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May 15, 2014
Weirton Daily Times

Wheeling Symphony ending season

WHEELING- The Wheeling Symphony Orchestra returns to the Capitol Theatre on Friday for the fourth and final performance of the 2013-14 Masterworks series.

"The season closes with the orchestra presenting a Festival of English Music, focusing on music by Britten, Delius and Elgar. As part of the season-long celebration of Benjamin Britten's centennial, I'm happy that the orchestra will play his 'Four Sea Interludes' from 'Peter Grimes.' It's a vivid and powerful work," said Andre Raphel, music director.

In addition, violinist Tim Fain, heard on the soundtrack of "Black Swan" and in the film "Twelve Years A Slave" plays the demanding "Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No.2."

In continuing with music by English composers the program also will include "Elgar: Enigma Variations." Based on a theme that Elgar presumably played during improvising for relaxation, this work secured Elgar as an international composer.

The concert begins at 8 p.m. and performance sponsors are Jean and Peter Holloway and WTOV-TV.

Concert tickets are available through www.Etix.com; WesBanco Arena and the Wheeling Symphony box office.

For information, call (304) 232-6191 or visit www.wheelingsymphony.com.

Lovitz, Meadows, Schneider to play Mountaineer

CHESTER - Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & 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 long-time 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.

Carnegie Science Center covers 'everything'

PITTSBURGH - Sparks will fly at Carnegie Science Center as scientists fire up a foundry to explain the sizzling science of casting aluminum. "The Science of Making" is the theme of Carnegie Science Center's next 21+ Night from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The event pays homage to the steel city's wellspring of innovation creating new products and value in Pittsburgh. Visitors can check out a 3-D printer in action and sample liquid nitrogen ice cream on the no-kids evening.

TechShop members will demonstrate an oxy-acetylene torch, show off giant bubbles and exhibit sacred geometry jewelry. Several innovative TechShop members will display their creations. At "Making T-shirts," Commonwealth Press will teach silk-screening, as visitors make their own Science Center/Tech Shop 21+ Night T-shirts. Each workshop is an extra cost of $25.

As always, 21+ Night features live music, cash bars 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.

The cost is $10 with advance registration before noon on the day of the event; or $15 after noon at the door. Guests will receive a voucher for $15 in free slot play at the Rivers Casino when they arrive while supplies last.

For information or to register, visit www.CarnegieScienceCenter.org or call (412) 237-3400.

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" and 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 Arts Festival to open 55th annual run June 6

PITTSBURGH-The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces 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.

Detroit-based artist Susan Goethel Campbell featured in Penn Gallery

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.

Pittsburgh Symphony's children's ambassador Fiddlesticks to perform

PITTSBURGH - Fiddlesticks, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's musical ambassador to children, will perform "A Salute to America" at 11:15 a.m. Saturday at Heinz Hall for the third and final concert of the 2013-14 Fiddlesticks Family Series presented by Macy's.

Conductor Lawrence Loh, vocalist Katy Williams and the Pittsburgh Symphony will perform a program of music inspired by America. The Pittsburgh Minadeo Elementary School Choir, under Adrianne Kelly's direction, will join the symphony to sing several songs, including "Music Can Make Your Life Complete!" Audience members can participate in a sing-along of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" and hear Noah Bendix-Balgley perform his own arrangement of "The Star-Spangled Banner."

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Heinz Hall box office, at (412) 392-4900 or by visiting www.pittsburghsymphony.org.

Midland Arts Council Summer Gallery Show June 26

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 May 26.

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.

Pittsburgh Children's Festival runs through Sunday

PITTSBURGH -The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces the visual arts programming that is part of the EQT Pittsburgh International Children's Festival in downtown's Cultural District through Sunday.

From a massive inflatable interactive sculpture to animated short films and a gallery exhibition merged with the experience of shopping, there is something for everyone - the young and the young at heart.

All visual art installations and activities are free unless noted otherwise.

For information, go to www.TrustArts.org/kids.

Celtic Woman coming Saturday to the Benedum Center

PITTSBURGH - Celtic Woman: The Emerald Tour will perform in Pittsburgh at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Benedum Center.

The new stage production celebrates the Emerald Isles' spellbinding Celtic heritage through an extraordinary presentation of traditional Irish anthems, pop standards and original music by Emmy-nominated music producer, David Downes. The Emerald Tour showcases performances of favorites from the group's treasure chest of songs including "Mo Ghile Mear," "Dulaman," "Nil Se'n La," "Danny Boy," "The Call," "Amazing Grace" and "You Raise Me Up."

Tickets can be purchased at www.TrustArts.org; by calling (412) 456-6666 or in person at Theater Square box office, 655 Penn Ave. For information about parking garages and real time parking availability in the Cultural District, visit: www.ParkPGH.org.

Cultural trust presents Pittsburgh JazzLive International fest June 20-22

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.

Masters artwork on display at Merrick Art Gallery

NEW BRIGHTON, Pa. -The Merrick Art Gallery presents Legacies: The Merrick Masters Art Exhibition.

The exhibition will take place Friday through July 6. It will open with a reception from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. May 16. The cost of the reception is $15 per person. A general public opening will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. May 18.

The Merrick Art Gallery, a nonprofit organization, is at 1100 Fifth Ave. For information, call (724) 846-1130 or (724) 774-6349 or visit ww.merrickartgallery.org.

Upcoming events at Fort Steuben

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.

- May 26 - 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.

Upcoming art show at Eastern Gateway

STEUBENVILLE - More than 49 local and regional artists will be exhibiting art work at the Steubenville Art Association's annual Spring Show currently running through Saturday at Eastern Gateway Community College.

The exhibit is open to the public from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. While some pieces of art are for display only, many works are available for purchase.

The association also will award two scholarships to two deserving artistic high school seniors during the awards ceremony.

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.

Il Divo to perform Sunday at the Benedum Center

PITTSBURGH - Il Divo with special guest Lea Salonga will perform 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Benedum Center, according to the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

Following a successful week of concerts in November at New York City's Marquis Theater, Il Divo, the record-breaking classical crossover group, is bringing its show to theaters across the U.S. and Canada as part of a world tour.

For tickets and information, visit www.TrustArts.org; call (412) 456-4800; or in person at Theater Square box office, 655 Penn Ave.

Tribute to Gene Kelly coming to Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents "Gene Kelly: The Legacy - An Evening with Patricia Ward Kelly" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Byham Theater.

Tickets are available at www.TrustArts.org; by calling (412) 456-6666; or in person at Theater Square box office, 655 Penn Ave.

Kelly was a joyous performer. A legendary dancer, director and choreographer, he brought astonishing grace, athleticism and masculinity to the big screen.

Under the Influence of Music 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.

Striplight Theater prepares for 2014 summer

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 will play during Carroll 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 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.

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.

West Virginia ghost site seeks 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 jmoore@wvghosts.com.

Summer activities planned at science center

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.

Psychic Panic willopen on Friday in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH -The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents Psychic Panic, guest organized by Olivia Ciummo.

On view at the Trust's SPACE gallery May 16 through June 29, the exhibition features more than 25 artworks by nine artists working in a range of media. An opening reception will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Psychic Panic presents recent works by artists who are concerned conceptually or formally in their practices about ideas of the body, materials or labor. The works illustrate differing ways of envisioning the subjects, through photography, film, video, painting, sculpture and mixed media, and are the artists' endeavors to confront the Psychic Panic, or psychological ramifications, of these themes. SPACE is at 812 Liberty Ave.

For information, visit www.TrustArts.org

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 show scheduled at 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 information is at www.livenation.com.

'Candida' staged by Pittsburgh Public Theater

PITTSBURGH -Pittsburgh Public Theater's Masterpiece Season continues with George Bernard Shaw's sparkling comedy, "Candida," directed by Ted Pappas.

"Candida" runs through Sunday at the O'Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater's home in the heart of Downtown's Cultural District. For tickets, call (412) 316-1600 or visit www.ppt.org.

"Candida" features three accomplished actors who are returning to Pittsburgh Public Theater to be part of the Masterpiece Season. Playing the passionate poet, Eugene Marchbanks, is Jared McGuire, who appeared in last season's popular production of Clybourne Park. Playing the practical parson, the Rev. James Morell, is David Whalen, who is back at the public theater for the seventh time and was seen most recently in "Good People."

In the title role of Candida is the dazzling Gretchen Egolf, the radiant Rosalind in the Public's hit "As You Like It," and the elegant Jackie Kennedy in "The Secret Letters of Jackie and Marilyn."

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.

Digital Hand exhibit at 709 Penn Gallery

PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces the opening of the visual art exhibition Digital Hand.

On view through May 25 at the Trust's 709 Penn Gallery, the exhibition features works created by students participating in a course exploring the sculptural possibilities of digital fabrication taught by Tom Lauerman, assistant professor of art at the Penn State School of Visual Arts. The exhibition, which is made possible by the Penn State Center Pittsburgh, opens during the Trust's Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 25.

A sculpture course offered annually, Digital Hand seeks to examine digital fabrication techniques and embed them within more established methods of producing and experiencing objects and installations.

The gallery is at 709 Penn Ave. in downtown Pittsburgh's Cultural District. For information, visit www.TrustArts.org.

Fleetwood Mac coming to Pittsburgh

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.

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, Avril Lavigne coming to First Niagara Pavilion

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.

Summer CLO

season to open

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 golf 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.

Izzard coming to Pittsburgh

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.

 
 
 

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