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Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble presents a holiday favorite

BLOOMSBURG — It’s not really just a piece of undigested meat that causes Ebenezer Scrooge to see his old partner Jacob Marley appear on one fateful Christmas Eve. The old skinflint not only reluctantly heeds Marley’s warning, but experiences life changing visits from three spirits ...

Anthony Gonzalez, and his mama, living a dream with ‘Coco’

By SIGAL RATNER-ARIA Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Like the character he plays in the film “Coco,” Anthony Gonzalez has always wanted to be an artist. But unlike the role he plays, the young actor has been lucky to have the full support of his Mexican family. “My parents have ...

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Converge Gallery to present ‘State of the Art’

Converge Gallery, 140 W. Fourth St., is excited to unveil its final exhibition for 2017 “State of the Art” featuring the historical and politically charged works of recent Lycoming College graduate Bryan McGinnis. There will be an opening reception 6-9 p.m. Friday. “State of the Art” ...

American actress Meghan Markle to be a new kind of royal

By SYLVIA HUI Associated Press LONDON (AP) — She is an entertainment figure in her own right, and an outspoken woman comfortable talking about her background and her passions. American actress Meghan Markle will be a new type of royal when she weds Prince Harry in the spring. In some ...

Lock Haven University hosts third annual Veterans’ Benefits Expo

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University hosted the third annual Veterans’ Benefits Expo on Nov. 9, in the Student Recreation Center with more 33 participating exhibitors in attendance. More than 140 students, family members and community members attended the event, as well as 50 area veterans. ...

LHU ranks first among PASSHE schools for performance funding

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University has ranked first among The Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) universities for performance in the 2017-18 academic year. The Performance Funding Program is designed to measure the outcomes of each university in the areas of student ...

Honor rolls

Williamsport Area High School First marking period Distinguished Honor Roll Grade 9 — Amber Joy Bower, Lenora Angelina Ciabattari, Zola Marie Daverio, Margaret Fausnaught, Tyler Fausnaught, Michael Dean Fisher, Isabelle Griswold, Bashirah Holmes, Jaiden Kinley, Violet Watters Lindsay, ...

FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2017 file photo, musician Garth Brooks poses in the press room with the award for entertainer of the year at the 51st annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn. The 55-year-old singer released ÒGarth Brooks: The Anthology Part 1 The First Five Years" on Tuesday. It includes a book written by Brooks, five albums _ including songs never heard before _ and behind-the-scenes focused on the years 1989-1994. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Q&A: Garth Brooks on his new anthology and lip syncing at CMAs

NEW YORK (AP) — Garth Brooks says he’s happy to share the first of five anthologies he created with his fans while he’s still alive and kicking. “Every artist seems to wait ‘till they’re dead, and I just don’t know how you enjoy that. Or everybody is so old that nobody can ...

‘Get up, let go and dance’

Holiday performances are plentiful this time of year, but there is only one coming to the city that includes a trunk full of tap shoes, funky costumes, a big brass band and a human beatbox. The Rhythmic Circus Red and Green Holiday Show will take the stage at the Community Arts Center, 252 W. ...

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Finding the ‘Proof’ in CTL’s Moyer Studio

The Community Theatre League will present the drama “Proof” by David Auburn in the Jason J. Moyer Studio Theatre 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2 and 2 p.m. Dec. 3. Catherine has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a renowned mathematician and professor. Now, following his ...

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‘Nutcracker’ ballet community collaboration promises to excite

When Christmas time rolls around, who doesn’t think about sugar plum fairies and toy soldiers? This holiday season, the Community Arts Center, in a collaboration with Lycoming College and the Saint John’s School of the Arts (Dance Ensemble), will showcase a performance of “The Nutcracker ...

Local bands The Family Ties and Moxie & Rebel return to the Bullfrog

The Bullfrog Brewery, 229 W. Fourth St., welcomes back two local bands who are quite familiar with each other. Being friends and having performed several shows together previously, The Family Ties and Moxie & Rebel will take the stage together once again, 9 p.m. Friday. The ...

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11th Annual Christmas Spectacular a family-fun day for all

The holidays are finally here and it’s time to get into the Christmas spirit. And what better way to do that than settling in for a morning filled with candy, singing, dancing and a visit with the big guy himself? The 11th Annual Skip Hunsinger Children’s Christmas Spectacular is ...

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Holiday Market returns to Pajama Factory

With the holiday season quickly approaching, the Pajama Factory will host a market to allow people to get started — or complete — their shopping list. “Our goal is to keep local dollars local by encouraging folks to ‘shop small’ during the holiday season,” said Danielle Velkoff, ...

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Ezra Miller, from left, Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot in a scene from "Justice League." (Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. via AP)

Movie review: ‘Justice League’

For DC Films and Warner Bros. Pictures, 2017 started off with a bang — “Wonder Woman” smashed box office expectations and earned widespread acclaim, setting anticipation for “Justice League” to an all-time high. Surely, we all hoped, the superhero ensemble film would take the bad ...

This image released by Lionsgate shows Jacob Tremblay, right, and Julia Roberts in a scene from "Wonder." (Dale Robinette/Lionsgate via AP)

Movie review: ‘Wonder’

“Wonder” is a wonder. It’s incredible that a film with so much grief could be so funny — and in the end, so thoroughly inspiring. I’m leery of movies about handicapped folks; they have built-in “aww”-factor that invites film-makers to focus on sentiment, dropping the ball on ...

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Sweet Honey in the Rock brings holiday a cappella performance to Weis Center

Sweet Honey in the Rock will present a holiday a cappella performance, “Celebrating the Holydays” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. Attendees are asked to bring a canned food item, which will be distributed to local families in need during the holiday ...

Messiah: a Community Sing presented at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

On Sunday, Dec. 10, at 2:30 p.m., Hamilton-Gibson Productions will present the Messiah: A Community Sing at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Pearl Street in Wellsboro. The public is invited to sing or listen.  A holiday tradition, the glorious Christmas portion of Handel’s ...

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Gmeiner Arts and Cultural Center to host Holiday Open House

WELLSBORO — On Dec. 1 from 7 to 9 p.m., the Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center is hosting a Holiday Open House at 134 Main St. There will be art on display and for sale, refreshments catered by St. James Catering and live music performed by 3D. This event is open to the public. Admission to the ...