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State provides funding to Community Arts Center, others

Gov. Tom Wolf announced the approval of $20 million in grant funding through the COVID-19 Cultural and Museum Preservation Grant Program for cultural organizations and museums to offset lost revenue caused by the COVID-19 pandemic Tuesday, according to a news release. The Community Arts ...

Wellsboro to move free concerts to Saturdays

Due to the enthusiastic response it has received for its free Friday summer night concert series, the Deane Center for the Performing Arts, 104 Main St., Wellsboro, has announced a new free series on Saturday afternoons from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in October, featuring live entertainment on its ...

Farnsworth’s calm dignity key to ‘The Grey Fox’

The 1983 sleeper “The Grey Fox” has long been unavailable in all its peerless beauty, because it was never released on DVD. Until now. Beautifully filmed by cinematographer Frank Tidy (and almost equaling his gorgeous work on 1979’s “The Duellists”), this Canadian chestnut brings ...

Country music’s night to party sobers up amid pandemic

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In a pre-pandemic world, the Academy of Country Music Awards advertised itself as country music’s night to party with gambling, after-parties and a Las Vegas-style attitude. This year the red carpet, crowds and gambling are all replaced with COVID-19 tests, ...

Friday concert to offer wide variety

For the past 56 years, Bob Rubin and Steve Ziemak have been performing music but usually not together — until 2014 that is. That year, they formed Take2 and began performing as a duo, playing songs from Stephen Foster to the Beatles to Linda Ronstadt’s “Blue Bayou.” At 5:45 p.m. ...

Man from area produces MTV documentary

Produced by Rick Krim of Loyalsock Township, whose parents owned Krims Toys, “Biography: I Want My MTV,” premiered on Tuesday, Sept. 8 on A&E. Rick got his start from Joan Myers, also from Williamsport, who hired Krim to work at MTV back when she worked there. “Biography: I Want My ...

Theatre group to offer shows with dinners

BLOOMSBURG — With the Alvina Krause Theatre shuttered because of COVID-19, the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble is lining up a series of “Sunday Suppers In September.” The acclaimed professional theatre ensemble, headquartered at 126 Center St. in downtown Bloomsburg, announces a ...

While convoluted, ‘Tenet’ is ‘thoroughly enthralling’

After seeing “Tenet,” I suspect maybe writer-director Christopher Nolan was irritated that so many viewers guessed the ending of his 2014 hit, “Interstellar.” In any case, this exciting new film is so insanely fast and complex, I doubt one viewer in 100 could follow the entire ...

Kool & the Gang co-founder Ronald ‘Khalis’ Bell dies at 68

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ronald "Khalis" Bell, a co-founder, singer and producer of the group Kool & the Gang, has died. He was 68. Bell died at his home in the U.S. Virgin Islands Wednesday morning with his wife by his side, publicist Sujata Murthy said. The cause of death has not been ...

Williamsport Symphony Orchestra online-only until 2021

The Williamsport Symphony Orchestra is “cautiously happy to share” that the symphony’s season will start in 2021. The full schedule will be announced soon. “We miss you! We miss making music! We miss the thrill leading to the concert and afterward,” a statement from the leaders of ...

‘Unhinged’ offers edgy excitement

“Unhinged” is a competent, scary and absorbing thriller — but it may not be the movie this country needs right now. With theaters hesitantly reopening amid a pandemic and awful violence breaking out in many cities, I wasn’t really craving a movie that made my heart race for most of ...

Tribute band coming to Wellsboro Friday

Like A Hurricane will thrill Neil Young fans at 6 p.m., Friday, by faithfully replicating the songs this singer-songwriter made famous as a solo artist and through his studio recordings with Crazy Horse as well as Buffalo Springfield and Crosby Stills, Nash and Young. This free concert will be ...

Art league to host 2 events

The Bald Eagle Art League will start September with two opportunities for the public to enjoy art. The season’s first meeting of the Bald Eagle Art League, from 7 to 8 p.m., Sept. 3 at the Thomas Taber Museum on Fourth Street, will feature Kim Pagano’s demonstration of incorporating ...

‘Fantasticks’ in Lewisburg in September

LEWISBURG — Because the RiverStage Community Theatre can not currently stage any production indoors at its home at the Greenspace Center — the old Lewisburg High School — it has been announced that “the show must go on” — outdoors. RiverStage is mounting a free outdoor production ...

Play tackles agoraphobia with sense of humor

Set in the 1980s in Kentucky, “The View from Here” takes place in Fern’s house, which is frequented by her sister, whose husband has just left her; her neighbor, whose view of life is grounded in tabloids; and a neighbor from across the street whose wife has just moved out with everything ...

State College theater group plans ‘virtual’ schedule

STATE COLLEGE — Like all theatre companies, whether high school, community, collegiate, summer stock or professional, FUSE Productions was required to pull the plug on its in-person shows since March. But Richard Biever, long-time producing artistic director, while bemoaning that FUSE had ...

Music Friday in Wellsboro

Singer-songwriter Jesse Gotschal will play several of his genre-bending folk originals to open the free concert being presented by Vineyard Church Band instrumentalists and singers at 6 p.m., Friday, on the outdoor stage on the Central Avenue side of the Deane Center for the Performing Arts, ...

LH JAMS to feature 2 bands

LOCK HAVEN — Although many events, both indoor and outdoor, have been canceled this year one staple of summer is continuing this Saturday. The 5th Annual LH JAMS music event will take place Aug. 15 beginning at 3 p.m. on Main Street. There will be quite a few changes but one thing will ...

Artists to paint Lock Haven event

LOCK HAVEN — While you enjoy a nice meal at one of downtown Lock Haven’s many restaurants or sit with friends in front of the Main Street Stage to take in great music, an artist may be capturing the moment. Two plein air painters, Susan Nicholas Gephart and Karl Eric Leitzel, will be ...