State In The Real – Penn State Music Scene

Author - Matt Andersen

Nick Offerman, better known as Ron Swanson, to perform at Penn State

Nick Offerman, also known as the Ron Swanson from Parks and Recreations, will be at Penn State on Friday, September 6 at 10 pm in Eisenhower Auditorium. Free student tickets will be available beginning August 29th at the HUB Ticket Desk and all CPA Ticketing Locations (including Eisenhower Auditorium). A valid PSU University Park Student ID is necessary to pick up a ticket. This event is sponsored by SPA LateNight.

Check out the Facebook event HERE.

Nick Offerman is an American actor and writer. He has appeared in various films such as: November, Sin City, The Men Who Stare at Goats and the Kings of Summer. He has also played various roles on television shows: Randy McGee on George Lopez, Tom Mason on Deadwood and also costarred in the Comedy Central series American Body Shop. Offerman is most notably known for his role as Ron Swanson in NBC’s sitcom Parks and Recreation.

On Parks and Recreation, Nick Offerman works alongside the likes of Rashida Jones, Rob Lowe and Amy Poehler. He plays as the director of the parks and recreation department and is the immediate boss of the protagonist Leslie Knope, who is played by Amy Poehler. In 2011, His work on Parks and Rec had earned him the Television Critics Association Award for Achievement. He was also nominated for a Critics Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy that very same year.


Steve Aoki's Best Cake Toss, Ever?

If you have ever been to a Steve Aoki show, you know that he routinely “Cakefaces” someone in his audience mid-show.  At a recent show in Toronto, Aoki might have made his best cake toss of all time.  From his DJ booth on stage, Aoki tossed a cake 80+ feet, which landed smack dab on the face of one fan.  I assume that Aoki was aiming for this particular fan, but, if not, this fan just became the recipient of the most epic “Cakeface” of all time!


Carly Rae Jepsen to Perform at Mini-THON Benefit Concert!

(via The Sentinal)

SILVER SPRING TWP.— Pop star Carly Rae Jepsen will make a special acoustic appearance at Cumberland Valley High School’s Mini Thon benefit concert on Aug. 1.

Jepsen — best known for her 2012 hit “Call Me Maybe” — will join the bands Greater Than Me and My Hero Zero on stage in the high school’s performing arts center for a 1:30 p.m. performance to raise funds for the 2014 Mini-Thon campaign.

Mini-Thon Overall Chairpersons Amy Elgin, Katie Maronic and Ethan Ray said the school hopes to raise $155,000 for the Four Diamonds Fund and its fight against pediatric cancer in 2014.

The Four Diamonds Fund aids patients at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital by offsetting costs of treatment not covered by insurance. It also pays for expenses that may disrupt the welfare of the child (such as car repairs, rent and household utilities), supports the medical team that cares for the children and funds pediatric cancer research.

CV students, staff and family members can purchase tickets from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 29 with a valid school identification card or driver’s license. Remaining tickets will be available to the general public between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on July 30 and 31 at the high school’s box office in the Eagle Lobby. Tickets cost $20 and can be purchased with cash or checks made payable to Cumberland Valley mini-THON.

Cumberland Valley High School’s 2013 Mini-Thon campaign involved 1,200 dancers and raised $151,457.13 in just 12 hours, surpassing their $120,000 goal.

Everyone in the Cumberland Valley or Harrisburg area should check out this show!  It’s all FTK!