The Altoona Mirror, 27 Sep 2016 14:34:45 EDTTue, 27 Sep 2016 14:34:45 EDT'Unique perspective on a Western': ACT's 'The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance' much deeper than good vs. evil white hat against a black hat. In many Westerns, the lines are clearly drawn - a hero, a villain, an oppressed town, a damsel in distress - and they rarely stray far from the formula.Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDTBack to his roots: Ricky Skaggs having fun playing bluegrass, not worrying about the charts Skaggs doesn't believe in flukes. When he was 5, his father bought him a mandolin that fit his small body rather than a "big ol' guitar or banjo with a long neck.Fri, 9 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDTStriking back: Event gathers local bands to help in fight against cancer musicians are tuning up for the upcoming American Cancer Society's Striking Chords Against Cancer concert. The bands will rock the stage to help combat the disease, remember those who have been touched by it and celebrate survivor.Fri, 2 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDTUnsure accusations: CLP's 'Doubt' will leave audience with more questions than answers person is involved in a situation that is deemed inappropriate. Questions swirl. Rumors begin. Accusations fly. Quick judgments are made without tangible facts. The only concrete thing is doubt.Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDTPlucking the heartstrings: Romance is the theme of ASO's new season Altoona Symphony Orchestra plans to romance its way through the upcoming 2016-17 classical concert season, and the force also plans a pops concert of John Williams' music from "Star Wars." It all begins the weekend of Au.Fri, 19 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDT