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Movie review: ‘Sully’

Two hundred and eight seconds - that's all the time Capt. Chesley Sullenberger had to pilot his aircraft to a safe water-landing when it was struck by geese during the "Miracle on the Hudson" in 2009.With few injuries and no loss of life, this incredible story gripped the nation for weeks, but ...

United States Army Jazz Ambassadors to perform free show in Wyalusing

WYALUSING - The internationally acclaimed Jazz Ambassadors of Washington, D.C. will continue its long tradition of presenting free public performances when it appears at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Wyalusing Valley Junior-Senior High School.The Jazz Ambassadors is the official touring big band of ...

Jerry Lewis shows quiet, sensitive side in drama ‘Max Rose’

LOS ANGELES - If Jerry Lewis is known for being caustic and cantankerous, he left that side of him behind for "Max Rose."There's no trace of the elastic-faced comic in this new film, though Lewis is in every frame. Even as he sits down to discuss coming out of retirement to take what is likely ...

‘Peppa Pig’s Big Splash’ to make Williamsport stop

Due to popular demand, "Peppa Pig's Big Splash" has added the Community Arts Center, 220 W. Fourth St., as a United States tour stop, with a performance at 5 p.m. Sept. 25.The Peppa Pig stage show is based on the top-rated TV series, which airs daily on Nick Jr. The U.S. tour has played to sold ...

Not your typical radio fare

A different kind of music is becoming increasingly popular in central Pennsylvania and area artists are eager to showcase their talents with "An Evening of Experimental Sound," from 6-10 p.m. Sept. 23, in the Community Room of the Pajama Factory, 1307 Park Ave. The event will include four ...

In ‘Cameraperson,’ life seen through an intrepid lens

NEW YORK - Kristen Johnson isn't entirely sure what to call her film."Cameraperson" is a meditative montage of outtakes from Johnson's 25 years as a documentary cinematographer, mixed in with footage of Johnson's own life, including her now 4-year-old twins and her mother while in the drift of ...

Factory Works Gallery to host 2nd annual student portfolio review

The Factory Works Gallery at the Pajama Factory, 1307 Park Ave., will host the 2nd annual "A Call to Art," a high school student portfolio review, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 24.Sophomore, junior and senior high school students are invited to bring a portfolio of their artwork to be reviewed ...

A rich, inviting season ahead

After reaching 89 years old, it's hard to deny that activity starts to slow - for most, anyway. The Williamsport Community Concert Association is celebrating nearly nine decades by flourishing."In the three years since I've been president, we've seen attendance increase significantly," said ...

Weis Center to host year-long series of performances for ‘Coal Collections’

LEWISBURG - The Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University, 1 Dent Drive, will host a series of events as part of a year-long collaboration with the Bucknell Center for Sustainability and the Environment."Coal Collections: Local, National and International Stories" will include ...

Spoken Word to host preview event ahead of sixth season

Before the sixth season of Spoken Word at Converge Gallery, 140 W. Fourth St., officially begins, it will host a preview evening at 7 p.m. Friday featuring local poet Michael Zielinskie.Zielinskie's writing delves into the dark and the mystical, with a light splash of insightful humor. He ...

Lycoming instructor to present solo flute recital

Ashley Shank, flute instructor at Lycoming College, will present a solo recital at noon on Sept. 22 in the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall on the corner of Fourth and Basin streets. Admission is free.Shank will perform a program of works showcasing the versatility of the flute including ...

Hamilton-Gibson to present moving drama ‘Quilters’

WELLSBORO - Hamilton-Gibson Productions will present "Quilters" at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Coolidge Theatre at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts, 104 Main St."Quilters" is a moving tribute to the courage and spirit of America's pioneer women and men."When we produced this musical in ...

Movie review: ‘Morgan’

"Morgan," played by Anya Taylor-Joy ("The Witch"), is a genetically engineered human-hybrid. Born and raised in a lab, she shares the characters and development of a teenager, though she's just 5 years old. She refers to the scientists that created her - Dr. Simon Ziegler (Toby Jones) and Dr. ...

Williamsport Youth Choir to begin seventh year

The Williamsport Youth Choir will begin its seventh year under the direction of returning director Emily Wertz. The Williamsport Youth Choir is an educational outreach program of Williamsport Chamber Choir and Orchestra that performs between two to four times per semester. As students learn ...

Contra dance to be held in Lewisburg

LEWISBURG - The Countryside Contra Dancers will hold a Contra dance from 7-10 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Donald Heiter Community Center, 100 N. Fifth St. Karl Senseman will be calling during the event and Lux Bridge will be providing music.New England Contra Dance is a traditional dance form rooted ...

Fall movie preview: Highlights from September to December

LOS ANGELES - There's something for everyone in movie theaters this fall. The calendar is jam-packed with romance, spectacle and jaw-dropping true life stories.Some of our most familiar franchises take bold leaps into undiscovered areas of their universes: Marvel side-steps into the ...

Hamilton-Gibson to hold auditions for radio-play-styled ‘Sleepy Hollow’

WELLSBORO - Hamilton-Gibson Productions will hold open auditions for "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," a radio play-styled performance of the classic tale by Washington Irving.Auditions will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, 2-4 p.m. Saturday and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the Hamilton-Gibson offices, 29 ...

Big and bold: Joanne Landis brings CAC walls to life

There is no mistaking the artwork of Joanne Landis. The use of bold colors and striking figures is unmistakably the work of the former fashion designer.Landis's large paintings are on exhibit through an artist-in-residency program at the Community Arts Center, 220 W. Fourth St., which is paired ...

The music –– and its legacy –– of coal country

LEWISBURG - There is a famous analogy that says fish do not consider the water in which they live until they are removed from it - and that, too, is the culture in which man lives, unseeable except from a different perspective.Coal holds an indelible place in the history of Pennsylvania, ...

Movie review: ‘The Light Between Oceans’

There is no misfortune too shattering for Derek Cianfrance, it seems. The writer and director of "Blue Valentine," "The Place Beyond the Pines" and now, an adaptation of the M.L. Stedman novel "The Light Between Oceans " confidently strides into stories of little hope and painful circumstance, ...