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Wellsboro’s Deane Center plans mid-April return

The Deane Center for the Performing Arts, 104 Main St., Wellsboro, is planning to return to a full slate of live entertainment in mid-April, COVID-19 permitting, according to Executive Director Kevin Connelly. “We had scheduled the Kevin McKrell Band in February but did not promote the ...

Composing contest open to students

Students of all ages, elementary school through college are invited to participate in the free Junior Composer Program and Competition being offered by The Endless Mountain Music Festival (EMMF) based in Wellsboro and the Science & Discovery Center (SDC) of Corning, New York. “Students ...

Briggs Farm Blues Festival back in July 2021

Briggs Farm Blues Festival will host a weekend of live music and social gathering July 8, 9 and 10. “The world-class line up ready to rock the 24th annual blues festival includes established blues acts who routinely grace the international stage, national home-grown artists, and local ...

Music festival to release series of performance videos

For eight consecutive Wednesdays beginning this week, the Endless Mountain Music Festival based in Wellsboro is releasing different videos with performances by some of the most popular musicians to have appeared at the summer festival since it was first held in 2006. The video performances ...

Organists to perform Sunday

The Williamsport chapter of the American Guild of Organists will host a live concert for the community at 3 p.m., Sunday at Covenant Central Presbyterian Church, 807 W. Fourth St. “The concert will be a quite enjoyable selection of the favorite Christmas music of six AGO member organists ...

Thoughtful themes paired with color, comedy for sensational ‘Soul’

I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s noticed that many Pixar movies — especially the later ones — don’t exactly seem like they were made for kids. The treatment of mature marriage and widowhood in “Up”; the importance of sadness in “Inside Out”; rejection, loss and growth ...

Rage, reckoning come to forefront in ‘Promising Young Woman’

Emerald Fennell wanted to write about female rage. Before #MeToo became ubiquitous, she had been thinking about complacency and the teen movies of her youth where consent was often little more than a throwaway joke. That’s when the idea for her audacious debut “Promising Young Woman,” out ...

League to offer figure drawing class again

The Bald Eagle Art League will host another figure drawing class from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Jan. 7 at the Thomas Taber Historical Museum, 858 W. Fourth St., Williamsport. Allison Dabback will be our clothed model again. “Allison has a passion for dance and creativity,” a news release from the ...

Lots of options for ‘A Christmas Carol’

In 1843, British author Charles Dickens spent several weeks writing the “ghostly little book” that would become his most beloved work. Over 175 years later, “A Christmas Carol” shows no sign of losing its perennial popularity, with countless new versions and tributes emerging every ...

Lots of stars in 2020’s local theater scene

For over a dozen years, I drafted a list of the “Most Notable, Nifty, and Nicely Staged Plays and Musicals” of the past year. And from the approximately 30 shows attended, the list was pared down to my favorite 12 — or in a few rare cases, to a baker’s dozen. But that was before ...

Country music legend Charley Pride dies at 86

NEW YORK (AP) — Charley Pride, country music's first Black star whose rich baritone on such hits as "Kiss an Angel Good Morning" helped sell millions of records and made him the first Black member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, has died. He was 86. Pride died Saturday in Dallas of ...

‘Hosea’ earns 3.5 star rating out of 4

“Hosea” is a brief Old Testament book in which God shocks both his readers and his prophet by ordering him to marry a sexually promiscuous woman. It’s also the name of a thoughtful and absorbing new movie that transfers this story to 21st-century Oklahoma — where the smitten Henry ...

Penn College architecture students’ designs exhibited online

A restaurant in Argentina, an aquarium in Ireland and a resort in Singapore are just a few of the awe-inspiring architectural design concepts created by Pennsylvania College of Technology students and available for viewing in an online exhibit titled “Architecture & Sustainable ...

Under the radar holiday movies

With the holidays upon us and many people stuck inside, this might be the perfect time to kick back with some seasonal cinema. But my specialty these days is under-the-radar movies — so we’ll avoid the usual roster that includes George Bailey, Mt. Crumpit, Kris Kringle and perhaps even ...

Art league to host figure drawing workshop

The Bald Eagle Art League invites the public to a special figure drawing workshop in which anyone can participate, at 7 p.m., Dec. 3, in the community room of the Taber Museum. Mickey Mapstone, a retired Williamsport Area art teacher and professional artist, will lead the workshop. “We ...

Concert in Wellsboro to recreate The Band’s ‘Last Waltz’

At 7 p.m. on Nov. 27, Stage Fright will be joined by three guest musicians as they recreate The Last Waltz, the famous farewell concert given by the Canadian-American roots rock group The Band on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25, 1976. The concert will be indoors in the Coolidge Theatre at the ...

Gorgeous animation helps balance children’s movie cliches

I began following Glen Keane in the 1990s, when my family enjoyed his children’s books involving the wayward but likable Adam Raccoon. I soon learned that not only was he the brother of “Family Circus” creator Bill Keane, but also a rising star at Disney, where he’d worked on “The ...

‘Christmas Spectacular’ a drive-thru experience

The annual Skip Hunsinger Christmas Spectacular will be held this year, though in a socially distanced format. COVID-19 has forced the Community Arts Center to take a novel approach this year. In an attempt to keep this event safe for the community, the 14th annual spectacular will be ...

University offers digital play tonight

BLOOMSBURG — The formerly Celebrity Artist Series, having been redubbed “Arts in Bloom” on the Bloomsburg University campus, presents “The Screen Plays” as a “ digital experience.” The BU Players will present three student-written plays tonight at 7:30 p.m. Bloomsburg ...