Sunday, December 20, 2009

December 20th 2009 Erie County Poet Laureate Project, Pollock in Youngstown and Free and Legal Downloads

The Erie County Poet Laureate’s project for 2009-2010 is an anthology of poems and art by Erie County residents.Tentatively titled Dwelling in Possibility: Voices of Erie County, the poems will “explore poetry’s capacity to shape and define experience, particularly challenging or difficult experiences. “(pdf)

Jackson Pollock’s painting, “Silver and Black was donated to the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown last week.


Pittsburgh’s Mystery Lovers Bookshop will receive the 2010 Raven Award from the Mystery Writers of America in recognition of their contribution to the world of mystery writing. 

Entry forms for Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2010 are now available for download at or email
This is a prestigious juried exhibition open to established and emerging Pennsylvania artists creating paintings, photogrpahs, sculpture, crafts, or works on paper.
$8,000 in cash awards.  Deadline:  February 22, 2010 (postmarked).

Theatre in the Little Theatre (TILT) is looking for interested singers to perform in the Liberty Cabaret Dinner Theatre, Jan 22-23 and 29-30.

The Liberty Cabaret will be an evening of music and song, music directed by Tammi Dahl with accompaniment by Kristen Criado. We are looking for singers to perform 2-3 songs, solo - duets - and groups. This will be a nice, relaxed evening of song - no major movement or dance.

Auditions are Monday December 21 at 7pm at the Barrow-Civic Theatre, use the alley door. Please bring a short prepared piece to sing. We are looking for a small, intimate group of singers (6-8).  Songs for the cast will be assigned after auditions and casting is complete.  

The Post Gazette does the Cribs thing with  Andy Warhol Museum curator (and New Castle native) Eric Shiner.


Free and Legal Downloads:

  Regina Spektor Live at  The Living Room on December 29, 2003

Aimee Mann Live on Morning Becomes Eclectic, KCRW Studios; Santa Monica, CA on December 11, 2006

  Paper Bag Records - The Seven Year Itch (full album)

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