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Music in Mifflinburg Community Park

MIFFLINBURG – The Mifflinburg Community Park 2021 summer concert schedule has been announced.

All concerts take place on Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m., except on certain days.

• Tonight, Frank Wicher Band

Smoking, alcohol, and pets are not permitted in the park. Sun loungers or blankets are recommended as seating.

Call 570-966-2181, 570-966-1013 or listen to the local radio for postponements or cancellations.

Lewisburg Music in the Park

LEWISBURG – The return of Lewisburg Music in the Park for 2021 will take place in a different location than in previous years.

Due to construction in and around the usual venue, the series will take place at Lewisburg Area Recreation Park West, North 15th Street, in the Shade Structure across from the tennis courts.

Buzz Meachum and Stacia Abernatha are next scheduled for Wednesday, September 22nd at 7pm.

Weis Center announces personal season

LEWISBURG – The Weis Center’s 2021-2022 lineup includes a varied program with almost 30 live performances designed to inspire your mind, energize your body and regenerate your heart.

Performances include music from Bali, Venezuela, West Africa, Mexico, and Colombia, as well as classical, Americana, and roots music, modern dance from three renowned ensembles, jazz, and family-friendly performances. Seven performances are free.

Tickets for the autumn performances are available now.

On September 14th, world music and dance from Bali will perform with the Cudamani ensemble. This 20-person ensemble interweaves complex layers of sound such as gongs, drums, voice and flute.

On September 28th, Red Sky Performance, an indigenous contemporary dance company from Canada, will perform “Trace”, a dance work inspired by indigenous heavenly and star stories.

On October 1st, the contemporary cirque duo Air Play returns to the Weis Center for a family-friendly performance that highlights the power of air. On display are flying umbrellas, larger-than-life balloons, giant kites hovering over the audience, and a giant snow globe.

In the first of several engagements with the Jazz at Bucknell series, Jeremiah Abiah will perform for free in the Weis Center Atrium on October 6th.

The Julliard String Quartet will perform on October 17th with pianist and Bucknell Assistant Professor of Music Qing Jiang. They will perform works by Beethoven and Dvorak.

A highlight of the season will be the appearance of Mavis Staples on Thursday, October 28th.

Americana duo The Honey Dewdrops will perform at the Campus Theater on November 3rd.

The pianist Michelle Cann will perform on November 7th with a program by Chopin, Florence Price and Brahms.

Philadelphia’s leading contemporary ballet company BalletX will perform three new works on November 12th.

The final fall performance will be a Christmas performance by the eight-piece jazz band The Hot Sardines on December 3rd. The performance features timeless Christmas classics and original melodies.

The spring season 2022 includes: American Roots Ensemble American Patchwork Quartet on January 23, Jamal Aliyev on cello and Dominic Cheli on piano on January 27, The Crossing with Dublin Guitar Quartet on February 4, Bluegrass Band Della Mae on February 8, Circa Contemporary Circus on February 15th, Polish Wieniawski Philharmonic Orchestra on February 17th, Nella on February 24th, Reverso on March 1st, The Peking Acrobats on March 6th, Sona Jobarteh on March 22nd, classical accordionist Hanzhi Wang on March 25th March, Jake Blount on March 30th, Sonia De Los Santos on April 2nd, pianist Qing Jiang on April 3rd, Ronald K. Brown / EVIDENCE Dance on April 8th, Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain on April 10th and world music ensemble from Colombia Chontadelia on April 21.

Advance ticket sales for the spring performances begin on Monday, January 10th, at 10 a.m.

The season brochure is now available online at Bucknell.edu/WeisCenter.

A limited number of hard copies are available on request. To request a printed brochure, contact Lisa Leighton, Director of Marketing and Outreach, at 570-577-3727 or Lisa.Leighton@bucknell.edu.

Printed copies are also available from the Weis Center and will soon be available throughout the Susquehanna River Valley area.

Usual ticket subscriptions and seat selections have been temporarily changed for the 2021-2022 season and are not available.

All seats are generally accessible and comply with current guidelines. Specific seats cannot be selected when purchasing tickets and customers should arrive early to allow time to select an available seat. The doors of the auditorium open 30 minutes before the start of the performance.

Capacity limits will be adjusted for each performance at the discretion of the venue and based on current health and safety guidelines.

Gallery exhibition shows painting, photography, video

SELINSGROVE – Lore Degenstein Gallery at Susquehanna University will open its first exhibition of the 2021-22 academic year, Commonplace Attachments: Artistic Practice During the Covid-19 Pandemic, with an opening reception on Saturday, September 4th at 7pm. The exhibition runs until October 24th. All gallery events are free and public.

The exhibition features paintings by Scott Brodie, photographs by Geandy Pavón in collaboration with Imara López-Boada and mixed media video installations by Brett Wallace. The artists will attend the reception and speak briefly about their work.

The exhibition invites visitors to reflect on the complex, unequal and multi-layered effects of the most extensive health crisis of the 21st century and addresses loss, isolation, love, hope, fear, work and community. Each artist focuses on everyday attachments to objects and people in order to show the diverse ways in which we navigate, fight and survive our collective but differently experienced trauma.

This exhibition also offers various supporting events:

• Visitors can take part in guided tours of the gallery and museum studies minor subjects on Tuesdays, October 14, 21, 28 and 5 at noon and on Wednesdays, September 29 and October 6 at noon.

• Brodie will participate in a Zoom talk on Friday, September 17th at 12:30 pm during an introduction to art history with Ann Piper, Associate Professor of Art.

• Pavón and Izabel Galliera, exhibition curator and assistant professor of art history, will hold a Zoom discussion on Tuesday, September 21 at 2:30 pm in the Lore Degenstein Gallery during a Women in Art course. All SU classes are very welcome.

• Wallace will have a face-to-face meeting with John Bodinger de Uriarte, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Head of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, on Thursday, October 21st at 10:00 am at the Lore Degenstein Gallery during a course in socially engaged art to lead. All SU classes are very welcome.

Brodie is an American painter, educator, and visual artist. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and his master’s of fine art in painting and drawing from the School of Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, Boston.

Pavón is a Cuban-American painter and photographer. He graduated from the National School of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba, and studied at the School of Fine Arts El Cucalambé, Las Tunas, Cuba. Imara López-Boada was born in El Vedado, Havana, Cuba.

Her artistic training included music, dance and theater. López grew up in the milieu of the Teatro García Lorca, observed and participated in its productions. In 2001 López left Cuba for the Dominican Republic and in 2006, after two failed attempts to reach the island, arrived in Puerto Rico with “Wet Foot / Dry Foot”. From Puerto Rico she made her way to Miami, New York City and Buffalo.

Wallace is an American multimedia artist and filmmaker. He received his BA in Studio Art from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and his Masters of Fine Art in Studio Art from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore.

The Lore Degenstein gallery in the Charles B. Degenstein Campus Center is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed during the university holidays. Call 570-372-4059 to make an appointment if classes are not taking place.

BTE presents ‘Airness’

BLOOMSBURG – From Thursday, September 16, the Bloomsburg Theater Ensemble will present “Airness” by Chelsea Marcantel.

“Airness” is a comedy about being authentic to your true self, letting go of your inhibitions and accepting others for who they are. When guitarist Nina competes in an air guitar competition, she thinks it’s pretty silly, but quickly realizes that it takes real talent and charisma to become a champion.

“Airness” marks a return to live performances on site for BTE in the Alvina Krause Theater.

BTE is also celebrating the return to the stage for Aaron White (D Vicious), a longtime friend of the company and guest artist, who is beginning his candidacy for a full-time cast member. Over time, the founding member of BTE James Goode (Announcer) also returns to Alvina Krause’s stage as an emeritus artist. The cast also includes ensemble members Amy Rene Byrne (Cannibal Queen) and Andy Hubastsek (Facebender) as well as guest actors Marisol Rosa-Shaprio (The Nina), Dominic Santos (Golden Thunder) and Jon Schultz (Shreddy Eddy).

“Airness” runs until October 10th.

Season tickets and subscription packages can be purchased on the BTE website www.bte.org or by calling the BTE cash desk at 570-784-8181.

“Airness” is intended for a mature audience as it contains sexual themes and adult language.