Friday, March 21, 2008

Huzzah! and Kudos! to the Titusville Council on the Arts as they celebrate their 25th birthday.

The auditions for the upcoming production of “The 1940’s Radio Hour” (a musical) will be held on Saturday and Sunday, March 29 and 30 at 2:00pm in the Barrow Little Theatre (1223 Liberty St, Franklin PA 16323). There are 14 characters ages 16 and up. For further information please call 437-3440 800-537-7769

Today, Friday, March 21, 6 to 9 pm, Glass Growers Gallery (10 E 5th St Erie, PA) presents its spring exhibit "Photo and Fiber": Fine Art Photographs by Greg Zbach and Felted Handbags by Betty Rositer. The artists' reception is open to the public. The exhibit is open from March 21 to April 29, 2008.

Or, you know, make it a artsy too-fer and learn to throw a pot at the Erie Art Museum's ClaySpace Open Studio (1505 State St, 3rd floor) tonight as well. Instruction is $6 per person and is on a first come first served basis. Complimentary pizza will be served. Demonstration and workshop sessions are at 6:30, 7:15 and 8 pm. Wear old clothes and shoes. All ages.

Indiepublic is for sale for the amazingly reasonable price of 18K - it would seem to be the perfect sort of job for an artsy-tech person here as you could work from home with very low operating costs.
If you are interested, email FORSALE@INDIEPUBLIC.COM, for a Buyer's Guide that includes:

1) Proof of income
2) Basic information on the running and maintenance of the site
3) Additional information regarding the site's traffic
4) Ideas on additional income sources

Threadless has extended their spring cleaning (with t's down to $9) sale until Wednesday.

The Jewish Daily Forward reviews two books, Disguised As Clark Kent: Jews, Comics, And the Creation of the Superhero and The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How It Changed America. (via) And if that's your cup of tea, allow me to also recommend Our Gods Wear Spandex: The Secret History of Comic Book Heroes or Up, Up, and Oy Vey!: How Jewish History, Culture, and Values Shaped the Comic Book.

Filk is commonly defined as the music of science-fiction fandom:
. . . but there’s more to it than that. “Filk is the music made by filkers,” says 37-year-old Cambridge resident and long-time filker Lara Ortiz de Montellano. “What’s a filker? A person who calls themselves a filker.”

Free and Legal Downloads
A spring theme today, I think.

Cassandra Wilson, Waters of March (orig. Antonio Carlos Jobim) (via)
Erin McKeown, They Say It's Spring (Clarke/Haymes)

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