Country group NOMaD plays Midland; New Brighton actress becomes a model

The Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center goes country on January 21.

NOMaD – short for “North of Mason-Dixon” – unleashes its rockin ‘country sound that night at the new Look BlackBox Theater in central Midland.

Cabaret-style seating will provide spectators with an intimate experience with NOMaD, a Pittsburgh band heard regularly on Froggy-FM country stations with a resume that includes many of the city’s top live music events such as Light Up Night.

Lincoln Park’s “Country in The Box” series show starts at 7 pm, with $ 20 tickets for traditional seating; $ 25 for a seat at one of the 13 tables. Buy in advance on

“We are really excited to be a part of Country In the Box,” said NOMaD violinist Luke Zacherl of Ellwood City. “We, as individuals, have always supported Lincoln Park. What they are doing to promote and instill the arts in young people is awesome. We’ll be performing a mix of our originals and a few country and classic rock songs that people already know. “

Zacherl says the country music brand of NOMaD has a contemporary rock tinge.

“We all come from different musical backgrounds and we are definitely our own characters on stage,” he said. “These things show through in our performance. We have a set full of energy that showcases every member of the band. There is a little something for everyone.”

NOMaD brings its country rock sound to Midland.

Actress turned model

The pandemic has not stopped the independent film scene in western Pennsylvania.

Later this month, or early February, the horror film made locally “The sculptor’s house” premieres on Amazon Prime.

Shot primarily in Beaver County, with the former Dixmont State Hospital in Emsworth and the Resurrection Cemetery in Moon Township, the feature film features Wendy Dunham, a native of New Brighton (who also uses the name of Wendy Lee Rounds scene).

“I play Hazel Sinclair, a soul-stealing witch, member of a clan of three, who lives and does business in the former residence of Harvey Carver, a deceased serial killer,” says Dunham. “Always a deranged madman in the afterlife, Harvey wanders the house terrorizing unwanted guests, under the direction of the coven.”

She said that laying a “soul-stealing witch” was even more fun than she initially imagined.

“I mean, I can do really dark stuff and do it wearing a corset… What could be better than that?” “

Poster for the locally made horror film

To promote “The Carver House”, several actresses did photo shoots at Allegheny Cemetery in Pittsburgh.

“After posting these photos, I was selected by Jetset Magazine to enter a cover design contest starting January 3, as well as a photoshoot that will be featured in the February issue of Top Posters Magazine. titled ‘New Faces to Watch in 2022,’ said Dunham, now at McDonald’s.

The Cover Model contest is based on online voting and ends January 13, so if you’re inclined, vote for Dunham at

Wendy Dunham of Beaver County is a finalist in the Miss Jetset Cover Modeling Contest.  A photo shoot at the cemetery that she did for

Dunham said she will also appear in a music video for rapper Siren Von Wicked “in a sexy and sultry collaboration with incredibly gorgeous model Ashlea Belle. I am very excited (and) honored to be working with these two women in such a way. also bold. and beautiful statement of girl power at its finest. ”

hello it’s him

Pittsburgh comedian Collin Chamberlin released his first comedy album on Friday via iTunes and Amazon.

Chamberlin returned from New York in August to record the album “Hello, It’s Me” at the Pittsburgh Improv.

“It felt very fitting to record my first album at the comedy club I came to in my hometown,” said Chamberlin, who started stand-up at Pittsburgh’s open mic parties ago. is almost 10 years old and now hosts a national podcast, “Hell Gigs”, where performers talk about their worst gigs.

“Someone once told me that my acting reminded him of a friend who told stories. That’s what (‘Hello, it’s me’), “he said.” Me telling stories that I think a lot of people can relate to. In my first special, I talk about getting in shape, living with my grandfather, avoiding the Navy and fighting a bat.

Chamberlin is the son of John Chamberlin, co-host of Ya Jagoff, the Pittsburgh comedy and entertainment podcast that was voted the city’s best pod by readers of Pittsburgh Magazine and Pittsburgh City Paper.

Pittsburgh comedian Collin Chamberlin has released his first comedy album, recorded at the Pittsburgh Improv.

Scott Tady is the local entertainment reporter for The Beaver County Times and Ellwood City Ledger. He is easy to reach at Follow him on Twitter at @scotttady.

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