ASO holds kids' events
The Altoona Symphony Orchestra is conducting a series of free "Cushion Concerts" exploring children's literature and music with a $2,000 Pennsylvania Humanities Council Grant.
Jan Kinney, area storyteller, will narrate stories with illustrative music by ASO musicians at various local libraries and bookstores.
"Cushion Concerts" are designed for all children to explore the joys and wonders of great music.
Children are invited to bring their own cushion. An art project will follow the performance, along with an opportunity for children to meet ASO musicians as they demonstrate on their instruments.
The concerts will be held Sept. 26 at Barnes and Noble Booksellers in Altoona, Oct. 24 at the Hollidaysburg Area Public Library, Feb. 27 at the Altoona Area Public Library and March 27 at the Roaring Spring Community Library.
All concerts begin at 11 a.m.
For more information, visit AltoonaSymphony.org or call 943-2500.
BCP performs musical
BEDFORD - The Bedford County Players will present the musical "Hello Dolly" at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and July 24-25 and at 3 p.m. Sunday and July 25 at the Gardner Memorial Theater.
Dale Weyant is the director for "Hello Dolly," and Bob Way is the technical director.
Adult tickets are $14. Reserve tickets by calling 623-7555.
CLP presents 'Annie' sequel
LORETTO - The Cresson Lake Playhouse will present the musical "Annie Warbucks," the sequel to the iconic Broadway hit "Annie," from July 30 through Aug. 15 at the playhouse.
The show will be performed at 8 p.m. July 30 through Aug. 1, Aug. 4-8 and Aug. 11-15 and at 2 p.m. Aug. 2 and 9.
"Annie Warbucks" is directed by Cory Jones, making his directorial debut with Cresson Lake, with music direction by Jonathan O'Harrow.
Tickets will be $17 for adults and $10 for children ages 12 and under.
Tickets can be purchased or reserved at 472-4333.
For more information, visit www.CressonLake. com
Group selected for contest
Fluidity Dance Company has been selected to compete at the Leo's Competition being held at the Jazz Dance World Congress Wednesday through July 25 at the Harris Theatre in Millenium Park, Chicago.
Only 17 companies from around the world were chosen to compete. One winner will be chosen on July 25 from the companies invited.
According to a press release, company founder and artistic director Jocelyn Labriola Hrzic has attended this event in the past, and it was her dream to one day start a professional company and get selected to perform at this show. Fluidity Dance Company was formed in August 2008.
Fluidity Dance Company was selected in February to perform at Steps Performance Lab in New York City and also Project Dance in Times Square, New York City.
The company also performed at the Grier (School) Gala in April.