Ken Burns’ ‘The Roosevelts’ starts tonight

   September 14, 2014 10:00 am    0




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Gandolfini shines in his final role

   September 13, 2014 10:00 am    0

James Gandolfini had presence. He was larger-than-life, especially as New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano in HBO’s “The Sopranos,” one of the finest television dramas ever made.   When Gandolfini died in June 2013 at age 51, it stunned and saddened his legion of fans and fellow actors.   You can see him in his…


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TSO tickets go on sale today

   September 12, 2014 9:22 am    0

It’s going to be a very merry holiday season indeed.   Trans-Siberian Orchestra is bringing its new show, “The Christmas Attic,” to the Erie Insurance Arena on Nov. 14. Tickets go on sale this morning, 10 a.m., at the Erie Insurance Arena, (814) 452-4857 and on the ECCCA website.   I went to last year’s show, “The Lost…


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Sept. 11 through Hollywood’s lens

   September 11, 2014 12:40 pm    0

Hollywood eventually gets around to every topic.   But how and when filmmakers and movie studios were going to handle the events from 9/11 were tricky questions.   The grist was impossible for writers to resist, as they crafted stories about heroism, tales from inside the World Trade Center, and tragic narratives of relatives of…


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U2 drops free new album on iTunes

   September 10, 2014 2:19 pm    0




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Erie Broadway series tickets on sale today


   September 8, 2014 9:00 am    0

Get your credit cards ready. Single tickets for the Erie Broadway series‘ new 2014-2015 season go on sale in an hour (10 a.m.) and can be purchased from the ECCCA website, at the Erie Insurance box office  or by calling (814) 452-4857.   This year’s series lineup includes: Oct. 7: “Jekyll & Hyde” Nov. 5: “Anything Goes“ Dec. 8: “Sister…


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‘Leftovers’ season finale is near

   September 7, 2014 10:00 am    0

If you’re a fan of the critically-acclaimed HBO show “The Leftovers,” tonight is your night.   The hit drama took last Sunday off — yes, TV shows get to rest on Labor Day weekend, too — but it’s back at 10 p.m. with its first season finale.   The episode is titled “The Prodigal Son…


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Fall film series are piling up


   September 6, 2014 10:00 am    0

If you’re a fan of “Game of Thrones,” then you already know winter is coming.   But before that, fall is coming. The leaves aren’t a blaze of reds, oranges and golds yet, but the opening of all the fall film series means it’s definitely coming.   Tinseltown already started its fall Classic Series with “Ghostbusters,” and will…


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Remembering Joan Rivers as a comedy pioneer

   September 5, 2014 12:00 pm    0

Before all the infomercials and plastic surgery, Joan Rivers was a legend in stand-up comedy.   She paved the way for the Tina Feys and Ellen DeGeneres’ of the world.   She was in-your-face funny. “Can we talk?” Close your eyes and you can hear that gravel voice ready to dish gossip and controversy, and…


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Highland Games start in Edinboro today

   September 5, 2014 10:00 am    0

  Don your kilts and practice your best Sean Connery accent for this weekend’s 21st Annual Highland Games and Scottish Festival.   Come down to Edinboro — and bring the wee lads and lasses, too — today, with events starting at 3 p.m., at the Goodell Gardens and Edinboro University campus; and Saturday, with events starting at 8:30 a.m.,…


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