Texas-born, country music superstar George Jones passed away Friday morning at the age of 81 years. He had been admitted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee with a high fever and irregular blood pressure.
Fans remember Jones’ bigger hits which included “He Stopped Loving Her Today” and “She Thinks I Still Care.” Jones received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.
GREENSBURG, PA — The Pitt-Greensburg Writer’s Festival will celebrate its 13th year Monday, April 8, through Thursday, April 11. All readings and presentations begin at 7 p.m. and are free and open to the public. Books will be available for sale and signing throughout the festival, and a reception follows each event. This year’s festival features award-winning writers, poets, editors and a filmmaker, as well as student readings and workshops.
Tempesta Di Mare Philadelphia Baroque Chamber Players
LATROBE, PA — Tempesta di Mare will be the next presentation in the Saint Vincent College Concert Series at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 23 in the Robert S. Carey Student Center Performing Arts Center. Tempesta di Mare is a Baroque chamber music ensemble from Philadelphia comprised of Gwyn Roberts (recorder and flute), Emlyn Ngai (violin), Lisa Terry (viola da gamba and cello) and Richard Sone (lute).
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA — Attention all Civil War buffs and history lovers of all ages! This is not your standard blue and grey presentation that focuses on generals and dates. Join Adams Memorial Library as local reenactor, Thom Gressman, portrays “The Fighting Parson,” Chaplain Lorenzo Barber of the 2nd United States Sharpshooters, as he focuses on the equipment, uniforms, weapons, training and living conditions of enlisted infantrymen who served in the Civil War.
The film Argo was the surprise winner Sunday at the Golden Globes Awards in Hollywood.
The film took home the best dramatic picture prize, and its director, Ben Affleck, won the best director award.
Those top nods were widely favored to be won by either Lincoln or Zero Dark Thirty.
However, Daniel Day Lewis did win the prize for best performance by an actor in a drama for Lincoln, while Jessica Chastain walked away with the best dramatic actress performance for her role in Zero Dark Thirty.
PITTSBURGH, PA — The alternative rock group Green Day is scheduled to perform at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh on Monday, January 14.
LATROBE, PA — Saint Vincent College will present eight upcoming planetarium shows in the Angelo J. Taiani Planetarium and Astronaut Exhibit in the Sis and Herman Dupré Science Pavilion on the campus of Saint Vincent College. Admission is free and open to the public.
The one-hour shows, all scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m.; winter sky and Oasis in Space, Saturday, Jan. 12; winter sky and Two Small Pieces of Glass, Saturday, Feb. 9; early spring sky and Oasis in Space, Saturday, March 16; spring sky and Two Small Pieces of Glass, Saturday, April 13; and spring sky and Dynamic Earth, Saturday, May 4.
Miss Universe, Olivia Culpo – photo © Glenn Francis, www.PacificProDigital.com. Used with permission.
20 year old Olivia Culpo, former Miss Rhode Island, won the Miss Universe pageant Wednesday night in Las Vegas.
Culpo is the first American to win Miss Universe since 1997.
Janine Tugonon (Miss Philippines), received second, and Irene Sofia Esser Quintero (Miss Venezuela), finished third.
LAUGHLINTOWN, PA — Compass Inn Museum is holding a “Candlelight Tour” in Laughlintown on December 8 and 9. Participants can experience the beauty of Compass Inn decorated for the holidays with all natural accents.
Cheery wood fires in three fireplaces and the glow of nearly 100 candles enhance the informative and entertaining tour. An 1862 addition is opened that displays many interesting items that cannot be seen any other time of year. In there, you can relax by a crackling fire with a cup of hot mulled cider and a cookie, and enjoy the gracious hospitality of a 19th century inn.
LIGONIER, PA — The “Festival of Lights ” will be hosted by the Ligonier Valley Historical Society in Town Hall Community Room. The event is a winter wonderland display of trees, wreaths and stars decorated by local families, businesses and groups. These items, many of them representing a theme, are for sale and available for pickup after the festival closes.