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A little bit of country to kick off summer

Like country music and great food on a nice summer's day? The Brickyard Restaurant and Ale House, 343 Pine St., has the event for you.The restaurant will host its first Country Western Summer Kickoff Party beginning at 1 p.m. June 25."This is the first year we are doing this event. In the past, ...

Rat Pack tribute group to perform at Scottish Rite

The Williamsport Scottish Rite, 348 N. Market St., will present The Pack is Back in the Scottish Rite Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. July 15.The Pack is Back is a Rat Pack Tribute show starring Michael Mirand as Frank Sinatra, Patrick Johnson as Dean Martin and Christopher Jay as Sammy Davis Jr. The ...

Annual Lock Haven Fly-In to host four nights of entertainment

LOCK HAVEN - The 31st annual Sentimental Journey to Cub Haven Fly-In will host a lineup of musical entertainment during its festivities from June 21-25 at the William T. Piper Memorial Airport, 353 Proctor St.The lineup features Phil Reeder and Deb Whitman on June 21; Chris LaRose on June 22; ...

Theater review: ‘Smoke On the Mountain’

MILL HALL - Where there's smoke, there's fire, and where there's "Smoke On The Mountain," there's another opening of another show of another season.Millbrook Playhouse, 258 Country Club Lane, kicks off its 53rd summer season with "Smoke On the Mountain," with 7:30 p.m. performances tonight, ...

Movie review: ‘Midnight Special’

Even if you don't like "Midnight Special," it's tough to ignore the talent of Jeff Nichols, the writer-director behind such acclaimed indies as "Mud" and "Take Shelter," and now this new sci-fi opus starring Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Adam Driver and Kirsten Dunst.On the whole, I'm still ...

Movie review: ‘The Conjuring 2’

Most horror films tend to break down when you're forced to think about them. The why's and how's of the genre don't usually hold up under scrutiny. In "The Conjuring 2," director James Wan's disappointing follow up to 2013's tremendous hit horror film "The Conjuring," that's exactly the problem ...

Los Angeles comedian Brandie Posey to perform at The Comic Shop

A stand-up comedy show featuring touring Los Angeles comedian Brandie Posey will be held June 23 in The Comic Shop LLC, 218 S. Market St., South Williamsport. Local comedian Kevin Siebert, of Williamsport, also will perform. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m.The Comic Shop is ...

Billtown Blues Audition Concert winners added to festival lineup

As winners of the Billtown Blues Audition Concert held April 16 at the Genetti Hotel, Gabe Stillman and the Billtown Giants and duo Kimbo Reichley and Bryan Noaker will perform alongside the other acts already confirmed for the 27th annual Billtown Blues Festival, which begins at noon Saturday ...

Amid tragedy, Ringo Starr wants to spread more peace, love

NEW YORK - Ringo Starr, who spreads a message of peace and love every year on his birthday in July, said he wants that message to hit home even harder this year in the wake of Sunday's Orlando shooting.Starr said in an interview Monday that he doesn't understand the attack that left 49 victims ...

Documentary on Wellsboro native William Wilson to be shown

WELLSBORO - "William B. Wilson: A Life's Journey" will be shown at 7 p.m. June 23 in the Deane Center for the Performing Arts' Coolidge Theatre, 104 Main St. Audience members will be given the opportunity to meet some of those involved in the documentary.Attorney Bill Hebe, of Wellsboro, ...

‘The Illusionists’ look backward for next Broadway stop

By MARK KENNEDYAP Drama WriterNEW YORK - The magic supergroup "The Illusionists" is coming back to Broadway for a new holiday show - and this time they're bringing a time machine.Eight magicians - including, for the first time, a female contingent - will be part of a show celebrating the tricks ...

Country star Justin Fabus to perform on Corman’s floating floating stage

LOCK HAVEN - Opening the 2016 Lock Haven Summer Concert Series will be Justin Fabus, who will perform at 6:30 p.m. Sunday on the floating stage at the J. Doyle Corman Amphitheater.A recently signed artist of WROM, MI5, Universal Music Group, Fabus' debut album has been distributed nationally, ...

Nick Fiasco to perform at Lock Haven’s Triangle Park

LOCK HAVEN - Nick Fiasco will perform Friday as part of the Lock Haven Summer Concert Series. "The Fabulous Voice of Class, Romance and Swing," as he is known throughout the tri-state area, will perform at 6 p.m. at Triangle Park.An entertainer who performs in the style of the Rat Pack, Fiasco ...

Recalling America’s pastime through art

Baseball is America's most celebrated national pastime, and rightfully so with its fingerprint on virtually all aspects of culture, the sport is ubiquitous and definitive to our national identity. Whether you or someone you know has participated, or have been mere spectators, we all know a ...

Perfect harmony: Earle, Colvin handle duets album

NEW YORK - The idea that they would someday record a duets album seemed inconceivable to Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle when they met in 1987, sharing a bill at a club in western Massachusetts.Each burned with ambition, consumed with establishing themselves. Besides, "I was more neurotic back ...

History Comes Alive to feature Benjamin Franklin

WELLSBORO - The Deane Center's History Comes Alive series will feature Barry Stevens of Arlington, Virginia, portraying Benjamin Franklin at 7:30 p.m. June 24 at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts' Coolidge Theatre, 104 Main St.Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, ...

Lucky number 13

CROSS FORK - Eleven miles north of Renovo, Quiet Oaks Campground, 88 Quiet Oaks Campground Lane, will host several thousand festival goers to the 13th edition of Smoked Country Jam from June 16-18. Organizers have been busy working with campground owners, Dave and Carla Flack, to spruce up the ...

Classic musical ‘South Pacific’ returns to the Community Theatre League

The Community Theatre League, 100 W. Third St., will present the timeless, classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, "South Pacific" on June 17 and 18 and 23-26.The show, with some of the greatest music in all of theater, has been a staple in the world of theater for nearly 70 years and its ...

U.S. Army Field Band to present free concert at Susquehanna University

SELINSGROVE - The internationally-acclaimed United States Army Field Band and Soldiers' Chorus of Washington, D.C., will continue its long history of performing free concerts when it comes to Susquehanna University's Weber Chapel Auditorium at 3 p.m. June 25. The concert also will feature ...