SAMA to show Tibetan films
The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona will host a Tibetan film festival in early March to coincide with the museum's current exhibition, "Tibetan Treasures: The Rezk Collection of Tibetan and Nepalese Art."
The three-day film festival will be held from March 5 to 7. A separate film will be shown each day beginning at 1 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. The price is $5 per day. Call the museum at 946-4464 for reservations.
The festival will include showings of "Kundun," "Vajra Sky over Tibet" and "Why Has Boddhi-Dharma Left for the East."
"Kundun," directed by Martin Scorcese, explores the story of the Dalai Lama, Tibet's exiled spiritual ruler. A documentary, "Vajra Sky over Tibet" covers the many faces of Tibetan Buddhism. "Why Has Boddhi-Dharma Left for the East?" follows the path of a Zen master as he attempts to lead his disciples, a young monk and an orphaned boy, to enlightenment before he dies. The film was nominated one of the 10 best films of all time by a panel of international film critics in 1993."
Featuring approximately 70 objects of Tibetan and Nepalese art spanning eight centuries, "Tibetan Treasures" will remain on view through May 11.
SAMA-Altoona is located in the Brett Building at 1210 Eleventh Avenue.
Student art on display
HUNTINGDON - A wide variety of works created by Juniata College artists studying fine arts, photography and ceramics will be exhibited at the Juniata College Museum of Art Thursday through April 6.
There is an opening reception at the museum from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The reception and continuing exhibition is free and open to the public.
The exhibit of paintings, prints, photographs, ceramics and computer art features artwork made by Juniata students during the 2012 spring semester and the 2012-2013 academic year.
The museum is located in Carnegie Hall at 17th and Moore streets. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Paisley tour hits Niagara
BURGETTSTOWN - Brad Paisley, with special guests Chris Young and Lee Brice, will bring his latest tour to First Niagara Pavilion at 7:30 p.m. June 1.
Paisley is one of the biggest stars in country music, having notched 16 No. 1 singles on the Billboard Country charts, including 10 straight No. 1 singles at one point. This latest tour will be in support of his forthcoming album, "Wheelhouse," which will be released on April 9.
Tickets for the show are $33.75 for lawn seats, $47.75, $73.75 and $89 for reserved pavilion seats and $89 for general admission pit tickets. A four-pack of lawn tickets is also available for $99.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. today and are available at livenation.com, at all Ticketmaster locations or charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000.
Orchestra to perform
UNIVERSITY PARK - Germany's Beethoven Orchestra Bonn specializes in the music of Ludwig van Beethoven. Led by music director and conductor Stefan Blunier and featuring guest pianist Louis Lortie, the orchestra brings an all-Beethoven program, featuring the Symphony No. 5 in C minor, to Penn State's Eisenhower Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 12.
Canadian Lortie, who studied with Beethoven specialist Dieter Weber and American virtuoso Leon Fleisher, is celebrated for his interpretations of Beethoven compositions. He joins the ensemble to perform the Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major.
Tickets for the Center for the Performing Arts presentation are $57 for adults, $24 for University Park students and $39 for those ages 18 and younger. Tickets are available 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 the Bryce Jordan Center.