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Gabe Stillman to perform at new songs at Deane Center

WELLSBORO — The Gabe Stillman Band will step out onto the Coolidge Theatre stage in the Deane Center for the Performing Arts, 104 Main St., at 7 p.m. July 10. This is the first time the theater has offered a live indoor show since March when Governor Wolf issued a stay-at-home order to ...

Arts in Bloom postponed

BLOOMSBURG — It was only a couple of years ago that Bloomsburg University’s Artists and Celebrity Series was renamed Arts in Bloom. But as with many events originally planned to be held this year, Arts in Bloom was derailed by COVID-19. And so, Dan Knorr, director of Bloomsburg ...

Amid pandemic, Live Nation announces drive-in concert series

NEW YORK (AP) — Tour promoter Live Nation has announced its first-ever drive-in concerts series in the U.S. for July, months after the live music industry has been on lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. The entertainment company on Monday announced "Live from the Drive-In" — a set of ...

‘Da 5 Bloods:’ Race, greed and the legacy of war

Over the last two decades, it seemed as though Spike Lee was losing his momentum. After bursting onto the cinematic scene 30 years ago with wake-up calls like “Do the Right Thing” and “Malcolm X,” the award-winning director has struggled for critical and commercial success, notching ...

‘Da 5 Bloods:’ Delroy Lindo on his titanic performance

In the jungle of Spike Lee’s sprawling and anguished “Da 5 Bloods,” Delroy Lindo’s titanic performance as a Vietnam veteran rises to a ferocious, even Shakespearean pinnacle. Lee’s film, now streaming on Netflix, follows four African American veterans who decades later return to ...

‘Coleridge Interrupted,’ a ‘whimsical comedy’ premieres online

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State Centre Stage is not standing idly by even as COVID-19 virus bans patrons from sitting in one of Penn State’s three theatres for a live presentation. In conjunction with its nationally respected School of Theatre, the second of Penn State Centre Stage Virtual ...

‘Little Ladies:’ Millbrook Playhouse plans virtual play

Millbrook Playhouse is proud to bring back, via virtual viewing, one of its most beloved comedies, featuring some of Millbrook’s popular actors, Ken Ludwig’s ‘Leading Ladies,’ to premiere on Friday, June 19. This will be a virtual fundraiser, a news release said. “Leading Ladies” ...

Bradford Arts Council looks at safety of movies

As Bradford County moved out of the Yellow Phase and into the Green Phase on June 6, Businesses were allowed to reopen, some with few restrictive guidelines. Movie theaters were given the go-ahead. So, where are the movie theaters in Bradford County, and where is the Bradford County Regional ...

Ray of Light Awards: CTL announces nominees for the 12th annual event

Since 2009, the Community Theatre League has presented the annual Ray of Light Awards for excellence in high school theatre, recognizing the best and brightest in area high school music and theater departments and drama clubs. Schools who enter productions must be within a 40-mile radius of the ...

‘Just Mercy,’ a culturally relevant film about ‘race, injustice’

The name Destin Daniel Cretton does not jump readily to the lips of most casual movie-goers; but he’s one director to keep an eye on. This filmmaker’s previous resume is short but impressive, limited to just two strong titles (“Room” and “The Glass Castle”) plus his debut, a truly ...

Williamsport Music club honors Loyalsock musician

The Williamsport Music Club has chosen trumpeter David Hutchinson, son of Rebecca and Matthew Hutchinson, as the recipient of the $1,500 Budd Memorial Scholarship. The award is given to a high school senior who plans to continue their education and major in music. The Budd Memorial Scholarship ...

‘Happily Ever After: At Home’ directed by 2019 Person of the Year

Although there will be another concert this weekend to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Zoe Wagner will again be directing the benefit. This year’s concert will be unlike any other — this one will be a virtual concert from home. Performing the locally produced Disney-themed concerts ...

The Bald Eagle Art League to feature Loyalsock artist

The Bald Eagle Art League’s next socially distant meeting will be at 7 p.m. June 11 at the Taber Museum, 858 W. Fourth St., featuring Catheal Weiser, of Loyalsock Township. ​Weiser is a graduate from the Fashion Institute of Technology and worked in commercial interior design until ...

Upcoming movies through July 2020 to add to your watch list

Were it not for the current global health crisis, we would now be smack in the middle of a busy summer movie season. While several earlier 2020 releases (“Quiet Place 2,” “No Time to Die”) have been moved to fall, most other titles are presently in limbo. Here’s a list of 10 you ...

Hamilton-Gibson takes an intermission

WELLSBORO — The postponement or cancellation of theater shows and concerts has been called many names, but Hamilton-Gibson simply labels it an “intermission.” Thomas Putnam, longtime artistic director and driving force behind Tioga County’s community theater, has recently been ...

Graphic design faculty exhibits art in Lithuania

Six wood engravings created by David Moyer, assistant professor graphic design at Pennsylvania College of Technology, captured the first place prize in an exhibition at the Vilnius Graphic Art Center in Vilnius, Lithuania. The exhibition, the 10th International Triennial of Small Graphic Forms ...

Big and small screen selections featuring the late Fred Willard

For several weeks now, I’ve been recommending under-the-radar movies for quarantine viewing — hoping you can select something decent that you haven’t already seen. How about this week we look instead at an under-the-radar actor: Fred Willard. Comedian, writer and oft-seen star of TV and ...

The whodunit ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ postponed till 2021

MILTON — Anyone expecting to solve the “Murder on the Orient Express” next month will now have a whole extra year to figure out who committed the dastardly deed. Christ Wesleyan Theatre Productions, in responding to the COVID-19 directives, is postponing its dinner-theatre production of ...

The Pike Drive-In Theatre prepares for upcoming season

MONTGOMERY— The 67-year-old beloved Pike Drive-In Theatre, 5798 Route 15, will reopen for business, with COVID-19 guidelines firmly in place, beginning this Friday. Movie-viewers attending the Pike Drive-In Theatre should anticipate the payment method to also be affected by those ...

CTL presents ‘Angels in America’ as a virtual staged reading

Since closing its doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Community Theatre League has been innovating virtual outlets for local theatre performers. From Friday evening “CTL at Home” concerts, to a virtual education studio through the Community Academy of Stage and Theatre, the Community ...