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‘We Come From Afar’

For eight years, the Pajama Factory’s Artist-in-Residence program has been providing an extensive work experience during which artists have time to create two- and three-dimensional work in studio space. The seven-week residency program typically concludes at the Factory Works Gallery, Studio ...

CAC announces 2017-18 season

The Community Arts Center is pleased to announce its 2017-18 season. This year promises to be exciting, educational and fun for the entire family. Comedy, Broadway, music and dance are all featured this year, from Colin and Brad in the fall to Squirrel Nut Zippers in the spring and The Wizard ...

Sculptor Heather Ramsdale explores travel, time with new exhibit

Works by sculptor Heather Ramsdale evoke feelings about the passage of mind and body through space, emotions and time in her exhibit, “Slide Out of View,” held July 28 through Sept. 9 in the Lycoming College Art Gallery, 25 W. Fourth St. A reception will be held 5-9 p.m. Sept. 8, with a ...

Regional students energized by ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’

It may not be a typical school-age production, but the students who are participating in this year’s Student Summer Stock show haven’t had any trouble adjusting to their roles. Twenty-nine students from 14 school districts will perform “Jesus Christ Superstar” at 7:30 p.m. July 28 and ...

Twin Sinners fundraise for Memphis competition

By KATELYN HIBBARD khibbard@sungazette.com After winning the singles/duos category at the Billtown Blues Association’s challenge back in March, the Twin Sinners want nothing more than to make their hometown proud at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee, next ...

‘Omigod, You Guys!’

Life is grand for Elle Woods, a sorority fashionista with a handsome, smart, and determined boyfriend — that is, until he dumps her, shedding his college childish ways as he heads to law school. Determined to prove that she is mature, Elle follows Warner to Harvard Law, and with the help of ...

Movie review: ‘The Big Sick’

By JOSEPH W. SMITH III Sun-Gazette Correspondent It’s 9:30 on a Friday night — prime time for movie-going fans. My wife and I are at Lycoming Mall’s Regal Cinema for “The Big Sick,” one of the best-reviewed movies of the year. There are exactly five people in the ...

Christ & Culture celebrates it 10th anniversary

When Joe Smith first started his film series “Christ & Culture” over ten years ago, he had no idea he would still be doing it today. In fact, in Smith’s own words, he had “little to no motivation” to even start the series in the first place. “Some friends from Agape Church ...

Twin Peaks: In Hour 10, Laura is the one

By JORDAN MUSHENO jmusheno@ sungazette.com In Hour 10, the Log Lady returns to tell us that “Laura is the one.” It’s the first time we’ve seen the late Margaret Lanterman’s Log Lady since the premiere, and it’s a wonderfully unexpected one, as cryptic and mysterious as the ...

Movie review: ‘The Beguiled’

By JORDAN MUSHENO jmusheno@ sungazette.com Sofia Coppola’s Civil War-set drama, “The Beguiled,” which earned her the coveted Best Director prize as the Cannes Film Festival this past May, is perhaps everything you’d expect from the director of “The Virginia Suicides.” It’s a ...

Hearty laughs are plentiful with Millbrook’s ‘Comedy of Tenors’

MILL HALL — Everyone who raises their voice, whether it be soprano, bass, alto or tenor, can sing the praises of “Comedy of Tenors.” This frantic farce has such a built in appeal to warrant Millbrook scheduling “holdover” performances, but that is usually predicated upon “Comedy ...

Bigger and better

By WENDY STIVER wstiver@lockhaven.com OCK HAVEN — “Get ready to jam because the second annual LH JAMS Festival has been expanded to be bigger and better,” said Steve Getz, festival director. The second Lock Haven Jazz and Art on Main Street Festival is scheduled for Aug. 18 and ...

Endless Mountain Musical Festival to begin next week

WELLSBORO — The Twelfth Annual Endless Mountain Music Festival is not like any other. At 7:30 p.m. for 16 nights, from the opening show on July 21 until the closing concert on Aug. 5, high-energy music for every taste will be offered by world-class musicians with performances in Knoxville, ...

Prairie Dogma takes the stage at historic Brandon Park Bandshell

Trio Prairie Dogma will take the stage Sunday at the Brandon Park Bandshell as part of the Summer Concert Series. This popular outdoor entertainment venue has been making a comeback over the past few years thanks to the support of the City of Williamsport’s Recreation Department. Each of the ...

Diversity of music comes to SMITEFEST

Putting it all together, making it happen, local band SMITE decided seven years ago they were going to have a music festival, right here in Williamsport. Well, it has been seven years later and SMITEFEST has brought together musicians and fans from all over to come in and enjoy a whole mix ...

‘What happens in Spamalot stays in Spamalot’

MILL HALL — As a loony lampoon, “Spamalot” is bound to make you laugh-a-lot. Millbrook unleashes Monty Python’s “Spamalot” for 7:30 p.m. performances tonight, Friday and Saturday, with a 2 p.m. finale on the Playhouse’s Main Stage, 258 Country Club Lane. With book and lyrics ...

Acorn Family Festival offers something for everyone

WEST MILTON — On July 22, Central Oak Heights, 75 Heritage Ave., West Milton will host the seventh annual Acorn Family Festival. In 2010, the Central Oak Heights’ Summer Series Committee convened to brainstorm ideas that would help enrich Central Pennsylvania communities through the arts. ...

Twin Peaks: In Hour 9, the conversation around the dinner table is lively

By JORDAN MUSHENO jmusheno@ sungazette.com After a week off and plenty of time to recover from Hour 8’s incredibly disturbing and surreal experience, Hour 9 offers up not only additional reprieve but it marks the halfway point of our dear return to Twin Peaks. It’s a return to normal, ...

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble presents ‘BFG’

BLOOMSBURG — Although the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble doesn’t have a 20 foot tall giant, it does have has its own version of the “BFG” to amuse and entertain audiences this summer. The annual Family Show has 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. previews on July 20, and officially opens with a 7 p.m. ...