The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

August 2, 2013

Music extravaganza leads list of what's happening for the weekend


— Gates will open for the AmerServ Flood City Music Festival at 1 p.m. today, noon Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday at Peoples Natural Gas Park, 90 Johns St., and two lots on Walnut Street in downtown Johnstown.

Tickets are $20 today and Saturday and $10 Sunday, and a weekend pass is $45, all plus fees.

VIP packages are available for $60 to $120.


The following is the performance schedule for AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival:


Bud Light/Von’s Stage

4:30 to 6 p.m.: Jazzam featuring Clinton Clegg, electronic.

7 to 8:30 p.m: George Porter Jr. & the Runnin’ Pardners, rock, funk.

9:30 to 11:30 p.m: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, funk, rock.

Spangler Subaru Stage

3 to 4:30 p.m.: Derek Woodz Band, rock ’n’ roll.

6 to 7 p.m.: Cait Cuneo, hip-hop.

8:30 to 9:30 p.m: Funk Ark, funk.

Peoples Natural Gas Stage

3:30 to 5 p.m.: West Hills All-Stars, rock, jam band.

6 to 7:30 p.m.: Stephen Kellogg, folk rock.

8:30 to 10 p.m: Kenny Neal, swamp blues.

Atlantic Broadband Stage

2 to 3:30 p.m.: Black Cat Moan, blues.

5 to 6 p.m.: Well Strung, nontraditional bluegrass.

7:30 to 8:30 p.m.: Tiger Maple String Band, old-time music.

11:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.: New York Funk Exchange, funk, soul.


Bud Light/Von’s Stage

2 to 3:30 p.m.: 600 Lbs. of Sin, jam band.

4 to 5:30 p.m.: Greensky Bluegrass, bluegrass.

7 to 8:30 p.m.: Bonerama, brass rock.

9:30 to 11:30 p.m.: Robert Randolph and the Family Band, funk and soul.

Spangler Subaru Stage

1 to 2 p.m.: Maddie Georgi Band, country.

3 to 4 p.m.: Old E Allstars, soul and blues.

5:30 to 7 p.m.: Sol Driven Train, pop, folk and funk.

8:30 to 9:30 p.m.: Kalob Griffin Band, Americana.

Peoples Natural Gas Stage

1 to 2:30 p.m.: The Pawnbrokers, blues.

3:30 to 5 p.m.: Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express, rock.

6 to 7:30 p.m.: Johnny Sketch & The Dirty Notes, funk, rock.

8:30 to 10 p.m.: Turkuaz, funk

Atlantic Broadband Stage

2:30 to 3:30 p.m.: The Crew of the Half Moon, indie folk.

5 to 6 p.m.: Alexes Aiken, country pop.

7:30 to 8:30 p.m.: Bastard Bearded Irishmen, Irish rock.

11:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.: Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, soul.


Spangler Subaru Stage

2:30 to 3:30 p.m.: Midnight Drive, bluegrass.

4:30 to 6 p.m.: Snarky Puppy, jazz, rock.

7:30 to 9 p.m.: Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, soul.

Peoples Natural Gas Stage

3 to 4 p.m.: The Weedrags, folk, bluegrass.

5:30 to 7 p.m.: Spirit Family Reunion, Americana.

8:30 to 10 p.m.: Greensky Bluegrass, bluegrass.

Atlantic Broadband Stage

2 to 3 p.m.: The Beagle Brothers, country.

4 to 5 p.m.: Rumpke Mountain Boys, bluegrass.

7 to 8 p.m.: Sol Driven Train, pop, folk, funk.

Love story

“Aida: The Timeless Love Story” will be presented through Aug. 10 at Cresson Lake Playhouse, 279 Shapiro Road, Loretto.

Showtimes will be 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $17 for adults and $10 for students younger than 18.

Information: 472-4333 or

Family fights

“Squabbles” will be presented at 2 and 8 p.m. today, 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Mountain Playhouse, 7690 Somerset Pike, Jennerstown.

Tickets are $14 to $21.25 for preview night, $22 to $34 for evenings and $17 to $30 for matinees, which includes a $2 service charge.

Information: 629-9201, option 1, or

Biker benefits

The ninth annual For the Fallen motorcycle run will begin at noon Saturday at Windber Hotel, 502 15th St.

Registration will be held from 7 to 10 tonight and 9 to 11:45 a.m. Saturday.

The cost is $20 per person and $35 per couple.

An after-party for all ages will begin at 4 Saturday at the Windber Community Building parking lot, with six bands and all-you-can eat food and beverages.

Information: For the Fallen on Facebook.

The ninth annual charity run, sponsored by Somerset County Chapter of Bikers Aimed Toward Education, will be held Saturday beginning at noon at Scooters Bar, 185 Tire Hill Road, Johnstown.

This year’s run benefits the Children’s Aid Home Programs of Somerset County, and riders will arrive at the Children’s Aid Home around 1 to present a $2,000 donation and visit with the children.

The ride will continue for 100 miles through Somerset County before returning to Scooters.

Concert series

The free Concerts in the Park series will begin with the rock band Never Enough from                  6 to 9 tonight at Penn Eben Park, Ebensburg.

The band plays covers of Pat Benatar, Grand Funk and The B-52s, and enjoys getting their audience dancing.

Concertgoers can bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks or a cooler.

Beat goes on

A drum circle will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center, 411 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Those interested in joining the circle do not need experience in music to participate.

Facilitator Rachel Allen is trained in West African, Middle Eastern and many other cultural traditions.

The cost is $5 per person.

Information: 536-5399.

Book bargains

Friends of the Cambria County Library’s Inclined To Read Bookstore will highlight books on gardening, pets and animals during  August at the library, 248 Main St. in downtown Johnstown.

The selection of fiction and nonfiction includes art, business, classics, cooking, gardening, health and well-being, history, religion and sports, and there is a murder/mystery/suspense room.

There also will be CDs, DVDs and cassettes.

Hardback books are $1, paperbacks are 25 cents and children’s books are 50 cents.

Bookstore hours will be 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.

Information: 536-5131.

Good causes

A Walk to Defeat ALS will be held Saturday on the campus of Pitt-Johnstown, Richland Township.

The walk will memorialize those who have lost their battles to ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, and honor those currently fighting the battle.

Registration starts at 9 a.m., with a ribbon cutting at 10.

Participants will be able to purchase a red balloon in memory of or in honor of a loved one with ALS for a balloon launch.

Sharon (Connelly) Squillario and Carla (Connelly) Portash of Portage, who are co-chairwomen of the 2013 Walk to Defeat ALS, will lead the walk in honor of their mother, who died from ALS.

At the walk, the ALS Association of Western Pennsylvania will present a $10,000 grant to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center for its ALS clinic.

Information: 412-821-3254 or

 A walkathon to benefit Eddie Bohadel of Mundys Corner, who has experienced spinal cord trauma, will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Central Cambria High School, Ebensburg.

Sponsorship forms may be picked up at Sherwin Williams in Ebensburg, Martellas Pharmacy in Parkhill, Tammy’s Total Image in Nanty Glo or on Facebook at Walk-A-Thon for Eddie.

Entertainment will be provided by Ole 97, and concessions will be available.

Information: 421-7932.

A basket raffle to benefit the Pine Grove Cemetery in Urey, Indiana County, will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Glen Campbell fire hall on Main Street.

Music will be provided by DJ Bair Music beginning at 4, and food will be available.

Information: 845-2241 or 845-7818.

Bandshell blast

AmeriServ Free Summer Concerts at Roxbury Bandshell will continue Sunday at the bandshell at Roxbury Park along Franklin Street, Johnstown.

Galactic Cowboy Orchestra will perform new grass art rock at 5.

Fresh food

Produce to People, a free feeding program for low-income residents, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center, 445 Schoolhouse Road, Richland Township.

To qualify, a household must earn income within 150 percent of the poverty line, receive Medicare, Social Security or unemployment or be eligible for free or reduced price school lunches.

Participants are asked to bring bags or boxes because they will be given 35 to 45 pounds of fresh produce.

It is free to participate.

Information: 659-2109, 412-460-3663, ext. 727, or

Firemen’s fun

The 92nd annual convention of the Volunteer Firemen’s Association of Cambria County & Vicinity will continue today and Saturday at Adams Township Volunteer Fire Company No. 2, St. Michael.

A bucket brigade competition will be held at 6 tonight.

Admission is free.

Dinner music

The series of Songworks Acoustic Dinners will continue from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Grand Halle, 306 Broad St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

An ethnic dinner will be served at 6:30, and Songworks members Teresa Fisher and Ray Flores will perform and host an open mic at 7:30.

Tickets, which will be available at the door, are $10.

Information: 536-7986 or email

Performance venue

Music will be on the menu at the Venue of Merging Arts, 305 Chestnut St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

A teen open mic night will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 Tuesday.

The first half will be an open mic for anyone, and the second half will feature a local teen band performing.

Concessions will be available.

Information: 410-2245.

Outdoor music

The 35th free summer Concerts on the Green will feature Walt & Jackie from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday on the grounds of Community Arts Center of Cambria County, 1217 Menoher Blvd., Westmont.

Johnstown Reed Band will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday at Central Park, downtown              Johnstown.

 Summer Music on the Square concert series will feature vocalist Michele Bailey at 2 p.m. Sunday at the gazebo in downtown Bedford.

The Community Band South will perform during a free band concert at 7 p.m. Sunday on the Diamond in Ligonier.

The concerts are sponsored by the Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce, and guests should bring their own seating.

In case of rain, the performance will be held inside the town hall auditorium.

Information: 724-238-4200 or

Park program

 “Animal Adaptations” will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday at Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, 10 miles west of Altoona off the Gallitzin exit of Route 22.

Visitors will learn about Pennsylvania critters and how they are adapted for survival in the wild.

The program is free and open to the public.

Information: 886-6150.

Van tour

“Journey Around Lake Conemaugh” van tour will be held at 10 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m. through Aug. 24 beginning at Johnstown Flood National Memorial Visitor Center.

Visitors will board the van at the visitor center and travel to the north and south abutments of the South Fork Dam, as well as the clubhouse building.

They will learn the history of the dam, interesting facts about the South Fork Fishing & Hunting Club and its members and the events of May 31, 1889.

Tours will not be offered Aug. 11 and 25.

The tour is included with park admission, and reservations are encouraged, but not required.

Information: 495-4643.

Singing meeting

The 38th annual Pennsylvania State Singing Convention will be held Thursday through Aug. 11 at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park, 201 S. Walnut St., Martinsburg.

Singing begins at 6 p.m. Thursday and 1 p.m. Aug. 9-11.

Performers will include the Little Roy & Lizzy Show at 8 p.m. Thursday, the Gold City Quartet at 7 p.m. Aug. 9, the Kingsmen Quartet at 7 p.m. Aug. 10 and Lulu Roman from “Hee Haw” at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 11.

The convention is sponsored by the Vicksburg Quartet.

Admission and parking are free.

Information: 695-9356 or

Call for actors

Auditions for Altoona Community Theater’s production of Neil Simon’s “Barefoot in the Park” will be held at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the Blair County Arts Foundation office, 1212 12th Ave., Altoona.

The show will open the theater’s 2013-2014 season Sept. 19-21.   

Needed roles are for one female in her early 20s, one male in his mid-20s, one mature female and three mature males of any age.

Volunteers also are needed for backstage crews.  

Information: 943-4357 or

Frog fest

Fairfield Boys Club will hold its 44th annual Frog Jumping Contest Saturday at the Fairfield Community Center Grounds, 170 Beauford Road, Route 711, between Ligonier and New Florence.

Registration will be from 10:30 to noon, and frog jumping starts at 11:30.

 The five age divisions are ages 6 and younger, ages 7-9, ages 10-12, ages 13-15 and ages 16 and older.   

There will be a trophy winner in each division, and division winners will compete in a jump off for the $50 grand prize.

Information: 446-5659 or 724-235-9729.

 Farm fresh

The fourth annual Farmers Market will be held from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. every Thursday through mid-October at Strongstown Homecoming & Historical Society, 14895 Route 422 Highway East, Strongstown.

Information: 243-0289.

In shape

Fitness programming is shaping up at Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center, 411 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Summer yoga classes will be held from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Wednesdays.

Wednesday sessions are Aug. 14-28.

Classes are held in sessions, but drop-ins are welcome.

Registration: 536-5399.

Summer Belly Dancing classes will be held from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

Summer sessions are Aug. 14-28.

The four-week sessions are $25.

Registration: 539-0924.

Musical comedy

St. Vincent Summer Theater will present Ken Ludwig’s comedy “Lend Me a Tenor” Thursday through Aug. 18 at the performing arts center of the Robert S. Carey Student Center on the college’s Latrobe campus.

Performances are scheduled for 8:10 p.m. today, Saturday and Aug. 6-10 and 13-17 and 2:10 p.m. Aug. 11, 14 and 18.

Tickets are $22 Fridays and Saturdays, $19 Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, $20 for senior citizens, $16 for matinees and $10 for students.

Free van shuttle service will be provided to and from the parking areas.

Reservations: 724-537-8900 or

Artistic etchings

“Fantasy Etchings” by J.D. Donnelly will be on display through Thursday at Community Arts Center of Cambria County, 1217 Menoher Blvd., Westmont.

The 24 black-and-white etchings in the exhibition were used to illustrate Donnelly’s fantasy novel, “The Dragon Prince.”

Information: 255-6515.

Wearable art

“Art to Wear ... One of a Kind Jewelry for Men and Women” will be on display through Aug. 17 at Arts Works in Johnstown, 413 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

The five exhibiting regional artists are Lisa McChesney, Lisa Mull, Lisa Pierce Rutledge, Bob Shamey and Heather Thompson.

All of them work in a variety of materials and produce one-of-a-kind jewelry, bolo ties and belt buckles that appeal to men and women.

Information: 535-2020.

Healing art

“The Art of Healing Exhibition: Reflections 2013” will be on display through Aug. 23 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Johnstown at Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center on the campus of Pitt-Johnstown, Richland Township.

This exhibition will showcase some of the works created by patients from Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center’s Arts for Healing program.

The program provides patients with an opportunity to work side-by-side with professional artists in residencies designed to improve the quality of life for patients with chronic conditions and pain.

Information: 269-7234.

Pencil art

“From There to Here” by still life artist Kathleen Kase Burk will be on display through Aug. 10 at Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center, 411 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

The exhibit, which will have as many as 24 pencil and colored-pencil drawings, will show her progression from realistic to abstract drawing.

Viewing hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.

Information: 536-5399.

Historical mail

“Letters to Sala: A Young Woman’s Life in Nazi Labor Camps” will be on display through Aug. 31 at Heritage Discovery Center, 201 sixth Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

The traveling art exhibit, which features postcards, letters, photographs, documents and other artifacts, is on loan from the Sala Garncarz Collection of the New York Public Library’s Dorot Jewish Division.

Center hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.

Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $6 for students. JAHA members are admitted free.

Information: 539-1889.

Historic exhibit

“125 Year of Organized Jewish Life: 1888 to 2013,” the Johnstown Jewish Community Heritage Project, will be on display through September at Heritage Discovery Center, 201 Sixth Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

The exhibition illuminates the history, traditions and achievements of Johnstown’s Jewish community.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Information: 539-1889.

Quilt art

“The Quilts of Theresa Kristof Prah” will be on display through Nov. 1 in the Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Gallery on the first floor of the Fred M. Rogers Center at St. Vincent College, Latrobe.

Many of Prah’s quilts closely resemble original works of art, and she is known for her fine hand quilting, willingness to disregard a pattern when inspiration strikes and fantastic use of color.

Gallery hours are noon to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays and 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Information: 724-805-2569 or

Symbolic banners

“Stories Joyfully Embroidered: Shaanxi Folk Textiles from Northern China” will be on display through Oct. 12 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto, on the campus of St. Francis University.

The exhibition features contemporary fabric banners that were originally shown at Beijing’s National Museum of China in the mid-1990s.

Information: 472-3920 or

Mystical art

“Seeing the Invisible: Paintings by Barbara Wachter” will be on display through Dec. 7 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto on the campus of St. Francis University, Loretto.

The exhibit includes 35 oil paintings of contemporary impressionism, featuring landscapes and figure studies.

Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays.

Information: 472-3920 or

Art retrospective

A retrospective of the art of the late Sister Maria Josephine D’Angelo, RSM, will be on display through Sept. 20 in the Wolf-Kuhn Gallery at Mount Aloysius College, Cresson.

The exhibit will feature more than 20 pieces, ranging from watercolors and oils to wood engravings, woodcut prints, cardboard collage and mixed media.

D’Angelo taught art at Mount Aloysius, serving as chairperson of the art department.

She founded the Mount Aloysius Art Alliance and started multi-cultural summer art camps for children.

D’Angelo obtained her bachelor’s degree from Moore Institute of Art in Philadelphia, and then earned a master’s in fine art from Notre Dame.

She was a member of Allied Artists of Johnstown and received numerous awards for her work.

D’Angelo designed a number of logos and insignias for organizations and communities, including a distinctive cross still used by the Sisters of Mercy internationally for identification of their community.

The Wolf-Kuhn Gallery is open to the public.

Information: 886-4131.

Registered artists

“Rostered Artists Revealed” will be on display through Aug. 10 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona, 1210 Eleventh Ave., Altoona.

With nearly 40 works in a variety of media, the exhibition highlights works created by artists rostered with SAMA and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

Featured in the exhibition are Michael Allison, Deb Bunnell, Peter Frantz, Rita Haldeman, Adrienne Heinrich, Terry Johnson, Jan Kinney, Evgeny Krayushkin, Lynne Magee, Tom McCarty, Martha Murphy, Susan Novak, Sue Pollins, Kathy Trexel Reed, Harriet Rosenberg and Ann Van Kuren.

Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays.

Information: 946-4464 or

Photo shoot

“Journey of a Lifetime: The Photography of Christian James” will be on display through Sept. 7 at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona, 1210 Eleventh Ave., Altoona.

A Bedford County native now living in Altoona, James has captured the most picturesque locations throughout the United States and Canada.

He is a self-taught photographer, receiving the award of Master Photographer from the Professional Photographers of North America.

His photographs are in the collections of several presidents, celebrities and billionaires.

Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays.

Information: 946-4464 or