Watch ‘The Muppets’ trailer

Who is your favorite Muppet?

Here’s a post on the recent Google Doodle honoring Jim Henson.

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1701 Studio celebrates its one-year anniversary

Submitted; T.R. Kaltreider in 1701 preparing for the 'Planting Houses & Building Trees,' exhibit.

T.R. Kaltreider will celebrate the one-year anniversary of the 1701 Studio 5 to 11 p.m. Nov. 5 at 1701 S. Queen St., Spring Garden Township. The public is invited to stop by to check out the art. Beer and wine will be served.

Kaltreider grew up in York County, but left at age 13. After working in the film industry in Los Angeles for a few years, Kaltreider moved back to the area to be close to his family. Around that time, he also discovered a love of painting. He showed a few pieces in Baltimore. And when a family property – an old ski shop at 1701 S. Queen St., Spring Garden Township – was not rented out, he decided to make it a studio/gallery. He collaborated with Baltimore gallery owner and curator, Jordan Faye Block to open the doors to 1701. The gallery and artist space has held a studio tour and exhibition on the first Saturday of each month featuring works by Kaltreider along with visiting artists. This summer, work started on a Sculpture Garden that now features works by David Page, Stewart Watson, Donald Edwards and a growing installation by Willa Frazer.

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Find out where to check out fall foliage

Biology professors and meteorologists predict a good show this fall for leaf-peeping, according to an article by metro reporter Teresa Boeckel. Sunday might be the better day, because Saturday is expected to be windy. Both days are forecasted to be sunny. Check out a map of where to view nature’s show. Be sure to upload your photos with the location to

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Enter to win tickets to LeAnn Rimes, Plain White T’s

LeAnn Rimes will perform 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Pullo Center, 1031 Edgecomb Ave., Spring Garden Township. Plain White T’s hit the stage 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28. Click here for tickets or enter a contest to win them.

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FlipSide guide 10/13/11

Submitted; Brandon Heath

Find out what’s up this weekend. Read more in our newsletter.

— Brandon Heath’s “Leaving Eden Tour” with Britt Nicole comes to town 7 tonight at Penn State York’s Pullo Family Performing Arts Center, 1031 Edgecomb Ave., Spring Garden Township. Read an interview with Heath. [$19.50 and $15.50; Admission to a 5:30 p.m. sound check session is an additional $10]
— CapLive welcomes indie rockers Deer Tick back to town 8 p.m. Saturday at the Capitol Theatre, 50 N. George St., York. [$16]
— York Symphony Orchestra presents “Zuill Rules!” with cellist Zuill Bailey 8 p.m. Saturday at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St., York. [$25 to $65; Bailey will perform a free "Live at Lunch" show at noon Friday at the Strand.]
— Opera Lancaster presents “Cosi fan tutte” 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at High Performing Arts Center, 2176 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster. [$20 to $35]
— Pop group Hanson brings its “Musical Ride Tour” to the area 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, at the Chameleon Club, 223 N. Water St., Lancaster. Read an interview with the band. [$27.50 to $30]

— Celebrate the fifth anniversary of Club XS this month. Check out this weekend’s festivities.
— York College’s Cora Miller Gallery presents “Retrospective” featuring the artwork of Claudia DeMonte. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; the exhibit runs through Nov. 16. [Free]
— Check out the Annual Festival of Bands 7 p.m. Saturday at Littlestown Memorial Field, Maple Avenue, Littlestown. [$9 adults, $7 for students and senior citizens]

— Seafood lovers will flock to the 37th Annual Oyster Festival 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Agricultural & Industrial Museum, 217 W. Princess St., York. [Free, menu is a la carte]

Demi Lovato and Rascall Flatts tickets go on sale Friday.
— Also at Pullo: See “‘S Wonderful – The New Gershwin Musical” 3 p.m. Sunday. [$33]
— Also at Strand: Comedian Wanda Sykes will perform 7:30 p.m. Sunday. [$50, $54, $61]
— Read about the Civil War-era band Susquehanna Travellers, which is playing a New York flood benefit concert this weekend.

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Get tickets for Demi Lovato and other Hershey shows

Demi Lovato hit the road after the release of her new album “Unbroken.” The 10-date tour will make a stop 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Hershey Theatre, Tickets cost $49.50 and $39.50 and are available at Hershey Theatre Box Office, by phone at 534-3405 or online at

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14. The wristband policy will be in effect for this concert. Fans are permitted on Hershey Theatre property beginning at 7 a.m. Friday. Two hours prior to sale time, fans will be directed in front of Hershey Theatre Box Office, where they will be issued a numbered wristband. Wristbands are available for one hour, and at the conclusion of that hour, a selected fan will randomly select a wristband that will determine the line order.

More Hershey shows:
Third Day brings its “Make Your Move Tour” to the Giant Center, 550 W. Hersheypark Drive, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28. Tenth Avenue North and Trevor Morgan will open the show. Tickets cost $26.50 to $75.
Rascal Flatts will perform Jan. 14 at the Giant Center. Sara Evans and Hunter Hayes will open the show. Tickets cost $59.75, $39.75 and $25 and go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14.
The Harlem Globetrotters will hit the floor 7 p.m. March 23, 2012 at the Giant Center. Tickets cost $23 to $107 and go on sale 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 17.

Tickets to Giant Center shows are available at the box office, 550 W. Hersheypark Drive, online at or by phone at 534-3911.

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Susquehanna Folk looking for volunteers

The Susquehanna Folk Music Society hosts its Volunteer Celebration 1 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Fort Hunter Barn, 5300 N Front St, Harrisburg. There will be a free luncheon, live music, door prizes and a chance to sign up to help out at upcoming shows.

— Volunteers are needed to bring snacks for a bake sale, clean up and sell CDs at the Oct. 30 Kevin Burke and Cal Scott potluck and concert at the Fort Hunter Barn.
— Volunteers are needed for concert setup and breakdown as well as for the bake sale at the Nov. 12 Garnet Rogers potluck and concert at the Fort Hunter Barn.

Volunteers do no receive free admittance to Susquehanna Folk events, but there will be a drawing for two free tickets to the Susquehanna Folk event of choice to those who helped out in September and October. For details, call 763-5744 or email

Check out a video of Kevin Burke and Cal Scott:

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York’s Shane Free competing in ‘ABC’s Of Death’ short film contest

Check out some spooky short films just in time for Halloween. “ABC’s of Death” is a feature length film produced by Drafthouse Films in which 25 established directors were chosen to make a short film showcasing a death based off a letter in the alphabet. The letter “T” was made into a short film competition. The winner will become the 26th director in the feature length anthology. The top 10 films with the most votes move on to the final round in which the other 25 directors pick the winner. Voting continues through Oct. 31.

“T is for Table” is a short film directed by filmmaker Shane Free, who is competing in the worldwide ABC’s Of Death short film competition. Free is a graduate of West York High School and moved to Los Angeles to pursue filmmaking in 1999. He currently works as a senior creative editor. In an email message, Free wrote about the film: “T is for Table” is the story of two guys toying around with an antique table and reaping the consequences. Check it out and decide what film to vote for. (Warning: There will be blood.)

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York JCC hosts Adult Apple Party, film festival

Spicy Appletini from

Who doesn’t love apple season? Here’s a perfect excuse to eat and drink the fabulous fruit: The York Jewish Community Center hosts an Adult Apple Party 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at the JCC, 2000 Hollywood Drive, York Township. The JCC provides the first batch of appletinis and apple wine as well as coffee, tea and non-alcoholic apple cider. Tables, utensils and music will also be provided. Admission is $5. Guests are asked to bring a friend (or a few) as well as a drink, meat-less dish or dessert to share. Check out more event details.

JCC hosts film festival:
The York Jewish Film Festival kicks off at 3 p.m. Nov. 6 at Frank Theatres Queensgate Stadium 13, 2067 Springwood Road in York Township.

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Strand-Capitol hosts Town Hall and Programming Roundtable

FlipSide file; The Capitol Theatre shown here in 2008.

Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St., York, hosts a Town Hall and Programming Roundtable at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 30. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Get an inside look at how the Strand-Capitol selects artists and performances. Share your thoughts on acts you’d like to see on stage. Ask questions and share feedback. Admission is free, but space is limited. RSVP online, by phone 846-1111 or via email at Please include “Town Hall” in the subject line as well as your address and how many are in your party. Reservations are due by Wednesday, Nov. 23.

Other arts news:
York City School Board meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, might determine the fate of New Hope Academy Charter School’s performing arts program. The meeting will be at 31 N. Pershing Ave. New Hope announced in June that it would offer the program in partnership with the Strand-Capitol and planned to open it to students from other districts. The program presented “Jesus Christ Superstar” in July at the Capitol Theatre in York. At an August meeting, the York City School Board questioned whether New Hope needed a charter amendment to include students from other schools. Stay tuned for updates about the arts program.
YorkArts Annual Meeting will be 4:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at YorkArts, 10 N. Beaver St., York. Guests can enjoy light refreshments, meet board members and staff and get a sneak peek at our new strategic plan and check out the exhibit,” Biological Aesthetics: Investigating The Art In Science.” RSVP at 848-3200 or by Oct. 15.
Seven York County creative projects receive funding

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