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Shiver by the river/ ShiverfeSt

A pair of events draw competitors to the icy banks and waters of the Lackawanna River on Saturday. Shiver by the River includes a 5K, 10K and 2-mile walk with all races starting at 10 a.m. and awards for the top overall and age-group finishers. Participants can sign up on race day from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. at Scranton Running Co., 3 W. Olive St. Registration is $15. The same day, Lackawanna River Conservation Association holds Shiverfest, with the Extreme Kayak/Canoe Race taking competitors down the river for 2.7 miles in the city from the Parker Street Landing to Sweeney’s Beach starting at noon. Participants should provide their own watercraft, and wetsuits are recommended. Spectators and competitors alike then can warm up at the Thaw Party from 2 to 5 p.m. at Backyard Ale House, 523 Linden St. To register for the Shiverfest race and party, download a form from and email it to or visit lrcashiverfest2017.eventbrite. com by Friday at noon. Race entries are $30 per person and include the Thaw Party, and tickets for just the party are $20. Party tickets also are available at the door.


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“Saturday Night Live” veteran Jim Breuer takes his stand-up act to Mount Airy Casino Resort, Mount Pocono, on Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets for the 21-and-older show in Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub are $45 and $55. Breuer spent four years in the cast of NBC’s long-running sketch show, leaving his mark through such characters as Goat Boy. The Long Island-raised comedian furthered his career with roles in films such as “Half Baked” and “The English Teacher” as well as TV shows including “Chappelle’s Show,” “Motorcity” and “Kevin Can Wait.” Ranked one of Comedy Central’s “100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time,” Breuer has more than 20 years of experience on the stand-up circuit and continues to tour regularly. For more information, visit

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Judah and the Lion

Fuzz 92.1 brings in genre-mixing group Judah and the Lion for its latest Private Artist Showcase, set for Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Radio Theater on the fifth floor of The Scranton Times Building, 149 Penn Ave. Free tickets are available through Fuzz 92.1’s new app, available to download at the App Store and through Google Play. Made up of frontman Judah Akers, drummer Spencer Cross, mandolin player Brian Macdonald and banjo player Nate Zuercher, the group creates its unique sound through a mix of folk, hip-hop, rock ’n’ roll and pop. The Nashville-based band’s debut album, “Kids These Days,” hit No. 4 on Billboard’s Folk Albums chart in 2014, and they followed that success with a second full-length album, “Folk Hop N Roll.” Earlier this month, the single “Take It All Back” reached the top spot on Billboard’s Alternative Songs airplay chart. For more information, visit



A local youth theater group tackles the drama “Columbinus” this weekend. Act Out Theatre Group, 408 N. Main St., Taylor, presents the play Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Scranton native and Tony-winning playwright Stephen Karam and late area native P.J. Paparelli wrote the play in response to the deadly April 1999 shootings at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. Focusing on adolescent America through a mix of voices — including survivors, parents and community members — plus police evidence, “Columbinus” debuted in 2005 at Round House Theatre outside Washington, D.C. It was nominated for four Helen Hayes Awards, Washington’s version of the Tonys. Act Out offers children 10 to 18 a chance to learn the ropes of theater through productions held throughout the year. The group presented its first major show in January 2013 and found a permanent home in the former St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. For tickets, email or text 570-881-4206.


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Singer/songwriter and “MASH” actor Loudon Wainwright III performs Saturday at Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the music follows at 8. Audiences recognize Wainwright not only from his turn as Capt. Calvin Spalding on the hit comedy series but also for the novelty tune “Dead Skunk (in the Middle of the Road).” He has been a prolific songwriter, however, penning pieces recorded by such notables as Bonnie Raitt, Johnny Cash, Earl Scruggs and his son, Rufus Wainwright. In addition to writing and performing music, Wainwright continues to act and has appeared in such productions as “Parks and Recreation,” “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” and “Knocked Up,” even collaborating on songs for the latter. His 26 albums include “High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project,” which won the 2010 Grammy for best traditional folk album, and his most recent release, 2014’s “Haven’t Got the Blues (Yet).” New York singer/songwriter Jessy Tomsko also performs that night. Tickets are $28 and are available by calling 570-325-0249 or visiting

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Open Mic Night, today, 7 to 10 p.m. Open mic is led by Barry Butler and Robert Tellefsen. Sign ups are 6:30 p.m. The Cooperage, 1030 Main St., Honesdale. $5 suggested donation. 570-253-2020 or Andrew Krystopolski Trio, Friday, 7 p.m. Trio performs polka and folk music as part of the Winter Warmer Concert Series. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. $18 at the door. 570-825-6653 or New West Guitar Group, Friday, 8 p.m. Group performs popular covers and original music by combining acoustic and electric guitars. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. $18. 570-325-0249 or The Ballroom Thieves, Friday, 8 p.m. Indie blues and roots-rock trio performs. Hawley Silk Mill, 8 Silk Mill Drive. $20 advance/$25 general admission. 570-5888077 or Judah and the Lion Private Showcase, Saturday, 2 p.m. Enter to win a free ticket by downloading the new Fuzz 92.1 app. Fuzz 92.1 Radio Theater, fifth floor, The Scranton Times Building, 149 Penn Ave. Loudon Wainright III, Saturday, 8 p.m. Wainright is known for his song “Dead Skunk (in the Middle of the Road)” and for playing Capt. Calvin Spalding on “MASH.” Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. $28. 570-325-0249 or Wyoming Seminary Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and Jazz Band, Sunday, 2 p.m. Wind and percussion ensembles present music by classical contemporary composers, while the jazz band performs classic and contemporary works. Kirby Center for Creative Arts at Wyoming Seminary, 260 N. Sprague Ave., Kingston. Free. 570-270-2192. Classical Guitar Concert in the Carriage House, Sunday, 3 p.m. Jay Steveskey returns on the guitar with Spanish and South American compositions. Tea and refreshments follow the performance. RSVP by Thursday. Self-Discovery Wellness Arts Center, 26 Lake Ave., Montrose. $15 advance and members/$20 at the door. 570-278-9256 or 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. NEPA Philharmonic Chamber III: The Enchanting Harp, Jan. 19, 7 p.m. Principal Harpist Andre Tarantiles performs on solo harp music. Sordoni Theater at WVIA, 100 WVIA Way, Pittston. 570-270-4444. Larry & Teresa, Jan. 20, 8 p.m. Larry Campbell and singer-guitarist Teresa Williams are seasoned performers. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 570-325-0249 or Us & Floyd: The Pink Floyd Experience, Jan. 21, 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. $23. 570-325-0249 or The Dzvin Ukrainian Folk Choir of Philadelphia, Jan. 22, 3 p.m. The 18-member male group performs Ukrainian and English Christmas carols. St. Vladimir Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, 430 N. Seventh Ave., Scranton. Free-will donations accepted. An Evening with Umphrey’s McGee, Jan. 22, 8 p.m. Band members are Brendan Bayliss, Jake Cinninger, Joel Cummins, Andy Farag, Kris Myers and Ryan Stasik. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. $25.50 advance/$28 day of show. 866-605-7325 or Wyoming Seminary Civic Orchestra, Jan. 22, 8 p.m. Program features Brahms. Kirby Center for Creative Arts at Wyoming Seminary, 260 N. Sprague Ave., Kingston. Free. 570-270-2192. Wyoming Seminary Civic Orchestra, Jan. 23, 8

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The Ballroom Thieves perform on Friday at 8 p.m. at Hawley silk Mill, 8 silk Mill Drive, Hawley. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 that day and can be purchased by visiting www. or at AMskier insurance Agency, 209 Main Ave., Hawley. p.m. Sette LaVerghetta Center for the Performing Arts at Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. Free. 570-270-2192. Tim Farrell, Jan. 27, 7 p.m. Artist plays acoustic guitar as part of the Winter Warmer Concert Series. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. $18 at the door. 570-825-6653 or Kashmir, Jan. 27, 8 p.m. Four band members bring their representation of Led Zeppelin to the music scene. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. $24. 570-325-0249 or The Glass Prism, Jan. 28, 7 p.m. Tim McGurl opens. The Theater at North, 1539 N. Main Ave., Scranton. $20. 570-800-5020 or Donna the Buffalo, Jan. 28, 8 p.m. Band brings soulful, electric, Americana mix infused with elements of Cajun, zydeco, rock, folk, reggae and country. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. $26. 570-325-0249 or Return of the Fracture Society, Jan. 29, 4 p.m. Three musicians perform jazz, classical, old, new and improvised music. Wyoming Valley Art League, 130 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Donations accepted. 570-288-1020 or Wyoming Seminary Musical Department Student Recital, Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m. Several students perform a variety of classical and jazz works. Kirby Center for Creative Arts at Wyoming Seminary, 260 N. Sprague Ave., Kingston. Free. 570-270-2192. Elvis Lives— Ultimate Elivis Tribute Artists, Feb. 1, 7:30 p.m. Show features Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest winners Bill Cherry, Dean Z and Jay Dupuis, who capture the spirit of the king of rock ’n’ roll. F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, WilkesBarre. $29.50-$49.50. 570-826-1100 or Dwight Yoakam, Feb. 3. Yoakam has sold more than 25 million albums and is a multiple Grammy Award-winner. Keystone Grand Ballroom at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp. $29-$99. 570-831-2100 or God Save the Queen, Feb. 3, 8 p.m. F.M. Kirby Center

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for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. $28 to $76, plus fees. 570-826-1100 or Menzingers album release and meet-and-greet, Feb. 4, 4 to 6 p.m. Show is free to enter, but priority entry will be given to those who have a wristband. Wristbands are available with the purchase of CD or vinyl. Gallery of Sound, 186 Mundy St., Wilkes-Barre. 570-208-2833 or Steve Forbert, Feb. 4, 8 p.m. Singer is most known for the folk-rock hit “Romeo’s Tune.” Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. $24. 570-325-0249 or Bill Carter and the Presbybop Trio, Feb. 10, 7 p.m. Jazz group plays classic jazz compositions as part of the Winter Warmer Concert Series. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. $18 at the door. 570-825-6653 or The Hillbenders, Feb. 10, 7 p.m. Bluegrass group defies hillbilly stigma by incorporating a rock ’n’ roll sound. The Theater at North, 1539 N. Main Ave., Scranton. $25. 570-800-5020 or Love Songs from Broadway and Hollywood Musicals, Feb. 12, 4 p.m. Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave. 570-344-1111 or Brad Paisley, Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m. Three-time Grammy winner is on his “Life Amplified” world tour and joined by Chase Bryant and Lindsay Ell. Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Twp. $36-$72. 570-970-7600 or Fourth annual Destination Blues Music Festival, Feb. 17 through 19. Headliners include the Otis Taylor Band, Lea Gilmore, Jonna Connor, John Nemeth, Swampcandy and 3rd Street Blues. Performances are at more than 15 venues in Berwick, Bloomsburg and Danville. $30 both days/$25 Saturday only/$10 advance Sunday only for advance tickets. 570-317-2596,, or exchange@ Soul Shakers Winter Blues Guitarmageddon II, Feb. 17, 6 p.m. Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic

Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave. $20. 570-344-1111 or BStreet Band, Feb. 17, 9 p.m. Straight from New Jersey, the Bruce Springsteen tribute band performs. The Leonard Theater, 335 Adams Ave., Scranton. $15-$75. 570-341-0375 or Hey Nineteen, Feb. 17, 9:30 p.m. Steely Dan tribute band brings the group’s music to life. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. $29. 570-325-0249 or Newsboys, Feb. 18, 6 p.m. The group is on its “Love Riot Tour.” Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Twp. Start at $25. 570970-7600 or Concert for Rebecca & All Victims of Domestic Violence, Feb. 18, 7 to 11 p.m. Music by Don Shappelle & the Pick Ups Band and John Lukas. Also two guest speakers on preventing domestic violence. All donations go to Domestic Violence Service Center & Victims Resource Center. King’s Ristorante and Pizzeria, 49 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. Free. 570-474-5464 or Wade Preston, Feb. 25, 7 p.m. The Theater at North, 1539 N. Main Ave., Scranton. $30. 570-800-5020 or Popa Chubby, Feb. 25, 8 p.m. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. $25. 570-325-0249 or Beth Hart, March 2. Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter performs hits. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. $29.50. 570-420-2808 or NEPA Philharmonic Chamber IV: Meet Laura Gilbert, March 2, 7 p.m. Principal flutist Laura Gilbert performs the music of J.S. Bach, Arthur Foote and John Harbison. Molly Morkoski joins her on piano. Sordoni Theater at WVIA, 100 WVIA Way, Pittston. $30. 570-270-4444 or Ice-T and Coco, March 4, 10 p.m. Event is for guests 21 and older. Gypsies Lounge & Night Club at Mount Airy, 44 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. $20. 877-682-4791 or Ja Rule & Dru Hill, March 5. Call for event-only tickets. Cove Haven Resort, 194 Lakeview Drive, Lakeville. 888-963-3048 or Children and Youth Ensemble Spring Concert, March 5, 4 p.m. Presented by the Choral Society. Enjoy treble and mixed-voice music. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 232 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. $10 adults/$8 discount for seniors and WVIA members. 570-343-6707. Thomas Rhett, March 9, 7 p.m. Singer-songwriter has country flare. His album “Tangled Up” produced three chart-toppers. Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Twp. $26.75-$46.75. 570-970-7600 or Martina McBride, March 11, 8 p.m. Award-winning country superstar extended her “Love Unleashed” tour into 2017. F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. $36.50-$96.50. 570-8261100 or Unforgettable Fire, March 11, 8 p.m. U2 tribute band has played throughout the East Coast. Doors open at 7 p.m. Gypsies Lounge & Night Club at Mount Airy, 44 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. $15. 877-682-4791 or Stomp, March 15 and 16, 7:30 p.m. Broadway Theatre League presents the internationally touring choreographed percussion troupe. “Instruments” include matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, and hubcaps. F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. $35 to $55, plus fees. 570-342-7784 or 2U, March 18. Tribute band recreates the U2 show experience. Call for event-only tickets. Pocono Palace Resort, 5241 Milford Road, East Stroudsburg. 888-963-3048.

Joe Nardone — An Evening of Solid Gold, May 6, 7 p.m. F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. $29.50-$49.50. 570-826-1100 or Children and Youth Ensemble Graduation Concert, May 7, 4 p.m. Enjoy treble and mixed-voice music and a reception to honor graduates. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 232 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. $10 adults/$8 seniors and WVIA members. 570-343-6707 or Loretta Lynn, May 12. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. $42-$52. 570-325-0371 or Video Games Live, May 19, 8 p.m. Features videos and music from some of the most popular video games of all time. Includes a costume contest, meet and greet and more. F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. $19.50-$79.50. 570-8261100 or Daniel O’Donnell, May 20, 8 p.m. Irish singer is the first artist to have charted one new album every year since 1988 and has thirty Top 30 albums over the span of his career. F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. $58-$88. 570-826-1100 or



Disney on Ice: Passport To Adventure, Thursday and Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m.; Monday, 1 p.m. Features Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck and Goofy with the worlds of Disney’s “The Lion King,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Peter Pan” and “Frozen.” Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Twp. $15$58. 570-970-7600 or Fiddler on the Roof, Thursday through Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. Presented by the Misfit Players. Dairyman Tevye tries to protect his daughters and his way of life from the changing world. GAR Memorial High School, 250 S. Grant St., Wilkes-Barre. $10. 570-406-3976. Jersey Boys, Tuesday through Jan. 19, 7:30 p.m.; Jan. 20, 8 p.m.; Jan. 21, 2and 8 p.m.; Jan. 22, 1 and 6:30 p.m. Tony-, Grammy- and Olivier award-winning musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers the Four Seasons. Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave. $37-$67. 570-344-1111 or Abide with Me: A Story of Two Pandemics, Jan. 18, 7:30 p.m. Staged reading of a research-based play. George P. Maffei II Theatre at King’s College, 133 N. River St., Wilkes-Barre. Free. 570-208-5900 or The Meeting, Jan. 19, 6:30 p.m. Depicts the supposed meeting between Dr. King and Malcolm X, where they discussed philosophies and contrasting approaches to gain equal rights for African-Americans during the Civil Rights Movement. Lemmond Theater at Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 570-674-6400 or Broadway Rocks, Jan. 20 and 21, 7 p.m.; Jan. 22, 2 p.m. Presented by Music Box Players. Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. $12 adults/$10 children. 570-283-2195 or Peter Rabbit Tales, Jan. 23, 6 p.m. A new production by the Enchanted Theater Company of Philadelphia of the classic Beatrix Potter stories about Peter Rabbit and his family. Kirby Center for Creative Arts at Wyoming Seminary, 260 N. Sprague Ave., Kingston. $5. 570-270-2192 or Terra Nova, Feb. 2 through 4 and 9 through 11, 8 p.m.; Feb. 5 and 12, 2 p.m. Presented by Actors Circle. Play is about Capt. Scott’s expedition to the North Pole. Reservations held 10 minutes until show time. Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. Opening night, $8 general and seniors; remaining shows, $6 students/$12 general/$10 seniors/$8 students. 570-3429707, or Wizard of Oz, Feb. 3, 4, 10 and 11, 7 p.m.; Feb. 5 and 12, 3 p.m. Oscar-winning songs include “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” and “We’re Off To See the Wizard.”

Act Out Theatre, 408 N. Main St., Taylor. 570-881-4206 or Open Stage Cabaret, Feb. 4, 5 p.m. Register to perform at no cost your favorite song, dance, or skit. Dinner begins at 5 p.m.; show follows at 7 with a dance party afterward. Queen of the Apostles Parish, 715 Hawthorne St., Avoca. $20. 570-991-1817. Valentine’s Dinner Theater: Pull the Other One, Feb. 10 and 11, 5:30 p.m.; Feb. 12, 1 p.m. Comedy is performed by the Ritz Company Players. Friday and Saturday: Cash bar at 5:30 p.m.; dinner at 6:30 and play at 8:30. Sunday matinee: Cash bar at 1; dinner at 2 and play at 4. Reservations required. Silver Birches Resort, 205 Route 507, Palmyra Twp. $44 Saturday/$39 Friday and Sunday. 570-226-4388 or I Go on Singing, Feb. 10, 8 p.m. Paul Robeson’s life in his own words and song. F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. $20 advance/$25 day of show, plus fees. 570-826-1100 or The Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m. Presented by Philadelphia’s Walnut Street Theater. A comedic tale of a modern man in the ’60s looks for something new but finds himself in the same situation. F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. $18 to $38. 570-826-1100 or Oklahoma, Feb. 18 through March 5; Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 3 p.m. The immortal Rodgers and Hammerstein musical which opened the Music Box Dinner Playhouse 35 years ago. Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. Dinner and show, $30/$35.; show only, $14/$18. 570-283-2195 or Annie, Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m. The classic production featuring the orphan Annie and favorite songs such as “It’s the Hard-Knock Life” and “Tomorrow.” F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. $45 to $65. 570-826-1100 or Third Class, March 4, 11 a.m. Play offers life lessons learned outside of the classroom and a dance finale as part of the After School Players Performance. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. $5. 570-996-1500 or Garrison Keillor, March 13, 7:30 p.m. F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, WilkesBarre. $35/$45/$55. 570-826-1100 or Cinderella, March 17, 8 p.m.; March 18, 2 and 8 p.m.; March 19, 1 and 6:30 p.m. The Tony Award-winning musical from Rodgers and Hammerstein. Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave. $37-$60. 570-344-1111 or Improv Group, March 20 and April 17, 7 to 9 p.m. Learn how unscripted dialogue, plot and action can make for a better writer, actor or director. No experience necessary. Ages 18 and older. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Free. 570-996-1500 or Sex and the City: A Parody of Love, Friendship and Shoes, March 23, 8 p.m. Comedian Kerry Ipema brings her one-woman show that showcased her version of all six seasons of “Sex and the City.” F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. $27.50 advance/$30 day of show. 570-826-1100 or 42nd Street, March 29, 7:30 p.m. The Kirby Center presents the classic American star-is-born musical about an ingenue from Allentown who takes the lead at the last minute in a Depression-era Broadway show. F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. $45 to $65, plus fees. 570-826-1100 or The Illusionists, April 22. This show is packed with non-stop thrilling and sophisticated magic. Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave. $37-$62. 570-344-1111 or George Washington Slept Here, April 28 and 29, 7 p.m.; April 30, 2 p.m. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St.,

Tunkhannock. $10. 570-996-1500 or Pippin, May 5, 8 p.m.; May 6, 2 and 8 p.m.; May 7, 1 p.m. Pippin is noted for songs including “Corner in the Sky,” “Magic To Do,” “Glory” and “No Time at All.” Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave. $37-$59. 570-344-1111 or Continuing

Columbinus, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. Presented by Act Out Theater Group. Play was co-written by area natives Stephen Karam and P.J. Paparelli and was sparked by the April 1999 massacre at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. Email or text for ticket information. Act Out Theatre, 408 N. Main St., Taylor. 570-881-4206 or Student Productions

In the Heights, March 2 through 4, 7 p.m.; March 5, 2 p.m. Presented by Coughlin/G.A.R. Players. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical tells a story of a vibrant community in New York City on the brink of change. GAR Memorial High School, 250 S. Grant St., Wilkes-Barre. $10. 570406-3976.



Faculty and Alumni Exhibit, Friday through Feb. 17. Feature traditional and digital artists, photographers, graphic designers sculptors, and print makers. Opening reception: Jan. 27, 6 to 8 p.m. Schulman Gallery at Luzerne County Community College, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke. 570-740-0727 or Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race, Jan. 18 through March 14. Exhibit outlines the support Adolph Hitler had from medical doctors and researchers and examines how Nazi leadership used science to legitimize genocide. Pauly Friedman Art Gallery at Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 570-674-6250 or Some Enchanted Land: The Paintings of John Willard Raught, Feb. 1 through April 23. The Dunmore native achieved international recognition as a painter of the Northeast Pennsylvania landscape. Showcases the museum’s collection plus Raught paintings from private collectors. Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. $3-$7. 570-346-7186 or Continuing

Winter Photo Exhibit, through Sunday. Janie Stabinsky’s winter-themed photography. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 570-996-1500 or Prints and Small Abstracts, through Jan. 21. The exhibit features works from Mary Lou Steinberg and Darlene Smith. Marquis Art & Frame, 122 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. 570-823-0518 or

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Back To the Eighties with Jessie’s Girl, March 24, 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Eighties tribute band plays music and performed with a handful of ’80s icons. Postshow party is with DJ Jason Miller. The Leonard Theater, 335 Adams Ave., Scranton. $15-$24. 570-341-0375 or The Red Hot Chilli Pipers, March 25, 8 p.m. Bagpipes with attitude, drums with a Scottish accent and a blazing rock band and show. F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. $27 to $39, plus fees. 570-826-1100 or Welsh Song Festival, March 26, 4 p.m. Features Voices of the Valley Choir as part of Arts at First Presbyterian Concert series. First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit, 300 School St. Free-will donations accepted. 570-586-6306 or Rain: A Tribute To the Beatles, March 26, 6:30 p.m. F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. $39 to $79, plus fees. 570-8261100 or Open Mic with Ben Keiser, March 27, 7 p.m. Artist sings songs and covers ranging from Maroon 5 to the Beatles. Doors open for sign ups at 6:30 p.m. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Free. 570-9961500 or Alexis P. Suter: Ministers of Sound, March 31, 8 p.m. AMOS performs with Dustin Douglas and the Electric Gentlemen as part of the Live from the Chandelier Lobby series. F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. $20. 570-826-1100 or Morgan James, March 31, 8 p.m. Peoples Security Bank Theater at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton. $28/$34. 570-961-7864 or NEPA Philharmonic: The Piano Men, April 1, 8 p.m. The Philharmonic and the rock group Piano Men join forces, presenting such favorites as “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart,” “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” and “New York State of Mind.” Keystone Grand Ballroom at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp. $26.35-$66. 570-270-4444 or Changes in Latitudes, April 8. Jimmy Buffet tribute recreates his concert experience. Call for event-only tickets. Paradise Stream Resort, 6213 Carlton Road, Mount Pocono. 888-963-3048. NEPA Philharmonic Chamber V: Unbuttoned Dvorak!, April 20, 7 p.m. Performed by Dvorak’s Quintet. Sordoni Theater at WVIA, 100 WVIA Way, Pittston. $30. 570-2704444 or Open Mic Night — Mystery Performer, April 21, 7 p.m. Open to audiences and performers of all ages. Musicians, poets, comedians and performers of all types are invited to share their talents. Doors open for signups at 6:30 p.m. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Free. 570-996-1500 or LoVeSeXy, April 22. Six-piece band performs a wide range variety of Prince music. Call to purchase event-only tickets. Cove Haven Resort, 194 Lakeview Drive, Lakeville. 888-963-3048 or The Unheard Brubeck, April 23, 4 p.m. Presented by Presbybop Quartet as part of Arts at First Presbyterian Concert Series. First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit, 300 School St. Free-will donations accepted. 570-586-6306 or The Hit Men, April 28, 8 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Former Stars of Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons perform songs by artists including Tommy James and the Shondells, Carly Simon, Cat Stevens, Elton John and Jim Croce as well as the Four Seasons. F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. $25 to $45, plus fees. 570-826-1100 or Brian Wilson Presents Pet Sounds: The Final Performances, May 2, 8 p.m. With special guests Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 570-826-1100 or



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Clubs Thursday

Blu Wasabi, 223 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Lou Cassa and Mark Woodyatt Breakers at Mohegan sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Karaoke Party Chacko’s Memory Lane Lounge, 195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: Kartune Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: DJ NRG OsE (Oak street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: DJ Famous Turkey hill Brewing Co., 991 Central Road, Bloomsburg: Charles Havira with Starbird


The american Grille at Bomb Bay Cafe, 1044 Main St., Dickson City: DJ Pat Moore andy Gavin’s, 1392 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: The Fab Three augustine’s Club 17, 518 N. Main Ave., Old Forge: Heads Up Duo Bar Louie at Mohegan sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Aim & Fire The Beaumont inn, 4437 Route 309, Dallas: Teddy and Frog The Bog, 341 Adams Ave., Scranton: Charles Havira and Starbird Breakers at Mohegan sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Chatter Cove haven resort, 194 Lakeview Drive, Lakeville: DJ Marc Anthony Grotto Pizza/Grand slam sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Jeanne Zano Band Grotto Pizza/skybox sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: John Smith honeychild’s, 109 E. Drinker St., Dunmore: Village Idiots JJ Bridjes restaurant, 925 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Cobra Boyz Duo Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: DJ NRG Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Sugar Ray Nemetz Mil & Jim’s Parkway inn, 24 W. Kirmar Ave., Nanticoke: Kartune O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Nowhere Slow OsE (Oak street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Jeff Lewis and Butch and the Kid Paradise stream resort, 6213 Carlton Road, Mount Pocono: Somethin’ Else and comic Paul Bond Parker house Tavern, 12 E. Parker St., Scranton: DJ Devil Dog Pocono Palace resort, 5241 Milford Road, East Stroudsburg: DJ Chris and comics Kevin Israel, Brad Lowery and Eddie Clark river street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Souled Out Wellington’s Pub & Eatery, Routes 6 and 11, Clarks Summit: Rob Callis Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: D.C. Benny, Jason Chatfield The Woodlands inn, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The 25th Hour


ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: King Jeremy arlo’s Tavern, 10340 Route 171, Union Dale: I am Buffalo augustine’s Club 17, 518 N. Main Ave., Old Forge: Fuzzy Park Duo Backdraft Bar & restaurant, 1256 Hamlin Highway, Lake Ariel: Kartune Bar Louie at Mohegan sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Sunshine Symphony The Beaumont inn, 4437 Route 309, Dallas: Flirtin’ with Yesterday

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Blu Wasabi, 223 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Flaxy Morgan Bottle Caps inc., 139 E. Main St., Plymouth: Dead Giveaway Breakers at Mohegan sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: LifeSpeed Cove haven resort, 194 Lakeview Drive, Lakeville: Daddy Pop, DJ Marc Anthony, Paul Bond Evolution Nightclub at the Woodlands, 1073 Highway 315, Plains Twp.: Dance Party Franklin’s Bar & Grill, 53 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre: Zayre Mountain irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Jeremy Burke, Quoth, Mizimu and Jae Cashtro JJ Bridjes restaurant, 925 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Take 3 The Leonard Theater, 335 Adams Ave., Scranton: Daddy-O & the Sax Maniax Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: DJ Ryan Kenton Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: 30 Pack Lite The Olde Brook inn, Route 307, Moscow: Blue Funk OsE (Oak street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Speaker Jam Karaoke Paradise stream resort, 6213 Carlton Road, Mount Pocono: Comic Eddie Clark, Tommy Gun’s Band, DJ Chris Parker house Tavern, 12 E. Parker St., Scranton: J.R. Huff Pocono Palace resort, 5241 Milford Road, East Stroudsburg: Where’s Pete, comic Steve Shaffer river street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: A Tribute To Tom Waits with MMLE smiler’s Grill & Bar, 600 Main St., Dickson City: Dashboard Mary streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Bosco and the Storm susquehanna Tavern, 169 Susquehanna Ave., Exeter: Mike Dillon Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Dance Hall Devils Wellington’s Pub & Eatery, Routes 6 and 11, Clarks Summit: Govinda Rose Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: D.C. Benny, Jason Chatfield


arlo’s Tavern, 10340 Route 171, Union Dale: MiZ Jr. heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 North Main St., WilkesBarre: Not Yo Granny’s Bingo


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


arlo’s Tavern, 10340 Route 171, Union Dale: Trivia Night streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Streamside Karaoke Wellington’s Pub & Eatery, Routes 6 and 11, Clarks Summit: Rob Callis


Bazil, 1101 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Marko Marcinko Jazz Trio The Crimson Lion hookah Lounge, 37 E. South St., Wilkes-Barre: Trivia Night Ole Tyme Charley’s restaurant & Pub, 31 S. River St., Plains Twp.: Karaoke O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Village Idiots ruth’s Chris steak house at Mohegan sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Live Music Wednesdays stir Nightclub & Bar, 41 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Karaoke with Tony Piazza Venture Lounge & Nightclub, 1266 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: Karaoke with DJ NRG

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Catch Charles Havira (pictured) with starbird at The bog, 341 Adams Ave., scranton.

Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Tickets: 800-745-3000 Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy, Jan. 20 Brad Paisley, Feb. 16 Newsboys, Feb. 18 Thomas Rhett, March 9


Mohegan Sun Pocono, Plains Twp. Tickets: 570-823-9407 Dwight Yoakam, Feb. 3

emmy and tony Award winning actress and singer Kristin chenoweth performs at sands Bethlehem event center on sunday, Jan. 22.

concerts F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre Tickets: 570-826-1100 John Cleese and the Holy Grail, Jan. 28 Elvis Lives, Feb. 1 God Save the Queen, Feb. 3 I Go on Singing: Paul Robeson, Feb. 10 Sebastian Maniscalco, Feb. 11 Garrison Keillor, March 13 Martina McBride, March 11 Rain, March 26 Red Hot Chili Pipers, March 25 Alex P. Suter: Ministers of Sound, March 31 Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub, Mount Airy Casino Resort Tickets: 877-682-4791 Jim Breuer, Jan. 14 Mike Epps, Jan. 27

Arsenio Hall, Feb. 4 Shawn Wayans, Feb. 18 Ice T & Coco, March 4 Unforgettable Fire, March 11

Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe Tickets: 570-325-0371 An Evening with Umphrey’s McGee, Jan. 22 Greensky Bluegrass, Jan. 26 Satisfaction — Rolling Stone tribute, Jan. 27 Moe., Feb. 2 Voyage (Journey tribute) featuring Hugo, Feb. 3 Pink Floyd Experience, Feb. 4 38 Special, Feb. 10 Bruce in the USA, Feb. 25 ZZ Top, Feb. 28 Lotus Land, March 4 Dennis DeYoung and the Music of STYX, March 11 The Zombies: Odessey and Oracle 50th anniversary, March 18 The Revivalists, March 24 Rhythm in the Night — Irish Dance Spectacular, March 25 Live Wire — World’s Ultimate AC/DC Concert Experience, March 31

River Street Jazz Cafe, Plains Twp. Tickets: 570-822-2992 Mauch Chunk Opera House, Jim Thorpe Souled Out, Jan. 13 A Tribute To Tom Waits with MMLE, Tickets: 570-325-0249 Jan. 14 New West Guitar Group, Jan. 13 Gatos Blancos — Experimental AmeriLoudon Wainwright III, Jan. 14 cana Funk Blues, Jan. 20 Larry and Teresa, Jan. 20 Dustin Douglas & the Electric Gentlemen Us & Floyd: The Pink Floyd Experience, — Steve Ray Vaughan tribute, Jan. 21 Jan. 21 Kashmir: The Led Zeppelin Show, Jan. 27 Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root with Dirk Miller, Jan. 22 Donna the Buffalo, Jan. 28 Steve Forbert, Feb. 4 Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg Tusk, Feb. 10 and 11 Tickets: 570-420-2808 Hey Nineteen, Feb. 17 Good News, Jan. 13 Dead on Live, Feb. 18 Winter Blitz, Jan. 14 Dancing Dream, Feb. 24 Hype University, Jan. 14 Popa Chubby, Feb. 25 Bogues & Chris Swartz, Jan. 20 Joey & the T-Birds, Jan. 21

I Hate Heros, Jan. 27 Flux Capacitor, Jan. 28 I Prevail, Feb. 12 Daddy Kane & Kool G. Rap, Feb. 17 Outside the Wall — Pink Floyd tribute, Feb. 18 1964: The Tribute, Feb. 24 Beth Hart, March 2 Candlebox Acoustic, March 10 Twiddle, March 24 Turkuaz, March 25 Blue October, March 31 Ben Folds and a Piano, April 18 Steel Stacks, Bethlehem Tickets: 610-297-7285 Splintered Sunlight, Jan. 13 The Box Tops, Jan. 20 Eaglemania — Eagles tribute, Jan. 21 Marc Broussard, Jan. 25 The Fillmore Philadelphia Tickets: 215-625-3681 Against the Current, Jan. 14 Reel Big Fish and Anti-Flag, Jan. 19 D.R.A.M., Jan. 19 Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls, Jan. 20 Khalid, Jan. 20 Sevyn Streeter, Jan. 21 G Jones with the Widdler and Eastghost, Jan. 26 Lukas Graham, Jan. 27 Live at the Fillmore: Allman Brothers tribute, Jan. 27 Falling in Reverse, Motionless in White and Issues, Jan. 28 Black Tiger Sex Machine, Jan. 28 Great Good Fine Okay, Jan. 31 Electric Factory, Philadelphia Tickets: 215-627-1332 Datsik, Jan. 14 G. Love & Special Sauce, Jan. 28 Alter Bridge, Feb. 4 Skillet, Feb. 10 Rick Astley, Feb. 11 Tove Lo, Feb. 20 Borgore, March 18 Senses Fail, March 22 William Singe, March 29 Blue October, April 1 Anthrax and Killswitch Engage, April 5 Sands Bethlehem Event Center Tickets: 800-745-3000 Kristin Chenoweth, Jan. 22

Kris Kristofferson, Jan. 29 DNCE, Feb. 4 Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Feb. 12 Dropkick Murphys, Feb. 21 Frankie Valli, March 2 The Temptations and the Four Tops, March 5 Tom Segura, March 9 Jeff Ross & Dave Attell, March 17 Rain: A Tribute To the Beatles, March 21 Wayne Newton: Behind the Neon Lights, March 24 PBS39 Soul and Doo Wop Spectacular, April 2 Brit Floyd Immersion World Tour, April 14 BB&T Pavilion, Camden, New Jersey Tickets: 856-365-1300 Deadmau5, April 7 MMR*B*Q 2017, May 20 Dead and Company, June 25 Chicago and the Doobie Brothers, July 21 Tower Theater, Philadelphia Tickets: 610-352-2887 Bruce Bruce and Rickey Smiley with Loni Love, Jan. 14 The Worship Tour featuring Travis Greene, March 1 Irish Tenors, March 17 Steve Winwood, April 22 Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia Tickets: 800-298-4200 Kings of Leon with Deerhunter, Jan. 19 Eric Church, Jan. 25 Meek Mill & Friends, Feb. 10 Red Hot Chili Peppers, Feb. 12 and 13 Panic! At the Disco, Feb. 25 Game of Thrones: Live Concert Experience, Feb. 26 Ariana Grande, March 1 Lionel Richie with Mariah Carey, March 18 Bon Jovi, March 31 Neil Diamond, June 20 New Kids on the Block, June 24 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, July 1 Roger Waters, Aug. 8 and 9 Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, New York Tickets: 866-781-2922 An Afternoon of Chamber Music with the Aeolus Quartet, April 23 Andrew Arceci Baroque, May 7 Neil Diamond, June 22

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CYMBALS EAT GUITARS — “Pretty Years” THE GOOD: Long Island indie rockers Cymbals Eat Guitars come back with a more grounded (and maybe hopeful?) fourth record. THE BAD: No complaints. THE NITTY GRITTY: With the jittery wail of singer/guitarist Joseph D’Agostino way out in front, the band crashes and burns through tracks both focused and upbeat (“Have a Heart”) and more downtempo and emotionally frenetic (murky closer “Shrine”). And in order to keep things intensely interesting, “Pretty Years”

THEE OH SEES — “A Weird Exits”

THE GOOD: San Francisco indie garage outfit Thee Oh Sees regroups (now boasting TWO drummers) and gives us a cosmic 12th.

THE BAD: Nope. Just be prepared for a not-sopredictable time. Keep a wide-open mind. THE NITTY GRITTY: Vocalist/guitarist/keyboardist and band founder John Dwyer leads his

covers all points in between these two extremes. The overall style remains what we’ve come to expect, a brash and crunchy combination of ’80s postpunk (“Close” resembles an early Cure outtake), ’90s indie (Pavement vibes continue to run rampant) and a hint of the spaced-out and quirky (noisy bits a la Flaming Lips). Lyrically, “Years” is less pessimistic than “Lose” was two years ago. However, D’Agostino remains cautious. We’re not out of the deep, dark forest just yet. So I guess that makes “Pretty Years” a damn fine transitional record. BUY IT?: Yes. crew through an eclectic eight-song set featuring everything from simple stomping rockers (“Dead Man’s Gun”) to noise-infused drones (“Ticklish Warrior”) to fuzzy, psychedelic dreamscapes (“Crawl Out into the Fallout”). “Jammed Entrance” is a funk-infused instrumental (having two drummers is rather advantageous). Hazy, organ-soaked closer “The Axis” recalls the stoned splendor of Pink Floyd’s “A Saucerful of Secrets.” “A Weird Exits” is that rare case in which a band decides to spread out musically and then actually pulls off nearly every experiment with flying colors. One is hard-pressed to find any huge missteps, and the album truly makes us hopeful for more wild sessions in the near future. BUY IT?: Oh yeah. WARPAINT — “Head’s Up” THE GOOD: Female Los Angeles indie rockers Warpaint unleash their third. THE BAD: Lead single “New Song” may have scared off some longtime fans. It’s a glossy,

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rhythmic tune that resembles HAIM as opposed to the group’s past progressive tendencies. But fear not — while there are some beat-heavy and/or “pop” moments on the new album, it’s mostly just Warpaint being themselves. THE NITTY GRITTY: Songs such as “So Good” and “Above Control” bring back the non-traditional song structures, spacedout settings, layered guitar work and fizzy psychedelics. In many instances, the ladies seem to latch onto bolder and tighter melodies. But they do that without sacrificing the half-dreamy, half-complex uniqueness that put them on the indie map almost a decade ago. One could argue the band is doing a damn fine job of not falling into the trappings of delivering the same album over and over again. And “Head’s Up” is intriguing and accomplished enough to make us thoroughly optimistic for the NEXT set. BUY IT?: OK.

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findS SucceSS in MuSical ‘Marriage’ Chris James and C.J. Krukowski laughed as they described being in a band as like being in a marriage. They might not share a Netflix queue or fight over picking drapes, but bandmates do spend a lot of time together, eat together and travel together. “You really get to know each other,” said James, who performs in Threatpoint with Krukowski, Alex Olivetti and Matt Van Fleet. When the connection really works, it benefits the song—creation process. “The other person already knows where they’re going with it,” James said.

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Krukowski said getting into that groove can take some time. “The more you play, the more shows you get, the more you write,” he said. “It’s more serious. You chalk it down as experience.” The band started in 2012 after bands the founding members belonged to — James with Dropveil and Krukowski and Olivetti with Temptation Denied — both folded. When the trio got together, they knew they had something, as each member brought different musical tastes. James grew up listening to the Doors, Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, while Krukowski had a taste for Metallica. Olivetti, meanwhile, grew up liking bands such as Pantera and Sevendust. Together they released the albums “Dead To Rise” and “Careful What You Wish For” in 2013 and 2014,

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respectively. The group switched up its lineup in late Meet threatpoint 2015 when it added Van Fleet, who didn’t get his start in music until after serving as a Marine (he performed Members: Chris James, with Cause of Affliction for a couple of years before vocals; Alex Olivetti, guitar; C.J. that band split up). Krukowski, drums; and Matt With this lineup, the “marriage” seems to be Van Fleet, bass working. The groove metal band was in sync as it put Established: 2012 together its third album, “R.I.P.,” released in October. Based out of: Scranton “You get a knack for what works and what doesn’t,” Krukowski said. “Some songs come easier.” Genre: Groove metal The album took a year to make, he said, and For fans of: Black Label Society, the group hopes it expands its fan base. The CD Devil Driver, Avenged Sevenfold is available for $10 on the group’s website, www. Online:,, and iTunes. “We’re happy it’s released,” Krukowski said. — patrick abdalla

Drums native

Kira Krakovesky builds fanbase with voice, social media

Kira Krakovesky, left, with musical partner Brooke Gerhart.


ira Krakovesky’s Instagram profile keeps it simple: “I sing and play with hair.” Those two hobbies leave her busy.

I always really enjoyed singing and entertaining people. I eventually picked up piano and took lessons, and it just inspired me to be able to accompany myself and write.

The Drums native spends time in New York City and Northeast Pennsylvania, styling and coloring hair, modeling and singing at different venues. As part of the duo Kira + Brooke with Brooke Gerhart, she performs locally at places such as the bars inside Mohegan Sun Pocono.

Q: What do you remember about the first time you performed in public? A: I was about 12. It made me feel alive and like I could really express myself.

She belts out the vocals on covers of “What’s Up,” “Creep” and “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” and she and Gerhart even earned a slot opening for Foreigner at the Pavilion on Montage Mountain a few years ago. Krakovesky recently took time out of her schedule to discuss her music career. Q: How did you get involved in music? A: I got involved in music from a young age.

Q: How have you changed as a musician over the years? A: I changed throughout the years in the sense of what genres I enjoy and the different directions I’ve chosen to follow career-wise as a musician.

played shows together on and off in our own separate musical endeavors. We’ve remained friends throughout the years and just ended up doing acoustic duo stuff within the past year. We work so well together because we are musically compatible (and) flow harmoniously together while also adding our individuality and just simply have fun playing. Our personalities mesh so well together that music just becomes an extension of that. Q: Who has influenced you over the years? A: I’ve had a lot of huge influences over my life. ... I grew up with a lot of classic rock. I would have to say Stevie Nicks has played a huge role in inspiring me, not just as a writer but also having stamina and holding her own as an independent female artist in this industry.

Q: How did you end up teaming with Brooke? A: Brooke and I have been friends for nearly Q: How have you developed a fan base over 10 years. ... Music actually brought us together the years? back in the days of Myspace, and from there we’ve A: Social media. I think social media has been

a great influence in connecting with people and just reaching out or keeping them involved in different events. Q: What is the most challenging part of being a musician? A: The most challenging part of being a musician is keeping your head up and keeping your passion strong throughout the downfalls and flaws of what the music industry has become. Everyone has an opinion, and everyone is constantly trying to change you. I would have to say the biggest challenge is staying true to yourself.

— patrick abdalla

Meet Kira Krakovesky

Based out of: Hazleton Genre: Acoustic pop/alternative Online: @heyyitskira on Instagram,

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by Richard Roeper



What beauty. What brutality. What madness. So many of Martin Scorsese’s films have explored religious themes, e.g., “Who’s That Knocking at My Door?” (1967), with its final scene in a Catholic church, to “Mean Streets” (1973) to, of course, “The Last Temptation of Christ” (1988), and even “Cape Fear” (1991), with Robert De Niro’s psychopath Max Cady covered in tattoos of Biblical passages about vengeance. “Silence,” the movie Scorsese has been trying to get made for some 30 years, is a two-hour-and40-minute epic about faith. Faith and how it inspires acts of miraculous, selfless sacrifice. Faith and how it can be the main source of hope and redemption for oppressed peoples. Faith and how it can be viewed as a threat to the very fabric of a nation. Faith and how it can be warped to inspire acts of terrible, shocking, unspeakably cruel violence. You’d be hard-pressed to find an actor who has done more heavy lifting, both physically and emotionally, in back-to-back films than Andrew Garfield. In “Hacksaw Ridge,” Garfield was a conscientious objector in World War II who remained true to his faith even after enduring constant abuse in boot camp, dodging enemy fire during the battle of Okinawa and seeing his fellow soldiers killed and maimed all around him. In “Silence,” Garfield gives the most compelling performance of his still-young career as Sebastian Rodrigues, a Portuguese Jesuit missionary in the 1630s who pleads with a senior priest (the always solid Ciaran Hinds) to send him and another young Jesuit, Francisco Garrpe (Adam Driver), to Japan in search of their mentor, Father Ferreira (Liam Neeson), who has gone missing. There are reports Ferreira has publicly renounced his faith and has married a Japanese woman. Rodrigues and Garrpe can’t believe this is true — but that’s before the two young priests make their way to Japan and see for themselves how villagers are being rounded up, tortured and executed for having converted to Catholicism. Just owning a tiny wooden crucifix is enough to get you killed. With the help of the translator-guide Kichijiro

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“Silence” (Yosuke Kubozuka), who is not to be trusted but keeps asking for forgiveness for his transgressions, Rodrigues and Garrpe hole up in a shack in a remote seaside village populated by a number of Catholics. The locals view the arrival of the two priests as nothing less than a miracle — but it also leads to an inquisition that rounds up three Catholic villagers and ties them to crosses in the water, where they will be drowned by the incoming tide. This is one of many unforgettable sequences of suffering and sorrow, filmed with such force and clarity by Scorsese and his cinematographer, Rodrigo Prieto, it’s difficult not to look away from the screen. After Rodrigues is captured, the chief inquisitor (Issey Ogata) tells Rodrigues time and again all he has to do is publicly renounce his faith by stepping on a symbol of Christ, and Rodrigues will be free and there will be no further abuse of his fellow Catholic prisoners. As Rodrigues clings fiercely to his beliefs, he is reduced to a near-starving shadow of his physical former self, and he is forced to watch

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as the inquisitor and his men torture and kill Japanese citizens who have converted to Catholicism. If Rodrigues will only apostatize, he can save himself and he can save others. Surely that path is the one his God would want him to take, but for a Jesuit priest in that time and that place and under those circumstances, it’s a monumentally, excruciatingly painful choice. (Driver’s Francisco Garrpe disappears from the story for a long stretch as we follow Rodrigues’ journey, but when Garrpe resurfaces, it’s another shockingly powerful moment.) When Ferreira finally appears and we learn the truth about where he’s been all this time, it further serves Scorsese’s central theme about the conflict between adhering to one’s sacred vows and traditional beliefs and doing the right thing, the prudent thing, the moral thing, on a very pragmatic level. It’s a conflict Scorsese has explored on various levels in films for nearly a half-century, and it has led to the creation of some unforgettable films, not the least of which is “Silence.”

NOW PLAYING “A Monster Calls” A lonely boy with a dying mother is visited in the dead of night by a giant, sprawling tree with a humanlike face and a booming voice that sounds very much like Liam Neeson. This adaptation of a children’s book is mostly well-filmed and well-intentioned, but only occasionally involving. Rated PG-13 for thematic content and some scary images. 108 minutes. HH1/2 — RICHARD ROEPER “Assassin's Creed” Michael Fassbender plays a man who accesses his genetic memories via a new technology, learns he is descended from a secret society, the Assassins, and must battle their centuries-long adversaries, the Templar organization. With Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson, Charlotte Rampling, Michael K. Williams, Khalid Abdalla. Written by Michael Lesslie, Adam Cooper and Bill Collage, based on the video game series. Directed by Justin Kurzel. Rated PG-13. 108 minutes. — LOS ANGELES TIMES “Doctor Strange” Benedict Cumberbatch takes on the role of the world-famous neurosur-

geon severely injured in a car accident and transformed through mysticism into a potent superhero magician. With Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tilda Swinton. Written by Jon Spaihts and Scott Derrickson & C. Robert Cargill. Directed by Derrickson. Rated PG-13. 115 minutes. — LOS ANGELES TIMES “The Edge of Seventeen” Adolescence gets worse for a teenage girl when her impossibly perfect older brother starts dating her best friend. With Hailee Steinfeld, Woody Harrelson, Kyra Sedgwick, Haley Lu Richardson. Written and directed by Kelly Fremon Craig. Rated R. 104 minutes. — LOS ANGELES TIMES “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” There’s a whole lot of movie going on in this expansion of the J.K. Rowling cinematic universe. The origin story of “magizoologist” Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne, bursting with absentminded professor charm) is populated with critters ranging from the tiny and whimsical to the enormous and ferocious. The result is an effective if not everlasting magical spell. Rated PG-13 for some fantasy action violence. 123 minutes. HHH — RICHARD ROEPER

“Hidden Figures” Taraji P. Henson, Octavio Spencer and Janelle Monáe are terrific in this feelgood family movie about a group of black female mathematicians who worked at NASA during the 1960s. The true story is about overqualified scientists who could only get jobs crunching numbers for their white male bosses, but who overcame prejudice to make their own mark on the space program. Where it lacks as serious history, the film makes up for with an empowering social message. The ensemble casts includes Kevin Costner, Glen Powell, Mahershala Ali and Aldis Hodge.

Rated PG for thematic elements and some profanity. 127 minutes. HHH — TIRDAD DERAKHSHANI, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER “La La Land” Starring a well-paired Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, writer-director Damien Chazelle's tuneful tribute to classic movie musicals is often stronger in concept than execution, but it's lovely and transporting all the same. Rated PG. 128 minutes. — LOS ANGELES TIMES

“La La Land”

SMALL SCREENS Affleck as a seemingly mild-mannered accountant savant who also is arguably the most dangerous killing machine on the planet. It doesn’t always add up, but who cares, it’s BIG FUN. Rating: HHH 1/2

“Deepwater Horizon”

“The Birth of a Nation” (Historical drama, R, 120 m., 2016). Writer-director Nate Parker also stars in this violent historical drama as Nat Turner, leader of a slave rebellion in 1830s Virginia. He reaches with both hands for greatness and falls short, but this is nevertheless a solid, strong and valuable piece of work. Rating: HHH

the real-life good guys aboard the oil rig before and after the explosion and fire that created the largest offshore oil spill in history. This is a well-made, sometimes horrifyingly realistic re-creation of events, but it often feels like a formulaic disaster film. Rating: HHH

“The Accountant” (Thriller, R, 128 m., 2016). “Deepwater Horizon” (Disaster action, PG-13, Madness abounds in this intense, intricate, darkly 97 m., 2016). Mark Wahlberg and Kurt Russell play amusing and action-infused thriller starring Ben

“Snowden” (Biography, R, 138 m., 2016). Who better than master filmmaker/agitator Oliver Stone to direct, in sometimes rambling fashion, the story of the techno-whiz who leaked thousands of classified documents? Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s performance in the title role is so good we can understand most of the moves Snowden makes — even if we’re not buying the hagiography Stone is selling. Rating: HHH

“Sully” (Biography-Drama, PG-13, 96 m., 2016). Director Clint Eastwood gives us an electrifying thriller, a wonderful in-depth character study and a fascinating airline safety procedural, while Tom Hanks delivers another in a long line of memorable performances, playing the pilot who made an emergency crash-landing on the Hudson River. An absolute triumph. Rating: HHHH

“Morgan” (Sci-fi thriller, R, 92 m., 2016). In the most infuriating movie of the year, the supposedly advanced minds that created a frighteningly realistic artificial superhuman commit such egregious blunders you’ll be tempted to throw your popcorn at the screen. One of the worst movies of 2016. “The Magnificent Seven” (Western action, PG- Rating: H 13, 133 m., 2016). A team of mercenaries is hired to protect a mining town in a rousing, albeit someGRADE: HHHH Excellent, HHH Good, times cheesy, action-packed Western bolstered by HH Fair, H Poor. Denzel Washington’s baddest-of-the-badasses lead performance and some of the most impressively choreographed extended shootout sequences in recent memory. Rating: HHH

Richard Roeper reviews movies for The Chicago Sun-Times. Distributed by Universal Press Syndicate.

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Jack Black appears in “The Polka King”, an official selection of the Premieres program at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute.

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Paul Sorvino enters 810 Clay Ave., Taylor, while shooting a scene for the movie “The Trouble with Cali.”

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could not discuss “The Polka King” until after Jan. 22, the date it premieres. In September 2009, after attending a screening of the documentary in Pottsville, Lewan told The Republican-Herald, “I its debut. This month, the Sundance Film Festival in Utah made mistakes, I hurt a lot of people. But I want to face everything. I am sorry for what I did, and I hosts the world premiere of “The Polka King,” the story of Jan Lewan, aka Jan Lewandowski, the want to try to make people happy again.” Previous attempts to turn the documentary Hazleton polka band leader, Grammy nominee and into a Hollywood picture kept falling through until Ponzi scheme runner. After defrauding about 400 people of millions of dollars, he spent five years in producer David Permut “got the ball rolling,” prison, where he survived a cellmate attack during Mikulak said, and it really picked up momentum with Black attached. which his throat was slit. While visiting the film’s Rhode Island set over Jack Black stars as Lewan alongside Jenny the summer, Mikulak met the star and saw him Slate, Vanessa Bayer and Jason Schwartzman. recreate some of Lewan’s performances. Mikulak The film is inspired by the 2007 documentary thinks Black, who recorded songs for the film, will “The Man Who Would Be Polka King,” made by Waverly Twp. filmmaker John Mikulak and Joshua “be really great” in the role. The filmmakers “did a really good job,” he said. von Brown. “The costuming was really spot on,” said MikuReached by phone recently, Lewan, who later lak, who shares a co-executive producer credit on moved to Florida, said he signed a contract and ollywood’s fascination with Northeast Pennsylvania continues as the latest movie with ties to the area prepares for

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the film with von Brown. “They even had some of (Lewan’s) original paraphernalia from his band, like the bandstands.” Mikulak and von Brown plan to attend Sundance, which runs Jan. 19 to 29 in Park City, and are excited to see the film. The festival will show “The Polka King” on Jan. 22, 23 and 26 to 28 at various theaters (for details, visit Mikulak called it a testament to how compelling the story is, since “very few documentaries get made into feature films.” “We were just thrilled at the success that (the documentary) got into festivals, it got a distributor and was seen nationally and internationally,” said Mikulak, a multimedia producer at VIA Studios Global, Pittston. “We never thought it would become a movie, although I thought it would make a really great film because the story’s so crazy.”

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“The Polka King” is just the latest feature film taking inspiration from Northeast Pennsylvania. Last year, the James Franco movie “King Cobra” told the story of the January 2007 murder of Bryan Kocis, who ran a gay porn website, in Dallas Twp. Hoping to steal away one of Kocis’ stars, two industry rivals — Joseph Kerekes and Harlow Raymond Cuadra — stabbed and nearly decapitated Kocis before setting fire to his home. They are serving life sentences in state prison. Christian Slater plays Kocis, renamed Stephen for the movie, while Franco and Keegan Allen portray Kerekes and Cuadra, respectively. In October, Kocis’ mother, Joyce Kocis, shared her displeasure about the movie. “He was the victim. ... We’re the ones that suffer from it,” she told The Citizens’ Voice. “It’s nine and a half years. It’s just ridiculous.” While “King Cobra” garnered mixed reviews,

Actor Stacey Keach and Scranton Mayor James McNulty stand under the marquee of the West Side Theater on Main Avenue in Scranton. Keach is one of the stars of the film “That Championship Season” that was filmed in Scranton.

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Ryan Gosling and Ashley Gurnari on location shooting “Blue Valentine.”

“Florence Foster Jenkins,” earned Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild award nominations. Starring Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg and Meryl Streep in the title role, a wealthy Wilkes-Barre-born woman who pursued a singing career despite her vocal limitations. At 76, she performed — and bombed — on the Carnegie Hall stage in October 1944, dying a month later after a heart attack. “Some people say she died of a broken heart because people were saying she was so bad,” Tony Brooks, a local historian and Wilkes-Bare City Council member, told The Citizens’ Voice earlier this year. Like “The Man Who Would Be Polka King,” other recent documentaries focused on regional controversies, such as 2010’s “Gasland.” Writerdirector Josh Fox looked at the local gas-drilling industry and the environmental consequences of fracking, earning an Academy Award nomination for best documentary feature and four primetime

Emmy nods, winning one for directing. “Gasland Part II” followed in 2013, the same year “Kids for Cash” focused on the Luzerne County scandal in which Judges Mark A. Ciavarella and Michael Conahan took kickbacks for sending juvenile offenders to prison even for minor infractions.

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Other times, Scranton is the stuff of fiction. The city and its environs hosted several film crews through the years, most notably “That Championship Season,” based on Scranton native Jason Miller’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name. The 1982 production starring Robert Mitchum, Martin Sheen and Paul Sorvino filmed throughout the city and in Taylor, using about 800 locals as extras. Sorvino returned to Scranton in 2006 to film “The Trouble with Cali” with $500,000 in financ-

ing from Lackawanna County taxpayers. Directed by and starring Sorvino, the film gained infamy as he took several years to complete it and the county never recouped the investment. The movie ultimately premiered in 2012 at Sedona International Film Festival in Arizona to poor audience reviews and failed to acquire a distribution deal. Before they were stars, Elizabeth Banks, Bradley Cooper and Amy Poehler came to Camp Towanda, Lebanon Twp., in May and June 2000 to shoot ’80s-set comedy “Wet Hot American Summer.” The cast also included David Hyde Pierce, Christopher Meloni, Paul Rudd and Janeane Garofalo. In 2009, Oscar-nominated drama “Blue Valentine” filmed in Scranton, Honesdale, South Abington Twp. and the Carbondale area, where stars Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams also stayed during the production. Lackawanna College student Ashley Gurnari grabbed a role as an extra and a photo with Gosling.

“He was very nice. He actually thanked me for asking for a picture,” she said in January 2011, according to newspaper archives. “It was a great experience. I’d do it again tomorrow.” And while they might not always film here, movies do occasionally set scenes in Scranton or mention it, often as a punchline. In the 1990 Christmas classic “Home Alone,” Catherine O’Hara’s character gets into a tiff with an airport ticket clerk after learning about another roadblock keeping her from getting back to her son in Chicago. “I have been awake for almost 60 hours,” she says. “I’m tired and I’m dirty. I have been from Chicago to Paris to Dallas to... where the hell am I?” The terrified clerk looks at her meekly. “Scranton,” he replies. Where indeed. — caitlin heaney west

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Favorite food? Either sushi of good Mexican.


You’ve toured the entire country several times. What’s your favorite city? The ones that I’ve always liked were northern and kind of mountainous and had some water going on. That’s Seattle. That’s Pittsburgh; Portland, Oregon; and Portland, Maine. And San Francisco is great. But if I had to pick one, Seattle.


“Galaxies” is your third solo album in just three years, and you continue to be very prolific as an artist. I can’t think of any other regional songwriter who has released more music in recent years. What do you attribute that to? I’m just writing a lot. I started writing, like it’s my job, six or seven years ago, so I’ve cataloged quite a number of songs. There’s a song on “Galaxies” that’s 12 years old. Some were songs that were just laying around and I dusted off. I chip away at it. And I also overwrite. For every song that I release out into the wild, I may have written 10. But still, even though you’ve taken a workman-like approach to writing, you need to be inspired. What’s your muse these days when it comes to songwriting? Life. It’s as simple as that. And, a) I think I’m an old soul, and b) I had all of this crazy (stuff) happen to me before I was 25 years old. By the time I was 25, I was a father, I was on my second record deal, I owned a house, and then all of this other stuff happened beyond that. I certainly haven’t had a boring life. It’s been quite eventful, and sometimes with extreme highs and extreme lows, so I feel like I have a lot to draw from. I guess everybody does, but I guess I just figured out a way to channel that into lyrics and melodies and something that fits around some chords on a guitar. Some stuff is personal, and some is more relatable to everybody. I think all great songs may start personally, but they’re openended enough that someone could say, “That means something to me,” and you could put yourself in it.

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Favorite thing about Northeast Pennsylvania? Probably the people. I’ve garnered quite a few really good, lifelong friends here. And this city has been very generous to me in terms of my career, which I’m thankful for.

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Aaron Fink is a professional musician who will release his third solo album, “Galaxies,” on Jan. 20. Fink is a native of Rochester, New York, but grew up in Selinsgrove and has lived in the Wyoming Valley/Luzerne County area for the past 18 years. He studied music at Duquesne University and received a degree in music engineering from Full Sail University. Before launching his solo career, he was lead guitarist for Breaking Benjamin and a member of Lifer, both national recording artists. In addition to his solo work, he plays with the band Gentleman East. He has a son, Gavin, 15. He lives in Dallas. Meet Aaron Fink …

You’re not only a guitarist but also a multiinstrumentalist and vocalist. You even play drums, and you’re a producer and a songwriter. What do you consider yourself the most? On a good day, I think I’m a good guitar player. Although if I practiced more, I’d probably be better. And I think I’m blossoming into a good songwriter. I use the guitar as a tool, but the thing I care about the most is good songs. I like good songs. I think everybody does. And that helps me as a producer or playing other instruments, because I’m not just focused on the guitar. “Galaxies” was recorded at S.I. Studios in Old Forge, and you’ve now recorded three solo albums at three studios. Why have you chosen to keep moving around? Mostly just to mix it up and keep it fresh. And maybe just to get some different sounds and meet some different people that might push me in a way I haven’t been pushed. To me, I equate making a record to making a movie, and you wouldn’t make the same movie in the same location over and over. Your time with Breaking Benjamin was remarkable, in that you were a part of several gold and platinum albums. And yet your departure from the band was fairly turbulent. How does it feel to you today when you hear one of those songs on the radio? I have mixed emotions. I guess it depends on the song and what was going on at that time. But that’s a good problem to have. I’m pretty OK with all of that at this juncture. It’s been quite a few

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All-time favorite movie? I like all of the Kubrick stuff — “The Shining” and “A Clockwork Orange.” I also like “Dazed and Confused” and “Fast Times at Ridgemont High.” years, and I’m moving on with different stuff. I feel comfortable with what I’m doing now and comfortable with my past. It was a good band, and the songs I was a part of were good songs. What do you enjoy doing in your free time? First and foremost, for me, is being a dad and being the best father I can be. Other than that, I guess I’m a bit of a movie buff. I don’t go to the theaters as much as I used to, but I digest a lot at home on Netflix. Who are some of your all-time favorite musical artists? I like a lot of oddball stuff, but I always come back to the same stuff that everyone else likes: the Beatles, Tom Petty, Zeppelin, Floyd … I really like Dave Matthews and Pearl Jam and a lot of that early ’90s stuff. Chili Peppers, Soundgarden and Alice in Chains. And I like old-school hip-hop, like Run-D.M.C. and Ice-T. I like a little bit of it all. Do you follow sports? I like nerdy sports, like golf and tennis, but If I had to pick a city I associate with the most, it’s Pittsburgh. The Steelers, Pirates and Penguins. Do you remember your first car? Yes, unfortunately. It was a 1983 maroon Nissan Sentra station wagon with a hole on the driver’s side floor. When it rained, it would fill up an inch or two, and I’d have to let it air out. Pretty rugged. But you’ve got to start somewhere.

Favorite TV show? “Breaking Bad.” And I was a huge fan of Miami Vice.” Favorite book or author? My favorite author is Jim Harrison, who just passed away last year. He’s best known for “Legends of the Fall,” which was made into a movie, but he’s got a great repertoire of awesome stuff. Any pets? My best friend, Lola. She’s a Weimaraner. Guilty pleasure? Def Leppard. Have you had a moment in your life, or a time in your life, that has helped define you and make you the person you are today? Becoming a father. It keeps me grounded. It keeps me responsible. It keeps me working. It keeps me behaving. It keeps me focused on things that matter. Especially being a professional musician, I think I could have gotten really lost without that. When I came home from the road, being a dad was the thing I could always hang my hat on. It just makes me a better man.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): In Norse mythology, Yggdrasil is a huge, holy tree that links all of the nine worlds to each other. Perched on its uppermost branch is an eagle with a hawk sitting on its head. Far below, living near the roots, is a dragon. The hawk and eagle stay in touch with the dragon via Ratatoskr, a talkative squirrel that runs back and forth between the heights and the depths. Alas, Ratatoskr traffics solely in insults. That’s the only kind of message the birds and the dragon ever have for each other. In accordance with the astrological omens, Aries, I suggest you act like a far more benevolent version of Ratatoskr in the coming weeks. Be a feisty communicator who roams far and wide to spread uplifting gossip and energizing news. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You have a divine mandate to love bigger, stronger and truer than ever before. It’s high time to freely give the gifts you sometimes hold back from those you care for. It’s high time to take full ownership of neglected treasures so you can share them with your worthy allies. It’s high time to madly cultivate the generosity of spirit that will enable you to more easily receive the blessings that can and should be yours. Be a brave, softhearted warrior of love. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): I love and respect Tinker Bell, Kermit the Frog, Shrek, Wonder Woman, SpongeBob SquarePants, Snow White, Road Runner, and Calvin and Hobbes. They have provided me with much knowledge and inspiration. Given the current astrological omens, I suspect that you, too, can benefit from cultivating your relationships with characters like them. It’s also a favorable time for you to commune with the spirits of Harriet Tubman, Leonardo da Vinci, Marie Curie or any other historical figures who inspire you. I suggest you have dreamlike conversations with your most interesting ancestors as well. Are

you still in touch with your imaginary friends from childhood? If not, renew acquaintances. CANCER (June 21-July 22): “I never wish to be easily defined,” wrote Cancerian author Franz Kafka. “I’d rather float over other people’s minds as something fluid and non-perceivable; more like a transparent, paradoxically iridescent creature rather than an actual person.” Do you ever have that experience? I do. I’m a Crab like you, and I think it’s common among members of our tribe. For me, it feels liberating. It’s a way to escape people’s expectations of me and enjoy the independence of living in my fantasies. But I plan to do it a lot less in 2017, and I advise you to do the same. We should work hard at coming all the way down to earth. We will thrive by floating less and being better grounded; by being less fuzzy and more solid; by not being so inscrutable, but rather more knowable. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Here’s my declaration: “I hereby forgive, completely and permanently, all motorists who have ever irked me with their rude and bad driving. I also forgive, totally and forever, all tech support people who have insulted me, stonewalled me or given me wrong information as I sought help from them on the phone. I furthermore forgive, utterly and finally, all family members and dear friends who have hurt my feelings.” Now would be a fantastic time for you to do what I just did, Leo: Drop grudges, let go of unimportant outrage and issue a blanket amnesty. Start with the easier stuff — the complaints against strangers and acquaintances — and work your way up to the allies you cherish. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): There are some authors who both annoy me and intrigue me. Even though I feel allergic to the uncomfortable ideas they espouse, I’m also fascinated by their unique provocations. As I read their words, I’m half-irritated at their grating

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Now would be an excellent time to add new beauty to your home. Are there works of art, buoyant plants or curious symbols that would lift your mood? Would you consider hiring a feng shui consultant to rearrange the furniture and accessories to enhance the energetic flow? Can you entice visits from compelling souls whose wisdom and wit would light up the place? Tweak your imagination so it reveals tricks about how to boost your levels of domestic bliss. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): In 2017, you will have unprecedented opportunities to re-imagine, revise and reinvent the story of your life. You’ll be able to forge new understandings about your co-stars and reinterpret the meanings of crucial plot twists that happened once upon a time. Now check out these insights from author Mark Doty: “The past is not static, or ever truly complete; as we age we see from new positions, shifting angles. A therapist friend of mine likes to use the metaphor of the kind of spiral stair that winds up inside a lighthouse. As one moves up that stair, the core at the center doesn’t change, but one continually sees it from another vantage point; if the past is a core of who we are, then our movement in time always brings us into a new relation to that core.”

your glare, forgive your doubts, love your breathing, harmonize your longings and marvel at the sunny dust.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): I recently discovered “Tree of Jesse”, a painting by renowned 20thcentury artist Marc Chagall. I wanted to get a copy to hang on my wall. But as I scoured the internet, I couldn’t find a single business that sells prints of it. Thankfully, I did locate an artist in Vietnam who said he could paint an exact replica. I ordered it and was pleased with my new objet d’art. It was virtually identical to Chagall’s original. I suggest you meditate on taking a metaphorically similar approach. Now is a time when substitutes may work as well as what they replace.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “It is often safer to be in chains than to be free,” wrote Franz Kafka. That fact is worthy of your consideration in the coming weeks. You can avoid all risks by remaining trapped inside the comfort protecting you. Or, you can take a gamble on escaping and hope the new opportunities you attract will compensate you for the sacrifice it entails. I’m not here to tell you what to do. I simply want you to know what the stakes are.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): “All pleasures are in the last analysis imaginary, and whoever has the best imagination enjoys the most pleasure.” So said 19th-century German novelist Theodor Fontane, and now I pass his observation to you. Why? Because by my astrological estimates, you will have exceptional imaginations in 2017 — more fertile, fervent and freedomSAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The Tao Te loving than ever before. Ching is a poetically philosophical text written by a Chinese sage more than 2,000 years ago. Numerous Therefore, your capacity to drum up pleasure also will authors translated it into modern languages. I borbe at an all-time high. There rowed from their work to craft a horoscope that is is a catch, however. Your precisely suitable for you in imagination, like everythe coming weeks. Here’s one else’s, is sometimes your high-class fortune prone to churning out superstitious fears. To cookie oracle: Smooth your take maximum advantage of its bliss-inducing edges, untangle your knots, sweeten your openings, potential, you will have to be firm about steering it balance your extremes, in positive directions. relax your mysteries, soften -Rob Brezsny

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declarations, and yet greedy for more. I disagree with much of what they say but feel grudgingly grateful for the novel perspectives they prod me to discover. (Nobel Prize-winner Elias Canetti is one such author.) In accordance with the current astrological rhythms, I invite you to seek out similar influences — for your own good.


Boys are Back It seems “JJersey BBoys” cant’t take its eyes off Scranton for too long.

Bob Gaudio Gaudio. They achieved stardom with the 1962 hit “Sherry” and followed with such now-classics as “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Walk Like a Man.” Personal troubles eventually broke up the original quartet, but Valli and a new lineup continued to find success through the years. The national tour of the Broadway sensation The musical based on the group’s experiences about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons returns to opened on Broadway on Nov. 6, 2005, and closes the city almost three years after drawing in crowds this Sunday after more than 4,600 performances during a nearly two-week run. Broadway Theatre and four Tony awards, including best musical. League of Northeastern Pennsylvania again brings Featuring many of the group’s biggest hits, “Jersey the musical to Scranton Cultural Center at The Boys” attracted a devoted following and was turned Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave., this time into a feature film in 2014. for eight shows starting Tuesday, Jan. 17. “We’ve all worked our whole lives in musi“People love the music, but one of the great cal theater and (were) not used to seeing people things about ‘Jersey Boys’ is it’s so well written. getting up out of their seats and dancing in the … They just put something together that is really aisles,” Hines said. “When we go back to other entertaining in that it’s like an episode of ‘The shows like ‘Carousel’ and ‘Oklahoma,’ it’s going to Sopranos’ but with music,” said Keith Hines, an be a culture shock.” Oklahoman who plays Four Seasons member Nick The only original member of the Four Seasons Massi. “It’s a gangster story, and that’s entertainno longer living, Massi broke from the group in ing. On top of that, (it’s) a story about blue-collar 1965. But he left a legacy in his bass solos, said guys achieving extreme stardom.” Hines, who has been with the show for three years. Valli — who often visited his maternal grand“It’s very specific and it’s unique, and people mother in Dunmore as a child — formed his iconic hear it and ... even though they might not know the singing group in New Jersey along with Massi name, the voice is very identifiable,” he said. and the other two “seasons,” Tommy DeVito and Hines called the singer a loving, caring “musical

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‘Jersey Boys’ returns to Scranton Cultural Center for eight shows

genius who who, even in the Four Seasons’ Seasons early days genius” singing on the street, “was designating all the harmonies just off the cuff.” “He wasn’t using any sheet music, and he could hear them all,” Hines said. “Even when they got into the studios ... (songwriter Bob Crewe) was amazed with Nick. He just had a knack for music. “And I think outside of music, he was struggling to find an identity, so he did a lot of womanizing and a lot of drinking, and that didn’t fulfill him. And he eventually kind of made his way away from the group and surrounded himself with family.” While Hines’ favorite moment in the show changes from night-to-night, he enjoys performing “Cry for Me,” the first song the Four Seasons sing together on stage. “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You” often gets a standing ovation, he added, and audiences really seem to love when the stars perform the group’s iconic songs for the first time. “It’s palpable,” Hines said. “You can feel people lean forward in that moment.” Hines described “Jersey Boys” as an underdog story that inspires people and gives them excitement and hope. “It’s a great lesson for people who dream big, that if you dream big and work hard, you can do it,” he said. “You can make your dreams come true.

In addition to that, it s a magical experi“In that I think it’s ence to walk into a theater and leave your worries and concerns outside and allow yourself to be taken away and entertained by people who are actually in the room.” — caitlin heaney west

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What: “Jersey Boys,” presented by Broadway theater League of Northeastern Pennsylvania WheN: tuesday through thursday, Jan. 17 to 19, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Jan. 20, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 21, 2 and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Jan. 22, 1 and 6:30 p.m. Where: Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic temple, 420 N. Washington ave. DetaiLS: Because the show contains “profane Jersey language,” gunshots, smoke and strobe lights, it is recommended for ages 12 and older. it runs about 2 hours, 35 minutes, including intermission. tickets are $37 to $82, available at the box office, 800-745-3000 and Visit

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We offer a competitive pay and benefits package that includes, PTO time and sick days, Highmark Health Insurance, Prescription, Delta Dental, VBA Vision, Paid Life Insurance, FLEX Account, and a 401k Retirement Plan with a company match. Key Responsibilities: Validate inventory receiving documents to vendor invoices for accuracy. Code vendor invoices to proper general ledger accounts as directed by vendor agreements and purchase orders. Work with vendors and purchasing to resolve any accounts payable issues. Other duties will be assisting with switchboard operation, and mail distribution. Requirements: Associates degree in Accounting/Finance, Must be proficient in MS Office and highly skilled in Excel, Must be able to balance multiple assignments/priorities, Excellent communication skills. Applications can be filled out at our Valmont Park Facility, 200 Kiwanis Blvd., West Hazleton between the hours of 8:00 and 4:00 pm or e-mail your resume to No phone calls please.

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Delta Medix has openings for the following positions:

Licensed Practical Nurse

to service retail accounts in Lackawanna County. This is a 25 hour/week part time position with competitive hourly wage and flexible schedule. Company vehicle provided. The perfect candidate will possess: Great communication skills Sales/promotion experience Knowledge of Lackawanna County Good driving record & valid drivers license.


Full-time position available. Duties include answering phones, checking patients in and out, scheduling procedures. MUST HAVE PREVIOUS DR OFFICE EXPERIENCE.

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This position concentrates efforts in helping the District Manager with the daily operation, leading to the successful distribution of newspapers to our customers in accordance with company policy and standard operating procedures, ensuring customer service goals and objectives are met. All interested parties apply to: The Citizens' Voice 75 N Washington St Wilkes-Barre PA 18701 Attn: Marie Bidwell @ 570-266-9025 Fax: 570-821-1651 Email:

SCRANTON: Near the university of Scranton. Newly renovated rooms $125/week plus security. NON SMOKING. NO PETS. 570-575-9450.

MT. COBB – 3 bedroom, 1 bath. Water & sewer included. No pets. Available February 1st. $600/month + security & utilities. 570-840-7613 after 2pm.

BLAKELY nd– Partially furnished, non smoking 2 floor, 1 bedroom apartment. Water and sewer included. $425/month + security & electric. Off street parking, no pets. 570-489-7000 CLARKS SUMMIT - Newton Ransom area. 3 - 1 bedroom apartments available. Priced from $595-$675. Heat included. No pets. Security & 1st months rent required. 570-587-4836.


We are seeking an individual to provide administrative support for day-to-day functions including recruitment, payroll, benefits and other related Human Resources functions. Qualified applicant should have 1-3 years experience in Human Resources. Must be well organized, possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Proficient with Microsoft office applications. Degree in Human Resources preferred. Send resume to: Human Resources Valor Federal Credit Union 315 Franklin Avenue Scranton, PA 18503 EOE

This position concentrates efforts in helping the District Manager with the daily operation, leading to the successful distribution of newspapers to our customers in accordance with company policy and standard operating procedures, ensuring customer service goals and objectives are met. All interested parties apply to: The Citizens' Voice 75 N Washington St Wilkes-Barre PA 18701 Attn: Marie Bidwell @ 570-266-9025 Fax: 570-821-1651 Email:

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3 rooms & bath. Heat included. Security. No pets. $525/month. Call 570-840-3314

PART – TIME “VAN” DRIVERS!! 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. Sun - Sat with a weekday off. If interested, please send resume to: or call (570)348-9159

Nurses, Work The Weekend and Take the Rest of the Week Off!

• Full-time benefits and paid time off—start first of the month after hire.




• Minimum of two (2) years experience as a Registered Nurse required, home health experience preferred.

Apply online at

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Allied Services is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities. Bilingual applicants encouraged to apply.

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DUNMORE: 2 bedroom. Appliances, wall/wall. Coin-op laundry. Off street parking. $600/month + utilities. No pets. Non smoking. 570-343-0692.


• Competitive incentives allow you to earn a full-time salary for weekend work. JOIN A GREAT TEAM AT THE VOICE Assistant District Manager

Beautiful 2nd floor of duplex, living room, dining room, modern kitchen & bath, 3 bedrooms, garage. Non smoking, no pets. Security & references required. $700/month + heat & electricity. Call 570-290-5404.


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Medical Assistant/ Scribe

Experience with electronic medical records a plus. All positions are Monday through Friday. Positions offer competitive benefit package.

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Modern 3 rooms + bath. 2nd floor. Appliances furnished. Very clean and quiet. No pets. Water, sewer, garbage included. $500/month. 570-237-0231.

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LAKE WINOLA Small one bedroom house. Screened in porch and garage. Water & sewer included. $500 per month. Call 570-378-2397

2nd floor apartment, 3 bedrooms. Water, sewer & heat included. Off street parking. No pets. $650/month + security. 570-704-8629.


100 East 6 St. Wyoming, PA. Apartments for the elderly 62 & older and/or handicapped or disabled. Income limits do apply. All utilities are included.

SCRANTON EAST: Petersburg. 5 ½ room home with all appliances. Wall/wall rugs. Off street parking. No pets, non smoking. $800/month + security & electric. 570-955-5091.


2 bedroom ranch with shed. Pool, golf & tennis. $750/month. Call 570-840-5833


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1st floor, newly renovated, 2 bedroom. Washer/dryer hook up. Heat, water & sewer included. No pets. Non smoking. $700/month + security. 570-344-8309 OLD FORGE: New, 1,300 sq. ft. 2 bednd room, 2 floor. Stove, air, washer/dryer hookup. Parking. No pets. Deck. Yard. $825 + utilities. 570-562-1363. PECKVILLE: 2nd floor, 1 bedroom apartment. Includes sewer, water, heat. Washer/dryer hook up. Off street parking. $650/month. 570-489-5550 from 9am – 5pm. Nights/weekends 570-665-1304


2nd floor, 5 room apartment. Excellent location. Washer/dryer hook up. Off street parking. No pets. $495/month. 570-654-6042 RANSOM: 2 bedroom, private entrance. Private porch. Appliances/ Utilities included. Laundry room. No pets. $875/ month + security. 570-586-5084 SCRANTON: Hill section, near Hospitals. 1 bedroom, 2nd floor. Includes heat, water, sewer & garbage. $560/ month + security. 570-344-8045. TAYLOR: 3rd floor, modern 4 rooms. Stove & refrigerator. Washer/dryer. Gas heat. $455/month + utilities. Security. No pets. Call 570-562-2906.



Nice 2 bedroom, half double. Living room, dining room, modern kitchen. No pets. $600/month + utilities. 570-550-4114

UNFURNISHED CARBONDALE Single family 2 story, 1 bath. 2 bedroom, 1 car off street parking. References. $600/month + utilities. 570-766-4098 or 570-282-2508

Classifieds Work! CLARKS SUMMIT - Newton area. 3 bedroom ranch house. Water & sewer included. No pets. 1 months security & 1st month rent required. $1,300/month. Call 570-587-4836


2-3 bedroom, 2 bath. Appliances (washer/dryer). Off street parking, fenced in yard. Non smoking. Security & references required. $795/month + utilities. 570-262-8225.

TONS OF FURNITURE - Sofas, fabric chairs, bedroom sets, 1 large king and 2 queen (BRAND NEW) suites, end tables, coffee tables, sports memorabilia, Kunstler Civil War pictures and MUCH MORE! MUST SEE! Call 570-406-0750.

Classifieds WORK! FOOD EQUIPMENT: Bakery/Deli Display Cases(FEDERAL) (1)50L Dry$1,900 (retail $4,900) ; (1)50L. Refrigerator - $3,600 (retail $9,000) ; (1)59L Refrigerator - $4,200 (retail $9,500) ; Measuring Scale up to 60 lb.(DETECTO) $375 (retail $900); 6 Shelf Wire Display Rack w/sign (1)-$80 (retail $200); 3 Bread Basket and Floor Stand Display (1)-$45 (retail $105) ;Ingredient Bins w/wheels 27 gallon (CAMBRO) (6)-$75 each (retail $195) ALL ABOVE ARE BRAND NEW CONDITION! While Supplies Last. Call or leave message 570877-5317 (Scranton Area)


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6 burner stove with oven, $1,350; 4 ft. flat top griddle, $1,200; 3 ft Salamander, $1,500; 3 ft radiant char broiler, $1,350; 4 ft. Steam table, $600; All cooking equipment LP gas. 4 ft. Bain Marie S/C, $1,650; 20 qt. Mixer SS bowl, 3 attachments & safety guard, $1,750; 4 ft. SS Work Table $165.

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Consider that anything you email can be rapidly shared — and shared and shared and shared. For example, novelist and professor Robert Olen Butler emailed five of his grad students the sad (and rather creepy) details of the demise of his marriage, asking them to “clarify the issues” for other students who wanted to know. The email quickly made the rounds in the literary world and ended up in The New York Times and on Gawker, where they “clarified” that his wife had left him to become one of four women in “Ted Turner’s collection.” But even a less tawdry, less tycoon-filled breakup email may go more viral than one might like. Anthropologist Jerome Barkow, who studies gossip, explained that we evolved to be keenly interested in information that could have some bearing on our ability to survive, mate and navigate socially. As Barkow puts it (and as is borne out by others’ research), gossip about how soundly somebody’s sleeping is unlikely to be as spreadworthy as with whom they’re sleeping. However, our propensity to spread gossip may be both the problem with emailing your news and the solution to getting it out there. Consider going old-school: Ask a few, um, chatty friends to put the word out to your circle, answer

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any questions people have and let your wishes be known (like if you aren’t ready to talk about it). All in all, you’ll get the job done, but in a much more controlled, contained way — one that reflects this bit of prudence from political writer Olivia Nuzzi: “Dance like no one is watching; email like it may one day be read aloud in a deposition.”

be trustworthy — those who repeatedly encounter the same situation, such as a surgeon who only does appendectomies. Her hunches about a patient’s appendix are more informed because they come out of repeated experience and because she presumably gets corrective feedback when she guesses wrong (though, ideally, not from a monitor making that awful flatlining sound). But Kahneman told the McKinsey Quarterly, “My thinking FroM the right Side oF the CrotCh general view … would be that you should not take your I’ve been seeing this woman for two months. I really intuitions at face value.” In fact, you need to go out of your like her. She’s made some mistakes — two bad marway to look for evidence that your intuitions are wrong. In riages, some promiscuity, running from debts — but she’s this case, it will take time and challenges to her character — determined to change. My friends think she’s bad news. But and your actually wanting to see whether she acts ethically our relationship — though mostly sexual so far — has been or does what’s easiest. In other words, your hunches can tell terrific. Shouldn’t my intuition count more than my friends’ you things — things that need a lot of post-hunch verificaopinions? tion through applying higher reasoning (which, again, — Fretting doesn’t simply mean calling upon any organ that’s higher When you’re deciding how to invest your life savings, you than your knees). probably don’t say, “I’ll just take a moment to ask my penis.” Well, your intuition is about as reliable a judge of your girlfriend’s character. Intuitions (aka “gut feelings”) are con- Amy Alkon clusions we leap to — automatically, without the intervention got a problem? of rational thought. Our mind flashes on this and that from Write amy alkon at our past experience, and up pops a feeling. The problem is, 171 Pier ave., #280, Santa Monica, Ca 90405 or we’re prone to overconfidence that our intuitions are correct — mistaking strong feelings for informed feelings. ©2016, amy alkon, all rights reserved Psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Gary Klein found that certain people’s intuitions are somewhat more likely to

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Across 1 Divisions of “The Hunger Games” series 10 One-named R&B singer with the hit “1, 2 Step” 15 Unaware 16 Historic account 17 1990 Warrant hit that was overplayed on MTV, but banned by Canada’s MuchMusic 18 Urban Dictionary fodder 19 Need to unwind 20 So last week 21 Strong quality 22 Home to part of Lake Tahoe, for short 23 Essence from rose petals 24 “Guarding ___” (1994 Nicolas Cage movie) 26 Nearby 28 Put the ___ on (squelch) 31 Bezos or Buffett, e.g. 32 Enjoy Mt. Hood, say 33 Eerie sign 34 Phone setting 36 Accessories often gifted in June 37 Bait shop purchase 38 1958-61 polit. alliance 39 “Nature ___ a vacuum” 41 Put under a spell 44 “Star Trek: TNG” counselor

Deanna 45 South African playwright Fugard 46 Potential Snapchat debut of 2017 48 Track on a compilation album, maybe 52 “___ More” (Backstreet Boys song) 53 Broadcast 55 Chronicler of Don Juan 56 Exploiting, in England 57 Orange Free State colonizers 58 Cheapen 59 Chimichanga ingredient 60 Protectors of the orbs? Down 1 Obiter ___ 2 “___ Life: The John Lennon Story” (2000 TV biopic) 3 Mushroom features 4 Like some cranes 5 Bumps an R down to a PG-13, perhaps 6 Peaceful poem 7 Barnyard fowls 8 Troika 9 More questionable, maybe 10 1980s defense secretary Weinberger 11 Tardy 12 Phish lead vocalist Trey 13 Rifle-man? 14 Suspected Soviet spy of the McCarthy era

25 Title sheep in a wordless Aardman movie 27 Fenway star Garciaparra 28 Bulgogi or galbi, e.g. 29 “Can’t fool me!” 30 Source for wood used in Budweiser fermentation tanks 31 Ride, perhaps 35 Tropics definer 36 2016 NBC family drama full of surprise moments 40 Original host of “This Old House” 42 What some ribbons denote 43 Spanish Formula One racer Fernando 44 “I Want ___!” (1958 Susan Hayward film) 47 “Freek-A-Leek” rapper ___ Pablo 49 Basketball Hall-of-Famer Thomas 50 Al ___ (pasta request) 51 Neatens a lawn 54 Transportation to Tel Aviv

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