SAMA shows student art
LORETTO - The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art will present "Artists of the 21st Century," the museum's annual student art exhibition at two locations, beginning today.
"Artists of the 21st Century" will be on view at SAMA-Ligonier Valley today through April 17 and at SAMA-Loretto March 5 through April 10.
Approximately 300 students will be represented in the two exhibitions. Schools in Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Indiana and Somerset counties will be featured in the Loretto exhibition. Each museum will hold an opening reception to celebrate the exhibition. SAMA-Loretto's reception will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. March 6.
The receptions are open to the public, but the museum suggests a donation of $1 per person in support of the exhibition.
Hours of operation at SAMA-Loretto are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, visit www.sama-art. org or call Tina Lehman, Education Administrator, at 269-7234.
Celtic music featured
PITTSBURGH - Irish-American Celtic musicians Cherish the Ladies will return to the Byham Theater for a single performance at 8 p.m. March 5.
Tickets range in price from $20 to $32 and may be purchased at the Box Office at Theater Square, online at www.pgharts.org or by calling 412-456-6666.
Rock legends head for area
TYRONE - The Tyrone-Snyder Township Public Library will hold its ninth annual oldies fundraiser concert on May 1 in the Tyrone Area High School Auditorium. This year's concert will feature the Tyrone Area High School Jazz Band, Bobby Lewis, The Shades of Blue and The Crystals.
Lewis is a rock and roll singer best known for the 1961 No. 1 hit "Tossin' and Turnin'." The Shades of Blue was a "blue-eyed soul" group whose biggest hit was the 1966 song "Oh, How Happy," written by soul singer Edwin Starr.
The Crystals were one of the top girl groups of the early 1960s, though their lineup fluctuated and featured three different lead singers in four years. Their hits included "Uptown," "He's a Rebel," "Da Doo Ron Ron" and "Then He Kissed Me." All four songs were produced by Phil Spector. Dolores "Dee Dee" Kenniebrew is the group's only current original member.
Tickets for the show are $35 and can be purchased by calling 682-1017.
Drake tour stops at BJC
UNIVERSITY PARK - Grammy-nominated rapper Drake, headlining his first North American solo tour, will perform with Canadian rapper K-OS and Francis & The Lights, a synth-pop band, on April 9 at the Bryce Jordan Center. The time of the show is to be determined.
Tickets are $39.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. today. Tickets will be available at the Bryce Jordan Center, Penn State Tickets Downtown, Eisenhower Auditorium, all Ticketmaster locations, online at www.bjc.psu.edu and LiveNation. com or charge-by-phone at 865-5555.