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B.E. Taylor’s holiday music has given his career a surprise second act

December 2, 2011 B.E. Taylor never intended to become a Christmas specialist. The Aliquippa native was a pop rock singer throughout the 1970s and ’80s, hitting the charts several times as the leader of The B.E. more »»

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December 2, 2011 ACT to hold new auditions Auditions for ACT’s February production of “On Golden Pond” will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 11 and 12 at the ACT Rehearsal Hall. ACT Operations Mana­ger Steven C. more »»

Cresson Lake production returns to familiar characters for Christmas show

November 25, 2011 There’s no way Claire Houser could have turned down the role. Houser, of Ebensburg, played the part of Missy when Cresson Lake Playhouse produced “The Marvelous Wonderettes” this past sprin. more »»

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November 25, 2011 Photo exhibit opens Dec. more »»

Local experts weigh in on the genre and its hold on the music scene

November 18, 2011 Whether it’s the guitar riffs, the deep-seated influence or the improvisational nature of the genre, many area musicians get down with the blue. more »»

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November 18, 2011 Disney on Ice visits Indiana INDIANA — “Disney On Ice presents Mickey & Minnie’s Magical Journey” will come to Indiana for the first time ever for a series of performances Dec. 1 through Dec. more »»

Judas Priest and a lineup of rock bands will visit Johnstown on Nov. 19

November 11, 2011 Judas Priest’s current Epitaph World Tour has been dubbed a “farewell” tour, which has caused many fans to believe the heavy metal legends are calling it quits entirel. more »»

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November 11, 2011 ‘Wonderettes’ returning to CLP EBENSBURG — Cresson Lake Playhouse will present “The Winter Wonderettes” from Dec. 2 through Dec. 4 at the Cambria County Court House, 200 S. Center St. more »»

Hollywood's holiday far ranges from the Muppets to Marilyn

November 4, 2011 LOS ANGELES — Only Hollywood could assemble a holiday guest list that ranges from the Muppets, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Puss in Boots and dancing penguins to J. more »»

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November 4, 2011 Mount debuts ‘Akimbo’ CRESSON — The play “Kimberly Akimbo” — described by the New York Times as, “at once a shrewd satire, a black comedy and a heartbreaking study of how time wounds everyone” — ... more »»

Altoona theater company goes scary for debut performance this Halloween

October 28, 2011 Though ghouls and goblins are more typically associated with the holiday, local theater enthusiasts are invited to spend this Halloween with another eerie character: “The Raven” and the famous write... more »»

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October 28, 2011 ‘Antique Dolls’ opens Nov. more »»

G. Love couldn’t quite pull off the Delta Blues sound, so he had to create his own take on the music

October 21, 2011 G. Love describes the first time he heard a Delta Blues record as a musical epiphany. He remembers it was by John Hammond, and he was about 17 at the tim. more »»

They may often top its charts, but the Zac Brown Band isn’t necessarily country music

October 14, 2011 Please don’t ask Coy Bowles to classify the Zac Brown Band’s music. “I’ve yet to come up with something,” said Bowles, a guitarist and keyboardist for the Atlanta-based grou. more »»

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October 14, 2011 Chinese company heading to BJC UNIVERSITY PARK — The National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China, a company based in Beijing, has amazed audiences in more than 40 countries with its... more »»

Artist Philip Chan has been working on his ‘Fallen Angels’ series for 25 years

September 23, 2011 Angels on earth are by no means a new artistic theme. Heavenly beings have been depicted in worldly art for centuries — by some of the greatest painters, sculptors and in various other mediums. more »»

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September 23, 2011 Poet laureate to give speech The 2011-2012 Penn State Poet Laureate, Linda Miller, will offer the presentation “Ernest Heming­way in Letters, Literature, and Life” at 4 p.m. more »»

ACT’s ‘Murder on the Nile’ puts a group of vacationers into a deadly mystery

September 16, 2011 If you’d like to know who the killer is in Altoona Community Theatre’s production of Agatha Christie’s “Murder on the Nile,” you’ll have to see the play, because the cast isn’t talkin. more »»

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September 16, 2011 CAST looking for ‘Big’ actors CLEARFIELD — Auditions for the musical “Big River: The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn,” will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. more »»

Cresson Lake Playhouse gives area a look at little-known Neil Simon comedy ‘The Good Doctor’

August 26, 2011 Of all of Neil Simon’s award-winning plays, “The Good Doctor” — despite a multiple Tony-nominated Broadway debut in the early 1970s — is the one that has perhaps been most unfairly forgotten. more »»

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