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Billtown Blues Festival

HUGHESVILLE — The 28th Annual Billtown Blues Festival is set for June 10 at the Lycoming County Fairgrounds, 1 E. Park St. Gates open at 11 a.m., with non-stop music on two stages beginning at noon and running until 10 p.m. The Billtown Blues Association, a non-profit organization whose ...

Canton native to make Carnegie Hall debut

Andrew McLaughlin, native of Canton, will make his Carnegie Hall debut in New York City performing Brahms’ “A German Requiem” on Sunday. McLaughlin is the son of Kim McLaughlin of Canton and Jerry McLaughlin of Williamsport. McLaughlin began singing in the children’s choirs at the ...

‘Mind Shadows’: a photographic exhibit at Lycoming College Art Gallery

Just as the body creates a shadow in bright sunshine, so can the mind create a shadow of the self. These shadows of the mind are the topic of exploration for photographer Ralph Wilson’s upcoming exhibit at the Lycoming College Art Gallery. “Mind Shadows” runs through July 22. Wilson ...

‘Twin Peaks’ revival picks up more than 25 years later

The journey back to the black lodge begins right where it left off. “I’ll see you in 25 years,” Laura Palmer’s (Sheryl Lee, returning) doppelganger says to Dale Cooper (Kyle McLaughlin, returning) , before whispering a mysterious message in his ears. More than 25 years later, the Twin ...

Community Theatre League presents ‘Other Desert Cities’

Five actors will share stage for “Other Desert Cities,” the story of Brooke Wyeth, a writer who faces a dramatic family challenge when she visits her native home of Palm Springs, Calif. Performances include 7:30 p.m. June 2 and 3, and 2 p.m. June 4 at the Community Theatre League, 100 W. ...

Movie review: ‘Alien: Covenant’

In Ridley Scott’s new “Alien” film, the danger is less from extraterrestrials than — as so often in these sci-fi epics — from technology. It’s the humanoid robots that present a real threat. And then there’s the matter of a lackluster script. The sixth film in this ...

Wyalusing Area Friends of the Arts to open artisan store

The Wyalusing Area Friends of the Arts (WAFA) is a community group with a mission to promote the arts in the communities of the Wyalusing Area School District through community events, scholarships and local grants. WAFA is currently in the process of opening an artisan store called the ...

Tess Marshall: Uptown Music and Community Theatre Leage alumni lives her dream

Those who enjoy ocean cruises usually find that their ship offers varied nightly entertainment. And during the last several months, if the cruise line happened to be Holland America, one of the shipboard entertainers may have been Loyalsock Township’s Tess Marshall. Born in Williamsport in ...

Williamsport Music Club celebrates National Music Week

Mayor Gabriel Campana declared May 7-14 as National Music Week in the city of Williamsport. The proclamation stated that music plays an increasingly important role in our world, is one of the most sublime of human pursuits and is the language of all peoples. The Williamsport Music Club ...

Gmeiner Artist-In-Residence to hold painting classes

WELLSBORO — As artist-in-residence, Kenneth Cobb will offer four painting classes this summer at the Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center, 134 Main St. The painting classes are open to adults and youth ages 12 and up. Participants will walk through the basics of acrylic painting materials and ...

Children’s Museum to host Open Mic Night on First Friday in June

BLOOMSBURG — The Children’s Museum, 2 W. Seventh St., will host its first Open Mic Night from 5-8 p.m. June 2 at the Children’s Museum as part of its ongoing effort to offer extended programming on the first Friday of each month. Advance tickets are required. The event will be held ...

Rockin’ the 70s and 80s

By JASON KLOSE Sun-Gazette Correspondent The original voice of Foreigner and one of the greatest singers in the history of rock music, Lou Gramm will light up the CAC stage, asLegends of Rock productions presents “Rockin’ the 70s and 80s,” 7:30 p.m. May 26 at the Community Arts Center, ...

‘Remember. Honor. Ride.’ to premiere in Williamsport

“Remember. Honor. Ride.” is a 30 minute documentary film about the founding and the organic growth of the 9-11 Memorial Ride, a 42-mile motorcycle parade in Lycoming County that draws approximately ten thousand bikers and over 20,000 community spectators. It began in the emotional ...

The Gallery at Penn College presents Kay Healy’s ‘Vestiges’

The Gallery at the Pennsylvania College of Technology, 1 College Ave., presents “Vestiges,” an exhibit by Kay Healy from May 23 through July 23. Gallery director Penny Lutz explains, “This is the last exhibition of our 2016-17 season. The exhibit runs through the summer so visitors ...

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William Close and the Earth Harp Collective will perform 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Community Arts Center, 220 W. Fourth St.

William Close and the Earth Harp Collective: A unique experience

On Friday at 7:30 p.m., the Community Arts Center will be transformed into a musical instrument. Yes, you read that correctly. The CAC stage will not merely feature musical instruments as it has done so many times in the past, but the entirety of the 2,078 seat theater will become one giant ...

Movie review: ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’

The age-old Arthurian myth cycle has given rise to countless poems, stories, novels, plays and movies — not to mention operas, paintings and at least one obscure rock album. But the new Guy Ritchie film was, shall we say, uninspired by it. And I do mean “uninspired.” In the first ...

Williamsport Music Club to hold May meeting

The Williamsport Music Club will hold their May meeting at 7 p.m. May 23 at the Robert M. Sides Family Music Center, 201 Mulberry St. The theme of the program is “The Rhythm of Broadway,” with program chairman, Ryan Workman. Ushers for the program are Joanne Kiehl and Mary Brophy. The ...

Millbrook Playhouse lands on Top Ten list in Pennsylvania

MILL HALL — Some area theatergoers may be pleasantly surprised to learn that Millbrook Playhouse has just been designated as one of the Top Ten Theaters in Pennsylvania. The converted dairy barn at 259 Country Club Drive is the home of the Millbrook Playhouse, with four productions each ...

Northern Appalachian Wind Symphony to hold first concert of their season

The Northern Appalachian Wind Symphony’s first concert of their 2017 season will be held 7 p.m. June 2 at the George S. Klump Academic Center Auditorium, on the campus of the Pennsylvania College of Technology. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with front lobby box office opening at 6 p.m. ...