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Mother Nature rains on at least one pink-themed parade By MARY THERESE BIEBEL

Dancers and musicians had been looking forward to Wilkes-Barre’s annual Cherry Blossom Festival and the chance to perform outdoors, framed by branches of pink and white. Unfortunately, by Thursday morning a soaking — make that drenching, no, make that flooding — rain had water lapping at the steps of the amphitheater where they would have performed. This weekend’s Cherry Blossom Festival is postponed indefinitely, Wilkes-Barre special-events coordinator Lore Majikes said Thursday morning. She’s going to try to reschedule the popular event but said it will be difficult because all the weekends in May are booked, thanks to the many charitable organiza-

IF YOU GO What: West Pittston Cherry Blossom Festival When: noon to 7 p.m. May 14 and noon to 6 p.m. May 15 Where: along the Susquehanna River in West Pittston Highlights: Little Miss Cherry Blossom Contest, a West Pittston Idol contest, food vendors, arts and crafts, live entertainment More info: 332-7817

tions that have arranged to hold walkathons there. Nevertheless, floral fans can look forward to the West Pittston Cherry Blossom Festival, which is planned for May 14-15 in the West Side community. See FESTIVAL, Page 11



Local dancers perform during the ’Pirouettes in the Park’ portion of a previous Cherry Blossom Festival in Wilkes-Barre.



Purple will color the streets with awareness



If you’re in downtown Wilkes-Barre next week and you see someone running around the block wearing purple, it might be a good idea to join along, at least for a bit. These runners are actually Relay for Life team members, out to raise awareness about cancer. These “fun laps” are one of the many activities planned for “Paint the Town Purple” week, an event sponsored by the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Wyoming Valley. This week of fundraising is part of the larger effort to promote the main Relay for Life event, which will take place from 10 a.m. June 11 to 10 a.m. June 12 at the King’s College Betzler Fields in Wilkes-Barre Township. “At that main event, the Relay teams camp out and take turns walking or jogging around a track while raising awareness of all the American Cancer Society does,” Sara Klinges, media chair for Relay For Life of Wyoming Valley, said. “The event is 24 hours to show that cancer doesn’t sleep and someone who has it battles it 24 hours a day.” The main event will offer many other activities, including a candlelight vigil called Luminaria. A smaller version of this will take place May 7 at dusk to close out “Paint the Town Purple” week. Luminaria is an event in which participants purchase candles in honor of loved ones who have battled cancer. Candles can be purchased for $10 each from Relay team members at Boscov’s, Barnes & Noble and Arts Seen Gallery. Candles will be sold until Thursday. Several downtown businesses are doing their best to flood the streets with purple and raise money for the American Cancer Society, which will receive all proceeds from the events. • Greek Connection on Public Square has donated a basket for a raffle. The two-for -$1


During last year’s Relay for Life, cancer survivors participated in the traditional Survivors Walk.

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tickets and can be purchased at Boscov’s. The drawing will take place Saturday before the Luminaria ceremony. • A Cinco de Mayo event is set for 5:30 until 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Bart & Urby’s on South Main Street, hosted by The Star Survivors Relay team, made up of cancer survivors. • Arts Seen Gallery will have a purple storefront display showcasing the artwork of Teri Moore, who won the Relay for Life Art Contest. • Relay teams will be at Boscov’s and the downtown Barnes & Noble throughout the week selling items to raise money and playing games such as cancer word search and trivia to raise awareness while having fun. Both stores also will have purple-themed window displays. • Tony Thomas’ Deli on South Main Street will give a

The Luminaria ceremony, shown here at last year’s Relay for Life event, is a way to honor those who fought cancer. Each candle represents a loved one.

10 percent discount to anyone who comes into the restaurant wearing purple. • Citizens Bank will be decorated in purple, and the F.M. Kirby Center and Genetti’s will run information about the Relay event in their electronic scrollboards. • Runners participating in fun laps will be downtown between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and Friday. They also will run

from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. “Paint the Town Purple” was originally part of “Show Us Your Hope” activities, which marked the 25th anniversary of Relay For Life last year. The event is an integral part of The American Cancer Society’s fundraising activities. “It represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who

face cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated,” Klinges said. “Relay started in 1985 with just one man, and now there are over 3.5 million people involved in over 6,000 events around the nation and world.”

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THIS WEEK: APRIL 29 T O M AY 5 , 2 0 1 1 Irem Shrine Circus, the 62nd annual presentation by the Nobles of the Uniformed Units of Irem. 109th Field Artillery Armory, 280 Market St., Wilkes-Barre. Today at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.; Saturday at 1:30 and 7:15 p.m. $18, $14, $11, $10, $6. 714-0783. The Royal Wedding. Celebrate the union of Prince William and Kate Middleton with English tea and scones. Hats and tiaras welcome. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Today at 11 a.m. 823-0156. Car Cruise, sponsored by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Regional AACA Car Club with food, entertainment, games and prizes. Public Square, WilkesBarre. Tonight at 6 with awards at 9. 309-2367. You Live Here, You Should Know This! A local-history quiz show with teams of area personalities and business professionals including Steve Corbett, Laurie Cadden, Dave Wenzel, Paul

Laughter is good for the body and good for the soul, so head to Nay Aug Park in Scranton on Sunday for “World Laughter Day,” an afternoon of giggles and chortles with “laughter yoga” led by comedienne Jeannine M. Luby of “Laugh to Live,” a kids joketelling contest, face painting, a “Happy Print” station and more. The laughs run from 2 to 7 p.m., but a group of standup comedians continues the fun with a comedy show from 5 to 7 p.m. Free. 6507518.

Mom Prom, a ladies-only fundraiser for the Greater Northeast Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Wear your old prom gown, bridesmaid and wedding dresses and dance to DJ music while enjoying a Queen Crowning, tackiest-dress contest, cash bar and hors d’oeuvres. Irem Temple Country Club, 397 Country Club Road, Dallas. Tonight, 8 to 11. $30 advance, $35 at the door. 7622319. Whole Earth Holistic and Psychic Fair, the 6th annual event with body workers, reiki, reflexology, massage therapy, aromatherapy, aura photos, vendors, authors, artists, readers and mediums. Hilton Garden Inn, 242 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $4. 270-4767. Renaissance Jamboree, the annual street fair along Main Street in downtown Bloomsburg. With hundreds of arts-and-crafts booths, food vendors, carnival games, three stages of live entertainment, an extreme aerial trampoline show by Flippenout, karate, dance and children’s activities. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 784-2522. Riley’s Road to Recovery, a benefit for Riley Daniel Schmidt, who suffers from renal disease. With

The history of dance along with its cultural and social context will be spotlighted in ‘May I Have the Pleasure of This Dance?’ on Thursday at the Scranton Cultural Center. a spaghetti dinner, raffles, Chinese auction and entertainment. Wright Township Fire Company, 477 S. Main Road, Mountain Top. Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. 4012090. International Migratory Bird Day, with family-oriented activities for all ages, including demonstrations of block-printing, Create-a-Bird Poster, music by Bill Frye, creative collage art with

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Earl Lehman and dance with members of the Vince Brust Studios. Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Nay Aug Park, Scranton. Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. 346-7186. Cynonfardd Eisteddfod, the traditional Welsh competition in music and poetry. Dr. Edwards Memorial Church, Main and Church streets, Edwardsville.

Saturday with children’s performances at 1 p.m. followed by a buffet dinner at 5 p.m. ($10, $5 children), a Gymanfa Ganu (Welsh hymn sing) at 6:30 p.m. and the adult competition at 7 p.m. $1 admission. 868-5928. Victorian Tea, with a discussion of See EVENTS, Page 6








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the customs, fashion, etiquette and roles of women of Victorian society, a watercolor demonstration by Gary Embich and a menu of teas, scones and tea sandwiches. Shawnee Inn, 1 River Road, Shawnee-on-Delaware. Saturday at 1 p.m. $15. Come in period dress or wear a fancy hat. Reservations: 420-9404. Night at the Races, sponsored by Our Lady of Hope Church at Marymount Parish Center, 154 S. Hancock St., Wilkes-Barre. Saturday with doors at 6:30 p.m. and post time at 7 p.m. $10 per horse. 824-7832. Night at the Races, a fundraiser sponsored by the parents of eighth-grade students at WilkesBarre Academy. St. Mary’s Orthodox Church, 905 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Saturday with doors at 6:30 p.m. $3. 823-7574. Annual Car Show, classic cars and hot rods along with basket raffles, prizes, food and games. Scranton School for Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Children, 1800 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 4979238.

Buzz Cuts Fundraiser. Stop by the Shabby Shek Salon on Route 6 in Tunkhannock and get a trim or buzz cut for $5. All proceeds benefit the Danny Did Foundation to prevent deaths from epileptic seizures. Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. 687-1203. Designer Bingo, with prizes including a Pandora bracelet and bags by Coach, Dooney & Bourke, Fossil and Vera Bradley. Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Company, 329 Orange Road, Dallas. Sunday with doors and kitchen open at 1 p.m. and games at 2 p.m. $15 advance, $20 (limited amount) at the door. 8559693. Max Rosenn Lecture Series, the 30th anniversary event with Michelle Rhee, president and CEO of StudentsFirst and former chancellor of the Washington, D.C., Public Schools. Dorothy Dickson Darte Center, West South Street at South River Street, Wilkes University, WilkesBarre. Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Free but registration requested at 4087787.




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Charity Basketball Game between the junior-high and elementary staffs with a second game between the combined staffs against teams from Channel 22 and 28 in the main event. Solomon/Plains Educational Complex, 43 Abbott St., Plains Township. May 6 at 6 p.m. $3, $2 students. Proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. 8267224.

Renaissance Faire, with carnival booths, Renaissance costumes, music and dance. Monarch Court, King’s College, WilkesBarre. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 208-5957.

Night Out for a Cure, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life with food, beer and wine. Cavanaugh’s Grille, 163 N. Main St., Mountain Top. May 6, 6 to 8 p.m. 332-7774.

May I Have the Pleasure of This Dance? An overview of the history of dance along with its cultural and social implications. Also: a mobile museum of related artifacts, including clothing, dance manuals, ball cards and more. Presented by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council as part of PNC’s TV series “Humanities on the Road.” Be part of the live audience at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. Thursday at 6 p.m. Free but reservations required. 346-7369, ext. 122.

Car Show, Craft Fair and Flea Market, with 20 vehicle classifications for trophies, awards and prizes. Solomon/Plains Educational Complex, 43 Abbott St., Plains. May 7 with registration at 8 a.m. and show 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. $2. 826-7224.

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Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Monday at 5:30 p.m. Free. 823-0156.

Celebrity Bartender Event, to benefit the Association for the Blind. With drinks served up by Dr. Richard Roth, Max Bartikowsky, Dr. Bill McLaughlin, Mary Erwine, Nancy Medico, Abe Hobson, Bob Stanley, Ed Ackerman, Anna Cervenak and many more. Also: dancers from the Vince Brust Dance Studio and music by Millennium. Mr. Tony’s Martini Bar, North Main and East Union streets, Wilkes-Barre. Thursday, 6 to 10 p.m. 823-7626. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, tips on the best ways to recycle and reduce common household waste along with fun ways to reuse unwanted items. Sponsored by the Holistic Moms Network of Wyoming Valley at Wyoming Seminary Lower School Library, 1560 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort. Thursday, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free. 466-1347.

FUTURE Diversity Festival, with presentations of the sights, sounds and tastes of more than 30 countries. Dionne Campus Green, University of Scranton. May 6, 3 to 5 p.m. Free. 941-5904.

Emergency Preparedness Fair, tips and information on disaster preparedness including food storage, water purification, emergency sanitation, outdoor survival, emergency kits, personal safety and more. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 505 Griffin Pond Road, Clarks Summit. May 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. 540-0698. Pikes Creek Wine Festival, with tastings from eight wineries, live music and artisans. Pikes Creek Raceway Park, Route 118, Pikes Creek. May 7, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. $16 advance, $22 day of event. 4773188. Polka Dance, with a buffet, refreshments and music by the Polka Naturals. American Legion, 33 Center Ave., Plymouth. May 7, 7 to 11 p.m. 779-9154. New England Contra Dance, with music by hammered-dulcimer player Curt Osgood and fiddler Hope Grietzer with caller David Smukler. No partner or previous experience necessary. Church of Christ Uniting, 190 S. Sprague Ave., Kingston. May 7 at 7:30 p.m. $9. 333-4007. Cruise Night, with the Villa Capri Cruisers. T.G.I. Friday’s, 621 Scranton/Carbondale Highway, Dickson City. May 8, June 12, July 10, Aug. 14 and Sept. 11, 6 to 9 p.m. All vehicles welcome. 344-2014.


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Mother’s Day Intertribal Powwow, the 6th annual gathering with traditional ceremonies, Native American dancing, drumming, storytelling, foods, crafts, beadwork, blankets and more. Noxen Fire Company, Stull Road, Noxen. May 7, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; May 8, 10 a.m. to dusk with Grand Entry in full regalia at noon each day. Free. Bring a lawn chair. 9472097.



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THE GUIDE Vertu Art Studio including a special multimedia piece created by 14 of the artists. With a special reception to introduce the permanent exhibit on Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m. College of Health Sciences Building, Misericordia University, 100 Lake St., Dallas. Reservations: 674-8255.

Exhibits THIS WEEK: APRIL 29 T O M AY 5 , 2 0 11 Meet Artist Carrie Healey, whose canvases include such natural materials as rocks, wood, gourds, feathers and dried mushrooms. Tilbury’s Knob, 66 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 822-6111. Graduate Exhibition, with ceramics, painting, metals and sculpture by graduate-degree students. Opens Saturday with a reception 5 to 7 p.m. Continues through June 17 at the Mahady Gallery, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 348-6278. Viewpoints, works by the University of Scranton Photography Club. Opens Sunday with a reception May 6, 6 to 8 p.m. Continues through May 13 at the Hope Horn Gallery, Fourth Floor of Hyland Hall, University of Scranton. Sunday through Friday, noon to 4 p.m.; Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m. 941-4214. Exceptional Art, Exceptional Artists, works from the Verve

Art Exhibit and Sale, paintings, pottery, jewelry and crafts by gifted artists from the Day Development Program of Community Counseling Services’ Abilities Through Art program. Main Street Galleries, 370 Pierce St., Kingston. Thursday, 5 to 8:30 p.m. 552-7458. Expressions and Constructions, nature-inspired works in clay by Ellen Jamiolkowski and figurative paintings by John Mulvaney. Opens Thursday and continues through May 28 with a reception May 6, 6 to 9 p.m. Artists for Art Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Thursdays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. 969-1040.

ONGOING EXHIBITS Art of Bob Schmitz, vibrant works in acrylic and oil. Through Saturday at Bakehouse Bakery & Café, 152 United Penn Plaza, Kingston. Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 714-2253. Honey: Female Perspectives, collaborative and individual works by Noel Anderson-Corwin, Gina Rice and Sarah Schimeneck exploring issues of body image,

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This untitled photograph by Jessica Krzywicki is among the works at the ‘23rd Annual All-College and Variety of Media’ exhibit at the Widmann Gallery.

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painter using encaustic to explore the relationship between science and art. Through May 22 at the Sordoni Art Gallery, 150 S. River St., Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre. Open daily, noon to 4:30 p.m. 408-4325. Emily Dickinson Art Show, works inspired by the American poet with several portraits by Gregory Paul Owens. Through May 26 at the Moose Exchange, 203 Main

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fraternal organizations which keep the Irish heritage alive. Through May 28 at the Luzerne County Historical Society Museum, 69 S. Franklin St., WilkesBarre. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. 823-6244. Feather Paintings by Allen Crothamel, who paints wildlife and landscape scenes on the unusual medium of tail feathers from wild turkeys and grouse. Through June 2 at the Lackawanna College Environmental Institute, 10 Moffat Drive, Covington Township. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 842-1506. Tunkhannock Art Teachers Exhibit, work by Debra Donowski, Patricia Janov-Hahn, Linda Hulslander, Lance Montross, Barbara Sick, Krista Truesdale and Allison Wilson. Through June 24. Wyoming County Courthouse, 1 Court House Square, Tunkhannock. Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. With Bullets Singing All Around Me, a show exploring regional

This whimsical piece on display at Misericordia University is a collaborative effort by artists of the Verve Vertu Art Studio. stories of the Civil War including items owned by museum founder Dr. Isaiah Everhart. Through July 17 at the Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Nay Aug Park, Scranton. Monday, Thursday and Friday, noon to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. $5, $3 seniors, $2 children. 346-7186.

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Medic in Action: Caring for the Wounded, an exhibit on local military medical personnel. Through July 17 at the Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Nay Aug Park, Scranton. Monday, Thursday and Friday, noon to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. $5, $3 seniors, $2 children. 346-7186.

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or as long as Mexican-food fans have debated the precise boundaries that separate traditional Mexican from, say, Tex-Mex, they also have kicked around the term “real” Mexican food, as opposed to, well, “chain” Mexican food, the kind usually plated at quick-built, Americanowned faux cantinas that tend to pop up near shopping centers. Not that there’s anything wrong with those. In fact, if we judge simply by the crowds at or the longevity of such local favorite haunts as La Tolteca, for example, we’d say plenty of folks put up no fussy protest about the origins of their spicy, tortillacentric favored fare. In fact, they might even prefer the taste and ambience of what the chains offer. Yet, as we approach Cinco De Mayo, that party-hardy, Battle of Puebla commemorative holiday that means so much more here in the states than it does in Mexico, we sought to find a nice, lesserknown compromise, a cross betweenabustlingandbona-fide,music-filled cantina and a quiet neighborhood joint where Mexican kitchen masters proudly but quietly serve the food of their homeland. Enter Terrapin’s Cantina in Bloomsburg, only a short road trip from Wilkes-Barre. (You’ll not have to travel nearly as far as you do for that big fall fair.) The recipes here are reported to come from Colorado, and, as such, you are warned to expect a little surprise in the way of taste. All fresh ingredients also are promised: plump, white boneless chicken breasts, natural, unprocessed cheese, cholesterol-free frying oil and pinto beans that arrive in 100pound bags and require careful sifting and cleaning, in other words “real,” work-for-them beans. From what we saw and sampled, wewerefairlyimpressed.Thecomfortable, authentic atmosphere is as enjoyable as the food, which starts, of course, with chips and salsa. AsinmanyMexicanrestaurants, the first basket of chips is on the house. The next will cost you $2.95 You might just enjoy the usual freebie and skip the nacho-leaning appetizers entirely or go for something like a Mexican pizza ($5.25) or crock of Colorado chili ($3.95). Liking our thin-and-crispy free na-


Terrapin’s Cantina in Bloomsburg offers a Colorado take on classic Mexican and American fare.

chos so much, however, we went for a regular order of Nachos Grande ($9.95) to share, and we cleaned the basket. Our only beef, so to speak, was a shortage of beef in an otherwise delicious mix of beans, olives, jalapenos, cheese and sour cream. After that, consider an array of Mexican salads — taco, chicken-taco or seafood — or a host of old favorites hitting all the expected categories: quesadilla, fajita, enchilada, burrito and chimichanga. Most come smothered with a choice of mushroom or ranchero sauce. We had split feelings: I loved the peppery, tomato-based ranchero, while another found the tomato taste somewhat offputting. Rice and beans are served on the side of most of these dishes, and the rice is a notable notch above, moist and teeming with chopped fresh vegetables. It’s not to be pushed aside or considered an afterthought. We also need to note that the menuflat-outputsyouonnoticeabout the fajitas and chimis in particular. Here in Bloom, chimis are not flour

IF YOU GO What: Terrapin’s Cantina Mexican and American Grill Where: 3803 Columbia Blvd., Bloomsburg Call: 570-387-0055 Credit cards? Yes Handicapped accessible? Yes Hours: 4 p.m. 9-ish Tuesday through Thursday; 4 p.m.-10ish Friday and Saturday; 4 p.m.-9ish Sundays.

tortillas filled, rolled and deepfried. Rather, the tortilla itself is fried in cholesterol-free oil and the excess oil drained (though, if you insist, you can have it on the side). Then the tortilla is layered with a choice of meat, seafood or vegetables, Ranchero sauce and cheese and topped with lettuce and garnish, all to lovely effect. The result is a huge, succulent but healthier version of a delicious, if still guilty, pleasure that almost resembled a taco salad. Similarly, a Terrapin’s Fajita ($13.95 for the chicken) comes with a twist: Essentially, the work


While on the subject of Mexican restaurants, we’d be remiss not to remind readers that in a land where the locally owned establishments are few and far between, an old favorite is still going strong. If you’ve not been to The Brass Buckle, 334 South Main St. in Conyngham, why wait, when Cinco De Mayo calls? (Not that you can’t get American food there, because, yes, you can.) Not only is the place itself charming as all get-out (a combination of cantina and neighborhood house), but the surrounding Conyngham Valley is just gorgeous this time of year. Combination plates and chef’s specials are plentiful, and Mexican desserts are not to be missed. Bunelos and lemon cheesecake chimis! Need we say more?

already has been done. The meat comes wrapped in a flour tortilla and already stuffed with green peppers, mushrooms and onions. Our taster asked for a hold on the mushrooms, but that detail was missed. She didn’t mind that terribly, but in the final analysis admitted she’d rather have fixed her own fajitas. A control thing maybe.

The noncommittal, as many of us are when it comes to Mexican, will like the array of house favorites and combination plates. A Terrapin Sampler ($13.95) is a great way to go, as it includes a cheese quesadilla, a beef burrito and a chicken enchilada, as well as See REVIEW, Page 11




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Picos, a tempranillo from Spain, is sold at Cork Bar and Restaurant in Wilkes-Barre.

May 3: Latin Lovers (Spain, Argentina and Chile) May 17: Italian Stallions May 31: Stars of NAPA Valley June 14: Beautiful Blends July 12: Brave New World of Wines (Fun and unusual finds) July 26: Summer Tour of Europe Aug. 9: The Forgotten Grapes (Great wines of the good old days) Aug. 23: Raise Your Glass (Cheers to perfect wines for celebrations) Aug. 30: Wines, Cheese & The Pursuit of Happiness. (Winesharing party on the patio where you bring the bottle to share. Cork provides cheese and crackers.) ($14.95), each served with beans and the fabulous rice, are the higher-end burritos, with other offerings going for $8.95 to $10.95. You really can’t go wrong with any of the above, and small-group parties likely will want to try a nice, pass-it-all-around mix. To my mind, the chimis and the rice were the showstoppers, but far be it from me to try to stop you from ordering otherwise. I only wish I could have had a smaller chimi with a side of rice. With that in mind, more combo offerings or pick-yourown selections would have been appreciated, but by the time dessert came I forgot all about that. A Xango (lightly fried cheesecake wrapped in a tortilla and served with rich ice cream) and classic fried ice cream (made in house, and we chose honey over chocolate, caramel and peanut butter) were outright fabulous footnotes we hardly needed but couldn’t pass up. Overindulgence never tasted so satisfying. Times Leader food critics remain anonymous.

Gina Malsky, who is in charge of entertainment for that event, has seen cherry blossoms unfurl in recent days and hopes they will still be open in two weeks. Inhonorofthe40thanniversary of the West Pittston festival, she said, all the girls and women who won Little Miss Cherry Blossom pageants over the past four decadeshavebeeninvitedtoreturnas special guests. “We did hear from Francesca Amico, who won in 1971,” Malsky said. Highlights of the West Pittston Cherry Blossom Festival include a parade to begin at 11:45 a.m. May 14. It will last about an hour, Malsky said, and will be followed by this year’s Little Miss Cherry Blossom Festival, for girls ages 4 to 8. Therapy dogs will perform while theaudienceawaitsthecontestresults. Face-painting, pony rides and craftvendorswillbepartofthefestival fun, and on May 15, a “West Pittston Idol” contest will take place for singers in three age categories: 10 and younger; 11 to 13; and 14 and older. Anyone interested in compet-


The Kirby Park pond is well out of its banks, making the grounds unsuitable for a Cherry Blossom Festival this weekend.

ing can call Malsky at 332-7817. Meanwhile, back in WilkesBarre, Majikes will try to determine if the city’s Cherry Blossom Festival can possibly be rescheduled, perhaps as a one-day affair instead of two, perhaps called something other than “Cherry Blossom.” “Itreallysaddensmetothinkan annualeventlikethiscanbeaffected by Mother Nature,” Majikes said. “The rain has made everything a luscious green, but it has flooded many parts of the city as well as Kirby Park.” As planned, the Wilkes-Barre

Cherry Blossom Festival would have devoted Sunday to performances by area bands and Saturday to a slate of dance performances called “Pirouettes in the Park.” The dances would have encompassedtap,ballet,jazzandnovelty styles, and at least one would have been appropriate for this week’s weather. Barbara Woronko Anzalone of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Academy of Dancing had choreographed a number to the song “Singin’ in the Rain,” which some of her students would have performed, complete with slickers.

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the fine beans and rice. Terrapin Rellenos from the House Favorites section ($13.95 with chicken) were a seemingly simple selection, with cheese and green chiles fried in light dough and topped with sauce. The dish, however, was huge, almost imposing, and our taster wished only for more texture and differentiation. She noted Mexican dishes that presentasonecontinuousplateofsoft, well, stuff, tend to disappoint her. Shealsothoughttherellenosthemselves could have used a flavor injection. Seafood also figures prominently into the house favorites. Dishes include jumbo shrimp and scallops over pasta in sauce ($17.95); Shrimp and Scallop Flauta ($16.95), which is seafood with rice in a flour tortilla with sauce; or a shrimp and veggie burrito ($15.95). That last burrito and a Carne Asada (steak) Burrito

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Cork Bar and Restaurant in Wilkes-Barre carries a variety of wines and is offering patrons a chance to learn more about them through a series of spring and summer wine classes. The first class is Tuesday and will focus on “Latin Lovers.” It will showcase wines from Spain, Argentina and Chile. Picos de Montgo Tempranillo is one such wine, from Spain. Tempranillo refers to a red wine grape variety from the Riberadel Duero region in Spain that tends to ripen earlier than most grapes. The name comes from the Spanish word “temprano,” which means “early.” “This wine has a lot of fruit notes,” Ruth Corcoran, owner of Cork, said. “It also has a very strong finish.” Tempranillo generally produces medium-bodied wines with hints of fruit, as well as notes of herb and an earthy or leathery minerality. • Cork Bar & Restaurant Spring and Summer Wine Classes: 7 p.m. Tuesdays; $15 per person. Classes will take place on the patio when weather permits. Reserve your spot by calling 570270-3818.






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not slow on action By CONNIE OGLE McClatchy Newspapers

The fifth installment of the “Fast and Furious” franchise is big, loud, long and stupid. Its leading man is a charisma-free block of muscle, and its plot has holes big enough to drive a semi through. It’s also embarrassingly fun, the sort of speedy, senseless, violencecrammed action flick that virtually defines the summer season, with superheroes who aren’t gods or crusaders in tights but guys in T-shirts and jeans who can drive cars really fast. They’re criminals who break the law and yet are deeply, morally sound, so rooting for them is interesting. The series creators changed things up a bit. “Fast Five” has morphed from a race to a heist movie with a couple of excellent car chases and vicious fights, and the new dimension makes the film accessible to viewers who don’t know a 1970 Dodge Charger from a 2010 Toyota Prius. When last we saw our heroes Dom (Vin Diesel) and former FBI agent Brian (Paul Walker), the latter was breaking the former out of state custody by crashing the prison-bound bus in which Dom was riding. (No one is killed, though the bus flips about 40 times; innocent bystanders fare well in this movie to keep the heroes pure.) “Fast Five” opens with that rescue, following Dom, Brian and Dom’s sister/Brian’s girlfriend Mia (Jordana Brewster) on the lam into the shantytowns of Rio de Janeiro. Prudence suggests they should lie

IF YOU GO What: “Fast Five” Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Dwayne Johnson Directed by: Justin Lin Running time: 130 minutes Rated: PG-13 for intense violence and action, sexual material, language ★★ 1/2

low, but they’re tempted by the lure of Hollywood’s bright and shiny cliche, that “one last job.” Trouble is, the job goes awry (after the robbery of a moving train with a jaw-dropping ending). The trio discovers a secret hidden in one of its stolen cars and soon is at odds not only with a Rio crime lord (Joaquim de Almeida) but a pumped-up federal agent (Dwayne Johnson, in full raging bad-ass mode) determined to bring them to justice. What else can they do but get the old gang back together and try to steal the bad guy’s cash while evading the law? The film is as silly as this sounds, and yet somehow it works. Just don’t dwell on such questions as: If these guys are so broke, how can they afford the endless equipment to set up the heist? Why would a pretty female agent be so easily swayed by Dom, who possesses all the charm of an engine block? Fortunately the action is well choreographed and intense enough to distract from such musings.

‘Kill the Irishman’ is hard to refuse



By CARY DARLING McClatchy Newspapers

By ROGER MOORE The Orlando Sentinel


What: “Hoodwinked Too! Hood Vs. Evil” Starring: The voices of Patrick Warburton, Glenn Close, Hayden Panettiere, Amy Poehler and Bill Hader Directed by: Mike Disa Running time: 85 minutes Rated: PG for some mild rude humor, language and action ★★

rett) presides. The club’s star attraction is a singing harp voiced by Wayne Newton. A magic cupcake recipe must be retrieved, and Red must finish her training and join the fray. Some villainous swine voiced by Cheech and Chong must be defeated. The script is a mad, muddled blitz of one-liners and movie references. Some of the animation is a hoot, and a few voice actors stand out. But it’s a pity the facial animation is so cut-rate and that the story is nothing more than a series of martialarts video game “levels” for small children.

ALSO OPENING What: “Dylan Dog: Dead of Night” Starring: Brandon Routh, Anita Briem and Sam Huntington Directed by: Kevin Munroe Summary: Follow the adventures of supernatural private eye Dylan Dog, who seeks out the monsters of the Louisiana bayou in his signature red shirt, black jacket and blue jeans. In the New Orleans underground, this private investigator of the undead tracks an artifact that will help prevent a war from breaking out among his werewolf, vampire and zombie clients. Running time: 107 minutes Rated: PG-13 creature violence and action, language, including some sexual references, and drug material


oodwinked,” an underfunded, somewhat undeserving sleeper hit in winter 2005, earns a sequel that looks as if the Weinstein Co. threw a little money at it. “Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil,” has prettier colors, a beefed-up voice cast and more gags. Sure, it’s still bottom-drawer animation, and, yeah, your kids can tell. But at least the fairy-tale riffs are closer to a “Shrek” sequel in quality. “Hood vs. Evil” sees the enchanted forest dwellers of the Happily Ever After Agency muddling along while Red (Hayden Panettiere takes over for Anne Hathaway) is off learning martial arts with the Sisters of the Hood. An evil witch (voiced by Joan Cusack) has kidnapped Hansel and Gretel. Can the Big-but-notbad Wolf (Patrick Warburton) and his squeaky squirrel pal come to the rescue? Will Granny (Glenn Close) save the day? The case takes our heroes into The Beanstalk Club, where a mob-connected Giant (Brad Gar-


Stop me if you’ve heard this one: A brilliant but vicious criminal becomes an urban folk hero, a Robin Hood for the modern age, before meeting his comeuppance from mainstream society. There’ve been variations on this story all over Ray Stevenson stars in Anchor Bay the world, and “Kill the Films’ ’Kill the Irishman.’ Irishman” brings it back to American soil in telling IF YOU GO the tale of Danny Greene, a tough Irish-American What: “Kill The Irishman” thug who beat the long- Starring: Ray Stevenson, Val Kilmer standing Italian-Ameri- Directed by: Jonathan Hensleigh Running time: 106 minutes can mob at its own bloody Rated: R for strong violence, language game in ’60s and ’70s Cleand some sexual content/nudity veland. ★★★ It’s an intriguing bit of brutal but little-known history — the number of bombings and killings the film says took place in Cleveland at the time make it seem more like Beirut — and “Kill the Irishman” is never dull. But director/co-writer Jonathan Hensleigh tries to cram so much into well under two hours that the film often feels rushed and uninvolving. Ray Stevenson does a serviceable job of portraying the two-fisted Greene, and there are some gripping touches, as when a flunky proves how committed he is to Greene’s cause. But a portly Val Kilmer as a local police investigator and narrator seems wedged into the script, as if Hensleigh had too much ground to cover and didn’t want the audience to identify too much with Greene. Other casting choices — Fionnula Flanagan, Tony Lo Bianco, Paul Sorvino, Vincent D’Onofrio – are cool little nods to gangster movies and TV shows past, though Christopher Walken as mobster Shondor Birns doesn’t have a lot to do. “Kill the Irishman,” based on a non-fiction book by Rick Porrello, ends up whetting the appetite for a really good documentary because sometimes life is more compelling than fiction.

Still Showing AFRICAN CATS – Earth Day becomes Mother’s Day in this magnificent wildlife documentary built around the fierce protect-my-young instincts of a lioness and a female cheetah. G. 89 minutes. ★★★ 1/2 ARTHUR — Another inferior, unnecessary remake, Russell Brand’s comedy at least is benign fluff that should please younger audiences unfamiliar with the 1981 Dudley Moore comedy. PG-13 for alcohol, sex, language and drug references. 110 minutes. ★★ THE CONSPIRATOR – A battlescarred lawyer faces a military court bent on revenge in Robert Redford’s courtroom drama about the Lincoln assassination. PG-13 for some violent content. 123 minutes. ★★★ DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: RODRICK RULES – The Wimpy Kid makes his way through seventh grade and a roughand-tumble relationship with his teenage brother. PG for mild rude humor and mischief. 96 minutes. ★★ HANNA — Saoirse Ronan is a blond-haired, blue-eyed, 16year-old killing machine. Eric Bana is her father, who’s been training her in frozen isolation for a secret mission. PG-13 for violence, action, sexuality and language. 114 minutes. ★★★ HOP — There’s not much bounce to the story behind this interspecies, Easter-romp buddy comedy. PG for some mild rude humor. 94 minutes. ★★ INSIDIOUS — You could watch with your eyes closed and still feel engrossed by this haunted-house thriller. PG-13 for theme, violence, terror, images and brief strong language. 102 minutes. ★★★


LIMITLESS — A frustrated writer has his mental capacity increased by a top-secret drug, but he soon attracts unwanted attention from shadowy forces. PG-13 for thematic material involving a drug, violence, disturbing images, sexuality and language. 105 minutes. ★★★★ RIO – This 3D animated adventure is full of snappy banter and screwball antics between a cerulean macaw and the freespirited bird who is his destiny. G. 96 minutes. ★★★

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Marlena (Reese Witherspoon) and Jacob (Robert Pattinson) come together through their compassion for a special elephant named Rosie in ’Water for Elephants.’ SCREAM 4 – The cutlery-andcleavage franchise sashays back down self-aware “metamovie” lane. R for bloody violence, language and teen drinking. 106 minutes. ★ 1/2 SOUL SURFER — Bethany Hamilton’s shark-attack-survival tale is inspiring and jaw-dropping. PG for an intense accident sequence and theme. 106 minutes. ★ 1/2 SOURCE CODE — A thrilling and challenging puzzle based on a clever idea — until it pushes its central gimmick and gets too greedy. PG-13 for violence, disturbing images, and language. 93 minutes. ★★ 1/2 TYLER PERRY’S MADEA’S BIG HAPPY FAMILY – Madea springs into action when her niece Shirley receives distressing news about her health, and Shirley’s children are too tied up with their own issues to hear about it. PG-13 for drug content, language and mature theme. 100 minutes. ★★ WATER FOR ELEPHANTS – This handsome adaptation of Sara Gruen’s 2006 bestseller is part romance and part survival story. Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon dance a tightrope duet of suppressed desire until their animal attraction pours out with catastrophic results. PG-13 for intense violence and sexual content. 115 minutes. ★★★ 1/2 YOUR HIGHNESS — The knightserrant behind this adventure comedy spend more time wallowing in medieval filth than weaving clever laughs and engaging action. R for strong crude and sexual content, language, nudity, violence and drug use. 102 minutes. ★★




Movie Amy A delightful holiday called “No Diet Day” will be observ-




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ed next week, so why not celebrate with a trio of food movies that are delicious from the first bite to the last? ••• “Chocolat” (2000, Miramax, PG-13, $15): On the menu of this Oscar-nominated soufflé is the story of a 1950s single mother (Juliette Binoche) who arrives in a tiny French village where she opens up a most unusual chocolate shop. Binoche’s sweet treats carry a strange magic, helping to turn the uptight townfolk into much happier individuals. As for Binoche, she gets the sweetest treat of all: a dashing suitor played by Johnny Depp. Providing the script: Stroudsburg’s Robert Nelson Jacobs. ••• “Julie & Julia” (2009, Sony, PG-13, $20): Writer/director Nora Ephron cooks up a yummy delicacy by blending together the stories of two women struggling to find their voices. There’s Queens blogger Julie Powell (Amy Adams), who decides to cook her way through Julia Child’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking,” and Child (Meryl Streep) herself, the prototypical celebrity chef who discovers a passion for French cuisine while living in Paris with her diplomat husband (Stanley Tucci). Bangor’s Ann Roth designed the costumes.

Watching ’Chocolat’ is a sweet way to celebrate ’No Diet Day.’

••• “Moonstruck” (1987, MGM, PG, $20): Romantic-comedy gourmets will want to dive into this feast about an Italian-American bookkeeper named Loretta Castorini (Cher) who finds herself torn between her sedate fiance Johnny (Danny Aiello) and his rebel brother Ronny (Nicolas Cage). Every scene of this new-to-Blu-Ray movie seems to take place in front of a big, tasty meal overflowing with pasta and red wine. This is love, Italian style, at its most nourishing and magical. Amy Longsdorf also profiles celebrities for the Sunday Etc. section of The Times Leader.

New to DVD who live in one home, picked up seven Emmy Awards a Golden Globe and a Peabody during its run from 1971-1975. The 21-disc collection includes all five seasons and more than 25 hours of never-before-seen extras. ••• Also new on DVD this week: “3 Idiots:” Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Sharman Joshi star in Bollywood’s highestgrossing film. “Knockout:” A teen gets help from his school’s janitor (Steve Austin) to train for a boxing match. “Dementia 13:” Francis Ford Coppola’s first mainstream directing effort is this psychological thriller.


Topping this week’s new DVD releases are first-rate television offerings. “20th Century: America at War,” Grade A-minus: The onehour documentary series that Mike Wallace hosted in the ’90s has been packaged into DVD sets. This release includes 10 episodes that focus on the American military actions. The strongest are the four that deal with the Vietnam War. Others focus on the Gulf War and Korea. “Upstairs, Downstairs,” Grade A: Few television series have managed to combine the brilliant writing, superb acting and beautiful production values of this British drama. The series, about the two very different classes



‘Don Quixote’ marries love and ballet By MARY THERESE BIEBEL

Dazed and confused after he’s knocked unconscious, Don Quixote wanders through a troupe of young ladies and sees a vision or two. “Only he can see me,” said Paula Perez, 24, of Wilkes-Barre, who wears “a beautiful, big wedding gown” and veil as Dulcinea, the personification of Don Q’s ideally sweet, pure and chaste woman. “I’m Cupid. I even have a bow,” said Becky Phillips, 22, of Kingston, confirming she, too, in her role of Amour, is a figment of the would-be knight’s imagination. In the ballet “Don Quixote,” presented this weekend at Meyers High School by The Joan Harris Centre, the title character also meets a flesh-and-blood woman. Kitri is both alive and lively, as audiences will see. Rehearsing that role earlier this week, Amanda Sedor, 16, of Wyoming drew cheers from fellow cast members as she made an ankle-burning 16 fouetté turns look easy. Considered the most difficult turn in ballet, the movement has one leg continually turning while the other whips through the air, building momentum but never touching the ground. In his role as Kitri’s love interest, Basilio, 25-year-old Thomas Wilkins of Wilkes-Barre is similarly athletic with tours en l’air (turns in the air) and partner-lift-

ing. “It’s like any other sport,” Wilkins said, remembering track experiences from his middle-school days. Despite all their energy, Kitri and Basilio have a problem. Her father does not approve of the young man and wants her to marry someone else. Don Quixote will help the young lovers, in his own way, even though he’s smitten with Kitri himself and has mistaken the flirtatious girl for his ideal Dulcinea. “He’s pledged himself to her service,” said Jim Harris, explaining how Don Quixote’s pure love wants what’s best for his beloved. Harris, incidentally, was recruited for the title role. “It seems every time they want someone to play an old, crazy man …” he said with a laugh. “I’ve begun to take it personally.” Equal parts comedy and romance, the ballet includes toreadors, gypsies and Don Quixote’s obligatory chasing at windmills. Harris said he’s excited that Perez’s mother, Olinda Bordon, has agreed to perform before the ballet. Trained in opera at the Instituto Superior de Arte — Argentina’s equivalent of Juilliard — she will sing a well-known aria from “Carmen.” “Don Quixote” is co-directed by Elisabeth Harris and Jennifer Harris, and the production is dedicated to the memory of the late Mary Ann Phillips, mother of

seniors and students. 826-7165. Do Not Disturb, six hilarious oneact sex comedies that all take place in the same hotel suite. Corner Bistro Dinner Theater, 76 S. Main St., Carbondale. Through May 7: Fridays and Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. $23 includes the Bistro Buffet. Reservations: 282-7499.

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Brown Bag Theatre Series, lunch time productions of one-act plays. King’s College Theater, Administration Building, 133 N. River St., Wilkes-Barre. Today at 12:10 p.m. Free. 208-5957. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, performed by the Drama Club at GAR Memorial Junior-Senior High School, 250 S. Grant St., Wilkes-Barre. Tonight at 7:30; Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m. $8, $4

Godspell, the Broadway musical based on the Gospel of St. Matthew. KISS (Kids Innovating Stage and Sound) Theatre Company, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Township. Tonight and Saturday at 7 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m. $12, $10 students and seniors, $5 children. 829-1901. Ghost-Writer, Michael Hollinger’s play about a deceased novelist’s assistant trying to complete his “masterpiece” through inspiration from the beyond. Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg. Through May 15: Thursdays through Saturdays at

Becky Phillips rehearses for her figment-of-the-imagination role of Cupid in ‘Don Quixote.’

IF YOU GO What: ‘Don Quixote,’ the classical ballet based on Cervantes’ novel Who: Presented by the Joan Harris Dancers with 500 performers in three shows When: 1 and 5 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday Where: Meyers High School, 341 Carey Ave., Wilkes-Barre Tickets: $12 More info: 287-7977 or 718-0637

Becky Phillips, who died in February. An avid dance fan, Mary Ann Phillips never missed a performance, her daughter said. “If we had three shows, she’d be at all three.”


Amanda Sedor has the lead role of Kitri, a young lover in ‘Don Quixote,’ presented by dancers from the Harris Centre.

BEST BET As a kickoff to Law Month, national touring actor Gary Anderson will bring his courtroom drama “Clarence Darrow’s Judicial Perspective” to the federal courthouse in downtown Scranton at 7 p.m. Thursday. Joining in the production will be Lackawanna County President Judge Thomas Munley along with Judge Vito Geroulo and Judge Margaret Bisignani Moyle. Presented by the Lackawanna Bar Association and Scranton Public Theatre. $15. 344-3656.

7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 3 p.m. $24, $19 seniors, $11 students. 784-8181 or A Man’s a Man, the war-themed drama by Bertolt Brecht performed by the University of Scranton Players. McDade Center

for Literary and Performing Arts, Monroe Avenue between Linden and Mulberry streets, University of Scranton. Through May 8: Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. 941-4318. Love Letters, A.R. Gurney’s Pulitz-

er Prize-winning romance about lovers who share a lifetime of letters. Performed by the Center Stage Players at the Shawnee Playhouse, 1 River Road, Shawnee-on-Delaware. Tonight and Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m. $18. 421-5093. Don Quixote, the classical ballet based on Cervantes’ novel but concentrating on the story of two young lovers who solicit Don Quixote’s help in convincing the girl’s father to allow them to marry. Presented by the Joan Harris Dancers with 500 performers from throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania. Meyers High School, 341 Carey Ave., Wilkes-Barre. Saturday at 1 and 5 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m. $12. 2877977 or 718-0673. Memorial Talent Show, in memory of teacher Anne Lohin. Participants welcome. Gate of Heaven See STAGE, Page 17

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School, 40 Machell Ave., Dallas. Sunday at 3 p.m. Donation. 675-2121. We Rise, a stage collaboration by playwright Nancy Hasty, students, faculty and former female inmates of the Lackawanna County Prison. Moskovitz Theater, DeNaples Campus Center, 900 Mulberry St., Scranton. Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Free. 941-7421. At Wit’s End, a rollicking and musical evening with the worldfamous pianist, author, comedian, hypochondriac, actor and wit Oscar Levant as played by New York actor Chuck Muckle. Electric Theatre, 326 Spruce St., Scranton. Wednesday and Thursday at 7 p.m. Continues May 6-7 at 8 p.m.; May 8 at 3 p.m. $24, $16

seniors, $8 students. 558-1515.

Seniors Jonathan Vojtko, Tori Bost and Joshua McLucas rehearse for Wyoming Seminary’s production of Moliere’s comedy ‘Tartuffe’ this weekend at the Buckingham Performing Arts Center in Kingston.

FUTURE The Wizard of Oz on Ice, with the Figure Skating Club of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Revolution Ice Centre, 12 Old Boston Road, Pittston. May 6 at 7 p.m.; May 7 at 1 p.m. $10, $5 students. 3508776. Law and Order: Fairy Tale Unit and The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet, two comedies that combine the TV series “Law and Order,” William Shakespeare and Dr. Seuss. Performed by the Royal Players at Holy Redeemer High School, 159 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Wilkes-Barre. May 6 and 7 at 7 p.m. $5, $3 seniors and students. 829-2424. The Altos, an interactive dinnertheater mystery spoof of the HBO series “The Sopranos.” Performed by the Nuremberg

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performances Fridays and Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. $20 includes dinner. Reservations: 788-4411. Urban Beats, a Crew Dance performance. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Campus Center, 900 Mulberry St., University of Scranton. May 6 at 7 p.m. $5. 941-7401. The Wedding Singer, the Broadway musical comedy based on the Adam Sandler movie. Wear your best 1980s outfit for a costume contest held at the end of each performance. Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. May 6 to 22: Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 3 p.m. Buffet dinner served 90 minutes before show time. 283-2195. The Seafarer. A friendly game of cards takes a devilish turn in

New York actor Chuck Muckle plays the world-famous pianist, author, comedian and wit Oscar Levant in ‘At Wit’s End,’ running Wednesday through May 8 at the Electric Theatre in Scranton. Conor McPherson’s chilling play about the sea, Ireland and the power of myth. Performed by the Center Stage Players at the Shawnee Playhouse, 1 River Road, Shawnee-on-Delaware. May 6 to 15: Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. $18. 421-5093.






Pop Rox is a burst of hit songs By SARA POKORNY


A good night out is often marked by how much your feet hurt from dancing and how sore your throat is from singing (or maybe screaming) along to songs. Sure, you can hit up a bar with a well-stocked jukebox, or you can get an all-out party experience when you hit up a Pop Rox show. About three years ago Pop Rox, made up of Kelly Franks, Darren Fernandez, Mike Mancia, Matt Calabro, Dan Franks and Jamie Hutchinson, embarked on a journey of speakerthumping, crowd-rousing shows that throw some of the biggest party hits your way. “We play whatever is hot on the radio right now, as well as crowd favorites that everyone loves to hear,” Kelly Franks said. During any given night out with the band you might hear Lady Gaga back to back with Journey and Buckcherry. While cover bands may not be hard to come by, Pop Rox separates itself from the rest in the way it chooses to play music. “There are bands out there that are playing the top hits, but they all tend to put their own twist on it, like making it a rock

Upcoming Pop Rox shows: 10 p.m. May 6: The Stone Elephant, 415 Lackawanna Ave, Olyphant 9:30 p.m. May 7: Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Plains Township


Darren Fernandez and Mike Mancia rock out at the Hardware Bar in Scranton.

song,” Calabro said. “We’re unique because we will play it exactly as you hear it on the radio.” The set list also is the key to a good show. “We try to keep the sets as fresh as we can,” Kelly said. “We

try to learn three or four new songs a week.” “Every time you see us you’re going to hear new music,” Fernandez said. “I think that’s the most fun part. You might go and see some bands, and they’re playing the same music they’ve

been doing for the past five, 10 years. We want people to come and see us one week, then come out again the next week and experience something totally different.” The band is an absolute blast of energy from the very begin-

Coal Town Rounders, Mike Miz and more. Also: food and craft vendors, jam sessions, light shows, fire performances, parades and workshops. Schuylkill County Fairgrounds, 2270 Fair Road, Schuylkill Haven. Tonight through Sunday. $50. Information at


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Stefon Harris Jazz, a concert by the vibraphonist and composer. Mitrani Hall, Haas Center for the Arts, Bloomsburg University. Tonight at 7:30. $30. 389-4409.

ning of its set and doesn’t let up. “It’s a lot of fun to play with these guys,” Mancia, the newest band member, said. “It’s a different scene when the whole crowd is dancing along and enjoying the music instead of a bunch of guys standing around just looking at you while you play.” This energy has made Pop Rox a forced to be reckoned with during the Battle of the Bands competition hosted by Breakers at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The group beat out Johnny Unit, Tanked and Blind Passenger to advance to the second round of the battle, set for May 12. A big part of the competition is crowd reaction and interaction, so Pop Rox is looking for a strong showing from its supporters. “We want to get that place See MUSIC, Page 25

The Music of Simon & Garfunkel, classic hits and more obscure songs of the hit duo re-created by AJ Swearingen and Jonathan Beedle. Presented by Scranton Community Concerts at the Mellow Theater, 501 Vine St., Scranton. Tonight at 8. $28, $20; $15 students. 955-1455.

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BEST BET The Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza will explode with an intense hybrid of heavy metal and hardcore punk rock tonight when Avenged Sevenfold brings its “Welcome to the Family” tour to town with the equally aggressive Three Days Grace and Sevendust in tow. The show starts at 7 p.m. at 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. Tickets are $44.75, $39.75 and $25 and available at 800-745-3000 or In Concert with the University of Scranton String Orchestra. Houlihan-McLean Center, Jef-

ferson Avenue and Mulberry Street, University of Scranton. Tonight at 7:30. Free. 941-7624.

Ham n’ Smidgens: A Comedy Revue, original sketches and traditional-style improv games with Here We Are in Spain and I Miss Trevor. Olde Brick Theater, Rear 126 W. Market St., North Scranton. Tonight and Saturday at 8 p.m. $7. Reservations: 6045808. Travis Tritt, the platinum-selling country artist. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. Tonight at 8. $42, $37. 866-6057325.

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Some Kind of Jam 6, a music-andcamping festival with three stages of music. Bands include the Budos Band, RAQ, Rumpke Mountain Boys, Goosepimp Orchestra, Fat Apple, Wisebird, Dopapod, the Big Dirty, Psychedelia, the Primate Fiasco, Beaucoup Blue, Sonni Shine & the Underwater Sounds, Driftwood, the Greens, Terry Dame & Electric Junkyard Gamelan, Pia Mater, Uzo, the Headlocks, the

Cantores Christi Regis Spring Concert, a program of classical, contemporary, sacred and secular choral music by the King’s College choir including Mozart’s “Jubilate Deo” and “Earth Song” by Frank Ticheli. J. Carroll McCormick Campus Ministry Center, West Jackson and North Franklin streets, Wilkes-Barre. Tonight and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Free. 208-5957.







reat Britain! We’ve all gone gaga for royalty. If you’re reading this and have been up all night, drinking in all the William and Kate wedding mania, we toast you. We’ll even excuse you if you’re powered by strong coffee and not a nice, genteel cup of tea. We’ll also guess all this English enthusiasm might have given you a hankering for a little trip across the pond. If you don’t have the time or money for the voyage, however, allow us to help you get your English on without necessarily even crossing the Susquehanna River. Please enjoy our ANGLOPHILE’S GUIDE TO NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, which includes everything from where to quaff English ales and score the tastiest local curry to where to gather garments and groceries.

HOW TO … DO SOME PROPER GALLERY-GAZING: The Tate Britain and the Tate Modern. The British Museum. The National Gallery. The Victoria and Albert. When in England, This ‘Untitled you’re pretty much surrounded by art, and Landscape #1,’ by Steve Poleskie is you can see so much of it for free. We may exhibited at the not have any worldPauly Friedman class galleries in NEPA Gallery at Miser(yet), but we do have icordia University. some world-class artists. PRINGLE NATIVE STEVE POLESKIE’S abstract acrylic paintings are in the actual collections of the Victoria and Albert and the Tate, both in London, but you don’t have to cross the ocean to view his work. THE PAULY FRIEDMAN GALLERY OF MISERICORDIA UNIVERSITY now has a solo exhibit of his minimalist landscapes. The show opens Sunday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. and continues through June 19 with gallery hours from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and 1 until 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Call 674-6250 for details. ••• PUT ’EM AWAY LIKE A TRUE PUBBIE: Beer might have been banned at the royal wedding reception – It’s not proper to drink it in front of the Queen, didn’t you know? –



Our model Marcie Gubino wears a get-up from the local hub of London fashion: Boden, in Pittston. The light gray blazer has rolled-up sleeves that match the shirt underneath. The sky-blue handbag is functional and adds a funkier edge to the outfit.

but that doesn’t mean you can’t sip some English brews from the comfort of your living room while watching the ceremony. COOPER’S SEAFOOD on North Washington Avenue in Scranton carries several styles of English beer. Tasty indulgences include Fiddler’s Elbow, an English Pale Ale from Wychwood Brewery; Fuller’s ESB, or extra special/strong bitter; Bass Pale Ale; and any brews from Samuel Smith’s brewery or Hepworth & Co Brewers. One type of beer, the dark one known as porter, is linked directly to England. “There are many different stories to it, but what it comes down to is that the porters in England, or message carriers, package deliverers, took a liking to this style of beer,” Tom Lynn of Cooper’s said. India Pale Ale, or IPA, actually was first brewed in England in the 19th century. One of the earliest-known brewers to export to India was the Bow Brewery. This beer became popular among East India Company Traders. And, when it comes to food, there seems to be a strong melding of Indian and English culture. Indian restaurants in England often are referred to as curry houses. “There was a transferring of community because England ruled over India for a


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Fancy sounding like a Brit while you act like one? Impress your chums as you translate our English to their English: Chin wag: There will be plenty of this happening after the royal wedding, particularly among those who have been following the ceremony closely. A “chin wag” is simply a chat or a talk. Cracker/crackers/cracking: In order: excellent (the wedding was a “cracker”); crazy (he’s crackers for marrying her, not Will, of course); wonderful (Kate’s gown was cracking.) Bob’s your uncle: “And there you have it.” Marks the finality of a statement, usually after a set of directions. Want to turn that lamp on? Plug it in, press the switch, and Bob’s your uncle. If you really want to confuse someone, tell them “Robert’s your mother’s brother” instead. Or try this: “They walked down the aisle, said ‘I do,’ and Bob’s your uncle, and now Kate’s Will’s wife.’ ” Cheeky: Nervy. A few cheeky Brits no doubt tried to crash the royal wedding today. Shirty: Ill-tempered or unpleasant. Some would say Charles is a bit shirty, but not William. Codswallop: A load of crap, in short. Codswallop is a pile of nonsense, a poor excuse and fun to say. You say you got an invitation to this wedding? Codswallop! Give us a bell: Sounds much classier than, “Hey, call me sometime.” We hope readers will give us a bell if they were in England to witness these festivities. Bugger: This incredibly versatile word can be used in place of curses (“Oh, bugger!” or “Bugger off!”), to admit defeat (“We’re buggered.”) or to label someone in jest (“You really DID get an invitation to the royal wedding, you lucky bugger.”) Fancy: Replaces “desire” or “want” as a verb. Fancy a cup of tea with your biscuit? A biscuit, by the way, is just a cookie. Even royals fancy biscuits. Knackered: Did you get up at 4 a.m. to watch the nuptials? You MUST be knackered by now.



Achieve the royal wedding you’ve always dreamed of By SARA POKORNY

When little girls dream of their wedding days, many envision huge, elegant events filled with only the finest things to suit their every need. Kind of like a royal wedding. All eyes will be on Kate and Will’s nuptials today, and many brides-to-be are likely to take notes. So will locals in the wedding business, who can help you achieve your own royal-style event. “The royal wedding is going to be all about details, elegance and stories,” said Danielle Pasternak, a wedding planner from Clarks Summit who runs Danielle Pas-



ternak Events. Start with the venue, she said, citing the Scranton Cultural Center as the perfect place for “couples looking to have an elegant affair in a historic atmosphere.” “Once you’ve picked your location, you have to narrow your vision and look more closely at the details,” Pasternak said. Momental Designs, on Bodle Road in Wyoming, can offer the personal invites that will set the tone for the big day. Founder Kristy Rice believes the royal wedding is all about “refinement and opulence with a modern twist.” “Brides looking to infuse royal flair into their wedding invita-

Wegmans) and try it on any kind of sausage or beef, while any self-respecting sweet tooth will want to load up on candy and, of course, biscuits (British for cooContinued from page 20 kies). McVitie’s, the company hands-down HQ here is WEGmaking one of two Royal WedMANS IN WILKES-BARRE ding cakes for William and Kate, TOWNSHIP, specifically those is the name to look for, and fun international aisles. Pick Wegmans offers several varieup a few items for a few bucks ties of the classic “tea-break or go all out and get the treats” for $4.99 each. goods for breakfast, lunch and Useful tidbit: United Biscuits dinner, to feed a small army of Group, of which McVitie’s is a houseguests, for about $75. part, has revealed that apBe sure to include at least proximately 1,700 McVitie’s some of these English (or at Rich Tea Biscuits will be least European) staples in used in the wedding-recepyour basket: tion cake and in the few • HP Sauce, $3.99: “The hundred cake slices to be original brown sauce,” ubiqserved at the reception uitous in England, is a closebuffet. Just more than 37 ly guarded secret recipe, so pounds of chocolate will be who can resist it? used. • Pennsylvania’s own H.J. • Speaking of chocolate, Heinz Co. not only makes toss a jar of nutella hazelproducts right in England nut spread ($3.19) into your but has the popularity cart. Sure, it’s Italian, but it’s contest locked up there all the rage in England and when it comes to canned fantastic on crepes if The sauce all of you’re doing breakfast beans, soups and even England loves. while wedding-watching. kiddie foods. Wegmans offers the classic, retro• And finally, no English style can of baked beans order that includes in tomato sauce for chocolate should be $1.89. We also found missing a few candy Heinz potato and leek bars. Wegmans has an soup ($2.69) and spaarray of English versions ghetti hoops ($2.79), of American favorites sure to please young from Nestle and Mars – wedding “guests.” think Kit Kat Chunky! – • Also coming in cans at and a full line of CadWegmans are two classics bury. For a fruity, fewerwe couldn’t resist: Amcalorie alternative to NIKO J. KALLIANIOTIS chocolate, pick up a brosia Devon Custard PHOTOS/FOR THE for $3.99 (cook it just TIMES LEADER package of Rowntree’s like pudding) and BatchFruit Gums for $1.29. This famed elors Mushy Peas for Sometimes sold as $1.99. Mushy peas? Yes, hazelnut “wine gums” in England, spread, though these are the perfect if you haven’t been to Italian, is eaten English version of movie England to experience this tasty (if icky-looking) all over Encandy. So if you happen side dish for yourself, to catch a rerun of that gland. trust us. cheesy William and Kate • Now for snacks and desserts: movie this weekend, you’ll be Seekers of the savory can pick up happy to have these on hand. a bottle of Colman’s Original ••• English Mustard ($2.69 at ROBE YOURSELF IN EURO

Kristy Rice of Momental Designs believes this invitation palette captures what those looking for a royal wedding seek: hand-painted swirls and a tiny Swarovski crystal buckle in a silk presentation folio.

tions should choose sleek materials with hints of shimmer and texture,” Rice said. “Opt for classic wording choices; use bling sparingly. The modern royal wedding is all about nodding to tradition

but with a distinct sense of personal style.” Flowers also should be carefully considered. “With a wedding of this caliber, it’s all about quality,” said Eloise Bu-

Baran of THE TEA & BASKET TOGS: A hub of essential English PLACE on Woodward Avenue in style is nestled right in our backthe Parsons section of Wilkesyard. For the past three and a Barre recommends the Queen half years, BODEN has been Mary blend, which was named shipping the latest U.K. fashions after the ship; Buckingham throughout the United States Palace tea, which Queen Elright from Armstrong Road in izabeth serves each year during Pittston. an official tea for dignitaries; or Boden is a London-based compaher personal favorite, Prince of ny that was founded in 1991. The Wales tea, which has a hint of warehouse in Pittston is the only black currants. Baran sells those Boden location in the United for $1.80 per ounce. States. If you want to experience a reAll we keep hearing when it past complete with tea sandcomes to the royal wedding is “a wiches and other niceties, owner nod to tradition, while still stayMary Holmgren and her mother, ing modern.” Boden is the perJane Clarke, have plenty of fect embodiment of this. homemade goodies to serve “Our style is fun. We like to make with the tea of your choice people smile,” Wayne Dottor, vice at MISS MOLLY’S TEA president of operations, said. ROOM on North Main “Everything is very bright.” The Boden look is ever-changing, Street in Ashley. You’ll find such as Brits like to be on top of the delicacies as style game. cucumber “Each season is a new style,” sandwiches, Dottor said. “What you see carrot-cake here, you’ll never see again. sandwiches (cinThe style is constantly changnamon cream ing.” cheese on raisin bread Boden actually offers no with shaved carrots), retail locations, and orange-coconut scones shoppers are able to and much more. The tea buy the goods only via sandwiches are on crustcatalog or through less bread, of course. But “It looks more dainty the public is sometimes and elegant,” Clarke invited to special sales. said. “We recently had one at our You’ll likely find some of warehouse here,” Bethany the bread has been cut Tomascik, of Boden human with a cookie cutter resources, said. “We also shaped like a tea pot. Tea travel with the sales. We’ve is served here from 11 a.m. to been to Mount Airy and 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Valley Forge, among other Fridays and from 11 a.m. to 2 places.” p.m. Saturdays with soup Call the Boden call center at or salad as well as sand1-866-206-9508 for informawiches and pastries. tion. Fans of British royals ••• AIMEE DILGER/ know the ladies of the ENJOY A LOVELY THE TIMES LEADER House of Windsor are SPOT OF TEA: Coffee may satisfy the Yanks, Jackie Arnoud looks famous for their natty but when Brits want a very Kate Middleton- millinery. If you visit warm drink, nothing esque in a comfort- SUGAR’S TEA ROOM will do like a spot of able yet classy dress on Wyoming Avenue in Forty Fort, you’ll tea. If you fancy a true and cardigan. find the walls are lined English brew, Alice

tovich, of Central Park Flowers on Lackawanna Avenue in Olyphant. “You want whatever your budget can afford of the best flower. Even if it’s a single flower, the quality of it will make a really high impact.” Finally, find the right person to capture the essence of your elegant event. “You want to be able to tell your fairy-tale story for generations to come,” Pasternak said. “Know your style and find a photographer who matches that style, and don’t be afraid to be yourself in front of that camera.” “One thing we can learn from Prince William and Kate is that ‘stiff’ and ‘stoic’ are very last-century.”


Mary Holmgren pours a cup of tea for a visitor to Miss Molly’s Tea Room in Ashley. Finger sandwiches and desserts, these from Miss Molly’s Tea Room in Ashley, are essential ingredients in any proper tea. with elaborate hats, which you can wear while you peruse the mind-boggling tea menu. Sip while you feast on crustless sandwiches, desserts, scones and more. For an English-style tea surrounded by Victorian splendor, you can consult the schedule at the FREDERICK STEGMAIER MANSION on South Franklin Street in Wilkes-Barre, where Lisa Lewis, a.k.a. the Victoriana Lady, hosts themed teas. The next such event will be a Mother/ Daughter tea May 7 and 8. And on this very day, when Will and Kate with all their worldly goods each other endow, you can celebrate with other Anglophiles at the Osterhout Library from 11 a.m. to noon. Refreshments, quite right, will be tea and scones. “Some people here are actually taking the day off to watch the wedding,” librarian Elaine Stefanko said. Why all this fascination? “I think it’s because every little girl dreams of being a princess.”

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THIS WEEK: APRIL 29 T O M AY 5 , 2 0 1 1 Spring into Gardening Workshop, an all-day session covering vegetables, garden pests, diseases and more. With special guests WNEPTV meteorologist Tom Clark and landscape designer Rob Rave. Also: a plant sale, flea market and giveaways. Sponsored by Penn State Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners at the Technology Center, Penn State Wilkes-Barre, off Old Route 115, Lehman. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Reservations: 825-1701. Cancer Awareness 5K Run and Fun Walk, sponsored by the Physical Education and Exercise Science Department at Luzerne County Community College, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke. Saturday with registration at 9 a.m. and event at 10 a.m. $10 advance, $15 day of event. 740-0237. Earth Day Celebration. Help prepare the gardens for spring planting and perform cleaning chores around the farm. The Lands at Hillside, 65 Hillside Road, Trucksville. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch provided. 696-4500. Spring into Action Park Cleanup. Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon. Registration: 403-2006. Do It for the Kids Walk-a-Thon, sponsored by the Wyoming Valley Children’s Association, 1133 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort. Saturday with registration at 9 a.m. and walk at 10 a.m. Followed by a Family Celebration with children’s activities, games, food and music. 714-1246.

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WNEP-TV meteorologist Tom Clark and landscape designer Rob Rave will be the guests at the ‘Spring into Gardening’ workshop tomorrow at Penn State WilkesBarre in Lehman Township.

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Make a Difference Day. Energy experts teach simple ways to minimize impact on the planet. Monroe County Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. 629-3061.

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5K Run and Walk, sponsored by the Hazleton Health and Wellness Center, 50 Moisey Drive, Hazleton. Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Race-day registration $25. Kids Fun Run free. 501-6750. Spencer Martin Memorial Bike Ride, an eight-mile all-ages Fun Ride and 30-mile Challenger Ride through the Back Mountain beginning at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, off Old Route 115, Lehman. Sunday with registration at 7 a.m. and ride at 8 a.m. $35, $25 youths includes T-shirt, rest stops and snacks. Benefits Habitat for Humanity. 820-8002. Wildflower Walk. Celebrate May Day and the blossoming of spring with a walk in the woods. Pocono Environmental Education Center, Brisco Mountain and Emery roads, Dingmans Ferry. Sunday, 9 a.m. to noon. Free. 828-2319. Zazen and a Walk in the Woods, a Zen nature walk with naturalist Kevin Hilsey on the Atta Dipa Trail. With meditation instruction, chanting, vegetarian lunch and a Zen talk by Genro Milton Sensei. Endless Mountain Zendo, 104 Hollow Road, Stillwater. Sunday, 9 a.m. to See OUTDOORS, Page 24


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At the Endless Mountains Nature Center in Tunkhannock there dwells an astounding patch of blue-glowing Virginia bluebells (alias Mertensia Virginica). On Sunday, a “Celebration of the Bluebells” will offer a guided walk to the blooming patch along with a native-plant sale (where you can take home your own bluebells), native garden tours, face painting, children’s crafts, seed planting and more. The center is at 265 Vosburg Neck Road at Camp Lackawanna, off Route 6, and the event runs from 4 to 5:30 p.m. 836-3835.

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4:30 p.m. Beginners welcome. Register: 925-5077. Earth Day Celebration, with live animals, climbing walls and highrope activities, hikes, Make-YourOwn Tie Dye, “Mrs. U’s Creature Feature,” local Native American history with Little Wolf, the Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, crafts, giant swing, food booths, boating and other outdoor activities. Bear Creek Camp, 3601 Bear Creek Blvd., off Route 115, Bear Creek Township. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $5. 472-3741. Tannersville Bog Walks, a 2.5hour guided hike through the northern boreal bog filled with a variety of birds and wildflowers. Meet at the Monroe County Envi-

ronmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. Wednesdays through June 1 at 1 p.m. $5. Registration: 629-3061. Thursday Hiking Series, three steep miles on the Woodfrog and Mount Yeager trails at Hickory Run State Park, Route 534, White Haven. Meet at the park office. Thursday at 9 a.m. 443-0400.



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packed to the brim with Pop Rox fans,” Kelly said. “We want to hear them cheering, see them dancing.” The crowd is a huge part of the Pop Rox experience. Showgoers can expect interaction. “We do anything and everything we can to get the people involved,” Kelly said. “We’ll drag people up on stage.” “If I have to get naked, I’ll get naked,” Fernandez said. “We just really want everyone to have a good time.” You also can find the band milling about when not on stage. “We’re a lot of fun and easy to get along with,” Kelly said. “We go and hang out with everyone in the crowd. We love it. I think there’s nothing worse than going to see a band and you find that they’re unapproachable.” Pretty soon you’re going to be able to carry Pop Rox around in your pocket. “We had an iPhone application that over 1,000 people

Kelly Franks and Darren Fernandez take the lead during a performance at the Scranton Hardware Bar, where the band shot a promotional music video.


Dan Franks performs with Pop Rox in Scranton.

downloaded in the four months it was out,” Kelly said. “The company the application belonged to was just sold, so users have to rebuild their ap-

plications. We’re currently working on redesigning the app and making it available for not only the iPhone, but Droid and Blackberry.”


and Frank DelPiano on two marimba solos. Dorothy Dickson Darte Center, West South Street at South River Street, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre. Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Free. 408-4420.

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Benefit Concert, for disaster relief in Japan. With Christian-rock bands Choose This Day, WatersEdge and Break Free. In conjunction with the Wilkes University Block Party on the Greenway by student residences Evans Hall and Roth Hall, WilkesBarre. Saturday, 1 to 6 p.m. Free. 408-5904. Praise the Roof, a Battle of the Church Bands to benefit the Monroe County Habitat for Humanity. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. Saturday at 6 p.m. $10. 420-2808. Childhood’s End, a Pink Floyd tribute band with high-tech lighting, cutting-edge sound and note-perfect renditions of the classic songs. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. Saturday at 8:30 p.m. $23. 325-0249. Jim Florentine, the VH-1 and Comedy Central standup comedian. Mount Airy Casino Resort, 44 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. Saturday at 9 p.m. $15. 866-4687619.


King’s College choral group Cantores Christi Regis will perform spiritual and gospel music today and tomorrow at the J. Carroll McCormick Campus Ministry Center in Wilkes-Barre. musician (Desert Rose Band). Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. Sunday at 7 p.m. $28. 325-0249. Bill Carter and the Presbybop Quartet, a CD-release concert for the group’s latest album “Interior Window.” First United Presbyterian Church, 115 Exeter Ave., West Pittston. Sunday at 7 p.m. Free. Followed by a “Meet the Artists” reception. 654-8121. True Heart Quartet, the men’s gospel group from Milton. Oakdale United Methodist Church, 485 Oakdale Drive, Hunlock Creek. Sunday at 7 p.m. 8643791.

Ensemble Evening, student performances by the jazz, wind and flute ensembles along with the Chamber Singers. Walsh Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. Monday at 7:30 p.m. Free. 674-6719.

Masterworks: Inspiration, the final concert of the season by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic. Included: Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 “Titan,” the world premiere of David Stock’s Percussion Concerto and Ravel’s “Bolero.” May 6, 8 p.m. at the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre; and May 7, 8 p.m. at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington St., Scranton. Pre-concert talk at 7 p.m. $56, $51, $41. 341-1568.

It’s a sweet serenade from Darren Fernandez for a crowd member at the Pop Rox show at the Scranton Hardware Bar. 7:30 p.m. Free. 941-7624. Wyoming Seminary Spring Concert, with the Chorale, the Madrigal Singers, Orchestra, Handbell Group, Percussion Ensemble, String Ensemble, Flute Quartet and Chamber Ensemble. Great Hall, 228 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. May 7 at 8 p.m. Free. 270-2190. Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, the New Jersey blues-rock band that topped the charts in the 1970s. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. May 7 at 8 p.m. $38, $34, $28. 420-2808. Stephen Lynch, music-driven, standup comedy by the star of Broadway’s “The Wedding Singer.” F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. May 7 at 8 p.m. $35, $29.50, $24.50. 826-1100.

An Evening of Violin and Piano, with John Vaida and Timothy Burns. Walsh Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Free. 674-6719.

Gary Allan, the singer-songwriter performing country fused with rock, chamber-pop and gospel. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. May 6 at 8 p.m. $45, $40. 866-605-7325.

Artemis Pyle Band, southern rock and blues by the Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer and his band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. May 7 at 8:30 p.m. $26. 325-0249.

Spring Fling and Battle of the Bands. Dionne Campus Green, University of Scranton. May 7 beginning at 11 a.m. Free. 941-6233.

Wilkes University Civic Band, showcasing solo performances by Ellen Flint (Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue”), Alicia Lindsey (“Rhapsody for Flute and Band”)

In Concert with the University of Scranton Jazz Ensemble. Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street, University of Scranton. May 7 at

Wyoming Seminary Civic Orchestra, with conductor Yoon Jae Lee presenting classical favorites by Wagner, Grieg and Tchaikovsky. May 8, 8 p.m. at Great Hall, 228 Wyoming Ave., Kingston; and May 10, 8 p.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 550 Madison Ave., Scranton. Free. 2702190.


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Saturday Family Movie Day: Disney’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. Saturday at noon. Popcorn and soda provided. Free but registration required as space is limited. 693-1364.

THIS WEEK: APRIL 29 T O M AY 5 , 2 0 1 1 Pre-School Storytime, with storytelling, crafts and snacks for ages 3 to 5. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. Fridays through May 13 from 11 a.m. to noon. Registration: 693-1364. Toddler Storytime, for ages 2 to 3.5. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Saturday at 10 a.m. Registration: 823-0156. Jeans Go Green, learning about Earth Day and making ecofriendly projects that promote recycling and reusing. Open to students from kindergarten to sixth grade. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. Saturday at 10

Books and Babies, story time for ages 1 to 3. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., WilkesBarre. Tuesdays through May 24 at 9:30 a.m. Registration: 8230156. Natural Wonders: Forest Floor, an exploration of the forest using bug boxes to find critters under logs and stones. For ages 3 to 5. Lackawanna College Environmental Institute, 10 Moffat Drive, Covington Township. Thursday 284934


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FUTURE Peter and the Wolf, Sergei Prokofiev’s musical symphony for children about a brave adventurer who imagines catching a wolf. Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council at the Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. May 6 at 1:30 p.m.; May 7 at 11 a.m. Free. 996-1500. Pajama Party Storytime, with Angela DeMuro and her Milo MU puppet. Laflin Pubic Library, 47 Laflin Road, Laflin. May 6 at 5:30 p.m. 654-3323. Hispanic Puppet Show, presented by the Department of World Languages and Cultures. Moskovitz Theater, DeNaples Campus Center, 900 Mulberry St., University of Scranton. May 6 at 4:30 p.m. Free. 941-7759.


Duck for President, Fancy Nancy & Other Stories. A politically ambitious duck leads a revolution but can he bring a new bill to Capitol Hill? Performed by Theatreworks USA along with other children’s stories. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. May 7 at 11 a.m. $7. Preceded by a Wiggles and Giggles Workshop at 10 a.m. $4. 346-7369. Cinderella Ice Cream Party, photo ops with Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty along with fun activities

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Don’t let misinformation hinder your tournament experience By TOM ROBINSON For The Times Leader

PLAINS TOWNSHIP — Tournament poker for some players is just an extension of standard no limit hold ’em play. Betting patterns and decisions tend to be very similar to what the player would do in a cash-game setting. Those who are successful or find tournament play particularly enjoyable, however, tend to adjust to chip stacks, blind levels and the ever-changing set of circumstances tournament play provides. For those players, knowing where they stand is vital. There are many positives in the overall tournament experience in the Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs poker room, but the possibility of misinformation has hindered some players. The recent addition of $5,000 chips in tournament play has caused some confusion in night tournaments. The color scheme of the chips is a different shade of blue than the $500 chips, but the similarities have been enough to cause mistakes by players and dealers alike. Players have made commitments to call bets (when they would have folded) based on misinterpreting the original bet amount. Dealers have called out the wrong bet amounts from making the same mistake, though it is much easier for the dealer to take back his/her declaration and clarify for the table if the error is caught quickly. A player who verbally states “call” or “all-in” in response to a betting action he misunderstood is stuck even if the mistake is realized a second later. A less-troubling cause for

confusion has been around since the addition of dealer add-ons in December. The fact that the tournament scoreboard often still incorrectly lists chips in play and average chip stack, however, is a problem, considering how much time has passed. The tournament scoreboard/clock can provide a lot of information. It counts down each blind level, re-

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he “Concert for a Cause” era came to a rousing, successful end at the Woodlands Inn & Resort in Plains Township on Wednesday night. What originally began as “Concert For Karen,” in memory of Karen Greenberg Revit, and ran for four years ended as the ninth annual “Concert For A Cause: The Final Show.” Wednesday night’s event raised $12,614 for the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Anti-Bullying Program, bringing the 12year total of “Concert For Karen/Concert For A Cause” to $204,544. Check out who was there: 1. From left: Agnes Nash, RJ Hall and Andrea Selzak 2. Eric and Ariane Marsico 3. Ashley Gries and Mark Matthews 4. From left: Carrie Yatsko, Sheryl Moran and Jennifer Felichko 5. Jennifer and Matthew Keller 6. Melanie Short and Kristi Frye








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Buys THIS WEEK: APRIL 29 T O M AY 5 , 2 0 1 1 Spring Rummage Sale, with lunch and a bake sale. Dallas United Methodist Church, 4 Parsonage St., Dallas. Today, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday (Bag Day), 9 a.m. to noon. 696-3485 or 675-0122. Flea Market, with furniture, books, collectables, a Prom Corner and more. Educational Building, Trucksville United Methodist Church, 40 Knob Hill Road, Trucksville. Tonight, 5:30 to

Spring Book and Plant Sale. Heritage Room, Weinberg Memorial Library, Monroe Avenue, University of Scranton. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. 941-4078. Flea Market. Vendors welcome at $10 (under cover) and $5 (outdoors) per table. Sons of the American Legion, Mountain Post 781, Church Road, Mountain Top. Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 474-2161 or Annual Penny Auction. St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 100 Rock St., Hughestown. Sunday at 2 p.m. Refreshments served. $2. 654-

1008. Flea Market and Bake Sale, with furniture, glassware, toys, books and other household items (no clothing). St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church, 526 Church St., Wilkes-Barre. Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday (Bag Day), 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 825-4338. Spring Rummage Sale. Good Shepherd Polish National Catholic Church, 269 E. Main St., Plymouth. Thursday and Friday (May 6), 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; May 7 (Bag Day), 9 a.m. to noon. 7199100.

FUTURE Flea Market and Collectibles Show, with craft and food vendors, raffles and themed-basket

auction. Sponsored by the Alumni Association at the Educational Conference Center, Luzerne County Community College, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke. May 7, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 740-0735. Giant Neighborhood Yard Sale, with food and desserts. Trinity Episcopal Church, 220 Montgomery Ave., West Pittston. May 7, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. $10 per space. 654-3261. Spring Flea Market and Rummage Sale. St. Luke’s United Church of Christ, North Main and Hollenback streets, Wilkes-Barre. May 7, 9 and 10, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Bag Day on Tuesday at $4 for grocery bags and $10 for garbage bags. 762-8265. Craft and Flea Market, with a Welsh-cookie sale. Dallas Eastern

Star Building, 15 Foster St., Dallas. May 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 6754893.



Clothing Giveaway, free clothes for everyone in all sizes. No limit. St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church Gymnasium, 522 Madison St., Wilkes-Barre. May 7, 14 and 21 from noon to 4 p.m. 8227031. Spring Flea Market and Book Sale. St. Maria Goretti Banquet Hall, 42 Redwood Drive, off Laflin Road, Laflin. May 14, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; May 15 (Half-Priced Sale), 9 a.m. to noon. 829-4650. 25-Cent Sale, clothing, linens and household items all priced at 25 cents each. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 813 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. May 21, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Lunch available. 287-9067.

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Honor or memorialize the special woman in your life by making a donation in support of the mothers and children in Misericordia University’s Women with Children Program.

PPPst Mother’s Day is Sunday May 8th In honor of all of our Mothers, Daughters and Grandmothers Country Folk will be accepting donations to the “Women’s Center” starting Friday April 29th. Needed is toilet paper and cleaning supplies, and of course monetary donations are also accepted. To thank you for your contributions you will receive a 25% off coupon good towards Purses, all Pottery and Prints.

All special women will be recognized in the Mother’s Day edition of The Times Leader. Misericordia University was founded in 1924 by the Sisters of Mercy to provide opportunity for women to achieve a college degree. In support

Provided as a public service by THE TIMES LEADER.

Mail gift payable to Misericordia University Women with Children Program by May 5th to:

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Coupons are good toward “in stock” product only, but selections have never been better so shop early for Mom, save 25% and help the neighborhood Women’s Center! Closed Sunday May 8th to celebrate all Mothers!

of the mission, the Women with Children Program provides single mothers with the opportunity to attend classes while living at Misericordia University with their children. The Women with Children Program is funded through grants and contributions.


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Makeover show returned April 17 Q. What happened to “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”? At first my family thought the “replacement” show was just temporary but it’s been several weeks now and what’s up with Ty and the gang? A. As has been noted here before, the broadcast network television season runs more than 40 weeks, from September into May, and most of those networks’ shows make around 22 episodes. As a result, the broadcasters either have to air a lot of reruns or fill time slots with substitute programs. “Secret Millionaire” has been filling the “Home Edition” time slot since March 6 and had its season finale April 10. “Home Edition” returned with new episodes on April 17. Both those moves were announced before “Secret Millionaire” even premiered on ABC.



Q. Do you know who plays Howard’s overly open, dare I say, loud-mouthed, yet unseen mother on the CBS show “Big Bang Theory?” A. That’s Carol Ann Susi, an actress who has a lot of TV credits where she is also seen. You may recall her — or her voice — from “The Boyfriend,” a 1992 episode of “Seinfeld” where she plays a woman George Costanza dates unsuccessfully. Do you have a question or comment for the mailbag? Write to me at or by regular mail to the Akron Beacon Journal, 44 E. Exchange St., Akron, OH 44309.



ARIES (March 21-April 19). You are pre-

pared for any occurrence at all — like sudden hunger, a flat tire or a fit of extreme ennui. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You want any interaction with you to be a pleasant experience. Because of this, you will feel compelled to give and do more. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You’ll benefit from being available to the world today. So avoid letting your calls get handled by the voice mail. Personalization will matter. Your human touch is valued by all.

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CANCER (June 22-July 22). Sometimes

you’re wary of groups, daunted by the prospects of fitting in, learning the unspoken rules and understanding the charter. Let those worries go. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). People need to know what you’re good at. Boast of your success. Better yet, find underhanded ways of delivering information so the praise is not coming directly from you. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You are mentally active, and your passionate emotions make it nearly impossible to stay calm, cool and collected. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Take a moment to celebrate the discoveries and inventions that have provided you with a higher quality of life.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Seek mutual-

ity in all things. Create relationships with those who show strong interest in you and what you do. Don’t chase. Only move forward when you feel the “click” of togetherness. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You’re not in a hurry; still you see the benefit of cutting to the quick. Honesty is the most direct route. You’ll speak your mind and set the stage for open communication in the future. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You’ll provide a fun distraction from the task at hand. What needs to be accomplished will happen — business first is your motto — but not without a good dose of delight and whimsy.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Stress can

be healthy and motivating, or it can be restrictive and debilitating. You’ll tune in to the differences between good stress and bad stress. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You’ll be dealing with tough customers. Make sure the basics are covered before you get too ambitious. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (April 29). Your desire for personal security will be well satisfied over the next five weeks. With quiet strength and determination, you will bring about a desired change to your domestic scene. You’ll add to a collection in June. There’s a special connection with Cancer and Scorpio. Your lucky numbers are: 20, 11, 21, 24 and 2.

Dating his late wife’s nurse distresses widower’s family Dear Abby: My husband’s darling mother died of cancer last summer. During the last month of her illness she was confined to bed, so we hired a nurse, “Lois,” to cover the night shift. The day after the funeral, my husband’s father started calling Lois. Dad swore they were “just friends,” but continued pursuing her despite our disapproval. Two months later, they were dating. Last Thanksgiving, our

DEAR ABBY ADVICE first holiday without Mom, he cancelled plans to be with us and the grandkids to spend it with “friends” — guess who? This has hit my husband hard. Dad and Mom were married for 50 years. We have always had a close family, particularly at holiday time. Are we wrong to feel that Dad and Lois are disrespecting Mom’s memory and to feel

hurt and angry? — Grieving in Minnesota Dear Grieving: While it may appear your father-in-law jumped quickly into a relationship, it could be he grieved during the time his wife was ill and has concerns that his own time may be limited, so he wants to enjoy life while he can. As to missing the holidays, being there with his wife of 50 years conspicuously missing may have been more than he could face.


Dear Abby: After having a stroke, my mother spent the last few years of her life in a nursing facility. She was an accomplished gardener and enjoyed sharing her bounty. Instead of sending her a fresh flower bouquet for Mother’s Day, I’d have some potted tomato plants delivered to her nursing home. On her death bed last year, she reminded us to water her tomato plants. I cannot think of a more fitting tribute to her memory than to encourage your readers to provide living vegetable



plants for their senior relatives. Most nurseries or florists will accommodate your request. — Carole in San Clemente Dear Carole: What a sweet idea. Your mother appears to have been a generous and caring woman. To receive a collection of Abby’s most memorable — and most frequently requested — poems and essays, send a business-sized, self-addressed envelope, plus check or money order for $3.95 ($4.50 in Canada) to: Dear Abby’s “Keepers,” P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Postage is included.)




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3:00 p.m. (AMC) Rocky Heavyweight champ Apollo Creed gives Philadelphia club fighter Rocky Balboa a title shot. (HDTV) 8:00 p.m. (TCM) An American in Paris An American soldier stays in Paris after World War II to paint and falls in love with a French beauty. 3:00 a.m. (AMC) Rocky Heavyweight champ Apollo Creed gives Philadelphia club fighter Rocky Balboa a title shot. (HDTV)


10:00 a.m. (ARTS) GoodFellas In the 1950s an Irish-Italian hoodlum

joins the New York Mafia, but his mob career is not what he expected. 11:30 a.m. (TCM) A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum A con-man slave and his sidekick fake a courtesan’s funeral to fool a pimp in ancient Rome. 1:30 p.m. (TCM) All About Eve A Broadway star takes a young and seemingly naive aspiring actress under her wing. 8:16 p.m. (FMC) How Green Was My Valley Five Oscars went to John Ford’s adaptation of Richard Llewellyn’s novel chronicling the life of a Welsh mining family.


9:00 a.m. (FMC) Unfaithfully Yours A British conductor mistrusts his wife and plots three scenarios of revenge to music. 12:30 p.m. (FMC) The Snake Pit An ex-patient recalls the horrors of a mental institution. 2:45 p.m. (TCM) Going My Way Singing Father O’Malley bails out

crusty Father Fitzgibbon’s financially strapped parish. 9:45 p.m. (TCM) Trouble the Water A couple stranded in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina document their survival.


3:45 p.m. (TCM) My Fair Lady Oscar-winning adaptation of the Broadway hit about an English professor who teaches a cockney merchant to be a lady. 4:45 a.m. (CIN) The Innocents A Victorian governess fears a boy and girl have been possessed by a dead couple. (HDTV)


8:45 a.m. (TCM) You Can’t Take It With You An eccentric patriarch meets the stuffy parents of his granddaughter’s fiance. 1:00 p.m. (TCM) The Happy Time A violinist and his brother guide one’s son through his crush on the family maid in 1920s Ottawa.


(TVPG) 1 p.m. U “The Steve Wilkos Show” Guests learn the results of paternity tests. (N) (TV14) 2 p.m. # 6 “The Talk” Actress Ashley Judd; celebrity Jinky Pacquiao; guest host Dr. Phil. (N) (TV14) 2 p.m. < “The 700 Club” The 404th anniversary of the first landing of English settlers in America. (N) (TVG) 3 p.m. X “Rachael Ray” Another couple plans to marry on the same weekend as Prince William and Kate Middleton. (N) (TVG) 3 p.m. < “The Dr. Oz Show” A pill prevents fearsome diseases; fast food. (N) (TVPG) 4 p.m. < “The Oprah Winfrey Show” Carson Kressley and Ali Wentworth visit London at the time of the royal wedding. (N) (TVPG) 5 p.m. (CNN) “The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer” (N)

Tonight 7:30 p.m. 6 “Entertainment Tonight” Royal wedding photos, fashions and coverage. (N) (TVPG) 9 p.m. 0 “20/20” A look back at the much-watched wedding. (N) 9 p.m. < “Dateline NBC” The royal wedding. (N) 11:35 p.m. # 6 “Late Show With David Letterman” John Krasinski; Brian Kiley; Steve Earle. (N) (TVPG) 11:35 p.m. < “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” Actor Rob Lowe; actress Susan Lucci; Moby performs. (N) midnight 0 “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Robert Pattinson; Shailene Woodley; Lenka. (TV14) 12:37 a.m. # 6 “The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson” Actor Bob Saget; Sharon Jones & the DapKings perform. (N) (TV14)

Fall in love with TV Williams and Kates By SANDRA SNYDER

William and Kate, Kate and William, everywhere you look today, probably through the weekend and maybe even into next week. If you’ve had your fill of this Kate and Will but want to stay in the spirit of the moment, use your channel-flipping finger to see what’s up with some of the other Williams (or Wills) and Kates on television today. Some of them are hot stuff. Maybe you’ll even fall in love. ••• • WILL GARDNER: In real life Josh Charles, he has to be one of the sexiest lawyers/bosses around. And “The Good Wife” has to be one of the smartest, most engaging lawyer hours on TV today. As the unmarried partner at Lockhart-Gardner, this Will is truly a good guy, even as he pines away for underling Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies), who’s married to Peter Florrick, a public-eye bad boy on a path to becoming good again. So far, Will and Alicia have only shared a kiss, but its steam is still fogging up those Windy City windows. “The Good Wife,” 10 p.m. Tuesdays on CBS. ••• • WILLIAM WALKER: OK, so you don’t see him much anymore, given he died in the premiere episode of “Brothers And

Sisters.” But this cheating husband (Tom Skerritt) still tells stories from beyond the grave. Most recently, in a hail of family secrets revealed, we learned he was in collusion with his wife’s long-ago first love (and onetime-only lover) to conceal the fact that he wasn’t necessarily the formidable Sarah Walker’s father. Will the family survive (as it usually does) this bombshell lobbed upon its eldest daughter? 10 p.m. Sundays on ABC ••• • ADDISON MONTGOMERY. Yeah, I cheat a bit here. Dr. Addison Montgomery, ob/gyn extraordinaire of “Private Practice,” is actually a Kate in real life, the fabulously polished Kate Walsh. But I couldn’t resist using her here, given the goodvs.-evil theme. When we met her on “Grey’s Anatomy,” she was the ultimate bad girl. Who, after all, would cheat on a husband like Dr. Derek Shepherd? After that marriage proved an epic fail and Addison left Seattle for sunnier California, she set herself to doing right again, even if she is technically now the other woman in a mostly solid relationship with her best friend’s ex-husband. Will she settle down for good and get her longed-for baby even as her biological clock ticks away? 10 p.m. Thursdays on ABC.






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