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Kris Kehr Flies Solo at Zeno’s Halloween Night

Posted by Ryan Chase on 10/30 at 01:00 PM

On Sunday, October 31st, Kris Kehr will perform a solo acoustic set at Zeno’s. This will be one of the few live shows Kehr plays alone. He usually collaborates with James Harton and John Kennedy in Kris Kehr and the Stone Poets, formed when he moved to State College four years ago. (The band also includes Matt Cullen on drums and Dave Mudgett on guitar.)

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The Cellar Market at Penn State

Posted by James Gherardi on 10/29 at 03:02 PM

Next to Eisenhower Auditorium, on the University Park campus, sits a small garage. On Wednesdays from noon until 5:30pm, this garage opens its door and becomes the “Cellar Market,” selling seasonal fruits and vegetables to students and locals passing by.

Pumpkins, gourds, and cold weather vegetables were on display this past Wednesday. I spoke with Jenn Landry, who works with the Penn State Horticulture Program and runs the market.

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Rebelution and the Give Thanks Tour Jam out State Theatre

Posted by Aaron Wynne on 10/29 at 11:08 AM

Rebelution, Tribal Seeds, and Zion I jammed out the State Theatre this past Wednesday night. It was a festive gathering fostering a friendly atmosphere. Even though I was a foreigner to the reggae scene, I quickly found myself synchronizing to the rhythms and enjoying the tranquil atmosphere.

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Penn State vs Michigan preview

Posted by Joe Chuba on 10/28 at 02:47 PM

Steve Jones looks ahead to Penn State’s primetime match up with Michigan Saturday

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Harrison’s Restaurant in State College

Posted by Michele Frank on 10/28 at 01:40 PM

Hotel chains typically house generic restaurants, but Harrison’s Wine Grill & Catering located in the State College Hilton Garden is an exception. The cuisine is inventive, and the restaurant is cozy and close to the kitchen where you can watch flames leap off the stovetop, adding an unexpected and entertaining aspect to your dining experience.

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Such Gold Glitters in State College

Posted by Marcus Correll on 10/28 at 10:22 AM

Last Thursday, Asylum and the Songwriters Club organized another house show at La Casa Blanca. This one featured amps and a PA system; this house was literally rockin’.

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Rebelution Tonight at the State Theatre

Posted by Aaron Wynne on 10/27 at 01:37 PM

Spirit-fused reggae will fill the State Theatre tonight. California-based reggae band, Rebelution, is coming to State College with special guests Zion I and Tribal Seeds.

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Toast to Elton Tait

Posted by Emily Wiley on 10/27 at 10:09 AM

Support farmland preservation today with a toast in memory of one of its local patriarchs, Elton Tait. Visit Elk Creek Café + Aleworks in Millheim for a pint of Elton’s ESB. Fifty cents of each pint sale goes to the Centre County Farmland Trust. Cheers!

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Apple Harvest Quinoa

Posted by Emily Wiley on 10/26 at 10:30 AM

Have you cooked with quinoa? If not, you should. Yes, it’s packed with protein and essential amino acids, but it’s also light and fluffy and mildly nutty. It provides the perfect canvas for a variety of fall flavor combinations: honey and berries, chicken stock and leafy greens, carrots and tart apples, even vegetarian meatballs.

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The Autoport Got The SkyTop Blues

Posted by Aaron Wynne on 10/25 at 11:55 AM

Last Saturday Patrick Cognitore and the SkyTop Blues rocked the Autoport with good old fashioned electric blues.

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Phyrst Phamly: A Phryst Tradition for Over 40 Years

Posted by Pat Baxter on 10/22 at 04:37 PM

If ever you should make your way over to The Phyrst on a Saturday night at around 10 o’clock, you’re more than likely to hear the janglings and ramblings of the banjo/guitar group known as the Phyrst Phamly.  This is a group—founded about 40 years ago—that appeals to those whose tastes reside in country and western, blue grass, and other similar genres.  If you’re a fan of the banjo and country music in general, chances are you’ll love this band.  However, for those (such as myself) who don’t much care for country, you might still enjoy their interpretations of known mainstream songs inside and outside of the top 40.  Or you might just like the rustic bar with female bartenders dressed in clothing sure to guarantee tips.

In any event, here’s a review of what I experienced at their show a week ago:

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Autumn Salad

Posted by Emily Wiley on 10/22 at 01:50 PM

This salad recipe is easily adaptable to include your favorite fall fruits: apples, cranberries, grapes, pears, or pomegranates. Drizzle the warm, sweet dressing on top and garnish with blue cheese and pecans for a simple weeknight dinner.

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SkyTop Blues, Saturday at The Autoport

Posted by Aaron Wynne on 10/22 at 10:51 AM

This Saturday night the Autoport will be featuring the five piece blue band, SkyTop Blues. The band rocks out an electric blues style. They cover artists such as the Allman Brothers Band, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and others.

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House Show, Redux: La Blanca Casa, 10/21, 8PM

Posted by Marcus Correll on 10/20 at 01:46 PM

Tomorrow night (10/21), La Blanca Casa at 221 E Park Avenue will play host to another house show called Such Gold. This time it features three different bands.  A few weeks ago the same house, along with on-campus groups the Songwriter’s Club and The Asylum, put on an acoustic show featuring Run-For-Cover Records artist, Koji.

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