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Album Review- Hear Tonight

Album Review- Hear Tonight

Dan Carmichael, Staff Writer

September 2, 2016

Straight out of California, PA comes a band with skill beyond their years. Hear Tonight is a made up of five musicians and they just released their first full length album this summer. After debuting with their first EP in the summer of 2015, the band got to work for the year by playing shows, mastering...

Sweet Movie Reviews with Jonathan Hershey

Sweet Movie Reviews with Jonathan Hershey

Jonathan Hershey, Staff Writer

September 1, 2016

Space Jam was a 90’s classic featuring all-star basketball player Michael Jordan as well as other players like Larry Bird, Larry Johnson and actor Bill Murray. The Looney Tunes film was a hit among children and adults. The movie has a good message of showing how team work can be used to defeat “The...

Album Review – Glass Animals

Album Review - Glass Animals

Dan Carmichael, Staff Writer

August 31, 2016

How to Be a Human Being – Glass Animals Hailing from Oxford, England, Glass Animals formed in 2012, put out their first album in 2014 and broke the idea of a sophomore slump with their second album, “How to Be a Human Being” just a few weeks ago. The main genre of Glass Animals is indie ro...

Riverfest: The Start of a New Tradition

Members of Underground Cafe pose with Tim Litvin after his show.

Jessica Crosson, Entertainment Editor

August 29, 2016

The weather was hot and the event was new but that didn't stop both the students of California University of Pennsylvania and the members of the California borough from coming out and enjoying the Riverfest festival. Riverfest, usually only ran by the California borough, was in full swing this past...

Todrick Hall performs for Cal U Students

Jessica Crosson, Staff Writer

April 25, 2016

Broadway Actor, YouTube Sensation with over 2.1 million subscribers, and American Idol Finalist: Todrick Hall performed at Cal U last Wednesday. Hall has been recently named one of Forbe’s Top 30 Under 30 Entertainers. He has choreographed for Beyoncé and starred in the opening number in the 2014...

Philadelphia Native Ran’D Shine Brings Magic to Cal U

Ran’D Shine, who got his start in magic when he was in graduate school at Penn State University, wowed the crowd with card tricks and mind reading.

Jess Crosson, Cal Times Contributor

April 8, 2016

    On March 30, Philadelphia native Ran’D Shine performed a comedic magic show in the Vulcan Theater. Before being brought to Cal U, Shine has had plenty of other performances. Some events Shine performed at were the "Salute to Heroes" at the 44th Presidential Inauguration Banquet and Ball in 2009...

Making a Musical

Making a Musical

April 8, 2016

Not many young adults can say they have developed a musical production in their spare time.  Dominic and Anthony Carrola are not like most young adults. Debuting on April 7, the musical Yet Another Funeral is a collaboration  between the Carrola brothers that has been a long time in the making.  The two brothers have compl...

Albums of the Week

Albums of the Week

Dan Carmichael, Cal Times Contributor

March 25, 2016

Ultimate Care II - Matmos The two albums I will be discussing this week are very irregular to the music world. The first, by Matmos, includes a 38 minute long track created only through the sounds of a washing machine. Matmos, an experimental, electronic music duo from San Francisco, has recently rel...

Cal Rocks Campus

Cal Rocks Campus

Jessica Crosson, Cal Times Contributor

February 26, 2016

Last Friday night, the theatre department and the Student Activities Board teamed up to create a night of music. Eight very different bands took to the main stage of Steele Hall to compete for a chance to win $500 and the opportunity to perform with the Washington Symphony Orchestra. The event was free...

When Shakespeare meets Seuss

The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet took over the Blaney Theatre in Steele Hall last weekend. The fun, light-hearted performance had four different shows, and served as this year’s freshmen show.

Claudia Pehowic, Cal Times Contributor

November 16, 2015

From the very minute I heard about The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet, I imaged plenty of rhyming, big hairdos, tall and striped hats, and ridiculously-named animals.  Surprisingly, I found myself enjoying the Seussification of Romeo and Juliet in a very adult way.  The Department of Theater and ...

Haunted House of the Week

Haunted House of the Week

Dan Carmichael, Cal Times Contributor

October 22, 2015

Located in Uniontown, Haunted Hills Estate is a fun haunted attractions you can visit this October. The whole attraction comes complete with up to three different events you can take place in. This haunt is open from Thursday-Sunday until the end of October and then again on Nov. 7 for a special cha...

Haunted House of the Week

Haunted House of the Week

Dan Carmichael, Cal Times Contributor

October 8, 2015

The Demon House is located close to California University of Pennsylvania in Monongahela, Pa.  Legend holds that this house, the one that delivers a great thrill, is the site of an old burial ground for past inhabitants of Monongahela.  It is said that this is one of the haunted houses that actually is considered to be haunted....

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