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‘I Will Survive’ added to US registry

March 24, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — A Gloria Gaynor disco anthem, George Carlin’s “Seven Dirty Words” routine and coverage of Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point game are among 25 sound recordings that have been selected fo... more »»

Loretto museum to host fifth Night of Distinction

March 23, 2016 LORETTO — On April 16, the Southern Alle-ghenies Museum of Art’s Loretto Museum will host the fifth annual Night of Distinction, a dinner-and-awards event established to honor individuals and... more »»

Easter favorites: Master this sweet and spicy glaze for spiral ham

March 23, 2016 At Easter, there is just nothing better than a spiral-cut ham! Because I grew up with my grandmother roasting fresh, white, uncured hams, a sweet-glazed spiral-cut ham has always been a delicacy to... more »»

For the best eggs, make this simple hollandaise sauce

March 23, 2016 When the subject is Easter eggs, most folks usually are talking about the gaily painted specimens in a basket. Me, I think of holiday brunch, and in particular of eggs Benedict. more »»

ASO, pianist shine during latest concert

March 22, 2016 Conductor Teresa Cheung led the Altoona Symphony Orchestra in a concert of works by non-continental European Romantics Edward Elgar, Edvard Grieg and Jean Sibelius on Saturday night. more »»

From Fairview to Broadway: Altoona native finds success acting, writing and adapting

March 20, 2016 Playwright John Pielmeier hit a home run with his first full professional effort, “Agnes of God,” which ran on Broadway for more than a year in 1982. more »»

Superhero event set for Sunday

March 19, 2016 Comic books might not be the first thing you think about when trying to get your child to read, but that’s what worked for Karyn Weiland of Ebensbur. more »»

Garden Notes: Sour cherry trees resilient, fruit quite nutritious

March 19, 2016 It was only after reading the lyrics that I understood that Neil Diamond was not singing “Sweet Cherry Wine, good times never seemed so good.” He was instead crooning “Sweet Caroline. more »»

'Sing-a-long' show: Ed Kowalczyk will celebrate Live classics at the State Theatre

March 17, 2016 Ed Kowalczyk, founding member and former frontman of the alternative rock band Live, said he is always finding new meaning in songs he wrote during his years with the band. more »»

Academy diversifies leadership, apologizes

March 17, 2016 LOS ANGELES — The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has added three new governors to its 51-member board and appointed six minority members to other leadership positions. more »»

Dress up Irish favorite: Simple cabbage, when combined with bacon, is anything but

March 16, 2016 Cabbage is almost as popular on St. Patrick’s Day as green beer. And that’s because cabbage — unlike green beer — is a quintessential part of Irish cuisine (along with bacon and potatoes). more »»

Maw Maw’s Potato Pie Dish perfect for St. Paddy’s Day

March 16, 2016 I have never seen an Irish Potato Pie except on my Maw Maw’s dessert table around St. Patrick’s Day. Most recipes named “Irish Potato Pies” are savory pies with vegetables and sometimes meat. more »»

Sony buys Jackson’s half-share in music catalog

March 16, 2016 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Jackson’s estate has agreed to sell its remaining stake in a lucrative music catalog to Sony Corp. for $750 million, the entities announced Monday. more »»

Go green with a Greek shrimp salad

March 16, 2016 When my husband and I lived in Pittsburgh, we had many opportunities to visit and dine out with his aunt, Beth Chandler. more »»

Meshing medicine and music: ASO concert will feature doctor-pianist and strings

March 13, 2016 Once a month, Dr. Joseph Huang takes the train from New York City to spend a week at UPMC Altoona, where he is a physician in the intensive-care unit. more »»

UPMC doc raises funds for physician training program in Ethiopia

March 13, 2016 The first time Dr. Joseph Huang visited a new training program for doctors in Ethiopia, the intensive-care unit didn’t even have running water or other basic medical supplies. more »»

Louis C.K., Russell Brand to perform at vets benefit

March 13, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — Louis C.K. and Russell Brand will perform next month at a benefit supporting veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. more »»

Marvel Studios invites female Avengers to a science contest

March 13, 2016 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Calling all would-be female Avengers: Marvel Studios wants yo. more »»

Aubrie Sellers debuts gritty, raw garage country sound

March 13, 2016 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Aubrie Sellers’ debut album, “New City Blues,” introduces her as a musician that seamlessly links the indie rock enclave of East Nash-ville to her country roots in Texas. more »»

Buddy artists: Cambria County art center brings together friends’ artwork

March 12, 2016 JOHNSTOWN — They can’t remember exactly when they first met, but it was their love of art that brought them together at art classes, workshops and similar events at the Community Arts Center of... more »»

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