With the Academy Awards just one week away, WalletHub.com has compiled some fun facts about the

With the Academy Awards just one week away, WalletHub.com has compiled some fun facts about the ceremony. Here are some highlights:

v $44 million: Total cost of Oscars ceremony

v $100 million: Amount Hollywood studios spend on lobbying for awards each year

v $2.6 million: Cost of a 30-second commercial during the Oscars telecast (48 percent less than the Super Bowl)

v $900: Current value of the 24-karat gold-plated Oscar statuette

v $15,000: The amount that Jimmy Kimmel will receive for serving as host of the ceremony

Winter Olympics” (7 p.m., NBC): Coverage continues from South Korea.

“The Bachelor – The Women Tell All” (8 p.m., ABC): Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s search for love has taken him from Los Angeles to Peru. Along the way there have been highs and lows – and then there was Krystal, one of the most controversial bachelorettes of the group. Now, 18 of the most unforgettable women this season are back to confront Arie and tell their side of the story and how difficult it was to date a Bachelor who was falling for multiple women.

“The Walking Dead” (9 p.m., AMC): All hell has broken loose as season 8 resumes after the winter break.

TV listings, C5


Boardman bands in winter concert


The winter concert of the Boardman bands will take place Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Boardman Performing Arts Center, 7777 Glenwood Ave. The concert will feature the wind ensemble, symphonic band, flute choir and percussion ensemble. Some smaller ensembles will perform in the lobby before the show.

Admission at the door is $3 ($2 for students, free for senior citizens).

The BHS wind ensemble will preview the tunes it will perform at the state competition March 9.

Upcycled Art call for entries


Penn State Shenango is gearing up for its annual Upcycled Art Contest, which is held in conjunction with the campus’ Earth Day celebration April 7. The contest was designed to inspire elementary and middle school students to create treasure from trash.

There are two categories: small group and individual. Both are for grades kindergarten through six.

Both categories require the creation of a piece of artwork that uses only material that has been previously used and/or potentially destined for recycling for the land fill.

All artwork will be displayed at the Penn State Shenango Earth Fest in the campus art gallery located in lecture hall room 225.

All submissions must include a completed entry form, delivered with the students’ art project the week of March 19, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., in lecture hall room 225 located at 147 Shenango Ave. Pickup can be arranged upon request. All artwork must be picked back up April 7, between 2:30 and 4:30 p.m.

For details or an entry form, contact Jen Jewell at jlt17@psu.edu or 724-983-2886.

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