Group updates Shakespeare
HUNTINGDON - William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night," a comedy of mistaken identity, song and revelry, will be performed by the Juniata College Theatre Department at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Oct. 24 and Oct. 29 and 30, with a 2 p.m. matinee Oct. 31 in the Suzanne von Liebig Theatre in the Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts on the Juniata campus.
The difference in this production is that the play will move the setting from Elizabethan England to the United States during the Roaring '20s.
AAHS junior Eddie Brandt will star in an all-student production of 'Les Miserable' in Pittsburgh.
Tickets for the play are $7 for adults and $4 for students and can be purchased by calling 641-3000.
Classical act comes to area
BEDFORD - The Castalia Ensemble, comprised of distinguished Penn State School of Music faculty, will present a concert of favorite works at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Bedford United Methodist Church as part of the PA Consort's guest artist series.
The members of the ensemble are violinist James P. Lyon, violist Tim Deighton, cellist Kim Cook, double bassist Robert Nairn and pianist Enrico Elisi.
Tickets are $7 in advance and $8 at the door, with students paying half-price. Tickets can be purchased at the Bedford Visitor's Bureau, Fisher's Pharmacy, and Moe'z Art Music in Bedford and Everett Rexall Pharmacy in Everett.
For more information, call 733-2301.
Digital music coming to club
Digital music artist Ken Michaels will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Buccinese Club, 614 Eighth Ave., Altoona.
As a member of the rock group The PHUZZ in the 1960s, Michaels opened for bands like Tommy James & the Shondells, The Outsiders, Gary Puckett and The Union Gap Band and Blood, Sweat and Tears.
As a solo artist, Michaels performs all background music on his digital workstation, creating full arrangements to accompany his vocals.
The concert is open to the public, and admission is $5 at the door.
AAHS?student in classic play
Altoona Area High School junior Eddie Brandt was recently cast as the lead character of Jean Valjean in the Pittsburgh Musical Theater's all-student production of "Les Miserables."
He was one of more than 250 students that auditioned for the 70-member cast.
Eddie is part of PMT's pre-college program and plans on majoring in musical theater after he graduates next year.
"Les Miserables" runs from Oct. 29 to Nov. 1st at the Byham Theater in Pittsburgh.
Tickets are $25, $30 and $33 for the Oct. 29 show; $28, $33 and $38 for the Oct. 30 show; $33, $38 and $41 for the Oct. 31 show and $33, $38 and $41 for the Nov. 1 show.
For tickets or more information, call 412-456-6666.
PSU choirs join for event
Choirs from six Penn State branch campuses, including Altoona's Ivyside Pride, will "Raise the Song!" in a free public concert at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts in Harrisburg.
Hosted by Penn State Harrisburg and its School of Humanities, the performance will feature choirs from Altoona, Berks, Erie, Harrisburg, Schuylkill and University Park.
Each participating student organization will perform individually, then all choirs will join together to sing Mendelssohn's "Verleih uns Frieden" ("Grant us Peace") and the Penn State Alma Mater.
Tickets and more information are available by calling 717-948-6470.
Yorn to play State Theatre
STATE COLLEGE - The State Theatre will present singer-songwriter Pete Yorn, with special guest Alberta Cross, at 8 p.m. Oct. 30.
Yorn first gained national notice by providing the score for the film "Me, Myself & Irene."
Tickets are $26 and can be purchased online at www.StateTickets.org, at the theater box office from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday or noon to 5 p.m. Saturday or by calling 272-0606 during normal box office hours.
Artist gets area display
Altoona artist Sue Severson will show 12 of her paintings in the corridor gallery of Blair Medical Associates through the month of October.
Blair Medical Associates is located in the Station Medical Center, 1414 Ninth Ave., Altoona.
PSU student assists group
UNIVERISTY PARK - Sparks will be flying - literally-when the Grammy-winning Kronos Quartet collaborates with the work of sculptor and Penn State graduate student Joe Netta in a performance of the work "Awakening" at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10, in Penn State's Eisenhower Auditorium.
The Center for the Performing Arts presentation features a metal assemblage created by Netta specifically for this performance. The concert also includes the Nittany Valley Children's Choir.
Tickets are $36 for adults, $15 for University Park students and $26 for people ages 18 and younger. Tickets can be purchased online at www.cpa.psu. edu, by calling 863-0255 or 800-ARTS-TIX, or in person at Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Tickets Downtown, HUB-Robeson Center and Bryce Jordan Center.
Orchestra heads to PSU
UNIVERSITY PARK - The Orquestra de Sao Paulo ("Sao Paolo Orchestra"), one of Brazil's most celebrated classical music ensembles, will make its Penn State premiere in a concert conducted by American Kazem Abdullah at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 in Eisenhower Auditorium.
The concert will also feature Scottish percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie.
Tickets for the Center for the Performing Arts presentation are $53 for adults, $20 for University Park students and $35 for people ages 18 and younger.
Tickets are available online at www.cpa.psu.edu, by calling 863-0255 or 800-ARTS-TIX or in person at Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Tickets Downtown, HUB-Robeson Center and Bryce Jordan Center.