Browning gets honor
LORETTO - The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art will unveil its collection of Colleen Browning works this summer when the museum launches its ambitious simultaneous exhibitions of Browning works at its four locations in Altoona, Johnstown, Ligonier Valley and Loretto. Beginning Aug. 23, SAMA will unveil four separate exhibitions at each museum site chronicling Browning's 75-year career.
The exhibitions are part of the museum's traveling exhibition, "Colleen Browning: A Brush with Magic," which has already appeared in Ireland and New York City with dates in Connecticut, Ohio and Texas still to come.
The exhibitions begin Aug. 23 at SAMA-Johnstown with "Colleen Browning: Illustrator and Printmaker." On Aug. 24, SAMA-Ligonier Valley opens "Colleen Browning: Early Works." SAMA-Loretto will open "Colleen Browning: Magic Realist" on Aug. 25. SAMA-Altoona concludes the exhibition openings with "Colleen Browning: Drawings" on Aug. 27.
In addition to the exhibitions, each museum also will host an opening reception celebrating Browning's art.
SAMA's Browning celebration culminates in September with the "Colleen Browning Symposium on 20th Century American Realism." The event begins at 10 a.m. Sept. 10 at SAMA- Loretto and features four distinguished scholars who will speak on Browning and American realist art of the twentieth century.
Street returns to Johnstown
JOHNSTOWN - The all-new Sesame Street Live show "Can't Stop Singing" is at Cambria County War Memorial Arena for three shows Sept. 18 and 19. The shows will be held at 7 p.m. both nights and at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 19.
The show features Elmo getting control of Abby Cadabby's wand and causing havoc. The show also features such favorites as Grover, Baby Bear, Cookie Monster and Bert and Ernie.
Tickets are $15 and $20, with a limited number of $28 Gold Circle seats and $50 Sunny Seats also available. Tickets for the kids matinee special are $10. To purchase tickets, call 800-745-3000 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.
Those buying tickets to the show will get free admission to the new Play Zone play area.
CAST holding mystery show
CLEARFIELD - The Clearfield Arts Studio Theatre will hold its seventh annual CAST mystery dinner theatre on Aug. 18. This popular CAST event takes place in the banquet room at St. Charles Cafe in downtown Clearfield. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and dinner is served at 7 p.m.
Admission, which includes the dinner and show, is $25 per person. Each of the "sleuths" at the first table to solve the crime will win a CAST gift certificate.
Reservations are required and may be made by visiting www.castbuilding. com or call the CAST office at 765-4474.
Celtic Woman to perform
UNIVERSITY PARK - The Irish singing group Celtic Woman will make its Eisenhower Auditorium debut at 7:30 p.m. March 20.
Tickets for the concert are on sale now.Tickets are $99 for a premium seat in the first four rows of the orchestra section, $69 for a seat in rows EE through ZZ of the orchestra and rows A through K of the grand tier, and $39 for a seat in rows L through P of the grand tier and in the balcony.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.cpa.psu.edu, by calling 863-0255 or 800-ARTS-TIX or in person at Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Downtown Theatre Center and Bryce Jordan Center.