The Manufacturers’ Association’s 109th Annual Event
Leading for Success Featuring Penn State Coach James Franklin
Wed. Apr 22, 2015 at 6:00 pm
The Manufacturers’ Association’s 109th Annual Event is regarded as the region’s premier business networking event, doors will open early at 4:30 PM with a banquet including heavy hors d’oeuvres, carving stations, desserts and a variety of beverages. The program gets underway at 6:00 PM with the Association’s annual recognition awards of member manufacturing companies. The evening’s keynote address will follow.
James Franklin is recognized as one of the nation’s most successful and dynamic coaches. A Pennsylvania native, Coach Franklin’s enthusiasm and passion have earned him a reputation as a national leader, motivator and recruiter of world class talent. His unique experiences in leadership and developing talent will be familiar topics to the business community, and his talk will bring new perspective to these key attributes for success in business, in sport and in life.
A large turn-out is expected to hear Franklin, widely regarded for his years of experience in coaching positions with Maryland, Kansas State and Vanderbilt before joining Penn State in early 2014. While at Vanderbilt, Franklin had led his team to bowl games in all three of his seasons as head coach – a feat previously not accomplished by Vanderbilt for consecutive bowl appearances in consecutive seasons. Penn State’s most recent victory was in late December’s Pinstripe Bowl, where Franklin coached the Nittany Lions to a 31-30 win over Boston College.
For tickets and sponsorship information, contact The Manufacturers' Association at (717) 843-3891 or visit www.mascpa.org.
The Princess Bride: An Inconceivable Evening with Cary Elwes
Thu. Apr 30, 2015 at 7:30 pm
In this highly-anticipated event, fans of The Princess Bride will join the heroic Westley (actor Cary Elwes) in a behind-the-scenes look at life on and off the set of the classic film. After a screening of the iconic film, Elwes will engage in a moderated discussion on classic scenes, revealing never before shared secrets and tales of inconceivable antics! Journey back to the lands of Florin and Guilder; filled with adventure, romance and intrigue (and let’s not forget Rodents of Unusual Size!).
Cary Elwes has been seen in a multitude of films, including Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Dracula, Lady Jane, The Crush, Twister, Liar, Liar and many more. Cary is hitting the road to give fans the once-in-a-lifetime chance to capture this piece of cinematic history.
Don’t be a Humperdinck, make haste to see The Princess Bride: An Inconceivable Evening with Cary Elwes for a night you will always tweasure.
A limited number of VIP packages are available and include the best seats in the house, a Meet and Greet with Cary Elwes, and a signed copy of Cary Elwes best-selling book, As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride.
Craig Wayne Boyd
2014 Winner of The Voice
Thu. Jun 18, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Texas-born and raised country singer and multi-instrumentalist Craig Wayne Boyd, who came to the public's attention when he was a contestant, and the eventual winner, on the seventh season of the television show The Voice in 2014, showed an affinity for music even as a child. Growing up in the Dallas, Texas suburb of Mesquite, he was drawn to gospel and country, and was active in his church choir, eventually becoming its director. He moved to Nashville to try for his dream of a career in the music business in the early 2000s, and soon had a publishing deal with EMI. Things looked promising. Yet Boyd, after ten years of songwriting, local gigs, national support touring, and trying everything he could to further that dream in Nashville, was on the verge of quitting music because of financial and other pressures. All that changed when he auditioned for the seventh season of The Voice. Ending up on Blake Shelton's team, Boyd's singing voice, playing, and easy musical versatility made him a fan favorite, and eventually made him the overall winner.
presented by Great Country 107.7
Fri. Apr 24, 2015 at 7:30 pm
MCA Nashville and GRAMMY-nominated recording artist David Nail, fresh from wrapping his headlining I’M A FIRE TOUR, which Rolling Stone Country named one of the Fall 2014’s Must See Country Tours, has also landed on a few “Best of 2014” lists for his album I’m A Fire. Billboard named I’m A Fire one of the top five Best Country Albums of 2014 (landing at #4). Rolling Stone Country and iTunes named I’m A Fire one of the Best Country Albums of 2014.
Nail’s No. 1 PLATINUM hit “Whatever She’s Got” was named one of the top 3 Country Songs of 2014 by Billboard saying “Nail’s vocal chops are flawless” and calling him “one of the best pure male vocalists in Nashville.”
Nail, considered one of the most distinct and powerful voices in country music, sits in the Top 20 and rising on both Mediabase and the Billboard Country singles chart with “Kiss You Tonight,” the follow-up to “Whatever She’s Got.”
As an artist, Nail has become one of the most diverse and solid voices in country music. Esquire says “David Nail is country music.” The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says he “has established himself as one of the bright lights of contemporary country music” and SELF says Nail is “one of those quintessential country voices.
Private Event Rental
Sat. Mar 28, 2015 at 11:09 pm
Gamut Theatre Company presents Aladdin
Tue. Apr 7, 2015 at 10:00 am
Join Aladdin and his super-powered Genie as he learns an important lesson in responsibility. Can Aladdin outwit the evil Fazeem and win the heart of the beautiful princess? Remember, be careful what you wish for!
This 50 minute performance is recommended for Pre-K through 2nd grade, although all ages are certainly welcome!
**This performance is FREE to the public, not ticketed, but reservations are REQUIRED. Please call 717-505-8900 to reserve your spot for the show, or you may email email@example.com. Seating is limited. Please RSVP no later than March 27th! Schools and larger groups, please let us know if you will be traveling by bus.**
Popcorn Hat Players Children’s Theatre is Central PA’s only professional children’s theatre and has been entertaining audiences throughout the Susquehanna Valley since 1993. PHP performs a full season of children’s main-stage plays at Gamut Classic Theatre, located on the 3rd floor of Strawberry Square in downtown Harrisburg. Created by the husband-and-wife team of Clark and Melissa Nicholson, this innovative and energetic troupe consists of seven full-time core company members and tours throughout the eastern United States, performing original comedies and teaching creative dramatics, reaching over 30,000 people each year. Their goal is to provide live theatre to children and areas that do not normally have the opportunity to experience professional theatre and to spread a bit of laughter wherever they go! Audiences of all ages love their original scripts, quick wit, and improvisational comedy.
Dark Star Orchestra
In association with Point Entertainment
Tue. May 19, 2015 at 7:30 pm
*This is a general admission event.
Performing to critical acclaim worldwide for nearly 15 years and over 2,000 shows, Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead concert experience. Their shows are built off the Dead’s extensive catalog and the talent of these 7 fine musicians. On any given night the band will perform a show based on a set list from the Grateful Dead's 30 years of extensive touring or use their catalog to program a unique set list for the show. This allows fans both young and old to share in the experience. By recreating set lists from the past, and by developing their own sets of Dead songs, Dark Star Orchestra offers a continually evolving artistic outlet within this musical canon. Honoring both the band and the fans, Dark Star Orchestra’s members seek out the unique style and sound of each era while simultaneously offering their own informed improvisations.
Dark Star Orchestra offers much more than the sound of the Grateful Dead, they truly encapsulate the energy and the experience. It's about a sense of familiarity. It's about a feeling that grabs listeners and takes over. It's about that contagious energy... in short, it's about the complete experience and consistent quality show that the fan receives when attending a Dark Star Orchestra show.
Dark Star Orchestra has performed throughout the United States and Europe. They continue to grow their fan base by playing at larger venues for two and even three night stands as well as performing at major music festivals including Bonnaroo, All Good Festival, Gathering of the Vibes, Mountain Jam, Summer Camp, Wakarusa and 10,000 Lakes. In addition, Dark Star Orchestra hosts its own annual gathering, Dark Star Jubilee, where they headline three nights and are joined by a mix of established and up and coming national touring acts.
Fans and critics haven’t been the only people caught up in the spirit of a Dark Star show. The band has featured guest performances from five original Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Donna Jean Godchaux-MacKay, Vince Welnick, Tom Constanten and even toured with longtime Dead soundman, Dan Healy. Other notable guests have included Mike Gordon and Jon Fishman of Phish, Keller Williams, Warren Haynes, Steve Kimock, Peter Rowan, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot and many more.
Robin Spielberg In Concert
"Another Time, Another Place" CD Release Concert
Sat. Apr 18, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Steinway Artist Robin Spielberg is releasing her 17th CD this month and The Pullo Center is proud to present the Pennsylvania premiere of Robin's newest works from her brand new release "Another Time, Another Place." An artist with a talent with words as well as music, Robin Spielberg's concerts always intertwine musical performance with stories that inspire, enlighten and make us laugh.
Robin Spielberg is one of America’s most beloved pianist/composers. With an impressive tour schedule and hundreds of thousands of recordings sold, this Steinway Artist has been winning the hearts of listeners around the world with her compelling melodies and sensitive piano technique since debuting her first recording of original solos for piano, Heal of the Hand.
Thousands of people have been both entertained and touched by Ms. Spielberg’s live concerts; her natural talent for making audiences immediately comfortable transforms what could easily be an ordinary evening at the concert hall into a very special concert Event. “Robin has such a personal and expressive way of playing, and her story-telling about the origins of the music makes the pieces come alive...the evening was both touching and mesmerizing” writes Wind & Wire Magazine of Robin’s San Francisco area concert. “Robin Spielberg has an undeniable melodic gift” says New York Concert Review of Ms. Spielberg’s Carnegie Hall debut.
A prolific composer, Spielberg has sixteen recordings to her credit and appears on over 40 compilations around the world. Her discography includes albums of original piano solos, arrangements of American standards, original pieces for piano/ensemble, recordings for the holidays, a CD of Americana melodies, and a CD of lullabies.
Spielberg’s debut recording on her own playMountain Music label, Dreaming of Summer, topped charts in Thailand, China, Hong-Kong, Korea and Malaysia, with one of the tracks also gaining popularity with audiences from its use as a soundtrack in the Korean award-winning television drama Winter Love Song. This track, Spielberg’s creative and compelling improvisation on the Canon in D has been Robin’s best-selling download on iTunes for fourteen years.