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Scared scriptless

Brad Sherwood and Colin Mochrie, comedians made famous from the show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” will be bringing their improv show to Williamsport once again. “Colin and Brad: Scared Scriptless” hits the Community Arts Center stage at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. There are a lot of similarities ...

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Northern Tier Symphony sets fall performances

With its upcoming fall concerts, the Northern Tier Symphony Orchestra will feature a new principal trumpet player. Bryan Carr of Wyalusing has been moved up to the position, where he will be the leader of the trumpet section. In that role, he will advise the other trumpet players and make ...

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Billtown Brass continues annual holiday concert

Thanksgiving is upon us, which means it’s officially the “holiday season.” And while some folks might hesitate to start trimming the tree or wrapping gifts, it’s not too early to get into the general spirt of the season. If you’re just not feeling it yet, the Williamsport Symphony ...

Area theater productions get audiences in the holiday spirit

If the Christmas holidays are approaching, can Ebenezer Scrooge be far behind? Again this year, area community and professional theaters will turn to Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol” for holiday entertainment. And this year, those who are very familiar with the Dickens’ ...

Local retired professor showcases ‘Time and Recollection’ at Gallery425

Gallery425, 425 Market St., whose mission is to bring “art to life in public, private and commercial spaces” is currently exhibiting local artist, Patrick Murphy. Murphy, a retired associate professor of art and design at Pennsylvania College of Technology, is showcasing his current ...

Movie review: ‘Murder on the Orient Express’

“Murder on the Orient Express” seems an odd choice for a remake. Emerging from the mid-seventies golden age that gave us gems like “Chinatown,” “Network” and “The Godfather,” the original film boasted a cast to die for, including Ingrid Bergman, Anthony Perkins, Sean Connery, ...

Residente feels freer after first solo album success

By SIGAL RATNER-ARIAS Associated Press NEW YORK — Whatever happens tonight at the Latin Grammys, Residente can relax. The Puerto Rican rapper, who leads nominations with nine nods for his first solo album post-Calle 13 — including album, record and song of the year — admits that ...

Review: ‘A Bad Moms Christmas’ tastes like a stale chestnut

By JOCELYN NOVECK AP National Writer In that old Christmas stalwart “Love Actually,” the wonderful Bill Nighy plays an aging rock star angling for an easy payday by cynically subbing the word “Christmas” into one of his hits, and re-recording it. And now we have “A Bad Moms ...

Artist Kim Pagano’s life’s work seen in ‘People, Places and Things’

The Genetti Hotel and Suites along with The Bald Eagle Art League, present November’s exhibit entitled “People, Places and Things” by artist Kim Pagano, at the Genetti Taphouse Gallery, 200 W. Fourth St. The exhibit runs through Nov. 28. Pagano’s artwork leans toward a realistic ...

Comedians not laughing at character in ‘The Simpsons’

By MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK — Growing up in New York in the 1980s, comedian Hari Kondabolu was like many young people. He watched “The Simpsons” and he adored “The Simpsons.” There was just one thing that bothered him about it. Amid the fictional Springfield ...

Q&A: A quick word with Ezra Miller on becoming the Flash

By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer NEW YORK — Ezra Miller brings an electric energy to the superhero team-up film “Justice League,” pinballing off the more imposing presences of Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot and Ben Affleck. They are mighty. He is fast. Miller was first cast as Barry Allen, ...

The more, the merrier

This year, the Victorian Christmas Artisan Market has found a new location on a new night. The market will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17 in the YWCA front meeting rooms, 815 W. Third St. The Victorian Christmas Artisan Market began as a way to connect the local talented artists ...

Williamsport Music Club presents program on Western Pa. composers

“Inspired By America” is the theme of the November Williamsport Music Club’s program chaired by Charles Getchel. The event willl begin at 7 p.m. on Nov. 14., at Robert M. Sides Family Music Center, 291 Mulberry St., and is open to the public free of charge. The program features works ...

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‘Vietnamese Vision’ on display at the Peter Herdic House

Visitors to The Peter Herdic House, 407 W. Fourth St., will get a peek into the life of a young Vietnamese artist throughout the month of November. “Vietnamese Vision,” the work of Duyen Nguyen, will be on display throughout Nov. 26. The exhibit is curated by her husband, Jeremiah ...

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Black Jacket Symphony brings a unique listening experience to the CAC

This Friday night, 7:30 p.m. at the Community Arts Center, audiences will have the pleasure of a seemless performance of Led Zepplin’s album, “Led Zepplin IV,” including classics like “Black Dog,” Rock and Roll,” “Going to California” and the timeless “Stairway to ...

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Uptown Music Collective celebrates women in rock

Uptown Music Collective, 144 W. Third St., will kick off its season by honoring two of the most iconic women of rock ‘n’ roll. Music lovers will have two opportunities to see “Women of Rock: The Music of Heart & Pat Benatar” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 and 18 at the Community Arts Center, 220 ...

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A wish come true

Hoping to make a child’s wish come true, one local girl is organizing a benefit for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. “Festival of Wishes: A Disney Revue” will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the Williamsport Area Middle School. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. for a Disney character meet and greet. The ...

Movie review: ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

By LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer In the stand-alone films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor always seemed to get the short end of the stick. The Thor films were never as popular as Iron Man, and didn’t gain steam like Captain America. They were perhaps a little too serious and a little ...

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World-renowned quartet melds Eastern and Western musical styles

For 30 years, the Weis Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Bucknell University, has presented artists who are committed to doing their very best work for University and Central Pennsylvania audiences. In addition, the Weis Center embraces the essential experience of sharing with ...