Monday, January 26, 2009

January 26, 2008 Clarion Doodles, Grove City tootles, and Gaiman wins. Not to mention Free and Legal Downloads

The Clarion University Gallery is opening its Spring 2009 exhibitions with “The Clarion Doodle Project.” The exhibit features doodles submitted from the Clarion community. 

The exhibit opens on Jan. 20 and will run through Feb. 19. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. A closing reception will be held Feb. 19 from 5-7 p.m. in the Gallery. 

After 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 19, anyone can take their favorite doodle from the walls of the gallery, so those submitting doodles may not get it back. A guest will be on hand to provide the participants with a psychological profile of their doodle.  

A poem by Dr. Phil Terman, professor of English at Clarion University, was chosen by the Pennsylvania Center for the Book to be one of its five featured poems for the Public Library Project in 2009.

Nerd Merit badges

Skateboarding in Afganhistan

The Grove City College Concerto Competition will feature nine student finalists competing for solo spots in the spring orchestra concert April 24. The competition will begin at 7 p.m. Jan. 30 in Ketler Auditorium of the Pew Fine Arts Center on campus. The event is free and open to the public; no tickets are required.

Happy Chinese New Year! 2009 is the Year of the Ox.

“Trigger Ethics,” a new seven-part radio drama about betrayal, revenge and religious rebellion written, acted, recorded and directed by a team of 27 Allegheny College students — will begin to unfold in a debut party at 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 2, in the Vukovich Center for Communication Arts at the college.

Following a program of student-led presentations and discussion at the Vukovich Center, guests are invited to listen in the Campus Center lobby as WARC, 90.3 FM, Allegheny's student-run radio station, broadcasts “The Fall of Leon Westcott.” Refreshments will be served. The remaining episodes will be broadcast Mondays at 9 p.m. from Feb. 9 through March 16.

For more information about “Trigger Ethics,” visit An interview with the writers: streams Canadian Documentaries for free.

NPR visits Zippo in nearby Bradford (although the point is fairly opaque).  More interesting is this story about a collector of Vietnam Era Zippos.

Top 10 Literary Steampunk Works

Neil Gaiman takes home the Newbery for The Graveyard Book

Free and Legal Downloads:

  Carolina Chocolate Drops Live at WorkPlay Theater on January 23, 2009

  Drive-By Truckers Live at The National on January 24, 2009

  Camper Van Beethoven Live at CBGB's on February 7, 1990

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