Top DJ set for BJC concert
UNIVERSITY PARK - One of the world's top DJ's, Sebastian Ingrosso, will be making a special appearance with Alesso at Penn State's Bryce Jordan Center for a concert at 7 p.m. Feb. 23.
Tickets are $49.50 for general admission floor and $39 for event level general admission seating. Tickets are available at the Bryce Jordan Center, Eisenhower Auditorium, Downtown Theatre and the Altoona Campus Ticket Outlet, online at www.bjc.psu.edu and ticketmaster.com or by calling 865-5555.
PSCS presents 'Grand Hotel'
UNIVERSITY PARK - Penn State Centre Stage will present "Grand Hotel" from Feb. 14 to 28 at the Pavilion Theatre.
Come spend an evening at the Grand Hotel Berlin. It's 1928, and the optimism between World Wars is in full swing. For some.
Based on the novel by Vicki Baum with book by Luther Davis and music and lyrics by George Forrest and Robert Wright, "Grand Hotel" is directed by Nathan Brewer, a third-year Penn State M.F.A. candidate in the Directing for Musical Theatre program. His previous directing credits include assistant director on "Relatively Speaking" (Broadway), "Aladdin" (5th Avenue Theatre) and music director/assistant director for the national tour of "Seussical."
Ticket prices start at $18. Tickets are available at Penn State Tickets Downtown, Eisenhower Box Office, Bryce Jordan Center or by calling 863-0255 or 800-ARTS-TIX.
Rock musical heads to PSU
UNIVERSITY PARK - The smash-hit musical "American Idiot," based on Green Day's Grammy-winning multi-platinum album, tells the story of three lifelong friends forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. The touring Broadway musical makes its Penn State debut with two performances at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28 and 29, in Eisenhower Auditorium.
Tickets for the Center for the Performing Arts presentation are $53 and $59 for adults, $38 and $44 for University Park students and $48 and $54 for those ages 18 and younger.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.cpa.psu.edu, by calling 863-0255 or 800-ARTS-TIX and in person at Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Downtown Theatre Center, HUB-Robeson Center Information Desk and Bryce Jordan Center.
Late musician is play subject
HUNTINGDON - Can a shy Scottish farmer who rarely performed in public and indeed never released a recording in the United States during his lifetime become a country music legend and influence? To see the answer for yourself, come to Juniata College for "Long Gone Lonesome," a musical tribute to Thomas Fraser at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 in Rosenberger Auditorium in the Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts on the Juniata campus.
Thomas Fraser, a fisherman and farmer on Burra Isle, one of Scotland's Shetland Islands, was a huge fan of American country music, collecting recordings from many early singers, including Jimmie Rodgers, considered the father of American country music.
Fraser learned to play, yodel and sing like his idols and began recording thousands of songs.
When Fraser died at age 50 in 1978, his recordings were mostly left unheard until his grandson discovered them and released a compilation of his work in the 2002 album "Long Gone Lonesome Blues." The album became a hit as critics celebrated its return to the "purity and simplicity" of country music.
The life of Thomas Fraser is the focus of the stage production "Long Gone Lonesome," produced by the National Theatre of Scotland. Written by Duncan McLean, the production has toured throughout the United States and Europe.
General admission tickets are $20 and tickets for seniors over age 65 and children age 18 and under are $12. Juniata College students are admitted free with a student ID. For tickets and information, call 641-JTIX.
Julliard artists to perform
UNIVERSITY PARK - Julliard musicians Brian Zeger, a pianist, and Lacey Jo Benter, a vocalist, will perform at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 10, during the Penn State School of Music Common Hour at Esber Recital Hall in Music Building I on University Park campus.
Zeger and Benter will perform "Afraid Am I Afraid" from Menotti's The Medium, "Parto! ma tu ben mio" from Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito, "Freudvoll und leitvoll" by Franz Liszt and "Fable" from Stephen Sondheim's "The Light in the Piazza."
The one-hour concert is free and open to the public.
SAMA opening art exhibits
LORETTO - The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art will continue its tradition of celebrating the area's talented young artists with the return of "Artists of the 21st Century," the museum's annual student art exhibition. More than 200 student-created works will be featured in the dual exhibitions. "Artists of the 21st Century" will be on view at SAMA-Loretto from Feb. 10 through March 24 and at SAMA-Ligonier Valley from Feb. 24 through April 15.
Each museum will hold an opening reception to celebrate the exhibition and the region's student artists. The SAMA-Loretto reception will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 11.
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.