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Movie review: ‘Atomic Blonde’

Charlize Theron stars as Lorraine Broughton, the badass, ass-kicking undercover MI6 agent in David Leitch’s “Atomic Blonde,” an intense Cold War-era spy flick too confusing and convoluted to make much sense of, but it provides enough dynamic and punishing action that it will leave you ...

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Left to right are Maddison Black as Ariel; Joey Maguschak as Ren; and and Isaac J. Conner as Rev. Moore.

Local actor plays in Hazelton performance of ‘Footloose’

HAZELTON — Not everyone always can act footloose and fancy free. But one local actor can at least act footloose — as in acting in “Footloose.” Pennsylvania Theater of the Performing Arts presents “Footloose, the Musical” with 7 p.m. performances Friday, Saturday, Aug. 11 and 12; ...

Nicole Kidman participates in the "Top of the Lake: China Girl" panel during the AMC and Sundance TV Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton on Saturday, July 29, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Known for drama chops, Nicole Kidman is eager to do comedy

By ALICIA RANCILIO AND LYNN ELBER Associated Press BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — A roundup of news from the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs. Funny lady Pratfalls, gags or dry wit, Nicole ...

Family Fun

First Friday in Williamsport is all about taking in the scenes of the city, visiting the open art exhibits, enjoying live music and grabbing a bit to eat and drink at one of the original eateries and breweries. But once a year, the festivities draw an extra special crowd — youngsters! In ...

Repasz Band makes history again

Williamsport’s own Repasz Band has been accorded a great honor and is to be commemorated with a historical marker by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. The historical marker will be unveiled and dedicated in a special program at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Brandon Park. The marker ...

Lights, camera, action

The Bradford County Regional Arts Council is gearing up for its 2017 Endless Mountains Film Festival. As the Bradford County Regional Arts Council (BCRAC) prepares for its 11th annual Endless Mountains Film Festival, the artistic benefit and contributions of those in the Northeastern PA area ...

Library concludes Summer Concert Series

The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., presents the second year of its popular “Summer Concert Series,” featuring four concerts in the Moltz Rotunda Reading Room. Jessie Young, head of Adult Programming for the library, explained that the series is part of the “Libraries ...

Twin Peaks: In Hour 11, there’s fire where you’re going

Time and time again, “Twin Peaks” proves it stands alone in the world of television as strange, original programming. In Hour 11, which splits the majority of its time between events at the Fat Trout Trailer Park and Dale Cooper’s deliberate trip back to reality, it’s no different. ...

Spice up July with La Festa

By KATELYN HIBBARD khibbard@sungazette.com The Sons of Italy are “taking a risk” this year by moving their annual La Festa Italian Festival off of Bowman Field and to the Sons of Italy Lodge 2786, 144 E. Fourth St. And that’s not the only change — the festival, usually held at the ...

Visual and music artists come together at Factory Works Gallery

Factory Works Gallery at the Pajama Factory will once again present a special night of art and music, with “An Evening of Experimental Electronic Music” to benefit the Pajama Factory Artists In Residence Program 7-10 p.m. Friday at Factory Works Gallery, Pajama Factory Studio 10, 2nd Floor, ...

Movie review: ‘Dunkirk’

Just how committed to authenticity is Christopher Nolan? Well, the writer-director’s latest film, “Dunkirk,” features no less than 12 of the original boats actually used in the evacuation nearly eight decades ago. If you’re tired of big-budget actioners with too much digital ...

Uptown Music Collective presents its Annual Summer Music Fest

The Uptown Music Collective is set to present its annual free Summer Music Festival noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 29 at Brandon Park Band Shell. The day’s festivities will begin at noon with free music performances all day, as well as food vendors, raffles and more. The event will culminate ...

BTE presents 40th season performances

BLOOMSBURG — The acclaimed professional Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble is eagerly anticipating its historic 40th anniversary season. The 2017-18 calendar reprises a couple of “classics” with three basically unfamiliar titles, which comprise the five Mainstage productions, to be staged at ...

Center for Performing Arts announces 2017-18 season

STATE COLLEGE — With only a couple of Broadway-quality shows booked locally, the Center for the Performing Arts will probably lure plenty of music theatergoers to Penn State later this year and in early 2018. Using a marketing slogan of “See The World in 24 Center For The Performing ...

‘We Come From Afar’

For eight years, the Pajama Factory’s Artist-in-Residence program has been providing an extensive work experience during which artists have time to create two- and three-dimensional work in studio space. The seven-week residency program typically concludes at the Factory Works Gallery, Studio ...

CAC announces 2017-18 season

The Community Arts Center is pleased to announce its 2017-18 season. This year promises to be exciting, educational and fun for the entire family. Comedy, Broadway, music and dance are all featured this year, from Colin and Brad in the fall to Squirrel Nut Zippers in the spring and The Wizard ...

Sculptor Heather Ramsdale explores travel, time with new exhibit

Works by sculptor Heather Ramsdale evoke feelings about the passage of mind and body through space, emotions and time in her exhibit, “Slide Out of View,” held July 28 through Sept. 9 in the Lycoming College Art Gallery, 25 W. Fourth St. A reception will be held 5-9 p.m. Sept. 8, with a ...

Regional students energized by ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’

It may not be a typical school-age production, but the students who are participating in this year’s Student Summer Stock show haven’t had any trouble adjusting to their roles. Twenty-nine students from 14 school districts will perform “Jesus Christ Superstar” at 7:30 p.m. July 28 and ...