Monday, March 10, 2008

The Northwest Pennsylvania Community College now has a website.

Oil City's Transit Gallery doesn't send me press releases, so I don't talk much about it (not out of spite, I just never know what's going on). But I did notice that Titusville potter Don Lombardo (in a weird seven degrees sort of thing, Lombardo also owns Brown Stone Studio in Titusville- the place where I hunted down newmen CDs last summer) is the artist of the month at the Transit Fine Arts Gallery - I own several pieces of his and have to say, this will be worth the trip - many of pieces from this self taught potter have an have Asian feel to them and are wildly affordable. Which probably explains why I have several pieces. I've had the chance to talk to Don several times and it turns out he's a really nice guy too. The work is up through the month of March at the Gallery (206 Seneca St, Oil City PA 10-4 pm Tuesday, Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays).

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre has announced the 2008-2009 season.

There are currently four major movies based and being shot in and around the region,
Three movies in various stages of Pittsburgh production -- Zack and Miri Make A Porno, Shelter and the smaller-scale Feast of the Seven Fishes -- are on track to spend nearly $60 million in the area, according to the Pennsylvania Tourism Office. Two other major studio productions with Pittsburgh offices -- The Road and She's Out of My League -- are not yet on the official tax incentive docket.

The Spring Fever Festival will beheld April 18th-20th 2008 at Cambridge Spring's Riverside Inn


  • 6pm Great American Gypsies
  • 7pm Emil & the Palookas
  • 8pm Grassfire
  • 9pm Amy Loftus
  • 10pm Tiger Maple String Band


  • 1pm Gaffer
  • 2pm Max Texter
  • 3pm Crabapple Creek
  • 4pm Trevor MacDonald
  • 5pm Gypsy Dave & the Stump Jumpers
  • 6pm Wildwood Express
  • 7pm Salmon Frank
  • 9pm Claire Stuczynski
  • 10pm Sage
  • 11pm Blue Sky Mission Club


  • 11am Jim Lynch
  • 12am Cathy Hickling
  • 1pm Dan Wilcox
  • 2pm Jim Froman's Hot Rhythm Club Band
  • 3pm Shotgun Jubilee
  • 4pm B.J. O'Malley

Weekend admission tickets are $20 and single day admission is $10. Children under 16 are free. Anyone under the age of 18 will need to have adult supervision to attend.

Veteran Status
has announced that:

Congressional Candidate Kyle Foust will be attending our show on April 11th at Eclectic Etcetera's in Edinboro, Pa. Not only will he be in attendance, those affiliated with him have agreed to pick up the bill for the entire crowd...

Additionally, the new EP will be available, "by the end of April, perhaps the beginning of May."

Jerome Wincek and the Old Hats have posted new tunes on thier MySpace page as apreview of the upcoming album love is a martyr.

included is a brand new tune called "the intranet man" about a trashy woman who leaves her deadbeat man for an online charmer.. . i also put up the opening and closing tracks from the meat and potatoes release, astral road.

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honors the class of 2008 tonight night at the Waldorf-Astoria. Here's a look at the other inductees not named Madonna

The Doors' Pittsburgh concert now on CD

. . . . coherent and often funny Jim Morrison leads the band through such classics as "Back Door Man," "Roadhouse Blues" and "Five to One." Part of what makes it unique is an improvised section in the 22-minute "When the Music's Over," where Morrison breaks on through into pieces of other songs. That's before he wails, squawks, laughs, whistles and seems to be doing bird calls into the mike.

Gene Fenton is recruiting Scream Queens to pose in promotional photographs with his sculptures of dinosaurs and other monsters. If you're interested in posing as a Scream Queen, contact him at You can see slide shows of his promotional photos at 724-349-0382

Where Fact Meets Fiction: A National Symposium on the Intersection of Forensic Science and Pop Culture will be held at Duquesne University April 3-5.

Free and Legal Downloads

Mountain Goats Live at Bottom of the Hill on March 2, 2008

Austin Sound has posted Sound Advice Vol II, an mp3 compilation of Austin bands complete with profiles of the participating artists.

Jill Sobule:

Bloody Valentine(unreleased track)
Houdini's Box.From Jill Sobule.
Nothing Natural. From Underdog Victorious.

1 comment:

Peter A. Greene said...

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