Monday, October 09, 2006

Straub Beer, the end of applefest, and poets and ?love at Clarion

Cites and Bytes @ Bailey Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Bailey Library's blog is two years old!

Clarion University will open its 2006-07 season with The Threepenny OperaOct. 10-14 at 8 p.m. in the Marwick-Boyd Little Theatre. Tickets for the performance are $11 for adults and $8 for children. Tickets for Clarion University students with valid student identification are $5. The play contains adult language and themes. Parents are strongly cautioned that it may not be suitable for young children.

C.H.U.D. spills the dirt on the filming of Mysteries of Pittsburgh

It's more than just a fungible setting and, frankly, there aren't a long list of literary or cinematic works that draw inspiration from the Steel City.

Peter Greene has been doing quite a bit of work on Venangoland. A new post on the anniversary of our local mall and an updated sidebar including links to new Venango blogs (has the time come from a Venango County Blog page ala and artists with local ties.

via Erieblogs:

Lyons Den Productions is proud to announce the lead cast and primary shooting location for their first feature film "SCHISM", directed by John C Lyons. Production on the project officially began September 30th and will continue for the next couple months at Brevillier Village. on East Lake Road in Erie. "SCHISM" focuses on Neil (Terry Smith), a man with dementia and Alzheimer's disease, who enters a nursing facility after a hip fracture. Neil is unhappy with the changes occurring in his life and surroundings, but soon discovers comfort and friendship in the residents and staff. He deals with the reality of no longer being a priority in his family's life as well as the death of a close friend in the home. As his dementia progresses Neil wonders if everything he's seeing and hearing is really happening. The film covers a mix of genres: drama, comedy, romance, and thriller.

The 17th Annual Silberman Recital Series at Allegheny College will open on Wednesday, Oct. 11 with a performance by Trio Lyra. The concert, which begins at 7:30 p.m. in Ford Memorial Chapel, is free and open to the public.

One of my very favorite poets, Julia Kasdorf, is coming to Clarion University as part of The Clarion University Art Gallery and the Spoken Art Reading Series joint event "Articulating Spaces: Poets and Artists Interacting with their Environment." I saw her read my senior year at the College of Wooster and we presented together at a conference at Penn State DuBois. I wrote her a long letter after the conference telling her how much I loved and was inspired by her work and asking if she had any advice for a young poet. I never heard back... Anyhow, judge for yourself at Clarion's gallery Thursday, Oct. 19 at 5 p.m.

?love will be at Clarion University when it hosts the first ever Hip-Hop Symposium Oct. 18, in the Gemmell Student Complex Multi-Purpose Room., a travel Web site, has listed Straub Brewery as one of the five best places in America to drink American beer.

Poets and Writers magazine offers a postcard from San Franciscio's Beat Museum:
The eclectic crowd --my boyfriend Saroyan admitted he was distracted by the rainbow-propeller beanie worn by one attendee -- dove into the crudites and gluten-free cookies on the snack table. I couldn't help but wonder how Kerouac would feel about the eighteen-dollar "Beat berets" for sale, but with regular admission at the low cost of five dollars per person, a museum's got to survive somehow.

Discount book seller daedalus books has four of the Hernandez Brothers' Love and Rockets graphic novels for lesss than $5 each.

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