Author Archives: Erin McCracken

About Erin McCracken

I'm a FlipSide reporter covering all things entertainment in southcentral Pennsylvania. Contact me at emccracken@ydr.com or leave a comment.

New releases: Aimee Mann and Ted Leo team up for album, ‘Philomena,’ ’2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil’

Each week, we’ll post our picks for new albums, DVDs, books and video games. Leave a comment to share your picks. HEAR: Music duo rocks debut Aimee Mann and Ted Leo recently merged their music chops to create the duo … Continue reading

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Local artist shares notes from watercolor workshop

Craig M. Andrews, a Lebanon-based artist, emailed me earlier this spring to let me know that he planned to attend watercolorist Tom Lynch’s workshop in the Allentown area March 31 to April 2. Last, week Andrews checked back in to … Continue reading

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York native Ryan Brown shares his passion for screenwriting

Ryan Brown reached out to me a few weeks ago. I met up with him last week, and we talked about his screenwriting career. Brown was born and raised in York. He enjoyed movies and TV shows targeted to various … Continue reading

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Foodstruck York: Checking in with downtown businesses, photos and social media

Talk about massive eats. More than 8,500 people attended Foodstruck York Friday night. There were food fanatics, casual eaters and event a few caped crusaders. It rained — again — but not as hard or for the whole event. It … Continue reading

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FlipSide guide 4/10/14: Foodstruck, Springtime in the Park, Ink and Drink Fest

Find out what’s up this weekend. And check out more events in our newsletter and on our regional pages. Foodstruck is taking over North Pershing Avenue in York 5 to 9 p.m. Friday. FlipSide will be there in The NewsVroom. … Continue reading

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Local art professionals react to Wayne White’s ‘FOE’ installation in York

Wayne White unveiled “FOE” in York April 4. I am collecting reactions from local artists and art professionals through April 27. Those interested can email me at emccracken@ydr.com with a short reflection on the art and the artist. Include your … Continue reading

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New releases: Elton John on vinyl, ‘LEGO The Hobbit,’ KISS memoir

Each week, we’ll post our picks for new albums, DVDs, books and video games. Leave a comment to share your picks. HEAR: Say hello to Elton John hits I first heard “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” on my parents’ record player. … Continue reading

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Wayne White art opening: Crowd reactions, photos and social media

A steady stream of visitors flowed into Marketview Arts during First Friday in York to see Wayne White’s large installation title “FOE.” (Marketview Arts used to be the Fraternal Order of Eagles building.) About 60 people helped the artist and … Continue reading

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CapLive Pre-Show Party: Event recap with photos, tweets, video

It’s been nearly six years since Fresh York, The Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center and WXPN-FM partnered to create the CapLive concert series. The ongoing shows regularly bring indie and alternative acts to York. Strand general manager Anne Sturm said the … Continue reading

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FlipSide guide 4/3/14: First Friday; Ale Trail passport event; Jewish Food Festival

Find out what’s up this weekend. And check out more events in our newsletter and on our regional pages. First Friday: Get ready to show school pride in downtown York. Use the hashtag #FFYork for social media. Music: – CapLive … Continue reading

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