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on the Cover: Paisley’s Picks: Country star creates “just guitar” lineup for tour headed to Mohgan sun Arena.
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5 great things to do this week
the B Street Band
The B Street Band, a famed New Jerseybased Bruce Springsteen tribute group, performs at the Leonard Theater, 335 Adams Ave., Scranton, on Friday at 8 p.m. Originally performing under the name Backstreets, the B Street Band has played tribute to the Boss for 34 years. The group performed at the inaugurations of President Barack Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, and it recently made national headlines when it withdrew from an inauguration party for President Donald Trump after receiving backlash and to respect Springsteen’s widely known disapproval of Trump. Ticket range from $15 to $75 and are available online at eventbrite.com.
ShakerS #2 Soul Winter BlueS
The Soul Shakers Rhythm Section hosts a night of music featuring several of Northeast Pennsylvania’s veteran blues musicians Friday in Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple’s grand ballroom, 420 N. Washington Ave. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $20. The band, consisting of Sharon O’Connell (drums), Bill Coleman (bass) and Eric Brody (keyboard), began as a collaboration within New Orleans funk band Mojomo. The trio has since performed and recorded with artists throughout the country. The band previously hosted the Winter Blues Guitarmageddon at Scranton Cultural Center and released an album of live material from the event. This year’s concert features regional blues musicians including Dana Gaynor, Paul Lyon, Joe Doherty, Chris London, Dave Maciak, and Dave Anderson with Mojomo and the Mojomo Horns. For more information, call 570-344-1111 or visit sccmt.org
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Newsboys, a Grammy-nominated and platinum-selling Christian pop rock band, performs Saturday at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Twp., on Saturday as part of its Love Riot Tour. The tour, which runs through early May, features a new theatrical experience, “God’s Not Dead LIVE! Rivals.” Written and produced by John and Sarah Bolin and featuring original songs, the show uses an ensemble cast of singers, actors and dancers to answer the question, “Can God really make a difference?” The show beings at 6 p.m., and tickets start at $25. Purchase tickets at the NBT Bank Box Office, online at Ticketmaster.com or newsboys.com, or call 800-745-3000.
Craft Workshop and film sCreening
The Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave., hosts a morning of crafts and a screening of the 1996 film “Matilda” on Saturday. “Matilda” follows the titular five-year-old genius as she escapes into a world of books. Meanwhile, she deals with her bullying family and school headmistress, and discovers unusual talents with the help of a kind school teacher. The craft activity begins at 10 a.m. in Craftsmen Hall on the third floor, and the film follows at 11 in Shopland Hall on the fourth floor. Admission is free, though reservations are encouraged. For more information, call 570-344-1111 or visit sccmt.org
14th annual Winter in the City CoCktail fundraiser
POSH at the Scranton Club, 404 N. Washington Ave., hosts the second installment of the 2017 fundraiser series on Friday to benefit the projects of Scranton Tomorrow. The party runs from 5:30 to 8 p.m., and tickets can be purchased at the door for $20. The event offers attendees a chance to participate in a silent auction and raffle, sample local food from restaurants and enjoy music by Josette Miles and Group Du Jour. For more information, call 570-344-8671.
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13th annual Clarks Summit Festival of Ice, Friday through Monday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. “Ice, Lights, Broadway” theme features live ice carvings, more than 50 sculptures and entertainment. Parade is Friday at 7:30 p.m. Free admission and parking. Downtown Clarks Summit. 570-587-9045 or theabingtons.org. 14th annual Winter in the City Cocktails, Friday, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Participate in a silent auction and raffle as well as entertainment by Josette Miles and Group Du Jour. Proceeds benefit the projects of Scranton Tomorrow. POSH at the Scranton Club, 404 N. Washington Ave. $20. 570-344-8671. Valentine’s Day Balloon Drop, Friday, 10 p.m. Features entertainment by Jay Velar and chances to win prizes. Reservations required. Kildare’s, 119 Jefferson Ave., Scranton. 570-344-4030 or kildarespub.com. Enchanted Winter Ball Fundraiser for Make-A-Wish, Saturday, 4 to 9 p.m. Full buffet dinner, cash bar, raffles photo booth and face painting. Entertainment by DJ Ceewags. Formal attire encouraged, but not required. Genetti Manor, 1505 Main St., Dickson City. $30 adults/$15 children. 570-383-0206 or genetti.com. Presidents Day Weekend Fireworks & Torchlight Parade, Saturday, 5 to 8 p.m. Entertainment from 1 to 5 p.m. Gilson snowboard demo begins at 11 a.m. inside the bar. Parade takes place down Main Line. Montage Mountain Resorts, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. Free (lift ticket required to be on the snow). 855-754-7946 or montage mountainresorts.com. Ninth annual Carnevale, Saturday, 6 to 11 p.m. Italian-themed Mardi Gras celebration includes dinner, entertainment, raffle and presentation. Proceeds benefit St. Ubaldo Day in Jessup. Fiorelli Catering, 1560 Main St., Peckville. $50. 570-906-7587. Stampin’ Up Class: Presidents Day, Monday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Create birthday card templates and a box with dividers to hold cards. Bring a bagged lunch. Walden Pond Wellness Center, 540 Gleason Drive, Moosic. $24 (includes supplies). 570-357-4580. 17th annual Party Gras, Feb. 24, 6 p.m. Spend the night dining, dancing, gambling, fortune-telling and wearing feathered masks and beads with a performance by mentalist John Graham. Proceeds support United Neighborhood Center’s Crisis Intervention Services. Radisson at Lackawanna Station hotel, 700 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. $80. 570-346-0759 or uncnepa.org/ party-gras. Snowshoe and Yoga on the Trail, Feb. 25, 10 a.m. Participants should bring water, energy snacks and appropriate clothing. Reservations required. Event changes to winter hike if there is no snow. Rail-Trail Council of Northeastern PA, Norton Hill Boro Street at Main Street, Union Dale. $5 donation for yoga. 570-679-9300 or nepa-rail-trails.org. Mardi Gras Dinner Dance, Feb. 25, 5 to 11 p.m. Food and raffle baskets and instant lottery tickets as well as cash bar are available. Entertainment by Blessed Heart. Tickets can be picked up at Dupont Borough Building during business hours. Dupont Volunteer Hose Company, 308 Main St. $5. Crystal Cabin Fever, through Feb. 26, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Storybooks and characters come to life with this years theme “Once Upon A Time.” Family-friendly event features an ice slide. Ice House at Sculpted Ice Works, 311 Purdytown Turnpike, Lakeville. $15 adults/$12 seniors and military/$10 children. 570-226-6246 or crystalcabinfever.com. Vintage Valentines, through Feb. 28. Exhibit features a collection of vintage valentine’s day cards. Earnshaw Gallery, 60 Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 570-996-1500 or dietrichtheater.com. Pre-St. Patrick’s Day Party, March 3, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Includes open bar, hors d’oeuvres and entertainment Tony
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Wilkes university Theatre presents “You’re a Good Man charlie Brown” Feb. 17 through 26. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. at the Dorothy Dickson Darte center for the Performing arts, 84 W. South St., Wilkes-Barre. Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 for students and seniors and free for Wilkes students and staff. For more information, call 570-408-4540. From left: Melissa Berardelli as lucy, Justin Gaskill as charlie Brown and Micaela oliverio as Sally. Vergnetti. Proceeds benefit Serving Seniors Inc. Glenmaura Country Club, 1 Glenmaura National Blvd, Moosic. $40. 570-344-3931 or email@example.com. Scranton Parade Day at Levels, March 11. Four DJs, six bands and food served all day. VIP passes available. Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton. 570-2097811. St. Patrick’s Parade Day Breakfast Buffet, March 11, 7 to 11 a.m. Enjoy breakfast staples. Entertainment by EJ the DJ followed by the Wanabees. Reservations recommended. Cooper’s Seafood House, 701 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. $15.95 . 570-346-7049. Parade Day at Backyard, March 11, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Line up: Mace in Dickson, Ale House Funk Band, Boyard Chugg Band, Light Weight and Tom Graham. Backyard Ale House, 523 Linden St., Scranton. No Cover. 570-9550192 or backyardalehouse.com. St. Patrick’s Day Parade, March 11, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parade day Mass begins at 10 a.m. at St. Peter’s Cathedral, the Brian P. Kelly Memorial 2-mile Foot Race begins at 11 and the parade steps off at 11:45 a.m. Downtown Scranton. stpatparade.com. St. Patrick’s Parade Day Party, March 11, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Food and drinks available to purchase. Entertainment by Old Friends Celtic Band. Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave. Free. 570-344-1111. St. Patrick’s Day Parade, March 12, 2 p.m. The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade kicks off on Main Street and through Public Square in downtown Wilkes-Barre. 570-208-4240 or wilkes-barre.pa.us. The Menu: Luck of the Irish, March 13, 7 p.m. Features food by the Colonnade, cocktails and music. Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave. $12. 570-344-1111 or sccmt.org.
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St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, March 14, 5:30 p.m. Program includes leprechaun-themed stories, songs and paper craft. Infants to age 8. Call to register. Nancy Kay Holmes Library, 1032 Green Ridge St., Scranton. Free. 570-207-0764 or lclshome.org. Not Just Another Auction: The Luck of the Rotary, March 16, 6 to 10 p.m. Presented by the Rotary Club of the Stroudsburgs. The auction includes an Irish-inspired buffet dinner, entertainment, silent and live auctions and a cash bar. Proceeds benefit a veteran PTSD program, women’s resources and other non-profit charitable causes. Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, 1 River Road, Shawnee-On-Delaware. $50. stroudsburgrotary.org or firstname.lastname@example.org. Society of Irish Women Annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner, March 17. Entertainment, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres begin at 5:30 p.m. Dinner at 7. Complete form with full payment by March 2. For information on table availability, call Mariann Moran 570-969-1061 or 570947-5814. Hilton Scranton and Conference Center, 100 Adams Ave. $75. Leprechaun Lore, March 18, 11 a.m. Leprechaun expert Hal Pratt shares his years of research to show what leprechauns look like, how they dress, where they live, how to catch one and what to do if you do catch one. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Free. 570996-1500 or dietrichtheater.com. St. Patrick’s Day Parade, March 19. This 39th annual event features close to 100 marching units in eight divisions. Downtown Stroudsburg. Winter Yoga, Saturdays through March 31, 10 a.m. Drop-ins welcome. The Greenhouse Project at Nay Aug Park, 200 Arthur Ave., Scranton. $10. 570-344-9186 or scrantongreenhouse.org.
Brad Paisley, Thursday, 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 mohegansunarenapa.com. Grateful Bluegrass Boys, Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Renditions from bands like the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, the Eagles and Rolling Stones. Doors open at 7 p.m. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. Free. 570-325-0249 or mcohjt.com. Fourth annual Destination Blues Music Festival, Friday through Sunday. 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. $40 both days/$30 Saturday only/$10 Sunday only. 570-317-2596, DestinationBlues.org, Facebook.com/ColumbiaMontour BluesFest or email@example.com. Soul Shakers Winter Blues Guitarmageddon II, Friday, 7:30 p.m. Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave. $20. 570-344-1111 or sccmt.org. Hey Nineteen, Friday, 8 p.m. Steely Dan tribute band brings the group’s music to life. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. $29. 570-325-0249 or mcohjt.com. Matt Nakoa, Friday, 8 p.m. Harmony Presents at the Hawley Silk Mill, 8 Silk Mill Drive. $19-$22. 570-588-8077 or harmonypresents.com. B Street Band, Friday, 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 TheLeonardTheater.com. Newsboys, Saturday, 6 p.m. The group is on its “Love Riot Tour.” Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Twp. $25 and up. 570970-7600 or mohegansunarenapa.com. Concert for Rebecca & All Victims of Domestic Violence, Saturday, 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 kingspizzeria.com. Dead on Live, Saturday, 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. $26. 570-325-0249 or mcohjt.com. Ninth annual Gene Yevich Memorial Concert, Sunday, 7:30 p.m. The Wycliffe Gordon Quintet performs. Houlihan-McLean Center at University of Scranton, 800 Linden St. Free. 570-941-7624 or scranton.edu/music. 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. Wade Preston, Feb. 25, 7 p.m. The Theater at North, 1539 N. Main Ave., Scranton. $30. 570-800-5020 or thetheateratnorth.com. Popa Chubby, Feb. 25, 8 p.m. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. $25. 570-325-0249 or mcohjt.com. SaturBae for AFA, Feb. 25, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Cash bar and food available for purchase. Doors open at 8 p.m. Entertainment at 9. 21 and older. Benefits AFA Gallery. The Keys, 244 Penn Ave., Scranton. $5. 570-207-1891 or thekeysscranton.com. Beth Hart, March 2. Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter performs hits. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. $29.50. 570-420-2808 or shermantheater.com. 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
7 p.m. Gypsies Lounge & Night Club at Mount Airy, 44 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. $15. 877-682-4791 or mountairycasino.com. The Quietmen Celtic Rock/Folk, March 16, 7 p.m. Band specializes in acoustic and Celtic rock/folk music. The Theater at North, 1539 N. Main Ave., Scranton. $25. 570-800-5020 or thetheateratnorth.org. Cornmeal and Yarn, March 17, 8 p.m. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. $26. 570325-0249 or mcohjt.com. 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. Peace Frog — Tribute To the Doors, March 18, 8 p.m. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. $25. 570-325-0249 or mcohjt.com. The Zombies, March 18, 8 p.m. Doors open at 8 p.m. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. $33 advance/$38 day of show. 570-325-0371 or pennspeak.com. Frankie Ballard and LoCash, March 19, 7 p.m. Presented by the Wilkes University Programming Board. F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. $35, plus fees. 570-826-1100 or kirbycenter.org. 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. Post-show party is with DJ Jason Miller. The Leonard Theater, 335 Adams Ave., Scranton. $15-$24. 570-341-0375 or TheLeonardTheater.com. In Recital with David Whitwell, March 24, 7:30 p.m. Houlihan-McLean Center at University of Scranton, 800 Linden St. Free. 570-941-7624, scranton.edu/music or firstname.lastname@example.org. Runaway Home, March 24, 8 p.m. Group combines folk, new-grass and country into their music. Doors open at 7 p.m. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. $18. 570-325-0249 or mcohjt.com. Dancin’ Machine, March 25, 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. $20. 570-325-0249 or mcohjt.com. Grand Funk Railroad, March 25, 8 p.m. American rock band is known fro their arena rock style. Ages 21 and older. Gypsies Lounge & Night Club at Mount Airy, 44 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. $45/$30. 877-682-4791 or mountairycasino.com. 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-$39, plus fees. 570-826-1100 or kirbycenter.org. 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 fpccs.org. Rain: A Tribute To the Beatles, March 26, 7:30 p.m. F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. $39-$79, plus fees. 570-826-1100 or kirbycenter.org. 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 dietrichtheater.com. 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 kirbycenter.org. Morgan James, March 31, 8 p.m. Peoples Security Bank Theater at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton. $28/$34. 570-961-7864 or lackawanna.edu.
Perry “Vision” DiVirgillo, today, 7 p.m. A performance by poet, actor and teacher takes place in Pearn Auditorium. Brennan Hall at University of Scranton, 800 Linden St., Scranton. Free. 570-941-7400 or scranton.edu. Cirque Zuma Zuma, Thursday, 7:30 p.m. “America’s Got Talent” finalists perform as part of Lobby for the Arts series. F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. $20 advance/$25 day of show. 570-826-1100 or kirbycenter.org. The Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Friday, 7:30 p.m. Presented by Philadelphia’s Walnut Street Theater. A comedic tale of a modern man in the ’60s who looks for something new but ends up finding himself in the same situation. F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. $18-$38. 570-826-1100 or kirbycenter.org. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Friday throughMarch 5; Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 3 p.m. Presented by Little Theater of Wilkes-Barre. A special talk-back with Tennessee Williams scholar Professor Annette Saddik from CUNY takes place following Sunday’s matinee. The Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre, 537 N. Main St., WilkesBarre. $17. 570-823-1875 or ltwb.org. You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Friday through Feb. 26; Fridays andSaturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts at Wilkes University, 84 W. South St., Wilkes-Barre. $10 general/$5 students and seniors/free for Wilkes students and staff with ID. 570-408-4540 or wilkes.edu. Oklahoma, Saturday 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, $35/$25; show only, $18/$14. 570-283-2195 or musicbox.org. The Tempest, Feb. 22 through 25, 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 26, 2 p.m. Presented by King’s College. George P. Maffei II Theatre at King’s College, 133 N. River St., Wilkes-Barre. $12 general/$7 seniors/$5 King’s alumni and non-King’s students. 570-208-5825 or kings.edu. 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 kirbycenter.org. Peter and the Starcatcher, Feb. 23 through 25, 7:30 p.m. Clarks Summit University, 538 Venard Road, South Abington Twp. $8. 570-585-9000 or clarkssummitU. edu/events. Miss Julie, Feb. 24 and 25 and March 3 and 4, 8 p.m.; Feb. 26 and March 5, 2 p.m. Presented by the University of Scranton Players. Joseph M. McDade Center for the Literary and Performing Arts at University of Scranton, 800 Linden St. Fees vary. 570-941-4318 or email@example.com. Godspell, March 3 and 4, 7:30 p.m. Sette LaVerghetta Center for the Performing Arts at Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. $10 general/$8 seniors/$6 students/free for H.M.I. Sisters or with ID. 570-348-6211 or marywood.edu. 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 dietrichtheater.com. 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 kirbycenter.org. Stomp, March 15 and 16, 7:30 p.m. Choreographed percussion troupe’s “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-$55, plus fees. 570-
342-7784 or broadwayscranton.com. 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 sccmt.org. Improv Group, March 20, 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 dietrichtheater.com. Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, March 22, 2 and 5:30 p.m. PBS Kids show comes to life as Daniel and his friends take the audience on an interactive musical adventure. Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave. $36.10-$81.30. 570-344-1111 or sccmt.org. 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 kirbycenter.org. 42nd Street, March 29, 7:30 p.m. 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-$65, plus fees. 570-826-1100 or broadwayscranton.com.
WVIA, 100 WVIA Way, Pittston. $30. 570-270-4444 or nepaphil.org. JZ Tours presents the Rat Pack Tribute, March 3 and 4, 6 p.m. Participants can relive the days of the Rat Pack with tribute show. Entertainment by Nicole Rasmus during cocktail hour and dinner. Dinner at 7. Show at 8:30. Radisson at Lackawanna Station hotel, 700 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. $39.95 show only/$75 dinner and show/$95 VIP (includes entree, preferred seating and meet-and-greet)/$675 table/$855 VIP table. 570-3442212, wwwjztours.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Clergy & Musician Relations Workshop, March 4, 9:30. Workshop for clergy of all denominations are encouraged to attend and event concludes with Noonday Prayer. Continental breakfast at 9 a.m. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Free. 570-825-6653 or ststephenswb.org. Dionne Warwick, March 4, 8 p.m. Five-time Grammy winner known for hits “Walk on By,” “Do You Know the Way To San Jose” and “I Say a Little Prayer” performs. F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. $39-$89, plus fees. 570-826-1100 or kirbycenter.org. NEPA Philharmonic: Orchestra Spotlight, March 4, 8 p.m. Rich, detailed compositions of Bach to the timeless works of Haydn will be featured during this performance. Peoples Security Bank Theater at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton. $31-$66. 570-270-4444 or nepaphil.org. Rubix Cube, March 4, 8 p.m. Cover band provides true ’80s vibe. Doors open at 7 p.m. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. $27. 570-325-0249 or mcohjt.com. Ja Rule & Dru Hill, March 5. Call for event-only tickets. Cove Haven Resort, 194 Lakeview Drive, Lakeville. 888-963-3048 or covepoconoresorts.com. In Recital with Frederick Hohman, March 5, 3 p.m. Organist performs. Houlihan-McLean Center at University of Scranton, 800 Linden St. Free. 570-941-7624, scranton.edu/music or email@example.com. 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 seniors and WVIA members. 570-343-6707. Recital, March 8, 7:30 p.m. Presented by the University of Scranton Performance Music student musicians. Houlihan-McLean Center at University of Scranton, 800 Linden St. Free. 570-941-7624 or scranton.edu/music. Thomas Rhett, March 9, 7 p.m. Singer-songwriter has country flare. Kelsea Ballerini also performs. Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Twp. $26.75-$46.75. 570-970-7600 or mohegansunarenapa.com. Scranton Zine Fest Benefit Show, March 10, 7 to 11 p.m. Featuring Stay Loud!, Walau-eh, Karate Camp, University Drive, Earthmouth, Family Animals and Reflex Machine. The Other Side, 119 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. 570-970-9570. Kilmaine Saints, March 10, 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. $15. 570-325-0249 or mcohjt.com. Granger Smith and Earl Dibbles Jr., March 11. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. $20 advance/$23 day of show. 570-420-2808 or shermantheater.com. Burning Bridget Cleary, March 11, 8 p.m. Celtic act performs. Doors open at 7 p.m. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. $23. 570-325-0249 or mcohjt.com. 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 kirbycenter.org. Unforgettable Fire, March 11, 8 p.m. U2 tribute band has played throughout the East Coast. Doors open at
Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. Presented by Honesdale High School Performing Arts. Mermaid Ariel longs to be part of the fascinating world on dry land. Honesdale High School, 459 Terrace St. 570-253-2046. The Mysterious Case of the Missing Ring, Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 3 p.m. Presented by the Forest City Regional Elementary Junior Drama Club. Forest City Regional High School, 100 Susquehanna St. $3 adults/$2 students and seniors. 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. Annie, March 30 and 31, 7 p.m. Presented by Dunmore High School Crimson Company. Dunmore High School, 300 W. Warren St. $10 adults/$8 students and seniors/$3 children 5 and younger. Les Miserables, March 31 and April 1, 7 p.m. Presented by the Underwood Players. Mid Valley Secondary Center, 52 Underwood Road, Throop. $10. 570-307-1150 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Chacko’s Memory Lane Lounge, 195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: Kartune Elixir Bistro Bar at Mohegan sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Fake Uncle Jack honeychild’s, 109 E. Drinker St., Dunmore: Village Idiots J & J deli, 659 Memorial Highway, Dallas: Strawberry Jam Band Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: DJ Fritz, DJ NRG O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Sucker, Down to Six OsE (Oak street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: DJ Famous The V-spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Jackson Vee
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Shelly’s Underground ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: Black Tie Stereo The american Grille at Bomb Bay Cafe, 1044 Main St., Dickson City: Friend of the Gypsy andy Gavin’s, 1392 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: The Irrefutables arlo’s Tavern, 10340 Route 171, Union Dale: Flatland Ruckus augustine’s Club 17, 518 N. Main St., Old Forge: Heads Up Duo Backyard ale house, 523 Linden St., Scranton: Guitarmageddon After Party with the Soul Shakers Bar Louie at Mohegan sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Flaxy Morgan The Beaumont inn, 4437 Route 309, Dallas: Steve Corcoran Duo Breakers at Mohegan sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Nowhere Slow Elixir Bistro Bar at Mohegan sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Kira + Brooke Franklin’s Bar & Grill, 53 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre: J Orrell, Robb Brown Grotto Pizza/Grand slam sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Outta the Blue Grotto Pizza/skybox sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Sperazza Duo JJ Bridjes restaurant, 925 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Ron Morgan The Leonard Theater, 335 Adams Ave., Scranton: BStreet Band Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: DJ NRG Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Fuzzy Park Duo Mert’s Piano Bar, 302 Penn Ave., Scranton: Smith O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Pink Slip OsE (Oak street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Dance Hall Devils river street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: West End Blend and County Lines sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg: Big Daddy Kane & Kool G Rap smiler’s Grill & Bar, 600 Main St., Dickson City: Dashboard Mary streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Boomer Happy Hour with Frankie and Toby Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Buzz and Project ‘90s Band The V-spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Mountain Sky Orchestra Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Kevin Brennan, Joe Larson and Scott Bruce
M80 performs saturday at breakers at Mohegan sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp. The Woodlands inn, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The 25th Hour
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: The Wanabees ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: King Kidding, Just Blush and Polly Anna The american Grille at Bomb Bay Cafe, 1044 Main St., Dickson City: Speaker Jam andy Gavin’s, 1392 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Heads Up Duo arlo’s Tavern, 10340 Route 171, Union Dale: Joe Statou and Pat Casper augustine’s Club 17, 518 N. Main St., Old Forge: The Third Nut Bar Louie at Mohegan sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: That ‘90s Band The Beaumont inn, 4437 Route 309, Dallas: Lex Blu Wasabi, 223 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: The Sperazza Band Breakers at Mohegan sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: M80 Elixir Bistro Bar at Mohegan sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Kate Hearity Evolution Nightclub at the Woodlands, 1073 Highway 315, Plains Twp.: Dance Party Franklin’s Bar & Grill, 53 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre: Kyle McCormack JJ Bridjes restaurant, 925 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Crimson Tears The Leonard Theater, 335 Adams Ave., Scranton: Ladies Comedy Night Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Jim Carro Duo
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Mert’s Piano Bar, 302 Penn Ave., Scranton: The Chatter O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Ron Morgan Band OsE (Oak street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: DJ Famous Parker house Tavern, 12 E. Parker St., Scranton: Mike Baresse river street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Aaron Fink & the Fury record release party sidney’s Lounge, 820 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Classic Rock Express sleepy hollow Lounge at idle hour Lanes, 2008 Scranton-Carbondale Highway, Dickson City: Riley Loftus streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Sweet Pepper and the Long Hots Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Kevin Vest, Supermassive and Graces Downfall Venture Lounge & Nightclub, 1266 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: DJ NRG The V-spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Nowhere Slow Wellington’s Pub & Eatery, Routes 6 and 11, Clarks Summit: See You Next Tuesday Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Kevin Brennan, Joe Larson and Scott Bruce
arlo’s Tavern, 10340 Route 171, Union Dale: The Soul Shakers Blues Jam Bongo roadhouse, 2136 Lake Ariel Highway, Lake Ariel: Showcase Hosted by Little Sparrow Elk Mountain ski resort, 344 Elk Mountain Road, Union Dale: Dashboard Mary Gerrity’s Market, 100 Old Lackawana Trail, Clarks Summit: Doug Smith’s Dixieland All-Stars
heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., WilkesBarre: Not Yo Granny’s Bingo The V-spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Karaoke with DJ Huff
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SLEIGH BELLS — “Jessica Rabbit” THE GOOD: Brooklyn noise pop duo Sleigh Bells (vocalist Alexis Krauss and multi-instrumentalist Derek Miller) comes back with its fourth. THE BAD: Sleigh Bells still hasn’t topped or even matched its blistering debut (2010’s “Treats”). “Jessica Rabbit” is at least the CLOSEST it’s come to doing just that. THE NITTY GRITTY: While the new album isn’t quite the jackhammer to the brain that “Treats” was (and still is), the new songs
EMPIRE OF THE SUN — “Two Vines”
THE GOOD: Australian super-duo Empire of the Sun (Luke Steele of the Sleepy Jackson and Nick Littlemore of Pnau) regroups for its third. THE BAD: Nope. THE NITTY GRITTY: Look at the cover art across the pair’s three albums, and the images resemble the posters of some flamboyant, big-
surpass many of the offerings from “Reign of Terror” (2012) and the rushed “Bitter Rivals” (2013). The two spent a couple years working on these new sounds. The songcraft is more confident, especially in its willingness to expand Bells’ musical palette; the pair is adept at flirting with prog rock and R&B. “Rabbit” ebbs and flows with great agility, exploring different moods and levels of abrasiveness without hesitation. Plus, many of these songs have the added bonus of great melodies at their core (dig “I Can’t Stand You Anymore” or “Baptism by Fire”). BUY IT?: Yep. budget fantasy film trilogy. Perhaps that’s meant to represent the sound of Empire — big, rich, flashy, otherworldly, soaring and evocative of a happy outcome. “Two Vines” is a divine collection built with multi-layered harmonies, buzzing synths and steady, seamless rhythms. It’s a set where pretty much any cut could be a single, from the bouncy, feel-good vibes spread across tracks such as “Friends” and “Zzz” to the more delicate, heartfelt sways of “There’s No Need” and “First Crush.”
While the guys never stray too far from the styles of their other bands, the “melding” that occurs on every Empire album brings about something fresh and addictive. So prepare to be carried away. BUY IT?: Yes. WHITE LIES — “Friends” THE GOOD: British indie rock group White Lies gives us its fourth. THE BAD: The band has
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yet to make a “great” album. However, “Friends” is a step in the right direction. THE NITTY GRITTY: The new record certainly is more accomplished than 2013’s tepid “Big TV.” Yet, White Lies’ biggest problem remains its identity crisis. The boys always remind you of SOME OTHER BAND. Whether it’s the dark, urban nightlife escaping from a decade-old Interpol record; the rock-based pulsations that carried a Killers set; or a bold melody resembling some past Editors hit, White Lies constantly recalls the best bits from the outside work of others. So no points for originality. “Friends” does score points for some pretty solid (and soaring) songs, however. Tracks such as “Take It Out on Me” and “Swing” boast memorable hooks galloping over thick, rich backing tracks. And the new set contains far more songs worthy of repeating as opposed to forgettable duds (unlike the aforementioned “Big TV”). BUY IT?: Why not?
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Metalcore band cuts teeth in nePa but looks beyond
From left: Brian Zannetti, Scott Wood, Eric Novroski, Travis Antoniello and James Slattery make up Shavertown metalcore band Toothless. The quintet rose to prominence within the last year, earning the Metal Act of the Year award at the Steamtown Music Awards. Toothless didn’t take its name from the main character of “How To Train Your Dragon,” but the band rolls with the link. After connecting through Luzerne County Community College’s music recording technology program, the five-piece metalcore band from Shavertown found its groove to play in and around Northeast Pennsylvania. Toothless gained local fame through its reach across subgenres of metal, pulling influences from various hardcore and mathcore national acts. And despite its name, the band put some serious bite in its music, proven by its Steamtown Music Award win for Metal Act of the Year in 2016. Now the quintet — made up of Travis Antoniello on vocals, Eric Novroski on guitar and vocals, Brian Zannetti on guitar, Scott Wood on bass and James Slattery on drums — expands its shows to reach past NEPA to Philadelphia and Maryland. Q: How did you each get involved in music? James Slattery: My dad bribed me to take drum lessons with “Star Wars” toys when I was 4. I hated it at first but eventually grew to love it. Scott Wood: Musical family. Brian Zannetti: My dad had guitars around the house, and I started bugging him for guitar lessons when I was 10.
Eric Novroski: I started playing drums when I was 6 and picked up guitar when I was 13. My dad is a guitar collector, so it was easy to pick up a guitar when I wanted. Travis Antoniello: I picked up my dad’s bass when I was around 9. He started teaching me some chords, and I eventually got my own, little, mini acoustic. Q: What do you remember about the first time you performed together? TA: Our first show was at the Otherside in Wilkes-Barre. James bled everywhere, Eric was wearing short shorts, Scott was wearing Daisy Dukes and knee-high socks, I was wearing an ugly Christmas sweater (not for long), and Brian hadn’t joined yet. Q: What is the process for writing music? SW: Eric and James yelling at each other. EN: It is a lot of back and forth. We like to work together as a team to have all of our creative minds come together in a song. Q: How have you changed as a musician? TA: Being involved in concert and marching band throughout high school helped me learn a lot of music theory and things I otherwise
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would’ve been oblivious to. Being able to apply all of those skills has been extremely helpful.
Q: What are some of your favorite memories? EN: It’s hard to narrow it down. There are so many good memories I have from this band. At one of our shows, James ended up wearing a gigantic Trump mask, and we had a Trump “wall of death.” TA: One of our fans hand-hammered a steel battle shield with our “T” logo on it. It’s awesome. SW: Playing Halloween shows, collectively dressed as Lt. Dangle from “Reno 911.” BZ: During a show, I tripped over a cable and almost fell into Eric’s rig. Q: How has the NEPA music scene changed? JS: Over the past 10 or so years, it seems like there are just less and less bands popping up or sticking around. It wasn’t uncommon 10 years ago to go to a local show and consistently see 50 to 100 kids coming out. It seems as time goes on, there is just less and less interest in the local scene in the area, both with forming bands and coming out to shows, which I think has a lot to do with the constantly decreasing number of venues that support original, local music. With that being said, there still are some awesome
bands popping up and a solid group of people dedicated to keeping the scene alive, at least in this genre of music. Q: What are your future goals for the band? TA: We are striving to make this our career. Being on the road and playing shows as much as we possibly can, seeing the world doing what we love to do, meeting new people and experiencing new things. — charlotte l. jacobson
Founded: December 2015 Based out of: Shavertown Members: Travis Antoniello, vocals; Eric Novroski, guitar and vocals; Brian Zannetti, guitar; Scott Wood, bass; and James Slattery, drums. For fans of: Norma Jean, Every Time I Die and the Dillinger Escape Plan Genre: Metalcore, with hardcore and mathcore influences Online: toothlessbandpa.com, toothlessbandpa. bandcamp.com, Toothless Band PA on Facebook, @toothlessbandpa on Instagram and Twitter
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Brad Paisley takes tour to Mohegan Sun Arena with Lindsey Ell, Chase Bryant
Chase Bryant grew up in a musical family in a small texas town, but tonight he joins country superstar Brad Paisley on stage at Mohegan sun arena at Casey Plaza.
C Canadian-born lindsay eell idolized country ssuperstar Brad Paisley ffrom a young age,and nnow she gets to tour w with the hit country ssinger-songwriter.
If you go What: Brad Paisley with Lindsay Ell and Chase Bryant When: Tonight, 7:30 Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Twp. Details: Tickets start at $39.50, available at the box office, 800-745-3000 and ticketmaster.com.
Canadian-born musician Lindsay Ell always admired Brad Paisley’s guitar skills. She event worked through the guitar solo of “Old Alabama” on repeat until she could play it perfectly. “If you told me I would be standing on stage trading licks with Brad Paisley, even a few years ago, I wouldn’t believe it,” Ell said. The Grammy Award-winning country superstar strums his way into the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza tonight with support acts Ell and Chase Bryant for a show chock-full of country music and spectacular guitar performances. “People can definitely expect surprises throughout the show,” Ell, 27, said. “It’s a really cool concept. ... We were talking backstage, and (Paisley) mentioned that it would be so cool to have a tour of just guitar players. I mean, who else has done that before? It’s a really special
lineup. People can definitely expect to be wellentertained for the show.” Paisley, 44, captured the nation’s attention after releasing his first album and receiving the Academy of Country Music’s Top New Male Vocalist of the Year award in 1999. Since then, the singer-songwriter added three Grammy awards, two American Music Awards, 13 Academy of Country Music Awards and 14 Country Music Association Awards to his shelf. For Ell and Bryant, the chance to tour with Paisley immediately shot to the top of their favorite memories as musicians. “We’re all nutcases on stage,” Bryant said. “If you’re not, it’s not fun. Most of my stuff is all high-energy on stage. We give people what they came to see.”
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Like many musicians, Orange Grove, Texas, native Bryant, 23, grew up in a musical family. His grandfather played piano in Roy Orbison’s first two bands and later for Waylon Jennings, while his uncles co-founded the country group Ricochet. “As a songwriter, going out every night, hearing the fans sing back to you and getting to play some of your favorite songs, including stuff you haven’t written, it’s always a fun thing to do,” Bryant said. “Playing songs that inspire you on a daily basis is great.” Randy Bachman, founding member of the Guess Who, discovered Ell when she was just 15. Although she picked up the guitar at 8, she said Bachman truly taught her how to play it. Her musical tastes changed from country to jazz and blues during this time, but her style reverted back
to her country roots after moving to Nashville eight years ago. Now, the artist is working toward finishing her new record with Kristian Bush of Sugarland. “I feel like I have been writing this album for the last 15 years,” Ell said. “The way we are putting this record together, I feel like I’m finally finding me and recording it in concrete.” Although neither Bryant nor Ell experience true nerves when performing, they both agreed that the rush of adrenaline that comes from walking on stage is beyond thrilling. “I feel very grateful to wake up every morning and do what I love,” Ell said. “To write about my life and have people connect with it — that’s a crazy concept to imagine, let alone live it.” — charlotte l. jacobson
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JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2 HHH 1/2
Not afraid to say it: I’ve got a man-crush on John Wick. Who would have guessed Keanu Reeves’ stoic, black-clad, one-man killing machine would become THE go-to bad guy/action hero of the 2010s? I know. But it’s true! With the stylish, darkly funny and bloody/gorgeous pulp thriller “John Wick” in 2014 and this equally entertaining and even more action-jammed thriller, the underworld legend known by colleagues as “the man even the Boogeyman fears” runs rings around the likes of those “Fast and Furious” gearheads, or Liam Neeson whenever someone is “Taken” from him, or little Jack Reacher. If you haven’t seen the first “John Wick,” you should check it out, but in the meantime, a little background. Once the baddest of the bad, John Wick had settled into an idyllic retirement with his beatific wife (Bridget Moynahan) — until the wife died of Movie Plot Disease, and some horrible, mean, jerky Russian guys broke into John’s house, stole his beloved car and killed his puppy (what!), and just like that, JOHN WICK WAS BACK, BABY, AND THERE WAS HELL TO PAY. The sequel picks up almost immediately after the events of the original. John retrieves his car in a spectacularly ridiculous sequence in which the first dozen or so of at least 100 bodies pile up. (John sustains many a wound to the midsection, but thanks to body armor and the incredibly bad aim of the generic henchmen — and henchwomen — trying to take him down, his handsome face remains intact save for a few artfully placed bruises and scratches.) Just when John Wick thinks he’s out ... well, you know the rest. The slimy Camorra gangster Santino D’Antonio (Riccardo Scamarcio) calls in a marker, and John has no choice but to journey to Rome to carry out a hit on Santino’s sister, Gianna (Claudia Gerini), so Santino can take Gianna’s place on the secret, international council of crime bosses that pretty much controls the world. That’s one of the great things about the “John Wick” universe: It’s a twisted fairy tale in which it seems as if about 10 percent of the people on the streets are assassins. Criminals can take refuge in upscale hotels known as “the Continental,” where no
“John Wick: Chapter 2” violence is allowed — and nobody in the “real” world seems to be all that shaken when John Wick and his adversaries shoot it out in public, leaving bodies on the street and broken glass everywhere. (This movie might set the record for most shattered glass.) Once John arrives in Rome, he checks in at the Italian edition of the Continental, where the proprietor wants to know if John “is here for the pope.” No, says John. Not the pope. In that case, enjoy your stay! After getting outfitted with a couple of tailored, bulletproof tuxedos and arming himself with handguns, automatic weapons and knives, John sets off a firestorm of violence and winds up face to face with old friend/adversary Cassian (Common). Their tumble-down-the-stairs confrontation is one of the great fight scenes of the decade. It’s deliberately funny in its own lethal way, and it will bring down the house. Magnificent supporting turns abound in “John Wick: Chapter 2.” Ian McShane returns as Winston, the civilized, “rules must apply” proprietor of the Continental. Lance Reddick is back as Charon, the do-it-all concierge at the hotel. Ruby Rose is a kick as a killer who looks like a runway model, speaks in sign language and has “J-U-S-T” tattooed across her knuckles.
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And then there’s Laurence Fishburne — that’s right, Morpheus himself — as a New York crime lord who uses carrier pigeons to deliver, oh, I don’t know, important information, employs hundreds of lookouts and informants disguised as the homeless and laughs as if he’s seen every movie in which bad guys guffaw with a gusto never heard in the actual human experience. If you think director Chad Stahelski and screenwriter Derek Kolstad pass up the opportunity for some crowd-pleasing “Matrix” references, come on! This is John Wick’s world, so enjoy the ride. I love the look of “John Wick: Chapter 2.” Stahelski stages insanely creative shootouts and hand-to-hand combat sequences in locations ranging from the ruins of ancient Rome to the New York subway. Dan Laustsen’s cinematography is lush and stunning. The set designs are fantastically, richly detailed, with many a nod to such action-movie tropes as Hundreds of Candles Artfully Flickering for No Reason, and Sophisticated Bad Guy Lairs With Dark Wood Furniture and Interesting Art. Just when we thought Reeves was destined for a career of mostly forgettable films piling up in our straight-to-DVD queues, the guy is headlining a bona fide, first-class action franchise. Whoa.
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“Fifty Shades Darker”
Dornan, Eric Johnson, Jennifer Ehle, Victor Rasuk, Kim Basinger, Marcia Gay Harden. Written by Niall Leonard; based on the novel by E.L. James. Directed by James Foley. Rated R. 115 minutes. — LOS angeLeS tIMeS “Hidden Figures” Taraji P. Henson, Octavia 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 scien-
tists 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
SMALL SCREENS communicate with extraterrestrial visitors. Even most of the what-the-heck moments are beautiful and challenging and cool in a thought-provoking, intergalactic kind of way. Rating: HHH 1/2
“Loving” (Drama, PG-13, 123 m., 2016). In writer-director Jeff Nichols’ rather tepid love story and legal drama, Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga are undeniably good as a real-life interracial couple convicted in 1958 of violating Virginia’s anti-miscegenation statute. I was impressed. I just wish I’d been more deeply moved. Rating: HH 1/2
“Arrival” (Sci-fi thriller, PG-13, 116 m., 2016). As confusing as it is enlightening, Denis Villeneuve’s high-end alien invasion movie tells of a linguistics expert (Amy Adams) called upon to
“Queen of Katwe” (Sports drama, PG, 124 m., 2016). This uplifting story of a poor Ugandan girl with a knack for chess follows the formula of Disney sports movies, but works because of Mira Nair’s energetic direction and an endearing cast led by Lupita Nyong’o and newcomer Madina Nalwanga. Rating: HHH “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” (Action, PG13, 118 m., 2016). The first “Jack Reacher” was a
dud. This one’s worse. Nearly every scene plays like a near-parody of a Tom Cruise actioner. It’s apropos that Cruise often is seen wielding a cellular device because this is the very definition of phoning it in. Rating: H 1/2 “The Light Between Oceans” (Drama, PG-13, 130 m., 2016). A decision made by a couple (Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander) on an isolated Australian island is at the core of this gorgeous but plodding and borderline ludicrous period-piece weeper. We’re supposed to feel for them, but what they’ve done isn’t just criminal; it’s cruel. Rating: HH “The Handmaiden” (Drama, no MPAA rating, 145 m., 2016). Myriad twists and turns follow after a beautiful and conniving Korean woman takes a job as a handmaiden as part of a con. With each passing chapter, each passing “reveal” about the main characters, director Park Chan-wook’s multilayered tale becomes more intriguing, more engrossing. Rating: HHHH
“The Girl on the Train” (Thriller, R, 112 m., 2016). Emily Blunt gives a fine performance as the complex alcoholic fixated on her ex, his wife and their seemingly perfect neighbors in a murder mystery that gets tripped up by its own screenplay and grows increasingly ludicrous and melodramatic. This is no “Gone Girl.” Rating: HH “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
GRADE: HHHH Excellent, HHH Good, HH Fair, H Poor. richard roeper reviews movies for the chicago Sun-times. Distributed by universal press Syndicate.
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DIetrIch fIlm festIval looks to open viewers’ eyes WInter fest scheDule
Saturday, Feb. 18 Noon: “Harry & Snowman” 2 p.m.: “Peter and the Farm” 4 p.m.: “The Eagle Huntress” 7 p.m.: “The Beatles: 8 Days a Week” 9:45 p.m.: “Hell or High Water” Sunday, Feb. 19 Noon: “Queen of Katwe” 2:30 p.m.: “A Man Called Ove” 5 p.m.: “The Beatles: 8 Days a Week” 7:45 p.m.: “Denial” Monday, Feb. 20 Noon: “Seasons” Noon: “Peter and the Farm” 2:15 p.m.: “The Dressmaker” 2:30 p.m.: “Harry & Snowman” 5 p.m.: “Hell or High Water” 7:15 p.m.: “The Brand New Testament” Tuesday, Feb. 21 Noon: “The Eagle Huntress” Noon: “A Man Called Ove” 2 p.m.: “Loving” 2:30 p.m.: “The Beatles: 8 Days a Week” 5 p.m.: “Embrace” 7 p.m.: “Harry & Snowman” Wednesday, Feb. 22 Noon: “Peter and the Farm” 2:30 p.m.: “Loving” 5 p.m.: “Queen of Katwe” 7:30 p.m.: “The Dressmaker” Thursday, Feb. 23 Noon: “Harry & Snowman” Noon: “Embrace” 2 p.m.: “Denial” 2:15 p.m.: “Moonlight” 4:30 p.m.: “A Man Called Ove” 7 p.m.: “Queen of Katwe” Friday, Feb. 24 Noon: “The Beatles: 8 Days a Week” Noon: “The Dressmaker” 2:30 p.m.: “Loving” 2:45 p.m.: “The Brand New Testament”
5 p.m.: “Seasons” 7:15 p.m.: “Hell or High Water” 9:30 p.m.: “Moonlight” Saturday, Feb. 25 Noon: “Peter and the Farm” 2:15 p.m.: “Embrace” 4:15 p.m.: “The Eagle Huntress” 7 p.m.: “A Man Called Ove” 9:30 p.m.: “The Beatles: 8 Days a Week” Sunday, Feb. 26 Noon: “Moonlight” 2:30 p.m.: “Queen Katwe” 5 p.m.: “Loving” 7:30 p.m.: “The Dressmaker” Monday, Feb. 27 Noon: “The Brand New Testament” Noon: “Hell or High Water” 2:15 p.m.: “The Beatles: 8 Days a Week” 2:30 p.m.: “Denial” 5 p.m.: “Peter and the Farm” 7 p.m.: “A Man Called Ove” Tuesday, Feb. 28 Noon: “Seasons” Noon: “Loving” 2:30 p.m.: “The Dressmaker” 2:45 p.m.: “Harry & Snowman” 4:30 p.m.: “The Eagle Huntress” 7 p.m.: “Embrace” Wednesday, March 1 Noon: “Moonlight” 2:30 p.m.: “Denial “ 5 p.m.: “Queen of Katwe” 7:30 p.m.: “Hell or High Water” Thursday, March 2 Noon: “A Man Called Ove” Noon: “The Eagle Huntress” 2:15 p.m.: “The Brand New Testament” 2:30 p.m.: “Seasons” 4:30 p.m.: “The Beatles: 8 Days a Week” 7:15 p.m.: “Loving” Friday, March 3 1 p.m.: Post-festival discussion
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Friday, March 3, at 1 p.m. and gives people a chance to ietrich Theater’s second Winter Fest transdiscuss the films with other movie enthusiasts. Harvey ports viewers through reality and fiction will facilitate the discussion. with its selection of independent and international movies. “I think what I like most ‘Hell or High Water' is just seeing the reaction The festival from the audience,” he said. curators assured “It validates that we’re doing they would open the right thing and we’re audiences’ eyes to giving them what they want. some lesser-known That’s why we’ll continue to films while also do these festivals. They not presenting several only help us financially but Oscar-nominated picalso benefit the community.” tures among the 14 films the Tunkhannock — charlotte l. jacobson theater will screen from Friday, Feb. 17, through Thursday, March 2. “We want to serve the community with the art and independent films that they are looking for,” assistant general manager Ronnie Harvey said. “By doing (festivals) seasonally, we are able to give people the product we may have not gotten to, that they would have missed out on seeing in theaters.” The festival features Oscar and Golden Globe nominees, including “Hell or High Water,” “Moonlight” and “Loving.” Other festival films include “The Beatles: 8 Days a Week,” “The Brand New Testament,” “Denial,” “The Dressmaker,” “The Eagle Huntress,” “Embrace,” “Harry & Snowman,” “Peter and the Farm,” “Queen of Katwe” and “Seasons.” Tickets for matinee and evening 'A Man Called Ove,’ which will be featured at screenings are $8.50, excluding the opening night gala the Dietrich Theater’s Winter Fest, tells the story and preview day, and do not require reservations. of an elderly housing complex caretaker who forms an unlikely friendship with a newly moved“I’m personally excited about all of the films bein family. cause I pick them, let’s be real,” Harvey joked. “But what we try to do with the film festival is to mix in a lot of different genres and a lot of different subject matters to appeal to a broad swath of people. What: Winter Fest There is something here for everyone.” When: Feb. 17 to March 2; opening-night gala is Friday, The gala kicks off the festival Friday, Feb. 17, 6 p.m., and $25 (advance only) at 6 p.m. and includes beer, wine, hors d’oeuvres and screenings of “A Man Called Ove” and “LovWhere: Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock ing,” with dessert during intermission. Tickets are DetaIls: Tickets for matinee and evening screenings are $25 and must be reserved in advance. $8.50. Call 570-996-1500 or visit dietrichtheater.com for A post-festival film discussion takes place more information.
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Sculpted Ice Works carver Evan Hughes of Scranton works on creating interactive sculptures at the start of last year’s Clarks Summit Festival of Ice.
Cool off at Festival of Ice
larks Summit’s Festival of Ice returns this weekend with a theme sure to give you chills — and multiply them. The 13th annual festival kicks off Friday with a vvariety of family-friendly activities and attractions. Visitors can check out close to 50 ice sculpture V p variations on the “Ice, Lights, Broadway!” theme, including homages to “Grease,” “Hamilton,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “West Side Story,” among other beloved musicals. Admission and parking are free all weekend. For an official map, sculpture list and updates, visit the Facebook event page. Addresses listed below are in Clarks Summit unless otherwise noted.
Noon to 2 p.m.: Live music by Just Us Duo, Citizens Savings Bank, 538 S. State St. 1 to 3 p.m.: Live music by Ken McGraw and Joe Cole, Abington Community Library, 1200 W. Grove St. 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.: Live ice-carving demonstration, MetLife, 1028 Morgan Highway 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.: Live ice-carving demonstration, Toyota of Scranton, 3400 N. Main Ave., Scranton 5 to 6 p.m.: Live ice-carving demonstration, Crystal Cabin Fever, Purdytown Turnpike, Lakeville 5 to 7 p.m.: Live music by Tom Rogo, Golden Coast, 535 S. State St.
5:30 to 7 p.m.: Complimentary trolley tour of the festival with on/off stops at Everything Natural, 426 S. State St.; Depot Street; and First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit, 300 School St. 6 to 8 p.m.: Northeast Photography Club art show opening p g reception, p , First Presbyterian y Church 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.: Family Fun Faire with DJ Jack Martin, storytelling with Chris Archangelo, children’s complimentary face painting by Happy Faces and post-parade juggling performance by Rob Smith, the Gathering Place, 304 S. State St. 7:30 p.m.: Festival of Ice Parade throughout downtown along South State Street
Noon to 5 p.m.: Horse-and carriage-rides, outside the Gathering Place (tickets are $3, available at Clarks Summit borough building, 304 S. State St.) 1 to 3 p.m.: Live ice-carving demonstration plus j , Everything y g Natural live music byy Von Storch Project, 1 to 3 p.m.: Live music with Mike Waskovich, Clel’s Place, 120 Barrett St. 1:30 p.m.: All About Theatre special adult theater group original play performance, the Gathering Place 2 p.m.: Broadway Musical Revue with Erin Malloy Marcinko, First Presbyterian Church 2:30 p.m.: Jill and Gehred Wetzel dance performance, the Gathering Place 3:30 to 5 p.m.: Live ice-carving demonstration, Toyota of Scranton 4 to 5 p.m. Live ice-carving demonstration, Gerrity’s Market, 100 Old Lackawanna Trail 5 to 7 p.m.: Live music by Lights Out, La Tonalteca Mexican Restaurant, 821 Northern Blvd. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.: Live ice-carving demonstration, State Street Grill, 114 S. State St.
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Live music by Mark Woodyatt, Peoples Security Bank & Trust Co., 1100 Northern Blvd., South Abington Twp. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Live ice-carving demonstration, Peoples Security Bank & Trust Co. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Northeast Photography Club art show, First Presbyterian Church 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Children’s Art Show (with Northeast Photography Club), Barry’s Art Room, First Presbyterian Church Sunday Noon to 2 p.m.: Photobooth by Dynamic Duo 11 to 12:30 p.m.: Live Broadway Brass with Entertainment, the Gathering Place Brass Reflections, the Gathering Place Noon to 5 p.m.: Horse-and-carriage rides from Noon to 1:30 p.m.: Live ice-carving demonstrathe Gathering Place (tickets are $3, available at tion, Frontier Communications, 108 N. State St.
borough building) 1 to 3 p.m.: Drop-in children’s craft, Abington Art Studio, 208 Depot St. 1 to 3 p.m.: Live music by Dixieland All Stars, Gerrity’s Market 1 to 3 pp.m.: Live music byy Doreen Coleman,, Everything Natural 1:30 p.m.: All About Theatre Junior Actors original play performance, the Gathering Place 2:30 p.m.: All About Theatre Senior Actors original play performance, the Gathering Place 3 to 5 p.m.: Live music by Old Man River Band, the Gathering Place 4 p.m.: “Ice, Lights, Cabaret!” performance, First Presbyterian Church
Festival of Ice Golden Ticket Scavenger Hunt: Pick up entry form at any location with an ice sculpture, then visit all nine Festival of Ice zones to find the hidden Golden Ticket. List each ticket location and drop off completed entries by Monday at 5 p.m. at any participating location. Random drawing from completely correct entries will be held after the festival. Also, check with Clarks Summit-area businesses throughout the weekend for specials and giveaways. — patrice wilding
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WITH ALAN K. STOUT
Katherine Pohlidal is the director of Ruth Matthews Bourger Women with Children Program at Misericordia University. A native of Glen Lyon, she is a graduate of Bishop Hoban High School and Penn State University, where she earned a degree in sociology and psychology. She earned a master’s degree in education in counseling psyWhat do you enjoy about it the most? chology from Penn State and an master’s degree in business administration from Alvernia University. It’s very rewarding because you see these She lives in Shavertown. wonderful outcomes. Providing people that might not necessarily have a shot, the opportunity to Meet Katherine Pohlidal … get their degree and go on to fulfill their dreams, Tell us a little about the Women with Children whether that be professionally or personally, is just tremendous. I am a firm believer that you can really program at Misericordia. It was started in 2000 by Sister Jean Messaros, make an impact if you give people an opportunity and a chance to do better for themselves. who is now the vice president of mission integra-
tion at Misericordia. She discovered that there were a lot of single moms in the area that were trying to get into college but just couldn’t afford it. It was not a feasible option. And so she decided that she wanted to help single moms living at the poverty level get their four-year degree. Since then, we have been slowly building, and in 2017, we are up to three homes on our lower campus that house up to 16 families. Our target group is single mothers living at the poverty level in the Luzerne, Lackawanna and Wyoming county area, but we also accept women from all over the country. We’re one of only eight programs of its kind in the country. It’s a very, very unique program.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time? I love trail-running with my two dogs. I have two black Labs, and I love being outdoors and in nature. I also love to play tennis. I’m an avid tennis player. Do you have any hobbies? I love looking for antiques and old finds, and rehabbing old furniture. I always think that’s fun. Favorite music? My tastes are pretty eclectic. It could be anything from old throwbacks like Ella Fitzgerald to Wynton Marsalis or Diana Krall. Or U2, or classic rock. And I love Led Zeppelin. It just depends on my mood.
So the women studying in the program live on campus with their children? Yes. It’s actually a pretty incredible program. Do you follow sports? Each house is community living, so our families Penn State football and all Big Ten sports with share the space. Each mom and child get their Penn State. But especially football. own bedrooms, but it’s common living space on the main floor. The housing, for up to four years, Favorite city? is free. And it’s a gift from the university. We’re the Philadelphia. I lived outside of Philly for almost only program in the country that does that. The 10 years. Before this job, I worked at Ursinus, and I women do pay for their tuition, but we’re constantly just love Philly. I just love the history and the people. grant-writing and fundraising for scholarship dollars to keep their debt loads down. Our goal, for Favorite vacation spot? when they get their degree, is that they’re going Cape Cod. to go off and be successful, which they are. We have 100-percent success if you graduate from our program. The goal is to break down the barriers of Favorite thing about NEPA? poverty, two generations at a time. And it works. The people. There’s just a unique type of person
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around here, which I think you recognize especially if you grew up around here. People are just sort of naturally more friendly. You’re in line at Wegmans, and people just start talking to you. And there’s just something about that. It’s part of our legacy. I appreciate the local culture.
Favorite food? My mom’s lasagna. All-time favorite movie? “Casablanca.” I like old things. I think maybe I’m just an old soul, but I trend towards older things, and I think that movie is just perfect in any way. Favorite TV show? I just watched “The Crown” series on Netflix and loved it. Favorite holiday? Christmas. Just because of my family and all of the traditions that come with it. Favorite quote or catchphrase? “You’re never wrong to do the right thing” — Mark Twain.
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UP CLOSE & PERSONAL
Besides economic status, what other prerequisites are there for these moms to be involved in the program? You also must be looking for people that are highly committed to finishing school. It’s a tall order. And it’s not for everyone, because the rigor of the academics and the pressure that our women are under is pretty tremendous. A woman first has to be accepted to the university before they’re eligible for our program, so that creates that threshold of academic eligibility. But once they come in, our women are very high performers. They’re extremely committed. They’re full-time students/fulltime moms, and they generally graduate at the top of their classes because they just work so hard.
Favorite book or author? I love American history. And a book that really stands out is “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln,” by Doris Kearns Goodwin. Biggest pet peeve? When people are smoking in their car and they flick the butt out the window. I hate that. It drives me nuts. Guilty pleasure? Great red wine and Belgian chocolate. Preferably together. Is there anything about you that might surprise even your friends? I love motorcycles. I won’t get one, because I’d probably be doomed, but maybe someday. (Laughs) I actually have my permit. I was the only woman at the class at Harley-Davidson with all of these guys. It was just something I wanted to do. I love them. And that might surprise some people. There’s something freeing about it. One day I’d like to plan a trip and just go. I think it would be really cool to motorcycle through Europe. Have you had a moment or experience that has helped shape you as a person?
I had a great opportunity to visit India around 2009. .... Being exposed to that dynamic of abject poverty really had a big impact on my perspective, in that people can still live and survive through a lot of different things. And at the same time, being at the Taj Mahal — it’s so immense and so beautiful. Seeing the juxtaposition of the two — there’s so many beautiful things in the world, and there’s so many harsh things in the world — and how do you find that middle ground? It gave me a lot of perspective, just about appreciating your life. And it’s helped to drive a lot of what I do, just because I think one person can make a difference, and one person can have an impact.
Alan K. Stout
UP CLOSE & PERSONAL with ALAN K. STOUT is a regular feature in electric city, profiling people from all walks of life throughout NEPA. Reach Alan at email@example.com.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): By my estimates, 72 percent of you Aries are in unusually good moods. The world seems friendlier, more cooperative. Fifty-six percent of you feel more in love with life than you have in a long time. You may even imagine that the birds and trees and stars are flirting with you. I’m also guessing that 14 percent of you are weaving in and out of being absurdly, deliriously happy, sometimes without any apparent explanation. As a result of your generosity of spirit, you may be the recipient of seemingly impossible rewards like free money or toasted ice cream or unconditional tenderness. And I bet that at least 10 percent of you are experiencing all of the above.
confession after midnight in the pouring rain, for instance. Perhaps you’ll break an outworn taboo with ingenious grace, or forge a fertile link with a reformed rascal, or recover a lost memory in a dusty basement.
with being unpredictable; try to infuse your transmissions with unexpected information and turns of phrase.
FREE WILL ASTROLOGY
claiming England for his people. I encourage you to make a comparably artful or symbolic act like Burnum’s sometime soon — a ritual or gesture to assert your sovereignty, evoke a well-deserved reversal or express your unconquerable spirit.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): The meaning of LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): The ancient Roman the Latin phrase rhetorician Quintilian aucrambe repetita is thored a 12-volume textbook “cabbage reheated, on the art of oratory. As CANCER (June 21-July 22): All naturally octwice-cooked.” ample as it was, it could curring matter on earth is composed of 92 basic I urge you to avoid partaking of such a dish in have been longer. “Erasure elements arranged in various combinations. Since the coming weeks, both literally and figuratively. is as important as writing,” some of these appear in trace amounts, they took If you’re truly hungry for cooked cabbage, eat it he said. According to my a long time for humans to discover. In the 18th and fresh. Likewise, if you have a ravenous appetite for reading of the astrological 19th centuries, chemists stories, revelations, entertainment and informaomens, that counsel should were exuberant when they be a rewarding and even exciting theme for you in tion — which I suspect you will — don’t accept the tracked down seven of the the coming weeks. For the long-term health of your warmed-over, recycled variety. Insist on the brisk, 92 in a single location: an labor of love or your masterpiece, you should focus crisp stuff that excites your curiosity and appeals to underground mine on the for a while on what to edit out of it. How could you your sense of wonder. Swedish island of improve it by making it shorter and more concise? Ytterby. That small place AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Here’s your manwas a mother lode. I’m SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Do you know tra for the next three weeks: “I know what I want, predicting a metaphorically TAURUS (April 20-May 20): I am launching a about the long-running kids’ show “Sesame and I know how to glide it into my life.” Say this out campaign to undo obsolete stereotypes about you similar experience for you: new access to a concenStreet”? Are you familiar loud 11 times right after you wake up each morntrated source that will yield much illumination. Bulls. There are still backwards astrologers out with Big Bird, the talking, ing, 11 more times before lunch and 11 more times there who perpetrate the lie that many of you are 8-foot-tall yellow canary at bedtime. “I know what I want, and I know how LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): The next four weeks will stingy, stolid, stubborn slowpokes. As an antidote, I who’s one of the main charto glide it into my life.” Whenever you do this little plan to heighten everyone’s awareness of your sen- be an excellent time to upgrade your understandacters? I hope so, because chant, summon an upflow of ing of the important characters in your life. In fact, sual, soulful sweetness; your tastefully pragmatic your horoscope is built smiling confidence — a seI suspect you will generate sensitivity; and your diligent, around them. In the “Sesrene certainty that no matter good fortune and meaningdynamic productivity. That ame Street” episode called how long the magic might ful synchronicities whenever should be easy in the com“Don’t Eat the Pictures,” take, it will ultimately work. you seek greater insight ing weeks, since you’ll be at Big Bird solves a riddle that frees a 4,000-year-old “I know what I want, and I into anyone who affects the height of your ability to Egyptian prince from an ancient curse. I think this know how to glide it into my you. Get to know people express those superpowers. vignette can serve as a model for your own liberalife.” Don’t let any little voice better. If there are intriguing Luckily, people also will have tion. How? You can finally outwit and outmaneuver in your head undermine acquaintances who pique an enhanced capacity to a very old problem with the help of some playful, your link to this simple truth. Lift your heart to the your curiosity, find out more appreciate you for who you even child-like energy. Don’t assume that you’ve highest source of vitality you can imagine. about them. Study the oddballs you’re allergic to really are. It will be a favorable time to clarify and got to be relentlessly serious and dour in order to with the intention to discern their hidden workings. strengthen your reputation. shed the ancient burden. In fact, just the opposite is PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): “We cannot In general, practice being objective as you improve true. Trust blithe and rowdy spirits. simply sit and stare at our wounds forever,” writes your skill at reading human nature. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Will Giovanni surJapanese novelist Haruki Murakami. “We must reptitiously replace Allesandra’s birth control pills SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Your lessons stand up and move on to VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. with placebos? Will Camille take a hidden crowbar in communication are reaching a climax. Here are the next action.” That’s your to her rendezvous with the blackmailer? Will Josie 22): In 1787, English captain five tips to help you do well on your “final exam.” 1. slightly scolding but ultiArthur Phillip led an eightsteal Jose’s diary and sell it on eBay? Given the Focus more on listening for what you need to know mately inspirational advice. month naval expedition to current astrological omens, you may have an rather than on expressing what you already know. According to my astrologithe southeastern part of unconscious attraction to soap opera-type events 2. Keep white lies and convenient deceptions to a cal analysis, you have done the continent now known like those. The glamour of melodrama is tempting bare minimum. 3. Tell the truth as strong and free heroic work to identify and as Australia. Upon aryou. But I’m hoping as you dare, but always — investigate your sufferrival, he claimed the land for and predicting that if possible — with shrewd ing. You have summoned England, despite the fact that 250,000 Aboriginal you will express the kindness. 4. You are more a tremendous amount of intelligence in order to people were living there, just as their ancestors had cosmic currents likely to help your cause if understand it and further the healing. But right now for 2,000 generations. Two hundred years later, an in less toxic ways. you spread bright, shiny it’s time to turn your focus to other matters. Like Aboriginal activist named Burnum Burnum planted Maybe you’ll hear a gossip instead of the what? How about rebirth? the Aboriginal flag on the White Cliffs of Dover, searing but healing grubby kind. 5. Experiment -Rob Brezsny
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Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” follows the story of the dysfunctional but wealthy Pollitt family as it discovers its patriach is dying of cancer. The show opens Friday at Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre.
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Little Theatre opens its season with Pulitzer Prize-winning drama
alter Mitchell campaigned for the Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre to put on his favorite Tennessee Williams’ play for at least three years. “I love this piece,” the director said. “It’s arguably Tennessee Williams’ finest, if not one of the three best plays he, or anyone else, has ever written.” And starting this Friday, Mitchell’s dream becomes a reality when Little Theatre of WilkesBarre opens its 95th consecutive season with 1955 drama “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” with shows continuing for three weekends. Following the Feb. 19 matinee, Annette Saddik, professor of English and theater at City University of New York, hosts a talk-back with the audience about the play.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning play follows the dysfunctional but wealthy Pollitt family, which gathers to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. But there is more to it than a family reunion — Big Daddy is dying of cancer and has yet to decide who will inherit the estate. “It’s like biting into a multi-layered chocolate cake,” Mitchell said. “There is so much in it to relish not only as the director but also for the actor and, most importantly, the audience.” During a rehearsal at the North Main Street theater, Mitchell watched his stage directions come to life through the eight-member cast on a minimal set with a bed as the centerpiece. He said he used a level of “collaborative creativity” with the cast, asking for suggestions when unsure how to proceed.
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“Working with some of these people, there is some really nice talent among the cast,” said Joe Sheridan, who plays Big Daddy. “I’m so used to being on the directing side, but I really appreciate now how hard actors work when putting on Tennessee Williams.” Actor David Giordano took on the role of Brick, the family alcoholic who suffers throughout the show from physical and emotional pain after losing his best friend. “The best phase is finding my character,” he said. “Working with this crutch was difficult, but in ‘Young Frankenstein’ I had the hump, so I’m at least used to the disability. But I like the metaphor of Brick having a literal crutch, and alcohol as a crutch.” Williams comments on the human condition
throughout his shows, whether it be “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” or “Streetcar Named Desire,” and each cast member dove into the challenge of working through the real, raw characters. Angel Berlane Mulcahy, who plays Maggie “The Cat,” had her eye on the role for about 15 years, calling it a “bucket list role.” “The hard part with my connection (to Maggie) is the plotting and scheming side of her, because I’m not like that in real life,” Mulcahy said. “But she really fights for her relationships with others, particularly with Brick. Nowadays, it’s easy to give up on relationships, but back then you fought a little harder for your marriage. You went through the hard times.” But lurking under every interaction between family members are ulterior movies, even from the local reverend. “The core word in the crux of the show, which happens during a conversation between Brick and Big Daddy, is mendacity,” Mitchell said. “It means living a lie. Everybody (in the show) in one way or another is living a lie.” Carol Warholak Sweeney stressed how important it is for people to give the show a chance, since many are more prone to watching musicals. The Big Mama actor said the show forces the audience to think. “It’s amazing that you can touch the audience with mere words on a page,” Sweeney said. “We make them feel, we make them laugh, we make them cry, we make them pity, we make them feel shame. They can leave themselves, be pulled into our lives and maybe can learn a lesson. Tennessee Williams is great with the human condition, with the fact that we’re not perfect.” Mulcahy hopes the audiences takes away from the show the fact “that we never know what day is going to be our last.” “It paints a perfect picture of when someone is about to pass and that fear that makes people lash out on one another,” she said. “It’s important to mend relationships, because you don’t want to leave life with regret. And this play shows that. It’s sad and hurtful but true.” — charlotte l. jacobson
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What: “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” When: Feb. 17 to March 5; Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 3 p.m. Where: Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre, 537 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre Details: Tickets are $17, available at ticketfly. com. Following the Sunday, Feb. 19, matinee, Tennessee Williams scholar Annette Saddik will host a talk-back with the audience. Visit ltwb.org for more information.
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Mary Ann Rubin of Evans Falls, left, and Marion Thomas of Kingston
Carole Dougherty and Joe Guido, both of Scranton
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We stopped by Winter in the City, a project of Scranton Tomorrow, at POSH at the Scranton Club, 404 N. Washington Ave, Scranton. Attendees enjoyed music by Paul LaBelle and Exact Change and samplings of food from local restaurants.
MORE: THE570.COM Kathleen Kern-McCormick, left, and Sherri Dagostino, both of Scranton
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You Deserve A BreAkup ToDAY I really appreciated your recent column about people who go through with getting married when they know deep down that they’re making a mistake. I’m reminded of the common societal admonishment against being a “quitter.” There’s this notion that you’re some kind of loser if you quit anything — even when logic tells you that you should bow out. This sort of absurd anti-logic is used (with the “marriage takes work” notion) to intimidate people into remaining in marriages that are total failures, which prolongs everyone’s suffering. — Been There Ideally, “till death do us part” doesn’t lead to daydreams involving a shovel and a tarp. Granted, there are people in miserable marriages who stay together, sometimes because they believe that a man with horns and a tail would end up chasing them around with a flaming pitchfork if they split up and married somebody else. Others, in humdrum but not ugly or toxic marriages, stay together — admirably — for their kids’ sake. But many unhappy couples with no pitter-pattering little feet but the schnauzer’s don’t split up or are seriously
slow to do it out of this notion that quitting is for losers. I’m not suggesting that couples should scurry off to divorce court at the first sight of a cloud on the marital horizon. But there’s a cost-benefit analysis to be done. Couples need to consider whether it’s actually possible to work to make their marriage succeed or whether that would take their being two totally different and actually compatible people. As for what “succeeding” in marriage means, let’s be honest: In modern society, we have a luxury we never did before — marrying for love and happiness. We then expect that these will continue to some reasonable (or sometimes unreasonable) degree. In previous centuries, sometimes you lucked out and got love in the marital package. But, as marriage historian Stephanie Coontz pointed out, for “thousands of years” — until the late 18th century — “marriage was more about property and politics than personal satisfaction.” Two people would get “betrothed” to each other as a way of brokering peace between nations or getting the money to keep land in the family (“marriage is between a man and a potato farm”). These days, however, if continents or children won’t be ravaged by a couple’s breaking up, maybe there’s no
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reason to be answering the question “Grandma, how’d you and Grandpa make it work?” with “We didn’t. I just stayed till he died.” Even so, human psychology doesn’t make it easy to extricate ourselves. Research by psychologist Elliot Aronson finds that we are prone to “self-justification” — believing whatever puts us in the best light. In other words, we are natural-born spin doctors, driven to protect both our ego and our public persona — to the point where our knee-jerk response when we fail at something is pretending we haven’t, to ourselves and everybody else. There is a psychological tool you can use to combat this. It’s “self-compassion” — basically, when you’re going through a hard time, treating yourself as kindly as you’d treat someone else who’s struggling. Psychologist Kristin Neff, who studies self-compassion, finds that an essential element of this is seeing your “common humanity” — meaning viewing yourself as part of a whole population of flawed, fallible humans. This might help you look charitably on the concept of the “starter marriage.” This is a first marriage for a very young couple without kids or many assets that ends in divorce in five years or less. (These are people who went into marriage not knowing themselves or their partner all that well and not really understanding what marriage requires.) Still, older people, upon hearing about this newfangled “get out of jail free” card, often grumble the
marital version of “When I was your age, I crawled 20 miles to school over broken glass!” (“Um, thanks, Aunt Bessie, but I learn just fine when Mom drops me off in her Tesla.”) But consider that this “starter marriage” concept is actually very helpful — right in line with the notion from self-compassion that you’re not alone in making mistakes. Understanding this can help you view your failures less as shameful embarrassments and more as learning experiences you can use to make better choices in the future. Seeing failures in this more compassionate, positive light could also help you be a bit faster to admit when you’ve screwed up so you can move on. This is certainly preferable to just sitting there glumly mired in your bad choices like a little kid who peed his pants — and has to stay in those wet pants for the next 50 years, at which point somebody will throw him a big anniversary party to celebrate.
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For this “Greater-Than Sudoku,” I’m not giving you ANY numbers to start off with! Adjoining squares in the grid’s 3x3 boxes have a greater-than sign (>) telling you which of the two numbers in those squares is larger. Fill in every square with a number from 1–9 using the greater-than signs as a guide. When you’re done, as in a normal Sudoku, every row, column and 3x3 box will contain the numbers 1–9 exactly one time. (Solving hint: try to look for the 1s and 9s in each box first, then move on to the 2s and 8s and so on).
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