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What is your dream car?

Rich Howells

Editor • 570.831.7322

‘The short-lived Spider-Mobile.’

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‘1997 Daewo Lanos.’

Sara Pokorny

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‘A 1957 Plymouth Belvedere. I’ll cross my fingers it doesn’t go around murdering people like the one in ‘Christine.’’

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‘2014 Subaru Impreza WRX.’

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‘A convertible.’

‘A 1981 DeLorean DMC-12.’

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When Alan K. Stout sent me an e-mail a few weeks ago asking if The Weekender would be interesting in sponsoring the first-ever Music, Motors, and More festival, I thought, “Do you even have to ask?” With the summer concert season winding down as fall approaches, there’s no better time for one last hurrah on Montage Mountain. But what makes this festival special isn’t just the time of year – it’s the fact that local musicians, a car and motorcycle show, and ethnic food and crafts will be available all in one place for a great cause. That cause is The Bridge Youth Services’ Anti-Bullying Program. As a victim of bullying throughout my childhood, I can see why something like this is necessary, but I never had to deal with cyber bullying or any of these new issues that have developed over the last few years. I can’t even imagine dealing with that kind of pressure 24/7 at that age, but thankfully, I can name quite a few local people willing to help. We interviewed those people on pages 28 and 29. Each of them is bringing something special to this event, whether it’s a guitar, a corvette, or simply an ear to listen. I suggest you bring a $10 donation and an open mind. Maybe you’re not a motorhead or you don’t like exotic food, but sharing our differences with one another is exactly what this festival is all about. -Rich Howells, Weekender Editor

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Tell @wkdr what your dream car is. Contributors Ralphie Aversa,Justin Brown, Kait Burrier, Caeriel Crestin, Pete Croatto, Nick Delorenzo, Tim Hlivia, Melissa Highes, Michael Irwin,Amy Longsdorf, Matt Morgis, Ryan O’Malley, Kacy Muir, Jason Riedmiller, Erin Rovin, Ned Russin, Chuck Shepherd,Jen Stevens,Alan K. Stout, Mike Sullivan, Bill Thomas, Mark Uricheck, Robbie Vanderveken, Noelle Vetrosky, Bobby Walsh, Derek Warren Interns Holly Dastalfo, Bill Rigotti Address 90 E. Market St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18703 Fax 570.831.7375 E-mail Online • • follow us on Twitter: @wkdr Circulation The Weekender is available at more than 1,000 locations throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania. For distribution problems call 570.829.5000 • To suggest a new location call 570.831.7349 • To place a classified ad call 570.829.7130 Editorial policy The Weekender is published weekly from offices at 90 E. Market St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18703. The opinions of independent contributors of the Weekender do not necessarily reflect those of the editor or staff. Rating system WWWWW = superb WWWW = excellent WWW = good WW = average W = listenable/watchable * Scarborough Research

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Fall Out Boy still a fangirl’s dream AFTON FONZO

Weekender Intern

…is making a return to Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs? For the fourth year, the Battle of the Bands competition will take place at Breakers every Wednesday, from Oct. 2 through Dec. 4. Bands will compete for cash prizes, with the winning band taking home a grand prize of $7,500. The second place band will win $3,000, the third place band wins $2,000, and the fourth place band scores $1,000. Bands interested in competing can enter the contest no later than Sept. 13 at 5 p.m. 24 bands will be selected to compete. Interested bands can learn how to enter the competition by visiting …can you catch Pop Evil with special guests Age of Days? On Oct. 18, the two bands will play at Brews Brothers West in Luzerne. Onyx, Pop Evil’s brand new third album, is a triumph of hard rock perseverance and rabblerousing attitude, the type of record that inspires like-minded outsiders with optimism. The grandiose melody of the ‘70s, the danger of the ‘80s, the emotion of the ‘90s, and the loudest of modern riffs all have a home in Pop Evil, who fashion a fresh sound that looks to the future through the prism of rock’s past. This announcement comes right off the heels of another – Butcher Babies have also been confirmed to play at Brews Brothers West on Oct. 16. Locals may remember the Los Angeles rockers from their Mayhem Festival appearance in Scranton earlier this summer. General admission tickets for Pop Evil will go on sale on Sept. 13 at 10 a.m. via ticketmaster. com, charge by phone at .800.745.3000, at all Ticketmaster retail locations, and at the Brews Brothers West Box Office. Tickets will be $12.50 in advance and $15 the day of the show.

“Throughout a career that has lasted more than four decades, Rogers has effortlessly crossed the lines between pure country and crossover pop.”


There is no better way to spend a Sunday night than spending it with your favorite band. Last Sunday, Sept. 8, I was able to do this at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia with Fall Out Boy. I can honestly say that this was one of the best concerts I have ever been to. I felt like a 13-year-old girl at a One Direction concert. The show opened up with duo Twenty One Pilots. It was my first time experiencing these guys and they were fantastic. Next up was the everlovely Panic! at the Disco. Brendon Urie, the singer and only original member left, knows how to work a crowd. He got the fans going by eagerly asking if we were ready for Fall Out Boy: “I don’t think you’re ready. Fall Out Boy is going to come out and melt your faces off!” Finally the moment all of us Overcast Kids waited four long years for was just minutes away. Fall Out Boy charged the stage, wearing black ski masks, with their new song “The Phoenix.” The crowd went wild as we screamed the lyrics back at Patrick Stump. Everything in this moment was perfect: jumping, dancing, and screaming every word with strangers, being connected by one thing – these four boys. In between songs, bassist Pete Wentz spoke to the crowd, making us feel like we were friends and not

crazed fans. “I like you too, man; I like all of you. I got to meet a lot of you earlier and I realized that you are all freaks and I love it! Not that you look like freaks, but you are all freaks on the inside and I love it,” Wentz said to his adoring fans. “Dance, Dance,” “Sugar, We’re Going Down,” and so many other hits were played that night. Halfway through the 25-song set, the stage went black. When the lights came back on, Wentz, Stump, and guitarist Joe Trohman had relocated to the middle of the arena to play an acoustic set. I couldn’t have asked for anything better. My favorite band was playing my favorite song, “Grand Theft Autumn,” in my favorite style, acoustic. When they returned to the main stage, drummer Andy Hurley went crazy with an out-of-this-world drum solo. After, balloons donned with the FOB symbol came out into the crowd as they played another new song, “Young Volcanoes.” During the second verse, Stump stopped singing: “Sorry guys, I got distracted by the balloons and forgot the words. I knew them earlier.” His balloon distraction also caused him to accidently knock down the microphone stand, which hit a girl. He apologized and dedicated “What a Catch, Donnie,” to her. The show was absolutely incredible. Nothing can compare to the energy Fall Out Boy generated. Thnks fr th mmrs, boys. W


…will help ring in the holiday season at the F.M. Kirby Center come Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m.? American music icon Kenny Rogers will be on hand that night to bring his “Christmas and Hits Through the Years” tour to the local venue. Throughout a career that has lasted more than four decades, Rogers has effortlessly crossed the lines between pure country and crossover pop with hits like “The Gambler,” “Through the Years,” “Lady,” “Lucille,” “Islands in the Stream,” “She Believes in Me,” “You Decorated My Life,” and so many more. Many of those timeless titles will surely find their way into his set list on Nov. 29, along with festive Christmas classics like “Silent Night,” “Joy to the World,” and “White Christmas.” Tickets for this one-night-only holiday event will go on sale this Friday, Sept. 13, at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at the Kirby Center Box Office, online at, or by phone at 570.826.1100.


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music, motors & more … 28-29


the W … 5 speaK & see … 10 theater … 19 concerts … 21 Live entertainment … 22 agenda … 36, 50 mind& body … 38


FaLL out boy … 5 terry bozzio … 7 aLbum revieWs … 16 charts … 16 made in america FestivaL … 26-27, 30 cuLture shocK FestivaL … 31 popa chubby … 41



AmericAn mAde Diverse Made In America Festival raps and rocks Philly

raLphie report … 18 movie revieW … 19 vin dieseL … 34 starstrucK … 43


noveL approach … 10 interdependence day exhibit … 24 inFinite improbabiLty … 25 capturing reaLism … 39 First Friday scranton … 42


FaLLen oFFicers remembered … 24 singLe in scranton … 30 Just For the heaLth oF it … 33 maKeup ruLes … 33 not your mama’s Kitchen … 35 green piece … 40 shoW us some sKin … 43 man oF the WeeK … 53 modeL oF the WeeK … 54


snipstamp … 35 puzzLe … 36 anchor breWing company … 37 i’d tap that … 37 daLLas harvest FestivaL … 40 pet oF the WeeK … 43 sorry mom and dad … 47 neWs oF the Weird … 47 sign Language … 52


reAl beAuty Misericordia’s Capturing Realism exhibit expands


get your game on … 46 motorhead … 46


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reAd An extended interview with bret AlexAnder

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Bozzio talks Zappa,Korn,and drum clinics Ryan O’MaLLey

Weekender Correspondent

For more than four decades, Terry Bozzio has been regarded as one of the premier “go-to guys” for serious musicians looking for a drummer who is able to adapt to any style or genre. From his early days playing jazz in San Francisco, to his legendary years with Frank Zappa, and his involvement with Missing Persons and even heavier acts like Fantômas and Korn, Bozzio has consistently evolved and remained a powerhouse in the drum scene. While he still delves into projects with bigger name acts, Bozzio has also been focusing on smaller drumming-based shows with his friends, including percussionist Tom Shelley, who will be joining Bozzio for an intimate performance at St. Joseph Marello Hall in Pittston on Monday. The Weekender recently chatted with Bozzio about some finer points of his career, his perspective on current music, and his ongoing East Coast tour. The Weekender: Being with Frank Zappa during one of his most productive periods launched you into the national scene. How did you get involved with him? Terry Bozzio: I had to audition. I was playing with Eddie Henderson out in San Francisco, and he used George Duke on his record. George happened to ask Eddie if he knew any good drummers around San Francisco because Frank had auditioned some around Los Angeles for a couple of weeks. I called

George and he told me what it was about, and he told me to go down and give it a shot… Within a few minutes, Frank was just, “Nope, sorry. Next. You can’t read, or you can’t do this.” It was the most difficult music I’ve ever seen laid out on the stage. I went up there, did my best, but I really didn’t think I would get it… He said, “I really want to hear you again after I hear the rest of these guys.” He turns to the rest of the drummers, and they’re all shaking their heads. The road manager turns back to Frank and says, “That’s it, Frank. Nobody else wants to audition after Terry.” Zappa turned to me and said, “Looks like you got the gig if you want it.” W: How was the experience working with Frank? TB: It was a pretty amazing experience; it was like marine boot camp for musicians. We worked really hard, and Frank was an incredible genius: really smart and a great musician on many levels. He had several talents he could have made a career out of – just with comedy. He was really a genius. In terms of just being a great guitarist, he was fantastic. He was a classical composer and a rock star and a band leader and arranger. W: One of the things you’re most associated with Zappa is the nightmare, “The Black Page.” What was your reaction when Frank first presented it to you? TB: Frank walked into rehearsal one day and said, “What do you think about this, Bozzio?” I was like, “Wow, I’m impressed.” I just picked away at it for about 20 min-

utes a day before rehearsals. After about a week, I was able to play it for him. So he took it back and wrote the melody and the chord changes for it. After that, we began playing it as a band. I was the first one to play it and record it, and he said that’s his favorite version. It’s a big notch in my gun, because otherwise I would have been a footnote in the life of Frank Zappa. W: Has it become easier for you to do live nowadays? TB: It’s hard, period. It’s kind of like that level of difficulty that doesn’t get any more difficult; there’s just more of it. I would say “Moe ‘n Herb’s Vacation” is equally as difficult as “The Black Page” and many of the other pieces Frank wrote, but they’re pages long… When you play a piece of music everyday – whether it’s improvised or pre-composed – you always want to make it better than the last time you played it. “The Black Page” has many places where you can have pitfalls. Even though I’ve got it memorized and still continue to play it from time to time, I didn’t play it for about 30 years until I started to play with Chad (Wackerman) again after Frank had died, and we decided to play it as a duet. It was hell. Just to look at it and go, “Oh crap, how does this go again?” was tough. Now that I’ve got it, I don’t ever want to lose

it again. W: A few years ago, you were involved with two surprising outfits: Korn and Fantômas. What do you think about some of the other current bands and drummers? TB: There’s a lot of great drummers; I can’t even begin to name all of them. In terms of the music they play with the bands that get them notoriety, I really don’t see, to me, much exciting stuff that’s happening. The kind of music I really like, I have to dig out and find; I’m very picky… Although I can name you 50 great drummers who are out there today, and you would probably know all their names – it’s obvious they’re great. Not many of them play music I really like to hear. I’m an old guy and I’m jaded. [Laughs] W: For your current tour, are these shows considered drum clinics? TB: In a way. You can call them that; I really don’t care. Tom does his bit where he plays with some tapes and stuff and some tunes. He’s got a whole laser show and black lights going on, and the younger kids love that. He also does a little drum circle where he hands out percussion instruments and everyone gets a chance to play and have some fun. Then I come on and do my thing, and it’s a

solo performance no matter what, whether it’s in a music store or a nice theater. I just close my eyes and do my compositions, or improvise in a compositional manner. After that, Tom and I play together, and he just happens to play in a way where I really like it; he has all kinds of toys. Coming from Miles Davis and Weather Report, to a novice you might consider it extreme background noise, but to me it’s like these colors of percussion that I don’t have on my kit. I really like hearing that stuff when I’m playing. We have a good pairing, and we have a lot of fun. If kids learn, great; if they don’t, too bad. [Laughs] W: How would you describe the overall feel of these shows for people who come and see you? TB: It will be fun, educational, and mind-blowing for everyone in the audience. It will be something like they’ve never seen before. Musical solo drumming from me, some amazing percussion from Tom, and some drum circles for the kids. You’re going to learn something, too – I’ll explain some of my crazy techniques from my advanced rhythmic concepts to them. For anyone who’s interested in drums or music, it would be beneficial for them to experience this. W


terry bozzio and tom shelley: sept. 16, 7 p.m., st. Joseph marello Hall (237 William st., Pittston). $15 in advance, $29 day of show. Info: 570.655.6076.

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Legendary drummer Terry Bozzio will be performing in a unique and educational show in Pittston on Sept. 16.




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Book reviews and literary insight

Kacy Muir | Weekender Correspondent

Circle of friends

Growing up, teenagers experience a mixed bag of emotions, most of them centered on their individual place in this world. In Meg Wolitzer’s latest novel, “The Interestings,” we come to know a cast of characters who demonstrate a profound message of individualism, acceptance and, more importantly, the life they lived to become that person. The novel opens in 1974 at a progressive and artsy summer camp, Spirit-inthe-Woods, located on the East Coast in the Berkshire Mountains. Readers are introduced to characters Ethan Figman, Jonah Bay, Cathy Kiplinger, and Ash and Goodman Wolf, who dub their group The Interestings. However, the summer becomes all that much more fascinating when they initiate outsider Jules Jacobsen into the group. Though vastly unique in their creative abilities, these six characters band together through thick and thin. While each member of the group shares his or her story, it is perhaps Jules who is the most pivotal of all. Always pensive, Jules pondered her place in the group, the members and even its name: “The name was ironic, and the improvisational christening was jokily pretentious, but still, Julie Jacobsen thought, they were interesting. These teenagers all around her, all of them from New York City, were like royalty and French movie stars, with a touch of something papal. Everyone at this camp was supposedly artistic, but here, as far as she could tell, was the hot little nucleus of the place.” Indeed, The Interestings provide the most fun in the book, coming in and out of the novel like brilliant patchwork — colorful and neatly assembled. Meanwhile, as readers gain more insight regarding the group, the backdrop becomes ever present as politics, war and human rights become predominant

‘the Interestings’ Meg Wolitzer rating: W W W W V

themes in The Interestings’ maturing world. Something that separates this novel from most coming-of-age works is that Wolitzer follows The Interestings throughout a course of four decades. Throughout nearly 500 pages, the characters’ lives culminate as an assortment of happy, ordinary and sad endings. Even considering the timeframe, each of their narratives becomes fluid, flowing freely with veracity and force. The novel teaches readers

that life is a series of unexpected events that can make or break us if we so choose. Wolitzer does well to give us a very insightful and realistic look into those tough choices. While the ending is somber, the overall message throughout the novel is hopeful. More than ever, “The Interestings” express that while we may experience turbulent times, our inspiration, humor and friendships can help us overcome even the worst of situations. W

BooKs released the WeeK of sept. 16:

‘United We spy’ by ally Carter ‘the longest ride’ by nicholas sparks ‘Bleeding edge’ by thomas pynchon ‘Who asked You?’ by terry mcmillan ‘the hit’ by david baldacci

poetIC forty fort Meeting house (across from the Forty Fort borough building on river st. Forty Fort) Lecture series •“Early Travelers,Traders, & Residents of Wyoming Valley”with Clark switzer: sept. 15, 3:30 p.m. •“Wyoming Valley’s First Jews: The german Connection”with dr. sheldon spear: sept. 22, 3:30 p.m. • Vesper Service with Rabbi Kaplan of temple Israel: sept. 29, 5 p.m. friends of the scranton public library (520 Vine st., scranton, 570.348.3000) • Used Book Sale at Library Express in the mall at steamtown: sept. 17-22. King’s College (133 north river st.,Wilkes-barre, 570.208.5957 or • Campion Literary Society Writing Workshops: sept. 17, 4 p.m., sheehyFarmer Campus Center. • Campion Literary Society Open readings: sept. 27, 4 p.m., gold room, administration building. the osterhout free library (71 s. Franklin st.,Wilkes-barre, www., 570.821.1959) • Socrates Café Discussion Group: sept. 12, 6:30-8 p.m. • Knit & Crochet Group: Sept. 14, 28, 10:30 a.m.-noon. • Franklin St. Sleuths Book Discussion: Sept. 19, 6:30 p.m.“Murder in Little Italy,” by Victoria thompson. • Personal Power Brown Bag Lunch: sept. 23, 12:15-1 p.m. • Personal Power Evening Program: sept. 23, 6-7:30 p.m. • Fall Gala: Oct. 4, 6-11 p.m., Westmoreland Club (59 s. Franklin st., Wilkes-barre). pittston Memorial library (47 broad st., 570.654.9565, • Taste of Greater Pittston: Sept. 8, 2-5 p.m. $30. • Library expansion committee meeting: sept. 11, 6:30 p.m. • Teen Advisory Group (TAG) meeting: sept. 12, noon. • The Greater Pittston Charity Train Ride: Sept. 15, 9 a.m., to Jim Thorpe. $65. • Lego Club meeting: Sept. 16, 4 p.m. • Craft Club meeting: Sept. 16, 6 p.m. • Snacks and Stories storytime for kids of all ages: sept. 18, 4 p.m. • Science Club meeting: Sept. 19, 4 p.m. • Movie night: Sept. 26, 5:45 p.m. scranton storyslam: Scranton StorySlam,Jessup: ATale of Two Cities: Sept. 14, 7 p.m., St. George’s Restaurant (304 Church St.,Jessup). University of scranton • Book signing with award-winning book author susan Campbell bartoletti, ph.d.: sept. 7, 4-5 p.m., denaples Center. West pittston library (200 Exeter Ave.,, 570.654.9847) • Book Club: First Tues., 6:45 p.m. Free. Informal discussion of memberselected books. • Weekly story time for children: Fri., 1 p.m. Free. VIsUal afa Gallery (514 Lackawanna ave., scranton: 570.969.1040 or gallery hours thurs.-sat., 12-5 p.m. • Seventy Years of Painting, Carol Oldenburg and Earl Lehman: Sept. 5-28. •“Gates to Infinity”: Sept. 5-28. • Choose Freedom, drop-in meditation classes: through sept. 19, 7-8:30 p.m. $10 per class. B & B art Gallery (222 northern blvd., s.abington township)

• Third Friday Exhibit featuring Travis prince: through september. the Butternut Gallery & second story Books (204 Church st, montrose, 570.278.4011, gallery hours: Wed.-sat., 11a.m.-5 p.m., sun., 12 p.m.-4 p.m. •“Paintings, Potter, Life: Work of Bob Smith & Cary Joseph:”Through Sept. 8. • Third annual Fiber Arts exhibit: Sept. 11-Oct. 6. Opening reception sept. 14, 3-5 p.m. Center street Café and Gallery (225 Center st. bloomsburg. 570.204.7847) gallery Hours: tuesday-thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.) • Anthony Ferro /New Works 2013/ Oil Pastel on Paper: Oct. 1-26. Opening reception Oct. 5, 3-6 p.m. Converge Gallery (140 W. Fourth st.,Williamsport, 570.435.7080, • Beyond The Surface: Sept. 5, Oct. 31. Opening reception and artist talk by Jason Bryant Sept. 5, 6-9 p.m. dietrich theatre (downtown tunkhannock, 570.996.1500) • Airing of the Quilts – Civil War Era Quilting: Oct. 1-Nov. 15. everhart Museum (1901 mulberry st., scranton, pa, 570.346.7186, www.everhart-museum. org) Admission $5 adults; $3 students/ seniors; $2 children 6-12; members free. • Sidewalk Surfing: The Art & Culture of skateboarding: through dec. 30. exhibit of diane Grant Czajkowski, “Nature and pet portraits”: sept. 12-25, Citizens bank (Kingston Corners, 196 s.Wyoming ave, Kingston). Open during bank hours: monday through thursday, 9 a.m.5 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. hope horn Gallery (Hyland Hall, University of Scranton, 570.941.4214) gallery Hours: sun.-Fri., noon-4 p.m.; Wed., 6-8 p.m. •“Depths and Edges: Berenice D’Vorzon”: Sept. 6-Oct. 11. • Exhibit Lecture:“Where Elements meet: the Life and Work of berenice D’Vorzon”by Darlene Miller-Lanning, ph.d.: sept. 6. the lamp post . chapter one (47 north Franklin st., third floor, Wilkes-barre.) • Creation Destruction Potential, a collection of visual, theatrical, and musical art & performance: Sept. 4, 8 p.m. $5. the linder Gallery at Keystone College (570.945.8335, lindergallery) •“James Harmon: Planned Random Occurrence”: Sept. 21-Oct. 22. Opening reception sept. 22, 4-6 p.m.artist talk sept. 23, 9:45 a.m., brooks theater. Madelon powers Gallery at east stroudsburg University (gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.tuesday and Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. monday,thursday and Friday) • Ciocca Prints/Yanashot Sculpture, featuring works by mark Ciocca and Denis Yanashot: Through Oct. 4. Opening reception Sept. 8, 1-3 p.m. Marquis art & frame (122 s. main st., Wilkes-barre, 570.823.0518) gallery hours mon.-sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. •“Kindred Spirits: The Art of Ellen

Jamiolkowski and Judith Lynn Keats”: Sept. 20-Nov. 2. Opening reception sept. 20, 5-8 p.m. Misericordia University (301 Lake st., dallas, 570.674.6286) pauly Friedman art gallery,tues.thurs., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.5p.m.; sat.-sun., 1-5 p.m. •“Capturing Realism 2013”: Through Oct. 31. pauly friedman art Gallery (Misericordia University, 570.674.6250, gallery Hours: mon. closed,tue.-thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., sat.sun. 1-5 p.m. •“Capturing Realism 2013”, a biennial exhibit of works instructors, alumni and apprentices from the nationally renowned studios of the ani art academies and acclaimed modern master Anthony J.Waichulis: Sept. 7-Oct. 31. Opening reception sept. 7, 5-8 p.m. pocono arts Council (18 n. seventh st., stroudsburg. 570.476.4460. • September artists show: Opening reception sept. 7, 1-4 p.m. runs through sept. 30. sordoni art Gallery (150 s. river st.,Wilkes-barre, 570.408.4325) gallery hours: tues.-sun., noon4:30 p.m. •“The Art of Ballet”: Through Oct. 20. Opening reception Sept. 6, 5-7 p.m. schulman Gallery (2nd floor of LCCC Campus Center, 1333 s. prospect st., nanticoke,, 570.740.0727) gallery hours: mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. • Phone-tography, featuring art captured by cell phone photos: through sept. 5. • Crayons and Care II, artwork by children of the Litewska Hospital in Warsaw, Poland: Sept. 13-Oct. 7. • Old Masters: Oct. 25-Nov. 28. • Annual Faculty/Alumni Exhibit: Dec. 6- Jan. 2 something special (23 W.Walnut st., Kingston, 570.288.8386) Open Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat., 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. •“Quilt On”, work by Sabine Thomas: Runs through Oct. 4. Verve Vertu art studio (Misericordia University, 570.674.6250, Exhibit: Through April 2014. Widmann Gallery (Located in King’s College’s SheehyFarmer Campus Center between north Franklin and north main streets,WilkesBarre, 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. •“Latina”exhibition, photographs by Jose Galvez: Sept. 8-14. Public lecture by galvez sept. 11, 7 p.m., burke auditorium. Sept. 20- Oct. 25 • The Eleventh Invitational Emerging Artists Exhibition: Sept. 20-Oct. 25. meet the artist reception sept. 20, 6-8 p.m. the Wyoming Valley art league (47 n. Franklin st.,Wilkes-barre, www., 570.288.1020) • 3rd Friday Art Walk: Sept. 20, 5-8 p.m., 130 s. Franklin st. Expanded listings at


send your listings to, 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.

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MiZ • Graces Downfall • k8 Eddie Appnel • Ed Randazzo Farley • Dustin Drevitch Also featuring a OPEN CAR & MOTORCYCLE SHOW Sponsored by: Corvette Club of NE PA. To register or for additional info, please visit Registration begins 8:00am.







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Reznor still cuts deep on ‘Marks’ Of all the music that was created in the ‘90s, one can argue that two bands make up a majority of the influence on what kids listen to today: Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails. Rock is slowly becoming a niche genre, but lead singer and producer Trent Reznor’s pioneering use of electronics on his early albums still sounds refreshing thanks to the explosion of the EDM scene and its burst into pop music. On “Hesitation Marks,” Reznor has tackled the giant monster that is pop music. Who would have thought that this year’s most talked about rap album would be closer to a NIN

record than Kayne West’s? Now, just because the band has included elements of a more pop-toned sound does not mean Nine Inch Nails went soft. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. “Hesitation Marks” incorporated these pop elements to create a heavy-hitter that is exclusively its own – and exclusively rock and roll. The first full-length track is “Copy of A,” and it is in every way, shape, and form a summation of everything the band has done up to this point. “Came Back Haunted” follows and it is just a touch more eerie than its predecessor. In fact, it would make for a

Ministry ‘From Beer to Eternity Rating: W W W W

Ministry’s last holds up to catalog Ministry has tried this before – the whole “this is our last album” thing. The band’s creator/vocalist/lifeblood Al Jourgensen stated back in 2007, upon Ministry’s “The Last Sucker” record, that they would indeed call it a career at that point due to Jourgensen’s health issues. Now, in 2013, Ministry’s taking another stab at a final bow; however, this one seems somewhat more likely to take. Jourgensen’s musical partner in crime for the past 20-odd years, guitarist Mike Scaccia, was a major contributor to

perfect backing track for a horror movie. It’s jam-packed with dark sounds, picking up and getting harder at some points, creating an element of surprise that would make the average listener jump in the dark. “Hesitation Marks” is one of the most complete and complex works NIN has done up to this point. It brings the band full circle and combines all of the elements that a fan of the band would want to hear. Reznor made a statement, and it is that the best is yet to come from him. -Matt Morgis, Weekender Correspondent

Ministry’s best work, like 1992’s platinum “Psalm 69,” and unexpectedly passed away in 2012 after suffering a heart attack onstage. Scaccia was often referred to by Jourgensen as “my little brother,” making the setback more meaningful and perhaps unrecoverable in a musical sense. If this is in fact the last Ministry record, Jourgensen’s got one final blast of apocalyptic, maniacally mechanized noise to unleash upon the masses. Ministry was always at its most potent with heaping, thrash-ripped guitar terror at the heart of its techno-industrial base. Tracks here like “PermaWar” echo back to fierce nuggets of blackened chaos like “Just One Fix” from “Psalm 69.” Cuts like “Lesson Unlearned” are also deranged arrangements of cut-and-paste guitar-heavy expression – the late Scaccia contributing his patented serrated guitar lines prior to his passing. Tracks like “Change of Luck” are a snapshot of Ministry’s earlier, more ambient, synthesizerbased sound. “Enjoy the Quiet” shows just what makes the mentally unstable musical mind of Al Jourgensen tick – rushing flourishes of white noise, disembodied voices, and Jourgensen’s own whispered growl intro, make the song that much more frightening, to think that this might actually be Jourgensen’s reality. Hearing him snarl about how “we’ve turned the world into a petri dish” in “Perfect Storm,” amid a very Kreator-sounding evil metal assault, ensures that his reputation for blunt force honesty and unapologetic musical mashup show no signs of becoming dulled. True pioneers of a cringe-inducing, industrial musical bruise, Ministry sounds like they’re still up to no good on what may turn out to be their last hurrah. If this is it, what a way to go out. -Mark Uricheck, Weekender Correspondent


Goodie Mob ‘Age Against the Machine’ Rating: W W W

CeeLo leads the way on Goodie Mob reunion Goodie Mob reunited for their new album, “Age Against the Machine,” but the foursome’s offering seems more like the CeeLo Green Show.

Top 8 at 8 with Ralphie Aversa 8. Imagine Dragons: ‘Radioactive’ 7. Robin Thicke/Pharrell Williams/T.I.L ‘Blurred Lines’ 6. Anna Kendrick: ‘Cups’ 5. Calvin Harris/Ellie Goulding: ‘I Need Your Love’

Nine Inch Nails ‘Hesitation Marks’


4. Maroon 5: ‘Love Somebody’ 3. Zedd/Foxes: ‘Clarity’ 2. Macklemore/Ryan Lewis/Mary Lambert: ‘Same Love’ 1. Capital Cities: ‘Safe and Sound’

It is Goodie Mob’s first album in 14 years as a complete group (Big Gipp, Khujo, and T-Mo released the album, “One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show” – a diss to Green – in 2004). But Green, a six-time Grammy winner, clearly stands out with ease alongside his longtime group mates for much of the 17-track album. While the others have some shining moments, Green’s talents shine brighter on this project. His soulful vocals and lyrics are strong and digestible on songs such as “Nexperience” and “Ghost of Gloria Goodchild.” He sings about his first interracial relationship on “Amy” and talks about how his burgeoning star appeal as a solo artist has given him some advantages in life on “Power.” Goodie Mob’s messages are thought-provoking and insightful throughout their fifth album. They touch on topics from bullying (the Janelle Monae-assisted “Special Education”) to artistry in music (“State of the Art (Radio Killa)”) to race (“Kolors”). Production wise, there are some missteps; some of Goodie Mob’s sonically-enriched tracks lack their signature Southern sound, including “I’m Set” and “Come As You Are.” -Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press

Top 10 Albums at Gallery of Sound 1. Nine Inch Nails: ‘Hesitation Marks’ 2. Five Finger Death Punch: ‘Wrong Side Of Heaven & Righteous Side Of Hell V.1’ 3. Avenged Sevenfold: ‘Hail To The King’ 4. Imagine Dragons: ‘Night Vision’ 5. Bob Dylan: ‘Another Self Portrait 1969-1971’

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Ralphie Aversa | Special to the Weekender

Timberlake releasing more of‘The 20/20 Experience’ Justin Timberlake is set to release “The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2” on Sept. 30. The album is the second installment of a group of songs that the superstar created over a year ago. At the time, there was a chance that the material would never see the light of day. “Tim and I went in (to the studio) over a year ago with Rob Knox, Jerome Harmon… a bunch of great producers,” said Timberlake via telephone on “The Ralphie Show,” referring to producer Timbaland. “I just told them, I said, ‘Look, I don’t have any expectations for this music even coming out. Let’s just write a bunch of music and have fun doing it and keep it to ourselves.” Joking that the group prevented leaks by simply taking their hard drives or threatening people, Timberlake and company went to work. They produced 30 songs in 20 days without even a murmur that something was brewing. The result is “The 20/20 Experience” and an experience in creating music that pushed Timberlake into a new mindset. “I actually think taking such a conscious break from ‘FutureSex/LoveSounds’ up until last year… you recharge your brain in a way where you come in with all of these ideas for songs,” he reflected of the process. “I think that’s why we ended up with so much material.” Originally, “The 20/20 Experience” was to consist of 10 tracks on each of the proper, standard releases with bonus material on deluxe editions. The second LP now includes 11 songs on the final track

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Justin Timberlake, who is releasing another album on Sept. 30, performs onstage during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 25.

listing because Timberlake simply wanted to share what he created. With the album and supporting solo tour on the horizon, the singer agreed that this entire year back in music has reinvigorated his interest and desire to write, record, release, and tour behind albums. “I would go even further to say, yunno, it’s always been my first love,” Timberlake noted. “I feel like now we have something to say, and that’s why we decided this was the year to do it.” ONE DIRECTION STAR COMES THROUGH FOR DUNMORE TEEN Kelcey Hallinan is a Dunmore teen fighting for her life in Philadelphia’s Children Hospital due to a rare form of lymphoma. The cancer made the recent high school graduate so ill that she was unable to go through with a meetand-greet that the MakeA-Wish foundation wanted to set-up with her and One

Direction. So, despite the boy band’s very busy schedule, Harry Styles found a way to reach Hallinan and lift her spirits – and he didn’t even have to hop on a plane. The most recognizable member of 1D tweeted a message to the teen Sunday. “Hi @kelceyhal it’s nice to ‘meet’ you,” the singer wrote. “I’m thinking about you.. And sending you all my love. H .xx.” Over 72,000 people have “retweeted” the update, with over 100,000 users marking it as a “favorite tweet.” Kelcey had about 500 followers over the weekend. As of press time, she sits at above 30,000. Styles didn’t stop there. According to WBRE, the star had a Skype chat with Kelcey on Monday and promised her that he would have a cancer ribbon tattooed on him in her honor. -Listen to “The Ralphie Show” weeknights from 7 p.m.-midnight on 97 BHT. W

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Weekender Correspondent Rating: W W V I don’t know if this makes any sense, so I’m just going to say it anyway: I’m not a fan of David Twohy, but I still believe he’s a decent writer/director. Films like “Pitch Black” and “A Perfect Getaway” have either left me cold or indifferent, but I can still recognize the fact that Twohy isn’t a hack. Even if you don’t like his films, you have to admit that his genre work frequently includes surprising and inventive elements. He’s a solid director; he’s just not for me. And one of the few reasons why Twohy isn’t the director for me is the fact that he keeps casting Vin Diesel in movies. It’s 2013. We’re all a little older and wiser. Why haven’t we still outgrown Vin Diesel? What’s the fascination? He’s less charismatic than Steven

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Seagal, looks like a really buff Tim Conway, and sounds like Sylvester Stallone after a severely debilitating stroke. He’s a lumbering, mumbling pork mound: a half a dozen rump roasts uneasily encased within a basic black tank top. To paraphrase WFMU DJ Tom Scharpling, this is the kind of a guy who couldn’t get a job working in a gym. Why is he a movie star? But, whatever the reason may be, Diesel is a movie star (at least for the time being) and we’re just going to have to accept the fact that, on occasion, Diesel will be required to appear on film and do things that are well beyond his capabilities, such as talking to people, pointing at objects, and moving about at a moderate pace. Fortunately, when Twohy cast Diesel in “Riddick,” he realized that Diesel is far less horrible when he’s moving very slowly and isn’t talking. So for the first 30 minutes of “Riddick,” there is barely any dialogue. It simply consists of wanted space criminal Richard Riddick (Diesel) crawling through a barren alien landscape, murdering otherworldly creatures, and befriending a zebra/dingo/ dog-type creature. It’s slowpaced, but also oddly compelling. There’s something beautiful about an action movie that carefully takes its time. But, unfortunately, “Riddick’s” quiet art house qualities are lost the moment Diesel realizes that the serpentine monsters from

“Pitch Black” are gradually swarming the planet, and he attempts to escape by triggering an emergency beacon in an abandoned outpost. Two teams of rival bounty hunters arrive to drag the affable monster back to space prison (or a galaxy gulag – your choice, of course) but their general incompetence leaves them stranded and forced into an uneasy alliance with Riddick. It’s at this point that whatever goodwill “Riddick” established over the past halfhour quickly disintegrates. The film, unbelievably, slows down even more to introduce a new slate of mostly interchangeable characters, and Diesel starts talking more. Sure, the change in direction introduces some great pitchblack comedic setpieces, consistently quotable dialogue (like, “Will you get off my freakin’ frequency?” and “Say something Bible-like over these bodies”), and entertaining performances from Katee Sackhoff and Bokeem Woodbine, but these elements are sparingly doled out over the course of the film’s second half. The movie drags when it should be picking up momentum. “Riddick” transforms into something far more conventional, and even though it never exactly becomes a chore to watch, it isn’t all that enjoyable either. Like all of Twohy’s films, “Riddick” is just good enough to make you wish it was better. W

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Stages & Stereos: Oct. 18, 7 p.m. 212.777.6800, • Peter Hook & The Light: Sept. 14, 8 p.m. • Rusko: Oct. 19, 8:30 p.m. • Blue October: Sept. 14, 7 p.m. • FLAG/TSOL/Cerebral Ballzy: Sept. 18, • Austin Mahone/Becky G/Midnight Red/ 8 p.m. • Hinder and Candlebox: Sept. 26, 7 p.m. W3 The Future: Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m. • Streetlight Manifesto: Oct. 1, 7 p.m. • The Selector: Sept. 19, 8 p.m. • Minus the Bear/INVSN/Slow Bird: Oct. • Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg w/ Andrew • The Chariot: Oct. 17, 6:30 p.m. 26, 8:30 p.m. • Stephen “Ragga” Marley: Oct. 25, 7 p.m. W.K. on vocals: Oct. 3, 7 p.m. • Frightened Rabbit/Augustines: Oct. 27, • 3oh!3/The Summer Set: Oct. 21, 6 p.m. • Less Than Jake/Anti-Flag/Masked 8 p.m. IZOD CENTER Intruder/Get Dead: Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m. • We Came As Romans/Silverstein/ (50 State Rt. 120, East Rutherford, N.J.) SUSQUEHANNA BANK CENTER Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!/The Color 201.935.3900, (1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, N.J.) 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(127 University Dr., State College) 215.922.1011, 609.317.1000, 814.865.5500, • Blue October: Sept. 11, 7:30 p.m. • Russell Brand: Sept. 13, 9 p.m. • OneRepublic: Oct. 3 • Flume: Sept. 12, 9 p.m. • Stephen Lynch: Sept. 14, 9 p.m. • B.B. King: Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m. • June Divided: Sept. 13, 7 p.m. • Jerry Lewis: Sept. 20, 8 p.m. • nine inch nails: Oct. 19, 8 p.m. • Silvertide/Jealousy Curve: Sept. 14, • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: Nov. 7, 8:30 p.m. Expanded listings at theweekender. 7:30 p.m. • Stereophonics: Sept. 19, 8 p.m. com. CROCODILE ROCK • Icona Pop: Sept. 22, 8 p.m. W (520 West Hamilton st, allentown)

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• Aaron Lewis: Nov. 16, 8 p.m., $45-$65. • Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts: Nov. 30, 8 p.m., $45-$65. • Jeff Ross: Dec. 7, 8 p.m., $35-$50. PENN’S PEAK (325 Maury Rd., Jim Thorpe) 866.605.7325, • Glenn Miller Orchestra: Sept. 17-19, 1 p.m. • Josh Turner: Sept. 26, 8 p.m. • Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: Sept. 27, 8 p.m. • Hinder & Candlebox with Devour The Day and Open Air Stereo: Sept. 29, 7 p.m. • The Swing Dolls: Tribute to Andrews Sisters and McGuire Sisters: Oct. 1-3, 1 p.m. • Chris Cagle: Oct. 4, 8 p.m. • Melvin Seals & JGB: Oct. 10, 8 p.m. • King Henry and the Showmen: Oct. 15-17, 1 p.m. • Back to the Eighties Show with Jessie’s Girl: Oct. 18, 9 p.m. • Real Diamond: Neil Diamond Tribute: Oct. 23-24, 1 p.m.; Oct. 25, 8 p.m. • Gordon Lightfoot: Oct. 26, 8 p.m. • America: Nov. 2, 8 p.m. • Get the Led Out: Nov. 9, 8 p.m. • 38 Special: Nov. 16, 8 p.m. • Dark Star Orchestra: Nov. 27, 8 p.m. • Rhonda Vincent and The Rage: March 22, 8 p.m. RIVER STREET JAZZ CAFE (667 N. River St., Plains) 570.822.2992, riverstreetjazzcafe.com5 • Floodwood featuring members of moe.: Sept. 12, 9 p.m. $10/$15. • Tribute to Prince (Spady’s All-Star Band): Sept. 21, 10 p.m. $10/$15. • Pigeons Play Ping Pong: Sept. 26, 10 p.m. $5/$8. • Wham Bam Bowie Band, Tribute to David Bowie: Sept. 28, 10 p.m. $8/$10. • Joe Louis Walker: Oct. 4, 9 p.m. $10/$15. • The Manhattan Project with Horizon Wireless: Oct. 5, 10 p.m. $8/$10. • Start Making Sense, Tribute to Talking Heads: Oct. 18, 10 p.m. $10/$15. • Alexis P. Suter Band: Nov. 2, 9 p.m .$10/$15. • Dead on Live “Europe 72”: Nov. 8, 10 p.m. $8/$12. • Marco Bennevento: Nov. 15, 10 p.m. $15/$20. • Zach Deputy: Nov. 22, 10 p.m. $10/$15. • Brothers Past: Nov. 27, 10 p.m. $12/$15. SCRANTON CULTURAL CENTER (420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton) 888.669.8966, • Up & Coming Comdey Series: Sept. 28, 8 p.m., $16. SHERMAN THEATER (524 Main St., Stroudsburg) 570.420.2808, • moe./Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds: Sept. 29, 7 p.m., $28. • SOJA: Oct. 10, 8 p.m., $17.50-$20. • Taking Back Sunday/Polar Bear Club/ Transit: Oct. 14, 8 p.m., $25-$28. • Conspirator: Oct. 19, 9 p.m., $17-$20. • Umphrey’s McGee/The London Soul: Oct. 24, 8 p.m., $25-$30. • The Misfits/The Attack/Take Away The Ugly/The Big Empty/Badtown Rude/The Curse of Sorrow: Oct. 25, 7 p.m., $16-$18. • In This Moment/Motionless In White/ Kyng/All Hail The Yeti: Nov. 8, 7 p.m., $20-$22. • Jake Miller: Nov. 19, 8 p.m., $20-$22. TOYOTA PAVILION AT MONTAGE MOUNTAIN (1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton) • Music. Motors, and More feat. The Badlees, MiZ, Graces Downfall, Eddie Appnel, k8, Dustin Drevitch, Ed Randazzo, Farley: Sept. 15, 10 a.m.-6p.m., $10. PHILADELPHIA ELECTRIC FACTORY (3421 Willow St., Philadelphia) 215.LOVE.222, • Alt-J/Lord Huron: Sept. 17, 8 p.m. • City and Colour: Sept. 18, 8 p.m.

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ALICE C. WILTSIE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (700 n. Wyoming st., Hazleton) 570.861.0510, • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy: Oct. 18, 8 p.m. THE BAKEHOUSE 152 United Penn Plaza, Kingston 570.714.2253, • Open Mike Night hosted by Jimi Spock: Sept. 13, 6-8 p.m. Free. BREWS BROTHERS WEST (75 main st., Luzerne) 570.283.1300, brewsbrotherswest • Jackyl: Sept. 13, 8 p.m. $15-$17. THE COOPERAGE PROJECT (1030 Main St., Honesdale) 570.253.2020, • Jenny Allen: Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m. • Claudia Nygaard: Sept. 21, 8 p.m., $15-$18. • Mudras: Sept. 27, 7:30 p.m. (Donations accepted and appreciated at the door at all events.) F.M. KIRBY CENTER (71 Public square, Wilkes-barre) 570.826.1100, • Alice Cooper: Oct. 18, 8 p.m. $39, $49, $59, $75 (limited pit seating). • Ghost Hunters Live: Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m., $25-$60. • Jeff Ross: Oct. 25, 8 p.m., $35-$75. • Merle Haggard: Nov. 2, 8 p.m. $40-$99. • YAMATO: The Drummers of Japan: Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m. $25-$35. • Elvis Costello: Nov. 25, 7:30 p.m., $59$95. • Kenny Rogers: Nov. 29, 7:30 p.m., $50-$75. HAWLEY SILK MILL (8 silk mill dr., Hawley. 570.588.8077, • Soul Fused Folk-Rock with Caleb Hawley: Sept. 14, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $16, advance; $20, door. • New England Performer of the Year: Sarah Blacker: Sept. 21, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $16, advance; $20, at the door. • Blues & Folk Artists: Rebecca Pronsky: Sept. 28, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $16, advance; $20, door. MAUCH CHUNK OPERA HOUSE (14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe) 570.325.0249, mauchchunkoperahouse. com • David Wax Museum: Sept. 13, 8:30 p.m. $21. • John Denver Tribute by Ted Vigil and Steve Weisberg: Sept. 14, 8 p.m. $25. • Dancin’ Machine: Sept. 20, 8:30 p.m. $20. • Splintered Sunlight: Sept. 21, 8 p.m. $15. • Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers: Sept. 26, 8 p.m., $20. • Bill Kirchen and Texicali: Sept. 27, 8:30 p.m. $23. • Soft Parade: Sept. 28, 8 p.m. $23. • Simon & Garfunkel Retrospective: Oct. 4, 8:30 p.m., $25. • Jeffery Gaines Band: Oct. 5, 8 p.m., $23. • Swearingen & Kelli: Oct. 6, 6 p.m., $15. • The Steepwater Band: Oct. 10, 8:30 p.m., $15. MEETING OF THE MINDS VI • Sept. 27-29, Meshoppen, featuring Tea Leaf Green, Orgone, Cabinet, The Heavy Pets, Flux Capacitor, more. $65, presale; $90, day of show. Info: MOHEGAN SUN ARENA (255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre) 800.745.3000, • Cirque Musica: Sept. 22, 7 p.m. $25$65. MOUNT AIRY CASINO RESORT (44 Woodland Rd., Mount Pocono) 877.682.4791, • Amy Schumer: Oct. 5, 8 p.m., $35-$50. • The Stylistics: Oct. 19, 8 p.m., $30-$45. • Ru Paul’s Drag Race Show: Oct. 26, 8 p.m., $15.

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r e d n e k e v e i l e W Wednesday: 279 Bar & Grill: StingRay Blues Bart and Urby’s: Musician’s Showcase @9:30p Hops and Barley’s: Firefly Karaoke w/ DJ Bounce My Lower End: Strawberry Jam River Street Jazz Café: Open Mic @ 9pm Woodlands: Media Five Band Showcase @ Sky Vuu Deck Bar

Thursday: 279 Bar & Grill: NFL – Free Jukebox Avanti: Party on the Patio w/ The Weekender 8-10p Bart and Urby’s: Trivia Night Breakers, Mohegan Sun: DJ Fish & K-Mack @ 10 Brews Brothers, Luzerne: Larry George Chacko’s: Kartune My Lower End: Tracey Dee/Cee River Street Jazz Café: Floodwood ft. Al Schnier & Vinnie Amico of Moe Senunas’: DJ O’Shea Woodlands: Kiss Theater Fundraiser @ 6pm - Club HD inside Evolution Nightclub w/ DJ DATA. Streamside bandstand- DJ KEV - Hosted by 97 BHT Friday: 279 Bar & Grill: Bart & Urby’s: Bummers End DJ Party w/ DJ’: Setsby, Mad Soul, Alfie, Big McJunior, Newpy Hundo & Penpal Beaumont Inn Dallas: George Wesley 8-11 Bottle Necks: Solaris @ 10pm Breakers, Mohegan Sun: Shorty Long @9:30 Brews Brothers, Luzerne: Jackyl w/ Skin & Bones, Governing Murphy & Double Standard Grotto, Harveys Lake: Mr. Rodgers Neighborhood Grotto, Wyoming Valley Mall: Sister Esther My Lower End: Omnitial Band River Street Jazz Café: The Main Squeeze & The Woody Browns Project Senunas’: Stereo Parade Stan’s Café: Slap & Tickle 9-1a Tommyboys: Benefit – 5 Bands Woodlands: Evolution Nightclub – 5 Day Happy Hour w/ DJ SlM JMM Top 40 & Club Music w/ Host 98.5 KRZ’s Fishboy & Pop Rox– Streamside/Exec

Saturday: 279 Bar & Grill: Vince Giuli – Classic Rock 3 Guys, Mnt Top: Hat Tryk Bart & Urby’s: DJ Nick Miller Breakers, Mohegan Sun: Pop Rox @ 9:30 My Lower End: Jeanne Zano Band River Street Jazz Café: The Big Dirty w/ Nina Scarcia Rox 52: Worlds Collide Senunas: DJ Evil B @ night & Wyoming Valley Pipe & Drum Band 6-8pm Stan’s Café: Notre Dame 8pm Tommyboys: Doug & Sean Woodlands: Evolution Nightclub - 98.5 KRZ Double Shot Weekend Your Bachelorette Party Headquarters DJ Davey B & DJ Kev the Rev Playing Top 40 & Club Music w/ Host “Fishboy” from 98.5 KRZ & Wallstreet -Streamside/Exec Sunday: Beaumont Inn, Dallas: Freeman White 5-8pm King’s, Mountain Top: Pair of Nuts

Monday: 279 Bar & Grill: 279 House Band Bart & Urby’s: Joe Mirini’s 5 Band Punk Night w/ Total Trash, Vicegrip,Stag Nation & Foul Taste @ 8pm My Lower End: NFL Tuesday: Brews Brother’s, Luzerne: Open Mic w/ Paul Martin Hops & Barleys: Aaron Bruch Jim McCarthy’s: Wanna B’s Karaoke Metro: Karaoke 8-12 My Lower End: Deck Party – Free Jukebox TommyBoys: Open Mic


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Hexagons,art bring students and the world together aFtOn FOnzO

Weekender Intern

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there will be three different planes to hop aboard for the ride of your life during the airport day Fundraiser.

Giving rise to the fallen

Sara pokorny

Weekender staff Writer Beneath the roaring planes that will constantly offer rides to event-goers, the performances by local talent, and the deliciousness that is typical fair food, there is an event that is dedicated solely to some of the most treasured members of a community: law enforcement officers. The Airport Day fundraiser will be put on by Fallen Officers Remembered on Sept. 14 at Valley Aviation in Forty Fort, and it’s a gathering whose origins lie in an actual fallen officer and a need to honor him and his comrades as much as possible. Fallen Officers Remembered was founded by Jaclyn Pocceschi Mosley and Gina Pocceschi Boyle in 2004. The sisters began the organization in memory of their brother, Virginia Beach Police Officer Rodney Pocceschi, who was killed in the line of duty on June 23, 2003. Rodney was a 1988 graduate of Pittston High School and has his bachelors degree in criminal justice. He worked as a Bloomsburg University and Nescopeck police officer before transferring to Virginia in 1999 to enroll in its academy. Rodney worked as a Virginia Beach Police Officer and was promoted in 2003 to Special Operations Force before his untimely passing.

police Officer Rodney pocceschi

Fallen Officers Remembered began as a way to start a scholarship fund for criminal justice students in the area, but soon the sisters saw that there was a great need elsewhere. “In 2006, through conversations with officers, we found out that there were a lot of part-time officers in our area, about 70 percent of them part-time,” Gina said. “These officers aren’t given vacation time, sick time, benefits, pensions, and their equipment. They had to purchase all their gear. We found out that officers were not wearing bulletproof vests because they could not afford the $1,000 to $1,200 cost for one. Some wore old, out of warranty, improperly fitted ones. It was after hearing that, we came forward with a program called

Adopt-A-Cop. Anyone can adopt a cop by donating the total funds needed to vest an officer.” Gina said that vest applications far exceed donations, so the organization holds events to raise funds. “Valley Aviation is kind enough to donate their facility and all their workers for our event,” she said. It’s now the third year for the Airport Day fundraiser, and it’s grown quite a bit. “We started with only six vendors and are now up to 15,” Gina said. “We also have a lot of different things that go on inside the hangar, such as music and K9 demonstrations.” There will be plenty of planes on display, but there will also be some that attendees can ride. For $20 per person, you can hop on a Cessna 172; for $175, a SNJ Navy plane; and for $60, a Huskie Tail Dragger. There are also raffle baskets with chances for $2 each. The baskets include goods from Sweat Fitness Studio, Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton Penguins, Avon, and Marc’s Tattooing. Some vendors at the event include Silpada Jewelry, Scentsy, face painting, balloon making, craft vendors, and a moon bounce. W

airport day: Hosted by Fallen Officers remembered, sept. 14, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., rain or shine, Valley aviation (2001 Wyoming ave., Forty Fort). Free admission.

This past weekend at First Friday in Scranton, the Connell Gallery and the Library Express featured “Interdependence Day Hexagon Project Exhibit VII.” “Interdependence” means to bring the people of the world closer together to transcend hatred, bias, and resentment, and turn our energies to devising ways in which we can coexist creatively and collaboratively. Interdependence Day was founded 10 years ago, on Sept. 12, 2003, by Sondra Myers. Committee member and organizer of the Scranton event, Beth Burkhauser, spoke about how students can get involved with the project. “I work a lot with art teachers throughout the country and the world. They can do this project any way they want to. The project can be collaborative; you can have more than one student working together to solve a problem, or you can have individual students do research, which is something I value a great deal. They learn about an interdependence theme, hunger in the world, and children’s or women’s rights, and investigate those themes.” This year, students from Nepal and Haiti are featured in the exhibit. Also, 24 schools from the Chicago area donated their hexagons from their “Do Your P’Art” exhibit to The Connell Gallery. “I believe that arts can save the world,” Burkhauser said. This Sunday, Sept.15 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., the Connell Gallery will be hosting a recognition event for the exhibiting students and their family and friends where awards

Hannah Radkiewicz

Kayla LaFerriere

Emily Ortiz

IntERdEpEndEncE day StudEnt REcOgnItIOn EvEnt sept. 15, 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Connell gallery (129 n. Washington ave., scranton). Free. will be given. Interdependence Day 2013 will celebrate its 10-year anniversary on Thursday, Sept. 12 at the Scranton Cultural Center. To get involved with

the Hexagon Project and other Interdependence Day projects, visit the website, interdependence, or contact Beth Burkhauser at W

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Geek Culture & more

Rich Howells | Weekender Editor

Listen to‘Louder Than Hell’

We want


-Rich Howells is a lifelong Marvel Comics collector, wannabe Jedi master, and cult film fan. E-mail him at W



so really all I’m asking for is a sequel. What got left on the cutting room floor? I need to know! Much like Scott Ian describes in his foreword and Rob Halford discusses in his afterword, metal fans are voracious followers who cannot help but immerse themselves in the music and its rebellious attitude, as I have since I was a teenager, so this book allowed me to continue that quest for every scrap of verified information I could find, and who better to verify it than those who lived it? Even if you’re not the most hardcore metalhead, if you consider yourself a music nerd in any way or just enjoy reading about music and/or extreme lifestyles, then pick up “Louder Than Hell.” It truly captures the power of this genre and what it drives people to do, whether that is succeed and become millionaires or break off from society and become devil worshippers. It dispels rumors and confesses the truth in an unflinching and exceptionally readable format, and best of all, I related to the musician’s stories in the same way I’ve related to their work. Well, except for the devil worshipping part, but most of that is just for show anyway. You’ve got to put on a good show, after all, but sometimes what goes on backstage is just as fascinating.

is looking for energetic and eager interns to become part of a publication that has had its finger on the pulse of the NEPA arts and entertainment scene for the past 20 years. We’re looking for both editorial and marketing interns that are creative, deadline driven, team players, and have a good work ethic with an outgoing personality. EDITORIAL - Must have an interest/ experience in writing - Comfortable with interviewing story subjects - Willing to take on a broad range of topics - Willingness to help out with all aspects of the publication

MARKETING - Energetic and motivated - Willing to dedicate time and effort to events and projects - Ability to generate ideas and see them through - Sense of design

If interested, please submit a resume with a brief paragraph about why you think you fit the job description to by Sept. 18. Our events are primarily at local entertainment venues, making it a good way to network while also learning the ins and outs of a weekly entertainment paper.

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As much as I love to read, it’s been tough to get in a book lately. I’ve mostly stuck to comic books and magazines that I can get through in a sitting or two, but when I read about “Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal,” I couldn’t help but dive into the pit. It did not disappoint. Written and compiled from over 400 interviews by music journalists Jon Wiederhorn and Katherine Turman, this thing is packed with over 700 pages of practically everything you’d ever want to know about the genre. It covers metal’s early formation and growth into the many sub-genres we know today, breaking things up chronologically by the various trends and waves that have swept hard rock since the ‘60s, from the New Wave of British Heavy Metal to thrash to hardcore to industrial to nu metal to death and black metal and into the present. The organization of all this information would have been impressive enough, but it’s the way it reads that makes this book so interesting. The interviews are broken up in such a way that the entire thing reads like a conversation, as if Ozzy Osbourne, Axl Rose, Rob Zombie, Trent Reznor, Lemmy Kilmister, Cory Taylor, Ronnie James Dio, Lars Ulrich, Kerry King, and hundreds more were all just sitting in the same room with you telling this story. Other than the occasional paragraph to transition from one subject to the next, almost the entire thing is straight from the dark horse’s mouth. It doesn’t shy away from any topic, either, explicitly describing drug use, sexual escapades, controversies, arrests, and even murder. If you’re one of those people that love the “juicy” stuff, there’s plenty of that in “Louder Than Hell,” but there’s also a lot of focus on the music itself: where famous songs came from, what was running through their minds at the time, and how they went from noname bums to cultural icons. As you may have noted in many of my music articles in The Weekender, I enjoy letting the interview subject guide the piece by using extensive quotes and letting them tell their own story in their own words, so with this book so heavily focused on quotations, I knew I would find it that much more fascinating because rock stars are extremely quotable. It’s honest, brutal, hilarious, and sad all at once, and whenever I had to put it down, I wondered when I would be able to pick it up again. In fact, my only gripe is when I was finished, I wanted more. Considering the authors had so much ground to cover in only so much space, I can see why they breezed over some things like Swedish melodic death metal,


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Budweiser Made In America Festival @ Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia • 09.01.13 Photos by Jason Riedmiller • For more photos, go to

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Cruisin’ for a cause By Rich Howells

Weekender Editor


ll summer long, you’ve been to concerts, car and motorcycle shows, ethnic food festivals, and craft shows, but have you been

to an event that combines every one? Welcome to the first-ever Music, Motors, and More festival, a groundbreaking new event created by Live Nation to support The Bridge Youth Services’ Anti-Bullying Program and the Wyoming Valley Children’s Association,

picking up where Concert for a Cause left off, in a way. For only $10, the Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain will provide a full day of fun and entertainment for the whole family, but with all these simultaneous experiences going on, a breakdown of

everything may be warranted. That’s where its sponsors at The Weekender come in…


What is your favorite driving music? “My favorite driving music is whatever my wife Shawnsie puts on the mixed CD. She has an awesome taste in music, so it’s always a safe bet I’m going to like it. She typically makes and titles mixed CDs specifically for whatever trip we’re taking, too, so it’s always new.” –Tim Farley of Farley



he musical lineup for Music, Motors, and More may be diverse, but each local act has one thing in common – they’ve all recorded at Saturation Acres in Dupont with owner/producer Bret Alexander of roots rock band The Badlees. Working as a studio engineer in 1990, Alexander joined The Badlees after he ended up playing many of the guitar parts on the group’s first EP, eventually becoming the band’s primary songwriter. It’s appropriate, then, that he and bassist Paul Smith would eventually return to a studio to form something even bigger in 1999. “It just seemed logical to go back to the production side of things because we learned a lot over the years making records, and we learned a lot about how national records were made and how national bands became national bands, so we just kind of brought it back to the local area,” Alexander recalled. “We weren’t really interested in showing

anybody a picture of our board or listing our equipment. It was more like, ‘We’re going to teach you guys how to make records.’ …All the things that they were going through we already went through…and we forged a lot of great friendships that go to this day.” With the help of longtime friend Alan K. Stout, he chose the festival’s bands, each representing different styles that are not only influenced by Alexander, but in turn influence him. “I think my influence creeps into their stuff and their influence creeps into mine. It’s certainly a scene. It’s certainly a community, and we all love it,” Alexander said of the NEPA bands. The Badlees are wellloved not just locally, but nationally, continuing to tour and produce new music, including an upcoming double album due out Oct. 8. “We have a handful of singers in the band, so on the one album I sing and the other album our lead singer sings. They’re kind of divided stylistically a

bit, too. One is a little slicker and poppier, and the other one is a little more of a darker Americana kind of record. So that was a concept we came up with recently to do some different things,” Alexander explained. “An album isn’t necessarily a career move. It’s a little more of an artistic thing.” Citing The Badlees’ “Amazing Grace” and side project The Cellarbirds’ “Perfect Smile” as his favorite records he’s written, Alexander is just as disciplined with his own work as he is with others’, producing on his own and learning several instruments along the way. “You just kind of have to get up in the morning and set aside a certain time to do it. I don’t usually wait to be inspired. There’s an author, Tom Robbins – I always use this quote. He said, ‘My muse doesn’t visit me every day, but she knows where to find me.’ That’s kind of the same thing. You just got to keep showing up and eventually you’re going to get it right a few times,” he humbly

stated. “Usually it’s just a matter of practicality. There wasn’t a producer around, so you learn how to produce. I play a lot of instruments, too, and it was the same philosophy.” And it pays off, as The Badlees are still in high demand throughout the year. “If you’re in a band and you have some sort of success and there’s offers to come perform and offers to make recordings, if you’ve had any measure of success at all, you’re going to be asked to do those things. So those things kind of show up in our case,” he noted. Despite this wealth of knowledge and experience, however, Music, Motors, and More is still a relatively new experience for the prolific producer, but one he believes will be successful. “This is a leap of faith for us because there’s other components to it that aren’t really overseen by us… This is kind of new territory for us, so we’re just excited to see how it turns out.”


“It’s no secret that I am a big Beatles fan. When I am not blasting Beatles music in my car, I tend to try out my own songs at loud volume. It feels good to see the response from other motorists!” –Eddie Appnel “For me, driving music always depends on the situation. Lately, I’ve been listening to Leroy Justice, Wilco, and Keith Urban-type stuff for those free-feeling sunny day drives. Hunter Hayes’ ‘I Want Crazy’ is a current go-to song, too. If I’m trying to blow off some stress, I turn to my Hawaii Mix that has stuff from Bob Marley, Common Kings, and J-Boog. If we’re talking latenight driving, I go to Kacey Musgraves and John Mayer’s newer stuff.” –k8 “For me, the best driving tunes is some good old classic rock. Deep Purple’s ‘Highway Star’ or any AC/DC always help a long drive go by quicker.” –Dustin Drevitch “Driving is usually when I like to think, so I like music that’s a little bit deeper when I’m driving. I’ll listen to metal when I’m working out, and I’ll listen to pop when I’m a lighter mood. Driving is my thinking time, so I like listening to something like (Bruce) Springsteen or The Badlees, artists like that that have a little bit of depth to their lyrics.” –Alan K. Stout, festival organizer and Music on the Menu host “The truth is I don’t listen to music in my car. I listen to music all day. When I’m driving, I want quiet.” –Bret Alexander of The Badlees and Saturation Acres



cott Walter has been attending car shows since the age of 13 with his father. “My father was into it since he was in high school, and then he had gotten out of it and he got back into it with me when I was young,” Walter recalled. Now the proud owner of a 1989 Corvette L98, the Laflin resident joined the Corvette Club of NEPA and has participated in many charity events since, though Music, Motors, and More may be the most unique one yet. “We do a lot of club events. We do a lot of driving events. This is the first show we’re doing in a number of years,” Walter noted. “It was an invitation from Live Nation and we decided to take it up.” It will be showcasing 20 different classes, with registration at 8 a.m. until noon for $15, which includes admission to the entire event for the driver and those in the car. Judging is at 12:30 p.m., and awards will be given at 3 p.m. “It’s a long day of hard work, but it’s enjoyable,” Walter said. He agreed that this event could attract those

“The reason, personally, that I got involved was I was intrigued by the engineering. I’m into mechanical things.”

-Scott Walter

who may not normally attend car shows, and they may walk away with an appreciation for these polished vehicles, particularly the corvettes that have left an indelible mark on him. “The reason, personally, that I got involved was I was intrigued by the engineering. I’m into mechanical things,” he said of corvettes. “It’s America’s first true sports car.” A motorcycle show presented by members of the Wyoming Valley Children’s Association will also satisfy motorheads looking to check out a chopper or two.


ith all this combined with handmade crafts and delicious food, what other reason would you possibly need to go? Well, Alan K. Stout can think of a pretty good one. The community and resource development coordinator with Catholic Social Services has been teaching an anti-bullying course at Wyoming Valley West Middle School as part of The Bridge Youth Services’ Anti-Bullying Program, and he’s learned quite a bit about what kids go through and why bullying occurs. “You’d be surprised at how remarkably candid they can be with why they’re there,” Stout pointed out. “They’ll tell me what they did; I’ll ask them why. Obviously a lot of times they don’t have a good answer for that, so we need to try to get to the root of it a little bit. There’s a pretty prevalent theory that bullies at some point in their lives were bullied… They’re taking that behavior that they’ve learned and projecting it out to others. They can talk about that if they want to. It’s all about getting it out there and trying to move forward.”

The four-week afterschool program runs from November through late May, and participating students are chosen by the school administration – some are kids who are bullied, some are kids who have bullied others, and some are simply antibullying advocates. The program, which has been running for about four years, is currently in the Wyoming Valley West and Wilkes-Barre Area school districts and covers the five different types of bullying – physical, verbal, property, exclusion, and cyber bullying “When I was a kid, this (type of education) didn’t happen. Adults, I don’t want to say they looked the other way, but I think there was this mentality that it was a part of growing up and kids will be kids. You think back on it and that’s nonsense. It shouldn’t be a part of growing up. I tell my kids when I teach them in the class that it’s hard enough to come to this school every day and do well with your subjects,” Stout emphasized. “It’s something I feel strongly about, especially now that I have kids. It was always a topic that bothered me, but when you have children, it’s real

heartbreaking to think that anybody’s child would have that sort of anxiety every day over just going to school.” And with students throughout the country even taking their own lives due to the pressures of bullying, Stout believes programs like this are more important now than ever. “To have these kinds of discussions with students creates a culture because they take it outside of those classes. They’re the ones that are in the hallways. They’re the ones that are out at the bus stops. They’re the ones that are in the cafeteria and the gym. What I’ve noticed at Wyoming Valley West is there’s an incredible antibullying culture.” As the host of Music on the Menu on and 98.5 HD2 and an awardwinning music journalist, Stout is also still heavily involved with the local music scene. Knowing that he helped organize the final Concert for a Cause to benefit the anti-bullying program, Live Nation asked him to do the same with Music, Motors, and More, raising funds to continue the program with no charge to schools. “I like music – I think

a lot of people know that. And I like local music. I was involved with Bret Alexander in picking the talent for this show and I think we’ve put together a great lineup of artists, so I’m obviously looking forward to that. I’m not a motorcyclist or a car collector…but even though I don’t have them, I sure as hell like looking at them just as much as the next guy,” he commented. “I’ve got to give the people at Live Nation credit. They opened up the season this year with the Old Farmers Ball, which was anchored by local talent, and they’re closing the season with an event anchored by local talent. “They reached out to me about this event. They’re the ones that proposed it to us at The Bridge Youth Services, so it’s exciting to work with a company like that at a venue like that on something for charity that will help local kids.”

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Music, Motors, and More: Sept. 15, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain (1000 Montage Mountain Rd., Scranton). $10.

Music Schedule Car Show Categories

20 Classes: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in each class 1. Corvettes 1953-1967 2. Corvettes 1968-1982 3. Corvettes 1984-1996 4. Corvettes 1997-present 5 AACA Senior Cars 6. 1900-1949 stock 7. 1950-1959 stock 8. 1960-1969 stock 9. 1970-1979 stock 10. 1980-present stock 11. 1964-1980 Mustang/ Cougar stock

12. 1980-present Mustang / Cougar stock 13. Camaro and Firebird 14. Factory Muscle stock 15. Trucks Stock 16. Trucks Custom 17. Tuner Cars/ Low-rider 18. Street Rods and Customs 19. Foreign Sports Roadsters 20. Special Interest

Registration: 8 a.m.-noon, $15, includes entrance fee for festival for driver and passengers. Judging at 12:30 p.m., awards at 3 p.m. Info:

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Eddie Appnel: 10:30- 11 a.m. Ed Randazzo: 11:15- 11:45 a.m. MiZ: Noon-12:45 p.m. k8: 1 p.m.- 1:45 p.m. Farley: 2 p.m.-2:45 p.m. Dustin Drevitch: 3 p.m.-3:45 p.m. Graces Downfall: 4 p.m.-4:45 p.m. The Badlees: 5- 6 p.m.

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NIN,Queens highlight second day of MIA Rich Howells

Weekender editor Maybe it was apparent because his sweat-covered face was featured on gigantic screens that sat atop the iconic concrete steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, or maybe it was the tight set of hits blended seamlessly with new cuts, but anyone who stayed until the end of the Budweiser Made In America on Sept. 1 knew that Trent Reznor had come back haunted and more determined than ever. Nine Inch Nails has only made a few festival appearances since Reznor reformed the band, and while this set, which started around 9:30 p.m. Sunday night, was similar to Lollapalooza’s a month earlier, it was no less intense. He entered the stage alone, bright white lights casting his towering shadow behind him on blank white walls, and as his bandmates entered, he began building into “Copy of A” from their new album, “Hesitation Marks.” Next, they jumped back almost immediately to 1989’s “Sanctified,” then forward again for “Came Back Haunted.” “It’s good to be back, and I appreciate you being here,” he told the crowd, and it felt like he meant it as he relived emotion after dark emotion on “Terrible Lie,” “Burn,” “Closer,” “Gave Up,” “Somewhat Damaged,” “Wish,” and many more staples of the NIN catalog. The 20-song, hourand-a-half headlining set ended with “The Hand That Feeds,” “Head Like a Hole,” and “Hurt,” leaving a quiet, somber end to a bright and busy day. The Weekender arrived for the second day of Jay Z’s two-day annual festival in the early afternoon, catching the energetic and soulful Fitz and the Tantrums just before 2 p.m. The

Gaslight Anthem took the Rocky Stage (main stage) an hour later, and while their 11 songs were reminiscent of a young Bruce Springsteen, their dull stage presence left much to be desired from guys half The Boss’ age. Just so hip-hop fans knew there was more to this festival than rock, Kendrick Lamar killed that vibe with his Top 40 hits, while Wiz Khalifa took a much more chill, peaceloving approach, even sharing something in common with Warped-style acoustic punks The Front Bottoms, who played the small Skate Park Stage simultaneously – their songs both prominently featured toking up. After declaring his love of Philly cheesesteaks and taking note of the crowd’s apparel, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis busted into “Thrift Shop” around 7 p.m., accompanied by live dancers and trombones, but the pair weren’t just there to have fun. “Who you are in your heart is up to you,” Macklemore emphasized, saying that no government or institution should be able to decide who someone can love – the perfect introduction for “Same Love.” “Can’t Hold Us” closed the shoulder-toshoulder set. Particularly compared to Calvin Harris, who bored with his flashy pre-record-

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ed DJ set, Queens of the Stone Age absolutely killed it, blowing through “No One Knows, “Little Sister,” and “A Song for the Dead,” but truly shining on brand new songs from “…Like Clockwork,” such as opener “My God Is the Sun,” “I Sat by the Ocean,” “Smooth Sailing,” “If I Had a Tail,” and the lonely piano ballad “The Vampyre of Time and Memory.” Frontman Josh Homme continually reminded the crowd to “break the rules” and just have fun, even scolding a security guard for trying to pull a girl down from her boyfriend’s shoulders. “What is this, your f— king parents’ house?” Homme yelled. No, it certainly was not. It was the middle of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on a warm Sunday evening, and if there were any rules established about how to put a successful festival together, Jay Z broke them with this eclectic lineup and came out on top. W

Male Musings on love, roMance, and dating Kenny Luck | Special to the Weekender

Reclaiming masculinity

To be a man means something different these days than what it has meant in the past. Modern “dudes” have risen from the pop culture gutter, leaving us with nothing of substance to worship. The 1970s Burt Reynolds machoism has disappeared, replaced, I fear, by less authentic, less interesting “Jersey Shore” clones that inhabit every bar across America. (Can you really imagine The Situation kicking ass and saving the day the way Reynolds did in “Deliverance?”) Novelist Ernest Hemingway’s adventures in war and love are legendary. Hemingway, in my opinion, is manliness made real. For example, after he survived a plane crash in Africa, Hemingway was said to pour alcohol into his fractured skull to keep infection at bay. And apart from his involvement in WWI and WWII and the Spanish Civil War, Hemingway, or “Papa,” as he was known, was worldly. He was an adventurer, traveler, and writer, a combination of traits that are rare these days. In his heyday, actor/ director Sylvester Stallone created characters such as Rocky Balboa and John Rambo that had muscle and heart. Rambo’s shirtless “Arghs!” and Balboa’s face-offs are classic moments in American cinema that typify what it means, in part, to be a man. The philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche may be best known for declaring “God is dead,” but the German thinker also had other ideas, like his “Will to Power” and Übermensch, or “The Superman,” concepts. In a BBC documentary about Nietzsche, one person described him as “the first punk philosopher,” imagining the thinker raising his middle finger to

the larger establishment. Nietzsche is important because he challenges us to rise above ourselves, becoming something better. C o m e d i a n /d i r e c t o r Woody Allen, the nerdy hero of pop culture, although not at all manly, uses his intellectual and comedic powers to redefine masculinity. Allen’s classic movie “Annie Hall” is one of my all-time favorites, and Allen deserves credit for showing how nerds can be cool. And President Theodore Roosevelt, a politician and hard-riding Rough Rider, was a man of intrigue and fought in the United States’ war against Spain just a few years before becoming president. Rather than fade into retirement, Roosevelt, who was athletic and an intellectual, after losing the bid for president in

1912, put together a team to explore the River of Doubt in South America, an expedition that nearly killed him. If men are to progress, a new model for masculinity is needed. Using the above archetypes, think nerd/intellectual meets rugged outdoorsman. Rather than this, what we have is a disgrace, an insult to manhood. The douchebag model of masculinity – the beer-guzzling, NFLobsessed car enthusiast – which is so widespread nowadays, won’t cut it. As Nietzsche I’m sure would agree, culture needs an “uberman,” someone to save us from the douche state that persists. In the dating world, women have to demand a better kind of guy, a quality guy, and that’s what they will get. W

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Makeup tips and tricks Made easy Bobby Walsh | Weekender Correspondent

Tim Hlivia | Special to the Weekender

Imperial liner

12 tips for a better workout stress hormone. 4. Order in the gym. When doing various pieces of equipment in the same workout, choose dumbbells first, then barbells, and do machines last. Also, work larger muscles before smaller ones. 5. Got milk? Drinking a pint of low fat chocolate milk can have the same effect as expensive supplements after your workout. 6. Skip your favorites. You’re cutting yourself short if you only do exercises you like. Work on your weakest links. This will ramp up your results. 7. Rest as needed. No need for timed workout periods. Resting only as needed is one way to save time in the gym. 8. More in less time. As you progress in the gym, try to do more work in the same amount of time. This will ensure progress. 9. Stay off the DL. Cut your running time in half every four to five weeks. This will allow your body to recover adequately.

10. Keep your head up. When sprinting up hills, keep you head up. This will allow your lungs to expand properly. 11. Apply physiology. Lifting weights with your legs will decrease your running time. A study in the Journal of Applied Physiology found that eight weeks of resistance training improved experienced runners’ 5K times by 30 seconds. 12. New Year, new you. If your resolution this year includes getting into shape, don’t wait until January. Start exercising twice a week now. By January, you’ll be ready for the five-day-a-week commitment that you set out to do. Leverage Fitness Studio specializes in personal training. Private and group training and membership rates are available. For more information, call 570.338.2386. -Tim Hlivia is the owner of Leverage Fitness Studio in Forty Fort. W

advanced so greatly, with the invention of waterproof smudge-proof formulas, liquid or pencil, and an overabundance of colors to choose from. Some of my favorite liners include: Stila Stay All Day water-proof liquid liner in black and cobalt (for those with super light crystal blue eyes); Tarte Light Camera Lashes inner rim brightener liner in nude, to help open up the eye and help conceal any redness, giving a well-rested appearance; Too Faced three-way lash lining tool, which has a three-prong felt tip that you can sweep across the lid for your traditional black liquid liner look or you can press along your lash line, leaving a trail of dots that give the

appearance of fuller lashes. You can also tight line with this product, which means taking the liner and running it under your lashes on your upper lid, creating the look of fuller lashes and a more eye-defining effect. A great way to utilize liner every day is to find a sheer wash of eye shadow color that compliments your iris, then follow with a colored liner that also compliments your eye color. Remember to apply the liner in a way to maximize your eye shape and really help to create the perfect almond shape; it’s the most flattering of eye shapes and gives people that dreamy, sultry, more attractive quality. W

Tip: Follow the eye liner

chart to help find the best way to apply your liner to best suit your eye shape and help get you to the perfect almond shape.

Trick: 90 percent of eye shadows can be used wet or dry. take a little eye drop solution on a fine tip or angled brush and swipe across your favorite shadow for a longwearing custom liner.

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A great tip is an awesome thing, whether it’s great tailor or an undiscovered restaurant. Unfortunately, few things in life are sure things. But, with an expanded knowledge base, you can’t miss. And the secrets to success are all based on knowledge. Use these 12 tips to fuel your results: 1. Your abs are like any other muscle – work them and give them rest. Train them two to three times per week. 2. Stay loose. Stretching is like flossing; we all know it is important, but we don’t do it often enough. As you age, hold your stretches longer. Rule of thumb: stretch half the time you exercise per week. So, if you workout three hours per week, stretch for at least 90 minutes per week. 3. Time saver: shorter, more intense workouts are usually better than long, drawn-out sessions. This keeps cortisol levels down, which is a

Eyeliner has been a staple in makeup ever since ancient Egyptian times. Back then makeup played a crucial role in one’s existence, and even in the afterlife. Liner had become part of a ritual and it was believed that it could bring one’s soul closer to the god once deceased. Eyeliner was a must-have both for women and men alike, not only for beauty but also to deflect light (like how football players wear black paint on their cheeks) and for antibacterial purposes. It wasn’t until the 1920s that women began to express themselves in a more abstract, feminine and glamorous light that eyeliner became more popular. Today, liners have

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Diesel delivers on promises to franchise fans Amy LongsDoRf

Weekender Correspondent Spurred on by his 46 million Facebook followers, Vin Diesel was determined to get “Riddick” made. Even though he’s enjoyed plenty of success anchoring “The Fast and the Furious” franchise, the actor felt compelled to deliver a conclusion to the trilogy of sci-fi movies he began back in 2000 with “Pitch Black.” A big stumbling block was the disappointing reception of second installment, “Chronicles of Riddick,” which cost a whopping $100 million to make and earned just $57 million at the U.S. box office. After the film didn’t perform as expected, Universal pulled the plug on the threequel. But Diesel wasn’t about to see one of his favorite characters go down without a fight. The actor, who also serves as a producer on the flicks, bought back the rights from Universal and began a campaign to get “Riddick” before the cameras. In an attempt to raise money, Diesel went so far as to leverage his house. And, he says, he’d do it again in order to bring the story of the gravelly-voiced anti-hero to the screen. “I was committed to answering this growing request from the social media fans to continue this character, and the only way that I could pull it off was by leveraging everything,” says the actor, who collaborated on the trilogy with writer/ director David Twohy. “It was tricky because it wasn’t like being the producer of ‘Fast and Furious.’ This was being the producer of something where if it didn’t work, I would have lost my house. So everything that I had in my life was leveraged to make this movie.” Now in theaters courtesy of Universal, which is distributing the independently made flick, “Riddick” begins with the titular ex-con being left for dead on a planet that appears to be devoid of life. Before too long, though, Riddick finds himself battling a host of scary creatures.

Actor Vin Diesel leveraged his own home to independently finance ‘Riddick’ and bring the fan-favorite character to the big screen once again.

After activating an emergency beacon, Riddick is also forced to take on a handful of bounty hunters, including Katee Sackhoff (TV’s “Battlestar Galactica”) and

Bokeem Woodbine. Diesel was fresh off his supporting turn in “Saving Private Ryan” when he starred in “Pitch Black,” a scruffy sci-fi actioner that

cost about $20 million to make and went on to double that at the box office. The PG-13-rated sequel “Chronicles of Riddick” was bigger, more bloated, and

less visceral. With “Riddick,” Twohy and Diesel opted to return to their roots with an R-rated film that aims to recapture, in the actor’s words, the “rough, rugged, and raw” spirit of “Pitch Black.” “I went to Europe to a film market and presented what ‘Riddick’ was going to be and got foreign money to start the movie and to be the bulk of the financing,” says the actor, 46. “Then it was up to us to take those somewhat limited means, especially in comparison to what we had on ‘Chronicles,’ and to tell a story… Thank God the audience wanted an R-rated film because it justified in some ways taking that more independent route.” “Riddick” has been gestating for so long that there was talk of Diesel shooting it back in 2010, before he made “Fast Five.” But, in the end, he opted to wait until the timing was right in his personal life. “When I learned that [girlfriend Paloma Jimenez] was expecting a child, I didn’t think it would be fair to the child or the fans to go to that dark place while welcoming a life into the world…so ‘Riddick’ waited until after I did the more family-centric ‘Fast Five.’” Diesel says playing Riddick takes a piece out of him. “It is a dark place to go to play Riddick,” says the actor, a father of two. “It’s very rewarding to make the movie and be in the movie, but playing the character is sometimes a lot more difficult than other characters because it takes so much preparation to get into it. “For this version, with where Riddick is now and his state of mind, I went to the woods for four months and prepared by basically being a recluse. That’s how I prepared the inner-core of this character.” A native of New York, Diesel (who was born Mark Sinclair) began his film career with his short film “Multi-Facial,” which made its debut at the Cannes Film Festival in 1995. Two years later, Diesel wrote,

directed, and produced “Strays,” which premiered at Sundance. Diesel’s early films were good enough to impress Steven Spielberg, who cast the actor in “Saving Private Ryan” (1998). Roles in a handful of diverse movies, including “Pitch Black,” “Boiler Room,” “XXX,” “The Pacifier,” and “Find Me Guilty,” followed. A former bouncer who prides himself on his knowledge of social media, Diesel is the primary reason why the “Fast and Furious” franchise never seems to run out of gas. Given the $787 million-grossing success of this summer’s “Fast and Furious 6,” it’s no surprise that the seventh installment will begin shooting this autumn and open in theaters next summer. “The thought of listening to an audience was unheard of five years ago,” says the actor, who is also scheduled to voice Groot in Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy.” “But if Clark Gable had a Facebook page, there would have been a ‘Gone with the Wind 2.’” Now that Diesel has completed “Riddick,” he’s turned his attention to another longin-the-works dream project. “Hannibal the Conqueror” is the first in a proposed trilogy of films about the Carthaginian military commander which Diesel has been vowing to make for the last decade or so. “I do feel like I answered the request from the fans to please make another ‘Riddick.’ It was one of the three promises that I either made or people assumed that I made on the social media network. “One of them was [to bring back] Letty [played by Michelle Rodriguez] to the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise. That was something people were so vocal about four and a half years ago. “The second was the resurrection of ‘Riddick’ and the re-awakening of that mythology. And the third will be [mounting] ‘Hannibal the Conqueror.’ That’s one promise I haven’t delivered on yet. But I will.” W

Hobo you didn’t

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The King’s College football game was just one of the many stops the SnipStamp astronauts made in the past few weeks.

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Meat ‘n Potatoes Hobo Dinner

MEaT ‘n PoTaToES

How-to: • Preheat oven to 400 ˚ F. Line a 9-by-13-inch baking Courtesy of pan with aluminum foil. makes 4 servings • Shape the ground beef into patties and place in pan. Ingredients: Layer the vegetables on top of the beef patties, • 1 pound ground beef starting with the potatoes, then carrots and finally • 5 potatoes, peeled and cut into steak fries onion rings. Season with salt, pepper, and garlic salt • 4 large carrots, peeled and sliced lengthwise • 1 onion, peeled and sliced into rings to taste. • salt to taste • garlic salt to taste • Cover with aluminum foil and seal edges. Bake in • ground black pepper to taste preheated oven for 1 hour, or to desired doneness.

HoBo HaLIBUT serves 2

How-to: • Fold two 15-inch long sheets of heavy duty aluminum Courtesy of foil in half and then open them back up so there’s a crease down the middle. Ingredients: • Preheat the oven to 450˚ F. • 1 small bulb fennel, trimmed, quartered and • Combine the fennel, zucchini, garlic, olive oil, thyme, thinly sliced • 1 small zucchini, halved lengthwise and thinly lemon zest, lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon salt, pepper, sliced olives and capers in a medium bowl and toss them • 1 clove garlic, minced to combine the flavors. • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, plus more • Arrange the potato slices in one layer on one side of • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped each of the creased foil sheets. sprinkle the potato • 1/2 lemon zested with salt and pepper and lay the halibut filet on • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice top, skin side down. Sprinkle the fish with salt and • 1/4 teaspoon salt, plus more pepper and top with the vegetables. If you’d like • Freshly ground black pepper to taste more flavor, drizzle a little olive oil over the top. Fold • 8 olives, halved the foil over the fish and roll up the edges, bottom • 1 teaspoon capers, rinsed and lightly chopped up and over the top, to seal in the juices. • 4 potatoes, very thinly sliced • Place a sheet pan on the bottom oven rack and bake • 2 halibut filets, 6 oz each for 20 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.


Courtesy of Ingredients: • 2 chicken leg quarters • Mesquite flavored chicken rub seasoning • 1/2 stick butter • 1 ear of corn on the cob split in half • 2 medium-sized potatoes • 8 baby carrots • 8 cherry tomatoes • 1 onion peeled and halved

How-to: • Preheat the oven to 350 ˚ F. Lay out two large sheets of aluminum foil.

• Place a chicken leg quarter, seasoned with dry rub, on each. arrange veggies around the chicken leg. shake a little more seasoning over the veggies. • Place two single tablespoon pats of butter in the mix before cooking, especially over your ear of corn and the potatoes. • Roll up the foil into pouches and place on a cookie sheet. • Place in preheated oven and Roast for 1 and a half hours. Check progress and roll foil back to expose just the chicken. Turn heat up to 425 degrees and finish cooking for 30 more minutes.

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We’ve all had such a conversation on the weekend. “What bar are you at?” “Well, who’s there?” “Where are you going if you leave there?” “Can I get a ride home?” Thankfully, social networking app SnipStamp, dubbed the “Happy Hour of Social Networking,” has made finding the answers to these questions so much easier. “It’s a check-in service, like FourSquare or Facebook, but instead of seeing where your friends have checked in in the past, we show you everything in real-time so you can see where they’re at right now,” said SnipStamp CEO Gerard Durling. The app, available on both the Google Play and iPhone app stores, allows users to see not only the check-ins of their friends, but also the most populated spots in the area, based on overall checkins, by friends or not, so you know just where the party is at. There is also a way to see events and happy hours going on at each bar and a designated driver feature. “If you’re not drinking but going out and you want your friends to know that in the event they need a ride home because they can’t drive, there’s a way for them to reach you,” Durling noted Durling said the app has grown in popularity locally, but the company is ready to expand outside the area – hence the

astronauts you may have seen walking about in recent weeks. On Sept. 21, SnipStamp will host “#Spacewalk2013, Mission: Launch,” a bar crawl marking the app launching nationwide. That night, SnipStamp creators Durling and Jeremy Romani, along with other staff members, will be setting their status to Designated Driver and providing transportation home to any participants feeling incapable of driving. The obvious accessory to such an event would be something space-themed, but SnipStamp took it to a whole new level. “We walked around college campuses, downtown by Joe K’s Brewhouse, Rodano’s, downtown Scranton,” Durling said. “We were encouraging people to take photos and use the hashtag #spacewalk, and we had a lot of response.” “Walk” might not be the actual way to describe the fully-dressed astronauts that have been traipsing around. Those suited up have been getting around in slow motion, as though they actually are walking on the moon. To catch a glimpse of them prior to the bar crawl, search #spacewalk on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. The bar crawl will visit six locations throughout the night, with some perks added in. Susquehanna Brewing Company and Northeast Eagle Distributers are pitching in to give free beer to those who check in at each location. The night will end at King of King’s Gyro on Public Square, and those who have checked in at every location via SnipStamp will receive a free gyro. W

A weird name, yes. A brilliant idea? Um, hell yes. A hobo dinner: the perfect I-don’t-have-a-lot-of-time or hey-we’re-going-camping meal. There are a number of ways to make this tinfoil-wrapped delicacy; the possiblities are pretty much endless, but I’ll share some of my favorites with you. You can throw these on a grill or in an oven, depending on where you’re at and what you prefer. It’s pretty much just tossing ingredients into tin foil, sealing it up, and letting it cook. W

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BaZaaRs/FestIVals 33rd annual Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire: saturdays and sundays through Oct. 27, and Labor day monday, mount Hope estate and Winery. $29.95, adults; $10.95, children ages 5 to 11. For more info and tickets visit or call the box office at 717.665.7021. endless Mountains Nature Center (280 Vosburg road,tunkhannock. 570.836.3835.) • Wild Edible and Medicinal Workshop with nathaniel Whitmore: sept. 28, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $20, per session; $35, whole day; $15, per session stewards fee; $25 whole day; $35, family stewardship. BeNeFIts/ CHaRItY eVeNts american Cancer society • Drink to Pink, to benefit Making Strides against breast Cancer Walk: sept. 13, 5:308:30 p.m., backyard ale House (523 Linden st., scranton). $10 suggested donation, two drink tickets for domestic drafts, well drinks, house wines, and cosmopolitans. pink attire encouraged. • Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3): nov. 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., nov. 6, 4-8 p.m., Keystone College Hibbard Campus Center. participants can register at www. For more info call 570.562.9749. american lung association • Fight for Air Walk: Oct. 3, McDade Park, scranton. registration 9 a.m., run beings

9:45, walkers at 10. For more info visit american Red Cross • 11th Annual Golf Tournament: Sept. 23, registration 11 a.m., shotgun start at 12:30 p.m., glenmaura national golf Club. dinner and awards ceremony at 6 p.m. Limited to 120 golfers. $300 per make a reservation for golf and/or dinner, contact Carol Crane at 570.823.7161, ext. 329 or CareNet of scranton • Third Annual Walk for Life: Sept. 14, registration 9 a.m., walk from 10-11 a.m., Courthouse square, scranton. $25 per person. For more info or to register for the walk visit the kelci ever after Memorial scholarship Inaugural 6k Run and 2k Memory walk Oct. 6, 11 a.m., Francis slocum state park pavilion no. 3, by boat launch. registration begins at 9 a.m. $20, includes a tie-dye t-shirt. luzerne County Pit Bull Owners, Inc. • 3rd Annual Pit Bull Awareness Day and Carnival: Oct. 26, noon-6 p.m., Kirby park. Polycystic kidney Disease Foundation • Chapter Kick-off: Sept. 20, 6-7:30 p.m., pocono medical Center main building (206 e. brown st., east stroudsburg). s.a.F.e. walk for autism and Resource Fair 2013: sept. 28, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Hazleton area High school track. susan G. komen for the Cure

•“Black,White & ATouch of Pink”Gala: sept. 27, 6-9 p.m.,Woodlands Inn (1073 Highway 315,Wilkes-barre). For more info or to purchase tickets call amy andrejko at 570.820.1670 or email patriciamichael@ “sweat for the Cure” Zumbathon: Oct. 5, noon-3 p.m., pro Fitness Club (3356 birney ave., birney plaza, moosic). $10. For more info contact amy sekol at570.479.1000 or CaR & BIke eVeNts 8th annual tommy Z Memorial Car, street Rod and Bike show: sept. 15, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (rain date sept. 22), Crestwood High school parking lot. $12 registration until sept. 1, $15 afterwards. For an application call 570.868.6515. Car show to benefit the Plains little league sept. 15, noon-5 p.m., dominick’s Café (20 school st., Hudson). $10 donation all cars and bikes. Call 829.9612 Or 829.9658 for more information. Coal Cracker Cruisers Car Club (570.876.4034 • 15th Annual Car Show: Sept. 15, 9 a.m. For more info contact Joann spalnick, 570.876.4034. Fall Festival Car Cruise (eagle rock resort, 1 Country Club dr., Hazleton) •Oct. 12, 10 a.m.-midnight. Rain date Oct. 13. Optional donation of $12 day of show, $9 pre-registration. pre-register by mailing 1 Country Club drive, Hazle township, pa 18202. McDonald’s (route 590 Hamlin, pa) • Car Cruise: Every second Friday of august, september, 6 p.m. Montage Mountain Classics (thurs., 6-9 p.m., Fri., 6-10 p.m., sat., 5-9 p.m.) Car Cruises: • Sept. 21, 5-9 p.m.,Johnny Rockets, montage mountain. • Cruise to Benefit Ronald McDonald

House: sept. 22, 2-6 p.m. rain date sept. 29. CHURCHes annunciation Greek Orthodox Church (32 east ross st.,Wilkes-barre) • Greek Food Festival: Oct. 3-5, 11 a.m.8 p.m. Orders more than $30 will be delivered free within a 2-mile radius of the church. Customers are welcome but not required to pre-order food by calling 570.823.4805 during festival hours or by ordering online atgreekfoodfestival.webs. com . For more info call 570.417.4465. Corpus Christi (montdale) • Annual Harvest Festival Turkey Dinner: Oct. 6, noon-5 p.m. $10, adults; $5, children. take-outs available. exaltation of the Holy Cross Church (420 main rd., Hanover twp., 570.823.6242) • Annual Chicken Barbecue/Flea Market/ Craft sale: sept. 15, noon-4 p.m. $9, dinner. additional fleamarket times sept. 20, 8 a.m.2 p.m.; sept. 21, 8 a.m.-noon and 6-7 p.m.; sept. 22, 10 a.m.-noon. First Presbyterian Church of Clarks summit (300 school st., Clarks summit, 570.586.6306, • Excelsior Cornet Band, New York State’s authentic Civil War brass band: Oct. 6, 4 p.m. • All-church recital with First Presbyterian Church musical ensembles: novl 17, 4 p.m. New life Community Church (Fellowship Hall, 570 south main rd., mountaintop, 570.301.7081) •Country Corn Roast in the City: Sept. 15, 5 p.m. ss. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church (135 river st., Olyphant) • Third Annual Rummage Sale: Sept. 20, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., sept. 21, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., american Legion Hall (raymond Henry post no. 327). • 125th Anniversary Celebration; Oct. 27, beginning with liturgy at 3 p.m., followed by

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celebration from 5-9 p.m. $40, per person; $12, children 12 and under. For tickets contact sandra at 570.383.9487. • Ukrainian Culture Day: Oct. 26, 9 a.m.3 p.m. st. Michael’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church (540 n. main ave., scranton, 570.343.7165) • 11th Annual Ukranian Food Festival: sept. 22. Features homemade Ukrainian foods such as holupki, halushky, pyrohy, kapusta, kielbasa and baked goods. For info call 570. 961.1795. shavertown United Methodist Church • 7th Annual Golf Tournament: Oct. 5, registration 9 a.m., shotgun start at 10, mill race and golf Camping resort (benton). $80 entry fee. For questions call bev atherholt at 570.675.7295 or bill runner at 570.675.5055. eVeNts Cal Verduchi, Joe eichler and Father Paul Comedy show: sept. 21, 9 p.m.,the Caverna (602 Church St.,Jessup). $14, advance. Seating first come first serve. Chicory House and Folklore society (, 570.333.4007) • Community Contra Dance: Oct. 5, 7 p.m., Church of Christ Uniting (776 market st., Kingston). $9, adults; reduced admission for families. the Commonwealth Medical College (525 pine st., scranton, 570.504.7000, • Annual golf tournament: Sept. 30, Huntsville golf Club, shavertown. registration and breakfast begins 9 a.m., shotgun start at 10. $300, per golfer; $1,200, foursome. For more info call 570.504.9650 or to register online, go to . • Fifth Annual Gala: Oct. 19, 6 p.m., scranton Cultural Center.

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AnchorBrewingCompany has long been on the radar for craft beer drinkers, mainly because they were one of the first true craft breweries of this new revival. In 1965, Fritz Maytag, scion of the washing-machine company, purchased the fledgling Anchor Brewery for what he later described as “less than the price of a used car.” He came to know the company through the fantastic steam beer they were brewing at the time; the only problem was that not many other people were enjoying this beer and the company was going out of business - until Maytag stepped in and saved it. The first step Fritz took was reevaluating the recipe for Anchor Steam Beer and changing it to all-barley malt instead of the cheaper corn syrup it was using at the time. Reviving this old style that was popular during the gold rush in California was not an easy task, but Maytag was up for it, and the venture proved to be very successful. He soon moved on to reviving other styles of beer with an equal amount of gusto and success. In 1974, Anchor bottled its first porter. The porter style comes from England, but in 1974 no English breweries were even making such a style of beer. Soon Anchor’s porter caught on, as did the style, and, with good reason,

Anchor’s porter is a standard for the style. However, Fritz Maytag did not simply rest on his laurels. Soon the brewery was beginning to revive and invent other styles of beer, such as the American IPA. In 1975, Maytag set out to create a uniquely American beer to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Paul Revere’s ride to warn against the impending British attack. The resulting beer was the groundbreaking Anchor Liberty Ale. The beer used the newly developed cascade hop in abundance and became so popular that in 1983 it entered into permanent rotation for the brewery. Also, in 1975, Anchor debuted its first Anchor Christmas Ale, a delicious brown ale whose magnum bottles have become a yearly collecting tradition for many fans ever since. As if that was not enough, in 1975 the brewery began selling Old Foghorn, the first barley wine-style ale to be brewed in America in modern times. Not too bad for a brewery that was on the verge of complete collapse just a decade earlier. The brewery has continued to grow in popularity over the years and many modern breweries credit Anchor Brewing Company with the inspiration to enter the craft beer market. Many brewers’ first introduction to craft beer were beers being

brewed by Anchor. With the pedigree of beers that Anchor has created over time, it could simply create the same delicious beers and not produce any new ones. However, thankfully for us, Anchor has not done this, and over the past few years, the brewery has actually released several new, and delicious, beers. In 2010, they released Humming Ale, an American pale ale that featured the recently discovered Nelson Sauvin hop that gives the beer a dry citrus, almost white wine-like quality. In 2011, they released Brekle’s Brown, an absolutely stunning American brown ale. This year alone, they created another two fantastic beers: Anchor California Lager, a crisp smooth easy drinking lager, and BigLeaf Maple Autumn Amber, a delectable red ale. While America may be relatively new to the beer world when compared to world history, we have certainly brought some amazing styles and flavors to the market, with a lot of thanks going to Anchor Brewing Company and Fritz Maytag. Certainly, within the craft beer world, and hopefully within the general world of beer, Anchor will always be remembered as a brewery that pushed boundaries and made better beer for all of us to enjoy. W


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nations. For an interesting mixture, try starting a lazy weekend morning off with maple pecan pancakes, bacon, and a glass of BigLeaf. If you are looking to do your drinking a bit later in the day, try pairing this beer with a hearty baconwrapped shrimp dinner with smoky barbeque sauce for a true delight. BigLeaf also holds its own when matched up with desserts, especially those we associate with the fall season. To really end your day on a high note, try having a slice of cinnamon apple pie and a side of vanilla bean ice cream with BigLeaf and enjoy all the wonderful flavors that the autumn season has to offer in one sitting. Is it worth trying? Of course it is! Anchor Brewing Company consistently brews fantastic beers, and BigLeaf is no exception. While I do love pumpkin and Oktoberfest

beers this time of year, it seems that there is an overabundance of them with more breweries making new ones each year. It’s very refreshing to see a brewery bring a new fall seasonal beer to market that is not following suit with what has already been done many times; not to mention, BigLeaf is delicious. Be sure to add this beer to your fall seasonal arsenal and enjoy the impending fall weather! Rating: W W W W Where can I get it? Currently available in bottles at: Wegmans, Dickson City; Goldstein’s Deli, Kingston; and Krugel’s Georgetown Deli & Beer, Wilkes-Barre. Remember, enjoy responsibly! Cheers! -Derek Warren is a beer fanatic, avid homebrewer, and beer historian. Follow Derek’s beer blog at W

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Beer: BigLeaf Maple Autumn Amber Brewer: Anchor Brewing Company Style: American Amber/Red Ale ABV: 6.00% Brief background: This is the first year that Anchor has produced BigLeaf Maple Autumn Amber. The brewery has created some new and wonderful beers over the past few years, and this is no exception. Description: Anchor’s BigLeaf pours a deep reddish amber color with a frothy white head that disappears quickly, but leaves a delicate lacing on the glass. The aroma is extremely pleasing to the nose with scents of sweet maple, caramel, a slight nuttiness, and earthy citrus hops underneath it all. Thankfully, the taste follows suit with the nose and the palate is first hit with earthy and citrus hops before being washed over with a maple and toffee sweetness that instantly makes one think of fall evenings, and finishes long and dry with a maple sweetness lingering on the taste buds. The body of this beer falls somewhere between light and medium, giving it a very session-beer quality. The carbonation is impeccable for the style: enough to cleanse the palate but still leave a lingering stickiness of the wonderful flavors. BigLeaf is another absolutely wonderful beer from Anchor Brewing Company and the perfect new addition to my fall seasonal lineup of beers. Food pairing: Amber ales traditionally go well with a wide variety of meat dishes and BigLeaf is no exception; however, the strong maple flavors can make for even more interesting food combi-

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2&4 Hand Drumming Circle Freestyle drum circle, every second/fourth sat., any time between 1-4 p.m., everything natural (426 s. state st., Clarks summit). all ages, newcomers, old timers welcome. Hand drums, percussion provided. Free, no pressure. Absolute Pilates with Leslie (263 Carbondale rd., Clarks summit, www.pilateswithleslie. com) • Mon., Wed., Fri., 9-10 a.m. private training on Cadillac, reformer and Wunda Chair, along with pilates mat classes, stability ball core classes, more. Check website for updates. • Mon., Wed.: Nia Technique, 5:30 p.m. American Wicca Study Group ( • “The Pagan Pow Wow:” third saturday of every month, 7 p.m., the garb Wench, 13 n. main St., Ashley. • Tarot readings by Jamie dana by appointment, 570.235.0741. Arts YOUniverse (47 n. Franklin st., WilkesBarre, 570.970.2787, www. studio J, 2nd floor • Meditation in tradition of Gurdjieff, Ospensky: Sun., 12-1 p.m., $5 • Children’s Meditation: Thurs., 6-7 p.m. Ages 9-14, $5 • Tarot Card Readings, by appointment. $20 first half hour, $10 additional half hours. Awakenings Yoga (570.472.3272) • Private Yoga Instruction w/ certified senior Instructor of Himalayan Institute. 24 years experience. Learn secrets of Himalayan masters. Lessons include asana, pranayama, meditation, relaxation, ayruveda, holistic nutrition, tantra. $75/session Balance Ultimate Fitness (belladaro prof bldg, 570.862.2840) • Early Morning Fitness Bootcamp: Tues./Thurs., 6:30 a.m.-7:30 a.m., Sat, 9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m., $15 or 12 classes for $150. Balance Yoga and Wellness (900 Rutter Ave., 2nd floor, Forty Fort 570.714.2777,, balanceyogawellness@gmail. com) • Pole Fitness: Fri., 5:30 p.m. (beginner); 7 p.m. (intermediate). Sat., 1:30 p.m. (all levels); 3:15 p.m. (advanced). Bellas Yoga Studio (650 boulevard ave., dickson City, 570.307.5000, www., info@ all workshops $15, preregistration suggested. • Sun. Class: 10-11:15 a.m. Features alternating Vinyasa style yoga w/ yoga fusion.

Candy’s Place (190 Welles St., Forty Fort. 570.714.8800) $35 a month for all classes, $7 per class. First class is free for everyone. • One on One Personal Training and yoga for breast cancer survivors: Requirements include a breast cancer diagnosis, a doctor’s note for participation, and all forms to be filled out prior to participation. Free. • Gentle Yoga: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Introduction to the benefits of learning to relax and energize with yoga specially designed for people with or without cancer. • Meditation and Deep Breathing: Wednesdays, 5:306:30 p.m. • Strength and Balance: Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, 4:15-5:15 p.m. several forms of exercise, such as yoga, pilates, and weights to help increase strength and improve balance • Standing Strong: Mondays, 10:15-11:30 a.m.; Wednesdays10:15-11:30 a.m.; Thursdays,10:15-11:30 a.m.; Fridays,10:15-11:30 a.m. Incorporates cardio exercise with a dance flavor and includes an infusion of weights. Club Fit (1 West broad st., Hazleton, 570.497.4700, www. • Boxing classes w/ Rich pastorella (pastorella.net26. net). mon., 7-8 p.m. $40/month. Goddess Creations Shop & Gallery (214 depot st., Clarks Summit, 570.575.8649, info@ • Tarot Card Readings by appointment. • Tarot Readings: Thurs., 6-9:30 p.m. at Montrose Inn, restaurant & tavern (26 s. main st., montrose). $25 for 15-20 min. • Monthly astrology workshop with Holly Avila: first Sun., $45. Call. Goshin Jitsu Martial Arts Classes Every month at Golightley’s martial arts (mark plaza shopping Center, rt. 11, edwardsville). Focus on cardio, stretching, defense, stamina, more. self defense, cardio, karate aerobics also available. $75/month. Call 570.814.3293 for info. Haifa Belly Dance (, 570.836.7399) • Mon., 6:30- p.m., Body Language Studios (239 schuyler ave, Kingston) • Tues., 7:00 p.m., Jaya Yoga (320 south state street, Clarks summit) • Wed., 6 p.m., Holistic Health Center (route 6, tunkhannock) Harris Conservatory for the

Arts (545 Charles st. Luzerne, 718.0673) • Cardio Kickboxing: Wed., 7-8 p.m.; Sat., 9-10 a.m. $5/class. Call for info. • Hoop Fitness Techniques: Mon., 7:30-8:30 p.m. $5/class. Call for info. Hapkido Taekwondo Institute (210 division st., Kingston. 570.287.4290,, Learn self-defense, get in shape and reduce stress today at the Hapkido taekwondo Institute in Kingston. New student special of $99 for 3 months includes uniform. take a free trial class and check us out - you’ll be glad you did! Special children’s and women’s self-defense classes are offered as is weapons training. Inner Harmony Wellness Center (mercy Hospital general services bldg., 743 Jefferson ave., scranton, 570.346.4621, www.innerharmonywellness. com, • Meditation Technique Workshops: Wed., 6:30 p.m. $15/session. goal setting/ stress reduction, more. Call for info/reservation. Jeet Kune Do Fighting Concepts teaches theories of movement in martial arts. $100/month. Call instructor mike dimeglio for info, 570.371.8898. Jim Thorpe Arts in Motion (434 Center st., Jim thorpe, 570.483.8640, jtartsinmotion. com) • Friday Night Drop-in Class for Chair yoga, guided meditation, spirit Connections: $8/class, $15/ all three. elemental alchemist AnneMarie Balog, Level II Lakshmi Voelker Chair yoga instructor. private/group meditation sessions, reiki treatments, classes, yoga, tarot readings/parties, divination consultations. Contact 881.2399, Info: elementalalchemist Leverage Fitness Studio (900 Rutter Ave., Forty Fort, 570.338.2386, Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 6 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri. 6 a.m.-7 p.m., sat. 8 a.m.-4 p.m., sun. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. • Fusion Flexibility: Sun. 9-10 a.m. • Wake-Up Workout: Mon., Wed., Fri. 7-7:45 a.m. • Executive Workout: Mon., Wed. 12:15-12:45 p.m. • Sexy to the Core: Wed. 5:30 p.m. • Primal Scream: Tues., Thurs. 7-8 p.m. • Inferno: Sat. 10 a.m. all classes free to members, $10 non-members. Meditation/Yoga classes at Spectrum Health & Racquet Club (151 terrace dr., eynon).

Meditation: Fri., 7-8 p.m. Yoga: Sat., 9:45-10:45 a.m. $5 each class, bring mat. Call 570.383.3223 for info. Melt Hot Yoga (#16 gateway shopping Center, edwardsville, 570.287.3400, • Mon.,Weds.: 9 a.m., 5:30 p.m. (90 minutes), 7:30 p.m. (one hour) • Tues.: 9 a.m. (Hot Power Fusion), 4 p.m. (one hour), 5:30 p.m. (90 minutes) • Weds.: 9 a.m., 5:30 p.m. (90 minutes), 7:30 p.m. (one hour) • Thurs.: 9 a.m. (Hot Power Fusion), 4 p.m. (one hour), 5:30 p.m. (silent class) • Fri.: 9 a.m. (90 minutes), 5:30 p.m. (Hot power Fusion) • Sat., Sun.: 9 a.m. (90 minutes), 11 a.m. (Hot power Fusion), 3 p.m. (90 minutes) Odyssey Fitness (401 Coal st.,WilkesBarre, 570.829.2661, • Yoga Classes: Sun., 12:30 p.m.; Mon., 7:15 a.m.; Tues., 7 a.m., 5 p.m.; Wed., 8 a.m., 6:30 p.m.; Thurs., 6:30 p.m.; Sat., 10:30 a.m.all levels welcome. • ZumbAtomic: Lil Starz, ages 4-7: 5:30 p.m.; Big Starz, ages 8-12: 6:15 p.m. Open Your Eyes To Dream (143 W. main st., bloomsburg, 570.239.7520, Open-Eyed Yoga.Call 394.2251 or go online for current updates/ cancellations. E-mail: yoga@ • Beginner Vinyasa: Mon., 5:306:30 p.m. • Level II Vinyasa: Mon., 7-8:30 p.m. • Mixed Level Vinyasa: Tues., 9-10:30 a.m.,Wed., 6:30-7:45 p.m. mats & props available. student/ package discounts available. bring friend to first class, get two for price of one. Prana Yoga Studio (960 Prescott Ave., Dunmore, Classes taught in vinyasa flow, geared for all levels • Monday: 4:30 p.m., Basic Flow with Terri (50 mins.); 5:30 p.m., 6-week beginner series with Kelly (Pre-register required, runs every 8 weeks); 7:15 p.m., Dynamic Flow with geoff dixon • Tuesday: Noon, Moderate Flow with Meg; 5:30 p.m., Basic Flow with Kelly; 7:15 p.m., Moderate/ restorative with Heather • Wednesday: 5:30 p.m., Moderate Flow with Kelly; 7:15 p.m.. basic Flow with erin • Thursday: Noon, Moderate Flow with Meg; 5:30 p.m., Basic Flow with Mikey; 7:15 p.m., strong Flow with Kelly. Live music class every second thursday of month. • Friday: Noon, Moderate Flow with Meg; 4:30 p.m.; Basic Flow with Terri; 5:30 p.m. Strong Flow with meg • Saturday: 9 a.m., yoga for special needs children and their friends; 10 a.m., basic Flow with terri; noon, strong Flow with Kelly • Sunday: Noon, Moderate Flow

with nicole; 6 p.m., Candlelit basic Flow with Kelly. Sheri Pilates Studio (703 market st., Kingston, 570.331.0531) • Beginner mat class: Tues., 5 p.m. $50/10 classes. • Equipment classes on reformer and tower: $150/10 classes. • Private training available on reformer, cadillac, stability chair, ladder barrel, cardiolates on rebounder. Call studio for additional mat class/equipment class schedule, all classes taught by certified instructors. Spine & SportCare (Old Forge, 570.451.1122) • Pilates Mat Classes: Mon. 9:30 a.m.; Wed. noon; Thurs. 5:30 p.m.; Yoga Flow: Tues. 5:30 p.m. $10/class, $45/5 classes. • Small Group Personal Training: personalized program changes w/ every session, similar to P90X crossfit.all levels, call for details. Studio Brick (118 Walnut st., danville, 570.275.3240) • All Levels Yoga: Wed. (ongoing), 10-11 a.m. Symmetry Studio (206 n. main avenue, 3rd Floor, Scranton, 570.290.7242, • Monday: 4:30 p.m. Restorative Yoga, 5:30 pm Cardio Kick & Interval Training, 6:30 pm All Levels Vinyasa, 7:45 pm Jazz/ Contemporary Technique Tuesday: 5:00 pm Slow Flow Yoga, 5:30 pm Heated Yoga Wednesday: 6:15 pm Hatha Yoga, 7:00 pm Hip Hop Thursday: 4:30 pm Slow Flow Yoga, 5:30 pm Heated Yoga, 6:30 pm Nia Technique, 7:45 pm Modern/Lyrical Technique Saturday: 10:00 am All Levels Vinyasa, 11:00 am Essential Yoga Sunday: 11:00 am Medium Flow yoga Tarot Card Readings Mon., noon-5 p.m., Duffy’s Coffee House (312 s. state st., Clarks Summit). Info: 570.575.8649 Tarot Readings every Sun., 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m., shambala, scranton, located at mall at steamtown, first floor outside bonton.Walk-ins welcome. Info: 570.575.8649, 344.4385, find shambala on Facebook. Individual attention for physical/ spiritual advancement.all levels welcome. Call 570.709.2406 for info. Classes held at the studio at 32 (32 Forrest st.,WilkesBarre) Sat., 10:30 a.m.-noon. Unity: A Center for Spiritual Living (140 south grant st.,Wilkesbarre, 570.824.7722) • A Course in Miracles / Holistic Fitness-Yoga Sessions: Tues., 6:30-8:30 p.m. • Meditation Chakra Clearing Deeksha: 2nd, 4th Mon., 7-8:30 p.m. $8. Oneness meditation, chakra clearing/ energization, transfer of divine energy.Welcome beginning, experienced meditators, all paths. Info: 587.0967, ernie@

• Oneness meditation with Ernie Pappa: Feb. 25. Waering Stained Glass Studio (336 n.Washington st.,Wilkesbarre). • Tarot Card Readings: $50/ first half hour, $10 additional. appointment only. Call 570.417.5020. White Dragon Internal Strength Chi Kung (330 sandra dr.,Jefferson twp & Scranton, 570.906.9771) tai chi, yoga, meditation, chi kung, white lotus, pai lum, flowing water, inner tiger. beginners-advanced. mon.-Fri., open 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat. 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Private and group.any ages. Wilkes-Barre YMCA events (570.823.2191) • Zumbatomic: Sat., 1 p.m. $16/8 week session for ymCa members, $20/non-members. designed for ages 7-12, now offering parent class. preregistration required. The Yoga Studio (210 Wyoming ave.,Wyoming, 570.301.7544) • Yoga: Mon., 9:30 a.m., 6:30 p.m.; Wed., 10:30 a.m.; Thurs., 9:30 a.m., 6:30 p.m.; Sat., 10:30 a.m. • Zumba: Tues., 5:30 p.m.; Wed. 9 a.m., 7 p.m.; Fri., 5:30 p.m. YMCA of Greater Pittston (10 n main st, pittston, 570.655.2255 ext. 104, mlabagh@greaterpittstonymca. org) • Zumba Toning: Mon., 5 p.m. • Zumba Gold: Tues., 10:30 a.m. • Kids’Creative Movement: Tues., 3:45-4:15 p.m. • Zumba: Wed., 5 p.m. • Zumba Gold: Thurs., 10:30 a.m. • Early Tikes Gymnastics: Wed., 9-9:30 a.m. $30. • Just 3’s: Wed., 9:45-10:15 a.m. $30. • Twinkie Fitness: Thurs., 5:15-6 p.m., $30.age 4. • Beginner Gymnastics: Young beginner (ages 5-7), Sat., 9-9:45 a.m.; beginner (ages 7+), sat., 1010:45 a.m.; intermediate (ages 10+), sat., 11 a.m.-noon. $40/ member, $30/family member, $55/non-members. • Basketball: Beginner (kindergarten, grades1-2),tues., 5:30- 6:15 p.m. • Basketball Basics: (grades 3-5) Tues., 6:30-7:30 p.m. $50/ members, $40/family member, $65/non-members. • Basketball and Softball: Tee Ball (ages 5-6), Sat., 9-9:45 a.m.; preminors baseball (ages 7-10), sat., 10-11 a.m.; pre-minors softball (ages 7-10), Sat., 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., $50/members, $40/family members, $65/non-members. Zumba Fitness Classes • Mon./Wed., 5:15 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m., at tLC Fitness Center (bottom of morgan Hwy., scranton). $5/class. Call 570.558.7293 for info. • Adult classes held at Fitwize 4 Kids Tues./Thurs., 7:15, Sun., 11 a.m. on Keyser ave. across from Keyser Oak shopping Center Call 348.9383 for info. Expanded listings at W

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Weekender staff Writer

‘a night at the Opera’ by Joe Dillon

‘meg’ by Sharon Hourigan

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Realism: the general attempt to depict things accurately, from either a visual, social, or emotional perspective. See also: Misericordia University’s latest exhibit, one packed with the works of talented local artists capturing just that. “Capturing Realism 2013” is a biennial exhibit for the Pauly Friedman Art Gallery at the college, one that showcases works from the studios of Ani Art Academies Waichulis atelier, Bear Creek ‘maduky’ by emily garlick Twp., Pa.; the Ani Art Academies Anguilla, on CaPturing realiSm the Caribbean island of Anguilla; and the Ani Art 2013 Academies Dominicana, on the island of the Pauly Friedman art gallery Dominican Republic. (misericordia University,301 Lake st., The exhibit began comdallas, 570.674.6286), tues.-thurs., 10 ing to the school in 1998 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-5p.m.; sat.and has grown immensely sun., 1-5 p.m. through Oct. 31. since. “When we held our first exhibit in 1998, we PartiCiPating artiStS: only had a small group of artists, and we easFrom the ani art academies Waichulis: ily fit into the space at Jason brady, dallas; Helen Crispino, Misericordia,” explained dalton; Jay davenport, Jim thorpe; acclaimed modern masrodney O’dell davis, West Pittston; ter Anthony Waichulis Joseph dillon, nanticoke; brandon d. in a press release. “Now drake, Plainfield, n.J.; Chelsea Herron, that we have over 20 artWilkes-barre; emma Hirst, Oakland, Ca.; ists in each of the three michael e. Hockenbury, swoyersville; schools around the globe, sharon Hourigan, mountain top; we decided to make this alicia Lang, Clark, n.J.; roger C. a juried show and select Long, Highland Park, n.J.; ricardo the items for exhibit so to e. martinez, Jersey City, n.J.; Kevin provide the most rich and a. moore, bridgewater, n.J.; susan diverse representation of Obaza, nanticoke; emily reynolds, the work being done at all Locust, n.J.; tim reynolds, Locust, three academies.” n.J.; Omar rodriguez, Jr., Kingston; Waichulis hails from terese rogers, Wilkes-barre; Victoria Nanticoke and has an steel, edwardsville; Leah Waichulis, international reputation bear Creek; susan Wallace, encino, Ca.; for his Trompe L’oeil stephen yavorski, Livingston, n.J.; and paintings. He founded Kierstin C. young, branchberg, n.J. The Waichulis Studio in From the ani art academies anguilla: 1997, which merged with timothy Jahn, head instructor from the newly-formed Ani Piscataway, n.J.; Jaiden Fleming, Art Academies in 2010. emily garlick, Lynne garlick, akeem The Ani Art Academy Laing, Courtney J. mills, elizardo Waichulis was established mojica, romaro richardson, shanicia and was joined by the Ani richardson, and Canita n. ruan. Art Academies Anguilla From the ani art academies in 2012 and Ani Art dominicana: edward dillon, head Academies Dominicana instructor from nanticoke; and in 2013. Academies are Catherine acosta, deborah Lloyd, expected to open soon in Welinton medina Lopez, Kalvin Camilo Thailand and Sri Lanka. Pena, Felix esteban rosario, and W Jonathan ramon Frometa Vasquez.

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Misericordia University’s mascot rides to a Dallas Harvest Festival on an old-fashioned firetruck.

Local,natural wedding favors If you didn’t already know, I’m getting married soon – in one week to be exact. I had a lot of fun planning the wedding. I also had a few freak-outs. But as the planning is coming to an end and the actual day is right around the corner, I couldn’t be happier. The major decisions like the venue, food, and music were all really easy for me. It was the little details that had me stuck. I was back and forth on what to do for favors. In the end, we decided to have a photo booth which would also serve as favors for everyone. It was something we really wanted and something we think everyone will enjoy. Before we decided on having a photo booth, we had a few other ideas for favors that I really loved. In the end, I wish I could have it all, but let’s be realistic! A local soaperie in Scranton was one place I had in mind for favors. The Fanciful Fox is a great spot if you’re looking for wedding or shower favors, or even just a great gift. What caught my eye right away was that they are 100 percent dedicated

to cruelty-free standards and sell vegan products. It’s tough to find 100 percent cruelty-free anything, so right off the bat, the Fanciful Fox proves they are passionate about vegan standards. Products made at the Fanciful Fox are completely plant-based. Ran by a mother/daughter team, the Fanciful Fox has been making soap since 2004. They even were a PETA Compassionate Business award recipient in 2009! Originally, I had thought of purchasing a bulk order of small soaps as favors. I loved the idea, and still do! Not only will you find soap at the Fanciful Fox, you’ll find a wide variety of products including bar

soaps, hair care, baby care, tattoo care, and even pet products. The Beekeeper’s Daughter is another local business that offers great products to use as wedding favors. Based out of Dallas, Pa., the Beekeeper’s Daughter is a fourth generation family of beekeepers. The family first started harvesting honey from hives back in the 1800s! The family also migrates the bees from Pennsylvania to Arcadia, Fla., in order to keep the bees in shape during the winter. We planned on having small jars of honey as favors, which we think everyone would have loved. These guys can fit any budget and do 2 oz. plastic bears to 4 oz. vintage jars dipped in beeswax. You can find the Beekeeper’s Daughter at the Wilkes-Barre Farmer’s Market, Hillside Farms, Star Bakery, and at the Back Mountain Memorial Library Farmers’ Market. A variety of different flavors of honey are also available, including orange blossom, palmetto, Brazilian pepper, wildflower, and goldenrod. W

Dallas Harvest Festival fosters ‘sense of community’ Mary THereSe BieBel

From the times Leader

sept. 15, noon-5 p.m., main street, dallas. info: dallasharvest festival. com

If your children love animals, they’ll likely enjoy meeting ducks, rabbits, a potbelly pig, and adoptable dogs on Sunday at the Dallas Harvest Festival, where the petting zoo can be educational as well as fun. “Last year, one of the chicken even laid an egg in front of the kids,” said Marge Bart from Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge, who plans to bring all of the aforementioned creatures, and possibly some goats. “It gives kids a chance to see animals they might not see anywhere else.” Other festival activities include an open-mic talent contest, a farmers market, a competition of floral displays, the chance to ride an old-fashioned fire truck, and the opportunity to watch a different theatrical skit every hour on the hour. “They all have twists,” said Christina Metz, director of Take the Stage Players. “One is the story of Rumpelstiltskin. It kind of gives the back story as to why Rumpelstiltskin wants the child of the girl that he helped by turning straw into gold, telling it from his perspective rather than the girl’s.

“Another one is ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ told from the giants’ point of view. There are three giants, and they kind of have a misunderstanding. “We’ve tried to tie some of the shows to the festival theme, Year of the Volunteer,” Metz added. In keeping with the theme, festival spokeswoman Liz Martin said, festival-goers will be able to vote for their favorite charity. (The monetary votes will be added to those previously collected at various Back Mountain businesses and the Dallas and Dallas Township municipal buildings.) “Every penny goes to the charity in whose name the vote was cast,” Martin said, adding that the top vote-getter will receive an additional $1,000 courtesy of Frontier Communications and the Dallas Harvest Festival. Participating charities include the Back Mountain Trail; Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge; Dallas High School Mini-Thon, which raises money for children with cancer; the Back Mountain Memorial Library; and the First Lt. Michael J. Cleary Scholarship Fund. Festival visitors also are

Celia Stahlnecker, 3, of the Mountain Top area, pets two white bunnies during a previous Dallas Harvest Festival.

invited to bring non-perishable food items to the Friends Feeding Friends tent. Along with food previously collected at Thomas’ Markets and by students at four local schools, it will be taken to the Back Mountain Food Pantry. The festival “gives everybody a sense of community,” Martin said. “It’s a giant street fair. People come to socialize and visit our many vendors and eat some wonderful food.” For those interested in performing in the openmic competition, the preliminary competition takes place Friday at 6 p.m. in the George M. Dallas Masonic Lodge, next to Dallas Hardware on Main Street. Sign-up is 5:30 p.m. W

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‘Madden 25’offers more for fans and newcomers It’s football season again, which means it’s also “Madden” season. This year’s edition is special because it’s the 25th anniversary of the series. “Madden NFL 25” is the first time since the series start that they have changed their naming convention. Last year’s edition was “Madden 13.” However, aside from some trivia and fancy covers and graphics, that was the extent of the celebration. You would think for such a milestone they would have a bit more fanfare; instead, they made just made a couple of minor upgrades and gave it a fancy name. “Madden 25” is not a drastic departure for the series; it is largely the same, but there have been some upgrades that make it better then last year’s edition. Most of the changes are not all that noticeable. The first real difference is the physics engine; it makes all the tackles look and feel more realistic then ever. In past games, sometimes the tackling and movement animations were goofy, and they seem to have fixed that. Most of the character movement has also been improved; spins, dives, and dodges feel much more fluid, making players like running backs feel like the superstar athletes that they are. In fact, a new addition to the gameplay is the “Precision Modifier,” which can really improve some skills, such as running and jumping, for

‘Madden NFL 25’ Systems: PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One Genre: Sports Rating: E for Everyone Publisher: Electronic Arts Developer: Tiburon some superstar players. Most of the gameplay modes from “Madden 13” are back and better then ever. The Connected

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Careers mode from the last season has been expanded to include a new mode called “Owner Mode.” In Owner Mode, you are now in control of not only the team and the coach, but also the team’s staff, trainers, finances, and stadium. It feels very tedious for someone who is not really a sports fan, but if you are diehard Madden fanatic, the level of control is simply extraordinary. You can control pretty much everything, including hot dog prices, jerseys, and just about anything else you can imagine. The coach and owner modes are pretty novel, and they are very well done for what they are trying to accomplish. These things aren’t really for me – I play for the football, and what better way to play than with the returning “Ultimate Team” mode. This mode is similar to

playing fantasy football; it’s an online season where you can trade players and increase your team chemistry, which helps to raise stats to make your perfect team. For the most part, “Madden 25” feels just like watching a real game on television, with a few minor flaws. The commentary is very repetitive, there are a lot of repeated touchdown celebrations, and there are some very noticeable graphics glitches, such as fans disappearing. Other than these minor things, the gameplay is mostly stellar. I played this game on the PS3, but it will be coming out for the PS4 and Xbox One at launch, so the game might actually be better on the new generation of consoles. We will have to wait and see. I am not the biggest sports fan, but I found “Madden 25” to be an enjoyable experience. If you are new to the series, then this is one of most realistic football games you might every play. If you wait in anticipation for the new “Madden” every year, you may be disappointed that there are no major updates, but you will like the little tweaks to the physics, graphics, and the additional team controls, which may make the game worthwhile if you like that sort of thing. Overall, I found this game to be one of the best sports simulations to ever be on the market, and it is worth a look. -Robbie Vanderveken is the digital operations specialist at The Times Leader. E-mail him at r v a n d e r v e k e n@ t i m e s W




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no Profiling, Please: In august, minutes before a scheduled mixed martial arts fight in Immokalee, Fla., the Florida department of business & Professional regulation canceled it as “unsanctioned.” Contestant garrett Holeve, 23, who has down syndrome, was to fight david steffin, 28, who has cerebral palsy, and both had trained intensively for eight weeks and were outraged by the decision. said Holeve’s father of his son’s reaction,“(t)hat hurts his feelings and angers him.” “their decision is pretty arbitrary (and) discriminatory.” omnipresent acronym on the Internet.) Rev. Goodman pointed out that even Dr. Rowan Williams, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, seemed not to be shocked by her sticker when he saw it. — The wife of Valentino Ianetti was found dead in Stanhope, N.J., in 2010 with 47 stab wounds, leading police to immediately suspect her husband, who was at home with her. However, after three years’ incarceration, Ianetti, 63, won release in August by finally convincing prosecutors that his wife actually committed suicide. Although the case is still officially “under investigation,” the medical examiner concluded that 46 of the wounds were superficial - - “hesitation” cuts perhaps self-inflicted as the wife built up the courage to administer a final thrust. Also, the wife was found with a heavy dose of oxycodone in her system and likely felt little pain from any of the 47 wounds. IRONIES — Germany’s center-left Social Democrats posted about 8,000 campaign placards in July that it proudly hailed as “eco-friendly” and biodegradable to attract the support of environmentconcerned voters. However, 48 hours later, at the first rainfall, the posters became waterlogged and, indeed, biodegraded. Reported Hamburg’s Spiegel Online, “None of the campaign workers could have guessed … how quickly the environmentally friendly process … would begin.” — Actually, That’s Why She’s in Trouble: In August, a federal judge in Seattle sentenced Alicia Cruz, 31, to four years in prison for violating court-ordered drug

treatment stemming from a 2011 conviction for stealing the identities of more than 300 people. Cruz had won a second chance (drug treatment, instead of prison) by convincing the judge that she was no longer a crook — that this time, she would abandon her identity-theft life and go straight. Added Cruz, “I’m a different person now.” — James “Sonny” McCullough, the mayor of the New Jersey shore town of Egg Harbor (pop. 4,240), announced in August that he was selling his waterfront home — because real estate taxes were too high (more than $31,000 a year) following a recent re-assessment and that he could no longer afford it. The mayor, 71, told The Press of Atlantic City that he had planned to live the rest of his life in the home, but was not even certain he could afford to live anywhere in Egg Harbor. LEAST COMPETENT CRIMINALS Recurring Themes: (1.) Vade Bradley, 39, was arrested on arson charges in Hayward, Calif., in August after burning down an apartment house carport, totally destroying six vehicles. He was siphoning other people’s gasoline in the carport when he decided to light a cigarette. (2.) Richard Boudreaux was charged in January with burglarizing Kenney’s Seafood (where he previously worked) in Slidell, La., when he became the most recent perp to fail to outflank surveillance cameras. He had thought to wear a bucket over his head as he moved through the store — except he had waited until well inside (within camera range) before actually putting it on. W

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SPREADSHEET PARENTING Loco Parentis: First-time mother Amy Webb proudly notates dozens of data points about her child each day and obsessively tracks their detailed progression by computer on spreadsheets, according to the provocative first-person account she wrote for in July. In categories ranging from ordinary vital signs, to the kid’s progress in soundmaking, to dietary reactions, to quantity and quality of each poop, stats are kept 24/7 (even with a bedside laptop to facilitate nighttime entries). She began tracking her own health during A little money - or a lot of dance moves - can go a long way when one runs out of gas. pregnancy, but then decided, “Why stop now?” when her daughter was born. Webb’s pediatrician rated the kid’s health as “A-minus,” but the parents’ as “C,” adding: “You guys need to relax. Leave the spreadsheets (out).” Webb From my experience, being dismissed by my ing her shirt, revealed and her husband remain the wildest moments in buddies and I, she belted her leopard-printed bra, confident that their extreme life often take place when an elongated, powerand smothered me in tracking optimizes their one least expects it. That ful sigh, before adding: the sweatiest motorboat chances of raising a healthy certainly was the case a “Even one dollar in gas I have ever been a part daughter. few weekends ago at the would be enough for me of – that was captured on COMPELLING bar. to get home if I shifted camera. EXPLANATIONS It was an early Friday my car in neutral, and When her performance — Dr. Timothy Sweo said evening, roughly 7:30 just rolled down the hill was interrupted by a later that he was only trying p.m., when I was sitting to the nearest gas stahomeless man that came to make his diagnosis of lumin a bar occupied by just tion, I guess.” inside selling iPhone 4s bar lordosis “less technical” me, my two buddies, and I started to feel bad for in a plastic bag, I escaped for patient Terry Ragland the bartender. We were the woman. to the bathroom, where when he described her condilooking forward to a chill “I’ll give you gas I rinsed my face with tion as “ghetto booty.” The night with good convermoney,” I shouted. cool water to calm down shape of her spine makes sation, heavy pours, and “Really?” she asked. from everything that was her buttocks stick out more, rock ballads to slur along “Really!” I confirmed. going on. he said, and he prescribed to from the over-priced “However, you will have When I left the bathpain medication as there is jukebox (One freaking to earn it.” room, I found the lady no cure, per se. Nonetheless, dollar for a song these I told her that if she that danced her digRagland felt insulted and days?!). wanted gas money she nity away go from Miley filed a complaint against Dr. Suddenly, a woman had to dance for it, and Cyrus at the VMAs to Sweo with the Tennessee entered the bar. I had to pick the song. Madonna of the Streets Department of Health in July. “I ran out of gas in When the woman told me from the Bible, now wip- Said she, “I couldn’t believe the parking lot, and I’m that she couldn’t dance, ing blood from the face of he said that.” broke!” laughed a heavybut she’d try, I added a man that just came in — An Anglican parishioset woman with missing that the entire dance had from getting into a fight ner complained in August teeth and, even worse, a to be filmed. To some, down the street. about the “blasphemous” New Jersey accent. it might sound like I “She made a friend,” bumper sticker she saw “Aw man, that sucks!” was taking advantage of explained the bartender. on the car of Rev. Alice replied the bartender. this poor woman, but I The woman wound up Goodman of Cambridge, “Do you have anyone preferred to look at it as going home with him 20 England, but Rev. Goodman coming to help you?” my chance to go viral on minutes later. I sat at the immediately defended it as “Nope,” she answered, YouTube. bar, realizing that just not irreligious (although, before the bartender By the time the secwhen it seems your night she conceded, perhaps walked away with his ond chorus of “F—k the will be trite, if you take “vulgar”). The sticker read head down, hoping she Pain Away” by Peaches time to help a stranger, “WTFWJD?” which is a play gave a different response. kicked in, it appeared it can go from running on the popular evangelical She just stood at the she was getting way too on empty to dancing on Christian slogan “WWJD?” bar, solitarily. into her performance, empty! — “What Would Jesus Do?” A moment later, after as she started unbuttonW (“WTF” is a vulgar but

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continued from AGendA, PAGe 36 eVentS dietrich theater (60 e.tioga street,tunkhannock, 570.996.1500, • Jimmy Welch Quartet Concert: Sept. 15, 3 p.m. • Fall 2013 Film Festival Oktoberfest Opening Night Gala: Sept. 20, doors 5:30 p.m. $35. • Fall 2013 Film Festival: Sept. 20-Oct. 3. $9, evening (after 6 p.m.); $8, matinee (before 6 p.m.). • Fall 2013 Film Festival Post-Festival Discussion: Oct. 4, 1 p.m. • Open Mic Night: Sept. 27, doors 6:30, open mic at 7. • 19th Century Appliqued Quilts…An American Tradition: Oct. 5, 11 a.m. $5. • Guitar Music of South America: Oct. 6, 3 p.m. • Dietrich Classic Movie Series: ‘The King and I’: Oct. 9, 1 and 7 p.m., $5. • Fall Foliage Trip to Grey Towers, Dingman’s Ferry & Milford: Oct. 12. Bus departs 8 a.m., returns 6 p.m. $100. • Do You Remember This… Music for the Movies from Silents to the 1960s: Oct. 13, bus departs 1:30 p.m., concert at WVIA Media Center 3 p.m. Free. • The Magic of Bill Dickson: Oct. 19, 11 a.m. • Open Mic Night: Oct. 25, 7 p.m., feature at 8:15. • Sing! Sing! Sing!: Oct. 26, 11 a.m. Glass— at Ledges Hotel (119 Falls Ave, Hawley. 570.226.1337, www. • Live Music with Steve Woodman: Sept. 13, 8-11 p.m. • Live Music with Eric Rudy and Jen Kiesendahl: Sept. 20, 8-11 p.m . • Live Music with Kevin Campion: Sept. 27, 8-11 p.m. the Greater Scranton chamber of commerce (222 Mulberry St., Scranton) • One Man, One Vision … 40 Years of Progress: ATribute Dinner for Austin J. Burke: Sept. 15, 5 p.m. • September Women’s Network Luncheon: Sept. 18, noon. • Chamber Day at Roba Family Farms: Sept. 22, 10 a.m. Jessup Art Walk: Second Saturday of every month. For more info visit or email info@ Justus Volunteer fire co. (159 Fieldstone Dr., Scott Twp., 570.587.4545) • 1st Annual Softball Tournament: Sept. 14-15, begins 10 a.m.,Justus Ball Field (159 Fieldstone Drive,Justus). “Keep Wine-ing, He might Start to Look Like Prince charming” with Author/Comedian Jeannine M Luby, Sept. 26, 7 p.m., III Ponds Winery, Dalton. Special guest Liz Russo. $16, advance tickets at King’s college (133 North River St.,Wilkes-Barre, 570.208.5957 or • Third Annual King’s College Diversity Film Festival: Sept. 18, 25, Oct. 2, 7 p.m., Burke auditorium. Lackawanna college (501 Vine St., Scranton, 1.877.346.3552, Environmental Institute (10 Moffat Dr., Covington Twp.) • Wilderness Skills: Sept. 17, 5:30-7:30p.m. Ages 7 and up. $5 per person. Pre-registration required. • Art Opening: Works from “The Studio”: Sept. 20, 5-7 p.m.Through Nov. 1. • Natural Wonders: Fall Harvest: Sept. 26, 1-2:30 p.m., and every Thursday through Dec. 5.Ages 3 to 5. $40, six classes. Pre-registration required. Registration limited. • Getting to the Core, program on tree aging:

Oct. 1, 5:30-7:30p.m.Ages 7 and up. $5. Preregistration required. • Art in Nature: Bird Seed Wreath: Oct. 12, 9 a.m.-noon. $25. Pre-registration required. • Bears in your Backyard: Oct. 15, 6-8 p.m.$5. Pre-registration required. • Wolf Visions: Oct. 26, 6-7:30 p.m. Geared for children and families. $5. Pre-registration required. mill market in the Hawley Silk mill (Suite #111, 8 Silk Mill Dr., Hawley, 570.390.4440,, www. • Shemanski’s Maple Syrup tasting: Sept. 14, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. misericordia university • Annual Health Care Lecture Series “The Future of Health Care in the United States,’’ by Susan Dentzer: Oct. 4, 7:45 a.m., Dudrick, Muth, Huntzinger, and Alden Trust Rooms of Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall. Registration required. •Mercy Week 2013: Sept. 22-28. Mass, Sept. 22, 7 p.m.; Liturgy, Sept. 24, 12:05 p.m. followed by Mercy Week Prayer around the Peace Pole in campus quadrangle at 12:30; Service Fair, Sept. 25, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; “Stuff the Bus” charity event, Sept. 26, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. For more info call 570.674.1483. • Open house: Sept. 28, registration 9 a.m. ninth Annual fall intertribal Powwow • Sept. 28-29, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Noxen Fire Co. grounds (3493 Stull Road, Noxen). For more information contact Natalie “Wisteria”at 570.947.2097 or email wisteria18704@yahoo. com. north Pocono cultural Society • Harmonic Brass of Munich, Germany: Sept. 23, 7 p.m., Saint Catherine’s Catholic Church (220 Church St., Moscow). $8 per person; $15 for two. 76 University Drive , Hazleton, 570.450.3000, Penn State Wilkes-Barre (Rte. 115, Lehman, 570.675.2171, • “Five Great Films, Five Great Genres:” Thursday evenings beginning Sept. 26 through Oct. 24, RC Theaters Wilkes-Barre. Pre-film lecture notes and post-film discussion will accompany each screening. Films include “Airplane!”,“On Golden Pond”,“Raiders of the Lost Ark”,“The Day the Earth Stood Still”, and “High Noon”. Scranton cultural center (420 N.Washington Ave., Scranton, 570.346.7369, • First Friday exhibit with artist Amy Wyman, musical group Keep Coming Back, and improv performance Here We Are In Spain: Sept. 6, 6-10 p.m. Settlers inn • Live Music in the Dining Room with Steve Woodman: Sept. 7, 6-9 p.m.; Sept. 14, 6-9 p.m. •Live Music in the Dining Room with Dan Bradley. Sept. 21, 6-9 p.m.; Sept. 28, 6-9 p.m. unity of nePA: A Spiritual center (140 S. Grant St.,Wilkes-Barre. 570.824.7722.) • Special World Prayer Day Service: Sept. 11, 7 p.m. • Cozy Café Cinema showing of “The Keepers of the Keys”: Sept. 14, doors 6:30 p.m. •Special Guest Speaker Richard Pacheco: Sept. 15, 10 a.m. service. •“How to Pray to God Without Talking” prayer class: Sept. 18, 11:30 a.m. post-service. •The Amazing Bag Sale: Sept. 20, 9 a.m.6 p.m.; Sept. 21, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. • Hip Sip Coffee House Series 80s Karaoke Night: Sept. 28, 6:30 p.m. •Special Guest Speaker - Rev.Ann Marie: Sept. 29, 10 a.m. service. Waverly community House (1115 N.Abington Rd.,Waverly, waverlycomm. org) • Basketball clinics: Beginning Sept. 17, six weeks every Tuesday from 3:30-5 p.m. Boys

and girls ages 6 to 9. Beginning Sept. 19, six weeks every Thursday from 3:30-5 p.m. Boys and girls in grade 4 through 6. $60 per participant or $12 per class. • Baby Signs Parent Workshop: Sept. 19, 7-8:30 p.m. $55 per individual or couple. For more information or to print a registration form, visit or call the 570.586.8191, extension 2. • Ballroom Dancing lessons: Session 1, Wednesday evenings beginning Sept. 11, 6-7 p.m., advanced,American Tango; 7-8 p.m., beginners, Cha Cha and Rumba; Session 2, Wednesday evenings Oct. 23, 30, Nov. 13, 20, Dec. 4, continuation of Session 1 classes for those who completed it. $45 per person for each five-week session.Advanced registration required.To register call Jill Wetzel at 570.954.1147 or email her at • “World Music Drumming”, program for special needs children: Begins Sept. 11, 3:454:30 p.m. for children K through 2nd grade, 4:30-5:15 p.m. for 3rd through 12th grade. $95, each ten-week session. • Community Pledge of Allegiance: Sept. 11, 9:30 a.m., flagpole on the front lawn. • Learn Italian: Tuesdays, starting Oct. 1. Session 1 Basic Italian: 6-7:15 p.m.; Session 2 Intro to Conversational Italian (for advanced beginners), 7:30-8:45 p.m. $120, eight-week session, includes materials. Children and teen etiquette classes: • “How to Say it Best”: Sept. 28, 10-11:30 a.m. Ages 4-7. $30. • “The Communication Connection”: Sept. 28, noon-2 p.m.Ages 8-14. $35. • “Say Please, Say Thank You”: Oct. 12, 1011:30 a.m.Ages 4-7. $30. • “Common Courtesies Count”: Oct. 12, noon2 p.m.Ages 8-14. $35. • “Pass the Peas, Please”: Nov. 16, 1011:30 a.m.Ages 4-7. $35. • “Dining Boot Camp for Kids”: Nov. 16, noon2 p.m.Ages 8-14. $35. • “Great Events”: Dec. 21, 10-11:30 a.m.Ages 4-7. $30. • “Great Events”: Dec. 21, noon-2 p.m.Ages 8-14. $30. Wilkes university (84 W. South St,Wilkes-Barre, 1.800.WILKES.U, • Family Business Forum events by financial advisor Franco Lombardo: “The Great White Elephant of Money,” Sept. 18, 5-7:30 p.m., Hawk Lecture Hall in Business Building, and Sept. 19, 5-7:30 p.m., Henry Student Center Ballroom. LocAL HiStorY eckley miners’ Village (located nine miles east of Hazleton, just off Route 940; 570.636.2070; www.eckleyminers. org) • Monthly volunteer meeting: Sept. 14. • Traditional music festival: Sept. 15, gate opens noon. • Walking tours: Monday through Saturday, 9am-5pm. Sunday, noon-5pm. Lackawanna Historical Society ( The Catlin House, 232 Monroe Avenue, Scranton, 570.344.3841.) • Haunted Scranton and Trolley of Terror tours: Sept. 13-14, 20-21. $25, society members; $30, non-members. • Annual Dinner: Oct. 12, 5 p.m., Century Club (612 Jefferson Ave., Scranton). $45, members; $50, non-members. Reservations required by Oct. 8. old Jail museum (128 W. Broadway,Jim Thorpe. 570.325.5259. TOURS: Through Labor Day, daily (closed Wednesday), noon to 4:30 p.m. $6, adult; $5, senior over 65 and high school; $4, children ages 6-12; free, children under 5. LEARNING dietrich theater (tunkhannock) Children’s Classes • All About Pottery & Sculpture for Ages 5 – 8: Series 1: Sept.13, 20, 27, Oct. 4, 4-5:30 p.m.; Series 2: Nov. 8, 15, 22, Dec. 6, 4-5:30 p.m. $40 per class series. • All About Pottery & Sculpture for Ages 9 – 12: Series 1: Sept. 12, 19, 26, Oct. 3, 4-5:30 p.m.; Series 2: Nov. 7, 14, 21, Dec. 5, 4-5:30 p.m. $40 per class series. • Art Explorers Camp for Ages 5 – 8: Oct. 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 4-5:30 p.m. $40. • Art Explorers Camp for Ages 9 – 12: Oct. 10, 17, 24, 31, 4-5:30 p.m. $40.

• Preschool Art Explorers: Oct. 10, 17, 24, 31, 10-10:45 a.m. Free. • Preschool Pottery & Sculpture for ages 4 and 5: Series 1, Sept. 12, 19, 26, Oct. 3, 10-10:45 a.m.; Series 2, Nov. 7, 14, 21, Dec. 5, 10-10:45 a.m. Free. • Quilting for Kids: Tumbling Blocks: Wednesdays Sept. 11 through Dec. 11, 3:305 p.m.Ages 6 and up. $6 per class, fabric is free. • Sidewalk Surfing: The Art & Culture of Skateboarding: Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 4-5:30 p.m. Ages 5 to 12. Free. • Sing Your Heart Out: Oct., 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 10 a.m.-noon.Ages 8 to 13. $50. • Writing Your Hat Off: Creative Writing for Kids: Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 4-5:30 p.m. Ages 10 to 16. Free. Intergenerational Classes • Open Studio & Portfolio Prep: Series 1: Sept. 10, 17, 24, Oct. 1, 7-8:30 p.m.; Series 2: Oct. 8, 15, 22, 29, 7-8:30 p.m.; Series 3: Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26, 7-8:30 p.m.Ages 13 and up. $15, per class; $60, series of four classes. • Quilting for Everyone: Tumbling Blocks: Wednesdays, Sept. 11-Dec. 11, 6-7:30 p.m.Ages 13 and up. $6 per class, fabric is free. Classes for Adults • Basic Knitting: Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 7 p.m.Ages 16 and up. $30. • Decorative Painting: Oct. 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, Dec. 4, 11, 18, noon-3 p.m.Ages 16 and up. $20 per class plus cost of painting surface. • Design a Painted Silk Scarf: Oct. 8, 7 p.m. Ages 16 and up. $35. • Golden Days of Radio Players: Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26, Dec. 3, 7-9 p.m.Ages 18 and up. Free. • Introduction to Resin Jewelry: Oct. 14, 6-9 p.m.Ages 16 and up. $35. • Introduction to Stained Glass: Oct. 21, 6-9 p.m.Ages 16 and up. $60. • Jewelry Making: Kumihimo Beading: Oct. 16, 23, Nov. 6, 7-9 p.m.Ages 16 and up. $75. • Kundalini Yoga: Series 1: Sept. 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 5:30-7 p.m.; Series 2: Oct. 28, Nov. 4, 11, 18, 5:30-7 p.m.Ages 16 and up. $40, four classes; $15, drop-in. • Nia: Series 1: Sept. 10, 17, Oct. 1, 8, 5:306:30 p.m.; Series 2: Oct. 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Series 3: Nov. 12, 19, Dec. 3, 10, 5:30-6:30 p.m.Ages 16 and up. $40, four classes; $10, drop-in. • Nutrition for Women: Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 7-8:30 p.m.Ages 16 and up. Free. • Recycled Glass Artwork: Series 1: Sept. 9, 16, 23, 30, 7-8:30 p.m.; Series 2: Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28, 7-8:30 p.m.; Series 3: Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25, 7-8:30 p.m.Ages 18 and up. $65, four class series, students supply own safety glasses. • Simply Yoga: Series 1: Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2, 9, 10-11:15 a.m.; Series 2: Oct. 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, 10-11:15 a.m.Ages 16 and up. $60, six consecutive classes; $15, drop-in. • Writers’ Group: Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m.Ages 18 and up. • Yoga for the Guardians of Your Health: Sept. 23, 5:30-7 p.m.Ages 16 and up. Free, donations endless mountains Zendo (104 Hollow Road, Stillwater. 570.925.5077, • Zen Meditation Training Introductory: Sept. 28, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Open donation basket, $10 for lunch and snack. freestyle hand drumming held every month on the second and fourth Saturdays at Everything Natural health food store, 426 South State Street, Clarks Summit.All ages and newcomers welcome. No experience required. Drums and percussion provided.Attend anytime between 1:004:00PM. Pocono Arts council (18 N. Seventh St., Stroudsburg. 570.476.4460. • Oil Painting: Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26, 6:308:30 p.m. $72, member; $80, non-member; $60, senior; $65, senior non-member. • Acrylic Painting: Sept. 9, 23, 30, 9:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. $85, member; $95, non-member; $65, senior; $70, senior non-member. • Decoupage A Keepsake Box: Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25, 1-3 p.m. $72, member; $80, non-member; $60, senior; $65, senior non-member. $10 material fee.All material supplied. • Basic Drawing: Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25, 6:308:30 p.m. $72, member; $80, non-member;

$60, senior; $65, senior non-member. • Intermediate Watercolor: Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29, 1-4 p.m. $110, member; $120, non-member; $90, senior; $95, senior non-member. • Mixed Media Approach to Creative Painting Design: Sept. 9, 23, 30. $85, member; $95, non-member; $65, senior; $70, senior nonmember. • How to Play Guitar: Sept. 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sil-Lum Kung-fu & tai-Academy (509 Pittston Avenue, (3rd floor). Private classes are available. For more info contact: Master Mark Seidel, 570.341.8089.) • Adult classes: Tuesday & Thursday, 7-8 p.m; Saturday & Sunday, 10-11 a.m. • Children’s classes (ages 9 & up): Saturday, 11 a.m.-noon • Yang Style Tai-Chi Chuan Adult classes: Saturday & Sunday, 11 a.m.-noon Wilton course one cake decorating: • Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26, 6-8 p.m.,A.C. Moore, Wilkes-Barre. $20, all four classes. Wudang Swordsmen Academy (269 S Washington Street,Wilkes-Barre, 570.630.0088,, • Wudang Taijiquan (traditional tai chi): Mon., Wed., 6:10-7:30 p.m. • Wudang Gongfu (internal kung fu): Tue., Thu., 6:10-7:30 p.m. • Youth Kung Fu (ages 10-13): Mon.,Wed., 5:00-6:00 p.m. • Baguazhang (Eight Trigram Palm): Sun., 10:50 a.m.-12:50 p.m. • Cardio Kung Fu: Mon.,Wed., 10:0011:00 a.m. • Tai Chi for Health: Tue.,Thu.,10:00-11:00 a.m. • Daoist Sitting Meditation: Sun., 4:305:30 p.m. • Morning Seated Qigong (meditation & breathwork): Tue.,Thu., 9:00-9:50 p.m. • Pushing Hands Circle (open to all tai chi players in the area): Sun., 3:00-4:00 p.m. • Open Wudang Training Hall: Sun., 1:003:00 p.m. outSide friends of Salt Springs Park • Movie Night: Sept. 7, Cot. 5, Nov. 2, 7 p.m. • Game On!: Sept. 20, 7-8:30 p.m. • Bike ‘n Bonfire: Sept. 21, 5-8:30 p.m. • Astronomy for Beginners: Sept. 28, 7-9:30 p.m. nescopeck State Park (1137 Honey Hole Rd., Drums, 570.403.2006) • Guided Bird Walk: Sept. 7, 8 a.m. Meet at Park Office. • Kayaking: Level Three, Brady’s Lake Paddle: Sept. 7, 10 a.m., meet at Brady’s Lake parking lot.Ages 16 and up, must register in advance. • Guided Hike: Broad Mountain Overlook: Sept. 12, 9 a.m., meet at DCNR parking lot on Lehigh Gorge Drive, across from Weatherly Country Inn. • Guided Hike: Skyline Trail: Sept. 25, 9 a.m., meet at large Gould Trailhead lot. • National Public Lands Day Park Cleanup: Sept. 28, 9 a.m., meet at park office. Registration required. • Wild Mushrooms of NEPA: Sept. 29, 1-3 p.m. Registration required. SociAL GrouPS calligrapher’s Guild of northeastern Pennsylvania Meeting: Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m., Marywood University Shields Center for Visual Arts Room 225. For details call 570.296.6507. Geisinger Wyoming Valley medical center Bereavement support group series: Every Thursday beginning Aug. 15, 2-3:30 p.m. and 6-7:30 p.m. nar-Anon family Group meetings Sun. 7 p.m. Clear Brook Bldg. (rear), Forty Fort; Wed., 7 p.m. United Methodist Church, Mountaintop. 570.288.9892.

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Weekender Correspondent VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) You’re sweet, always there for people, constantly cheerful, good company. There’s little I can offer you in the way of advice, but if I had to come up with one thing: you’re too independent. You’re so self-sufficient that you don’t give those who long to get closer to you any openings to be there for you. I’m not saying you should go all soft and weak and needy. But you could move a halfstep in that direction. Receptivity and vulnerability are this week’s keywords. Sometimes getting is more important than giving, and since many folks you know are all too eager to give to you, why not offer them the chance? LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) What you’re trying to do now is the equivalent of wearing vertical stripes to hide the ten pounds you’ve gained. It might work for a little while, in dim lighting, but it’s no long-term solution. You have a couple healthy ways to deal with this: Accept the new weight you’ve put on. It’s only ten pounds. Or work out like crazy and take it back off. It shouldn’t take more than a month or three, if you’re determined. It’s only ten pounds. But you have to acknowledge the difficulty, not ignore it or hide it. While your problem probably has nothing to do with your actual weight, you get the parallel I’m alluding to. Figure out what you’re going to do with this spiritual spare tire—now. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) You may have to sing for your supper this week, or your sex, or your promotion, or your role as center of attention, or all of these things. Luckily, you love being put on the spot, even while you profess to hating it, because it gives you a chance to shine. I’m warning you because you shouldn’t pass up any opportunity to prove yourself—you may not get a second. A moment of false modesty (“No, no, I simply couldn’t!”) will send the spotlight on to the next person who simply can and will, and you’ll have to do without getting dinner, laid, a raise, or popularity. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) You’re grilled cheese, you’re chocolate, you’re the goddamn Beatles. Whether they particularly like you or not, the people you encounter have to acknowledge your basic—and nearly universal—appeal. Those who don’t are fooling themselves, and aggravating me and your other fans. Still, those caffeine-free, lactose intolerant, rock and roll haters don’t matter much in the grand scheme of your life. There’s a time and a place to convert those straddling the fence to the Cult of You, but this isn’t it. For now, graciously please your loyal followers and politely ignore your detractors, no matter which group is more vocal.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS Harry Connick Jr. Sept. 11, 1967 JASON STATHAM (pictured) Sept. 12, 1967 Fiona Apple Sept. 13, 1977 Jessica Brown Findlay Sept. 14, 1989 Tom Hardy Sept. 15, 1977 Amy Poehler Sept. 16, 1971 Jimmie Johnson Sept. 17, 1975

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) It’s a good week to meet new people, but not to get to know them. That’s a tricky distinction, especially because the first impression you’re generating right now is magnetically irresistible. Unfortunately, behind the surface of a friendly face-to-face, all your magnetic poles are misaligned—things are bound to get prickly and uncomfortable, because you’ll rub your new acquaintances the wrong way, and vice versa. It’s better to be glib, charming, and only hint at the depths you possess, instead of inviting your enchanted potential friends to plunge in. Save that for next week, when their rough edges won’t catch against yours. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) I have a friend whose family watches faith-healing televangelist shows as hilarious comedy. When the preacher jams his fingers into a terrified deaf child’s ears and screams: “Laud, take the devil aht! Make this chah-uld heah!” they roll on the floor and laugh. Can you blame them? It’s good s—t and way better than most sitcoms. But it’s important to remember that one person’s comedy is another’s serious religion. Enjoy the hilarity that you see this week—but do so discreetly. You don’t need them siccing their god on your ass. No smitings this week, okay? PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) You’re a thick, epic novel. A glance at your cover, even a swift perusal of your first few chapters—these will reveal nothing of your true nature. The only way to know you is to read you, cover-to-

cover, twice. Unfortunately, some of the people you’re dealing with have picturebook mentalities. They lack the fortitude or patience to plumb your depths. Don’t fill in the great wellspring of your soul just so they don’t have to do more than wade. Drop a bucket into your darkest, wettest waters, draw up some of that wisdom and experience, and just dump it over their sorry heads. At the very least, it’ll wake them up—and probably make them respect you, too. ARIES (March 21-April 19) Rams love jumping the gun. It’s so Aries to skip the four-year courtship your Cancer paramour might prefer and just pop the big question on your third date instead. It’s one of your best traits: you know what you want, and you rarely vacillate long before making a decision. It’s charming—but also selfish; it forces all involved to conform to your will. You might say, “Well, if they can’t deal with my style, they’re not the right person for me,” and perhaps that’s true. But you could also see it a different way: Maybe, just maybe, you might actually enjoy doing things their way more, if only you’d consider it an option. Then it’s a win-win. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) When someone tells you, “You’re such a loser,” you laugh. You know it’s a joke. That’s a healthy level of self-confidence, something I wish everyone possessed. But many other signs couldn’t hear that as the teasing humor it’s meant to be; they might take it to heart, and worry that it’s true. Your goal this week isn’t to censor yourself to be sure you don’t

accidentally hurt anyone’s feelings with a barbed joke; it’s to uplift everyone you know—especially that someone who’s been feeling low lately—so they can take whatever you dish out, and then some. When the gibes start flying back with smiles, you’ll know you did your job. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) We both know you’re not as superficial as the stereotypes of your sign suggest. But your recent behavior makes you look like the hollow (wo)man, all surface and no substance. It’s not shallowness that made you say the things you did; it’s carelessness and inattention. Fortunately, these things are easily remedied, with a little frank realness and sincere consideration. But don’t wait long, because the legend of your social misstep is growing by the second, and spreading faster than a viral video. Don’t drag the rest of your tribe back down into the cliché from which you’ve so spectacularly emerged this past year. Fix your faux pas. CANCER (June 21-July 22) I’m feeling particularly melancholic today. I thought I’d commiserate with the one sign who can most empathize with my experience, since you’re likely to share it this week. Admit it, though: there’s part of you that gets off on channeling this deep, abiding sadness. That’s fine; it’s rich, real, and better than feeling numb. But push through it, because melancholy begets itself; By being manifestly miserable you generate more reasons to be gloomy. Don’t suppress it—just accept it. Acknowledge that life is often sad, lonely, and constantly heart-breaking, and move on. There’s joy to be had, too, and lucky you—you’re alive enough to feel it. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) People may use unfamiliar words to describe you this week, like comforting, gentle, and safe. You’re not used to feeling like a homemade quilt, a puppy, or a cup of hot cocoa. These edge-less sources of warmth are generally quite different than the blaze you usually provide—which is fierce enough to burn as well as heat things up. But your scorchfactor is dialed quite low this week. Your barely-repressed desire to scald and scare has been subverted into a more passive wish to just be there for those who need you. This won’t last long—but ending it won’t be your doing. For now, let those who want it bask in your comfy warmth, because they’ll be demanding you crank things to more dangerous temperatures soon enough. -To contact Caeriel, send mail to sign. W

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