York Folk, AMT announce 2011-12 lineups

(Video: ‘It’s So Hard To Stop’ by Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys)
York Folk: Traditional Arts in Action — a concerts series developed by the Susquehanna Folk Music Society and the York County Convention and Visitors Bureau — kicks off this fall. The series is made possible in part by a grant from the Pennsylvania Humanities Council. Performers include Irish string ensemble Téada, Zydeco act Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys and Mother-daughter klezmer band The Fabulous Shpielkes. For details and tickets, call 319-8409 or visit BrownPaperTickets.com. For details about the rest of Susquehanna Folk’s 2011-12 season, visit www.sfmsfolk.org.
Bill Engvall, George Jones, the Temptations, Riverdance and Howie Mandel are headed to Lancaster, according to the recently released 2011-12 schedule for the American Music Theatre. Other acts include “Stomp,” “Cats,” Wynonna Judd, Travis Tritt, The Oak Ridge Boys and Charlie Thomas and the Drifters. Check out the entire lineup.

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Pay what you can for YSO concert

York Symphony Orchestra will present a “Pay What You Can Concert” to kick off its 2011-12 Season and thank the community for its support.
Visitors can make a donation or pay nothing to see YSO perform with Los Angeles a cappella group Beachfront Property 7:30 p.m. Sept. 2 at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St., York.
Specialty frozen drinks will be offered in the Strand lobby, and Chilly Dilly’s ice cream will be available for purchase. All proceed from the “Pay What You Can Concert” will benefit the YSO. (Photo: Beachfront Property)

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Brantley Gilbert added to York Fair country stage; Tickets on sale for Plain White T’s at Pullo Center

Brantley Gilbert has been added to WGTY-FM (107.7)’s Great Country free country stage during the 2011 York Fair. (Read what he had to say in May at the Willie Nelson Country Throwdown at Sovereign Bank Stadium.) See him at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 10. Check out the rest of the lineup. All concerts are free with admission to the fair and will take place at the Great Country Radio Stage near Memorial Hall unless otherwise stated. Seating is first come, first serve. For details, visit www.wgty.com.
Penn State York‘s Pullo Family Performing Arts Center welcomes rock group the Plain White T’s to its stage 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28.Tickets cost $50 and $37 and went on sale today. Tickets can be purchased at the Pullo Center Box Office, 1031 Edgecomb Ave., Spring Garden Township; by phone at 505-8900 or online at thepullocenter.com. For details about the band, visit plainwhitets.com. Remember their stuck-in-your-head tune “Hey There Delilah”? Check out the video:

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New cake pop trend sticks in York County

Modern society digests information in less than 200 characters. It was only a matter of time before cake went mobile. Cupcakes — like clunky old cell phones — are being downsized. Streamlined sweets known as cake pops are the confectionery equivalent of a tweet — Small bites. Big impact.
Many credit Angie Dudley with starting the trend. Her blog bakerella.com and bestselling books have inspired bakers around the globe. Even Starbucks recently started selling Petites — cake pops in flavors such as rocky road and tiramisu.
The trend is also popping up in York County at Outside the Cake Box and Kima’s Konfections.
Update: There will be a ribbon cutting for Outside The Cake Box, LLC at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 1 at YorKitchen, 37 W. Clarke Ave., York (near Central Market).

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Win tickets to Broadway shows in Hershey

Enter the York Daily Record/Sunday News’ Hershey Theatre Broadway Series Subscription Giveaway. One winner will be chosen to receive four tickets to each of the following shows from Hershey Theatre’s Broadway Series:
– “A Christmas Story: The Musical,” which runs Nov. 8 to 13
– “Shrek The Musical,” which runs Dec. 27 to Jan. 1, 2012
– “West Side Story,” which runs March 20 to 25, 2012
– “Memphis,” which runs April 10 to 15, 2012
– “Mamma Mia!” which runs June 26 to July 1, 2012
– “Beauty and the Beast,” which runs July 24 to 29, 2012
Click here to enter. Or, search for York Daily Record/Sunday News on Facebook. Then, click the Hershey Theatre Broadway Series Subscription Giveaway tab on the left part of the page. The last day to enter is Monday, Aug. 15.

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Pick up a putter for the Minigolf Marathon

The third annual Minigolf Marathon runs noon Friday, Aug. 12, to noon Saturday, Aug. 13 at Heritage Hills, 2700 Mount Rose Ave., York Township. Guests can stop by anytime in between for a round of mini golf. A Midnight Madness event will run 10 p.m. Aug 12 to 2 a.m. Aug. 13 and will feature music, free food and prizes. Cost is $5 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger. Proceeds benefit York County Children’s Advocacy Center.

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Festival Forecast: Tomato Fest

picresized_1313003640_tomato.jpgWho says the best tomatoes are red? At Horn Farm Center, heirloom varieties including cherokee purple, green zebra and yellow brandywine take root. From noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, the Hellam Township farm will host Tomato Fest. The fest stands as an event on its own, but it also serves as a final destination for the York County Farm Stands Tour. (Read the juicy details here.) Admission to the fest is free; some charges apply to activities. The farm is at 4945 Horn Road. Read on for more fest fun.
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Fresh idea: Take the York County Farm Stands Tour

buylocal.jpg Summer is a great time to bite into fresh produce. Sample local harvests during the York County Farm Stands Tour. Visit farmstands from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13. Obtain a Farmstand Tour
Passport at any participating location and have it stamped as you make your way around the county. After successfully visiting four farmstands, enjoy free ice cream and peaches
from noon to 3 p.m. at the finale locations:
– “Tomato Fest” at Horn Farm Center for Agricultural Education
York County 4-H
Visit these farmstands during the tour:
– Triple “A” Dwarf Acres at Newberrytown Peddlers Market
Sunnyside Farm
Brown’s Farm Market & Garden Center (North)
Central Market House
Flinchbaugh’s Orchard & Farm Market
Dietz Produce
– Kenmar Farms, Ronald & Carolyn Markey, 335 Indian Rock Dam Road
Miller Plant Farm
Sonnewald Natural Foods
Brown’s Orchards & Farm Market (South)
Family Tree Farm
The Markets at Shrewsbury
Spoutwood Farm CSA
Naylor Wine Cellars
Shaw Orchards

Read all about it.

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York Gay Pride Events scheduled Aug. 12 to 14

YorkGayPride.jpg Wave the rainbow this weekend during York Gay Pride Events at Club XS, 36 West 11th Ave., York:
Friday, Aug. 12: Festivities kick off with a foam party featuring DJs Luke and Seth Gold
Saturday, Aug. 13: A street festival will be held at noon followed by a stage show at 4 p.m. and a dance party starting at 7 p.m., with DJs Kuhmeleon, Drew G and MC/DJ Chi Chi LaRue.
Sunday, Aug. 14: Grab some brunch at noon and check out a wrestling event at 4 p.m., followed by a pizza karaoke at 8 p.m.
Proceeds will benefit the annual Black and White Party to help people with HIV/AIDS.

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