Faces of 3rd in the Burg – Gallery at Second

Gallery @ second

By Patrick A. Brinkerhoff A city’s form is shaped by the buildings that line its sky. Its soul is lifted by the faces of its arts.  The arts are reflected in everything we see, hear, and smell. They are a driving force in many communities enhancing education, trade and social interaction. The arts have built […]

Signature Canvas – To Feature the Fine Art of David Bottini

Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day 48×60 David Bottini is a favorite artist at Signature Canvas and we are very happy to show some of his beautiful paintings as well as a great interview.  I hope you enjoy his work!! – Alicia ‘Canvas Lady’   Canvas Lady: David, how long have you been painting?   David: “I had my […]

Musican and NPR Journalist PAUL BROWN appears in Harrisburg, PA on April 16, 2011


By Jess Hayden (AKA Folkmama) On Saturday, April 16, 2011 the Susquehanna Folk Music Society presents PAUL BROWN an old-time musician, producer and on-line journalist for NPR who will appear in concert with Ann Porcella, Bill Schmidt & John Schwab. The performance is   entitled “Old Time, New Times, Radio Days, Schoolhouse Nights” At 5:00 Paul […]

A Conversation with Ciaran Tourish from the Irish Band Altan

  By Jess Hayden (AKA Folkmama) March 1, 2011 Altan, one of Ireland’s premier traditional music bands is heading to the Carlisle Theater in Carlisle, PA for a performance on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 in honor of the band’s 25th anniversary.  On March 1st I spoke to one of the band’s fiddlers, Ciaran Tourish, from […]

Steve Rudolph – Jazz Pianist, Composer, Arranger and Educator

Steve Rudolph Hilton Jazz

As a jazz pianist, composer, arranger and educator, Steve Rudolph has had an inspiring career in his 40 years of professional music making. Jazz Improv magazine states, “Rudolph is a savvy, swinging, glimmering heavyweight… …simply outstanding.” The winner of the Jazziz Magazine Piano Competition at the Seven Springs Jazz Festival in 2000, he was also […]

Susquehanna Folk Music Society – John McCutcheon


by Jess Hayden A Conversation with John McCutcheon John McCutcheon is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist rooted in Appalachian Mountain traditions. His February 13th, 4 pm performance at the Yorktown Hotel located at 48 E. Market Street in York is sponsored by the Susquehanna Folk Music Society. Folkmama: How long have you been performing professionally? McCutcheon:  […]

Elena Lebedeva Millar-Classical Concert Pianist from Moldova

Elena Millar

Elena Sergeyevna Millar (née Lebedeva) was born the summer of 1983 in Chisinau, the capital city of Moldova, situated between Romania and Ukraine. Elena is a graduate of Rachmaninov College of Music, one of Russia’s oldest institutions for music education, founded in 1882 by the Imperial Russian Music Society.  Upon graduation, Elena entered the Moldova […]

Christina Heintzelman-Jones of Gallery Blu

Christina Heintzelman-Jones

In this, our first in a series of “snapshot” interviews with the movers, shakers, and really cool people of Central Pennsylvania’s burgeoning arts community, we had the pleasure of chatting with Christina Heintzelman-Jones, co-owner of Gallery Blu in midtown Harrisburg, PA. An accomplished photographer, Christina has her finger squarely on the pulse of the revitalizing […]