The Altoona Mirrorhttp://www.altoonamirror.comTop Headlinesen-usThu, 18 Dec 2014 18:33:46 EDTThu, 18 Dec 2014 18:33:46 EDT time: ABC's 'The Nutcracker' helps usher in holiday season Cece Haines, the Allegheny Ballet Company's production of "The Nutcracker" is all about the children, and that's where the spotlight should shine.Thu, 4 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTAdvancing their art: SAMA Loretto exhibit's the region's best in its 'Biennial 2014' show top of tradition, Scott Dimond believes a juried art exhibit every two years is a great way to "chart how an artist develop.Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EDTMagical journey: Trans-Siberian Orchestra to stage its rock opera, "The Christmas Attic" job of the arts is "to inspire people, give people escape when they need it, help them calm down when they need calming down, get them excited when they need to get excited," Trans-Siberian Orchestra creator, lyricist and composer Paul O'Neill...Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EDTA beloved 'Christmas Story'"You'll shoot your eye out, kid!" "I triple-dog-dare, ya!" "Naddafinga!" Likely, those lines and more are sure to have audiences quoting along as one of the most well-known Christmas movies comes to life on a local stage.Fri, 14 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EDTHome Free found their place in music by exploring a genre that a cappella had ignored the members of the country a cappella group Home Free first stepped onto the set of NBC's a cappella competition show "The Sing-Off" in 2013, they were quickly intimidate.Fri, 7 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EDT