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FUSE Productions set to present ‘Sunday in the Park with George’

UNIVERSITY PARK — Change-makers are often neither accepted nor appreciated in their own lifetime, and sometimes are just called “crazy.” George Seurat was one of those change-makers. FUSE Productions focuses upon this enigmatic painter in the regional professional premiere of “Sunday ...

Unncutt has been rocking area music fans for nearly a decade

The Williamsport area’s budding music scene has produced several stellar rock bands over the years, and one of them goes by the name Unncutt. The high-energy cover rock band based out of the city was formed in 2010, playing ‘80s and ‘90s alternative rock and Top 40 radio hits that ...

RiverStage Community Theater kicks off 2019 with ‘Wonder of the World’

LEWISBURG — RiverStage Community Theater kicks off its 2019 lineup by presenting “Wonder of the World.” David Lindsay-Abaire’s whimsical comedy will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Feb. 15-16, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Feb. 17 at the Greenspace Center, 815 Market ...

Boom Town Boys set to release new album ‘The River Song’

Seven weeks ago, the recently formed country-rock group known as the Boom Town Boys released a music video for their debut single, “Baby Wants,” which has already garnered over 3,000 online views. Those are some pretty impressive numbers, considering the band has only been around since ...

Penn State Centre Stage to present powerful ‘Violet’

STATE COLLEGE — Penn State Centre Stage heads into 2019 by presenting a rarely produced, but colorful production. “Violet” is the title of the musical set for 7:30 p.m. performances on Feb. 12-16 at Penn State’s Downtown Theatre, 146 South Allen St. Originally produced Off-Broadway ...

Trip the Light’s Valentine’s Day Dance Party

Share a special time with the one you love at the Sons of Italy Lodge 2786 in Williamsport as local band Trip the Light will once again perform for the Red Velvet Valentine’s Day Dance Party at 8 p.m. Feb. 15. The show is open to the public. Formed in 2016, Trip the Light plays hits from ...

Fighting the good fight — a look at ‘Freedom Fighters’

Must be a heck of a couple of years politically for popular culture to be making broad claims against fascism. Not that we shouldn’t be standing up for our beliefs on the regular, but what can one person do, really, when the forces of evil seem so overwhelming? This month of presidential ...

‘Stan & Ollie’ cooks up charming nostalgic feast

Just because you’re fond of the subject in a given movie, that’s no guarantee that you’ll enjoy the film itself. There are plenty of lawyers who hate courtroom dramas, and plenty of physicians who don’t like movies about doctors either. So maybe my affection for Laurel & Hardy ...

‘Serenity’ remains absorbing despite sudden shift of plot

“Serenity” is a bold movie: daring, gutsy, painting in broad strokes. It takes chances — and for this I liked it, even though it kind of derails near the end. The film was something of a must-see for me, partly because of its impressive cast — Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Diane ...

‘Lycoming College Harp Concert’ set for Valentine’s Day

For those still scrambling to put together their last-minute Valentine’s Day plans, look no further — harpist Anne Sullivan has got you covered. Sullivan, a local harp instructor, will be performing the “Lycoming College Harp Concert” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Community Art Center, ...

Hughesville Rotary to host Murder Mystery Dinner

At 5:30 p.m. Saturday, the Hughesville Rotary will host a Murder Mystery Dinner fundraiser at the Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department. With the help of Resounding Cymbals Performing Arts, the event will see a live performance of “Last Will & Testament,” in which the estate of a ...

Gabe Stillman Band reaches finals of IBC, Stillman wins Gibson award

When the Gabe Stillman Band went down to Memphis, Tennessee, last week for the 35th Annual International Blues Challenge, the group knew that being chosen for the finals in a field of 101 competing bands would be a tall order. But song after song, round after round, the band impressed the ...

‘Lore’ blends horror, mystery

It’s no surprise people want knowledge, and in a world where we’re constantly bombarded with useless information not even good enough to get on a Trivial Pursuit card, finding beneficial knowledge requires a little more work. For busy professionals, there’s not much time to get into a new ...

Offbeat tone adds intrigue to dark comedy ‘The Favourite’

Opening to 17 rabbits followed by impassioned duck racing makes it very evident that this is not your typical cup of tea. “The Favourite” cleverly uses its time period to make a dark comedy that is as engaging as it is bizarrely fantastic. In early 18th century England, much unrest is ...

Mums the Word continues to develop following in Williamsport and beyond

One of Central PA’s best kept secrets for the last few years has been the classic blues-rock band Mums the Word, a staple in the Susquehanna Valley’s classic rock and blues scene since 2015. Since their inception over three years ago, the Williamsport-based band has been laying down rocking ...

Participating spring musicals for Ray of Light Awards announced

Although it’s only midwinter, some area high schools are already rehearsing their musical productions to be presented this Spring. A contingent of 16 area high schools from six counties are gearing up for the Community Theatre League’s annual Ray of Light awards presentation. Honoring ...

Meredith Baxter, Michael Gross to present ‘Love Letters’ at CAC

In the 1980s, Meredith Baxter and Michael Gross became the most well-known fictional parents in the country, portraying Elyse and Steven Keaton on the widely-loved NBC sitcom “Family Ties.” Throughout the show’s seven-season run, the undeniable chemistry between Baxter and Gross endeared ...

The musical ‘Company’ headed to Community Theatre League stage

There’s probably no better way to whisk away the winter blues than to be surrounded by some good company. The Community Theatre League’s good company is “Company,” the Stephen Sondheim musical comedy, slated for 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1-2, 7-9 and 2 p.m. Feb. 10 at the downtown theater, 100 ...

Factory Works Gallery set to host ‘Jonathan Preston: Why?’ exhibit

Factory Works Gallery at the Pajama Factory invites you to “Jonathan Preston: Why?,” an exhibition of street art-influenced paintings by Bellefonte/State College-based artist Jonathan Preston, Feb. 1-21, with an opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. February 1, 1307 Park Avenue, Studio 9-210. ...