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Foghat to play show at Community Arts Center

The band Foghat first rose to fame in the 1970s with hit songs like “Slow Ride,” “I Just Want to Make Love to You” and “Drivin’ Wheel,” but the group’s current fanbase now includes more than just the baby boomers who originally discovered their music on the radio. Thanks to ...

Area native Dylan Rockoff enjoys success with music career

Ever since he was a child, Loyalsock native Dylan Rockoff has aspired to make a career out of music and has worked hard to bring that dream to fruition. Even while in college at Northeastern University in Boston, Rockoff was able to make steady progress towards achieving his goal. Two years ...

Mudhoney frontman Mark Arm discusses his lasting career in rock

One of the earliest memories that Mark Arm has involving rock music dates back to when he was just a toddler and would go around singing the chorus from the Beatles’ hit single “She Loves You.” He doesn’t recall having heard the song in its entirety up to that point, but Arm said that ...

Inspiring ‘Blinded by the Light’ addresses timely topics

At first, “Blinded by the Light” seems like another film about classic rock — a la “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Rocketman” and “Yesterday”; but here, it’s not so much that “Blinded” pays tribute to Bruce Springsteen as it is that this movie and the Boss’s music both address ...

Unpolished ‘Good Boys’ feels like a less funny ‘Superbad’ rip-off

“Superbad,” arguably one of the best comedies of the 21st century, left a lasting impact on recent generations. It left such an impact that it is now being retold and rebranded with sixth graders instead of seniors. “Good Boys” is a silly film — both in intention and not — that ...

‘The Glitter Girls’ to end CTL’s 2018-19 Main Stage season

All that glitters is not always gold — or so it seems! The Community Theatre League presents “The Glitter Girls” as its final Main Stage attraction of its 2018-19 season, with 7:30 p.m. performances on August 29-31 at the downtown theatre, 100 West Third Street. Written by CTL’s ...

Williamsport Symphony Orchestra announces upcoming season

Year after year, the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra impresses area music lovers with rich and powerful performances that are executed with the highest level of skill. The WSO’s programs are an undeniable cultural asset to the community that never cease to leave a lasting fingerprint on the ...

Penn State Centre Stage announces shows for upcoming 2019-20 season

UNIVERSITY PARK — Repeatedly acclaimed as one of the country’s top theater programs, Penn State Centre Stage has unveiled its 2019-20 season. Rick Lombardo, producing artist director of Penn State Centre Stage, proudly notes that this year marks the 100th anniversary of Theatre at Penn ...

‘Boeing, Boeing’ to play at Nittany Theatre at the Barn

BOALSBURG — The Nittany Theatre at the Barn’s production of “Boeing, Boeing” is notable as it marks more than one finale. Not only is this broad farce the final show of the current season, but this production is also the final one overseen by Dave Saxe, the “Barn’s” producing ...

Awkwafina, Shuzhen Zhao shine in ‘The Farewell’

If a family member — say a spouse or grandparent — is diagnosed with terminal illness, should you tell the person? I dare say most Americans would answer, “Duh! Of course you should!” But a new foreign-language movie called “The Farewell” shows how and why Chinese culture feels ...

‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ terrifies young and old audiences

Alvin Schwartz’s chilling short stories that have haunted pre-teens for the last three decades comes to life in “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.” Faithfully upholding the source material in both tone and frights, this film is one story worth seeing. In 1968, on Halloween night, a ...

LaBeouf films to hold you over until ‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’

Right now an unheralded little summer movie called “The Peanut Butter Falcon” holds a 100% approval rating at Rotten Tomatoes. It’s the feel-good tale of a boy with Down syndrome who convinces a 30-something free-wheeler (Shia LaBeouf) to take him to a distant training school so the boy ...

Area performer Tim Vasey is talented and very versatile

It is a bit unusual for an actor to also be a top-notch golfer. It’s also true that, although Tim Vasey is an accomplished actor, he only played a golfer in a recent Millbook Playhouse production. Born in Bloomsburg, Vasey currently resides in Lewisburg. His earliest memory of performing ...

Robert Earl Keen to play show in State College

STATE COLLEGE — For legendary Americana artist Robert Earl Keen, “The Road Goes on Forever” is more than just the title of his signature song — those words are also a way of life. After a three-decade career in the music industry that has spawned 19 studio albums, Keen still hits the ...

BTE announces shows for upcoming 2019-20 season

BLOOMSBURG — No sooner has the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble provided funny chills and creepy thrills with its summer show “Something Grimm,” that the acclaimed professional ensemble unveils its 2019-20 season. Entering its 42nd season, BTE will present most of its productions on the ...

Montoursville native enjoys touring with Rod Stewart’s band

Singing the vocal solo at the end of Rod Stewart’s “Sailing” in front of 60,000 screaming music fans would undoubtedly stir up some anxiety for the average person. For Montoursville native Amanda Miller, it’s just another day on the job. Miller, a back-up vocalist in Stewart’s band, ...

Kids First Friday returns to Williamsport

After getting rained out last year, Kids First Friday will return to Williamsport for the 11th time tomorrow evening. Fortunately, the weather report looks a lot more favorable this time around — the National Weather Service in State College is predicting a “mostly sunny” day, with a high ...

Shows announced for Broadway in Scranton series

SCRANTON — Area theatergoers looking for Broadway-styled shows may find the Scranton Cultural Center’s upcoming season somewhat inviting. Located at 420 North Washington Ave., the Broadway in Scranton series offers a broad variety of mainly musical productions. Instead of a “One Night ...