Area Life

‘The Terror’ enters second season

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The second season of an AMC-TV drama series follows the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II and a number of bizarre deaths haunting a community. “The Terror: Infamy” premiered Monday and stars Derek Mio and original “Star Trek” cast member George ...

No chaos as Woodstock concert site preps for 50th

BETHEL, N.Y. — Woodstock will be celebrated on its 50th anniversary, but it won’t be your hippie uncle’s trample-the-fences concert. While plans for a big Woodstock 50 festival collapsed after a run of calamities, the bucolic upstate New York site of the 1969 show is hosting a long ...

VetsAid to feature ZZ Top, Paisley, Crow

HOUSTON — Joe Walsh will be joined by ZZ Top, Brad Paisley, Sheryl Crow, and Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit at his VetsAid music festival to benefit veterans. The award-winning musician announced Monday that tickets for the Nov. 10 concert at the Toyota Center in Houston will go on sale ...

Carlton channels Carole King on Broadway

NEW YORK — Over the years, the Broadway show about singer-songwriter Carole King has starred powerful singers in the title role. But until now it hasn’t had one thing — a singer-songwriter. Vanessa Carlton has bravely stepped into the role of the legendary King without much musical ...

Jim Fall — the storyteller: Hollidaysburg native directs movies, TV, theater

A successful movie, television and theater director Jim Fall, formerly of Hollidaysburg, considers himself a storyteller who desires to “make other people feel.” His interest in directing began on Easter Sunday 1974 when his father, Michael Fall, took his family to see “The Exorcist” ...

Tough questions part of TV critics event

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — After the TV industry unveils its new-season schedules and series to advertisers in New York each May, it takes the show on the road to a swank Southern California hotel ballroom to coax attention from television-centric news reporters and critics. The annual summer ...

Celebrating faith, family

Christians will celebrate their faith with a time of music, games and food next weekend. Known as Tyrone Christian Family Faith Day, the seventh annual event will be held from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. Aug. 17 and will conclude with a worship and praise service at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at Tyrone Alliance ...

Spiritual Notes

The Fourth Street Church of God, 2010 Fourth St., will hold vacation Bible school from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 12-16. The theme is “Roar! Life is Wild, God is Good,” and the program is for ages 4 through sixth-grade students. To register, call 942-1007 or 742-7250. The eighth Novena of 2019 ...

Beauty of a clear conscience

In every sense, we can say that our conscience is much more important than we think. In fact, one of the challenges within our human development is that we are seldom taught to consider our conscience at all. I want to intentionally make a big deal about our conscience because I consider it ...

St. Patrick’s fest is this weekend

NEWRY — St. Patrick School and Parish will hold its 37th annual Festival in the Shade from 5 to 10 p.m. today and Saturday and from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday. There will be food, a craft booth, entertainment, a huge indoor flea market, a hay ride, 50/50 drawing, Balloons By Miss Choo, a handmade ...

On this date

50 YEARS AGO: Aug. 9, 1969 The Altoona Jaycees was sponsoring a showing of the 150-cast member “Up With People” show at Mansion Park. It was a traveling musical show meant to inspire spirit and emotion. Mayor William Prosser presented the group a gold spike. 25 YEARS AGO: Aug. 9, ...

Amazon Prime’s ‘Hauk Machines’ to feature Ebensburg man’s work

The paint and body work of Matt Rosmus of Hometown Collision in Ebensburg will be featured in the second season premiere of Hauk Machines Monday to air on social media and Amazon Prime streaming service. The 1955 Chevy, nicknamed Big Window, is the second of three projects Rosmus has ...

Local singer-songwriter releases LP

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Singer-songwriter Conner Gilbert is releasing his first LP in 10 years, “Life in the Years,” Friday. The 10-song album was first announced in June, when it became available for digital pre-order on the iTunes Store and Amazon Music. Friday it can also be purchased or ...

‘Bizarre trip’ that was almost Woodstock 50

NEW YORK — Shortly after Woodstock organizers announced the shambolic 50th anniversary concerts were off after months of setbacks and holdups, Woodstock co-founder Michael Lang summed up the drama in six words: “It’s been a really bizarre trip.” Over the last six months, Lang, 74, ...

Lorre brings his take on immigrant life to TV

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Chuck Lorre is bringing his take on immigrant life in America to CBS, and claims it has nothing to do with President Donald Trump’s hardline stance on the crisis at the southern U.S. border. The creator of such hits as “The Big Bang Theory” and “Young ...

Victim Services Program’s ‘Man Up’ and Stand Up at National Night Out

The Victim Services Program of Family Services Incorporated will have their “Man Up” and Stand Up campaign banner at Blair County’s observance of National Night Out on Tuesday at both Altoona’s and Duncansville’s celebrations. Community members are encouraged to sign the banners and ...

Final ‘Homeland’ season to debut in February

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Showtime says the eighth and final season of “Homeland” will debut in early 2020. The channel said on Friday that production on the acclaimed drama’s last 12 episodes is underway. Former CIA agent Carrie struggled last season to uncover an international ...

PSU to feature new books at Ag Progress Days

Penn State University Press will showcase new local interest and nature books inside the Pasto Agricultural Museum during the three-day expo Penn State University Press will showcase an exciting array of books that highlight Pennsylvania’s history and natural environment at Ag Progress ...