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Shadows come to life

By ALYSSA MANEVAL Sun-Gazette Correspondent hortly before children get ready to transform into princesses, superheroes and clowns for Halloween, dancers will transform their bodies into hundreds of images when they come to the Community Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Catapult ...

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The Family Ties to headline Ticket Galaxy Beer Festival

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — Williamsport-based indie rock band The Family Ties will be performing Saturday on the Ticket Galaxy Beer Festival stage at Watkins Glen International Speedway. Originally formed as an acoustic act, the band has evolved into a raucous five-piece band known for their ...

Movie review: ‘The Stray’

Years ago, I read an essay that attempted to explain why Charles Dickens was popular despite his excess sentiment and artificiality. A story may not be especially real, said the writer, but it can still carry weight if what it represents is real. That little tidbit helps us understand why ...

Hamilton-Gibson Women’s Project presents ‘What She Wrote’

WELLSBORO — The Hamilton-Gibson Women’s Project is presenting “What She Wrote” featuring five original short plays at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 26, 27 and 28 and at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Warehouse Theatre, 3 Central Ave. “The Fun House” by Patricia Brown Davis explores the ...

This image released by Universal Pictures shows Jessica Rothe in a scene from "Happy Death Day." (Universal Pictures via AP)

Movie review: ‘Happy Death Day’

“Happy Death Day,” the latest low-budget horror hit from the Blumhouse Production team, is a preteen slasher that’s more interested in its laughs than scares. It follows the beloved “Groundhogs Day” trope, where its protagonist — usually narcissistic and self-centered — is forced ...

Movie review: ‘The Foreigner’

I can just picture some studio executive greenlighting “The Foreigner”: “Let’s make ‘Taken’ — with Jackie Chan!” Except that Chan is no Liam Neeson. And this film is no “Taken.” Even a comparison to that 2008 actioner still sets the bar kind of low. With Neeson as an ...

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2016 file photo, Alyssa Milano arrives at the Sixth Biennial UNICEF Ball in Beverly Hills, Calif. Milano said she was in bed with her two young children Sunday when an idea struck her as a great way to elevate the Harvey Weinstein conversation. She posted to Twitter: "If youÕve been sexually harassed or assaulted write Ôme tooÕ as a reply to this tweet." By Monday night, 48,000 people had done just that below her tweet, prompting thousands of women to share their stories of rape, sexual assault and harassment across social media. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Me Too: Alyssa Milano elevates Harvey Weinstein conversation

NEW YORK — Alyssa Milano was in bed with her two young children when a friend of a friend on Facebook suggested something that struck her as a great way to elevate the Harvey Weinstein conversation. She took the idea to Twitter, posting: “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted ...

In this image released by ABC, Freddie Highmore portrays Shaun Murphy in a scene from "The Good Doctor." Highmore stars as a young surgeon with autism who joins a prestigious hospital's surgical unit. The Nielsen company said last week's episode airing Monday night was the most popular show on ABC. (Liane Hentscher/ABC via AP)

Time delayed viewing shows how ‘The Good Doctor’ is a hit

By DAVID BAUDER AP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) — ABC’s new drama about a surgeon on the autism scale, “The Good Doctor,” is a bona fide hit, and it takes a little time to recognize the magnitude. Last week’s episode was the most popular show on the network, the Nielsen ...

South American Biennale seeks to change the rules of art

By DEBORA REY Associated Press BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The impeccably white Palais de Glace in Argentina’s capital is a national historic monument that once housed the country’s fine art museum. But these days it looks like a giant candy cane. The building’s walls were ...

New beginnings

By BETHANY WIEGAND bwiegand@sungazette.com After finishing up an amazing 50th season, Maestro Edelstein, conductor of the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra, is confident that with such success in the last season, this season will be just as spectacular — a showcase of talent that is not only ...

Season 7 of Spoken Word kicks off Friday

Spoken Word Season 7 kicks off with special guest Kevin Clark on Friday at Converge Gallery, 140 W. Fourth St. Clark will start off the event with work from a soon to be published volume that centers on the role of place in our lives and features prominently the landscape of central and ...

Community Theatre League presents ‘Virginia Woolf’

When asked if they’ve ever heard of the play “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,” most people will say, “Yes.” But when asked what the play is about, those same people may simply offer a blank stare. Although the title is one that is commonly recognized, the plot is not as well known. ...

Native Maze raises The Bar

In 1988, Nike coined the slogan “Just Do It.” For many, the phrase was simply a saying to get you motivated to go out there and “do it” — all while wearing the sneaker giant’s products. However, for many musicians, they were living this idea long before the 80’s, specifically ...

Local artist answers mysterious questions of Lycoming County

Local artist Bruce Storm is an explorer of sorts, digging up the answers to the hidden questions surrounding Lycoming County residents each day. Ever wonder how owls safeguard their young along the Susquehanna or what the spider’s web caught in the moonlight? Were those dragons along the ...

Movie review: ‘Blade Runner 2049’

“Blade Runner 2049” achieves something rare in a sequel: Paying reverent tribute to its beloved predecessor, the film also emerges as its own distinct and original work of art. In fact, were it not for a shockingly leaden pace —which results in a near three-hour running time — this ...

Lycoming College to host Colin Finlay, world-renowned photographer

One of the world’s foremost documentary photographers, Colin Finlay, will present “Our Environment, Our World,” a dynamic arrangement of photo essays that visually represent ten years of his work on the environment. The talk, part of the James and Emily Douthat Distinguished ...