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Theatre review: ‘The Savannah Sipping Society’

MILL HALL — When raising your glass to toast Millbrook Playhouse’s 55th season, sipping rather than swigging is recommended. Also recommended to kick off 2018’s summer of professional theater fare is “Savannah Sipping Society,” with 7:30 p.m. performances tonight, tomorrow and ...

Folk band Lavender Blue to host acoustic music event

Join hosts Lavender Blue for this month’s acoustic music event in the Chef’s Listening Room for an evening of fresh food and tasty tunes, from 6:30 to 9:15 p.m. June 22 at Chef Hosch & Ann Catering, Inc., 414 Walnut Street. The series is presented by Chef Hosch & Ann Catering, ...

Movie review: ‘Hereditary’

“Hereditary” completely went against all of the expectations I had. With its intriguing trailer and critical praise, I thought I was going to love this so-called “horror masterpiece.” What I got instead was not the film that I was looking forward to. Though Ari Aster’s directorial ...

Hearty helping of laughter at Barrel 135

Laughter will be served at 8 p.m. June 24 at Barrel 135, 135 W. Third St., as the Comedy Shop is bringing in the stand-up comedian, Eliot Chang. Due to being on the road and touring frequently, Eliot Chang, formerly of New York City and now of Hollywood, doesn’t always have time to sit down ...

Movie review: ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’

Folks in the 40-60 age range can likely recall a time when “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” seemed like the corniest show on TV. With its homespun outfits, cardboard sets and hand-made puppets, it often generated condescending laughter, especially among teenage boys. But no one’s ...

Movie review: ‘Ocean’s 8’

Steven Soderbergh’s “Ocean’s Eleven” remake is a hard movie to live up to. Its starry charm was backed by a breezy and deceptively dense script full of memorable characters, dizzyingly complex logistics and lively filmmaking that Soderbergh himself couldn’t even recreate in the two ...

Once sidelined, romantic comedies rise again this summer

LOS ANGELES — Summer is always full of action and superhero pics, but this year a once dormant yet utterly adored genre is coming back in a big way: the romantic comedy. After a 2017 without any from a major studio, this summer is proving to be a re-birth for this lost Hollywood staple with ...

2nd annual Arts and Music Festival to be held

The Wyalusing Area Friends of the Arts will hold the second annual Art and Music Festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on Main Street. This year’s entertainment line-up includes Dual Alarm, the Wyalusing Community Jazz Band, Shawn Raymond & Friends, Hejra and the Barefoot Belly ...

Movie review: ‘Hotel Artemis’

If you’re looking for a hotel in downtown Los Angeles, might we recommend one that probably will get mixed reviews on TripAdvisor? It has atrocious turn-down service and few amenities but the onsite medical care is startlingly good. This is the Hotel Artemis, where wealthy and ...

72nd annual Tony Awards

For theatergoers, the Tony Awards ceremony is far more entertaining than either Hollywood’s Oscars or television’s Emmy Awards. Those tuning into the CBS telecast on Sunday will be treated to excerpts from the contenders for Best Play and, more importantly, have a front row seat for ...

Laurel Concert Series to feature music for young and old

WELLSBORO — The Pennsylvania State Laurel Festival’s Laurel Concert Series will feature music that appeals to young and old alike. Three of the five concerts are free; a donation is requested for the two others. The series begins at 7 p.m. Monday with the return of Callanish, a four-member ...

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

Free Comic Book Day happens every first Saturday in May at comic shops and libraries across the country. It’s a day when shops pull out all the stops to woo readers into brick-and-mortar stores for contests, deals and other random fun stuff. Comic companies, too, release previews for their ...

RiverStage Community Theatre presents ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’

LEWISBURG — RiverStage has the solution for those who desire to see “A Streetcar Named Desire.” Tennessee Williams’ “A Streetcar Named Desire” is RiverStage Community Theatre’s current attraction opening tomorrow, with 7:30 p.m. performances on Friday and Saturday, and June 15 ...

The Campus Theatre to host Summer Family Film Series

LEWISBURG — The Campus Theatre presents the fifth annual Summer Family Film Series, featuring animated and classic family films, some being introduced by academic professionals and specialists who offer film enthusiasts of all ages a new perspective to consider during their film viewing ...

Movie review: ‘Adrift’

“Adrift” confirms how compelling a simple story can be if it’s handled with sufficient care and skill. In this case, that skill-set includes thoughtful editing, solid performances and bone-rattling realism. Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin play real-life couple Tami Oldham Ashcraft ...

Movie review: ‘Action Point’

One continuous train wreck. That is the only way to describe this movie. Although it pains me to admit, I still moderately enjoyed it. I expected “Action Point” to be dull and dumb. While the latter is true, I didn’t have a bad time. In “Action Point,” the amusement park that shares ...

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble presents ‘Run Forrest Run’

BLOOMSBURG — Oh, it’s those wild and crazy guys! No. No. Not those wild and crazy guys from “Saturday Night Live,” but those semi-wild and definitely crazy guys from the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble. Now BTE’s Eric Wunsch and Richard Cannaday are taking the beloved “Forrest ...

Aaron Kelly to perform at Relay For Life

LEWISBURG — Local fans are some of the best fans around, according to Aaron Kelly, and he can’t wait to see some familiar faces when he takes the stage at the Relay For Life of Susquehanna Valley in Lewisburg Saturday night. “The best thing about shows like this is that hometown fans ...

Inside ‘Hereditary,’ the scariest movie of the summer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first thing writer-director Ari Aster felt after “Hereditary’s” midnight premiere at the Sundance Film Festival was relief that people didn’t hate it. Then headlines started popping up in the early hours of the morning declaring that the film had restored faith ...