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WSYO to host free Halloween concert

A Halloween-themed concert will open the Williamsport Symphony Youth Orchestra’s 30th season. About 50 students will play at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Community Arts Center, 220 W. Fourth St. “The Halloween concert is something new,” said Janet Harris, Williamsport Symphony Orchestra ...

Family jazz trio to perform at Lycoming College

The Jenny Wilson Trio, a family of jazz musicians, will perform at Lycoming College at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8 in the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall on the Lycoming College campus. Jenny Wilson, a notable jazz pianist and composer, will lead the trio in a selection of her original music, as well as ...

Ancient Greek story comes to Penn State Centre Stage

UNIVERSITY PARK — Lots of people may claim that they are somewhat familiar with the novel “Jason and the Argonauts.” But mention “Argonautika,” and likely no one will claim that this play title sounds even remotely familiar. “Argonautika” is Penn State Centre Stage’s ...

RiverStage plans upcoming performances

LEWISBURG — RiverStage Community Theater is conjuring up a Halloween trick for late October, and a farcical treat for early November. Founded in 2003 as a non-profit group of “artists committed to bring top notch quality theater to the Greater Susquehanna Valley,” RiverStage partnered ...

Canadian duo Kacy & Clayton to perform in Millheim

MILLHEIM — Touring around the release of their new album “The Siren’s Song,” Canadian psych-folk duo Kacy & Clayton will perform 8 p.m. Saturday at Elk Creek Cafe + Aleworks, 100 W. Main St. “The Siren’s Song” is the follow up to Kacy & Clayton’s acclaimed 2015 New ...

History Comes Alive series comes to a close

WELLSBORO — On Nov. 10 at 7 p.m., Larry Clowers will take the stage as Ulysses S. Grant in the Coolidge Theatre, 104 Main St. in the Deane Center’s 2017 History Comes Alive series. Clowers physically looks like Grant. As an historical interpreter, he wears period-correct civilian and ...

Converge Gallery to host closing event and artist talk for ‘Two Faced’

The group exhibition “Two Faced” featuring two portrait artists with very conflicting styles, Michael Bell and Dillon Samuelson is coming to a close. The last day for “Two Faced” is Saturday. To give the exhibition a proper send-off, Converge Gallery is hosting a special closing event ...

Shadows come to life

By ALYSSA MANEVAL Sun-Gazette Correspondent hortly before children get ready to transform into princesses, superheroes and clowns for Halloween, dancers will transform their bodies into hundreds of images when they come to the Community Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Catapult ...

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The Family Ties to headline Ticket Galaxy Beer Festival

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — Williamsport-based indie rock band The Family Ties will be performing Saturday on the Ticket Galaxy Beer Festival stage at Watkins Glen International Speedway. Originally formed as an acoustic act, the band has evolved into a raucous five-piece band known for their ...

Movie review: ‘The Stray’

Years ago, I read an essay that attempted to explain why Charles Dickens was popular despite his excess sentiment and artificiality. A story may not be especially real, said the writer, but it can still carry weight if what it represents is real. That little tidbit helps us understand why ...

Hamilton-Gibson Women’s Project presents ‘What She Wrote’

WELLSBORO — The Hamilton-Gibson Women’s Project is presenting “What She Wrote” featuring five original short plays at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 26, 27 and 28 and at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Warehouse Theatre, 3 Central Ave. “The Fun House” by Patricia Brown Davis explores the ...

This image released by Universal Pictures shows Jessica Rothe in a scene from "Happy Death Day." (Universal Pictures via AP)

Movie review: ‘Happy Death Day’

“Happy Death Day,” the latest low-budget horror hit from the Blumhouse Production team, is a preteen slasher that’s more interested in its laughs than scares. It follows the beloved “Groundhogs Day” trope, where its protagonist — usually narcissistic and self-centered — is forced ...

Movie review: ‘The Foreigner’

I can just picture some studio executive greenlighting “The Foreigner”: “Let’s make ‘Taken’ — with Jackie Chan!” Except that Chan is no Liam Neeson. And this film is no “Taken.” Even a comparison to that 2008 actioner still sets the bar kind of low. With Neeson as an ...

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2016 file photo, Alyssa Milano arrives at the Sixth Biennial UNICEF Ball in Beverly Hills, Calif. Milano said she was in bed with her two young children Sunday when an idea struck her as a great way to elevate the Harvey Weinstein conversation. She posted to Twitter: "If youÕve been sexually harassed or assaulted write Ôme tooÕ as a reply to this tweet." By Monday night, 48,000 people had done just that below her tweet, prompting thousands of women to share their stories of rape, sexual assault and harassment across social media. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Me Too: Alyssa Milano elevates Harvey Weinstein conversation

NEW YORK — Alyssa Milano was in bed with her two young children when a friend of a friend on Facebook suggested something that struck her as a great way to elevate the Harvey Weinstein conversation. She took the idea to Twitter, posting: “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted ...

In this image released by ABC, Freddie Highmore portrays Shaun Murphy in a scene from "The Good Doctor." Highmore stars as a young surgeon with autism who joins a prestigious hospital's surgical unit. The Nielsen company said last week's episode airing Monday night was the most popular show on ABC. (Liane Hentscher/ABC via AP)

Time delayed viewing shows how ‘The Good Doctor’ is a hit

By DAVID BAUDER AP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) — ABC’s new drama about a surgeon on the autism scale, “The Good Doctor,” is a bona fide hit, and it takes a little time to recognize the magnitude. Last week’s episode was the most popular show on the network, the Nielsen ...

South American Biennale seeks to change the rules of art

By DEBORA REY Associated Press BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The impeccably white Palais de Glace in Argentina’s capital is a national historic monument that once housed the country’s fine art museum. But these days it looks like a giant candy cane. The building’s walls were ...

New beginnings

By BETHANY WIEGAND bwiegand@sungazette.com After finishing up an amazing 50th season, Maestro Edelstein, conductor of the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra, is confident that with such success in the last season, this season will be just as spectacular — a showcase of talent that is not only ...

Season 7 of Spoken Word kicks off Friday

Spoken Word Season 7 kicks off with special guest Kevin Clark on Friday at Converge Gallery, 140 W. Fourth St. Clark will start off the event with work from a soon to be published volume that centers on the role of place in our lives and features prominently the landscape of central and ...