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Summer music scene: Borough’s 2016 series kicks off with blues ‘queen’ Barbara Blue

June 16, 2016 The Hollidaysburg Area Arts Council is bringing back the “reigning queen” of the Beale Street blues scene in Memphis to kick off its 2016 summer music concert series at Canal Basin Par. more »»

Dad, daughter have music connection

June 16, 2016 Music has always been a big part of my life. Being the middle child of a musician and disc jockey, my dad is always listening to or playing music in some capacity. more »»

Paul Winter to play free concert June 23 in Altoona

June 16, 2016 Seven-time Grammy-winning saxophonist and Altoona native Paul Winter will return to his hometown on?June 23 to present a concert in tribute to his late sister, Diane Winter Pyles, who passed away... more »»

Sandwich makeover: Fried chicken staple worthy of any picnic

June 15, 2016 Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A famously claims that they didn’t invent the chicken, just the fried chicken sandwich. more »»

Charming dad with a chocolate cupcake

June 15, 2016 As a woman, I must admit that I am a sucker for anything chocolate. I think most women are, actually. However, ladies often forget that many men share a similar passion for that same sweet treat. more »»

Wonderful life: Indiana County has lots to do, no crowds

June 12, 2016 INDIANA — It was a wonderful life growing up here, the child of a wealthy hardware store owner immune from the surrounding coal patch woes. more »»

Cool warmth: US-made woven bedspreads and blankets are modern-day heirlooms

June 9, 2016 When I was a kid, I would weave warm and fuzzy miniature blankets for my Barbie dolls using a tiny loom. more »»

SAMA unveils archival storage

June 9, 2016 LORETTO — As part of its 40th anniversary celebration, the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3 p.m. more »»

Rowling swears fans to secrecy as Harry Potter play unveiled

June 9, 2016 LONDON (AP) — The curtain has risen on Harry Potter’s latest adventure — and J.K. Rowling is urging fans not to ruin the magic by letting its secrets out. more »»

‘Raging Bull’ actress Theresa Saldana dies

June 9, 2016 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Theresa Saldana, the “Raging Bull” actress who survived a stalker’s brutal attack to become a crime victim’s advocate and reclaimed her entertainment career with “The Commish” and... more »»


June 9, 2016 Tony telecast performances NEW YORK — The Tony Award telecast will offer performances from all nine new and revival musicals that were nominated, including one that has already closed. more »»

Restaurant showcase returns: Altoona Mirror’s Taste of the Alleghenies held downtown

June 8, 2016 Big cities often show off their restaurants, and Altoona is about to do the same with the Summer Restaurant Showcase scheduled for June 17 in downtown. more »»

Beyonce surprise honoree at annual fashion awards

June 8, 2016 NEW YORK — In a surprise appearance, Beyonce strode onstage in sparkling pinstripes Monday evening to speak emotionally about both family and fashion at the annual Council of Fashion Designers of... more »»

Read on! Altoona Area Public Library’s Summer Reading Program aims all ages to keep turning the pages

June 5, 2016 Making smoothies, playing miniature golf, watching a magic show and taking a jazzercise class — sounds like a lineup at the local rec center. more »»

Rockin’ on the railroad: Museum set to hold annual Alive@5 concert series

June 4, 2016 Jill Davis, the lead singer of a local country band, remembers one moment last year at the Railroaders Memorial Museum’s Alive@5 concert series when even a downpour couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm. more »»

Earth Matters: Be vigilant to avoid accidental environmental sins

June 4, 2016 I have a confession to make: I have committed environmental sins. Even though most have been accidental sins of omission, paying closer attention would likely have avoided many of them. more »»

Sci-fi, fantasy and fun: 2016 convention to feature famous celebrities

June 2, 2016 The population of geeks, nerds and lovers of science fiction, fantasy and video games continues to grow. more »»

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