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Laughing it up with the ladies

Humor is something that can bring everyone together - and when it's a unique take, like an all-female showcase of standup comedians, so much the better."The thing is, there are shows all the time around here where the whole roster is dudes, and nobody ever questions that," said Antares J. Barr, ...

Magicians Steve Hyde and Ashlyn Williams to perform at Knoebels

ELYSBURG - Magicians Steve Hyde and Miss Ashlyn Williams will bring their brand of magic to Knoebles Amusement Resort, 391 Knoebels Blvd., at 1 p.m. June 4 and 5. Additional showtimes for the weekend are TBA.Their shows will take place inside The Roaring Creek Saloon. Hyde and Williams recently ...

Movie review: ‘The Nice Guys’

Writer-director Shane Black has a bit of a reputation for offbeat action-comedies like "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" and "The Long Kiss Goodnight." "The Nice Guys" will put some polish on that reputation, though I don't think it's going to rake in the bucks. The film is clever, funny and exciting, but ...

Quiet fall, President Sutherland and Jimmy Kimmel’s old foil

NEW YORK - Something seemed missing this week when the major broadcast networks gathered advertisers to preview their new programming for the fall.That's it! That's what was in short supply: New fall programming.The tradition of networks rolling out new shows in September is as old as ...

‘Overwatch’ game developers find creativity in diversity

IRVINE, Calif. - When the makers of the globe-hopping video game "Overwatch" were coming up with the backstory for a character with the ability to freeze enemies and erect ice walls, their initial inclination was to make her homeland a stereotypically chilly place, someplace like Iceland, ...

Bradford County arts group to host 8th annual Endless Mountains Film Festival

TOWANDA - The Bradford County Regional Arts Council had announced the 8th Endless Mountains Film Festival.Films must be submitted before 4 p.m. on July 26. Winning films will be screened at the festival awards ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Keystone Theatre in Towanda. All films that win ...

Q&A: Louis C.K. talks year-long tour, Prince inspiration

LOS ANGELES - Louis C.K. is leaving Hollywood. For now.The actor-comedian has pushed pause on his FX series and is launching a yearlong - or more, he hasn't decided yet - stand-up comedy tour comprised of all-new material.The Emmy-winning star of FX's "Louie" kicked off the trek May 17 in ...

Deane Center’s History Comes Alive series to present Teddy Roosevelt

WELLSBORO - Charles Sacavage will take the stage as Teddy Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States, at 7:30 p.m. June 3 at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts' Coolidge Theater, 104 Main St., as part of the History Comes Alive series.Also on stage will be Bob Sacavage, a retired ...

Gmeiner Art Center to change hours

WELLSBORO - The Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center, 134 Main St., is changing its hours beginning in June.The facility is closed to the public now through June 4 for carpet cleaning, painting and special exhibition preparations. It will reopen with a new exhibit June 5.The new hours will go into ...

Enrollment now open for Uptown Music Collective summer camps

With the school year coming to an end and the warm weather starting to take hold, the Uptown Music Collective, 858 W. Fourth St., is gearing up for its annual summer music camps.The interactive music camps run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and cover a wide variety of topics for ...

The Comic Shop to host all-female standup comedy show

The comedy show "Lady Bits: A Standup Comedy Showcase" will be held at 7:30 p.m. May 28 at The Comic Shop LLC, 218 S. Market St., South Williamsport.The all-female cast of comedians featured include Marlyn Flynn, of Williamsport; Sheila Lintott, of Lewisburg; Megan Desmond, of Lock Haven; ...

Williamsport Symphony Youth Orchestra to perform free concert

Members of the Williamsport Symphony Youth Orchestra will present a recital of chamber ensemble music at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Mary Welch Honors Hall on the Lycoming College campus.Coached by WSO members Bill and Becky Ciabattari, Sue Laib, Aegina Leidhecker and Andrew Rammon, performers will ...

Community gem celebrates ruby anniversary

The Community Theatre League, 100 W. Third St., has been raising its curtain for 40 seasons and will begin celebrating its ruby anniversary with a gala on June 12. Several smaller events will take place at the beginning of the season, which will be announced in the fall.A founding member, John ...

No time to feel blue

If you enjoy barbecue, live blues music and supporting local charitable organizations, you are in luck - The Brickyard Restaurant and Ale House and Stonehouse Wood Fired Pizza & Pasteria, 343 Pine St., are hosting the 2nd annual BBQ & Blues event beginning at 3 p.m. ...

Movie review: ‘Money Monster’

The cover of last week's Entertainment Weekly featured "Money Monster," with a snappy photo of George Clooney and Julia Roberts, along with director Jodie Foster.It should have included co-star Jack O'Connell, whose excellent performance is just about the only thing keeping this film on the ...

Theater review: ‘Row After Row,’ by Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble

BLOOMSBURG - In a military cemetery, it is commonplace to see row after row of grave markers or small white crosses.With the focus on the Civil War, Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble presents "Row After Row" as its season finale, with 7:30 p.m. performances tonight, Friday and Saturday, with a 3 p.m. ...

Williamsport Music Club to host May meeting and performance

The Williamsport Music Club will present its May meeting, "Contemporary Diversions," at 7 p.m. May 24 at Robert M. Sides Family Music Center, 201 Mulberry St.The public is welcome to attend this free performance.The song of the month will be presented by Betty Fenstermacher and Bonnie ...