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Meredith Baxter, Michael Gross to present ‘Love Letters’ at CAC

In the 1980s, Meredith Baxter and Michael Gross became the most well-known fictional parents in the country, portraying Elyse and Steven Keaton on the widely-loved NBC sitcom “Family Ties.” Throughout the show’s seven-season run, the undeniable chemistry between Baxter and Gross endeared ...

The musical ‘Company’ headed to Community Theatre League stage

There’s probably no better way to whisk away the winter blues than to be surrounded by some good company. The Community Theatre League’s good company is “Company,” the Stephen Sondheim musical comedy, slated for 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1-2, 7-9 and 2 p.m. Feb. 10 at the downtown theater, 100 ...

Factory Works Gallery set to host ‘Jonathan Preston: Why?’ exhibit

Factory Works Gallery at the Pajama Factory invites you to “Jonathan Preston: Why?,” an exhibition of street art-influenced paintings by Bellefonte/State College-based artist Jonathan Preston, Feb. 1-21, with an opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. February 1, 1307 Park Avenue, Studio 9-210. ...

Area bands to battle for Mary’s Angels Association

DUBOISTOWN — Five of the area’s best bands will compete to raise money for a very important cause during Battle of the Bands, 6 p.m. Saturday at The Valley Inn, 204 Valley Street. The bands will play against each other for $500 and bragging rights, with voting based on crowd ...

‘Glass’ is a thoughtful, well-acted thriller

Were you amazed by James McAvoy’s performance as a schizophrenic in “Split”? Did you enjoy watching him run through several personalities, including a prissy woman and a lisping 9-year-old? Did you wonder why on earth he didn’t get an Oscar nomination that year? And would you ever dream ...

Darlene Love to play CAC show

Maybe you know her from the long and storied music career that landed her in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Or maybe you know her from playing in major motion pictures, like the “Lethal Weapon” franchise. Heck, you might even know her from her starring roles on Broadway in shows like ...

Upcoming Williamsport Music Club show explores international music traditions

Connections to world-wide musical traditions will be explored during the Williamsport Music Club’s program at 7 p.m. Tuesday, at the Robert M. Sides Music Center, 201 Mulberry Street. Program Chair Charles Getchell, has arranged for the audience a delightful tour of various musical ...

BTE bringing magician, one-woman show to stage

BLOOMSBURG — Although the Alvina Krause Theater may have been a movie house at one time, it is now the home of the acclaimed professional ensemble presenting live theater attractions. Still, Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble does occasionally offer a double feature. BTE’s double bill is not two ...

Community Theatre League heading to the library

The Community Theatre League’s “Page to Stage” program partners its Educational branch with the James V. Brown Library for a series of workshops and a special event beginning this month. Two workshops will be held at the library hosted by Nana White of the J.V. Brown Library and Brianne ...

‘A Dog’s Way Home’ gives viewers what they want to see

When I was five, my family acquired a friendly border collie named Spiffy. A few weeks later, we went on vacation, leaving Spiffy in the care of friends — and he ran off. Their property was several miles from ours, separated by a creek, a highway and a train track; and Spiffy, who had been ...

Romantic ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ shines with simplicity

The torch has been passed. In the 1970’s, the famous black activist, James Baldwin, created a story focused on unbiased love that only a new set of hands could do justice. Barry Jenkins was the answer. The acclaimed director’s latest work is as warm as any film gets. Patient, poignant, and ...

While not all bad ‘The Upside’ remains forgettable

Boasting an impressive cast made up of Kevin Hart (”Get Hard,” “Central Intelligence”), Bryan Cranston (”Breaking Bad,” “Argo”), and Nicole Kidman (”Lion,” “The Hours”) this movie was destined for success. Unfortunately, “The Upside” has a lot of downsides too. ...

Area filmmaker’s documentary focuses on addiction

When Kaitlin Lunger took her first multimedia class at Hughesville High School several years ago, she didn’t immediately fall in love with the art of making movies. In fact, she didn’t really like the class that much at all. But after taking the course again in a later semester, something ...

Mop of white hair belies youthful energy of Richard McCarty

If there are any accomplished musicians and magicians in the area, chances are that these fair-haired performers don’t have white hair — but Richard McCarty is a definite exception. A native of Philadelphia, McCarty wanted to be an actor as a child, but instead pursued music while ...

‘LEGO The Incredibles’ blends action, storytelling

Growing up, children aspire to be astronauts, firefighters and police officers, but one of the more lofty dreams kids have is being a superhero. Sure, they look up to astronauts and first responders as superheroes, but the ones they see in movies and in comic books are just one step above. I ...

Powerful ‘Green Book’ generates surprising emotional pull

Having waited five weeks for “Green Book” to open in Williamsport, I finally gave up and drove all the way to State College to see the new film, which stars Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali. It was worth every mile. In fact, if I’d seen “Green Book” before composing 2018’s ...

Area film critics pick best (and worst) movies of 2018

With the holiday movie season still in full swing, Sun-Gazette film critics Quinn Deitrick and Joe Smith present their five best films (and one bomb) from 2018: QUINN’S BEST MOVIES 5. “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” With such a sentimental topic that is more prevalent now than ever, ...