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Fans hunt real places in Japan featured in anime

TOKYO - Everyone's surprised that "Pokemon Go" is getting people out from behind their screens and out of the house. But Japanese animated creations have a much longer tradition of sending people on real-world adventures, although in a very different way.The settings of Japanese anime series ...

Hamilton-Gibson Children and Youth Choirs to begin 22nd season

WELLSBORO - The Hamilton-Gibson Children and Youth Choirs will begin their 22nd season on Aug. 17 with a kick-off rehearsal at the Bogaczyk Farm in Cherry Flats, Thomas Putnam, director of the community-based choirs, said."Our program has grown from just 18 singers in grades four through eight ...

Movie review: ‘Star Trek Beyond’

For the 13th movie in a 50-year franchise, "Star Trek Beyond" is one smart piece of summer entertainment.Written by Doug Jung and Simon Pegg - the latter also plays Scotty in the film - this script bristles with sharp dialogue, slam-bang action, complex plotting, engaging characters and potent ...

The Reagan Years to perform in Lock Haven

LOCK HAVEN - The Reagan Years will perform at 6:30 p.m. Sunday on the floating stage at the J. Doyle Corman Ampitheatre as the 2016 Mayor's Concert.The Reagan Years is a 1980s tribute band made up of five talented musicians with five diverse vocal abilities. They perform hits by acts ranging ...

BCW Pro Wrestling Dojo reaching out to community and improving lives

Williamsport native and Billtown Championship Wrestling owner and promoter Joe Rogers has brought championship wrestling to the Williamsport area, thrilling fans with some of the biggest names in pro wrestling. In March, BCW brought "Night of Legends" to Liberty Arena for its first Friday night ...

Acorn Festival returns, bringing art, music and more

MILTON - This year, the sixth annual Acorn Family Festival is the featured event of the Central Oak Heights summer, and features hands-on arts experiences for the entire family - with music, dance, art activities and exhibits all components of the day. The festival will be held from 10 a.m. to ...

Singer-songwriter Nathan Leigh to return to Avenue 209

LOCK HAVEN - In anticipation of his new album, "Ordinary Eternal Machinery," Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Nathan Leigh is setting out on a United States tour, with a stop at 6 p.m. today at Avenue 209 Coffee House, 209 Bellefonte Ave.Leigh is an award-winning composer, producer and writer ...

Movie review: ‘Lights Out’

Great horror often is derived from a filmmaker's ability to hone in on our most basic fears like death, the dark and the unknown. When writer-director David F. Sandberg came into the spotlight with his excellent and terrifying three-minute short film, "Lights Out," he did just that.The short, ...

Weis Center to host week-long percussion ensemble residency

LEWISBURG - The Weis Center for the Performing Arts, 1 Dent Drive, will welcome NYC-based So Percussion for a week-long residency from Aug. 1-6, as they work on a new performance piece titled "A Gun Show."The public is invited to view one of the ensemble's final rehearsals at 4 p.m. Aug. 6. A ...

‘Motown’ star Allison Semmes credits show with 1st big part

NEW YORK - One of the best moments in the carefully crafted Broadway show "Motown: The Musical" is when the unpredictable happens.That's when actress Allison Semmes, who plays Diana Ross, goes off script to ask a member of the audience to join her onstage to sing "Reach Out and Touch."The ...

Deane Center’s History Comes Alive series to feature Regi Carpenter

WELLBORO - The History Comes Alive Series at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts, 104 Main St., will present award-winning theatrical storyteller Regi Carpenter of Ithaca, New York, at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 5 at the Center's Coolidge Theatre.Carpenter will present "Love is War," a first-person ...

Theater review: ‘Baskerville: The Sherlock Holmes Mystery’

MILL HALL - It's really elementary that any play with "Baskerville" in the title will be associated with Sherlock Holmes.Millbrook Playhouse, 258 Country Club Lane, presents "Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: The Sherlock Holmes Mystery" with 7:30 p.m. performances tonight, Friday, Saturday and Sunday ...

Student Summer Stock prepares ‘Peter Pan’ to take flight

The Community Arts Center, 220 W. Fourth St., will present a Student Summer Stock production of the Broadway musical hit "Peter Pan" Friday through Sunday.Based on J.M. Barrie's classic book with music by Morris "Moose" Charlap and Jule Styne and lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and Betty Comden and ...

The show goes on for cancer-stricken Sharon Jones

NEW YORK - Preparing to go on stage for the first time in months after intensive rounds of chemotherapy, an atypically nervous Sharon Jones sat backstage at New York's Beacon Theatre, clutching a cup and shaking."Then they announce her - 'Miss Sharon Jones!' - and she goes like a prizefighter ...

Deane Little Beans to host free event with storyteller

WELLSBORO - Children four and older and their families are invited to a Deane Little Beans interactive storytelling and music program at 10 a.m. Aug. 6 in the lobby at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts, 104 Main St. The family-friendly program is free.Regi Carpenter, an award-winning ...

A season to be amazed

As a lynchpin of downtown Williamsport, the Community Arts Center, 220 W. Fourth St., aims to bring top-notch entertainment every season - and the recently announced 2016-17 season is no exception."The 2016-17 season is here, and this year there is something for everyone, with thrilling shows ...

The Shoreliners to perform at Triangle Park

LOCK HAVEN - The Shoreliners will perform at 6 p.m. Friday at Triangle Park as part of the annual Lock Haven Summer Concert Series.The Shoreliners are a versatile group of television and recording artists consisting of four members with a combined total of more than 125 years of experience ...

Weis Center announces 2016-17 season

LEWSIBURG - The 2016-17 season at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University, 1 Dent Drive, features 35 events from across the United States and around the world and includes Americana-folk, classical, jazz and world music; dance; a Family Discovery Series; and much more. ...

Lewisburg Arts Council announces winners of annual chalk festival

LEWISBURG - The Lewisburg Arts Council's annual Sidewalk Chalk Festival was held July 8 in downtown Lewisburg, with winners taking home prizes in several categories.The winners of the 2016 Sidewalk Chalk Festival are:6 and under groupFirst: Grant DiamondSecond: Kalyra Snyder and Ellie ...