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In Paris-set ‘Dheepan,’ a timely refugee thriller

NEW YORK - French director Jacques Audiard is a curious combination of art-house auteur and genre filmmaker, a brazen showman and gritty naturalist. He makes tender and brutal movies that recast themselves as they twist their way toward unpredictable finales. To suit tales of transformation ...

St. John’s School of the Arts now enrolling for summer classes

Registration for the summer classes at Saint John's School of the Arts, 2101 Newberry St., now is underway. The summer semester begins June 6, with the following courses being offered:Art Instruction. Private instruction available for all ages. Encourages the student to work at his or her own ...

For a summer, all the world’s a stage

For those who feel drawn to the stage, it's often a love affair that begins at a young age, with theater camps and workshops a mainstay of summer for certain children.To that end, the Williamsport area - already rich in theater arts at the community and professional levels - offers multiple ...

Spotlight to shine on 8th annual Ray of Light awards

By JACK FELIXSun-Gazette CorrespondentIt's almost time for the Community Theatre League, 100 W. Third St., to roll out the red carpet for its annual Ray of Light awards.Honoring the brightest and the best in local and area high school music theater departments and drama clubs, the eighth annual ...

Lewisburg’s Buffalo Valley Singers to present annual spring pops concert

LEWISBURG - The Buffalo Valley Singers will "Sing of Dreams," the theme of their 2016 pops concert, at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at St. John's United Church of Christ, 1050 Buffalo Road.Under the direction of Connie Pawling-Young and accompanied by Tim Latsha, the chorus will open ...

Going out on a high note

The Williamsport Symphony Orchestra will bring its 2015-16 season to a close in glorious fashion, with its finale concert at 7:30 p.m. May 17 at the Community Arts Center, 220 W. Fourth St. In keeping with the theme of the rest of the season, the finale is another "unforgettable moment" - and ...

Genetti Gallery to host exhibit by Eve Archer

Eva Mae Winter Archer will be the Bald Eagle Art League artist exhibiting for the month of May at the 4th Street Grille Gallery at the Genetti Hotel, 200 W. Fourth St.Archer graduated from Williamsport High School in 1944 and earned a bachelor's degree from Penn State University in art ...

Wellsboro choruses to present joint concert

WELLSBORO - Three Wellsboro area choruses will give a joint concert, "With A Song in Our Hearts," at 7 p.m. May 14 at the United Methodist Church of Wellsboro, 36 Main St.The concert will open with the Wednesday Morning Musicales singing "Music Makers"; "I Hear America Singing"; "A Prayer for ...

Who you gonna call? ‘Ghostbusters’ is back in business

NEW YORK - For decades, the quest for another "Ghostbusters" movie was as elusive as an ectoplasmic phantom.Various iterations for a third "Ghostbusters" movie cycled through countless rumors and possibilities that had one thing in common: Bill Murray just didn't want to do another ...

West Branch Chorus to present spring show

The West Branch Chorus, under the direction of Matthew Poremsky, will present its annual spring show at 7:30 p.m. May 14 at the Klump Academic Center at Pennsylvania College of Technology.The show, "Tipping Our Hats To History," was written by Tom Degan and also will feature chorus quartets ...

Movie review: ‘Keanu’

For sketch comedy duo Key and Peele - Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, respectively - a deeper voice and the n-word is all it takes to transform two unashamedly dorky middle-class guys into the two most ruthless gangsters on the streets. In the duo's first big screen feature "Keanu," they ...

Hamilton-Gibson choirs joining together for ‘homecoming’ concert

WELLSBORO - The four Hamilton-Gibson Choirs will present their annual Homecoming Concert, titled "It's About Time," at 2:30 p.m. May 15 in Steadman Theater on the Mansfield University campus.The Children's Concert Choir with singers in grades 5-8 and the Young Men's and Young Women's choirs ...

Exhibit by Wellsboro-based artist on display at Deane Center

WELLSBORO - Pencil, graphite and charcoal drawings by William Fidler now are on exhibit in the lobby and gallery of the Deane Center for the Performing Arts, 104 Main St. A reception for the artist will be held in the Deane Center lobby from 2-4 p.m. May 15, where Fidler will be available to ...

Q&A with Brian Keith Silva

By SAMANTHAWALLACEswallace@sungazette.comSinger-songwriter Brian Keith Silva, a recent transplant to Williamsport, has lived a roaming kind of lifestyle - from bouncing between musical intruments as he taught himself how to make music to traveling from state to state in search of inspiration ...

Movie review: ‘Mother’s Day’

"Mother's Day" is a sappy sugar-fest laced with cheesy dialogue and blatant manipulation. But woven through this cloying cotton-candy are a few truly powerful moments that might leave you feeling like you got your money's worth.Both aspects - the jewels and the junk - likely can be ascribed to ...

Feud over artistic independence threatens Asia’s largest film fest

SEOUL, South Korea - The future of Asia's largest, most-awaited film festival is in question as South Korean filmmakers threaten to boycott the red carpet over what they view as government interference.Officials of the Busan International Film Festival say the feud between organizers and the ...

Grand Canyon Photography Club to host ‘hands-on’ activity for May meeting

WELLSBORO - Grand Canyon Photography Club members and visitors should be prepared to bring their cameras and tripods to the club's May meeting, which will be held at 7 p.m. May 10 at the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center, 134 Main St.The meeting will be a "hands-on" program for the evening. ...