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New this week: ‘Stateless,’ ‘Palm Springs,’ The Dalai Lama

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms. Movies “The Old Guard”: The summer movie season may be non-existent this year, but Netflix had a pinch-hitter ready to stream: “The Old ...

‘Almost, Maine’: HG offers socially distanced performance

WELLSBORO — When Hamilton-Gibson’s production of playwright John Cariani’s “Almost, Maine” opens this Friday, July 10, Terry Babb and Barbara Biddison will be on stage. “In our scene, we are outdoors in the middle of a northern Maine winter. It is a lovely, cold, clear moonless ...

Hamilton-Gibson offers virtual Sound Effects Workshop

Hamilton-Gibson will host a Sound Effects Workshop on Zoom from 1 to 3 p.m. July 19. The workshop will explore designing and performing special sound effects for audio dramas. Presenters are Sean Bartlett, who is creating and performing sound effects for this year’s Tune in to Radio HG ...

Stillman brings live music to outdoor venue

WELLSBORO — The Deane Center for the Performing Arts, 104 Main St., has moved the six concerts originally scheduled indoors in the Coolidge Theatre to the outdoor stage, according to Kevin Connelly, executive director. The Gabe Stillman Band concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 10, ...

Dear Annie… Broken heart during COVID

Dear Annie: The COVID-19 pandemic broke my relationship. I was with my guy for 14 years, and we live in different towns. When all this stuff started, we both agreed that we couldn’t see each other because his elderly mother lives with him. That was all fine. But then I asked him to please ...

Virtual Virtuoso: Endless Mountain Music Festival honors essential workers

WELLSBORO — This July, the 2020 Endless Mountain Virtual Music Festival is available online. Featured are video concerts recorded and submitted by guest musicians who were to perform this summer in Pennsylvania and New York during the live 17 concerts in 17 days event. All of the online ...

Millbrook’s Script Club is for a ‘community of theatre lovers’

MILL HALL — Even though the most avid theatregoer may not have known it was gone, Millbrook Playhouse announced that the “Script Club is back!” As David Leidholdt, artistic director, has seen the 2020 summer season canceled because of COVID-19, Brandon Fillete’s one man show “Grand ...

‘Lucky Grandma:’ Indie film ‘forces you to think about things’

Lewisburg’s lovely Campus Theatre, my favorite local place to see movies, remains closed during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. But you can help support them by renting movies through their website — which I did this week with “Lucky Grandma,” a unique and engaging indie still so ...

Jam out during a free outdoor concert series

WELLSBORO — The free outdoor concert series continues with a jam session featuring local musicians on the Central Avenue side of the Deane Center for the Performing Arts, 104 Main St. To ensure social distancing, the jam session will be held outdoors on the Deane Center’s lawn but with ...

Gabe Stillman to perform at new songs at Deane Center

WELLSBORO — The Gabe Stillman Band will step out onto the Coolidge Theatre stage in the Deane Center for the Performing Arts, 104 Main St., at 7 p.m. July 10. This is the first time the theater has offered a live indoor show since March when Governor Wolf issued a stay-at-home order to ...

Arts in Bloom postponed

BLOOMSBURG — It was only a couple of years ago that Bloomsburg University’s Artists and Celebrity Series was renamed Arts in Bloom. But as with many events originally planned to be held this year, Arts in Bloom was derailed by COVID-19. And so, Dan Knorr, director of Bloomsburg ...

Amid pandemic, Live Nation announces drive-in concert series

NEW YORK (AP) — Tour promoter Live Nation has announced its first-ever drive-in concerts series in the U.S. for July, months after the live music industry has been on lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. The entertainment company on Monday announced "Live from the Drive-In" — a set of ...

‘Da 5 Bloods:’ Race, greed and the legacy of war

Over the last two decades, it seemed as though Spike Lee was losing his momentum. After bursting onto the cinematic scene 30 years ago with wake-up calls like “Do the Right Thing” and “Malcolm X,” the award-winning director has struggled for critical and commercial success, notching ...

‘Da 5 Bloods:’ Delroy Lindo on his titanic performance

In the jungle of Spike Lee’s sprawling and anguished “Da 5 Bloods,” Delroy Lindo’s titanic performance as a Vietnam veteran rises to a ferocious, even Shakespearean pinnacle. Lee’s film, now streaming on Netflix, follows four African American veterans who decades later return to ...

‘Coleridge Interrupted,’ a ‘whimsical comedy’ premieres online

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State Centre Stage is not standing idly by even as COVID-19 virus bans patrons from sitting in one of Penn State’s three theatres for a live presentation. In conjunction with its nationally respected School of Theatre, the second of Penn State Centre Stage Virtual ...

‘Little Ladies:’ Millbrook Playhouse plans virtual play

Millbrook Playhouse is proud to bring back, via virtual viewing, one of its most beloved comedies, featuring some of Millbrook’s popular actors, Ken Ludwig’s ‘Leading Ladies,’ to premiere on Friday, June 19. This will be a virtual fundraiser, a news release said. “Leading Ladies” ...

Bradford Arts Council looks at safety of movies

As Bradford County moved out of the Yellow Phase and into the Green Phase on June 6, Businesses were allowed to reopen, some with few restrictive guidelines. Movie theaters were given the go-ahead. So, where are the movie theaters in Bradford County, and where is the Bradford County Regional ...

Ray of Light Awards: CTL announces nominees for the 12th annual event

Since 2009, the Community Theatre League has presented the annual Ray of Light Awards for excellence in high school theatre, recognizing the best and brightest in area high school music and theater departments and drama clubs. Schools who enter productions must be within a 40-mile radius of the ...

‘Just Mercy,’ a culturally relevant film about ‘race, injustice’

The name Destin Daniel Cretton does not jump readily to the lips of most casual movie-goers; but he’s one director to keep an eye on. This filmmaker’s previous resume is short but impressive, limited to just two strong titles (“Room” and “The Glass Castle”) plus his debut, a truly ...

Williamsport Music club honors Loyalsock musician

The Williamsport Music Club has chosen trumpeter David Hutchinson, son of Rebecca and Matthew Hutchinson, as the recipient of the $1,500 Budd Memorial Scholarship. The award is given to a high school senior who plans to continue their education and major in music. The Budd Memorial Scholarship ...