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Williamsport Music Club to hold ‘Christmas Music by Candlelight’

The Williamsport Music Club will hold its annual “Christmas Music by Candlelight” program at 4 p.m. Dec. 2. The program will be held in the sanctuary at Pine Street United Methodist Church. Chaired by Sara Scott, the program will feature festive and reflective musical performances ...

‘A Christmas Story: The Musical’ headed to CTL stage

These are familiar words that 9 year old Ralphie Parker hears in his quest for an official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle in “A Christmas Story”. As a family holiday treat, the Community Theatre League presents “A Christmas Story: The Musical” with 7:30 p.m. ...

‘Widows’ features crisp writing, lacks action

Early ads for “Widows” quoted one review that stressed its “bone-rattling action.” That is not an accurate description of this movie. Though it has some excitement, I’ve heard several viewers complaining that the film was too slow; please don’t go to “Widows” seeking some ...

‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ lacks unified story

It seems like the wizarding world still has a little magic left in it. Though this film is getting heavy support from leaning on the crutch of the next film, there is still plenty of charm to be found in “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.” When the all-powerful Grindelwald ...

‘Instant Family’ tugs on heartstrings

If you plan to enjoy “Instant Family” — and I certainly recommend that you try — then you’ll have to accept some artificiality and manipulation. Fortunately, the film’s important central issue, together with a solid cast, makes it easy to submit to the usual Hollywood ...

Uptown Music Collective to open Herman’s Hermits show at Scottish Rite

The British are coming! The British are coming! Specifically, the British beat rock band Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone are coming. The band, which became massively popular in the mid-1960s during the height of the cultural phenomenon known as the British Rock Invasion with hits like ...

WCC kicks off 75th season with ‘Journeys: Within and Beyond’

The Williamsport Civic Chorus will celebrate its 75th year with its first concert of the season, “Journeys: Within and Beyond,” at 3 p.m. Nov.18 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 142 Market Street. “Journeys: Within and Beyond” explores the paths that we all take throughout our ...

‘The Grinch’ puts fresh spin on a classic

When you combine the genius of Dr. Seuss and animator Chuck Jones with vocalists Boris Karloff and Thurl Ravenscroft, you get 1966’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”—a classic that has stood the test of time as well as any other Christmas staple you can name. So … did the world ...

Gory ‘Overlord’ has original feel for zombie movie

Part action-war film. Part zombie-thriller. All gory goodness. The blend of the familiar into the not-so-familiar is all packed into the shockingly-entertaining “Overlord.” This prideful B-movie embraces its cheesiness without remorse, making for a fun-time from the opening title, all the ...

Sight & Sound Theater brings scripture to life

STRASBURG—You don’t have to be a Biblical scholar to be thoroughly entertained by a Sight & Sound show. On a busy highway just outside Strasburg in Lancaster County sits the imposing, 2,000-seat Sight & Sound Theater where live productions draw over 800,000 patrons annually. My ...

Local 14-year-old bassist to release new music

Local 14-year-old electric bass player Gabriel Severn will debut his DownBeat Award-winning “Song for Fina” tomorrow. Gabriel’s love of Brazilian bossa nova and samba inspired him to write “Song for Fina,” which he dedicated to a close family friend for her birthday. On this ...

WCCA bringing Latin world fusion band Incendio to CAC

For its second show of the season, the Williamsport Community Concert Association is bringing the fiery guitar sounds of Latin world fusion band Incendio to the stage of the Community Arts Center, 220 West Fourth Street, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8. The Billboard-charting instrumental group will be ...

Conductor Daniel J. Hall now in second year with WCCO

Dr. Daniel J. Hall is now in his second year as conductor of the Williamsport Chamber Choir and Orchestra, which provides opportunities for outstanding area singers, up-and-coming composers, and talented musicians to perform great choral literature in a professional setting. Hall resides in ...

Gabriel Faure’s ‘Requiem’ to be performed at St. Boniface

At 6:30 p.m. tomorrow the St. Boniface Roman Catholic Church, 326 Washington Blvd, will host its Feast of All Souls Mass featuring a performance of Gabriel Faure’s “Requiem” by members of the St. Boniface and Lycoming College Choirs, area singers and members of the Williamsport Symphony ...

Bald Eagle Art League to host 2018 ‘Best of BEAL’ exhibition

The Bald Eagle Art League will again hold the “Best of BEAL Art Competition” at the Thomas T. Taber Museum, across from Ways Garden, 858 West Fourth Street. An opening reception will be held today from 5 to 8 p.m., and the exhibition will run through Nov. 28. The Bald Eagle Art League has ...

‘The Hate U Give’ delivers thought-provoking message

Tupac Shakur’s famous acronym “T.H.U.G. L.I.F.E” has found a way into modern cinema. It is rare for a message to be delivered so loudly that the rest of the film does not get lost in translation. “The Hate U Give” is a compellingly honest drama that highlights the racial strife that ...

‘The Sisters Brothers’ falls flat despite major talent

According to the opening credits, about a dozen different companies helped finance “The Sisters Brothers.” It’s amazing one or two of them couldn’t see what a boring, unbankable dud they had on their hands. Rarely has so much talent and money been wasted on something so ...

Penn State Centre Stage to present ‘Clybourne Park’ this month

UNIVERSITY PARK — Two sales of the same simple bungalow in “Clybourne Park” turns the Chicago neighborhood into a battleground on race relations. After a preview one week from tonight, Penn State Centre Stage’s production of “Clybourne Park” opens with 7:30 p.m. performances on ...

‘Secret Path’ box set contains plenty of goodies for eyes, ears

I had to opportunity to tour Canada again this summer with my band The Echo & Sway. As part of our time in London, we had this neat little pre-show gig at Groove Records. While we only played to a few, and were doing this gig as a bit of promo, we weren’t paid, but boy we hit the jackpot ...