DAILY SCHEDULES: Children's Day July 11 ~ July 12 ~ July 13 ~ July 14 ~ July 15
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS ~ Saturday, July 14, 2012
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||Allen Street Stage
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||Sidney Friedman Park Stage
||Festival Shell Stage
||St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
||State College Presbyterian Church
||The State Theatre
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Saturday, July 14
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Today’s Sidney Friedman Park Stage is sponsored by AccuWeather.com
Today’s Sidney Friedman Park Performances are sponsored by the East Highlands Neighborhood Trash Crew
Today’s Allen Street Stage is sponsored by McQuaide Blasko Attorneys at Law
Outdoor Yoga with Mandy Sargent
10:00 a.m.; Park
Mandy Sergent is a Penn State graduate, an experienced yoga teacher, and certified yoga therapist. She has been teaching yoga in Central Pennsylvania for the past 10 years. She is known for her relaxed teaching style, calming voice, and for making yoga accessible to all ability levels.
CPFA Silent Auction
Sponsored by Corvette America
10:00 a.m. - 8 p.m.; 100 Block of Sout Allen Street
The CPFA Silent Auction, which raises money to support Festival programs, is an unqualified success due to the generosity of exhibitors, the able and enthusiastic leadership of the Festival volunteers, and the shopping of hundreds of Festival-goers.
Located in the 100 block of South Allen Street, the Silent Auction features a wide array of fine art and craft donated by Sidewalk Sale exhibitors. Many patrons use a visit to the Silent Auction as their jumping-off point before heading out to check out the artists in the Sidewalk Sale & Exhibition. People see something they like in the Silent Auction and take note of whose work it is so that they are sure to stop at the artist’s booth. The proceeds of the Silent Auction help to pay for the Festival, and artists have found that having a piece in the Silent Auction is a great way to bring patrons to their booths. The Silent Auction will open on Thursday, July 12, at noon. It will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Sunday hours will be from noon to 5:00 p.m.
It’s a Wonderful Life
B 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m.; State • theatre
No, this isn’t the Christmas classic, but instead,Chris Collins portrays Indiana, Pennsylvania’s favorite son, Jimmy Stewart and some of Stewart’s best known leading roles. This twenty minute one-man performance works best in intimate settings, and so this performance will take place in the theatre lobby. A pharmaceutical rep by day, Collins developed this show in 1996. He has been honored by Indiana’s Jimmy Stewart Museum with its George Bailey Award for his contributions to the Jimmy Stewart Museum and the community of Indiana.
State College Area Municipal Band
11:30 a.m.; Shell • concert band
The band was formed in 1967 for the first Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts. It has grown and improved and now lives on as a full-season hometown concert band, conducted by Dr. Ned C. Deihl, familiar to thousands of Nittany Lion football fans as the former director of Penn State’s Blue Band. In the 17th season under Dr. Deihl’s baton, the band plays a great variety of concert band music, and especially delights in pops numbers or light classics. The State College Municipal Band is among the best community bands in the country • Ned C. Deihl, (814) 238-8187
Penn State Karate Club
11:30 a.m.; Park
The Penn State Karate Club is the oldest university-based martial arts program in the United States. It has been an active part of the Penn State experience for over 37 years. The club promotes physical fitness, self-defense, leadership, teamwork, and cultural exchange through the practice of traditional Okinawan Karate.
Rustical Quality String Band
Sponsored by The Music Mart
12:00 p.m.; Allen • Appalachian string band
The Rustical Quality String Band has been performing together for 34 years! This Festival favorite has played for festivals, happenings, and celebrations of all kinds. The band’s most recent recording was Rescued from Oblivion. Celia Millington-Wyckoff, (814) 238-4295
New Zealand String Quartet
B 1:00 p.m.; St. Andrews Episcopal Church, • classical
The New Zealand String Quartet is recognized with acclaim through its recordings and regular tours in Europe, Asia, Australia and North America.
Sought-after for their imaginative and varied programming, the quartet is known for its performances of the standard classical quartet repertoire and their exciting realizations of newer works from contemporary composers, many from New Zealand.
Recent U.S. tours have spanned the distance from Hawaii to New Hampshire, and featured engagements in Los Angeles, San Antonio, New York, Cleveland, Buffalo and Washington, DC.
As dedicated teachers, the New Zealand String Quartet is in residence at Victoria University of Wellington and has established the highly regarded Adam Summer Chamber Music School for the country's most accomplished string and piano students.
Burgess, Mitchell & Seal
1:30 p.m.; Shell • jazz
Greg Burgess, songwriter, pianist, and vocalist, is the musical director of Burgess, Mitchell and Seal. His song stylings and boogie woogie piano licks will thrill and his tender delivery of a ballad will surprise and touch. Steve Mitchell has been drumming professionally since he was 11, and that's a long time! Most of his professional career was spent in San Francisco where he was a studio musician in addition to touring and playing regular gigs around the Bay Area. Bassist Andy Seal is one of the go to bassists in the Central Susquehanna Valley, whether he's backing up local bands or traveling musicians, participating in the orchestra or playing in the pit for the local theater. Put the guys together on stage, and it’s a sweet jazz sound. Murrie Zlotziver (330) 760-4189 www.noteafternotemusic.com
2:00 p.m.; Allen • indie rock
With his signature gift for pop tunes and social commentary, Eric Himan delivers what only a veteran of the indie music scene can provide- a woven tapestry of melodies and lyrics. Songs flow seamlessly together providing the listener with the rich experience they have come to expect.
Eric Himan is an award-winning nationally touring soulful/folk/rock artist based in the Tulsa, Oklahoma. His music has recently been featured on Sirius/XM’s Coffeehouse radio station. He has won a Best of the Best award from Oklahoma magazine for 3 years. His original songs have been licensed to MTV, VH1, Oxygen, and E!
B 3:00 p.m., State • historic film
Varsity Show is a 1937 feature film starring Fred Waring, Dick Powell, Ted Healy, Rosemary and Priscilla Lane, and Johnnie Davis. The film also features songs by Richard A. Whiting and many others, performances by Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians, as well as memorable collegiate finale choreographed by the incomparable Busby Berkeley.
In Varsity Show, Winfield College students, trying to put together the annual varsity show, come into conflict with their faculty adviser—song and dance ensues!
The Swingin Swamis
3:30 p.m.; Shell • • jazz/funk/world music
The Swingin' Swamis perform an eclectic set of jazz and world rhythms, from 1930's jazz to 1970's funk and everything in between. The band has played hundreds of gigs, including music and arts festivals, restaurants and nightclubs. The band has appeared at The Kennedy Center Millenium Stage, Bethlehem’s MusikFest, and at Lancaster’s Binn’s Park. Their newest CD, Shake, was released in 2009. Snackie Hillman (410) 889-0936
3:30 p.m.; Park
Indian ladies and kids in State College have been dancing to the thrilling sounds of bollywood songs for over a dozen years. “Bollywood” –a combination of Bombay and Hollywood, is a term referring to Hindi language films made in India. Bollywood films are mostly musicals, and often contain catchy music in the form of song-and-dance numbers. This program will include both performances and audience participation. Please come and join in the fun!
4:00 p.m.; Allen • acoustic folk
The trio Bookends was a large part of the 1980s music scene in State College. The trio of Chris Mincer, Bet Williams, and Susie Kocher crafted a sweet acoustic folk sound that was just the right counterpoint to the big hair, glitz and glamour of the Dallas and Dynasty years. Their warm stage presence and mixed repertoire of original tunes and covers made them one of the most memorable bands of that era. Fans will remember their covers of songs by Manhattan Transfer, The Grateful Dead, Fleetwood Mac, Simon and Garfunkle, among others. Since that time, the trio has gone its separate ways; Bet to a music career in Germany, Chris to life as a guitar teacher in State College, and Susie life as a pharmaceutical sales rep who sings and does community theatre in Asheville, North Carolina. The Festival is delighted to bring them back together again. Chris Mincer (814) 360-5013
4:30 p.m.; Plaza • guitar
Jim Colbert is an award-winning singer-songwriter from Bellefonte, PA. He also hosts a show on WPSU-FM radio.
Academy of Sacred Music Choral Institute Choir
B 4:30 p.m.; Presby • classical choral
The Academy of Sacred Music promotes scholarship and skill development in the field of scared music with vocalists and instrumentalists from all religious traditions. Its Choral Institute is a workshop for singers and conductors to strengthen and refine their musical skills, Through the Choral Institute, the Academy has produced concerts of repertoire as varied as Beethoven and John Rutter.
The 2012 Choral Institute Performance, American Folk Hymns, will present a cantata found in Genuine Church Music, a hymnal published in Harrisonburg, Virginia in 1832, and edited by Joseph Funk, a Mennonite farmer, schoolmaster, and musician.
The choir is under the direction of Robert Long, Music Minister at Corpus Christi Parish, Chatham, NJ and former Director of Music at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York City. Christopher Ringkamp, firstname.lastname@example.org.
5:00 p.m.; Muni • guitar
This State College music scene veteran is all about versatility—he’ll play at a bar on Saturday and church on Sunday. Don’t hesitate to make a request!
5:30 p.m.; Park • choral
The Pennharmonics, founded in 1993 are one of Penn State’s premier a cappella groups. The “Penns” have recorded 10 albums in their 19 year history, covering an assortment of genres including pop, alternative, and classic rock. The group regularly performs at University functions and this year competed in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCAs). They placed first in the Mid-Atlantic region, a title that earned them a spot in the final round at Town Hall in New York City. The group took awards for best choreography, arrangement and soloist along the way.
Zeropoint Big Band
5:30 p.m.; Shell • jazz
Zeropoint Big Band is a sixteen piece band featuring central Pennsylvania’s top musicians. The band plays original charts as well as arrangements by Mike Tomaro, Gordon Goodwin, Mark Taylor, Bob Mintzer and many others. Rick Hirsch (814) 867-9935
6:00 p.m.; Allen • folk/satirical
No two ways about it, Deirdre Flint is a perennial favorite with Festival-goers.
With songs about cheerleaders, the metric system and past life regression, Deirdre's music and humor land her at the intersection where folk music and stand-up comedy collide. Since her first CD, The Shuffleboard Queens, was released, she has toured the country, performed at Kerrville Folk Festival, Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, the Kennedy Center, and World Café. Deirdre’s songs have been heard on TLC’s A Dating Story; and FX’s Nip/Tuck. The New York Times, USA Today agree with Billboard Magazine when they speak of Deirdre...."This is grown up satire with a non-cynical wink and easily more compelling than so much that reaches the million-selling mark.”
Deirdre Flint (215) 668-6472
7:00 p.m.; plaza • acoustic guitar
Brad Fey, of Brad Fey and The Feats of Strength, has been performing in bands in State College for almost 20 years. The band is hoping to record its first album this summer.
7:30 p.m.; Park • alternative indie rock
Lucy Stone is a Philadelphia based singer-songwriter. Her music blends folk harmonies, with early R&B and the sound of avant-garde indie-pop. Lucy’s effortless and silky-smooth voice captivates audiences. She has collaborated with artists, performing shows in venues all over Philadelphia, and opening for national acts like The Dirty Projectors, B.O.B. and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. Her first solo EP is scheduled for release in 2012.
Paul Impellizeri (215) 921-2368
Big Leg Emma
Sponsored by the Penn State Alumni Association
7:30 p.m.; Shell • roots rock
Hailing from western New York, Big Leg Emma is an institution for high quality, original, Americana roots rock music. Based both in traditional music like folk, bluegrass, country, psychedelic and contemporary rock, Big Leg Emma is a high powered, eclectic, music making machine. Throw in some thought provoking songwriting and harmonies and you have a one of a kind equation that is unique, timeless, and infectious.
The band has shared the stage with Rusted Root, Donna the Buffalo, ,Little Feat ,Del McCoury and 10,000 Maniacs, and has toured in 15 states from New York to Illinois. The band’s latest CD is called Revival.
B 8:00 p.m.; Schwab • bell choir
The Raleigh Ringers is an internationally acclaimed, advanced community handbell choir based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Since its founding in 1990, The Raleigh Ringers has been dazzling concert audiences with unique interpretations of sacred, secular and popular music, including famous rock ‘n’ roll tunes arranged just for handbells.
Under the direction of Penn State alum David M. Harris, The Raleigh Ringers has released five CDs, and a DVD. The group has performed in 34 states and in several cities in France during its tours, and plays two dates each year at a major venue in Raleigh. The Raleigh Ringers also sponsors a yearly festival for children who play handbells and a festival for advanced adult ringers, and conduct many educational workshops and outreach events.
The Raleigh Ringers promotes the art of handbell ringing by offering occasional workshops, clinics, and master classes for bell ringers. Prior to their appearance in Schwab Auditorium, members of the ringers will conduct an educational workshop in State College Presbyterian Church.
The performance and workshop of the Raleigh Ringers is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts
JD Eicher & the Goodnights
8:00 p.m.; Allen • pop/rock
JD Eicher and the Goodnights have tours colleges, festivals, and other venues across the northeast and Midwest. Their recently released second album, Shifting, stakes their claim as a band going places. With JD Eicher (vocals/guitar), Ben Portz on keyboard, bassist Jim Merhaut, and Ryan Kirk drums/percussion, the band combines thoughtful songwriting, rich vocals, melodic arrangements, and emphatic delivery to establish their own brand of “subtle pop.”
Christopher Dean Band
9:30 p.m.; Park • soul/r&b
The Christopher Dean Band is a New Jersey based blues/soul band that tours the East Coast year round. Christopher Dean fronts the group, playing guitar and singing lead vocals. Christopher has been playing professionally for the past nine years Having toured worldwide and recording two albums with Big Jack Johnson and The Oilers, Christopher released his first solo effort in 2000, Dogged n' Driven, and his most recent CD is What I Need, released in 2006. Look for a new Christopher Dean album soon. Christopher Dean (732)322-3425.
Sponsored by the Penn State Alumni Association
10:00 p.m.; Shell • 80s cheese
Velveeta the cheese food is a staple in the dairy case at fine supermarkets across the country. Developed in 1918 by Swiss immigrant Emil Frey of the Monroe Cheese Company in Monroe, New York, Velveeta is a quintessentially American consumer product. Velveeta, the musical phenomenon, has been a staple of the central Pennsylvania nightclub scene since a legendary performance in State College in the summer of 1995. With a repertoire made of “80’s cheese”, otherwise known as cover tunes that you just can’t get out of your head, Velveeta the musical phenomenon is a quintessentially Penn State musical experience. It will make you nostalgic for the early days of MTV. Brent Martin (814) 883-1783
Shake Shake Shake
Sponsored by Ramada Conference Center
10:00 p.m.; Allen • pop
Fronted by the dynamic Matt Rosemeier, Shake Shake Shake has the experience, repertoire and charisma to get the audience engaged on all levels. With members performing in over eight states at some of the top clubs throughout the Mid Atlantic and beyond, playing a blend of the top pop, dance and party rock, Shake Shake Shake can get any party started!
DAILY SCHEDULES: Children's Day July 11 ~ July 12 ~ July 13 ~ July 14 ~ July 15