Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Foxburg's fantastic performance space, Forward Hall, is getting some much needed AC. How do I know? I drove down yesterday to get some photos to go along with the article Pennsylvania Magazine bought from me. I elected to reschedule.

Venangoland lays out the “Rules for Marriage”

Clarion filmmaker Marty Callaghan’s movie Blood and Oil: The Middle East in World War One is featured in Netflix’s “Watch Now” instant viewing service.

The Derrick profiles illustrator Phil Wilson -- July's featured artist at the Transit Fine Arts Gallery in downtown Oil City, and judge of the Oil Heritage Art Show

As Harry Potter mania grows, our own Waldenbooks at the Cranbery Mall will open late on 7/20 from “9:30 pm until the last customer leaves” (suckers). Call them at (814) 673-0037 for more information. Wal-Mart’s doing something too, if you're more Slytherin than Gryffindor.

The Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League, in conjunction with the Erie Playhouse, are inviting all aspiring actors, singers and personalities to join us for auditions for the positions of mascot, anthem singers and game night host being held Sunday, August 12th from 6-8 p.m. at the Tullio Arena. For more information or to reserve an audition opportunity please call the Otters Office at 814-455-7779 or email

New York Magazine's The Comics Page blog is excerpting Percy Gloom

The "Celebrate the Starving Artist" festival is looking for visual artists and performers to take part in the Septmeber 8th event at the Pepsi Roadhouse.

Oil City’s Pipeline lunchtime concerts (from 12 to 1) move to Central Avenue Plaza Wednesday, July 18 outside the library. The concert will feature Jim Teifer and is free and open to the public.

Shot in Erie, the film Virgin Pockets will have its World Theatrical Premiere at the 2007 Great Lakes Independent Film Festival. The film features the regional musicians like Friction, Best of Seven, FORMER, Roger Montgomery, Sudden Impulse, Sam Hyman, Lucy Dank, The Barstool Hooligans, Moving In Stereo and more.

Finally, a little music to lull you to sweet dreams of frangipangi and moonbeams:

Download "Bethe Bethe Kese Kese" (mp3)
from "Dub Qawwali"
by Gaudi + Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Download "You! Me! Dancing!" (mp3)
from "Sticking Fingers Into Sockets"
by Los Campesinos!

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