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Regional exhibit to open at Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center

WELLSBORO - The 2016 Gmeiner Regional Art Exhibition will open with a reception from 2-4 p.m Sunday at the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center, 134 Main St. The winners will be named and awards presented at 3 p.m. The Wellsboro Art Club is providing refreshments. Admission to the reception ...

Paul Simon: Still adventurous after all these years

NEW YORK - Look at the liner notes on Paul Simon's new disc, "Stranger to Stranger," and it seems like a laboratory of exotic instruments. Musicians use a mbira, a bamboo marimba, cloud chamber bowls, a chromelodeon, a zoomoozophone - and a cheap clock.It's an album as notable for its sound as ...

Wellsboro First Friday to feature music, art and more

WELLSBORO - First Friday will return to downtown Wellsboro Friday, with events beginning at 5 p.m., rain or shine.An "Earth Day Every Day" scavenger hunt will be held at various locations. Entry sheets are available at any downtown business.A sidewalk chalk art contest will be held in front of ...

Movie review: ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

In superhero movies the stakes are always high, the world's always ending and we already know the outcome - that our heroes will save the day and that they will survive, usually unscathed. The struggle to make those stakes feel real in these movies is an almost impossible task to overcome. In ...

Bloomsburg to host 6th annual wine festival

BLOOMSBURG - The 6th annual Central PA Wine Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bloomsburg Airport, 301 Airport Road.Tickets are available at The Inn at Turkey Hill, 991 Central Road; Marley's Brewery and Grille, 1323 Columbia Blvd.; and Shade Mountain Winery and Vineyard ...

Telling their stories through art

LEWISBURG - The third annual Samek Art Museum Teen Summer Workshop: Tell Your Story for incoming high school sophomores and outgoing high school seniors will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 20-22 at the Downtown Gallery, 416 Market St., and the Samek Gallery, Elaine Langone Center, Bucknell ...

The Oracular Beard presents…so you wanna be a comic book nerd

If you've been keeping track of the articles, the coverage I've given to my first love of DC Comics has been abysmally low. Sure, I need to be a well-rounded reviewer, and you could say that I've boasted a lot of articles from DC's Vertigo imprint or off-the-beaten-path series and graphic ...

Biscuit Jam to open 2016 Lock Haven Summer Concert Series

LOCK HAVEN - Opening the 2016 Lock Haven Summer Concert Series is Biscuit Jam, who will perform at 6 p.m. Friday in Triangle Park.Biscuit Jam performs unique acoustic interpretations of classic rock favorites as well as traditional folk songs and Americana-flavored original compositions.They ...

Frank Wicher Band to perform at Rusty Rail Live

MIFFLINBURG - The Frank Wicher Band, a fixture and favorite in the Susquehanna Valley, will perform at 9 p.m. Friday at the Rusty Rail Live stage at Rusty Rail Brewing Co., 5 N. Eighth St.Formed in 2009, The Frank Wicher Band is an area favorite, with a little bit of honky-tonk and a twist of ...

Movie review: ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’

"Alice Through the Looking Glass ," like its predecessor, owes very little to Lewis Carroll.Textual adherence is somewhat beside the point when serving as a sequel to something that also cherry picked. But, lest you think that a six-year gap and the absence of Tim Burton in the director's chair ...

‘Fresh Off the Boat’ team reflects on breakthrough sitcom

LOS ANGELES - Television is mostly entertaining, sometimes enlightening and, occasionally, can make a difference.The sitcom "Fresh Off the Boat" hits all the marks. Because of it, along with ABC siblings "black-ish" and "Dr. Ken" (and, at CW, "Jane the Virgin"), network TV's American family ...

Williamsport Music Club to hold June meeting

The Williamsport Music Club will hold its June meeting at 7:30 p.m. June 7 at the Pine Street United Methodist Church, 441 Pine St. The program is free and open to the public.Selections to be performed include: "Stormy Seas," by Julie Knerr; Lillian Griffith, student of Kristin Ivers, piano ...

Theater preview: Summer musicals in Centre County

STATE COLLEGE - June is "busting out all over" State College.A couple of theater groups in Centre County - one a community theater and the other a professional group will lure theatergoers to State College in mid-June with their productions of the musicals "The Drowsy Chaperone" and "My Fair ...

Elkland-based artist’s exhibit to be on display at Deane Center lobby

WELLSBORO - Beginning June 6 and continuing through July 5, original paintings and framed prints by award-winning artist C. Fred Lawrenson, of Elkland, will be on exhibit in the lobby at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts, 104 Main St. This free exhibit can be seen whenever the Deane ...

‘Hamilton’ star Daveed Diggs enjoys access to new world

NEW YORK - These days, Daveed Diggs finds himself in the eye of a hurricane. And it is quiet.The Ivy League-educated rapper and actor from California has earned a Tony Award nomination for his work in the biggest Broadway show in a generation and that means he's needed for endless appearances ...

Shaking it up for the summer

The warmth and excitement of summer are just around the corner. Several official holidays fall during the summer months, but the mere existence of the season is cause for celebration.It is in this vein that the Resounding Cymbals Theatre Group is presenting "A Summertime Variety Show," at 7:30 ...

Uptown Music Collective to host 8th annual Blues-A-Thon

The Uptown Music Collective, 848 W. Fourth St., will present its eighth annual Blues-A-Thon fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. on Pine Street as part of Williamsport's First Friday festivities. It then will move to the Uptown Music Collective for the overnight events. On Saturday, the festivities will ...

The perfect season to kick back and groove

In keeping with the "Kick Back" theme of the year, the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., has announced the performers in its "Kick Back and Groove" summer concert series.Bluegrass band Stained Grass Window will headline the first performance from 6 to 8 p.m. June 3 during First Friday ...

Montoursville teen accepted to prestigious summer piano academy

Parker Konkle, pianist for the Williamsport Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Bartholdi Trio, has been accepted into the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Summer Piano Academy 2016.This academy is one of the premier pre-college piano institutes in the world. Admission to this academy was ...

Lycoming Arts Alliance to hold open sidewalk show and sale

The Lycoming County Celebrates the Arts Alliance will hold a sidewalk art show and sale open to all individuals from 5-9 p.m. June 3 on West Fourth Street, as part of First Friday activities.The theme of the show is "Self Portraits," and artists may bring up to 10 pieces of art to show and ...