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'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 »»

Earth Matters: Activist’s murder highlights Latin American unrest

March 12, 2016 Conflicts over land and resources all too often turn violent in Latin America. more »»

Crown-ing glory: Pennsylvania International Pageant to be held at Jaffa

March 10, 2016 Cheryl Schrier, Mrs. Pennsylvania International 2015, took the crown in her first pageant after battling back from challenging odds: a cancer diagnosis and a 65-pound weight loss. more »»

Beatles’ producer Martin dies at 90

March 10, 2016 By Hillel Italie The Associated Press George Martin, the Beatles’ urbane producer who quietly guided the band’s swift, historic transformation from rowdy club act to musical and cultural... more »»

Sugartime in Somerset: Learn how to make maple syrup on the mountain

March 9, 2016 Weather permitting this weekend, the sugar water will be running and kettles will be afire. more »»

Young artists’ works on display at SAMA: Students reflect what’s special to them

March 6, 2016 Jenny Jameson sketched her music box in such detail, you can see its tiny dancer and the reflection in its glass door of a nearby candle. Its clock is stuck on 4:30. more »»

Garden Notes: We must learn our lessons about plant biodiversity

March 5, 2016 What’s the saying? “Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it.” It was an “anywhere but here” migration that brought Protest­ant refugees from the German Palinate region to Ireland. more »»

Manilow starts instrument drive prior to BJC concert

March 5, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK —?Singer-songwriter Barry Manilow hopes others will follow his philanthropic lead as he brings his Manilow Music Project to the Bald Eagle Area School District in Wingate. more »»

Outside the (crayon) box: Aura Curiatlas to bring physical theater to Altoona

March 3, 2016 Imagine being one of the crayon box’s unpopular colors — a slate gray, perhaps, or a khaki — ignored each time a child reaches his or her fingers in for a new color. more »»

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