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The Sizzle Sticks and the Penn State Swing Dance Club took over Sugar On Top, 121 1/2 E. Beaver Ave., Thursday night with moves that swept attendees off their feet.

Jennie Lavine, clarinetist of the local swing band the Sizzle Sticks, planned the swing-dancing event.

“I walked in [Sugar On Top] one day, and I saw how the floor was a perfect set-up for something like this,” Lavine (graduate-biology) said, adding she likes to support local businesses in any way she can.

Andrew Jackson said he has become a driving force in bringing jazz music to State College -- and he is always sure to make a stop at SPA Noontime shows.

As part of the Student Programming Association's (SPA) Noontime Concert Series, the Andrew Jackson and Friends Jazz Ensemble will perform at noon on Friday in the HUB-Robeson Center's first floor lounge.

Jackson, a retired College of Education academic adviser and Alumni Council member, said he spends a lot of his time encouraging the local music scene. He previously served as the president of the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) Local 660 group of local musicians.

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Many students graduate from Penn State without ever stepping foot in Old Main, but Friday's Open House gave students and other community members the opportunity to do just that.

The event also kicked off Penn State's annual Parents & Families Weekend.

Many students graduate from Penn State without ever stepping foot in Old Main, but Friday's Open House gave students and other community members the opportunity to do just that.

The event also kicked off Penn State's annual Parents & Families Weekend.

"I kept bumping into people who said 'I've never been in Old Main,' " Penn State President Graham Spanier said. "Let's open it up to everybody. It doesn't have to be so mysterious."