Wednesday, March 28, 2007

It took an Australian to remind me that yesterday was Col Drake's birthday.

The Foxburg Winery is expanding their operation.

I loathe the Pittsburgh Trib Review, but, give the devil his due, no other paper is reviewing New Castle's Hoyt Institue shows including the current show; Thomas G McNickle; Recent Oil, a collection of Western PA landscapes in oil.

Thye also, sigh, did a nice piece on the resumption of commercial recording of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra by PentaTone.

The City Paper reviews Pittsburgh opera's edition of The Magic Flute:
In short, if blood courses through your veins, Mozart's The Magic Fluteis for you. It's the musical equivalent of a big slice of chocolate cake. So, go ahead, indulge. As a bonus, I believe that one viewing of the work fully licenses you to be a practicing Freemason. Just don't forget the secret handshake.

Chabad-Lubavitch lists seders all over the world.

Venangago-go readers can save $10 off an Adult/Senior Ticket on tickets to any of the remaining Erie Playhouse performances of I Left My Heart,A Salute to the Music of Tony Bennett! this weekend. You must make your reservations Thursday, March 29th between 9:00 am and 4:30 pm to take advantage of this special offer. Call the box office at 814.454.2852 ext. 0 and mention this code: TB329. May not be combined with any other offer.

Erie area professor Mark Steensland is creating a movie of the popular (yet Logan's Run-esque) series of graphic novels Dead at 17 and is looking to cast the leads locally:
Sean Benjamin is performing at Seneca's Brother Bean at 7 pm on Saturday

The Gypsy Dave is playing tomorrow with the Slabtown boys at The Sportsman's Club Ryan Road, Meadville, Pennsylvania 16335. Cost : $5

Heritage Auctions is looking to add a Comics expert with extremely well-honed grading skills. The ability to identify, pursue and close outright purchase and consignment deals in the Comics market is essential to this position. Individual will be expected to sort raw and graded books and create auction lots based on designated lot values. The right candidate should also have strong organizational skills and deep knowledge and contacts within the comics industry. Salary and incentive package commensurate with experience and qualifications. Please e-mail your resume, references and salary history/requirements to Jared Green.

Broken Frontier interviews Trina Robbins, comic writer and, ahem, herstorian:
Anne and I (I call us the Stan Lee and Jack Kirby of girls' comics) are working together on a comic about Beat woman artist Jay DeFeo, for a TPB comic anthology on the Beats.

NPR is streaming tonight's Washington performance of Ted Leo and the Pharmacists starting at approximately 9:40 ET. I'm hoping for a download later.

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