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The Punxsutawney Area High School Band (top photo) and Jazz Band (bottom photo), pictured here during rehearsal, will appear in concert from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight in the James A. Colonna Performance Hall at PAHS.

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Actor Johnny Depp concluded a grueling four days on the witness stand Monday, telling jurors in a calm voice that he filed his libel lawsuit against his ex-wife because it was his best chance to reclaim his reputation, just hours after they heard audio clips of him berati…

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Senate on Wednesday passed a bill to repeal a law allowing Walt Disney World to operate a private government over its properties in the state, escalating a feud with the entertainment giant over its opposition to what critics call the “Don’t Say Gay” law.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A surprise awaited “black-ish” creator Kenya Barris and his family on a 2016 visit to the newly opened National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington: An exhibit on the TV series was on display.

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PINE CREEK TWP. — The Jefferson County Fair keeps shaping up for this summer. Fresh off the announcement that this year’s festivities will feature a concert by Colt Ford, the fair authority released its plans for the annual general exhibits Thursday.

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — The scripts have been written, the skits and musical performances have been rehearsed many times and now its time for the curtain to come up on the senior class Variety Show, “Own Every Second,” which will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, at 7 p.m. in the James A. Col…

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Area High School Variety Show, “Own Every Second,” is back, and bigger and better than ever, with the curtain going up on Thursday, April 7, at the PAHS auditorium.

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PINE CREEK TWP. — There may be snow on the ground right now, but plans for summer are underway — including the Jefferson County Fair, where this year’s festivities will include a concert by Colt Ford and special guest Dillon Carmichael, organizers announced at noon Monday.

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Even though only a small percentage of Walt Disney Co. workers participated in a walkout Tuesday, organizers felt they had won a moral victory with the company issuing a statement denouncing the anti-LGBTQ legislation that sparked employee outrage.

NEW YORK (AP) — Looking to watch top Oscar nominees before the 94th Academy Awards air on March 27? There are many ways to get that done, and a trip to the theater isn't absolutely necessary. Here’s the way to find the top nominees online, though there are many myriad paths to digitally buy,…

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — Saturday is your chance to get in free to the Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center. Admission, normally $8 per person, will be free that day from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. 

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 Punxsutawney Area High School musical theater students will be performing “Seussical” in the PAHS auditorium on March 18 at 7 p.m. and on March 19 at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased the week of at the high school and at the door.

Morgan Wallen won album of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards on Monday night for “Dangerous: The Double Album,” a year after he was removed from the ACMs ballot after he was caught on camera using a racial slur.

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Theatre Arts Guild is proud to announce that it is back to the stage after the long pandemic halted major productions for the past two years. 

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Two students from the Punxsutawney Area School District currently have artwork on virtual display for the 2022 Pennsyl-vania Art Education Association Youth Art Month exhibit. 

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BROOKVILLE — The community of Brookville has a chance to peruse pieces of history, 6,000 of them to be exact, as the Rebecca M. Arthurs Memorial Library will house five volumes of Ernest Hemingway’s unpublished letters as part of WPSU’S community engagement pilot program. 

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The family of a cinematographer shot and killed on the set of the film “Rust” sued Alec Baldwin and the movie's producers Tuesday alleging their “callous” disregard in the face of safety complaints led directly to her death.

NEW YORK (AP) — After a pandemic year that hobbled movie theaters and saw streaming services make new inroads into Hollywood, the Academy Awards put its strongest support Tuesday behind two films made with big-screen grandeur that were also streamed into homes: Jane Campion's gothic western …

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — Despite the fact that Groundhog Day was held virtually last year, Phil and the Inner Circle were still at Gobbler’s Knob with a few local media personalities, one of whom was WTAJ’s chief meteorologist, Joe Murgo, keeping his attendance record intact.

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If you are a fan of Investigation Discovery or true crime documentaries, then James T. Baumgratz’s new book, “Murders and Mysterious Deaths in the Pennsylvania Wilds Volume 1,” may be right up your dark alley. The book explores 25 cases of murder and mysterious disappearances in 12 and a hal…

NEW YORK (AP) — The Oscar race may be missing in-person glitz this year, but it doesn't lack for star power. Will Smith, Lady Gaga and Ben Affleck landed individual nominations for the 28th Screen Actors Guild Awards on Wednesday, while the casts of “Belfast” and “CODA” were among those nomi…

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — After having a virtual Groundhog Day at Gobbler’s Knob last year during the pandemic, tickets for Punxsutawney Groundhog Club-sponsored events, live and in person, went on sale Wednesday.

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BROOKVILLE — Saying Brookville’s own John Pozza has had an interesting career in broadcasting is an understatement, to say the least. In his new book “Was Anybody Really Listening? The Trials and Tribulations of a Sports Broadcaster,” Pozza regales readers with stories and anecdotes from his…

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CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett “is a real victim” of a “real crime,” his attorney said in opening statements at the ex-"Empire" actor's trial Monday, rejecting prosecutors’ allegation that he staged a homophobic and racist attack in Chicago after the television studio where he worked didn’t …

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and for good reason, as the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Home for the Holidays Parade, sponsored by the Punxsutawney Eagles, is back, and it’s bigger and better than ever.

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The 2021 holiday season will feature a special performance at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, at Fisher Auditorium, Performing Arts Center, when IUP Dance Theater, IUP Symphony Orchestra, the Mahoning Valley Ballet and guests present the perennial favorite, “A Journey to the Land of Sweets,” featur…