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Stage version of Disney classic has something for everyone

February 14, 2014 The tale as old as time is coming to an area stage for two nights. NETworks will present Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” on the Eisenhower Auditorium stage Tuesday, Feb. 25 and Wednesday, Feb. 26. more »»

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February 14, 2014 Bill Maher comes to BJC UNIVERSITY PARK — Comedian and political commentator Bill Maher will bring his latest stand-up tour to the Bryce Jordan Center at 8 p.m. May 3. more »»

‘The Crucible’ finds a town pushed to the edge by accusations of witchcraft

February 7, 2014 What sort of impact can “The Cru­cible,” a play written 50 years ago about a historical event that happened more than 300 years ago, have on today’s audience? “One of the big things about ‘The... more »»

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February 7, 2014 Student art on display LORETTO — The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art will continue its tradition of celebrating the area’s talented young artists with the return of “Artists of the 21st Century,... more »»

Sutton Foster plans her return to the stage — but stops at Penn State first

January 31, 2014 For nearly two years, Broadway has been without one of its biggest stars — but that will soon chang. more »»

Broadway musical rocks Penn State stage for a second time

January 17, 2014 On intangible time machine plays a big role in the Broadway musical “Rock of Ages. more »»

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January 17, 2014 Musicians to perform UNIVERSITY PARK — Three-time Grammy Award winner and classical virtuoso Sharon Isbin will team with innovative American jazzman Stanley Jordan and Brazilian jazz master Romero... more »»

Starting the year off bright

December 27, 2013 The coming of the new year offers a time to reflect, release and move on, and First Night State College has the outlet for doing just that. more »»

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December 27, 2013 Locals asking for voters Altoona rock band The Big Time has made it to the top 40 in a contest to play an official pre-Grammys show at Club Nokia at the “Grammy Gig of a Life­time” concert and open... more »»

AP critic chooses the year's best films

December 20, 2013 In surveying the year at the movies, the topography is rich. more »»

Composer Kooman and partner win prestigious award

December 20, 2013 Barbara Kooman of Altoona remembers when her son was just a little boy and had a small role onstage as one of several townspeople in a local production of “The Sound of Musi. more »»

Ballet company preps annual production of ‘The Nutcracker’

December 6, 2013 Allegheny Ballet Company artistic director Connor Kilian Weigand is hoping to get you in the “holiday spirit,” he said, with the company’s 2013 production of the classic “The Nutcracker,” which is... more »»

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December 6, 2013 Elmo, friends making music UNIVERSITY PARK — Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and all their Sesame Street friends are taking to the stage to share their love of music in Sesame Street Live “Elmo Makes... more »»

Pirates help spread Christmas message in Tyrone Community Players holiday production

December 4, 2013 Pirates probably are not the first characters you associate with the Christmas season. Well, the Tyrone Community Players are ready to change that. more »»

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December 4, 2013 Aldean heads to BJC in May UNIVERSITY PARK — This spring, Jason Aldean will bring his 2014 “Night Train Tour” to the Bryce Jordan Center on the Penn State University Park campus. more »»

Century-old play tells of fight for equality

November 22, 2013 A lot has changed for women in 134 years, but a play written in 1879 by Henrik Ibsen, still resonates today. Things Unseen Theatre will present the classic play “A Doll’s House” Dec. more »»

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November 22, 2013 Theater opens holiday play MCCONNELLSTOWN — The Playhouse at McConnellstown will close its 31st season with its own holiday production, “An Orphan’s Light.” The show will be presented at 8 p.m. more »»

ACT?brings ‘Annie’ back after 25 years

November 15, 2013 In a unique turn around, 25 years after a production of “Annie” first hit the local stage, some of its stars are back either reviving their original role or taking on a new on. more »»

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November 15, 2013 CAST?hosting premiere of film CLEARFIELD — The Clearfield Arts Studio Theatre will present an evening to be of interest to area residents and anyone who has wondered about the existence of Bigfo. more »»

Ventriloquist comedian makes his way back to the BJC stage

November 1, 2013 Penn State University cannot get enough Jeff Dunham. more »»

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