Guthrie honors famous father
STATE COLLEGE - Arlo Guthrie will bring his "Here Comes the Kid" tour to the State Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2.
The folk music legend's solo tour celebrates the 100th anniversary of his famous father, Woody's, birth. The show will feature Woody Guthrie's music adapted in Arlo's style, as well as Arlo's memories of his father.
Tickets are $58 for Gold Circle/Opera Box seats, $43 for Orchestra seats and $33 for balcony seats.
Tickets go on sale today and can be purchased online at www.thestatetheatre. org, in person at the theater box office from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday or by calling 272-0606.
Aldean tour visits region
BURGETTSTOWN - Country music superstar Jason Aldean will perform at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at First Niagara Pavilion. Opening acts for the concert will be Luke Bryan, Rachel Farley and DeeJay Silver.
Since Aldean debuted in 2005, he has had seven No. 1 country singles (including "Fly Over States," which just reached No. 1 this week) and has had eight other songs reach the Top 10.
Tickets for the show are $54.75 for reserved pavilion seats and $25.50 for lawn seats. Tickets are available online at livenation.com, at all Ticketmaster locations or charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000.
Singer Kropf to perform
JOHNSTOWN - Pittsburgh composer and vocalist Heather Kropf will perform at 8 p.m. June 9 at the BOTTLE WORKS Ethnic Arts Center.
Kropf and her band will perform their blend of jazz-influenced pop, while local guest artists Mark Weakland and Doug Wilkins will open the show. Kropf will release her fourth album later this year. Her other music is available at www.heatherkropf.com
Admission to the show will be $12.
Artists' work to be featured
JOHNSTOWN - Art Works in Johnstown will feature a dual exhibition with painter Chuck Olson and sculptor Norman Ed from June 2 through July 14. The exhibit, titled "Dialogue: Selected Paintings and Sculptures by Chuck Olson and Norman Ed," is the first dual exhibit by the pair.
Ed is an art teacher at Westmont Hilltop middle and senior high schools during the school year and teaches hot glass and sculpture classes at Snow Farm New England Craft School in Maine and Touchstone Center for Crafts in Uniontown during the summer.
Olson, an abstract expressionist, is Department of Fine Arts Chair and Associate Professor at St. Francis University in Loretto.
Olson is also a musician, and his band, The Six, will perform acoustically in honor of the show at 7:30 p.m. June 7 at Art Works. The other members of the band are Rob James and Greg Joseph of The Clarks, Jim Donovan, formerly of Rusted Root, and Dave Antolik and Dan Murphy of Remaining Green.
Tickets for the show are $15, or two tickets for $25, and are available at the door or by calling 535-2020. Proceeds for the concert go to Art Works.
Casino, TCP team for show
The Casino and The Tyrone Community Players are teaming up this summer to present "Ruthless," by Joel Paley and Marvin Laird. The dinner theater event is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. June 29 at The Casino at Lakemont Park.
"Ruthless" is a musical spoof about an 8-year-old, Tina Denmark, who knows she was born to play Pippi Longstocking and will do anything to win the part in her school musical - including murdering the leading lady. The outrageous musical garnered rave reviews during its long Off-Broadway run.
The Casino chefs will prepare complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a selection of dinner entrees for guests to enjoy before the show.
Guests will enjoy dinner, hors d'oeuvre selections and the show for $36 for adults and $20 for children ages 5 to 14. A cash bar will be available.
For more ticket information or to make reservations call The Casino at 944-6775.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., dinner will be served at 7 p.m. and the show will begin at 8 p.m.