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Theater Review: ‘The Light in the Piazza’

STATE COLLEGE — “The Light in the Piazza” is an illuminating musical. Penn State Centre Stage’s “The Light In the Piazza” lights up the Downtown Theatre Center, 146 S. Allen St., with 7:30 p.m. performances tonight, tomorrow and Saturday, and a 2 p.m. matinee on ...

Community Theatre League is up to some ‘Funny Business’

Community Theatre League, 100 W. Third St., presents “Funny Business,” a farce by Derek Benfield, April 21-22, 27-29 at 7:30 p.m. and April 30 at 2 p.m. “It’s the standard fast-paced farce where a guy, Ferris, runs his sister’s run-down hotel and welcomes guests who are trying ...

Matt Haeck brings ‘Late Bloomer’ to Elk Creek Cafe

MILLHEIM — For his first visit to Millheim, Matt Haeck will let audiences get a taste of his debut album, “Late Bloomer,” 8 p.m. Saturday at Elk Creek Cafe and Aleworks, 100 W. Main St. Haeck’s got experiences not every musician has had the chance. His parents were both ...

The Deane Center presents Rave On

WELLSBORO — On April 22, the Deane Center for the Performing Arts at 104 Main St. and Timeless Destination restaurant and lounge at 77 Main St., are presenting dinner and a concert for one price. The 7:30 p.m. concert in the Deane Center’s Coolidge Theatre will feature Rave On. This ...

Lock Haven University presents ‘One Slight Hitch’

Lewis Black is best known for his indignant and scathing social commentary as a stand up comedian, but his writing is just as biting. Behind his belligerent front, the thrust of Black’s work in letters reveals itself to be both heady and immensely entertaining. Many know him from his long ...

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‘Never offer bacon to a Cheetah’

Comedian and radio personality James Judd has done a lot of stupid stuff in his life. Poking his finger to draw a shark closer, sneaking into China when he was a journalist, offering bacon to a Cheetah — but, hey, “now he knows.” And he promises that those who come to his April 22 “Now ...

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Movie review: ‘The Void’

The occult, monsters, alternate dimensions and strange iconography, “The Void,” a Canadian produced horror film from directors Steven Kostanski and Jeremy Gillespie, looks and feels like a revival of the sort of early 80s low-budget horror films we all love. Throw in comparisons to legends ...

Experimental music and conceptual art come together at Factory Works Gallery

Factory Works Gallery at the Pajama Factory is proud to host a night of art and music with “Factory Works Gallery Presents: experimental electronic music,” Friday from 7-10 p.m., in the unique, rejuvenated industrial space of Factory Works Gallery in Studio 10 on the second floor of the ...

Hard Motion Painting

With spring officially here, the month of April brings a new artist, Abner Harris, to Converge Gallery all the way from the United Kingdom, with his show, “Hard Motion Painting.” The exhibition runs from Friday through April 29, at Converge Gallery, 140 W. Fourth St. The exhibition opening ...

April First Friday events

Ch’Arts at Plankenhorn Station 144 W. Fourth St. 4-5:30 p.m. Featuring student art work from Stevens Primary School, led by Mr. Ed Jonasen. WVIA Annual Artist Celebration 4-6 p.m, Gallery 425, 425 Market St. St’Art at Genetti 5-7 p.m. Genetti Lobby, 200 W. Fourth St. ...

Vincent Hron exhibits ‘Recent Work’ at Gallery425

By ISAIAH BRITTON Sun-Gazette Correspondent For its April exhibition, Gallery 425 will be hosting award winning artist and professor of painting at Bloomsburg University, Vincent Hron. Featured will be Hron’s exhibit entitled “Recent Work.” The show’s opening will be 6-9 p.m. ...

The Four Freshman visit CAC

American male vocal band quartet The Four Freshmen will perform at 7:30 p.m. April 19 at the Community Arts Center, 220 W. Fourth St. Presented by the Williamsport Community Concert Association, President Cynthia Staiman Vosk booked the band after only listening to their incredible harmonies ...

‘Wedding Belles’ to be shown at Warehouse Theatre

WELLSBORO — Hamilton-Gibson’s production of “Wedding Belles” will open at 7:30 p.m. April 21 in the Warehouse Theatre, 3 Central Ave. This comedy is about four women in their 60s who meet a young girl who has come to their little Texas town to marry an infantryman before he ships ...

All-female choir will bring traditional sounds of Bulgaria to the Weis Center

Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares (The Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices) will bring the heritage of Bulgarian folk songs to the Weis Center for the Performing Arts 7:30 p.m. April 13. There will be a pre-performance talk from 6:45-7:15 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium Lobby by theatre and dance ...

‘Nantucket Brown Roasters’ tells a unique story

Nantucket Brown Roasters: The name says it all. Rolls right off the tongue, no? Not so much. One of my favorite things about this column is finding new and exciting projects to write about, while another is revisiting projects that have resonated so deeply that you just can’t wait to get ...

Saint John’s School of the Arts to offer programs in April

The Saint John’s School of the Arts (SOTA) will hold its annual “Afternoon of Music and Art” on April 22, at Saint John’s-Newberry United Methodist Church, 2101 Newberry St. More than 50 students will share their musical and artistic talents with family and friends during several ...

Photography club holds presentation by photographer Scott Joshua Dere

WELLSBORO — The Grand Canyon Photography Club will have a presentation given by professional photographer Scott Joshua Dere 7 p.m. April 12 at the Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center, 134 Main St. Dere will discuss how to make the sharpest images possible while photographing wildlife using ...

‘Early Spring at Indian Park’: An exhibit by Mary Farr

Contemporary Artist Mary Farr’s exhibit “Early Spring at Indian Park” at Harvest Cooperative, 46 1/2 W. Fourth St., opens this Friday. Farr, whose work is primarily in oil and acrylic, is a frequent visitor to Montoursville’s Indian Park. “It is amazing, all the various types of ...

In this image released by Paramount Pictures, Scarlett Johansson appears in a scene from, "Ghost in the Shell." (Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures via AP)

Movie review: ‘Ghost in the Shell’

By JORDAN MUSHENO jmusheno@sungazette.com Mamoru Oshii’s “Ghost in the Shell (1995),” based on Shirow Masamune’s manga of the same name, is a thrilling and economically intellectual powerhouse. In just 83 minutes, it’s able to compellingly explore complex philosophical sci-fi ...

Movie review: ‘The Boss Baby’

By MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writer Some of the best animated films have been inspired by fairy tales, ancient Greek fables or mythology. Now comes one clearly inspired by, of all people, David Mamet. The creators of “The Boss Baby” have obviously been mining the playwright’s ...