Arts, Entertainment, Living

Steve Howell: "Since I Saw You Last"

Tuesday, 23 February 2010 08:00 PM Written by

Steve Howell is one of those rare musicians who has taken his roots -- which just happen to be deep in the heart of Texas blues -- and turned them into a style all his own. 

He's been doing that for many years, with his elegant finger-picking guitar, and he continues in fine style on his new CD, "Since I Saw You Last' (Out of the Past Music).

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The Fred Rogers Center at St. Vincent College announces a new Web site.

LATROBE, PA - The Fred Rogers Center has moved beyond the neighborhood of make-believe to make new friends on the Internet through a new Web site as well as Facebook and YouTube channels. These e-marketing initiatives are the result of a collaboration between the Fred Rogers Center and the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics, and Government at Saint Vincent College.

The new site at leverages the potential of non-profit e-marketing for building new audiences and expanding the Center's base of supporters. "We are hoping to use the power of today's digital technology and Web-based networking to develop the Fred Rogers Center community in much the same way Fred himself used Mister Rogers' Neighborhood and the cutting-edge technology of his day - television - to build relationships with children and families," explained Fred Rogers Center co-director Maxwell King.

"The contemporary site design introduces the online catalog for the Fred Rogers Archive and features an inspiring new video that highlights the work of Fred Rogers and several of the Center's programs," noted Rita Catalano, co-director. "In the near future, we will also launch a virtual exhibit that will enable visitors from around the world to enjoy the artifacts, photographs, and information of the physical exhibit located in the Fred M. Rogers Center."

The Center intends to reach a multitude of audiences through its e-marketing initiatives including: academic researchers and higher education faculty; children's media professionals; related nonprofits and government organizations; early learning educators; home-based caregivers; passionate parents seeking a trusted source of information and resources; and student advocates who will be key participants in social networking activities.

The e-marketing initiatives are being coordinated by Dr. Dawn Edmiston, assistant professor of marketing in the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics, and Government at Saint Vincent College, and student assistants who are contributing to the development of the social networking channels.

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Hamilton Loomis is "Live in England"

Monday, 22 February 2010 08:00 PM Written by

Well, as Bluzer might say, it's time to stop being nostalgic and be productive -- if this can really be called productive.

Hamilton Loomis is a musician I haven't heard much of, but he's been around awhile, even though he's a younger player. He comes out of Galveston, Texas, with a heady mix of music heritage that owes a lot to the blues in general and Bo Diddley in particular, with some Texas bluesguys like Johnny Copeland, Gatemouth Brown and Albert Collins thrown in.

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Simon Cowell is a judge on In a teleconference with reporters last week, "American Idol" host Simon Cowell discussed what producers should and should not do when they contemplate replacing him. (This is his last season on "Idol" before launching a new show in 2011, "The X-Factor.")

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'Men of a Certain Age' ends its season

Sunday, 21 February 2010 07:01 PM Written by

Ray Romano stars in The first season of TNT's winning "Men of a Certain Age" comes to a close tonight at 10 with an episode that brings the series back to its premiere episode.

For Joe (Ray Romano) it means breaking with a past bad habit (permenently? just for now? we'll see) and moving forward.

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