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Wellsboro series to end with blues concert

The third and last concert in the free Saturday afternoon outdoor series will feature the five-member Doug McMinn Blues Band at 3 p.m., Oct. 17. The concert will be on the outdoor stage on the Central Avenue side of the Deane Center for the Performing Arts, 104 Main St., Wellsboro. It is ...

Storyteller to share ‘Sleepy Hollow’

Starting at noon Saturday, Master Storyteller Jonathan Kruk, dressed in 1790s period clothing, will give a live, one-hour theatrical performance with a behind-the-scenes look at the history of the ghostly tales in Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” He brings these ghostly ...

‘Artist’s Wife’ suffers from uneven screenplay

The script for “The Artist’s Wife” constitutes what might charitably be called a “hot mess”; yet the film is worth watching if only for its boldly countercultural take on women and marriage. Newly available for streaming, this 2019 festival feature stars Bruce Dern as an aging ...

Guitar rock god Eddie Van Halen dies of cancer at 65

NEW YORK (AP) — Eddie Van Halen, the guitar virtuoso whose blinding speed, control and innovation propelled his band Van Halen into one of hard rock's biggest groups, fueled the unmistakable fiery solo in Michael Jackson's hit "Beat It" and became elevated to the status of rock god, has died. ...

Museum reveals 2020 Little League pin

The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society has recently released it Annual Collectors’ Baseball Pin in honor of 2020, “the year that wasn’t.” According to a news release, the pin features an artistic rendition of an Indian motorcycle seen in the museum’s ...

Art gallery reopens with exhibition

At its first show since closing in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lycoming College Art Gallery is having its annual faculty exhibition, featuring recent works from the College’s studio art faculty. The show opened Sept. 4, and is scheduled to run through Jan. 23, 2021. The 2020-21 ...

PSU’s center to offer online concert streams

The Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State will premiere an online program by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. “Front Row: National” will kick off with a stream of its “Summer Evenings II” concert at 7:30 tonight, according to a news release. It will be available for ...

Bluegrass band to play Saturday

Mama Corn, known for its vocal harmonies, fiery picking and lively stage show, will perform at 3 p.m., Oct. 10 on the outdoor stage on the Central Avenue side of the Deane Center for the Performing Arts, 104 Main St., Wellsboro. The concert is free and open to the public. Donations are ...

During pandemic, Millbrook takes ‘Alice in Wonderland’ outside

MILL HALL — Millbrook Playhouse Youth Ensemble is taking the show outside with the classic tale of “Alice in Wonderland.” Adapted by Millbrook Artistic Associate Shannon Agnew, this unique adaptation was modified to help follow social distancing guidelines. This charming musical ...

Play to be performed in parking lot

MILL HALL — Since the professional Millbrook Playhouse can not currently invite audiences inside the old barn theatre, it’s planned an off-shoot dubbed “Broadway In the Parking Lot.” And with no guest adult artists performing inside the Playhouse, Millbrook is lining up its Youth ...

Rehearsals underway for play in Wellsboro

Rehearsals for “Stray Cats,” a play being produced by Hamilton-Gibson Productions, a community theater group based in Wellsboro, began last week. “Since this is Hamilton-Gibson’s 30th Season, we had designed it to celebrate our history by bringing back both small cast and large cast ...

Met Opera to skip this season

NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera will skip an entire season for the first time in its nearly 140-year history and intends to return from the pandemic layoff next September with the company’s first presentation of a Black composer, Terence Blanchard’s “Fire Shut Up in My ...

State provides funding to Community Arts Center, others

Gov. Tom Wolf announced the approval of $20 million in grant funding through the COVID-19 Cultural and Museum Preservation Grant Program for cultural organizations and museums to offset lost revenue caused by the COVID-19 pandemic Tuesday, according to a news release. The Community Arts ...

Wellsboro to move free concerts to Saturdays

Due to the enthusiastic response it has received for its free Friday summer night concert series, the Deane Center for the Performing Arts, 104 Main St., Wellsboro, has announced a new free series on Saturday afternoons from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in October, featuring live entertainment on its ...

Farnsworth’s calm dignity key to ‘The Grey Fox’

The 1983 sleeper “The Grey Fox” has long been unavailable in all its peerless beauty, because it was never released on DVD. Until now. Beautifully filmed by cinematographer Frank Tidy (and almost equaling his gorgeous work on 1979’s “The Duellists”), this Canadian chestnut brings ...

Country music’s night to party sobers up amid pandemic

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In a pre-pandemic world, the Academy of Country Music Awards advertised itself as country music’s night to party with gambling, after-parties and a Las Vegas-style attitude. This year the red carpet, crowds and gambling are all replaced with COVID-19 tests, ...

Friday concert to offer wide variety

For the past 56 years, Bob Rubin and Steve Ziemak have been performing music but usually not together — until 2014 that is. That year, they formed Take2 and began performing as a duo, playing songs from Stephen Foster to the Beatles to Linda Ronstadt’s “Blue Bayou.” At 5:45 p.m. ...

Man from area produces MTV documentary

Produced by Rick Krim of Loyalsock Township, whose parents owned Krims Toys, “Biography: I Want My MTV,” premiered on Tuesday, Sept. 8 on A&E. Rick got his start from Joan Myers, also from Williamsport, who hired Krim to work at MTV back when she worked there. “Biography: I Want My ...

Theatre group to offer shows with dinners

BLOOMSBURG — With the Alvina Krause Theatre shuttered because of COVID-19, the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble is lining up a series of “Sunday Suppers In September.” The acclaimed professional theatre ensemble, headquartered at 126 Center St. in downtown Bloomsburg, announces a ...

While convoluted, ‘Tenet’ is ‘thoroughly enthralling’

After seeing “Tenet,” I suspect maybe writer-director Christopher Nolan was irritated that so many viewers guessed the ending of his 2014 hit, “Interstellar.” In any case, this exciting new film is so insanely fast and complex, I doubt one viewer in 100 could follow the entire ...