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Sixth annual Bottles & Brews event to be held at Taber Museum

Lovers of beer and history will be pleased to hear that this week the two worlds will be colliding in Williamsport. From 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday, The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society, 858 West Fourth Street, will be hosting its annual Bottles & Brews VI ...

‘Christopher Robin’ provides good cinematography, weak plot

One nice thing about reviewing films is that it gives you an excuse to make note of new names to watch for in the future. In the case of “Christopher Robin,” the name I filed away was Matthias Koenigswieser, who handled the marvelous cinematography. Together with lovely lifelike animals ...

‘Detroit: Become Human’ has a lackluster story

There is a point in “Detroit: Become Human” where I really believed in it. As I started up the game, I was immediately hit with its striking visual presentation. The game’s depiction of a cyberpunk Detroit was a sight to behold. Mixtures of muted blues and the hum of neon lights ...

Third annual Blues@Bloss event to feature Rockin’ Johnny Burgin

BLOSSBURG — Chicago Blues artist Rockin’ Johnny Burgin will be bringing his unique guitar sound to the Victoria Theatre stage, 222 Main St., at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 17 for the third annual Blues@Bloss concert. “I have known Johnny for years, having booked him on three different occasions ...

Kids First Friday comes back to city for 11th year

Everyone knows that Williamsport’s First Friday events are all about getting members of the community outside to celebrate the city’s vibrant arts and music scene, as well as its other fun downtown attractions. Though most First Friday crowds are usually loaded with more adults than ...

Lycoming Arts revamping to better serve local arts scene

For many decades, Lycoming Arts has played a vital role in the local arts and music scene. Since being established in 1960 as the Williamsport Lycoming Arts Council, the organization has alw­ays served to highlight fantastic artistic events in the area, and shows no signs of slowing down ...

Radspinner excited to be taking over as WSYO conductor

Music has played an integral role in Matthew Radspinner’s life for as long as he can remember. Being raised in a family that has a deep-seated admiration for music in all its forms, Radspinner was taught to play piano by his grandmother at 8 years old, before then learning how to play the ...

Local blues band to open show for George Thorogood and the Destroyers

SUNBURY — As a kid growing up, George Thorogood was one of the first blues-rock musicians Gabe Stillman ever heard. With Thorogood’s music regularly finding its way into movies, TV shows and commercials throughout Stillman’s formative years, there was no way for him to escape the ...

First annual Canyon Music Festival coming to Wellsboro

WELLSBORO — The first annual Canyon Music Festival is set for 1 p.m. this Saturday at the Tioga Country Club, 759 PA Route 660. The festival, which will feature music from seven different bands across multiple genres, will be hosted outdoors and is a rain or shine event. “We decided to ...

Artist Steve Bower to exhibit water-based artwork for First Friday

For the month of August, Barrel 135, 135 W. Third St., will be displaying water­-­based artwork by Wellsboro native, Steve Bower. The exhibit will debut during this week’s First Friday in Williamsport. . Bower has been a practicing artist for 45 years, working primarily in water-based ...

‘Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire’ provides lots of RPG fun

Obsidian Entertainment has made many memorable sequels over the years. Whether it was “Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II,” “Fallout: New Vegas,” or “Neverwinter Nights 2,” many times have they put their brand of role-playing game (RPG) storytelling onto another developer’s ...

‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ brings crazy stunts and plenty of action

“Mission: Impossible - Fallout” has three things going for it: Chris McQuarrie’s script, and Tom Cruise’s testicles. Mind you, those last two items do not make an actual appearance in the film; no, I refer instead to Cruise’s jaw-dropping guts and testosterone, so boldly on display ...

Penn College Gallery announces upcoming exhibition season

The Gallery at Penn College is celebrating its 13th season with a dynamic roster of programming showcasing a range of artistic mediums addressing diverse social topics, including mental health, human rights, consumerism and compassion. “The new season offers a series of thought-provoking ...

RiverStage Community Theatre plans two Shakespeare shows

LEWISBURG — To be or not to be. At a RiverStage production, that is the question! RiverStage Community Theater and Gaspipe Theatre Company have apparently dubbed August as the month of The Bard, as two attractions focusing on William Shakespeare will be staged. As an unique bonus, ...

Millbrook Playhouse’s ‘An Act of God’ triggers hearty laughter

MILL HALL — Fortunately, since the recent relentless rains have subsided, it is no longer necessary for theatergoers to act like a modern-day Noah and build an ark to float into Millbrook’ s parking lot to have an encounter with their creator. “An Act of God,” Millbrook Playhouse’s ...