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Rocky returns, just in time for Halloween

By SAMANTHA WALLACE swallace@sungazette.com “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” became an unlikely cult classic after its original lackluster release in 1975 — but there would have been no cult classic status for the film without the 1973 stage production that inspired it, ...

Susquehanna Valley Chorale invited to perform at choral directors conference

LEWISBURG — The Susquehanna Valley Chorale has been invited to perform at the prestigious American Choral Directors Association’s fall Pennsylvania conference. The conference will take place on Nov. 4 and 5 at Susquehanna University and will welcome approximately 100 choral directors from ...

Samek Art Gallery to host ‘Reversal of Fortune’ exhibit

LEWISBURG — Through Feb 12, Bucknell University’s Samek Art Museum will be hosting the varying media exhibition “Reversal of Fortune,” by Stephanie Rothenberg of Buffalo, New York. Featuring themes as disparate as social media, botany and finance, the show is certainly unique, and is ...

Wildlife photography to be on display in Wellsboro

WELLSBORO — “Wildlife and Scenics,” a new exhibit by Joan and Jim Borden of Borden Photography, Springville, will open with a reception from 2-4 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center, 134 Main St. Included in the exhibit will be up to 70 photographs the Bordens have taken ...

‘The Eagle Huntress’ is a heartwarming all-ages tale

By LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer There is an ancient tradition of falconry practiced by the people of Mongolia where burkitshi, or “eagle hunters,” train golden eagles to respond to their call and hunt hares and foxes in the frozen landscape. It’s a skill and ceremonial practice ...

Lewisburg to host 18th annual Stroll Through the Arts

LEWISBURG — Both the visual and the performing arts will take center stage in downtown Lewisburg the first Friday in November, as the Lewisburg Arts Council holds the 18th annual Stroll Through the Arts from 6 p.m. to midnight Nov. 4. The evening will start with more than 30 artists ...

Go ahead, laugh it up

Like anything, standup comedy takes practice — but it’s not only a place to go that makes a great comedian. Comedy venues and clubs that have a welcoming atmosphere and are run by people with a similar passion are a necessary part of the equation. The Comedy Shop is one of those places, ...

Williamsport Music Club to present October program

The Williamsport Music Club will present “The Rhythm of Our Journey,” with Bonnie Seltzer as program chair. The event will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Robert M. Sides Family Music Center, 201 Mulberry St. It is free and open to the public. Pianist Parker Konkle will open the program ...

Lycoming College to dedicate organ during free concert

Lycoming College will dedicate an organ during a concert at 7 p.m. Oct. 29 in Clarke Chapel located on the college campus. Admission is free. Special guest artist, Stephen Buzard, organist and music director at St. James Cathedral in Chicago, will play a number of pieces on the Allen Organ, ...

Converge Gallery announces 2017 exhibit schedule

Converge Gallery, 140 W. Fourth St., has announced its upcoming schedule of exhibitions for 2017. The gallery will host a variety of group and solo exhibitions including several international, national, local and newfound artists. The season promises contemporary art from the United Kingdom and ...

Movie review: ‘The Accountant’

There’s a minor camp classic waiting to burst out of the seams of director Gavin O’Connor’s latest, “The Accountant,” a standard, convoluted financial thriller about a badass, high-functioning autistic assassin. But O’Connor insists on taking us through a path of pretension, a ...

The Repasz Band elects 2016-17 officers, trustees

The Repasz Band elected officers and committee members to various positions at its April meeting. Officers President: William Kear Vice president: Jamie Chambers Treasurer: Dick Robey Secretary: Corinne Giacobbi Member-at-large: Jim Fink Conductor: Albert Nacinovich Assistant ...

Stepping outside the box

One of the best ways to thrive is to try new things — to expand beyond a comfort zone. Converge Gallery, 140 W. Fourth St., is taking that to heart, offering not only cutting-edge contemporary art exhibits, but also monthly spoken word events, and now, live music performances. The ...

For ‘SNL,’ Donald Trump is the gift that keeps on giving

NEW YORK — Already enjoying its best ratings in eight years with politically charged comedy, “Saturday Night Live” got something even more beneficial with Donald Trump’s potshots — validation. Hours after seeing himself portrayed by Alec Baldwin opposite Kate McKinnon’s Hillary ...

Ask The Newsroom: Favorite Halloween movies

Trees with bare branches creaking in the wind, early twilight, tales of mystery and fear — there’s a reason why the Halloween season is a spooky one. It’s also the perfect season for staying in, bundling up with a blanket on the couch and watching movies, whether they’re scary ones or ...

CTL to present musical comedy ‘The Addams Family’

The Community Theatre League, 100 W. Third St., will present the musical “The Addams Family,” beginning its run the weekend of Oct. 28. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family — a man ...

The 3 stars of ‘Moonlight’ share a role and a breakthrough

NEW YORK — The three Chirons of Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight’ are sitting around a table, examining each other’s eyes. Trevante Rhodes, 26, Ashton Sanders, 20, and Alex R. Hibbert, 12, play the same character across three distant chapters in his life, growing up black, gay and confused ...

Bloomsburg to host BOO!burg festivities

BLOOMSBURG — Part of Bloomsburg will transform into BOO!burg starting at 7 p.m. Oct. 28 at various locations in downtown Bloomsburg. AGAPE, the Bloomsburg YMCA, Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, the Children’s Museum and The Exchange will participate, with help from other organizations. The ...