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Student Summer Stock prepares ‘Peter Pan’ to take flight

The Community Arts Center, 220 W. Fourth St., will present a Student Summer Stock production of the Broadway musical hit "Peter Pan" Friday through Sunday.Based on J.M. Barrie's classic book with music by Morris "Moose" Charlap and Jule Styne and lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and Betty Comden and ...

The show goes on for cancer-stricken Sharon Jones

NEW YORK - Preparing to go on stage for the first time in months after intensive rounds of chemotherapy, an atypically nervous Sharon Jones sat backstage at New York's Beacon Theatre, clutching a cup and shaking."Then they announce her - 'Miss Sharon Jones!' - and she goes like a prizefighter ...

Deane Little Beans to host free event with storyteller

WELLSBORO - Children four and older and their families are invited to a Deane Little Beans interactive storytelling and music program at 10 a.m. Aug. 6 in the lobby at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts, 104 Main St. The family-friendly program is free.Regi Carpenter, an award-winning ...

A season to be amazed

As a lynchpin of downtown Williamsport, the Community Arts Center, 220 W. Fourth St., aims to bring top-notch entertainment every season - and the recently announced 2016-17 season is no exception."The 2016-17 season is here, and this year there is something for everyone, with thrilling shows ...

The Shoreliners to perform at Triangle Park

LOCK HAVEN - The Shoreliners will perform at 6 p.m. Friday at Triangle Park as part of the annual Lock Haven Summer Concert Series.The Shoreliners are a versatile group of television and recording artists consisting of four members with a combined total of more than 125 years of experience ...

Weis Center announces 2016-17 season

LEWSIBURG - The 2016-17 season at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University, 1 Dent Drive, features 35 events from across the United States and around the world and includes Americana-folk, classical, jazz and world music; dance; a Family Discovery Series; and much more. ...

Lewisburg Arts Council announces winners of annual chalk festival

LEWISBURG - The Lewisburg Arts Council's annual Sidewalk Chalk Festival was held July 8 in downtown Lewisburg, with winners taking home prizes in several categories.The winners of the 2016 Sidewalk Chalk Festival are:6 and under groupFirst: Grant DiamondSecond: Kalyra Snyder and Ellie ...

Artisan Cooperative to display work of Williamsport art teacher

The Artisan Cooperative and Gallery, 46 W. Fourth St., will welcome the work of Andrea McDonough Varner from Aug. 3 to Sept. 1.The exhibit will feature a reception from 6-9 p.m. Aug. 5 during First Friday festivities.McDonough Varner teaches art at Williamsport Area High School - where she is ...

The Isaacs to perform in Mansfield

MANSFIELD - The nationally-renowned bluegrass gospel group The Isaacs will perform at 7 p.m. July 30 at Smythe Park, 23 Dorsett Dr.The multi-award-winning family group who began singing 35 years ago are based out of Hendersonville, Tennessee. Vocalists are mother Lily Isaacs and siblings Ben ...

Performer profile: Desirae Ashilene Mausteller

Although she has varied theatrical experiences both on stage and backstage, her resume probably should also include "juggler."For the last half dozen years, Desirae Ashilene Mausteller has become very adept at juggling her love for the theatrical, from acting in plays and singing in musicals ...

Movie review: ‘The Infiltrator’

"The Infiltrator," written by Elle Brown Furman and directed by Brad Furman ("The Lincoln Lawyer"), positions itself as if it were an eight-hour miniseries, and it's directed with enough meticulous detail - at least within its first half - that it partly succeeds.The problem is, "The ...

An artistic mountain retreat

EAGLES MERE- Nestled in picturesque Eagles Mere, a town located on a mountain in Sullivan County, The Eagles Mere Art Gallery, 288 Eagles Mere Ave., can be found permanently displaying local artwork as well as a rotating collection by guest artists. Started in 2006 in a vacant building, Terry ...

Camp eXpresso to conclude with free concert

MILTON - Camp eXpresso, a music camp for young singers and the educational outreach of the Susquehanna Valley Chorale, will host a free performance at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Tabernacle at Central Oak Heights, 75 Heritage Road.The concert is free and open to the public. It is the culmination of ...

Corey Feldman celebrates life, new double-CD as he turns 45

LOS ANGELES - Nothing is off the table in an interview with Corey Feldman.During a wide-ranging conversation over lunch at a San Fernando Valley deli, Feldman talks about his movies, past marriages, his production company and record label, his son, his home recording studio, the group of ...

Movie review: ‘Ghostbusters’

Maybe the best thing I can say about the new "Ghostbusters" is this: It's not lame.Risking to reboot a virtually perfect film, writer-director Paul Feig pays loving homage to the 1984 original. Yet at the same time, he and co-writer Katie Dippold stake out enough new territory, and maintain ...

Philadelphia Jazz Orchestra to perform at New Covenant

The Philadelphia Jazz Orchestra will perform a benefit concert at 7 p.m. Aug. 12 at the New Covenant United Church of Christ, 202 E. Third St.The orchestra is an all-star high school and college student group that performs all over the world. This summer they performed in Nice, France, and at ...

The lure of “Pokemon Go”: Respite from a summer of violence

NEW YORK - It's easy to see the appeal of "Pokemon Go."Coming out of nowhere in what's been an otherwise soul-crushing summer filled with endless shootings and other horrors, the smartphone game offers an escape, without removing us completely from the real world.I started playing it for the ...

Hamilton-Gibson’s Women’s Project to hold auditions for fall plays

WELLSBORO - The Hamilton-Gibson Women's Project will hold auditions for short plays from 2-3:30 p.m. July 24 or 5-6:30 p.m. July 26 at the Warehouse Theatre, 3 Central Ave. Women of all ages are welcome to audition.A total of 12 roles will be cast for four plays, which will be presented at 7:30 ...