Monday, February 25, 2013
Proceeds from the glam event benefit the nonprofit Strand Theater Initiative.
For years, Beth Traverso has hosted Oscar parties at her home on the night of the Academy Awards for family members, who would dress in their fanciest attire for the occasion. This year was no different, except the event took place at The Strand. “The Strand has been asking me to do this event for two years. They finally wore me down,” she joked. Traverso was the mastermind behind Sunday’s event at the theater in Zelienople. To celebrate Hollywood’s glitziest night of the year, The Strand held an Oscar party that included broadcasting the show live from the theater’s 25-foot screen. About 100 attendees, dressed in their glitziest gowns and suits, walked the red carpet in front on the theater and enjoyed complimentary appetizers and …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Some of the movies are in theaters now—which ones have you seen?
Now that the contenders for the Academy Awards have been announced, are you wondering where to catch an Oscar-nominated movie this weekend? Here are the listings for theaters in the Cranberry area where some of the nominees are playing. (Some movies start playing Friday. Others are already in theaters.) Set your GPS: 20111 Route 19, Cranberry Township Les Miserables—Nominated for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress (Anne Hathaway), Best Actor (Hugh Jackman), Best Costume Design, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Production Design, Best Sound Mixing, Best Music—Original Song ("Suddenly") Django Unchained—Nominated for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Christoph Waltz), Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Sound Editing …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Patch gives you a rundown of what's going on around the community.
What’s going on in your child’s school? Find out in person when Seneca Valley school officials meet at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5 at the Intermediate High School in Jackson Township. Tuesday, Nov. 6 marks Election Day! Will President Barack Obama remain the nation’s leader or will it be the GOP’s Mitt Romney? Don’t forget, your vote counts. Stick with Cranberry Patch for complete coverage on Election Day. For our Patch Election Guide, click here. To locate your polling location, click here. Cheer on the Raiders football team as they take on the Mt. Lebanon Blue Devils in the second round of the WPIAL playoffs at 7:30 Friday, Nov. 9 at North Allegheny High School. The WPIAL’s championship game will be held at Heinz Field Nov. 23. The Strand …
Friday, October 12, 2012
The famous mentalist says he has made a prediction for the upcoming presidential election—but won't reveal it until after Nov. 2.
Most people are happy to receive a paycheck by mail, or perhaps with a nice, easy automatic deposit to their checking accounts—or handed to them by a boss. But most people aren’t The Amazing Kreskin. The famed mentalist, who has made appearances with talk show hosts ranging from the legendary Merv Griffin to Jimmy Fallon, is known for finding his appearance fees hidden somewhere—and that could mean anywhere—in the theater where he’s performing. A typical Kreskin event includes the mentalist (real name: George Joseph Kresge) handing over his payment to a few people within the audience, strangers to him, while other attendees escort him from the theater. When he reenters the theater, he said he reads people’s minds to find his check. “I will…
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The Harmony native will hold a show Saturday to promote his new album, "Sickness Inside," at The Strand Theater Initiative in Zelienople.
As a kid growing up in Harmony, Adam Kozar’s school bus route would carry him by the empty shell that once housed The Strand Theater. From his seat on the bus, Kozar would gaze out the window at the building and wonder what it would be like to play in the theater when it was vibrant and filled with people. “I’ve been dreaming about that theater my whole life,” he said. So it’s little wonder that when it came time for Kozar to decide where he wanted to celebrate the release of his debut CD, Sickness Inside, he eschewed Pittsburgh hotspots in favor of making his boyhood dream come true. “I’m not a city guy,” he said. “I’d like my album release to be in my hometown.” On Saturday, Kozar, 28, will take the stage at the revived and refurbished …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Landscape architects EG&G and members of the borough's revitalization committee will meet with the public tonight to gather feedback on design concepts to improve the borough's downtown.
If you’ve got something to say about revitalization efforts on Zelienople’s Main Street, tonight is a chance to have your voice hear. Planning consultants from EG&G, Inc. will show initial plans for the revamped Main Street at 7 p.m. Thursday at The Strand Theater in Zelienople. The plans also include the Four Corners Park, Clay and High streets, according to Alicia Flood, secretary for the Zelienople-Harmony Friends of the Park. The public is welcome to give feedback during the meeting and to join the revitalization effort. Formed by business leaders and residents, the nonprofit Zelienople, PA Revitalization was created last year to discuss concerns about the borough’s aging downtown and lack of business traffic, according to the …
Friday, March 30, 2012
Proceeds from the event at The Strand will benefit 3-year-old Riley Roxbury.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Seneca Valley senior Luke Carter arranges for the band to play at the venue as part of his senior project.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
As the front man for his Christian band, 18-year-old Luke Carter has long had in interest in producing a rock show. So he made it happen—and for a good cause. As part of his senior project, which Seneca Valley High School requires for graduation, Carter arranged for Christian rock band Third From First to perform at The Strand Theater in Zelienople. The charity event will raise money for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. “I’m very excited to have the chance to organize this type of concert, not just because of an obligation for graduation but because it’s a great cause and I love this type of music,” Carter said. Third from First will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Carter’s band, Iron Scepter, will make its debut Saturday as …
Thursday, January 19, 2012
A portion of the proceeds from the "One of Us" singer's performance tonight will go to the Red Cross of Butler County.
“If God had name, what would it be/And would you call it to his face…” If you can finish the next lyric then you remember Joan Osborne, the curly-haired pop-folk darling who broke onto the music scene in 1995 with her smash hit One of Us. In the time since the ethereal One of Us ruled the radio airwaves, the Grammy-nominated Osborne has mostly flown under the radar, touring with Motown-backing band The Funk Brothers and with the Dixie Chicks. She later appeared in the documentary Standing in the Shadows of Motown. In 2008, Osborne returned to her rock roots with Little Wild One, an album that the same team that gave us One of Us produced. She now is set to release Bring it on Home, which Osborne described on her Web site as a bluesy mix of…
Saturday, May 21, 2011
John Oates will perform at The Strand in Zelienople on Wednesday. Hear him talk about his upcoming tour and new album "Mississippi Mile."
Most of you know John Oates as half of the popular rock duo Hall & Oates. However, Oates has a long musical history as a guitarist, singer and songwriter. Oates took time out of his busy schedule to speak with Patch via skype about his new album "Mississippi Mile," his upcoming tour and his passion for music. Oates will be perform May 25 at The Strand in Zelienople.