Poet laureate to give speech
The 2011-2012 Penn State Poet Laureate, Linda Miller, will offer the presentation "Ernest Hemingway in Letters, Literature, and Life" at 4 p.m. Monday in the Edith Davis Eve Chapel on the Penn State Altoona campus.
Miller will discuss how Hemingway, a boy from the Midwest, became the "Father of Modern American Prose."
The lecture is free and open to the public.
Miller is a professor of English at Penn State Abington and has been published nationwide.
Davies to play Carnegie show
MUNHALL - Kinks founder Ray Davies will perform a solo show, with the indie rock band The 88, for an all-ages show at 8 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Carnegie Library Music Hall of Homestead.
Davies' last solo album was last year's "See My Friends," which featured the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer collaborating with many of his famous friends (including Bruce Springsteen, Metallica and Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora) on new covers of his Kinks compositions.
Seated tickets range in price from $38 to $65 and are available at the venue box office, online at LibraryMusicHall.com, or charge-by-phone by calling 412-368-5225.
Seger heading to Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH - Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band will bring their latest tour to the CONSOL Energy Center at 8 p.m. Nov. 19.
Seger, who has sold more than 50 million albums during his long career, made headlines recently when he finally released his large catalog of music to iTunes.
Tickets for the concert are $44 and $72.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday. Tickets will be available online at livenation.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000 or the CONSOL Energy Center Box Office.
Eaken Trio plays concert
BEDFORD - The Eaken Piano Trio will launch the PA Consort's 2011-2012 Guest Artist Series with a performance at 7:30 p.m. today at the Bedford United Methodist Church. The concert will feature music by Gershwin, Mozart, Shapiro and Brahms.
The Eaken Trio has been performing together for 24 years. They have performed at the legendary Carnegie Hall three times, have had 10 tours in Europe and Asia and have released 12 albums, including one which was nominated for a Grammy award.
Tickets are $8 at the door and $7 in advance, with student tickets half price. Tickets are available at the Visitors Bureau and Fisher's Pharmacy in Bedford and at the Everett Rexall Pharmacy.
Famed group comes to PSU
UNIVERSITY PARK - This fall, the St. Lawrence String Quartet, ensemble-in-residence at Stanford University, will inaugurate a three-season Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State program featuring the complete Ludwig van Beethoven quartet cycle. The ensemble performs at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 in Schwab Auditorium.
The Beethoven quartet cycle will continue March 23 with the Brentano String Quartet, also at Schwab.
Tickets for the concert are $40 for adults, $15 for University Park students and $32 for people ages 18 and younger. Tickets are available online at www.cpa.psu.edu, by calling 863-0255 or 800-ARTS-TIX and in person at Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Downtown Theatre Center, HUB-Robeson Center Information Desk and Bryce Jordan Center.