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FRIDAY, SEPT. 20, 2013

For a review of “Prisoners,” see Page 3

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Mrs. T’s Community Day, Shenandoah

County native performs See Page 2

Lucas, left, and Rob Hartranft, Tamaqua

From left, Donna Baker, Joe Swirsky and Therese Rakus, all from Shenandoah For more photos from the event, see Page 4

Coming home

Minersville native, renowned pianist kicks off Trinity Episcopal Church concert series BY ERIC PEDDIGREE COPY EDITOR


Schuylkill County native is returning home to open Trinity Episcopal Church’s concert series and pay tribute to his early music roots. “It’s going to seem surreal to be back in Pottsville performing this solo recital,” Ron Stabinsky said. “In the mid to late 1980s, I did a similar type of program here every year. It’s hard to believe that it has now been 25 years since the last one.” Stabinsky, a renowned pianist and Minersville native, will open the 2013-14 concert series at 4 p.m. Sunday at the church, 200 S. Second St., Pottsville. There is no admission for the concert but freewill donations will be accepted. A reception will be held at the church after the recital. The church is handicap accessible. Cora Gamelin-Osenbach, director of music at the church, said having a musician with a local connection perform for the series is both exciting and special. “It is very important for people to realize that type of talent can come from this county,” she said. The program will include works from Bach, Mozart and Chopin, as well as a piece from Pottsville composer Paul Miller. “I’m excited to have an opportunity to perform Dr. Paul W. Miller’s ‘Suite for Piano’ right here in his hometown,” Stabinsky said. “When I was asked to appear for 2

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What: Trinity Episcopal Church concert series featuring Ron Stabinsky When: 4 p.m. Sunday Where: Trinity Episcopal Church, 200 S. Second St., Pottsville Cost: Free For more information, visit www. this series, I knew immediately that I would want to perform this work. He is one of the great musical resources of the area and working with him on this music is something I’ve been wanting to do for many years now.” The recital holds even more meaning for Stabinsky as he will get the chance to perform in front of the person who began his music career. “This is also a great chance to do a program of classical solo repertoire just a few miles from where my grandfather lives. He was the person who showed me my first notes on the keyboard and taught me how to read music 35 years ago,” Stabinsky said. “Because he doesn’t travel anymore and I only rarely perform this type of recital at this point in my career, it has been 18 years since he has heard me in this type of musical setting. I actually never thought it would happen again, so I hope he will be able to attend.” The church concert series is in its seventh year. While other similar events are struggling, GamelinOsenbach said Trinity’s series continues to attract an audience.



Ron Stabinsky, Minersville native, will perform a free piano recital at 4 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Episcopal Church, Pottsville. The concert is part of the church’s annual concert series. “We feel very glad, blessed that we can continue with the series,” she said. Stabinsky said the series is a tribute to the work of GamelinOsenbach and the church staff. “I’m very happy that Trinity Episcopal Church has been presenting this ongoing concert series


and I hope to see it continue to grow. My thanks and appreciation go to Cora Gamelin-Osenbach and everyone else who works so hard and contributes to ensure its success,” Stabinsky said. The Trinity concert series consists of five shows held on Sundays throughout the fall and spring.

This year’s lineup includes: Messiah College Faculty Brass Quintet, Nov. 24; Advent Lessons and Carols, Dec. 8; organist Stephen Williams, March 30, 2014; and Copeland String Quartet, May 18, 2014. For more information on the concert series, visit

‘Prisoners’ engrossing “Prisoners” is a mystery told with such skill that just when you think you’ve figured it out, it finds new blind alleys for us to visit. Well-cast and wonderfully acted, it’s a child kidnapping thriller with sorrow, intrigue, psychology and just enough urgency to suck us in. Then it almost outsmarts itself with a draggy, “let’s explain it all” third act that undercuts the big theme it wants us to ponder. The grey skies of a Pennsylvania winter set the tone. The Dovers and the Birches are friends and neighbors. Remodeling contractor Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) is man’s man, something of a survivalist, teaching his son Ralph to hunt and “be ready” in case things get hairy and society starts to break down. With his wife, Grace (Maria Bello), he’s raising a teen (Dylan Minnette) and a tyke, Anna (Erin Gerasimovich), in their middle-class subdivison. The Birches (Viola Davis, Terrence Howard) have the Dovers over for Thanksgiving, so that tiny Joy (Kyla Drew Simmons) can play with her best pal, Anna. The teens, Ralph and Eliza Birch (Zoe Borde), are in charge of the little girls, who are young and trusting and prone to not see the risks in playing on that strange, ratty old RV parked down the street. The girls disappear, and as their mothers stumble into shock and the men, especially Keller, hurl themselves into a frantic search, a loner police detective (Jake Gyllenhaal) takes charge of the case. They nab a suspect, and it’s easy to mark Alex Jones (Paul Dano) as the perpetrator. Creepy, uncommunicative, a veritable thick-glasses cliche of a pervert. Keller, a paragon of moral certitude,

MOVIE REVIEWS is sure of it. And when the cops can’t make a case, he takes matters into his own hands. That’s when “Prisoners” turns truly disturbing, grisly and morally ambiguous. Here is “enhanced interrogation” laid bare, showing both its cost to the victims of it and those who carry it out. Canadian filmmaker Denis Villeneuve (“Incendies”) and screenwriter Aaron Guzikowski (“Contraband”) give each major character moments of pain, grief and rage. Grace cracks up. Nancy (Davis), a veterinarian, shuts down. Franklin (Howard) feels helpless and Keller just lashes out. Despite the occasional chase or chilling moment during surveillance, “Prisoners” loses urgency as it drags on. The dread and weight of “The Lovely Bones” and “The Vanishing” hang over it, augmented by chilly scenes of winter. But Villeneuve loses himself in that and his “they’re all prisoners” thread in a third act that goes on far too long and explains far too much. “Prisoners” is never less than engrossing. It’ll keep you guessing. It’s just too bad that the last 30 minutes make us feel like the prisoners here. “Prisoners,” a A Warner Brothers release, is rated R for disturbing violent content including torture, and language throughout. Running time: 150 minutes. ★★★

“Battle of the Year” Dance battle movies — “Step Up” and its ilk — have become the musicals of their generation. They may be formulaic in the extreme, generic in their romances and be peopled by character “types.”

But they’re athletic extravaganzas celebrating great skill and the art of B-Boys and BGirls. They may wear the veneer of “street” and “edgy,” but parents appreciate how harmless they are. “Battle of the Year” touches on that, how the rest of the world has embraced B-Boy culture, but how they’re no longer perceived as cutting edge or “cool” in the United States. That worries the Sean Combs-like impresario, Dante (Laz Alonso). “How long before hip-hop isn’t cool?” He’s got to protect his music, dance and fashion

empire by putting American B-Boys back on top. He hires an old dance buddy, W.B. (for “Wonder Bread”), now a grieving, alcoholic ex-basketball coach (Josh Holloway of “Lost”). W.B. has to get himself up to speed on the current state of dance, then recruit and coach a “dream team” of the best of America’s best to take on the rest of the world, which has passed America by and long dominated the annual B-Boy Olympics known as “BOTY,” the Battle of the Year. That team consists of assorted arrogant, chip-ontheir-shoulder show-offs, because that’s what it takes to succeed at this. Actual star

dancers such as Do Knock and Flipz are mixed in with others, including singer Chris Brown. The director of the definitive documentary on the worldwide phenomenon, “Planet B-Boy,” co-wrote and directed this, and immodestly has characters watch that film and sing its praises. Very B-Boy of him. Holloway cannot even hint at a real dance past, so the movie fakes that by having his coach run his guys through drills (in split-screen sequences). Peck, once of TV’s “Drake & Josh,” onetime star of “The Wackness,” has a small supporting role but is given

top billing. In this case, that means his every scene includes overly made-up and coiffed close-ups, all teen magazine posters in the making. It’s laughable. But tabloid darling Brown more than holds his own with this crew, apparently not even needing a dance double. The dance scenes —especially those involving teams from Germany, France and Korea — take the B-Boy moves to the next level, blending gymnastics and dance in some pretty spectacular ways. “Battle of the Year,” a Screen Gems release, is rated PG-13 for language and some rude behavior. Running time 101 minutes. ★★

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‘L’ bet cuts house edge by 50% Dear Mark: When I play roulette, I take your recommendation and search for a European wheel with the single 0. Single 0 games are rare. While chatting over some different wagers with me on my last casino visit, the dealer mentioned a bet in roulette that begins with the letter “L.” Do you know what wager he was talking about? Bruce S. The difference between American and European roulette seems subtle. The American wheel has two green zeros (0 and 00) while the European wheel has one (0). I have always been surprised, Bruce, at how few players realize that on a single zero game, the casino

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except for some of the higher-end joints on the Las Vegas Strip, most casinos in the U.S. do not offer the “la partage” or “en prison” rules on their roulette tables.

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en prison, but instead of keeping your even money bets in place when a zero is called, you instantly lose half your wager instead of all of it. This reduces the house edge on these wagers, like en prison, to 1.35 percent for single zero wheels and 2.63 percent for double zero wheels. Atlantic City casinos offer a surrender rule that when you make an even-money bet (red/black, odd/even, 1-18/936) you lose only half your wager if the roulette ball lands on 0 or 00. By your being able to salvage half of your wager, the casino’s edge is reduced to 2.63 percent versus 5.26 percent on the even-money outside bets. Unfortunately, Bruce,

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Dunkin’ Donuts on Route 61, turn into Auto Liquidators lot. Donations needed. Call 267334-4220. SADDLE UP FOR ST. JUDE AT OPEN GATE RANCH — 10 to 11 a.m., Open Gate Ranch, 88 Arrow Road, New Ringgold. Cost $20 for trail ride to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. TASTE OF THE SEASON FOOD — Noon to 5 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 101 N. Greenwood St., Tamaqua. Homemade bleenies, soup, pierogies, apple dumplings, tarts and fritters for sale. Takeouts available. TOWNWIDE YARD SALE — 7 a.m., Middleport. WING NIGHT — 5 to 10 p.m., Ryan Township Fire Company, Barnesville. Cost $8 a dozen. Eat in or take out. Local delivery available. Proceeds benefit Washington Hook & Ladder Company, Mahanoy City. For large orders, call 570467-2416 in advance. WINGS AND THINGS NIGHT — 5 to 8 p.m., West End Hose Company, 1219 W. Market Street, Pottsville. Eat in or take out. Call 570-6225770. FREE CLOTHING CLOSET — 10 a.m. to noon, Bethany

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PRAYER BREAKFAST — 8 a.m., Country Squire restaurant, Route 61, Schuylkill Haven. Sponsored by Covenant United Methodist Church. Group meets third Saturday of each month. USED BOOK SALE — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pottsville Free Public Library, 215 W. Market St., Pottsville. New supply of romance paperbacks, six for $1. Sponsored by Friends Group.

SUNDAY BINGO — Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council 618, 2 p.m., doors open at noon, St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church Hall, Oak and Main streets, Shenandoah. Food and refreshments available. Call 570-617-2000 or 570-590-1188. COAL CRACKERS POLKA DANCE — 2 to 6 p.m., Pine View Acres, Pottsville. Music by Swing Masters. Call Joe at 570-622-3321, John at 570455-7676 or Ann at 570462-9355.

CONCERT — Andulhea Community Chorus, 2 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, Hamburg. Tickets $5 in advance or $7 at the door. Children 12 and under and active military personnel free. For tickets, call 610-488-7791. FALL VENDOR & CRAFT SHOW — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Coaldale Ambulance Hall, Route 209, Coaldale. Benefits Carbon/Tamaqua Unit American Cancer Society. Food and baked goods available. Interested vendors and crafters or for more information, call 570-645-4228. Sponsored by committee. 50TH ANNIVERSARY

HOMECOMING CELEBRATION — Ashland Church of Christ in Christian Union, 952 Deep Creek Road, Ashland, village of Mabel. Morning service 10 a.m., followed by fellowship dinner; afternoon service, 2:30 p.m. KIDS NITE — 6 p.m., Covenant United Methodist Church, 215 E. Main St., Schuylkill Haven. Free. Open to children age 6-12. PENNY AUCTION — 2 p.m., Zion’s Reformed United Church of Christ, 2400 Centre St., Ashland. Cost $2 plus new, unwrapped gift to be used at the auction. Please see CALENDAR, Page 8

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Evangelical Congregational Church, 13th and Market streets, Ashland. Namebrand clothes and coats for all sizes and ages. Call 570875-3000. FREE CLOTHING AND FREE MEAL — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. third Saturday of every month, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 1931 E. Wiconisco St., Reinerton. Call Dale Oxenrider at 570-617-1530 or 717-647-4855. FREE KITCHEN KETTLE MEAL — 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. third Saturday of every month, Restoration Fellowship Church, 201 W. Oak St., Shenandoah. All are welcome. MEETING — Black Diamond Writers’ Network, 10 a.m. to noon third Saturday of each month, Tamaqua Public Library, 30 S. Railroad St., Tamaqua. Call Kathy at 570645-3059. OPEN HOUSE — Tremont Area Historical Society, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., borough building, 19 N. Pine St., second floor, Tremont. Society open third Saturday of each month.

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POW-MIA CANDLELIGHT VIGIL — 7 p.m., Schuylkill County Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Route 61, Schuylkill Haven. Conducted by Veterans of the Vietnam War. ROAST PORK DINNER — 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Roman Catholic Church hall, Mahanoy City. Cost $8.50. Tickets available at parish office. THEME BASKET CHINESE AUCTION — Noon to 3 p.m., doors open at noon, auction begins at 2 p.m., Tremont Firehouse, Middle Creek Road, Tremont. Benefits St. John’s Lutheran Church. TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH CONCERT SERIES — Presented by Schuylkill County native Ronald Stabinsky, pianist, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 200 S. Second St., Pottsville. Free. Handicapped accessible. Call church at 570-6228720, email trinitypottsville@, or visit

‘Sleepy Hollow’ tries for more than horror BY RICH HELDENFELS AKRON BEACON JOURNAL

There’s an increasingly literary side to Fox’s scary shows. “The Following,” for one, made much of a connection to Edgar Allan Poe. Now comes “Sleepy Hollow,” inspired by the Washington Irving story — although, like “The Following,” with its own direction to take. Of course, Irving’s story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” has been fodder for fear for many years, not only on the page but in a Disney cartoon and in a 1999 movie starring Johnny Depp, though what scares audiences is open to interpretation; one critic said the Depp movie included plenty of beheadings but was “anything but scary.” But there’s no doubt that the Fox series wants to


Nicole Beharie, left, and Tom Mison star in the new Fox series “Sleepy Hollow,” airing at 9 p.m. Mondays. make its viewers verrrrry uncomfortable. In this retelling, Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) has been asleep for centuries, only to awake in 2013 — just as his

old foe the Headless Horseman is also on the loose again. Crane wants to stop the Horseman, but to do so, he has to convince people that the threat is real and get

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That said, there is also plenty of killing in the premiere, and mild surprises about who is good and bad, as the show firmly embraces the current TV-series policy that just about anyone can be killed or evil at any time. I can’t absolutely endorse it. “The Following” started off as effectively unnerving only to become progressively sillier. And “Sleepy Hollow” barely acknowledges that its main character’s mindset is firmly in the 18th century —although this show is nowhere near as ridiculously anachronistic as the CW’s upcoming “Reign.” Still, “Sleepy Hollow” has some spooky fun in the premiere — and I know one viewer who, though no fan of horror, is eager to see more of this show.


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their help; one important ally is a local police officer, Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie). Even then, it soon becomes clear that the Horseman is not a solo menace; as Fox has said, this is “the first of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and only one of the many formidable foes that Ichabod must face to protect not only Sleepy Hollow, but the world.” In other words, this is a series that wants to run a long time. And, also like “The Following,” it knows that the bloodshed may bring in the horror audience, but that’s not enough to keep a show on the air. There has to be a larger story, even a mythology, that will have viewers asking questions about more than who is getting killed when.

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