DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Michelle Rasul had just learned to read and write and was already spinning turntables, scratching hip-hop records and making the beats drop. Four years later, at the age of 9, she’s one of the world’s top DJs and competed in this year’s global championship.

“Second Place,” by Rachel Cusk (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)In 1922, the now-legendary arts patron Mabel Dodge Luhan invited the British writer D.H. Lawrence to her home in Taos, New Mexico. A decade later, she published a memoir about the visit called “Lorenzo in Taos.”

SELINSGROVE — World War I and the “Spanish Flu” of 1918 were over, and songs like “Swanee,” “Makin’ Whoopee,” “Yes! We Have No Bananas” and “Ain’t Misbehavin’” filled the radios … and Thursday, the stage of an upcoming musical production too.

LEWISBURG — With pandemic restrictions, the Lewisburg Arts Council (LAC) could have just bagged their annual two-week Celebration of the Arts this year, but they noticed how much community members have been yearning for artistic events. So even though the traditional Arts Festival in the str…

SUNBURY – Born in Germany, Frank Wicher was 3 years old when he and his immediate and some extended family came to the U.S and settled in southern Michigan. They all lived close and got together every weekend. Wicher remembers music being a part of those times together – specifically Bavaria…

LEWISBURG – The classic romance line is, “We could make beautiful music together.” Two internationally known pianists married to each other prove the line can be true, performing their music together around the world.

Local restaurant owners are thrilled to be welcoming guests inside for St. Patrick’s Day, even with social distancing measures still in place. Anyone wanting to celebrate leprechauns, gold coins and the luck of the Irish will find plenty of options in the Susquehanna Valley.

LEWISBURG — A special virtual gala featuring a family variety show on Saturday will benefit the Buffalo Valley Recreation Authority and its mission to keep amenities such as the community pool and gymnastics programs open and available for the community.

LEWISBURG — Downtown Lewisburg is known for its charming shops and architecture, but hidden one block behind Market Street are some eye-catching murals dancing with color, whimsy and special meaning.

Even during the great plagues of the past, people managed to meet, court and fall in love. So with COVID-19 dragging on and making social distancing as important as ever, local venues have found creative ways to celebrate the most famous day of love.

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