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‘Bizarre: A Circus Story’

Fans of both movies and local arts will be thrilled to dig up a title online at the Internet Movie Database and see a Williamsport native listed as "director" - and as writer, editor and producer.That would be Meg Pinsonneault, a 2001 graduate of Loyalsock Township High School who has just ...

Williamsport Music Club to present gala concert

As an affiliate of the Pennsylvania and National Federation of Music Clubs, the Williamsport Music Club will present its 2016 gala concert, "Music That Makes Us Smile," at 7:30 p.m. April 26 at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 142 Market St. The concert is free and open to the public.The highlight ...

Paul McCartney to perform first-ever show in Hershey

HERSHEY - Paul McCartney will perform for the first time ever in Hershey as part of his brand new "One On One tour" on July 19 at Hersheypark Stadium.As with the launch of every new McCartney tour, "One On One" promises dozens of classics from the most beloved catalogue in popular music, ...

Graphite portraits by former art teacher on display at Gallery 255

LEWISBURG - "My love of art has always been an underlying drive in all I do" said Carol Colestock, whose fine art portraits will be on display in Gallery 255 at the Public Library for Union County, 255 Reitz Blvd., throughout the month of May.Colestock received a bachelor's degree in art ...

Susquehanna University to present Tennessee Williams drama

SELINSGROVE - Susquehanna University's theater department will present Tennessee Williams' "Orpheus Descending" at 7:30 p.m. April 21-24.Set in the 1940s South, "Orpheus Descending" tells the tale of Lady Torrance, the wife of an ailing small-town storeowner who fights to find balance in her ...

Going out on a high note

By ANDREW BENKOVICSun-Gazette CorrespondentAs the finale to its 2015-16 season, the Williamsport Civics Chorus will perform the regional premiere of Sir Karl Jenkins' "Requiem," with an accompanying dance performance, at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Williamsport Area High School auditorium.This is the ...

Movie review: ‘The Jungle Book’

"The Jungle Book" is an action film for kids. With scary fights and exciting chases, Disney's live-action reboot doesn't try to re-create the carefree tone of its animated 1967 favorite, but I don't think that will bother many viewers. This is one terrific film - a winsome blend of pulsating ...

One ‘Whirl’-wind of a night

SELINSGROVE - Theater fans in central Pennsylvania who enjoy performances by empowered individuals have reason to be excited - the Courtyard Theater, 1 Susquehanna Valley Mall Drive, will host the exciting Twirly Whirly Burly-Q, a New York classic girly revue, at 7 p.m. April 28.The revue ...

Theater review: ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’

STATE COLLEGE - As if responding to a theater sage's urgings on the importance in selecting a season closer, Penn State Centre Stage is presenting 'The Importance of Being Earnest."As the finale of its 2015-16 season, Penn State Centre Stage hits all the right notes - although Oscar Wilde's ...

Local businesses, churches to host Tacos on the Block community party

The first Williamsport block party of 2016, Tacos on the Block, is set for 2-5:30 p.m. April 30 on West Fourth Street between Elmira and Center streets, hosted by neighborhood businesses, churches and organizations.Tacos on the Block will feature local bands and performers - including Epic ...

Theater review: ‘Next to Normal,’ at the Courtyard Theater

SELINSGROVE - To their neighbors, they appeared to be just a normal suburban family. Little did they know, that was far from the truth.A Custom Taylored Production, the rock musical "Next To Normal" will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, at The ...

‘Long Island Medium’ star Theresa Caputo returns to Williamsport

For audiences attending Theresa Caputo's show, "Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience," at the Community Arts Center, 220 W. Fourth St., there's no telling what could happen."That's the thing about the live experience, every show is different. It's about the spirits, not me. I give a speech and ...

Clifford the Big Red Dog coming to the Community Arts Center

Scholastic's Clifford The Big Red Dog will come to life in Williamsport at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Arts Center, 220 W. Fourth St., in the family musical "Clifford The Big Red Dog LIVE!"In this musical adventure, Clifford and Emily Elizabeth will take audiences on a journey to Birdwell Island ...

Stars of Magic coming to The Ground Floor

Stars of Magic, featuring Steve Hyde and Ashlyn Williams, will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday at The Ground Floor 2.0, 2925 W. Fourth St.The show features magic, mind reading, illusions, comedy and Houdini-style escape acts. Hyde has performed his magic show in multiple venues across the United ...

Movie review: ‘Criminal’

Like last year's "Self/less," "Criminal" finds its star Ryan Reynolds physically switching identities with someone else. Ariel Vroman's latest, "Criminal," is an international crime drama with a science-fiction twist, but his approach to the material lacks style and substance. It fails to make ...

Peruvian mime and puppetry company to perform at Campus

LEWISBURG - A Peruvian-based mime and puppetry company, Teatro Hugo & Ines, will perform April 28 at the Campus Theatre, 413 Market St.The one-hour performance is suggested for ages 10 and above and is the last event in the Weis Center's 2015-16 season.With amazing dexterity and ...

Celebrating spring with Pajama Factory’s 3rd annual MayFest

A festival of arts, fashion, food, and adventure, the 3rd Annual Mayfest celebration will be held from 2-8 p.m. May 7 at the Pajama Factory, 1307 Park Ave. Local and regional artists, vendors, musicians and designers will be showcased throughout the day."It's a great way to show off the ...

Lewisburg Celebration of the Arts workshops registration now open

LEWISBURG - As part of the 2016 Lewisburg Celebration of the Arts, the Lewisburg Arts Council will host five workshops, all free and open to the public.This year's workshops relate to the Celebration theme, "The River," and will help participants more fully explore their own connection to and ...

Invited Artist Series explores the effects of fracking in Pennsylvania

LOCK HAVEN - The Clinton County Arts Council will open the doors to its latest installment of the Invited Artist Series with a reception from 6-9 p.m. Friday at the Station Gallery, 2 E. Bald Eagle St.The exhibit will feature the work of Steven Rubin, associate professor of art and photography ...