Entertainment

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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"Ripped!", the first ever full-length feature film created by a husband-and-wife film making team of Penn State professors, tells the zany story of the Norman's Normans -- a music-making quartet from the British Space Agency blasts off on a journey that's out of this wacky world.
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Four writers wandered around north campus during SOMA's Arts Crawl on Friday evening to embrace a variety of musical perspectives.
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This week's Music Monday looks at some of the best setlists from Coachella 2014.
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For the second year in a row, downtown State College will host a College Town Film Festival event. The four-day festival will highlight a variety of independent films at The State Theatre and other locations, including an appearance from actor James Denton of Desperate Housewives fame.
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After a successful first year at the Pegula Ice Arena with Sara Evans, the Musselman’s Apple Sauce Family Skating Tribute will return again to Penn State this fall.
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Pop duo Timeflies featured Penn State in its 'Timeflies Tuesday' cover of 'Cruise' by Florida Georgia Line.
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If you are not at the Phyrst on Sunday nights, you might be doing Happy Valley wrong. This new seven member band based out of Philly, the Rockets, rocks (pun intended). And with seven people on stage they can cover everything from Macklemore to Mo-town, with a little Miley Cyrus in between.
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16 seniors from the Penn State Graphic Design program will showcase their video projects at the Film Follies tomorrow night, April 5 at 7 p.m. in 100 Thomas. The Film Follies are a 43-year tradition orchestrated by award-winning professor and graphic design guru, Lanny Sommese
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Over the years, Penn State has witnessed some of the best musical performers. Here's a look at the most iconic acts that have come to Happy Valley.
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Offensive Line Coach is auctioning himself off for the Penns Valley Youth Center. Starting at $500, bidders can purchase Coach Hand to make a weekend brunch for the winner and his or her family.
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