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Piece from artist to benefit volunteer firefighters

Local artist Fred Gilmour is one of more than 80 artists from across the country who donated a piece of their artwork to be sold in an online auction from May 10 to May 15. The auction will feature art made of charcoal from the devastating wildfires in Colorado that burned more than 700,000 ...

Cass and The Bailout Crew to debut original album

The original debut album “Room to Breathe” featuring various rock-influenced musical genres, by local band, Cass and The Bailout Crew, is hitting iTunes, Spotify, Apple and Amazon music platforms May 21. “All of the members come from different influences and you can hear that in the ...

‘Idol’ contestant ‘Beane’ to perform at CAC

The Community Arts Center, in collaboration with the Uptown Music Collective, will present a live concert at 7:30 p.m. May 8 featuring vocalist and songwriter Brennan “Beane” Hepler. Beane is fresh off of ABC’s “American Idol” stage, where he worked his way through a field of ...

Led Zeppelin tribute heads to Schuylkill Haven

For Williamsport fans of the Uptown Music Collective who may not have been able to catch their tribute to Led Zeppelin “Good Times Bad Times,” the UMC is taking the show on the road to Schuylkill County for an outdoor concert on the grounds of the Walk In Art Center May 15. According to a ...

Choral program invites kids to join

Ninth through 12th graders and alumni of the Hamilton-Gibson Children and Youth Choirs are invited to join the 25th Season Celebration of the HG choral program. “It’s actually our 26th season but we missed last year thanks to the pandemic so we are celebrating now,” said Thomas Putnam, ...

College’s annual exhibition displays student designs

The artistic talents of 21 graphic design seniors at Pennsylvania College of Technology will be showcased in “Graphic Design 2021,” the annual student portfolio exhibition in The Gallery at Penn College. Running April 26 through May 7, the exhibit can be viewed in person at the gallery, ...

Epoxy resins artist to speak to league

The Bald Eagle Art League invites all art lovers to the group’s May meeting. Concetta Owens will be the featured artist. All meetings are free and open to the public. Meetings are held at the Taber Historical Museum, 858 W. Fourth St. The meeting featuring Owens will be at 7 p.m., May ...

Susquehanna University to livestream performances

The Susquehanna University Department of Theatre is proud to present this year’s musical production, The Golden Hour: A Musical Revue of 1920s Radio, written and directed by Jeanne Tiehen, as part of its 2020-21 Main Stage Season. Performances will be livestreamed at 7:30 tonight through ...

PSU School of Theatre to present drama online

The Penn State School of Theatre presents a modern twist on marriage in “The Last Five Years.” Penned by Jason Robert Brown, This Penn State Centre Stage virtual show is available at 7:30 p.m. tonight through Sunday at www.showtix4you. The two person musical — she’s an actress and ...

Briggs Farm organizers plan May concert in Nescopeck

Briggs Farm Concerts invites fans back to live music with a free concert at 7 p.m. May 14 at the Nescopeck Township Fire Hall. Featuring headliner Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen, this concert is being presented to thank fans of the long-running Briggs Farm Blues Festival for their ...

Concert planned for outdoor stage in Wellsboro

The McKrells featuring singer/songwriter Kevin McKrell, will perform Celtic folk and Celtic bluegrass music at 3 p.m., May 1 on the outdoor stage on the Central Avenue side of the Deane Center for the Performing Arts, 104 Main St., Wellsboro. The concert is free and open to the public. ...

Telling Hampstead’s story as rom-com an odd choice

According to Wikipedia, Hampstead Heath is a popular public space in London; covering nearly 800 acres, the tract is filled with forests, hills, ponds and meadows — along with a training track, playgrounds and three swimming pools. Its popular history includes one Harry Hallowes, a.k.a. ...

The Oscars: Who should win, who will

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic shut everything down, my crystal ball was very foggy. Now almost a year after movie houses, concert halls and theatres went shuttered, Hollywood is offering is a glimmer of hope with the Academy Awards ceremony. But it is obvious that the Oscars will look a ...

‘Beane’ saved by judges, makes it into top 12

After a unanimous decision by the judges, Loyalsock Township’s very own “Beane,” or Brennan Hepler, has secured a spot in the top 12. This week’s American Idol was a two-night event. On Sunday the top 16 artists were revealed and sang for America’s vote to then see if they made it ...

‘SpongeBob’ auditions open in April

The Community Arts Center is holding auditions for the 2021 Student Summer Stock production of the SpongeBob Musical directed by Dr. C. Austin Hill, with music direction by Diana Welshans, and choreography by Allison Wells Hill. Auditions will take place by video submission, a news release ...

1971 a big year for blockbusters, directors

With such classics as “Chinatown,” “Network,” “Jaws,” “Manhattan,” both “Godfather” films and “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” the 1970s is often regarded as a miniature Golden Age at the movies. With that in mind, your local critic took a look back at 1971 to see ...

Williamsport grad speaks about ‘fuller experience’ in music

STATE COLLEGE — In a recent virtual lecture part of the “Meeting the Moment with Michael Mwenso,” Dashon Burton, two time Grammy winner and Williamsport High School alumnus, talks about new projects and answers questions regarding the black experience in music and his music history. As ...

Williamsport grad credits Grammy wins to ‘incredibly hard work’

Just recently, Dashon Burton, Williamsport Area High School alumnus, has won a second Grammy for his musical talents in both a vocal ensemble and now as a soloist. “I am so thrilled,” he said. “It calls attention to the incredibly hard work.” The solo artist album he created alongside ...