Saturday, March 23, 2013
The concert takes place at 2:30 p.m. today at Moon Area High School.
The top student vocalists from across the region will take part in today's Pennsylvania Music Educator Association's all-state choral festival. "It's really the cream of the crop performing," said Moon choral teacher Lori Cole. "It's some of the most talented students in the region." More than 500 students from Western Pennsylvania auditioned to take part in the choral festival—170 students made the final cut. Cole said 10 Moon Area High School students were selected to sing in the event. Another 16 have been added to the choral ranks because Moon is the host school, Cole said. The event takes place at 2:30 p.m. today at the Moon Area High School auditorium. Tickets are $5 and available at the door. Cole said today's performance will …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Shane Treloar has performed in front of crowds at PNC Park and Consol Energy Center.
Shane Treloar is hoping the third time is the charm. The 12-year-old West Allegheny student from McDonald is vying in this third Kean Quest Talent Search—the 10th annual Gibsonia talent showcase for Pittsburgh-area vocalists. Last year, after performing a series of showtunes that wowed judges, Shane was named runner-up in the singing competition. He landed a finalist spot in his first year in the show. "He made it all the way to the finals last year, and he thought he'd give it another shot," said Shane's mother, Kim Treloar. The popular local talent competition, formerly known as Kean Idol, boasts singing sensation and ‘America’s Got Talent’ finalist Jackie Evancho and the face of the Eat n’ Park restaurant chain Sarah Marince, a Moon …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Moon Area students will perform today in Harrisburg as a part of Music in Our School Month.
The Moon Area Middle School eighth-grade concert choir today will perform in the Pennsylvania Capitol building. Directed by teachers Janice Barthen and D.J. Kobaly, the group of 65 students will sing alongside other school music groups, in an event celebrating Music In Our Schools Month. Students in the eighth grade choir audition with a voice placement performance and are selected for the group based on their musicianship skills, according to a district announcement. Students will also tour the Capitol and visit the State Museum.
Friday, March 1, 2013
Presale tickets are available today.
Students in the Moon Area School District next week will perform their rendition of the 1962 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama How to Succeed in Business without Really Tying. The performance opens on March 7 at the Moon Area High School auditorium. The musical follows the rise of protagonist Pierrepont Finch, who climbs the corporate ladder with a help of a manual titled "How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying." Student Forrest Salamida will portray Finch in the production. Tickets are $10 for senior citizens and students and $12 for adults. Show times are as follows: March 7 at 7 p.m. March 8 at 7 p.m. March 9 at 7 p.m. March 10 at 2 p.m. Pre-sale tickets are available today. Ticket sale times are as follows March 1 from 10:30 …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Jazz vocalist Lisa Ferraro will perform next month at the August Wilson Center.
For five years, Kennedy Township native Lisa Ferraro sang jazz on Friday nights at the James Street Pub on Pittsburgh's Northside. "(James Street Pub) had jazz and blues six nights a week. And if you aren't cutting as a performer, they won't be as flexible," Ferraro said of the crowds that would gather at the bar, a staple in Pittsburgh's jazz scene. "The thing about Pittsburgh is people aren't afraid to be honest with you," Ferraro said. Ferraro, who has etched a name for herself as a jazz vocalist, left the Pittsburgh region in 2009 to pursue her music career on the West Coast. "The more I travel, the more I appreciate Pittsburgh," she said. "The way it's been able to reinvent itself when so many other cities haven't is really a …
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Watch the trailer for "La Mia Strada."
Robert Morris University professor Michael DiLaurio has penned, filmed and produced a feature-length documentary, titled La Mia Strada. The film discusses the connection between ethnicity and family in modern-day Italian and Italian-American culture. The university premiered the film on Jan. 31 in its Massey Theater. View the trailer in the media above. From a statement on the documentary's release: "It’s a discovery of how fragile the bonds are that connect a family from generation to generation, from country to country, even as they search for ways to adapt to an ever-changing world. Over a period of years, Prof. DiLauro has conducted dozens of interviews, explored historical sites, sifted through archaeological artifacts, dug through…
Monday, January 21, 2013
Crafton-based artist Joyce Werwie Perry speaks with Moon-area artists in the West Hills Art League about her work and unique painting technique.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The early-childhood education program pairs kids with parents to sing, dance and listen together.
These aren't your parents' music lessons, Lisa Rae Vaughan said. "Drums, jingle bells, shakers, scarves—it's very free-form," said Vaughan, a 20-year music educator from Hopewell. "This is not a teacher standing up there saying, 'You need to know this, or you need to know that.'" Vaughan is a certified instructor for "Music Together," an early-childhood music program that pairs kids with their parents as they learn basic musical concepts through singing, dancing and listening. "Music education supports all education," Vaughan said. "It helps them to develop those cognitive skills." Vaughan's program, offered at the Sweetwater Center for the Arts and the Laughlin's Children's Center in Sewickley, will now have a home at Arena's …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
A look ahead at a few Christmas and holiday concerts this week in Robinson and Moon townships.
Burkett Elementary third-graders will perform at the school at 1:45 p.m. Dec. 13. Burkett Elementary fourth-graders will perform at the school at 1:45 p.m. Dec. 14. David E. Williams Middle School chorus students will perform at 10 a.m. Dec. 14 at Pittsburgh International Airport. Check back with Patch for coverage. The Moon Area School District will host an alumni Christmas concert on Dec. 14. Graduates from the district from as far back as 1981 will return to the stage to perform holiday songs. The event takes place at 7 p.m. at the Moon Area High School auditorium. Check back with Patch for coverage. Students at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School will perform A Muppet Family Christmas at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14 and Dec. 15 at the …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The traditional Sweetwater Center for the Arts sale features handcrafted wares created by local and national artists.
The 18th annual Holiday mART runs Nov. 25 to Dec. 2 at Sweetwater Center for the Arts. If you're up for a short drive, the annual Sewickley tradition features creative handcrafted gifts in one holiday marketplace. Admission to the sale is free. Upcoming Holiday mART events at Sweetwater: The Champagne and Shopping Preview Party 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24 This exclusive kickoff party gives guests a first glimpse and the chance to buy one-of-a-kind handmade gifts. Event includes live music, hors d'oeuvres provided by B Gourmet, and wine and champagne provided by The Naked Grape in Sewickley. Tickets can be reserved for $30 in advance or $35 the day of the event. Holiday mART Happy Hour 5 to 7…