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State College theater group plans ‘virtual’ schedule

STATE COLLEGE — Like all theatre companies, whether high school, community, collegiate, summer stock or professional, FUSE Productions was required to pull the plug on its in-person shows since March. But Richard Biever, long-time producing artistic director, while bemoaning that FUSE had ...

Music Friday in Wellsboro

Singer-songwriter Jesse Gotschal will play several of his genre-bending folk originals to open the free concert being presented by Vineyard Church Band instrumentalists and singers at 6 p.m., Friday, on the outdoor stage on the Central Avenue side of the Deane Center for the Performing Arts, ...

LH JAMS to feature 2 bands

LOCK HAVEN — Although many events, both indoor and outdoor, have been canceled this year one staple of summer is continuing this Saturday. The 5th Annual LH JAMS music event will take place Aug. 15 beginning at 3 p.m. on Main Street. There will be quite a few changes but one thing will ...

Artists to paint Lock Haven event

LOCK HAVEN — While you enjoy a nice meal at one of downtown Lock Haven’s many restaurants or sit with friends in front of the Main Street Stage to take in great music, an artist may be capturing the moment. Two plein air painters, Susan Nicholas Gephart and Karl Eric Leitzel, will be ...

‘The Cuban’ has heart, but also some ludicrous moments

It’s hard to fault a film that has its heart so squarely in the right place. I’m speaking of “The Cuban,” an enjoyable but fairly ridiculous indie from late last year. Now available for streaming, it’s the fictional story of aging Havana jazz legend Luis Garcia, whose nickname was ...

Campus Theatre makes upgrades, plans reopening

LEWISBURG — With the venue closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Campus Theatre staff is using the time to make some improvements and repairs to the 79-year-old downtown Lewisburg landmark. “We’re excited to be working on some improvements that will only serve to enhance your ...

Arts center gets funding to help Muncy students

The Community Arts Center recently announced it has been awarded a $2,500 grant from the Waldron Memorial Fund of the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania, according to a news release. These funds will go toward the 2020-21 education series program at the center, ...

Jam sessions: Deane Center holds free Friday outdoor concerts

WELLSBORO — As part of the free Friday concert series, the Deane Center, 104 Main St., has planned two concerts with the bands Scott Turner and Friends and Stage Fright. Scott Turner and Friends will hold a free concert on the outdoor stage at 6 p.m. Friday, July 17. The group will play and ...

RiverStage Community Theater plans upcoming seasons

LEWISBURG — Despite the uncertainty whether large group gatherings will be allowed after Labor Day, many area theatres are planning on “reopening” with productions in September. But not the RiverStage Community Theater! Although the Lewisburg-based community theatre was forced to cancel ...

New this week: ‘Stateless,’ ‘Palm Springs,’ The Dalai Lama

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms. Movies “The Old Guard”: The summer movie season may be non-existent this year, but Netflix had a pinch-hitter ready to stream: “The Old ...

‘Almost, Maine’: HG offers socially distanced performance

WELLSBORO — When Hamilton-Gibson’s production of playwright John Cariani’s “Almost, Maine” opens this Friday, July 10, Terry Babb and Barbara Biddison will be on stage. “In our scene, we are outdoors in the middle of a northern Maine winter. It is a lovely, cold, clear moonless ...

Hamilton-Gibson offers virtual Sound Effects Workshop

Hamilton-Gibson will host a Sound Effects Workshop on Zoom from 1 to 3 p.m. July 19. The workshop will explore designing and performing special sound effects for audio dramas. Presenters are Sean Bartlett, who is creating and performing sound effects for this year’s Tune in to Radio HG ...

Stillman brings live music to outdoor venue

WELLSBORO — The Deane Center for the Performing Arts, 104 Main St., has moved the six concerts originally scheduled indoors in the Coolidge Theatre to the outdoor stage, according to Kevin Connelly, executive director. The Gabe Stillman Band concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 10, ...

Dear Annie… Broken heart during COVID

Dear Annie: The COVID-19 pandemic broke my relationship. I was with my guy for 14 years, and we live in different towns. When all this stuff started, we both agreed that we couldn’t see each other because his elderly mother lives with him. That was all fine. But then I asked him to please ...

Virtual Virtuoso: Endless Mountain Music Festival honors essential workers

WELLSBORO — This July, the 2020 Endless Mountain Virtual Music Festival is available online. Featured are video concerts recorded and submitted by guest musicians who were to perform this summer in Pennsylvania and New York during the live 17 concerts in 17 days event. All of the online ...

Millbrook’s Script Club is for a ‘community of theatre lovers’

MILL HALL — Even though the most avid theatregoer may not have known it was gone, Millbrook Playhouse announced that the “Script Club is back!” As David Leidholdt, artistic director, has seen the 2020 summer season canceled because of COVID-19, Brandon Fillete’s one man show “Grand ...