Wednesday, September 19, 2018


An artist’s rendering of The Tower of Voices, which is a ninety-three feet tall musical instrument holding forty wind chimes, representing the forty passengers and crew members of Flight 93. The intent is to create a set of forty tones (voices) that can connote through consonance the serenity and nobility of the site while also through dissonance recalling the event that consecrated the site. (Artwork courtesy of bioLinia and Paul Murdoch Architects.)

SOMERSET, PA. – The fourth annual Walk 93 will take place this Saturday, September 22 during National Public Lands Day. Pets are welcome to join their pet families for the memorial walk as Flight 93 National Memorial works towards launching its very first “Bark Ranger Program.” Participants will also have an opportunity to view the new Flight 93 film produced by Wild Excellence Films in the Learning Center before the walk begins.

Family member Deborah Borza will once again speak to event participants in the Learning Center before the ranger-led walk down the memorial’s 2.28-mile trail network begins. The immersive program will include interpretive stops along the trail to tell the story of the 40 brave passenger and crew members. Participants will have the opportunity to tour the Visitor Center as well as see the newly dedicated Tower of Voices after the walk concludes. Borza’s daughter, Deora Frances Bodley, was the youngest passenger on board United Flight 93 at just 20 years old.

This year, nearly 150 participants are registered for the walk which is raising funds to support the development of a picnic pavilion area at the memorial in 2019. Although registration is closed, individuals may support the walk remotely as a virtual walker by donating the $25 registration fee through the Friends of Flight 93 website at, just leave the comment “Walk 93” at the bottom of the donation page. Title sponsors for this year’s walk include FedEx Ground and UPMC Health Plan. 

New this year, participants were able to select a team captain to walk with. The Friendly competition with sponsors, local businesses and groups on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter helped to increase event participation and spread the walk message around local communities. The team captain with the most walkers will be recognized on event day and receive a special prize from the Walk 93 team!

Registration is from 8:00-9:00 am. This walk is non-competitive and meant to encourage reflection about the events of September 11, 2001. Rangers and event staff will offer insight into the architectural design of the memorial, the living memorial landscape and sustainable initiatives at Flight 93 including the new honey bee home project.

The Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial, National Park Service, and Leadership Somerset County are asking the community to join them and “walk to remember” on September 22. This event is a way to pay tribute to the 40 Heroes, raise awareness and foster volunteerism, membership and stewardship at the memorial.

Renaissance City Choir 2018 Pride Concert to benefit WCGSA, Inc.

The Renaissance City Choir of Pittsburgh will present a musical performance, “Joined by Heart, Love Will Always Win” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2017, at The CENTER on Strawberry, 59 E. Strawberry Avenue, Washington. The venue is wheel-chair accessible.  

Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Washington County Gay Straight Alliance, Inc.’s Scholarship Fund.    

Tickets to the Oct. 6th performance are available at:  or at the door; Adults $25, Students $10.  

Ticket holders are invited to stay for a reception following the concert to meet the performers. 
The WCGSA, Inc. has facilitated a peer group for LGBTQA youth and provided resources, programming, and social opportunities to the community since 2005. For more information visit  


Now through Sept. 26, select three or more ballets and save an extra 10%.
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City of Asylum now offers its very own greeting cards!

 Each features an image of one of our four Sampsonia Way "house publications" (the Exiled Writers' homes). 

The cards are available in City of Asylum Bookstore, and very soon they will be available to purchase on our website. Individual cards are $3.00 and include an envelope. Four packs (one of each card) and eight packs (two of each card) are available for $10 and $20.  


A contemporary chamber ensemble that challenges the boundaries of performance and celebrates women as leaders in the arts. Commissioned by Kamratōn, the opera is composed by Curtis Rumrill and librettist Zachary Webber, and will be premiered under the musical direction of Daniel Curtis, by Kamratōn, Quince Ensemble, and Shana Simmons Dance.

Her Holiness, The Winter Dog
In a dystopian future, humans cause the extinction of all animals. Now they must use humans to replace their sacred pets. To protect their status and religious values, three sisters hire a guardian of faith who dresses and lives as a dog. As their spiritual leader, The Winter Dog incites change— but not in the way they expect.

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Cashore Marionettes Open W&J’s 2018-19 Arts Series

Elephant - Cashore- Life in Motiuon Credit: Carl Deutsch

Unmatched in artistry, grace and refinement of movement, the internationally acclaimed Cashore Marionettes redefine the art of puppetry. The moving and humorous performance has astounded audiences in Europe, the Far East and across North America including stops at the Kennedy Center, Annenberg Center, Kravis Center, and many others.

In the performance Life in Motion, Joseph Cashore presents his collection of marionette masterworks. Characters of depth, integrity, and humanity are portrayed in a full evening unlike anything else in theater today. The performance is a series of scenes taken from everyday life and set to beautiful music by composers such as Beethoven, Vivaldi, Strauss, and Copland. Through a combination of virtuoso manipulation, humor, pathos, classic music, and poetic insight, The Cashore Marionettes take the audience on a journey that celebrates the richness of life. Life in Motion is a powerful, entertaining, surprising, theatrically satisfying, one-of-a-kind evening for adults and young adults.

Joseph Cashore has received numerous awards for his artistry including a Pew Fellowship for Performance Art, based upon his artistic accomplishment; a Henson Foundation Grant, an award intended to help promote puppetry to adult audiences; and a Citation of Excellence from the UNIMA-USA, the highest honor an American puppeteer can receive. The Cashore Marionettes are so well conceived and projected, the movement so convincing, the illusion so powerful, that the result is a compelling, unforgettable, theatrical experience.

Stu 1173 Credit:Stuart-Dahne Photography

The Olin Fine Arts Center is located on the campus of Washington & Jefferson College, 285 E Wheeling St, Washington, PA 15301. Pricing for Arts Series events is $12 for general admission; $10 for Seniors (60+), Alumni & Non-W&J Students; and $7 for children (12 and younger). Additional ticking info is available here: 

Priority Ticket Offer: Fiddler on the Roof

Fiddler on the Roof

November 20-25, 2018
Benedum Center

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Tony®-winning director Bartlett Sher brings his fresh take on a beloved masterpiece to life as FIDDLER ON THE ROOF begins a North American tour direct from Broadway. A wonderful cast and a lavish orchestra tell this heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and the timeless traditions that define faith and family. To love! To life!

Enter promo code TRADITION to purchase tickets before 
they go on sale to the public on Friday, September 21 at 9:00 am.

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Groups 10+ Call 412-471-6930