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: New tunes from Neon Trees; ‘Putty Squad’; Ken Burns documentary

Each week, we’ll post our picks for new albums, DVDs, books and video games. Leave a comment to share your picks. HEAR: Neon Trees cut rad new album Neon Trees brings back the ’80s with its fashion, videos and new … Continue reading

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Go Green in the City attracts crowd for street festival in York

Jen Swanner, who is in business development with White Rose Credit Union, joked with me that my Saturday assignment was tough. The sun was shining, flowers were blooming and people were excited to be outside during the sixth annual Go … Continue reading

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Spring Forward Fashion Meets Art recap with videos and social media

Friday night was an inspiring night in York. Leaders of The Parliament and the Royal Square neighborhood realized one of their dreams — to fill the Bond Building on South Queen Street with artistic energy. Several dozen people attend the … Continue reading

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FlipSide guide 4/17/14: Spring Forward fashion event, Launch Music Conference and Festival, Revs Fan Fest

Find out what’s up this weekend. And check out more events in our newsletter and on our regional pages. Tonight: – Grammy award-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops will take the stage 8 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre, 50 N. George St. … Continue reading

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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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