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Deane Center series to feature bluegrass band The Grass is Dead

WELLSBORO - The Grass is Dead will be the featured band at the Gallery Music Series concert at 7 p.m. Sept. 5 in the Coolidge Theatre at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts, 104 Main St.This south Florida band has been rearranging Grateful Dead songs in their own bluegrass style since ...

Movie review: ‘Sing Street’

Did you like the movie "Once"? Did you like "Begin Again"? Do you love '80s music of all kinds? Do you enjoy offbeat indie films about underdogs succeeding against the odds? With terrific acting? And tender-hearted romance? And lots of happiness?If you answered yes to even one of these ...

Lyco Taiko to hold drumming workshop at Children’s Museum

BLOOMSBURG - Lyco Taiko will hold a workshop from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Children's Museum, 2 W. Seventh St.In this workshop, members of Lyco Taiko will share their knowledge of Tokyo-style "taiko," a flashy take on traditional festival drumming. Participants will not only learn basic ...

Bochco’s book: He rewrote TV’s rules and lived to tell it

NEW YORK - For viewers who rejoice in TV's artistic upsurge, one virtuoso perhaps more than anyone can be credited for elevating the medium from its bygone "boob tube" status.Steven Bochco flinches at the mention of his half-century writing and producing TV. Could it really be that long? But ...

Deane Center to hold Deane Little Beans program

WELLSBORO - The free Deane Little Beans program will feature musicians Julie Schlosser and Elizabeth Carras at 10 a.m. Sept. 10 in the lobby at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts, 104 Main St.During the program, Schlosser and Carras will play guitar and invite children to sing songs and ...

‘Timelines’ exhibit examines the self through art

In a sense, all artwork is a self-portrait - it's a glimpse inside the mind of the artist, a way for them to show us how they see the world and, by extension, themselves.In a more literal sense, however, works of actual self-portraiture often show a more intimate view by the artist of how they ...

Community Theatre League to open season with iconic Arthur Miller play

The year is 1692 at Williamsport's Community Theatre League, 100 W. Third St., and a witch hunt is underway - the theater will open its 40th season with Arthur Miller's iconic play "The Crucible."On the surface a play about the Salem Witch Trials, "The Crucible" was written at a time in history ...

Apple ‘n’ Cheese Festival art show announces judges

CANTON - Organizers of the Pennsylvania Apple 'n' Cheese Fine Art and Photo Show have announced the judges for the Oct. 1 and 2 show. The show is part of the annual Apple 'n' Cheese Festival and will be held at Manley-Bohlayer Farm, East Canton Cross Road, East Canton. Gates open at 10 a.m. on ...

Sharing life and art

Some would caution couples against working together - but if two people share a passion for something, it can make sense to share a career.Local artists Luana Cleveland and Craig Kaufman, married for more than 30 years, likely would agree. The duo's artwork will be on display in an exhibit ...

Los Angeles comedian Finn Straley to perform at the Comedy Shop

A stand-up comedy show will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday at The Comic Shop LLC, 218 S. Market St., South Williamsport, with touring Los Angeles comedian Finn Straley.The Comedy Shop, a monthly comedy venue inside The Comic Shop LLC, is one of the stops on Straley's national tour. He is a comedian, ...

Digital sculpture to be on display at Lycoming Art Gallery

Sculptor Paul Higham uses math and machines to produce unexpected and intriguing works of art that will be showcased at the Lycoming College Art Gallery, 25 W. Fourth St., from Sept. 16 to Oct. 15. An opening day reception will be held from 5-9 p.m. Sept. 16 with a gallery talk at 5:30 p.m. The ...

History Comes Alive series to feature Eleanor Roosevelt

WELLSBORO - Eleanor Roosevelt, one of the most fascinating and influential public figures of the 20th century, will be on stage at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 2 at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts, 104 Main St.Leslie Goddard, an award-winning actress and scholar, will portray Eleanor, the wife of ...

Theater review: ‘The Mousetrap’

SELINSGROVE - No doubt The Courtyard Theater hopes to "catch" a lot of patrons in "The Mousetrap."The Custom Taylored production of Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap" has 7 p.m. performances Friday and Saturday, with a 2 p.m. matinee at the Courtyard Theater, 1 Susquehanna Mall Drive.Although ...

Williamsport Civic Chorus announces 2016-17 season

The Williamsport Civic Chorus will begin its 73rd season at 7 p.m. Sept. 12 in the Fellowship Hall at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 142 Market St., as rehearsals get underway.The 2016-2017 season will be an exciting and varied one, as the Chorus will present three independent concerts and will ...

Bradford Regional Arts Council to hold first Twin Tiers talent competition

TOWANDA - The Bradford County Regional Arts Council is seeking entries for its first Twin Tiers Talent Competition, to be held at 3 p.m. Oct. 30 in the Guthrie Performing Arts Center at the Sayre Theatre, 205 S. Elmer Ave.Entries of all types are welcome - singing, dancing, gymnastics, small ...

Cast a wide net among channels when sampling new fall shows

NEW YORK - The fall TV season always marks a reset of sorts, signaling an influx of new shows and a respite from reruns. That's the way it's been since TV began, back when there were only three or four networks and dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Well, almost.But despite this time-honored ritual of ...

Movie review: ‘Cafe Society’

"Life is a comedy written by a sadistic comedy writer."Thus says Jesse Eisenberg's character in "Cafe Society," the new Woody Allen film. One suspects Allen is referring to himself in this line, except that "Cafe Society" isn't sadistic - the famed writer-director hasn't made a film like that ...

Nittany Con announces new location for 2016

STATE COLLEGE - Nittany Con, central Pennsylvania's premier family-friendly comic book convention, will be held at a new location for 2016. After three successful years in Milesburg, the event has grown beyond its former venue and now will be headquartered at the Ramada State College Hotel and ...