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Shippensburg Corn Festival is successful

(08/27/12 10:14pm)

On Saturday, Aug. 25, the annual Shippensburg Corn Festival transformed King Street into a medley of art, entertainment and food vendors. The idea of the corn festival was established by the Shippensburg Heritage and Recreation Society (SHARPS). After a historic log house was torn down in order to build Sheetz in 1979, SHARPS decided to begin the process of making Shippensburg into a registered historic district with the National Register of Historic Places in order to ensure its history was preserved.

Lights, Camera, Action: The new hip-hop

(09/24/12 11:01pm)

The 27-year-old rapper Action Bronson may be recognized as a newcomer after the 2011 release of his debut album, “Dr. Lecter,” but not much else about the bearded, big-bodied Bronson can be described as sounding like a beginner. As unique a man Action Bronson is, the Flushing, Queens, chef turned “rap singer” continues to draw comparisons to Ghostface Killah of the Wu-Tang Clan.

Arts flourish with help of local artists and students

(09/24/12 11:04pm)

At first glance, Shippensburg does not seem to be at the cultural hub of Pennsylvania. It is a small town known for its university and annual Corn Festival but does not seem to be the type of place to find spoken-word poetry readings, art studios and independent film premieres. However, with efforts from local artists, as well as through the local university, Shippensburg has begun to have a rash of artistic endeavors opening up and flourishing. A main hub for arts in Shippensburg is the H.