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October First Friday events

Even though outdoor First Fridays are winding down for the season, the monthly event continues.Activities taking place from 5-9 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) include:Opening reception: works by James Cresko, local landscape painter6-9 p.m.Williamsport Frame Shop, 46 1/2 W. Fourth St.Opening ...

Community Theatre League to hold auditions for comedic drama

The Community Theatre League will hold auditions at 7 p.m. Oct. 9 and 10 for the comedic drama "A Nice Family Gathering," by Phil Olsen and directed by Desirae Mausteller.It's Thanksgiving Day and the first family gathering at the Lundeen household since the patriarch died. At the gathering, ...

Lycoming College to host artist-in-residence Pedro Lasch

The Lycoming College Art Department will welcome Pedro Lasch as an artist-in-residence for the week of Oct. 17-21. His exhibit, "Naturalizations & Latino/a America: Masks And Maps," will be on display from Oct. 21 through Nov. 19 in the Lycoming College Art Gallery, 25 W. Fourth ...

Converge Gallery to launch season 6 of Spoken Word

Spoken Word will return for season 6 with a kick-off at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at Converge Gallery, 140 W. Fourth St.The launch will feature local poets, lyricists, comedians and more. Sign-ups start at 6:30 p.m. and the event runs from 7-9 p.m.Spoken Word has a simple setup: those interested in ...

A romp through a future wasteland with ‘Turbo Kid’

I've already witnessed the spectacle that is "Turbo Kid" a half-dozen times, but the recently released musical short film by Le Matos dropped last Thursday, and I felt compelled to give it another go. More about the prequel musical video later."Turbo Kid" is a 2015 post-apocalyptic ...

Billtown Blues Festival to hold annual Fall Into the Blues concert

The Billtown Blues Association will present its annual Fall Into the Blues concert at 4 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Genetti Hotel, 200 W. Fourth St.This annual fundraiser will present more than 20 artists and is intended to feature many of the area's local musicians whose focus is American roots music. ...

Movie review: ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’

Tim Burton is part of a rare breed of filmmakers whose idiosyncratic style is recognizable at a glance - from his production design, cinematography, costume, makeup and general tone, it's uniquely characteristic of his style alone. Yet for so long, his distinct stamp been pressed upon pictures ...

Swampcandy to perform at Rusty Rail Live series

MIFFLINBURG - Swampcandy will hit the Rusty Rail Live stage at 9 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Rusty Rail Brewing Co., 5 N. Eighth St., with their rustic Mississippi blues.Swampcandy, a blues duo that sounds like a full band, easily gets your feet stomping and your hands clapping with their soulful, ...

Lycoming College’s Concert at Noon series continues with faculty recital

Members of the Lycoming College music faculty will join forces to present a diverse musical program at noon on Oct. 13 in the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall located on the corner of Fourth and Basin streets. Admission is free.The show features, among others, works for oboe and clarinet by ...

Artist profile: Samia Campbell

For 17-year-old Samia Campbell, art always has been a part of her. When asked when she got involved in art, she simply said, "There's not really a beginning."With an artist's ability instilled in her, Campbell said her dad has a memory of her from pre-school when she drew the spots of a cow and ...

A topical disc from rock ‘n’ roll’s Southern conscience

NEW YORK - Two shootings nearly 85 years apart drove the creation of the Drive-By Truckers' pointed new music.Patterson Hood was inspired by Michael Brown's death in Ferguson, Missouri in 2014 and other police shootings to write "What it Means," a rumination on racism. His bandmate Mike Cooley ...

Susquehanna Valley Shutterbugs to hold 2nd annual themed photography show

The Susquehanna Valley Shutterbugs will hold an opening night reception for their second annual themed photography show from 6-9 p.m. Friday at the Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society, 858 W. Fourth St.This year's theme is "Transportation." Only photographs ...

Repasz Band to host 7th annual Liberty Classic Community Concert

Beginning Oct. 14, the 7th annual Liberty Classic Community Band Festival kicks off in Williamsport, hosted by the Repasz Band. The three-day event, which will feature more than 100 performers and a world-class conductor, will culminate with a free concert at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Community ...

Susquehanna Valley Chorale to open 2016-17 season with two performances

MIDDLEBURG- The Susquehanna Valley Chorale will kick off its new 2016-17 season with "Two Symphonic Masses: Past and Present," at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15 and 3 p.m. Oct. 16 at Midd-West High School Auditorium, 540 E. Main St.The two works featured will be "Mass in G" (1815) by Franz Schubert and ...

Wellsboro to hold final First Friday of the year

WELLSBORO - Friday marks the end of the third season of Wellsboro First Fridays.With "Octoberfest" as its theme, First Friday will celebrate summer's last hurrah and anything autumn. It will be held rain or shine from 5-8 p.m. with free art, music and activities for all ages.The Fifth Season, ...

Garden Brothers Circus to present two shows at Penn Armory

Garden Brothers Circus will present two shows in Williamsport, at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 and 12, at the Penn Street Armory, 1302 Penn St.Garden Brothers is celebrating 100 years entertaining families throughout North America. The circus also is one of the last chances to see elephants ...

Movie review: ‘Deepwater Horizon’

Having enjoyed "Date Night," "Lone Survivor" and "Deepwater Horizon," I've decided that if I'm ever in a dire emergency, I want Mark Wahlberg at my side. Considering the latest of these films, I might settle for Kurt Russell, too.Wahlberg and Russell play two heroes from the 2010 drilling-rig ...

Review: Woody Allen’s TV series is a plodding ‘Crisis’

By FRAZIER MOOREAP Television WriterNEW YORK - With Woody Allen's "Crisis in Six Scenes," the screenwriter has let down his director - who coincidentally also falls short. And then there's the leading man, who phones in his performance."Crisis" is right.It was a major coup when Amazon announced ...

Weis Center to present free concert Drums of India with Bickram Ghosh

LEWISBURG - Bickram Ghosh's Drums of India will bring the sounds of India to the stage at 2 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts, 1 Dent Drive.Comprising four master drummers from India playing a variety of traditional Indian drums and supported with sitar, this ensemble has ...

Kardashian joins string of big jewel heist victims

PARIS (AP) - Kim Kardashian West joined a line of victims of major jewel heists when armed robbers entered her Paris residence, chained her to bathroom furnishings and escaped with jewels worth an estimated $10 million. Other thieves have outwitted armed guards and alarm systems or cut through ...