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November 11, 2010
The Herald-Star

Doll sales to

benefit CASA

WELLSBURG - A variety of antique and modern dolls will be sold through Sunday at the former site of Waldenbooks at the Fort Steuben Mall.

Dolls start at $1, and proceeds benefit A Child's Place Court-Appointed Special Advocate program, which represents the interests of children involved in abuse and neglect cases in Brooke and Hancock counties.

The dolls were donated by Cathy Rusnak, and the space has been donated by the mall.

Barbershop singing revue


WINTERSVILLE - The 19th-annual Fall Dinner Show - formerly called the Cabaret - will be presented by the the Upper Ohio Valley Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Florian Hall.

This evening of barbershop harmony will include a full-course dinner from Piergallini's Catering. Barbershop harmony begins with the Tri-State Harmonizers who will be followed by local quartets, On A High Note and Salt and Pepper. The headliner quartet for the show will be Sidekicks, a Sweet Adeline quartet consisting of four ladies from the Greater Harmony Chorus - Jennifer Fogle and Donna Knapp from Pittsburgh and Laura Covell and Marda Sopko from Poland, Ohio. Back by popular demand with their well-tuned musical arrangements and clever wit, the Sidekicks are sure to provide an unforgettable evening of entertainment.

The Tri-State Harmonizers is made up of local men who share a common interest in singing songs in the four part a cappella style known as barbershop harmony. The local chapter was chartered in 1947 and shares this American style of music by offering two shows per year and other special events throughout the area with the goal of keeping the whole world singing. The group invites all men who like to sing to join them at their weekly Monday evening meetings at 7:30 p.m. at the LaBelle View Church of Christ. Those interested may visit the Barbershop Harmony Society website at

Sweet Adelines International is a worldwide organization of women singers committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony through education and performance. Tickets for the show are $30 up to the reservation deadline of Nov. 10. For tickets, call Mark Cashioli at (740) 317-4369.

Art Institute of Pittsburgh to host Alumni Show

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh will host its annual Alumni Show at the Art Institute's Gallery, located at 420 Boulevard of the Allies, through Nov. 26.

A homecoming reception will be held Nov. 19.

The collection of personal and professional works by Art Institute alumni features Frank Capezutto's work for Bungie games on the recent release of Halo: Reach; Jake Thomas's illustrations for Newsweek and Harvard Business Review, a collaborative movie project created for the 48-hour Film Project; Jean Frye designs for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; Ron Fontana's photography coverage of Haitian orphans; and Mark Bolsters photography for UPMC.

Oglebay Institute School of Dance offers workshop

Oglebay Institute's School of Dance will offer a Thanksgiving dance workshop for ages 11 and older from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 26-27.

The workshop will feature concentrated study with instructors from the professional world of dance, including Broadway dancer and TV actor Michael McClure.

McClure has had a career that expands from the Broadway musical stage to working in front and behind the camera on major television shows, commercials and feature films. He has taught dance and acting for 19 years, and his passion and professional experience in the arts is well reflected by his students.

The workshop will focus on Broadway dance and will incorporate a variety of dance styles such as jazz, ballet and modern dance. Other dance professionals will join McClure for the workshop including his wife and professional dancer Susanne Tranni McClure; Christopher Bandy, formerly of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and Dance Alloy Theatre in Pittsburgh; and vocal instructor William Stephens.

The fee is $100 per student, and enrollment is open to dancers from schools throughout the Ohio Valley. Those interested can register by Nov. 10 by calling (304) 242-7700.



to be held

STEUBENVILLE - Fort Steuben Mall will host the Society for Creative Anachronism's Living History Fair from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday in center court.

The fair will feature medieval arts and crafts, entertainment and demonstrations of armored combat from the Canton of Ath Dreagain and Shire of Ballachlagan, the Ohio and West Virginia branches of the Society for Creative Anachronism.

The Society for Creative Anachronism is an international organization devoted to bringing the Middle Ages and Renaissance to life through research and re-enactment and employing their knowledge of history to enrich their lives and the lives of others. With more than 100,000 participants worldwide, the SCA is one of largest living history societies in the world.

For information on this event, go to

For further information on SCA, including where to find a local SCA chapter, how to join, and events happening in the area, visit

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