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Printmaker interprets American story with Penn College exhibition

The Gallery at Penn College is presenting an exhibition by Tennessee printmaker Jesse Shaw titled “Jesse Shaw: American Epic,” running from today through Dec. 12, at the Pennsylvania College of Technology, Madigan Library, 3rd Floor, One College Avenue. A “Meet the Artist” reception ...

Artist to bring ‘Elusive’ collection to Factory Works Gallery

Factory Works Gallery at the Pajama Factory is set to debut “Elusive Ayla: Ekkivnon,” an exhibition of drawings, watercolor paintings, poetry and clothing, Nov. 2-29, with an opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. The collection is designed by Elusive Ayla, whose work, much like her moniker, ...

Latest ‘A Star is Born’ remake is well-acted, absorbing

I guess I must have forgotten the ending in the first three versions of “A Star Is Born,” because the new one really took me by surprise. In fact, for only the second or third time in my career, I’m finding it impossible to write a review without discussing the conclusion. So if you ...

Despite frustrating script, ‘Halloween’ brings plenty of scares

Forty years later. Here we are, after almost four decades of horrendous sequels in the “Halloween” franchise, to be presented with a slasher that is as fun as it is gory. While this installation of “Halloween” will by no means be as much of a classic as the first, the theater will still ...

‘War of the Worlds’ has taken on many adaptations over last 120 years

2018 marks a mathematically-tidy triple anniversary for “War of the Worlds.” First published as a book in 1898, H. G. Well’s classic is now 120 years old. Exactly four decades later, American director Orson Welles aired his famous radio adaptation, terrifying the East Coast with fears ...

‘Beaches & Beasts’ exhibit to wrap up at Gallery 425

Only a few days remain to see Luana Cleveland’s “Beaches & Beasts” exhibit at Gallery 425, 425 Market Street. The exhibition, which began on Oct. 3 will close on Oct. 31, giving area residents a little more time to go check it out. Making art has been an integral part of ...

‘Something’s Rotten’ set for several stops in Pennsylvania

Although it may not be stinking up Denmark, something is rotten for sure. And for a musical that is shamelessly-silly but delightfully-entertaining, “Something’s Rotten!” is hard to top. A non-equity company of the hit Broadway show from a few seasons ago is currently touring the ...

‘Heidi’s Monkeys’ headed back to Greenspace Center

LEWISBURG — If the ghosts and goblins of Halloween don’t provide enough horror, there is always “Heidi’s Monkeys.” “Heidi’s Monkeys” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, with a 2:30 p.m. matinee on Sunday at the Greenspace Center, 815 Market St., ...

‘Honky Tonk Laundry’ brings clean fun to Millbrook cabaret

MILL HALL — If anyone is searching for a little soap, a few suds and lots of songs, the place to visit is the “Honky Tonk Laundry.” Producing artistic director David Leidholdt and the Millbrook board of directors present “Honky Tonk Laundry” at the Playhouse’s Cabaret as an extra ...

Nearly-perfect ‘First Man’ offers great visuals

Sometimes, when a filmmaker scores an Oscar for direction, he gets free reign on his next project; and this doesn’t always work out well (witness “Heaven’s Gate,” which ended the career of Best-Director winner Michael Cimino). And then there are cases like Damien Chazelle, who has ...

‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ delivers with intriguing story

Seven strangers. One hotel. A whole lot of conspiracy, chaos and violence. “Bad Times at the El Royale” flaunts its flair a little too much at times, but still maintains a captivating story, even though it is a Tarantino imitator. The El Royale was once a luxurious, booming hotel that ...

Newly-launched website puts regional arts, entertainment events at fingertips

A new online resource was recently launched that curates all of the arts and cultural events in the Bloomsburg, Danville and Berwick areas into one comprehensive arts-focused website. The Exchange, a non-profit arts organization in Bloomsburg, has embarked on this ambitious project to promote ...

Lycoming College art faculty to exhibit works at downtown art gallery

The Lycoming College Art Gallery will present an exhibition of recent work featuring the college’s studio art faculty, who are professional exhibiting artists, as well as exceptional educators. Coinciding with Williamsport’s First Friday events, the show opens Nov. 2 with an artist ...

WSO’s Billtown Brass Band to present Halloween Spooktacular

When you think of the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra, the word “spooky” might not be the first thing that comes to mind. But the symphony is working on that. For the second year in a row, the WSO is offering a Halloween performance. This year’s event, the Halloween Brass Spooktacular, ...

Sullivan County Fall Art Expo to include student art work from across the area

FORKSVILLE — One of the highlights of the annual Sullivan County Fall Festival is the Fall Art Expo put on by the Sullivan County Council on the Arts. This year’s annual Fall Art Expo will be open in the Blue Building at the Sullivan County Fall Festival, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday ...

Comedian Julia Prescott to perform at Arthaus Projects on Saturday

Comedian Julia Prescott will be performing a stand-up routine at Arthaus Projects, 140 West Fourth Street, at 8 p.m. Saturday. The California-based performer will be joined by opening comedians Bill Russum, Samantha Wallace and Kevin Seibert, with Jeff Kunkel hosting. “I try to just be very ...

Lycoming College Department of Theater announces dates for 2018-19 season

There is a flurry of activity on campus as Lycoming College unveils its 2018-19 theater season. As in former years, two shows are scheduled for the Fall semester, with another two set for the Spring semester. At the beginning of each semester, open auditions are held for any student ...

Samek Gallery to debut ‘The Mystic Detectives’

LEWISBURG — The Samek Art Museum, 701 Moore Ave, is set to debut its second exhibition of the fall, “The Mystic Detectives,” on Tuesday in the Samek Gallery, located in Bucknell’s Langone Center. The exhibit, which is scheduled to run through Dec. 2, will focus on the influence of ...

Samek Art Museum and Three Beards Brewing team up for ‘Art in Bars’

SUNBURY — Bucknell’s Samek Art Museum is bringing its “Art in Bars” program back to Spyglass Ridge Winery, 105 Carroll Road. The event will feature four new art-related craft beers from Three Beards Brewing that will be paired with surrealist artwork from the Samek’s collection. There ...