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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 ...

Movie review: ‘Green Room’

A touring punk band takes the wrong gig and faces off against a group of skinheads in "Green Room," writer-director Jeremy Saulnier's follow up to 2014's incredible "Blue Ruin." It's a brutally unnerving exercise in style, and it solidifies Saulnier's status as one of the most promising young ...

Williamsport Symphony Youth Orchestra to hold new member auditions

New member auditions for the Williamsport Symphony Youth Orchestra will be held from noon to 4 p.m. June 4 at Lycoming College's Clarke Chapel.To schedule an audition - or to schedule an alternative time if June 4 will not be a possibility - email a request to Rebecca Ciabattari at ...

Old-fashioned radio fun

The Radio-Active Players, a Readers Theatre troupe, will present a free show open to the public at 7:30 p.m. May 27 at the Community Theatre League, 100 W. Third St.The group, which has been performing at CTL for a decade, consists of 10-14 members who do readings of old-time radio scripts from ...

Though small in number, female directors the toast of Cannes

CANNES, France - Flanked by her colorful cast, the British director Andrea Arnold danced down the Cannes Film Festival red carpet to the thump of the hip-hop that adorns her electric road movie, "American Honey."The pulse of Cannes, which already beats at a frenetic pace, was quickened by ...

Comedian Kevin James to perform in Hershey

HERSHEY - Comedian Kevin James will return to Hershey, with an appearance at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Hershey Theatre, 15 E. Caracas Ave.James, producer, co-writer and star of the hit comedies "Paul Blart: Mall Cop," "Zookeeper" and "Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2," also can be seen in the ensemble ...

Eric Clapton ‘kind of might be saying goodbye’

NEW YORK - Eric Clapton, a Belieber?The 71-year-old guitar legend has three daughters ranging in age from 11 to 14, and it's only natural they have little interest in dad's old Robert Johnson records. They're Justin Bieber fans."I was, I suppose, a little bit disappointed that they were talking ...

A global perspective

For many, traveling is a vacation - but for a group from Lycoming College it is an education. Twenty-one students and six faculty members departed for Vietnam on May 8 to immerse themselves in the culture and produce art.Visual art and photography students now are traveling through the country ...

Williamsport Music Club members attend state convention

Members of the Williamsport Music Club participated in the centennial convention of the Pennsylvania Federation of Music Clubs for the northeast district. Suzanne Fidele, Lucy Henry, Bonnie Horn, Kristin Ivers and Leatha Kieser were representatives for the local club at the biennial meeting ...

Lycoming College graduates to have work on display at downtown gallery

Regional artists will exhibit a diverse group of works during the summer art show from May 21 to July 23 at the Lycoming College Art Gallery, 25 W. Fourth St. An opening day reception will be held from 5-9 p.m. May 21 with a gallery talk at 5:30 p.m.All four artists graduated from Lycoming ...

School’s out for summer — just not for everyone

School may be over soon, but summer school is just beginning - the Community Arts Center, 220 W. Fourth St., will present "Late Nite Catechism: Summer School" at 7:30 p.m. May 19, a one-nite-only event.According to the show's website, "It's summer and Sister is not happy. It seems the diocese ...

Civil War, French and Indian War re-enactor to perform

WELLSBORO - Re-enactor Bill Robertson will present a Golden Afternoon program at 1 p.m. May 18 in the lobby of the Deane Center for the Performing Arts, 104 Main St.The program is free and open to adults age 55 and older.Robertson, of Duke Center, McKean County, is an author, a poet, a member ...

‘Romeo and Juliet’ takes on local twist in Gaza performance

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" has opened to audiences in the Gaza Strip, albeit with a distinctly Palestinian twist.Instead of the forbidden love story of Renaissance-era European aristocracy, the star-crossed young couple in Gaza's version of the play is divided by ...