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‘Drag Race’ winner to perform at Penn State Altoona

September 20, 2014 Bianca Del Rio — also known as Roy Haylock, who won season 6 of TV’s “RuPaul’s Drag Race,’’ a reality competition show — said when she was in college, the idea of a homosexual man, let alone a drag... more »»

Family Theatre announces productions

September 20, 2014 The Blair County Arts Foundation’s “Family Theatre at the Mishler” will offer six events this season. The season opens at 7 p.m. Tuesday, with ArtsPower’s “Harry the Dirty Dog. more »»

Sweitzer returns home with ‘Music Got Me Here’

September 18, 2014 Some people believe writer Thomas Wolfe’s assertion that “you can’t go home again,’’ but Altoona native Tom Sweitzer isn’t one of them. more »»

Rosh Hashanah desserts try to keep things lighter

September 17, 2014 My grandma Ursula relied on honey to solve nearly any culinary or health problem. Have a nagging nighttime cough? Swallow a spoonful of honey. more »»

Cooking show, fresh basil inspire homemade pesto

September 17, 2014 September is full of exciting fall firsts for me: the first days of the school year, the first Steelers game and the first abundance of basil in my garden. more »»

Actor portrays C.S. Lewis in one-man show

September 14, 2014 British actor David Payne was a teenager when someone gave him a copy of a book by noted author C.S. Lewis, but Payne had little idea then of how the writer would later change his life. more »»

Actor portrays C.S. Lewis in one-man show

September 14, 2014 British actor David Payne was a teenager when someone gave him a copy of a book by noted author C.S. Lewis, but Payne had little idea then of how the writer would later change his life. more »»

Colorful ‘Alice’ is a really big show

September 14, 2014 NEW YORK — It takes nine — yes, nine — tractor-trailers to move all the sets and props for “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” a $2 million extravaganza that arrived in New York this week. more »»

Keith Richards on new book, Stones tour and solo music

September 14, 2014 NEW YORK — There’s one person who knew Keith Richards would become Keith Richards: his grandfather. more »»

US Senate rivals become reality show survivors

September 14, 2014 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Two freshmen U.S. more »»

Get your yard ready for winter

September 13, 2014 Whether you do it yourself or hire someone to do it for you, it’s time to get your yard and garden ready for the cold months ahead, experts said. more »»

Earth Matters: Everyone must do their part to keep Pennsylvania clean

September 13, 2014 “If everyone sweeps before his own front door, then the street is clean.” German writer Johann Wolfgang van Goethe wrote those words 200 years ago. more »»

Penn State horticulture show set for Sept. 26-27

September 13, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — “Seasons of Horticulture” will be the theme of the 101st annual Penn State Horticulture Show, set for Sept. 26 and 2. more »»

Making the honor roll: Zolten picked for rock legends committee

September 11, 2014 McKeesport native Jerry Zolten has made a life in music, and now a Pittsburgh-based group has called on his expertise to help create an honor roll of musicians. more »»

Actor sees cerebral palsy as an asset

September 11, 2014 NEW YORK — For RJ Mitte, playing Walter White Jr. in AMC’s “Breaking Bad” was art imitating life. more »»

Banishing the blues with healthy blueberry muffins

September 10, 2014 Ripe, plentiful blueberries are such a highlight of summer that some of us are prone to getting the blueberry blues during the rest of the year. more »»

Girls shamed for being curvy AND thin

September 8, 2014 Dear Readers: Welcome to Straight Talk Advice — where we tackle youth’s toughest issues with youth’s wisest advice! There is so much today that youth face, and they don’t always tell their parents... more »»

Laughter below: Tyrone-based theater company presents ‘Church Basement Ladies’

September 7, 2014 The musical comedy “Church Basement Ladies” is bringing the laughs and more to The Inn at Edgewater Acres. The dinner theater production is now showing at the Alexandria resort through Sept. 2. more »»

An earthy tone: Mother Earth News Fair returns to Seven Springs

September 6, 2014 Whether they are farmers or city dwellers, young or old, fully entrenched homesteaders or just “dipping their toe” into the waters of sustainable living, like-minded folks from all over the U.. more »»

Garden Notes: Cannas love water, are accommodating to gardeners

September 6, 2014 Down South, Cannas are called “garbage can plants.” They thrive along alleys, in old, shale-riddled soil, growing beside multiplying garbage cans. more »»

Celebrate fall: Region offers festivals to mark change of season

September 4, 2014 If you find yourself missing all the fun you had this summer, why not check out some of the upcoming fall festivals, starting with The Festival at Lakemont Park this weekend. more »»


Ligonier Highland Games September 20, 2014

For the 56th year, the Laurel Highlands will resound with the sound of pipes and drums at the Ligonier Highland Games. more »

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Family Fest, Italian Festival, New Germany Arts Festival, Maddie's Journey

September 19, 2014 Although the seasons officially change this weekend, outdoor live music happenings remain prominent on the area live music schedule for this weekend and upcoming wee. more »

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