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50 years of Love: The Beach Boys to play Johnstown’s War Memorial Arena

March 16, 2014 During a more than 50-year career, Mike Love of the Beach Boys has had enough fabulous memories and experiences to match other music legends story for story. more »»

‘Pinocchio’ to be staged at Mishler

March 15, 2014 With the help of some out-of-town friends, local students will take to the Mishler stage with a production of their own. more »»

Earth Matters: Downtown revitalization integral to Altoona’s allure

March 15, 2014 It is difficult to oppose historic preservation, environmental protection or community revitalization, yet when it comes to our urban planning and downtown development, our practices and policies... more »»

The sound of art: ASO to deliver concert celebrating art and music; local artist Servello featured

March 13, 2014 Visual and audible art are coming together for an upcoming Altoona Symphony Orchestra concert. more »»

Leno one of TV Hall of Fame inductees

March 13, 2014 BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. more »»

Pie o' gold

March 12, 2014 When it comes to shepherd’s pie, there are those who toe a rather strict line, and there are those who go with the comfort food flow. more »»

Simple crafts for St. Patrick’s Day

March 10, 2014 From leprechaun beards to shamrock hats, a few simple crafts can turn you from a spectator into a participant at a St. Patrick’s Day parade or party. more »»

‘Today’ feeling fight again after Sochi ratings

March 10, 2014 NEW YORK — NBC’s “Today” show didn’t leave its mojo in Sochi and is feeling newly energized in the program’s perpetual battle with ABC’s dominant “Good Morning America. more »»

Denver tune named a W.Va. state song

March 10, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Singer John Denver never called West Virginia home, but his 1970s hit “Take Me Home, Country Roads” is one of the state’s official song. more »»

Magic on Ice: Disney characters headed to Johnstown

March 9, 2014 JOHNSTOWN — What’s better than a Disney character coming to life in an ice skating show? How about more than 60 Disney characters, spanning decades of movie magic, strapping on skates and taking to... more »»

Making a good impression: Frank Caliendo bringing routine to Penn State

March 8, 2014 Frank Caliendo chuckled at the thought of picking his favorite impersonation to perform. “You mean, pick one of my children?” the 40-year-old comedian asked. more »»

Garden Notes: Patron saint of gardeners spent his life studying plants

March 8, 2014 This is the story of St. Fiacre, the patron saint of gardeners and a man who knew his way around a shovel. more »»

Sesame Street coming

March 6, 2014 He’s red, furry and instantly recognizable to kids everywhere, many who’ve called him by his first name before they were out of diapers. more »»

Writer takes responsibility seriously

March 6, 2014 On any given Sunday, the sound of silverware scraping against almost empty plates fills the Kelly household. I politely decline as my dad passes the bowl of mashed potatoes around for another helping. more »»

Jack’s Grubb Shack thriving

March 5, 2014 Jack’s Grubb Shack might not be the sort of restaurant you just stumble upon, but once you find it, you’ll be glad you did. “I think we’re Altoona’s hidden secret,” owner Jack Reiter said. more »»

Diversity a big winner at Academy Awards

March 4, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Diver­sity was perhaps the biggest winner at the 86th annual Academy Awards. more »»

‘Gravity’ leads with most Oscars:Leto, Nyong’o win supporting actor nods

March 3, 2014 LOS ANGELES — In a ceremony punctuated by politics, pizza and photo-bombing, the Academy Awards breezed through a smooth opening from host Ellen DeGeneres and a best supporting actor win for the... more »»

Partial list of 86th annual Academy Award winners

March 3, 2014 The Associated Press Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club. more »»

List of Oscar winners

March 3, 2014 The Associated Press List of winners at Sunday's 86th annual Academy Awards presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. more »»

Who will take home Oscar gold?

March 2, 2014 Ken Womack, professor of English and Integrative Arts and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at Penn State Altoona, breaks down this year’s Academy Award races: Best Picture Breakdown: This year’s... more »»

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