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West Branch Barbershop Chorus announces spring performance

LEWISBURG — For 42 years, the West Branch Barbershop Chorus has been “perpetuating the old American institution, the barbershop quartet,” and promoting and encouraging “vocal harmony and good fellowship among its members,” according to its mission statement. This year marks the ...

City musician Doug McMinn to perform Bob Dylan birthday show in Lock Haven

By JASON KLOSE Sun-Gazette Correspondent LOCK HAVEN — Williamsport area singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Doug McMinn, who has had a long and colorful career as both leader and sideman, playing with dozens of bands in the Central PA, will perform Bob Dylan’s Birthday Tribute ...

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Movie review: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’

In the opening moments of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” brilliantly set to ELO’s “My. Blue Sky,” Star Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon and, of course, Baby Groot (somehow still voiced by a vocally enhanced Vin Diesel), prepare to square off against a massive inter-dimensional ...

‘Little Red Robin Hood’ saves the day at the Community Theatre League

The Community Theatre League will present the children’s show “Little Red Robin Hood,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. With a large cast of colorful characters, parents and kids will love this new mash-up of two beloved stories. A big sister reads a story to her ...

Go into the woods with ‘Little Red and the Hoods’ at Millbrook Playhouse

“Little Red and the Hoods” by Karen Boettcher-Tate will be presented 10 a.m. Saturday on the Ryan Main Stage. This new adaptation of the classic tale of Little Red Riding Hood is wonderful for children and adults alike. It is told with modern lessons for today's children. As this ...

Happy 50th!

By BETHANY WIEGAND bwiegand@sungazette.com A night 50 years in the making, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Community Arts Center, 220 W. Fourth St., the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra will celebrate its 50th year. The current Symphony started “from scratch” in 1966, beginning with Lewisburg ...

Dwight Yoakam

With his roots firmly planted in bluegrass and honky-tonk music, country superstar and singer-songwriter Dwight Yoakam will light up the CAC stage as he brings his own brand of “hillbilly” music to Williamsport, 7:30 p.m. May 10 at the Community Arts Center, 220 W. Fourth St. Popular since ...

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Shown is “Lina,” a graphite pencile portrait by artist Samia Campbell, a senior in high school. Campbell’s artwork will be on display, with a reception 6-9 p.m. Friday at the Harvest Emporium and Gallery, 46 1/2 W. Fourth St.

May First Friday events

• Cinco de Mayo Dance to benefit the Kylee Case Scholarship Fund Live music by the Williamsport Area High School Millionaire Big Band, The Millionaire Strolling Strings, GQ, Les Chanteuses and the Millionaire Singers 7-10 p.m., Genetti Grand Ballroom • Tir Na Nog Irish Dance 5 p.m. ...

‘Going green’ with Springfest at the Pajama Factory

Spring is in the air at Williamsport’s Pajama Factory, 1307 Park Ave., as the creative community comes together to present their annual Springfest from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. A day when artists open their studios, teach classes and workshops, paint faces, and play games, Springfest is sure ...

Community Theatre League announces the Ray of Light Nominees

By JACK FELIX Sun-Gazette Correspondent It’s almost time for the Community Theatre League to roll out the red carpet for the Ray of Light. Honoring the brightest and the best in local and area High School Music Theater Departments and Drama Clubs, the ninth annual Ray of Light Awards ...

Progessive jazz fusion band makes return to Bullfrog

From 9 p.m. to midnight Saturday, progressive jazz fusion band Rogue Chimp will return to Williamsport’s Bullfrog Brewery, 229 W. Fourth St., for the first time since 2015. After a two year slow down to focus on their families, the members of Rogue Chimp are ready to meld back together in a ...

Uptown Music Collective to perform at Millbrook Playhouse

MILL HALL — Millbrook Playhouse (David E. Leidholdt, producing artistic director, and the board of directors) is thrilled to announce that 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday the Uptown Music Collective will present “Life in the Fast Lane: The Story of the Eagles” at the Millbrook Playhouse. ...

WCCO presents spring concert

The Williamsport Chamber Choir and Orchestra is finishing preparation for its spring concert. The program will be presented by the Williamsport Chamber Choir and Orchestra (WCCO) with the Williamsport Youth Choir 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Lycoming College Clarke Chapel. The program will ...

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Movie review: ‘The Lost City of Z’

By JORDAN MUSHENO jmusheno@sungazette.com James Gray, director of great films like “The Immigrant” and “Two Lovers,” is making the kind of movies no one else makes anymore. They are gorgeous, epic and romantic — and they are made with an assured touch and a classic sensibility. ...

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble presents ‘The Nether’

BLOOMSBURG — In drafting a review, there is sometimes a tendency to fret about divulging too much of the play’s content. But when reviewing “The Nether,” there is also an unusual but real qualm about perhaps revealing too little. The Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble’s production of ...

Lewisburg Celebration of the Arts to close with music festival

LEWISBURG — The 2017 Lewisburg Celebration of the Arts will close with a free music festival between 6 p.m. and midnight May 13, Lewisburg Live! This year’s Live! features eight bands in eight different venues throughout downtown Lewisburg. The lineup for this year’s Lewisburg ...

Movie review: ‘The Circle’

By JOSEPH W. SMITH III Sun-Gazette Correspondent “The Circle” is a reasonably interesting film that’s ruined by its ending; the finale goes nowhere, does nothing and utterly fails to resolve the issues raised in the story. Those would include privacy and personal liberty in an ...

Grand Canyon Photo Club presents ‘Elk of Benezette’ with Linda Stager

WELLSBORO — At 7 p.m. May 9, at the Gemeiner Art & Cultural Center, 134 Main St., the Grand Canyon Photography Clubwill present this month’s program, “Elk of Benezette” with Linda Stager. Stager, is a local photographer from the Wellsboro area, as well as, a member of the Grand ...

Cinco de Mayo celebrations grow locally

Despite the fact the Williamsport area has a small Latino population, Cinco de Mayo celebrations are growing in popularity. Mae Thalijh, who co-owns Ozzie and Mae’s Hacienda in Williamsport with husband Ozzie Chica, has seen the holiday grow over the years. She said, “At first it was 30 or ...