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Darius Rucker To Headline Musikfest!

JUST ANNOUNCED:
Darius Rucker to Headline Musikfest!

With special guest Cassadee Pope

GRAMMY-winning, chart-topping country singer Darius Rucker will bring his dynamic blend of country hits and Hootie & the Blowfish classics to Musikfest when he headlines our Sands Steel Stage at PNC Plaza on Aug. 14!

  • ArtsQuest Member pre-sale (gold and above): 1/20, 10am
  • ArtsQuest Member pre-sale (all levels): 1/21, 10am
  • Tickets on sale: 1/23, 10am

For memberships and more visit www.musikfest.org

Vegan Festival Offers A Taste Of Plant-Based Eating

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Allegheny County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Allegheny County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It is a festival the cows, pigs and chickens would enjoy.

The second Pittsburgh Vegan Festival is slated for Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the North Hills. The event welcomes everyone, not just vegans.

“We want anyone interested in knowing more about a plant-based diet or healthier eating options to come. And it is very family friendly,” said Amy “Amethyst” Cottrill.

She started the event to share information about a growing lifestyle — eating a plant-based diet. Many vegans also eliminate all animal-related products from their lives. The first festival was held in July and the response was overwhelming,she said.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/life/food/2014/10/30/Vegan/stories/201410230011

Local Singer Songwriter To Perform At ArtFusion 19464

mike hollidayPottstown, PA – Local singer-songwriter Mike Holliday will perform two original one act plays in ArtFusion’s main gallery on Saturday, October 19. The performance will begin at 8pm. Tickets are only $10 and can be purchased at ArtFusion’s 254 E. High St. location. Tickets are cash only. The event is a fundraiser for the non-profit community art center.

The first piece Mike will perform is titled Marching Back to Woodstock and is a journey of hope in songs and stories. This show is filled with songs and personal insights about peace, the ecology, and social awareness. It is meant to reawaken the spirit of the march and ask people to take that first step.

The second piece is Coffeehouse Songs & Diner Stories, a mixed menu of songs and stories. This show is filled some of Mike’s more personal songs and stories. Some will touch your funny bone. Some will touch your heart.

Mike Holliday is a singer-songwriter from Pottstown PA and has been singing for a long time. Only recently has he pursued it full time. Mike has performed at Listen Live Music in Macungi, PA, Godfrey Daniels in Bethlehem, PA, Steel City Coffeehouse in Phoenixville, PA, and Musikfest in Bethlehem, PA, among others.

ArtFusion 19464 is a 501(c)3 non-profit community art center located at 254 E. High St. in downtown Pottstown. The school offers day, evening and weekend classes to all ages. The goal of these classes is to help students develop their creative skills through self-expression and independence. ArtFusion’s gallery hosts rotating shows featuring local artists. The gallery also sells handcrafted, one-of-a-kind gift items. The gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am-5pm and Saturday 10am-3pm. The gallery is closed Sunday and Monday.

$254 Million Economic Impact From 2 Reading Venues, Study Finds

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Berks County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Berks County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Berks County received more than $254 million in direct economic impact from the Sovereign Center and Sovereign Performing Arts Center since those facilities opened in 2001, according to an independent study released Wednesday.

The figure represents the total that the arena, the theater and their 4.5 million visitors spent in Berks, said Dr. Lolita A. Paff, a Penn State Berks associate professor of business and economics.

The Berks County Convention Center Authority, which runs the facilities, paid $2,500 for the study.

The authority hopes it will help with marketing, grants and sponsorship of the facilities, and solidify their importance in the community, said Zane Collings, general manger.

Read more: http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=412850