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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 »»

Up and Coming

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 »»

Up and Coming

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 »»

Up and Coming

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 »»

Up and Coming

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 »»

Up and Coming

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 »»

Raystown hosts 'Art Open'

November 1, 2013 ENTRIKEN — Artists from the Raystown Lake Region will be displaying their artwork from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Lake Raystown Resort Lodge & Conference Cente. more »»

Up and Coming

November 1, 2013 PCCS ready for ‘Guys’ STATE COLLEGE — Penn State Centre Stage will present the legendary musical “Guys and Dolls” Nov. 5 through Nov. 20. more »»

Judith Hill’s early career featured spots behind some of music’s legends; Now she’s ready to make a legend of her own

October 25, 2013 In the five-year history of the reality singing competition “The Voice,” few eliminations were as shocking as the season four ouster of soul singer Judith Hill. more »»

Up and Coming

October 25, 2013 Group preps ‘Carol’ show CLAYSBURG — Clays­burg Area Community Theatre’s production of the musical adaption of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Nov. more »»

Asphalt Orchestra combines classic band moves with up-to-date musical selections

October 18, 2013 HUNTINGDON — It’s sort of a cross between the TV shows “Friday Night Lights’’ and “Glee,’’ blending alternative rock music with the fancy footwork of half-time shows featuring great high school... more »»

Up and Coming

October 18, 2013 Winterfest scheduled MARTINSBURG — The Park at Morrisons Cove is making plans for its fifth annual Winterfest, to be held Nov. 22 to 24 at the park. more »»

Silly, crowd-pleasing Monty Python musical comes to Cresson Lake

October 11, 2013 At least for a little while, Loretto will be a very silly place. Cresson Lake Play­house will present “Monty Python’s Spamalot” Oct. 16 through 19 and Oct. more »»

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