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May 17, 2013

Events | Whitewater bash

Benscreek Canoe Club’s Stonycreek Rendezvous will be held today through Sunday on the Stonycreek River and Greenhouse Park, Route 403, Tire Hill.

New beginners events will include a basic paddle from Greenhouse Park to the Point beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday and tube floats from noon to  4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The basic paddle is $50 and the tube float is $15.

Admission to the park is $10, and camping is $15.

Information: 243-3286, coaltubin.com or benscreekcanoeclub.com.

Terrific tribute

Juke Box Heroes will perform at 7:30 tonight at Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Richland Township.

Tickets are $28, $31 and $35.

Information: 269-7200, 800-846-2787 or www.upjarts.org.

Musical magic

“Way off Broadway” will be presented by Richland students in grades seven through 12 at  7 p.m. Sunday at Richland Performing Arts Center on the campus of Richland High School.

The musical tribute to Broadway’s greatest shows will feature selections from “Sweeney Todd,” “A Little Night Music,” “Song and Dance,” “Miss Saigon,” “Next to Normal,” “Little Shop of Horrors,”  “Wicked,”  “Jekyll & Hyde The Musical,” “The Phantom of the Opera” and  “Les Miserables.”

The production is produced by Kim Rauch, Scott D. Miller and Jacob St. Clair and student directed by Eden Mullins.

Richland alumni from all musical productions beginning in 1977 will perform in a finale.

Proceeds will benefit Richland Theater Boosters.

Tickets are $9 for adults and $8 for students and seniors.

Information: 269-0300 or www.richlandpac.com.

Singing showcase

The fourth annual Showcase of the Stars will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Richland Township.

Students from 10 area high schools will perform snippets of their musicals from their 2012-2013 season.

Information: 269-7200, 800-846-2787 or www.upjarts.org.

Friday concert

Acoustic duo Crew of the Half Moon will perform at 6 tonight for Bonus Friday 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 up-and-coming Johnstown band creates music by swapping around the guitar, harmonica, piano, bass guitar, mandolin and lap steel, and they are on the bill for the AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival.

Doors open at 5:30, and there is no cover charge.

If weather permits, the concert will be held outside in the courtyard.

Information: 539-1889.

Comic bard

Band of Brothers Shakespeare Company will present “Spamlet” at 7:30 tonight at Boulevard Grill, 165 Southmont Blvd., Johnstown.

The original three-act comedy was written by company member Doug Meagher and is based on Shakespeare’s classic “Hamlet.”

There is some adult humor in the show, which may not be appropriate for children.

A light buffet will be served at 6:30.

Admission is $15, including the buffet and soft drinks, and a cash bar will be available.

Information: 539-5344 or www.blvdgrill.com.

Worthy causes

Talent4Ta-Tas Talent Show will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at John Bracken Hall, Conemaugh Township fire hall, 1942 Kring St., Tire Hill.

The event will feature a catered dinner at 4:45, silent auction and talent show featuring local musicians, vocalists and comedians at 6.

Proceeds will benefit the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure, raising awareness and funds for breast cancer.

Tickets are $20.

Information: 659-0383 or email Talent4Tatas@yahoo.com.

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