Saturday, October 14, 2006

Artist meet up in Oil City, CBGBs, and the Pig People

The Oil City Arts Revitalization committee will host a working breakfast meeting of area artists Saturday October 21 from 9:00 am to noon in the Great Room of the National Transit Building in Oil City. All artists and supporters of the arts in the region are invited to attend. The heart of the meeting will consist of a brainstorming session on what the area needs to help artists and the arts flourish. Special interest break-out groups will develop plans for the visual arts, performing arts, public art, etc. The agenda also includes updates on the progress of several projects:

the development of the Transit Annex,
the Sound Garden,
an artist-in-residence sculpture project,
an expanded Pipeline Alley performance series,
new teaching opportunities for artists,
business and marketing courses for artists,
a planned business/chamber/artist partnership that will allow artists to showcase their work in the business community, and
a digital filmmaking competition and festival, planned for September 2007.
RSVP requested to 676-5303.

?Love has dropped out of the Clarion University Hip Hop Symposium on October 18th. DJ Kool Herc has taken his place.

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Gearing Building in Franklin, its current tenant, DeBence Antique Music World, will host an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at the museum.

Organizers are asking anyone with ties to the building to share photos and stories by sending them to the museum to be displayed during the reception. DeBence Antique Music World, 1261 Liberty St., Franklin, 16323. More information is available by calling the museum at 814-432-8350.

As you undoubetedly are sick of hearing, CBGB is closed.I saw a lot of shows there and still have nightmares about the restroom.

Who has haunted Hart Chapel for so many years? Why does the ghost of a Japanese kamikaze pilot wander Founders Hall? Find out at “The Ghosts of Clarion University” walking tour Oct. 26 at 7 p.m., with tours leaving every 20 minutes from Moore Hall.

The tour is free and open to the public. No pre-registration is required. Participants are asked to gather in front of Moore Hall.

For additional information contact Dr. Todd Pfannestiel at 814-393-2761.

A follow-up to the Ghost Walk is scheduled for Halloween, Oct. 31, at 8 p.m. in Hart Chapel, when Pfannestiel will present “Ghosts of Clarion – Uncensored,” as part of the UAB Speaker Series. The presentation is free and open to the public.

You can check out the story of the ghost in Clarion's Chapel here

The Meadville Tribune profiles the ghost that is said to haunt the Hotel Conneaut:

Local folklore holds tales of Elizabeth, the young bride who was supposedly burned alive in the devastating 1943 fire that destroyed a large portion of the Hotel Conneaut.

The Northwestern PA paranormal group has a nice listing of local hauntings. Being fond of the "Pig People" legend, I moved it to Pittsburgh and included it in Small Brutal Incidents

Cattle Call auditions for the Erie Playhouse will be held Saturday December 16th at Noon and Sunday December 17th at 6:00. The two shows I'm psyched about seeming are The Piano Lesson – performance dates: February 2 & 3 (Premiere Weekend), 8-11, 14-18, 2007 and Copenhagen – performance dates:March 22-25, 29 – April 1, 2007

NPR streamed The Hold Steady show last night...I was volunteering. I've got to get my priorities in order...

National Novel Writing Month is almost upon us...

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