Bridges band to appear
at Towngate Friday
WHEELING - Acoustic and soft rock band Bridges, featuring talented vocalists Kim Butler, Doug Pettit and Dave Pettit, take the Towngate stage at 8 p.m. Friday.
Together since 2005, this three-part harmony always draws a crowd and will provide an evening of memories with classic rock sounds from artists like the Eagles, the Beatles, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Van Morrison the Zac Brown Band and more.
Bridges will be joined by special guests Roger Hoard, Mike Mazure, Chad Smith, Joe Mastracci and Melissa Ceo.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by calling (304) 242-7700. Towngate is located in Wheeling's Centre Market district at 2118 Market St.
Three River Arts Festival
to run June 6 through?June 15
PITSBURGH-The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents engaging public art and vibrant gallery exhibitions as part of the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, which will run from June 615 throughout Point State Park, Gateway Center and the Cultural District.
Several artworks explore themes of sustainability and environmental practices, and others feature elements created through crowd-sourcing and invite viewer participation.
Prominent local artists as well as award-winning national artists are featured, presenting Pittsburgh-premiere and world-premiere exhibitions and installations.
For information, visit TrustArts.org/TRAF.
Wheeling Film Society
presents 'Jaws' Saturday at Towngate
WHEELING -The Wheeling Film Society invites the public to a special one-night-only screening of the quintessential summer blockbuster "Jaws," at 7 p.m. Saturday at Towngate Theater and Cinema
Part drama, part adventure and part horror film, "Jaws" tells the story of a killer shark that terrorizes a beachside resort town. It stars Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss and Robert Shaw and established Steven Spielberg as an A-list director. It is considered the first summer blockbuster movie. "Jaws" did for beaches what Hitchcock had once done for showers, and it did for cash registers even more than "The Godfather" had done.
A conversation about the film takes place during the Lunch with Books program at noon Tuesday at the Ohio County Public Library. It will be facilitated by Wheeling Film Society host John Whitehead, professor of film studies at Wheeling Jesuit University.
The Wheeling Film Society brings film enthusiasts together to watch and discuss some of America's iconic films. Presented through a partnership between Oglebay Institute's Towngate Theatre and Cinema, Wheeling Jesuit University's Fine and Performing Arts Department and the Ohio County Public Library's Lunch with Books Program, the Wheeling Film Society presents classic films and hosts post-screening discussions on each. All programs are free and open to the public.
Installation art by Cuban artist
on display in Gateway Center
PITTSBURGH-The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents the sculptural installation No Limits by Cuban-born artist Alexandre Arrechea as part of the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival public art program.
Four, nearly 20-foot-tall sculptures-originally part of a series installed along New York City's Park Avenue-will be displayed throughout downtown Pittsburgh's Gateway Center from June 6 to Sept. 7.
Arrechea's No Limits is series of 10 large-scale sculptures representing iconic New York City buildings that plays on the idea of elastic architecture as a metaphor for the challenges and opportunities of shifting conditions and new realities.
Through his art, Arrechea entices the viewer to explore his or her own role in such concepts as control, power and surveillance.
For information, visit TrustArts.org/TRAF.
Hancock Arts Council pays tribute
to veterans for holiday weekend
CHESTER - The Hancock County Arts Council invites everyone to start their Memorial Day weekend with a free concert a Tribute to Veterans at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Bob Milby Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6450.
The Tri-State Community Band will play military favorites during the event, which begins at 5 p.m. at the VFW, located at 417 Carolina Ave. The event is free and open to the public. Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair for the event.
Originally formed in 1980 as the Toronto High School Alumni Band, the Tri-State Community Band has grown to include members from around the Ohio Valley. In 2010, the name was changed to the Tri-State Community Band Inc., which now performs about eight concerts per year. Rick Hicks, Steubenville City Schools band director, is the current director of the band. There are several associate directors, now retired, who perform with the band. Commissioner Thomas Graham serves as master of ceremonies and vocalist for the group.
The concert, which was organized by the Hancock County Arts Council, is sponsored by the Top of West Virginia Convention and Visitors Bureau.
For information, visit www.TopOfWV.com.
Broken Arrow at Zalenski's
WINTERSVILLE -The local band Broken Arrow will perform a tribute to Neil Young at 9 p.m. Saturday at Zalenski's Family Eatery and Pub, 547 Cadiz Road.
An evening of great and timeless music featuring the songs of Young will fill the venue and celebrate his legacy.
The band's latest album, "Brothers of the Six String," will be available at the concert. Tickets will be on sale at the door for $5. For information, call (740) 535-1291.
Comics coming to Mountaineer
Casino, Racetrack & Resort
CHESTER - Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort will host "Veterans of SNL: Rob Schneider, Jon Lovitz and Tim Meadows" in a show July 19 at the Harv.
Tickets for this much-anticipated show are on sale beginning today. Mountaineer now offers a limited number of prime reserved seats for sale in the Harv in the first four center rows. The remainder of Harv seating is general admission by section.
Known for his trademark blend of character and comedic acting, Emmy-nominated actor Schneider has had a long and multifaceted career as a stand-up comedian, director, producer and writer. His longtime relationship with Adam Sandler and Sandler's production company, Happy Madison, has cultivated many comedic hits for Schneider, including "50 First Dates," "Eight Crazy Nights," "Little Nicky" and "Mr. Deeds." He has co-written and starred in "Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo," "Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo," "The Hot Chick" and "The Animal." Other film credits include "Shark Bait," "The Waterboy" and "Big Daddy."
With his unique voice and comical characters, Emmy-award winning comedian Lovitz has made an impression on the comedy industry. His successful run on "Saturday Night Live" included many well-known characters, including "Tommy Flanagan of Pathological Liars Anonymous," "Master Thespian," "Hanukkah Harry" and "the Devil." He has appeared in more than movies, including "Big," "A League of Their Own," "The Wedding Singer," "High School High," "Small Time Crooks" and "Rat Race." His distinctive voice has also been featured in the voice-overs of many animated features, such as "The Simpsons," "American Tale: Fivel Goes West," "Cats and Dogs" and as the lead character Jay Sherman in the acclaimed cult cartoon series "The Critic."
Detroit born-and-raised comedian Meadows is one of the longest-running cast members of "Saturday Night Live." He has crafted some of the series' most memorable characters during his 10 years on the popular late night shows, including Leon Phelps, the Ladies' Man and Lionel Osbourne, host of the fictional public affairs show, Perspectives, as well as uncanny impressions of O.J. Simpson, Ike Turner and Sammy Davis Jr. Meadows has also taken to the big screen, playing a high school principal in the hit comedy "Mean Girls" and recently co-starring with Adam Sandler and Chris Rock in the blockbuster comedy "Grown Ups." Meadows continues to appear in feature films and is currently in production to reprise his role of Malcom in the SNL alumni ensemble "Grown Ups 2."
Doors will open at 7 p.m. Tickets are general admission by section and begin at $20 plus taxes and fees. Reserved seating is available and is located in the first four center rows. Tickets can be purchased at www.MOREatMountaineer.com; www.etix.com; at the Mountaineer's Players Club or by calling (800) 80-40-HOT, extension 8297.
New laser shows at science center
PITTSBURGH - Carnegie Science Center offers a spectacular sight and sound experience at the Buhl Planetarium for visitors of all ages with a new laser show lineup currently running through Sept. 7.
Back by popular demand, Beatles Anthology brings the British Invasion to Pittsburgh once again with fan favorites including "Twist and Shout" and "Octopus' Garden." New to the Planetarium are Laser Beastie Boys - featuring "Girls" and "Intergalactic" an Laser EDM showcasing artists including Skrillex, Avicii and Deadmau5. In honor of the upcoming July 4 celebration, Spirit of America, a special patriotic laser show, will feature songs from musicians John Fogerty, Garth Brooks and John Mellencamp.
Laser shows at the center offer a range of musical styles and genres, including Laser AC/DC, Laser Michael Jackson and Midnight Floyd a science center staple for decades.
Cost for laser show admission is $2 for members and $8 for non-members. A second laser show or Omnimax ticket can be purchased for an additional $5. For information, go to www.CarnegieScienceCenter.org.
Three Rivers Art festival detailed
PITTSBURGH-The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has announced the full complement of programming scheduled to be presented at the 55th-annual Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, a production of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.
The 10-day celebration of the arts in Pittsburgh is unlike any other in the nation. The world-class, multi-disciplinary festival is free to attend and is open to the public. Attracting more than 400,000 visitors annually, the festival begins on the first Friday in June and takes place at the confluence of Pittsburgh's famed three rivers in Point State Park, throughout picturesque Gateway Center, and in the city's world-renowned Cultural District.
Those performing include Boomerang, June 7; Alba Flamenca, June 14; and Reed Dance, June 15.
Artist profiled in Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents the visual art exhibition Portraits of Air: Pittsburgh by Detroit-based artist Susan Goethel Campbell.
Crowd-sourced during the 2013 Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, this installation is the culmination of the year-long project, on view at the Trust's 709 Penn Gallery from June 6 to July 13. The exhibition opens in conjunction with the 2014 Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival.
709 Penn Gallery is a project of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. The gallery is at 709 Penn Ave. in downtown Pittsburgh's Cultural District. The gallery is free and open to the public. For information, visit www.TrustArts.org.
MIDLAND - The ninth-annual Midland Arts Council Summer Gallery Show is planned June 26 through July 4 at the Midland Borough Building, 936 Midland Ave.
The deadline for carry-in art is June 8 at the Borough Building. The deadline for online entries and CD entries is Monday.
Artists in any two-dimensional medium may apply for the Midland Arts Council Summer Gallery juried show. Prizes will be awarded.
Contact Evelyn Adams, president, at (724) 643.9968, midland-arts-council-pa.com, or Connie Fields, vice president, at (724) 774-6349.
JazzLive in June
PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust will present El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico as part of the fourth-annual Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival being held June 20-22 in the heart of Pittsburgh's downtown Cultural District.
The free festival consists of three days of jazz and jazz-influenced musical performances on outdoor stages and attracts more than 20,000 attendees from around the country. This year's performance will feature one of the oldest and best-known salsa bands in the world, El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico. The performance is sponsored by ImaginePittsburgh.com.
The Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival is a production of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. The Festival features local, emerging and national and international musicians in a variety of performance settings, including outdoor performance stages and indoor performance locations within local restaurants, coffee shops and galleries. For information, visit www.TrustArts.org/JazzLiveFest.
Fort Steuben has
STEUBENVILLE - The gates of Historic Fort Steuben are open to welcome visitors of all ages from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays.
Monday - The Memorial Day program will be presented by AmVets Post 275, Union Cemetery, Steubenville, with guest speaker, Jack Ernest, from 11 a.m. For information, call (740) 317-8646.
June 7-8 - Ohio Valley Frontier Days will bring back many favored performers, including Ohio singer/songwriter Steve Free on June 7 and old-time music player Bill Schilling on June 8. Rich and Kathy Small will invite the audience to join in their traditional music. New attractions include a gypsy wagon. The fort also will initiate the swivel cannon that will be part of the permanent exhibit.
Chief Logan, geographer Thomas Hutchins, Baron von Steuben and other characters from the period will tell their stories. Games, exploration of the archaeology dig, hands-on activities, food, crafts and pony rides are part of the event. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for those ages 6-12.
June 9-3; July 7-11 - Registration is now open for the 2014 Summer Youth Educational Program at Historic Fort Steuben. Each weeklong session includes hands-on activities, presentations, videos, crafts and lessons that fit the fourth- to sixth-grade curriculum. Pupils have the opportunity to work with an archaeologist and a surveyor and learn military drill from Baron von Steuben. American Indians as well as settler crafts are part of the program. Session I runs from June 9-13 and session II runs from July 7-11 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at a cost of $40 per child.
Sunken treasure at John Heinz History Center
PITTSBURGH - The Senator John Heinz History Center will examine a fascinating story of sunken treasures, discovery and preservation by showcasing the largest time capsule of pre-Civil War life as part of a new major exhibition, Pittsburgh's Lost Steamboat: Treasures of the Arabia, which is currently running.
Built in Brownsville, Pa., and Pittsburgh in 1853, the Steamboat Arabia travelled extensively to frontier towns along the Ohio, Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. The vessel's 200 tons of cargo included more than 1 million objects, some as small as pickles and others as large as prefabricated homes, bound for general stores and pioneer settlements in the west. During its final journey in 1856, the Arabia hit a tree snag and sank in the Missouri River near Kansas City, Mo.
More than 130 years later, a group of modern-day treasure hunters rediscovered the Arabia buried 45 feet below a cornfield a half-mile from the river. Remarkably, the anaerobic (oxygen-free) environment perfectly preserved most of the boat's cargo - fine dishware, clothing and even bottled food all preserved in excellent condition.
The History Center's Pittsburgh's Lost Steamboat: Treasures of the Arabia exhibition will feature nearly 2,000 once-hidden treasures, including many items manufactured in Western Pennsylvania.
The 8,000-square-foot exhibit, presented in partnership with the Arabia Steamboat Museum in Kansas City, will explore Pittsburgh's important role as a Gateway to the West and a national hub for the steamboat building industry in the mid-19th century.
The History Center and Sports Museum are at 1212 Smallman St. in the city's Strip District, and are open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information, go to at www.heinzhistorycenter.org.
Kings of Leon coming to First Niagara Pavilion
BURGETTSTOWN - The Kings of Leon's 2014 Mechanical Bull Tour with special guests Kongos and Young the Giant will appear Aug. 29 at the First Niagara Pavilion.
For tickets, go to www.livenation.com.
Pavilion hosts Under the
Influence of Music Tour
BURGETTSTOWN - The Under the Influence of Music tour, featuring the Young Jeezy, Wiz Khalifa, Tyga, Ty Dolla $ign, Rich Homie Quan, Sage the Gemini, Mack Wilds, IAMSU and DJ Drama, will appear Aug. 1 at the First Niagara Pavilion. For tickets, go to www.livenation.com.
for Striplight Theatre
WEIRTON - Striplight Theatre, in conjunction with the Weir High School Theater Department, has announced the upcoming season.
The season will include "Fairytale Courtroom," by Dana Proulx, June 28-29 and July 5-6; "The Diary of Anne Frank," by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, Nov. 6-8 and 13-15; and "Flora the Red Menace," with book by George Abbott and Robert Russell, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, March 12-14 and 19-21.
"Fairytale Courtroom" auditions will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Weir High band room located at 1000 Red Rider Road. Callbacks will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the band room.
"Anne Frank" auditions will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 30 and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 31 at the band room. Callbacks will be held 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 31 at the band room.
"Flora the Red Menace" auditions will be held in December, with dates and times to be announced.
For information, visit www.striplighttheatre.com.
Dustin Lynch set for Energy Fest
CARROLLTON - Singer Dustin Lynch will appear at the Country Energy Fest Concert at 8 p.m. May 31 at the Carroll County Fairgrounds.
Tickets will be sold at the GPS Oil and Safety Store from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends. Prices are $15 and $20 for grandstand seating and $25 and $35 for track seats.
Tickets are available online at www.countryenergyfest.com or from the Carroll County Fairgrounds on the first and third Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the fourth Tuesday of each month from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 106 Kensington Road.
The Country Energy Fest has activities for the family beginning at 11 a.m. There will be barbecued ribs, an antique tractor show, as well as car and motorcycle shows. For a list of festival activities, visit www.countryenergyfest.com.
The event first was organized by the Carroll County Agricultural Society as a fundraiser for the fairgrounds. The committee has grown to include business professionals and local residents.
For information, call (330) 627-2300.
Lady Antebellum at First Niagara
BURGETTSTOWN - Lady Antebellum's Take Me Downtown Tour 2014, with special guests Billy Currington and Joe Nichols, is coming to the First Niagara Pavilion Aug. 23. For tickets, go to www.livenation.com.
Steely Dan at
PITTSBURGH - Steely Dan will perform Aug. 11 at the Benedum Center.
For tickets, go to www.livenation.com.
West Virginia ghost site launches effort to bring in more stories
CHARLESTON -West Virginia's premier online compendium of ghost stories is launching a campaign to accrue more tales this week, adding a call-in line for submissions from participants who would prefer to speak rather than write-out their stories.
Publisher Jonathan Moore, who launched WVGhosts.com in early 2000, says more than 450 stories have been added to the high-traffic site and that interest is growing, possibly as an association between West Virginia and the paranormal develops.
The increase in development of paranormal travel venues such as the Trans-Allegheny Asylum at Weston and the former state penitentiary at Moundsville have apparently helped fuel the idea of West Virginia as a destination for ghost hunters.
"Weston and Moundsville have become apparent meccas for the ghostly in America," Moore said. "To help those who have stories but fear the process of submitting them, I am opening up more ways for people to send them in."
Moore said the new call-in line, at (304) 896-9874, would be able to accept text submissions as well as voicemail. More than 1,500 unique visits and 20,000 hits are being logged daily at WVGhosts.com, and developers say traffic continues to increase as interest in ghosts increases and as more people use the site.
For information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
PITTSBURGH - Now is the perfect time to hunt educational summer activities across Western Pennsylvania for children.
A new, user-friendly tool launched by Carnegie Science Center will keep young minds sharp outside of the classroom.
Carnegie Science Center launched STEMisphere, www.STEMisphere.org, a free central hub listing science, technology, engineering and math resources.
The database contains hundreds of listings of programs, classes, events and more in S.T.E.M.-related fields for students ranging in age from preschoolers to high school seniors. Students, teachers and parents can use keywords to search for programs with specific focuses, such as "robotics" or "astronomy." They can further filter those programs by age and region.
Anyone with a S.T.E.M. resource may share a listing for free. Businesses with scientific internships, institutions with specialty camps or industries sponsoring S.T.E.M.-related competitions are invited to submit information to the website at www.CarnegieScienceCenter.org.
Big Sam's Funky Nation in JazzLive
PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust will partner with Grey Area Productions to present Big Sam's Funky Nation at 9 p.m. June 21 at the Rex Theater as part of the fourth-annual Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival.
Tickets are available at www.greyareaprod.com; Culture Shop; Dave's Music Mine; 720 Records; and Soundcat Records. Tickets are $15 in advance and $17 the day of the show.
Toby Keith will
play at Pavilion
BURGETTSTOWN - Toby Keith's Shut Up and Hold On Tour with special guests Colt Ford and Krystal Keith will visit the First Niagara Pavilion Aug. 9. Tickets are available at www.livenation.com.
Rockstar Mayhem festival coming to Burgettstown
BURGETTSTOWN - The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival planned July 26 at the First Niagara Pavilion will feature Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Asking Alexandria, Trivium, Cannibal Corpse, Body Count featuring Ice-T, Suicide Silence, Emmure, Miss May I, Mushroomhead and more. Tickets are on sale at www.ticketmaster.com and www.livenation.com.
Fleetwood Mac coming to Pittsburgh Oct. 14
PITTSBURGH - After a 16-year absence, Christine McVie will be re-joining Fleetwood Mac band mates Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks as they launch the On With the Show Tour.
The band comes to the Consol Energy Center Oct. 14. For tickets, go to www.livenation.com.
Three Rivers Arts festival headliners listed
PITTSBURGH -The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces a distinguished list of music headliners to be presented at the 55th-annual Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, a production of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.
The 10-day celebration of the arts is unlike any other in the nation. The world-class, multi-disciplinary festival is free to attend and is open to the public.
The festival strives to deliver top-notch performing and visual art from the Pittsburgh region's thriving arts community and from around the globe including music, theater, dance, public art installations, gallery exhibitions, a renowned visual artists' market presented by Peoples Gas, creative activities, food and more. Artists are selected through a rigorous jury process emphasizing quality, craftsmanship and presentation in a wide variety of media, from jewelry to painting, woodworking to photography. Each day of the 10-day festival includes a performance by distinguished music headliners.
All headline concerts will be performed on the Dollar Bank Stage beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Point State Park, with the exception of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performance, which will begin at 7 p.m. Opening acts will perform at 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays and at 6:30 p.m. on weekdays.
Those performing include Jeff Tweedy, June 6; Sam Bush, June 7; Trampled By Turtles, June 8; Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, June 9; Amos Lee June 11; the Smithereens, June 12; Curtis Harding, June 13; Lucinda Williams, June 14; Jake Bugg, June 15.
Pittsburgh CLO to stage 'Dixie's Tupperware Party'
PITTSBURGH -The Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera announces the return of the off-Broadway sensation, Dixie's Tupperware Party to the CLO Cabaret Sept. 4 to Oct. 12.
Tickets can be purchased online, at www.pittsburghCLO.org; by calling (412) 456-6666; or at the box office at Theater Square.
Dixie Longate, the fast-talking Tupperware Lady, packed up her catalogues, left her children in an Alabama trailer park and took Pittsburgh by storm in 2012. Now, join Dixie as she returns to Pittsburgh to throw a good ol' fashioned Tupperware Party filled with outrageously funny tales, heartfelt accounts, free giveaways, audience participation and the most fabulous assortment of Tupperware ever sold on a theater stage.
Backstreet Boys, Lavigne coming to First Niagara
BURGETTSTOWN - The Backstreet Boys with special guest Avril Lavigne will perform at the First Niagara Pavilion on June 14.
For tickets, go to www.livenation.com.
Pittsburgh CLO to stage 'Ring of Fire'
PITTSBURGH The Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera announced the musical hit "Ring of Fire" will run May 22 through Aug. 17 at the CLO Cabaret.
Tickets begin at $34.75 and are available at www.CLOCabaret.com; by calling (412) 456-6666; or visiting the box office at Theater Square.
"Ring of Fire" is a journey into the heart of America, courtesy of one of our most beloved musical poets - Johnny Cash. In "Ring of Fire," a remarkable cast of performers and musicians will pay homage to his music with the strength, humor and honesty that made Cash one of the greatest songwriters and most revered storytellers in American music. It features more than 30 of the music legend's songs such as "Country Boy," "A Thing Called Love," "Five Feet High and Rising," "Daddy Sang Bass," "I Walk the Line," "I've Been Everywhere," "The Man in Black" and his final hit, "Hurt."
Kiss, Def Leppard coming to First Niagara Pavilion
BURGETTSTOWN - Kiss and Def Leppard are coming to the first Niagara Pavilion in concert on Aug. 24.
Tickets are on sale at www.ticketmaster.com.
PITTSBURGH - The 2014 Civic Light Opera summer season opens May 30 at the Benedum Center with the classic musical "Singin' in the Rain," which will run through June 8.
The musical is based on the classic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film.
Other shows include:
"Legally Blonde - The Musical," June 13-22. With music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin, the musical is based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture.
"Footloose," June 24-29. The is stage adaptation of the classic film includes music by Tom Snow adapted for the stage by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie. The musical includes additional music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman.
"Evita," July 8-13. This timeless musical includes lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and is the true story of Eva Peron's using her beauty and charisma to rise from the slums of Argentina to the presidential mansion as first lady.
"Cats," July 18-27. With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber this classic musical is based on "Old Possum's Book Of Practical Cats" by author T. S. Eliott.
"Monty Python's Spamalot," July 29 through Aug. 3. Winner of the Tony Award for best musical, Monty Python's "Spamalot" is the outrageous musical comedy lovingly ripped off from the film classic "Monty Python and The Holy Grail."
For tickets, go to www.pittsburghCLO.org or call (412-) 281-2822.
Park offering discount
for golf passes
WELLSBURG - Brooke Hills Park is offering a 15 percent discount on all golf passes for the 2014 season.
For information, call (304) 737-1236.
Eddie Izzard coming
PITTSBURGH- Eddie Izzard will bring his massive Force Majeure world tour to the Byham Theater at 8 p.m. May 31 and June 1. Tickets are on sale now. Tickets start at $50.25 and are available at www.TrustArts.org; by calling (412) 456-6666; and in person at the box office at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave.