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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By day, they are the Special Education Department, esteemed professors and academics, but by night David McNaughton, Charlie Hughes, David Lee, and Douglas Dexter transform. With the help of their instruments they become the Grateful SPLED, Penn State's favorite cover band.
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At last night's Guarding of the Shrine the lion ambassadors convinced Sue Paterno to get down to Taylor Swift's "Shake it Off" after her speech.
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The Porterfield Group, the same company that has brought us "The Joe We Know" and "365 Days: A Year in Happy Valley," is now coming out with one last film to celebrate Joe Paterno. But unlike the conventional JoePa tribute, "The People’s Joe" aims to distill the Paterno story we all know.
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EDM duo Matt Toth and Julio Mejia, better known as GTA, will hit Levels Nightclub tonight to perform their Wild On Tour from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
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After a week of exciting developments, HBO announced it has suspended the Al Pacino movie 'Happy Valley' because of budgetary restrictions. This is the first time that a studio has claimed it was behind the screen adaptation of Joe Posnanski's 'Paterno.'
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If you're looking for some alternatives to heading to the crowd-packed Bryce Jordan Center for your live music needs — check out our list of smaller upcoming shows.
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John Carroll Lynch, an actor with experience in playing villains and good guys alike, will take on the role of Jerry Sandusky in director Brian De Palma's "Happy Valley," according to a report today from The Wrap.
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Everyone who’s anyone at Penn State knows about the free HUB concerts that occur every few weekends. I think it’s safe to say that the HUB turns up constantly and hosts some awesome people, like Hoodie Allen, who performed this past Saturday. How do the concerts happen, though? Where do all these big names come from, and why are they free?
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Nashville-based band Those Darlins will play at Chronic Town (224 W College Ave) this Thursday, Sept. 18. The group is known for its rock sound, which ranges from rockabilly to classic rock.
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This past Sunday night, Levels Nightclub hosted the 50 Shades of Drag Show featuring famous local and a few new Queens. Similarly, the audience consisted of both seasoned veterans and “drag virgins.” The lovely host, Anita Coxxx assured the audience that all of our drag cherries would be popped by the end of the night.