FREE JAM: Every Thursday, 7 to 10 p.m. for anyone looking to play, sing, dance or just sit back and watch, at Wild Country Dance Hall, corner of routes 19 and 198, Saegertown. More information: Ed or Jan, 282-4608 or 398-1463.
SOFA KING COOL BAND: Performing Nov. 22 at Crickets, Youngstown, Ohio; Nov. 23 at JD’s Tap House, Meadville.
KENTON KOVICH: The Meadville Senior Center welcomes Kovich, who presents his brand of ‘contemporary-folk’ music for more than 25 years, on Nov. 25 at 11 a.m. at Active Aging Inc’s. Lew Davies Community Building, 1034 Park Ave. Kovich is a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston and writes all of the songs he sings. Information: Call Rita Mineo at 336-1792 or (800) 321-7705.
OPEN MIKE AND JAM: Nov. 27 from 8 to 11 p.m., WXCS Radio Open Mike and Jam Session, The Villa Tavern, Cambridge Springs.
‘RING THOSE HOLIDAY BELLS’: A concert entitled ‘Ring Those Holiday Bells’ is Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. at Stone United Methodist Church, 956 S. Main St., Meadville. Performances are by the vocal choir Justified by Faith from Saegertown United Methodist Church, and English handbell choirs, Carillon Ringers from Stone Church, Red Door Ringers and Little Angel Ringers from Twelve Apostles Lutheran Church, Trinity Belltones from Trinity Lutheran Church and Tool City Ringers from the Meadville Community Bell Choir. A free-will offering will be received for the Stone Church Soup Kitchen.
SAEGERTOWN CHRISTMAS CHOIR: The Saegertown Area Community Christmas Choir holds its sixth annual concert titled ‘Tell Me the Story ... Again!’ on Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. at Christ Evangelical Free Church of Saegertown, located at 19682 Hill Road. The concert features Christmas selections familiar and new, including Handel’s ’Hallelujah Chorus.’ The concert is free. An offering will be taken for a local charity. Doors open at 6:30. Information: Call 763-2934 or visit christefc.org.
CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVISITED: Formed by original members of the iconic rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival, the band performs on Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown. Tickets: (330) 259-0555 or stambaughauditorium.com.
GOOD LIFE SINGERS: Presenting their annual holiday concert on the Ashtabula Arts Center’s main stage on Nov. 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. at 2928 W. 13th St. ‘The Stories of Christmas’ will feature many familiar and favorite carols. Songs included on the evening’s lineup include ‘I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day,’ ‘Santa Lucia,’ ‘O, Tannenbaum,’ ‘Silent Night,’ ‘Jingle Bells’ and more. A nonprofit organization made up of volunteer members who love to sing, ‘The Good Life’ began in 1976 and has been a part of the Ashtabula Arts Center and Ashtabula County since its origin. Tickets: At the Arts Center’s box office or by phone at (440) 964-3396.
ALLEN AND BELL: Friends of Music at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church presents Larry Allen on organ and Scott Bell on oboe for the first concert of the 2013-14 program year on Nov. 24 at 3:30 p.m. at the church on Penn Avenue in Greenville. Allen is director of music and organist at Mt. Lebanon United Lutheran Church in Pittsburgh. Bell joined the Pittsburgh Symphony in 1992 and is presently the principal oboist. The concert is free and open to the public. An opportunity for a free-will offering will be provided to those who wish to support the concert series. Information: Call (724)588-8870 or visit holytinitygreenville.org.
ERNIE HAASE AND SIGNATURE SOUND: The Grammy nominated group performs Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. in the Sharon High School auditorium. They blend their humor, dancing and harmonies to traditional and contemporary selections as they welcome in the holiday season. Tickets: At itickets.com or by photo at (800) 965-9324.
FRANK MARZANO: Performing Dec. 6 at Erie Ale House and Dec. 11 at Barking Spider Tavern in Cleveland. More information: Visit frankmarzano.com/calendar.html.
CHURCH MUSIC JAM: A free, open-to-the-public country, gospel and bluegrass music jam is the first Saturday of every month from 6 to 9 p.m. at the New Apostolic Church in Greenville across from The Medicine Shoppe. No drugs, alcohol or smoking is allowed. All are invited to enjoy and/or to bring their instruments and play.
ZAC BROWN BAND: Perfoming Dec. 13 at Erie Insurance Arena with special guests Dugas & AJ Ghent. Tickets: Visit the Erie Insurance Arena box office or call (814) 452-4857.
JAY Z: Jan. 8 at Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland; Jan. 21 at CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh; Jan. 30 at First Niagara Center, Buffalo, N.Y.; and Jan. 31 at Bryce Jordan Center, State College. Tickets at livenation.com, Ticketmaster outlets or (800) 745-3000.
TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA: Dec. 7 at 3 and 8 p.m. at CONSOL Energy Center, performing ‘The Lost Christmas Eve.’ A portion of the proceeds from every ticket benefit Dollar Energy Fund and WQED programming and community services. Tickets: livenation.com, Ticketmaster outlets or (800) 745-3000.
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE: The 20/20 Experience World Tour at CONSOL Energy Center on Dec. 14. Tickets: livenation.com, Ticketmaster outlets or (800) 745-3000.
Regional Juried Photo Exhibit opens Friday night in Meadville
Meadville Council on the Arts' Regional Juried Photo Exhibit opens Friday the Heeschen Gallery (second floor of the Market House) and runs through May 24. The photography show features photographs from artists living with 250 miles of Meadville. The public is invited to a reception on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. when the awards will be announced.
Robo-repeat: Cochranton tops at RoboBOTS
As the final metal-grinding match of RoboBOTS 2014 sent the last sparks of battle into the plexiglass arena, Cochranton High School made history by becoming the only school to take home the first place trophy in two consecutive years.
Hunter Hayes headlines Crawford County Fair 2014 on Aug. 16
Country music performer Hunter Hayes, accompanied by guest stars, will be the first concert act to hit the stage at the Crawford County Fairgrounds on Aug. 16 at 7 p.m., as announced Friday morning by the Fair Board.
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Jamestown native part of Syfy reality series 'Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge'
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Crawford County Fair ups entry fee by $3
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Local producers not sappy over late spring prior to annual Maple Taste and Tour
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Races for good cause make for one 'Last Blast of Winter'
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Director/producer Porter to screen ‘Gideon’s Army’ at Allegheny College
Lawyer-turned-filmmaker Dawn Porter will screen her documentary “Gideon’s Army” today in the Gladys Mullenix Black Theatre in the Vukovich Center for Communication Arts at Allegheny College. The screening at 5:30 p.m. will be followed by a talk by Dawn Porter.
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