The music keeps rolling in.
AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival has announced additional entertainers for this year’s festival.
George Porter Jr. & the Runnin’ Pardners is a quintessential New Orleans band that has proven to be capable of the ultimate fusion of rock, funk and rhythm and blues, and band leader Porter has gained recognition as one of the industry’s elite bass players.
Kenny Neal is known as a modern swamp-blues master and multi-instrumentalist who draws musically from the sizzling sounds of his native Louisiana.
New Orleans brass band Bonerama last played the festival in 2006 and can evoke vintage funk, classic rock and free improvisation in the same set.
At age 17, country pop singer, songwriter and musician Alexes Aiken has won awards for Entertainer of the Year (Traditional Country) and Songwriter of the Year (New Country and Inspirational) for the 13-16 year-old category from the Tennessee Country & Gospel Music Association.
The Funk Ark, based in Washington, D.C., has established itself as one of the strongest players in the funk scene with their high-octane live performances.
The Philadelphia-based Kalob Griffin Band are Americana rock and rollers who create a live
show built around a variety of influences while tapping into multiple genres.
Jazzam featuring Clinton Clegg plays danceable hard-groove music with doses of electronica, fusing modern sounds with vintage influences including old-school funk, modern jazz and rhythm and blues urban vocals.
The Pawnbrokers are a past winner of the Pittsburgh Blues Challenge, initially doing obscure covers and classic blues, moving toward all originals.
Members of harmonic duo The Crew of the Half Moon are Johns-town residents with a fresh indie-folk sound, with instrumentation of the early American folksingers and distinctly modern lyrical poetry.
Members of the West Hills All-Stars are well seasoned musical veterans, all hailing from the Laurel Highlands and led by singer-songwriter Dave DiStefano.
The festival will be held Aug. 2-4 at People’s Natural Gas Park in Johnstown.
The music keeps rolling in.
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High-tech help: Geistown tackles stormwater runoff problems
How can computer mapping technology help Geistown Borough to solve its trouble with stormwater runoff?
That’s the question being answered as borough officials chart catch basins with the help of Cambria County Geographical Information Systems and Pitt-Johnstown’s geography department.
App aids pregnant women
It is no secret that good prenatal, postnatal and newborn medical care promotes healthy babies.
But studies show pregnant women who are eligible for Medicaid insurance often don’t know how to access the medical care they need during pregnancy.
Controversy arises over college plan
A community college planned in the northwestern corner of Pennsylvania would open the doors of higher education to students in an 11-county area, but it’s also stirring controversy about who pays the bills.
Visitors sweet on maple Taste & Tour
Sunday’s late winter scene at Baer Bros. Maple Camp was one that has been a tradition here for nearly a century.
Couple minister through cursillo, visiting inmates
Nicholas and Mercedes Smith are spreading the Catholic faith by listening. By hearing the word of the Lord, they can spread that message by ministering to others.
Event to showcase women’s interests
From the practical to the fanciful, this will be a girls’ day out.
The eighth annual Women’s Showcase and Basket Bash will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 29 at Pasquerilla Conference Center, 301 Napoleon St., downtown Johnstown.
Singing comics give voice to new style
The power of the human voice will be evident when Vox Audio appears at the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center in Richland Township. Without prerecorded tracks or instruments, the group’s five vocalists use only their voices to create texture, rhythm, bass, and even trumpet and electric guitar.
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Cambria officials fear loss of judge
As officials work toward reducing employee numbers in anticipation of a change in the county’s class designation, Cambria’s declining population should have minimal if any immediate impact on the number of judges on the bench of the court of common pleas.
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