1960s bands join forces
UNIVERSITY PARK - The "Happy Together Tour 2013" will make a stop at the Bryce Jordan Center at 7:30 p.m. July 28.
Celebrating the music of the 1960s, the "Happy Together Tour" features: The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie; Chuck Negron, formerly of Three Dog Night; Gary Puckett & The Union Gap; Mark Lindsay, former lead singer of Paul Revere & The Raiders; and Gary Lewis & The Playboys.
The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie consists of Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman, founders of the 1960s rock band The Turtles. The Turtles are best known for their song "Happy Together."
Chuck Negron co-founded Three Dog Night in 1967 and was with the group as it became one of the most successful bands of the late '60s and early '70s with 21 Top 40 hits and three No. 1 songs - "Joy to the World," "Black and White" and "Mama Told Me (Not to Come)."
Gary Puckett & The Union Gap had five Top 10 singles in the 1960s, including "Young Girl" and "Woman Woman."
"Indian Reservation" by Paul Revere & The Raiders hit No. 1 on the charts in 1971, selling over 4 million copies which made it the biggest selling single for Columbia Records for almost a decade. In all, the band had 15 Top 40 hits. Mark Lindsay co-founded the group in 1958 and stayed with it through 1975.
Gary Lewis & The Playboys had a hit in 1965 with the song "This Diamond Ring" and had seven Top 10 singles in all.
Tickets are $35 and go on sale at noon today at the Bryce Jordan Center, Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Downtown Theatre, Altoona Campus Ticket Outlet, online at www.ticketmaster.com or www.bjc.psu.edu, or by phone at 800-745-3000.
Hip-hop duo to perform
UNIVERSITY PARK - Hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will bring their fall U.S. tour to the Bryce Jordan Center at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7. The opening acts for the tour are Talib Kweli and Big K.R.I.T.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have a hit with the album "The Heist," which shot to the No. 1 slot on iTunes and debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard album charts. The pair hit No. 1 on the Hot 100 and Top 40 Radio charts earlier this year with the single "Thrift Shop."
Tickets are $34.50, $39.50 and $45 and go on sale at 10 a.m. today. Tickets are available at the Bryce Jordan Center, Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Downtown Theatre, Altoona Campus Ticket Outlet, online at www.ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 800-745-3000.
Anniversary event held
ROCKHILL FURNACE - The Rockhill Trolley Museum officially began trolley operations on July 6, 1963. The museum is celebrating 50 years of operating electric trolleys in Rockhill Furnace on July 6.
The museum has assembled a collection of one-of-a-kind special trolleys from Johnstown, York, Scranton, Philadelphia, Harrisburg and more. Rides will be available on many of these trolleys for scenic three-mile rides. Other trolleys will be on display.
Fares are $7 for all riders over 2 years of age (those under age 2 are free). Tickets are good for unlimited rides all day long.
The museum is located on PA 994 just west of the US 522 / SR 994 intersection at Rockhill Furnace/ Orbisonia.