'Belle' explores Dickinson
STATE COLLEGE - "The Belle of Amherst," a Tony Award-winning play by William Luce, will be presented by The Next Stage at 8 p.m. July 17-18 and July 24-25 and at 2 p.m. July 18-19 and July 25-16.
"The Belle of Amherst" is a one-woman play (starring Next Stage actress Julia Albertson) which explores the hidden life of eccentric author Emily Dickinson.
Tickets are $14 for the general public and $12 for students and seniors.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.StateTickets. org, at the theater box office from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday or by calling 272-0606.
ABBA tribute plays Sept. 9
PITTSBURGH - "ABBA, The Music!" will be presented by the ABBA tribute band Waterloo at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Benedum Center.
Tickets range from $34.50 to $39.50 and may be purchased at the Box Office at Theater Square, online at pgharts.org or by calling 412-456-6666.
Earle concert promotes CD
STATE COLLEGE - The State Theatre will present the show "Steve Earle: Solo and Acoustic" at 8 p.m. July 15.
Earle is touring behind a tribute album to his friend and mentor Townes Van Zandt, the cult favorite musician who died in 1997.
Tickets are $32 and can be purchased online at www.StateTickets.org, at the theater box office from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday or by calling 272-0606.
Roberdeau sets events
Fort Roberdeau's Fourth of July celebrations will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Revolutionary War-era fort.
Throughout the day, costumed staff will demonstrate some of the chores of 18th-century frontier life. The buildings and exhibits of the park will be open for self-guided tours throughout the afternoon.
Admission to the fort will be free for the holiday.
Next week marks the fort's annual Revolutionary War Days event from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 11 and 12. Costumed re-enactors will depict an attack by British Loyalists each day at 3 p.m.
On both days, special programs and tours will be available. There will also be a fashion show, craftspeople and special activities for kids.
Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 4-11.
For more information, visit www.fortroberdeau. org or call 946-0048.