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Goo Goo Dolls to Play Eisenhower Auditorium

The Goo Goo Dolls are set to play at Eisenhower Auditorium on October 19 at 7:00 pm, according to the band's website and Facebook page. The Dolls will be supported by The Spill Canvas, an alternative rock band from Sioux Falls. The band has posted a link to Ticketmaster on their website, but tickets are not yet available.

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Matisyahu to Headline Jewish Life Festival

Matisyahu will be performing on the HUB lawn September 1, as the headliner for the Jewish Life Festival. The festival will be hosted by Chabad at Penn State, and will also feature kosher hot dogs, challah making, and other events celebrating Jewish culture. The festival is in its third year.


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Michael Pipe Holds Town Hall Meeting

A group of about thirty gathered in Schlow Library yesterday evening for a town hall meeting held by congressional candidate Mike Pipe. The group, made up largely of members of the local community and students, engaged the young candidate on a diverse array of issues, and also listened to Pipe describe the intent of his campaign. The meeting was the 10th in a series of twelve meetings, Pipe said.

Read on to learn about the issues discussed...

Returns In New Location

Webster’s Saga is Not About Dollars and Cents

Well that's it. The Webster's of 128 S. Allen St. is no more. Soon, the cafe and bookstore will have a new, albeit temporary, home in 121 S. Fraser St. Of course, as owner, Elaine Meder-Wilgus, noted during one of the community meetings designed to save the downtown cafe: "Webster's is not the building...it's the people that fill it." That remains true, but as Elaine and every Webster's patron knows, that does not mean that the upheaval is not a big deal. It matters. It matters because Webster's used to stand in the middle of Allen St. like an immovable rock of local business, the perfect counter-example to the argument that a community-centered establishment cannot stand in this brave new world of globalization. Unfortunately, that sentiment was nothing but a fiction: Webster's fell behind financially, and the landlord of a very valuable property made a financial decision. Business is business; it has to be about dollars and cents. It is pretty easy to understand, but as a local patron, difficult to take in.


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Arts Fest 2010 Success Despite Rain

They headed home, soggy, burnt, aching, and tired. And they all seemed to have smiles on their faces.

There was an exodus Sunday and Monday morning as artists, alumni, and students alike made their way back home from the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, which finished up for the 44th time on Sunday afternoon. As always, the five days of Arts Fest included fun for all ages, from the artist's pavilions to the Allen water buckets, to the late-night debauchery of what has become a de facto midsummers reunion for PSU students and alumni.

More on this year's Festival after the jump.

Sun Shines on Kids Day at Arts Fest

On Kids Day, $400 pieces of jewelry are put aside in favor of $4.00 handiwork creations. From 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM Wednesday afternoon, throngs of young entrepreneurs flocked to Allen St. to sell hand-crafted wares from lines of stalls filled with everything from bead necklaces to wooden toys to bound journals.

Though Arts Fest will cater to older tastes as the week goes on, Wednesday was fun for all ages, and especially to those youngsters proudly offering their own particular brand of art.

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