Steve Jobs in the words of Jeff Koons

AP Photo; Fresh apples, flowers and a large poster of Steve Jobs are placed outside an Apple retail store in Beijing, China, Thursday, Oct. 6.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs passed away Wednesday at the age of 56.

York County native artist Jeff Koons spoke about Jobs for The 2010 TIME 100, an issue that names influential people. Koons said:

Apple’s core ideal has always been to make people’s experience of computing as accessible and pleasurable as possible. As a young man, Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO, decided to be the Beatles of computing. I once said that I make what the Beatles would have made if they made sculpture, and I can appreciate how Steve, 55, applies their ethos of optimism to his work. The tools he has given us, from the Macs at my studio to the iPhone in my pocket, are like clean, new windows, fitting between our selves and our work elegantly, naturally and unobtrusively. It’s great to see Steve stay true to his vision. I can imagine some young artist saying today, “I make what Steve Jobs would make if he made sculpture.”

Read what other leaders had to say about Jobs.

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FlipSide guide 10/6/11

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FlipSide file; Amanda Heathcote plays the prince The York YWCA Synchro-ettes production of 'Snow White.'

Lots of events to talk about this week. Check out previous posts about what’s coming to the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center and what’s happening at the Fall Harvest First Friday.

– DreamWrights, 100 Carlisle Ave., York, presents “Pinocchio” 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Sovereign Bank Stadium, 5 Brooks Robinson Way, York. See it weekends through Oct. 23. [$8 general admission; $12 reserved seating]
York YWCA’s Synchro-ettes will perform “Snow White” Saturday and Sunday at the YWCA, 320 E. Market St., York [$5]
– Avalong Playhouse presents its inaugural production, “Macbeth,” 7:30 Friday and Saturday at the Pullo Center, 1031 Edgecomb Ave., Spring Garden Township. It runs through Oct. 30. [$13]
– York College’s Players present “Romance” 7:30 Friday and Saturday night at the Perko Playpen Theatre in the Collegiate Performing Arts Center, 441 Country Club Road, Spring Garden Township. [Free]

Music and dance
Jack’s Mannequin plays 7 p.m. Saturday at Messiah College’s Brubaker Auditorium, One College Ave., Grantham. [$25]
– Local country and bluegrass artists perform at 7 Saturday night for the Hometown Jam at Eichelberger Performing Arts Center, 195 Stock Street, Hanover. [$15]
Salsa on the Square for free 5:30 to 10 p.m. Friday in downtown Gettysburg.

Eat and drink
– Bite into fall at the Brews, Brats, and Bands Fest Saturday at Sovereign Bank Stadium, 5 Brooks Robinson Way, York. The general session is 2 to 5 p.m. [$25; $35 for 1 to 2 p.m. VIP session]
Liquid Hero Brewery, 50 E. North St., opens Saturday.
– Cheap Eats checks out Alexander’s Family Restaurant, 840 Carlisle Road, West Manchester Township.

– Take a walking tour of Historic Lock 12 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday and learn about the Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal. [$5 to $7]
– Strike up some Date Night fun at Suburban Bowlerama
– Try to make some pumpkin chili

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FX’s ‘American Horror Story’ is a new kind of scary

In this image Jessica Lange, left, and Frances Conroy are shown in a scene from the "American Horror Story," premiered Oct. 5 on FX. ASSOCIATED PRESS

I watched the premiere of “American Horror Story” last night on FX. I really did enjoy this new take on the haunted house premise. I will warn you though that it’s got some pretty strong sexual content, and there are definitely violent scenes that had me looking away. With that said, I can understand why the show has been getting some flack from the critics, but that’s not what all the show is about.

It also has a lot of the ingredients of what makes up a good scary story and then some.

The characters are well developed and interesting to watch. The ghostly figures and creaking doors are all there too. There’s good chemistry between the actors. And Jessica Lange’s role as a creepy neighbor has you wondering is she there to help or is she an evil specter herself.

The series definitely has me wanting to see and learn more about the house, the family and who’s in the rubber suit.

I only hope that the show will not get canceled before telling a satisfying conclusion.

About the show:
American Horror Story revolves around the Harmons, a family of three who moved from Boston to Los Angeles as a means to reconcile past anguish. The all-star cast features Dylan McDermott as “Ben Harmon,” a psychiatrist; Connie Britton as “Vivien Harmon,” Ben’s wife; Taissa Farmiga as “Violet,” the Harmon’s teenage daughter; Jessica Lange in her first-ever regular series TV role as “Constance,” the Harmon’s neighbor; Evan Peters plays “Tate Langdon,” one of Ben’s patients; and Denis O’Hare as “Larry Harvey.” Guest stars for the series include Frances Conroy as the Harmon’s housekeeper; Alexandra Breckenridge as the Harmon’s housekeeper; and Jamie Brewer as Constance’s daughter.

When and where to watch:
10 p.m. Wednesdays on FX

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Fall Harvest First Friday set for Oct. 7

Take advantage of discounts, specials and free entertainment 5 to 9 p.m. in downtown York for First Friday Oct. 7. This month’s theme is Fall Harvest. Here is what’s going on:

– Toke Brothers will perform on Cherry Lane and Hexbelt will play on North Beaver Street
– Check out Jazz in the City, a new concert series at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center’s Studio, 5 to 7 p.m. Cover is $3 and free with student ID.
– Saint Patrick’s Day Parade hosts a “There’s Guinness in It!” fundraiser at the Yorktowne Hotel, 48 E. Market St., York. Tickets are not available at the door.
– Dip into the Wine and Cheese Festival hosted by the shops of North Beaver Street.
– Pick up or download up a holiday shopping passport from downtown shops and restaurants.
– Take a horse-and-buggy ride or hop on the White Rise Trolley.

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David Wax Museum, several other acts visit Strand-Capitol this weekend

David Wax Museum was traveling in upstate New York late last month, right as Hurricane Irene hit. Before the storm hit, the band was able to get in a set in Ithaca, N.Y. The group had been touring since the June. Band members just returned to the East Coast after playing in California and shot their second music video in Colorado. “It’s exciting to come up with … visual representation of the work,” Wax said. “It’s an interesting challenge.”

With that, Wax took on another challenge – driving the touring van. He turned the interview over to Suz Slezak. The band’s tour managers often take the wheel, Slezak explained, but the band members volunteer for driving shifts. She and Wax comprise the core of the folk group. A rotating cast of musicians joins them for gigs and in the studio. Wax writes a majority of the band’s tunes. He grew up in the Midwest, but pulls from Mexican music traditions. Read the rest of the interview.

See the band
David Wax Museum will perform 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6 at the Capitol Theatre, 50 N. George St., York. Tickets to the CapLive show cost $13.50. For details and tickets, call 846-1111 or visit

More Strand shows
Pat Metheny & Larry Grenadier perform 7:30 Thursday, Oct. 6 at the Strand Theatre
Mary Chapin Carpenter plays 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7 at the Strand Theatre
Jackson Browne performs 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9 at the Strand Theatre

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Show off beer game skills during Pub Challenge

Compete in the Pub Challenge
Check out the competition 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 6, at Maewyn’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 110 N. George St., York and Loxely’s, 500 Centerville Road, Lancaster. Cost is $10 per person. For details, call 755-0123, ext. 580, or visit

Event info
Two-person teams composed of people 21 and older compete individually – not head-to-head – in four events: Beer pong, quarters, caps and flip cup. The two teams with the highest point totals from each qualifying round advance to the finals 7 p.m. Oct. 20 at Maewyn’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 110 N. George St., York. Newcomers and teams who did not advance from Sept. 29 qualifying rounds are invited to compete tonight. Read about the event and the rules.

Another bar challenge
York Sports and Social Club is looking for 10 people to complete in the King of Wings eating competition 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at Granfalloons, 41 E. Princess St., York For details and to enter the competition, email Laura at

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Year of Musicales schedule released

By Taylor King

The York Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2011-2012 “A Year of Musicales.” The Musicale Committee is proud to present to its supporters another marvelous season filled with wonderful parties and new, generous hosts.
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Cultural Alliance offers grant workshop for Creative Impact Awards

This images is from the Cultural Alliance of York County's 2011 fundraising campaign.

Think of what York County could create with $70,000. That amount, or a portion of it, is available to agencies and individuals in the area who apply through a new grant program. The Cultural Alliance of York County will pilot the program — called the Creative Impact Awards — as part of an effort to open funding to more people. The money could be used for historical projects, education and strategic development — anything that has a significant and visible impact on the community. Read more.

Apply for a Creative Impact Award
Cultural Alliance of York County president Joanne Riley, who is also a grant writer, said she made the Creative Impact Awards grant application as simple as possible. Those interested can access it here. People can apply for any amount up to $70,000. The 2011 awards are not open to the alliance’s member agencies. Submissions are due Nov. 14. A panel will review the proposals, and Creative Impact Award recipients should be announced in the spring, Riley said.

Grant Workshop
Creative Impact Awards applications will be reviewed and questions will be taken at the workshop scheduled for 9 a.m. Oct. 14 at the Cultural Alliance Office, 14 W. Market St., York. RSVP at 812-9255 or

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Pick a pumpkin and carve it up for annual contest

Jack-o-lanterns are flickering to life all across York County. Give yours an evil grin and let it glow. But before your carved creature scares trick-or-treaters, enter it in the York Daily Record/Sunday News’ annual Pumpkin-Carving Contest. Check out the rules:

- Snap a picture of your pumpkin and upload it at Select the “Holidays” category and provide your full name, age, municipality and daytime phone number.
- Use a real pumpkin.
- Do not use stencils.
- Entries are due noon Oct. 21.
- Staff members will select their three favorite entries and award them prizes.

Find places to pick pumpkins and have more Halloween fun.

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‘Tree of Life’ at Capitol Theatre; cinema calendar

Capitol Cinema at the Capitol Theatre, 50 N. George St., York
– Brad Pitt and Sean Penn star in an impressionistic story of a 1950s Texas family in “The Tree of Life” (PG-13): 7 p.m. Oct. 21 and 22; 3 p.m. Oct. 23 [$7] Fri., Oct. 21 – 7:00pm
– Ludivine Sagnier and Oscar-nominee Kristin Scott Thomas star the tale of office politics “Love Crime” (NR): 7 p.m. Nov. 4 and 5; 3 p.m. Nov. 6 [$7]
– Read about movie screenings in conjunction with “Front Porch to Front Lines” at the Heritage Trust.

York College Film series
Showings are 7 p.m. in Humanities Center 218 unless otherwise listed. For details, call 815-1349. Films this season are as follows:
– “The Lives of Others” with professor Mary Boldt — Oct. 27
– “Margin Call” with producer Neal Dodson — Nov. 17

More film screenings in the area include:
– “The Phantom of the Opera”: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5 to Oct. 6 and Oct. 11 at Hanover Movies 16
– “To Kill A Mockingbird” (1962)– 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 10 in the Gibble Auditorium at Elizabethtown College
– — “Sophia’s Journey”: 7 p.m. Oct. 20 in Myers Auditorium at Millersville University

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