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DUCK DYNASTY'S "MOUNTAIN MAN" TO APPEAR AT JULY 26 SPIKES GAME


Popular character from hit A&E series to meet and greet fans, participate in other "fowl" affairs


STATE COLLEGE - The State College Spikes are "Happy Happy Happy" to announce that "Mountain Man" from the record-breaking A&E reality show Duck Dynasty will meet and greet fans and participate in the game entertainment when the Spikes host the Auburn Doubledays (Washington Nationals) on Friday, July 26 at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. Ballpark gates will open at 6 p.m. for the 7:05 p.m. game.  

"Mountain Man," whose real name is Tim Guraedy, is a neighbor to the Robertsons, the Louisiana family that made a fortune from its best-selling duck calls, and around which the show is based. "Mountain Man" is the only semi-regular cast member who is not a Robertson family member or employee of Duck Commander. He is a neighbor who operates his own air-conditioning repair business and is known for talking very slowly. 

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Boalsburg Events To Celebrate Birthplace of Memorial Day

The Village of Boalsburg will celebrate Memorial Day for the 149th time with a festive day of activities and a traditional ceremony of remembrance on Monday, May 27th.

Boalsburg is widely known as the birthplace of Memorial Day. The first celebration was held in 1864, when three townswomen gathered in the cemetery to decorate the graves of fallen soldiers. The tradition is now carried on by local Girl Scout Troop 1184.

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An Evening of Bluegrass & Comedy WITH Steve Martin AND THE Steep Canyon Rangers FEATURING Edie Brickell


Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, featuring Edie Brickell will perform songs from their album Love Has Come for You. The remarkable new collaboration is set for release on April 23 on Rounder Records. The tour will showcase new material performed by Martin and Brickell, along with the unique hybrid of bluegrass and comedy that Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers have been delighting audiences with at their sold-out, critically acclaimed shows.

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Brentano String Quartet performs works by Beethoven Feb. 27 at Schwab

UNIVERSITY PARK (Monday, Feb. 4) — Brentano String Quartet, ensemble-in-residence at Princeton University, returns to Penn State to perform in the second season of the Center for the Performing Arts three-year presentation of the complete Beethoven string quartets. The concert — featuring the Beethoven quartets in G Major, Op. 18, No. 2; E-flat Major, Op. 74, Harp; and F Major, Op. 135 — is at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, in Penn State’s Schwab Auditorium. Read more: Brentano String Quartet performs works by Beethoven Feb. 27 at Schwab