Monday, May 13, 2013
The Upper St. Clair High School grad and director of 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' is working on a new project.
The author, screenwriter and director of The Perks of Being a Wallflower is working on a new book. Stephen Chbosky, an Upper St. Clair High School graduate, told the Post-Gazette that the book is his tribute to Stephen King, who is his favorite writer and storyteller. The unnamed novel is set in western Pennsylvania, like The Perks of Being a Wallflower was. King also used the Pittsburgh area as a backdrop, including his novels Christine, From a Buick 8 and various short stories. In the meantime, Chbosky is a member of the Hollywood Theater Board of Advisers and has "made it his mission" to raise enough money for a new $75,000 digital projector to keep the theater open and running. "It means so much to me," Chbosky told the newspaper. …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
A local man compiled clips from 29 films shot in Pittsburgh turned them into a music video that has gone viral.
From Silence of the Lambs to Dark Knight Rises to Jack Reacher, Pittsburgh has been the backdrop to more than two dozen Hollywood films. Mt. Lebanon native Aron Zelkonwicz, who grew up watching many of those films, decided to take it one step further by gathering iconic Pittsburgh scenes from 29 films shot in Pittsburgh and compiling them into a music video. “I thought it would be fun,” he told KDKA'S John Shumway. “I had seen all these movies filmed in Pittsburgh and thought why not take the parts everyone wants to see, the shots of Pittsburgh, and put those together.” His labor of love took weeks, in between rehearsals and performances with the Pittsburgh Symphony where he plays the cello. The music is a piece from the “Pirates of the …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
The series kicks off on Friday, May 31.
Allegheny County officials have announced the lineup for its 2013 Summer Concert Series. The Pittsburgh CLO will kick off the series on Friday, May 31, with "A Gleeful Evening, Vol. 3," featuring Gene Kelly Award winners, at the South Park Amphitheater. Pittsburgh Opera will perform on Sunday, June 2, at the Hartwood Acres Park Amphitheater. Other scheduled performances include ones from Grammy Award winners Sara Watkins, The Yellowjackets and Rickie Lee Jones at Hartwood Acres, as well as Grammy Award nominees Monty Alexander, Sixpence None the Richer and James Hunter at South Park. The concert series will come to an end on Sept. 1 with the Allegheny County Music Festival featuring Rusted Root and special guest Joel Plaskett at …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Don's miss the performances! Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30.
"Summer Nights," "We Go Together," "Greased Lightnin'"—hear all your favorites from the musical Grease this weekend at the Upper St. Clair Theater at the high school. Fort Couch Middle School students have been working long and hard to make sure it's a performance you won't forget. There are two performances—May 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door. The cost is $5 for adults and $1 for students. Click here and here for a preview of the playbills. Break a leg!
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The public is invited to the Arts & Chocolate Spectacular at the Community and Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Nominations are being accepted.
Upper St. Clair School District administration is seeking nominees for its next Upper St. Clair High School halls of fame class. Each year, former students, staff members and/or volunteers from Upper St. Clair High School can be nominated for entry into the three halls of fame—Academics, Arts and Athletics. There are certain guidelines for nomination.: • CRITERIA FOR STUDENT INDUCTEES A former student must meet the following criteria to be considered for the three halls of fame. The individual must be a graduate of Upper St. Clair High School and must be away from the high school for at least five years. The individual must have made a positive contribution during high school as well as significant achievements after leaving high school. …
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 in Upper St. Clair 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 …
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 …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Do you know where this photo was taken in Upper St. Clair? Guess in the comments section!
Like Patch on Facebook. | Follow Patch on Twitter. | Sign up for the daily email newsletter. Do you know where this photo was taken? Then tell us in the comments section! We’re traveling around Upper St. Clair looking for the interesting places and features that make this area so special. So if you know where this landmark is, offer your guesses or upload your own photos or discuss some of your other favorite places around town!
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Hear from the students who helped make 'Anything Goes' a success.
In an Anything Goes documentary recently posted on YouTube, fans get to have the chance to see what went behind this spring's Upper St. Clair High School musical. There are clips from rehearsals and interviews with student organizers, including the dance director. The cast was recently honored at a school board meetings. Did you see the musical? Give your review in the comments below.