State College offers a wide variety of entertainment options, from 18 bars and clubs in the downtown area to a number of music and performance venues, including the Bryce Jordan Center and The State Theatre. Happy Valley has hosted such performing greats as Jay-Z, Bruce Springsteen, Cirque du Soleil and Lewis Black. Student groups like SOMA and SPA also provide both national acts and student art and entertainment on campus and the community is home to an up-and-coming local music scene.
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The annual event is a collaboration between the Blue Band and Pennsylvania high school bands.
The Sky’s The Limit Ballooning has been flying over State College for decades and gives locals and travelers alike a bird’s-eye view of Centre County.
Breaking Bad’s RJ Mitte spoke his disability, the challenges we all face, and his acting career.
Take a look back at what life was like when undefeated Minnesota visited Beaver Stadium back in 2005.
The preview will feature Full Ammo Improv, No Refund Theatre, The Penn State Thespians, Wonderlust Theatre Company, and the School of Theatre and each group will perform a scene or song from an upcoming or recent production.
“You Can’t Say That” won its Emmy in the education/schools — program/special category, while “Holding History: The Collections of Charles L. Blockson” won the human interest program/special category at the 34th Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards on Saturday.
Our resident Kanye West fanatic power ranked his Saint Pablo Tour setlist ahead of the Friday night show at the BJC.
After our victory over Temple, this week’s Music Monday is all about sweet revenge and celebration.
With a little help from Nikolai Tesla and lot of his own ingenuity, Penn State student Alex Yuan has blended a 100-year-old invention with modern day music.
The Music Underground provides an alternative place to enjoy music, smoke hookah, and search for your next favorite vinyl.
Drum major Jimmy Frisbie is continuing his family’s legacy at the helm of the Blue Band for his second consecutive year.
The Alumni Association will host a pep rally Saturday morning behind the Carnegie Science Center before the PSU-Pitt game kicks off in Heinz Field.
Here’s our power-listing of Trace McSorley nicknames.
SPA will host RJ Mitte, Gloria Steinem, and George Takei on campus for the Fall Distinguished Speaker Series.
Penn State’s libraries are hosting an anime exhibit through the end of the semester.
Dej Loaf’s up-and-coming rap sound was a perfect end to the Nittany Block Party and an even better start to Sylly weekend.
Cockle is famous for his role as Geralt of Rivia in “The Witcher” series. We gave him a call to talk more about the industry, his life as a professor in England, and why his role as Geralt was an unusual acting opportunity.
During a press conference at Beaver Stadium for Football Media Day, James Franklin invited Bachelorette winner Jordan Rodgers to Happy Valley for the home opener against Kent State on September 3 — and he accepted.