‘Arts & Leisure’

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    Special effects lead to box office smash

    Sep 17, 14 • 96 Views • Arts & LeisureNo Comments

    by “Guardians of the Galaxy” led the charts as a summer blockbuster, unopposed. The initial trailers for the film created high expectations to live up to: not only was it a Marvel movie, but it was completely unrelated to any of the other Marvel movies...

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    Dreamworks film hits the stage

    Sep 17, 14 • 76 Views • Arts & LeisureNo Comments

    by “Shrek: the Musical” is based on the Dreamworks animated movie of the same name. The plot centers on an ogre named Shrek who is being forced by the tyrant, Lord Farquad, to rescue Princess Fiona from her tower and return her to Lord Farquad in order...

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    Sheeran finds new formula for success

    Sep 17, 14 • 97 Views • Arts & LeisureNo Comments

    by 2014 has been an important year for Ed Sheeran, or at least it seems like it should have been. Coming off of the success of his last album, “+” (read: Plus) and hit single/activist call “A-Team,” Sheeran decidedly seemed determined to do something...

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    Angsty rock musical tells American history

    Sep 17, 14 • 76 Views • Arts & LeisureNo Comments

    by If a teenage rock band wrote a musical about the life of the seventh U.S. president, you would be left with “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.” Dramashop’s newest performance takes us back to our angsty, adolescent years of abstract hair colors, studded,...

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    Art gallery moves to mid-city location

    Sep 10, 14 • 239 Views • Arts & LeisureNo Comments

    by This past weekend, Gannon University’s new Center for  Communication and the Arts opened. Included in the new building is the upgraded radio station, modernized classrooms and a new and improved Schuster Art Gallery right inside the front door. The...

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    History presented to the tune of punk rock

    Sep 10, 14 • 386 Views • Arts & LeisureNo Comments

    by It’s not often that you’ll see the words “contemporary” and “history” refer to the same thing, but that’s exactly the case with Dramashop’s upcoming production of “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.” This rock musical, set in the time of...

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    A new era begins for Erie Chamber Orchestra

    Sep 10, 14 • 192 Views • Arts & LeisureNo Comments

    by Monday kickstarts the Erie Chamber Orchestra’s 2014-2015 season with “A New Era Begins.” This piece is the first of three big works the orchestra chose to start the season with. “This year we are featuring three concertos written by living American...

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    ‘Forum’ opens with comedy

    Apr 30, 14 • 2053 Views • Arts & LeisureNo Comments

    by The Schuster Theatre’s spring musical, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” is all comedy. The opening number is a tribute to the energy that continues throughout the rest of the show. The chorus is blatant about what to expect as the...

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    Cocktails and Color celebrates success in Erie

    Apr 30, 14 • 1459 Views • Arts & LeisureNo Comments

    by Erie bars have been given a splash of color. In September 2013, Gretchen Wheeler started up Cocktails and Color, an event where people can learn how to paint different things on a canvas while sipping on their favorite cocktail. Wheeler and her sister own...

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    Show on its way to Schuster

    Apr 9, 14 • 1570 Views • Arts & LeisureNo Comments

    by Gannon University gets ready to finish its 2013-2014 season with a belly-busting farce. Stephen Sondheim’s “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” opens on Gannon’s stage Thursday, April 24. The Schuster Theatre closes what has been a...