WELLSBURG - Brooke Hills Park will hold a day camp with a Wild West theme from July 28 to Aug. 1 for children ages 4-9.
The park also will offer swim lessons, for ages 4 and up, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. July 21-25. The cost is $50 per child.
To register or for information, call (304) 737-1236.
Summit Art Gallery summer reception features variety of styles, media
WEIRTON - From mesmerizing watercolor and acrylic paintings to realistic sports portraits, the Summit Gallery will welcome a range of work from its four featured artists on Tuesday.
The Hancock County Arts Council invites everyone to attend the reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the gallery to celebrate and enjoy the work of these individuals. The event is free and there will be light refreshments. The gallery is located in the Top of West Virginia Convention and Visitors Bureau at 3393 Main St.
The featured artists for July, August and September include Jon Cooper, who is based out of Toronto and specializes in acrylic work; Jessie Lovano, who focuses on portraits and figure drawings in pencil and charcoal; Tempy Moore, who brings to life popular sports figures through real life portrait drawings; and Helen Sweeney, who strives to capture the feeling of the subject in her realistic watercolors.
In addition to the featured artists, there will also be work displayed from Wheeling Jesuit student, Alexa Frankovitch, and Madonna High School students Megan Boniti, Eva Bowser, Elijah Dillie, Thaiddeus Dillie and Leanne Grubb.
For information on the Summit Art Gallery, go to www.TopofWV.com and on the Summit Art Gallery Facebook page.
The HCAC meets monthly. Anyone interested in promoting the arts is welcome to attend.
Musicians sought for music contest
EAST LIVERPOOL - The Friends of Beaver Creek State Park is seeking mountain dulcimer and old time fiddle players to take part in a dulcimer and fiddle contest July 5 at the park.
Every month on the first Saturday the Pioneer Village located in the main area of the park comes alive with special activities for all ages. On July 5 the village comes alive with good old fashioned entertainment. There will be a watermelon-eating contest for the kids and old-time music for all in the form of a contest. The music contest begins at 2 p.m., and other activities begin at 1 p.m. Admission and parking are free. For information, call (724) 573-9109 or visit www.friendsofbeavercreekstatepark.org.
Art exhibition in Midland open today through July 4
MIDLAND - The Midland Arts Council's ninth-annual Summer Gallery Exhibition is slated to be open to the public today through July 4 in the Atrium of Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center.
There is no charge for admission, but donations are appreciated.
This year a special opening night presentation will feature the Art of Hair presented by hairdresser Jamie Plevel, owner of Jamie's Salon in Midland. She will display models with unusual hairdos she created walking throughout the atrium during the evening.
Since its founding in 2005, the arts council has been an important player in the transformation of Midland into a center of education and culture. In the week preceding Midland's renowned Independence Day celebration, thousands of viewers pour through the atrium space to view an array of creative works by dozens of the region's most distinguished visual artists.
The general exhibition is juried by a panel of artist members of the Midland Arts Council. In addition, there is a featured exhibit of a small body of works by a noted artist specially invited to headline the show. This year, Betty Douglas was selected to be the invited artist. Douglas is a renowned, award-winning artist and jazz singer.
For information, go to www.midlandartscouncil.com or call Evelyn Adams, council president, at (724) 643-9968.
Shakespeare in the Park coming to Wheeling
WHEELING -The Independent Theatre Collective, in collaboration with the Oglebay Foundation, will produce the inaugural Shakespeare in the Park production, "Two Gentlemen of Verona," today, July 10 and 24; and Aug. 7 at the Anne Kuchinka Amphitheater in Oglebay Park.
Under the direction of John E. Reilly, William Shakespeare's "Two Gentlemen of Verona" will anchor Oglebay's weekly Summer Artist Series. Two Gentlemen of Verona is a comedy about the adventures of two bosom buddies, Valentine and Proteus. When Proteus falls in love with his best friend's girlfriend, the guys find themselves between the bonds of male friendship and romance. Written as early as 1590-91, "Two Gentlemen" has been debated to be Shakespeare's first play. The cast includes Woody Pond, Brendan Sheehan, Cassandra Hackbart, Karissa Martin, Nate Foster, Vince Marshall, Josh Fromhart, Justin Swoyer, Dana Applegate, Liz Richter and Isa Campbell.
The Independent Theatre Collective is a Wheeling-based, nonprofit theatre company that has consistently produced new, original work in New York City's Theatre District, most recently the co-written 10-minute play, "Changing Game" by Jeremy F. Richter and Ron Scott Jr.
Summertime Blues scheduled through?July in Wheeling
WHEELING - It's taken years to establish the Heritage Music BluesFest as one of the area's widely anticipated summer events.
It's new side event, Summertime Blues, will feature five artists who have, or would have, all appeared on the main stage of the Heritage Music BluesFest in concert at River City Ale Works every Tuesday in July. BluesFest give-a-ways and discounted festival tickets will be available at all of the Summertime Blues events.
The series includes Miami, Fla.-bred Albert Castiglia; rising star Samantha Fish; 2004 contemporary blues album winners Trampled Under Foot; blues veterans the Nighthawk; and a woman, who is compared to both Janis Joplin and Stevie Ray Vaughn, Caroline Wonderland of Austin, Texas.
The series begins at 8 p.m. Tuesday with a performance by Castiglia touring in support of his first international release "Solid Ground" on RUF records.
The schedule for the remainder of the series is Samantha Fish on July 8; Trampled Under Foot, July 15; the Nighthawks, July 22; and Caroline Wonderland, July 29.
All shows will begin at 8 p.m. For tickets, go to www.heritagemusicfest.com/summer.
Upcoming exhibit at 7070 Penn Gallery, Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH-The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces the opening of Some Begins, an exhibition exploring the associative and myth-making capacities of objects and text from the collaborative practice of artists Meg Shevenock and Jamie Boyle.
The exhibition is on view July 11 through Aug. 24 at 707 Penn Gallery. An opening reception takes place from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. July 11 during the Trust's quarterly Gallery Crawl throughout the Cultural District.
Some Begins, a collection of primarily sculptural works that exemplify what Shevenock and Boyle call their "belief in the crazy spirit world of objects," marks the first exhibition devoted solely to their collaborative practice. Only very briefly, over the past seven years, have the artists lived in the same city. This physical distance between them serves as a crucial layer to their belief in the power of objects, their artistic process and the works on view in Some Begins.
The gallery is at 707 Penn Ave. in downtown Pittsburgh's Cultural District.For information, go to www.TrustArts.org.
ON STAGE - Sue-Beth Miller, left, Diana Mendel and Walt Warren rehearse for the Brooke Hills Playhouse production of Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning comedy, "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," to be presented at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. For reservations, call (304) 737-3344.
Performance this weekend at Brooke Hills Playhouse, Wellsburg
WELLSBURG -The Brooke Hills Playhouse production of Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning comedy, "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," posed some special challenges for both the actors and the director, according to Diana Mendel of Wellsburg, who directed the show.
"Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" runs for a final weekend at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Reservations are available by calling (304) 737-3344.
The comedy centers around siblings Vanya and Sonia, their movie star sister, Masha, and Masha's latest boy-toy, Spike. Matters are complicated by Cassandra, a maid with psychic powers and Nina, a pretty young actress.
Mendel noted the main challenge to the actors comes from Durang's fast-paced and funny script. "The cast has to work closely together and listen to one another," Mendel said, emphasizing that " pacing is important." She noted that the script also has "...many nuances and much layering."
Mendel believes her cast is up to the challenges posed by the script. "I am extremely blessed to have such a talented cast," she said. "All of my actors are very gifted in understanding the characters they play."
Speaking of playhouse and area community theater regulars Susan L. Stepputtis of St. Clairsville (Masha) and Walt Warren (Vanya) and Sue-Beth Warren of Wheeling (Sonia), Mendel said they "...are such veterans, and their performance skills are laudable," adding that "every gesture, expression, vocal emphasis, movement is on point."
Mendel went on to offer the opinion that Mason Barnhart of Wellsburg, who plays Spike, "...is amazing in his ability to memorize quickly and take direction easily; the depth of his character grew in every rehearsal." As for the youngest member of the cast, Sierra D. Mortimer of Weirton, who has the role of Nina, Mendel observed that "Sierra brings such a sweet, innocent, luminous quality to her character."
Mendel herself had to step into the role of the psychic maid, Cassandra, when the actress originally cast in the role had to withdraw for personal reasons. She admitted that "My attention definitely was divided between directing and acting," during the rehearsal period, and that she did not like the fact "...that my focus couldn't be 100 percent with either role."
The playhouse's next main stage production will be the John Kander-Fred Ebb-Bob Fosse classic musical comedy, "Chicago," at 8 p.m. July 11-12 and 18-19 and 2 p.m. July 13 and 20.
Based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins, "Chicago" focuses on chorus girl Roxie Hart and flapper Velma Kelly, both accused of murders and both vying for the spotlight from an eager press corps. "Chicago" is the recipient of six Tony awards and six Drama Desk awards, including Best Revival of a musical from both presenters.
The rest of the season includes Eve Ensler's comedy-drama "The Vagina Monologues," July 25-26; Chris Grabenstein's adventure for young audiences, "Curiosity Cat," Aug. 1-3 and 8-10; "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.
Patrons may keep up with events at the playhouse and its parent organization, the Brooke County Arts Council, by visiting www.brookehillsplayhouse.com or by going to the organization's Facebook page.
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust schedules summer Gallery Crawl
PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces the line-up for its summer Gallery Crawl taking place from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. July 11.
The crawl showcases a wide variety of thought-provoking art exhibitions in downtown Pittsburgh's Cultural District. Live bands, disc jockeys, dance, comedy, film and participatory activities are also part of the complimentary crawl events.
Continuing the celebration of a decade of gallery crawls in the Cultural District, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust invites attendees to Instagram their favorite Gallery Crawl memory using #CrawlPGH by July 18. The photo may be selected to promote the Sept. 26 Gallery Crawl.
Introduced in January 2014 to mark the 10th anniversary of Gallery Crawl, CrawlAfterDark highlights the transformation of the Cultural District, promoting numerous options for late night entertainment, from comedy, music, theater, clubs, dining and more.
Gallery Crawl events are free and open to the public. For information and a map of Gallery Crawl events, visit www.TrustArts.org/Crawl or call (412) 456-6666.
Bluegrass festival opens first of three weekends today, Hopedale
HOPEDALE - Mickey's Mountain Bluegrass in the Hills will offer the first of three summer festival starting today through Saturday.
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.
Striplight Theater's season schedule detailed
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, Saturday and Sunday 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.
"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.
Honoring Hamlisch at the Pittsburgh Symphony
PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will honor Marvin Hamlisch during the world premiere of "Play It Again, Marvin! A Marvin Hamlisch Celebration" at 8 p.m. Saturday at Heinz Hall.
Hamlisch won several Oscars, Emmys, Grammys and a Tony Award for his work on "The Way We Were," "A Chorus Line," "Ice Castles" and "The Sting."
This new multimedia concert, produced by writer and pianist Kevin Cole, celebrates the "People's Composer" and gives the audience an insider's view into Hamlisch's life through song, private family videos and personal memories.
"The reason I am doing the world premiere with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is because not only is it one of the greatest symphonies on the planet, but a huge part of Marvin's heart remains in Pittsburgh," says Cole, who was granted unprecedented access to Hamlisch's personal and professional archives.
Hamlisch's friends - Broadway sensation Brian d'Arcy James, London West End star Maria Friedman, multi-Grammy Award winner Sylvia McNair, conductor J. Ernest Green and Cole, Hamlisch's favorite pianist, are featured in the production.
Tickets, ranging in price from $40 to 105, can be purchased by calling the Heinz Hall box office at (412) 392-4900 or visiting pittsburghsymphony.org.
Amateur art featured during July exhibition in PIttsburgh
PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces the opening of "The Takeaway: Made With Love," an exhibition of nearly 100 amateur artworks handpicked from thrift store collections across several states with an opening reception from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. July 11 at 937 Liberty Ave.
The exhibition, organized by Robert Raczka, will be on display July 11 through Aug. 1.
Throughout the run of the exhibition, visitors are able to enter into a free lottery for a chance to take home their favorite piece from the show.
Raczka purchased the exhibition's artworks - paintings, hand-knit afghans, handmade ceramics and objects crafted in wood - for their aesthetic appeal and all-around interest, though they are artworks not generally presented in a fine art context. Among the works included are painted landscapes, pet portraits, spiritual imagery and a wood mosaic Mayan calendar.
Raczka uses the exhibition budget, generally reserved for shipping and materials, to buy the art in thrift stores while exercising his curatorial eye. He sees the distribution of the artwork to the audience through a free lottery as a gift from the gallery as well as from himself.
"I have a genuine appreciation for amateur art at its unselfconscious best, and I wanted to share that with the audience," Raczka said. "I had noticed that when someone is in an art gallery contemplating a purchase, they really look closely and think about the art. I have found that if the audience feels that they might end up taking the art home, they consider it more deeply."
At the conclusion of the exhibition, Raczka will select the winners at random, who will be notified and able to pickup their artwork at the closing party from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 1, with an additional pick-up time from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 2.
This is the forth in a series of exhibitions of thrift store art, the first held at Future Tenant in 2008, and combines Raczka's roles as artist and curator. He incorporated ideas artists have been working with in relational aesthetics, or the practice of artist-constructed social experiences where the artist becomes the facilitator rather than the focal point. Raczka's lottery is designed to reconsider and make use of art's social and institutional context and to create a nontraditional social interaction between artist/curator, the gallery and the audience.
Raczka is a Pittsburgh-based artist, writer and curator, and he was a gallery director for 20 years. He earned an master's degree in photography from the University of Florida. His artwork is photography, collage and exhibitions of found objects. In 2013, Raczka curated Crowdsourced at SPACE, featuring 12 artists who included public input - either directly or through suggestions - into their artworks.
Raczka is an art critic for the Pittsburgh City Paper. He is emeritus professor of art at Allegheny College, Meadville, and he recently taught the graduate studio art seminar at Carnegie Mellon University.
New exhibit to open at SPACE
PITTSBURGH -The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents the visual art exhibition Cataloguing Pattern, a collaborative meditation on the role of pattern in artistic practice.
The exhibition is on view July 11 through Aug. 31 at SPACE. An opening reception takes place 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. July 11 during the trust's quarterly gallery crawl throughout the Cultural District.
The exhibition, guest organized by Kristen Letts Kovak, investigates the links between visual, perceptual and cognitive patterning, and it features more than 50 artworks by nine artists. Each artist chose one aspect of patterning to investigate: seriality, rhythm, rehearsal, behavior, permutation, morphology, expectation and repetition.
SPACE is at 812 Liberty Ave. For information, go to www.TrustArts.org.
'Gladiator Live' planned in Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra presents "Gladiator Live" at 7:30 p.m. July 12 at Heinz Hall.
"Gladiator Live" brings Ridley Scott's Oscar-winning sword-and-sandals film to U.S. concert halls for the first time. Winner of five Academy Awards, the film's score, by Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard, is a recognizable soundtracks.
Featuring vocalist Clara Sanabras and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Symphony will perform the score while Gladiator plays overhead in high-definition on the big screen.
Sanabras has been featured on soundtracks for "The Hobbit," "The Hunger Games," "Snow White and The Huntsman," "For Greater Glory," "The Lord of The Rings in Concert" and "Gladiator in Concert."
Born in France, raised in Barcelona, now a Londoner, Sanabras sings and accompanies herself on baroque guitar, Indian harmonium, oud and charango. Classically trained as a singer and pianist at Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Conservatori Superior del Liceu Barcelona, she has worked in the fields of early music, world music, jazz, folk and contemporary and now writes her own music.
Since she debuted in 2006, with the album "Clara & The Real Lowdown," produced by producer and composer Harvey Brough, they've recorded another two albums: "Hopetown House" featuring the Real Lowdown, a collective of the London folk, jazz and world musicians, and "The Emblem," released in February 2012. With her latest album, she returns to her roots with an elegy to exile, told in Spanish, Catalan, French and English. "Scattered Flight: Songs of Spanish Exile" features Eliseo Parra, Cobla Sant Jordi and The Elysian Quartet, and is produced by Harvey Brough and recorded by Peter Schwier.
The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, a chorus of 120 which includes a 20-voice professional core, sings oratorio, opera, Broadway, folk and symphonic repertoire. Founded in 1908, the choir is Pittsburgh's oldest continuously performing arts organization.
Tickets available for $25 to $90, are on sale now and can be purchased by calling the Heinz Hall box office at (412) 392-4900 or visiting pittsburghsymphony.org.
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.
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 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 several movies including "Big," "A League of Their Own," "The Wedding Singer," "High School High," "Small Time Crooks" and "Rat Race." He also has 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 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 comedy "Mean Girls" and recently co-starring with Adam Sandler and Chris Rock in the 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 for this show are now avialable. 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. Tickets begin at $20 plus taxes and fees. 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.
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.
Under the Influence of Music tour at Pavilion
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.
One Republic to play
First Niagara Aug. 8
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.
Jamey Johnson to take stage at Mountaineer
CHESTER - Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort will present the platinum-selling country singer-songwriter Jamey Johnson in an 8 p.m. Aug. 16 performance at the Harv.
"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 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.
In 2012, the Alabama native released his fourth studio album, a tribute 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 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 and begin $20 plus taxes and fees. 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.
Toby Keith to take stage Aug. 9 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 go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at www.livenation.com.
Steely Dan coming to Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH - Steely Dan will perform Aug. 11 at the Benedum Center.
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" 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.
In "Ring of Fire," performers and musicians will pay homage to Johnny Cash's music and the strength, humor and honesty that made Cash an acclaimed songwriter and storyteller. It features more than 30 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."
Drake and Lil Wayne coming to First Niagara Pavilion
BURGETTSTOWN - Drake and Lil Wayne will appear at the First Niagara Pavilion Aug. 17.
Tickets can be purchased at www.livenation.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.
Kiss, Def Leppard to play 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.
Kings of Leon to appear at First Niagara
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.
Rascal Flatts, Sheryl Crow set
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.
New laser shows at Carnegie
PITTSBURGH - Carnegie Science Center offers a new laser show lineup for visitors of all ages at the Buhl Planetarium, 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 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.
Park offering discount
WELLSBURG - Brooke Hills Park is offering a 15 percent discount on all golf passes for the 2014 season.
For information, call (304) 737-1236.