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BTE opens new season with ‘The Explorer’s Club’

BLOOMSBURG — Theater­goers who wish to explore Blooms­burg Theatre Ensemble’s 41st season are urged to check into “The Explorer’s Club.” The acclaimed professional ensemble opens its 2018-19 season with “The Explorer’s Club,” with 7:30 p.m. performances, tonight, tomorrow ...

‘Unbroken: The Path to Redemption’ holds attention

In 2014, director Angelina Jolie gave us “Unbroken,” the true story of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who crashed in the Pacific during World War II, spent 47 days on a rubber raft and was then captured by the Japanese, who tortured and mistreated him for 18 brutal months. Based on ...

Acclaimed Bagpiper, Cristina Pato, to perform with her band at the Weis Center

LEWISBURG — In­ter­na­tio­nally-acclaimed Galician bagpiper master and classical pianist Cristina Pato will perform with her band at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 11 at the Weis Center, 525 Weis Dr. There will be a pre-performance talk with the artist the same day as the performance at 1 p.m. in the ...

Book of local author adapted for Hallmark movie

When Muncy-based author Michelle McLean first penned her rom-com novel “Truly, Madly, Sweetly,” which was published in 2016, she never imagined that one day she would get the chance to watch the words she wrote play out on a television screen. But McLean will get to do just that this ...

‘A Simple Favor’ is a straightforward thriller with an uneven tone

In the last 10 minutes of “A Simple Favor,” director Paul Feig strikes just the right tone. If he had struck it earlier, this would be a much better movie. Mind you, the new mystery starring Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively is not bad; folks seeking a slick, one-step-ahead-of-you thriller ...

‘White Boy Rick’ misses its opportunities, underwhelms

I’m puzzled about what this film’s problem was. I’m not sure if there was too much content in too little time or not enough content in a drawn-out film. Whatever it was, “White Boy Rick” turns an interesting true story into one that is boring and forgettable. In 1980s Detroit, Rick ...

Pepper Street Band is one of area’s premier classic rock groups

Area music lovers wanting to shake, rattle and roll to an eclectic mix of classic rock and oldies need to look no further than the Pepper Street Band. Pepper Street Band is a five-piece classic rock and rock ‘n’ roll oldies cover band, playing a diverse blend of ‘50s, ‘60s, ‘70s and ...

‘Spirit of Place’ exhibition coming to Lycoming College Art Gallery

For its upcoming exhibition, the Lycoming College Art Gallery, 25 West Fourth St., will be displaying the works of Bosnian artist Amer Kobaslija. The exhibit, titled “Spirit of Place,” will run from Friday through Oct. 26, and will begin with an artist reception from 5-7:30 p.m. on Friday. ...

Works of local artist Jeff Myers depict wide-ranging subject matter

When Hughesville-based artist Jeff Myers sits down with a blank canvas in front of him, there is no telling exactly what is going to end up on it. Some days the result is a goblin or a robot or a monster; other times it’s a castle or a wildlife scene or a self-portrait. Simply put, Myers’ ...

‘Searching’ an effective, low-key thriller

You might think a movie that confines itself to what you see on a computer screen would create a certain restlessness or boredom. But if you thought that, you’d be wrong. A little claustrophobia — maybe. Some awkward plot mechanics to accommodate the medium — definitely. But boredom? ...

Endless Mountains Film Festival kicks off Friday

WELLSBORO — This Friday, Saturday and Sunday the Endless Mountains Film Festival is at the Arcadia Theater, 50 Main Street. A total of 45 films were chosen for this year’s festival from the more than 90 submitted by filmmakers from Canada, Japan, Australia, Germany, the United Kingdom and ...

Trans-Siberian Orchestra to play Bryce Jordan Center

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Trans-Siberian Orchestra has announced that its highly-anticipated Winter Tour will be returning to Penn State’s Bryce Jordan Center on Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. TSO’s annual multi-sensory extravaganza, which sells out venues year after year, has cemented the group’s ...

The Beach Boys to play Community Arts Center

The Beach Boys “Reason for the Season Christmas Tour” is coming to the Community Arts Center, 220 West Fourth St., at 7 p.m. on Dec. 12. Celebrate the Holidays with the The Beach Boys as they perform songs from their 1964 Beach Boys Christmas Album with songs like “Little Saint Nick” ...

Egyptian vocalist coming to Bucknell’s Weis Center

LEWISBURG — Dina El Wedidi, a well-loved name in Egyptian contemporary music, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Weis Center. There will be a pre-performance talk with the artist at 1 p.m. Sept. 25 in the Weis Center Atrium, 525 Weis Dr. Since she burst onto the scene with her ...

Einstein impersonator coming to Wellsboro’s Deane Center

WELLSBORO — William Agress of Lawrenceville, New Jersey, will portray Albert Einstein in the Coolidge Theatre at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts, 104 Main Street, at 7 p.m. Sept. 21. His “History Comes Alive” presentation as the world’s most famous eccentric genius is titled ...

RiverStage to present ‘I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change’

LEWISBURG — Many theatergoers find it noteworthy when a community theater group, which only rarely produces a musical, schedules a couple of musicals as bookends to its expanded lineup of season attractions. RiverStage Community Theatre presents “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now ...

Uptown Music Collective announces upcoming season

Another year has arrived at the Uptown Music Collective and with that another exciting performance season on the horizon. The school and its students, who continue to excel generation after generation, pride themselves on making each performance season better than the last and this year is no ...

Americana trio Red Molly to play show at Bucknell’s Campus Theatre

LEWISBURG — Americana trio Red Molly will bring their gorgeous harmonies, infectious songwriting and captivating stage presence to downtown Lewisburg at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Campus Theatre, 413 Market Street. There will be a pre-performance talk with the artists from 6:45-7:15 p.m. ...

Three Great Shows

For 91 years, the Williamsport Community Concert Association has worked tirelessly to bring quality live entertainment from around the world to area stages. That will continue in the organization’s upcoming season, which kicks off this fall, as WCCA is set to bring three fantastic shows ...