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THE 570’S FREE ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY • THE570.C0M • VOL. 26 NO. 21 • MAY 17-23, 2018





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On the Cover: A new day: Scranton Tomorrow celebrates 25th anniversary with party

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A musical benefit will raise money for a man battling brain cancer. Rockin’ for Rich will take place Saturday, May 19, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Morgan’Z Pub & Eatery, 315 Green Ridge St., Scranton. The $20 ticket includes admission, draft beer, live music, and food such as wing bites, sandwiches and pizza. There also will be raffled baskets, a 50/50 raffle and a basket of cheer. Proceeds benefit cancer patient Rich Buchinski. For more information, contact Melissa at 570-878-9295, Danielle at 570-878-9186, Bianca at 570-650-2524 or Heather at 352-512-8571.


Get ready for a day of indulgence. Montrose will host its 11th annual Chocolate & Wine Festival on Saturday, May 19, from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Chestnut Street. Numerous regional wineries, vendors and businesses will descend on the Susquehanna County community, where guests can sample and buy items, take part in arts and crafts, and check out home wine-making demonstrations. The Woodshed Prophets, American Pinup, Komodo Lemonade and Canary Circus will provide entertainment. For more information, visit



A weekend event in the Abingtons will celebrate community recycling. Be Green in Clarks Green will take place Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Abington Heights School District administration building, 200 E. Grove St., Clarks Summit. The rain-or-shine event sponsored by the borough council will include vendors, exhibits, raffled baskets, recycling stations, kids’ crafts and magician Ben Knox. Waverly Lodge 301 will grill hot dogs and hamburgers, and Lackawanna Audubon Society will hand out bird pamphlets and souvenirs. For more information, call 570586-6896 or visit

Creative and Performing Arts Academy of NEPA looks to raise money to make its theater wheelchair-friendly and help buy a motorized wheelchair for a man in need. The venue inside the Ritz Theater building, 222 Wyoming Ave., Scranton, will host the fundraiser “A Night of Magic and Mystery” on Saturday, May 19, at 7:30 p.m. Magician acts set to perform include Tony Baronio, Jarred and Fred Kraft, Dorothy Deitrich and Dick Brooks, Mood Magic and Damian the Magician. Paul Mellan will emcee the night. Guests can bring their own beverages. Admission costs $15 for adults and $10 for children under 12 for limited reserved seating, and $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12 for general seating. Proceeds benefit the purchase of a motorized wheelchair for Joe Bonczek and to make the Ritz Theater wheelchair accessible. For tickets, visit the box office or ShowTix4U. com. Call 570-252-4156 or email for more information.


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F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, Wilkes-Barre, hosts two national tours this week. The Broadway musical “Cabaret” — about life at the Kit Kat Klub in pre-WWII Germany — stops by Thursday, May 17, at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m., and tickets cost $45, $55 and $65, plus fees. Then, on Friday, May 18, at 8 p.m., Montgomery Gentry visits, with Eddie Montgomery performing in the wake of co-star Troy Gentry’s death last September. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and tickets cost $38 and $43, plus fees. Tickets for both shows are available at the box office, 570-826-1100 and

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63rd annual Fine Arts Fiesta, Thursday, May 17, through Saturday, May 19, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, May 20, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Art show packed with juried exhibits, art and craft vendors, food trucks, street performers, a children’s tent and live entertainment. Public Square, Main and Market streets, Wilkes-Barre. Free. 570-208-4240 or


NEPA Philharmonic season announcement, Wednesday, May 16, 6 p.m. Tphilharmonic announces its 2018-19 season and introduces interim music director Melisse Brunet. Ticket includes small plates and cash bar. The Colonnade, 401 Jefferson Ave., Scranton. $25. 570270-4444 or Acoustic Bluegrass Jam, Wednesday, May 16, 7 to 9 p.m. Jam session open to all acoustic instruments. Musicians and audience members welcome. The Cooperage, 1030 Main St., Honesdale. Donations accepted. 570-2532020 or Catholic Choral Society Concert, Friday, May 18, 7:30 p.m. Abington Heights Honor Chorus also performs. Holy Rosary Church, 316 William St., Scranton. $10 adults/$8 seniors and students. 570-578-2753. Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, Friday, May 18, 8 p.m. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. $25 premium/$20 regular. 570-325-0371 or Montgomery Gentry, Friday, May 18, 8 p.m. F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. $38-$43, plus fees. 570-826-1100 or New York’s Finest: The Police tribute, Saturday, May 19, 8 p.m. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. $20. 570-325-0249 or PATA Gala Fundraiser, Sunday, May 20, 5 p.m. Enjoy performances by PATA’s staff and young local performers, featuring original choreography. F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. $15 general/$10 students and seniors. 570-826-1100 or Catholic Choral Society Concert, Sunday, May 20, 7 p.m. With Hazleton Area High School Cougar Chorus. St. Ignatius Church, 339 N. Maple St., Kingston. $10 adults/$8 students and seniors. 570-587-2753. Open jam session, Mondays, 6 to 8 p.m. Bring an instrument and jump in to this weekly musical session. Duffy’s Coffee House, 306 S. State St., Clarks Summit. 570-586-1380. Ukulele for Adults, Monday, May 21, 7 to 7:45 p.m. The Gathering Place, 304 S. State St., Clarks Summit. $50. 570-586-4721 or Guitars and Stars, Tuesday, May 22, 7 p.m. Featuring Chase Rice, Carly Pearce, Jerrod Niemann, Lindsay Ell and Luke Combs. F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. $15-$80, plus fees. 570-826-1100 or Deadgrass, Friday, May 25. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. $18. 570-325-0249 or Katy Williams, Friday, May 25, 7 p.m. Hear the soprano sing contemporary music to favorite opera arias and Broadway hits, as a part of the PNC Chamber series. First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit, 300 School St. $35. 570-586-6306. Visual and Performing Arts Show, Saturday, May 26. Eyelette, Dana Takacs, Barbie Pin, Loui, and visual artists on display. Arts Youniverse, 47 N. Franklin St., WilkesBarre. Free. The Machine, Friday, June 1. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. $30 premium/$25 regular. 570-3250371 or Steve Forbert, Friday, June 1, 8:30 p.m. Performance closes LRCA’s 30th Anniversary Celebration and Riverfest.

Inner Universe, through Saturday, May 19. Works of Kathy Fallon. Waverly Small Works Gallery, 1115 North Abington Road, Waverly Twp. 570-586-8191. Selections from the Sordoni Collection of American Illustration and Comic Art, through Sunday, May 20. Drawn from the private collection of Andrew J. Sordoni III, this exhibit features 135 original artworks from more than 100 artists, including N.C. Wyeth, Maxfield Parrish, Charles M. Schulz and Ham Fisher. Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University, 141 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. 570-408-4325 or sordoni-art-gallery. Annual King’s Communications Media Student Exhibition, through Friday, May 25. The artistic vision and talents of mass communications students are on display. Widmann Gallery at King’s College, 133 N. River St., Wilkes-Barre. 570-208-5875 or Street Moments, through Friday, May 25. Works by Bruce Byers. Camerawork Gallery, 515 Center St., Scranton. 570-344-3313 or Harmony, through Wednesday, May 30. The Wonderstone Gallery, 100 N. Blakely St., Dunmore. 570-344-2360 or Pop Art Exhibit, through Thursday, May 31. Artists include Mike Resnick, Amanda Robinson, Rhi Wallace, Michelle McKenzie, Scott Nichols, Joe Kluck, Katrina King and Elyse Mattocks. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 570-996-1500 or Viewpoints, through Thursday, May 31. Works by Northeast Photography Club members. Abington Community Library, 1200 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit. 570-587-3440 or A Brief Moment of Passion: Recent Paintings and Clay Sculptures, through Saturday, June 2. Marquis Art & Frame, 122 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. 570-823-0518 or Whimsy & Wonder, through Saturday, June 2. Features works from Verve Vertu, and all proceeds benefit the art studio. Pauly Friedman Art Gallery at Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. Donations accepted 570674-6250 or Spring WVAL Members Juried Exhibit, through Thursday, June 7. Circle Center for the Arts (WVAL), 130 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2018 LCCC Student Art Exhibit, through Thursday, June 14. Exhibit highlights students in the arts department, showing a variety of works within multiple mediums. Schulman Gallery at Luzerne County Community College, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke. Free 570-7400319 or Over There…America Joins the Fight: 100th Anniversary of WWI, through Friday, Dec. 21. Features uniforms, military artifacts, artwork and photographs from the Monroe County Historical Association’s museum collection. Stroud Mansion, 900 Main St., Stroudsburg.

Phoenix Theatrics presents “Fame: The Musical” through Saturday, May 26. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m. and Sundays are at 2 p.m. at Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, 409 Main St., Duryea. Tickets are $12. For more information, call 570-457-3589 or visit Cast members include, from left: Brooke Manley, Katerina O’Boyle, Jaidin Broody-Walega, Ashlin Broody-Walega, Joey Morales, and Sarah and Makayla Neel. Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave. $30. Nelly, Sunday, June 3. Cove Haven Resort, 194 Lakeview Drive, Lakeville. 888-963-3048 or Classical Guitar Plays Broadway and More, Sunday, June 3, 3 p.m. Jay Steveskey plays. Light reception follows. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Free. 570-996-1500 or African Drum Circle, Sunday, June 10, 2 p.m. Children and their families play hand drums, sing songs and end the session with a traditional African dance circle. Call to register. Lackawanna County Children’s Library, 520 Vine St., Scranton. 570-348-3015 or childrenslibrary.



Cabaret, Thursday, May 17, 7:30 p.m. The touring production of the Tony Award-winning production. F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. $45-$65, plus fees. 570-826-1100 or The Last Five Years, Friday, May 18, and Saturday, May 19, 8 p.m.; Sunday, May 20, 3 p.m. Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. $25 dinner and show/$18 show only. 570-283-2195 or The Greatest Pirate Story Never Told, Saturday, May 19, 2 p.m. Off-Broadway’s improvised, interactive, musical pirate adventure. F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Free. 570-826-1100 or Savannah Sipping Society, Saturday, May 19, 6 p.m. Presented by Spotlight Players. Comedy is about four Southern women trying to escape their routines. A Southern-style dinner will be served before the performance. Reservations encouraged. The Hideout, 640 The Hideout, Lake Ariel. $29 for dinner and a show/$13 show only. The Amish Project, Thursday, May 24, 7 p.m. Presented by Pocono Mountains Theater Company. POSH at the Scranton Club, 404 N. Washington Ave. 570-344-8671. Little Shop of Horrors, Thursday, May 24, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, May 25, 8 p.m.; Saturday, May 26, 2 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, May 27, 1 and 6:30 p.m. Presented by CaPAA. CaPAA Theater at the Ritz, 222 Wyoming Ave., Scranton.

$15 adults reserved/$10 children reserved/$10 adults general/$5 children general. The Amish Project, Friday, May 25, 8 p.m. Presented by Pocono Mountains Theater Company. The Cooperage, 1030 Main St., Honesdale. $15. 570-253-2020 or Ah-HA! Amazing Inventors & Their Extraordinary Inventions, Saturday, May 26, 11 a.m. Presented by Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble. The Cooperage, 1030 Main St., Honesdale. $5. 570-253-2020 or Ensorcellment, Sunday, May 27, 3 p.m. Hear excerpts from three brand-new graphic novels, read by the authors. Food and drink provided. Circle Center for the Arts (WVAL), 130 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Donations appreciated. The Man Who Came to Dinner, Thursday, May 31, through Saturday, June 2, 8 p.m.; Sunday, June 3, 2 p.m.; Thursday, June 7, through Saturday, June 9, 8 p.m.; Sunday, June 10, 2 p.m. Presented by Actors Circle. Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. Thursday, May 31, performance: $8 general and seniors/$6 students; remaining performances: $12 general/$10 seniors/$8 students. 570-342-9707, or The Little Mermaid, Friday, June 8, through Sunday, June 10. Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story, this play tells the tale of the mermaid Ariel, who wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric. Trinity Lutheran Church, 100 N. Church St., Hazleton. 570-454-3492. Continuing

Marjorie Prime, through Sunday, May 20. Presented by Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble. Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg. Prices vary. Fame: The Musical, Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m., through May 26. Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, 409 Main St., Duryea. $12. 570-457-3589 or



The American Identity, through Friday, May 18. Dunning Art Gallery in Keystone Hall, Northampton Community College, 2411 Route 715, Tannersville. 570620-9221.

Art Events

Knit a Spring Wrap, Wednesdays, May 16 and 23, 6:30 p.m. Use beginner and intermediate knitting skills to create a rectangular wrap with Kristina Laurito helping you for every step. The Gathering Place, 304 S. State St., Clarks Summit. $30, plus $10 supply fee. 570-881-7612 or Fiber Art Afternoon, Thursdays, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Bring your own supplies and make some new friends while working on crochet, knitting or felting. Pittston Memorial Library, 47 Broad St. 570-654-9565 or Jewelry Making: Kumihimo Beading, Thursdays, 6:30 to 9 p.m., May 17 through June 7. Learn the art of Kumihimo beading and create a piece of jewelry. No experience required. All materials provided. For ages 16

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A new day

Scranton Tomorrow celebrating 25th anniversary with party

If Scranton looks different than it did 25 years ago, Scranton Tomorrow has something to do with that. The nonprofit group — which partners with organizations, businesses and volunteers throughout the city to work as a catalyst for change — celebrates its silver anniversary this year. To mark the occasion, a cocktail party and celebration will take place tonight, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at POSH at the Scranton Club, 404 N. Washington Ave. Tickets are $50 and are for sale in advance online at scrantontomorrow. org and at the door. “It’s a way to come out for everything that’s grown and changed in the city in the past 25 years,” said Laurie Cadden, who co-chairs the event with Randy Williams. “It’s going to be a fabulous night.” The night will include a short program and honor past volunteers. Cocktail hour runs from 5:30 to 7 p.m., and then gourmet dinner stations will open from 7 to 9. Guests can enjoy an open bar and entertainment by Picture Perfect Singers and DJ Edwin. The organization has a lot to celebrate, noted board member and past president Andrea Mulrine. Scranton Tomorrow started in 1992 to implement and develop initiatives to make the city a better place to live, work and enjoy, she said. For more than 20 years, the organization acted as a liaison between downtown businesses and the city. The creation of public access channel ECTV continues to be a paramount moment in Scranton Tomorrow’s history, Mulrine said, as it made local government proceedings available to everyone. The group also is responsible for implementing dozens of initiatives, such as facade grants to local business Horizon Dental, the annual CityPride cleanup, maintenance of planters and street islands, and relighting the Electric City sign atop Electric Building (with the help of UNICO Scranton, which supplied the bulbs). Scranton Tomorrow’s events include the

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Downtown Drive-In Movie Series on Lackawanna County Courthouse Square, the Holiday Window Showcase, Winter in the City cocktail parties, Small Business Saturday, Scranton’s 150th Birthday Celebration and the original First Night, a family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration. Incoming president and city business owner Joshua Mast said Scranton Tomorrow’s role in driving people downtown for events and activities makes up part of its mission. “We want people to come into downtown and know there’s always something going on, that it’s safe and that they can have a great, fun night in Scranton,” said Mast, a longtime board member. “Downtown should be a destination for everyone, and Scranton Tomorrow, along with its partnerships, have continued to do that.” While the night looks back on the past 25 years, it also celebrates the future, with Scranton Tomorrow taking on a new role as the city’s downtown economic development partner. The first initiative in its goal of creating a Business Improvement District is transforming a vacant lot at Wyoming Avenue and Linden Street into a pocket park. Scranton Tomorrow will partner with local organizations and government on the project. “This organization has evolved — and continues to evolve — due to this community’s support and our great partnerships with businesses and organizations,” executive director Leslie Collins said. “Now, as (Scranton Tomorrow) assumes our new role, we’re all working toward the same goal. ... It’s like we have a new energy. This is an exciting time for us.”

A cake made by Truly Scrumptious Cake Studio is on display during the Sesquicentennial Luncheon at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple on Saturday, April 23, 2016.

Electric City Television.

—Gia Mazur

If you go What: Scranton Tomorrow’s 25th Anniversary When: Tonight, 5:30 to 9 p.m. Where: POSH at the Scranton Club, 404 N. Washington Ave. Details: Tickets are $50 and can be purchased online at or at the door.

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Scranton Tomorrow members ready to mark the group’s 25th anniversary include, from left, seated: Andrea Mulrine and Leslie Collins; standing: Lori Cadden and Randy Williams.



The Drive In Downtown movie series.

Scranton Tomorrow Timeline 1992 Scranton Tomorrow starts 1999 First Night Scranton, a family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration takes place 2010 Drive-In Downtown, a free family-friendly outdoor movie series on Courthouse Square, begins


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Escaper, Saturday, May 26 Start Making Sense, Friday, June 1 Elephants Dancing and Fake Fight, Saturday, June 2 Marbin, Friday, June 8 Bumpin Uglies with Jordan Ramirez, Saturday, June 9 The Toasters, Ladrones, Sgt. Scagnetti, Disposable and BunchAJerks, Saturday, June 16 Serene Green and Fireside Collective, Sunday, June 17


Def Leppard, Monday, June 11 U2, Wednesday, June 13, and Thursday, June 14 Harry Styles, Friday, June 15 Paul Simon, Saturday, June 16 Sam Smith, Wednesday, July 4 Shania Twain, Thursday, July 12 Panic! At the Disco, Friday, July 27 The Smashing Pumpkins, Saturday, July 28

Madison Square Garden, New York City Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg Tickets: 212-307-7171 Tickets: 570-420-2808 Billy Joel, Wednesday, May 23, and Saturday, Bullet for My Valentine, Friday, May 18 June 2 Blue October, Saturday, May 19 Wisin & Yandel, Friday, June 8 The Everly Brothers Experience, Sunday, May 20 Luis Miguel, Saturday, June 9 Manchester Orchestra, Tuesday, June 5 Def Leppard and Journey, Wednesday, June 13 Third Eye Blind, Friday, June 8 Daryl Hall & John Oates and Train, Thursday, Echoes: The American Pink Floyd, Saturday, June 14 June 23 Imagine Dragons, Tuesday, June 19 #Freestyle Live, Saturday, June 30 Thirty Seconds to Mars, Wednesday, June 20 Chris Pizzello / invision / AssoCiAted Press Billy Corgan with Smashing Pumpkins will perform Saturday, July 28, at Wells Fargo Center, Huey Lewis and the News, Saturday, July 14 Harry Styles, Thursday, June 21, and Friday, 3601 S. Broad St., Philadelphia. Tickets start at $33, plus fees. For more information, visit Andrew Dice Clay, Friday, June 29 June 22 Cedar Green, Friday, June 29 U2, Monday, June 25, and Tuesday, June 26 Sam Smith, Friday, June 29, and Saturday, June 30 June 16 (Wet Nightclub) The Fillmore, Philadelphia Radiohead, Tuesday, July 10 DJ Pauly D, Saturday, June 23 (Wet Nightclub) Tickets: 215-625-3681 Andrew Dice Clay, Friday, June 29 Elvana, Thursday, May 17 Beacon Theatre, New York City F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre Vic Latino’s Freestyle Live, Saturday, June 30 Bokante, Friday, May 18 Tickets: 212-465-6500 Tickets: 570-826-1100 Lee Brice, Friday, June 20 Lawrence, Sunday, May 20 Jackson Browne, Thursday, May 17, and Montgomery Gentry, Friday, May 18 Jake Miller, Monday, May 21 Friday, May 18 Guitars and Stars, Tuesday, May 22 Peoples Security Bank Theater Mainland, Tuesday, May 22 Phillip Phillips, Thursday, June 7 Dustin Douglas & the Electric Gentlemen, at Lackawanna College Flatbush Zombies, Tuesday, May 22 Third Day, Saturday, June 9 Saturday, June 2 570-955-1490 Tool Music Clinic, Wednesday, May 23 Kryptonite Tour with John Bevere and Bethel Joe Nardone presents the Ultimate Doo Wop The Cameos, Saturday, June 16 COZZ, Wednesday, May 23 Music, Friday, June 15 and Rock Show, Saturday, June 9 Lillie Mae, Thursday, May 24 The Monkees present the Mike and Micky Show, Alison Krauss, Sunday, June 10 Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe Apocalyptica, Thursday, May 24 Friday, June 22 Dave Hause, Sunday, June 17 Tickets: 570-325-0371 The Ultimate Doo-Wop Show, Saturday, June 23 Peter Frampton, Monday, June 18 Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives, Electric Factory, Philadelphia Seal, Tuesday, June 26 Summer Smash, Tuesday, June 19 Friday, May 18 Tickets: 215-627-1332 Erasure, Friday, July 13, and Saturday, July 14 Quiet Riot, the Sweet & House of Lords, Friday, Dark Star Orchestra, Saturday, May 19 New Found Glory, Wednesday, May 23 Dickey Betts with Marshall Tucker Band and June 29 Michael McDonald, Sunday, May 20 Summerland Tour, Thursday, May 31 Devon Allman featuring Duane Betts, WednesDion, Friday, July 27 The Machine performs Pink Floyd, Friday, June 1 Old Crow Medicine Show, Tuesday, July 24 day, July 18 Satisfaction, Saturday, June 1 Sleep, Wednesday, July 25 Punch Brothers with Madison Cunningham, Mount Airy Casino Resort, Mark Wills, Friday, June 15 This Is Hardcore Fest, Friday, July 27 through Saturday, July 28 Mount Pocono Trace Adkins, Friday, June 22 Sunday, July 29 Tickets: 877-682-4791 The Robert Cray Band, Sunday, June 24 SteelStacks, Bethlehem I Love the ’90s Tour with Salt N Pepa, Saturday, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, Thursday, June 28 Glassjaw and Quicksand, Wednesday, Aug. 1 Beres Hammond, Saturday, Aug. 4 Tickets: 610-332-1300 May 26 (Outdoor Summer Stage) Canned Heat, Friday, June 29 ZHU, Tuesday, Sept. 25 Renaissance, Thursday, May 17 Dai Nhac Hoi Da Vu Memorial Day, Sunday, May Lost ’80s Live, Saturday, Sept. 29 Mingo Fishtrap, Thursday, May 17 27 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub) River Street Jazz Cafe, Plains Twp. Ja Rule, Friday, Oct. 12 Spyro Gyra, Wednesday, May 23 Earth, Wind and Fire, Saturday, June 2 Tickets: 570-822-2992 Kamasi Washington, Friday, Nov. 9 Philadelphia Funk Authority 20th Anniversary (Outdoor Summer Stage) The Dishonest Fiddlers with Clarence Spady, Celebration Concert, Friday, May 25 Third Eye Blind, Friday, June 8 (Summer OutFriday, May 18 Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia Almost Queen, Saturday, June 2 door Stage) Dean Ford and the Beautiful Ones — Prince Tickets: 800-298-4200 Bria Skonberg, Wednesday, June 6 Summer Sunsplash featuring Matisyahu, Friday, tribute, Saturday, May 19 Justin Timberlake, Saturday, June 2 Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Thursday, June 7 June 15 (Get Wet Ultra Pool Stage) Subnotics, Friday, May 25 Depeche Mode, Sunday, June 3 Jenny Lewis, Wednesday, June 13 William Demeo Gotti Release Party, Saturday,


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THE GO! TEAM — ‘Semicircle’ THE GOOD: British indie pop collective Go Team, still led by the deft hand of Ian Parton, comes back with a boisterous, frolicking ’60s throwback for its fifth. THE BAD: “Semicircle” sounds semi-familiar, the record a slight retread of earlier works “Thunder Lightning Strike” (2004) and “Proof of Youth” (2007). But hey, we loved those albums, so no real harm done. THE NTTY GRITTY: Once again, Parton combines elements of garage rock and hip-hop, further enhancing both genres with a myriad of wobbly early ’70s samples, cheerlead-

LANE 8 — ‘Little by Little’ THE GOOD: American DJ/producer/electronic artist Daniel Goldstein (stage name Lane 8) self-releases his hypnotic second full-length album. THE BAD: Nope. THE NITTY GRITTY: Opening track “Daya” slowly builds, with its multi-layered beats growing more intense as the minutes pass.

ing squads, marching bands and super-syrupy pop hooks. This entire album is INSANELY CATCHY, finding its power within sing-song melodies across the top and thick, layered beats below. Tune in and you’ll find yourself immediately under the spell of songs such as the fierce, stomping opener “Mayday” and the gorgeous sunshine popper “The Answer Is No, Now What’s The Question.” Whatever the extreme, Parton makes sure each track gets securely lodged in your grey matter upon contact. I see you smiling already. BUY IT?: Definitely. Right from the very beginning, Lane 8 has you hooked. “Little by Little” is an immersion album. For the better part of an hour, the record possesses an amazing, pulsating and undulating flow that never lets go. All the tracks hail from the same place, but each has its own unique spin or personality. Despite similarities running throughout the grooves, the entire work never feels stuck on “repeat.” Whether it comes with a familiar voice handling a lead vocal (Polica guides “No Captain” while Patrick Baker punches up “Skin & Bones”) or stands on its own instrumentally (the echoing “Atlas” or the forceful yet graceful title track), each song lifts body and soul to a higher plane altogether. Get lost and get revitalized. BUY IT?: Yes. KIMBRA — ‘Primal Heart’ THE GOOD: New Zealand singer/songwriter Kimbra Lee Johnson (just “Kimbra” to you and me) releases her third. THE BAD: As far as elec-

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tronic pop albums go, “Primal Heart” is somewhat formulaic, but nothing here is outright bad or disagreeable. THE NITTY GRITTY: Other than the 2011 Gotye collaboration “Somebody That I Used to Know,” massive chart success has eluded the singer here in the states. Perhaps she’s a victim of that old marketing conundrum — too weird for the mainstream, too straight for the underground, perpetually stuck between two disparate worlds. “Primal Heart” won’t change that. However, the record has enough rock-solid moments and subtle R&B flavors to make it worthy of your attention. Whether it’s the tribal stomp carrying “Top of the World” or the sheer pop brilliance emanating from “Like They Do on the TV,” Kimbra drives the beats and melodies directly home, with our overall satisfaction immediately imminent. The good vibes more than make up for any lack of innovation. BUY IT?: Sure.

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The Brew house Mini-Mart Cafe, 38 Sturges Road, Peckville: Dashboard Mary Cavanaugh’s Grille, 163 N. Main St., Mountain Top: Stoned By Proxy Crotti’s on ash, 1431 Ash St., Scranton: Alyssa Lazar Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Signs of Madness, One Day Waiting, Royal Hell and Walau-eh Kilcoyne’s, 129 S. Main Ave., Scranton: Dan Cusick Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: 30 Pack Lite Molly O’sheas at Mohegan sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Tritide Duo Pour Boys Bar, 932 Wyoming Ave., Scranton: Jennifer Newton Solo river street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Dean Ford & the Beautiful Ones skytop Lodge, 1 Skytop Lodge Road, Skytop: Doug Smith Orchestra streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Popstar Drive Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Project ’90s and Buzz Buzzyrd Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) No. 7069, 402 Winola Road, Clarks Summit: Marilyn Kennedy The V-spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: D-West Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Chris Monty with David James and Sergio Marzitelli

Thursday, May 17


Backyard ale house, 523 Linden St., Scranton: Village Idiots Acoustic Bart & urby’s, 119 S. Main St., WilkesBarre: Trivia Night Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Falls: Open mic with Big Al and Billy Edwards Bobby Keen’s, 117 W. Market St., Scranton: Karaoke with Edwin Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Strawberry Jam Chacko’s Memory Lane Lounge, 195 N. WilkesBarre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: Kartune Cooper’s seafood house, 701 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: AJ/DJ on Cooper’s Dock Crotti’s on ash, 1431 Ash St., Scranton: Black Tie Stereo Acoustic Trio Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: Bingo Night Grotto Pizza/skybox sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Know Limit Trivia heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Karaoke Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Drmcthr, Latewaves and Blue Heaven The Keys, 244 Penn Ave., Scranton: Open Mic Circus Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: DJ NRG Pour Boys Bar, 932 Wyoming Ave., Scranton: Jeff Lewis river street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Consider the Source with Rogue Chimp Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Marilyn Kennedy The V-spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Myal Soul Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Lab — Comedy Showcase World of Brew Bar & Bottle shop, 170 Laurel Plaza, Pittston: Open call hosted by Jami Kali

FrIday, May 18

279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Strawberry Jam Duo ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: Lily Mao Backyard ale house, 523 Linden St., Scranton: Tom Graham Bads, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Karaoke Bar Louie at Mohegan sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: A Proud Monkey Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: Acousticstein Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Area 52 Bradley’s sports Bar, 462 W. State St., Larksville: Supe Breakers at Mohegan sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Mike & Mike The Club at the highlands, 2700 Highland Blvd., Archbald: Bill and Donna Arnold Evolution Nightclub at the Woodlands, 1073 Highway 315, Plains Twp.: DJ NRG Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: Sarah Carne Grotto Pizza/Grand slam sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Flirtin’ with Yesterday Grotto Pizza/skybox sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: The Third Nut harry’s Bar, 302 Penn Ave., Scranton: DHD heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St.,


Bill and Donna Arnold will perform Friday, May 18, at the Club at the highlands, 2700 Highland Blvd., Archbald. Wilkes-Barre: Inferno Drag Show The high Bridge house, 1090 Route 502, Spring Brook Twp.: Dashboard Mary III Guys Pizzeria & restaurant, 11 Garbutt Ave., Dallas: Great Rock Pair Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Cheap Seats, Talon Co. and more JJ Bridjes restaurant, 925 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Ron Morgan Karl hall, 57B N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Aaron Fink album release show Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: Adlib x Space Kamp Live Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Jim Carro Molly O’sheas at Mohegan sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Neil Nicastro r & J’s Wild rover Pub, 1315 Hamlin Highway, Lake Ariel: Marilyn Kennedy river street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: The Dishonest Fiddlers with Clarence Spady streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Jeffrey James Band Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Ken Norton and Graces Downfall Duo The V-spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Black Tie Stereo Wildflowers New york Bistro, 600 Wildflower Drive, Wilkes-Barre: Adam McKinley Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Chris Monty with David James and Sergio Marzitelli

saTurday, May 19

279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Bill Talanca

ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: Graces Downfall Duo Bar Louie at Mohegan sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Light Weight Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Falls: Flirtin’ with Yesterday Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: The Husty Bros. Blu Wasabi, 223 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: FullCircle Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Harlan Tucker Band Bradley’s sports Bar, 462 W. State St., Larksville: Zayre Mountain Breakers at Mohegan sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Shake 3x

Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Falls: Brett Alexander and Eddie Appnel heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Not Yo Granny’s Bingo

MONday, May 21

duffy’s Coffee house, 306 S. State St., Clarks Summit: Open jam session

TuEsday, May 22

III Guys Pizzeria & restaurant, 11 Garbutt Ave., Dallas: Dave Abraham Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Blessing a Curse, Life Barrier and more

WEdNEsday, May 23

Bads, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Open mic night Casey’s, 1259 Bryn Mawr St., Scranton: Backdoor Mic Ole Tyme Charley’s restaurant & Pub, 31 S. River St., Plains Twp.: Karaoke Pour Boys Bar, 932 Wyoming Ave., Scranton: Village Idiots The V-spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Adam McKinley

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In ‘Bad’ company W

illiam Blanden grew up working in the barbecue business at his parents’ rib shack in Connecticut. Little did he know that the experience he would gain would lead to him opening his own barbecue business — Blanden’s Bad BBQ. Blanden promises finger-licking food in the business’ slogan — “Where bad really means good” — and customers can test that theory all weekend at the Fine Arts Fiesta on Public Square in downtown Wilkes-Barre. Based in Bloomsburg, Blanden spends his days as a Bloomsburg University football coach and his nights bringing his food cart around campus to feed college students late at night. He also vends at several regional fairs throughout the summer season, such as the Northeast Fair and Bloomsburg Fair, and offers catering year-round. Prior to becoming a football coach, Blanden graduated from Howard University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and later earned a master’s degree in sports management from Nichols College. Although they do not directly tie-in to cooking, Blanden credits those degrees in helping him manage the behind-the-scenes operations. “I really think the freedom of feeling like I’m tying everything together helps,” he said. “I coach football, and I love it; I’m going into 10 years coaching. ... But it’s really fun to see that something you’ve done on your own is successful. The first time I ever got nervous — and I’ve played two Division I sports — the first time I was ever nervous was setting up and selling food at the Northeast Fair for the first time.” Everything Blanden creates is made

Barbecue vendor a staple at NEPA fairs

from scratch. Patrons can choose from a variety of meats — including smoked ribs, brisket, pulled pork and pulled chicken — to put on a sandwich or pair with sides such as baked beans, coleslaw, and macaroni and cheese. The specialty dish at Blanden’s Bad BBQ is dubbed Blanden’s Pork Parfait. This layered dish is 16 ounces of cornbread, collard greens, macaroni and cheese, and pulled pork, topped with a cherry tomato. It costs $11, but Blanden said the parfait is more than enough food for one person. Although Blanden had the background of his parents’ award-winning recipes and training, creating the barbecue business became more nervewracking for him because his name was on the sign. “The best part is the joy of saying that people like the food,” Blanden said. “It’s something that I set my mind to and did it at a slow pace. I get people all of the time saying, ‘Get a brick-andmortar business — you’d be so busy.’ I’m not into that idea right now. ... I love coaching football, but I also love cooking. Cooking itself is really relaxing to me.” This year marks Blanden’s third season at the Fine Arts Fiesta, and the chef guaranteed that his food will stand out among the other 11 food vendors. “It’s all homemade,” Blanden said. “It’s gonna be different than normal barbecue. It’s just really good food, and I say this all the time, but it’s not fair food. It’s real food. If you’re looking for fair food, I can’t help you. I don’t have the fresh-cut fries or chicken tenders. But if you want real food, here you go.”

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Blanden’s Bad BBQ serves meats on a sandwich or as a platter with a choice of sides. submitted photo

Blanden’s Bad BBQ serves several meats on sandwiches or as a platters.


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Blanden’s Bad BBQ offers meats with a variety of sides, including baked beans, macaroni and cheese, collard greens and coleslaw.

Ga.: Gyros, Greek salad, crab cakes, lobster roll, pulled pork and clam strips Liberty Concessions, Alden: Sausage and peppers, cheesesteaks, hamburgers, funnel cakes and smoothies Sammy’s Caribbean Grill, Pittston: Traditional Caribbean foods Tony Thomas Fries, Wapwallopen: French fries, fried piergoi and chicken tenders Blanden’s Bad BBQ, Bloomsburg: Beef brisket, ribs, chicken and pulled pork Country Girl Kettle Corn, Plains Twp.: Popcorn Coco Bongos, Perry, N.Y.: Frozen drinks

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Blanden’s Pork Parfait is a layered, 16-ounce dish comprised of cornbread, collard greens, macaroni and cheese, and pulled pork, all —Charlotte L. jacobson topped with a cherry tomato.

Manny’s Ice Cream, Abington: Handdipped ice cream Irem Temple, Kingston: Potato pancakes and sno cones

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A Mercy Gang show is very energetic and in-your-face. We love to engage with the crowd. We often do a mash-up with the band Clever Clever. The crowd really enjoys it. One of our big hits with crowds is our version of the classic song “My Girl,” which we call “Your Girl.” “Your Girl” is featured on our bonus mixtape, “Brothers Keeper,” with guest vocals from Nowhere Slow on the chorus.

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What do you hope audiences experience at your shows? We want them to experience our passion for the music and the love and appreciation we have for our fans. We really want to leave it all on the stage, microphones smoking.

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Mercy Gang entered the local music scene in 2012 with a hip-hop and mash-up style. Since then, the group has released two albums and plans to work on a third this fall. It plans to perform at the Electric City Music Conference, set for Thursday, Sept. 13, to Saturday, Sept. 15. More dates for shows in Pennsylvania, New York and Canada will be announced. Mercy Gang emcee Jermaine Kroon recently went On the Record about the

group’s performances and its first album without Mario Lozada, aka Hefty Metal, who died in 2015.

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How did Mercy Gang form? Mercy Gang started from a collaboration on a song between Maine the Medicine, former member Sway and the late Hefty Metal. Paulie Bagz joined the group shortly after, while DJ Merc would later join

Tell us about your newest album, “M.E.R.C.Y.,” that came out in September. “M.E.R.C.Y” stands for “murder every rapper coming at you.” Hip-hop is a very competitive sport, so we wanted to welcome all challengers, all in the name of fun. Working on this album was very emotional. This was the first album we worked on without our former group member Hefty Metal, who passed away on Sept. 11, 2015. We got back in the studio not only to honor our brother Hefty but also to begin the healing process. “M.E.R.C.Y.” was released on Sept. 9, 2017, in remembrance of Hefty. Hefty would definitely want us to keep banging out music, so we put all our blood, sweat and tears into this project. Mercy Gang in 2014 after doing a show with us. We have two unreleased tracks by Hefty on the album that are amazing. The album includes Where does the name features from Jay Preston of Esta Coda, Ed Mercy Gang come from? Cuozzo of University Drive, Lambo Lo of The proposed name was “The MerAnimal Planit (and) Aaron Ferranti, formerly cenaries.” We didn’t really care for it, of Clever Clever. The music is produced by so we started saying Mercy Gang for short. JL Studios, Holla Da Scholar, U.G. and many more. All records are mixed, mastered and What does a typical Mercy Gang recorded by JL Studios in Olyphant. show look and sound like? —Brooke Williams

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by Richard Roeper



Absolutely zero new ground is broken in “Life of the Party,” a slapstick college comedy with PG-13 hijinks that include booze-soaked frat parties, mean girls getting their comeuppance, a couple having sex in the school library, a group of characters eating chocolate that turns out to be laced with powerful weed and then going bananas, etc., etc. You can see the payoffs coming two scenes away. Even the mom-joins-her-daughter-at-college storyline owes a debt to “Back to School” (1986), with Rodney Dangerfield as a middle-aged dad crashing son Keith Gordon’s university and wreaking all sorts of havoc. And yet I’m giving “Life of the Party” three stars — a solid B, if you will — on the strength of at least a half-dozen laugh-out-loud moments, some truly sharp dialogue, a tremendously likable cast, and the sheer force of its cheerful goofiness. The movie itself is a lot like Melissa McCarthy’s occasionally overbearing, shamelessly corny and indefatigable character of Deanna. At times we roll

our eyes and wish we could be somewhere else, but more often, it’s kinda great to be around something so comforting and lovable and irresistible. “Life of the Party” opens with McCarthy’s Deanna and her cheap, impatient and jerky husband, Dan (Matt Walsh), dropping off their daughter, Maddie (Molly Gordon), at Maddie’s sorority house for her senior year at Decatur University. Dan and Deanna haven’t even made it off campus before Dan stops the car and tells Deanna he wants a divorce — and in fact, he’s in love with Marcie (Julie Bowen), a local real estate agent. Boom! Plot wheels a-turnin’. Two decades ago, when Deanna was pregnant with Maddie, she dropped out of Decatur U. just a year shy of getting her degree in archaeology. Now Deanna has a chance to return to school and get that degree, and also spend some quality time with her daughter. Come on, what young woman WOULDN’T want to spend her senior year at university with her mom? Exactly. One of the joys in “Life of the Party” is the unexpected turns it takes within the framework of familiar scenes. When Deanna makes her first visit to the sorority house and seemingly embarrasses Maddie with her enthusiasm and her over-sharing (and just being Maddie’s mom in such a setting), it’s reasonable to expect Maddie’s friends to be horrified, but they take an instant liking to Deanna and embrace her as their friend. Nice!

Gillian Jacobs is a standout as Helen, who’s nearly a decade older than her sorority sisters because she was in a coma for eight years and has only recently joined the conscious. Helen has a faraway look in her eyes and sometimes seems lost, but then she’ll snap out of it with a fierce defense of a friend or a casual putdown of some guy hitting on her. (“You’re that coma girl!” says a guy at a party. “I don’t date FANS,” responds Helen.) Of course we get an ’80s theme party just so Deanna can bust a move, and of course there’s a scene where Deanna and her friends bump into Dan and his nasty girlfriend in a restaurant, and of course there’s that moment when Deanna goes too far with the partying and the mid-life crisis, and wonders if she should just drop out of school (again) and leave her daughter be. Ah, but even the scenes that fall flat or go over the top aren’t entirely disposable, thanks in large part to a deep and talented cast. At any moment, a Jacki Weaver or a Stephen Root or a Maya Rudolph or a Chris Parnell or a Heidi Gardner will pop up and deliver a terrific line or do a perfect double take. (Other standouts include Luke Benward as a sincere hunk with a major thing for Deanna, and Adria Arjona as a gorgeous sorority girl who does not play the stereotypical gorgeous sorority girl.) Directed by the very funny Ben Falcone (McCarthy’s husband) and written by Falcone and McCarthy, “Life of the Party” is harmless good fun. And sometimes that’s enough.

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NOW PLAYING Avengers: Infinity War: Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and the rest unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet — the evil Thanos — who’s on a mission to collect the Infinity Stones. Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Pratt, Scarlett Johannson, Chadwick Boseman star. Written by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, based on Marvel comics characters. Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. Rated PG-13. 153 minutes. — LOS ANGELES TIMES A Quiet Place: John Krasinski is the director, co-writer and co-star (with his wife, Emily Blunt) of this neatly spun and well-crafted thriller about a family that must maintain complete silence to avoid stirring deadly monsters. That’s a pretty nifty setup to keep the tension going from moment to moment. Rated PG-13 for terror and some bloody images. 90 minutes. ★★★ — RICHARD ROEPER Black Panther: Even if you’re not normally into the superhero genre, if you appreciate finely honed storytelling, winning performances and tons of whiz-bang action sequences and good humor, then you should see “Black Panther.” It’s one of the best times I’ve had at the movies this decade. Rated PG-13 for prolonged sequences of action violence, and a brief rude gesture. 140 minutes. ★★★★ — RICHARD ROEPER

mayor has quarantined all dogs. It’s smart and different and sometimes deliberately odd and really funny — rarely in a laugh-out-loud way, more in a smile-and-nod-I-get-the-joke kind of way. In other words, it’s a Wes Anderson movie. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and some violent images. 94 minutes. ★★★1/2 — RICHARD ROEPER

Blockers: On the night of the senior prom, parents of three teens try to thwart the girls’ vow to lose their virginity. Despite the best efforts of John Cena, Leslie Mann and Ike Barinholtz, “Blockers” becomes less interesting and less funny as the onscreen hijinks grow more outlandish and stupid and demeaning and crotch-oriented. Rated R for crude and sexual content, and language throughout, drug content, teen partying and some graphic nudity 102 minutes. ★★ — RICHARD ROEPER Breaking In: Gabrielle Union as a desperate mother hellbent on saving her two children being held in an impregnable home. With Billy Burke, Richard Cabral, Christa Miller. Written by Ryan Engle, story by Jaime Primak Sullivan. Directed by James McTeigue. Rated PG-13. 88 minutes. — LOS ANGELES TIMES Chappaquiddick: Thanks to director John Curran and a powerfully effective ensemble cast, this flashback to the night in 1969 when Ted Kennedy (Jason Clarke) drove his car off a bridge, killing a young woman (Kate Mara), reminds us the real regret and outrage should be directed toward the privileged scion of an American political dynasty and everyone else who helped him minimize and excuse his unforgivable actions on that fateful night. Rated PG-13 for thematic material, disturbing images, some strong language, and historical smoking. 101 minutes. ★★★1/2 — RICHARD ROEPER

“Blockers.” I Feel Pretty: A blow to the head deludes a cosmetics company staffer (Amy Schumer) into thinking she’s supermodel beautiful, enhancing her confidence. Schumer is clearly in her comfort zone and she eventually wins us over in this uneven, hit-and-miss, broad comedy, but here’s hoping the next time around, she tries something new. Rated PG-13 for sexual content, some partial nudity, and language. 107 minutes. ★★★1/2 — RICHARD ROEPER Isle of Dogs: In a work of stunning stopmotion animation, a boy tries to rescue his pet from an island of garbage where a Japanese

Rampage: In this really loud, extremely dumb and consistently predictable CGI showcase, an evil corporation loses its samples of an experimental growth and aggression serum. It’s extremely bad luck for America that these samples are discovered by a wolf, a crocodile and a silverback gorilla whose human buddy is played by Dwayne Johnson. Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence, action and destruction, brief language, and crude gestures. 107 minutes. ★1/2 — RICHARD ROEPER Ready Player One: In a dystopian future, everyone spends as much time as they can in a virtual-reality universe where events can have lasting and serious real-world consequences. Adapting Ernest Cline’s sci-fi novel, Steven Spielberg has created an eye-popping, mind-blowing, candycolored, fantastically entertaining (albeit slightly exhausting) virtual-reality fantasy adventure. Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action violence, bloody images, some suggestive material, partial nudity and language. 140 minutes. ★★★1/2 — RICHARD ROEPER

SMALL SCREENS GAME NIGHT (Comedy, R, 100 m., 2018). When the Game Night Max (Jason Bateman) usually hosts with his wife (Rachel McAdams) is commandeered by his cocky brother (Kyle Chandler), the merriment quickly spins out of control. The movie runs a little long, but there are more than enough laughs and clever surprises in this broad and sometimes violent farce to warrant a recommendation. Rating: ★★★. THE 15:17 TO PARIS (Action drama, PG-13, 94 m., 2018). In re-creating the 2015 Paris-bound train journey in which passengers subdued a heavily armed gunman, director Clint Eastwood cast the real-life heroes as themselves, and the amateurs come across as such. Though there are a few pulse-quickening moments, the movie is slow-paced and feels padded. Rating: ★★. BLACK PANTHER (Superhero action, PG-13,

140 m., 2018). Even if you’re not normally into the superhero genre, if you appreciate finely honed storytelling, winning performances and tons of whiz-bang action sequences and good humor, then you should see “Black Panther.” It’s one of the best times I’ve had at the movies this decade. Rating: ★★★★. FIFTY SHADES FREED (Drama thriller, R, 105 m., 2018). In the third and (thank the cinema gods) final chapter in the vapid, lurid, S&Msprinkled trilogy of slick trash, newlyweds Ana (Dakota Johnson) and Christian (Jamie Dornan) eventually leave the sexy stuff behind and fall into a combo platter of cheesy, easily solved mysterythriller and overwrought daytime soap opera melodrama. Rating: ★. 12 STRONG (War action, R, 130 m., 2018). Chris Hemsworth plays the leader of the real-life U.S. Special Forces team that helped take out key

Taliban and al-Qaida strongholds in Afghanistan after 9/11. But with a running time of two hours and 10 minutes, the action-packed but clicheriddled adventure has at least 20 minutes of scenes that are either unnecessary or repetitive. Rating: ★★1/2. HOSTILES (Western, R, 133 m., 2018). Christian Bale is at the laser-focused top of his game (and perfectly cast) as an Old West soldier escorting a freed Cheyenne chief (Wes Studi) and his family to their ancestral land. The brutal violence is not for the faint of heart, but “Hostiles” winds up being about having a heart in a world that seems almost without hope. Rating: ★★★1/2. DEN OF THIEVES (Crime action, R, 140 m., 2018). For the first hour or so, it appeared as if this Los Angeles-based heist thriller pitting badass sheriff’s lieutenant Gerard Butler against

badass gang leader Pablo Schreiber would catch us off-guard in the best way. But just when things should have been heating up, the route grows bumpy and meandering and in some scenes dripdrip-drip SLOW. Rating: ★★. THE COMMUTER (Action thriller, PG-13, 104 m., 2018). On his daily train ride home, an insurance salesman (Liam Neeson) agrees to an offer that sets off a chain reaction resulting in bloodshed and conspiracy theories and madness. Many ridiculous things happen on the train, and virtually every big twist and every major reveal is telegraphed well in advance. Rating: ★1/2. GRADE: ★★★★ Excellent, ★★★ Good, ★★ Fair, ★ Poor. Richard Roeper reviews movies for The Chicago Sun-Times. Distributed by Universal Press Syndicate.

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Don Fisch Jr. is a Scranton native who works as a digital solutions leader at Friedman Electric and recently launched DF Custom Concepts, through which he builds wooden stools with personalized or custom silhouettes carved into them. A graduate of Scranton High School, he earned degrees in culinary arts and hotel restaurant management from the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, New York. Fisch loves spending time with his family and extended family. He and his wife, Abby, live in Scranton with their children, Andrew 3, and Ellie, 5 months. Meet Don Fisch Jr. ... Tell me a little about yourself. I’m 36; I’ve been married six years. I’m from Scranton and went to middle school and high school with my wife. I went to college to be a chef and went to culinary school for four years. I moved home about 10 years ago to be closer to family and decided to change careers. The (Buy Local Marketplace at Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple) was the first show I was publicly at (as DF Custom Concepts). My father was a carpenter, so I learned a lot of good traits from my dad. We formalized DF Custom Concepts very recently. How did a culinary career lead you to electrical sales and then the launch of a business? I call it the triple play. Culinary school was my passion at the time. It was the business I grew up in, and I really enjoyed it. I didn’t work around here. I worked in Hershey, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., as a chef, which is a very different type of atmosphere in the restaurant world than it is in Northeast PA. When I decided to come home 10 years ago, my intention was to just come home for a brief period and then conquer another city. I quickly realized two things: One, I didn’t want to move away (I had started dating my wife), and two, the type of restaurant industry experience that I was into was certainly not around here. It wasn’t for me as a profession, so I made a big, drastic move to completely change careers. All the while, woodworking has always been part of my life and a hobby.

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What is the process of making stools like? For the silhouette stool, we can make up to four images on them. The first step is Abby and I brainstorming what sets of images go together and are marketable. We make a template then transfer the image to raw stock, cut it out, paint it, then begin to assemble it. For customers who are looking for something unique, it’s the same concept. We have a conversation about the interests of the individual who it’s for and what can we do logistically or technically from a cutout perspective, because not everything can be done in a silhouette. There’s a technical thought that goes into it, and is it realistic? What challenges or obstacles have you had to overcome through launching the business? I never really thought about having to market something, because I was always building to custom requests. It’s a different philosophy now with what will sell. What can I be profitable with, and what can I make and produce in a manner that’s consistent and technically possible? That was a challenge, because it was new to me. Also, trying to judge the market of where can I sell the product based on my time and my cost of material and still be happy with what comes back. Being new to the market, the last thing I want is to be written off as too expensive. I’m trying to find that happy medium where I’m happy with the profitability and the customer doesn’t feel like they’re being taken for a ride. What are your hobbies outside of woodworking? Cooking is a hobby. For a period it was my profession; now it’s a hobby again. I like anything outdoors. We go for hikes and bike rides. I also spend a lot of time maintaining our aquarium and with the kids. We love to travel. We don’t do nearly as much now that we used to, but anytime we can get a day trip (in), we try to. Have you had a defining personal moment? There is certainly something that made me think about life differently. When my son was born, leading up, it was all remodeling the room, and

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we had checklists of things we had to do, and it was a rigid process. We had to do so many tasks before we got to the hospital. Oddly enough, the night before Andrew was born, my wife checked the last thing off her list. Andrew was born the next day; there were all these emotions and hype. The day we went home, we walked out of the hospital, and we had Andrew in hand. The doors shut, and we got in the car. I looked at Abby and said, “We came as two, and we’re leaving as a family.” It was this overwhelming moment and realizing we were responsible for a child. I’ll never forget the moment we pulled out of the parking lot and left the hospital plus one.

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What do you do at Friedman Electric? My business card says “digital solutions leader.” I work with customers and our associates essentially to make people’s lives easier through a digital channel. I meet with companies or our customers and try to streamline and digitize their buying process. I work with their software and figure out what kind of tasks we can do mutually with a partnership to make our customer more effective and inevitably make us more effective and profitable.

The final word is yours... If there’s any takeaway, my family is by far the most important thing in my life. Both (Abby and I) come from fairly sizable families and are very close to our families. That’s why we moved home. I left what was a great career, and Abby was a scuba-diving instructor in Hawaii and Jamaica, and we came back to NEPA. We both left good careers and completely started over. We have a handful of friends who we regularly see; I think it’s the NEPA-ian way. As far as the business end of things, it’s new, so I want to make a name for what it is and I want it to remain fun in two respects: one, it doesn’t get overwhelmFun fact? ing and (I) let it evolve into whatever it’s going Abby and I started going to school together to be; and two, that it remains fresh and there in seventh grade. In high school, both of us were are new things and customers driving me to be involved with the plays. We dated for a week during better at the craft. one of the plays. I (sarcastically) say that she’s been chasing me ever since. We went separate ways Emma Black and didn’t reconnect until we moved home. When UP CLOSE & PERSONAL with we went on our first date, I told her the two things EMMA BLACK is a regular I remembered from dating her were the pancakes feature in electric city, she made with her grandma and her favorite ice profiling people from all cream. To this day, 10 years into our relationship, walks of life throughout we make those pancakes every weekend and have NEPA. ice cream almost every night.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): According to my assessment of the astrological omens, your duty right now is to be a brave observer and fair-minded intermediary and honest storyteller. Your people need you to help them do the right thing. They require your influence in order to make good decisions. So if you encounter lazy communication, dispel it with your clear and concise speech. If you find that foggy thinking has started to infect important discussions, inject your clear and concise insights. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): A chemist named Marcellus Gilmore Edson got a patent on peanut butter in 1894. A businessperson named George Bayle started selling peanut butter as a snack in 1894. In 1901, a genius named Julia David Chandler published the first recipe for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. In 1922, another pioneer came up with a new process for producing peanut butter that made it taste better and last longer. In 1928, two trailblazers invented loaves of sliced bread, setting the stage for the ascension of the peanut butter and jelly sandwich to its full glory. According to my analysis, you’re partway through your own process of generating a very practical marvel. I suspect you’re now at a phase equivalent to Julia David Chandler’s original recipe. Onward! Keep going! GEMINI (May 21-June 20): One of the most popular brands of candy in North America is Milk Duds. They’re irregularly shaped globs of chocolate caramel. When they were first invented in 1926, the manufacturer’s plan was to make them perfect little spheres. But with the rather primitive technology available at that time, this proved impossible. The finished products were blobs, not globes. They tasted good, though. Workers jokingly suggested that the new confection’s name include “dud,” a word meaning “failure” or “flop.” Having sold well now for more than 90 years, Milk Duds have proved that success doesn’t necessarily require

perfection. Who knows? Maybe their dud-ness has been an essential part of their charm. I suspect there’s a metaphorical version of Milk Duds in your future. CANCER (June 21-July 22): In my vision of your life in the coming weeks, you’re hunting for the intimate power that you lost a while back. After many twists and trials, you find it almost by accident in a seemingly unimportant location, a place you have paid little attention to for a long time. When you recognize it, and realize you can reclaim it, your demeanor transforms. Your eyes brighten, your skin glows, your body language galvanizes. A vivid hope arises in your imagination: how to make that once-lost, now-rediscovered power come alive again and be of use to you in the present time. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): The etymological dictionary says that the English slang word “cool” meant “calmly audacious” as far back as 1825. The term “groovy” was first used by jazz musicians in the 1930s to signify “performing well without grandstanding.” “Hip,” which was originally “hep,” was also popularized by the jazz community. It meant, “informed, aware, up-to-date.” I’m bringing these words to your attention because I regard them as your words of power in the coming weeks. You can be and should be as hip, cool and groovy as you have been in a long time. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): I hope you will seek out influences that give you grinning power over your worries. I hope you’ll be daring enough to risk a breakthrough in service to your most demanding dream. I hope you will make an effort to understand yourself as your best teacher might understand you. I hope you will find out how to summon more faith in yourself — a faith not rooted in lazy wishes but in a rigorous self-assessment. Now here’s my prediction: You will fulfill at least one of my hopes, and probably more.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Ancient Greek poet Simonides was among the first of his profession to charge a fee for his services. He made money by composing verses on demand. On one occasion, he was asked to write a stirring tribute to the victor of a mule race. He declined, declaring that his sensibilities were too fine to create art for such a vulgar activity. In response, his potential patron dramatically boosted the proposed price. Soon thereafter, Simonides produced a rousing ode that included the phrase “wind-swift steeds.” I offer the poet as a role model for you in the coming weeks. Be more flexible than usual about what you’ll do to get the reward you’d like. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Here’s the operative metaphor for you these days: You’re like a painter who has had a vision of an interesting work of art you could create — but who lacks some of the paint colors you would require to actualize this art. You may also need new types of brushes you haven’t used before. So here’s how I suggest you proceed: Be aggressive in tracking down the missing ingredients or tools that will enable you to accomplish your as-yet imaginary masterpiece. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Useful revelations and provocative epiphanies are headed your way. But they probably won’t arrive sheathed in sweetness

and light, accompanied by tinkling swells of celestial music. It’s more likely they’ll come barging in with a clatter, bringing bristly marvels and rough hope. In a related matter: At least one breakthrough is in your imminent future. But this blessing is more likely to resemble a wrestle in the mud than a dance on a mountaintop. None of this should be a problem, however. I suggest you enjoy the rugged but interesting fun.



LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Polish pianist Ignacy Jan Paderewski once performed for England’s Queen Victoria. Since she possessed that bygone era’s equivalent of a backstage pass, she was able to converse with him after the show. “You’re a genius,” she told him, having been impressed with his artistry. “Perhaps, your majesty,” Paderewski said. “But before that I was a drudge.” He meant that he had labored long and hard before reaching the mastery the queen attributed to him. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, you Libras are currently in an extended drudge phase of your own. That’s a good thing! Take maximum advantage of this opportunity to slowly and surely improve your skills.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): One of the saddest aspects of our lives as humans is the disparity between love and romance. Real love is hard work. It’s unselfish, unwavering, and rooted in generous empathy. Romance, on the other hand, tends to be capricious and inconstant, often dependent on the fluctuations of mood and chemistry. Is there anything you could do about this crazy-making problem? Like could you maybe arrange for your romantic experiences to be more thoroughly suffused with the primal power of unconditional love? I think this is a realistic request, especially in the coming weeks. You will have exceptional potential to bring more compassion and spiritual affection into your practice of intimacy. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): In accordance with astrological omens, I invite you to dream up new rituals. The traditional observances and ceremonies bequeathed to you by your family and culture may satisfy your need for comfort and nostalgia, but not your need for renewal and reinvention. Imagine celebrating homemade rites of passage designed not for who you once were but for the new person you’ve become. You may be delighted to discover how much power they provide you to shape your life’s long-term cycles. Ready to conjure up a new ritual right now? Take a piece of paper and write down two fears that inhibit your drive to create a totally interesting kind of success for yourself. Then burn that paper and those fears in the kitchen sink while chanting “I am a swashbuckling incinerator of fears!”

—Rob Brezsny

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FEATURING Emmy nominated actress and “Marina” on The Guiding Light


NEPA Theatrical Alliance Award Winner


Jason Cramer in HBO’s Oz and A.C. Mallet on The Guiding Light


as ORIN, THE DENTIST Director of the Theatre Program for Marywood University



CaPAA at the NEWLY RENOVATED! Ritz Theater 222 Wyoming Ave., Scranton 18503 Limited Reserved Seating: $15 adult/$10 child under 12 General Seating: $10 adult/$5 child under 12

THURS, MAY 24 at 7:30PM FRI, MAY 25 at 8PM SAT, MAY 26 at 2PM* and 8PM SUN, MAY 27 at 1PM* and 6:30PM *CaPAA students Rylee Marotto and Alec Bryla are playing Audrey and Seymour on Sat May 26 at 2pm and Sun May 27 at 1pm

FOR MORE INFORMATION: 570.252.4156 • TICKETS: 20 M a y 1 7 , 2 0 1 8

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EMPTY BOTTLES CHARTREUSE A CENTURIES-OLD DELIGHT The quiet Carthusian monks, isolated in the mountains of France, are being much talked about lately following the release last year of a documentary, “Carthusian — Into Great Silence.” But cocktail fans have reveled in their green liquor, Chartreuse, since they began making it nearly 300 years ago.

The liquor, which weighs in at 110 proof, became so popular that it lent its name to the green/yellow color. To this day, only two monks are aware of the recipe of 130 herbs used to make this elixir, a sweet, pungent expression of anise, chamomile and a medley of other flavors, drinkable on its own but extraordinary when added to cocktails. While the monks work in obscurity, their product is revered. They meekly contend that it does indeed have the medicinal properties for which it originally was intended. Possibly. I’ll volunteer for any research looking into it. You don’t need a spoonful of sugar to make this medicine go down. Chartreuse is one of a few liquors that age in the bottle, but I would never find out. I drink it too soon and curse myself for having to pay another $56. There no cheap knock-offs I know of. Try it with the Prohibition-era cocktail the Last Word, an unscrewupable combination of equal parts gin, Chartreuse, maraschino liqueur and lime juice shaken on ice and strained. If ever the sum was greater than its parts, it is the Last Word. The Bijou calls for 1 1/2 ounces gin, 3/4 of an ounce of Chartreuse, 1 ounce sweet vermouth and two dashes of orange bitters stirred on ice and strained. Generally, the potent botanicals of Chartreuse work great in partnership with gin and tequila. Also, try a splash to add character to a sparkling wine. There’s also a yellow Chartreuse, which is flavored with honey and colored with saffron. It also is awesome. But I can’t afford the temptation of having two ever-diminishing Chartreuses in my pantry. —david falchek David is executive director of the American Wine Society and reviews wines each week.

GRADE: Exceptional ★★★★★, Above average ★★★★, Good ★★★, Below average ★★, Poor ★.

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The Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave. $13.50 general/$16.50 reserved. 570-689-4565.


Woodchips to Sawdust, Friday, May 18, 1:30 p.m.; Saturday, May 26, 4:30 p.m.; Monday, May 28, 9:30 a.m. Watch a documentary from 1926 about lumbering. Meet in the visitor center. Ricketts Glen State Park, 695 Route 487, Benton Twp. 570-477-5675. Hamlet — National Theatre Live on Screen, Sunday, May 20, 2 p.m. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. $14/$12 members and seniors. 570-996-1500 or The Valley, Wednesday, May 23, 7 p.m. National Alliance on Mental Illness presents the screening of a film about suicide by Salia Kariat. Discussion to follow. F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square,


Billy Bauer Band will perform Friday, May 18, at 8 p.m. at Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 the day of the show. For more information, visit Wilkes-Barre. 570-826-1100 or Shakespeare on Film: Cymbeline, Thursday, May 24, 7 p.m. The Cooperage, 1030 Main St., Honesdale. Donations accepted. 570-253-2020 or Sunset Boulevard, Friday, May 25, 1 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Part of the “Before the Kirby was the Kirby” series. Flashback Cinema host John Hersker provides historical background for the films and their place in the theatre’s history. F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. $3 matinee/$5 evening. 570826-1100 or


Teen Book Tasting, Wednesday, May 16, 6 to 7 p.m. Sit down and broaden your tastes with some new or old books. Refreshments provided. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 570-823-0156 or Writers’ Group, Thursdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Read work or just listen while you practicing the craft of writing toward a goal of publication. All genres and levels welcome. Ages 18 and older only. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 570-996-1500 or Roaming Readers Book Club, Tuesdays, 11 a.m. Walk, talk and take in an audiobook. Pittston Memorial Library, 47 Broad St. 570-654-9565 or Second Austen Afternoon, Sunday, May 27, noon to 4 p.m. Tour of the LaPorte House featuring exhibit of period clothing from 1773-1917. A demonstration of English Country Dancing will follow in the pavilion with live music. Reservations required. French Azilum Historic Site, Route 2014, Towanda. $25. or Hoyt Library annual book sale, Thursday, May 31, 2 to 7 p.m.; Friday, June 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, June 2, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Donations accepted through Wednesday, May 30. June 2 is bag day. The Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 570-283-9593 or


Round-Trip Comedy, Saturday, May 19, 8 p.m. Features New York City’s rising stars. Harry’s Bar, 302 Penn Ave., Scranton. $10 online/$15 at door. Comedy open mic night, Tuesdays, 9 p.m. Sign-ups

start at 8:30 p.m. Hammerjax Bar & Grill, 350 Phillips Road, Clifton Twp. 570-842-4925 or ECW Legend Raven, Saturday, May 26, 7:30 p.m. R Place, 482 Hamlin Highway, Hamlin. $25/$10 autographs. 570-689-6200.


Evolutions, Saturday, May 19, 7:30 p.m. Presented by the modern company of Ballet Theatre of Scranton. The Theater at North, 1539 N. Main Ave., Scranton. 570-347-0208. Come Dance with Us, Sunday, May 20, 4 p.m. Minidancers of the Dance Studio, ages 4 to 7, in “Dancing Through the Year.” The Theater at North, 1539 N. Main Ave., Scranton. 570-347-2867, or Dance It Out, Sunday, May 20, 4 p.m. Presented by the Illusions Dance Studio. Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave. 570-457-2828. Adult Dance Class, Tuesdays, 7:45 to 8:45 p.m. Zumba and hip-hop. No experience necessary. Perfect Harmony Center for the Arts, fourth floor, 10 W. Dorrance St., Kingston. 570-714-2787. Contra Dance, Saturday, May 26, 7:30 to 10 p.m. Music provided by Laura Courtright and Craig Gehrig, and Laurie B. calls. Beginner lessons start at 7:15 p.m. The Cooperage, 1030 Main St., Honesdale. $10/free for children younger than 15. 570-253-2020 or Just Dancin’, Wednesday, May 30, 7 p.m. Features the advance jazz, tap and hip-hop performers of the Dance Studio. The Theater at North, 1539 N. Main Ave., Scranton. 570-347-2867, or The Young Dancer, Sunday, June 3, 3 p.m. Presented by Carmel Ardito School of Dance. The junior company of the Peckville studio performs. Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave. $13.50 general/$16.50 reserved. 570-689-4565. Dancin’ in the Wild Wild West, Saturday, June 9, 7 p.m. Jeanne’s Dance Studio students perform. Proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House of Scranton. CaPAA Theater at the Ritz, 222 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. Our Theme Is Dance, Sunday, June 10, 7 p.m. Presented by Carmel Ardito School of Dance. The senior dance company performs. Scranton Cultural Center at


and older. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. $50. 570-996-1500 or Craft and Chat, Friday, May 18, 10 a.m. A casual setting for artists with and without special needs. The Gathering Place, 304 S. State St., Clarks Summit. $10. 570-586-4721 or Adult Coloring Club, Fridays, 1 p.m. Supplies provided, but feel free to bring fine-tip markers or colored pencils. Pittston Memorial Library, 47 Broad St. Free. 570654-9565 or Fine Wine, Fine Art, Friday, May 18, 7 to 9 p.m. Immerse yourself in an evening inspired by Impressionist artists by learning from instructors and creating a piece of impressionist work. Bring your own wine and snack. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. $25 per class. 570-996-1500 or Arts Thrive, Saturday, May 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Family-friendly event with hands-on activities, demonstrations, fine arts, visual arts, culinary arts, mixed media, healing arts, photography and more. Downtown Carbondale. Free. Pastel Painting Workshop, Saturday, June 9, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For all experience levels. Call the theater for a list of supplies needed. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. $25 per class, plus cost of materials. 570996-1500 or Photography for Beginners, Mondays, 7 to 9 p.m., through June 11; Saturday, June 9, 1 to 3 p.m. Students meet at the theater each week, then proceed to various locations to photograph. For new and returning students. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. $75 for five-class series. 570-996-1500 or Grief and Art Support Group, Fridays, noon to 1:30 p.m., through June 29. Registration required; call Kathleen Haikes at 570-340-6487. Allied Services Hospice Center, 511 Morgan Highway, Scranton. 570-340-6487 or Open Studio, Tuesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., through July 31. Students of all levels of experience can work at their own pace with the medium of their choice. Students will also learn how to create a portfolio to showcase their work for college, professional or personal reasons. For ages 13 and older. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. $60 for a four-class series, plus cost of clay. 570-996-1500 or Pottery & Sculpture, Mondays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., through Aug. 27. Work on potter’s wheels and develop hand-building and sculpting techniques. All materials provided and all levels of experience welcome. For ages 13 and older. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. $60 for four-class series, plus cost of clay. 570-996-1500 or Decorative Painting, Wednesdays, noon to 3 p.m., through Aug. 29. Learn decorative painting techniques while creating decorative pieces. Preregistration is required. For ages 16 and older. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. $20 per class, plus cost of painting surface. 570-996-1500 or

Tunkhannock Touch a Truck, Saturday, May 19, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Kids can climb into trucks, beep the horn and learn about what trucks do. First 100 kids get a free builder’s or firefighter’s hat. Rain-or-shine event. Proceeds benefit Dietrich Theater’s children’s programs. Lazy Brook Park, 438 Route 92, Tunkhannock. $5. 570-996-1500 or New Stories on Saturday with Miss Alyvia, Saturdays, 11 a.m. Story time with books, songs, nursery rhymes and a craft. Older siblings permitted, but program is geared toward kids 18 months to 5 years. Register ahead at 570-654-9565, ext. 26. Pittston Memorial Library, 47 Broad St. Zoomobile from Binghamton Zoo, Sunday, May 20, 2 p.m. Zoo facilitators bring five animals for audience members to see and touch while learning about their habitats. Registration required. Lackawanna County Children’s Library, 520 Vine St., Scranton. 570-348-3015 or Building Club, Mondays, 4 to 5 p.m. Anyone 3 to 11 can free build with Legos or Lincoln Logs. Pittston Memorial Library, 47 Broad St. 570-654-9565 or Homeschool Day K-6, Wednesday, May 23, 9 to 11 a.m. For homeschool or cyber school children in kindergarten through grade six. Celebrating International Turtle Day, participate in various turtle-themed programs. Ricketts Glen State Park, 695 Route 487, Benton Twp. 570-477-5675. The Hunt for Isaac Osterhout’s Lost Treasure, Wednesday, May 23, 6 p.m. Search the library for clues. Scavenger hunt shows all the secrets that the library has to offer. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 570-823-0156 or osterhout. Quilting for Kids, Wednesdays, 3:30 to 5 p.m., through May 30. Learn early American quilting techniques to create a quilt using the old-time pattern, Monkey’s Wrench. For ages 6 and older. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. $5 per class. 570-996-1500 or Teen Advisory Board (TAB), Wednesday, May 30, 6:30 p.m. Young adults can become involved in the community and express their ideas for programming, book selections, etc. New members always welcome. Grades seven to 12. Carbondale Public Library, 5 N. Main St. 570-282-4281. Preschool Trash to Treasures, Thursdays, 10 to 10:45 a.m., through May 31. Preschoolers use their imaginations to make “green” masterpieces from found objects. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 570-9961500 or

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Phil and Bertha Ludwikowski of Scranton

From left, Susannah Elseman, Anne Ferketic and Phyllida Whittaker, all of Scranton

Laura and Bob Santotoski of Scranton

Lois Mallick of Greenfield Twp., left, and Dannielle Hickok of Fleetville


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May’s First Friday Art Walk in downtown Scranton featured musicians, artists and AFA Gallery’s biannual member exhibit.

James and Joan Kryzanowski of Scranton

Caterina Simon of Lake Ariel and Kenneth Cossack of Old Forge

From left, James Penedos of Hop Bottom and Hilary and Jim Lennox of New York City

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Jen Munley of Peckville and Mitchell Griffin of Eynon

From left, Wendy Kazmierski of Blakely, Alexa Peregrim of Winton and Alana Bellucci of Dickson City

Ryan Janthor of Old Forge, left, and David Morrison of Long Pond

Bridget and Mike Slagan of MayďŹ eld


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Sprint for Service Dogs recently held a Happy Hour Fundraiser at Backyard Ale House, 523 Linden St., Scranton. The event included live music and a silent auction. Sprint for Service Dogs is a non-proďŹ t organization that raises money to help provide American disability act licensed medical dogs to those in need. Proceeds for this particular fundraiser went toward a dog named Finn, a diabetic service dog. Mike Kerrick of Scott Twp., left, and Mike Batyao of Dalton

From left, Sprint for Service Dogs secretary, Nicole Sullivan of Old Forge, president Jamie Sussman of Kingsley and treasurer Ashley Shamus of Clarks Summit

Ashley, left, and Amanda Katchmar of Old Forge

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Daniel Ward and Courtney Sussman, both of Clarks Summit

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SOUTH ABINGTON TWP 607 PAMELA DR. - 4 bedroom, 3 bath. Spacious colonial in the Blue Ribbon School District of Abington Heights. $294,900 Call 570-4685220

WILKES-BARRE Big 1st floor, can be 1 or 2 bedrooms, off street parking, fenced in yard and heat included. Nonsmoking/no pets $750 a month. 1st month plus security Call 570-831-9394




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Abington School District Premier Building Parcel Looking to build your dream home? Grace Hill at Fords Lake offers a private and natural lake setting with scenic mountain views, and you can be the first to take advantage of this unique opportunity. Only minutes from downtown Clarks Summit, this gently sloping, 5.61 acre parcel has been cleared and perc tested, so that construction may begin immediately. Your investment will be protected with building covenants to ensure a lifetime of appreciation. Owner financing available. Offered at $177,700. For further information and images, please contact:

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Apply in person at Formosa after 6pm Tuesday-Saturday at: 727 South State Street Clarks Summit, PA 18411 570-585-1902


MAINTENANCE MECHANIC Cushman & Wakefield, a national facility management organization is pleased to offer a Maintenance Mechanic position at a local facility. Performs maintenance service and repairs in the areas of plumbing, HVAC, carpentry, pneumatics, painting, machine servicing, and electrical work. Familiar with a variety of the fields concepts, practices, and procedures. You may be required to work any of the three shifts for various lengths of time. Cushman & Wakefield offers a comprehensive benefits package. Resumes will be received at the MetLife Building located in the Abington Executive Park at 1028 Morgan Hwy., Clarks Summit, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, Mon-Fri or by Fax (570) 587 - 6583. Salary requirements must be listed.


Newly remodeled. Outside patio and 3 attached stores. $450,000. 570-829-2022


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VALUED AT $7,500 SELLING BOOKS INDIVIDUALLY OR AS A SET Call for pricing 570-341-6916 (Scranton)


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FREE TO GOOD HOME: 2 male kittens and 1 adult male. Separate or together. Call 570-407-3029 TABLES & CHAIRS - 12” black and white TV Box NEVER OPENED (3) - $25 each; Best Offer Single/Quantity. While Supplies Last. Call for Appointment. 570-348-1007 (Scranton Area)

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'13 Nissan Sentra SV, 4 Cyl., Auto., Air, Fresh Inspection, Local Trade, Looks & Runs Like New, Reduced! $7975 '10 Chevy Cobalt LT, 4 Cyl., Auto., Air, Newest Inspection, Looks & Runs Like New! $5975 '07 Saturn Ion, 4 Cyl., Auto., Air, Alloys, Low Miles, Local Trade, Fresh Inspection $3975 '05 Subaru Legacy, 4 Cyl., Auto., Air, Alloys, AWD, Fresh Inspection, Local Trade $4475 '04 Mazda 3 Hatchback,4 Cyl., Auto. Air, Alloys, Newest Inspection, Looks & Runs Like New! $4475 '04 Subaru Forester, 4 Cyl., Auto., Air, 1 Owner, Local Trade, Fresh Inspection, Looks & Runs Great $2975 '04 Mitsubishi Lancer SE, 4 Cyl., Auto. Air, Local Trade, Looks & Runs Great! $2675 '03 Toyota Avalon XLS, 6 Cyl., Auto Air, Alloys, Moonroof, Newest Inspection REDUCED! $4675 '03 Buick LeSabre, V6, Auto., Air, Alloys, Fresh Inspection, Local Trade $2775 99 Buick LeSabre Ltd., V8, Auto., Air, Alloys, Leather, 1 Owner, 75K, Newest Inspection, Absolutely Like New In & Out ! SOLD! We CAN Get You Financed! Call: 570-344-8000


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Specializing In Vehicles Under $5,000! 09 Nissan Rogue SV, 4 Cyl., Auto., Air, Moonroof, Newest Inspection $7385 08 Kia Sorento EX, V6, Auto., Air, Alloys, Local Trade, Looks & Runs Like New! $6975 06 Chevy Tahoe SE, V8, Auto., Air, Leather, Alloys, 3rd Row Seating, Rear Entertainment, Absolutely Like New! $9800 05 Ford F-150 XL Super Cab 4x4 V8, Auto., Air, Newest Inspection, New Tires REDUCED! $6975 05 Ford Escape XLT, V6, Auto., Air, Alloys, Fresh Inspection, Local Trade, 95K SOLD! 04 Chevy Trailblazer, 6 Cyl., AWD, $3995 3rd Row Seating 96 Chevy S-10 Pickup, V6, Auto., Air, Alloys, Looks & Run Great! Nice All Around Truck! SOLD! We CAN Get You Financed! Call: 570-344-8000

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Completely remodeled 1 bedroom in nice neighborhood. 1st floor with brand new stove & refrigerator. $600/month + security includes heat. Section 8 accepted. 570-477-3920

ITEMS FOR SALE: Thompson Center Encor Inline 209 x 50 magnum. Camo, blue barrel with scope and box. Lots of extras. Original owner $500. Call 570-657-6597

Good condition, comes with everything you need – ladder, cleaner, hose, new solar cover, new winter cover, motor, variety colored light. Needs new liner.



FOOD EQUIPMENT: Stainless steel table 30x30- $80 (retail $250); Stainless Steel Storage Cabinet & Shelving $200 (retail $850); POS Register Complete System (DinerWare)-$1,250 (retail $3,200); Laminated Retail/Food Commercial Counters (1) -70L with glass petition-$650(retail $1,475), (1) – 70L $375 (retail $1,100), (2)-48L-$325 each (retail $975 each); Batter Filler Depositor Machine with accessories (EDHARD) - $3,250 (retail $7,000); PhotoCake IV Cake Decorating System $900 (retail $2,200);Cupcake Tower Display Stand(2)-$30 each (retail $70 each); White/Ivory Fiberglass Display Trays(50)- $5 each(retail $12 each); Commercial 24 Cup Muffin/Cupcake Baking Pans(Chicago Metallic) (16)-$35 each (retail $80 each); Clear Food Storage Box with lid, 18"x26"x3 ½"(CAMBRO) (50)-$15 each (retail $35 each); ½ Sheet Baking Pans(MagicLine)(30)-$9 each (retail $24 each); Cabinet Storage Box 28x18x31(GLADIATOR)- $95 (retail $220); ALL ARE NEW CONDITION AND NEGOTIABLE! Call, text or leave a message 570-877-5317 (Scranton, PA)


2 bedroom, laundry room, sun parlor. 3 large closets. Heat, water, sewage included. Non smoking. No pets. $775/month + security. 570-371-4898 or Two bedroom, one bath first-floor apartment (no steps). Oak kitchen/dining area with island and all appliances, spacious living room, large master bedroom with walk-in closets, washer/dryer in unit, gas heat, central air, OSP. Professionally cleaned/ painted. Quiet neighborhood. $800 per month + utilities -- sorry NON smoking OR pets. Security deposit/credit check/references required. Can email pictures. (570) 824-9507

FOOD EQUIPMENT: Bakery/Deli Display Cases (FEDERAL) (1)50L. Refrigerator - $3,600 (retail $9,000) ; 6 Shelf Wire Display Rack with sign (1)-$80 (retail $200) ; ALL ABOVE ARE BRAND NEW CONDITION! While Supplies Last. Call or leave message 570-877-5317 (Scranton Area)

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Waif watchers I’m a 33-year-old woman, and I’ve always been thin. I lost about 12 pounds after a tough breakup. I’m working on getting back to a healthier weight. However, people keep making cutting remarks about how thin I look. Yesterday a friend said, “You’re so skinny it’s gross!” I’d noticed that she’d gained quite a bit of weight, but I didn’t say anything … because that would be rude! She made other digs about my weight, and upon hugging me goodbye, she said, “Eww, is that your shoulder bone?!” What’s with this double standard? There’d be hell to pay if I said the slightest thing about anyone’s weight gain. — Tempted To Lash Back

It is more taboo than ever to make cracks about a woman’s weight — that is, unless she doesn’t have a whole lot of it. Then it’s open season: “Wow, what happened to you? Forget where the supermarket is?” However, it probably is not “people” but “people who are female” who are thin-shaming you. Welcome to female intrasexual competition — competition between women — which is covert and sneaky (and thus poisonous) in a way male-on-male competition is not. Men, who

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evolved to be the warriors and protectors of the species, tend to be openly aggressive. A guy will give another guy a beat-down or publicly dis him: “Yeah, bro, sure you can get a chick to go home with you — if you’ve got five grand for a sex robot.” Psychologist Tracy Vaillancourt has explained that women seem to have evolved to avoid physical confrontations (and in-your-face verbal attacks that can lead to them), which jeopardize a woman’s ability to have children or fulfill her function as an infant’s principal caregiver and meal provider. Women instead engage in “indirect aggression” to “reduce the mate value of a rival,” like by “disparaging the competitor’s appearance … or using derisive body and facial gestures to make the rival feel badly about herself and thus less willing to compete.” (Yeah, that’s right. It seems “Mean Girls” was a documentary.) The tricky thing about these indirect attacks is the plausible deniability they confer. Call a woman out for thin-shaming you and she’s likely to duck behind “I’m just worried about your health!” So instead, simply tell her that remarks about your weight hurt your feelings. Speaking up like this says that you aren’t likely to let any future digs slide, yet you remain on moral high ground — instead of

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and listen to me when I’m upset? … To choose me over your mother, over your friends? … To help with things in the house? To really be involved with our children?” So, though you can’t undo the past, when you’re on You had me at Hell one of these visits, you can shift your focus from hating I’m a married gay man, and I hate my in-laws. They your in-laws to showing your love for your husband. were disgustingly abusive to my husband when he was a child. They’re in failing health now, and it’s important to him Listen. Tell him, “I know this is really hard for you.” Hug to visit them a couple of times a year. How do I get through him. Rub his feet. Once you’re out of the in-law inferno, you might discuss trying to make a habit of this sort of these mandatory trips? thing — really being present for each other in the numer— Dreading It ous “unimportant” moments of life. This will keep you from being one of those couples It’s probably tempting to buy his family the sort of classic furniture you think they deserve. Unfortunately, they frantically trying to plug gaping holes in their relationship with extravagant gestures. Typically, these are ultimately only ship that model of chair to prisons with a death row. There is actually opportunity within this biannual awful- futile — too little, too late — and tend to not come off as planned. For example, if you’re having 150 doves released ness you two have to go through. In the movies, people show their love through grand gestures: “We’ll always have over you as you renew your vows, you’d better see that they’re all wearing tiny gold lamè diapers. Paris!” In real life, according to psychologist John Gottman’s research, the strongest, happiest relationships are made up of constant, mundane, little loving interactions: Amy Alkon “You were so sweet to me in Costco.” Got a problem? Gottman found that the key determinant in whether Write Amy Alkon at a relationship succeeds or fails is the ability to trust one’s 171 Pier Ave., #280, partner. This means not just trusting that they won’t cheat Santa Monica, CA 90405 or but trusting that they’ll continually make you and your needs a priority, on a moment-by-moment basis. For ©2016, Amy Alkon, all rights reserved example, as Gottman puts it: “Can I trust you to be there giving back in kind: “Wow, looks like you’ve been exercising a lot. Do you do the backstroke in frosting?”

Psycho sUdokU “Kaidoku”


Each of the 26 letters of the alphabet is represented in this grid by a number between 1 and 26. Using letter frequency, word-pattern recognition, and the numbers as your guides, fill in the grid with wellknown English words (HINT: since a Q is always followed by a U, try hunting down the Q first). Only lowercase, unhyphenated words are allowed in kaidoku, so you won’t see anything like STOCKHOLM or LONG-LOST in here (but you might see AFGHAN, since it has an uncapitalized meaning, too). Now stop wasting my precious time and SOLVE!

“Duty: Free”--here comes the freestyle puzzle.

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Psycho Sudoku edited by Matt Jones

ACROSS 1 Cart food served in a soft corn tortilla 11 Former U.N. Secretary General Hammarskjöld 14 Phone-based games where quizzers often play for cash prizes 15 Oscar ___ Hoya 16 Like some geometric curves 17 Nasty 18 St. Tropez summer 19 Inventor Whitney 20 Obtrude 22 Solitary 24 “I’d like to speak to your supervisor,” e.g. 27 “Dallas” family name 29 Flip option 30 Recombinant stuff 31 They’re silent and deadly 33 “I Need a Dollar” singer Aloe ___ 35 Namibia’s neighbor 36 Calculus for dentists 40 Country east of Eritrea 43 Beethoven’s Third Symphony 44 Double-decker, e.g. 47 Cave ___ (“Beware of dog,” to Caesar) 49 Fur trader John Jacob 50 Customary to the present

53 Pivot on an axis 54 Make further corrections 55 “Oh yeah? ___ who?” 57 “And many more” 58 “Caprica” actor Morales 59 Popular request at a bar mitzvah 63 “Okay” 64 Complete opposites 65 Rolls over a house? 66 Short religious segment on old TV broadcasts DOWN 1 Island where Napoleon died 2 Be active in a game, e.g. 3 Going from green to yellow, maybe 4 The day before the big day 5 Cork’s country, in Gaelic 6 Word after coffee or time 7 Follower of Lao-tzu 8 (Black Eyed Peas member) 9 Cost-of-living stat 10 Swing to and fro 11 Lacking, with “of” 12 Novelist Lurie 13 Lead ore 15 Branch of govt. 21 Makeup with an applicator 23 “Hope you like it!” 25 Truck compartment 26 Feel unwell

28 Actor Johnny of “The Big Bang Theory” and “Roseanne” 32 TV host Bee and blues singer Fish, for two 34 Traverse 37 Golf club brand 38 Connection to a power supply 39 Uncommon example 41 Brian once of Roxy Music 42 Not quite improved? 44 Minimalist to the max 45 Depletes 46 Takes an oath 48 Be way off the mark 51 New Bohemians lead singer Brickell 52 Almost on the hour 56 Investigation Discovery host Paula 60 Hydrocarbon suffix 61 Open-reel tape precursor to VCRs (and similar, except for the letter for “tape”) 62 “I hadn’t thought of that”

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