The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


September 27, 2013

On Saturday, there's a spud for you in Ebensburg

The Remarkable Reeds of Renaissance City Winds will perform for the first concert of the Johnstown Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, 309 Lincoln St., downtown Johnstown.

Tickets are $15 or two for $25 for adults, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students.

Information: 410-6144 or

In concert

Jay Siegel’s Tokens will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Arcadia Theater, 1418 Graham Ave., Windber.

Tickets are $30, $32 and $34.

Information: 467-9070 or

Potato heads

The 22nd annual Ebensburg PotatoFest will sprout from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in downtown Ebensburg.

The sixth annual Wine Extravaganza Wine Tasting will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Dauntless fire hall, 209, W. Sample St.

Admission for the wine tasting is $10.

Information: 472-8780 or

UPJ homecoming

Pitt-Johnstown is holding a Las Vegas-themed homecoming and family weekend today and Saturday on its Richland Township campus.

A grand opening ceremony for the university’s nursing and health science building will be held at 3 p.m. today.

Musical entertainment will be provided by Casey Weston, and fireworks on the campus mall will begin at 8:30.

The event will close at 9 with a screening of  “The Hangover” on the Owen Library lawn.

A Las Vegas-themed parade will march up Theatre Drive at 11 a.m. Saturday.

The afternoon will bring a live performance by David Willey, UPJ’s “Mad Scientist,” animals at the Pitt-Johnstown Zoo and an ice cream extravaganza.

The evening will close with a Casino Night in the Student Union and a concert at the Log Cabin featuring Dead Irish Blues.


Club music

Acoustic duo Scott Roberts and Kurt Weidlein will perform for Last Friday at 5:30 p.m. today at the Ethnic Social Club on the fourth floor of the Heritage Discovery Center, 201 Sixth Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

The duo plays rock from almost every era of music from the ’60s through the ’90s with a few original tunes thrown in.

Doors open at 5, with music starting at 5:30.

There is no cover charge.

Information: 539-1889.

Musical serving

“Church Basement Ladies 2: A Second Helping” will be presented Tuesday through Oct. 13 at Mountain Playhouse, 7690 Somerset Pike, Jennerstown.

The sequel to the popular musical will feature the same actresses who first performed the roles at the playhouse in 2011.

Curtain times are 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, with the exception of Oct. 8, and 2 p.m. Wednesday and Oct. 4, 8, 9 and 11 and 3 p.m. Oct. 5 and 13.

Tickets are $14 to $24.95 for preview night, $22 to $39 for evening performances and $17 to $35 for matinees. All tickets include $2 service charge.

Information: 629-9201, option 1, or

Noon series

The noon recital series for October will begin with the Christ-Centered Community Church Choir at noon Tuesday at First Lutheran Church, 415 Vine St., downtown Johnstown.

The choir has performed with Johnstown Symphony Orchestra during Black History Month and is directed by Brandon King, the church’s minister of music.

The free program will be followed by a light lunch and an opportunity to meet the artists.

Information: 536-7521.

Man in black

The Cash Review will perform the music of Johnny Cash at 7 p.m. Saturday at Richland Performing Arts Center, One Academic Ave., Richland Township.

The Cash Review will star Bill Venet as Johnny Cash, Marianne Locher as June Carter Cash, Billy Venet Jr. as John Carter Cash and Lisa Ann Janoske as June from the South.

The band will feature John Wolfe and Nathaniel Stalnaker on lead guitar; Moe Newlin on bass; Dan Stonerook and Billy Miller on rhythm guitar; Michael DelGrosso on drums; and Randy Miller as drummer fill-in.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $14 for seniors and $12 for students. Information: 269-0300 or

Cop shop

The police drama “A Steady Rain” by Keith Huff will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Oct. 5 and Oct. 10-12 at Bottleworks Ethnic Arts Center, 411 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Eric Shawley and Curtis Caldwell will play two Chicago policemen who are childhood friends and aspiring to move up from a shared beat to detective status.  

The two men’s drive to serve and protect will go up against the sobering backdrop of Chicago’s mean streets.

Rodney Eatman will direct the production, which is 90 minutes long without an intermission.

Tickets are $10, and the drama is suggested for mature audiences only.      

Reservations: 536-5399.  

Worthy causes

The third annual Johnstown Police Motorcycle Unit Fundraiser will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at Croatian Hall, 600 Broad St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

There will be chances on baskets and a Harley-Davidson leather jacket, with 50-50 tickets throughout the evening.

Kevin Dale will perform acoustic country, and food will be provided by Classic Catering and Parrot Bay Café.

Donation is $5.

Proceeds will go to the motor units of Johnstown Police Department.

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