Arts

12 YEARS A SLAVE: “The American Holocaust” –- and an American Classic

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Years ago, I heard a speaker refer to U.S. slavery as “the American holocaust.”

Anyone skeptical about that term should read Frederick Douglass’s 1845 autobiography -- or see “12 Years a Slave.”

But you’d better have a strong stomach.

Brutal, authentic and utterly enthralling, Steve McQueen’s film about Solomon Northup is a masterpiece. more»

WVIA recognizes Waste Management of Pennsylvania for its donation through the EITC Program

November 26, 2013

WVIA Public Media is pleased to announce that Waste Management of Pennsylvania has donated $2,500 through the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program to support WVIA's Educational Services.

WVIA recognizes The Dime Bank for its donation through the EITC Program

November 21, 2013

WVIA Public Media is pleased to announce that The Dime Bank has donated $1,000 through the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program to support WVIA's Educational Services.

WVIA recognizes FNCB for its donation through the EITC Program

November 21, 2013

WVIA Public Media is pleased to announce that First National Community Bank (FNCB) has donated $3,000 through the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program to support WVIA's Educational Services.

KISS 102-7 to Launch Christmas Music Programming,

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41 weeks 6 days ago

KISS 102-7 announced Friday (11/08 at 5pm) the launch of its Christmas music programming, featuring holiday favorites around the clock through Christmas Day.

To get in the holiday spirit KISS 102-7 will play nothing but familiar holiday favorites, kicked off Friday at 5pm with Dean Martin’s Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow! more»

Join Us By The River!

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41 weeks 6 days ago

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Taber Museum Explores Thanksgiving

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41 weeks 6 days ago

The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society has announced the topic of its November 14th Coffee Hour. The museum will be showing “One Small Candle”, a short documentary regarding the first Thanksgiving in America which brought together the Native Americans and the Pilgrims. more»

ENDER’S GAME: Fitting Version

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41 weeks 6 days ago

***1/2 (out of four)

“Ender’s Game” has all the essentials of great science fiction: a strong storyline; exciting action; characters who feel real even in unreal situations; a terrific climax; an even better coda -- and big ideas. Really big ideas. more»

Taber Coffee Hour to Explore Thanksgiving

November 6, 2013

ThanksgivingThe Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society has announced the topic of its November 14th Coffee Hour. more»

DISTRACTED

January 20, 2014

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EAST OF EATON

January 19, 2014

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Williamsport Symphony Orchestra: Mark Your Calendar

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Jeremy Porter & The Tuocs Will Play at Bullfrog Brewery

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43 weeks 19 hours ago

Detroit-based rock-alt-country band Jeremy Porter & The Tuocs will be playing at the Bullfrog Brewery in Williamsport on the east coast leg of their national tour. The band has been on and off the road since March supporting their debut album Partner In Crime which was released on vinyl/CD/download on Detroit's New Fortune Records in March. more»

WEST WIND

January 18, 2014

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CONSEQUENCE

January 16, 2014

Consequence 2014 purplecover 200x300 CONSEQUENCESyndicated columnist Bridget Cormac has built a comfy lifestyle writing about history’s mysteries. more»

WVIA recognizes Pennstar Bank for its donation through the EITC Program

October 31, 2013

WVIA Public Media is pleased to announce that Pennstar Bank has donated $5,000 through the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program to support WVIA's Educational Services.

Mezzo-soprano Ellen Rutkowski and pianist, Rick Hoffenberg perform during WVIA's next Simply Grand Concert on November 10 - Public Invited

October 30, 2013

WVIA FM invites the public to its next Simply Grand Concert. Mezzo-soprano Ellen Rutkowski and pianist, Rick Hoffenberg perform a program of songs and piano pieces by neglected German masters of the late-Romatic period on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 3 p.m. in the Sordoni High Definition Theater at WVIA Studios in Pittston, PA. Seating is free, but limited. more»

Muncy Historical Society Hosts Juried Art Exhibit of Fine PA Arts, Contemporary Crafts

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44 weeks 16 hours ago

The seventh annual Invitational Artists Exhibition and Sale will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Pennsdale Civic Center Social Hall, 261 Village Road, Pennsdale. more»

November First Friday Slated

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44 weeks 16 hours ago

Converge Gallery

140 W. Fourth Street • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Outside In: opening reception and artist talk. The exhibition features work by Anthony Cervino, Michael Darough, Greg McLemore, Lawrence Charles Miller, & Kimberly Witham. Guest curated by Seth Goodman more»

Outside In to debut at Converge Gallery in November

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44 weeks 16 hours ago

As we look to contemporary artists to weave important questions around current social and political convulsions, it's also vital to retract inward and explore the innate power and uniqueness of individual creative expression. more»

All That Jazz on WVIA FM to Feature Jazz Performances from the 2013 Delaware Water Gap Celebration of the Arts Festival

October 25, 2013

For the 16th consecutive year, WVIA FM's All That Jazz with George Graham presents comprehensive coverage of the Delaware Water Gap Celebration of the Arts (COTA) Festival. Enjoy 12 nights of extraordinary jazz music starting Monday, November 4, 2013 at 7 p.m. on WVIA FM.

Family Records Disocery Day at Taber Museum

October 23, 2013

myhistoryThe Lycoming County Genealogical Society and the Lycoming County Historical Society are partnering on Saturday, October 26, with a new event entitled “Family Records Discovery Day.” The event will be held from 1pm until 4 pm in the Comm more»

WVIA and Bucknell University present warfare expert P.W. Singer

October 22, 2013

WVIA to broadcast the Bucknell Forum presentation "NextWar: Trends and Technology Shaping the 21st-century Battlefield," by Peter Warren Singer on Monday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. on WVIA TV.

WVIA Travel Club 2nd annual Downton Abbey Tour now taking reservations

October 18, 2013

WVIA Public Media and Trans World Travel present the 2nd annual WVIA Travel Club Downton Abbey Tour. The tour will occur Friday, May 23 to Wednesday, May 28, 2014 and includes a full day at Highclere Castle outside of Newbury, England, the setting for the critically acclaimed, award-winning PBS series, Downton Abbey.

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS: Hanks reinvents himself

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45 weeks 3 days ago

***1/2 (out of four)

There’s a reason Tom Hanks’s name runs above the title in ads for “Captain Phillips”:

The man is awesome. more»

Our Town Montrose Documentary Premieres November 7 on WVIA-TV

October 18, 2013

"Our Town Montrose", the 14th edition of WVIA's "Our Town" documentary series premieres Thursday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. on WVIA TV.

Expansions-The Dave Liebman Group Perform November 11 during Live Homegrown Music Concert on WVIA-FM - Public Invited

October 17, 2013

WVIA-FM presents Expansions-The Dave Liebman Group on the next live broadcast of WVIA's Homegrown Music Concert on Monday, Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. from the Sordoni High-Definition Theater located in the WVIA Studios in Pittston, PA.

WVIA recognizes PPL Corporation for its donation through the EITC Program

October 15, 2013

WVIA Public Media is pleased to announce that PPL Corporation has donated $10,000 through the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program to support WVIA's Educational Services.

'A Night of Spoken Word' Returns for Season 3

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46 weeks 3 days ago

It's back! After a long hiatus, the monthly open mic/poetry event makes it's triumphant return to Converge Gallery in October. more»

ABBA MANIA Comes to CAC

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46 weeks 3 days ago

ABBA's timeless songs were written to be enjoyed live and ABBA MANIA gives you exactly that 2 hours of uplifting, dance inducing and sometimes heartbreaking songs, fully live with fantastic staging, lighting and effects.

Now this world-class production will be appearing at the Community Arts Center, Williamsport, PA. more»

Cuaron’s GRAVITY: Front-runner for this year’s Best Picture

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46 weeks 3 days ago

**** (out of four)

Films like “Gravity” are the reason cinema was invented.

Utterly original, beautifully acted, fiercely exciting, thoughtful, humane, stunningly gorgeous -- it’s the best movie I’ve seen this year. more»

SALINGER biography: You’ll Never Read 'Catcher' in the Same Way Again

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46 weeks 3 days ago

***1/2 (out of four)

By now, most “Catcher in the Rye” fans know the big news from the recent bio of J. D. Salinger: This reclusive author, who published nothing after 1965, continued writing daily till his death in 2010; several of the resulting works are slated for release over the next few years. more»

International artist Mark Kostabi to visit Williamsport

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46 weeks 3 days ago

International artist and composer Mark Kostabi will be making a special appearance and traveling from New York City to Williamsport, on Friday, October 18. more»

WVIA TV presents Chiaroscuro Jazz Conservancy Sessions: The Berwick Senior High School Jazz Ensemble on October 28

October 10, 2013

WVIA presents the broadcast premiere of the all new special presentation "Chiaroscuro Jazz Conservancy Sessions: The Berwick Senior High School Jazz Ensemble" on Monday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. on WVIA-TV.

WVIA recognizes Frontier Communications for its donation through the EITC Program

October 10, 2013

WVIA Public Media is pleased to announce that Frontier Communications has donated $10,000 through the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program to support WVIA's Educational Services.

And Yet

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46 weeks 5 days ago
Pine Creek (Photo courtesy of David Ira Kagan)

Metallic rigs that scar the sky,
And sallow tanks where trees once grew,
Blend blights to make the forest dye—
And yet, prismatic prayers yield blue.

Machines that bang and belch and blast,
And cracking shale and fracking crew,
Destroy the land, ignore the past—
And yet, bird songs through wrongs ring true. more»

2nd Annual Downtown Billtown Music Fest Slated

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46 weeks 5 days ago

On Saturday, October 19th, the stage of the Community Arts Center in Williamsport will once again showcase several of the areas finest gifted musicians. Starting at 4pm and continuing non-stop until 10:30pm, area talent will provide 40 minute sets highlighting a variety of musical genres and artistic presentations. 

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FARCE-A Family Humor Magazine Edition 36 October, 2013

October 7, 2013

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The Odds           by Bill Harvey            www.BeholdComics.com more»

WVIA and Bucknell University present Author Neil Gaiman

October 2, 2013

Bucknell University and WVIA present novelist, comic book author and screenwriter Neil Gaiman on Monday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. on WVIA TV.

Three Imaginary Boys and Michi Egger Perform during the next Live Homegrown Music Concert on WVIA-FM

October 2, 2013

WVIA-FM presents Three Imaginary Boys and Michi Egger on the next live broadcast of WVIA's Homegrown Music Concert on Monday, Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. from the Sordoni High-Definition Theater located in the WVIA Studios in Pittston, PA.

Local Author Publishes Epic Fantasy Adventure

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47 weeks 5 days ago

ElissaBeth Frear has published ‘White Horses for Greyy’ the third book in “The Thin Greyy Line” trilogy, the epic fantasy adventure of the elf maiden Greyylene. more»

Taber Coffee Hour to feature lecture on harvesting edible herbs

October 2, 2013

The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society has announced the topic of its October 10th Coffee Hour. Julianna Csoka-Cooper will be presenting ‘Harvesting Edible Herbs’. The talk will be held on Thursday, October 10, at 10am in the Community Room of the Taber Museum. The talk is free and open to the public. more»

Taber Society Program to feature truffle tasting

October 2, 2013

Bernie & Bonnie Katz of the downtown Williamsport business Le Chocolat will be the guest presenters at the Thomas T. Taber Museum’s Society Program on Sunday, October 20 at 2pm. more»

WVIA's next Simply Grand Concert takes You To The Movies - Public Invited

October 1, 2013

WVIA FM invites the public to its next Simply Grand Concert. Gary and Bernadette Boerckel will present Do You Remember This Music from the Movies from the Silents to the 1960's on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 3 p.m. in the Sordoni High Definition Theater at WVIA Studios in Pittston, PA. Seating is free, but limited. To make reservations call 570-655-2808 or reserve seats online at www.wvia.org. more»

October First Friday Art Scene, Special Event Listings

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Converge Gallery

140 W. Fourth Street • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Beyond the Surface: Street art and graffiti will be moving from the streets and onto the pristine walls of the Converge Gallery for the month of September. more»

CLOSED CIRCUIT: Low-key and creepy

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48 weeks 16 hours ago

*** (out of four)

A few weeks ago, the wannabe thriller “Paranoia” badly failed to live up to its name.

“Closed Circuit” fares considerably better.

Not only does the new film unleash plenty of creeped-out dread, but also, the storyline perfectly encapsulates its title. more»

A Successful Fundraiser

September 25, 2013

‘Bottles and Brews’ was a stellar event at the Taber. Held on Friday, August 9, the museum witnessed over two hundred fifty people who sampled the efforts of local home brewers and vintners. more»

THE FAMILY: Are We Actually Supposed to LIKE These People -- or This Movie?

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49 weeks 3 days ago

*1/2 (out of four)

“The Family” is a reprehensible film -- and the worst thing about it is that for a while, it actually works.

By “works,” I mean it succeeds in getting us to cheer on characters who are little more than homicidal, narcissistic thugs. more»

WVIA Original Documentary Film Series, WaterWise premieres October 14 on WVIA-TV

September 18, 2013

The WVIA Original Documentary Film Series, "WaterWise" produced in partnership with The Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds, takes viewers to some of Pennsylvania's most beautiful natural environments, to see how common people are combating the consequences of fresh water pollution. Watch the broadcast premiere of part 1 "WaterWise: Preserving Western Pennsylvania's Watersheds" on Monday, Oct. more»

The Next Big WVIA Event, The K-12 Conversation premieres Oct 7 on WVIA-TV

September 18, 2013

The WVIA Original Series "The K-12 Conversation" is a contemporary topics discussion about all things education: for parents, students, teachers, administrators, academics and policymakers. The series takes a sweeping look at education in America to get to the heart of what we want and what we are getting from our public education system. more»

Tim Green, Author of 'Unstoppable,' Slates Ottos Book Store Visit

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50 weeks 5 days ago

Unstoppable (coming in paperback on September 17) is the story of Harrison, a 13 year old boy who was raised in a series of foster homes, each one worse than the last. We meet him when he is working for a farmer who uses foster kids to do the heavy work. He is big, he is strong and he is very, very angry. more»

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