Friday, August 14, 2009

August 14, 2009 – Community Choirs, Hidden Monuments, and free and Legal Downloads

The Allegheny College Music Department is holding auditions for the fall season of its College Chorus, an ensemble that combines singers from Meadville and surrounding communities with Allegheny students.

In order to join the Chorus, community singers must successfully pass a brief audition given individually at the beginning of the first rehearsal they attend.

Community singers have until Sept. 21 to pass the audition, at which time membership will be closed for the fall season.

Interested singers are encouraged to contact Ward Jamison, Allegheny director of choral activities, at 332-3305 or by e-mail at

At Venangoland, Pete Greene wraps up his series on author Hildegarde Dolson.

Pittsburgh’s Hidden Monuments

 One Night in Boston – 15 photographers, 8 hours

While it’s not my kind of book, my daughter found Scott Westerfeld's Uglies really enjoyable.  Simon and Schuster is now offering it as a free download.

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, one of the most august art institutions in the nation, has put out a call for comics:

This fall LACMA will open Heroes and Villains: The Battle for Good in India’s Comics, an exhibition that will draw connections between ancient Indian epics and contemporary India’s booming comic book industry.

In conjunction with this show, we want to see your original storyline and characters for a superhero comic set in Los Angeles. Send your submissions, including a one-page synopsis of your storyline, character designs and/or storyboards to by September 15, and we’ll post the best here on Unframed on October 19, the first week the show is open.

Send us your submissions in the following formats:

1. Word file or PDF for synopsis of storyline. No more than one page (about 250 words).

2. JPEG images for main character designs and individual storyboards, dimensions up to 800 x 1000 pixels. Individual JPEG files should be no larger than 1mb. Between 3 and 5 images total.

D.I.Y. – Distribute It Yourself

Upcoming Shows of Local Interest:


Singer-Songwriter Mitch Littler plays Seneca’s Brother Bean Saturday from 7-9 pm.  No cover.  All ages.


Free and Legal Downloads:

Bootleg Bonanza: Steve Earle - Live- Atlanta GA, Variety Playhouse, 1995

  Far Out Recordings-Brazilian Music Sampler

  Guster Live at Wiggins Park on 2009-07-26 (July 26, 2009)

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