Italian singer to sing Piaf
LORETTO - Italian musical performer Clelia Cicero will perform songs by Edith Piaf, with Neter Calafati playing guitar and singing at 7:30 p.m. Monday at St. Francis University in the John F. Kennedy Center lounge.
Cicero was born in Parma, Italy, and started her musical journey with theater. She attended the Theater School of Bologna, "Alessandra Galante Garrone," for two years. After graduation, Cicero mentored under Argentinian director Cesar Brie, and joined his group of actors who performed in Italy and throughout the world. In October 2011, Cicero designed and developed an acoustic duo "Premiere Etude sur Piaf" (A Study of Piaf). This study was created from her great passion for Edit Piaf. To Cicero, Piaf represents the extraordinary communicative power that singing has.
Cicero and Calafati designed the concert to entertain an audience with a series of Piaf's varied songs within new, original arrangements via the style of swing manouche (gipsy) guitar. Cicero is able to take these songs and return a voice that is pure and dynamic, to a simple, earlier interpretation.
The free concert is open to the public. The audience is advised to wear appropriate attire for an upscale nightclub setting.
The concert is sponsored by the university's fine arts department.
Arts Center presents show
BEDFORD - The Bedford County Arts Council welcomes Frost Mountain Revival for its Friday Night Music series at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Bedford County Arts Center in the Anderson House.
Frost Mountain Revival, based in Frostburg, Md., is a high-energy bluegrass band which brings many sides of the genre to their work; incorporating gospel, old time, new-grass, and modern folk to mention a few. The band features tight instrumental work and striking vocals, some awesome guitar picking, fast rolling banjo, vibrant mandolin and a smoking upright Bass player.
A $5 donation is accepted at the door. The event is BYOB and all ages are welcome.
'Deer Camp' to play area
GREENSBURG - The Westmoreland Cultural Trust will present the national tour of "Deer Camp: The Musical" at 8 p.m. Nov. 16 at The Palace Theatre.
The musical comedy stars Tony Papenfuss and John Voldstad, best known as "My Brother Darryl and my other Brother Darryl" on the 1980s sitcom "Newhart," which was set in a Vermont inn.
The show follows a group of four hunters who head off on their annual trek to their deer camp shack in search of the elusive 14-point big buck. But things are looking bleak. After decades of hunting trips, the guys have yet to bring home a single deer and the wives are getting suspicious. This season they need to show their wives that they are the mighty hunters they claim to be.
Tickets are $20, $25 and $30 and are on sale through The Palace Box Office at 724-836-8000 or online at www.ThePalaceTheatre. org
Attendees are invited to wear camo or hunter orange to the show. The best dressed hunter (no weapons, please) will win a private Meet 'n' Greet with Papenfuss and Voldstad.
YMCA event benefits ASO
HOLLIDAYSBURG - The Hollidaysburg YMCA will host the event "Keep Music Alive," presented by the group Free the Creative, at 7 p.m. Nov. 12.
Free the Creative is a group that offers writing and drumming workshops, providing participants with techniques to tap their most powerful creative tool - their subconscious. Workshops center on writing and meditation techniques that unlock, unleash, and liberate the inner artist.
Sponsored by the St. Francis University World Drumming Ensemble, the event is a fundraiser for the Altoona Symphony Orchestra.
Advance tickets for the event are $10 for adults and $8 for children and are available by calling 943-2500 or online at www.altoonasymphony.org.
Tickets on the day of the event will be $15 for adults and $10 for children.