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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 ...

‘Ordinary Love,’ an honest and compassionate film

Most folks who decide to stream “Ordinary Love” will do so because it features Liam Neeson in a rare non-action role. And indeed, the 67-year-old tough guy is excellent as a loving husband whose wife has breast cancer. But the real star here is Lesley Manville. Though she has an ...

WVIA to rebroadcast award-winning documentary, ‘Ubaldo’

WVIA will air a special rebroadcast of the award-winning original documentary film “Ubaldo” at noon and 9 p.m. May 23 and 2 p.m. May 24 on VIA TV. “In light of the announcement of the cancellation of this year’s Saint Ubaldo Festival in Jessup, Pa., WVIA hopes this helps the people ...

Virtual exhibits, City’s colleges move art shows to online format

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing regulations, the Lycoming College Senior Art Show has been displayed in an online format this year. This digital exhibition features the thesis works of Lycoming College graduating senior art students. In keeping with other creative ...

Billtown Blues Association creates funding program to support musicians

The Billtown Blues Association has recognized the serious loss of income from performance cancellations and loss of merchandising sales for local and regional musicians due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For that reason, the association has created a funding program to accept donations from those ...

Peace and beauty found in ‘Free Burma Rangers’

In approximately 20 years of using the Internet Movie Database, I’ve never seen a film get as high a user-rating as the fiercely compelling new documentary “Free Burma Rangers” (FBR). On a scale of 1 to 10, great titles like “Psycho” and “Inception” usually score near 8.5 — ...

Theatre Ensemble schedule canceled, Virtual Theatre School for students

BLOOMSBURG — Although unsettled by the anticipated loss of income, the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble has canceled and postponed the remainder of its 2019-20 season attractions. Unlike the area’s other professional theater, Millbrook Playhouse, which primarily produces summer fare, the ...

Free movies on YouTube that might fly under your radar

As you can imagine, your local film critic has been recommending plenty of titles lately — mostly from my forthcoming book on under-the-radar movies. Friends without paid streaming often ask about free viewing, so here’s a list of 12 lesser-known picks that are all currently available free ...

Millbrook Playhouse postpones Main Stage musicals to 2021

MILL HALL – Although the old barn theatre is strangely dark these days, Millbrook Playhouse is determined that the show must go on. After announcing the 2020 summer theater lineup, Millbrook’s artistic director David Leidholdt recently pulled the plug on the upcoming season due to safety ...

‘Slow Burn’

A few weeks ago, EPIX, usually a paid subscription service, announced that the mini-series “Slow Burn” was available free-of-charge for television viewers during the COVID-19 shutdown. This original series’ half dozen episodes follow the ups and downs of the Watergate break-in, and the ...

BIFF moves from big screen to live stream

LEWISBURG — The Bucknell Intercollegiate Film Festival (BIFF), a student film festival curated by Bucknell University students and the festival’s executive director, Rebecca Meyers, academic film programmer and lecturer, is announcing that its exhibition will shift to an online Vimeo live ...