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staff John Popko

General Manager • 570.831.7349 jpopko@theweekender.com

What is the best worst movie you’ve ever seen?

Rich Howells

“’The Gingerdead Man’ with Gary Busey.”

Editor • 570.831.7322 rhowells@theweekender.com “Ed Wood films are my favorite bad movies, and while ‘Plan 9’ is a classic, I may have to go with ‘Glen or Glenda’ - Bela Lugosi just kills it.”

Amanda Dittmar

Kieran Inglis

Graphic Designer • 570.970.7401 adittmar@theweekender.com

“’Grandma’s Boy.’”

Mike Golubiewski

Production Editor • 570.829.7209 mgolubiewski@theweekender.com

“’Change of Habit’ starring Elvis Presley and Mary Tyler Moore.”

Letter from the editor

Sara Pokorny

Staff Writer • 570.829.7132 spokorny@theweekender.com “’Showgirls.’ Maybe it’s because I really liked Jessie Spano, but I can never not watch it when it’s on.”

Paul Shaw

Media Consultant • 570.831.7321 kinglis@theweekender.com

Digital Specialist • 570.829.7204 pshaw@theweekender.com

“Any Jason Statham movie.”

“’Death Race 2000.’ The original, not the remake... actually, the remake, too.”

Tell @wkdr the best worst movie you’ve ever seen.

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It doesn’t take much to excite me. Hand me a comic book or put me in front of a good band and I’m golden. This past week, though, all it took was a press release. Last Thursday, I received a release from the Scranton Cultural Center stating that Joel Hodgson, creator of “Mystery Science Theater 3000,” was coming to my hometown. I was ready to drive to Philadelphia for his new one-man show (and, of course, gloat about it in my column), so knowing that I could just walk up to meet him made my week. Then it dawned on me that I could actually interview him and I just about lost it. General Manager John Popko just laughed as I freaked out while dialing his number. Within hours of that eager thought, I was chatting with the

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guy who invented movie riffing and drinks coffee with Jerry Seinfeld. He was as friendly and funny as I expected, but those who aren’t familiar with the show (and shame on you if you aren’t) may be wondering what the fuss is all about. Well, for me, it’s not just about giving B-movies the critical lashing they deserve. It’s about taking an awful experience, like paying to see a bad movie, and turning it into a positive and memorable one. We have fun here, of course, but when you’re in the public eye like journalists are, you often face a lot of negativity, a lot of people eager to knock you down. To them, I say go ahead and try. I learned from the best how to laugh and take the worst of it in stride.

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The crowd rocks out as the band Airbourne performs on the Jager Stage as part of the Mayhem Festival at the Toyota Pavilion on Montage Mountain in 2010, a tour that will make another stop in the area this summer. (Photo by Aimee Dilger/Times Leader) TOTAL MAYHEM The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival will return to Scranton come July 19 at the Toyota Pavilion. This is the first year in the history of the festival that it will be moving to four stages: The Rockstar Energy Drink main stage, the Jagermeister Festival Stage, the Musician’s Institute Festival Stage and the Sumerian/ Headbang for The Highway Stage. The line-up will be revealed on March 18. Tickets will be going on sale starting March 22 and March 23.

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A CLASSIC REWORKED The Vintage Theater (326 Spruce St., Scranton) will bring a literary classic to the stage in May. Due to the positive response of the staged reading production of Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” in Nov. 2009 and in honor of the book’s 200th anniversary, The Vintage will stage a full production based on the novel. This won’t be the typical production however, as The Vintage

will put a twist on the tale, moving the time and place of the work to early 1960s New England. This will be done in order to make the piece more accessible, as well as showcase the similarities of the times periods’ social structures. The play will take place in the second floor of the Jermyn Hotel Building (former Electric Theatre Company space) from May 10 through the 18. Open auditions will be held in the near future. CALLING ALL DANCERS The Lady Miners, dance team of local football team the NEPA Miners, are holding team auditions. The auditions will take place Feb. 3 at Core Fitness and Rehab (1003 N. Keyser Ave., Scranton). Noon will serve as the walk-up registration/warm-up time with dance routine instruction beginning promptly at 12:30 p.m. All participants must be 18 years of age to apply with a valid ID. They must also arrive in full hair and makeup and be outfitted in a tank top, crop top, or sports bra, black pants or shorts, and athletic shoes/sneakers. All applicants must also bring in a recent headshot as well as the $25 registration fee. For additional information, contact LadyMiners@LynseyNoelPhotography.com.

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VOODOO LOVIN’ Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Arena Bar and Grill (380 Coal St., Wilkes-Barre) has announced it will host a Voodoo Valentine’s Beer Dinner on Feb. 10 at 1 p.m. The dinner will pair five Creole courses with tastebud-tingling beers. Courses include the likes of Cajun andouie sausage stuffed shrimp with wonton ribbons, alligator gumbo, filet mignon with a crawfish ettouffee, and bourbon stout pecan tart and beer-infused whipped cream. It costs $69 a person and reservations are required, as space is limited. To reserve a seat, call 570.970.8829.

cations at Misericordia University is offering a special screening of its recently completed documentary “Vote” today at 6 p.m. in the McGowan Room of the Mary Kintz Bevevino Library. Dr. Melissa Sgroi, department chair, and Dan Kimbrough, assistant professor, traveled throughout NEPA during the Nov. 6 general election to gauge whether or not polling places met Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements and did not disenfranchise any members of the nation’s electorate by preventing them from casting their ballots. The professors accompanied a physically challenged student and his mother from polling place to polling place, and also spoke to election officials, a state official, and others to see why these obstacles have not been corrected at polling places.


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10 a.m.-5p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 1-5 p.m. • “Norman Rockwell’s 323 Saturday Evening Post Covers:’’ Through Feb. 28. New Visions Studio & Gallery (201 Vine St., Scranton, www.newvisionstudio.com, 570.878.3970) Gallery hours: Tues.-Sun., noon-6 p.m. and by appointment. • Fanboy February: Exhibit inspired by growing up in the 90s and he imagery that goes along with it: Opening reception Feb. 1, 6-10 p.m. Through Feb. 23. Pocono Arts Council (18 N. Seventh St., Stroudsburg. 570.476.4460. www.poconoarts.org) • Altered State: Photography Based Images: ARTSPACE Gallery, 18 N. Seventh St. Runs through Feb. Sordoni Art Gallery (150 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.408.4325) Gallery hours: Tues.-Sun., noon-4:30 p.m. • “Flow,” a gallery that explores the many meanings associated with water through a selection of twenty-nine works drawn from the collection of the Sheldon Museum of Art at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. ∝ Schulman Gallery (2nd floor of LCCC Campus Center, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke, www.luzerne.edu/schulmangallery, 570.740.0727) Gallery hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. • “Drawing on our Faith:” Through Feb. 22. Gallery talk, 7 p.m. Features artwork by members of the En Plein Air Society. Widmann Gallery (Located in King’s College’s Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center between North Franklin and North Main Streets, Wilkes-Barre, 570.208.5900, ext. 5328) Gallery hours: Mon. through Fri. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sat. and Sun. as arranged. Free and open to the public. • “Redesigning Reality:” Art exhibition by Ryan Frania, a junior at Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School. Through Feb. 15. Expanded listings at theweeW kender.com.

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Four Grammy-nominated musicians set out on 100-city concert tour across the U.S. As bandmates, they share more than 20 years of history in the industry, but each brings his own unique take on the craft and side ventures to the table. Sometimes what unites them is an unexpected common denominator. And for influential talents the Gin Blossoms, one shared diversion takes place in the kitchen rather than the studio. “I love cooking and I cook a lot – actually the whole band does. We all enjoy cooking, and we talk about it quite a bit,” said Jesse Valenzuela, the co-founder of the band who helped pen 1990s radio hits “I’ll Follow You Down,” “Until I Fall Away,” and “Found Out About You.” And some East Coast favorites might be enough to lure them out of the kitchen. “Traveling in the Northeast like this is joyful because the food is just fantastic,” Venezuela said. “You can promise snow and good Italian food.” He said lead vocalist and guitarist Robin Wilson is all about the pizza. But look out, Old Forge. “Robin is lucky enough to live in the Northeast – he lives in Long Island. He’s been living in Long Island for maybe 10 years now. He has become a real pizza snob. And if it doesn’t look right to him, he just won’t even bend.” “I think that the best food is Italian. I grew up with my Mexican mother, and it breaks her heart that I say that.” Valenzuela, the band’s only native of Tempe, Ariz., where they originated in 1987, said its members are making the most of intimate venues on their current tour, such as the Sherman Theater in East Stroudsburg. “It’s a pleasure because we get to play longer shows than we probably would in the summertime. We’re playing a couple songs we haven’t played in years.” He wouldn’t divulge so much as one note. But fans can hope their person-

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al favorite deep tracks appear in the set list at the Feb. 2 show alongside an impressive number of radio hits that still receive plenty of play today, including “Miss Disarray” from their latest offering, 2010’s “No Chocolate Cake.” After all, the band’s 1992 sophomore effort “New Miserable Experience,” a quadruple platinum album, held its own on the charts for almost three years with singles “Hey Jealousy,” “Allison Road,” “Found Out About You,” and “Mrs. Rita,” among others. Some audience members will await the single written in 1995 which earned the Gin Blossoms platinum status as a cut on the soundtrack for the film “Empire Records:” “Til I Hear It From You.” Others might hold out for “Follow You Down” or Grammynominated “As Long As It Matters” from the 1996 album “Congratulations I’m Sorry.” After the show, listeners might begin to wonder if the Gin Blossoms’ sound has infiltrated their everyday lives. And they wouldn’t be wrong. Valenzuela, who contributes vocals and guitar to the band as well as songwriting, regularly has his work featured in TV shows, films, and commercials. “Friday I just got a call that they’re using an old song of mine for the closing credits for a movie… I don’t even know what movie it is.” He described “Cowboy Hold on Tight” as a “spoofy little tune I wrote a long time ago with my friend Brian. It’s been in several TV shows, a couple of movies, and even a commercial.” The humble songwriter takes

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Aging punks youthful as ever “We’re going to try one more album,” lead singer Greg Graffin said from stage in late 2011. “Then we’re all going to join the Navy; do some honest work.” In hindsight, a comment like that seems like an obvious joke, but for Bad Religion fans everywhere, it was a terrible scenario that the group could be ending. That album Graffin referred to has finally been released and given the title “True North.” It is the group’s sixteenth studio record. “True North,” in line with the other 15 albums from Bad Religion, is extremely politically driven. The group has always covered the latest social issues,

but this time, Bad Religion does it the ‘old school’ way with toetapping, rapid-fire, in-your-face hardcore punk songs that are similar to ones they wrote in the ‘80s. Where 2010’s “The Dissent of Man” experimented with longer songs and slightly more mainstream rock textures, “True North” reaches back once more to the short, sharp adrenaline shots that made up 1988’s “Suffer” and its 1989 successor “No Control.” Although guitarist, co-lyricist, and co-producer Brett Gurewitz (whose return for 2002’s “The Process of Belief ” started the band’s current phase) recently hit 50 and the other band

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Burdon carries burden of age well “Oh lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood,” Eric Burdon sang in the 1965 Animals hit of the same name. Never in danger as to confusion in his musical messages, for 50 years now, the legendary British Invasion-era sage has been a true originator – from introducing Anglofiltered blues to a generation of white kids via The Animals to the innovative multiethnic rhythm machine War at the dawn

members aren’t far behind, “True North” is filled with evidence that their youthful fire is far from burned out. Gurewitz makes a rare, strong vocal appearance on “Dharma and the Bomb.” “Past Is Dead” starts out slow and “In Their Hearts Is Right” pushes the band’s harmonies to new heights, but otherwise, tried-and-tested holds true. Perhaps the pick of the bunch is the gleefully vulgar “F--k You,” which was an inspired pre-release teaser for the album – a searing 2:14 you will want to have back again and again. At this point in Bad Religion’s career, they did not need to reinvent the wheel. A simple 35minute, straight punk-rock record will do the trick just fine for fans. Despite the controversial joke, Bad Religion could be pumping out classic, fast songs for many more records.

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of the 1970s. Burdon’s impact on rootsbased rock ‘n’ roll can’t be denied, and it continues with “‘Til your River Runs Dry.” The album is not a fountain of youth. The 71-year-old Burdon sounds appropriately gruff, time-tested, and authoritative in his vocal seniority. What he offers is a piece of his soul – the thoughts and anxiety internalized over topics ranging from environmental conservation to the distillation of rebellion through aging. The haunting blues hook in “Memorial Day” gives emotional weight to politically charged lyrics, while the age-old dilemma of good versus evil plays out in shimmering back porch soul in “Devil and Jesus.” One of the album’s most provocative statements is found on “27 Forever,” a quieting cautionary tale about the friends Burdon has lost at that mystical age, like Hendrix, Morrison, and more topically, Amy Winehouse. “Others might get a taste, of what we really have to face,” Burdon sings as he contemplates his own mortality and the possibility that he himself could have “sold my soul to the devil, to stay at this level.” Similar in theme is the New Orleans-laced funk of “River Is Rising,” augmented by high-stepping horn accompaniment. An album running deep with honest self-realization and bittersweet reflection, Eric Burdon makes no bones about the false idealism of rock star dreams and life at the edge.

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'Hummingbird' not so light The name “Hummingbird” doesn’t quite illustrate Local Native’s second album in the comparative context of their acclaimed debut, “Gorilla Manor.” “Hummingbird” is by far the heavier of the two, with a complex and nuanced weaving of shadows into the sunny sounds of the California quartet – Taylor Rice on guitar and vocals; Kelcey Ayer on keys, percus-

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sion, and vocals; Ryan Hahn on guitar and vocals; and Matt Frazier on drums. Local Natives glow through the smoggy scene of L.A. with an indie glimmer reminiscent of Brooklyn’s Grizzly Bear. Their sophomore album was recorded in a band-crafted studio in a Silverlake bungalow. From there, the guys did some tracking in Montreal and followed up with co-producer Aaron Dessner of The National in his home studio in Brooklyn. Local Natives became acquainted with Dessner while touring with The National. In addition to production, he contributed creatively to several songs on the album. Opening track “You & I” is peaked by shimmering California chords, a stylized cry, and dynamic keys. Single “Heavy Feet” paints a familiar scene with handclaps, snare, and homegrown poetry: “Fireworks in the water / you were holding / A styrofoam cup / held between your teeth / telling me how you’re going to outlive your body.” The album’s title is nested in the tender lines of “Colombia,” written after the death of Ayer’s mother. The pulsing heartbeat of a drum machine runs under Kelcey Ayer’s keys and the build of fuzz. He casts his vocals before him like Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold, but the lyrics are distinctly Ayer’s. The album is a single, well-crafted somber reflection of life after mourning.

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GUN SHOW someone about that not that long ago. It is kind of crazy when you think “all original members,” especially in this day and age. What’s even weirder is when we’ll be out eating lunch somewhere and someone will actually come up and go, “Holy s--t man, this is everybody in Sevendust actually sitting at the same table having lunch.” And we look around at each other and go, “Yeah, it is a little strange, isn’t it?” We actually like each other’s company, and trust me, we fight like hell. When you have a relationship that’s been this long, we get on each other’s nerves. It’s not easy. It’s like five brothers – like blood brothers – in a family. …I think we just have so much respect and so much love for each other and so much respect for what the fans have enabled this band to do that we don’t ever want to take advantage of it. W: Out of all nine albums, what album or song are you most proud of personally or what means the most to you? JC: In all honesty, the new record. Everyone says that, “This is our best record;” we’ve had a handful of “best records” along the way. …“Alpha,” I think, was a moment that kind of stuck out. I think “Animosity” was a moment that stuck out. Doing “Home” under the conditions that we did, I think, just because of how burned out we were, I think we look at it as a major success, but I think this record in a lot of ways. I think it’s only because we finally said, “You know what? We’re not going to hire a producer. We’re going to go in and we’re going to do this ourselves, and we’re going to do it fast. And we’re going to do it after a break.” …We took that hiatus and a lot of people were like, “Oh, this is the end of Sevendust.” I was like, “No, this is just a pause. This is for us to get away from each other, just

to appreciate the fact that we all love being in this band.” I think this record is our best work just because it represents every record along the way. People ask me, “What album does it sound like?” I’m like, “All of them.” It’s just a newer, more updated version of our entire catalog, and we did it so quickly. I think musically we just hit our stride. W: Are you going to take your side project Projected on the road after this Sevendust tour, or are you going to concentrate on Sevendust for a while? JC: Well, it really depends on whether me and (drummer) Morgan (Rose) get our way, because if we have our way, we’re actually going to get a tour where we have Alter Bridge, Sevendust, Call Me No One, Projected, (Creed/Alter Bridge guitarist Mark) Tremonti, and probably throw Eye Empire on and just do a real “Family Values” tour. Everyone would basically be doing double duty except for (Sevendust singer) Lajon Witherspoon and (Alter Bridge singer/guitarist) Myles (Kennedy). At some point in time, I think that we’ll be able to put together a package where we could all do this. …The headlining sets would have to be a little bit shorter, the opening sets would be a little bit longer, and at the end of the day, we’d probably end up singing just about as much as we would during a headlining set anyway. If I have anything to do with it, that tour will happen at some point this year. W Sevendust, Lacuna Coil: Feb. 5, 7 p.m., Chameleon Club (223 N. Water St., Lancaster). $20$22. Feb. 8, 7 p.m., Crocodile Rock Café (520 W. Hamilton St., Allentown). $20-22.

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Sevendust fans aren’t used to waiting. The heavy metal band has toured relentlessly since releasing its self-titled debut in 1997. The Atlanta, Ga.-based quintet have produced seven albums since then, but took a break after touring in support of their eighth, “Cold Day Memory,” to pursue side projects like Call Me No One and Projected. Rumors spread that the band was reaching its end, but as they get ready to release “Black Out the Sun” on March 26, guitarist John Connolly says the group is stronger than ever. Local fans will have two opportunities to see Sevendust as they hit the road with Lacuna Coil, so before their shows at the Chameleon Club in Lancaster on Feb. 5 and Crocodile Rock in Allentown on Feb. 8, Connolly talked to The Weekender in his friendly southern accent about the new album, sticking together, and his dream tour. THE WEEKENDER: In 1994, did you know that you’d be doing this almost 20 years later? JOHN CONNOLLY: I think when you first get into the business, you consider yourself lucky to even get the shot to do it in the first place. For us to get a record deal and to get any kind of look from anybody in the business, any kind of recognition whatsoever for us was a major achievement, and honestly, if you had told me that we’d be nine records down the road and have a career doing this back then, I’d have probably laughed at you. Someone posted on my Facebook wall earlier. They posted the first album cover, and I didn’t think anything of it, and then they put “15 year anniversary” and it hit me. I went, “Whoa, wait a second. 15 years? How did that happen?” But I’m telling you, we feel so blessed to have so many fans that have gotten us to this point. We’re just that little old band from Atlanta. W: You still have all the original members in the group. How have you been able to maintain that all these years? JC: We had (guitarist) Clint (Lowery) step out for a few years, and getting him back was a big deal. We did a lot of soul searching, a lot of talking. We actually talked with Clint for a good year before we ever actually got him back in the band, but yeah, I was talking to

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Ra Ra Riot spread the 'Love' There was an unexpected intimacy to the gutted and refurbished chain restaurant on Spring Garden and 11th. As clouds of smoke spread over the heads dotting a full house on Thursday, Jan. 24, Philadelphia’s Union Transfer felt less like an ex-Spaghetti Warehouse and more like a vast, rustic cellar hosting well-oiled basement buzz bands. Only, in this case, the bands were acclaimed baroque-poppers-gone-beatdroppers Ra Ra Riot and shimmering indie rockers Guards. Fingers of green light shot from the center stage drum kit as Guards led a foggy, fuzz rock opening to the night’s show. “Our homies in Ra Ra Riot had us warm you up so you don’t hurt yourselves,” joked Richie James Follin, swinging his curtain of dark hair. The Guards frontman bore resemblance to his sister, Cults chanteuse Madeline Follin. Joined by a touring band, Follin’s distant vocals and mutedthen-wailing guitar, Loren Humphrey’s crashing cymbals, and Kaylie Church’s spirited omnichord had the crowd dancing and successfully warmed up for the headliners. Ra Ra Riot played an 18-song set, which blended all three albums and highlighted most of their latest LP, “Beta Love,” released just days before their Philly show. “This is like hump day in our release week,” singer Wes Miles mused. “It’s been a while since we’ve been on the road. We’re very excited to be here!”

The quintet, which formed at Syracuse University in 2006, has maintained most of its original members with the exception of their recent parting with cellist Alexandra Lawn and the tragic death of drummer John Pike. Naturally, their music has experienced flux, and while their albums are distinct, their performance at Union Transfer was cohesive with a consistent energy that made specific albums indistinguishable. The quintet – touring with a guest cellist – began promoting their third studio album with an international tour, hitting Philly early on. Miles playfully called to the audience – “Hopefully you guys have had a chance to buy it and memorize the lyrics and melodies,” – as he entreated the crowd to sing along to “Beta Love.” Audience members were familiar enough to sway and chant along to each song; “Binary Mind,” the first song they played off “Beta Love,” shot adrenaline through the venue. Ra Ra Riot animated the stage and engaged Union Transfer. Their live performance added dimension to their new songs, leaving the recordings a bit flat in comparison; i.e. “When I Dream” was slowed down to a simmering, steady heat punctuated by Miles snapping in time and supporting vocals from violinist Rebecca Zeller. The standout, spectacular ensemble piece of the evening was “Beta Love” instahit “Dance with Me.” Bassist Mathieu Santos

and drummer Kenny Bernard led a heavy low end, synching with Zeller’s opening chord on the keys. Her hair whipped back and forth as she sang and steadied the synth beat. Guitarist Milo Bonacci stirred up the energy while Miles bounced across the stage, manifesting each high note in his movement. Everyone onstage contributed to the electric harmonies of “Dance with Me.” Crowd favorites from earlier albums included bouncy, stringspiked anthem “Boy” from 2010’s “The Orchard,” the swelling orchestral intro and haunting melodies of “Ghost Under Rocks” from their debut “Ra Ra Riot,” and uptempo ballad “Can You Tell” off their self-titled album, complete with Santos swinging his bass, tossing the neck upward, and being met by Miles in a fraternal mid-song embrace. The most commanding throwback song of the night was the incredibly catchy “Dying is Fine,” made popular by their breakout album, “The Rhumb Line.” The e. e. cummings-inspired tune was the first encore of the night. Miles returned to the stage with a pair of glasses and a serious Vibratto. The band built a steady energy, which rose to a charged instrumental, echoed by the crowd’s handclaps. Miles moved from the crowd’s outstretched hands to the keys as cymbals crashed, bass and guitar surged, bows danced, and harmonies fed into a radiant chaos.

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Down To Six / The Faceless Shadows / Ed Cuozzo of A Social State: Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m., $10 • Terror on the Screen / AAYU / A Fighting Chance / Lila Ignite: Feb. 16, 8 p.m., $7 PENN’S PEAK (325 Maury Rd., Jim Thorpe) 866.605.7325, pennspeak.com • Little River Band / Fran Cosmo: Feb. 1, 8 p.m., $27-$42 • The Pink Floyd Experience, Feb. 15, 8 p.m., $30-$45 • Back to the 80’s Show / Jessie’s Girl: Feb. 22, 9 p.m., $22 • Bruce in the USA: Bruce Springsteen Tribute: Feb. 23, 8 p.m., $17-22 • Changes In Lattitudes: Jimmy Buffet Tribute: Mar. 2, 8 p.m., $20 • Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot: Mar. 8, 8 p.m., $22 • Queensryche: March 9, 8 p.m., $30-35 • The Marshall Tucker Band: Mar. 16, 8 p.m., $29 • Jefferson Starship: Mar. 22, 8 p.m., $27 • Bobby Vinton: Mar. 23, 8 p.m., $35-$50 • Gary Allan: Mar. 27, 8 p.m., $40-$45 RIVER STREET JAZZ CAFE (667 N. River St., Plains) 570.822.2992, riverstreetjazzcafe.com • Mazer / Rahboo / Jimmy J w/ Mike Dougherty: Jan. 31, 9 p.m., $5 • The Ends of the Earth / Ol’ Cabbage: Feb. 1, 10 p.m., $5 • Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds: Feb. 2, 10 p.m., $10 • Flux Capacitor: Feb. 8, 10 p.m., $5 • Subnotics “Bob Marley Birthday Bash”: Feb. 9, 10 p.m., $5 • American Babies / Mike Mizwinski: Feb. 15, 10 p.m., $5 • Before the Flood: Bob Dylan & the Band Tribute: Feb. 16, 10 p.m., $8 • Village Idiots: Feb. 21, 10 p.m., $5 • Misty Mountain: Feb 22, 10 p.m., $5 • Buddy Guy & Johnny Lang / Clarence Spady Band: Feb. 23, 10 p.m., $5 • The Great Party / Charles Havira: Feb. 28, 10 p.m., $5 • MIZ Full Band: Mar. 8, 10 p.m., $5 • Mother Nature’s Sons: Beatles Tribute Band: Mar. 9, 10 p.m., $5 • Still Hand String Band / Quimby Mountain Band: Mar.

16, 10 p.m., $5 • Mystery Fyre / Flux Capacitor: Mar. 23, 10 p.m., $5 SCRANTON COMMUNITY CONCERTS (Mellow Theater, 501 Vine St., Scranton) 570.955.1455, lackawanna.edu, etix.com Prices vary, student and group rates available • Tim Warfield’s tribute to Shirley Scott: March 22, 8 p.m., $25-$30, $15 students SCRANTON CULTURAL CENTER (420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton) 888.669.8966, scrantonculturalcenter.org • NEPA Philharmonic: “I’ll Take Romance:” Feb. 8, 8 p.m., $34-$65 • “The Addams Family”: Feb. 15-17, TIMES VARY, $37-$57 • Up & Coming Comedy Series: Feb. 16, 8 p.m., $16 • Broadway Theatre League presents: Dixie’s Tupperware Party: Feb. 20-24, TIMES VARY • S.P.R.I. Ghost Hunting 101: Feb. 26, 6 p.m., $35 • Dinner By Design: March 1-3, TIMES VARY • “Stomp:” March 5-6, 7:30 p.m., $27-$47 • Mendelssohn and Mozart Festival with NEPA Philharmonic: March 8, 8 p.m., $34-$65 • St. Patrick’s Day Party with Kilrush: March 9, 12 p.m., Free • The Menu (cooking show): March 11, 7 p.m., $7 • Up & Coming Comedy Series: March. 16, 8 p.m., $16 • Celtic Woman: March 19, 7:30 p.m., $59 • “The View” with a Scranton Attitude: March 22, 7 p.m., $6 SHERMAN THEATER (524 Main St., Stroudsburg) 570.420.2808, shermantheater.com • Gin Blossoms: Feb. 2, 8 p.m., $35-$45 • The Led Zeppelin Experience with Hammer of the Gods: Feb. 9, 8 p.m., $30 •Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime: Feb. 14, 8 p.m., $15 • Magician Bill Blagg: March 2, 7 p.m., $16-$20 • Vienna Boys Choir: March 8, 8 p.m., $25-$45 • Deftones: March 12, 8 p.m., $35 PHILADELPHIA

ELECTRIC FACTORY (3421 Willow St., Philadelphia) 215.LOVE.222, electricfactory.info • Cat Power: Jan. 30, 8:30 p.m. • Flogging Molly: Jan. 31, 8 p.m. • Barstool Blackout Tour: Foam: Feb. 9, 9 p.m. • Imagine Dragons: Feb. 18, 8 p.m. • Pentatonix: Feb. 20, 8 p.m. • Big Gigantic: Feb. 22, 9 p.m. • Dropkick Murphys: March 8-9, 8 p.m. • Coheed & Cambria: March 11-12, 8 p.m. • Finch: March 15, 8:30 p.m. • Excision: March 16, 8:30 p.m. • Bad Religion: March 24, 8 p.m. THE FILLMORE AT THE TLA (334 South St., Philadelphia) 215.922.1011, tlaphilly.com • Walk the Moon / Pacific Air: Feb. 1, 8 p.m. • Reel Big Fish: Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m. • Of Mice and Men: Feb. 3, 6 p.m. • A Silent Film: Feb. 7, 7 p.m. • EOTO & Crizzly: Feb. 8, 8 p.m. • Blackberry Smoke: Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m. • Whitechapel / Emmure: Feb. 10, 5 p.m. • TWLOHA’s Heavy & Light Tour feat. Jon Foreman: Feb. 12, 6 p.m. • Meshuggah: Feb. 14, 6:30 p.m. • Allstar Weekend: Feb. 15, 6 p.m. • Gojira: Feb. 16, 7 p.m. • An Evening with Emilie Autumn: Feb. 23, 5 p.m. KESWICK THEATRE (291 North Keswick Ave., Glenside) 215.572.7650, keswicktheatre.com • Alfie Boe: Feb. 1, 8 p.m. • Elvis Birthday Bash feat. Mike Albert: Feb. 2, 8 p.m. • John Denver: A Rocky Mountain High Concert: Feb. 8, 8 p.m. • Laurie Berkner Band: Feb. 23, 11 a.m. • ABBA: The Concert: March 2, 8 p.m. • The Irish Rovers: March 8, 7:30 p.m. • George Thorogood & The Destroyers: March 14, 7:30 p.m. • Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: March 19, 8 p.m.


SOVEREIGN CENTER (700 Penn St., Reading) 610.898.7299, sovereigncenter.com • Shinedown / Three Days Grace: Feb. 17, 7 p.m. • Harlem Globetrotters: March 16, 1 p.m.

Flogging Molly, a Celtic punk band from Los Angeles, Calif., will take the stage for the 9th annual Green 17 tour at the Electric Factory (3421 Willow St., Philadelphia) Jan. 31 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $33.50 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster or by visiting electricfactory.info. • Amy Schumer: March 22, 8 p.m. • The Fab Faux: March 23, 8 p.m. • Jesus Christ Superstar: Mar. 28-30, TIMES VARY TOWER THEATER (19 South 69th St., Upper Darby) 610.352.2887, tower-theatre.com • The Lumineers: Feb. 9, 8 p.m. • Sarah Brightman: Feb. 16, 8 p.m. TROCADERO THEATRE (1003 Arch St., Philadelphia) 215.336.2000, thetroc.com • Emancipator / Random Rab / Tor: Jan. 31, 9 p.m. • Jim Jefferies: Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. • Further Seems Forever: Feb. 9, 8 p.m. • Lindsey Stirling: Feb. 12, 8 p.m. • Testament / Overkill / Flotsam & Jetsam: Feb. 13, 6:30 p.m. • Mantis Rising Stars / Celebrate the Day / FBR: Feb. 16, 6 p.m. • Silverstein / Glass Cloud / issues: Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m. • Pat Green: Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m. • Stars: March 6, 7:30 p.m. • Nile / Gloominus Doom: March 7, 7:30 p.m. • Soilwork / Jeff Loomis / Blackguard: March 13, 6:30 p.m. • KMFDM / Legion Within: March 19, 8 p.m. • Anberlin: March 22, 7 p.m.

WELLS FARGO CENTER (3601 South Broad St., Philadelphia) 215.336.3600, wellsfargocenterphilly.com • Lady Gaga / Madeon / Lady Starlight: Feb. 19-20, 7:30 p.m. • Rihanna: March 14, 7:30 p.m. • P!nk: March 17, 7:30 p.m. ELSEWHERE IN PA BRYCE JORDAN CENTER (127 University Dr., State College) 814.865.5500, bjc.psu.edu • Luke Bryan: Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m. • Tiesto: Feb. 26, 7 p.m. • Lady Gaga: March 2 • America’s Got Talent: March 13, 7:30 p.m. CROCODILE ROCK (520 West Hamilton St, Allentown) 610.434.460, crocodilerockcafe.com • Blaze: Jan. 30, 6 p.m. • The Color Morale / Our Last Night / Ice Nine Kills: Feb. 2, 3 p.m. • Sevendust / Lacuna Coil / Avatar: Feb. 8, 7 p.m. • Road to the Sphinx: Feb. 14, 16: TIMES VARY

• Action Item: Feb. 15, 5 p.m. • Hatebreed / Shadows Fall / Dying Fetus: Feb. 15, 6 p.m. • Black Veil Brides: Feb. 17, 5:30 p.m. • The Dirty Heads / Shiny Toy Guns / Midi Matilda / Oh No Fiasco: Feb. 21, 6:30 p.m. • Thousand Foot Krutch / Love & Death: Feb. 22, 7 p.m. • Dope / Team Cybergeist: Feb. 23, 7 p.m. • Drowning Pool / Flyleaf: Feb. 24, 6 p.m. • Jake Miller: March 2, 7 p.m. GIANT CENTER (950 Hersheypark Dr., Hershey) 717.534.3911, giantcenter.com • Larry the Cable Guy: Feb. 15, 8 p.m. • Harlem Globetrotters: March 15, 7 p.m. • Carrie Underwood: March 25, 7:30 p.m. HERSHEYPARK STADIUM 100 W. Hersheypark Dr., Hershey 717.534.3911, hersheyparkstadium.com • One Direction: July 5-6, 7:30 p.m. SANDS BETHLEHEM EVENT CENTER (77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem) 610.2977414, sandseventcenter.com • 3 Doors Down / Daughtry: Feb. 10, 7 p.m. • Scotty McCreery: Feb. 14, 8 p.m. • Tiesto: Feb. 25, 8 p.m. • Matchbox 20: Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m.

WHITAKER CENTER (222 Market St., Harrisburg) 717.214.ARTS, whitakercenter.org • Melissa Manchester: March 23, 8 p.m. NEW YORK / NEW JERSEY BEACON THEATRE (2124 Broadway, New York, N.Y.) 212.465.6500, beacontheatre.com • Straight No Chaser: Feb. 14, 8 p.m. • 70’s Soul Jam: Feb. 16, TIMES VARY • Herbert Grönemeyer: Feb. 26, 8 p.m. • An Evening with The Allman Brothers Band: Mar 1-16, TIMES VARY • Brandi Carlile: March 22-23, 8 p.m. • Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell: Mar. 27, 8 p.m. • Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: March 28-29, 8 p.m. BETHEL WOODS CENTER (200 Hurd Road, Bethel, N.Y.) 866.781.2922, bethelwoodscenter.org • The Dirty Dozen Brass Band: Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m. • Bruce Cockburn: Feb. 23, 8

MADISON SQUARE GARDEN (7th Ave., New York, N.Y.) 212.465.6741, thegarden.com • Passion Pit / Matt and Kim: Feb. 8, 8 p.m. • Ricardo Arjona: Feb. 9, 8:30 p.m. • El Concierto para Los Enamorados: Feb. 15, 8 p.m. • Maroon 5 / Neon Trees / Owl City: Feb. 16, 8 p.m. • Lady Gaga / Madeon / Lady Starlight: Feb. 22-23, 8 p.m. • Swedish House Mafia: March 1, 8 p.m. • P!nk: March 22, 8 p.m. • Sigur Rós: March 25, 8 p.m. ROSELAND BALLROOM (239 52nd Street, New York, N.Y.) 212.247.0200, roselandballroom.com • Flogging Molly: Feb. 2, 7 p.m. • Porter Robinson: Feb. 9, 9 p.m. • Meshuggah: Feb. 15, 7 p.m. • Imagine Dragons: Feb. 23, 8 p.m. THE THEATER AT MSG (4 Penn Plaza, New York, N.Y.) 212.465.6741, theateratmsg.com • Chris Tomlin / Louie Giglio / Kari Jobe: Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m. • Charlie Wilson / Tyrese: Feb. 23, 8 p.m. • Mike Epps: March 1, 7 p.m. BORGATA HOTEL CASINO & SPA (1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.) 609.317.1000, theborgata.com • Steve Aoki: Feb. 2, 10 p.m. • Rufus Wainwright: Feb. 8, 9 p.m. • Wayans Brothers: Feb. 9, 9 p.m. • Aaron Lewis: Feb. 16-17, TIMES VARY. • Jim Norton / Artie Lange / Dave Attel / Amy Schumer: Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m. • Matchbox 20: Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m. • Lisa Lampanelli: March 9, 8 p.m. • The Saw Doctors: March 9, 9 p.m. • Bill O’Reilly / Dennis Miller: March 15, 8 p.m. Expanded listings at theweeW kender.com.

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SOVEREIGN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (136 North 6th Street, Reading) 610.898.7469, sovereigncenter.com • Masters of Illusion: Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m. • Monty Python’s Spamalot: Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m. • Hit Men: Feb. 8, 8 p.m. • Evening with Aaron Lewis: Feb. 15, 8 p.m. • Get the Led Out: March 1, 8 p.m. • Late Nite Catechism: March 2, 8 p.m. • America’s Got Talent: All Stars Tour: March 17, 7 p.m.

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We d n e s d a y : Bar on Oak: Line Dancing Bart and Urby’s: Musicians Showcase with A.J. Jump Baxters: The Molly Pitcher Path Hops and Barley’s: DJ Bounce Lower End: Free Jukebox River Street Jazz Caféé: Open Mic Ruth’s Chris: live music in the lounge Thirst T’s: Graces Downfall Duo Open Mic 9-12 To m m y b o y ’ s : B e e r P o n g Ve s u v i o ’ s : C o l l e g e N i g h t w / D J M O V- S p o t : T h e F a l l e n ( F u l l B a n d A c o u s t i c ) Thursday: Arturo’s: Mark Maros B a r o n O a k : T h e To n e s B a r t a n d U r b y ’ s : Tr i v i a N i g h t Baxters: Karaoke w/ DJ MC Breakers, Mohegan Sun: Pop Rox Carey’s Pub: Free Jukebox Chacko’s: Kartune H u n s ’ C a f é é We s t : W h a t ’ s G o i n g O n D u o L o w e r E n d : D J Tr a c e y D e e - C e e R i v e r S t r e e t J a z z C a f é é : M a z e r Tr i o w / M i k e D o u g h e r t y f t R a h b o o o n b a s s & J i m m y J on drums Rox 52: Beer Pong $100 Cash Prize T h i r s t T ’ s : J a c k s o n Ve e To m m y B o y s : B r a n t Q u i c k Wo o d l a n d s : C l u b H D i n s i d e E v o l u t i o n N i g h t c l u b w / D J D ATA . S t r e a m s i d e b a n d s t a n d DJ KEV -Hosted by 97 BHT V- S p o t : M i k e B a r e s s e A c o u s t i c Friday: A r t u r o ’ s : M a r k M a r o s a n d t h e P h y l l i s H o p k i n s Tr i o Bar on Oak: Souled Out 8:30-12:30 Bart and Urby’s: Gene Burke B a x t e r s : R o c k T h e H o u s e F u n d R a i s e r w / C o a l To w n R o u n d e r s , B a c k d r a f t , Ta k e 3 , Chixy Dix & Blinded Passenger Breakers, Mohegan Sun: YMI Brews Brothers, Luzerne: 90’s Night w/ DJ K-Mak Chacko’s: Freeman White & Bret Alexander C h a r l i e B ’ s : J e s s e Wa d e G a n g C o u n t r y M u s i c O u t l a w s @ 9 The Getaway Lounge: Dakota Skye Grotto, Harveys Lake: Outta The Blue G r o t t o , W y o m i n g Va l l e y M a l l : K i r a D u o Lower End: Free Jukebox Mark’s Pub: Broken Road Duo 9-1 River Grille: DJ King B River Street Jazz Caféé: Ol’ Cabbage & The Ends of The Earth Rox 52: Free Jukebox 10-12 Senunas’: Ostrich Hat Stan’s Caféé: 20lb Head 9:30-1:30 Thirst T’s: Farley To m m y B o y s : K a r t u n e Wo o d l a n d s: E v o l u t i o n N i g h t c l u b - D J S L M M J M M To p 4 0 & C l u b M u s i c w / H o s t

9 7 B H T. S t e a l i n g N e i l w / D J M i k e “ T H E G O D FAT H E R ” S t r e a m s i d e B a n d s t a n d & E x e c Lounge V- S p o t : 5 S e c o n d H i g h Saturday: A r t u r o ’ s : We e k e n d e r N i g h t O u t w / J a m e s “ T h e W i n g m a n ” H o l e v a 9 p Bar on Oak: Chuck Paul 8:30-12:30 Bart and Urby’s: “The Bomb” (members of M-80) B a x t e r s : T h e J o n n y Ts u n a m i B a n d & D J J u l i a Breakers, Mohegan Sun: Shorty Long & the Jersey Horns Brews Brothers, Luzerne: AJ Jump & Friends C h a r l i e B ’ s : N o Va c a n c y w / S p e c i a l G u e s t S t i n g r a y @ 9 C h a c k o ’ s : M r. E c h o Chappelle and The Pick Ups The Getwaway Lounge: Dakota Skye Lower End: Castaway OverPour: Chris Zawatsky Acoustic Duo River Grille: DJ EFX River Street Jazz Caféé: Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds Rox 52: Iron Cowboy Senunas’: DJ Hersh Stan’s Caféé: Stone Cats Duo 9:30-1:30 Thirst T’s: Hostile Authority To m m y B o y s : K i r a D u o Wo o d l a n d s : E v o l u t i o n N i g h t c l u b - D J D a v e y B & D J K e v t h e R e v p l a y i n g To p 4 0 & C l u b M u s i c w / H o s t “ F i s h b o y ” o f 9 8 . 5 K R Z & S w e e t Wa t e r w / D J M i k e “ T h e G o d f a t h e r ” Streamside Bandstand & Executive Lounge Ve s u v i o ’ s : U p p e r E c h e l o n R a d i o E v e n t V- S p o t : N o w h e r e S l o w Sunday: Arturo’s: Big Game Party Carey’s Pub: Big Game Party and karaoke w/ DJ Santiago after the game Charlie B’s: Big Game Party H u n s ’ We s t S i d e C a f é é : B i g G a m e D a y Lower End: Big Game Party OverPour: Big Game Day River Grille: Big Game Sunday Rox 52: Big Game Party Stan’s Caféé: Big Game Party T h e G e t a w a y L o u n g e : B i g G a m e P a r t y w / M r. E c h o Thirst T’s: Big Game Party To m m y B o y s : B i g G a m e P a r t y Wo o d l a n d s : 4 0 S o m e t h i n g w / D J M i k e T h e G o d f a t h e r V- S p o t : K a r a o k e Tu e s d a y : Hops & Barleys: Aaron Bruch Jim McCarthy’s: Karaoke Brews Brothers, Luzerne: Open Mic w/ Paul Martin O v e r P o u r : O p e n J a m N i g h t w / C h a d , J o h n n y, P a t & R a b u @ 1 0 To m m y B o y s : O p e n M i c V- S p o t : O p e n M i c w / F u d


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Facebook's 'Graph Search' opens new realm of possibilities Facebook recently unveiled a new search engine, which it dubbed the “Graph Search.” Graph Search allows users to search for friends and other Facebook users who have the same sets of likes or interests. The name Graph Search comes from the concept of the “social graph,” a way of depicting connections between members of various social groups. Graph Search will allow users to explore and interact with their friends and even their own content in a completely new way. Graph Searches are essentially phrased the same way that a regular search would be, with the interesting twist being that Facebook knows who your friends are, what they (and you) like, and where you’ve been. Some typical Graph Searches

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movie review By Mike Sullivan

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It’s possible that this is the most emotion displayed throughout the entire movie.

'Hansel and Gretel' taste stale eye-candy In order for the American public to keep accepting the lie that being a nerd is “cool,” there are certain aspects from geek culture that must be hidden away in a cloistered area where only the hardiest, most hopeless dorks would be able to find it, such as that section of Barnes & Noble that carries all of those “Dragonlance” novels. Otherwise it’s only a matter of time before the public at large snaps out of their stupor, starts rounding up all of the nerds, and fatally swirlees them for the crime of tricking them into sitting through that “Green Lantern” movie. “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” happens to be one of those embarrassing elements from the subculture that should have been kept away from the harsh, unforgiving glare of main-

stream society. In addition to being generic and dull, “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” feels like it was co-written by a pair of eight-sided dice and is filled with flowing, pleather dusters; shiny, steam-punk weaponry; and other truly depressing things that nontrendy nerds find “totally awesome.” Apparently picking up where the Grimm’s fairy tale left off, “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” now finds the eponymous brother/sister duo (Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton) as a pair of grown-up bounty hunters who spend every waking hour of their lives shooting witches in the face. Unbeknownst to Hansel and Gretel, a coven of witches – who might be considered scary if we somehow skipped over the ‘90s and Marilyn Manson didn’t exist

– led by Famke Janssen is kidnapping children for mysterious purposes that may or may not have to do with the upcoming blood moon. Can Hansel and Gretel track down the blahdy, blahdy, blah before the yawn, yawn, who cares, I’m-fallingasleep-as-I-write-this, who cares? Say whatever you want about the similarly dismal “Van Helsing,” but at least that film benefited slightly from the natural charm and likeability of Hugh Jackman. In “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters,” however, we don’t even get that much thanks to the cold, lifeless combination of Renner and Arterton, who temper their typical anti-performances with the vague resentment of someone who is begrudgingly returning a favor or fulfilling a contractual obligation.

But then again, it’s hard to blame Renner and Arterton or their pretty, personality-deficient bodies mainly because “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” is basically a charmless exercise. The film is just one long, awkwardly edited fight sequence that is occasionally interrupted by plot points and exposition. And try as the filmmakers might, they simply can’t make the sight of people gliding around on broomsticks anything but tragically goofy. There’s a reason why the kitchen witch is one of the world’s most popular kitchen accoutrements (outside of the giant wooden fork and spoon that hang above the sink), and it’s not because it causes people to spontaneously fill their pants with urine.

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However, to the filmmakers’ credit, they do at least attempt to pepper the film with quirky details like a Hansel and Gretel fanboy who carries around a scrapbook filled with their olde timey newspaper clippings and a magical strain of Type 2 Diabetes that Hansel caught from eating too much witch candy. But these elements are forgotten almost immediately after their introduced and add almost nothing to the film. “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” could have been an electrifying piece of trashy kitsch; instead, it will be the film you order on Netflix because you’re drunk and you thought it was one of the “Underworld” sequels.

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That classic curly, redheaded cutie comes to life thanks to the Music Box Players (196 Hughes St., Swoyersville, 570.283.2195, 800.698.PLAY, or musicbox.org) with the opening of “Annie” this weekend. Shows run Feb. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23: bar 6 p.m., dinner 6:30 p.m., curtain 8 p.m.; Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24, bar 1 p.m., dinner 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m. $34, dinner and show; $28, children under 12; $16, show only; $32, groups of 20 or more dinner and show. 22, 23: bar 6 p.m., dinner 6:30 p.m., curtain 8 p.m.; Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24, bar 1 p.m., dinner 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m. $34, dinner and show; $28, children under 12; $16, show only; $32, groups of 20 or more dinner and show. Northeast Pennsylvania Philharmonic • “I’ll Take Romance” Valentine’s performance with Steve Tyrell, Maestro Lawrence Loh and the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic: Feb. 8, 8 p.m., Scranton Cultural Center (420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton); Feb. 9, 8 p.m., F.M. Kirby Center (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre). $60 to $29, adults; $15, students. Info and tickets: 570.270.4444. Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire Auditions for the 33rd season, mansion at Mount Hope Estate, Route 72. Callbacks will be held in the afternoon and will stress movement. Those auditioning should wear loose fitting or comfortable clothing. By appointment only, 717.665.7021, ext. 120. The Phoenix Performing Arts Centre (409-411 Main St., Duryea, 570.457.3589, phoenixpac.vpweb.com, phoenixpac08@aol.com) • “Avenue Q:” Feb. 15-16, 22, 8 p.m.; Feb. 17, 24, 2 p.m.; Feb.

24, 7 p.m. $12. Pines Dinner Theatre (448 North 17th St., Allentown. 610.433.2333. pinesdinnertheatre.com) • “Why Do Fools Fall In Love?:” Through March 10. Thurs. and Sun., 12:30 p.m. dinner, 2 p.m. show; Fri. and Sat.; 6:30 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show. $48.50 Scranton Cultural Center (420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, 570.346.7369) ❏ Broadway Scranton (broadwayscranton.com) presents: • “The Addams Family:” Feb. 15-17, Fri., 8 p.m., Sat., 2 & 8 p.m., Sun., 1 & 6 p.m. • “Dixie’s Tupperware Party:” Feb. 20-21, 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 21, 8 p.m.; Feb. 23, 4 and 8 p.m.; Feb. 24, 2 p.m. $40. Tickets: 800.745.3000 (TicketMaster), 570.342.7784 (Broadway Office), or broadwayscranton.com/ shows.asp. Shawnee Playhouse (570.421.5093, theshawneeplayhouse.com) • “The Obituary I’m Dying to Write:” Feb. 2, 9, 8 p.m.; Feb. 1, 3, 8, 10, 2 p.m. $18, adults; $15, seniors over 55, AAA members and military. Expanded listings at theweeW kender.com.

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Tiny dancers Imagine Paris, France in the late 19th century. In dim lighting, young ballerinas dance as an audience sits mesmerized by their beauty, strength, and technique. But behind their impeccable balance is something darker – a shadowed reality for each of these tiny dancers. In “The Painted Girls,” author Cathy Marie Buchanan invites readers into a world that wavers from good to evil, a turbulent time when the line between rich and poor was ever apparent and childhood and women’s rights were all but non-existent. The story follows three young sisters, Antoinette, Marie, and Charlotte van Goethem, whom all seek progression under adverse circumstances. While they tackle poverty on a daily basis, they become further challenged following the death of their father. Their mother, Madam van Goethem, instead of showing her daughters strength, shows weakness – drowning the loss of her husband in absinthe while neglecting maternal responsibility. Marie, who is perhaps the most mature character of all, notes: “There is no changing that I am a girl without a father, with a mother always fingering the bottle in the pocket of her skirt.” In such a deceitful world, some people go to great lengths to see them fail. As a result, the sisters’ only hope for salvation becomes their bond with each other. Marie, taking heed of the dire situation, is accepted into the Paris Opéra, where she is classically trained to become a ballerina. Charlotte, with her beauty and youth, follows in Marie’s footsteps, pirouette after pirouBooks released the week of Feb. 3 • ’See Now Then’ by Jamaica Kincaid • ‘The Master of Us All: Balenciaga, His Workrooms, His World’ by Mary Blume • ‘From Mama’s Table to Mine: Everybody’s Favorite Comfort Foods at 350 Calories or Less’ by Bobby Deen, Melissa Clark

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Ever since I was introduced to science fiction, I knew of the Great War. It has been waged since 1977, when “Star Wars” became one of the first major blockbusters in the history of film. “Star Trek,” its futuristic predecessor, already had a wellestablished fanbase from its three years on television in the late ‘60s, but the power of the Force proved to be a worthy rival for the hearts and minds of science fiction nerds. While both involve spaceships and aliens and adventures on distant planets, there are many obvious differences in presentation, pacing, characters, and themes that have kept them worlds apart, therefore dividing fans who felt the need to choose one over the other. While it is unfair and rather senseless to compare the two, fans always have, but what will happen to those loyalties when both franchises have the same man at the helm? This is why I find Lucasfilm and Disney’s decision to have J.J. Abrams direct the next “Star Wars” film so fascinating. When big announcements like these are made, people always ask me what I think, but honestly, when I heard that the same guy who successfully rebooted “Star Trek” in 2009 would now direct “Star Wars: Episode VII,” all I could think about was this connection and if it would have any effect on that ongoing war. Don’t get me wrong – Mr. Abrams has some impressive credits under his belt worth noting. Other than being the son Steven Spielberg seems to wish he had, he created or co-created shows like “Felicity,” “Alias,” “Lost,” and “Fringe,” produced “Cloverfield” and “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol,” and directed “Mission: Impossible III” and “Super 8.” He’s young, ambitious, intelligent, and, most of all, he knows what general audiences want while still giving genre fans the depth and clever references they crave. This already made him a solid choice to take over “Star Wars,” but when you see what he did for “Star Trek,” which he continues

this May with the sequel, “Into Darkness,” it’s clear why he became the new Chosen One. While there have been a few memorable installments, many of the “Star Trek” films never quite found that balance between staying true to the source material and engaging moviegoers who knew little about the shows. Some fans felt that the 2009 update made “Trek” a little too much like “Wars,” but it’s hard to deny that, overall, it pleased audiences with and without plastic Vulcan ears, becoming the highest grossing “Trek” of the franchise. Now J.J. can just switch off his targeting computer and let the Force do the work, right? Well, hopefully not. Another “Star Wars” is going to make millions no matter what – we all know that. But this franchise has been suffering from the same issue as the other – a whole bunch of lackluster movies. The prequel trilogy has its own following, sure, but it also pandered to a younger audience and failed to capture the look and feel of the originals, leaving older fans scratching their heads and ranting angrily in countless reviews and critiques, so much so that creator George Lucas swore he would never return to the series, selling the rights to Disney soon after. Since Abrams has established himself as the guy who fixes such problems, he became the frontrunner faster than the Millennium Falcon made the Kessel Run. But, I digress. His take on a galaxy far, far away interests me, of course, but it will be the fan crossover that may be the most intriguing aspect of all this. I’ll always be more of a Jedi, like my father before me, than a Trekkie, but I also appreciate Gene Roddenberry’s vision of the 23rd century – I can’t say the same of many of my fellow fanboys. The titles of the franchises sum up the viewpoints fairly well – some want to take a mature, peacekeeping “Trek,” following an idealistic and utopian future brought about by a United Federation and its Starfleet, while others want to watch “Wars” between rebels and an evil Em-

est.1993 pire who better sum up their philosophies in intergalactic dogfights and swings of a lightsaber. It’s science fiction butting heads with space opera, and it’s not going away. Or maybe it is. As movie adaptations continue to popularize material that mostly garnered a genre-specific audience before, geek is now more mainstream than ever. I doubt that Average Joe is overanalyzing minor bits of dialogue and handcrafting replicas of his favorite space-age weapons, but he is shaping the future of sci-fi just the same. Abrams is riding this wave, making “Star Trek” as fun and digestible as ever, and he’ll likely bring that same sensibility to “Star Wars,” possibly building a cohesive bridge between the franchises. Joe doesn’t care whether it’s science or the Force – he just wants to enjoy himself in space for two hours. Will cosplayers and collectors follow suit, or will they string Abrams up in the end like they did Lucas? Let the lens flare jokes begin, but in all seriousness, I hope that he can set aside the “Which is better?” debate and focus on what matters – a classic story, engaging characters, and action with meaning and heart. Both franchises may have their own distinct identities that, of course, should be maintained, but let’s give intergalactic peace a chance and let J.J. work his magic…or science…or the Force…or whatever you want to call it. The talent is strong with this one. - Rich Howells is a lifelong Marvel Comics collector, wannabe Jedi master, and cult film fan. E-mail him at rhowells@theweekender.com.

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A spankin' good time

By Sara Pokorny

Weekender Staff Writer It’s safe to say that 2012 was the year for BDSM. That’s right – bondage/discipline, sadism/masochism were terms that became the norm thanks to a tiny little trilogy you may have heard of that’s centered around Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, characters that sprung from the imagination of British author E.L. James. “Fifty Shades of Grey” (quickly followed by “Fifty Shades Darker” and “Fifty Shades Free,” to satiate the hungry masses) is an erotic novel that focuses on the couple, a wealthy billionaire with a penchant for strange sex and the naïve virgin he’s set his sights on. Though the book did very well among readers, it was no secret that perhaps the writing wasn’t the most stellar, and some of the plot points were easily laughable. It may have left some wondering, “What the hell was she thinking when she wrote this?” Thanks to the creative genius of writer and director Jim Millan and his troupe of comedy scribes, we can now find out through “Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody,” a raucous show that comes to the F.M. Kirby Center Feb. 2. “Spank!” follows author EBJ (Easy Breezy Janet) as she creates the characters of Tasha Wood and Hugh Hanson and the various sexy situations she puts them in that eventually become a provocative novel. Given the source material, this was a show that was practically begging to be produced. “As soon as you say there’s a 28-year-old billionaire who looks like a male model and he’s in love with a 21-year-old virgin, well, it starts writing itself,” Millan said in a phone interview from home. “The great thing is that because we’re following the story of the writer trying to write it, and not necessarily the end product, there could be a lot of

fun things in there that don’t make it into the final version of the book.” Silly is certainly the name of the game here, a notion that becomes glaringly obvious when speaking with Gabe Bowling, the man who will play Hanson alongside Suzanne Sole as EBJ and Danielle Trzcinski as Wood. The actor simply couldn’t stop chuckling when talking about the show. “The first time we did it in front of an audience, I was offput by just how long we had to pause for laughter,” he said. “You almost have to plow through your lines in order to get the show moving along.” Even through the silliness, there’s an undertone of sexy. Bowling strips down to his underwear at one point – and that’s just the start of the wardrobe he wears throughout. “There is a point where all I’m wearing is Batman underwear, and then I’m in a really short robe.” He pauses for a breath and breaks out into laughter. “And then I have a jetpack that I’m in for a while and a hang glider. There are certainly some extremely strange props.” Despite all this, Bowling’s favorite scene boils down to a single object. “I’ll leave it at this – it’s got to do with a toothbrush.”

Gabe Bowling, who plays Hugh Hanson.

“Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody:” Feb. 2, 8 p.m., F.M. Kirby Center (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre). $28.50-$36.50.

For all the silliness, there are many recognizable plot points along the way, for both those who have and have not read the series. “[The author] tries borrowing inspiration from film and television, so there are some ‘Twilight’ references, among other things,” Millan said. “For those who have read the books, they’ll get extra fun out of it; they’ll see the way we paralleled things or were inspired by the book.” The fun doesn’t stop at the stage (where Bowling and Trzcinski not only interact with the author, but with the audience), as there’s a meet-and-greet opportunity after the show with all the actors. It’s no wonder “Spank!” has become such a hit, with crowds screaming “like it’s a Justin Bieber concert,” according to Millan. He thinks the message of the show, as well as the Grey books, sends is one anyone can enjoy. “I think that anything that promotes fantasy and telling people to be a little braver, just saying do what you want to do, be free – well, that’s fun.”

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Danielle Trzcinski, who plays Tasha Wood.


BENEFITS/CHARITY EVENTS American Cancer Society ❏ Relay for Life Events Meetings: Feb. 4., Saxton Pavilion, Edwardsville.

Camp Papillion Pet Adoption and Rescue (570.420.0450, camppapillion.org) Adoption Days: • Feb. 10, 11 a.m.- 3p.m.,Petco, 3895 Dryland Way, Easton.

Christian’s Restaurant (Route 940, Pocono Lake) or by calling 570.646.6600 no later than Feb. 12. $30 for swimmers; $1 for spectators. Excess revenue will be given to Make-A-Wish Foundation for Northeast Pennsylvania.

Dance for Hope, A “Feeding Hope” Benefit for National Eating Disorders Awareness Month: Feb. 15, 9 p.m., Trax Platform Lounge, Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, 700 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. $5, all proceeds go to National Eating Disorders Organization.

Safe Haven Dog Rescue (www.SafeHavenPa.org, SafeHaven@epix.net) • Volunteer meeting: Feb. 19, 6:30 p.m., Cherry’s FamilyRestaurant, Route 209 near Route 534, Kresgeville. Adoption Days: • Feb. 2, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Tractor Supply, 2970 Route 940, Pocono Summit. • Feb. 17, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Tractor Supply, Rte. 209, Brodheadsville.

Pocono Polar Bear Plunge: Feb. 17, 1 p.m., Henning’s Pond, Albrightsville. Pre-register at

Susan G. Komen for the Cure • The Pink Elegance on Pa-

rade fashion show: Feb. 24, 1 p.m., Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, Scranton. Reservations first come, first serve and limited to the first 450 paid guests. Payment must be received in advance. Reservations by Feb. 9. $40, adults; $15, children. Info: 570.947.5852. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 2nd Annual Thanks 4 Fighting Awareness Night to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Feb. 2, 7:05 p.m. Fans who purchase a ticket to this game will also receive a Penguins hat and food voucher for a hot dog, soda and potato chips. Additionally, $4 for every ticket sold will be donated to LLS. CHURCHES Ss. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church

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(135 River St., Olyphant) • “Learn How to Make Ukrainian PYSANKY”, the traditional Easter egg: Feb. 17, 24, 2-4 p.m., Parish Hall, 207 River Street, Olyphant. Reservations are required, $15.00 per class, supplies included. Open to adults and children, an adult must accompany the child, ages 9-12 years old. Reservations: 570.383.0319. St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church of Scranton (320 Mifflin Ave., Scranton) • International Dinner: Feb. 14, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., Church Center. $19.95 per person. Reservations: by Feb. 8, 570.343.5151. St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church (321 Chestnut Ave., Kingston) • Holubki (Piggies) Dinner: Feb. 2, 5-7 p.m., take-outs 4-5 p.m. $8, adults; $4, children 12 and under.

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St. Michael’s Church (corner of Church/Winter Sts., Old Forge, 570.457.2875) • Pierogie Sale: Feb. 12, 2-5 p.m., church hall. Orders due by Feb. 8. $6 per dozen. To order: Dorothy, 570.562.1434; Sandra, 570.457.9280; or Church Hall, 570.457.2875. St. Michael’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church (540 N. Main Ave., Scranton, 570.343.7165) • Pierogi Sale every Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

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St. Stephens Episcopal ProCathedral (35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.346.4600) • Food Pantry open Mon.-Fri., noon-4 p.m. • Clothing Closet: free clothing for men, women, children. Open Tues., 4-6:30 p.m., Wed., noon-3:30 p.m.

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By Rich Howells Weekender Editor

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oel Hodgson doesn’t produce bad movies, but he may have invented the best possible way to deal with them.

In 1988, a quirky little television show called “Mystery Science Theater 3000” premiered on a St. Paul, Minn., UHF station and was soon picked up by the channel that would become Comedy Central. Its creator, Hodgson, played Joel Robinson, a janitor launched into space by mad scientists and forced to watch awful B-movies to see how long it would take to drive him crazy. To stay sane, he invented robot companions to watch the movies with him and “riff” on them, appearing in silhouette at the bottom of the screen like a peanut gallery in your living room. It was, and still is, groundbreaking programming, spawning 197 episodes and its own feature film across 11 years.

When reminiscing with Hodgson about those cheesy old movies, it’s easy to see how the origins of the show developed. “When you’re a child, TV is very peculiar. It’s not clear where any of the stuff comes from or what you’re really looking at, and so it’s very mysterious. So I would see stuff like that. I grew up without a filter, just kind of loving everything. I loved any kind of thing that was fantastic. I didn’t understand the concept of a bad movie when I was a kid. As you get a little older, you start to kind of wake up and go, ‘Oh, wait a minute, I can see the boom mic. Something’s wrong,’” he recalled in a recent phone interview with The Weekender. “I was just like everybody else. You have those moments with your friends where you start saying stuff during a movie. It’s not really a good enough movie where it’s taking you into its world, so you have to kind of observe it as a movie. I’m watching the movie, but it’s not working. I’m not being hypnotized by this movie. There’s that experience that most people have with a movie that everyone wants; I want to sit down and forget that I’m watching a movie.” But there’s more to the story than just that escape. That’s where Joel’s new one-man show, “Riffing Myself,” comes in.

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efore his involuntary trip in the Satellite of Love, Hodgson was a magician and ventriloquist in grade school, which

developed into stand-up comedy as he grew older, eventually performing on “Late Night with David Letterman” five times and “Saturday Night Live” four times. His visual, prop-driven jokes laid the groundwork for what would become “MST3K.” “The tone of ‘Mystery Science Theater’ is very visual, and the host segments had a lot of visual surprises that were done as in-camera effects, meaning you could see them with the naked eye. They weren’t digital effects; they weren’t done through editing,” Hodgson explained. “Magic kind of taught me how to be a producer, how to make stuff. I had to build my props and I had to build my puppet, and so that really got me ready to build the robots for ‘Mystery Science Theater.’ I actually did the props for the first season of the show.” While the bulk of each episode was spent cracking jokes at a crappy movie’s expense, which he would watch seven times on average from its initial viewing to the final taping, he also spent his five-and-a-half seasons on the show filming host sequences that developed the show’s characters and kept their story going. “I felt that there had to be a reason why people were doing that. I still kind of think that way because if I did the show and there were just three smart aleck guys watching the movie, I don’t think it would have worked. People I think would go, ‘If you don’t like the movie, why don’t you leave?’” he noted. “‘Mystery Science Theater’ is a show built on the back of another show, so this really is different, though the name of (my new) show is ‘Riffing Myself’ because, one day, I

realized I was performing it and I was making a joke about the way my hair looked in a photo and I said, ‘Oh my God, I’m riffing myself.’” In 2007, he and some of the cast members of “MST3K” formed a live riffing group called “Cinematic Titanic” that has performed over 100 times, but since he’s seemingly made fun of it all, it now seems like the perfect time for the 52-year-old to start poking fun at himself while giving his cult fanbase further insight into the show they’ve kept alive all these years. “It’s really my story as it relates to the creation of ‘Mystery Science Theater,’ and it’s very different because it’s completely motivated by me,” he said of “Riffing Myself.” “I like performing, but it’s always different. If you’re in a position where people don’t know you and you have to talk them into liking you, that’s hard for me. I don’t like that. What’s nice now is I’ve got ‘Mystery Science Theater’ out there kind of making friends for me, so if they like ‘Mystery Science Theater,’ they tend to like me and it’s much easier. “But then the other thing is they have some expectations, and so you have to work with those expectations and work it all together and do what I want to do and also do what they want me to do.” Hodgson knows quite a bit about giving fans what they want. The show, which stops at the Scranton Cultural Center on Feb. 9, is not only a career retrospective full of fun and embarrassing pictures – it also includes a Q&A, a VIP meet and greet, and a screening of the strange boy-meet-alien movie “Pod People,” one of his favorite episodes of “MST3K.”


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Riffing as art

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hough it is decades behind him now, the legacy of his show lives on through this; Cinematic Titanic; RiffTrax, made up of later cast members of “MST3K;” and other groups like Master Pancake Theater, who Hodgson recently did a “live riff jam” with in Austin, Texas. “I always felt that ‘Mystery Science Theater’ was kind of a workbook on how to movie riff, so I expected it to happen a lot sooner,” he said. “I love it. It’s its own comedic art form. It’s kind of like improv.” Even the original series is enjoying a resurgence, which Joel believes is due to the fact that the family-friendly comedy avoided topical and political humor, making the jokes timeless and relevant to any audience, even if they’re just discovering the series on DVD or Netflix. “I just feel really lucky. It makes me really happy that I acted on my idea and, of course, I worked with really talented that helped me. I couldn’t have done it by myself, naturally. I’m really proud of it. I think it’s kind of a coup that it’s considered a really funny show and it’s not dirty; parents watch it with their kids,” Hodgson emphasized. “Back in the day, people would say, ‘Are you surprised people like it?’ I would go, ‘No, I’m not surprised people like it. That’s why you make a TV show – you think people will like it. I’m not surprised about that, but now, 25 years later, yeah, I’m surprised. …It was never designed to last this long.” W

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any local “Mystery Science Theater 3000” fans were surprised when the Scranton Cultural Center announced creator Joel Hodgson’s upcoming appearance late last week, but at least one fan already knew he was coming. He invited him, after all. Chris Cornell of Pittston Twp., better known to online fans as “Sampo,” founded a one-page website his business partner, Brian Henry, called MSTieNews in 1995 that would become Satellite News in 1997, the official fan site of “MST3K.” The site, which even served as the official website for the show at one time, became the most comprehensive news source for the popular TV series on the web. “I frequented a lot of the bulletin boards and the Usenet newsgroups and various other things, and it began to be my experience that people made stuff up about this show more than anything I had seen, just totally false rumors that people were just making up, and they would of course fly around the Internet,” Cornell explained. “Somebody needed to get

the facts out, and that was really how I got started.” It was a show that always spoke to him and his sense of humor, so he has continued to maintain the site to this day. “It’s a labor of love for both Brian and myself. There was a very quiet period after the show got cancelled,” he recalled. “Then RiffTrax happened, and Cinematic Titanic happened, and the whole thing has taken off again. So now we’re really busy, and what’s fascinating to me is thanks to Twitter and thanks to a number of other things, fans are actually closer to these cast members than they ever were.” Last Year, Cornell was invited by Hodgson personally to a live riffing at The Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville, where they watched “I Accuse My Parents” and riffed on short films. “I actually wrote dialogue for Joel. It was pretty exciting!” Cornell enthused. When Hodgson began his “Riffing Myself” tour, Cornell asked him if he had any interest in bringing his tenth performance to Northeast Pennsylvania. “With this show, since it’s

just me, I can try it anywhere, so I’m just really interested in going out and going to where the people are and seeing if we can make it work,” Hodgson said. “I’m psyched to do it. Getting to go out and do these shows is such a fun experiment for me. I’m loving it so much. It feels really good, and I love the idea of coming to Scranton and getting to perform there. I’m really looking forward to it.” Cornell praises him as a “pop culture visionary,” but

the respect and admiration is clearly mutual. “He’s actually going to do Q&A with me just because he knows so much; I would feel kind of stupid without inviting him up there,” Hodgson said of Cornell. “He’s probably the greatest authority about ‘Mystery Science Theater.’ He knows far more than I do.” “That’s very nice of him to say,” Cornell responded with a laugh. “It is possible. He sometimes forgets things, but I’m getting old too.” W

Hodgson met up with a local fan at The Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville to share some riffs.

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“RIFFING MYSELF:” FEB. 9, 7 P.M., VIP SESSION 6 P.M., SCRANTON CULTURAL CENTER (420 N. WASHINGTON AVE., SCRANTON). $18, $30 VIP MEET AND GREET.

On “Mystery Science Theater 3000,” creator and comedian Joel Hodgson played Joel Robinson, a janitor who was forced to watch bad movies with his robot companions, Crow. T. Robot and Tom Servo.


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AGENDA, FROM PAGE 31 St. Thomas More Society (St. Clare Church, 2301 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, 570.343.0634, stthomasmoresociety.org) • Guardian of the Redeemer Fellowship: First, third Mon. of month for men interested in adult discussion of Catholic faith. • YOUCAT Teen Group welcomes post-Confirmation youth from all parishes for discussion of Theology of the Body for Teens. Meets first, third Thurs. of month, 5:30 p.m. Trucksville United Methodist Church (40 Knob Hill Rd., Trucksville, 570.696.3897, office@trucksvilleumc.com) • All Gods Children special needs program: every Sun. 9:4510:45 a.m. Unity of NEPA: A Spiritual Center (140 S. Grant St., WilkesBarre) • Social Media Seminar: Jan. 30, 6:30 p.m. • Friendship month kickoff with Richard Pacheco, “Growing Holy Relationships:” Feb. 3, 10 a.m. • Saturday Evening Spiritual Cinema, “Finding Joe:” Feb. 9, 6:30 p.m. • Friendship Month second installment with Diane Sickler, “Thank You for Being a Friend:” Feb. 10, 10 a.m. • The Call to Leadership webinar: Feb. 13, 7 p.m. • Friendship Month third installment with Davienne Piatt, “When Love Finds you be Willing to be Found:” Feb. 17, 10 a.m. • Adult Book Study of the Bridge: The Seven Stage Map to Redefine Your Life and Purpose, Stage 2 – Developing a Positive Self-Concept: Feb. 20, 6:30 p.m. EVENTS Chinchilla Hose Company (Shady Lane Rd., 570.586.5726,

www.chcfire.net) • Annual lenten pizza sale: Feb. 15, continuing every Friday during lent. Red and white-broccoli pizza available for pickup from 2-7 p.m. Orders can be placed on the day of the sale by calling 570.586.5726. Dietrich Theater (60 E. Tioga Street, Tunkhannock, 570.996.1500, www.dietrichtheater.com) • The Month for Dance Films & Dance Lessons: Feb. 10, 17, 24, 1-4 p.m. $10 per movie and lesson. Feb. 10, “The Tango Lesson”; Feb. 17, “Singin’ in the Rain”; Feb. 24, “Shall We Dance?” • Under the Big Top, After School Theatre Arts Show: Feb. 23, 11 a.m. $5. ❏ Kids Classes: • Quilting for Kids – “Starry Sky” Wednesdays, through March 27, 3:30-5 p.m. Ages 6 and up. $6 per class. • Movement and Storytelling for Preschoolers: Ages 4 and 5. Series 1, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, 1010:45 a.m.; Series 2, April 3, 10, 17, 24, 10-10:45 a.m. • All About Pottery & Sculpture: Ages 5-8, Feb. 8, 15, 22, March 1, 4-5:30 p.m. Ages 9-12, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, 4-5:30 p.m. $40 for four classes. • Preschool Pottery & Sculpture: Ages 4 and 5. Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, 10-10:45 a.m. • Quilting for Everyone: “Atlantic Star:” Ages 13 and up. Wednesdays, Through March 27, 6-7:30 p.m. $6 per class, including materials.❏ Adult Classes: Simply Yoga: Wednesdays, 10-11:15 a.m. Ages 16 and up. Series 2, Feb. 13, 20, 27. $60 for series of six consecutive classes or $15 drop-in. • Recycled Glass Artwork: Ages 18 and up. Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m. Series 2, Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25. $65, four-class series. Students supply own safety glasses. • Open Studio for Drawing,

Painting & Sculpture: Ages 13 and up. Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. Series 2, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26; $60, four-class series; $15, drop-in. • Decorative Painting: Ages 16 and up. Noon-3 p.m., Feb. 13, 20, 27. $20 per class plus cost of painting surface. • Kundalini Yoga: Ages 16 and up. 10-11:30 a.m., Series 2, March 2, 9, 23, April 6. $40, four classes; $15, drop-in. • Nia: Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, 5:306:30 p.m. Ages 16 and up. $40, four-class series. • Introduction to Felting: Feb. 7, 14, 21, 6-9 p.m. Ages 16 and up. $40, materials included. • Locker Hooking For Beginners: Feb. 7, 6:30 p.m. Ages 16 and up. $45. • Little Leather Luxuries: Feb. 11, 6-9 p.m. Ages 16 and up. $30. Girls Night Out with Jeannine M. Luby, comedienne: Feb. 7, 7-9 p.m., Wall Street Deli, E. Lackawanna Ave., Olyphant. Wine tasting, food, comedy, sample salon service, door prizes. Advance tickets only. $20 at JeannineLuby.com or Wall Street Deli. The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce (222 Mulberry St., Scranton) • Discover How the Affordable Care Act Can Affect Your Small Business: Jan. 31, 9 a.m. • Celebrate National Heart Month at Women’s Network: Feb. 20, noon. Irem Clubhouse (64 Ridgeway Drive, Dallas) • Cooking demonstration: Jan. 31, 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom. $25 per person. Executive Chef Dale Lewis will show attendees how to prepare Caesar salad, fish cakes with vegetables and a side, and peanut butter pie. Bring your own beverage to complement the meal. Reservations: 570.675.1134, ext. 100. Prepayment due by Jan. 28. • Mardi Gras Party: Feb. 9, 6-11 p.m. $35. Reservations and pre-payment required by Feb. 1, 570.675.1134, ext. 100 or 106. Jefferson Twp. Volunteer Fire Co. (405 Cortez Road, Lake Ariel, 570.689.2929) • Super Bowl Sunday Hot Wing & Pizza Sale: Feb. 3, 1-6 p.m. Pre-order: 570.689.2829 or 29FireRescue.com.

Jeff Mitchell shares his captivating photos of Northeast PA nature at the Dietrich Theater (60 E Tioga St.,Tunkhannock) Feb. 2, 11 a.m. He has authored several books, including ’Hiking the Endless Mountains,’ ’Backpacking Pennsylvania,’ and ’Paddling Pennsylvania.’ Info: 570.996.1500.

King’s College (133 North River St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.208.5957 or kings.edu) • “What’s Amish about Amish Business? Ethics, Economics, and Entrepreneurship,” by Dr.

Donald Kraybill: Feb. 4, 3:305:30 p.m., Burke Auditorium. Inclement weather date is Feb. 6. KRW Foundation • 2nd Annual “Party with the Pros:” Feb. 1, 6-9 p.m., Electric City Trolley Museum (300 Cliff St., Scranton). Features former Major League Baseball stars Larry Bowa, Chris Chambliss, Cecil Fielder, Sparky Lyle, and Mitch “Wild Thing” Williams. Proceeds to benefit The Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Pennsylvania. $50, general admission; $150, VIP. Info and tickets: ww.KRWFoundation.org or 570.903.2041. Lackawanna State Park (Abington Road, North Abington Township. • Winterfest: Feb. 2, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Environmental Learning Center. Features ice fishing demo, kid winter crafts, horse and wagon rides, and much more. Leadership Lackawanna • “Foster Our Future” fundraiser: Feb. 1, 5 p.m.-2 a.m., Baxter’s Bar and Grille (1206 O’Neill Highway, Dunmore). $10; $5 after 8 p.m. Misericordia University (www.misericordia.edu, 570.674.6400; box office, 674.6719, misericordia.edu) • 22nd Annual Diversity Institute Dinner: Feb. 14, cocktails 5:30, dinner 6:15 p.m., Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall. Keynote speaker American poet and professor Timothy Seibles. A limited number of tickets are available to the public. Reservations: 570.674.6217. Multicultural Education Department “Dream Week:” Feb. 18, “The Taino: The Native Americans who Discovered Columbus,” 6-8 p.m., Mary Kintz Bevevino; “Conflict Resolution through Theater: Middle East Conflicts,’’ Feb. 20, 6-8 p.m., Henry Student Lounge; “Stonewall,’’ a film, Feb. 19, 7 p.m., Bevevino Library; “The Educational and Psychological Needs of HIV/AIDS Orphans in Kenya,’’ Feb. 21, 6-8 p.m., Bevevino Library. Mount Airy Casino Resort (44 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono)• Wedding vow renewal extravaganza: Feb. 14, 4 p.m. All participating couples asked to arrive by 3:30 p.m. Vows will be renewed in a group ceremony performed by non-denominational ordained minister, the Rev. Dr. Catherine Thayer, in Gypsies Nightclub.

Mount Hope Estate and Winery (2775 Lebanon Road,Manheim, 717.665.7021, PaRenFaire.com) • Murder at Mount Hope Mansion: Feb. 1 – March 23, Fridays, 7 p.m.; Saturdays, 1 and 7 p.m. $39.95 per person. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Admission is $39.95 per person. Seating is limited and reservations are strongly recommended. Reservations online or by calling 717.665.7021, ext. 120. Nescopeck State Park (1137 Honey Hole Rd., Drums, 570.403.2006) • Winterfest: Feb. 2, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Events include a guided bird walk, snowshoe loaners, children’s games, and ice fishing demos with new events being added to the schedule daily. • The Great Backyard Bird Count: Feb. 16-17, 9a.m.-3 p.m. • Snowshoe Hike with GWVAS: Feb. 17, 1 p.m. Interested participants should contact hike leader & Conservation Volunteer John Jakoby to register at 570.474.5884. New Visions Studio & Gallery (201 Vine Street, Scranton, 570.878.3970, newvisionsstudio@gmail.com, newvisionsstudio.com) • Nintendo 64 Game Tournament: Feb. 2. Super Smash Brothers, 3-5 p.m., $10, cash prize goes to last person standing. GoldenEye 007, 5-7 p.m., $10, cash prize goes to person with the most kills. Noxen Volunteer Fire Co. (Stull Road, Noxen) • Breakfast buffet: Feb. 17, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. $8, adults; $4, children 12 and under. The Osterhout Free Library (71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, www.osterhout.info, 570.821.1959) • Pre-School Storytime: Wednesdays, Jan. 30-Feb. 20, 10:45-11:30 a.m. and 2-2:45 p.m.; Saturdays, Feb. 2-Feb. 23, 1010:45 a.m. For children 3 1/2 to 5 years old. Penn State Wilkes-Barre (Rte. 115, Lehman, 570.675.2171, wb.psu.edu) • Real Estate Prep Courses: Real Estate Fundamentals, Tuesdays, Feb. 5-April 9, 6-9 p.m. Real Estate Practices, Thursdays, Feb. 7-April 11, 6-9 p.m. $280 per course, textbook cost included. Registration deadline

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The Wingman delivers a raunchy night out By Sara Pokorny

Weekender Staff Writer At one point, the writings of James Holeva became too hot for this publication. The raunchy comedian’s column “The Wingman Chronicles” (which is now a novel available on Amazon and as an e-book) ran from late September of 2009 to March of the following year and was quickly banned due to the line-crossing content. The Clarks Summit native overcame the slight hurdle and has since taken his act to the stage, touring in places like Chicago and New York. He also runs a blog (wingmanchronicles.wordpress.com) and has produced a TV pilot, which is currently being shopped to various networks. “The Wingman,” as Holeva is known, will bring his X-rated act to Arturo’s Restaurant and Underground Bar in Dupont for a Weekender Night Out on Feb. 2. His shows are not for the faint of heart, performances during which, according to Holeva, anything can happen, like “girls making out, showing their breasts, and a spanking encore.” We chatted with the comedian, a man who speaks of dating, sex, and relationships, but never politics because, “I don’t want to give girls a desert crotch.” THE WEEKENDER: Where did this sense of humor, this point of view on dating and women come from? JAMES HOLEVA: Life. The old adage is write what you know, and I always did. It’s my observations and experiences. Dates, for instance – girls want you to make a move. If you’re the nice guy who doesn’t, they don’t think you’re nice – they think you’re gay. A lot of guys wonder why they end up in the friend zone after taking a broad

“The Wingman” James Holeva: Feb. 2, seating 9 p.m., show 9:30, Arturo’s Underground Bar & Eatery (140 Main St., Dupont). $20 at the door, online at wingmanarturosnepa.eventbrite.com.

out a couple times and not trying anything. When she goes to the bathroom, she wants you to follow her in. Even if she turns you down, slaps you, and calls the cops, she’ll respect you for trying. As for sex, girls are torn between their sexual need to be treated like a whore and their emotional need to think too much about it. The key is to degrade her with class. I like to pull a girl’s hair, spank her, and call her a whore, then afterward we eat Chinese food and watch Netflix. W: What are people’s reactions to your type of humor? JH: People either love me or hate me. That’s how it’s always been. I have the greatest, most supportive, filthiest fans in the world, and they are amazing and always come to see me again and again. No matter how dirty I get, they ask me to be dirtier. But if you don’t like dirty stuff or get offended easily, I’m not for you. I have fans of all ages, races, and from all walks of life. At least 75 percent of my fans are women, and a lot of their husbands have a problem with me. They think just because their wife comes to my show I’m going to hookup with her. And that’s only the case like half the time. I might not even be attracted to her. W: Your book synopsis says you are as classy as you are crass – what makes you classy? JH: I’m not “The Situation;” I’m Sinatra. I’m a high class player with the balls to say what I want and make a move. Balls are the key to wooing a girl, but I’m not all about fist-pumping, keg stands, and video games. I woo a lady – dinner, drinks, open the door, show her off, and then bang her in the finest bathroom stall in town. What can I say? I’m a gentleman. W: As far as sexual endeavors go, you seem to have quite a few covered. Anything left to check off that list? JH: Banging an actress in the

bathroom at the Oscars. After I win, of course. Oh, and at the Emmys, since I see my book as a TV series. W: Describe your ideal woman. JH: I’m usually into flashy, egotistical, narcissistic broads so we could fight over who could see the mirror during sex, but otherwise I like a girl I have something in common with – like picking up other chicks for us to hook up with. Seriously, I obviously have to find her attractive, otherwise I won’t be able to provide her the best sexual experience, but someone I’m actually spending time with outside of the bedroom, backseat, or bathroom stall must be passionate about something, as well as funny and fun to be around. She also has to enjoy when I harass her and give it right back to me. She must be someone I could have fun with doing absolutely nothing. W: Any advice for guys looking to have the swagger you do? JH: Balls are the key to p---y, so if you stop thinking so much and at least fake like you have some, you’ll enjoy life a lot more. Remember, women are like dogs, the way they smell fear. Broads want you to hit on them and are offended if you don’t. If you strike out with one, there’s another who’s hotter, drunker, and sluttier on the next bar stool. Don’t ever let anybody stifle your adventure. And a good spanking goes a long way, which is why I spank a girl onstage during my show. Because I care about my fans.

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Pittston Memorial Library (47 Broad St., 570.654.9565, pitmemlib@comcast.net) • Crochet club, Tues., 10 a.m., Thurs., 6 p.m. • Kids’ craft club: Third Sat., 10 a.m. For grades 2-5.• Kids Science Club, first Sat. of each month, open to students in grades 2-5. • ‘Page Turners’ kids’ book club, first Thurs. of each month, 4 p.m., grades 3-5. • Toddler Story Time: Through Feb. 11, Tuesdays, 10 a.m. Ages 18 months to 3 years. • Preschool Story Time: Through Feb. 11, Tuesdays 1:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. • Family Story Time: Through Feb. 11, Saturdays, 1:30 p.m. Open to all ages. • CEO Afterschool Meals: Dinner, Mondays and Thursdays, 4-5 p.m.; snacks, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 4-5 p.m. Free to all children up to age 18. No registration required. • TAG Movie Night: Jan. 31, 5:30 p.m. The Regal Room (216 Lackawanna Ave., Olyphant, 570.489.1901) • Pre-Superbowl Party: Feb. 7, 7 p.m.-midnight. $20, reservations required. Buffet, cash bar and entertainment. Scranton Cultural Center (420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, 570.346.7369, scrantonculturalcenter.org) • Yoga Dance Party, with Mission Yoga with DJ Vinz: Feb. 7, yoga workshop 7 p.m., dance party 8 p.m. $10, workshop and party; $5, party only. Waverly Community House (1115 N. Abington Rd., Waverly, waverlycomm.org) Gymboree Classes: • Cost for each seven-week session, $89 with $20 material fee for the Art classes. 10% discount for each additional class and for siblings. Contact Gymboree at 570-208-2908 to register as space is limited.

during the hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 14. The project aides the chapter’s community service program. Info: 570.696.3385 or 570.287.2476. Wilkes University (84 W. South St, Wilkes-Barre, 1.800.WILKES.U, wilkes.edu) Drs. Robert S. and Judith A. Gardner Educational Forum Series: • Land Grant Colleges and the Reshaping of American Higher Education with speaker Nathan Sorber, Assistant Professor, West Virginia University: Feb. 12, 4:30 p.m., Marts 214. Wyoming Area School District • JFK Elementary Vera Bradley Bingo Fundraiser: Feb. 10, 2 p.m. (doors at 1), Wyoming Area Secondary Center cafeteria, 20 Memorial St., Exeter. Tickets are $20. Tickets will be available at the door but seating is limited. To purchase tickets in advance, make check payable to JFK PTO and send to 50 Penn Ave., Exeter PA 18643, ATTN: BINGO. Please include name, address, phone and e-mail address. For more information, please call 570.362.1680. Wyoming County Chamber Of Commerce • Educational Luncheon: Feb. 13, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., The Fireplace Restaurant, Tunkhannock. Reservations: Deborah, 570.875.8325 or deborah@wyccc.com. Wyoming Valley Dog Squad Troop No. 221 • Puppy Love, Valentine Photo of Your Dog: Feb. 2, 1-4 p.m., Whiting’s Pet Supply, 50 N. Memorial Highway, Shavertown. $10, 5x7 photo by Jessica Cobb Pet Photography. $5 raffle tickets available for a donation for a large Valentine’s basket. Info: Phyllis Sinavage, phyllis@thebarkingbasket.com or Liza Roper, sewcrazy@epix.net.

LEARNING Art Classes at the Georgiana Cray Bart Studio (123 Brader Dr., Wilkes-Barre, 570.947.8387, gcraybart@aol.com, gcraybartartworks.com) ❏ Painting, drawing, creative arts/pencil, charcoal, oil, acrylic, pastel, colored pencil, mixed media: • Adults (Ages 13+): Mon.Tues., noon-4 p.m.; Tues.-Wed., 6-9 p.m. Student may choose length of time from 1-3 hrs. for evening class • Children (Ages 8-12): Weekdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. ArtWorks Gallery & Studio (503 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. 570.207.1815, artworksnepa.com): Children’s Classes • The Young Artist Explores: Saturdays, April 6, 13, 20, 27, noon-1 p.m. Ages 5-12. $100, includes all supplies. Teen and Adult Classes and Workshops • Direct Figure Drawing: Feb. 2, 16, 23, 1-3 p.m. $125, includes model fee. Student rate, $100 • Wet & Wild: Watermedia Painting: Series I: Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, 6-8 p.m. $100. • Drawing workshops with Nina Davidowitz at ArtWorks: Beyond the Stick Figure, Part I, with Nina Davidowitz, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, 6-8 p.m., $100; Beyond the Stick Figure, Part II, March 7, 14, 21, 28, 6-8 p.m., $100; Introduction to Colored Pencil Drawing, April 4, 11, 18, 25, 6-8 p.m., $100. • Jewelry Making Goes Green – Recycled Earrings Workshop: Feb. 16, 12:30-2:30 p.m. $35. • Beyond the Stick Figure, Part I: Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, 6-8 p.m. $100. Special Artist Classes • All About Theatre for Very Special Artists: Wednesdays, 5:30-7 p.m. $95, per series. all supplies included. Series I: Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13. Performance March 13 at 7 p.m.

Bridge. Beginning or Intermediate Lessons, playing time for regular games and tournaments. Jewish Community Center (River Street, Wilkes-Barre). Call Rick Evans at 570.824.4646 or Rev. Ken McCrea at 570.823.5957. Brown Barn Café (100 Overbrook Road, Shavertown, 570.674.9787) • Chef for a Day: Feb. 17, 1-4 p.m. Children 5-12. $15, includes $5 gift certificate to the café. Must pre-register. Downtown Arts at Arts YOUniverse (47 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.970.2787, www.artsyouniverse.com) • Kids Craft Hour with Liz Revit: Sat., 10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Make jewelry, paper mache, more. $15, includes supplies. For info or to register, call 817.0176. Drawing and Painting Lessons: Realist painter teaches techniques of old masters. Private lessons Fri.-Sun. To schedule, call 570.820.0469, e-mail bekshev@yahoo.com or visit www.artistvs.com. Everhart Museum (1901 Mulberry St., Scranton, 570.346.7186, www.everhartmuseum.org) • Rosen Method easy movement program, Thurs., 2-3 p.m., Folk art gallery, $5/class, free to members. Must pre-register. • Early Explorers: Mon., 1-1:45 p.m. Free, suitable for ages 3-5. Pre-registration required, groups welcome. For info, to register, call or e-mail education@everhart-museum.org. New Visions Studio & Gallery (201 Vine Street, Scranton, Send your listings to WBWnews@civitasmedia.com, 90 E. Market St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa., 18703, or fax to 570.831.7375. Deadline is Mondays at 2 p.m. Print listings occur up until three weeks from publication date. Expanded listings at theweekender.com.

Northeast Photography Club (www.northeastphotographyclub.org) meets first Wed. of month 7 p.m. in boardroom of Prime Med (old Wes Freedman Building) off Morgan Hwy. Variety of topics, monthly contest, guest speakers. Membership open. Pocono Arts Council (18 N. Seventh St., Stroudsburg. 570.476.4460. www.poconoarts.org) • Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain: Feb. 23, 1-4 p.m. $30, member; $40, non-member; $20, senior member; $25, senior non-member. ❏ Adult Classes • Oil Painting: Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $72, member; $80, non-member; $60, senior member; $65, senior non-member. • Acrylic Painting: Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $110, member; $120, non-member; $90, senior member; $95, senior non-member. • Collage to Colorgraph: Mixed Media & Printmaking: Feb. 2, 9, 16, 1-3 p.m. $60, member; $70, non-member; $50, senior member; $55, senior nonmember. • Intermediate Watercolor: Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24, 1-4 p.m. $110, member; $120, non-member; $90, member; $95, non-member. • Altered Books: Feb. 5, 12, 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $55, member; $65, non-member; $45, senior member; $40, senior non-member. • American Impressionism: Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $110, member; $120, non-member; $90, senior member; $95, senior non-member. Materials fee: $10. Students should bring a 3-pack of canvas panels to class, all other materials will be supplied. • Drawing: Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, 6-8 p.m. $72, member; $80, non-member; $60, senior member; $65, senior non-member. Extended listings at theweekender.com. W

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Wilkes-Barre Barbershop Harmony Society • Singing Valentines: Delivered with rose, candy and card

Chicory House Dance Series welcomes the music of ’Smash the Windows,’ with fiddler Bruce Young, keyboardist Peg Shutes, and caller Hilton Baxter Feb. 2, 7 p.m., at Church of Christ Uniting (776 Market Street, Kingston).

Ballroom Dancing taught by Joanne and Ed Samborski, certified members of Dance Educators of America. Available for private groups, clubs, organizations, senior centers, more. Call 570.785.9459.

570.878.3970, newvisionsstudio@gmail.com, newvisionsstudio.com) • Kid’s Art Class: Ages 11-16, Sat., 3-5 p.m.; Ages 5-10, Sun., 3-5 p.m. $100 for four weeks or $30 per class. All supplies included.

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Olly Murs performs an acoustic version of ‘Troublemaker.’

Murs and Flo Rida defy expectations Back in England, the pairing of Olly Murs and Flo Rida seems a little odd, to the point where some close to the singer questioned if he was lying when he revealed the collaboration. “You would never put me necessarily with Flo Rida,” explained Murs of the UK’s general first reaction to the news of “Troublemaker.” “The X-Factor” runner-up joined “The Ralphie Show” in studio last Tuesday. “It’s like putting One Direction with Lady Gaga on a song.” Murs continued, saying that while the U.S. views him and Flo as pop artists, the UK considers Flo more of a hip-hop/urban artist, thus the initial disconnect. “Even my mates were going like, ‘What, you got Flo Rida on your song? You sure?’” recalled Murs. “I think it’s because of my style and my music.” What makes the foreign view on the mix of genres even more puzzling is that Murs is already an established powerhouse overseas. He scored three doubleplatinum albums in the UK; the latest called “Right Place Right Time,” which features “Troublemaker.” He is now trying to emulate that success across the pond. Murs’ new LP is slated for an April release in America on Columbia Records. He could only hope to achieve the success of his labelmates, One Direction. “They’re on a different world,” observed Murs of 1D’s stardom in the U.S. and beyond. “There

Melissa Mesko Kaminsky of Scranton with actor Mario Lopez at Body, Mind & Soul at the Downtown Scranton Riverwalk in May 2011.

are certain artists – the demand for them is so high. You’re talking the Britney Spears, the Lady Gagas, the Rihannas; One Direction is in that category.” Of course with the fame comes the scrutiny of the media, and One Direction found itself under the microscope throughout the band’s last visit to New York. “It must just get to the point where everywhere you go, you just get used to seeing a picture in the press,” Murs said. “It must be so frustrating for the guys. When I see the guys, I don’t really talk about it because obviously, you know, it’s something you don’t bring up in conversation. But they must get really cheesed off.” Coverage of the fellas reached a fever point last December when Harry Styles was spotted out and about in New York with Taylor Swift. The two have since called it quits, and when asked who might be a good replacement to Spears or L.A. Reid on the U.S. version of “The X-Factor,” Murs brought up the singer/songwriter. “She’s the nation’s sweetheart,” Murs said of Swift. “She’s huge.” Murs wouldn’t be worried that Swift may not be as critical as a judge should – citing the presence of the ever-cynical Simon Cowell on the panel. -Listen to “The Ralphie Show” weeknights from 7 p.m.-12 a.m. on 97 BHT.

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“The Blood is the Life: Vampires in Art & Nature:” Feb. 1July 2, Everhart Museum (1901 Mulberry St., Scranton, PA, 570.346.7186, www.everhartmuseum.org). $5, adults; $3, students/seniors; $2, children 6-12; members, free.

Halloween may be over eight months away, but Scrantonians won’t have to wait that long to sink their fangs into something juicy. The Everhart Museum, along with the Scranton Cultural Center, will be hosting the first ever ning short films. The night will vampire-themed First Friday, be concluded with a free showing dubbed “Virst Vriday: Vhat is a of the 1922 silent horror film Vampire?” The event will include “Nosferatu.” a vampire-themed art exhibit, a Going to miss out on the free movie screening, and even event? Don’t vret. Vampire fans an art and film contest. will have another chance to learn This will give attendees the all about gothic culture at “Gothchance to learn all about the ic Weekend,” also being held at vampire culture as well as check the Scranton Cultural Center at out some extraordinary art from the Masonic Temple. The event some local vampire fanatics. will take place on Valentine’s “The exhibit is very unique as Day weekend (Feb. 15-17) and it is the first and only of its kind,” will include a number of activsaid Stefanie Colarusso, director ities, including tango lessons by of interpretive programs at the Vince Brust, Dinner at the TheaEverhart Museum. ter, and a showing of the musical This one-of-a-kind event is comedy “The Addams Family.” inspired by the Everhart MuSponsors of the gothic weekseum’s vampire-themed exhibit end include POSH at the Scranentitled “The Blood is the Life: ton Club, the Broadway Theater Vampires in Art & Nature,” Leagues of NEPA, and Carl Von which is set to run from Feb. 1 Lugers. For more information through July 2 exclusively at the about this event or to buy tickets, Everhart Museum. visit everhart-museum.org. “This is the first time the EverW hart Museum has collaborated with the downtown for First Friday, and we will be looking for more partnership opportunities in the future,” Colarusso noted. Contests were held prior to the event to seek out the best local artists and filmmakers. The winning art will be displayed in the exhibit at the Scranton Cultural Center throughout the night, and there will be a show- Can a vampire truly be photographed? No ing of the win- better way to find out.

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Give your workout a tune-up With January drawing closer to an end, warmer months are not that far off. The winter months are typically thought of as a time for hibernation, but for the “fit minded,” we use these months to drop body fat for the inevitable upcoming bathing suit season. So let’s refocus and give your workout the tune-up it needs and get back to the basics. The warm-up Most of us know the importance of warming up. Ideally, this is not the time to just jump on the treadmill. Doing this does not prepare your body for a complete workout. I recommend skipping that and focusing on a warm-up that consists of bodyweight exercises that will properly prepare your muscles and joints for exercise. If you are set on doing some "cardio" beforehand, choose a machine that will utilize the most muscles at one time. The rowing machine is great for this because it utilizes upper and lower body versus the treadmill, which is lower body. The workout With all the existing exercise fads out there, some people lose sight of what a proper workout looks like. The way exercises are organized within your workout can make a huge difference. Strategically placing certain exercises at the beginning or end of your session can help tremendously with the outcome. Do things in the following order for maximum workout success: 1. Skill or power exercises: Examples are plyometrics and power exercises such as cleans.

These exercises should be done at the beginning of a workout while your neuromuscular system is still fresh. 2. Major muscle resistance exercises: Examples are straight or superset exercises. When training for body fat loss, stick to super sets that utilize major muscle groups. This will maximize time and results. 3. Core training or torso training: Finishing your workout with some specific training is a great way to end your session. Choose exercises that focus on your abs, obliques, and low back muscles simultaneously. No sit-ups. Select various types of planks or other stability exercises. A few more tips Keep the bulk of your workout to three to four days max. Adding some light days in addition is fine, provided that your body is adequately recovered. Train for 30 to 45 minutes max. This does not include rest time. If you can’t get the job done in this time, clean up your workout and possibly work out harder. Keep a training journal and utilize a multitude of rep ranges to prevent adaptation. And always seek professional guidance when beginning an exercise regimen. -Tim Hlivia is the owner of Leverage Fitness Studio in Forty Fort. For more information, contact him at thlivia@hotmail.com.

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What is a BB cream? Beauty Balm or BB (Blemish Balm) cream was developed over 60 years ago in Germany. Its original intent was to soothe and camouflage patients’ skin after a number of facial treatments, with its five main components consisting of moisturizer, primer, sun screen, foundation, and antiaging cream. BB cream later reached the Asian market and became popular for its flexibility and ease. One product that can do the job of many others, BB creams give a natural coverage and flawless appearance to ones complexion while nourishing the skin with hydration and antioxidants. They also shield the skin from free radicals (the things that break down the skin cells that cause wrinkles) in the environment and include an SPF for UVA/UVB sun protection. Only in the last two years or so we are really seeing an influx of BB cream production. At least every makeup company is the U.S. has some sort of Beauty Balm available. For starters, Garnier has created a BB cream they call Skin Renew; this sensitive non-comedogenic (non-pore clogging) formula is available in two shades, instantly renews, evens, brightens, hydrates with vitamin C, and protects skin with SPF 15. It also mattifies and controls oil absorption, leaving the skin smooth and oil free, and for just around $12, it’s a musthave that any beauty lover can afford. Another BB cream called Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Beauty Balm by Stila cosmetics (stilacosmetics.com) has even more benefits you and your skin will love! This one shade fits most BB cream reduces wrinkle depth by 84 percent, increases antioxidant activity by up to 89.7 percent, diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with bamboo and pea extracts, has a long-wear HD formula (looks beautifully flawless in photos and stays all day), minimizes pore size and controls oil and blemishes, reduces redness and irritation, gives a seamless smooth coverage, has a silky powdery finish ideal for all skin types and tones, and finally, it’s oil-free, parabenfree, and dermatologist tested (for all of you sensitive people).

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Watch the video of Justin crashing JAM’N 94.5 with a marching band at jamn945.com/pages/Ramiro.html?article=10738635. marching band! I contacted the high school closest to the radio station, Medford High, and explained my situation to the band director Haley Horgan. She and the band were more than happy to lend their talent and support. Last Monday morning, I made a 300-mile road trip to Boston and walked into JAM’N 94.5 with a 40-member marching band, a mascot, and a singer, all performing Alicia Key’s “Girl on Fire” with the lyrics changed to “Justin Is on Fire.” Talk about an entrance! After the performance, I was told the new co-host was just announced that morning! I crashed the first day of someone’s job with a marching band cheering me on to have their job. Sorry, Mom and Dad! I was so upset that I took a nap in Starbucks while my friends went sightseeing around Boston. After a few hours of being miserable, I realized that even though I didn’t get the job, I made a statement for my generation. Maybe that’s the job I’m meant to have for now. You have everything to lose if you never try.

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PUSHING THE PERSONHOOD ENVELOPE California activist Jonathan Frieman finally got his day in court in January, but a Marin County judge quickly rejected his argument that he is entitled to use the state’s carpool lanes accompanied only by a sheath of corporate papers in the passenger seat. (During the 2012 Republican primaries, Mitt Romney famously asserted a corporation’s general right under the law to be treated as a "person.") The judge decided that the state legislature’s carpool law was intended only to reduce traffic clutter and that driving with no passenger except corporate papers was unrelated to that goal. Frieman told reporters that he had been carrying the papers around for years, hoping to be challenged. CULTURAL DIVERSITY -- The U.S. Congress may suffer dismal popularity ratings (less savory than head lice, according to one survey), but it is saintly compared to India’s legislatures, which contain six accused rapists at the state level and two in the national parliament. Thirty-six local officials, as well, have been charged with sexual assault (according to India’s Association for Democratic Reforms). In fact, the association reported in December that 162 of the lower house of Parliament’s 552 members currently face criminal charges. The problem is compounded by India’s notoriously paralyzed justice system, which practically ensures that the charges will be unresolved for years, if not decades. -- Many Japanese men seem to reject smartphones in favor of a low-tech 2002 Fujitsu cellphone, according to a January Wall Street Journal dispatch -- because it can help philanderers keep their affairs from lovers’ prying eyes. The phones lack sophisticated tracking features -- plus, a buried "privacy" mode gives off only stealth signals when lovers call and leaves no trace of calls, texts or emails. A senior executive for Fujitsu said, "If Tiger

FETISHISTS ON PARADE William Michael Martin, 45, was charged in January with burglary of the East Texas Medical Center in Lufkin, Texas, where he went apparently in search of women’s underwear and employees’ personal photos, which police said he used as masturbation aids. At his home, police discovered a cache of women’s underwear and several beach balls, which officers learned from photos were so that Martin could put them under his clothing and pose as pregnant.

Woods had (this phone), he wouldn’t have gotten in trouble." -- China’s national legislature passed a law in December to establish that people have a duty to visit their aged parents periodically. China’s rapid urbanization has not developed nursing homes and similar facilities to keep pace with the population, and sponsors of the law said it would give the parents a legal right to sue their children for ignoring them. LATEST RELIGIOUS MESSAGES -- Redemption! Senior pastor Claude Gilliland III was forced to admit to his flock at the New Heart church in Cleburne, Texas, in January that he is a convicted sex offender and that he and his ex-wife had worked in the pornography industry. Gilliland, 54, served four years in prison in the 1990s for sexually assaulting his ex-wife, but in January was nonetheless defended by his congregation. "If we believe in the redemptive work of Christ," said one parishioner, "then this man is a miracle." (Gilliland believes he needs no redemption for the assault, for he was innocent of that -- but that he had done other bad things during that time that did require redemption.) -- God and Shoes: (1) "Prophet" Cindy Jacobs said in a January Internet broadcast that God has revealed Himself to her by mysteriously removing critical shortages in her life, such as her car’s well-worn tires that just kept rolling. "I remember one time that I had a pair of shoes that I wore and wore and wore and wore and wore and it just -- for years, these shoes did not wear out." (2) Dublin, Ireland, inventor David Bonney recently decided

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Justin made quite an entrance thanks to the Medford High marching band.

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If all else fails, join a band I have a YouTube video with over 27,000 hits, but I can’t even manage to find a job at the mall. That’s because I am a member of a generation that cannot find a job to help launch their career. Members of my generation have nothing to lose when it comes to standing out for a job because we’re not getting them. In today’s job market, if young people want to get hired, it’s either go big and go hard or go home and live with your parents – forever! When I couldn’t even manage to find a job at the mall, I had to ask myself, “Justin, why the hell are you trying to get a job at the mall?” After all, I have worked for E! Entertainment, “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” was on a primetime reality show, served as an on-air student correspondent for mtvU in college, and I’ve interviewed popular celebrities like Adam Levine and Chelsea Handler. It was time to start applying for a job that better complimented my dexterity. When I came across an opening for a morning show co-host at Boston’s JAM’N 94.5 Hip-Hop radio station, I was settled on landing the gig. I sent voicemails, Tweets, Facebook messages, and a copy of my resume – twice – with hopes of guest co-hosting to show JAM’N 94.5 what I was made of. No luck. I decided that if they weren’t going to listen to me, I’d give them something they couldn’t help but listen to – a

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A bewitching game Over the last few years, there learn magic with a spell book. Now with the help of a fairy, has been a real shortage of some magic, and some supportgood Japanese role-playing ive allies, Oliver must explore games (JRPGs) and speculation the vast world and learn the that the genre is dead. It is skills that will make him strong really exciting, then, when a enough to take on the White quality title comes out like “Ni Witch. no Kuni: Wrath of the White The best way to describe the Witch,” a new JRPG that is a gameplay of “Ni no Kuni” is a mash-up of the game develmix between “Final Fantasy opment studio Level-5 (“Dark Cloud,” “Professor Layton”) and XII,” “Pokémon,” and a Studio Ghibli anime movie. Aside from the award-winning animation of using the book of spells, you Studio Ghibli (“Howl’s Moving and your friends collect creaCastle,” “Spirited Away”). tures called familiars that you I grew up playing JRPGs but can train and use in battle; they have really been disappointed can level up and even evolve and bored with them for a like in “Pokémon.” The characwhile; the stories have been ters and familiars are very Ghitired, and due to time constraints, I have grown out of all bli – they are all very distinct and kind of weird, the level grinding I but all of the used to love. “Ni No Kuni” is like Upcoming game releases artwork is very beautiful. Just JRPG comfort ‘Fire Emblem: Awakening’ – like older food with some Feb. 4 JRPGs you can twists; it feels like ‘Dead Space 3’ – Feb. 5 a classic from the ‘Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time’ – use three characters in battle 16 bit era but with Feb. 5 and each can some new in‘Brain Age: Concentration use three familnovations, breath- Training’ – Feb. 10 iars at a time, taking hand-drawn giving you 12 visuals, and a realcombatants to play ly great story. around with, bringing plenty of Just like most Studio Ghibli tales, “Ni no Kuni” is a fanciful variation to each fight. The action is not exactly real tale about a young child. A boy, Oliver, wants to become a mas- time active 3D like “FF XII,” but it is pretty action packed. ter magician in order to bring You control one character at a back his dead mother from the time while the other characters parallel world of “Ni no Kuni.” are controlled by AI, but you Oliver was given a stuffed toy by his mother that was magical- can switch to other characters if ly brought to life by his tears. It you want. The battles are good, but they can be very frustrating; becomes his fairy companion the game forces you to learn named Drippy that helps him

This whimsical story about a boy eager to be a magician is not only gorgeous, but enjoyable to play.

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Systems: PS3, Nintendo 3DS Genre: RPG Publisher: Namco Bandai Developer: Level-5 Rating: E 10+ for Everyone 10 and older the battle system to survive. I did experience more than a few really cheap and frustrating battles. Along with that, the save points aren’t very forgiving, and they are spaced out really unusually. If you die, you have to start at the beginning of an area and you loose 10 percent of your goods. The new battle system is pretty interesting. It feels a bit like old RPGs – you still select attacks and spells the same way, but each attack has a cool-down so you can’t just spam the attack button; you have to be tactical and strike at the right time. If you plan your attacks right, you can cancel an enemy’s actions or counter attack. If you get your timing correct in attacks and in defensive maneuvers, you are rewarded with bonuses called “glims,” which restore health and unleash some devastating special attacks. There is a lot of fighting; the game technically doesn’t have random battles, as you can see them on the screen, but if they spot you, they move so quick you can’t avoid them. Sometimes, there is an absurd amount of enemies in an area, so some areas can be a real grind. With its gorgeous hand-drawn world stuffed with inventive places, an amazing cast of characters, interesting and varied gameplay, witty dialog, and a great story, “Ni no Kuni” is destined to become a classic for new and old RPG fans. -Robbie Vanderveken is the digital operations specialist at The Times Leader. E-mail him at rvanderveken @timesleader.com.

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AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) It’s OK to have your server decide between equally delicious choices for you. However, if you try that during the upcoming conjunction of your dreams and reality, you’ll be horribly disappointed. Your fairy godmother stands poised to shove whatever you want right into your life, but you’ve got to be clear on just what that is. If she hears, “Well that sounds good, but oh, that sounds so good, too!” she’s going to say, “Screw this,” and leave you to your indecision. I’d rather see you get your wish granted, especially when it’s so easy – make one. Not two, or one and a half, or a subset of five. Make one wish. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) In Nepal, they call him Yeti; in British Columbia, he’s Sasquatch. Legends and sightings from different regions around the world of our supposedly long-lost, elusive primate cousin share remarkably consistent traits, as well as a similar lack of hard evidence. Is he just an image in our fertile collective unconscious? Perhaps he exists. I’m sure you hope so, since you’ve come across some giant, hard-to-explain footprints of your own archetypal dream: the indescribable (surprisingly non-hokey) force of true love. Don’t bother trying to prove unequivocally that it exists. Like Bigfoot, putting it in a cage and showing it off would probably kill it. Illusion or not, it’s there for you to enjoy it. Will you really waste time trying to pin it to a board? ARIES (March 21-April 19) Don’t run from what you know, clutching the shreds of your innocence to your chest like a tattered dress. Knowledge can be scary on its own; compound that with the understandable fear of becoming bitter and cynical beyond all hope of redemption and I can see why you’re sprinting back the way you came. All I can tell you is this simple truth – whatever you know, there’s exponentially more that you don’t, including a myriad of hopeful exceptions to whatever depressing “rule” you’ve learned. Though I can’t give you the specifics, I can tell you this: eligibility for those exceptions is simple, if not easy – live an exceptional life. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Oh, crap. Valentine’s Day approaches again. The dread is building already. Whether you’re facing a day of loveless loneliness or trying to meet unreasonable romantic expectations with your current thang, VD sucks worse than, well, venereal disease. My advice? Rebel. Vow to spend the day alone, no matter who wants to do what with you. End the dirty, corporate-controlled cycle this year, forever.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS Phil Collins Jan. 30, 1951 Porita Derossi Jan. 31, 1973 Heather Morris Feb. 1, 1987 Donald Driver Feb. 2, 1975 Rebel Wilson Feb. 3, 1986 Natalie Imbruglia Feb. 4, 1975 CRISTIANO RONALDO (pictured) Feb. 5, 1985

Make it your day to eat a romantic dinner for two by yourself, or stay home and cuddle in front of the TV if you must – with your dog or favorite teddy bear, not a real person who’ll infuse every moment with meaning that simply isn’t there. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) You’d be amazed at how quickly, for the rest of us, the world flips. Suddenly our strengths are our weaknesses and – if we have the presence of mind to try – our weaknesses play as strengths. You don’t notice this so much because of your innate duality. If one thing doesn’t work, you just try another as a matter of course. Don’t underestimate the universe’s wily nature, though. Even your astounding versatility can be used against you, like this week, when someone is counting on you to be just one thing. Quick! Temporarily hide any tendency towards twinhood. We already know what you can accomplish with the full range of your powers at hand. Now show us how amazing just one of you can be. CANCER (June 21-July 22) As you left your place, you set the alarm, released the vicious guard dogs, and locked every lock between your living room and the street. Now, a few drinks and good times later, you can’t remember the alarm code or the secret command that calms the snarling Dobermans, and your keys are lost. All pretty embarrassing, considering who you brought home to see your digs (among other things). Luckily, your new buddy will gleefully help you pick the locks, quell the hounds, and explain the situation to suspicious cops. Lesson to learn: Next time, you might not

have an ally so devoted to helping you fell your own walls. Put fewer barriers between you and the world or you could end up locking someone out you don’t want out – like yourself. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) You can’t keep a good Leo down. Still, the universe has been kicking you in the stomach often enough to come close. Resist rolling into a protective ball and waiting until spring. It doesn’t become you; you’re the goddamn Lion! You’re right, though. Just roaring won’t scare off your assailants. Probably nothing you do is going to make them leave you alone. Still, you don’t have to take it lying down. Tough times? Toughen up. Get rugged. If you start now, I predict not only undentable washboard abs by spring, but enough muscle to roar your loudest – and mean it. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) You’re more impressively adept at avoiding collisions and obstacles than Frogger. I’m amazed at how undaunted you are by any road, no matter how chaotically traffic-filled. But it seems the key to your secret power is constant motion. What happens when you want to stop crossing roads? How do you kill that habitual inertia so you can hang out on this side of the street for a while? Oh, jeez, sorry. I don’t have the answers to those questions. But since they deal with your actual desires, I suspect it’s time to learn a new trick. What happens when you want to stop moving? You’re about to find out. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) A quiet little stream can change its entire landscape. In fact, in some ways it’s

more effective than a hurricane or tsunami – when people hear those coming, they board up windows or simply skip town. Your happy, supposedly innocuous rivulet is doing much to erode some key barriers without anyone noticing (or preventing it). Keep it up and you might achieve something like the breakthrough you’ve been pushing for. Be careful, though. Breaching walls that hold you in (or out) could be highly disruptive – getting back on the course you pursued before might never be an option again. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Relearning innocence is probably one of the toughest things you will ever do. Nevertheless, you can’t give up. Consciously coming back to, and choosing to live in, that place of childlike wonder, openness, and trust could just be your greatest triumph this decade. That by itself may be its own reward, but learning to be receptive after so much hurt, despite the risks, will also make you richer (on some level) than Bill Gates. Trust created from knowledge and choice is powerful, certainly more so than that born from naïveté. I can’t help you conquer your cynicism, but I can tell you we’re all gleefully anticipating (and rooting for) the moment you do. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) You’re more amazing than a bevy of veteran circus performers, more brilliant than a whole lab full of physicists, and more gorgeous than a fashion spread’s worth of models. But this isn’t about you. The key to popularity this week (and most weeks, actually) is only partially about how cool you are. The other side of that coin is what you bring out in other people; how they see themselves reflected in your eyes. Don’t count on who you are being long enough to keep people interested – what will keep them signed on for the long haul is who you let them be. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Don’t get too used to playing the role of seeker/student, even though it’s been your primary one recently. Despite your admirable humility, your stash of juicy wisdom has attracted many supplicants. As much as they might appear to be disrupting your own education, don’t ignore them or turn them away just because you’re in learning mode. You don’t have to abandon your devoted quest for knowledge in order to dish out some of that homegrown insight. This week, the best way to learn things you never knew is to teach the things you’ve known forever. -To contact Caeriel, send mail to sign.language.astrology@gmail.com.

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PITTSTON

35 STARK ST

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PLYMOUTH

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JENKINS TWP

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basement for storage. Private entrance with rear yard. All new appliances included. Washer/dryer, sewer included. Pets considered. $475/ month + 1 month security. Call 570-606-7884 between 9am & 9pm or Call 570-256-7837 before 9am & after 9pm

FORTY FORT

2nd floor, Wyoming Avenue, 2 bedroom, wall to wall carpet, tile bath, stove & fridge furnished, washer/dryer hook up. Heat, public water, sewer & recycling furnished by landlord. Use of attic, yard & porches. Good location, off street parking. No pets. 1 year lease & security. $690. 570-655-0530

HANOVER TOWNSHIP

3029 South Main St

1st floor, 3 bedrooms, new wall to wall carpeting and paint, central air, eat in kitchen with appliances. Off street parking. Washer /dryer hookup. Heat & cooking gas included. Tenant pays electric & water. $640 + security. No Pets. Call 570-814-1356

HANOVER/GREEN 3 room, 2nd floor, small back porch, enclosed front porch. Stove & fridge included. Heat, water, garbage and sewer included. Washer & dryer hookup. Attic for storage. Non smoking, no pets. $550 + 1 month security. Call (570) 824-2602 Leave Message

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2nd floor. Located in quiet neighborhood. Kitchen, living room, dining room, sunroom, bath, 3 bedrooms; 2 large & 1 small. Lots of closets, built-in linen closet & hutch. Hardwood & carpeted floors. Fireplace. Storage room. Yard. Washer / dryer, stove / fridge. Heat and hot water included. 1 year lease + security. $950 570-283-4370

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570-288-1422

KINGSTON Bring Rover or Kitty & move right in. 2 bedroom apt. Off street parking, coin laundry on premises. $600/month + gas, heat & electric. Call 570-262-1577 KINGSTON First floor, 1 bedroom apartment, with1 off street parking space. Great neighborhood! Modern appliances included Heat, hot & cold water, sewage & private laundry equipment on premises included in rent. 1 year lease + security deposit required. 570-793-6025

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3 1.5 bath. 2 car garage. Garbage disposal and dishwasher. Off street parking. Small yard. $900 per month plus utilities. Garbage and sewer included. 570-574-7904

LARKSVILLE FREE HEAT 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, off-street parking, small pets OK. $600/month + 1 month deposit. One bedroom also available at $450/month. 570-262-1577

NANTICOKE

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OLD FORGE 4 rooms, 2nd floor,

heat and sewer furnished. Washer/ dryer hookup. Off street parking. $695 570-817-8981

PLAINS

15 E. Carey St Clean 2nd floor, modern 2 bedroom apartment. Stove, fridge, heat & hot water included. No pets. Off street parking. $650 + security, 1 yr. lease Call 570-822-6362 570-822-1862 Leave Message

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WILKES-BARRE

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AMERICA REALTY *DELUXE* General Hospital

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570-288-1422

WILKES-BARRE

447 S. Franklin St. 1 bedroom with study, off street parking, laundry facility. Includes heat and hot water, hardwood floors, appliances, Trash removal. $580/mo Call (570)821-5599

WILKES-BARRE

63 ELIZABETH ST. Remodeled 1st floor apartment, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, rear porch. Gas heat, washer/dryer hookup, fridge, stove & dishwasher. Absolutely no pets. $600/month + utilities & 1 month security. Reference check. 570-472-9453

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WYOMING Second floor

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Commercial Properties

ASHLEY/HANOVER TWP

779 Hazle St. 1st floor approximately 1300 sq. ft. with central air & all utilities included. Less than $1.00 per sq. ft. Can divide. Great for business offices, recently updated, painted & new bathrooms. 570-814-1356

COMMERCIAL RETAIL PROPERTY FOR RENT: 900 Sq. Ft. STORE RETAIL SPACE Will be vacant as of January 1, 2013 200 Spring St. Wilkes-Barre Great for a Barber Shop! Call Michael at 570-239-7213

315 PLAZA 1,750 SQ. FT. & 2,400 SQ.FT OFFICE/RETAIL

WILKES-BARRE

98 MADISON ST. 2nd floor large 3 bedroom, with hardwood floors & carpet. Kitchen with appliances. Enclosed rear porch & shared yard. Heat, hot water & water included. Tenant pays electric. $675 +security. No pets 570814-1356 WILKES-BARRE HISTORIC WHEELMAN 439 S. Franklin St. Fabulous 1 bedroom, hardwood floors. A/C, marble bath. Security system. Laundry, off street parking. $600 570-821-5599

WYOMING

2nd floor, spacious 2 bedroom apartment. refrigerator, stove & dishwasher included, washer/ dryer hook-up, enclosed back porch, water & sewer provided by owner, utilities by tenant. Gas heat, no smoking or pets $695/ month + security deposit & 1st month rent. 570 693-5858

2,000 FT. Fully Furnished With Cubicles. 570-829-1206

950

Half Doubles

NEWPORT TWP. 3 bedroom, half

duplex, large living room & laundry. Excellent condition, cleaned and well maintained, central air & heat, parking, quiet street. Security & lease required. $650/ month. Sewer & trash collection included. (570) 606-5350

PITTSTON

2 bedrooms, 1 bath, Totally renovated 8 room apartment. Includes 3 bedrooms & laundry room. Brand new wall to wall carpeting/flooring. Luxury draperies/blinds. Brand new appliances available, if needed. Partially furnished. Large back yard. Exterior & other 1/2 side still under renovation. Close to nearby park, tranquil neighborhood. Pets welcome, no smoking $750/month + utilities & security. Call 570-762-8265

950

Half Doubles

PLAINS

SPACIOUS

Victorian charm, central air, 3 bedroom, 1 bath hardwood floors, neutral decor, stained glass window, Washer/dryer hook-up off large kitchen. Off street parking. No pets. Reduced $675. month + utilities, security & lease. 570-793-6294

PLYMOUTH

Shawnee Ave. 3 bedrooms, back yard, basement. $585/month + utilities and sewer. 570-357-0712

PLYMOUTH

VERY CLEAN LIVING SPACE: Remodeled spa-

cious 1/2 double. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. $750 plus utilities. Sewer included. We are looking for reliable trustworthy people to rent clean living space. CLOSE TO WYOMING VALLEY WEST HIGH SCHOOL. 570-855-8781

WILKES-BARRE HEIGHTS

171 Almond Lane 3 Bedrooms, wall to wall carpet & new paint. Shared yard. Front porch. Full basement. Eat-in kitchen with stove. No pets. $600 + utilities & security. Call 570-814-1356

WILKES-BARRE NEWLY REMODELED

1/2 double, six rooms including 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, living room, dining room, & kitchen. $650 a month plus utilities. No pets. Call 570-850-3923

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DRUMS

SAND SPRINGS Golf Community Townhouse. 2,400 sq. ft. Modern kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, 2 stall garage. 3 minutes to interstates 81 & 80. $1,350 + utilities. 570-582-4575

KINGSTON

MARKET STREET 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, stove fridge, w/d hookup. Off-street parking. $650/ month plus utilities & security. Call 570-822-4177

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3 bedroom. Corner lot. Carport & 1 1/2 car garage detached. Gas heat, vinyl siding, 1 1/2 baths. Enclosed side porch. $99,000 570-779-5438 Leave Message.

15 EAST WALL ST. 2 story, 2 bedroom, 1.25 bath. Nicely updated. 4 car driveway, large yard, vinyl siding and some new windows. Move-in ready! $72,500. Call Kelly 570-592-7905

Apartments/ Unfurnished

KINGSTON E. W alnut St.

EDWARDSVILLE 2 bedroom with

362 Susquehanna Avenue Completely remodeled, spectacular, 2 story Victorian home, with 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, new rear deck, full front porch, tiled baths & kitchen, granite countertops. All cherry hardwood floors throughout, all new stainless steel appliances & lighting. New oil furnace, washer/dryer in first floor bath. Great neighborhood, nice yard. $174,900 (30 year loan, $8,750 down, $887/month, 30 years @ 4.5%) NOT IN FLOOD 100% OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE Call Bob at 570-899-8877 570-654-1490

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953 Houses for Rent EXETER Beautiful magnificent Cape Cod style home. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, finished lower level, 2 car garage with a rear deck area. Master bedroom and bath on first floor, new carpets, recently painted, hardwood & tile floors, granite counters & stainless steel appliances in kitchen. Gas heat. $1500 per/ month. 570-479-6722

MOUNTAINTOP

3 bedrooms, 2 baths, large kitchen, garage. Huge deck overlooks woods. Washer/dryer, dishwasher, fridge, sewer, water included. Credit check, proof of income required. $1,100 + security.NO PETS, no smoking. 570-709- 1288

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2 bedroom Home Off street parking Pet friendly for small dog or cat $550/month Deposit required Utilities extra 779-2597

WEST PITTSTON TOWNHOUSE

2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, hardwood floors, living/dining combo, refrigerator & stove, washer/ dryer hookup, offstreet parking, no pets. Front and back porches, full basement. $650/ per month + utilities & security deposit. Call 570-655-8928

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Building & Remodeling

Licensed, insured & PA registered. Kitchens, baths, vinyl siding & railings, replacement windows & doors, additions, garages, all phases of home renovations. Free Estimates 570-287-4067

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Chimney Service

A-1 1 ABLE CHIMNEY Rebuild & Repair Chimneys. All types of Masonry. Liners Installed, Brick & Block, Roofs & Gutters. Licensed & Insured 570-735-2257

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DEB & PAT’S CLEANING SERVICE

Need someone to help you maintain your home or business? We are insured & bonded. 570-793-4773 or 570-235-8507

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Home repair & remodeling. 15 years experience. 570-760-0668

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20 YEARS EXPERIENCE All types of home repairs & alterations Plumbing, Carpentry, Electrical No job too small. Free Estimates. 570-256-3150

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residential construction. Interior/Exterior All calls returned! 570-760-9065

25 Years Experience fixing major appliances: Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators, Dishwashers, Compactors. Most brands. Free phone advice & all work guaranteed. No service charge for visit. 706-6577

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