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Millbrook presents American classic

MILL HALL — The third main stage production of the 55th anniversary season at Millbrook Playhouse is “To Kill a Mockingbird,” opening Friday and playing through Saturday, July 28. It’s 1935, and racial tensions are high in Maycomb, Alabama. Nonetheless, young Jean Louise Finch — ...

Maia Crowell: Little girl, big part

MILL HALL — Maia Crowell, 12, of Lock Haven, plays Scout in the drama “To Kill a Mockingbird” at Millbrook Playhouse which opens tomorrow and runs through July 28. The daughter of Bill and Michelle Crowell, Maia attends Lock Haven Catholic School. This will be her third show on the ...

SNUG to play the floating stage Sunday

LOCK HAVEN — SNUG will be taking the floating stage by storm Sunday at 6:30 p.m. as the next program at the Corman Amphitheatre in the 2018 Summer Concert Series. Formed in 2005, SNUG has been entertaining crowds for more than a decade with fist-pumping rock throughout Central Pennsylvania. ...

Clark McLane Band to perform in the park

LOCK HAVEN — The Clark McLane Band is hitting local outdoor festivals this summer with a slew of electrified folk performances including at the Dam Festival in Austin. They’ll perform in Triangle Park tomorrow at 6 p.m. as part of the summer concert series. The Clark McLane Band came to ...

Logan Dawes in his first professional role

MILL HALL — Logan Dawes, 12, plays Scout’s brother, Jem, in “To Kill a Mockingbird,” which opens Friday at Millbrook Playhouse. The son of Art and Wendi Dawes of Flemington, Logan attended the Millbrook summer kids’ program last year and joined the Millbrook Playhouse Youth ...

Old photo album

EXPRESS ARCHIVES The McConnell girls An Express reader has donated this photo to your community newspaper’s archives. Unfortunately, the only information available about it are the names Ruth and Julie McConnell. The photograph appears to have been taken in a studio a century or more ago. ...

Acknowledging an empty card

Dear Annie: My daughter graduated from high school a few weeks ago and had sent out announcements to family and friends. She has been receiving congratulations cards and notes in the mail, and some have included monetary gifts to acknowledge her going to college in the fall or just in ...

r To Your Good Health

‘Reducible’ is a good thing when it comes to hernias BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: My son had an ultrasound the other day for a hernia. I have had six hernias. His results showed an inguinal hernia, 2.2 centimeters and “reducible.” Will he need surgery? Can he wear a truss? ...

Native American art coming to Bellefonte Museum

BELLEFONTE — During the month of August, the Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County presents an important collection, the Stevens-Sollman Native American Art Collection, and tells a story of local art collectors Jeanne Stevens-Sollman and Phil Sollman. Both Jeanne and Phil are well-known ...

Free outdoor movie to be shown Saturday

LOCK HAVEN — Bring your lawn chairs, picnic baskets and blankets and get ready for another of the City of Lock Haven’s free “movies under the stars” this Saturday. The second movie of the season will be “Coco.” Shown on a 16-foot inflatable movie screen at Triangle Park, the ...

Folk singer, songwriter David Wilcox coming to The State

STATE COLLEGE – David Wilcox will perform Saturday at 8 p.m. at The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave. Cleveland-born Wilcox is a father, a husband, a citizen and a songwriter. First inspired to play guitar after hearing a fellow college student playing in a stairwell, he is now 18 records ...

Williamsport Youth Orchestra welcomes new conductor

WILLIAMSPORT— Matthew Radspinner is the new conductor of the Williamsport Symphony Youth Orchestra (WSYO). A graduate of Williamsport Area High School, he has studied at Shenandoah, Penn State, and Mansfield universities. He is a music educator in the Williamsport Area School District ...

Dar Williams tickets available at The State

STATE COLLEGE — Tickets are now available for Dar Williams at The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave. The concert is set for 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15. Dar Williams has been called “one of America’s very best singer-songwriters” by The New Yorker. She’s released 10 studio albums and ...

Nicholas Horner in concert

WILLIAMSPORT — The Community Theatre League presents “A Night with Nicholas Horner and Tom James” at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 28. Williamsport-bred and now NYC-based singer-songwriter Nicholas Horner writes songs of love, loss and life on the road. His work has been heard around the world ...

‘Culture Crawl Cabaret’ is coming

STATE COLLEGE — The State College Community Theatre wants to hear from anyone and everyone who has a musical theatre piece they wish to perform. SCCT is sponsoring a “State College Culture Crawl Cabaret” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, and any musical selection will be permitted as long as ...

UMC plans Summer Music Festival

WILLIAMSPORT — The Uptown Music Collective is set to present its annual free Summer Music Festival on Saturday, July 28 at Williamsport’s Brandon Park Bandshell. The day’s festivities will begin at noon with free music performances all day, as well as food vendors, raffles, and more. ...

Jazz in the Attic series listed

STATE COLLEGE — Jazz in the Attic, a monthly nightclub series, has been going strong since 2016 as a collaboration between Rick Hirsch and The State Theatre at 130 W. College Ave. The Attic is a cozy room limited to about 60 people, so jazz lovers will want to get their tickets as soon as ...

‘Downton Abbey’ movie to shoot this summer

NEW YORK (AP) — Three years after going off the air, "Downton Abbey" is coming back as a movie. Focus Features said Friday that it will this summer begin production on a "Downton" film that will reunite the Crawley family on the big screen. Series creator Julian Fellowes wrote the ...

Hanna to host public hearing on retirement security in Bellefonte

BELLEFONTE – As part of the House Democratic Caucus’ Plan4PA, state Rep. Mike Hanna, D-Clinton/Centre, will host a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing on retirement security. The hearing will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 23 at Bald Eagle Area High School, 751 S. Eagle ...

Around the Town

Good Day and Happy Anniversary to John and Lana Bryerton, and Bo and Jen Hagaman! Word of the Day Verisimilitude — The appearance of truth, of seeming to be true. Quote of the Day “Our knowledge is a little island in a great ocean of nonknowledge.” — Isaac Bashevis ...