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[ 7 Apr 2014 | No Comment ]
SHAPE Exhibit "Finding Everyday Beauty"  to run until April 25

SHIPPENSBURG >> Shippensburg Arts Programming and Education (SHAPE) hosts the opening reception for this month’s exhibit, “Finding Everyday Beauty,” on Saturday, April 5, from 6-8 p.m. at the downtown gallery, 20 West King Street. The exhibition will be open through April 25. “Finding Everyday Beauty” features paintings by two local artists, Mary Hickman and Viktoriya Hoover.
Mary Hickman has a B.A in Art from Rosary College and has worked as a commercial artist for eight years at Prentice-Hall in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. “The visual arts are a separate language that speaks …

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[ 7 Apr 2014 | No Comment ]
Solo Competition winner Gina Baldoni from Big Spring High School on the french horn.  (Courtesy)

SHIPPENSBURG >> Each January the Shippensburg Band hosts auditions for the best soloist on a band instrument and the best ensemble of 3 to 5 band instrumentalists in the six surrounding counties. This year’s winners will perform at the Shippensburg Band’s Spring Concert which will be on Sunday April 27 at 2:30 in the Shippensburg Area Senior High School auditorium.
Gina Baldoni, will be playing Nocturno Opus 7 by Franz Strauss on the french horn with the band.  Gina has studied the french horn since 4th grade and plays in many groups …

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[ 25 Mar 2014 | No Comment ]

SHIPPENSBURG >>  The H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University presents “The Ten Tenors on Broadway”  Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.  Reserved tickets are $47, $44, $39, $29 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.
Internationally acclaimed singing sensation, The Ten Tenors are now stepping out onto the stage to celebrate Broadway’s greatest hits in their hugely anticipated brand new show, The …

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[ 9 Mar 2014 | No Comment ]

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. …

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[ 9 Mar 2014 | No Comment ]

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 …

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[ 9 Mar 2014 | No Comment ]

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 …

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[ 5 Mar 2014 | No Comment ]

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 …

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[ 17 Dec 2013 | No Comment ]

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 …

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[ 25 Nov 2013 | No Comment ]

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 …

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[ 20 Nov 2013 | No Comment ]
SU hosts "Mr. Ship," a male beauty pageant to raise money for a local charitable organization to help children. Photo by Carolyn Powers/The Slate

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 …