The Altoona Mirrorhttp://www.altoonamirror.comTop Headlinesen-usFri, 18 Apr 2014 16:48:13 EDTFri, 18 Apr 2014 16:48:13 EDT days DiAndrea adores animals. She loves them so much that the artist, a resident of Altoona, initially dreamed as a child of being a veterinarian. "I grew up preparing for that," DiAndrea said.Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDTUp and Coming preps recent acquisitions LORETTO - The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto will open its latest exhibition, "Arriving in Style: Recent Acquisitions of the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art" on April 2.Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDTPoetry reimagined one can claim that Timothy Melbinger isn't ambitious.Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDTUp and Coming set for May The third annual Striking Chords Against Cancer concert will be held from 2 to 10:30 p.m. May 31 at the Altoona Railroaders Museum. The lineup will feature 10 acts - four acoustic and six bands.Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDTCinematic diplomacy - Captain America and Spider-Man are seeking to dominate the Chinese box office in the coming weeks, proving that U.S. patriotic superheroes can overcome China's leeriness of foreign films if they promise big money.Fri, 4 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT