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Theater review: ‘Steel Magnolias’

MILL HALL - Although billed as a comedy and getting lots of laughs for its banter and barbs, "Steel Magnolias" is not a true comedy. Robert Harling has penned a bittersweet dramedy, which is Millbrook's second Main Stage attraction of 2016, with 7:30 p.m. performances tonight, tomorrow and ...

Uptown Music Collective holds 8th annual Blues-A-Thon fundraiser

The Uptown Music Collective, 848 W. Fourth St., presented its eighth annual Blues-A-Thon fundraiser on June 3 and 4, which raised more than $3,250 for the non-profit school of music.The event is a unique fundraiser that has been held annually since 2009, and is intended to raise money to ...

How do you teach human interaction to a robot? Lots of TV

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Remember the Jetsons' robot maid, Rosie? Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers think her future real-life incarnations can learn a thing or two from Steve Carell and other sitcom stars.MIT says a computer that binge-watched YouTube videos and TV shows such as "The ...

Artisan Cooperative to host Roger Shipley exhibit

An exhibit by Roger Shipley of recent graphite and mixed media drawings of the Pennsylvania countryside will be on display at Artisan Cooperative & Gallery, 46 W. Fourth St. The exhibit will open with a reception from 6-8 p.m. Friday."Wood's Edge" and "Woods" are two series that depict ...

Review: ‘New York Spectacular’ reinvents itself quite nicely

NEW YORK - New York City is all about reinvention. Want to change something about yourself? Sure, go right ahead. As Taylor Swift sings in her love song to the city: "Everybody here was someone else before." Now it turns out even the Rockettes aren't immune.A year or so after creating a ...

Hamilton-Gibson Productions to hold auditions for fall musical

WELLSBORO - For its September production of the musical "Quilters," Hamilton-Gibson Productions is seeking seven women from high school age to senior citizens who can sing. Auditions are open to all women singers. No experience is necessary and those auditioning do not have to know how to ...

Movie review: ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’

Roland Emmerich is the master of destroying the world. He's done so in everything from "The Day After Tomorrow" to "2012" and pretty much everything in between. He's not, however, any good at making us care about destroying everything we know and supposedly love.A key pioneer to the bloated ...

Winding River Players to host summer workshops

TOWANDA - The Winding River Players, in partnership with the Bradford County Regional Arts Council, will offer summer programs taught by artist Hua Hua Zhang at the Keystone Theatre, 601 Main St., in July.The classes, Chinese Dragons and Shadow Mask Theater, will focus on teaching students ...

Twin Tiers Community Foundation awards music scholarship

TOWANDA - The board of the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers has announced the recipient of the Towanda Musical Society Scholarship for 2016 as Trevor Ward, a graduating senior at Troy Area High School.Ward has a great passion for music and plans to attend Duquesne University to pursue a ...

Lycoming College Tour Choir completes 2-week trip throughout China

The Lycoming College Tour Choir recently spent two weeks on a tour of China, performing and spending with students from local schools.The first week was spent primarily in Shanghai on China's eastern coast. While there, the group participated in two exchanges with local schools serving grades ...

‘Walking Dead’ prepares to live year-round at Universal

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - It's all hands on deck at Universal Studios Hollywood.Behind double doors with the phrases "DON'T OPEN" and "DEAD INSIDE" scrawled across them in black paint, a team of workers is carefully positioning 12 creepy robotic hands as nearby crew members paint animatronic ...

Exhibit by David Moyer to open at Gallery 425

"The Naturalist," an exhibit of works by David Moyer, will open with a First Friday reception beginning at 6 p.m. at Gallery 425, 425 Market St.Moyer started his graduate work at the Maryland Institute College of Art, majoring in ceramics. He then began working in the printmaking studio making ...

Movie review: ‘The Shallows’

Ever feel like praying for characters in a movie?The thought crossed my mind in "The Shallows" - a testament to the tight script, direction and acting in this gripping tale of a med student menaced by a massive shark while surfing at a secluded Mexican beach.Nancy is about 200 yards offshore ...

Music in the blood

It has been said that the harder one works, the luckier they become. For two local musicians, luck recently showed up as the result of a perfect combination of creativity and dedication, of talent and opportunity.Simeon Myers and Sean Farley, of Williamsport, have been recording and performing ...

The Lindy Sisters to perform as part of Lock Haven Summer Concert Series

LOCK HAVEN - The Lindy Sisters will perform at 6 p.m. Friday in Triangle Park as part of the Lock Haven Summer Concert Series.Lynette, Loralie and Linda Lou have a heart for swing music. The trio started about 11 years ago on the west coast, when the ladies' church hosted a vintage car show and ...

Williamsport Music Club elects officers, honors members for volunteerism

Williamsport Music Club installed officers for the 2016-2017 program year. Kristin Ivers is president with Mary Beth Kibbe, vice president; Ryan Workman, program chair; Suzanne Revak-Fedele, treasurer; Jan Warren and Nancy Lady, directors; and Doris Warren, librarian.Seventeen members were ...

Neko Case, k.d. lang and Laura Veirs overcome obstacles

NEW YORK - Since she sang with the late Roy Orbison, k.d. lang dreamed of forming her own version of the Traveling Wilburys, his supergroup with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne. When she proposed the idea to Neko Case and Laura Veirs in an email, they responded ...

Snug to perform at Lock Haven’s Corman Ampitheater

LOCK HAVEN - Snug will perform at 6:30 p.m. Sunday on the floating stage at the J. Doyle Corman Amphitheater.Formed in 2005, Snug is celebrating a decade of playing fist-pumping rock in central Pennsylvania. Pete, Joel, Will, Rich and Chris pride themselves on their tight vocal harmonies, ...

Poetry out loud

LOCK HAVEN - Avenue 209 Coffee House will continue its new spoken word and poetry open mic series, First Friday Folios, at 7 p.m. July 8 at Avenue 209 Coffee House, 209 Bellefonte Ave.Their newest venture into spoken word and poetry open mic is so new that events had been scheduled in its place ...