Thursday, August 03, 2006

Free Music, Silver Cornet Band, and Conneaut Lake

Pete Greene has some kind words for me (among other locally raised artists) in this morning's Derrick/News Herald column. It's not available on-line yet, but will most likely turn up on Pete's blog, Venangoland, which was recently updated. Check it out.
Speaking of Pete - he's an important part (as well as historian) of our own Silver Cornet Band which this year celebrates 150 years of musical service to the community. They'll be having a gala grand concert next week, August 10 at 7:30 in South Park. It will be preceded by a reception at 6:30. Including, rumor has it, cake. For those not into cake (freaks.) the concert will also include the world premiere of "Franklin Heritage," a new work written for the band by composer Robert Wall who will be directing the piece.

I also forgot to mention that the band chose a winner in their "design a pin" contest:

Congratulations to winning designer Paul Witttreich - now - where can I buy one? A pin that is, not an award winning designer...

Oil City's Transit Concert series started yesterday:

I was planning on going, but oy! The heat!

The City of Meadvile is investing in beer(thus disproving the rental only theory)

It's a bit of a drive, but extras are needed for "Fine Tune," a movie being filmed in Youngstown. Shooting will continue through mid-October. Applications are being taken Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lemodeln Model and Talent Agency, 7536 Market St., Boardman; (330) 758-4417 or (330) 726-8578. Extras will be needed this Sunday for a shoot in downtown Youngstown. You must wear clothes from the early '70s.

"I wished we lived in the America of yesteryear that only exists in the minds of us Republicans" -Ned Flanders.

On Friday, a Classic Car Cruise-In will take place on the lakefront festival lawn of Conneaut Lake Park to kick off the Back in Time Festival.

On Saturday, the Crawford County Dairy Maids will make and serve homemade butter and bread from 1 to 4 p.m. Carrie Pavlik, author of "The Ghosts of Hotel Conneaut and Conneaut Lake Park," will tell ghost stories from 1 to 6 p.m. at Hotel Conneaut.

Outside the hotel, an ice cream social will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. for a small fee. Free lemonade will be served on the veranda.

In a place more real to me, Pittsburgh's Anti-Flag will be playing "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Aug. 22. Before you decided to stay up, download two sample MP3s here:
Die For Your Government
This Machine Kills Fascists

Turns out a lot of stuff never gets catalogued in the Library of Congress.


Peter A. Greene said...

Cornet. Coronet is crowns and bathroom tissues; cornets make music. But thanks for the plug!

Dittman said...

Either is nice I guess... Will correct. Where can people buy the pin?

Peter A. Greene said...

They'll be available for $3.00 at the anniversary concert this Thursday, August 10.