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Movie review: ‘13 Hours’

The most surprising thing about "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi" is how Michael Bay makes 144 minutes pass so quickly.His excitable camera is always doing something, whether shaking with hand-held authenticity to capture moments in battle or floating through scenes instead of staying ...

With ‘Billions’ at stake, Paul Giamatti is rich in new drama

NEW YORK - As an endlessly adaptable on-screen everyman, Paul Giamatti has proved he's one in a million.Now, in "Billions," his new Showtime drama, he portrays Chuck Rhoades, the powerful and perverse U.S. Attorney engaged in a political cage match with hedge-fund titan Bobby "Axe" Axelrod ...

Tech at the symphony: Boston orchestra loaning patrons iPads

BOSTON - A night at the symphony usually means silencing cellphones and mobile devices before the music starts.But as part of an effort to draw in a younger audience, the Boston Symphony Orchestra is loaning select patrons iPads loaded with content specific to each performance.They'll be able ...

‘The Muslims Are Coming!’ to Penn College

An 83-minute "docu-comedy," "The Muslims Are Coming!" follows a traveling band of Muslim American comedians as they attempt to dispel stereotypes. The film will be publicly screened at 2 p.m. Jan. 29 at Pennsylvania College of Technology, 1 College Ave."The Muslims Are Coming!" follows a ...

New exhibit to open at Lycoming’s Digital Media Gallery

"Things rising and falling (from nothing, with glory)," an exhibit by Washington, DC-based artist Amy Finkelstein, will open with a reception at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at Lycoming College's Digital Media Gallery in the Communication Building.Finkelstein received a master's of fine arts degree in ...

Theater preview: Murder mystery weekends at Allenberry

BOILING SPRINGS - At most murder-mystery dinners, the emphasis is on the audience simply guessing who-dun-it.But at Allenberry Playhouse and Resort, 1559 Boiling Springs Road, the focus is not so much on finding out who did the dastardly deeds, but how much fun can the guest "detectives" have ...

Community Theatre League to present ‘Nunsense’

There are very few shows that the Community Theatre League has produced more than once, and "Nunsense" is one of them. The upcoming production is the third time CTL will present the show - the hijinks of the Little Sisters of Hoboken never fail to keep audiences rolling in the aisles.The Little ...

Blowing away the winter blues

It's January, the dead of winter. You want to stay in and hibernate. But you've been laying low since those holidays wound down and you're starting to go a little stir crazy. Mardi Gras is still a few weeks away, but you'd like do something before then. Why not get "Smited"?It's not a ...

Past and present meet through song

Oftentimes, a musical album is a collaborative process, with bits and pieces contributed by many people through individual song compositions, instrumental performances, or technical assembly.On more rare occasions, an album is wholly the creation of one person - and in these cases, the finished ...

‘Saturday Night Fever The Musical’ to stop at CAC

When John Travolta walked on to the dance floor in the smash hit film "Saturday Night Fever," it changed the way we dance forever. In "Saturday Night Fever The Musical" - the musical adaptation that tells the iconic story of Tony, the kid from Brooklyn who wants to dance his way to a better ...

Friends of the Pipes announces 2016 artists

LOCK HAVEN - The Friends of the Pipes at Great Island Presbyterian Church has announced its 2016 winter recital series, featuring concerts presented by talented musicians from January through March.The group is dedicated to securing adequate funds to reconnect the historic pipe organ for use in ...

Beijing Guitar Duo performance scheduled for Bucknell’s Weis Center cancelled

LEWISBURG - The free performance by Beijing Guitar Duo, originally scheduled for 2 p.m. Jan. 31 in the lobby of the Weis Center for the Performing Arts, 1 Dent Drive, has been cancelled.The Weis Center hopes to reschedule the performance during the 2016-17 season.For more information contact ...

Movie review: ‘The Revenant’

Grueling, harrowing and treacherous, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's revenge odyssey, "The Revenant" is as beautiful as it bleak. Driven from some of our most basic instincts - survival and retribution - Inarritu's film finds poetry in the way it discovers what drives us and what we can endure in ...

Wellsboro’s Hamilton-Gibson Productions announces 2016 season

WELLSBORO - Hamilton-Gibson Productions, the community theater based in Wellsboro, has announced its 2016 season.With Thomas W. Putnam at the helm, H-G offers a diverse lineup of concerts, chorales, kids' camps, Seniors' ACTING UP (Reader's Theater), educational trips and theatrical attractions ...

Hillbilly Gypsies to perform in Lock Haven

LOCK HAVEN - The Hillbilly Gypsies will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Lock Haven Elks Club, 216 E. Main St., as a benefit for the 2016 Smoked Country Jam Bluegrass Festival.The Hillbilly Gypsies are a West Virginia native string band who specialize in playing their own homegrown style of ...

‘Deus Ex,’ Dishonored 2’ among anticipated games due in 2016

LOS ANGELES - If the video games set to be unleashed this year are any indication, this will be a year of interactive exploration.The line-up includes titles that will send players into the woods ("Firewatch"), under the sea ("Abzu"), over rooftops ("Mirror's Edge Catalyst"), through outer ...

How to do Sundance and leave a little cash for popcorn

SALT LAKE CITY - Every January, the streets of the mountain town of Park City, Utah, light up as the Robert Redford-founded Sundance Film Festival pulls in big names to introduce future Oscar winners and eye-opening documentaries. Over the years, movies screened in this one-time mining town ...

Theater review: ‘Misery’ on Broadway

Guess what, folks - "Misery" is funny.Stephen King's novel of that title surely is one of his most devastating books. So imagine my surprise as I watched the new Broadway adaptation starring Bruce Willis and Laurie Metcalf, only to find that it's ... a comedy. And a dandy one at that.True, ...

Company led by MacAurther Fellowship-winning dancer to perform at Weis Center

LEWISBURG - MacArthur Fellowship, or "Genius Award," recipient Michelle Dorrance will bring her tap dance company, Dorrance Dance, to Lewisburg at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts, 1 Dent Drive.The performance will include excerpts from the critically acclaimed ...