Arts

'A Night of Spoken Word' Returns for Season 3

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40 weeks 5 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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40 weeks 5 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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40 weeks 5 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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40 weeks 5 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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40 weeks 5 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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41 weeks 13 hours 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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41 weeks 14 hours 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

COMICS

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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42 weeks 11 hours 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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Flyer Artwork by Jonathan Frazier

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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42 weeks 2 days 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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43 weeks 5 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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45 weeks 10 hours 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»

Do YOU Have an Eating Disorder? Discover the Signs on the next live Call the Doctor on WVIA

September 10, 2013

Our panel takes your questions about Eating Disorders on the next live Call the Doctor on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. on WVIA-TV.

WVIA's Ben Payavis II Wins a Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award for Best Director

September 10, 2013

On Saturday, Sept. 7, Ben Payavis II, vice-president of WVIA Production & VIA Studios Global, a division of WVIA Public Media won an Emmy Award during the 31st annual Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards in Philadelphia, PA. more»

Pajama Factory for a celebration of the Art

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45 weeks 5 days ago

Join us at the Pajama Factory for a celebration of the Arts on September 6th from 6pm–9pm.  more»

September 2013 First Friday Art Scene & Special Event Listings

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45 weeks 6 days ago

September 2013
First Friday Art Scene & Special Event Listings

Outdoor First Friday

Corner of Fourth & Pine

“College Town” music with groups performing from both Penn College and Lycoming College. Jenn Johnson will be painting on the traveling easel.

Converge Gallery more»

'No Absolute State Exhibit Features Ryan Hewett

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45 weeks 6 days ago

Converge Gallery presents "No Absolute State," South African artist, Ryan Hewett's first solo exhibition in New York, following two sold out exhibitions in South Africa and Pennsylvania. more»

FARCE-A Family Humor Magazine Edition 35 September, 2013

September 5, 2013

Edition 35                        September ,2013
Interested in seeing your comic or humor article in FARCE? Contact the editor at farcemagazine@gmail.com
 COMICS:

 Birdfeeder   by Ben Carlson         www.thebirdfeeder.com
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WVIA Original Special Presentation Sex, Drugs and Rock N' Roll: The Journey of Addiction' to air September 23 during National Recovery Month

September 3, 2013

To commemorate September as National Recovery Month, WVIA presents the broadcast premiere of the WVIA Original Special Presentation "Sex, Drugs, and Rock N' Roll: The Journey of Addiction" on Monday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. on WVIA-TV.

Graffiti/Street Art, Group to Debut at Converge Gallery

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46 weeks 1 day ago

Street art and graffiti will be moving from the streets and onto the pristine walls of the Converge Gallery for September's opening of Beyond The Surface. more»

BLUE JASMINE: Woody and Cate make Oscar bait

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46 weeks 1 day ago

***1/2 (out of four)

Imagine Woody Allen warming up to blue-collar workers -- making them wiser and warmer than callow upper-class sophisticates. more»

Llew Wenzel Photography

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46 weeks 4 days ago
Moth caterpillar: Llew Wenzel

Llew Wenzel was first introduced to photography by his grandfather at a young age. He spent many hours working together with his grandfather in the darkroom his grandfather had built.

Llew started photographing weddings at the age of 14 and worked out of his home doing weddings until 1995 when his dream of opening a full time studio was realized. more»

WVIA takes Viewers to Grey Towers as it Commemorates 50 years since its Dedication by President Kennedy

August 29, 2013

Before the events to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Grey Towers' dedication begin on September 19, WVIA brings together 2 special guests whose families go back to the start of this amazing site. Watch the season premiere of State of Pennsylvania on Thursday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. on WVIA-TV.

Child Abuse: Everything You DON'T Want to Know on the live Season Premiere of Call the Doctor on WVIA

August 28, 2013

The panelist on the live season premiere of Call the Doctor on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. on WVIA-TV discuss and answer your questions so you can learn everything you don't want to know about Child Abuse.

Quilt Guild Presents Quilt Show

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47 weeks 1 day ago

The Tiadaghton Quilt Guild, located in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, will present its biennial quilt show October 18 through the 20th, 2013. The show will be located on the campus of Pennsylvania College of Technology. more»

44MAG to Release New Album, 'Outlaw Psychosis'

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44MAG

Williamsport-based band, 44MAG is set to release their long awaited new album entitled "Outlaw Psychosis" on August 30th 2013. The band will celebrate the album release during their set at the 22nd Annual WZXR Birthday Bash taking place at The Cellblock in Williamsport. more»

Austin Dam Show Returns to Two Days

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'Play Ball!' Updated Little League Celebrates 75th Anniversary

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47 weeks 5 days ago
Eliska Stejskalova is the 16th female to play in the Little League Baseball® World Series.

Best-selling history of Little League Baseball®  and the World Series released as an eBook. more»

NOT TOO LONG OR TOO DISAPPOINTING: Disney’s “Planes” does the job

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48 weeks 2 days ago

**1/2 (out of four)

It’s silly to object that Disney’s new “Planes” is a copy of “Cars”; the film acknowledges this at every turn.

Remarking that the film isn’t as good seems pointless, too; animated movies simply don’t get much better than “Cars.” more»

THE WAY, WAY BACK: Heroes and villains you can actually believe in

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48 weeks 2 days ago

***1/2 (out of four)

Ever notice that some adults seem less mature than their own children?

That’s one premise in “The Way, Way Back,” a funny, tender and painfully authentic beachside comedy. more»

MUCH ADO ABOUT MUCH ADO: Whedon does Shakespeare

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48 weeks 6 days ago

***1/2 (out of four)

Kenneth Branagh and Joss Whedon have switched places -- at least for now. more»

'Music Across the Pond' at Brandon Park

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50 weeks 13 hours ago

The Williamsport Symphony Orchestra's Billtown Brass invites you to a "Music Across the Pond" concert Sunday, August 18, 7:00 PM at the Brandon Park Band Shell. The Billtown Brass, under the direction of Rick Coulter, will take the audience on a musical journey across Great Britain and America. more»

Otto's Discounts Little League® Book for Series

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48 weeks 4 days ago

WILLIAMSPORT, PA -- Fans of Little League Baseball and sports history can prepare for the upcoming Little League Baseball World Series, or enjoy the event long after it is over with "Play Ball! The Story of Little League Baseball," available at a massive discount only at Otto's, a Book Lovers Paradise, 107 W 4th St. more»

WVIA to Broadcast Memorial Service to Celebrate the Life of Governor William Scranton on Aug 14, 2013

August 7, 2013

Family and friends of the late Pennsylvania Governor William Warren Scranton will gather on the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 14 to celebrate his life. WVIA FM will broadcast the memorial service live from the Covenant Presbyterian Church in Scranton starting at 10:30 a.m., while WVIA TV will present a special television broadcast of the memorial in its entirety starting at 7 p.m.

WVIA Receives Two 2013 Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award Nominations

August 2, 2013

WVIA Public Media receives 2 nominations as the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announces the nominees for 31st Annual Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards which will be presented Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, in Philadelphia, PA.

Montrose to be Focus of WVIA's Our Town Documentary Series - Volunteer Videographers/Storytellers Needed

August 1, 2013

Montrose located in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania will be the next town featured in WVIA's "Our Town" documentary series. "Our Town Montrose" will be a "day-in-the-life" one-hour video scrapbook focusing on the people, places and happenings of Montrose, PA., as seen through the eyes of its residents.

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