Thursday, December 06, 2007

Venangoland has been updated with another stellar local history post.

Allegheny College's annual “Senior Projects Exhibit,” an opportunity for graduating studio art majors and art and technology majors to present their senior projects to the public, will open with a public reception in the art galleries on Tuesday, Dec. 11, from 7 to 9 p.m.

The exhibit can be viewed through Tuesday, Dec. 18; please call (814) 332-4365 for special hours during this exhibit. The Art Galleries, which are wheelchair accessible, are located in Doane Hall of Art, east of North Main Street, between College and John Streets.

Kirk Nesset, this year's winner of the Drue Heinz Literature Award for short fiction, will read and discuss his work at Mercyhurst College tonight at 8 pm in Taylor Little Theatre. Nesset's talk will unofficially kick off Mercyhurst's annual Literary Festival. Other authors on the slate include science fiction and fantasy writer Terry Bisson and Native American poet Joy Harjo. For information, contact Dr Kenneth Schiff, coordinator of the Mercyhurst Literary Festival, at (814) 824-2461.

Can Christainty and the "indie" lifestyle peacefully co-exist?

Yes, there is Latin music in Western PA.

Zine culture is dead. Right?

More cello-rock? You know I won't say no.

Pittsburgh as the place for bagpipe culture? Why not?

And let's not forget the power of the kilt: Put one on, and suddenly everyone cares what you're wearing under it, even if nothing in that general vicinity has tempted anyone for a long, long time.

The Steal Phantom, a comedic documentary about a man trying to get the Steelers screens at the Dec. 11 installment of Pittsburgh's Film Kitchen series.

The Trib Review visits the set of George A. Romero Presents ... Deadtime Stories at Pittsburgh's Seton Hill University.

Go Scrooge Yourself

Blake Shelton will open for Gretchen Wilson at the Crawford County Fair on August 20, 2008. Still to be named are another country show, a rock show and a children's concert.

We will try to get a teenage act from Disney or Nickelodeon for young children...We want to get young people to attend the fair. They are our future.

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