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Since its inception, The Strand Theater Initiative has generated an impressive amount of publicity. The media has taken a great interest in The Initiative and reported frequently on our progress. As the PR activities continue, more and more members of the community have voiced their support of this cause.

Any individual or business that helps with this revitalization project will enjoy a significant amount of publicity and community goodwill. Listed below is the archive of articles and stories that have been appeared to date.

12/14/2020 The Strand brings 'A Very Zelie Christmas' to holiday virtual series (The Times)

10/14/2020 Interview with Larry Richert, KDKA Morning Show (KDKA Radio)

10/16/19 ‘Jekyll & Hyde’ starts Friday at The Strand Theater (Ellwood City Ledger)

10/15/19 If you're interested in seeing a monster musical or even a nightmare bus tour on stage. Take a look at the Strand Theater in Zelienople (KDKA TV)

09/19/19 'Evita in Concert" playing at The Strand Theater this weekend (Ellwood City Ledger)

07/10/19 ‘Voice’ finalist Chris Jamison performing Saturday at The Strand (Ellwood City Ledger)

06/13/19 A Tale of Two Strands: Theaters With the Same Name (Pittsburgh Magazine)

03/12/19 The Celtic Tenors are back in KDKA Pittsburgh with live performance at The Strand Theater in Zelienople. (KDKA-TV PTL)
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01/23/19 'Fosse & Friends' plays this weekend at the Strand Theater (Beaver County The Times)

12/11/18 "Yule TV's Greatest Hits" set for The Strand Theater this weekend (Ellwood City Ledger)

11/19/18 Jimmy Krenn performing at The Strand Theater Wednesday (Ellwood City Ledger)

11/19/18 The Strand Theater Gearing Up For Holiday Events (KDKA-TV)

11/19/18 The Strand Theater Presents ‘It’s A USO Christmas’ (KDKA-TV)

07/22/18 Scott Tady: 2Steel Girls to enterain in Zelienople (The Times)

07/10/18 Stand-up Rocky LaPorte appearing at The Strand (Ellwood City Ledger)

07/10/18  Mindhunter affecting Zelie traffic Thursday (The Cranberry Eagle)

06/06/18 Strand, school provide real-world work training (The Cranberry Eagle)

05/09/18 “Sing It, Sister” musical will display power of female vocalists at The Strand this weekend  (Ellwood City Ledger)

05/01/18 Meadville’s Tammy Pescatelli peforming at The Strand on Saturday (Ellwood City Ledger

04/03/18 Zelienople’s The Strand Theater opens coffee shop (Ellwood City Ledger)

03/20/18 Emsworth man will play lead role in “Jesus Christ Superstar” for second time at The Strand Theater in Zelienople (Ellwood City Ledger)

03/01/18 ‘Queens of Pure Country’ at The Strand (Ellwood City Ledger)

02/22/18 Eddie Manion keeping Zelienople saxy (Ellwood City Ledger)

02/06/18 Zelienople theater presents music revue on love and relationships (Ellwood City Ledger)

01/22/18 Zelienople theater to host “Music of Marvin Hamlisch” concert (Ellwood City Ledger)

12/12/17 Latest Strand production plays off classic Christmas cartoons (Ellwood City Ledger)

11/17/17 Strand opens holiday season with big band Christmas (Ellwood City Ledger)

11/16/17 Kadan Bart Rockett Brings Magic Show To Strand Theater (KDKA-TV)

11/08/17 Michael Jackson tribute looks to be a thriller in Zelienople (The Times On Line)

11/01/17 Nelson brothers bring music, memories of their father, Ricky, to The Strand (Ellwood City Ledger)

10/25/17 Get your Halloween thrills, laughs with “Chiller Theatre: The Musical” at The Strand (Ellwood City Ledger)

10/09/17 Taste Of The New North Event To Benefit Strand Theater (KDKA-TV)

10/09/17 Strand Theater Hosting ‘Spirited’ Events (KDKA-TV)

10/06/17 Haine Middle School kicks off anti-bullying program (The Cranberry Eagle)

10/02/17 'Cash & Cline' show coming to The Strand (Ellwood City Ledger)

09/14/17 Leapin' Lizards: "Annie" to open at The Strand (Ellwood City Ledger)

08/22/17 Hewlett Anderson Band to bring 'Piano Men' to Strand Theater (Ellwood City Ledger)

06/08/17 Las Vegas trio to bring 'Rat Pack' show to town (Ellwood City Ledger)

05/31/17 Children's choir set to perform Sunday (The Cranberry Eagle)

Children’s choir set to perform Sunday
Children’s choir set to perform Sunday
Children’s choir set to perform Sunday

05/08/17 The Man Behind the Moustache: Local production showcases Groucho Marx's life (Ellwood City Ledger)

05/05/17 The Strand Theater Presents ‘Groucho: A Life In Revue’ (KDKA-TV)

04/13/17 Fab Four tribute band brings '60s back to Strand stage (Ellwood City Ledger)

03/17/17 'Children of Eden' brings Biblical-scale consequences to life (Ellwood City Ledger)

03/06/17 Celtic Tenors return to "welcoming" venue at The Strand (Ellwood City Ledger)

02/22/17 Saxophonist Eddie Manion: 'I'm in a very fortunate position' (Trib Live)

02/13/17 Mark Milovats is Bringing His Vegas Spectacular “Viva Las Vegas” to Zelienople’s Strand Theater For One Show Only March 4th! (Butler Eagle)

02/13/17 Performer's 'rich, powerful voice' brings 'Viva Las Vegas' to life (Ellwood City Ledger)

01/26/17 'Ella and Basie' star takes Strand stage with family connection to jazz singer (Ellwood City Ledger)

01/06/17 Philip Winters steps into the shoes of Art Rooney Sr. in 'The Chief' (Ellwood City Ledger)

12/30/16 Zelienople's Strand Theater Remembers Late Actress Debbie Reynolds ( KDKA TV2)

12/29/16 Debbie Reynolds Opened Zelienople's Strand Theater (Ellwood City Ledger)

11/30/16 Tribute show to host 'Barbra and Frank' in third visit to Strand (Ellwood City Ledger)

11/24/16 Classic holiday characters return to Strand stage (Ellwood City Ledger)

11/03/16 Musician returns generosity from The Strand with benefit concert (Ellwood City Ledger)

09/29/16 Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline come to life in tribute show at The Strand (Ellwood City Ledger

09/08/16 Twain classic 'Big River' a big break for Freedom Area graduate (Ellwood City Ledger)

08/10/16  'Assisted Living' musical coming to The Strand (Ellwood City Ledger)

08/04/16 Lights Out has return engagement at The Strand (Ellwood City Ledger)

08/03/16 Youth production of 'School of Rock: The Musical' comes to Zelienople (Ellwood City Ledger

06/26/16 Celebration America (Ellwood City Ledger)

06/14/16 Zelienople native returns to The Strand for one-night show (Ellwood City Ledger)

04/10/16 A wild and wonderful show stops at the Strand for one night, and one night only (Ellwood City Ledger)

03/27/16 The time is now, still, for Beatlemania (Ellwood City Ledger)

03/06/16 'Superstar' to reach out to audience at Strand  (Ellwood City Ledger)

03/01/16 Celtic Tenors Performing At The Strand Theater (KDKA-TV PTL)

02/17/16 Celtic Tenors' world tour return them to The Strand  (Ellwood City Ledger)

01/18/16 Libby Servais: The good girl goes bad in 'Heroes and Villians' (Ellwood City Ledger)

01/07/16 Eddie Manion -- now a Pittsburgher (Pittsburgh PG)

01/06/16 Sax man Eddie Manion sells out The Strand for CD premiere (Ellwood City Ledger)

08/31/15 Zelienople's Strand Theater forming new children's choir (Pittsburgh Trib)

08/27/15 Introducing The StrandTastics (Ellwood City Ledger)

05/10/15 'Broadway Rocks' rolls into The Strand (Ellwood City Ledger)

04/15/15 Son's tribute to actor father, "A Twist of Lemmon," coming to Strand (Ellwood City Ledger)

04/01/15 Strand Theater Presents ‘A Twist Of Lemmon' (KDKA-TV)

03/23/15 Lisa Rock wants to get 'Close to You' at the Strand (Ellwood City Ledger)

03/08/15 'Squawk' coming to the Strand (Ellwood City Ledger)

01/21/15 Charters headlines 'Webber revisited' at Strand (Ellwood City Ledger)

11/24/14 The Strand Theater Holiday Events (KDKA-TV)

11/20/14 Annual Christmas show opens Nov. 29 at Strand (Ellwood City Ledger)

11/03/14 TV pilot filmed in Harmony will debut Sunday at Strand (Butler Eagle)

10/30/14 'Barbra and Frank' come to life at the Strand (Ellwood City Ledger)

10/13/14 Seen: Dominion hosts VITA Awards at Convention Center (PG)

10/01/14 Strand Theater will host a tribute to country legend Johnny Cash (Ellwood City Ledger)

09/29/14 Volunteers In The Aats (VITA) To Be Recohnized At Annual Luncheon (WQED)

08/30/14 Michael L. Marra to Star in OLIVER! at Strand Theater (BroadwayWorld.com)

09/25/14 'Oliver" Opens at The Strand Theater (KDKA-TV)

09/12/14 'Oliver' is Strand's first Broadway on Main production (Ellwood City Ledger)

08/04/14 Hewlett-Anderson Band at Strand  (Ellwood City Ledger)

04/23/14 One Night Only comedy tour to return to the Strand (Ellwood City Ledger)

04/08/14 No Bad JuJu Performs Live! (KDKA-TV)

04/08/14 Strand Theater To Host Benefit Concert (KDKA-TV)

03/20/14  Almost Heaven Collins, band pay tribute to Denver (Butler Eagle)

03/14/14 "Swing With an Angel" at the Strand (Ellwood City Ledger)

02/27/14 The Strand hosts its own awards night on Sunday (Pittsburgh PG

02/20/14 Kamin marks Tramp centennial with one-man show (Pittsburgh PG)

02/11/14 Kamin brings Chaplin to life at Strand (Ellwood City Ledger)

01/24/14 Mellon to perform Coleman at The Strand (Ellwood City Ledger)

01/22/14 Centennial Celebration (Pittsburgh Trib)

01/18/14 Strand Theater's centennial celebration a nod to history (Pittsburgh Trib)

11/18/13 Zelienople Shops Have Lots To Offer (KDKA-TV)

11/18/13 Strand Theater Continues To Grow (KDKA-TV)

11/06/13 Johnny Cash tribute coming to Strand (Ellwood City Ledger)

10/10/13 Big Donation Gives Big Boost To Local Theater (KDKA-TV News)

10/10/13 Strand receives $100,000 anonymous donation (Ellwood City Ledger)

10/09/13 Group leading revitalization of Strand Theater gets $100,000 grant  (Pittsburgh Trib)

R09/20/13 Music of Cole Porter comes to Strand (Ellwood City Ledger)

09/05/13 Movie palaces of bygone days light up again thanks to community support (Pittsburgh PG)

08/16/13 New Film Shares Roberto Clemente’s Story (PTL KDKA TV)

08/14/13 Filmmaker's Clemente movie a testament to grace, power  (Pittsburgh Trib)

08/08/13 Strand to screen movie about Roberto Clemente (Pittsburgh PG)

08/07/13 Elvis tribute artist wants to spend 'One Night With You' (Ellwood City Ledger)

08/02/13 The Crescent Circus (Ellwood City Ledger)

07/30/13 Clemente premiere comes to Strand (Ellwood City Ledger)

06/21/13 'White Girls: A Cabaret' (Ellwood City Ledger)

05/30/13 Nelson twins plan charity dinner in Zelienople (Beaver County Times)

05/24/13 Ricky Nelson remembered at The Strand (Ellwood City Ledger)

03/13/13 Stunt pair want record-breaking show (Pittsburgh Trib)

03/11/13 Comedy acts coming to Strand Theater (Ellwood City Ledger)

03/02/13 Throw one back at "O’Malleys Irish Pub"  (Ellwood City Ledger)

02/23/13 Broadway Hits Zelie (Butler Eagle)

01/20/12 POP STAR WOWS Osborne impresses Strand audience (Butler Eagle)

01/15/12 Joan Osborne in Concert at The Strand (Beaver County Times)

11/22/11 Celtic Tenors to Sing at The Strand (Ellwood City Ledger)

11/10/11 Green Theme - Celtic Tenors to Perform at The Strand (Butler Eagle)

09/29/11 - 'Perfect' Musical (Butler Eagle)

09/22/11 - Strand Theater Prepares for Musical (Butler Eagle)

05/25/11 - Oates Playing Sold Out Show at The Strand (Butler Eagle)

04/23/11 - May 11 Day of Arts Giving Benefits Arts Groups (Butler Eagle)

04/14/11 - Smile Rock Star, John Oates Plays Strand in May (Butler Eagle)

03/17/11 - Songs from 'Poppins', 'Pooh' and More Performed (Butler Eagle)

02/10/11 - Broadway Terri Bibb Returns to The Strand (Butler Eagle)

02/01/11 - Strand to Show Super Bowl on Big Screen (Butler Eagle)

01/20/11 - A 'Hands Around Haiti' Benefit Concert (Butler Eagle)




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