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Song by local musician Loni Gamble goes global

Imagine having your song inspire dancers in 16 countries around the world. That is exactly what Loni Gamble did. The Williamsport musician’s latest release “3 Steps” was the catalyst for a video featuring dancers from Jakarta, England, Singapore, Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Denmark, ...

‘Every Brilliant Thing’ comes to BTE stage

BLOOMSBURG — Size-wise, whether little or large, insignificant or monumental, “Every Brilliant Thing” shines in its own unique way. The professional Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble concludes its Main Stage 2018-19 season with “Every Brilliant Thing,” with 7:30 p.m. performances ...

‘Avengers: Endgame’ leaves fans thoroughly satisfied

After 21 films, 11 years and a legacy left by Stan Lee, the fact remains that all good things must come to an end. “Avengers: Endgame” is the final swing of the hammer, leaving the last, most impactful mark on the franchise. As emotional as it is epic, this is not just a film, but rather an ...

John Cafferty, The Grass Roots to play show at Scottish Rite

When John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band broke out with the hit “On the Dark Side” in 1983, the group didn’t immediately realize that it was becoming a nationally recognized act — the kind that could fill a large venue all on its own. But as the song was on its way to reaching No. 1 ...

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ ready to land at Community Theatre League

Less than a few weeks after descending onto Penn State’s University Park campus, the popular “To Kill a Mockingbird” is making a highly anticipated local landing on the Community Theatre League’s stage. CTL presents “To Kill A Mockingbird” at 7:30 p.m. May 3-4 and 9-11, with a 2 ...

South Williamsport musician Lou Mauro performs as one-man band Kick Trax

South Williamsport musician Lou Mauro has been playing drums for over 44 years, honing his craft, and giving audiences great music and great times. In more recent years, Mauro has been performing as his one-man band Kick Trax, a classic rock and pop single entertainment act playing primarily ...

‘The Curse of La Llorona’ benefits from good acting

In a sea of subpar horror movies, “The Curse of La Llorona” manages to stand out. Barely. Being a huge fan of “The Conjuring” universe, I was excited when the trailer for “The Curse of La Llorona” released and it turned out to be connected to that universe. Having James Wan ...

Aaron Kelly to play fundraiser show at Genetti Hotel

Even though his run as a Top 5 finalist on "American Idol" ended nearly a decade ago, many area music fans still love watching Aaron Kelly perform live anytime they can. Fortunately, Kelly makes catching his live gigs easy for those in Central PA, as he makes regular trips back to the area from ...

Upcoming Good Friday concert at Jeremiah’s to feature six bands

At 7 p.m. tomorrow, six area bands will be coming together for a five-hour Good Friday concert at Jeremiah’s on the second floor of the Bullfrog Brewery. The show was arranged by Jeff Pittinger, the owner and operator of Pennsylvania Pipeline Music TV, who said he is “very excited” to ...

Summer theater returns to PSU with three fantastic productions

STATE COLLEGE — Summer theater is returning to Penn State. After concluding his first season as Director of Penn State’s School of Theatre, and Artistic Director of Penn State Centre Stage, Rick Lombardo acknowledges hearing how many people missed the school’s summer ...

‘Missing Link’ already one of 2019’s best films

“Missing Link” is the first film I’ve seen this year that made me want to start my best-of list. This animated gem from the reliable Laika studio (“Coraline,” “Kubo and the Two Strings”) can be overly silly, and its ending pushes too hard; yet it is nonetheless a deliciously ...

Despite good performance by Harbour, ‘Hellboy’ remains a big disappointment

Never having watched a “Hellboy” movie, I went into this with an open mind. I didn’t have a bias on the fact it’s a reboot or that the actors were different. I just wanted to have a fun time and see some carnage unfold. Even without a knowledge of or love for the previous films, I still ...

‘The Pilgrim’s Progress’ proves to be faithful, funny

Nearly 350 years ago, a jailed Puritan pastor named John Bunyan brought forth a little book called “Pilgrim’s Progress”; it has since been translated into more than 200 languages — and reliably dubbed the second-best-selling book in English (after the Bible). Bunyan’s allegorical ...

Alabama, Charlie Daniels Band to play show at Bryce Jordan Center

UNIVERSITY PARK — It was only nine months ago that area country music lovers were given the chance to see Hall of Famer Charlie Daniels play live at the Community Arts Center. Soon, fans will get a second opportunity to see Daniels display his masterful skills on the fiddle — but this time, ...

Uptown Music Collective to pay tribute to Tom Petty at CAC

Though many have tried, few musicians have made an impact on rock ‘n’ roll the way Tom Petty did during his 40-year career. Producing music as a solo artist and with a number of wildly popular bands, Petty managed to sell upwards of 80 million records worldwide by cranking out dozens of ...

RiverStage bringing ‘Oleanna’ to stage

LEWISBURG — Although penned by David Mamet in 1992, “Oleanna” sounds like it almost springs from the recent #MeToo movement. RiverStage Community Theatre presents the gripping drama “Oleanna” at 7:30 p.m April 5-6, 12-13, with a 2:30 p.m. matinee on April 14 at the Greenspace Center, ...

CTL presents ‘Rabbit Hole’ this week

The Community Theatre League will present David Lindsay-Abaire’s Pulitzer Prize-winning tragicomedy “Rabbit Hole,” directed by Philip J. Vonada, from Friday to Sunday in the Moyer Studio Series. “Rabbit Hole,” which won a Tony for Cynthia Nixon and was adapted into an acclaimed 2010 ...

Live-action ‘Dumbo’ is charming, visually stunning

The new “Dumbo” is nearly 50 minutes longer than its 1941 predecessor — so one might justly worry that they padded out the slender storyline with cheesy musical numbers, excess sentiment and/or unnecessary action scenes. Let me lay those fears to rest. Tim Burton’s live-action ...