Tri-State Community Band at Weirton Friday
WEIRTON - The Tri-State Community Band, boasting high school alumni talent from throughout the region, will strike up the music at the Weirton Event Center at 8 p.m. Friday.
Formed in 1980 as the Toronto High School Alumni Band, the group attracted interest from other high school alumni, officially becoming the Tri-State Community Band in 2010. Under the direction of Steubenville City Schools band director Rick Hicks, the 40-member ensemble performs about eight shows each year.
Oldies Duo Roz and Lynn will give their first Weirton Event Center performance at 7 p.m. The mother-daughter duo promises to bring back memories of the first date with your sweetheart as you listen to romantic love songs and greatest hits of the past several decades.
Gates will open to the public at 6 p.m. Free parking is available for all events in the Steel Works Community Federal Credit Union lot off Main Street - except in the ATM lane - and at the Millsop Community Center and on Main Street.
In addition to events planned by the Top of West Virginia, the Weirton Event Center is available for rent for family, community or organizational event. Rental for the Weirton Event Center includes the use of the grounds, on-site restroom facilities, the stage and a paved, covered picnic/meeting area.
For information about events in Brooke and Hancock counties and the City of Weirton, call the Top of West Virginia, at (304) 797-7001; or visit www.TopOfWV.com.
Ohio Valley Frontier Days Saturday and Sunday at fort, Steubenville
STEUBENVILLE - For more than 20 years Historic Fort Steuben has welcomed visitors to experience early American life on the Ohio frontier during its annual festival.
This year will include more activities for young and old. Soldiers of the 1st American Regiment, Chief Logan and other American Indians, geographer of the U. S. Thomas Hutchins and many other re-enactors will make history come alive. In addition there will be many demonstrations of traditional crafts and sales of handcrafted items. Games and the popular tomahawk toss are back as well as a new quiz, "Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader?" Pony rides for the kids and a Saturday performance from award-winning Ohio singer/songwriter Steve Free add to the fun. The festival runs 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $3 for 13 years old and up; $1 for those ages 6-12; and and free for those age 6 and younger.
Other upcoming activities include:
The Summer Youth Education Program is an ideal opportunity for fun and learning this summer. Open to students in fourth to sixth grades, the week-long session includes skill building and education as well as hands-on activities related to the American and local history. Participants learn about military drill, traditional American Indian and frontier crafts, archaeology, surveying and much more. Session I runs Monday through June 13; session II from July 7-11. The cost is $40 per week. For reservations, call (740) 283-1787.
- The Steubenville Art Association has a display of the work of one of their members every month in the Visitors Center. For the month of June, Jeanne D'Anniballe will exhibit her artwork.
Local artist Rose Angelica going to Nashville
NASHVILLE - Mingo Junction resident and country singer Rose Angelica will perform at the Country Music Association's Fan Fest today through Sunday in Nashville.
She will be signing autographs and doing meet and greets at the AT&T Fan Fair X Center from 3:10 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. today; and from 10 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lamon Records booth.
Angelica's hit song "Girls Just Want to Drink Beer" hit No. 1 on the CMG Radio Charts and her song "The Wish" went to No. 5 on the Indie World Country Music Charts and was picked as song of the week.
She will be performing at Tootsie's, Music Valley and the Martin Guitar Showcase and other Nashville locations. Shows locally include 4 p.m. June 22 on the Spot Bar Deck; and also 7 p.m. June 28 at the Gaslight, Her show is called The Music of My Life and contains her songs as well as music that influenced her growing up and listening to the radio,
Bluegrass festival upcoming in Hopedale
HOPEDALE - Mickey's Mountain Bluegrass in the Hills will be presenting its first of three summer festival starting June 12-14.
The July festival will be July 10-12, and the August festival will be July 31 and Aug. 1-2. Nationally known bands that will be performing in June will include James King Band, Remington Ryde, Bluegrass Brothers, Phillip Steinmetz, Matt Efaw, the Stevens Family, Kody Norris, Joe Williams, and the Wayfarers. For information, go to www.mickeysmtn.com or call (740) 391-5631.
Navy Week at Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH - Carnegie Science Center will host Navy Week events on Friday and Saturday, showcasing the Navy's work relating to science, technology, engineering and math.
At the two-day event, visitors will have the chance to explore interactive exhibits featuring robotics, engineering, science and mathematics. The Navy's Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team will demonstrate how robots disarm explosive devices. Visitors can check out real Navy gear, such as dive helmets and bomb suits.
The Office of Naval Research's SeaPerch exhibit features videos and demonstrations by personnel of interactive underwater robots. Guests will be able to control a remotely operated vehicle.
Navy Week events at the center are free with admission. For information, visit www.CarnegieScienceCenter.org.
Sharks at Omnimax Theater, Carnegie Science Center
PITTSBURGH - "Great White Shark" explores this beautiful animal's place in our imaginations, in our fears and in its role at the top of the oceanic food chain. The creatures pre-date dinosaurs in evolutionary history. They've evolved to regulate their body temperature and give birth to live pups, much like mammals. "Great White Shark" explores more in a giant screen film adventure. The IMAX film, distributed by Giant Screen Films and produced by Yes/No Productions and Liquid Pictures, opens at Carnegie Science Center's Rangos Omnimax Theater - Pittsburgh's biggest screen - on June 13 with daily showtimes. The center is at 1 Allegheny Ave. For information, call (412) 237-3400 or go to www.CarnegieScienceCenter.org.
Steamboat exhibit at Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh
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.
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 one 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 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 features nearly 2,000 once-hidden treasures, including many items manufactured in Western Pa.
For information, visit www.heinzhistorycenter.org.
Garden tour in Wheeling scheduled for June 14
WHEELING - Garden lovers can enjoy a special treat as the Museums Committee of Oglebay Institute presents the popular fundraiser the Secret Gardens of Wheeling Tour and Garden Market on June 14.
Those visiting can discover creative ideas to take home ideas to their backyard while touring elegant host gardens tucked away in some of Wheeling's finest neighborhoods.
The event also features a garden market with dozens of vendors selling items such as jewelry, crafts, garden delights and live plants outside the Mansion Museum from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tours begin 10 a.m. at the Mansion Museum. Tickets are $17 in advance and $20 at the door.
New exhibit part of Three Rivers Arts festival, Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH-The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents Squonk's new outdoor work, Pneumatica, as part of the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival.
Squonk's Pneumatica will be made of air, powered by air and about air. The Squonkers will pump up the volume with live original music while inflatables pump up and immerse the audience and permeate the air from June 13-15 at downtown Pittsburgh's Point State Park.
Squonk has created seven new works since 1994 with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, which have toured Europe and Asia as well as Broadway and off-Broadway in Manhattan, New York. This successful 20-year history includes the premiere of the truck-mounted GO Roadshow in 2012 that has gone on to show in 14 cities in 10 states for a total of 100 shows.
For more information, visit TrustArts.org.
One Republic to play Aug. 8 at First Niagara Pavilion
BURGETTSTOWN - One Republic with special guests the Script and American Authors will perform Aug. 8 at the First Niagara Pavilion.
For tickets, go to www.livenation.com.
Rascal Flatts, Sheryl Crow coming to First Niagara Pavilion
BURGETTSTOWN - Rascal Flatts, along with special guests Sheryl Crow and Gloriana, will be appearing Sept. 6 at the First Niagara Pavilion.
For tickets, go to www.livenation.com.
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust bringsconcerts to SPACE gallery
PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces the new music series Music SPACE, featuring concerts taking place at SPACE gallery the last Friday of each month.
The all-ages performances invite audience members to experience some of the best musical talent in the Pittsburgh area. Tickets are $5 at the door. Doors open at 8 p.m., and shows begin at 8:30 p.m.
The series kicks-off on Friday with two Pittsburgh-based bands - the Indie rock group Wreck Loose and the electronic musician Troxum. June 27 will feature Morgan Erina, a singer-songwriter with haunting, sensitive lyrics to accompany her acoustic guitar. She is also part of the Pittsburgh-based, indie-folk duo Broken Fences, together with Guy Russo.
Pittsburgh collective Silencio is a tribute to David Lynch's often dark and intriguing films and television series, such as "Eraserhead," "Twin Peaks," "Mulholland Drive" and "Inland Empire." The group not only re-creates the timeless soundtracks of his films, but it also composes original music based on the direct influence of Angelo Badalamenti's noir-jazz vignettes.
'Crimes of the Heart' at Brooke Hills Playhouse, Wellsburg
WELLSBURG - Brooke Hills Playhouse's current production of Beth Henley's Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy, "Crimes of the Heart," offers challenges for both director and actors, according to the show's director, Rob DeSantis of Follansbee.
"Crimes of the Heart" tells the story of the three Magrath sisters and their lovingly dysfunctional family, including a dying family patriarch and the arrest of one of the sisters for attempted murder
The play runs for its final weekend 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. For reservations, call (304) 737-3344.
Auditions for the playhouse's annual production for younger actors, "Curiosity Cat" by Chris Grabenstein, is next on the schedule. Director Julia Barnhart of Wellsburg says auditions will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the playhouse. The play will be presented at 8 p.m. Aug. 1-2 and 8-9 and 2 p.m. Aug. 3 and 10.
The show offers roles for children, teens and adults. Anyone unable to come for auditions at the scheduled time should call the playhouse at (304) 737-3344 by Friday to make other arrangements.
The playhouse's next main stage production will be Christopher Durang's comedy, "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," winner of the 2013 Tony Award for best play. The show, which runs 8 p.m. June 20-21 and 27-28 and 2 p.m. June 22 and 29, is directed by Diana Mendel of Wellsburg.
The rest of the season includes the John Kander-Fred Ebb-Bob Fosse classic musical comedy, "Chicago," July 11-13 and 18-20; Eve Ensler's comedy-drama "The Vagina Monologues," July 25-26; "The Congressman," a comedy by W. C. Parker, adapted for readers' theater by Charles Calabrese Aug. 15-17; and Ken Ludwig's comedy, "The Game's Afoot or, Holmes for the Holidays," Aug. 22-24 and 29-31.
As was the case last season, all Friday and Saturday performances will be at 8 p.m., and all Sunday performances will be 2 p.m. matinees.
For information, visit www.brookehillsplayhouse.com.
Jamey Johnson, country singer, songwriter, coming to Chester
CHESTER - Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort will present the platinum-selling country singer-songwriter Jamey Johnson in an 8 p.m. Aug. 16 performance at the Harv.
Tickets for the show currently are on sale. Mountaineer Casino 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.
"You'll see me do a lot of my songs, including my old stuff," said Johnson. "If I have a new song that I want to share, you will hear that. When I'm not doing my songs, I'll be doing everybody else's that I like, from every format."
His 2008 album, "That Lonesome Song," was certified platinum for 1 million in sales, and his 2010 ambitious double album, "The Guitar Song," received a gold certification.
In addition, he won two Song of the Year Trophies, for "Give It Away" and "In Color," both from the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association, and has received six Grammy nominations. He has received tremendous praise from The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal and other publications, many of which have hailed his albums as masterpieces.
In 2012, the Alabama native released his fourth studio album, a tribute project to late songwriter Hank Cochran. The Grammy-nominated "Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran" paired him with Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, Ray Price, Elvis Costello, George Strait, Vince Gill and Merle Haggard.
In 2013, the Nashville Scene's 13th annual Country Music Critics' Poll named it the year's best album. Tickets are general admission by section and begin $20 plus taxes and fees. Reserved seating is also available and is located in the first four center rows. Tickets can be purchased at www.MOREatMountaineer.com; www.etix.com; at Mountaineer's Players Club; or by calling 800-80-40-HOT extension 8297.
Beer at Carnegie Science Center for adults-only evening samplings
PITTSBURGH - An extra-special 21 and Older Night at Carnegie Science Center will explore the science of beer on 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. June 13. Visitors to the adults-only evening can use their souvenir glass commemorating the event to taste 10 beer samples from five local breweries.
Patrons will sip suds handcrafted by North Country Brewing Company, The Church Brew Works, Rivertowne Brewing Company, Hop Farm Brewing Company and Straub Beer. The event also features discussion with a hops expert and a demonstration of brewing equipment.
Antz Marching, a Dave Matthews Tribute Band, will perform. As always, 21+ Night features cash bars, snacks available for purchase and the chance to experience four floors of hands-on exhibits with no kids. Participants get a discount on Omnimax films and laser shows that evening.
Proper identification is required, and all guests must show identification at the door. Tickets cost $17 and must be purchased in advance online. Guests will receive a voucher for $15 in free slot play at the Rivers Casino when they arrive, while supplies last. For information and to register, visit CarnegieScienceCenter.org.
Three River Arts festival opens Saturday
PITTSBURGH-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.
Installation art by Cuban artist, Pittsburgh
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 Friday through 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.
Entries sought for United Way chili cookoff
WHEELING - The 12th-annual Wheeling Feeling Chili Cook-off is set for Saturday at Wheeling's Heritage Port.
The homestyle chili category is open to all comers, which means anything goes for ingredients, as long as there are chili spices and peppers included. The popular category opens the competition to vegetarian and vegan cooks, and those who like to add beans, pasta, potatoes, rice, or other similar ingredients to their chili.
The first-place winner in the homestyle category will take home a $200 cash prize.
Rose Humway-Warmuth, cook-off chair, said the commercial cooks category is open to all comers, as well, with cash prizes also being offered.
While the commercial division traditionally has included restaurants and caterers, Humway-Warmuth said other groups can enter this category, which allows the entrants to bring prepared chili to the event, rather than preparing it on-site.
Admission to the cook-off is free, and chili samples will be available with tickets sold on-site. All proceeds will benefit the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley.
There will be a car show and music by bands Steel Cassa and Hit Play through the day.
Sponsors include the Wheeling, WTRF-TV and Carenbauer Distributing.
A commercial participant who has been at the cook-off since the first one in 2002 is Charlie Schlegel of Ye Olde Alpha.
"It's a great event," Schlegel said. "It's considered the kick-off for the whole outdoor festivals season. And Brian and Rose Warmuth run a well-organized event that helps the United Way - and that's a great cause."
Schlegel added the cook-off means being able to "be outside, eat great food, listen to great music, and drink cold beer - that's a really good formula!"
Schlegel said while the restaurant's basic chili formula will remain the same, Ye Olde Alpha is tweaking the seasoning.
"We're always working to make it better," he said.
The Wheeling Feeling Chili Cook-off is sanctioned by the International Chili Society, meaning that first place ICS winners in the red, verde, salsa and homestyle categories are eligible to enter the 2014 ICS World Cook-off set for October in California.
They also will be eligible to enter the World Food Championship set for Nov. 12-18 in Las Vegas.
Comics coming to Mountaineer
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 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 Carnegie 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.
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 Friday through 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 Arts Council Summer Gallery show set
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.
Jazz comes to Pittsburgh with fourth-annual JazzLive
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.
Kings of Leon tour comesto 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 to go Under the Influence of Music
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.
Striplight Theater events continue during June
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.
Lady Antebellum coming to First Niagara Pavilion
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.
Upcoming events at Historic Fort Steuben listed
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.
- Saturday and Sunday - 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.
Steely Dan to play Aug. 11
at the Benedum
PITTSBURGH - Steely Dan will perform Aug. 11 at the Benedum Center.
For tickets, go to www.livenation.com.
Big Sam's Funky Nation part of 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 scheduled for First Niagara
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 go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at www.livenation.com.
Rockstar Mayhem fest 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 to play Consol in October
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.
Summer CLO season under way
PITTSBURGH - The 2014 Civic Light Opera summer season opens at the Benedum Center with the classic musical "Singin' in the Rain," which will run through Sunday.
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.