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Nick Fiasco to perform at Lock Haven’s Triangle Park

LOCK HAVEN - Nick Fiasco will perform Friday as part of the Lock Haven Summer Concert Series. "The Fabulous Voice of Class, Romance and Swing," as he is known throughout the tri-state area, will perform at 6 p.m. at Triangle Park.An entertainer who performs in the style of the Rat Pack, Fiasco ...

Recalling America’s pastime through art

Baseball is America's most celebrated national pastime, and rightfully so with its fingerprint on virtually all aspects of culture, the sport is ubiquitous and definitive to our national identity. Whether you or someone you know has participated, or have been mere spectators, we all know a ...

Perfect harmony: Earle, Colvin handle duets album

NEW YORK - The idea that they would someday record a duets album seemed inconceivable to Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle when they met in 1987, sharing a bill at a club in western Massachusetts.Each burned with ambition, consumed with establishing themselves. Besides, "I was more neurotic back ...

History Comes Alive to feature Benjamin Franklin

WELLSBORO - The Deane Center's History Comes Alive series will feature Barry Stevens of Arlington, Virginia, portraying Benjamin Franklin at 7:30 p.m. June 24 at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts' Coolidge Theatre, 104 Main St.Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, ...

Lucky number 13

CROSS FORK - Eleven miles north of Renovo, Quiet Oaks Campground, 88 Quiet Oaks Campground Lane, will host several thousand festival goers to the 13th edition of Smoked Country Jam from June 16-18. Organizers have been busy working with campground owners, Dave and Carla Flack, to spruce up the ...

Classic musical ‘South Pacific’ returns to the Community Theatre League

The Community Theatre League, 100 W. Third St., will present the timeless, classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, "South Pacific" on June 17 and 18 and 23-26.The show, with some of the greatest music in all of theater, has been a staple in the world of theater for nearly 70 years and its ...

U.S. Army Field Band to present free concert at Susquehanna University

SELINSGROVE - The internationally-acclaimed United States Army Field Band and Soldiers' Chorus of Washington, D.C., will continue its long history of performing free concerts when it comes to Susquehanna University's Weber Chapel Auditorium at 3 p.m. June 25. The concert also will feature ...

Williamsport Area High School student honored by the Gallery at Penn College

Fine art by Abigail DeBloois, a student at Williamsport Area High School, is on display in the lobby of The Gallery at Penn College through June 30.DeBloois received an artistic excellence award from The Gallery at Penn College. The honor recognizes outstanding artistic talent and achievement ...

Candace Cameron Bure to visit Little League World Series

Canon U.S.A. Inc. has announced its partnership with Emmy Award-nominee Candace Cameron Bure, host of TV's "The View" and star of the hit Netflix series "Fuller House," in support of the Canon Little League Photo Contest. As part of the "Picture Perfect Season" initiative that kicked off last ...

Lockport Drifters to perform for Lock Haven concert series

LOCK HAVEN - The Lockport Drifters will perform at 6 p.m. Friday at Triangle Park as part of the Lock Haven Summer Concert Series.The public is invited to attend this free summer concert. Seating will not be provided, therefore, the public is asked to bring lawn chairs.Named for their favorite ...

Performer profile: Russ Wynn

Although he's a seasoned performer and vocalist on stage, Russell L. Wynn Jr., in recent years, is more frequently seen - or not - backstage, occupying the director's chair.Born and raised in Sunbury, Wynn's earliest memory of performing was in a talent show."It may have been for the Sunbury ...

Legendary blues drummer Cedric Burnside to perform at Rusty Rail Live

MIFFLINBURG - The Cedric Burnside Project, featuring four-time Blues Music Awards Drummer of the Year Cedric Burnside, will hit the Rusty Rail Live stage at 9 p.m. Friday at the Rusty Rail Brewing Co., 5 N. Eighth St.Widely regarded as one of the best drummers in the world, Burnside is known ...

Movie review: ‘Everybody Wants Some!!’

"Everybody Wants Some!!," the self-described spiritual sequel to Richard Linklater's "Dazed and Confused," is about as easygoing and aimless as anything you've seen. It follows a group of unlikeable college baseball players in the 80's with two things on their minds - baseball and girls - who ...

Sequels, once a sure thing, are slumping at the box office

NEW YORK - Sure things in Hollywood are beginning to look like an endangered species.Sequels, for years the industry's most "can't miss" assets, are struggling at the box office this year. The downturn, which continued over the weekend with the low turnout for "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out ...

With ‘Hamilton’ dominating, no real surprises in store for the Tony Awards

"And the winner is ... "Who else? - Hamilton.That's what presenters may announce quite often during Broadway's biggest night. CBS will telecast American theater's prestigious Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre, more commonly known as the Tony Awards, live from New York's Beacon ...

Movie review: ‘Me Before You’

Despite some fine acting, "Me Before You" has one key problem: It isn't edgy enough.Any love story about a quadriplegic ought to pack plenty of punch. And indeed, "Me Before You" gets a solid one-two from its sensational leads, but this feel-good romance never shows enough of the anguish, ...

Billtown Blues Festival to return for 27th year

HUGHESVILLE - Keeping with its traditional theme of presenting blues of all shades, the Billtown Blues Association once again will cover the gamut with the lineup for its 27th annual Billtown Blues Festival, which begins at noon June 18 at the Lycoming County Fairgrounds.Patrons will experience ...

Canton Wine & Cheese Festival announces entertainment lineup

CANTON - The Canton Wine & Cheese Festival committee has announced the entertainment for the annual festival, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 25 at the Manley-Bohlayer Farm, 141 E. Canton Cross Road.Acoustic Pawnshop will kick off the festival with their performance from ...

Michael Grandage goes from theater to film with ‘Genius’

NEW YORK - Michael Grandage, the noted theater director, has made his first movie. And it's about another world of the arts entirely - books."Genius" is a biopic about literary editor Max Perkins and his client Thomas Wolfe, who wrote "Look Homeward, Angel" and "Of Time and the River." The ...

Who, Stones, Bowie made 1971 rock’s best year, says author

"Never a Dull Moment: 1971-The Year That Rock Exploded" (Henry Holt), by David HepworthIf there is a Rock and Roll Hell, an inner circle is devoted for old fans who insist on telling you how the music was so much better back in the day. You know the argument: musicians were more creative, the ...