Articles in the Arts & Entertainment Category
By Laura Kreiser/Staff Writer/The Slate
Stomping, shouting, loud drums fill a room. No, these people are not getting ready to fight, but rather dance — more specifically, stepping.
Step Afrika’s website explains stepping as, “In stepping, the body is used as an instrument to create intricate rhythms and sounds through a combination of footsteps, claps and the spoken word.”
Step Afrika is a dance group from Washington, D.C., that uses styles from fraternities and sororities, as well as traditional African-style dances.
They performed on stage in the CUB Multi Purpose Room on Thursday, Feb. …
By Katherine Noone/Staff Writer/The Slate
Shippensburg University’s Public Relations Student Society of America Committee, PRSSA, will hold its third annual Kupkakes for Kris 5K run/walk n April 13 on SU’s campus.
Kupkakes for Kris is a nonprofit organization founded to provide financial support for families impacted by the cost of cancer treatments and related personal expenses.
The organization formed as a result of former Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) member Kris Green who died from cancer on Oct. 5, 2010.
Green was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer in Jan. 2010, which she …
By Chris Ritter/Staff Writer/The Slate
The H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center hosted a stunning performance Thursday evening by stage and screen actor Mandy Patinkin. Patinkin, who is a singer as well as a Broadway, TV and film star, entertained a large crowd with a show that was so much more than a simple musical performance.
For those who may not be sure who Mandy Patinkin is, it might be best to start at the end of Thursday’s performance. For his second — yes, second — curtain call, he returned to the …
SHIPPENSBURG >> The H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University presents AN EVENING WITH DON WILLIAMS, Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 8 p.m. Reserved tickets are $55, $50, $45 & $35 and are now on sale. A group discount is available for groups of 20 or more. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Luhrs Center Box Office at 717.477.SHOW (7469) or online at luhrscenter.com.
They came to call Don Williams “the Gentle Giant” in the decades he was a dominating country hit maker because of his unique blend …
SHIPPENSBURG >> “This is the safe spot, the only port in the storm if you will,” said Melissa Mankamyer, as she overlooked work being done inside The Harbor, a nautical-themed gathering place for those who don’t or can’t drink.
From the large canoe over the countertop to its maritime decorations, the 1,400 square-foot building is about to open its doors on New Year’s Eve to cater to those who live sober.
“On Friday and Saturday nights, we are going to be offering an alternative to the bar scene, shoot pool, play cards …
SHIPPENSBURG >> On Tuesday, Feb. 5, the Shippensburg Area Chamber of Commerce is planning “Fire&Ice,” a summer-themed event.
The event will be held at the Shippensburg Firefighters Activities Center at 33 West Orange Street in Shippensburg from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. With summer décor, beach bags, summer music, hot food and cool beverages to taste, this summer-theme event couldn’t be more perfect for beating the doldrums of winter.
Currently the Shippensburg Area Chamber of Commerce is taking space reservations for vendors for the event. We are inviting restaurants, caterers, bakeries, barbeque …
SHIPPENSBURG >> The annual Stewart Foundation Community Christmas dinner will be held Tuesday, December 24, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at The Shippensburg Firefighters Activities Center, 33 W. Orange Street Shippensburg, PA 17257. Doors will open at 10:30am. Pre registration is required for all meals, eat in or delivery.
This meal is free for anyone in the community who would be alone on Christmas as well as families who are financially unable to provide a Christmas meal for themselves.
Home delivery is also available but is limited to the elderly …
By Carolyn Powers, Staff Writer/The Slate
Ladies and gentlemen, keep your shirts on. The Bridge for Kids organization hosted its annual “Mr. Shippensburg Male Beauty Pageant” on Nov. 14 from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Memorial Auditorium.
Bridge for Kids is a non-profit organization that betters the lives of children within the community.
It helps to provide children with basic educational needs. The profits from this event go toward buying books for underprivileged children.
The audience was in for an enjoyable night of laughter as contestants put on some unforgettable performances. The …
SHIPPENSBURG >> The 4th Annual Christmas for Causes Holiday Craft/Gift Show is scheduled to be held again this year on Mon. Nov. 25 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Premier Events held by Marcie Taylor of the Drew Michael Taylor Foundation of Shippensburg.
Christmas for Causes allows local shoppers to get a pre-Black Friday start to their holiday shopping while helping local non-profit organizations and charitable groups, since a portion of all proceeds from the event will benefit causes designated by the more than 20 crafters and other participants involved.
By Emily Shope, Staff Writer/The Slate
Famed actor Jim Belushi and the Chicago Board of Comedy spent Saturday making Shippensburg laugh.
A harmonica echoed through the theater as the lights dimmed. Then Jim Belushi came walking through the aisles of the house before breaking into The Blues Brothers’ song “Sweet Home Chicago.”
Jim Belushi, 59, from Chicago, Ill., charmed the audience from the beginning of the show. Belushi engaged the audience on multiple levels and created bonds with members of the crowd.
Both Belushi and the members of The Chicago Board of Comedy are …