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Einstein impersonator coming to Wellsboro’s Deane Center

WELLSBORO — William Agress of Lawrenceville, New Jersey, will portray Albert Einstein in the Coolidge Theatre at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts, 104 Main Street, at 7 p.m. Sept. 21. His “History Comes Alive” presentation as the world’s most famous eccentric genius is titled ...

RiverStage to present ‘I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change’

LEWISBURG — Many theatergoers find it noteworthy when a community theater group, which only rarely produces a musical, schedules a couple of musicals as bookends to its expanded lineup of season attractions. RiverStage Community Theatre presents “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now ...

Uptown Music Collective announces upcoming season

Another year has arrived at the Uptown Music Collective and with that another exciting performance season on the horizon. The school and its students, who continue to excel generation after generation, pride themselves on making each performance season better than the last and this year is no ...

Americana trio Red Molly to play show at Bucknell’s Campus Theatre

LEWISBURG — Americana trio Red Molly will bring their gorgeous harmonies, infectious songwriting and captivating stage presence to downtown Lewisburg at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Campus Theatre, 413 Market Street. There will be a pre-performance talk with the artists from 6:45-7:15 p.m. ...

Three Great Shows

For 91 years, the Williamsport Community Concert Association has worked tirelessly to bring quality live entertainment from around the world to area stages. That will continue in the organization’s upcoming season, which kicks off this fall, as WCCA is set to bring three fantastic shows ...

Maestro Gerardo Edelstein helps WSO continue to grow

When he first took over as music director and conductor of the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra back in 2010, Maestro Gerardo Edelstein inherited the organization during a low point in its history, when it was facing a period of artistic stagnation. Now, heading into his ninth season with the ...

Bucknell Concert Committee to bring Steve Aoki to town

LEWISBURG — The Bucknell Concert Committee presents American electro house musician, record producer and DJ Steve Aoki, with opening act AJR, on Sept. 28, in Bucknell University’s Gerhard Fieldhouse. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the show starting at 8 p.m. In 2012, the concert trade ...

Williamsport City Jazz Orchestra to put on September Swing

Back in the 1940s, big band jazz music dominated the national music scene and turned swing dancing into a beloved national artform. Though swing dancers are few and far between in today’s world, the Williamsport City Jazz Orchestra has an upcoming show downtown that might inspire a few people ...

Flu Shots have the cure for area music lovers

Though area cover band Flu Shots has been rocking local stages for the last 15 years, most of the members comprising the group have been playing music together for much, much longer than that. That’s because before they were known as the Flu Shots, three of the four members currently in the ...

‘Doubt, A Parable’ coming to Susquehanna University

SELINSGROVE — The Susquehanna University Department of Theatre proudly announces its fall production, “Doubt, A Parable” by John Patrick Shanley. Performances will be in the Degenstein Theatre on the campus of Susquehanna University at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20-22 and at 2:30 p.m. on Sept. ...

Cantus to perform for ‘Alone Together’ concert

UNIVERSITY PARK — Cantus has been called “the premier men’s vocal ensemble in the United States.” The a capella octet will make its second appearance at Penn State when it performs “Alone Together,” an introspective look at what it means to connect in our modern world, at 7:30 p.m. ...

3rd annual Endless Mountain Film Festival to be held

WELLSBORO — The Third annual Endless Mountain Film Festival is a three-day event at the Arcadia Theater, 50 Main St. At 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 14. Filmmakers welcome at the theater and ends at 11:20 p.m. with the last talkback of the day. On Sept. 15, the first screening will be at 11:30 a.m. ...

CTL to open season with ‘Romeo and Juliet’

Who could be better to lead the Community Theatre League into its 42nd season than William Shakespeare? As its 2018-19 season opener, Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” has 7:30 p.m. performances on Sept. 14-15 and Sept. 20-22, with a 2 p.m. finale on Sept. 23. CTL’s leadoff Main ...

Harvest Festival Pops Concert venue changes

MILTON — About 70 people have practiced for Milton’s 42nd annual Harvest Festival Pops Concert and are eager to present musical entertainment at 7 p.m. Sept. 13. at St. Andrews Methodist Church, 102 Lower Market St. There is a cost. Connie Pawling-Young and Russ Wynn Jr., directors, will ...

Sufi and classical music of Egypt comes to Weis Center

Mohamed Abozekry, an oud (lute) master and his instrumental ensemble Karkade, will explore classical Arabic music, Sufi music of northern Egypt and music popular along the Nile River at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14 in the Weis Center Atrium. The performance is free, tickets are not required. There is a ...

Montoursville Area High School presents ‘The Taffetas’

Anyone who hankers for the sounds of the fabulous 50s should find “The Taffetas” to their liking. “The Taffetas” bring their hand-clapping, finger-snapping songs and dances to the Montoursville Area High School Auditorium, 100 N. Arch St., at 2 and 7 p.m. Sept. 15, with a 2 p.m. show ...

FUSE Productions kicks off musical season with ‘Chess’

STATE COLLEGE — It may be difficult to believe that the fate of the world may possibly hinge on the outcome of a game. But that is exactly one of the premises that drives “Chess.” FUSE Productions presents area premiere of the rock musical “Chess” at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 13, 14 and 15 ...

‘Operation Finale’ finds its stride in quiet, tense moments

It’s surprising that a film detailing a dangerous extraction reaches its highest tension at its simplest moments. “Operation Finale” chooses a drama-oriented route that excels when there is just conversation. Although the movie feels a bit tonally unfocused at times, the entertaining ...

What ‘Estranged’ lacks in substance, it makes up in a strong visual style

For my annual back-to-school article, I’ve chosen the nifty little “Estranged” by writer/illustrator Ethan M. Aldridge, with lettering by Jim Tierney. This fun, quick read is superbly rendered in watercolor, which brings the depth of drama to the page. Fortunately, what it’s lacking in ...

Williamsport to host DCA Championships this weekend

With Little Leaguers and their fans rolling out of town following Sunday’s LLWS championship game, area residents won’t have to wait long for the next worldwide event to come to the city. In fact, they can expect to see teams for the next major championship to be held in Williamsport start ...