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Arts and Culture

‘Fandango for Butterflies’

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Center for the Performing Arts opens its doors and minds with the presentation of En Garde Arts’ “Fandango for Butterflies (and Coyotes),” an immersive collection of stories that crosses borders. The live in-person event will start at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. ...

State Theatre to showcase Los Lobos Sept. 25

STATE COLLEGE — The State Theatre will bring a revved-up version of Mexian folk music to its patrons on Saturday, Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. with Los Lobos. Los Lobos’s journey began in 1973, when Hidalgo (vocals, guitar, and pretty much anything with strings), Perez (drums, vocals, guitar), ...

Bly Manor is truly haunting

I’m on a Netflix horror/slasher genre kick so it’s not surprise that my review this week would be of “The Haunting of Bly Manor.” The show, created by Mike Flanagan, is the second in an anthology series. For anyone who is paying close attention to my reviews (all one of you) I reviewed ...

‘King of Comedy’ is one of Scorsese’s hidden gems

There’s no better feeling than scrolling through movie choices and stumbling across a hidden gem. That was the case a few weeks back when I was trying to find something to watch for this column. I happened upon the 1982 film “The King of Comedy.” I first saw “The King of Comedy” ...

Norm Macdonald, former ‘Saturday Night Live’ comic, dies

NEW YORK — Comedian Norm Macdonald, a former “Saturday Night Live” writer and performer who was “Weekend Update” host when Bill Clinton and O.J. Simpson provided comic fodder during the 1990s, has died. Macdonald, who was 61, died Tuesday after having cancer for nine years, but ...