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CTL celebrates 40th season

The Community Theatre League wraps up its historic 40th anniversary season with “CTL Celebrates CTL ” musical celebrations at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. With vocalists recreating songs from the past four decades, the commemorative concerts are presented on CTL’s Main Stage, 100 W. ...

Hickory Fest to be held this weekend

WELLSBORO — For three days, 20 bands and soloists will perform more than 30 hours of acoustic and roots music live during Hickory Fest at the Stony Fork Creek Campground in the heart of Pennsylvania Grand Canyon country, six miles south of Wellsboro. Headliners are the Travelin’ McCourys ...

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Country music singer-songwriter Canaan Smith takes the stage at the Grange

CENTRE HALL — One of Nashville’s brightest and most talented young stars is making a stop in Central PA, as Mercury recording artist Canaan Smith will perform 8 p.m. Wednesday at the 143rd Annual Centre County Grange Fair, 237 South Hoffer Ave. Smith’s gifts as a storyteller have earned ...

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Twin Peaks: In Hour 14, we are like the dreamer who dreams

In one of the most eventful and revealing episodes of “Twin Peaks” in weeks, we dive into the dreams and subconscious of Director Gordon Cole. Cole dreams about Monica Bellucci, who tells him in a cafe that “we are like the dreamer who dreams and lives inside the dream” before wondering ...

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Van Wagner makes annual return to the Bullfrog

Van Wagner is a bit of a renaissance man. From mining coal to logging trees to teaching kids, Wagner still finds the time to pursue one of his many passions: Making music about the beauty of Pennsylvania. Known by many as an environmental science teacher at Lewisburg High School, Wagner has ...

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Movie review: ‘The Glass Castle’

“The Glass Castle” may be the only movie whose PG-13 rating is attributed mostly to “family dysfunction.” But if you’ve read the book, you know the raters aren’t kidding. This highly anticipated version of Jeannette Walls’ bestseller remains so faithful to its source that the ...

Hamilton-Gibson children and youth choirs to officially begin 23rd season

WELLSBORO — The Hamilton-Gibson Children and Youth Choirs will officially began their 23rd season on Aug. 15 at a special kick-off rehearsal at the Bogaczyk Farm in Cherry Flats, Thomas Putnam, director of the community-based choirs has announced. “Our program has grown from just 18 ...

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Dinner theater presented at Christ Wesleyan Church

MILTON — It’s not everyday that someone is given the opportunity to have dinner with Agatha Christie. Or perhaps to clarify, Christ Wesleyan Church is giving area audiences the opportunity to enjoy a dinner prior to its presentation of an Agatha Christie mystery. Following its stellar ...

90 seasons strong

As per usual, the Williamsport Community Concert Association is offering a not only eclectic variety of music for the 2017-18 season, but a quality line-up of artists that the Williamsport area rarely gets the chance to see. According to president of the WCCA, Cynthia Staiman Vosk, this ...

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Movie review: ‘Annabelle: Creation’

The general rule of thumb in the horror genre is that if you reveal the source of your movie’s monster, it’ll deflate its power to scare. The makeup, costume and effects will begin to wear, and what was once a shadowy figure lurking behind the door is now something ordinary. That’s the ...

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Penn State Centre Stage announces season under new artistic director

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State Centre Stage is readying its 2017-18 season, the first under William J. Doan, as producing artistic director. Replacing retiring artistic director Dan Carter, Doan emphasized that “ … preparing, educating and training our students for a life in the arts is ...

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Zydeco music kicks off Weis Center’s 30th anniversary season

LEWISBURG — Zydeco innovator Corey Ledet and his Zydeco Band will kick-off the Weis Center’s 30th Anniversary season 6 p.m. Aug. 25 outside on the Weis Center Plaza. The family-friendly performance is free and tickets are not required. The rain location is the Weis Center Atrium ...

Grand Canyon Photography Club announces winners of ‘This Beautiful World’

Winners of “This Beautiful World,” the Grand Canyon Photography Club’s Eighth Biennial Member Exhibit, were named during the opening reception at the Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center on Aug. 4. Awarded were Best of Show and first, second and third place prizes. Overall, judges Molly ...

Susquehanna Valley Youth Chorale singer auditions announced

The Susquehanna Valley Youth Chorale (SVYC), an educational outreach program of the Susquehanna Valley Chorale, is pleased to announce auditions. Youth auditions for the SVYC will take place on Aug. 21 from 5-8 p.m. at the Reformed Baptist Church in Lewisburg. The first rehearsal will be Aug. ...

Milestone year at CTL

By JACK FELIX Sun-Gazette Correspondent hen Alan Davies asked the Lycoming County Historical Museum curator to use the museum’s basement to stage the newly formed Community Theatre League’s initial production in 1977, he hardly could have envisioned that 40 years later, CTL would not ...

‘American Pickers’ to film in Pennsylvania

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and their team will return to Pennsylvania in September to film episodes of “American Pickers.” “American Pickers” is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique “picking” on History. The hit show follows Wolfe and Fritz, as they ...

Second annual Blues @ Bloss returns to the Victoria Theatre

BLOSSBURG — Aug. 18, Blues @ Bloss returns to the Victoria Theatre, 222 Main St. Showtime is 7:30 with doors opening at 7 p.m. An artist meet and greet will follow at 242 Coffee Co., 242 Main St. Williamsport’s Uptown Music Collective’s, 3rd ST Blues Band will grace the newly enlarged ...

Billtown Brass Band celebrates Americana

In its 18th year of making music in the Williamsport community, the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra’s Billtown Brass Band will perform “A Celebration of Americana” at 7 p.m. Aug. 19 at Central Oak Heights, Milton, and 7 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Brandon Park Band Shell. The summer park concert, ...

The universe’s band: Shawan and the Wonton come to the Bullfrog Brewery

Sometimes, the universe throws talents, opportunities and people in your path that when put together, can accomplish some amazing things. That is exactly what is happening with Harrisburg roots ensemble, Shawan and the Wonton. According to Shawan Rice, guitarist and vocalist, the foundation ...

The Williamsport Marching Millionaires bring Drum Corps to town

One of the most notable quotes from the movie Drumline is “Halftime IS gametime!” If that resonates, then this weekend is sure to excite. The instruments are tuned, the uniforms are spectacular and the bands are ready. The Williamsport Marching Millionaires are opening their doors, or ...