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Classical Music

Free Philip Glass Sampler

Posted by Jeff Luck on 10/30 at 11:36 AM

For a limited time Amazon is giving away downloads of The Orange Mountain Music Philip Glass Sampler Vol.I

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Our Town

Our Town Interviews were a HUGE Success

Posted by Whitney on 10/26 at 12:42 PM

WPSU interviewed 23 individuals about the stories they videotaped for Our Town: Curwensville.

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Sports

Access Quick Quiz with Field Hockey’s Laura Cahill

Posted by Joe Chuba on 10/26 at 10:12 AM

Get to know the Nittany Lion defender

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Sports

Best defense in the nation?

Posted by Joe Chuba on 10/26 at 09:43 AM

The Penn State defense is at or near the top

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Live Local Music

Bear Rhymes with Woman Review

Posted by Charlee Redman on 10/24 at 10:04 AM

Last Thursday night brought unexpected snow showers to State College, but in the midst of the inclement weather, The State Theatre played host to an evening of Americana roots-rock.

Dawn Landes, a quirky young singer from Brooklyn, opened the show with a slew of songs from her various EPs and upcoming album (due to be released in January). Accompanied only by a percussionist, Landes created a distinct mixture of country, pop, rock, and folk with her acoustic guitar and soulful voice. Landes quickly showed the audience that she wasn’t just another girl with an acoustic guitar and a pretty voice – between songs she swapped instruments for an electric guitar (a theme repeated throughout the night) and quite simply, she rocked out.

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Live Local Music

Fridays with Spider Kelly at the Dark Horse

Posted by Michael Giannelli on 10/23 at 11:57 PM

On Friday nights at the Darkhorse Tavern you will find four guys onstage who promise to “satisfy your vast array of musical wants and needs.”  This band is Spider Kelly.

Spider Kelly sound like a couple of old high school buddies who are as comfortable around each other as they are with the bar-going public.  One of the best things about the band is that they create an atmosphere that is perfectly conducive to sitting around with friends and having some drinks.  They are exactly what a bar band should be. 

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Sports

The Tall and Short of Women’s Volleyball

Posted by Joe Chuba on 10/23 at 09:05 AM

Blair Brown and Cathy Quilico 1 on 1

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Sports

Football players on Bowman fumble return

Posted by Joe Chuba on 10/22 at 11:34 AM

Nittany Linebacker Navorro Bowman returned a fumble 91 yards for a touchdown Saturday in Penn State’s 52-3 victory over Eastern Illinois. Jared Odrick and Knowledge Timmons evaluated Bowman’s return.

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Our Town

Our Town: Curwensville Pre-production & Story Selection Meeting

Posted by Whitney on 10/19 at 12:34 PM

On Tuesday, October 13, Our Town: Curwensville volunteer videographers met with WPSU staff to discuss the upcoming television program. 

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Live Local Music

Third Eye Blind: Review

Posted by Chelsea Sweithelm on 10/18 at 05:42 PM

Third Eye Blind’s sold out concert at the State Theatre Monday night left fans craving more after their spectacular performance. The band never failed to keep fans on their toes. With a nearly blinding light show as their backdrop, the musicians of Third Eye Blind opened the show by playing rhythms that showcased each of their musical talents. Adding to the intensity of the moment was a tribal dancer on top of an elevated platform, throwing out glow sticks to the enthralled crowd.

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News

WPSU Wine Celebration

Posted by Emily Wiley on 10/15 at 04:24 PM

We thank you for your support of WPSU and central Pennsylvania’s inaugural wine tasting event!

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Live Local Music

Julian Lage Group Review

Posted by Charlee Redman on 10/14 at 04:16 PM

The Julian Lage Group performed last night at Penn State’s Schwab Auditorium, putting on a truly incredible display of musical talent and collaboration. Lage, a 21 year-old guitarist based in Boston, released his debut album Sounding Point earlier this year. He was joined by drummer and percussionist Tupac Mantilla, bassist Jorge Roeder, saxophonist Ben Roseth, and cellist Aristides Rivas.

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Live Local Music

Jay-Z Review

Posted by John Hendrickson on 10/14 at 04:13 PM

Jay-Z came to Happy Valley, and everyone took notice.

Just over one month after a milestone performance at Madison Square Garden to mark the nine year anniversary of September 11th, Jay-Z rose from a trap door in the floor of the same custom stage—a massive, multi-leveled construction with a sprawling live band to match. This time, however, the rapper—whom many consider to be the greatest of all time—was conscious of his State College surroundings. He made the inevitable pandering joke about Eastern Illinois (who the Nittany Lions would obliterate the following afternoon), he called his audience simply “Penn State” and he played at least a portion of every one of his litany of hits over the last 13 years.

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Live Local Music

Jack’s Mannequin Review: Up Close

Posted by Natalie Plumb on 10/14 at 03:53 PM

Jack’s Mannequin took the stage “expecting to see less than half” of the crowd that showed up Sunday night at Penn State’s Recreation Hall, lead singer Andrew McMahon said.

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Live Local Music

Jack’s Mannequin Review: From A Distance

Posted by Charlee Redman on 10/13 at 05:36 PM

“Maybe the world will look like this forever”, sang Jack’s Mannequin pianist Andrew McMahon to a large, enthusiastic crowd Sunday night at Recreation Hall. Although the world of rich melody and pervasive energy created by the band ended all too quickly, it was a lively, sonorous retreat for a little while.

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