Coming In July…..The Belmonts

ABOUT THE BELMONTS

Angelo D’Aleo, Fred Milano, and Carlo Mastrangelo were all friends from the area around Arthur Avenue in the Bronx. They attended Roosevelt High School and hung out together. They began singing together and named themselves The Belmonts after the street on which Freddy Milano lived.  The Belmonts, a “doo-wop” group, were formed in the Bronx, New York, in the 1950s.

Hits by The Belmonts (1958-1960) include “I Wonder Why”, “Teenager in Love”, and Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart’s “Where or When”.

Come to the Arcadia on July 28th at 7:30 pm, listen to the Belmonts, and turn back the clock to the 50’s!

Tickets are on sale NOW!  Ticket prices – $28, $32, $36.

Call the Box Office, Monday through Friday, from 10 am to 4 pm.  Or just click on the BUY TICKETS tab of this website, review the seating chart and pick your seats, pay for them with a debit/credit card, and print out your confirmation sheet.  Don’t forget to bring this with you to the theater the night of the performance.

This show is brought to you by: Berwind Natural Resources Corporation, and  Mimo’s Pizza and Restaurant

 

 

Four Days To Go……….

We are only four days away from our next show – “Cash and Cline”!

Come and enjoy the music of Terry Lee Goffee and Josie Waverly as they pay tribute to two of the best country music singers of all time – Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline.

Sit back and enjoy their popular music of the 50’s and 60’s.

So, break out your cowboy boots, denim jeans, and anything else country!

Great seats are still available.  Call the Box Office at 814-467-9070 between 10 am and 4 pm.  Or, order online at your leisure by clicking on the BUY TICKETS TAB of this website, pick the “Cash and Cline” show, review the seating chart, pick your seats, and then pay for them with a debit/credit card.  Don’t forget to print out your confirmation sheet and bring it with you to the show.

Josie Waverly will take the stage first, performing all of Patsy Cline’s greatest hits, followed by Terry Lee as Johnny Cash.  The show will wrap with the two performing together!

Here are some samples of their past performances.

THIS SHOW IS SPONSORED BY:  JWF Industries, Eureka Coal Heritage Foundation, Harris Funeral Home, and WJAC TV.

 

On this Day……….

Hot Air Balloon Day

Date When Celebrated: Always June 5

Today is Hot Air Balloon Day. Let’s celebrate these bright and colorful, lighter than aircraft.

The first manned lighter than air balloon flight was on November 11, 1783. Ever since then, tethered and untethered balloons have been used for a wide variety of purposes. Beginning in the Civil War, they were used for reconnaissance. They have been used for travel, going from point A to point B. Nowadays, they are mostly limited to air shows and festivals, and for hot air balloon rides from a hobby and entertainment perspective.

Hydrogen versus Helium Versus Hot Air Balloons:

Highly flammable Hydrogen is the lightest gas on earth. It is also plentiful. Early Balloon and Dirigibles used Hydrogen with often disastrous results. The Hindenburg disaster is the most well known. On the other hand, Helium is a fairly stable gas. But, it is scarce and therefore, far more expensive. It is not as light as hydrogen, so payload size is reduced. Hot air balloons use regular air. It is heated, causing air molecules to expand and become lighter than air. The resulting lift occurs after the air inside of the balloon is light enough to overcome the weight of the balloon, the basket, and any humans passengers and cargo.

Ideally, one should celebrate this day, by taking a ride in a Hot Air Balloon. You can also look for hot air balloon shows and festivals. Another idea is just to read and learn more about to air balloons.


The Origin of Hot Air Balloon Day:

There is very little documentation to be found on this high flying holiday. It appears to have been first celebrated after 2010. No one has claimed ownership of this special day.

There is some speculation that this day is or should be celebrated on November 11, commemorating the date of the first manned flight on a lighter than air balloon. This speculation is merely that……speculation. It is limited to online blogs and commentary. There is no website claiming this day to be held on November 21.

World Environment Day

Date When Celebrated: Always June 5

World Environment Day focuses attention on important environmental issues. According to the United Nations “World Environment Day is commemorated each year on June 5th. It is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action.”

Each year, a theme is selected, The theme for 2006 is “Deserts and Desertification”. The slogan is: “Don’t Desert Drylands!”  Each year, a different city is selected to host World Environment Day celebrations. Algiers, Algeria was selected for 2006.

Celebrate World Environment Day by:

  • Learn more about the environmental topic selected for this year.
  • Participate in World Environment Day activities.
  • Help to create awareness of the issues
  • Contribute to organizations supporting environmental issues.

The Origin of World Environment Day:

World Environment Day was created by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972.

See more information from the UN.

There’s Still Time….

………………………..To Get Tickets to “Cash and Cline”!

Great seats are still available, but the theater is filling up – so call us today!

BOX OFFICE HOURS:  10 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday

TICKET PRICING:   $35, $39, $42

ORDER ONLINE:  Click on the BUY TICKETS tab, choose the “Cash and Cline” show, pick your seats, pay for them with a debit/credit card, and then print out your confirmation sheet. (Make sure you bring this the night of the show.)

Don’t miss this exciting show!

Today We Celebrate……

Hug Your Cat Day

Date When Celebrated: June 4

Today is Hug Your Cat Day. Go ahead and give your cat a big, furry hug.

Cat lovers can really get into this day. If you’re a cat lover, you can really appreciate the warm, cozy feeling you get when you curl up on a couch or chair and hug your cat. The only problem is, your cat will most likely only allow a brief hug before sauntering away. If your cat is a true hugger, count your blessings.

Dog lovers…sorry, but hugging your dog will not suffice. If you are going to be “into” this day, you simply must hug a cat…your cat.

You don’t have a cat? You can correct this today. The month of June is “Adopt a Cat Month”.


The Origin of Hug Your Cat Day:

Our research did not find the creator or the origin of this day. We did extensive research, as there are several dates referenced for this special day. Unfortunately, we found no content or factual information.

Varying sources refer to this day on a number of dates in both May and June. June 4th is the most commonly noted date. In addition, June is National Adopt a Cat Month. So, it seems more logical to celebrate this day in June (rather than May)

National Cheese Day

Date When Celebrated: June 4

Today is National Cheese Day. From breakfast to late night snack, this is a day to enjoy ample amounts of a wide variety of cheeses.

People around the world love cheeses. Americans consume on average around 31 pounds of cheese a year. We get to choose among a huge variety of flavors and textures.

Cheese is produced from pressed curds of milk. It has been a staple of our diets since ancient times, dating back as far back as 10,000 years ago. By the time of the Roman Empire, cheese had become widespread.

Depending upon who is counting, there is between 800 to 1,400 varieties of cheese to choose from, classified by taste and texture.. Unfortunately, many of these varieties are little known and hard to find. Even so, there is no shortage of varieties in the market. The flavor and texture of cheeses are influenced by temperature, aging process, and spices.

Did You Know? Cheese can be made from the milk of cows, goats, sheep and even buffalos.

It is a sheer pleasure to celebrate National Cheese Day. Eat lots of cheeses. From grilled cheese sandwiches to cheese soup and cheesecake, from American cheese to Brie, there’s no shortage of cheese varieties and recipes. Holding a Cheese Tasting party is a great way to celebrate  National Cheese Day. Ps. Don’t forget to pair it with some great wines!

The Cheesy Challenge: Eat cheese today at every meal, and with every snack. Most importantly, try a variety of cheese that you’ve never tasted before.

Related Days: National Cheese Lover’s Day


The Origin of National Cheese Day:

Our research did not find the creator or the origin of this day. It does not appear to have been created too long ago, perhaps sometime since 2,000 A.D.

There is no presidential proclamation, nor any documentation from the U.S. Congress, to support this as a true “National” day.

 

 

Old Maid’s Day

Date When Celebrated: Always on  June 4th

Still haven’t found “Mr. Right”? Are the years are beginning to pile up? Don’t worry or fret. This day is for you. Old Maid’s Day brings awareness to those of us who have not yet found (and caught) our soul mates.

Old Maid’s Day exists to put into the spotlight all of the fair maidens who have yet to find their Prince Charming.

Ladies, celebrate Old Maids Day by getting out and getting noticed. Guys, open your eyes…. “Mrs. Right” may be right under your nose.


Origin of Old Maid Day:

The year was 1946 (or thereabouts). WWII was over, and millions of soldiers were returning home. There was a huge increase in marriages. Somewhere during this time, it was noted that there were plenty of Maidens waiting for the returning GIs. The ladies were not getting younger, as they awaited the return of their GI.

The long war had disrupted, and put on hold, many relationships. And, many GIs did not return home. Dances and socials were held to bring together returning soldiers and the many available, unmarried ladies. It is from this occurrence, that Old Maid’s Day emerged.

 

 

The Countdown is On For Our Next Show

Today is  Friday, June 1st and we are one week and one day away from our next show – “Cash and Cline” – A Tribute to Johnny and Patsy!

The Arcadia is proud to present Terry Lee Goffee as Johnny Cash and Josie Waverly as Patsy Cline, the two perform the greatest hits from both legends, from “Ring of Fire” and “I Walk the Line” to “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Crazy,” “I Fall to Pieces” and “Walking After Midnight.” Enjoy the music of the world’s greatest country legends, live!

First to take the stage will be Josie who will perform all of the greatest hits of Patsy Cline.  Taking the stage next will be Terry Lee as “The Man in Black”.  Finally, the two will join together on stage to close out the show!

Great seats are still available.  Call the Box Office, Monday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm – 814-467-9070.  Or, order online from this website.  Just click on the BUY TICKETS Tab, pick your seats, pay for them with a debit/credit card and then print out your confirmation sheet.  Please make sure you bring this with you to the theater.  If you are having difficulty printing from home, call the Box Office and they can have them ready for you the night of the show.  But, you must call in advance!

Ticket prices – $35, $39, and $42.

On this Day….

In  History:

The term “Don’t give up the ship!’ is coined by Captain James Lawrence, U.S. Chesapeake. (1813)

Superman Comic is published (1938)

Ed Sullivan’s final show. (1971)

 

Today Is……..

National Doughnut Day

Date When Celebrated: Always the first Friday in June

National Doughnut Day honors the Salvation Army “Lassies” of WWI. It is also used as a fundraiser for needy causes of the Salvation Army.

The original Salvation Army Doughnut was first served by Salvation Army in 1917. During WWI, Salvation Army “lassies” were sent to the front lines of Europe. These brave volunteers made home cooked foods and provided a morale boost to the troops. Often, the doughnuts were cooked in oil inside the of the metal helmet of an American soldier. The American infantrymen were commonly called doughboys. Salvation Army lassies were the only women outside of military personnel allowed to visit the front lines. Lt. Colonel Helen Purviance is considered the Salvation Army’s “first doughnut girl”.

On National Doughnut Day, look to see if your local doughnut shop, or other organizations, are offering free donuts to solicit donations for the Salvation Army or for another needy cause. If you find them, please be generous.

Note: The word “Doughnut” is often shortened to “Donut. So, if you see the term National Donut Day, its the same day.


The origin of the term “Doughboy”:

The term “Doughboy” was popular in referring to U.S. Army infantryman during World War I. American foot soldiers were occasionally called doughboys during the Civil War. The earliest references to the term come from the U.S-Mexican war.

See  The Origin of the Doughboy


The Origin of National Doughnut Day:

National Doughnut Day was established in 1938 by the Chicago Salvation Army to raise much-needed funds during the Great Depression, and to honor the work of World War I Salvation Army volunteers who prepared doughnuts and other foods for thousands of soldiers.

Flip a Coin Day

Date When Celebrated: Always June 1

Flip a Coin Day is a day when making decisions is as easy as flipping a coin. This tradition dates back to Julius Caesar. Caesar would take a coin and flip it to make decisions where the right choice was unclear. The correct answer was “heads”, which of course carried his image on the coin.

Do you have any idea how to celebrate this day? You guessed it…Flip a coin.  Use this method of decision making for all decisions, and for everything you do today.


The Origin of Flip a Coin Day:

Our research did not find the creator or the origin of this day. Legend has it that the creator of this day flipped a coin to determine whether he (or she) was going to document this holiday. The coin came up “tails”.

 

 

Hello…….

It’s time for – Cash and Cline!

Come to the Arcadia Theater to listen to Terry Lee Goffee and Josie Waverly take on the personae of Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline.  It will feel like you are being transported back in time when the two famous members of country music royalty entertained audiences around the world.

Fans will have the opportunity to witness the transformation of both performers during one musical evening.  Goffee and Waverly will take the stage next Saturday, June 9, 2018, at  7:30 p.m. for “Cash and Cline” a Tribute to Johnny and Patsy.

Rolling Stone magazine, in a rare tribute to country music, compiled a list of the 100 all-time greatest country songs, and Cash’s “I Walk the Line,” was No. 1, and No. 2 on the list was Cline’s “Crazy”.  A tribute show to the two of them just made sense.

Throughout her career, Waverly has played the part of many female country music legends, seamlessly transitioning between personalities and capturing the voice and mannerisms of each person she represents. Her renditions of Cline’s songs, from “Walkin’ after Midnight” to “I Fall to Pieces” have been described as “spot on” by audience members who rave at her ability to capture the spirit of the musical legend. The New York native, who was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005, has played to many sold-out audiences with hit shows like “The Queens of Pure Country” and “My Gal Patsy.”

Audience members have been similarly awestruck at Goffee’s ability to morph into the legendary Johnny Cash.  Those who have witnessed the transformation have described it as “seeing the ghost of Cash.” It’s no wonder. Goffee has been channeling Cash since the ripe old age of eight, well before his voice changed into the deep bass-baritone that has served him so well.

“When Johnny Cash appeared on a variety show, I was glued to the TV. I absorbed the moves and the tics and listened to the interviews,” said the Ohio native, who later devoured books on the star’s life.  After high school, Goffee played in local country bands and always included some Cash songs in the set. When he noticed an uptick in the popularity of tribute bands, he made the transition.

We lost Johnny Cash in 2003 and Patsy Cline in 1963, but their music is being kept alive by Goffee and Waverly.

Ticket prices are $35, $39, $42.  So, call the Box Office – 814-467-9070, Monday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm.  Or order from this website by clicking on the BUY TICKETS tab, reviewing the seating chart, picking your seats, paying with a debit/credit card, and then printing out your confirmation sheet.