Festival of the Trees kicks off today in Erie

   November 26, 2014 7:00 am    0

Stop! Put down the baster.   There are better ways to spend Thanksgiving Eve than fretting about canned cranberry sauce and packing all that stuffing, well, you know where.   Take a break from turkey prep and bring the family to Saint Vincent’s 30th annual Festival of the Trees. The four-day event kicks off today and continues Friday…

 

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Local singer creates breast-feeding version of ‘All About That Bass’

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   November 25, 2014 12:01 pm    0

Admit it. You’ve caught yourself singing Meghan Trainor‘s catchy “All About That Bass” at least once or twice. (Don’t feel bad. After all, the No. 2 song on Billboard’s Hot 100 is all about body-image pride and being comfortable in your own curvaceous skin.)   But now you might catch yourself humming along for another reason. The Erie…

 

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Erie’s The Romantic Era releases new ‘Alone’ single

   November 22, 2014 12:00 am    0

Merry Early Christmas, TRE fans!   The Romantic Era just released a new single, “Alone” — part of a series of songs that will be released in the next month or so, according to lead singer Connor Kimball.   “We’re just really excited to get new music out,” said Kimball, 26. “We have a lot…

 

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‘Mockingjay, Part 1′ may not soar, but the series will still rise

   November 21, 2014 12:42 pm    0

Critics are lukewarm when it comes to”The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1,” now in theaters.   But fans? They’re still loyal. “Mockingjay, Part 1″ opened to about $17 million last night, making it one of the best Thursday openings of the year (though it still pales in comparison to the original “Hunger Games” and “Catching Fire‘s” Thursday-night debuts)….

 

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Jerry Seinfeld to headline 2015’s Lucy Fest

   November 20, 2014 2:11 pm    0

Big-time comedian Jerry Seinfeld will perform two stand-up shows during the 2015 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival in Jamestown, N.Y.   Festival organizers announced today that Seinfeld is scheduled to perform on Aug. 1 at 7 and 9:30 p.m. at the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena. Tickets for the shows go on sale Feb. 9, 10 a.m., at…

 

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‘Buffalo ’66’ not about snowfall totals, but a great indie flick

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   November 20, 2014 11:08 am    0

  This post is an ode to nearby Buffalo, N.Y., which is digging out of epic snowfall and could be looking at another couple of feet of the white stuff by the end of the day.   I went to college in that city, and have many friends who still live in the Buffalo area. You know…

 

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‘Orange is the New Black’ star Laverne Cox to visit Behrend

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   November 19, 2014 3:24 pm    0

Outspoken LBGT rights advocate and actress Laverne Cox will soon make a special appearance in Erie.   Cox is set to speak at a free public event on Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m., at Penn State Behrend‘s Junker Center. Her presentation, “Ain’t I a Woman: My Journey to Womanhood,” is part of the college’s Speaker Series.   Cox, a black…

 

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‘Hunger Games’ star superb in ‘Winter’s Bone’

   November 18, 2014 6:00 am    0

You’d be hard-pressed, in the history of movies, to find an actress heaped with more money, awards, praise and popularity by the age of 24 than Jennifer Lawrence.   The Kentucky native can do no wrong. Even when she trips on the stairs at the Academy Awards she’s seen as lovable, accessible and real.   Her…

 

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Comedian Bill Engvall announces Erie show

   November 17, 2014 9:34 am    0

It looks like the new year will get a fun start.   Blue-collar comedian Bill Engvall will appear in Erie on Feb. 13, 8 p.m., at the Warner Theatre. Tickets, $39-$59, go on sale Friday at the Erie Insurance Arena box office, (814) 452-4857 and the ECCCA website.   Engvall, 57, rose to comedy fame with his…

 

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The Weekend Binge: ‘Sons of Anarchy’

   November 16, 2014 12:00 am    0

Anytime is a good time for sex, guns and motorcycles.   But weekends are especially good. Just leave all the snow and slush behind by watching all six seasons of “Sons of Anarchy,” now streaming on Netflix and Hulu Plus.   The action-filled, violent drama, which debuted in 2008, follows the gun-running Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle…

 

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