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October 2019

Sounds From The Attic: Traveling Seeds with guest Dave Mudgett

October 24 @ 7:30 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$9.50 – $12.50

Kris Kehr is a singer-songwriter & multi-instrumentalist who’s been working and writing professionally for close to 30 years now, with a string of original albums to his credit through those years. He fronted the State College-based alt-country band Kris Kehr & Stone Poets which included pedal-steel guitarist Dave Mudgett and drummer Matt Cullen, and that band dissolved around 2010. He continued to perform with drummer Matt Cullen after a move back to his hometown area in Berks County, and soon began working on a new batch…

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Sam Bush with The Travelin’ McCourys

October 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$43.50 – $47.50

When: Wednesday, Oct. 25th, 8 p.m. Who: Sam Bush with The Travelin' McCorys What: Live Music, Americana Pricing: Premium Orchestra – $47.50; Orchestra & Balcony- $43.50 -- There is only one Sam Bush. The Americana Music Association awarded Bush the Lifetime Achievement Award as an Instrumentalist. Punch Brothers, Steep Canyon Rangers, and Greensky Bluegrass are just a few present-day bluegrass vanguards among so many musicians he’s influenced. His performances are annual highlights of the festival circuit, with Bush’s joyous perennial appearances…

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Lady Grey’s Lovelies Presents: Cirque Noir

October 26 @ 8:00 pm
State College, PA 16801 United States + Google Map
$23.50

Ladies and gentlemen, and non-binary friends, join us for a night of smiles and scares as Lady Grey presents the mysteriously silent Cirque Noir! Featuring all your favorite sideshow acts and artists, witness the gruesome geek, the timeless tightrope walker, the horrifying harlequin… Who knows what other frightening and exciting surprises the Ringmistress has in store? One thing we know for sure… the weird and the wild will be on display for a vaudlesque cabaret you won’t want to miss.…

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November 2019

Mother Jones In Heaven – a musical by Si Kahn

November 3 @ 7:30 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$23.50 – $26.50

Pricing: Student/Senior – $23.50 (includes fee); Adult – $26.50 (includes fee) Member Sale: Tuesday, July 30th @ noon EST Public Sale: Thursday, Aug 1st @ noon EST Mother Jones In Heaven – a musical by Si Kahn is on tour nationwide, reminding audiences of how powerful one person can be when in service to collective action and the betterment of others. The topic is as timely today as it was when “Mother” Jones was organizing the working class a hundred years ago. Vivian Nesbitt (Breaking…

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Cody Ko and Noel Miller: Tiny Meat Gang Live

November 7 @ 8:00 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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Cody Ko and Noel Miller are two former software engineers who left their rock solid, bullet proof careers to become pretty decent comedians with no health insurance. They started the Tiny Meat Gang podcast late last year, and since then, are still doing the podcast (no flex). In January of 2019, Cody & Noel will finally be achieving the American dream -setting out on a self-financed comedy tour and entertaining tens of hundreds of people around the 9th smartest nation…

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Living in the Future’s Past

November 10 @ 7:00 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$10

In this beautifully photographed tour de force of original thinking, Academy Award winner, Jeff Bridges shares the screen with scientists, profound thinkers and a dazzling array of Earth’s living creatures to reveal eye-opening concepts about ourselves and our past, providing fresh insights into our subconscious motivations and their unintended consequences. Living in the Future’s Past shows how no one can predict how major changes might emerge from the spontaneous actions of the many. How energy takes many forms as it…

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Big Something

November 14 @ 8:00 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$17.50 – $23.50

A 6 piece powerhouse with a sound that is both unique and timeless, Big Something fuses elements of rock, pop, funk, and improvisation to take listeners on a journey through a myriad of musical styles. It’s no secret why this group has quickly become one of the most exciting new bands to emerge from the Southeast. Soaring guitars, EWI (electronic wind instrument), synths, horns and alluring vocal hooks rise to the top of their infectious collection of songs and represent…

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Blues, Brews, and BBQ: Featuring Sonny Landreth with Cindy Cashdollar with The Stratoblasters, and TolinsSleighStetz

November 16 @ 6:00 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$34.50

Event Schedule: 6 pm- Doors & Food 7 pm- TolinsSleighStetz 8pm- The Stratoblasters 9pm- Sonny Landreth & Cindy Cashdollar * Cora’s Creekside Tavern (Burnham, PA) will be providing the food. The options are Pulled Pork Sandwich ($6) or Brisket Sandwich ($7). Sides are Broccoli Salad or Mac & Cheese.  Sides will be $2 for 5 ounces or $3 for 8 ounces). Sonny Landreth and Cindy Cashdollar are making some rare duo appearances in 2019.  Louisiana’s slide guitar wizard will deliver his…

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Bridge of Hope Presents: The Pursuit of Happyness

November 21 @ 7:00 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$7 – $14

 Pricing: Adult – $14 (includes fee); Student – $7 (includes fee) Bridge of Hope Presents: “The Pursuit of Happyness” – a drama about the real-life struggles and rags to riches story of single father, Chris Gardner. Nominated for “best performance” by the Golden Globes, Academy Awards, and Screen Actors Guild Awards among others in 2007, actor Will Smith stars (with his son, Jaden Smith) as struggling, single father, Chris Gardner in San Francisco in 1981. Inspired by a true story, this…

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Sounds From The Attic: Ted & The HiFi’s featuring Jonathan Dexter

November 21 @ 7:30 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$9.50 – $12.50

Ted McCloskey, Daryl Branford, Rene Witzke, and Molly Countermine have been rocking the State College area for well over 25 years in various bands, but together as Ted and The Hi-Fi’s, they occupy a sonic space that is like none other. Moving freely between rock, funk, R&B, and pop, the Hi-Fi’s bring an energy and authenticity in their approach to music that leaves fans of all ages coming back for more. Between Ted’s intricate guitar work and original voice, Daryl’s…

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State of The Story Presents: What I Really Found When I Found Myself

November 25 @ 6:30 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$5.00 – $7.00

“What I really found when I found myself” Stories of unexpected self-help journeys In today’s world, the self-help aisle is a popular place. Many of us take chances and explore new ways to find peace, improve our well-being, and connect more deeply with others. But sometimes the journey toward finding ourselves leads us to finding something more. And that makes for a great story.

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December 2019

The Winter’s Tale

December 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$9.50 – $12.50

Another chance to see Shakespeare’s timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption, reimagined in a new production co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh. Originally broadcast live from London’s Garrick Theatre, following their triumphant staging of Macbeth in Manchester and Manhattan. King Leontes appears to have everything: power, wealth, a loving family and friends. But sexual jealousy sets in motion a chain of events with tragic consequences. Featuring Dame Judi Dench as Paulina, alongside Tom Bateman (Florizel), Jessie Buckley (Perdita), Hadley…

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An Evening with Donna the Buffalo

December 6 @ 8:00 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$29.50 – $34.50

Donna the Buffalo offers everything you want in a roots band — songs that matter, a groove that makes you dance, an audience that spans generations, and a musical voice that evokes a sense of community. They’re  well known for their lyrics about human potential and community. Throughout their album, “Dance in the Street,” Jeb Puryear and Tara Nevins, the band’s co-founders, share songs of social commentary and self empowerment. Donna the Buffalo joined forces with legendary Producer/ Engineer Rob…

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An Unforgettable Night of Nat King Cole

December 7 @ 7:00 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$35.50 – $45.50

Pricing: Premium Orchestra – $45.50 (includes fee); Orchestra & Balcony – $35.50 (includes fee) An Unforgettable Night of Nat King Cole is an evening you won’t want to miss! Vocalists Elizabeth Webb, Andy Tolins, Natty Lou Race, and Tyne Palazzi interpret Cole’s classic songs, accompanied by Rick Hirsch and the 17-piece Zeropoint Big Band. Proceeds from this event benefit The State Theatre. Elizabeth Webb Elizabeth Webb is a Bellefonte native and has taught piano and voice privately for the past 9…

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National Theatre Live: Present Laughter

December 8 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$9.50 – $12.50

Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter. As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colorful life is in danger of spiraling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching. Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly…

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Sounds From The Attic: Natascha and The Spy Boys

December 12 @ 7:30 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$9.50 – $12.50

Backed by her talented Spy Boys, Natascha Hoffmeyer’s unique voice covers a wide range of styles – from sultry jazz ballads to snappy swing to belting out the blues. The band plays an eclectic mix of originals and personal favorites, often evoking the smoky atmosphere of a 20s speakeasy. John “JT Blues” Thompson is an award-winning piano player who’s been playing for decades — solo as well as in a number of local and national acts. He supplies the boogie,…

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January 2020

Sounds From The Attic: RamaLama

January 23, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$9.50 – $12.50

RamaLama is Pennsylvania’s premiere a cappella doo wop group, featuring vocalists T-Dub (Tom Wilson), Bubba (Jeff Brown), Millie (Amelia McGinnis), Tex (Luke Lorenz), Shorty (John Zimmerman), and Guinness (Eric McGinnis). Formed in 2015, the varied talents of each member shines during performances, making for fun and interactive audience experiences. RamaLama has more than 70 classic tunes in its repertoire and is never afraid to try something “on the fly” when the audience requests it. Whether performing to a packed venue…

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February 2020

Keller Williams

February 8, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$28.50 – $34.50

Keller Williams released his first album in 1994, FREEK, and has since given each of his albums a single syllable title: BUZZ, SPUN, BREATHE, LOOP, LAUGH, HOME, DANCE, STAGE, GRASS, DREAM, TWELVE, LIVE, ODD, THIEF, KIDS, BASS, PICK, FUNK, VAPE, SYNC, RAW, SANS and Add, those who have followed his career will know this. Each title serves as a concise summation of the concept guiding each project. GRASS, for example, is a bluegrass recording cut with the husband-wife duo The Keels. STAGE is a live album, and DREAM is…

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The Wood Brothers

February 9, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$39.50 – $45.50

The Wood Brothers have partnered with Thistle Farms so that $1 from every ticket sold will go towards helping women survivors recover and heal from trafficking, prostitution, and addiction. Thistle Farms is a nonprofit social enterprise based in Nashville, TN, providing a safe place to live, a meaningful job, and a lifelong sisterhood of support.  Dubbed “masters of soulful folk” by Paste, The Wood Brothers formed after brothers Chris and Oliver Wood pursued separate musical careers for 15 years. Chris…

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Sounds From The Attic: Pure Cane Sugar

February 27, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$9.50 – $12.50

Since 2006, the Pure Cane Sugar girls, Kate and Natty, have delivered exquisite vocal performances with sultry voices, soulful harmonies, and powerful lyrics. They are “an assemblage of masterful melodies and haunting harmonies that inspire sweet dreams”. With rooted accompanying artists Daryl Branford on drums, Brian Cleary on guitar, and Bob Hart on bass, their original, artful arrangements are captured on a backdrop of textured synergy and rhythm.

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We Banjo 3

February 28, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$34.50 – $39.50

We Banjo 3 is one of the most prolific and exciting bands to emerge from Ireland in recent years. Featuring banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, percussion and beautiful harmonies, We Banjo 3’s music is affectionately described as “Celtgrass.” The Galway-based quartet comprises two sets of brothers, Enda & Fergal Scahill and Martin & David Howley, who collectively hold over a dozen “All Ireland” titles. We Banjo 3 released their fourth studio recording, Haven, on July 27, 2018, as the follow up…

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