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Converge Gallery to host exhibit by Williamsport native, art professor

Converge Gallery, 140 W. Fourth St., will present works by local artist, painter, printmaker and photographer John McKaig for its latest exhibit, "Just Another Sentinent Being." The exhibit will open with a reception at 6 p.m. May 6 and the artist will be in attendance during the ...

Movie review: ‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’

Lifeless and uninspired, "The Huntsman: Winter's War" is the unwanted, unnecessary followup to 2012's lucrative "Snow White and the Huntsman," which successfully flipped the fairytale on its head with its dark and gritty approach."The Huntsman: Winter's War," with its phenomenal cast, ...

Documentary turns Disney-loving autistic man into a star

NEW YORK - Owen Suskind had largely retreated into silence in the years after his autism began to manifest, around age 3. Three painfully mute years later, and after countless rapt hours spent watching Disney animated movies, a word broke through."Juicervose!"His parents, Ron (a Pulitzer Prize ...

Hamilton-Gibson children and youth choirs to tour Pennsylvania, West Virginia

WELLSBORO - The Hamilton-Gibson Children and Youth Choir will leave May 5 for a four-day performance tour. Going on the trip will be 40 choir members and nine adults.Thomas Putnam is the director of the Children's Concert Choir and the Young Men's Choir. Directing the Young Women's Choir is ...

Finding a new home

About five years ago, a music venue called The Ground Floor was started in Williamsport, in the basement of City Church on East Fourth Street. Over time, however, the youth group that was running the venue had problems keeping order and keeping up with the staff at the church. The pastor of the ...

Keeping it ‘Civil’

BLOOMSBURG - The Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, 226 Center St., has aptly dubbed May as Civil War Month.The acclaimed professional regional theater performing at the Alvina Krause Theatre has two attractions scheduled in May, both with a Civil War theme.The first attraction is BTE's season finale ...

Southern drama ‘Belles,’ packing an emotional punch, takes the CTL stage

Packed with an emotional punch, the Community Theatre League's Playwright-in-Residence Mark Dunn brings "Belles: A Play in Two Acts and Thirty-nine Phone Calls" to the stage at 7:30 p.m. May 6 and 7 May 12-14 and 2 p.m. May 15.The CTL, 100 W. Third St., has a long-standing relationship with ...

Mansfield-based artist exhibit to open at Wellsboro’s Gmeiner art center

WELLSBORO - The Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center, 134 Main St., will present the opening reception for "Color Through the Eyes of an Artist," an exhibit of paintings by Russell Richard, of Mansfield, from 2-4 p.m. Sunday. The opening reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.On ...

I’d Watch That website asks public to make, judge TV ideas

LOS ANGELES - You're mystified by the number of destined-for-failure shows on TV and figure you could make better picks than network executives.Or you sneer at the recycled concepts of too many dull series when you have a killer original story to tell.Whether you fall into either camp or both, ...

Musicians invited to join Wellsboro Town Band; summer concerts scheduled

WELLSBORO - Musicians now are being invited to join the "Almost World Famous" Wellsboro Town Band. The band is open to all interested instrumentalists, from students who will enter high school this fall as ninth graders to adults of all ages. There are no fees and all musicians are welcome.Four ...

Movie review: ‘Nina’

The questionable casting of Zoe Saldana is only one of the many problems with Cynthia Mort's limp and misjudged Nina Simone biopic "Nina." Little of the High Priestess of Soul's searing clarity of voice or profound struggle comes through in this insipid film whose fakeness is writ across ...

Lewisburg Celebration of the Arts to close with free music festival

LEWISBURG The 2016 Lewisburg Celebration of the Arts will close with a free music festival, Lewisburg Live!, beginning at 6 p.m. May 7. This year features bands in eight different venues throughout downtown Lewisburg between 6 p.m. and midnight. Music ranges from classical to rock to jazz to ...

Performer profile: Steven K. Lindenmuth

Born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1959, Steven K. Lindenmuth is a versatile, personable performer who resides in Bloomsburg.After graduating from Southern Columbia High School in 1977, Lindenmuth attended Susquehanna University for two years, transferring to Bloomsburg University and graduating in ...

‘Shades’ of meaning as W. Kamau Bell probes cultural divides

NEW YORK - "America's Best Bigots" is NOT the name of W. Kamau Bell's new CNN series - "although that would be a great name for a show," says the popular black comedian who hosts it.Bell's series, which premiered Sunday, is instead titled "United Shades of America," and, while it will routinely ...

State College gallery to present ‘Pastel Passions and Beyond’

STATE COLLEGE - More than 70 paintings by local artists will be displayed at the State College Framing Co. and Gallery, 160 Rolling Ridge Drive, from May 6 to June 11. The event will open with a reception from 5:30-8 p.m. May 6, when visitors can meet the artists and watch demonstrations.The ...

‘Bizarre: A Circus Story’

Fans of both movies and local arts will be thrilled to dig up a title online at the Internet Movie Database and see a Williamsport native listed as "director" - and as writer, editor and producer.That would be Meg Pinsonneault, a 2001 graduate of Loyalsock Township High School who has just ...

Williamsport Music Club to present gala concert

As an affiliate of the Pennsylvania and National Federation of Music Clubs, the Williamsport Music Club will present its 2016 gala concert, "Music That Makes Us Smile," at 7:30 p.m. April 26 at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 142 Market St. The concert is free and open to the public.The highlight ...

Paul McCartney to perform first-ever show in Hershey

HERSHEY - Paul McCartney will perform for the first time ever in Hershey as part of his brand new "One On One tour" on July 19 at Hersheypark Stadium.As with the launch of every new McCartney tour, "One On One" promises dozens of classics from the most beloved catalogue in popular music, ...

Graphite portraits by former art teacher on display at Gallery 255

LEWISBURG - "My love of art has always been an underlying drive in all I do" said Carol Colestock, whose fine art portraits will be on display in Gallery 255 at the Public Library for Union County, 255 Reitz Blvd., throughout the month of May.Colestock received a bachelor's degree in art ...

Susquehanna University to present Tennessee Williams drama

SELINSGROVE - Susquehanna University's theater department will present Tennessee Williams' "Orpheus Descending" at 7:30 p.m. April 21-24.Set in the 1940s South, "Orpheus Descending" tells the tale of Lady Torrance, the wife of an ailing small-town storeowner who fights to find balance in her ...