Area Life

The Weeknd is coming to the Bryce Jordan Center

Grammy Award-winning artist The Weeknd announced that the second leg of his “Starboy: Legend of the Fall” 2017 World Tour will kick off at the Bryce Jordan Center at University Park at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6. Gucci Mane is the opening act. Tickets start at $39.75, plus fees, and will go on ...

Try Chipotle-Bourbon Glazed Ribs

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and the summer season is about to hit full stride. This means one thing: It’s time for barbecue ribs. Nothing says more than Dad and summer than a platter of crispy, finger-licking, sweet and spicy baby back ribs. They say the key to BBQ is in the ...

Grapevine

Sept. release on Latin noms NEW YORK — The nominees for the 2017 Latin Grammy Awards will be announced on Sept. 20 and the awards will be handed out on Nov. 16. The Latin Recording Academy made the announcements Tuesday. The 18th annual Latin Grammy Awards will air live on Univision ...

Los Angeles Film Festival features diverse slate of films, directors

LOS ANGELES — While Hollywood continues to be a place of inequality for non-white male directors, the LA Film Festival is making a name for itself by being exactly the opposite. The Festival, which kicks off tonight in Culver City, has made norm-busting strides in programming films and panels ...

FDA to delay rule requiring new nutrition facts panel

NEW YORK — A revamped nutrition facts panel designed to make it easier to see how many calories and added sugars are in packaged foods and drinks is being delayed. The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it plans to push back the deadline for a rule requiring food companies to use the ...

Garden Notes: Gardeners, beware! Look out for the Allium Leafminer

Coming to a garden near you: The Allium Leaf­miner! Gardeners in Centre, Juniata and Mifflin counties have found Allium Leafminers in their leeks, garlic, onions, shallots, chives and ornamental alliums. Allium Leafminers are particularly attracted to leeks, but all alliums are vulnerable. ...

Undergoing Trans4mation

Pleasant Valley Assembly of God officially changed its name at a service Sunday to Trans4mation Church. “I always knew that someday there would be a name change,” said Pastor Jim Balzano, lead pastor at the church at 1001 S. First St. “I felt it in my spirit for 17 years. I just never ...

2017 Choral Institute registrations accepted

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Registration is open for participation in the 2017 Choral Institute of the Academy of Sacred Music. Hollidaysburg native Robert Long will lead singers and choral directors from throughout central Pennsylvania in the art of choral singing. The choral intensive workshop ...

Spiritual notes

Bible school St. John’s Reformed Church of Loysburg will host Vacation Bible School for all children in the community, beginning Sunday evening and continuing from 5:45-8 p.m. each evening through Thursday. The theme is Rome, focusing on Paul and the Underground Church. Parents of ...

Prayer can kick-start your day

Somebody once said, “You are what you eat.” I’d like to amend that slightly to “You are what you listen to,” particularly in reference to music. This occurred to me the other day on my way to work. My husband, Bob, and I are hospital chaplains in Altoona, which means we have a ...

On this date

50 YEARS AGO: June 9, 1967 James C. Mincin, Altoona, graduating from the Altoona Area Vocational-Technical School, was awarded a tool chest with $100 worth of tools for having the highest grades in both auto mechanics and scholastically. 25 YEARS AGO: June 9, 1992 Sam Loth, main street ...

Music in the Burg: 17th annual concert series to feature multiple genres

The Hollidaysburg Area Arts Council finally was able to book the U.S. Navy’s country-bluegrass ensemble for the borough’s summer concert series. “We’ve been on the list for five years, so when their availability came up in July, I said, ‘I’ll take it,’” said Marie Little, ...

Build a better world: Library Summer Learning Program set

Usually area libraries have a special summertime campaign to encourage people of all ages to read more books, but this year, the campaign has added something different. Just like their counterparts statewide, Altoona Area Public Library and its partner libraries in Blair County will ask ...

Detour app has 150 audio walking tours

The Associated Press If you’re looking for a knowledgeable traveling companion, consider installing the Detour app on your smartphone. The app offers 150 audio tours for walks through fascinating nooks and crannies in popular destinations, such as New York, London, Paris, Washington, ...

Travel briefs

District of Columbia Int’l arrivals to US down slightly in September 2016 WASHINGTON — International arrivals to the U.S. declined slightly in September 2016 compared with September 2015, continuing a downward trend in inbound tourism that began earlier in 2016. The U.S. Department of ...

Earth Matters: Conclusions drawn in 1798 continue to echo today

The acceptance and rejection of scientific research, predictions and warnings of pending environmental difficulties is not unique to today’s dispute over man-induced climate change. These sorts of debates have been raging for centuries. I was reminded of just how long when I came upon a ...

Spiritual notes

Strawberry festival A strawberry festival will be held from 4-6:30 p.m. June 11 at the Cresson Presbyterian Church, corner of Third Street and Keystone Avenue. Cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children under 10 years of age. A basket auction will also be held. Film club Meta Narrative, a ...