The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

November 15, 2012

Entertainment briefs: Winery concert series opens with harp music

By The Daily Item

Concert series opens with harp music

MIDDLEBURG — The opening concert of the Shade Winery Concert Series is Harp for the Holidays and takes place Sunday beginning at 2:30 p.m.

Anne Sullivan will present a program of harp music with selections from her new Christmas CD, "Break Forth," as well as favorites from her classical repertoire. "The music I will be performing is not exclusively holiday music, although I will be featuring some selections from my CD," Sullivan said. "The program does feature some of my favorite music to play and to listen to, including music by French composers Debussy and Rameau, as well as a new favorite of mine by Austrian harpist/composer Monika Stadler."

Tickets are $10 and available at the door or online.

Shade Mountain Vineyards & Winery is located at 16140 Route 104, Middleburg. For more information call 837-3644.


Concert to present variety of styles

SELINSGROVE — The Susquehanna University Symphonic Band will perform its first concert of the year on Sunday at 3 p.m. in Stretansky Concert Hall, in the Cunningham Center for Music and Art. The concert is free and open to the public.

Presented by Susquehanna’s Department of Music, the concert will feature a varied program. Eric L. Hinton, associate professor of music and concert conductor, said, "The first concert is always exciting, because it includes so many students who are new to the band. We’re exploring some 20th- and 21st-century compositional techniques."

The concert’s selections include: "Overture in B-flat" by Caesar Giovannini, "O Magnum Mysterium" by Morten Lauridsen, "Chorale and Alleluia" by Howard Hanson, "English Dances" by Malcolm Arnold, "Masque" by Kenneth Hesketh, "Medieval Suite" by Ron Nelson, "Shine" by Michael Markowski and "Manhattan Beach" by John P. Sousa. The program will also include Gregorian chant by members of the band.

BTE puts out casting call

BLOOMSBURG — The Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble (BTE) is hosting a community cast meetup for "Flood Stories, Too" at 7 p.m. Nov. 27 at the Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg.

All ages are welcome — no previous acting experience needed.

For more information, visit or contact Michael Yerges at or 784-5530.


Badlees to be in concert on Nov. 24

NORTHUMBERLAND — The Badlees will perform in concert Nov. 24 at Front Street Station, 2 Front St., Northumberland. Doors open at 6 p.m.

The Sunset Villians take the stage at 7 p.m. followed by The Dustin Drevitch Band which leads up to the 9:30 p.m. start of The Badlees.

Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Must be 21 years of age to attend.

For more information and tickets, contact Front Street Station at 473-3626 , or visit Fisher Promotions on Facebook. Also visit


Local author publishes novel

MUNCY — Casey Fry, a graduate of Bloomsburg University and author of fantasy, horror and science fiction, has published a novel titled "DeathSpeaker: Hunt" — a story about an assassin and his target. Set 200 years after the world was nearly destroyed by a nuclear war, things have vastly changed and the world is filled with death, disease and those who were changed by it: the PlagueCursed.

Ricker is an assassin determined to hunt down and kill all DeathSpeakers, a type of PlagueCursed that only needs to speak in order to kill everyone within earshot. Mortimer is a DeathSpeaker, kidnapped from his home, his guardian murdered. The two are forced together when the mystical gem Ricker is searching for falls into the hands of Mortimer’s kidnappers, and Ricker suddenly stops being the hunter and becomes the prey.

This book is the first book in a trilogy. It is available at both (paperback, $16.99) and

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