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September 13, 2013

'Sesame Street' coming to Napoleon Street


New friends

 Sesame Street Live will present “Make a New Friend” at 7 p.m. Tuesday and 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena, 326 Napoleon St. in downtown Johnstown.

Tickets are $18 and $10 for school or day-care groups with more than 10 children for the matinee.

A facility fee of $2.50 will be added to all ticket prices.              

Information: 536-5156, 800-745-3000 or

Summer’s music

Lake Street Dive will perform for the last Summer Concert Series tonight at Peoples Natural Gas Park, 90 Johns St., downtown Johnstown.

Gates will open at 6:30 p.m., with local band Southside Strays at 7, Pittsburgh band Neighbours at 8 and Lake Street Dive at 9:30.

Tickets are $15, plus fees.

Information: 539-1889 or

Dog’s day

The eighth annual Bandshell Bark fundraiser will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Roxbury Park along Franklin Street in Johnstown.

Registration will be at 10, with the bark at 11.

Dogs and their human companions will walk around the park to benefit Roxbury Bandshell Preservation Alliance.

The cost is $25. Group discounts are available.

Information: 241-9004.

Summer blast

The 16th annual Last Blast O’ Summer Cruise-In will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Conemaugh Valley Elementary School, 1451 Franks-town Road, Conemaugh Township, Cambria County.

The nonjudged car show is sponsored by Cover Hill Auto Club.

Proceeds will be divided between Cambria County Humane Society and Conemaugh Valley School Activities Fund.

The rain date is Sept. 22.


Christian rock

The seventh interdenominational Rally in the Valley will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 425 Luther Road, Richland Township.

The event is geared toward youth from Grade 6 through their 20s and will feature local Christian band Crucified and national Christian band Rush of Fools.

Admission is free.

Information: 487-4295 or 495-4880.

Fun festival

Wang Dang Doodle Music Festival and Car Cruise will be held from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday on Derby Street near Roxbury Park, Johnstown.

Derby Street will be closed  from Franklin Street to Roxbury Avenue for the rain or shine event with live music, children’s activities, food and a car cruise.

Admission is free.

Proceeds will benefit Dylan’s Heart Fund and Roxbury Bandshell Preservation Alliance.

Information: Wang Dang Doodle on Facebook or

Murder mystery

The farce “Let’s Murder Marsha” will be presented Tuesday through Sept. 29 at Mountain Playhouse, 7690 Somerset Pike, Jennerstown.

Curtain times are 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and 3 p.m. Sundays.

Tickets are $14 to $21.25 for preview night, $22 to $34 for evening performances and $17 to $30 for matinees. All tickets include $2 service charge.

Information: 629-9201, option 1, or

Americana rock

An Evening with the Kalob Griffin Band will be presented at 6:30 tonight at Art Works in Johnstown, 413 Third St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

The cover charge is $8 for Art Works members and $10 for nonmembers.

Information: 535-2020.

Jazz night

Don Aliquo Quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center, 411 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Aliquo is a Johnstown native who is known on the Pittsburgh jazz scene.

He plays saxophone and was one of the first to play the flute as a jazz instrument.  

Aliquo has performed with Tony Bennett, Lena Horne, Bob Hope, Johnny Costa and Joe Negri.  

The group also features Ken Karsh on guitar, Mark Perna on bass and John Schmidt on drums.  

The donation is $12 at the door.

The concert is a joint Venue of Merging Arts/Bottle Works production.

Information: 536-5399.

Good causes

Cambria-Somerset Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held Saturday at Windber Recreation Park, Route 160.

Registration will be held at 8 a.m., with the walk at 9.

The walk will benefit the Greater Pennsylvania Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Information: 244-5594.

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