The Altoona Mirrorhttp://www.altoonamirror.comTop Headlinesen-usFri, 31 Jul 2015 15:23:11 EDTFri, 31 Jul 2015 15:23:11 EDT, bold and beautiful: 'Spectacular exhibit on display at SAMA Altoona sheer size of "The Gates of Paradise" - at about 7 feet tall - captures your eye, and then, the 16 frames pull you closer for an inspection of the characters and other details painted on the canvas.Fri, 31 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDT'Reconnect with history': Event to focus on those who fought in World War II history buffs will have the chance to brush up on their knowledge next month when the Blair County Historical Society hosts its fourth World War II weekend.Fri, 10 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDTCelebrating the new year: First Night State College will begin 2015 in family-friendly atmosphere Italy, they wear red underwear. Brazilians might go to the beach wearing white for luck in kicking off the summer season. Men in Ecuador parade down streets in drag representing the "widow" of the year that has passe.Fri, 26 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTParty time: ABC's 'The Nutcracker' helps usher in holiday season Cece Haines, the Allegheny Ballet Company's production of "The Nutcracker" is all about the children, and that's where the spotlight should shine.Thu, 4 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTAdvancing their art: SAMA Loretto exhibit's the region's best in its 'Biennial 2014' show top of tradition, Scott Dimond believes a juried art exhibit every two years is a great way to "chart how an artist develop.Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EDT