Sunday, July 15, 2007

A reader wrote last week to ask when the Newmen CD review was coming – this week, I promise.

Brother Bean has announced more shows:

8-17-07 Remora Deign CD Release Show
8-18-07 Donna Donahue
8-25-07 Nate Custer

The former Meadville Cinemas will reopen with a “dollar theatre” business model.

Kelly Colleen McMahon is the new managing director of Meadville’s Academy Theatre.

The Butler Art Center seeks all fiber artists for THREADS; an all fiber arts exhibit! The deadline is Friday, July 20th, 2007. Call (724-283-6922) or email

The Lion and Thistle Highlanders of Butler is seeking highland drummers and bagpipers to join their band. Must provide own instrument and uniform. No dues or membership fee. Non competition band at this point. The Highlanders are led by a former officer of the Black Watch of Scotland. If you are interested please contact Pipe Corporal Amanda Brewster at (724) 290-3154.

The nephew of August Wilson is restoring the playwright’s boyhood home.

Knitting is cool, says the NYTimes. Allow me to put in a blatant plug for the place where my daughter buys her knitting stuff and takes classes – Kindred Spirits Yarn Studio in Franklin

Why do I wish I was in Salem, MA – not for the witch knick-knacks, but for the Jospeh Cornell exhibit

Sean Penn and Iggy Pop have signed on as voice talent for the English-language version of Sony Pictures Classics' animated Persepolis, reports Variety.

NPR profiles wizard rock.

Add Pittsburgh area escape artist David Doyle to the list of performers I’d like to bring to Venango.

Transylvanian folk? Why not.

My family has given up on plastic shopping bags, and despite the strange looks we get at Shop N Save when we whip out our Wegman’s reusuable bags, we’re glad we made the switch. I now, however, wished I had waited and bought these rice bag bags


Anonymous said...

personally, i love when people bring their own bags to shop & save. i think some of the other cashiers are warming up to the idea as well. hopefully!

- shaylyn

p.s. love your blog!

Dittman said...

Hey! I know you! You're the nice one who always looks up my card! We talked about bringing your own bags to the store, right?
Thanks for reading.