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2014-04-29 12:28:27

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA), today announced its 'Best of the Best' Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts Projects. The initiative recognizes the artistic and community accomplishments of outstanding arts projects, events and activities developed in local and community settings. Those recognized as 'Best of the Best' are: -- Julie Mader's "Power Within" (Cameron, Elk, Forest, McKean and Jefferson Counties)...

2014-03-10 16:27:50

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Elliott Davidson, a junior at Lewisburg Area High School in Union County is Pennsylvania's 2014 "Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest" champion. Davidson will now go on to compete in the national contest in Washington, D.C. The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts hosted the competition at the Governor's Residence in Harrisburg. Governor Tom Corbett, along with First Lady Susan Corbett, chair of the Pennsylvania Council on the...

2014-02-26 16:25:22

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- First Lady Susan Corbett today announced that the 2014 Governor's Awards for the Arts will be held Sept. 28 at Fisher Auditorium of the IUP Performing Arts Center at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. This will be the first time the state arts event has been held on a university campus. "As the birthplace of Jimmy Stewart, the first recipient of Pennsylvania Governor's Awards for the Arts, Indiana holds special meaning for this...

2014-01-16 16:22:18

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts today announced the regional championship locations for the 2014 Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest. High school-aged finalists will compete for a chance to represent their region at Pennsylvania's state championship to be held at the Governor's Residence in March. Each student memorizes and performs three poems selected from print and online poetry anthologies. Students are...

2014-01-03 12:22:58

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) today announced the 2014 folk and traditional arts apprenticeships for Pennsylvania. The grants will support twelve apprentices working with master artists in four counties. "We are proud to foster the passing down of traditional knowledge by a master artist to an apprentice. This allows traditional arts and skills to thrive," said Phillip Horn, PCA executive director. "Through their...

2013-07-04 23:00:55

Artist in Residency Program Sponsored by Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) July 04, 2013 Local Pittsburgh artist Alison Zapata spent several weeks with students at The Watson Institute Friendship Academy creating a series of murals depicting Pittsburgh scenes and icons. The results of their efforts are six murals that will adorn the hallways of the school in Pittsburgh’s Friendship neighborhood for many years to come. Alison brainstormed ideas with groups of...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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