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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In “Facts,” Kanye West claims he “just jumped over jumpman,” but tonight he made it clear he meant no disrespect to Michael Jordan and all disrespect to Nike CEO and Penn State alumnus Mark Parker.
The Russian National Orchestra will make a stop at Penn State on its 25-year anniversary tour on March 3. Student tickets for the show at Eisenhower Auditorium cost $22 and can be purchased online.
Love is in the air at Pasquerilla. The Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra will feature several special guests at its “Music for the Heart” concert at the center on February 14th.
Cold War Kids brought their subdued, indie vibes to Alumni Hall last night.
Penn State graduate and musician Jake Bernard is acquiring success after the release of his EP titled “3P”.
Student bands and local groupies alike will be happy to hear that Movin’ On 2016 is fast approaching. In preparation for the event, Movin’ On is now accepting applications for its annual Battle of the Bands competition.
On Tuesday night, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago brought four bold and contemporary works to audiences at the Eisenhower Auditorium.
Cultural Conversations is returning for its 2016 season, bringing with it new works that deal with local and global diversity.
The tale of two fifth grade outcasts is coming to the Flex Theatre tonight in NRT’s “Bridge to Terabithia,” a stage adaptation borrowing from Katherine Paterson’s 1977 novel and the 2007 film.
Does school (or life) have you stressed out? If so, take a few tips from former Penn State wrestler and NCAA champion Matt Brown, who details success in both wrestling and life in his new autobiography.
Logic gave Penn State one hell of a show in Alumni Hall before taking ‘The Incredible True Story’ on tour in February.
Meet the new Blue Band President Doug Uhazie, a senior for whom Blue Band runs deep in the family.
Guster first hit the Happy Valley stage in 2012, and they’re headed back to the State Theater for another exciting and engaging performance.
If you haven’t seen the mega hit Spotlight movie yet, here’s one more reason to find some time to get to the theater. 1982 Penn State graduate Tom Ortenberg was one of two independent financiers of the film and was recently the subject of a glowing IndieWire profile giving him credit for the film’s critical success.
Bryan Sharkey is an indie alternative rock musician in the style of Mumford and Sons or Death Cab for Cutie. He is a Junior at Penn State, studying marketing, but he says his goal right now is to pursue music as a profession.
No Refund Theatre received the rights to produce a stage adaptation of the 2009 movie “An Education” this weekend. This performance, written and designed by Anna Foley, follows Jenny as she receives some unexpected attention and an education in life.
Penn State’s annual spring music festival, Movin’ On, has been around for 41 years now and it’s only getting better. We sat down with this year’s festival executive director, Jeremy Book, to find out a little more about the big show and everything that foes into it.
Lombard, a 1994 Penn State graduate, trains football players and bartends at the Rathskeller in the dream life he’s built for himself.
“We Are… On Broadway!” is a concert brining four Penn State alumni currently performing on Broadway back to Happy Valley for a one night only performance at The State Theatre.
Watch our staffers put their sweet tooth to the test and see if they can tell the difference between our beloved Creamery ice cream and the everyday super market brand.
The Austrian-based singers will perform a medley of classics, traditional Austrian folk songs, and Christmas carols.
The organization that hosts the free music festival every year will be revealing its new logo and selling retro merchandise at a relaunch party later this week,