‘Arts & Leisure’

  • Schuster set to open ‘Poor’ this weekend

    Sep 29, 11 • 843 Views • Arts & Leisure, NewsNo Comments

    by Have you ever been to a play where you did not have to be quiet?  That is the situation, when “The Poor of New York” hits the stage at the Schuster Theatre at 8 p.m. Thursday. The Dion Boucicault melodrama is staged in the panic of 1837 and is fast...

  • Antebellum earns keep on latest album

    Sep 29, 11 • 682 Views • Arts & Leisure, NewsNo Comments

    by On Jan. 11, 2009, Lady Antebellum stepped into their studio to begin recording on their third album, “Own the Night.” The group had around 50 songs from other songwriters, including their own, to choose from for their upcoming album. Now that Lady...

  • Review of playhouse’s Putnam

    Sep 21, 11 • 903 Views • Arts & Leisure, NewsNo Comments

    by “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” wrapping up its run out at the Erie Playhouse,  is an event that promises much laughter for everyone. Almitra Clerkin, the play’s director who also made her Broadway debut in the same play, has done...

  • Tupac remembered after death

    Sep 21, 11 • 1056 Views • Arts & Leisure, NewsNo Comments

    by Fifteen years ago  this month, the world lost one of the greatest musicians ever and one of the most controversial people the music industry has ever seen when Tupac Shakur was killed. His personality was certainly one of the most unique the music...

  • Cast, frights ensures remake is a must-see

    Sep 15, 11 • 775 Views • Arts & Leisure, NewsNo Comments

    by Remakes aren’t always easy to follow up on, especially when the original is a timeless classic. But that’s exactly where director Craig Gillepsie found himself when starting his latest film, “Fright Night.” For those who don’t know, the original...

  • Local plays highlight season

    Sep 15, 11 • 731 Views • Arts & Leisure, NewsNo Comments

    by The Erie Playhouse presents the story of an elementary spelling bee and all the trials and behind-the-scene issues one undergoes as a spelling bee contestant. Director Almitra Clerkin has firsthand experience with this play. She saw it on Broadway and was...

  • The Game strong in rebound album

    Sep 15, 11 • 764 Views • Arts & Leisure, NewsNo Comments

    by After numerous album delays, The Game (whose real name is Jayceon Terrell Taylor) released his fourth album, R.E.D., since his career launched in 2002. Since his debut album “The Documentary,” The Game has been reviving the hip-hop scene. His last two...

  • Erie event basis for movie

    Sep 8, 11 • 735 Views • Arts & Leisure, NewsNo Comments

    by Eight years ago, the Erie community experienced one of the more bizarre crimes in recent history when 46-year-old pizza delivery man Brian Wells robbed a PNC Bank on upper Peach Street while having a collar bomb attached around his neck. Soon after he...

  • Stars perform at VMAs

    Sep 8, 11 • 848 Views • Arts & Leisure, NewsNo Comments

    by The 28th annual MTV Video Music Awards has come and gone. According to MTV, this year’s VMAs had the biggest audience in the network’s history. The show premiered Sunday, Aug. 28, at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. A total of 12.4 million viewers...

  • ‘Tha Carter IV’ review

    Sep 8, 11 • 853 Views • Arts & Leisure, NewsNo Comments

    by Lil Wayne is back for what he claims will be the final album of his career. But he might want to rethink that after selling more than 900,000 units in the first week with his newest album, “Tha Carter IV.” Lil Wayne is no stranger to controversy, nor...