday, local theater enthusiasts are invited to spend this Halloween with another eerie character: “The Raven” and the famous write... more »»

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October 28, 2011 ‘Antique Dolls’ opens Nov. more »»

G. Love couldn’t quite pull off the Delta Blues sound, so he had to create his own take on the music

October 21, 2011 G. Love describes the first time he heard a Delta Blues record as a musical epiphany. He remembers it was by John Hammond, and he was about 17 at the tim. more »»

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