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‘State of the Art’

As Converge Gallery, 140 W. Fourth St., closes out another year of magnificent solo exhibitions, the Gallery is pleased to host a two-part exhibition by artist Bryan McGinnis titled “State of the Art,” now through Dec. 23. This will be the last exhibition for Converge Gallery as they are ...

Spoken Word set for this Friday

Spoken Word Season 7 keeps rolling along and for December will feature special guest Lycoming College Poetry major Christopher Cizek on Friday. Cizek will start off the event with new poetry works and will be available for a Q&A session at the end of the evening. After the featured artist, ...

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New York comedian comes to Pajama Factory

Some New York comedy will be coming to the Pajama Factory as a way to raise money for South Youth Football and Cheer. Jason Andors, who appeared on and associate-produced Showtime’s White Boyz in the Hood, is headlining the 7 p.m. Saturday comedy show, which will be held at Clearstory. ...

This image released by A24 Films shows Saoirse Ronan in a scene from "Lady Bird." The film, directed by Greta Gerwig, was named best picture at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards on Thursday, Nov. 30. (Merie Wallace/A24 via AP)

Movie review: ‘Lady Bird’

On the surface, Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut “Lady Bird” looks like any other coming of age story about adolescence in California. But dig a little deeper and you’ll see that “Lady Bird” is as assured a directorial debut as we’ve seen in some time. It’s an endearing and ...

SPROUTS Theatre for Children presents ‘Elf the Musical, Jr.’

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas — especially if you’re an elf named Buddy. The Community Theatre League ushers in the holiday season with “Elf the Musical, Jr.” The SPROUTS Theatre for Children production opens Friday, with 7:30 p.m. performances on Friday and Saturday ...

Fourth annual Winter Blues Bash spices up the weekend for a good cause

Eleven area bands are slated to take the stage at the Fourth Annual Winter Blues Bash this Sunday at the Trout Run Hotel, including the Susquehanna Valley’s premier blues/rock band, Mums the Word. The event starts at 2 p.m. and will also feature The Cadillac Cats, The Twin Sinners, The Jeff ...

Let The Oracular Beard be your guide for your holiday list

It’s time for my annual Christmas list to whomever may be reading. I hope you’re all keeping track, my list isn’t too long this year. ‘To be read’ Pile So, I’ve finished the first issue of DC’s new 12-part series Doomsday Clock by writer Geoff Johns, penciller Gary Frank, ...

In this Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, photo shows Budd Friedman, godfather of comedy at his home in Westwood district of Los Angeles. Friedman opened a dingy brick-walled nightclub called The Improvisation on the edge of New York's theatre district in 1963 there were no other comedy clubs to speak of in the country. Comics were generally relegated to playing small coffeehouses, telling mother-in-law jokes at summer resorts or keeping audiences entertained between strip shows. There are comedy clubs across the country now, and in Friedman's just-published memoir, "The Improv: An Oral History of the Comedy Club That Revolutionized Stand-Up," generations of comedians from Jay Leno to Jimmy Fallon give the author the lion's share of the credit. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

The godfather of comedy looks back on a lifetime of laughs

By JOHN ROGERS Associated Press LOS ANGELES — The godfather of comedy has a few secrets to share: First, he never intended to become the godfather of comedy, never had any idea how to accomplish the feat and, a half-century later, isn’t quite sure how he did it. When Budd Friedman ...

The Ten Tenors come to Bloomsburg as part of Celebrity Artists Series

By JACK FELIX Sun-Gazette Correspondent BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University invites you to “Come Home for the Holidays with The Ten Tenors.” If a single tenor can sing out with a rich voice, verve and unmistakable charm, imagine how more entertaining The Ten Tenors can be. Having ...

‘Monsters Under the Head’

Anyone stopping by the Williamsport Lycoming County Visitors Bureau by the end of December will get to view artwork by two local artists. “Monsters Under the Head is the title of our joint exhibition,” Chasety Starr Orner said. “... It’s a mix of the beautiful and ...

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From left are Richard Weston, Ryan Workman and Wayne Harris who will sing “We Three Kings.”

Williamsport Music Club to hold 80th annual candlelight service

The Williamsport Music Club invites the community to attend its “Christmas Music by Candlelight” at 4 p.m. Sunday. The program, highlighting music from many lands, will be held at Pine Street United Methodist Church, 441 Pine St. Kristin Ivers will chair the event. The prelude will begin at ...

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Pictured is a work by Judy Olinsky from her upcoming exhibit at Gallery 425, 425 Market St.

December First Friday events

For more detailed information on First Friday events, visit www.williamsportfirstfri day.org. Fairtraide saddle blankets and rugs 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Gustonian Gifts, 357 Pine St. “The Spaces Between,” Melanie Johnson 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Gallery at Penn College, 1 College Ave. ...

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Williamsport’s own Repasz Band to perform holiday concert at CAC

Williamsport’s own internationally acclaimed and historic Repasz Band will once again take the stage for yet another splendid musical offering to celebrate the spirit of the holidays with their 2017 Holiday Concert, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, at the Community Arts Center, 220 W. Fourth St. As ...

This image released by Disney-Pixar shows characters Miguel, voiced by Anthony Gonzalez in a scene from the animated film, "Coco." (Disney-Pixar via AP)

Movie review: ‘Coco’

“Coco” is not named for its protagonist. Nor is it named for the bad guy. Nor for the central plot device, in which a Mexican lad, on the feast of Dia de los Muertos, is suddenly whisked off to the land of the dead. Coco, rather, is a tertiary character — extremely aged and virtually ...

The Williamsport Symphony Orchestra - Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, the ‘Resurrection’; February 14, 2017

Williamsport Symphony Orchestra celebrates the holiday season

Holiday music will abound from the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra with their much-anticipated annual holiday concert 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Community Arts Center, 220 W. Fourth St. “When people come to our holiday concerts, they expect to hear not only the familiar tunes, but also a ...

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Great-great-grandson of Charles Dickens presents his one-man show

LEWISBURG — Fun, energy and lots of Christmas spirit — that’s what guests can expect when they settle in to experience “A Christmas Carol,” as performed by Gerald Charles Dickens, on Tuesday at The Country Cupboard, 101 Hafer Road, at 2 and 7 p.m. Dickens is the great-great grandson ...

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Movie review: ‘The Man Who Invented Christmas’

For fans of “Christmas Carol,” “The Man Who Invented Christmas” is a must. One could scarcely ask for a fonder tribute to the holiday favorite than this wonderfully engaging tale of how Charles Dickens struggled to write the novel way back in 1843. Dan Stevens (“Downton Abbey,” ...

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Lightwire Theater returns to Weis Center to present holiday performance

LEWISBURG — Lightwire Theater: A Very Electric Christmas will come to the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at 2 p.m. Saturday. The Family Discovery performance is suggested for all ages and has a run time of 60 minutes, without an intermission. Patrons are encouraged to come early for ...