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Supervisors say George Lucas museum belongs in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles supervisors are urging “Star Wars” creator George Lucas to bring his planned Museum of Narrative Art to LA, not San Francisco. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas said Wednesday that the museum would bring 1,500 construction jobs and another 350 permanent ...

Muncy Historical Society celebrates 10th year of art exhibit

Since 1936, the Muncy Historical Society has been dedicated to preserving and honoring local history.  This not-for-profit, all-volunteer organization presents a variety of historical events throughout the year, including an annual quilt show, a youth fishing derby and a concert on Pepper ...

Williamsport Music Club presents ‘Star Spangled Folksong Rhythms’

The Williamsport Music Club presents a program of patriotic music titled “Star Spangled Folksong Rhythms” chaired by Lucy Henry and Barby Smith. The event begins at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, and will be held at Robert M. Sides Family Music Center, 291 Mulberry St. The program is free and open to ...

Pajama Jam III rescheduled for this weekend

Pajama Jam III - Live Music for Social Impact, will be held 8-10 p.m. Saturday (postponed from Oct. 21 due to rain and flooding) at the Pajama Factory, 1307 Park Ave., in the Community Room, ground floor off the courtyard. There is no cost for this event and it will benefit Hope ...

Theater review: ‘Oleana’

SELINSGROVE  —  “Oleana” may make one reexamine the wisdom of the axiom that it doesn’t matter as much in winning battles if you still lose the war. There is a war of words between a college professor and a seemingly befuddled student in David Mamet’s  “Oleana,” the current ...

Rising young fireball delivers high-octane blues to Rusty Rail Live

MIFFLINBURG — Praised by Rolling Stone, Florida’s Selwyn Birchwood will hit the Rusty Rail Live stage 9 p.m. Friday. Birchwood is known for playing high-octane blues that are deeply rooted, funky and up-to-the-minute. The 29 year old’s warm, magnetic stage presence is distinguished by ...

Artist Ben Sloat brings ‘Disbelief’ to Lycoming College Gallery

Lycoming College is pleased to present the work of artist Ben Sloat in the Digital Media Gallery through Monday in the Mass Communications Building on Basin Stre­et in Williamsport. “Disbelief’ is a multimedia exhibition that uses video, graphic design, photographic elements, neon and ...

Susquehanna University Artist Series presents Native American music experience

SELINSGROVE — Susquehanna University’s Artist Series proudly presents the acclaimed contemporary music quartet ETHEL in concert with Grammy-winning Native American flutist Robert Mirabal at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Degenstein Center Theater. Their musical collaboration, titled The River, ...

Holiday movie line-up presents promising box office hits

‘Tis the season to watch movies — a season that usually begins in mid-November and runs right up to Dec. 25. This year, Santa’s holiday movie sleigh is with loaded with promising chestnuts; so don we now our movie-going apparel, and let’s see what’s in our cinematic stocking: • ...

Williamsport Civic Ballet performs ‘The Nutcracker’ for 54th year

In keeping with a 54-year-old tradition, the Williamsport Civic Ballet will bring “The Nutcracker” to the Community Arts Center stage, 220 W. Fourth St., for two performances. The shows will begin at 7 p.m. Dec. 2 and 4 p.m. Dec. 3. A Nutcracker Tea Party will be held in the Capital Lounge ...

Movie review: ‘Hacksaw Ridge’

Even if a movie has flaws, the question I always ask is this: Is it compelling? Does it call you directly into its world, holding your attention and making you care about the people and the outcome? In the case of “Hacksaw Ridge,” the answer is a resounding yes. What’s so compelling ...

Roomful of Teeth to perform with Bucknell University Choir at Weis Center

LEWISBURG — Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth will perform with the Bucknell University Choir and Camerata at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Weis Center. There will be a free pre-performance talk in the Weis Center Atrium Lobby from 6:45-7:15 p.m. Founded in 2009 by Brad Wells, ...

Broadway season looks promising with new and revived musicals

NEW YORK CITY — Although it’s only early November, several groups are already lining up buses for a day trip into New York City in December, often to attend the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall. But theatergoers like myself, who have an avid interest in seeing one of the ...

National Theatre Live at the Campus Theatre presents The Threepenny Opera

National Theatre Live at the Campus Theatre presents and encore production of The Threepenny Opera 1 p.m. Sunday. A darkly comic new take on Brecht and Weill’s raucous musical broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre. Mack the Knife is back in town.  London scrubs up for the ...

Movie review: Doctor Strange

“Doctor Strange,” the latest entry into Marvel’s never ending saga of comic-book superhero movies, is Marvel’s strangest, trippiest endeavor yet. It’s a kaleidoscope of visionary wonder that imbues eastern mysticism with the style of “The Matrix” and “Inception,” and its ...

The evolution of Amy Adams on view in ‘Arrival,’ ‘Nocturnal’

TORONTO — For a time, Amy Adams, a former chorus girl from Colorado, was known for her princesses and country girls: sweet and sunny characters that helped make Adams a star. “I call them the innocents — like Picasso, my ‘innocent period,’” Adams said, chuckling. “But the ...

Uptown Music Collective kicks off performance season with a tribute to Rush

On Nov. 18 and 19, the Uptown Music Collective will kick off its 2016-2017 performance season with its presentation of Permanent Waves: The Music of Rush. The two-night performance will feature students from the schools Special Performance Group 1, who range in age from 11 to 18, performing ...

Wellsboro Community Concert Association to present RPR

WELLSBORO — At 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18, the Wellsboro Community Concert Association will present RPR in concert in the Coolidge Theatre at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts, 104 Main St. Band members will perform a cross section of their original songs from “Trans Atlantic,” their ...

Founder of Hip Hop Scholars to present at Lycoming College

The founder of Hip Hop Scholars, James Braxton Peterson, Ph.D., will discuss youth cultures during a presentation titled “Hip Hop Culture and the Practice of Inclusion,” on Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. in the Mary L. Welch Honors Hall, on the corner of Fourth and Basin Streets. The presentation ...

Blake Shelton to headline Happy Valley Jam

UNIVERSITY PARK —  Country music and “The Voice” superstar Blake Shelton will headline the Happy Valley Jam, held in Beaver Stadium on the campus of The Pennsylvania State University on Saturday, July 8, 2017. This historic first concert includes a superstar lineup with Chris Young and ...