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Calendar of Events..................................................8 Fab 5 ............................................................. 6 - 7 Features...............................................................4, 5 Club listings ..........................................................17

On the Cover: “The Cloud” by Shane McGeehan

Earfull ....................................................................19 Music ....................................................................24 Concerts ...........................................................25 Sounds .............................................................24 Entertainment........................................................20 Screens.............................................................20 Advice Goddess................................................32 Crossword........................................................35 Sudoku .............................................................35 Culture...................................................................21 Up Close & Personal........................................28 Photos ..............................................................21

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Amye Archer

Takes Charge

Local author releases Fat Girl, Skinny

An old piece of advice for writers sounds both obvious and trite: ‘write what you know.’ Sometimes, that basic mantra is simpler to repeat than follow. Amye Archer, author of the memoir Fat Girl, Skinny, spent nearly six years bringing her work about struggles with marriage, weight loss and self-discovery to the public. On Sunday, March 6, Archer celebrates a book launch party at Bar Hill, 1431 Ash St., in Scranton beginning at 4 p.m. Archer said the book reflects themes that many people might recognize. “It was difficult, because it was memoir and very, very personal,” Archer said. “I felt like my story had to be told because it’s the story of so many women in my position. It’s universal; it’s not just about weight, even though it’s called Fat Girl, Skinny. It follows the progression of my weight loss, it’s about self-esteem, it’s about being stuck in a place that you don’t want to be in. Whether that place is fat or a bad marriage, or a dead-end job — it’s just about being stuck and how we crawl our way out of that. I felt like people could relate to it.” While working in grad school at the Wilkes University Creative Writing MFA program, Archer struggled to produce a memoir that was topical and relevant. “I had written a whole other book about my first

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marriage,” Archer said. “The last two chapters were about the divorce and my beginning to lose weight and find myself. I worked with [Riding in Cars with Boys author] Beverly Donofrio and she read the first draft of the book. She said, ‘Your whole story is these last two chapters.’ So we cut off the first part of the book, and we started from there and that became Fat Girl, Skinny.” With a finished product in hand, however, the path to publication was just beginning. “I was with an agent and I had a good bite from a pretty big publisher,” Archer said. “They wanted to see it as fiction, so I was fictionalizing it and then they passed on it. The book’s strength is that it’s honest, it’s a memoir. It didn’t work as fiction, so I said to myself ‘I have to be true to this book.’ I got out of that and I went with an independent press and made it a memoir and published it how I wanted to. It’s been a long five years to get this book out and have it how I wanted it to be.” Although Archer’s memoir hits home on a personal level of a woman struggling with weight loss, she says she found the subject connected with different readers on multiple levels. “I’m pretty excited, I’ve gotten a ton of positive feedback from readers and that’s what’s important to me,” Archer said. “You know what’s interesting, one of the first people who read it was a man. And

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I wasn’t sure that it would translate well across the sexes, but he really, really loved it. I think it could apply to everyone regardless of your life situation. I think as humans, we just know what it’s like to be stuck somewhere. I don’t think that’s genderspecific.” Sunday’s book release will feature Archer presenting excerpts from Fat Girl, Skinny as well as two special guests to help celebrate the book’s themes and creation. “I chose Rachael Hughes, who was in the MFA program with me,” said Archer. “She’s going to read from her brilliant memoir, which hasn’t been published yet. A former student of mine, Tiffany Hadley, who was out of one of the first creative writing classes I ever taught, is going to read as well. I chose those two women specifically because they represent the two sides of me: the student and the teacher. Rachel was a fellow student with me, and Tiffany was in one of the first classes I ever taught. I’m very excited to have them.” Archer says the process of writing and publishing Fat Girl, Skinny was challenging and personally fulfilling in different ways. “Living the book helped me build the confidence to write the book,” Archer said. “It went hand in hand together, I have a lot of confidence in this book. I know it’s good, I have faith in it. I

believe that it will either rise or fall on its own. Any writer has to have faith in their project. If I were to give any writer advice, I would say keep writing for yourself and not for an editor, not for the idea of being published. You have to trust that the art will be good enough to stand on its own, and that’s for any medium, really.” Although she said it’s a relief to be done with the publication of her debut, the real rewards are only just beginning. “Writing this was so personal,” Archer said. “A lot of people who have read it so far ask me how I could put this out there. My stock answer to that is very true, and I want to get this across: I wrote this for the 21 year old version of me. The one who was heavy and didn’t think she had any options and that her life was going nowhere. I wish somebody had said to me, ‘You deserve better.’ I hope that’s what this book says to young people in that position. Or older people — that’s the one thing I want to get across. We deserve a lot better than we think we do.”

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If You Go: What: Amye Archer Fat Girl, Skinny book launch party. When: Sunday, March 6, at 4 p.m. Where: Bar Hill, 1431 Ash St., Scranton.

the mixture of digital art as well,” McGeehan said. “I wanted to tie the whole thing together with a theme, so I had the theme of ‘Altered States.’ Everything has to do with perception, consciousness and transcending the waking state of consciousness.” In addition to the opening reception, McGeehan will host a special Q&A session Saturday, March 5, at 3 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring an open mind and a relaxed attitude. “It’s an informal artist’s Q&A where people can askk me aabout my work, influences T and proccess,” said McGeehan. DM N “I had d the idea of having sort of a group ‘meditation,’ but ou can take that loosely yo as a a definition. There’s one piece of mine that is a large container of water with w a mirror submerged n the bottom. A light is in ointing down on it, and a po the water ripple. fan makes m flected light hits the ceiling The refl and casts this pattern of rippled light all over the ceiling. ceiling This piece is only going to be in the show for the opening Y N A IPH and Satturday. I thought it would EP be niice to have this group perience. I’m asking exp people to bring yoga mats, a pillow — anything. They T can even stand, it doesn’t really matter. I’m going to shut off all the g ghts and manipulate the lig waater myself to create these patteerns on the ceiling.” Alteering light to change the perception of o the art is one of the goals work, and “Altered l off McGeehan’s MG h States” is the culmination of years’ worth of study. “I got into the idea of altered states, and I really studied the subject and started creating work based along that theme,” McGeehan said. “My thesis was all about creating work about altered states. I’m still trying to work through these themes, so this is a little broader in scope than the show I had at the end of my degree. It shows a lot more stuff, it has not only these kinetic pieces that involve lights; it’s also exhibition at AFA Gallery beginning with a reception here are age-old questions in both phistill imagery and black and white imagery that deals losophy and art: What is reality and what March 3, starting at 6 p.m. with optical illusion. It’s a broad range of work.” McGeehan recently wrapped up graduate work at is perception? The mixed media approach informs McGeehan’s Ohio State University, and brings his take on unique Our interaction with works of art and even the artwork — whether it’s a submerged mirror, shifting world around us can vary with something as simple ways to interact with art to AFA Gallery with a First set of lights, traditional print or digital work. All of Friday Scranton kickoff. as a trick of light or cleverly manipulated photograpieces in the Altered States exhibition, according “It’s a combination of photography, some instalphy. Shane McGeehan aims to explore the themes of to McGeehan, revolve around exploring how we lation work that involves color-changing lights and perception with the opening of his “Altered States” perceive and interact with the world around us. THE GR EA T




“It’s a mixture of experience and standard gallery stuff just hung on the wall,” he said. “In this show, some pieces use the large format film, which are four by five inch sheets of film, like those big accordion cameras. I use film to get better detail sometimes, that the digital camera still can’t quite capture. I’m using all types of media.” Saturday’s Q&A and meditation session will take the experiential even further with the group exploration aspect. “It’s tying into the themes of the show, about everyone perceiving the piece and having an experience together, but also perceiving it in their own way.” McGeehan says “Altered States” is a showcase of his recent material, but it’s merely a step on his continuing artistic path — finding new ways of expression and rediscovering old passions are on the roadmap. “You never know what’s next,” he said. “I’m working on some new ideas that again involve perception and moving parts and light. This kind of work will obviously continue, however I’ve been really missing getting behind my camera and just going out and shooting. That’s one of the things I first got involved with, so I’ve recently really been wanting to get back to creating photography rather than just digital art. A lot of the show is very much just the computer.” Although talent and a strong work ethic are integral to bringing any show to life, McGeehan insists the local arts community was integral to making the Altered States exhibition happen. “I was given the Judith Youshock Artists Grant administerd by First Friday Scranton, which helped fund a lot of the show,” he said. “It really wouldn’t have been possible without that. Obviously, there’s a huge thank you to everyone involved with the grant, First Friday, the AFA Gallery, the whole bunch.” McGeehan added that the arts scene in the 570 is on par with some of the greater artistic communities throughout the nation. “I came back from Columbus Ohio, and it’s booming out there — there’s a huge street full of galleries, it’s booming every Friday night,” McGeehan said. “Here, we live in a smaller area. But you poke around a bit or go out any First Friday and see tons of completely different work. It’s nice; I think it’s great that people really work hard to promote artists such as myself. We’re just trying to make a way for ourselves.” “Altered States” premieres Friday, March 4 with a reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at AFA Gallery on the second floor. Interested guests are invited to bring yoga mats, pillows or simply an open mind to a special artist’s talk and Q&A experience Saturday, March 5, at 3 p.m. Visit thedreamingstate.com for more information about Shane McGeehan. — tucker hottes

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5 great things to do this week


Pittston Parade


out Come the Wolves

Irish eyes are smiling early in Pennsylvania. The third annual Pittston City St. Patrick’s Parade kicks off Saturday, March 5, at noon. The parade features floats, groups and performances from area businesses and civic groups. The Leprechaun Loop, a one-mile walk/run through downtown Pittston, begins at 11 a.m. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. at the Greater Pittston YMCA. A portion of the race proceeds benefits the Care and Concern Free Health Clinic. Live entertainment begins at 10 a.m. with the Eddie Appnel Duo performing at the city bandshell. All traffic coming into and leaving the city will be stopped at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 5, according to the Pittston City Police Department. Also, there will be no parking on South Main Street between Market and William streets from 2 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 5. For more information, visit pittstonstpatricksparade.org. — staff

Grammy award-winning band Los Lobos hits the stage with the Ballet Folklorico Mexicano at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, March 4, at 8 p.m. This show features Los Lobos performing a set of traditional Mexican music, accompanied by Ballet Folklorico Mexicano, followed by a second set filled with the band’s classic hits. Los Lobos has come a long way since they recorded their major label debut, How Will The Wolf Survive? in 1984. Throughout the past three decades, multiple Grammy awards, a worldwide smash single (“La Bamba”) and thousands of shows, the band is still enjoying international success. The Mission of the Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Carlos Moreno is to empower the Mexican community and to educate the general public by providing an understanding and appreciation for Mexican culture and folklore through music, dance and traditional art forms. Tickets are available through the Kirby Center box office, online at kirbycenter.org and charge by phone at 570-826-1100. Tickets are $28, $38 and $48, plus fees.

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In Bloom

“There are some fish that cannot be caught. It’s not that they are faster or stronger than the other fish, they’re just touched by somethin’ extra.” — Ed Bloom, Big Fish

The University of Scranton Players present Big Fish at The McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts, Scranton, on March 4, 5, 11 and 12, at 8 p.m. and March 6 and 13, at 2 p.m.. With music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa and directed by Michael O’Steen, Big Fish is a fantasy tale set in the American South. The production — based on the book by John August — centers on Edward Bloom, whose far-fetched tales of his adventurous life frustrate his son Will. As Edward’s health fails and his life is close to coming to an end, Will sets out on a mission to find out who his father really is, separating the man from the tall tales. Visit uofsplayers.wufoo.com/forms/reservations for tickets. Ticket prices are $10 for general admission and $7 for students, seniors, faculty and staff.

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POSH @ The Scranton Club hosts this year’s Dinner by Design event to benefit the Lackawanna Historical Society on Friday, March 5, and Saturday, March 6. At Dinner by Design, professional designers create a feast for the eyes, presenting table designs and event spaces. Participating designers include MCR Productions, JK Designs, Bella Faccias, Basement Surprises, On & On, Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science and Art, Ambiance Event Planning and Floral Design, B’s Floral Design, Forget-Me-Not Vintage Rentals, Central Park, Patchwork Planning, Harvest Catering and Events, Nada & Co., the Scranton Cultural Center, RetroChic Home Decor and Accessories, and last year’s People’s Choice winner, POSH. A preview cocktail party will be held on Friday, March 4, from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $75 and include open bar and light fare. Tour the designs Saturday, March 5, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, March 6, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday tickets are $15. All proceeds benefit the Lackawanna Historical Society. For more information or tickets, call the Lackawanna Historical Society at 570-344-3841 or email lackawannahistory@gmail.com.


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“Satisfaction: The International Rolling Stones Show” performs at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple on Thursday, March 3, at 8 p.m. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. “Satisfaction” is internationally acclaimed as the most authentic cast and production show available honoring what most hail the world’s greatest rock-and-roll band. The production showcases an authentic cast and costuming with the likes of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and cast bring a colorful performance to more than 45 years of classic hits. They’ve been featured in Rolling Stone, Showbiz Magazine, Las Vegas Today, CBS Sunday Morning News and more. Cash bar and light fare will be available. Tickets are $29 and can be purchased at the Fidelity Bank Box Office at the SCC in person or by calling 570-344-1111, or via all applicable Ticketmaster outlets. For additional information and a full schedule of events, visit sccmt.org.

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10:15-10:45 a.m., ages 4-6 hunt f from 10:5011:10 a.m., ages 7-9 hunt from 11:15-11:45 a.m. Celtic Myths and Traditions, March 3, Pictures with the Easter Bunny available from 7:30 p.m. The Keystone College Concerts 10:45am until 1 p.m. Keystone College, La Plume. and Lectures Series presents young-adult $2/child . 570-575-6785 or keystone.edu. author Kelly Hopkins, who will discuss how St. Patrick’s Parade Day Party, March 12, 11 stories of fairies, banshees and “the little a.m. Enjoy Irish music by Old Friends Celtic Band. people” were handed down from generaRefreshments available for purchase. Scranton tion to generation. Evans Hall at Keystone Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, Scranton. College, La Plume. 570-945-8000. Free admission. 570-344-1111 or sccmt.org. Keystone College Education Club Bunny Breakfast and Egg Hunt, March 19, 10 Easter Egg Hunt, March 5, 10 a.m. Families with a.m. Waverly Community House, Waverly. $12. children younger than age 12 are welcome to 570-586-8191 or waverlycomm.org. attend. Staggered start times: ages 1-3 hunt from

Easter Egg Hunt & Brunch with the Bunny, March 19, 10 a.m. This 15th annual Easter egg hunt follows brunch with the Easter Bunny in Banks Student Life Center. A professional photographer will be on site to provide photos. Misericordia University, Dallas. $12 adults; $6 children. 570674-6764.


Eli Young Band with Kendal Conrad, March 3. Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg. 570-420-2808 or shermantheater.com.

led Zeppelin tribute band Kashmir returns to the Mauch chunk opera House in Jim Thorpe on Saturday, March 5 at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $23.

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NEPA Philharmonic: From the Fjords, March 3, 7 p.m. The regional orchestra presents a chamber music concert featuring selections by Scandinavian composers performed by concertmaster Erica Kiesewetter on violin and pianist Fei-Fei Dong. The Sordoni Theater at WVIA, Pittston. 570-270-4444 or nepaphil.org. Satisfaction: The International Rolling Stones Show, March 3, 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. The tribute band performs in the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Theatre. Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, Scranton. $29. 570-344-1111 or sccmt.org. Jorma Kaukonen, March 4, 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Mauch Chunk Opera House, Jim Thorpe. $32. 570-325-0249 or mcohjt.com. Los Lobos with Ballet Follklorico Mexicano, March 4, 8 p.m. Featuring Los Lobos performing a set of traditional Mexican music, accompanied by Ballet Folklorico Mexicano, followed by a second set filled with the band’s classic hits. The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, Wilkes-Barre. $28$48. 570-826-1100 or kirbycenter.org. The Honey Dewdrops, March 4, 8 p.m. Harmony Presents at the Hawley Silk Mill, Hawley. $19-$22. 570-588-8077 or harmonypresents.com. Beka Goginashvili, March 5, 7 p.m. Opera, classical and folk tenor Rossetti Family Estate, Scranton. $17.50/$33. 347-209-7551. Marywood University Senior Wind Band Celebration, March 5, 7 p.m. Sette LaVerghetta Center for the Performing Arts at Marywood University, Scranton. 570-348-6268 or marywood.edu/mtd. Joseph in the Well, March 5, 8 p.m. Original music project led by violinist Joe Kye. Harmony Presents at the Hawley Silk Mill, Hawley. $19-$22. 570-588-8077 or harmonypresents.com. Kashmir: Music of Led Zeppelin, March 5, 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Mauch Chunk Opera House, Jim Thorpe. $23. 570-325-0249 or mcohjt.com. NEPA Philharmonic: Land of the Midnight Sun, March 5, 8 p.m. A concert celebrating the music of Scandinavian composers. Kirby Center for Creative Arts at Wyoming Seminary, Kingston. $30-$65. 570-270-4444. Paramount’s LaserSpectacular, March 5, 8 p.m. Multi-media laser and light show featuring the music of Pink Floyd. Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg. $15-25. 570-420-2808 or shermantheater.com. Skip Monday, Crock Pot Abduction, Family Animals, March 5, 8 to 9:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Scranton Fringe Festival hosts an all ages music showcase on the first Saturday of every month on AfA’s second floor. AFA Gallery, Scranton. $7. 570-969-1040 or artistsforart.org or scrantonfringe@gmail.com. Please see CALENDAR, Page 9

This three-piece American band received awards at RushCon 12 and RushCon 14. Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe. 570-325-0371 or pennspeak.com. The Tartan Terrors, March 12, 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. The Toronto-based band performs Celtic music interlaced with comedy. Mauch Chunk Opera House, Jim Thorpe. $30. 570-325-0249 or mcohjt.com. Barry Manilow, March 13. Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Twp. 570-970-7600 or mohegansunarenapa.com. Catholic Choral Society, March 13, 3 p.m. Now in it’s 67th season, the choir is composed of 60 members from Luzerne, Lackawanna, Wayne, Susquehanna and Wyoming counties. They will perform inspirational music in the Lenten tradition under the direction of Ann Manganiello with accompaniment by Jean Shields. St. Paul’s Parish, Scranton. Free. 570-575-1040 or catholicchoralsociety.org. Sunday at the Circle: Broadway Showtime & Company, March 13, 4 p.m. This month’s event features Beth Connor, Katrina Lykes, Brenda Nighbert, Chris LaFrance and Ed Snitko performing selections by Cole Porter and Scott Joplin. Circle Center for the Arts (WVAL), Wilkes-Barre. Donations appreciated. 570-288-1020 or wyomingvalleyartleague.org or wyomingvalleyartleague@gmail.com. Songs from a Hat, March 13, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Participating musicians will build set lists by pulling slips of paper inscribed with their song titles from a hat. Songwriters include: Tedd Hazard, Tyler from Condition Oakland, The Business Fairy, Clayton Ravine, The Right Hand Cure. Hazleton Art League, Hazleton. $5. 570-454-0092 or hazletonsartleague.org.

Gene Yevich Memorial Concert feat. The Joseph Boga Octet, March 13, 7:30 p.m. Admission to this eighth annual University of Scranton concert event is free of charge. Houlihan-McLean Center at University of Scranton, Scranton. Free. 570-9417624 or scranton.edu/music. Phil Vassar, March 16, 8 p.m. The country star performs. Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg. 570420-2808 or shermantheater.com. Weekend at Bernie’s: A Rally for Revolution, March 18 through 19, 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Fourteen solo artists and/or bands from the local music scene are slated to play at this two-days all-ages music festival. Food will be available for purchase. Voter registration assistance also available. BYOB. Downtown Arts, Wilkes-Barre. Suggested donation $5-10 to benefit the 2016 Bernie Sanders Presidential Campaign. 570-905-7308 or artsyouniverse.com. Blake Shelton, March 18, 7:30 p.m. Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Twp. $49.75$78. 570-970-7600 or mohegansunarenapa.com. A Celtic Ramble, March 18 through 19, 8 p.m. This third annual celebration of Irish culture in words and song features music by The Blarney Boys (Bob Balitski, Frank DeSando, Joe Palumbo, Brendan Bordick-Lesavage and Jim Arscott) as well as poetry and prose readings by local literary figures. The Olde Brick Theatre, Scranton. $10. 570-209-7766 or info@theoldebricktheatre.com. Savoy Brown, March 18, 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. British blues rock band led by legendary guitarist Kim Simmonds. Mauch Chunk Opera House, Jim Thorpe. $27. 570-325-0249 or mcohjt.com. Bach Festival, March 19, 4 p.m., 8 p.m., March

20, 3 p.m. The Arcadia Chorale presents this 33rd annual celebration of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and his contemporaries. Admission to the organ recital on Saturday afternoon is by donation. Covenant Presbyterian Church, Scranton. Elm Park United Methodist Church, Scranton. 570-871-0350 or arcadiachorale.org. Cornmeal, March 19, 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Bluegrass jam band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, Jim Thorpe. $18. 570-325-0249 or mcohjt.com. Slambovian Circus of Dreams, March 19, 8 p.m. The band performs in the underground theater. Harmony Presents at the Hawley Silk Mill, Hawley. $22. 570-588-8077 or harmonypresents.com. Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, March 19, 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. The legendary Jersey Shore band performs in the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Theatre. Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, Scranton. $32-$39. 570-344-1111 or sccmt.org. Tenebrae, March 20, 7 p.m. Holy Rosary Church, Hazleton. Indigo Girls, March 20, 7:30 p.m. Amy Ray and Emily Saliers will perform songs from their 25-year history performing as a duo. Their sixteenth studio album, One Lost Day, was released on June 2, 2015. The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, WilkesBarre. $39-59. 570-826-1100 or kirbycenter.org. The Celtic Tenors, March 22, 8 p.m. The most successful classical crossover artists ever to emerge from Ireland will perform. Lemmond Theater at Misericordia University, Dallas. $30 premium seating; $15 general admission. 570-674-6719.



Catholic Choral Society, March 6, 3 p.m. Now in it’s 67th season, the choir is composed of 60 members from Luzerne, Lackawanna, Wayne, Susquehanna and Wyoming counties. They will perform inspirational music in the Lenten tradition under the direction of Ann Manganiello with accompaniment by Jean Shields. Saints Peter and Paul Parish, Plains. Free. 570-575-1040 or catholicchoralsociety.org. Electric City Swing Band, March 6, 4 p.m. Part of the Arts at First Presbyterian concert series. Featuring members of the Bog Swing Group, the Dave Liebman Group, Gypsy Jazz Quintet and Hickory Project, the band performs American hot swing and European “hot club” jazz music of the 1920s, ’30s ’40s. First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit, Clarks Summit. Free. 570-586-6306 or fpccs.org. Remembering Phil Ochs, March 6, 5 p.m. The Cooperage, Honesdale. $20/$25. 570-253-2020 or thecooperageproject.org. Open Jam Session, Mondays, 6 to 8 p.m. Bring an instrument and jump in to this weekly musical session. Duffy’s Coffee House, Clarks Summit. 570-586-1380. The Quietmen, March 10, 7:30 p.m. The Theater in Brooks at Keystone College, La Plume. 570-9455141 or keystone.edu. The Mystic Rulers St. Pat’s Day Party, March 11, 6 to 11 p.m. Regal Room, Olyphant. 570-4891901 or regalroom.com. Jane Lee Hooker, March 11, 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Mauch Chunk Opera House, Jim Thorpe. $23. 570-325-0249 or mcohjt.com. Lotus Land (Rush tribute), March 12, 8 p.m.

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/CaLeNDar Camerawork Gallery presents From the Mainline / A Contemporary Survey of the Pennsylvania Railroad featuring photographs by Michael Froio on March 4 through March 29. a reception will be held in conjunction with First Friday Scranton on March 4 from 6 to 8:15 p.m. Camerawork is located on the lower level at Marquis art and Frame on Center Street in Scranton. FROM PAGE 9

Players present a musical stage adaptation of the novel by Daniel Wallace with a book by John August and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa. Joseph M. Opening McDade Center for the Literary and Performing Arts, Annie, March 3 through 5, 7 p.m. Mountain View High Scranton. 570-941-4318 or players@scranton.edu. School Drama Club Mountain View Junior-Senior High Seussical the Musical, March 8, 7 p.m. DunSchool, Kingsley. $8-$10. 570-434-2501 or mvsd.net. more High School Crimson Company. Dunmore Disney’s The Little Mermaid, March 3, 7 p.m., High School, Dunmore. 570-241-7488. March 4, 7 p.m., March 5, 7 p.m., March 6, 2 p.m. Da, March 11 through 20, Fridays, Sundays, 2 Presented by Coughlin/GAR Players GAR Memorial p.m.; Saturdays, 8 p.m. Presenting Hugh Leonard’s High School, Wilkes-Barre. $10. 570-406-3976. semi-autobiographical comedy about a playwright Annie, March 4, 7 p.m., March 5, 1 p.m., 7 p.m. and his adoptive father. Shawnee Playhouse, Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, Shawnee-On-Delaware. $10-$18. 570-421-5093 or Scranton. 570-344-1111 or sccmt.org. theshawneeplayhouse.com. Midsummer Night’s Dream: the Musical, March Jesus Christ Superstar, March 11 through 20, 4 through 13, Fridays-Saturdays, 7 p.m.; Sundays, 2 Fridays-Saturdays, 7 p.m.; Sundays, 3 p.m. Pennsylp.m. Phoenix Kids presents a musical adaptation of vania Theatre of Performing Arts presents a 10-year Shakespeare’s popular comedy. Phoenix Performing reunion production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Arts Centre, Duryea. $10. 570-457-3589 or phoenixRice musical. Tickets available for dinner and show pac.vpweb.com. or show only. J.J. Ferrara Performing Arts Center, Orginal Playwright Readings, March 4, 7 p.m., Hazleton. $10-$32. 570-455-2188 or ptpashows.org. March 11, 7 p.m., March 18, 7 p.m. Shawnee Once Upon a Mattress, March 11, 7 p.m., Playhouse, Shawnee-On-Delaware. $8 suggested March 12, 7 p.m., March 13, 2 p.m. Scranton High donation. 570-421-5093 or theshawneeplayhouse.com. School, Scranton. $8-$10. 570-207-0400. You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, March 4, 7 Winter Dessert Theater: Squirrel Lake, March p.m., March 5, 7 p.m. Students present the popular 12 through 13, 3 p.m. The Wyoming County musical comedy based on the Peanuts comic strip Players present a comedy set during the reading of by Charles Schulz. Abington Heights High School, a will. Whipple Performing Arts Studio, TunkhanClarks Summit. $6-$10 . nock. $11-14. 570-836-6986 or wyomingcountyplayBig Fish, March 4 through 13, Fridays-Saturdays, ers.com or kimdwhipple@frontier.com. 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. The University of Scranton Million Dollar Quartet, March 16, 8 p.m. The


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Broadway Theatre League presents the Tony-award winning musical Annie, directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin and choreographed by Liza Gennaro, at the Scranton Cultural Center Friday, March 4, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 5, at 1 and 7 p.m.

live stage musical is inspired by a legendary Sun Records recording session with Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. Soundtrack includes “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” “Hound Dog,” and more. The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, Wilkes-Barre. $40.50-$60.50. 570-826-1100 or kirbycenter.org. Unnecessary Farce, March 17 through April 3, Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 3 p.m. The Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble presents the Paul Slade Smith comedy under the direction of Richie Cannaday. Alvina Krause Theatre, Bloomsburg. $13-$26. 570-784-8181 or bte.org. You Can’t Take It With You , March 17, 8 p.m., March 18 through 19, 8 p.m. Misericordia Players Theater presents the prize-winning play about the freethinking Sycamore family and “the mayhem that occurs when meeting their daughter’s fiance’s parents.” Lemmond Theater at Misericordia University, Dallas. $3-$5. 570-674-6719. The Monster Who Ate My Peas, March 19, 11 a.m. The ArtsPower touring company presents a live stage show based on the book by Danny Schnitzlein with illustrations by Matthew Faulkner. Recommended for children in grades pre-k to 2. Runs approximately one hour. An optional wiggles and giggles workshop begins an hour before the show (add $8). Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, Scranton. $8. 570-344-1111 or sccmt.org. Cirque D’Or, March 19, 8 p.m. An international

cast of acrobats, contortionists, aerial artists, jugglers and other entertainers will perform. The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, Wilkes-Barre. 570-826-1100 or kirbycenter.org. Continuing

Hairspray, March 4 through 6. Directed by Candice Rowe and Karl Barbee. Choreography by Sam Schugardt. Act Out Theatre, Taylor. Jesus Christ Superstar, through March 6, Fridays, Sundays, 2 p.m.; Saturdays, 8 p.m. Presenting Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical dramatization of the last days of Jesus Christ. Meal and show packages available via The River Room or The Gem and Keystone. Shawnee Playhouse, Shawnee-On-Delaware. $15-$28. 570-421-5093 or theshawneeplayhouse.com.



From the Mainline / A Contemporary Survey of the Pennsylvania Railroad, March 4 through 29, Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Reception: March 4, 6-8:15 p.m. Michael Froio will present his current body of photographs, inspired by the work of William H. Rau, who was commissioned by the Pennsylvania Railroad in the 1890’s to document the railroad and its destinations. Camerawork Gallery, Scranton. 570-344-3313 or cameraworkgallery.org. Please see CALENDAR, Page 13

University, Dallas. 570-674-6250 or misericordia.edu. The Golden Moment, through April 23, Altered States: Artist Talk and Meditation ExperiTuesdays-Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Fridays, ence with Shane McGeehan , March 5, 3 to 5 p.m. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays-Sundays, 1 to 5 p.m. As a part of AFA’s workshop and lecture series McImpressionist artist Renee Emanuel specializes in Geehan will be hosting a short Q&A about his work watercolor landscapes and still life paintings. Pauly and then a group mediation session. Participants are Continuing Friedman Art Gallery at Misericordia University, asked to bring a yoga mat/blanket for the meditation. Andersonville and Florence Prisons: The Ezra Dallas. 570-674-6250 or misericordia.edu. Development: Photographs by Mary Louise Hoyt Ripple Memoir, through March 11. Civil war-era #EverhartSnaps - Community Art at the Good, March 7 through April 18. Reception: March illustrations by James Taylor. Call to confirm gallery Everhart, through June 6. Personal photographs of 18, 6-8 p.m. A collection of digital photographs hours. The Hope Horn Gallery at University of Scran- residents at Everhart Museum through the years. focusing on self-expression. Call to confirm gallery ton, Scranton. 570-941-4214 or scranton.edu/gallery. Everhart Museum, Scranton. 570-346-7186 or hours. Widmann Gallery at King’s College, WilkesBackstage Pass: Baron Wolman and the everhart-museum.org. Barre. 570-208-5900 or kings.edu. Early Years of Rolling Stone, through March 16. Between the Covers: Altered Books in ContemGenesis: Art Through the Ages, March 16, Exhibition features 35 framed photographs, contact porary Art, through June 6. This exclusive exhibi7:30 p.m. Reception: March 16, 7:30 p.m. This sheets, and original Rolling Stone magazine covers tion curated by Sarah Tanguy features books given 2016 student art exhibit is presented in the Kresge from Wolman’s era as chief photographer from new life as works of art by two dozen contemporary Gallery. Featuring work by Emmanuel Adjei, Jamie 1967 to 1970. Sordoni Art Gallery, Wilkes-Barre. artists through techniques including folding, drillBamberger, Eric Bussart, Zach Johnson-Medland 570-408-4325 or wilkes.edu. ing, shredding, carving, stacking, ripping, sewing, and Jake Santos. Michael and Dolores Insalaco Paper Cuts: Joseph Opshinsky, through March pasting, burning, sanding, collage and assemblage. Center for Studio Arts at Marywood University, 18, Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays, Everhart Museum, Scranton. Museum admission Scranton. 570-348-6278 or marywood.edu. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reception: Feb. 5, 6-9 p.m. Art($3-7) applies 570-346-7186 or everhart-museum.org. Clipped, Ripped and Reassembled New Works Works Gallery & Studio, Scranton. 570-207-1815 in Paper Collage by Pamela M. Parsons, March 19 or ArtWorksNEPA.com. Art Events through May 8. Suraci Gallery at Marywood UniverNarratives Seen, through April 3. Reception: Equinunk First Friday, March 4, 6:30 p.m. sity, Scranton. 570-348-6278 or marywood.edu/galleries. Feb. 27, 6-8 p.m. Featuring paintings by Kevin Calder House Museum, Equinunk. 570-224-0223. Altered States: Shame McGeehan, through Kinkead, Gayle Wells Mandle, Gretchen Dow First Friday Artist Showcase, March 4, 7 p.m. March 27, Thursdays-Sundays, noon to 5 p.m. Simpson and Mark Webber. Mahady Gallery at Shop for one-of-a-kind creations by local artists Reception: March 4, 6-9 p.m. Using a combinaMarywood University, Scranton. 570-348-6278 or at this special event also offering music and aption of photography, digital art, audio editing and marywood.edu/galleries. petizers. Ages 21 and older only. Irish Wolf Pub, lighting effects, McGeehan explores the states of Painting Places, through April 23, TuesdaysScranton. 570-961-0467. human consciousness. This exhibition is displayed Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Fridays, 10 a.m. to Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, March 5, on the gallery’s second floor. AFA Gallery, Scranton. 5 p.m.; Saturdays-Sundays, 1 to 5 p.m. Recepnoon. This third annual event is a day of communal 570-969-1040 or artistsforart.org. tion: Feb. 6, 5-8 p.m. Landscape paintings by Bill editing to create and improve articles on women. On Gravity: Emily Harris, Tobin Rothlein, and Teitsworth. MacDonald Gallery at Misericordia Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Memorial Library at Brendan Hughes, through March 27, ThursdaysSundays, noon to 5 p.m. Reception: March 4, 6-9 p.m. These installations and sculptures, some using low-tech materials, focus on tension, balance, and the work responding to its environment. AFA Gallery, Scranton. 570-969-1040 or artistsforart.org.

Warren Haynes and The Ashes & Dust Band play Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Thursday, March 3, at 7 p.m.

University of Scranton, Scranton. 570-9416133 or colleen.farry@scranton.edu. Life Drawing Sessions, March 6, 1 to 3:30 p.m., March 20, 1 to 3:30 p.m. All are welcome to participate in these workshops. Circle Center for the Arts (WVAL), Wilkes-Barre. $8-10. 570-288-1020 or wyomingvalleyartleague@gmail.com. Special Drawing Session, March 6, 1 p.m. Wyoming Valley Art League, WilkesBarre. $8 for members, $10 for non-members. 570-288-1020 or wyomingvalleyartleague.org. Life Drawing Group, Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m. Regional artists host this weekly session on the second floor with a nude model. Bring your own supplies; easels provided. AFA Gallery, Scranton. $2-$7. 570-969-1040 or artistsforart.org. Drawing and Design: Art Class, Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m. Jennifer Amazon of Amazon Art Studio hosts this weekly class. Topics to be covered include: elements of art, principles of design, drawing techniques, artist studies, life drawing skills, anatomy and color theory. Art Seen Gallery Co-Op and Cafe, Scranton. $20 (discount available with advance monthly enrollment). 570-497-6457 or AmazonArtStudio.com. Mandala Paint Night, March 13, 7:30 p.m. With artist Ariell Stewart. Supplies included. Each canvas is printed with a mandala outline you can make your own. Bring your own beverage and snacks. Limit 30 participants. Nearme Yoga, Moosic. $36$40. 570-840-3220 or nearmeyoga.com.



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“Fog,” a photograph by Mary Louise Good is on display in an exhibit titled Development running Monday, March 7, through April 18, in the Widmann Gallery at King’s College. The artist will speak about her work during a reception from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, March 18.

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Seasons Ballroom at Mohegan Sun Pocono, Plains Twp. $10 Thursday; $20 Friday and Saturday. 570788-8451 or mohegansunpocono.com. Here We Are in Spain, March 12, 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. With opening act TBD. AFA Gallery, Scranton. $7. 570-604-1874. Tracy Morgan, March 13, midnight. Cove Haven ReCall for Applications, through March 25. Apsort, Lakeville. 877-800-5380 or covepoconoresorts.com. plications for the 2016 Scranton Fringe Festival will Comedy Cabaret: Open Mic, March 13, 6:30 be accepted through March 25. The festival will p.m., March 20, 6:30 p.m. Pocono Cinema and be held in multiple venues in downtown Scranton Cultural Center, East Stroudsburg. $5. 570-421from Sept. 29 through Oct. 2. Visit the website for 3456 or poconocinema.org. details. Those interested in volunteering or financial Comedy Cabaret featuring TBA, March 18, 8 p.m. sponsorship are also encouraged to inquire. The Pocono Cinema and Cultural Center, East StroudsScranton Fringe Festival, Scranton. scrantonfringe.org. burg. 570-421-3456 or poconocommunitytheater.org.



Wisecrackers presents: Dan Wilson, Karith Foster, through March 5, 9 p.m. Scott Bruce emcees this weekend comedy event. Seasons Ballroom at Mohegan Sun Pocono, Plains Twp. $10 Thursday; $20 Friday and Saturday. 570-788-8451 or wisecrackers.biz/mohegansun.html. Comedy Open Mic Night, Tuesdays, 9 p.m. Sign ups start at 8:30 p.m. Hammerjax Bar & Grill, Clifton Township. 570-842-4925 or hammerjaxbarandgrill.com. Wisecrackers presents: Shane Mauss, Eric Tartaglione, March 10 through 12, 9 p.m. Scott Bruce emcees this weekend comedy event.


A Country Line and Partner Dance, March 4, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Jean Price, a local line dancing instructor with over 15 years of experience, will teach a beginner line dance a half hour before the main event. No partner necessary. The Cooperage, Honesdale. $8. 570-253-2020 or thecooperageproject.org. Los Lobos with Ballet Follklorico Mexicano, March 4, 8 p.m. Featuring Los Lobos performing a set of traditional Mexican music, accompanied by Ballet Folklorico Mexicano, followed by a second set filled with the band’s classic hits. The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, Wilkes-Barre. $28$48. 570-826-1100 or kirbycenter.org. Community Contra Dance, March 5, 7 p.m. The Chicory House and the Folklore Society present music by Strings and Wings featuring Todd Clewell on fiddle and claw hammer banjo and Barb Schmid on fiddle, accompanied by Henry Koretzky on guitar with calling by Bob Nicholson. No partner or previous experience is necessary. Those arriving early can join a potluck dinner starting at 6 p.m.; bring a dish to pass. Church of Christ Uniting, Kingston. Pay what you wish. 570-333-4007 or folkloresociety.org. caleNdaR suBmissioNs

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saTurday, March 5 aFa Gallery, Scranton — Skip Monday, Crock Pot Abduction, Family Animals Thursday, March 3 andy Gavin’s, Scranton — Crimson Tears Backyard ale house, Scranton — Acoustic The ariel View Inn, Lake Ariel — Thursday on the Patio Marilyn Kennedy Bar on Oak, Pittston Twp. — The Tones arlo’s Tavern, Union Dale — Open Mic Night Breakers at Mohegan sun Pocono, Plains with Jim Carro and Ron Morgan Twp. — Green River (Creedence Clearwater Revival augustine’s club 17, Old Forge — Alyssa Lazar tribute) Bar Louie at Mohegan sun Pocono, Plains Twp. Elixir Bistro Bar at Mohegan sun Pocono, — LondonForce Plains Twp. — Tom Graham Bartolai Winery, Falls — Iron Cowboy Formosa, Clarks Summit — Ron Leas and Breakers at Mohegan sun Pocono, Plains Twp. Kenny McGraw — Coast 2 Coast Mecca’s Place, Dunmore — Frost cooper’s on the Waterfront, Pittston — Fake Olde Brook Inn, Moscow — Tony V Uncle Jack, Facing the Giants, Great Rock Pair, O’Leary’s Pub, Scranton — Open Jam w/Jerry Facing the Giants (noon-4:30 p.m.) Trapper Elixir Bistro Bar at Mohegan sun Pocono, ruth’s chris steak house, Plains Township — Plains Twp. — Dustin Drevitch Music for Models Trio Evolution Nightclub at The Woodlands, Plains sambuca Grill, Scranton — Paul Ardito Twp. — Dance Party FrIday, March 4 Franklin’s Bar & Grill, Wilkes-Barre — Graces 3 Guys and a Beer’d, Carbondale — Tom Downfall duo The hotel Belvidere, Hawley — Bill and Donna Graham Arnold andy Gavin’s, Scranton — Ron Morgan JJ Bridjes restaurant, Clarks Summit — Sage augustine’s club 17, Old Forge — Greg Palmer McGrath’s Pub and Eatery, Dalton — Ron Backdraft Bar & restaurant, Lake Ariel — Schoonover & Lou Schank Marilyn Kennedy Mecca’s Place, Dunmore — Halfway to Hell Bar Louie at Mohegan sun Pocono, Plains Twp. (AC/DC tribute) — Dustin Drevich Mendicino’s Pizza, Covington Twp. — Tom Breakers at Mohegan sun Pocono, Plains Twp. Rogo — Stealing Neil Mert’s Piano Bar, Scranton — EJ the DJ cooper’s on the Waterfront, Pittston — Last Poor richard’s Pub, Scranton — DJ Honey Do Call The ravenhaus Tavern, Lake Ariel — Tony V Elixir Bistro Bar at Mohegan sun Pocono, river street Jazz cafe, Plains Twp. — Box of Plains Twp. — Kira + Brooke JJ Bridjes restaurant, Clarks Summit — Village Rain (Grateful Dead tribute) ruth’s chris steak house, Plains Township — Idiots Ruth’s Chris Jazz Trio McGrath’s Pub and Eatery, Dalton — Leash sambuca Grill, Scranton — Paul Ardito (Pearl Jam tribute) skytop Lodge, Skytop — Doug Smith Orchestra Mecca’s Place, Dunmore — Deano Noto Tomaino’s Lounge, Archbald — Picture Perfect Mendicino’s Pizza, Covington Twp. — Robbie Walsh and Tony Vergnetti suNday, March 6 Mert’s Piano Bar, Scranton — The Frost arlo’s Tavern, Union Dale — Doug and EamOlde Brook Inn, Moscow — Q-Ball mon Hubert with The Soul Shakers Parker house Tavern, Scranton — The Girlz Bazil, Clarks Summit — John Oclese and Geri Poor richard’s Pub, Scranton — DJ Honey Do Featherby jazz duo The ravenhaus Tavern, Lake Ariel — Flatland Olde Brook Inn, Moscow — Jess Ruckus ridge restaurant at The hotel Belvidere, Hawley — Lennie James river street Jazz cafe, Plains Twp. — Clarence Spady Band ruth’s chris steak house, Plains Township — Ruth’s Chris Jazz Trio sambuca Grill, Scranton — Paul Ardito Tomaino’s Lounge, Archbald — DJ Pat

MONday, March 7 duffy’s coffee house, Clarks Summit — Open Jam Session Mendicino’s Pizza, Covington Twp. — Teddy Young Duo ruth’s chris steak house, Plains Township — Erin McClelland



family Animals (pictured), Crock Pot Abduction and skip Monday play a show at AfA Gallery in scranton on saturday, March 5. sabatini’s Bottleshop & Bar, Exeter — Havira, Driscoll, Mazer & Skursky TuEsday, March 8 ruth’s chris steak house, Plains Township — Erin McClelland WEdNEsday, March 9 Bar on Oak, Pittston Twp. — Country Line Dancing Bottlenecks saloon & Eatery, Wilkes-Barre — Jam with Abstract Peoples and DJ Hersh cooper’s seafood house, Scranton — Jack Bordo and Jim Cullen Executive Lounge at The Woodlands, Plains Twp. — Marty Edwards and Heartbeat Ole Tyme charley’s restaurant & Pub, Plains Twp. — Karaoke O’Leary’s Pub, Scranton — Village Idiots ruth’s chris steak house, Plains Township — Erin McClelland stir Nightclub & Bar, Wilkes-Barre — Karaoke with Tony Piazza

Thursday, March 10 Breakers at Mohegan sun Pocono, Plains Twp. — Little Paradise (Pat Benatar tribute) Formosa, Clarks Summit — Ron Leas and Kenny McGraw ruth’s chris steak house, Plains Township — Music for Models Trio sambuca Grill, Scranton — Paul Ardito The V-spot, Scranton — Facing the Giants FrIday, March 11 Breakers at Mohegan sun Pocono, Plains Twp. — That ‘90s Band Nosh, Dickson City — The Jeffrey James Band, The Wanabees Poor richard’s Pub, Scranton — DJ Honey Do The ravenhaus Tavern, Lake Ariel — DJ Colleen ridge restaurant at The hotel Belvidere, Hawley — Lennie James ruth’s chris steak house, Plains Township — Ruth’s Chris Jazz Trio sambuca Grill, Scranton — Paul Ardito

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1. Adezzo

Places Perceived : recent works in Landscape painting by Sam Kuchwara & Allison Larussa

2. Arts Seen Gallery Co-op & Café

Friday, March 4 • 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.

Irish Spring at Arts Seen, Various Artists

3. ArtWorks Gallery & Studio

Paper Cuts by Joseph Opshinsky

4. Bella Faccias Personalized Chocolates & Gifts, LLC

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Natalie’s Handmade Creations Featuring Crocheted Baby Blankets/Car Blankets/Scarves/Dishcloths by Natalie Crandle

5. Camerawork Gallery / Marquis Art & Frame

From the Mainline, A Contemporary Survey of the Pennsylvania Railroad by Michael Froio

6. Green Ridge Om & Wellness, LLC


The Healing Arts - Creating Connections Between Art & Public Health by Various Artists


7. Library Express

Julian Sparacino Photography




8. Loyalty Barbershop


Asian Fusion Art by Mike Frenchko

9. Note Fragrances

Thingybot 3D Printers Matt Wahlers

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Friday Night Fever- 70’s Night at On&On by Various Artists

11. Terra Preta Restaurant

Scranton in Black and White by Kristen Spronz. Music by DJ Honeyman Lightnin

12. The Keys Beer & Spirits

Through Hardships to the Sanctuary featuring animals from Indraloka Animal Sanctuary by Daring Damsel

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13. The Post Home and Body

The Art of Eating Local by Jess and Meg of Chic Chic Marketplace

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14. Trax Platform Lounge @ The Radisson

Scranton Scenes by Austin Burke Art, Music by Live DJ

Trolley made possible by the Lackawanna County Convention and Visitors Bureau

15. Duffy Accessories

“Cast & Thread” - 7 Fiber Artists showcasing artistic embellishments and hand printed designs by Corrynn Brown, Alicia Kulick, Danielle DiLeone, Courtney Perri, Kellyann Kolanda, Emma Ledden & Kristen Sampson


T Interested in showing your work or being a venue at an upcoming First Friday? Submit your contact information at www.firstfridayscranton.com.

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Pink Floyd laser show set to light up The Sherman

Longest-touring theater show in history comes to Stroudsburg on Saturday


ithin the realms of rock and roll, few bands — if any — have been as visual as Pink Floyd. The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock and Roll describes even the band’s earliest recordings as “unmistakably psychedelic” with “long, loud, suite-like compositions that touched on hard rock, blues, country, folk, electronic and quasi-classical music.” The group was one of the first in rock history to add a slide and light show to its live performances. Its 1973 album, Dark Side of The Moon — which some say synchs perfectly with the Hollywood classic The Wizard of Oz — is one of the most successful albums of all time. And its 1979 album, The Wall, was developed into a full-length motion picture. Thus perhaps it should come as no surprise that “Paramount’s Laser Spectacular: Featuring the Music of Pink Floyd” has been such a success for the past three decades. In fact, the production, which sets the music of Pink Floyd to a dazzling laser show, is now the longest-touring theater show in history. But it almost never happened. In 1986, the show was presented for the first time in San Antonio, Texas. At the time, producer Steve Monistere had been presenting jazz and blues concerts in the region when a local laserist approached him with the idea of producing a Pink Floyd laser show. Monistere, who had never seen a laser show, reluctantly agreed to give it a shot. And though the event sold out, Monistere was underwhelmed.

“I thought it sucked,” said Monistere with a chuckle during a recent interview with electric city. “I really did. I was like, ‘I don’t understand why people would want to see this.’ But, what it was, well … let’s just say that with the person that brought it to my attention, his show was very rudimentary. There was not a whole lot to it. It was just a few lasers. Now you’ve got to remember, this was 1986, so there wasn’t much that lasers could do back then. It really wasn’t that impressive. There wasn’t enough production, in my eyes. But I saw the potential, and what it could be. The idea of doing Floyd music with the lasers worked. I saw it. And so I added a bunch of more lasers to the show, and I added video to the show, so it’s all choreographed and has a story to tell. And we added some rock and roll lighting, and we beefed up the sound-system. “Then, it was a good show.” Soon, Monistere put the show on the road, where it packed houses at theaters across America. In 1991, “Laser Dave” McConkey took over the duties of tour production manager and lead laserist. He has manned the controls at every show for the past 25 years. “He is extremely important to the production,” said Monistere. “Dave is on the phone with the venues making sure any challenges that we may face can be worked out before we get there. He organizes crews and he works with the production mangers at the venues, and as for the show, he’s

been doing it so long that it’s all second nature, as far as getting the show set up and instructing the local stagehands. He does a great job of getting the truck in there and getting it all set up. At 7 o’clock, people are walking in, and you have to be ready.” The first half of show features Dark Side of The Moon in its entirety. The second half features additional Floyd favorites. “Over the years, we’ve said, ‘What can we do differently, other than start it off with ‘Dark Side?’ but that’s what you have to do,” said Monistere. “That’s what people want. It’s Dark Side of The Moon. And you can’t just do a piece of it. It has to be in its entirety. The second half of the show is ‘The Best of Floyd,’ but we change it every year. We’ll add some songs that we haven’t been doing and kind of swap them out and keep it fresh. And with the visuals, we keep adding more and more lasers. The technology, especially with lighting, has really grown. And we’re able to do a lot with the new technology, with the lighting, and computers and the lasers. “It’s mind-blowing at this point.” The show is not only the longest-touring laser show in the country, but it is now also the longest-running theater show in history. Monistere is proud of that. “We started doing this in theaters in 1986,” Monistere said. “That’s 30 years. We do 40, 50, 60 and sometimes more shows a year, and we have

been, consistently, without missing a lick. The closest show that’s toured and played theaters, and has come close to us, was Cats, and they shut down a year or two ago. So now it’s us. It’s a fun tidbit.” Monistere not only attributes the show’s success to the stunning laser show, but also, of course, to the timeless music of Pink Floyd. “The music is visual,” he said. “You can close your eyes, listen to some Floyd music, and in your mind, there’s a story going on. You’re able to visualize it. And in a lot of cases, people interpret it their own way. One person’s interpretation might not be another’s interpretation. So it’s a real personal kind of thing to people. They see the music. And so when you add real life visuals, with lasers and lights and special effects, it kind of confirms, inside everyone’s head, that there is a picture inside of the music.” — alan k. stout

If You Go: What: Paramount’s Laser Spectacular: Featuring the Music of Pink Floyd Where: The Sherman Theater, 524 Main Street, Stroudsburg, When: Saturday, March 5. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets: $15 and $25 Info: (570) 420-2808 On the web: shermantheater.com, pinkfloydlasershow.com

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by Jeff Boam


London Has Fallen Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart In this R-rated actioner, Mike Banning (Butler) discovers a plot to assassinate all of the attending world leaders while in London for the Prime Minister’s funeral. The Plus: The potential. Since breaking out to white-hot success with 2007’s 300, Gerard Butler has amassed a checkered box office history, charting as many hits (P.S. I Love You, The Ugly Truth, Law Abiding Citizen, The Bounty Hunter, How to Train Your Dragon and its sequel) as misses (Gamer, Machine Gun Preacher, Chasing Mavericks, Playing for Keeps). Hell, even when the critics give him a thumbs up (RocknRolla, Coriolanus), the Scottish actor can’t seem to catch a break. Olympus Has Fallen, however, grossed over $161 mission worldwide, which paved the way for this sequel that also stars Eckhart (I, Frankenstein), Morgan Freeman (Lucy), Angela Basset (FX’s American Horror Story), Robert Forster (The Descendents), Melissa Leo (The Equalizer), Radha Mitchell (Silent Hill: Revelation 3D), and Jackie Earle Haley (RoboCop). The Minus: The odds. Not even breaking even with critics (on rottentomatoes.com, it only gets a 48 percent ranking with film reviewers), Olympus Has Fallen’s box office take proved profitable but far from blockbuster status given the flick’s reported $70 million budget. London Has Fallen doesn’t even boast the guiding hand of director Antoine Fuqua, who went on to direct the smash hit The Equalizer instead. Worst of all, the release, which has already been bumped from its original debut date of October 2nd of last year, pits Butler (who is currently starring in Gods of Egypt) against himself at the box office.

Gods of Egypt Gerard Butler, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau H1/2 — Godsmack The gods must be batsh*t crazy to turn out this, an ultra-expensive combination of bad ideas, a worse script and the dubious vision of a once-talented director bent on taking 300 into negative numbers. In this PG-13-rated fantasy adventure, a common thief (Butler) joins a mythical god (Coster-Waldau) on a quest through Egypt to save the world and to rescue his love. Despite a simplistic story and sometimes pedestrian dialogue, Titanic at least painstakingly recreates a historic tragedy. Gods of Egypt, on the other hand, just painfully creates a filmic tragedy. The flick oftentimes looks beautiful but the dialogue and narrative sound and play out like an empty-headed formula that’s been used so many times that it now holds the buoyancy of the Hindenburg postexplosion. Cartoony, cliché-ridden and chock full of stock characters, the movie plays out like a live action staging of the 1980s animated He-Man series with muscle-bound demi-god caricatures battling it out for domination in pompously designed locations. The movie’s own simplistic storytelling and pedestrian phrasing doesn’t make it tragic, however. The fact that it got produced at all to tune of $180 million makes it an outright Greek, er, Egyptian tragedy. Think about it: Years after a sub-standard remake of Clash of the Titans spawned 300 knock-off Immortals, unwanted sequels Wrath of the Titans and 300: Rise of an Empire, and two failed re-imaginings of Hercules, somebody thought that recalibrating this old expensive chestnut to suit Egyptian mythology was a good idea. Against all logic, three production companies spent a reported $140 million to make this flick based on an original script by screenwriters Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, the team behind lackluster supernatural thrillers Dracula Untold and The Last Witch Hunter. The fact that Alex Proyas, the visionary who gave us the stylish gems The Crow and Dark City before turning into a director-for-hire, only makes Gods of Egypt even more tragic. After reportedly spending another $30 million to market it, the movie’s distributor Lionsgate caught flak for the casting, which pits white actors as Egyptians. Honestly, any Middle Eastern actors who didn’t get cast in this turkey got off easy.

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Tina Fey, Margot Robbie In this R-rated comedy based on The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Kim Barker, a journalist (Fey) recounts her wartime coverage in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The Plus: The genre. Time (The Hangover) time (Bridesmaids) and time again (21 Jump Street), adults-only laugh-getters have achieved blockbuster status. Here, Focus helmers Glenn Ficarra and John Requa direct a cast that includes Fey (Sisters), Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street), Martin Freeman (FX’s Fargo), Alfred Molina (Love is Strange) and Billy Bob Thorton (Crisis is Our Brand). The Minus: The material. Everybody loves an R-rated comedy … well, apparently not everybody. In 2015 alone, some such flicks fared excellently (Spy, Trainwreck) while others failed somewhat miserably (Mortdecai, American Ultra).

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Photos by tom bonomo

A benefit to remember the life of Rick Manwiller, a well-known local musician who recently passed away from cancer, took place last weekend at O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton. Mace in Dickson, Dashboard Mary with Schroeder, London Force, Dani-elle and Music City, Flaxy Morgan, Cooky Mann, Scotti Mann, Jigsaw Johnny, Grant Williams and Chris Langan, Tribes and Johnny D and the duo Tiffany and Keith performed. MORE: THE570.COM

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Liquid Motion YOUNG GALAXY — Falsework THE GOOD: Canadian synthpop outfit Young Galaxy releases their fifth. THE BAD: Sometimes the grooves behind the tunes overshadow the songs themselves. Falsework tends to be more about an overall vibe as opposed to individual tracks, some of which aren’t so memorable. THE NITTY GRITTY: Fronted by the confident soulful female vocals of Catherine McCandless, Young Galaxy goes for straight pulsating synthpop (clicking opener “Wear Out the Ground”), funkier throwbacks (the guitar shuffle carrying “Ready to Shine”), or an amalgamation of the two extremes (“Factory Flaws”). The band never feels out of step in any given setting. Even the hypnotic “We’re No Good” works; its vocals floating over a “beatless” backdrop. Falsework’s biggest problem though is that none of the songs truly stand out; the record working better as a whole. Lately, YG albums have also been interchangeable. And while the group isn’t in a creative rut (at least not yet), a slight shake-up in style couldn’t hurt. BUY IT?: Your call.

!!! — As If THE GOOD: California disco punk outfit !!! releases their sixth full-length. THE BAD: Nope. THE NITTY GRITTY: !!! always shows us a good time, whether you’re catching the band’s uproarious energetic live show or just letting their slamming grooves penetrate your skull through the earbuds plugged into that trusty old iPod. As If isn’t all that different from the band’s other records, but it doesn’t need to be. We came to dance and damn it, dance we will! As If is never short on thick multi-layered grooves. The beats remain the focus and always dominate, especially during funk infused tracks like robotic opener “All U Writers” and middle-

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of-the-night banger “All the Way.” But pick any track; each one immediately sends you into the land of wicked moves and steamy sweat. “Freedom! How’s that working for you?” !!! continues to inject their tunes with a wry sense of humor, just a hint of decadence and a “who gives a shit” attitude. And that’s precisely the appeal. BUY IT?: Absolutely. BEAT CONNECTION — Product 3 THE GOOD: Seattle-based electro-pop outfit Beat Connection dodges the sophomore slump on Product 3. THE BAD: Nothing really. THE NITTY GRITTY: The band’s sound is now more expansive and established; the boys adding injections of slick modern soul to their mostly electronic style. Think Passion Pit crossing paths with Jamie Lidell. Sure this stuff is synthetic, but there’s warm and genuine human emotion running through the center core of many of these songs. The guitars are just as important to the equation as the keyboards; the vocals on par with the rhythms. Tracks like “Another Go Round” and “The Effort” are equal parts traditional pop tunes, and pulsating compositions capable of whisking us away. There’s a definite formula here, yet every track is slightly unique. “So Good” is more grounded than the seamless and carefree “Reality TV.” “Air Conditioning” is much more delicate than the grandiose driven “I Hope You Know.” The boys never get stuck in a rut. BUY IT?: I would.

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Mike Evans is a super cool radio guy who doesn’t mess around when it comes to music. Sounds appears weekly in electric city. mevans@timesshamrock.com



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Robert Randolph and the Family Band, March 12 Charlie Musselwhite, March 13 Burning Bridget Cleary, March 17 Glengarry Bhoys, March 19 Eaglemania, March 25 The Aardvarks and the Sofa Kings, March 26 Rusted Root, April 1


The Fillmore Philadelphia 10 E Allen St, Philadelphia Tickets: (215) 625-3681 Bullet for My Valentine with Asking Alexandria, March 2 Slayer, March 3 Troye Sivan, March 4 Coheed and Cambria with Glassjaw, March 5 Leon Bridges, March 6

coheed and cambria rocks the Fillmore Philadelphia on saturday, March 5, with Glassjaw.

concerts F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre Tickets: (570) 826-1100 Los Lobos with Ballet Folklorico Mexicano, March 4 Rhythm in the Night, The Irish Dance Spectacular, March 13 Million Dollar Quartet, March 18 Indigo Girls, March 20 Impractical Jokers, March 26 Straight No Chaser, April 3 Red Green, April 4 Popovich Comedy Pet Theater, April 5 Adam Ferrara, April 9 Brit Floyd, April, 10 Dancing in the Streets, April 13 Ace Frehley, April 15 Materialize! with Drew Thomas, April 16 Jamie Tworkowski, April 18 Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub, Mount Airy Casino Resort Tickets: (877) 682-4791 Teresa Giudice, March 5 Unforgettable Fire, March 12 Beginnings, March 19

Mauch Chunk Opera House, Jim Thorpe Tickets: (570) 325-0249 Jorma Kaukonen, March 4 Kashmir - Zeppelin Tribute, March 5 Jane Lee Hooker, March 11 Tartan Terrors, March 12 An Evening with Savoy Brown, March 18 Cornmeal, March 19 40 Story Radio Tower Bret Alexander, March 20 Reverend Jefferson, March 26 Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Tickets: (800) 745-3000 Barry Manilow, March 13 Blake Shelton, March 18 Gabriel Iglesias, April 22 Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe Tickets: (570) 325-0371 Warren Haynes and the Ashes & Dust Band, March 3 Bruce in the USA, March 5 Pink Floyd Experience, March 11 Lotus Land - American Rush Tribute, March 12 Ryan Pelton, March 19

River Street Jazz Cafe, Plains Tickets: (570) 822-2992 Clarence Spady Band, March 4 Box of Rain, March 5 Viral Sound with Moonbagg, March 11 Jung Bergo and Tony Halchak Band, March 12 Tom Hamilton’s American Babies, March 17 Misericordia University Tickets: (570) 674-6719 The Celtic Tenors, March 22 Scranton Cultural Center, Scranton Tickets: (570) 344 - 1111 Satisfaction: the International Rolling Stones Tribute Show, March 3 Annie, March 4 and 5 Parade Day Party, March 12 Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, March 19

Phil Vassar, March 18 Wobblesauce, March 19 Golden Gate Wingmen, March 24 Juilliard Jazz: Artist Diploma Ensemble, March 25 Oddy, March 26

Electric Factory, Philadelphia Tickets: (215) 627-1332 Excision, March 5 Brian Fallon and the Crowes, March 8 Chris Young, March 12 Dropkick Murphys, March 13 Hoodie Allen, March 19 Megadeth, March 20 Galactic and Soulive, March 24 Vance Joy, March 28

Keswick Theatre, Glenside, Pa. Tickets: (215) 572-7650 The Musical Box, March 4 and 5 Rachelle Ferrell, March 6 Pavilion at Montage Mountain, Scranton Tina Karol, March 11 Ron White, March 12 Tickets: (570) 961-9000 Susquehanna Breakdown, May 20 and 21 The Tenors, March 13 The Temptations & The Four Tops, Dierks Bentley with Randy House and March 18 Cam and Tucker Betheard, June 2 Jesus Christ Superstar, March 24 to 26 Fuzz Fest featuring Weezer and Panic! at the Disco, June 26 Sands Bethlehem Event Center Camp Bisco, July 14 Tickets: (800) 745-3000 Luke Bryan with Little Big Town and Megadeth, March 19 Dustin Lynch, July 21 The Temptations and the Four Tops, Disturbed and Breaking Benjamin with March 25 Alter Bridge & Saint Asonia, July 29 Meat Loaf, March 26 The Peach Music Festival, Aug. 11 Froggy 101’s Froggy Fest, Aug. 21 Sellersville Theater, Sellersville Tickets: (215) 257-5808 Steel Stacks, Bethlehem Selwyn Birchwood and Lil’ Ed and The Tickets: (610) 297-7285 Blues Imperials, March 4 The Nerds, March 4 Jesse Cook, March 5 Beth Hart, March 5 Crash Test Dummies, March 9 Blast Furnace Blues Festival,

Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg Tickets: (570) 420-2808 Eli Young Band, March 3 Above the Mendoza, March 5 Suburban Murder, March 12 Mayday Parade and The Maine, March 17 March 11 to 13

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The Plaza at The Highlands

1 Highlands Drive, Archbald, PA Eynon / Jermyn Road

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Friday 3/4 at 10 pm CLARENCE SPADY BAND

South Main St.

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nesses are very impersonal, if you’re in more of the corporate world. But when you get to the mom-andpop businesses, and people are transferring them, or selling them, those things are very personal. That’s the rewarding side, but sometimes it’s the most challenging side, because people have invested so much of their lives, and their desires and their hopes and their dreams into certain things, and to part with them, or to start a new experience, is always a challenge. And for Eric Mahler is the owner and managing partner us to make sure that they’re well taken care of, and that the Mahler Law Firm, LLC, in Forty Fort. The office their dreams and their hopes transfer the way that they specializes in business, real estate, wills and estates want to is always a challenge. Whether it be a home or and family matters. Mahler, 45, is a native of Lehman business or any of the other items that we deal with Township. He attended Wyoming Seminary in Kingswe’re dealing with people. And when they’re doing their ton for two years and then transferred to Germantown estate planning, and they transfer all of their properties Academy in Philadelphia, where he graduated. He to their kids, or their families, or their charities, and they is also a graduate of North Carolina State University, have to make that decision — to figure out how they where he received a degree in engineering. He attended want it to be done — that’s very personal. Sometimes, law school at Widener University in Harrisburg. He and I find that challenging, but it’s also very rewarding if we his wife, Rose, have two children: Adam, 15, and Emily, can do it in a fashion that meets their expectations. 13. They live in Nuangola. Meet Eric Mahler ...


When did you first realize you wanted to become an attorney? My father was a lawyer. He still is. He’s a partner in the firm. And my mother was a math teacher. And that led me to engineering school, because I was good at math. But even at engineering school, I used to take all of the liberal arts classes. When other people were taking geology, I was taking English and poetry. After I started working in the engineering field, I decided that the thing that I got a kick out was not necessarily solving equation problems, but solving people’s problems. So I decided that going into law would better serve my interest, which was to interact with people directly.

You’ve been a lawyer for 18 years. What do you enjoy about it the most? I get to interact with people and help them with their issues and their problems. And I get a big kick out of that. I’ve told our associates at times, “It’s not always about making money. It’s about doing something you enjoy.” Sometimes, we take on things that maybe we otherwise shouldn’t, just because it helps somebody out. And that’s interesting to me.

What types of cases do you find to be the most challenging? The most challenging cases are the ones that are personal to the people. There’s a difference between business transactions and cases that deal with people and their individual needs and interests. For example, if we’re doing real estate, that’s a difficult process for people, even though we do it every day. Walking people through the process is sometimes challenging, because you’re trying to teach them and educate them as to how the process works. It’s the same thing when we’re dealing with businesses. Some busi-

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In addition to you and your father, you have four employees, some of whom have been with you for more than 14 years. And it seems that you like to give them all a lot of credit for your firm’s success. Do you have a close-knit office? It’s important to have people that work well together and work hard. And it’s interesting, because they’re ones that deal with people on a daily basis, and they’re the ones that make you shine in what you do and how you go about doing it. Without that good support staff, and without those good people working around you, you’re not able to go out there and help the people that you want to help, and help them achieve their goals and their dreams. And when you’re in a small office, you get that family element. You get that back-andforth between everyone. And that’s kind of fun. What do you enjoy doing in your free time? I like to swim. I like to read. I like to ski. And I like to golf. Those are my hobbies. I also get a real kick out of coaching. I like helping kids learn how to do activities, so I’ve been a volunteer swimming coach at the Wilkes-Barre YMCA for 10 years. I’ve also helped coach soccer. But swimming is what I grew up doing, so that’s how I spend a lot of my free time. You’re also on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Bridge. How did that become your charity of choice? Working with youth and children and helping those causes is big for me. And I think it’s a wonderful organization. It helps children become mentored. My kids have also gotten involved with it. They’ve come out and bowled at “Bowl For Kids’ Sake” for the past four or five years. I’m also on the Salvation Army board. We like to be service-minded.

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Favorite music? I like both country and rock. I probably listen to more country than rock now, because of all of the crossover. Growing up, I really liked the Allman Brothers Band and southern rock. That’s where my roots are. I also used to listen to The Eagles a lot. And I like Jimmy Buffett and Bob Marley.

Favorite things about NEPA? I enjoy the four seasons. I like that you can be outdoors for winter sports and summer sports. The different lakes, the hiking trails and the vistas — I think that’s what’s special and unique about our area. You can have the nice weather down south, where I love to go to, but when winter comes around and you can get out and walk on a frozen lake, or ski down a snow-covered mountain, and you’re outside with family and friends — that’s a fun part of the year. And in the fall, when you’re outside and you’re around a fire — I really enjoy that.


Favorite quote or catchphrase? “Do. Or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda. We use that a lot with swimming. All-time favorite movie? It used to be Blade Runner. It’d watch that all the time, whenever it came on. I was also a big Monty Python fan. And I like Salt. It’s with Angelina Jolie, and it’s kind of like Mr. & Mrs. Smith. I like that genre. I also like all of the John Hughes ’80s movies. Biggest pet peeve? When people have the talent to do something and don’t do it. That’s probably why I like coaching. I wouldn’t call it a peeve, but it’s something that when you see it, you want to help it. You want to help people get out of themselves more than what they’re attempting to get out of themselves.


Is there anything about you that might surprise even your friends? I once got to swim with a penguin in the Galapagos Islands. It’s basically the only place north of the Antarctic region where you can go and find a penguin. It was kind of cool. Defining personal moment? Besides meeting my wife and the birth of our children, it was probably when I went to Germantown Academy. I left my family when I was a junior in high school and went and lived with a host family, and that was tough to do when you were 15 or 16. You’re going, and you don’t really know anybody, but you’re taking that leap to go and do what you want to do. I did that for swimming, because I enjoyed it. And that kind of teaches you to grow up a little bit. It taught me a lot about being able to just keep moving. You make a choice to leave something that’s comfortable for something that, at the time, gives you anxiety, and you’re scared. But that’s always kind of been the way I like to live — just taking the leap and doing it.

Alan K. Stout

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REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of professional nursing, health education and first aid. Knowledge of physical illness and behavior disorders of children and of their social implications. Knowledge of apply nursing techniques, ability to engage with children and to gain their cooperation. Ability to maintain accurate records and reports and to express ideas effectively both oral and in writing. Ability to engage parents to becoming advocates for their families healthcare needs. Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with individuals and groups having diverse backgrounds and interests. Computer skills. EXPERIENCE Graduation from an approved school of nursing. Possession of a current certificate as a registered nurse by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nurse Examiners, or certification in the State of Pennsylvania as a Licensed Practical Nurse and five years of experience in a school setting. RESUMES NEED TO BE RECEIVED BY 3/4/2016 TO SLHDA, INC. 321 SPRUCE STREET 1ST FLOOR, SCRANTON, PA 18503 OR EMAIL TO CDAVIS@SLHDA.ORG


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Seeking: CUSTOMER MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST The Scranton-Lackawanna Human Development Agency (SLHDA), Inc. is seeking a qualified person to serve in the capacity of a Customer Management Specialist. The position reports to the Youth Operations Manager and involves providing direct support to individuals seeking employment/re-employment opportunities as well as interaction with the local business community. The targeted population are Youth ages 16-24 with barriers to serve. Duties are complex in nature and require multi-tasking skills, extensive usage of computer programs (Word, Excel, Power Point, Publisher) and on-line navigation. Candidates must possess excellent oral and written communication skills, conduct group workshops, and be able to work in a large, one-stop employment service environment. Applicants must have the capability to read and interpret Federal and State legislation, policies, and regulations and apply to case studies; project a professional persona and attitude toward the general public; motivate job seekers to action; and carry a large, fluctuating caseload of clients. A Bachelors degree in Social Science or a related field is required with three years of experience in case management, customer service, or education, or an equivalent combination of education, experience or training. This is a full-time position of 35 hours per week (8:30 AM-4:30 PM Monday through Friday) with benefits (health employee pays 20% of costs; vacation; sick, pension; holidays). Interested applicants should apply by close of business on March 9, 2016 by submitting a cover letter and resume to: Scranton-Lackawanna Human Development Agency, Inc. 321 Spruce St, 1st Floor Scranton, PA 18503 Attn: Ms. Cindy Davis, Human Resources Director Or email to: cdavis@slhda.org SLHDA, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer



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Affordable Senior Housing Provided by Catholic Social Services, Diocese of Scranton 2519 Tingley Lake Road 85 Acres For Sale. 3 Miles off I81. Open Fields/Woods, Great Playground, Great for Hunting. Large Pavilion, 20'x40' heated building & 48'x60' building. Extra large door and plumbed for Radiant floor heat. $549,900 Jeff 717-226-3535 or 570-434-4177


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“Applicants must be 62 or over & be income qualified” 1 & 2 bedroom units available. Amenities: Elevator, parking lot, individually controlled heat & air conditioning. Rent includes Heat, Water, Sewer & Trash Removal

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Available 3/12. 1 bedroom, 1 bath, 2nd floor apartment. Security deposit. $560/month includes heat, sewer, garbage & water. No pets, non smoking. 201-788-1688. SCRANTON GREEN RIDGE - 2 bedroom - $625. Some appliances. 1St, last month security. Available immediately. Call 570-851-9947. SCRANTON – Very adorable, 1 bedroom 2nd floor apartment. Completely remodeled. Cute kitchen, large parlor, bedroom to fit 2 twin beds, spacious dining room. 1 bath with old fashioned tub with shower availability. Great deal of closet room! Heat and water included. $600/month. 570-586-9367 or 570-885-6721 newly renovated, appliances included, $500/month + utilities, non smoking, no pets. Call 570-499-7784.

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all take and take. In your current relationship, remind yourself to credit your girlfriend for who she is — which you do by observing pSYCHoLogICaLLY Sound StraIgHt taLk from SYndICated CoLumnISt amY aLkon her actions and attitude — instead of fearing who she might be. You should also make sure you’re holding up your part of describes love or friendship) rather than the “exchange” See Ya Later, CaLCuLator the giving. But give for the right reason: to make her happy I’m in a new relationship with the sweetest, most gener- model (the merchant-customer relationship). The main dif— and not because you can’t bear to hear another woman ference between these relationship types is in the motivations ous girl, but I’m hesitant to let her do nice stuff for me. In yelling, “Owe, owe, owe!” during sex. for giving and the expectations in the wake of it. You give to my previous relationship, every single nice thing my ex did somebody you love — like by giving your honey a massage was held against me later. I can hear her now: “Remember How I Learned to Stop worrYIng and Love tHe CaLm — to make her feel good; you don’t wipe the lotion off your that time I brought you food at work? All the way across I used to have a terrible temper. My girlfriend never hands and then hand her a bill for $80. town?” Eventually, I’d wince anytime she did anything for experienced it, because I did major therapy before meeting Love relationships are often not entirely 50/50, and the me. However, my new girlfriend seems so happy to make her. Now, when I get upset, I step back, consider whether my payback from a romantic partner often comes in different me food or run an errand for me. Still, I feel uneasy. I keep beef is legit, and then think about how I can present it calmly. ways and at a later date, and that’s okay. In an exchange waiting for her to turn into my ex and present me with a list My girlfriend, who gets frustrated that I can’t always discuss relationship, however, people give to get. There’s careful of what I owe her. things immediately, says I “bottle up” my feelings. accounting and speedy invoicing. When the mechanic fixes — Bad History — Formerly Volcanic your bum tire, immediately after doing the work, he expects

Aww, a relationship with an accounts receivable department. Your ex’s human abacus approach — running a relationship on the “Hey, what’s in it for me?” model — doesn’t bode well for happily ever after, and not just because it makes it hard to tell your girlfriend apart from one of those aggressive strangers who call at dinner time, threatening to repo your car. Social psychologist Margaret S. Clark explains that partners are more loving and generous toward each other when a relationship runs on the “communal” model (which


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equivalent compensation — in cold, hard cash (or plastic). You can’t just kiss him on the cheek, chirp, “Thanks, cookieface!” and be on your way. Looking back at your relationship with your ex, ask yourself something: Why did she view popping over with a cooler at lunchtime — probably containing sandwiches and a Snapple — like she’d brought you her left kidney? Maybe she’s bean countery in all of her relationships. Or … maybe this reflects Clark’s finding that people in relationships switch to an “exchange norm” when they notice that their partner is

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Rarely do you hear someone say, “So, I ran the issue by my therapist, made a list of pros and cons, meditated on it … and then went out and put a bat through the guy’s windshield.” Admirably, instead of continuing to lose your temper, you got it a little red leather collar, and now you just walk it out of the room on a matching red leash. This doesn’t mean you “bottle up” your feelings. You’re simply giving reason first crack at your problems — which doesn’t exactly come natu-

rally. Psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky explain that we have two thinking systems: a fast-responding emotional system and a slower rational system. Your rational system does come around eventually — typically, just in time to grab a broom and dustpan to sweep up the pieces of the job or relationship that your trigger-happy emotional system just exploded. Because relationships are happier when those in them feel understood and appreciated, it seems you need to give your girlfriend the details on where you were and how far you’ve come. (Whaddya know, you didn’t spend those courtmandated anger management sessions with headphones on listening to Metallica.) Explaining this to her should help her understand that when you’re mulling things over, she isn’t waiting; she’s benefiting. Maybe you’ll get speedier at the reasoning process in time, but rushing you out of your cool-out corner is a bit like saying, “Hey, let’s make conflict resolution more like drunk dialing!”

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Psycho suDoku FooD suDoku


Solve this as you would a regular sudoku, but using the given letters instead of numbers. When you are finished, one of the rows or columns, reading forward or backward, will spell out a certain food.

“All DAy”— not just the three-letter AbbreviAtion.

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Across 1 Humor, casually 6 Build ___ (bird’s job) 11 Tree stuff 14 Sans-serif Windows typeface 15 Wild card 16 Prepare to feather 17 Ernest or Julio of winemaking 18 Stadium 19 Undivided 20 Workweek closers that are a hit with everyone? 23 Green beginning 24 Some journalism 25 Concert souvenir 28 Just fine 30 Opportunity, in metaphor 31 Particle from a weekend coffee server? 36 Conservatory focus 37 Snooze 38 Shoot the breeze 40 Jennings sends packages when there’s no mail service? 45 One of five lakes 46 Wouldn’t stand for it? 47 Mighty tree 48 ___-Lytton Fiction Contest (competition to write terrible prose) 51 ___ Vegans (some Nevada

residents) 53 Door opener that only works when the weekend’s over? 59 Ashcroft and Holder, for short 60 Cedars-___ Medical Center 61 “Hand over the money!” 63 “Chi-Raq” director 64 Say “prob’ly,” for instance 65 Wombs 66 Drug for Hunter S. Thompson 67 Coup ___ 68 Labwork Down 1 Fall behind 2 Part of UAE 3 Organizer 4 Not genuine 5 Hobbyist’s racer 6 Not quite shut 7 Seaweed, or a phrase of denial 8 ___ out a living 9 Elizabeth Warren, e.g. 10 Martin killed in 2012 11 Rock 12 Root beer brand 13 Weightlifting exercise 21 Word after fast or (more recently) slow 22 Fortify 25 Bag-screening gp. 26 Dumbo’s claim to fame 27 Part of Caesar’s last question

29 West of award show antics 30 Tricks 32 ___ & World Report (defunct print magazine) 33 Himalayan beast 34 Where Buckeyes hail from 35 “Sideways” valley 39 Vowelless reproach 41 Decent, so to speak 42 Unit for a frequent flier 43 “The Lion King” role 44 Remain in place 48 Hoops 49 Pushes 50 Exposed to light 52 Take to the rink 54 “I’ll get right ___!” 55 Nothin’ 56 Nonfiction bestseller topic, often 57 “___ Wide Shut” 58 Nomad’s tent 62 Greek letters

lAst week’s solution

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