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Movie review: ‘The Dark Tower’

There’s a moment in “The Dark Tower” when gunslinger Roland Deschain (Idris Elba) is faced with a nightmarish monster and finds one of his revolvers out of ammo. He snaps open the chamber and, in a neat trick of CGI that doesn’t look like CGI, loads it as it spins, thumbing bullets in ...

Shades of Indigo share their talent at Rock the River

It is no secret that Williamsport is home to many talented artists and musicians. In fact, they play a big part in making this city great. Five shining examples of this talent are Shelli “Indigo” Bashnick, Heath Bashnick, Ron Lee, Paul Hively and John Hearton, the members of Shades of ...

Movie review: ‘Kidnap’

With its tale of a stolen child and a desperate mother, “Kidnap” exerts a visceral spell; but sadly, it is not an unbroken spell. It’s the kind of movie where suspense keeps getting derailed by such thoughts as “Wait a minute!”, “This makes no sense” or more often, “That would ...

Williamsport city jazz orchestra to perform in Brandon Park

At 7 p.m. Sunday, the Williamsport City Jazz Orchestra will present a free summer concert in Brandon Park featuring exciting jazz arrangements of familiar tunes, jazz standards and selections from the American Song book. WCJO’s own dynamic vocalist, Suzie Cioffi, will be featured on several ...

Verlon Thompson to perform at Deane Center

WELLSBORO — Verlon Thompson, a Nashville music scene fixture, will perform 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Deane Center Coolidge Theatre, 104 Main St. His concert will give the audience a preview of the talented musicians that will grace the outdoor stage at the Stony Fork Creek Campground two days ...

Movie review: ‘Detroit’

There is no nice or pretty way to tell a story about the systemic oppression and mistreatment of black people in the United States. It’s fitting then that Kathryn Bigelow’s “Detroit,” an account of the murders of three unarmed black men that took place in the Algiers Motel in late July ...

Twin Peaks: In Hour 13, Big Ed’s heart breaks

Hour 12 is split right down the middle between the gloom and doom of DoppelDale taking care of business and the sad state of affairs that the town of Twin Peaks has succumbed to over these past 25 years. Over those last 25 years, Twin Peaks has steeped into a level of poverty it has never seen ...

Weis Center announces upcoming season

The 30th Anniversary season at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University features 33 events from across the United States and around the globe and includes Americana/roots, bluegrass, zydeco, classical, jazz, blues, world music, dance, and Family Discovery performances. ...

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Quirky ‘Mrs. Mannerly’ shows the audience the ropes on etiquette

MILL HALL — Try not to smirk, but it may be wise to brush up on your manners before you see “Mrs. Mannerly.” Millbrook’s final Cabaret attraction has remaining 7:30 p.m. performances, tonight, Friday and Saturday with the finale at 2 p.m. on Sunday. When I initially learned the ...

Jeannette Walls’ life is now a major motion picture

By LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer LOS ANGELES — Author Jeannette Walls already scraped away at the dark truths, joy and hardship of her eccentric upbringing to write her memoir “The Glass Castle.” Now she’s living it all over again, but this time as an audience to her own life as her ...

World of Westeros

It was 9 a.m. on June 30, and I exchanged hello’s with two Cersei Lannisters as I got off the elevator. I got in line for coffee in the hotel lobby behind a Jon Snow and a group of three White Walkers, who were still deciding their orders and graciously let me step in front of them. Heading ...

August First Friday events

One year anniversary celebration 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Avu Goldsmiths, 246 E. Church St., Suite 1. “Slide Out of View,” Heather Ramsdale Artists reception, 2-9 p.m. Lycoming College Art Gallery, 25 W. Fourth St. Grand opening celebration 5-8 p.m. Downtown Poppy, 6 W. ...

Susquehanna Art Society continues tradition with annual art show

SUNBURY — The Susquehanna Art Society’s annual Art Show will open with an Artist’s Reception 6-8 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Degenstein Library Community Room, 40 S. Fifth Street. Since the first one was held in 1980, two and three-dimensional artists and photographers of all levels and ages ...

‘Pops at Pepper Street’ Concert set for Saturday

MUNCY — Muncy Historical Society will host the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra for a third year with a “Pops at Pepper Street” free concert 7 p.m. Saturday at 232 Pepper St. Under the baton of Maestro Gerardo Edelstein, the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra will perform music selections ...

Music review: JAY-Z grows up on ‘4:44’

JAY-Z AKA Sean Carter has finally released his highly anticipated 13th studio album, “4:44.” This album, produced entirely by longtime collaborator No I.D., was expected to be a response to his wife Beyonce’s claims of infidelity on her hit album, “Lemonade.” This was JAY-Z’s big ...

Give ‘A.D. After Death’ a chance, and you’ll be glad you did

I’m on the cusp of forty, married with two kids, and still trying to figure out what I’m supposed to do with my life. Lately, my writing tends to skew between the losing of self (and the selfishness therein) coupled with wondering how all these steps got me to where I am. Time travel ...

Timeless: The Nighthawks reflect on 45 years of musical history

How does a band not only stick together for almost 45 years, but also stay relevant, for a staggering 45 years in the fast-paced music industry? To let Mark Wenner of The Nighthawks tell it, it is as simple as staying “true to the music.” For Mark, vocalist and harmonica player, the ...

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Singer-songwriter Georgette Jones continues family’s musical legacy

WELLSBORO — Georgette Jones, the only daughter of Country Music’s “First Couple,” George Jones and Tammy Wynette, was born into a musical family. So, it was only fitting that she would become a musician herself — it’s in her blood. A stellar traditional singer-songwriter and ...

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‘Fun Home’ at Millbrook presents a different kind of theater

MILL HALL — “Fun Home” certainly “hits home” as the place to visit, for anyone looking for engaging but dramatically different theater fare. As one of the first regional theaters to obtain rights to produce the Tony Award winning Best Musical of 2015, Millbrook Playhouses unveils ...

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Twin Peaks: In Hour 12, Carl wants you to keep your blood

Hour 12 marks two-thirds of the way through our journey back to “Twin Peaks.” We’re that much closer to figuring everything out and knowing what absolutely none of it means. This hour brings us back the character we’ve all been waiting for, one of the most anticipated moments of the ...