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Endless Mountains Music Festival prepares for 11th year

WELLSBORO - The 11th Annual Endless Mountain Music Festival, to be held from July 22 to Aug. 6 at various locations including Wellsboro, Towanda, Galeton and Corning and Elmira, New York, is not like any other.For 16 days, high-energy music for every taste will be offered at 10 different ...

‘NT Live’ to return to Towanda-area theaters

TOWANDA - London's National Theatre's worldwide broadcast phenomenon, "NT Live," will return to Bradford Regional Arts Council theater screens with an encore presentation of its most popular shows to date."NT Live" is London's groundbreaking project with its National Theatre, to bring the best ...

Penn State’s Center for the Performing Arts announces 2016-17 season

UNIVERSITY PARK - The Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State, 102 Eisenhower Road, has announced its 20162017 season lineup, which includes touring Broadway favorites, hit children's programs, forward-thinking dance, contemporary circus, evenings of a cappella and musical tributes to ...

Lycoming art gallery to host exhibit by Bloomsburg professors

Two Bloomsburg University art professors will exhibit a number of works at the Lycoming College Art Gallery, 25 W. Fourth St., from July 28 through Sept. 11. A reception will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 2, with a gallery talk at 5:30 p.m. The reception and art show are free and open to the ...

Deane Little Beans program to feature African dance and music

WELLSBORO - The Deane Center for the Performing Arts, 104 Main St., will host a one-hour Deane Little Beans workshop for children. Led by Maia Stam, of Wellsboro, the workshop will be outdoors on the Deane Center lawn that borders Central Avenue. If it rains, the workshop will be moved indoors ...

Hamilton-Gibson Women’s Project to hold memoir-writing workshop

WELLSBORO - This month, the Hamilton-Gibson Women's Project is looking for women who have stories to share and who would like a little encouragement on how to go about it, including information on where to begin, who and what to write about and how to accomplish it successfully.The Women's ...

Theater review: ‘Unnecessary Farce,’ by Millbrook Playhouse

MILL HALL - If anyone has not recently experienced frequent fits of laughter, it is absolutely necessary to see "Unnecessary Farce."Millbrook Playhouse, 258 Country Club Lane, unleashes Paul Slade Smith's farce in the downstairs Cabaret with 7:30 p.m. performances tonight, tomorrow and ...

So much fun, the dead come to party

There is a zombie on the loose at Williamsport's Community Theatre League, 100 W. Third St., and he's heading to the high school dance.The theater's summer youth production is "Zombie Prom," a show which director Jacquie Engel described as "a cross between 'The Rocky Horror Show' and 'Grease.' ...

Bradford County Regional Arts Council to host first battle of the bands

TOWANDA - The Bradford County Regional Arts Council is seeking local bands to compete in its first Battle Of the Bands on Aug. 13 in the Dunn Center for the Performing Arts at the Keystone Theatre, 601 Main St.Bands performing all musical styles and genres are welcome, as are bands of all ages. ...

Legend, Pitt among stars taking new power role: TV producer

LOS ANGELES - The actor's longtime lament: "What I really want to do is direct." The revised version: "I want to produce."More entertainers are getting the chance to play the role of producer as the expanding universe of cable channels and, especially, online platforms make for big ...

Art as a way of life

San Francisco artist and Williamsport native Michelle Ramin is coming back to her roots, bringing her artwork along with her for a month-long exhibit titled "The Sky's (Not) the Limit." The exhibit opens July 14 and will run through Aug. 14, at The Gallery at Penn College. A "Meet the Artist" ...

The Oracular Beard presents…so you wanna be a comic book nerd

No major crossover event, no cliff-hanger ending, no book that hails my favorite writer-artist-character, no Netflix series someone's been yammering on about for years - I have never before wanted to read more of something than Fialkov and Infurnari's post-apocalyptic-time travel series, "The ...

Hickory Project band to perform in Wellsboro for first time in 10 years

WELLSBORO - Hickory Project is returning to its roots for its first show in Wellsboro in 10 years. The band will perform at 7:30 p.m. July 16 at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts' Coolidge Theatre, 104 Main St.Performing will be founding members Anthony Hannigan (mandolin, vocals), Steve ...

Movie review: ‘The Purge: Election Year’

Writer/director James DeMonaco's "The Purge" began as a film with an absurd social commentary on America's social-economic landscape. The idea that a 12 hour period in which all crime is legal essentially will purge all tension and fix all of America's problems was ludicrous. It was high ...

The Pack is back

If you've been looking for an opportunity to relive a night in the Las Vegas via the 60s, with the glitz, glamour and the voices of the past, the Scottish Rite will be hosting The Pack is Back!, a Rat Pack Tribute band, at 7:30 p.m. July 15.With Patrick Johnson as Dean Martin, Michael Mirand as ...

Grand Canyon Photography Club to host two member shows

WELLSBORO - The Grand Canyon Photography Club Member Show now is on display in the gallery and lobby at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts, 104 Main St. Members will have two back-to-back displays. The first opened Wednesday and will continue through Aug. 6. The second will be from Aug. 6 ...

Theater review: ‘Of Thee I Sing,’ by RiverStage Theater

LEWISBURG - With Election Day approaching, voters disgruntled with the major parties' presumptive nominees for president do have an alternative: John P. Wintergreen.As the first presidential candidate to use a media campaign, Wintergreen is one of the politicians and national institutions that ...

Hamilton-Gibson to produce ‘Oliver!’ for summer musical

MANSFIELD - Hamilton-Gibson Production's summer musical, "Oliver!," will be presented four days only in the newly renovated 1930 Straughn Hall Auditorium on the Mansfield University campus. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. July 14-16 and 2:30 p.m. July 17."We produced 'Oliver!' in 1992, our ...

Movie review: ‘The BFG’

In 2001, Russell Crowe nailed the Academy Award for Best Actor in "Gladiator"; several months later, after Crowe had performed so brilliantly in "A Beautiful Mind," one writer quipped that they'd given him an Oscar for the wrong movie.That's how I feel about Mark Rylance, who snagged 2016's ...

Artistic expression

LOCK HAVEN - Central Pennsylvania is an area known for many things, natural beauty and a sense of history among them - and with a flourishing arts community to be found in nearly every community along the West Branch of the Susquehanna River, the area also is becoming known as an artistic ...