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Movie review: ‘It Comes at Night’

A farm house, a family and a strange disease — that’s all “It Comes at Night,” the latest by director Trey Edward Shults, is willing to give us. It’s an economical and stylistic effort in dread in tension, in grief and despair. It’s a fear of the unknown — for both its audience ...

SUZE gets funky at The Brickyard

At 8 p.m. Friday, Pine Square’s popular restaurant, The Brickyard, will come alive with the sounds of SUZE, a jazz-funk-blues-rock ’n’ roll band that has spent the last decade crafting a unique sound that audiences love. Founding member Adam McKinley explained that the name “SUZE” ...

Way’s Garden Art Show

Come for a Sunday stroll in a beautiful garden, as the Bald Eagle Art League presents one of Williamsport’s finest traditions, with the 61st annual Way’s Garden Art Show, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, at the beautiful Ways Garden on the corner of West Fourth Street and Maynard streets. Each ...

Ethan Early named by Creative Quarterly as 100 Best Winner

“Remnants of Man,” a project developed while studying at Ringling College of Art and Design (Sarasota, Florida), was selected as one of the top 25 award-winning entries in the photography category. This highly selective and well-recognized competition sponsored by Creative Quarterly, The ...

‘The Music Man’ brings 76 trombones to CTL

The Community Theatre League will present Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man” starting June 16 for three weekends. The beloved musical features a cast of nearly 50 adults and children and will likely play to sold out houses, so people should get their tickets early. By turns wicked, ...

Local musician performs in city after recently opening for Jon Bon Jovi

Although Dylan Rockoff prefers not to use the word “fame” when thinking or speaking about himself, he agreed to the idea that he is now a recognized musician. The 22 year-old singer-songwriter is excited to perform from 8-10 p.m. Friday in the Michael Ross Event Center at the Trade and ...

Movie review: ‘Captain Underpants’

“Implausible, juvenile and filled with the lowest form of wit: Bathroom humor.” That’s the grouchy, fun-hating Principal Krupp in “Captain Underpants” — describing hand-drawn comics by protagonists George and Harold, two fourth-graders who specialize in pranks, mayhem and ...

Worldwide web brings musicians together

The Internet is an unmatched tool for instantaneously connecting people from around the globe. It is a veritable wilderness of information and ideas; a superhighway of much that is both positive and negative about human nature; a vast frontier of strangers navigating in relative anonymity. Most ...

Twin Peaks: In hour 5, the cow jumps over the moon

Five hours in and “Twin Peaks” return isn’t letting up. We’re still meeting new characters and raising new questions every week. And some characters who we know will have an impact on the story are still nowhere to be found. Consecutive episodes have refused to respond to their closing ...

Christ Wesleyan Church presents ‘Titanic the Musical’

MILTON — Christ Wesleyan Church invites everyone to come aboard the “Titanic” — or more simply stated, “Don’t miss the boat! Based upon the incredible true story, “Titanic the Musical” sets sail next weekend with 7 p.m. performances on June 15, 16, 17, with 2 p.m. matinees on ...

Tony Awards picks: show to be held Sunday

One thing is certain as to the upcoming Tony Awards: no one will nickname them the “Hamiltonys.” After last year’s almost complete sweep of the Tonys by the historic hit “Hamilton,” this year’s Tony voters have spread the wealth around by nominating many diverse plays, musicals, ...

Smoked Country Jam Bluegrass Festival continues for 13th year

Regardless of your preference in music, the annual Smoked Country Jam Festival, with a lineup of 21 bands and more than 40 hours of musical performances, offers a little bit of everything to please all tastes — and all for a good cause to boot. The event, scheduled for June 15-17, also ...

Movie review: ‘Wonder Woman’

“Truth, justice and the American way” might be Superman’s catchphrase, but in a DC cinematic Universe where his solo movie concludes with him snapping the neck of his enemy, it’s “Wonder Woman,” the earnest Amazonian warrior princess with the golden lasso of truth, that holds the ...

Zeitgeist

Converge Gallery, 140 W. Fourth St., will holds its second annual juried exhibition for 2017. “Zeitgeist” will be on display through July 15, with an opening reception at 6 p.m. Friday. Defined as being “the general beliefs, ideas and spirit of a time and place,” gallery director John ...

June First Friday events

• Art Buzz (Kids) by Wine & Design, Rise and Shine Nutrition, 11 W. Fourth St. • Roy and Stacie’s Wares Handcrafted jewelry Woodlands Bank, 213 W. Fourth St. • Autumn Keeler, Painted Elephant Soap Co. and Joseph LeBlanc, chain Mail artist Gustonian Gifts, 357 Pine ...

Lock Haven’s concert series features local talent

By WENDY STIVER wstiver@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — The 2017 City of Lock Haven Summer Concert Series was presented at city council’s April meeting. Concert fans will see plenty of familiar friends on the schedule this year at the outdoor concerts in Triangle Park and the J. Doyle ...

Uptown Music Collective holds annual Blues-A-Thon

Uptown Music Collective students are tuning their guitars and warming up their vocal cords for the ninth annual Blues-A-Thon on Friday. The 24-hour fundraiser kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday on Pine Street during the First Friday festivities then at 8 p.m. move to the Pine Square Stage where they ...

‘Brave’: Not just a good title

By JARED A. CONTI Sun-Gazette Correspondent Jensen Graham may be a regular middle school kid, but he’s going to save the world. Honest. He’s worried about sunspots, extreme weather and zombie outbreaks (not to mention math and running into bullies.) Svetlana Chmakova’s newest ...

Bright Lights, Big City

With blues music, there’s no such thing as a “casual” fan. Either you’re completely immersed in the rhythm, beat, soul and sound of blues — or you’re not. Williamsport is lucky to be one of those cities that not only produces amazing blues artists, but appreciates, loves and ...