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1:00 pm

State College Area High School Thespians

December 31, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Community Room, State College Municipal Building, 243 South Allen Street
State College, PA 16801 United States
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Join the State College Area High School Thespians for a royal New Year’s Eve Ball featuring some princesses and princes and a few surprise guests. Each will have a musical story to share and will interact with all of the guests at the ball. The program is especially suitable for children. A First Night Button is required...

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1:30 pm

Arietta Women’s Ensemble

December 31, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
University Baptist & Brethren Church, 411 South Burrowes Street
State College, PA 16801 United States
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Arietta Women’s Ensemble, was founded in 2001 by a group of musicians who did not want to give up singing during the State College Choral Society summer hiatus. Since its inception, Arietta has performed with the State College Choral Society, and at national conferences at Penn State in addition to performing for church, community and...

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2:00 pm

Middle-earth Studios presents The Legend of the Unicorn

December 31, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Westminster Hall, State College Presbyterian Church, 132 West Beaver Avenue
State College, PA 16801 United States
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Since ancient times storytelling has enchanted people of all ages. Middle-earth Studios’ kind of story-telling is an interactive celebration that brings out the kid in everyone.  Anyone can be a part of our story and they costume up to 100 people from the crowd.  For days afterwards you’ll still hear people talking about the show...

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Centred Outdoors First Night Hike

December 31, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sidney Friedman Park, 241 South Fraser Street
State College, PA 16801 United States
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Bundle up to join Centred Outdoors for an urban excursion this New Year’s Eve.  The First Night Guided Walk will begin at ClearWater Conservancy’s ice sculpture in Sidney Friedman Park at noon. We will walk for approximately 45 minutes through the numerous ice sculptures around town and end at the Centred Outdoors Resolution Tree at...

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Happy Valley Improv

December 31, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Blue Brick Theatre, 209 W. Calder Way
State College, PA 16801 United States
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Happy Valley Improv is State College's premier longform improv company, bringing the art of improvisation to Centre County through performances, classes, workshops, and community outreach. Started by four improvisers in the basement of a church in early 2017, the group now consists of seventeen company members performing a variety of improv styles and forms at...

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Altoona Brass Collective

December 31, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sanctuary, State College Presbyterian Church, 132 West Beaver Avenue
State College, PA 16801 United States
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The Altoona Brass Collective was formed in 2017 by musicians in the central Pennsylvania area sharing a love of brass instruments, quality music, and live performance. All of ABC’s repertoire has been written specifically for the ensemble.  The members of the band have strong local ties, having attended the music schools of Clarion University, Duquesne...

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2:30 pm

Rick Hirsch 5

December 31, 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 250 East College Avenue
State College, PA 16801 United States
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This dynamic quintet performs classic tunes by Horace Silver, Yusef Lateef, Eddie Harris, Bobby Timmons, Brian Blade, Arthur Goldstein in a tribute to soul jazz pioneers. Lancaster-based saxophonist Ryan Kauffman is a member of the Harrisburg Jazz Collective and the NakedEye Ensemble. Kevin Lowe is the drummer in the Zeropoint Big Band, Erin Condo &...

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3:00 pm

State College Area High School Thespians

December 31, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Room, State College Municipal Building, 243 South Allen Street
State College, PA 16801 United States
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Join the State College Area High School Thespians for a royal New Year’s Eve featuring some princesses and princes and a few surprise guests. Each will have a musical story to share and will interact with all of the guests at the ball. The program is especially suitable for children. A First Night Button is required for...

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3:30 pm

Black Cat Belly Dance

December 31, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
University Baptist & Brethren Church, 411 South Burrowes Street
State College, PA 16801 United States
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Shannon Bishop is the owner and director of Black Cat Belly Dance, State College’s only dance school devoted to the dances of Egypt. She has been teaching Egyptian raqs sharqi as well as the folkloric dances of Egypt for over ten years and performs across the east coast. She has studied and performed in Egypt,...

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Mr. Music, Lenny Tepsich (free)

December 31, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Arcade, Schlow Centre Region Library

Guitar in one hand and his audience in the other, Lenny Tepsich greets children and they light up with anticipation.  When he leaves, they never forget having met Mr. Music.  He motivates kids with simple songs sung by children for generations as well as original tunes he writes just for them.  In 1988, his daughter’s...

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Jay Vonada Quartet

December 31, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 208 West Foster Avenue
State College, PA 16801 United States
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We are delighted to welcome trombonist Jay Vonada with a new band. For this show he’ll be performing with, Melanie Morrison on vocals, Chris Coyne on guitar, and Jeff Beck on bass. Jay is a veteran of the local music scene and has performed at many regional festivals and events including both the Central Pennsylvania...

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Jonathan Burns

December 31, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
State Theatre, 130 West College Avenue
State College, PA 16801 United States
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Born with the gifts of flexibility, curiosity, and goofiness, Jonathan Burns now uses these unique talents to astonish audiences around the globe. Over the course of his career, Jonathan has appeared on America’s Got Talent, Penn & Teller Fool Us, The Late Late Show with James Corden, and Many More! He’s been dubbed “Extremely funny”...

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4:00 pm

Middle-earth Studios presents The Legend of the Unicorn

December 31, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Westminster Hall, State College Presbyterian Church, 132 West Beaver Avenue
State College, PA 16801 United States
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Since ancient times storytelling has enchanted people of all ages. Middle-earth Studios’ kind of story-telling is an interactive celebration that brings out the kid in everyone.  Anyone can be a part of our story and they costume up to 100 people from the crowd.  For days afterwards you’ll still hear people talking about the show...

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4:30 pm

Happy Valley Improv

December 31, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Blue Brick Theatre, 209 W. Calder Way
State College, PA 16801 United States
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Happy Valley Improv is State College's premier longform improv company, bringing the art of improvisation to Centre County through performances, classes, workshops, and community outreach. Started by four improvisers in the basement of a church in early 2017, the group now consists of seventeen company members performing a variety of improv styles and forms at...

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Erin Condo & the Hoofties

December 31, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 250 East College Avenue
State College, PA 16801 United States
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Erin Condo and the Hoofties are a Central Pennsylvania-based band playing original music that borrows from rock, soul, jazz, and country traditions.  Erin is joined by local jazz legends Rick Hirsch on saxophone and Kevin Lowe on drums, and local rock staples John Kennedy on bass and Bill Wilgus on guitar.  Together as Erin Condo...

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Li Liu

December 31, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Penn State Downtown Theatre Center, 146 South Allen Street
State College, PA 16801 United States
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Li Liu was born in Shenyang in northeast China, and began acrobatic training when she was six years old. Shortly thereafter she was chosen to attend The Chinese National Circus School in Beijing. For many years Ms. Liu traveled extensively throughout Europe, Africa and Asia with The Liaoning Acrobatic Arts Troupe. She performed with Zirkus...

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5:00 pm

Ramalama

December 31, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
University Baptist & Brethren Church, 411 South Burrowes Street
State College, PA 16801 United States
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Doo-wop is a genre of music that was developed in urban Black communities in the 1940s, achieving mainstream popularity in the 1950s and early 1960s. Built upon vocal harmony, doo-wop was one of the most mainstream, pop-oriented R&B styles of the time. Doo-wop features vocal group harmony, nonsense syllables, a simple beat, sometimes little or...

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Toot-in-Common

December 31, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 208 West Foster Avenue
State College, PA 16801 United States
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After returning from a tour of the Baltic States with the International Flute Orchestra, Judy Moore was inspired to form State College’s flute choir, Toot-in-Common. The group’s repertoire consists of popular and classical favorites arranged for flute choir and works written especially for flute choir. Instrumentation includes one piccolo, six to eight C flutes, two...

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David Darwin

December 31, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Community Room, State College Municipal Building, 243 South Allen Street
State College, PA 16801 United States
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You may have seen Dave on NBC's "America's Got Talent" or on CBS’s "Late Late Show with James Corden". Dave presents a One Man Sideshow of juggling, comedy and vaudeville. Fun for the whole family with lots of audience participation. Dave presents a fun juggling show that entertains the children with his skills and keeps the...

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6:00 pm

Live Mannequins

December 31, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Appalachian Outdoors, 123 South Allen Street
State College, PA 16801 United States
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The State College High School Thespians perform as live mannequins in the window as they demonstrate, in a theatrical performance at least, that teenagers can go for minutes without texting or otherwise looking at their phones.        

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Kristi Jean and Her Ne’er-Do-Wells

December 31, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sanctuary, State College Presbyterian Church, 132 West Beaver Avenue
State College, PA 16801 United States
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Texas native Kristi Jean brings her acclaimed country-infused twang to bear on a collection of feisty songs that reflect the moment in time when country and rhythm and blues begat rockabilly and rock ‘n’ roll. Like her heroes, Kristi was raised on traditional country music played through an AM radio; but her independent spirit drove...

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6:30 pm

The JANO Duo

December 31, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 208 West Foster Avenue
State College, PA 16801 United States
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The JANO Duo was formed in 2012 by flutist, Naomi Seidman, and cellist Jonathan Dexter who also happen to be married. Dedicated to expanding the repertoire for the flute and cello they have been a part of a number of commissions for the ensemble. Naomi and Jon both teach at Penn State University and enjoy Central...

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7:00 pm

Below Centre

December 31, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
University Baptist & Brethren Church, 411 South Burrowes Street
State College, PA 16801 United States
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Instruments that play the bass parts are often the unsung heroes of the symphonic band. The public can name famous trumpeters and flutists, but it’s pretty difficult to name a famous euphonium player, or even spell euphonium for that matter. The musicians of Below Centre might just change that, as they a play under the...

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Li Liu

December 31, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Penn State Downtown Theatre Center, 146 South Allen Street
State College, PA 16801 United States
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Li Liu was born in Shenyang in northeast China, and began acrobatic training when she was six years old. Shortly thereafter she was chosen to attend The Chinese National Circus School in Beijing. For many years Ms. Liu traveled extensively throughout Europe, Africa and Asia with The Liaoning Acrobatic Arts Troupe. She performed with Zirkus...

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Light Up Downtown

December 31, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza, South Fraser Street
State College, Pennsylvania 16801
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Light Up Downtown, sponsored by the Downtown State College Improvement District started on November 18 and continues through January 2. Look for the seasonal decorations in several downtown business district locations as you do your holiday shopping. A brief New Year’s Eve light show will be presented on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza on...

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David Darwin

December 31, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, State College Municipal Building, 243 South Allen Street
State College, PA 16801 United States
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You may have seen Dave on NBC's "America's Got Talent" or on CBS’s "Late Late Show with James Corden". Dave presents a One Man Sideshow of juggling, comedy and vaudeville. Fun for the whole family with lots of audience participation. Dave presents a fun juggling show that entertains the children with his skills and keeps the...

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7:30 pm

Jonathan Burns

December 31, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
State Theatre, 130 West College Avenue
State College, PA 16801 United States
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Born with the gifts of flexibility, curiosity, and goofiness, Jonathan Burns now uses these unique talents to astonish audiences around the globe. Over the course of his career, Jonathan has appeared on America’s Got Talent, Penn & Teller Fool Us, The Late Late Show with James Corden, and Many More! He’s been dubbed “Extremely funny”...

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8:00 pm

Natascha & the Spy Boys

December 31, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 250 East College Avenue
State College, PA 16801 United States
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Natascha & The Spy Boys play an eclectic mix of blues, jazz & swing, their musical stylings evoking the smoky atmosphere of a 1920s Berlin nightclub. With John "JT" Thompson on keys, Jeff Brozena on drums, Robert Gardner on bass, and Doug McMinn on sax & clarinet. A First Night Button is required for this performance.  

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Callanish

December 31, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sanctuary, State College Presbyterian Church, 132 West Beaver Avenue
State College, PA 16801 United States
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Callanish, a Celtic band based in central Pennsylvania, plays Irish and Scottish music in the traditional style. Its repertoire includes lively jigs and reels, haunting airs, and rollicking songs from Ireland, Scotland, and elsewhere in the British Isles. The four women of Callanish are Patty Lambert, Betsy Gamble, Louisa Smith, and Holly Foy.  Patty Lambert...

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8:30 pm

State College Area High School Jazz Band

December 31, 2021 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
University Baptist & Brethren Church, 411 South Burrowes Street
State College, PA 16801 United States
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The State College Area High School Jazz Band is among the finest in the United States and has an international reputation for excellence. The band has received over 40 years of superior ratings in festivals and has travelled to Europe 8 times over the past 30 years to perform at various jazz festivals including both the Vienna...

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Happy Valley Improv

December 31, 2021 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Blue Brick Theatre, 209 W. Calder Way
State College, PA 16801 United States
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Happy Valley Improv is State College's premier longform improv company, bringing the art of improvisation to Centre County through performances, classes, workshops, and community outreach. Started by four improvisers in the basement of a church in early 2017, the group now consists of seventeen company members performing a variety of improv styles and forms at...

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Tussey Mountain Moonshiners

December 31, 2021 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 208 West Foster Avenue
State College, PA 16801 United States
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Tussey Mountain Moonshiners is a progressive bluegrass/Americana band from central Pennsylvania. A Moonshiners performance features dynamic songwriting, singing, and strong improvisational musicianship from all five members, as the band creates energy and joy with audiences at every live show. In 2010, the band won the prestigious DelFest Bluegrass Band Competition in Cumberland, Maryland. A First Night...

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9:30 pm

Li Liu

December 31, 2021 @ 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Penn State Downtown Theatre Center, 146 South Allen Street
State College, PA 16801 United States
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Li Liu was born in Shenyang in northeast China, and began acrobatic training when she was six years old. Shortly thereafter she was chosen to attend The Chinese National Circus School in Beijing. For many years Ms. Liu traveled extensively throughout Europe, Africa and Asia with The Liaoning Acrobatic Arts Troupe. She performed with Zirkus...

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David Darwin

December 31, 2021 @ 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Community Room, State College Municipal Building, 243 South Allen Street
State College, PA 16801 United States
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You may have seen Dave on NBC's "America's Got Talent" or on CBS’s "Late Late Show with James Corden". Dave presents a One Man Sideshow of juggling, comedy and vaudeville. Fun for the whole family with lots of audience participation. Dave presents a fun juggling show that entertains the children with his skills and keeps the...

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10:00 pm

Andy Tolins & Richard Sleigh

December 31, 2021 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
University Baptist & Brethren Church, 411 South Burrowes Street
State College, PA 16801 United States
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Guitarist and vocalist Andy Tolins is joined by harmonica guru Richard Sleigh. These two musicians have been fixtures in Central Pennsylvania music scene for many years and can be found performing with several different groups at regional venues. The multi-talented duo performs blues, jazz, country, Celtic, soul, r&b as well as original tunes.  A First Night...

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Jon Rounds and Bruce Truitt

December 31, 2021 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sanctuary, State College Presbyterian Church, 132 West Beaver Avenue
State College, PA 16801 United States
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Jon Rounds, songwriter and acoustic guitarist. began his musical career in State College in the 1970s as the lead guitarist for the folk/country singer Bob Dear, whose repertoire included songs by Guy Clark, Gordon Lightfoot, Jerry Jeff Walker, and early Bob Dylan that would become part of the Americana canon long before the genre was...

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Jonathan Burns

December 31, 2021 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
State Theatre, 130 West College Avenue
State College, PA 16801 United States
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Born with the gifts of flexibility, curiosity, and goofiness, Jonathan Burns now uses these unique talents to astonish audiences around the globe. Over the course of his career, Jonathan has appeared on America’s Got Talent, Penn & Teller Fool Us, The Late Late Show with James Corden, and Many More! He’s been dubbed “Extremely funny”...

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The Gill Street Band

December 31, 2021 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 250 East College Avenue
State College, PA 16801 United States
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The Gill Street Band is a 9-piece classic funk/soul/r&b band with perhaps the hardest working 4-piece horn section east of the Mississippi, or, at least in the Borough of State College. Performing the funkiest classic soul and horn music throughout the Commonwealth, The Gill Street Band is fronted by dynamic singer-dancer Joy Marie, who is...

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10:30 pm

Happy Valley Improv

December 31, 2021 @ 10:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Blue Brick Theatre, 209 W. Calder Way
State College, PA 16801 United States
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Happy Valley Improv is State College's premier longform improv company, bringing the art of improvisation to Centre County through performances, classes, workshops, and community outreach. Started by four improvisers in the basement of a church in early 2017, the group now consists of seventeen company members performing a variety of improv styles and forms at...

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