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Movie review: ‘The BFG’

In 2001, Russell Crowe nailed the Academy Award for Best Actor in "Gladiator"; several months later, after Crowe had performed so brilliantly in "A Beautiful Mind," one writer quipped that they'd given him an Oscar for the wrong movie.That's how I feel about Mark Rylance, who snagged 2016's ...

Artistic expression

LOCK HAVEN - Central Pennsylvania is an area known for many things, natural beauty and a sense of history among them - and with a flourishing arts community to be found in nearly every community along the West Branch of the Susquehanna River, the area also is becoming known as an artistic ...

First Friday returns to downtown

First Friday returns for the month of July, featuring its usual entertaining mix of art, music and more, in addition to celebrations of the City of Williamsport's 150th anniversary.Friday's events include:Music on Pine Street5-9 p.m.Featuring Crossfyre (members of several churches in the ...

Deacons of Dixieland to perform at Triangle Park

LOCK HAVEN - The Deacons of Dixieland will perform at 6 p.m. at Triangle Park as part of the Lock Haven Summer Concert Series.The Deacons of Dixieland is an eight-piece traditional jazz band from central Pennsylvania. They have been supplying lively entertainment for concerts, festivals, parks, ...

Stephanie Calhoun to be Bald Eagle Art League artist of the month at Genetti

Stephanie Calhoun is the Bald Eagle Art League artist exhibiting for the month of July at the Genetti 4th Street Grille Gallery, 200 W. Fourth St. The exhibit of her work, "Artistry Beyond the Camera," will open with a reception from 5-8 p.m. Friday.Calhoun's passion is photography. She loves ...

Stephen Kellog to perform at Rusty Rail Live

MIFFLINBURG - Stephen Kellogg will bring his passion to the Rusty Rail Live stage at 8 p.m. Friday at the Rusty Rail Brewing Co., 5 N. Eighth St.Deemed "the best live act you've never seen" by CBS Radio, Kellogg splits genres with his genuine, intimate sound. His passionate stage presence has ...

Grange Park to host bluegrass festival

CENTRE HALL - The Remington Ryde Bluegrass Festival will be held July 7-10 at Grange Park, 69 Homan Lane.More than 18 national acts including Rhonda Vincent, Goldwing Express, Little Roy & Lizzy, Joe Mullins & Radio Ramblers, Jr. Sisk & Ramblers Choice and many more will ...

The final curtain for an iconic venue

BOILING SPRINGS - After nearly 70 years, they are ready to take their final bow.Mary J. and brothers John and Jere S. Heinze, the children of Allenberry founder Charles A.B. Heinze, have reluctantly agreed to have their landmark lodging and dining facility put on the auction block.The nearly ...

Wellsboro First Friday to be held

WELLSBORO - First Friday will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday in downtown Wellsboro.The theme for July 1 is "A Star-Spangled Friday." Held rain or shine, this First Friday offers a variety of entertainment for people of all ages.Roger Bunn will have free hot dogs at 17 1/2 Crafton St. Children ...

Two performances set for Corman’s floating stage

LOCK HAVEN - A concert beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sunday on the floating stage at the J. Doyle Corman Ampitheatre will feature two bands: Chubby Kid Runnin' followed by Classic Rock Revival.Chubby Kid Runnin'A classic power trio, Chubby Kid Runnin' combines a rock stage show with late 1970s and ...

Theater review: ‘Steel Magnolias’

MILL HALL - Although billed as a comedy and getting lots of laughs for its banter and barbs, "Steel Magnolias" is not a true comedy. Robert Harling has penned a bittersweet dramedy, which is Millbrook's second Main Stage attraction of 2016, with 7:30 p.m. performances tonight, tomorrow and ...

Uptown Music Collective holds 8th annual Blues-A-Thon fundraiser

The Uptown Music Collective, 848 W. Fourth St., presented its eighth annual Blues-A-Thon fundraiser on June 3 and 4, which raised more than $3,250 for the non-profit school of music.The event is a unique fundraiser that has been held annually since 2009, and is intended to raise money to ...

How do you teach human interaction to a robot? Lots of TV

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Remember the Jetsons' robot maid, Rosie? Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers think her future real-life incarnations can learn a thing or two from Steve Carell and other sitcom stars.MIT says a computer that binge-watched YouTube videos and TV shows such as "The ...

Artisan Cooperative to host Roger Shipley exhibit

An exhibit by Roger Shipley of recent graphite and mixed media drawings of the Pennsylvania countryside will be on display at Artisan Cooperative & Gallery, 46 W. Fourth St. The exhibit will open with a reception from 6-8 p.m. Friday."Wood's Edge" and "Woods" are two series that depict ...

Review: ‘New York Spectacular’ reinvents itself quite nicely

NEW YORK - New York City is all about reinvention. Want to change something about yourself? Sure, go right ahead. As Taylor Swift sings in her love song to the city: "Everybody here was someone else before." Now it turns out even the Rockettes aren't immune.A year or so after creating a ...

Hamilton-Gibson Productions to hold auditions for fall musical

WELLSBORO - For its September production of the musical "Quilters," Hamilton-Gibson Productions is seeking seven women from high school age to senior citizens who can sing. Auditions are open to all women singers. No experience is necessary and those auditioning do not have to know how to ...

Movie review: ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’

Roland Emmerich is the master of destroying the world. He's done so in everything from "The Day After Tomorrow" to "2012" and pretty much everything in between. He's not, however, any good at making us care about destroying everything we know and supposedly love.A key pioneer to the bloated ...

Winding River Players to host summer workshops

TOWANDA - The Winding River Players, in partnership with the Bradford County Regional Arts Council, will offer summer programs taught by artist Hua Hua Zhang at the Keystone Theatre, 601 Main St., in July.The classes, Chinese Dragons and Shadow Mask Theater, will focus on teaching students ...

Twin Tiers Community Foundation awards music scholarship

TOWANDA - The board of the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers has announced the recipient of the Towanda Musical Society Scholarship for 2016 as Trevor Ward, a graduating senior at Troy Area High School.Ward has a great passion for music and plans to attend Duquesne University to pursue a ...

Lycoming College Tour Choir completes 2-week trip throughout China

The Lycoming College Tour Choir recently spent two weeks on a tour of China, performing and spending with students from local schools.The first week was spent primarily in Shanghai on China's eastern coast. While there, the group participated in two exchanges with local schools serving grades ...