53 artworks featured in current Council on Arts show
Meadville Council on the Arts is now showcasing the talents of its members for the 38th Annual Members’ Exhibit at the Heeschen Gallery (second floor of the Market House). Scheduled through March 2, the exhibit by professional and amateur artists is a way of bringing artists together to share their art with the community. The exhibit highlights the work of 21 members with 53 pieces of art in the show. MCA is inviting the public to view the exhibit that showcases artists who enrich the Meadville community with their art.
Controversial drone toy for toddlers wasn't pulled from Amazon. It sold out.
Drones might be a source of political controversy because of their role in "targeted killings" in places like Pakistan and Yemen. But a children's toy version of the deadly unmanned aircraft has been a big hit on Amazon.
USA WEEKEND PREVIEW: Ron Howard reflects on his life in film
Editor's note: In the edition of USA Weekend appearing in the Feb. 24 Meadville Tribune — Oscar weekend — lifelong filmmaker and Oscar winner Ron Howard reflects on why movies matter. This bonus article includes Howard talking about growing up in the movie business, the future of filmmaking and what's next in his career. For more, don't miss the Feb. 24 Tribune!
I was 4 when I acted in my first big movie, The Journey. I made it in Vienna with Yul Brynner and Deborah Kerr. Yul was supposed to play such a tough guy that when he took a shot of whiskey, he bit the glass. He wanted me to know that it wasn’t real glass and that I should never do that. I was sitting on his knee, and he made me bite into the glass — it was made out of sugar — to show me it wasn’t real.
Academy Theatre needs volunteers, will hold open house for those interested
A Volunteer Open House is set for The Academy Theatre, 275 Chestnut St., Meadville, Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to noon.
Three-day TheatreFest to stage original works
Meadville Council on the Arts hosts the Second Floor TheatreFest on Feb. 14, 15, and 16 at 7:30 p.m. on the second floor of the Meadville Market House.
Kids' theatre program starts soon at Meadville Council on the Arts
Meadville Council on the Arts is offering a kids’ theatre program based around theatre activism.
Col. Crawford Park to be renamed Woodcock Lake Park
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Perfect weather for this weekend's Winter Fun Days
The 37th Annual Winter Fun Days, presented by the Pymatuning Trail Blazers Snowmobile Club, take place on Saturday and Sunday at Shelter No. 4 at the Old Jamestown Beach in Pymatuning State Park in Jamestown, and given the snow coming down Friday and expected into Saturday, the weather is perfect.
VIDEO: 1800 pound pumpkin used in display
Pumpkin sculptor Ray Villafane and his team carved a zombie 'harvester' display at the New York Botanical Garden. One of the pumpkins they used is more than 1800 pounds.
Obama leads Romney in Halloween mask polls
With Halloween approaching, there may be another way to predict the election outcome: the popularity of Democrat President Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney masks.
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