Country icon to perform
BOALSBURG - Country music legend Randy Travis will perform in concert at 8 p.m. July 20 at the Tussey Mountain Amphitheater in a concert sponsored by The State Theatre and St. Joseph's Catholic Academy.
A winner of multiple Grammys, Dove Awards, ACM Awards, CMA Awards and AMA Awards, Travis has charted more than 30 singles on the Billboard country charts - 22 of which reached No. 1.
Tickets for the show will be $30 through July 9, with the cost raising to $40 afterward. VIP tickets are available for $100 and include a meet and greet with Travis. Advance tickets go on sale today for Producers, Directors and Members of The State Theatre. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Thursday.
PolkaFest begins today
JOHNSTOWN - The 15th annual PolkaFest will feature nationally known polka bands today through Sunday at St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church pavilion in Cambria City.
More than 15,000 people are expected to attend the free festivities during PolkaFest weekend.
There will be food and drinks available for purchase. There will also be a drawing held (tickets are $5) with prizes up for grabs including $500 cash, a $300 gas card and a $200 lottery card. All proceeds support PolkaFest, and help to keep it a free event.
For more information about PolkaFest, call the Johnstown Convention and Visitors Bureau at 800-237-8590 or visit www.visitjohnstownpa.com.
Exhibit shows slave quilts
BEDFORD - The Bedford County Arts Center opened an exhibit this week featuring a collection of slave quilt collages by Penelope Wilson. The exhibit will be open through June 30.
Wilson was inspired to create the works after learning about symbols hidden in the patterns of slave quilts, "quilt codes" which may have helped escaped slaves move north to freedom.
The public is invited to meet the artist at a reception from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Arts center hours are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.