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Weis Center new season features nearly 40 professional performances

LEWISBURG — The 2018-19 season at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University will include nearly 40 professional performances — including world music from Egypt, Spain, Africa, China, Japan, Mexico, Mongolia, Denmark and Sweden. It will also include classical music, ...

Students bring ‘Man of La Mancha’ to CAC

Though “The Impossible Dream” may be the principal song of the 1965 musical “Man of La Mancha,” the local school-age actors who have dreamed of bringing a fantastic rendition of the show to the Community Arts Center, 200 W. Fourth St., know that their aspiration is anything but ...

Second annual Billtown Brewfest set for this weekend

Though the weather forecast predicts a warm weekend ahead, those in the city won’t have to look too hard to find a nice cold drink to refresh themselves with if they get too hot. For the second year in a row, the Billtown Brewfest is coming to William­­sp­­ort’s Pine Squa­re ...

Jay Smar and Van Wagner teaming up for show next week

ANSONIA — On Friday, Aug. 3 from 8 to 10 p.m., Jay Smar of Landingsville and Van Wagner of Danville, two award-winning Pennsylvania musicians, will be playing at the Burnin’ Barrel at the Ansonia Valley Inn, 5440 U.S. Route 6. “Jay and I have been friends since 1996 when I first heard ...

Local cover band Trésco puts unique spin on well-known songs

After playing its first show in April of 2016, local pop-acoustic band Trésco has been performing regularly at bars and weddings throughout the area with an evergrowing base of fans. The three-piece group, comprised of lifelong musicians, keeps it simple with a vocalist accompanied by a ...

Factory Works Gallery presenting ‘Close to Home’ exhibition

Factory Works Gallery and The Pajama Factory Artists In Residence Program at the Pajama Factory invite you to “Close to Home: The 2018 Pajama Factory Artist In Residence Pop Up Closing Exhibition,” from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 2, 1307 Park Avenue, Studio 9-210. “The Pajama Factory Artists In ...

FUSE announces lineup for upcoming season

STATE COLLEGE — What do the Cold War, George Seurat and Jesus Christ all have in common? The answer lies in the arts — these are the subjects in FUSE Productions’ three Mainstage musicals in its 2018-19 season lineup. Heading into the “new” season, long-time Producing Artistic ...

Saint John’s staff member schedules recital

Saint John’s School of the Arts has announced a faculty voice recital from soprano Sara K. Decker at 3 p.m. on Aug. 5 at Saint John’s Newberry Methodist Church, 2101 Newberry St. Decker, who has been on the school’s staff for 14 years as a private instructor, will be performing a ...

‘The Leisure Seeker’ disappoints with weak script, plot holes

In a long career stretching all the way back to 1962, Donald Sutherland has appeared in such films as “Klute,” “M*A*S*H,” “Backdraft,” “The Dirty Dozen,” “Pride and Prejudice,” “Animal House,” “Don’t Look Now,” “JFK,” “Ordinary People” and of course the ...

Bald Eagle Art League to debut ‘Bridges’ exhibit

Normally, bridges are used to join unconnected landmasses. This summer, they will be connecting art lovers across the region. The Bald Eagle Art League will be debuting its “Bridges” group exhibition on Aug. 3 at the Genetti Taphouse Gallery, 200 W. Fourth St. The show, which is open to ...

Beetfarm blends genres for unique sound, fun show

The Williamsport-bas­ed band Beetfarm has been playing on and off in the local area for the last five years. After going through several different configurations with its lineup, the group currently performs as a three-piece unit, blending a variety of genres on stages at bars and music ...

Hickory Fest to feature Grammy-nominated songwriter

WELLSBORO — The Aug. 15 kickoff for Hickory Fest 2018 promises to be a very special evening at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts, 104 Main Street. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with a reception in the Deane Center lobby. Featured will be a special wine tasting by Mountain Lake ...

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ comes to Millbrook Playhouse stage

MILL HALL — “Shoot all the blue jays you want, but it is a sin to kill a mockingbird!” The stage adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “To Kill A Mockingbird” is the current attraction at Miillbrook Playhouse, 258 Country Club Lane, with 7:30 p.m. performances tonight, ...

Scotland-based band Old Blind Dogs coming to Coolidge Theatre

WELLSBORO — Coming to Wellsboro straight from Scotland, the Old Blind Dogs will take the stage in the Deane Center’s Coolidge Theatre, 104 Main Street, at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 10. On Aug. 9, band members will fly into the United States. Wellsboro is their first stop on a 10-day tour of the ...

‘Pops at Pepper Street’ Concert Set for August

MUNCY — Bring your family, pack your blankets and head out for an evening of priceless music when the Muncy Historical Society hosts the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra for a fourth year with a “Pops at Pepper Street” free concert. As the sun sets, relax, enjoy and share in the ...

UMC’s Summer Music Festival helps develop young musicians

Few things make for a nicer summer outing than an afternoon chock-full of music, food, raffles and family fun. Next week, all of these will be merging in the city for the 18th year in a row, as the annual Uptown Music Collective Summer Music Festival is set to take place on July 28, at the ...

Community Theatre League auditions get underway next week

Those in the community who have been bitten by the acting bug won’t have to wait much longer to get on stage and show what they can do. The Community Theatre League has announced audition dates for its upcoming 2018-19 season. With an ambitious, 19-show lineup ahead of it, the organization ...

HG Radio Festival continues this week in Wellsboro with ‘Nick Danger’

WELLSBORO — In the episode of the “Adventures of Nick Danger, 3rd Eye” entitled “How to be in Two Places at the Same Time,” the wacky detective tries to survive an old flame and multiple flashbacks in search of a killer. This is just one of the radio parodies and silliness that will ...

Big laughs coming to Williamsport this July

Need a good laugh? The Comedy Shop will be bringing touring comedian Charlie Vergos to the city for an 8 p.m. show at Morrone’s Pub, 200 E Fourth St., on July 31. Other comedians performing include Zack Hammond, Dan Hoppel, and Eddie Kiersnowski. Vergos, who is a regular on the comedy ...

Director Albert Nacinovich continues legacy of historic Repasz Band

Williamsport’s own internationally-acclaimed and historic Repasz Band continues to entertain and educate audiences throughout central Pennsylvania. Founded in 1831, as the Williamsport Band and renamed in the 1850s after their director, Daniel Repasz, the Repasz Band and has been in ...