Monday, March 11, 2013
Canon-McMillan School Board and Canonsburg Council meet—and more!
We have a busy week ahead! Here's what you need to know: 1. Canonsburg Council will hold its voting meeting at 7 p.m. tonight, Monday, in the borough building. Council is expected to vote on whether or not to take out a line of credit to cover the costs of the borough building renovation until reimbursements from grants are received. The meeting is open to the public. 2. Canon-McMillan School Board will meet for its agenda meeting at 7 p.m. tonight, Monday, the the district administation buiding. The meeting is open to the public. For a full meeting schedule, click here. 3. North Strabane's board of supervisors will hold public meetings on several developments that have been proposed in the township at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the municipal …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Look who's making the announcement March 15.
Guess who's coming to Canonsburg? An early '60s pop music icon will be in the borough next week to reveal the first inductees into America's Pop Music Hall of Fame. That icon, Johnny Tillotston, will make the announcement at 5 p.m. Friday, March 15 at the Canonsburg McDonalds—which is home to a collection of memorabilia from hometown crooners Bobby Vinton and Perry Como. The Hall of Fame Selection Committee said there will be 14 inductees in the freshmen class. They were selected by an international online vote. Among the 40 nominees were Como, Vinton, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and the Beatles. Nominees had to have a hit prior to 1970 to be considered, and selected based on "the breadth, depth and influence of their recordings," …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Here's how you can get involved!
Now fans can go "on record" with their support of America's Pop Music Hall of Fame in Canonsburg, organizers announced this week. The records—with your name or business inscribed—will be displayed in the window of the temporary home of the Hall of Fame on Pike street. Available for as little as $5, the records are available at Mayor David H. Rhome's office, The Gyro Place, Malone Flower Shop and the Greater Canonsburg Chamber of Commerce.
Friday, February 8, 2013
Two bands have been announced for the second-annual event. See who.
Canonsburg borough Manager Terry Hazlett has announced the first two bands to play "Hot Diggity Days"—what he calls Washington County’s premiere oldies festival. Sugarcane, what Hazlett calls a "mainstay" at area music venues since the 1970s, will be featured starting at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 19. The band will be preceded at noon by American Pie. "Hot Diggity Days," with its accent on ‘50s and ‘60s music, will also feature food booths, crafts, a children’s area and other attractions in downtown Canonsburg. The event is a fundraiser for America’s Pop Music Hall of Fame, which is expected to open its doors later this year.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Here's what comes next.
Public voting for the inaugural inductees into America’s Pop Music Hall of Fame to be located in Canonsburg is now closed, committee member Terry Hazlett announced. He said the Hall of Fame committee is currently using the results of the public voting as a guideline to choosing the first class of inductees. Hazlett said the public vote will carry “significant weight” with the selection committee. “Pop music has always been the music of the populace—that’s how it became known as pop music. So it’s certainly fitting that the public should have a major say in who is inducted,” he said. Hazlett added that the committee is also looking as the "breadth, depth, quality and impact of the music released by the nominees." The announcement of the …
Friday, December 21, 2012
Hurry, music enthusiasts can only vote through Dec. 31.
With only days to vote, neither of Canonsburg's famous crooners—Perry Como and Bobby Vinton—are making the cut to gain entrance to the America's Pop Music Hall of Fame, based in the borough. Borough officials said thousands of folks have already voted for performers such as Elvis Presley, the Beatles and others. "So, Canonsburg, it's up to you to make certain our local crooners are part of the initial induction ceremonies, which are scheduled for July of 2013," borough Manager Terry Hazlett said. Those interested may see a list of nominees and vote at americaspopmusichalloffame.org. But remember, you can only vote through Dec. 31. The 20 inductees will be announced this upcoming spring. The Hall of Fame committee will soon be opening a …
Monday, November 5, 2012
The trip constitutes the first fundraiser for America's Pop Music Hall of Fame, based in Canonsburg. Here's how you can get in on the action.
We told you about the nominees. We told you about the front-runners for induction. We told you about America's Pop Hall of Fame's new digs (a committee member said it tentatively was scheduled to take possession of the property formerly known at Toys My Way Cafe in Canonsburg this week). Now we want to tell you about the first fundraiser planned for the Hall of Fame—a trip to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, on Thursday,Nov. 15. Organizers confirm that the $35 ticket includes both bus transportation and admission to the Hall of Fame. The bus will leave from the borough parking lot at 7:30 a.m. and return at approximately 4:30 p.m. Interested? Checks should be made payable to: America's Pop Music Hall of Fame. Those …
Monday, September 17, 2012
Now the voting begins to see who makes the cut.
Music fans: The top 40 nominees for induction into America’s Pop Music Hall of Fame have been announced. The public may vote for five nominees at americaspopmusichalloffame.org. The final group of 20 inductees will be announced in May, with induction ceremonies scheduled for July. Here are the nominees as determined by the selection committee. Nominees were determined by chart success and influence on pop music between the years 1946 and 1975. 1. Paul Anka 2. Beach Boys 3. Beatles 4. Bee Gees 5. Tony Bennett 6. Chuck Berry 7. Pat Boone 8. Carpenters 9. Johnny Cash 10. Ray Charles 11. Chubby Checker 12. Dave Clark Five 13. Nat King Cole 14. Perry Como 15. Bobby Darin 16. Neil Diamond 17. Bob Dylan 18. Everly Brothers 19. Four Seasons 20. …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
The temporary home of the national venue will be in a familiar location on West Pike Street.
Right now, the space on West Pike St. in Canonsburg is Toys My Way Cafe—an eatery in the heart of the borough. But come July 4, it will be home to America’s Pop Music Hall of Fame. Borough Manager Terry Hazlett on Tuesday confirmed: Toys My Way Cafe will be moving out of the space come Nov. 1, and that an anonymous donor has paid for the national hall of fame to move in for two years. "It took a long time to get a place," Hazlett said. While the hall of fame won't be open to the public until next year, he said he has already received "numerous" phone calls from bus tour organizers looking to bring fans into town for the attraction. Hazlett admitted the temporary space is small—just 3,000 square feet—but said the area would still be able to…