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The Oracular Beard: Got the post-apocalyptic blues?

The light these days is waning fast, and even with a warm spell this week, the cold is upon us in short order. Maybe it’s books like Cormac McCarthy’s “The Road” with it’s never-ending ash and snowfall. More likely, it’s the loneliness of the road that comes the bleak devastation at ...

Roadside Revolution to perform benefit concert

Roadside Revolution, a new configuration of seasoned musicians, will be serving up a fine selection of rock, blues and soulful originals at the Valley Inn, 204 Valley St., South Williamsport, from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 14. Doors open at 5 p.m. and tickets are available at the door. Tickets sales ...

Movie review: ‘American Made’

“American Made” is a textbook case of expert movie-making. With top-notch direction, acting, dialogue, story, editing, music and production design, the film fires firmly on all cylinders. Thematically, however, it will leave you in a state of near-despair about America’s apparent ...

‘Sweet Charity’ comes to The Playhouse stage

UNIVERSITY PARK — Her name is Charity, and she is sweet. “Sweet Charity” also has heaps of hope — and Hope just happens to be her middle name. “Sweet Charity” also is the name of Penn State Centre Stage’s musical which (following a final Preview tonight) opens tomorrow with ...

Vintage trio Rosie and the Riveters kicks off season

Some good, old-fashioned American fun will be coming to Williamsport. … all the way from Canada. Rosie and the Riveters, a high-octane trio from Saskatchewan, Canada, will start off the 90th season of the Williamsport Community Concert Association. The band will be appearing at 7:30 p.m. ...

Murder-mystery dinner show benefits personal care home

Inquiring minds want to know! What does a cold-blooded killer and a sparkling circus have in common? Without clowning around, the answer is simply “Murder Under the Big Top.” The circus is in town. “The Flying Bambinos” and “The Flying Ivanovitches,” rival trapeze artists, face ...

Fall in the Arts Lake Fest fun for whole family

The fourth annual Fall into the Arts Lake Fest will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at 939 Trimble Road, Trout Run. The event will be held rain or shine. There will be a diverse group of fine art and fine craft artists representing six counties with works of ...

Movie review: ‘Flatliners’

“Flatliners,” the mostly-forgotten quasi-horror picture starring Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon and Julie Roberts about a group of exploratory scientists trying to discover what happens after you die, seemed perfectly poised for a remake. First, it’s a brilliant concept that you can ...

San Francisco-based ballet company comes to Weis Center

Alonzo King LINES Ballet will bring contemporary ballet to the stage at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. There will be a free pre-performance talk the same day as the performance at 1 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium Lobby. The discussion will be facilitated by ...

Performer profile: Aubrey Potash brings life to the stage

Although the words “personable” and “perky” are often overused, both aptly describe Aubrey Potash. Born in Lewisburg and currently residing in Mifflinburg, Aubrey Potash is a 28-year old bundle of energy very much at home on the stage. With her passion for theater, she has her sights ...

Converge Gallery presents ‘Two-Faced’

“Two Faced” is a group exhibition featuring two portrait artists, Michael Belland Dillon Samuelson, with two very conflicting styles. “Two Faced” is meant to examine the idea of self image. Michael Bell utilizes a realist approach with his portraiture work creating art that shows ...

Black Violin makes their way to the Community Arts Center

Black Violin has announced their US Classical Boom Tour. The duo will be in Williamsport at the Community Arts Center 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10. The 29-city tour is a follow up to the successful Unity tour, which saw 28 sold-out public performances. Black Violin will also be performing for 1,900 school ...

Digital diligence

LEWISBURG — Throughout the month of October, the works of digital artist Glen Klein will be featured in Gallery 255 at the Public Library for Union County, 255 Reitz Blvd. A reception is scheduled 6-8 p.m. Oct. 5. The reception is free and open to the public. Klein was part of a group ...

Tusk to perform at Deane Center

WELLSBORO — At 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 and 7, the Wellsboro Community Concert Association will open its 2017-2018 season with Tusk, the “Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute,” in the Deane Center’s Coolidge Theatre, 104 Main St. Tusk will take audiences on a ride down memory lane, performing the ...

This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows Taron Egerton in "Kingsman: The Golden Circle." (Giles Keyte/Twentieth Century Fox via AP)

Movie review: ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’

I’m not a filmmaker, but I imagine the pressure to make a sequel as successful as the first is intense, especially if the first film in questions is a “sleeper” hit: one with a smaller budget or a lack of big-name actors that surprises critics and fans alike with its popularity. I also ...

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Tyler Smilo makes his return to the Bullfrog

Tyler Smilo calls Erie his home, but his heart really belongs to the road. Pursing music full time, Smilo has travelled performing his one-man concert all over, and the Bullfrog is one of his favorites. He be returning 9 p.m. to midnight tonight. Smilo said he has played the West Fourth ...

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Miss Melanie & the Valley Rats release fourth album

Miss Melanie & the Valley Rats will hold a record release party Saturday at Franco’s Lounge, Restaurant and Music Club, 12 W. Fourth St. The night begins at 9 p.m. and celebrates the band’s fourth album, “Twelve Thirty One.” A combination of both live and studio performances, ...