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Area Life

AP gets rare peek at famed Bolshoi Ballet

MOSCOW — Makhar Vaziev’s day begins before he sets foot inside his office in Moscow’s famed Bolshoi Theater. As he makes his way past the vast columns of the main building, the ballet director at the Bolshoi pauses to chide a dancer late to class, and then one of his senior coaches, ...

Sneak peek

The region will be treated to a headlining concert by the Grammy Award-winning, genre-defying Steep Canyon Rangers July 27 at the Mishler Theatre during the second annual First Frontier Festival. Steep Canyon Rangers, comprised of Woody Platt (acoustic guitar/lead vocals), Graham Sharp ...

Plain community abuse victims feel pressured to forgive

PITTSBURGH — Church leaders pulled Kay aside one Sunday and told her she was excommunicated for failing to forgive her husband. Her conservative Mennonite church demanded that she take a registered sex offender back into her home, that she forgive and forget what he had done to their ...

Spiritual notes

Donations of clothing and non-perishable foods will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Hollidaysburg Church of the Brethren, 1028 Penn St. (Route 36). The church parking lot will serve as a collection site for the American Rescue Workers. Tax receipts available for those ...

The ultimate ‘Weeble Effect’

Does anybody out there remember Weebles? Dating back to the early ’70s, Weebles were little egg-shaped people with weighted bottoms that kept them from toppling over. The commercial slogan went something like this: “Weebles wobble, but they don’t fall down.” It was actually a pretty ...