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Replication site hosted at the Community Theatre League

The Penguin Project has been honored with the 2017 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, the nation’s highest honor. Recognized for its effectiveness in promoting learning and life skills in young people by engaging them through creative programs, The Penguin Project has 26 sites ...

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Lycoming professor finds photography passion at a young age

Not many kids grow up knowing, without a doubt, what they want to do wittheir lives. But for Andreas Rentsch, the answer came at the tender age of 12. “When I was 12 years old, I borrowed my brothers camera and I was immediately hooked,” explained Rentsch. “I was infected with the ...

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Nate Myers & The Aces return to Bullfrog Brewery

One of the most entertaining and respected bands in Central Pennsylvania returns to Williamsport, as Nate Myers & The Aces once again bring their wide variety of musical styles to the Bullfrog Brewery, 229 W. Fourth St., 9 p.m. Friday. A professional and flexible group of fine musicians, ...

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Aaron Kelly and Flipside Band will countdown to 2018 9:30 p.m. Sunday at The Holiday Inn Ballroom, 100 Pine St.

Area offers variety of choices to ring in the new year

It’s that time of year. The time to start anew. And the time to take advantage of the nightlife Williamsport and surrounding have to offer. Whether you want family fun or an exciting night out, Lycoming County has plenty to offer. So get your dancing shoes on and get out there and ring in ...

Giant peach, massive moonpie to ring in 2018 in the South

ATLANTA — There will be a new site this year for Atlanta’s New Year’s Eve Peach Drop, one of several large events planned across the South, organizers say. For the first time, the peach will drop from the 120-year-old Flatiron Building downtown on Dec. 31, the Atlanta mayor’s office ...

In this image released by Paramount Pictures, Matt Damon appears in a scene from "Downsizing." (Paramount Pictures via AP)

Movie review: ‘Downsizing’

Picture a near-future world so strapped for resources that large portions of the population are shrunk to five inches, thereby consuming less space, air, food and water. Picture a struggling middle-class couple who decide to undergo this process, after which they will live in a hermetically ...

‘The Last Jedi’ collects almost $100M at holiday box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” claimed the biggest Christmas haul over the four-day holiday weekend, adding almost $100 million to its coffers, according to box office figures released Tuesday. Four new releases couldn’t catch the intergalactic juggernaut. Of the new ...

Sun-Gazette reviewer gives his picks for 2017’s notable plays

Excluding the 20 plus high school plays seen as a Ray of Light adjudicator for the Community Theatre League, the number of collegiate, community theater, touring companies, professional ensembles and Broadway shows seen this year, increased by 36. This number was down a few as the Courtyard ...

Sixth Annual Blues Bash a kick off to New Year’s celebrations

The end of 2017 is days away and if you’re still looking for the best way to ring in the New Year, the search is over. Just head over to the Pajama Factory for a night of great food and entertainment, a selection of local craft beer and the opportunity to support a good cause. Just make ...

Winter Theatre Arts Camp to open Jan. 2

Seventy-four third through ninth graders who live in the Southern Tioga and Wellsboro Area school districts will learn about theater arts as they prepare for public performances of the musical fantasy “Willy Wonka Junior” during Hamilton-Gibson’s Winter Theatre Arts Camp. “Willy Wonka ...

In this image released by Focus Features, Daniel Day-Lewis, left, appears with director Paul Thomas Anderson on the set of "Phantom Thread."  In ÔPhantom Thread,Õ  Anderson stitches together a ÔpeculiarÕ love story for what Daniel Day-Lewis has said will be his final film. (Laurie Sparham/Focus Features via AP)

Anderson unravels love and work in ‘Phantom Thread’

By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer NEW YORK — The day after last November’s presidential election, Paul Thomas Anderson boarded a plane to London to go make a movie about love. “Phantom Thread,” which began shooting days after the inauguration, is a hushed chamber drama made amid a time ...

PBS to air BBC show with Katty Kay in Rose time slot

By DAVID BAUDER AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — PBS will broadcast a BBC news program featuring Washington correspondent Katty Kay for the second half of Charlie Rose’s vacated time slot, pairing it with a Christiane Amanpour program that began airing last week. The program, titled ...

Thalia makes directorial debut with HBO doc on quinceaneras

By SIGAL RATNER-ARIAS Associated Press NEW YORK — Thirty years after she starred in the telenovela “Quinceanera,” Thalia makes her directorial debut with an HBO documentary about the importance in Latin culture of celebrating a girl’s 15th birthday. “15: A Quinceanera ...

Get Bach to work: Company orchestras a German tradition

By DAVID McHUGH AP Business Writer FRANKFURT, Germany — Can performing Beethoven symphonies together help employees team up on projects at work, too? Some companies — above all in Germany and Asia — seem to think so. A conspicuous number of big German corporate names — along with a ...

In the name of rock

By JASON KLOSE Sun-Gazette Correspondent HUGHESVILLE — Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a legendary guitar rock show, as WonderChunk, with special guests Audiobox, take the stage together for a New Year’s Eve Party, 8 p.m. Dec. 31 at the Muncy Valley Moose and Family Center, 875 Route ...

‘Messiah’ sing-along returns

Hosted by the Williamsport Music Club, the “Messiah” sing-along will be held 7 p.m. Dec. 30 at Pine Street United Methodist Church, 441 Pine St. With an orchestra directed by Theodore Lentz, the program will consist of selections from all three parts of the oratorio and will include an ...

Sing Harlem Choir headlines MLK celebration

SELINSGROVE — Susquehanna University will commemorate the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with its annual Winter Convocation at 7 p.m. Jan. 24 in Degenstein Center Theater. The event, featuring Vy Higginsen’s Sing Harlem Choir, is free and open to the ...

Fox’s version of ‘Christmas Story’ fails to excite viewers

By DAVID BAUDER AP Media Writer NEW YORK — To judge by the collective shrug that viewers greeted Fox’s performance of “A Christmas Story Live!,” the fascination with live theater on television may have run its course. The Nielsen company said that Fox’s telecast was seen by 4.52 ...

Sun-Gazette movie reviewer picks his top holiday films

When my editor requested a write-up on holiday cinema, naturally I jumped at the chance. No one has to ask me twice to talk about movies — especially at Christmas! At the top of my list is 1946’s “It’s a Wonderful Life,” which I consider one of the five greatest movies ever made. ...

Arthaus Projects makes its debut Jan. 1

As of Jan. 1, Converge Gallery will be rebranded as Arthaus Projects, and will become a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Converge Gallery director and founder, John Yogodzinski, said the progression was a natural one as the gallery became more community focused over the years. “Over the ...