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50 years after flood, damaged Renaissance painting restored

FLORENCE, Italy — A 16th-century painting by Renaissance artist Giorgio Vasari that was badly damaged in a 1966 flood in Florence was unveiled to the public Friday after years of painstaking restoration. Vasari created “The Last Supper” for a convent of cloistered nuns. Because the ...

Special-needs students design sets for stage

PLANO, Texas — Art is one of Rosie Alvarado’s favorite classes at My Possibilities, a continuing education program for post-high school adults with cognitive disabilities, in Plano. “I painted it myself,” she told The Dallas Morning News proudly in her art room, standing beside her ...

China’s Wanda buys Dick Clark Productions for $1 billion

BEIJING (AP) — China’s Dalian Wanda Group has added another entertainment trophy to its stable of overseas acquisitions, paying $1 billion for Dick Clark Productions, the TV company that produces the Golden Globes and the “Miss America” pageant. Wanda is one of China’s most ...

The Doo Wop Project serenades the CAC

At 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, Williamsport’s Community Arts Center will be given a glimpse of Broadway and American music history: the Doo Wop Project. The DWP are no strangers to the stage. To look at the resumes of the five members of the barber shop quintet is to look at a veritable ...

Wiegand named arts and entertainment editor

Bethany Wiegand has been named the arts and entertainment editor at the Williamsport Sun-Gazette. She replaces Samantha Wallace, who previously was the editor of Showcase and West Branch Life magazine. Wallace will remain as editor of West Branch Life magazine and also has taken a position ...

Two area singing groups to perform together

The men’s West Branch Barbershop Chorus (WBBC) and ladies’ Heart of PA Chorus (HOP) will come together to present their annual Fall Show Barbershop at 7:30 pm on Friday, Nov. 11, at the Community Theatre League (CTL), 100 W. Third St. In addition to the both choruses performing, they ...

The Steel Wheels bring one-of-a-kind vocals to Rusty Rail Live

MIFFLINBURG — Straight from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, The Steel Wheels will perform on 4 p.m. Friday at the Rusty Rail Brewing Co. The Steel Wheels weave together big issues like home, family, community and a sense of belonging into authentic, timely and timeless ...

November First Friday events

“Vietnam Today,” by Sami Cutrona Collegetown Gallery, Community Arts Center lobby 220 W. Fourth St. 5 p.m. A senior studying photography and art history at Lycoming college presents a visual representation of her study abroad this past summer. Dr. June Baskin Gallery at ...

Ray of Light Awards showcase area theater high school talent

It’s that time of the year again, when a young man’s (and woman’s) fancy turn to thoughts of — the Ray of Light Awards. The Community Theatre League will kick off another year of programming to develop and promote the efforts of area high school music theater and drama clubs. Local ...

Grammy-winning jazz artist performs with orchestra at the Weis Center

Grammy-winning Maria Schneider Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. Her recent collaboration with her orchestra and David Bowie resulted in his single called, “Sue (Or In A Season of Crime),” and brought her a 2016 Grammy (Best ...

MU Octoboefest! to celebrate 20th anniversary

MANSFIELD — The 20th annual Octoboefest! concert will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, in Mansfield University’s Steadman Theatre. The concert is free and open to the public. Octoboefest! is a chamber music recital featuring the students from the Mansfield University Double Reed Studio under the ...

CTL presents ‘Elephant’s Graveyard’ as part of HS drama class

Can an elephant be found guilty of murder?  One was in 1916.  The Community Academy of Stage and Theatre, 100 W. Third St., will present “Elephant’s Graveyard” as part of the high school drama class at 7:30 p.m Nov. 12 and 13.  Educational coordinator Seth Sponhouse said, ...

Hamilton-Gibson presents ‘Miracle on 34th Street’

Originally a 1947 black and white classic film, this heartwarming holiday story will be brought to life in this Hamilton-Gibson play directed by Bruce Applegate. It raises and answers the question, “Does Santa Claus exist?” The story centers on a man, Kris Kringle, who is hired by event ...

Billtown Blues Association to hold annual Fall into Blues fundraiser

The Billtown Blues Association’s annual fundraiser will be held on Saturday, Nov. 12 in the Garden Terrace Room of the Genetti Hotel. The BBA is changing the format slightly for this year’s event, deciding to feature several local musicians on a bill that includes six performances and over ...

Movie review: In a Valley of Violence

Writer/director Ti West, independent horror icon behind modern classics like “The Innkeepers” and “The House of the Devil,” takes his genre-expertise to the Old West in “In a Valley of Violence,” a tight, superbly entertaining, b-movie throwback to the westerns of yesteryear — ...

And you thought this election cycle was bad …

Not that it happens very often, but sometimes the future has got the right idea. In an election less than a week away, we find ourselves rife with over-the-top candidates from both sides of the aisle seemingly trying to outdo the other with accusations that may or may not have anything to do ...

History Comes Alive series finale features George Washington

WELLSBORO — The Deane Center’s History Comes Alive series will end with Carl Closs of Kennett Square, portraying George Washington on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Coolidge Theatre, 104 Main St., Wellsboro. A former educator and business executive, Closs has dedicated ...

Music review: ‘Joanne,’ Lady Gaga

Since its release on Oct. 21, much has been said about Lady Gaga’s fifth studio album, “Joanne,” and not all of it kind. Amanda Petrusich, writing for Pitchfork, called it “tentative” and “an affront to the Gaga of yesteryear”; in a review for the Washington Post, Chris Richards ...

SVYC fall concert to feature more than 50 local youth

LEWISBURG — The Susquehanna Valley Youth Chorale (SVYC), a continued educational outreach program of the Susquehanna Valley Chorale, will hold its fall concert, entitled “Peace” at 3 p.m. Nov.13 at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1050 Buffalo Road. This will be the first SVYC ...