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Tioga County group to offer 2 performances of play on Zoom

“Postcards from a Dead Dog,” written by award-winning playwright F. J. Hartland, is a humorous look at the dysfunctional yet devoted relationship between a mother and son. It is sweet, sad and funny — all at the same time. Hamilton-Gibson Productions is giving two performances of this ...

Nomad Distilling Co. to give wedding to couple

Did you have to end up postponing or canceling your wedding this year? Look no further — Nomad Distilling Co. is hosting a wedding giveaway package you won’t want to resist. The package comes with the venue for both the ceremony and reception, florists, photographer and videographer, hair ...

Special guest to play at Gabe Stillman concert

Billy Price will be a special guest for Gabe Stillman’s “Closer To Home” concert at the Comunity Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Price is a 2016 Blues Music Award (BMA) winner and two-time 2020 BMA nominee who is no stranger to the Williamsport area. He has released 15 albums, most ...

Gabe Stillman returns to Billtown stage

Gabe Stillman returns to the Williamsport performance scene Feb. 27 with a one-night engagement at the Community Arts Center. “After almost a year of canceled and postponed shows the CAC is excited to welcome the Williamsport native and Uptown Music Collective alumnus to liven up the ...

4 chances to see ‘Bridges’ coming soon

When staging “The Bridges of Madison County,” it wasn’t necessary for the Community Theatre League to “cross over the bridge,” but only cross the street from its West Third Street home to the nearby Community Arts Center on West Fourth Street. In conjunction with the Community Arts ...

Taber Museum observes Black History Month with display

The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society has on display several pieces of African art from the Turner-Wilburn Family Collection. The artworks span the collecting of three generations of the family and includes an African face mask, several sculptures possibly ...

Art league to host presentation on ‘plein air’

Beth DeJesus England will give an oil painting from life demonstration from 7 to 8:30 p.m., March 4 at the Taber Museum, 858 W. Fourth St., Williamsport. According to a news release, the public is invited to attend. In addition, she will show her ‘plein air’ oil and watercolor paintings ...

Festival continues to release music videos

On Wednesday, the Endless Mountain Music Festival released another free music video. Featured is the award-winning Celtic band Across The Pond. An EMMF audience favorite, this band performed at the festival in 2016, 2017 and 2018. According to a news release, the band’s video performances can ...

College plans readings, workshops

Despite the pandemic, Lycoming College keeps its 2020-21 theatre season alive with a series of virtual readings and workshops in February and March. Helming the reading series is Nigel Semaj, who earned a bachelor’s degree in theatre from Lycoming College in 2017, and graduated in 2020 from ...

Tioga County to see series of 30-minute plays, performances

Hamilton-Gibson Productions is presenting a different 30-minute play or group of short plays running about 30 minutes each on Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. for eight consecutive weekends beginning Feb. 20 and ending on April 11. According to a news release, the series is free. ...

Workshop offers women chance to write, perform

The goal of the 2021 Hamilton-Gibson Women’s Project titled “Woodpecker Lips” is to provide opportunities for women to write, perform, direct and tell local stories meaningful to community theater audiences. In keeping with that goal, a free workshop is being held for aspiring and ...

Finns create temporary artwork on golf course

HELSINKI (AP) — An ephemeral artwork made with thousands of footsteps in the snow has captured attention near Finland’s capital of Helsinki. Under the guidance of local resident and amateur artist Janne Pyykko, 11 snowshoe-clad volunteers stamped a series of complex geometric patterns on ...

Black clarinetist to discuss work

In a soon-to-be-released episode of the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State’s “Meeting the Moment with Michael Mwenso” livestream, the performance artist-historian will talk with clarinetist Anthony McGill, the New York Philharmonic’s first African-American principal player, a ...

Authenticity, strong acting lift ‘The Dig’ up

In 1939, workers on a British estate unearthed a seventh-century Anglo-Saxon burial site. Among many other items, it contained the remains of a wooden ship and a wealth of priceless artifacts: a sword, a scabbard, a helmet and a large, ornate belt buckle made of solid gold. The so-called ...

Uptown musicians plan Eagles tribute concerts

The Uptown Music Collective will bring this year’s People’s Choice performance, The Long Run: Music of the Eagles, to the stage of the Community Arts Center at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 12 and 13. According to a news release, this socially distant performance will have limited in-person tickets ...

Ice sculptures coming to Wellsboro’s streets

Love will be in the air in downtown Wellsboro on Feb. 13 during Valentine’s Day weekend. Seven different sculptures, symbols of love and romance, will be carved from about 20 blocks of ice weighing 3.23 tons on sidewalks in front of Main Street businesses. The sculptures will stay right ...

Washington’s performance a highlight of excellent ‘Little Things’

You always get your money’s worth from John Lee Hancock. Though not exactly a marquee name, he’s the writer and/or director behind such satisfying titles as “The Blind Side,” “A Perfect World,” “Saving Mr. Banks,” “The Rookie” and Netflix’s true-life manhunt saga “The ...

Thousands make ‘house floats’ for Mardi Gras

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — You just can’t keep a good city down, especially when Mardi Gras is coming. All around New Orleans, thousands of houses are being decorated as floats because the coronavirus outbreak canceled the elaborate parades mobbed by crowds during the Carnival season leading to ...

Art league to host illustrator

The Bald Eagle Art League invites all artists, children’s book lovers and illustrators to meet Peter Grimord a children’s book illustrator, author and publisher from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Feb. 4, at the Thomas Taber Museum, 858 W. Fourth St., Williamsport. Grimord has about 30 years experience ...

Cinematography, score save ‘News of the World’ from tired cliches

Despite a cool plot-hook and the fact that this is Tom Hanks’ first Western, the best things about “News of the World” are its cinematography and its score. And then at the end, the somewhat pedestrian script suddenly kicks into high gear, making “News” another satisfying entry in ...