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The Nerd- A Review of the Upcoming Embassy Production PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Blair Llewellyn   
Tuesday, 10 August 2010 14:49

THE NERD, by Larry Shue  with review by Blair Llewellyn

How far are you willing to go, and how much are you willing to stand, to do someone a favor? The answers to those questions form the riotous heart of the New Embassy's latest production of Larry Shue's smash comedy, 'The Nerd.'

Tom Shanklin is Rick Steadman, the nerd, who arrives unexpectedly at the home of an old Vietnam war buddy whose life he saved some years prior. Shanklin assumes a masterful, amusing control as he targets the inherent insincerity of being oblivious to insults, or lacking manners and sensibility. The friend he saves, and who owes him, is Willum Cubbert. Mark Ashby plays the friend, and infuses the pushover with such funny frustrations that it's a joy to watch him always at the end of his ...

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:08
Tri-State Community School for the Arts Announces Fall Classes and Writing Event PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tiffany A. Turbin Santos, Tri-State Community School for the Arts   
Monday, 09 August 2010 12:13

tri-state logo_webTiffany A. Turbin Santos, creative writing teacher for the new Tri-State Community School for the Arts, will be offering a free "Make Your Own Story" session for children of all ages from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 14 at the Allegany Arts Council.  Story prompts, pencils, crayons, collage materials, and other things to make a storybook will be on-hand for children to create their own story. No registration is necessary, simply drop-in and create!

During this event Santos will also be offering a preview of school's upcoming fall creative writing classes for teens and adults and possible offerings for the spring semester. These beginner's classes will help all students explore their own creativity while polishing their written, verbal, and communication skills as well ...

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 August 2010 09:48
Embassy to Present "The Nerd" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by New Embassy Theatre   
Friday, 06 August 2010 10:52
Last Updated on Saturday, 07 August 2010 13:10
LaVale Library to Hold Old Fashioned Sock Hop PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Linda Burkey, Allegany County Library System   
Thursday, 05 August 2010 11:54

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Allegany County Library System, the LaVale Library will hold an Old Fashioned Sock Hop on Saturday, August 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the library. Everyone’s invited to come dressed in 1950’s attire and dance to the music provided by DJ Jason Miltenberger. Other activities include a Classic Cars Show, Bookmobile Tour, Children’s Activities, and Face Painting. Commemorative giveaways will be available while supplies last; and hotdogs with drinks will be for 50 cents! Free popcorn and anniversary cake will also be served.

“This will be the library system’s last planned celebration of our 50th Anniversary. If you haven’t had a chance to come out and celebrate with us, don’t miss this chance,” commented Linda Burkey, ...

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 August 2010 11:54
Kids' Group Sees Demos and Learns About Classes at AaCP PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mary McCunn, AaCP   
Wednesday, 04 August 2010 13:20

img gotta sing 4 The Arts at Canal Place entertained a visit from the group “Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance” recently.  For the third year in a row, the summer workshop led by Desiree Witt, made another visit to check out what arts, demos and classes are available in the Canal Place area.  They visited and previewed “Supersize It” that opened this past week.  Several AaCP artists were on hand to demonstrate or talk about their art work and what is going on at the local cooperative.


Leah Odoms spoke to the 46 kids about her art of making leather masks and Larry Bloss performed a demo on wood.  Also on hand was Linda Stewart who showed the kids how to make Origami and spoke about her upcoming classes.


Stewart uses traditional scrapbooking and card making tools and materials ...


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