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Arts and Culture

CAC awarded EITC funds from Riverview Bank

WILLIAMSPORT — The Community Arts Center announced it is the recipient of $3,000 from Riverview Bank through the Pennsylvania Education Improvement Tax Credit program (EITC). The contribution will be used to support the approved EITC programs at the CAC. Educational Improvement Tax Credit ...

‘The Haunting of Hill House’ is more than just terrifying

I’m taking a step out of my usual “Throwback Thursday” comfort zone into something new this week. Technically “The Haunting of Hill House” isn’t a movie, however I just watched it for the third time since August and I really want to talk about how much I love it. Hill House is a ...

Cruise and Gooding carry ‘Jerry Maguire’ into the end zone

While there are a few New Year’s movies out there, I didn’t feel like reviewing one for this week’s “Throwback Thursday” column. After a month of Christmas movie reviews, I thought I’d go off the board and review one of my all-time favorites — 1996’s “Jerry Maguire.” If ...

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ is a wonderful film

Hands down, Christmas Eve is the best night of the year. The entire day feels special, doesn’t it? Most of us are off work, and even if we’re not, it’s usually a short day. Last-minute shopping, wrapping presents, cookies, church services, a special meal ... no matter what you do, it ...

‘A Christmas Story’ is the ultimate Christmas movie

I can’t think of a better movie for my last Christmas themed Throwback Thursday columns than this absolute gem. “A Christmas Story” is the Christmas movie to end all Christmas movies. Everyone knows at least one classic phrase from the 1983 movie released by film giant WarnerMedia even ...

‘Charlie Brown’ Christmas trees lift school, spirits

Frank Pichel’s Christmas trees will probably never be chosen to light up New York’s Rockefeller Center. They look more like the droopy, pitiful tree made famous in the 1965 children’s animated classic, “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” But Pichel and his customers don’t seem to mind ...

‘The Santa Clause’ is an interesting take on Saint Nick’s origins

This week’s Christmas themed Throwback Thursday is probably the newest film I’ll be reviewing this month… and it came out in 1994 so really it isn’t even that new. (I am terribly sorry for pointing that out. I also sometimes feel like the 90s weren’t that long ago and I barely existed ...

There’s no debate: ‘Die Hard’ is a classic Christmas movie

The year was 1988. It was a typical Friday night in the North Hills of Pittsburgh. As usual, me and my friends wound up where we spent much of our childhood, adolescence and college years — Showcase Cinemas North. Showcase Cinemas were some of the first multiplexes to hit the suburbs. On a ...

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ hopes to lasso a little holiday joy

Patty Jenkins wasn’t even finished making “ Wonder Woman ” when she started dreaming up a sequel for her and star Gal Gadot. The first film had the weight of both female-fronted superhero films and female-directed blockbusters on its shoulders and had yet to prove the skeptics wrong. ...

1966’s Grinch is a classic gem

I know I’ve been using the word “classic” a lot in these reviews as of late but can you blame me? Christmas brings out the nostalgia in me. This week I’ve decided to review 1966’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” to be paired with my colleague’s review of the Jim Carrey ...

Carrey is a fantastic green goblin in 2000’s Grinch

I have a handful of Christmas movies that I watch religiously every Christmas. Of course, there’s “It’s A Wonderful Life,” “A Christmas Story” and “Elf.” Last, but certainly not least is 2000’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” starring Jim Carrey. I first saw the film ...

Barbara Pribble art pieces on display at Full Circle

LOCK HAVEN — Full Circle will host the first time, one woman exhibit/sale of our friend, local artist Barbara Pribble. Barbara was quiet and shy about her artistic talent for many years. She credits art instructor Ron McGinness for cultivating finer technique and building confidence. She ...

PCT online exhibit highlights globally-inspired architectural designs

WILLIAMSPORT — A restaurant in Argentina, an aquarium in Ireland and a resort in Singapore are just a few of the awe-inspiring architectural design concepts created by Pennsylvania College of Technology students and available for viewing in an online exhibit titled “Architecture & ...

CAC awarded EITC funds from PPL Electric Utilities

WILLIAMSPORT — The Community Arts Center announced it is the recipient of $5,000 from PPL Electric Utilities through the Pennsylvania Education Improvement Tax Credit program (EITC). The contribution will be used to support the Educational Series program at the CAC. For 25 years the ...

Uptown Music Collective kicks off season with live stream performance

WILLIAMSPORT — On Dec. 4 and 5, the Uptown Music Collective and the Community Arts Center will team up to bring the community “Reelin’ In The Years: The Music of Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers.” The performance, the first fully live streamed Collective performance, will feature ...

CCAC to hold virtual exhibit, sale in December

LOCK HAVEN — It’s been a tough year for Clinton County’s local artists. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the closure of The Station Gallery and cancellation, major reduction or reworking of multiple events the Clinton County Arts Council holds each year. In an effort to still ...

It’s not Christmas without the classics

The soft glow of colorful Christmas lights on the tree were all that illuminated my living room on cold, snowy evenings as my family would enjoy many different movies in the month of December. Although there are hundreds of Christmas movies out there, a select few were our favorites to ...

‘Four Christmases’ is a light-hearted romp

When it comes to Christmas movies, there are the classics. Films like “It’s a Wonderful Life,” “A Christmas Story,” “Miracle on 34th Street,” “Die Hard” and “Christmas Vacation” are in a league of their own. Then, of course, there are a new batch of Christmas movies. Films ...

Step Afrika! founder will discuss, debut center’s co-commissioned work Dec. 8

UNIVERSITY PARK—Musical artist and The Shakes leader Michael Mwenso will continue his “Meeting the Moment” livestream series at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, by speaking with Step Afrika! executive director C. Brian Williams. To introduce the webisode, Williams will debut “No Justice, No ...

Swing-Nova to perform Sunday

PHOTO PROVIDED Swing-Nova, made up of trombonist Jay Vonada and keyboard player Steve Adams, will be performing at the Williamsport County Club, 800 Country Club Drive, Williamsport, twice on Sunday, Dec. 6. The band will perform from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and then again from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. ...