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In harmony

July 30, 2014 Even if you’ve don’t instantly recognize the name of singer Richard Sterban, you likely will recognize his signature line: “Giddy up, oom poppa, oom poppa, mau mau.” The Oak Ridge Boys hit No. more »»

Foghat’s Roger Earl says the band isn’t ready to slow down

June 20, 2014 As rock stars age, they often get asked how soon they’ll retire. And the question can become a bit irritating. more »»

Keeping it real

April 25, 2014 The Tony award-winning musical “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” notoriously blends the macabre with comedy, and Altoona Community Theatre’s production is bringing another dimension t... more »»

BCAF sets arts festival schedule

April 25, 2014 The 47th annual Blair County Arts Festival, presented by the Blair County Arts Foundation, will be held from noon until 8 p.m. May 17 and from noon until 6 p.m. more »»

Up and Coming

April 25, 2014 Rockers to headline JOHNSTOWN — Thunder in the Valley Motorcycle Rally and Atlantic Broadband are proud to announce the 2014 entertainment headliner, Foghat, who will perform at 10 p.m. more »»

Dog days

April 18, 2014 Rachel DiAndrea adores animals. She loves them so much that the artist, a resident of Altoona, initially dreamed as a child of being a veterinarian. “I grew up preparing for that,” DiAndrea sai. more »»

Up and Coming

April 18, 2014 SAMA-Loretto preps recent acquisitions LORETTO — The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto will open its latest exhibition, “Arriving in Style: Recent Acquisitions of the Southern... more »»

Poetry reimagined

April 11, 2014 No one can claim that Timothy Melbinger isn’t ambitious. more »»

Up and Coming

April 11, 2014 Fundraiser set for May The third annual Striking Chords Against Cancer concert will be held from 2 to 10:30 p.m. May 31 at the Altoona Railroaders Museum. more »»

Cinematic diplomacy

April 4, 2014 BEIJING — Captain America and Spider-Man are seeking to dominate the Chinese box office in the coming weeks, proving that U.. more »»

Up and Coming

April 4, 2014 Comic legend visits area Emmy Award-winning comedienne and singer Vicki Lawrence will bring her “two-woman show” “Vicki Lawrence and Mama” to the Mishler Theatre for performances at 2 and 7:30 p.m. more »»

Sharing in song

March 28, 2014 When you hear the words “vocal ensemble,” you might picture a concert filled with selections from composers like Schubert, maybe some spirituals and perhaps an American traditional or tw. more »»

ASO sets final luncheon of the 2013-2014 season

March 28, 2014 Penn State Altoona will host the final “Luncheon with the Maestra” of the Altoona Symphony Orchestra’s 2013-2014 concert season from noon to 1 p.m. April 11 in the Mountain View Room of Port Sky Café. more »»

Up and Coming

March 28, 2014 ACT?seeking directors Altoona Community Theatre has selected the shows to be presented during its 2014-15 season at the Mishler Theatre and is accepting letters of interest from individuals who... more »»

The power of music

March 21, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State alumni Keely Beirne and Colin Byrne are headed back to their old stomping grounds via 1950s “Mem­phis. more »»

Up and Coming

March 21, 2014 Lauryn Hill to play PSU UNIVERSITY PARK — Singer Ms. Lauryn Hill is heading back into the spotlight this year, after a long time away from touring. more »»

Rock and faith

March 14, 2014 Despite his band’s prominence in the Christian rock world, John Cooper of Skillet didn’t grow up listening to rock music — Christian or otherwise. more »»

Up and Coming

March 14, 2014 Professor to exhibit CRESSON — Donald Talbot, associate professor of English, fine arts and visual arts program coordinator at Mount Aloysius College, will present the exhibit he created on his... more »»

Drinking in the drama

March 7, 2014 Grab a pint and gather ’round for some haunting tales from the Things Unseen Theatre. The local theater company is presenting “The Weir” at its venue the Church in the Middle of the Block at 8 p.m. more »»

Up and Coming

March 7, 2014 Cantus to play PSU shows UNIVERSITY PARK — The men’s vocal ensemble Cantus will perform “A Place for Us” at 7:30 p.m. April 1 in Penn State’s Pasquerilla Spiritual Center. more »»

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