Ballet shows park's beauty
HUNTINGDON - The Trey McIntyre Project, a ballet group performing at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11 in the Rosenberger Auditorium in the Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts on the Juniata College campus, will use music ranging from bossa nova to avant-garde to straight pop music to score its dances.
The highlight of the Boise, Idaho-based group's performance will be "The Sun Road," a multimedia ballet which was recently commissioned by Wolf Trap National Park in Washington, D.C., and Glacier National Park in Montana. The piece is performed in front of a video projection of the dancers performing in Glacier National Park.
In this photo, a ballerina with the Trey McIntyre Project dances at Glacier National Park, Mont. The group will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11 in the Rosenberger Auditorium in the Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts on the Juniata College campus, Huntingdon.
Tickets are $20 for the general public and $12 for seniors over age 65 and children ages 18 and under. Admission is free for Juniata students with their ID. For tickets, call 641-JTIX.
Local artist is exhibit focus
HOLLIDAYSBURG - ART4 will feature an exhibit of the work of legendary local artist Frederick A. Counsel, titled "Remembering Fred," through Sept. 30.
Counsel, a native of Altoona, passed away in 1978.
A free opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the gallery, at 309A Allegheny Street.
The exhibit is being billed as "the last time Counsel's work will be available for purchase."
Country stars come to BJC
UNIVERSITY PARK - Live Nation will present the American Saturday Night Tour, featuring Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley and Jimmy Wayne, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at Penn State's Bryce Jordan Center.
Paisley, a Grammy Award-winner and one of the biggest names in country music, is touring in support of his latest studio album, "American Saturday Night."
Tickets are $20, $39.50 and $55 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Sept. 11. Tickets can be purchased at the Bryce Jordan Ticket Center, Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Tickets Downtown, Penn State Altoona Campus, online at www.bjc.psu.edu or charge-by-phone at 865-5555.
TSO returning to Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH - Trans-Siberian Orchestra will bring their latest tour to the Mellon Arena for two performances, at 3 and 8 p.m., on Dec. 16.
Tickets will be $37.50, $47.50 and $57.50. A special matinee-only ticket will be available for $26.25.
An Internet pre-sale will be held for the tickets beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday. Ticket buyers can log on to the Pittsburgh area radio station sites www.bobfm969.com and www.qburgh.com to purchase early.
Tickets for the show go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Sept. 14 at www.livenation.com, Mellon Arena Box Office, select Giant Eagle locations or charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000
Local artist holds benefit
HOLLIDAYSBURG - Local country singer Ricky Lee has teamed up with radio station True Country 94.3 to put on an event to benefit Homeless Veterans.
The True Country Music Jamboree will be held from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the American Legion Park.
The event will feature four live bands, free hay rides and pony rides for children.
There will also be a "Best Dressed Redneck and Cowgirl" contest for those that come dressed up.
Tickets are $7 in advance at the Hollidaysburg American Legion, Keith's Country Western and 94.3 True Country or WRTA Radio campus. Tickets will be $10 at the gate.
Concertgoers can bring lawn chairs and coolers, and food and drinks will also be available for purchase from the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.
For more information, visit www.truecountry943.com or www.rickyleemusic. com or call 943-6112.
Film festival shows locally
STATE COLLEGE - The State Theatre will host the Manhattan Short Film Festival at 4 and 7 p.m. Sept. 20.
The Manhattan Short Film Festival will be shown in more than 150 cities worldwide during the week of Sept. 20. The festival will feature 12 films from all over the world, all clocking in at 18 minutes or less.
Tickets are $8 for the general public and $6 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased online at www.StateTickets.org, at the Re/Max Box Office or by calling 272-0606.
Watersports event coming
UNIVERSITY PARK - For the first time ever, the Bryce Jordan Center will flood the arena with over a half-million gallons of water in preparation for Grindco's H2X Extreme Watersports Show at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11.
H2X will feature wake boarders, knee boarders, wake skaters, to freestyle jet ski jumpers flipping and tricking off huge water jumps and rail slide obstacles.
Tickets are $28.50 for the general public, $20 for students, $9.75 for children ages 2 to 12 and free for children younger than age 2. Tickets are available at the Bryce Jordan Center Box Office, Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Tickets Downtown, Penn State Altoona campus, online at www.bjc.psu.edu or charge-by-phone at 865-5555.