Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Thursday, my lovely and talented wife, Amy will be participating in the Brown Baggin' series at Franklin's Fountain Park Gazebo at 12 noon. She'll be doing some sorytelling for grown ups from authors like Bill Bryson. It's free and open to the public.

So lovely and talented she is that she will also be preforming her hilarious one woman show – Guess Whose Hair I’m Wearing! – based on the writings of Hildegarde Dolson and adapted for the stage by, um, me...for two nights only- July 18th & 19th at 7pm

Dolson is the most famous writer to come from Venango County, Pennsylvania. Her sidesplitting essays, published in the leading magazines of the day, like The New Yorker, captivated and brought America to tears with their quirky tales of a big city career woman who was still a small town girl at heart.

This show is appropriate for all ages. Tickets are $5 at the door, students and senior citizens admission is free with ID. I also have some complimentary tickets to give away to blog readers. So, send me your name and address (via email or in the comments box if you're devil-may-care about privacy) by Monday July 14th at 10am, and I'll drop a pair in the mail for you, free, good for either day.

As an aside, if you're interested in bringing the show to your meeting, church, synagogue, mosque, trailer park, whatever, drop me an email for pricing and availability.

This project is being made possible in part through the Samuel and Edith C. Justus Charitable trust, the Elizabeth S. Black Charitable Trust, and the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA), a local decision-making program of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA), a state agency. PPA is administered in this region by the Venango County Center for Creative Development.

The Titusville Herald previews Titanic, Titusville Summer Theater's 40th anniversary show. It plays at Titusville High School's Colestock Auditorium Thursday through Saturday night.

The Art of Amusement Parks show runs from July 1-Aug 22, 2008 at New Castle's Hoyt Institute for the Arts

Sisters In Healthcare History Project is a study of the hundreds of Roman Catholic Sisters who worked as nurses in Western PA from 1847-1969.

Pittsburgh's Cultural District Gallery Crawl is Friday from 5:30 - 9pm.

The Afro-Punk festival is underway in Brooklyn and includes screenings of The Upsetter: The Music and Genius of Lee Scratch Perry. is an interactive website that allows you track radio-tagged animals.

Animoto is an easy-peasy way to put together music videos.

Free and Legal Downloads:

Avett Brothers at Bonnaroo Music Festival on June 14th, 2008

Mason Jennings at the Bonnaroo Music Festival on June 14, 2008

Robert Plant & Alison Krauss at the Bonnaroo Music Festival on June 15, 2008

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings at the Bonnaroo Music Festival on June 15, 2008

Bradley's Almanac is featurng soundboard recordings from Sub Pop's 1992 Vermonstress Festival includes sets from Coedine, Velocity Girl, Pond, and Beat Happening

1 comment:

Justin P. said...

dibs on free tix. with all of the cash we'll save on admission, we can afford a real babysitter, not the baboon that we usually bribe with bananas to watch the kids. high class.