Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Sugar Plum Scary and Pittsburgh calls the arts a "Regional Asset"

The Derrick & News Herald is looking for readers' 350 word long "special Christmas memories". Mail them to Christmas Memories, The Derrick/The News-Herald, P.O. Box 928, Oil City, Pa., 16301. Or you can e-mail them. Include your name and address - and a telephone number and an e-mail address.

Allegheny County's increased sales tax revenues means more money for the arts, which their local government sees as a "Regional Asset"

If you're life is empty enough that you'll be watching Fox at 9 pm Friday, a Pittsburgh mom will be starring on Trading Spouses: Meet Your New Mommy. I really dislike this show, finding it divisive, overedited, and more bottom feeding than our local carp. This episode is no different. The Pittsburgher, who skates as Sugar Plum Scary with local roller derby league the Steel City Derby Demons, trades with a conservative California Christian mommy, making both of them look bad in the process.

Pillars of the classical musical establishment, Carnegie Hall and the Juilliard School, have joined forces to give birth to a music academy whose fellows will go forth and propagate musicianship in New York public schools.

The 2006 National Outdoor Book Awards have been announced.

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