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Works by Joanne Landis to be on display at Gallery 255

LEWISBURG - Paintings by Joanne Landis will be on display throughout the month of April at Gallery 255 at the Public Library for Union County, 255 Reitz Blvd."I don't plan a painting. I start with an idea. The painting starts to take on a story, and the story starts to direct me," Landis said ...

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble gears up for 38th ‘Theatre in the Classroom’

BLOOMSBURG - The Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, 226 Center St., has been bringing history to life through its "Theatre in the Classroom" production since 1979. In its 38th year, the tour will begin with a free public preview at noon March 26 at the Bloomsburg Public Library, 225 Market St., and ...

Theater review: ‘Unnecessary Farce’

BLOOMSBURG - Those who relish farce probably will find it, well, necessary to see "Unnecessary Farce."The Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble continues its run of "Unnecessary Farce" at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Friday, Saturday, March 31 and April 1 and 2, and 3 p.m. Sunday and April 3 at the Alvina Krause ...

Hamilton-Gibson to present ‘Once Upon a Wolf’

WELLSBORO - Hamilton-Gibson Productions will present two matinee performances of "Once Upon a Wolf," an interactive theater experience for children ages 4 to 14 and their families.The matinees will be at 2:30 p.m. April 3 and 10 at the Coolidge Theatre at the Deane Center for the Performing ...

Movie review: ‘Miracles From Heaven’

The rise of the so-called "faith-based film" - typically low-budget films that are almost uniformly evangelical - has occurred largely in a bubble of its own like a sheltering harbor for Christian believers at that heathen meeting place: the multiplex."Miracles From Heaven," a film whose title ...

Pine Creek Decorative Artists to hold exhibit at Gmeiner art center

WELLSBORO - The Pine Creek Decorative Artists will hold an exhibit that will open with a reception from 2-4 p.m. April 3 at the Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center at 134 Main St. The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.During the reception, members of the Pine Creek Decorative ...

Renaissance men (and women)

LEWISBURG - The Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University, 1 Dent Drive, known for sponsoring a variety of high-quality performances, will host The Tallis Scholars at 7:30 p.m. April 7.Founded in 1973 by director Peter Phillips, The Tallis Scholars are a group of talented ...

Hamilton-Gibson to present drama about founding of Alcoholics Anonymous

WELLSBORO - Hamilton-Gibson Productions will present "Bill W. and Dr. Bob" at 7:30 p.m. April 1, 2, 8 and 9 and 2:30 p.m. April 3 at the Warehouse Theatre, 3 Central Ave.The play, a drama that celebrates the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous in 1935 in Akron, Ohio, is the inspiring and often ...

Movie review: ‘The Program’

Adapted from David Walsh's "Seven Deadly Sins: My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong" by longtime Danny Boyle collaborator John Hodge ("Trainspotting") and directed by two-time Oscar nominee Stephen Frears ("Philomena," "The Queen"), "The Program" is an occasionally compelling, tense and wildly uneven ...

Mansfield choral director receives nationwide honor

MANSFIELD - Conductor Peggy Dettwiler, professor of music and director of choral activities at Mansfield University, is one of five American musicians recently chosen as Honored Artists of The American Prize, the national nonprofit competitions in the performing arts. Honored Artists are ...

Deane Center to present free tap and rhythmic dance class for children

WELLSBORO - "Untapped," a free Deane Little Beans program for children 5 to 12, will be held from 3:30-4:30 p.m. April 7 in the Deane Center for the Performing Arts' Coolidge Theatre, 104 Main St.Michelle Huynh will present "Untapped," a rhythmic introduction to tap dancing, percussion dance ...

A favorite family fairy tale

The Community Theatre League, 100 W. Third St., will present "The Emperors New Clothes," at 7:30 p.m. April 8 and 9 and 2 p.m. April 10.Based on the tale by Hans Christian Anderson, it is written by Karen Boettcher-Tate and directed by Seth Sponhouse."This story takes a fresh look at the ...

Theater review: ‘Buried Child,’ at New York’s Jewelbox Theatre

NEW YORK CITY - It's been said that the truly great dramatist creates characters who come to life on the page but also leave room for actors to flesh them out - to make them their own, so that each production feels unique.Sam Shepard is one such dramatist. In the latest incarnation of Shepard's ...

The luck of the Irish

It has been said that there are two kinds of people in this world: Those who are Irish, and those who wish they were.Everyone can be Irish at the end of this month, as music sensation Celtic Woman returns to the city at 7:30 p.m. March 31 at the Community Arts Center, 220 W. Fourth St. Celtic ...

Williamsport Music Club celebrates member anniversaries

The following members of the Williamsport Music Club were recognized at the February founders month meeting for their membership anniversaries: Tom Wetzel, 10 years; Paul and Lois Wertman, 15 years; Lucille Mutchler, Nancy Moff, and Dorothy Maples, 35 years; Bonnie Seltzer, 50 years; Doris ...

Lycoming College art students have works on display at local businesses

Local businesses are supporting the arts by hosting exhibits that showcase the skills of Lycoming College students Jauzzle France and Elizabeth Hughes.France, a sophomore commercial design major of St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands, has a collection of digital photography and video, ...

Movie review: ‘The Brothers Grimsby’

It's always disgusting and often repulsive, but "The Brothers Grimsby" likely will make you laugh harder than you thought you had any right to. Sacha Baron Cohen's never been one to shy away from pushing the envelope, and it's no different in his audacious spy satire "The Brothers Grimsby," ...

‘Orange Is The New Black’ actor to speak at Bloomsburg symposium

BLOOMSBURG - A Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania alumnus who appears in the popular TV show "Orange is the New Black" and the executive director of a digital arts studio will illustrate career opportunities for students with a liberal arts background beginning at 9:30 a.m. today during the ...

Peter Frampton on that crazy summer 40 years ago

NEW YORK - It's been 40 years since Peter Frampton's life was turned upside down - in a good, crazy way.The former Humble Pie member was enjoying some modest success as a solo artist when he followed the then-conventional wisdom and followed up his four studio albums with a double live ...