Friday, April 12, 2013
Check out what's on the Hollywood's marquee for the weekend of April 12-14.
This weekend at Dormont's Hollywood Theater features a mix of classics, horror, and sci-fi/comedy. The Raw Fear television show premier is being hosted at Hollywood Theater on Friday, with special guests from the cast and crew discussing their ghost hunting experiences. Saturday is for sci-fi flick "Earth Girls Are Easy," a 1988 comedy starring Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum and Jim Carrey. The event also is a fundraiser for the Hollywood, to raise money for a digital projector. On Sunday, Breakfast and a Movie is back. Breakfast tickets are no longer available, but movie tickets are still available for patrons to see the 1958 classic "Gigi." If you're going: For more information, see the Hollywood Theater website. Tickets are $7 for adults, $…
Friday, April 5, 2013
The goal is $70,000.
The Hollywood Theater's online fundraising campaign raised nearly $17,000. The fundraiser on indiegogo.com brought in $3,000 in the 48 hours before the deadline, according to the Tribune-Review. Managing director Chad Hunter told the newspaper that 304 people donated online, averaging $55 per donation, which exceeded his expectations. The theater also acquired more than 100 new members who get theater perks, such as discounted tickets and free concession items. The Dormont single-screen movie theater is trying to raise $75,000 by fall to purchase a digital projection system. The next step in fundraising is to seek donations from corporations and foundations, according to the report. A variety of fundraisers at the theater are also …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
The 10th annual Three Rivers Community Band Festival is scheduled for April 27.
The 10th annual Three Rivers Community Band Festival will bring together three of the best community bands in the western Pennsylvania region, plus an all-new festival band. The festival is scheduled from 2:30 until 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, at the Upper St. Clair Theater, located in Upper St. Clair High School. Admission is free, although donations are appreciated. The Three Rivers Community Band Festival is a showcase of the musically-talented individuals in the region, and the concert promises a medley of music that will appeal to a wide range of musical tastes. Community Band South represents the South Hills communities. The brass, woodwind and percussion band, comprised of more than 80 members, is co-directed by Dean Streator, …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Dancers from Shovlin Academy of Irish Dance competed March 29 in the 2013 World Irish Dance Championship.
Dancers from Shovlin Academy of Irish Dance took their talents from a studio in Dormont Municipal Center to the world stage last weekend. The troupe performed at the 2013 World Irish Dance Championship in Boston, and placed ninth out of 13 groups. Instructor Sheila Shovlin created and choreographed the narrative drama the troupe performed—a unique performance, considering that many competitors at the Championship perform solo, rather than in a group. Shovlin's sister, instructor Liz Shovlin Grinko, said considering the level of competition the troupe was up against, ninth place is not bad at all. "They were very happy with that," she said. "We were competing with dancers from higher brackets who were there for solos as well, so you had …
Friday, March 29, 2013
The 2002 comedy "Bubba Ho-Tep" is among the movies featured on the Hollywood's marquee this weekend.
There aren't many opportunities to see Elvis and President John F. Kennedy fight Egyptian mummies, but this weekend's feature at Dormont's Hollywood Theater is that chance. The 2002 comedy "Bubba Ho-Tep," starring Bruce Campbell and Ossie Davis, will run Friday through Sunday. On a more serious note, also playing this weekend is "Leonie," the 2010 bio-pic about American educator, editor, and journalist Leonie Gilmour, directed by Hisako Matsui. If you're going: For more information, see the Hollywood Theater website. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for adults age 62 and older, $5 for children age 12 and younger, unless otherwise noted. Call the theater at 412-344-2958 for details. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Here's a look at Hollywood Theater's weekend schedule.
This weekend it's Anime Sunday at Dormont's Hollywood Theater. The 1985 Japanese film "Dagger of Kamui" will be shown at 2 p.m. Also playing this weekend is the 1965 Indian film "Gumnaam," a mystery/thriller about eight people trapped on an island. The 2012 documentary "Mumia: Long Distance Revolution," about the life of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal also is playing this weekend. If you're going: For more information, see the Hollywood Theater website. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for adults age 62 and older, $5 for children age 12 and younger, unless otherwise noted. Call the theater at 412-344-2958 for details. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up for our email Newsletter.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Dormont's favorite Irish band is performing throughout the area this weekend.
It's St. Patrick's Day weekend, and Dormont's favorite Irishmen—the Bastard Bearded Irishmen—have a busy schedule. Tune in to the WDVE Morning Show on 102.5 this morning to hear the Irishmen perform a few songs live. The Morning Show is on air from 6 to 10 a.m. Following the show, the band is headed to Johnstown to perform as special guests for The Clarks at Ace’s Lounge. Tomorrow, Saturday, after the St. Patrick’s Parade Day, the band will perform at Market Square starting at 3 p.m. The all-ages Market Square show will be held outside and is free to the public. Later in the evening, the Irishmen will perform at The Hard Rock Café, starting at 9 p.m., which will be videotaped for possible DVD or single-song video releases. Tickets for the …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Last year, a Keystone Oaks student from Dormont placed third in this competition. Winning artwork will be showcased in U.S. capitol.
U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Upper St. Clair) invites high school artists across the 18th Congressional district, including Keystone Oaks High School, to participate in his annual Congressional Art Competition. Each year, members of Congress are asked to submit one piece of artwork that best represents their district to be displayed in the walkway between the Capitol Building and the House office buildings for a period of one year. Last year, Keystone Oaks student Jennifer DeFazio of Dormont won third place for her piece, "Overcome as One." DeFazio also received the People's Choice Award, which was selected and voted upon by event attendees. "The exceptional talent of our young local artists continues to impress me year after year," Murphy said…
Friday, March 8, 2013
Six Keystone Oaks students won awards for work they submitted to the Pittsburgh Technical Institute's Visions and Voices art competition.
Six Keystone Oaks High School students received scholarship awards and recognition for work they submitted to Pittsburgh Technical Institute's Visions and Voices 2013 art show scholarship competition. Information about the competition is available on the PTI Visions & Voices website. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up for our email Newsletter.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Dormont Public Library is hosting a poetry contest for all age groups, now through April 4.
Aspiring poets are invited to submit their work to Dormont Public Library for a poetry contest being held now through April 4. Poems can be written in any style, and about any subject. Poems must be original, and be no more than 20 lines long. Authors will retain all rights to their work. Two prizes will be awarded in each of the following age groups: Entries should be sent to Dormont Public Library at 2950 West Liberty Avenue, Dormont, Pa., 15216. For contest guidelines, see the Dormont Public Library website. Local judges will be selected based on expertise. Winners will be announced in late April, and will be invited to read their work at a reception to be held at the library. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For …