• EPAC actors (left to right) Elizabeth Pattey as Violet; Susan Kresge as Barbara; and Ken Seigh as Bill;
in a scene from the Ephrata Performing Arts Center’s “August: Osage County.” (LNP photo)
    Fear and humor in the Midwest: EPAC stages ‘August Osage County’

    After every EPAC opening night performance theatergoers are treated to access to an after-party where the actors and actresses of the show mingle with the crowd. The venues rotate throughout the season, but there is always a...

    • Posted March 25, 2015
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  • Liam Hemsworth portrays Dwayne, a young man who accidentally
films a murder, in the film “Cut Bank,” opening nationwide
on April 3.
    ‘Cut Bank’: A special preview event

    North Dakota has its “Fargo” and now Montana has “Cut Bank,” a dark tale of unfortunate events in the real-life town known as the coldest spot in the nation. Recently, I got a chance to catch an...

    • Posted March 18, 2015
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    CAFE presents ‘The Secret Garden’

    There are stories so beloved, so powerful, and memorable the tale lives on in the hearts and minds of generations. This is how many feel about “The Secret Garden.” First appearing as a serial in 1910, Frances...

    • Posted March 11, 2015
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    Bulls Head Public House: The pub is the hub

    A week-long celebration for craft beer fans On the heels of one anniversary (St. Boniface Craft Brewing celebrated their fourth last month) comes another beer-centric milestone. The Bulls Head Public House turns five, and to celebrate, the...

    • Posted March 11, 2015
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  • Blues man Tinsley Ellis will perform at the Ephrata Main March 8. Tickets are still available.
    The blues are back

    Bluesman Tinsley Ellis to revisit area Blues guitarist Tinsley Ellis is no stranger to Lancaster County. He plays here regularly. And no matter the weather in Ephrata on March 8, he will be happy to return when...

    • Posted March 4, 2015
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    ‘Focus’ and a look at the future

    Finally, “Fifty Shades of Grey” and its massive publicity machine has been knocked from the top spot at the box office. Lusting fans helped bring in more than $147 million for Universal, but over the weekend, kink...

    • Posted March 4, 2015
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    Oscar predictions

    And the winner is… The Oscars ceremony takes place this Sunday and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will — along with other prizes — crown best actor and actress for 2014. Over the past...

    • Posted February 18, 2015
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  • King Triton and Halli Upton
    Under the sea … out of this world

    EPAC presents Kids4Kids production of ‘Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr.’ This past summer the family and I headed out on our version of the great American road trip. We went to Asheville, N.C. for daddy (the craft...

    • Posted February 11, 2015
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  • St. Boniface regular Jeff “Chud” Faulds (facing camera, lower right) braved the crowds to get a few
celebratory pints. (Photos by Michael Upton)
    Happy anniversary, St. Boniface

    A steady stream of craft beer fans flooded St. Boniface Craft Brewing Company as the popular business celebrated its fourth anniversary Saturday. Barbecue, sweets, and music filled the Ephrata brewery while customers collected tickets to win St....

    • Posted February 11, 2015
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  • “Boyhood,” directed by Richard Linklater is nominated for Best
Picture this year. The movie, filmed over a 12-year period, follows
the life of a young boy, played by Ellar Coltrane, who ages
before the eyes of the viewer. (Photo courtesy of austintexas.org
    Oscars preview: Beyond ‘Boyhood’

    February is here, which means the 87th Academy Awards are right around the corner. So, which movie will take home the Oscar for the most coveted position in this year’s lineup? Let’s take a look at the...

    • Posted February 4, 2015
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