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Arts and Culture

Floating boat cinema coming to Pittsburgh, other cities

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, drive-in movies have been making a comeback — now a company says a floating cinema allowing people to watch from mini-boats will be making appearances in a number of places around the country — including Pennsylvania and Ohio. Beyond Cinema, ...

A Life Style

LOCK HAVEN — The smooth sound of brass and string instruments pours from the second story of a repurposed barn along Island Road. Inside a local wood carver spends his time crafting unique and interesting furniture and art pieces, something he’s done for decades Crafting with wood ...

‘Destroy All Monsters’ is worth reading the subtitles

I wanted to take it way back for this week’s Throwback Thursday with 1968 Japanese film “Destroy All Monsters.” This film takes place in the same realm as the infamous “Godzilla” and even features the well known character in all his screeching glory. The is set near the end of the ...

Chase shines in cult classic ‘Fletch’

This week, I decided to review one of my all-time favorite comedies, 1985’s “Fletch.” “Fletch,” stars Chevy Chase as investigative reporter Irwin M. Fletcher, or “Fletch” for short. The film is loosely based on a novel by Gregory McDonald, though the novel is much more serious ...

Library of Congress to honor author Colson Whitehead

NEW YORK (AP) — Colson Whitehead keeps winning awards. Already this year's recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction and the Orwell Prize for political fiction, Whitehead is now being honored by the Library of Congress. On Monday, it announced that he had won the Library of Congress Prize ...

Michael B. Jordan wants you to view a drive-in movie, on him

NEW YORK — For Michael B. Jordan, timing is everything. So when the SAG award winner marched in a Los Angeles Black Lives Matter protest last month demanding that Hollywood drastically increase its diversity in the executive ranks, it was a moment he felt prepared for. ’I think it’s ...

‘Keeping the spirit alive’

DUNNSTOWN — A different time, a different place and a different name. But still some of the best local entertainment, food and fun is on tap for this weekend. There’s been a lot of cancellations this year due to the coronavirus pandemic spreading across the country. But there’s also ...

Cadillac Cats hit the Main Street Stage this Friday

LOCK HAVEN — Playing this Friday on the Main and Grove Street Stage, The Cadillac Cats are a Williamsport-based five piece band that has been playing an eclectic blend of blues-based music throughout northcentral Pennsylvania since 2013. The music is diverse, drawing on R&B, rock and ...

Live action Scooby Doo doesn’t get enough credit

Since I went with a kids’ movie last week I thought I’d do the same again this week for my Throwback Thursday. Unlike the last one though this will be a positive take. Now I know reviewing 2004 live action movie “Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed” probably seems weird since I never ...

Eastwood’s ‘Million Dollar Baby’ is a true classic

Clint Eastwood is truly an American treasure. No matter what you think of his politics, the man has made some amazing films in his twilight years. Perhaps you’ve seen “Unforgiven,” “Gran Torino” or more recently, “The Mule.” However, Eastwood’s masterpiece is “Million Dollar ...

CAC receives grant from PPL Foundation

WILLIAMSPORT — The Community Arts Center is pleased to announce it has received a $5000 grant from the PPL Foundation. These funds will go to support the 2020-2021 Educational Series. The Community Arts Center’s Educational Series is a first step in enhancing the quality of life in our ...

Comic hero ‘Asterix’ plans friendly assault on the New World

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans have long adored things from France, like its bread, cheese and wine. But they've been stubbornly resistant to one of France's biggest imports: “Asterix.” The bite-sized, brawling hero of a series of treasured comic books is as invisible in America as the ...

CPA will not present artists at Penn State this fall

UNIVERSITY PARK — Due to state and university limitations on large group gatherings, plus requirements for physical distancing and challenges faced by touring artists, the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State has decided to not present public performances by artists on campus during ...

John Stevens Polka Band to perform in Triangle Park Friday

LOCK HAVEN — The John Stevens Polka band will perform this Friday, July 3 at Triangle Park, for the Lock Haven Summer Concert Series. The concert will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Those interested in attending the free concert are invited to bring their own chair. The John Stevens Polka band ...

‘The Last Airbender’ was a mistake, watch the cartoon instead

I think this is the first negative review I’ve written since I warned readers to avoid the new “Cats” movie at all costs. But with the resurgence of “Avatar: The Last Airbender” on Netflix I can’t help but choose its less-than-great live action counter part for this week’s ...

‘The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh’ is so bad … it’s good?

Ever watch a movie so bad you cannot stop watching? I have a lot of movies that fall into that category. A lot of sequels are like that — “Major League II,” “Airplane II” and “Caddyshack 2” come to mind. But my absolute favorite bad movie is the 1979 classic “The Fish That ...

The revolution comes again: Miranda and Kail on ‘Hamilton’

NEW YORK — Lin-Manuel Miranda likes to picture the millionaire, Mr. Howell, from “Gilligan’s Island,” saying the brag. You know the one. “Well, I saw it with the original cast.” On Friday, Miranda will steal that boast from anyone who ever saw “Hamilton” in its blistering ...

New Mexico tribe transforms old casino into movie studio

TESUQUE PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — A small northern New Mexico Native American tribe has opened a movie studio in a former casino that it hopes will lure big productions. The Tesuque Pueblo recently converted the building near Santa Fe into a movie studio campus called Camel Rock Studios with more ...

A summer of music

LOCK HAVEN — The Jeremy Edge Project will perform this Sunday, June 28 on the Floating Stage to kick off the Lock Haven Summer Concert Series on the river. The concert will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Former Candlelight Red guitarist Jeremy Edge has just released a new independent ...

A summer of music

LOCK HAVEN — Big Willy will perform this Friday, June 26 on Grove and Main Street to kick off the Lock Haven Summer Concert Series. The concert will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., and those interested in attending the free concert are invited to bring their own chair, or enjoy the band while ...