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Valerie Bertinelli traces NEPA family roots on TLC

Earlier this year, the Lackawanna Historical Society helped actress Valerie Bertinelli trace her family history, and now the results of their search will be aired on The Learning Channel on Aug. 13. Best known for her roles in “One Day at a Time,” “Touched by an Angel,” and “Hot in Cleveland,” the 54-year-old actress and […]

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George Thorogood & The Destroyers celebrate 40 years of rock in Wilkes-Barre

George Thorogood & The Destroyers celebrate 40 years of rock in Wilkes-Barre

40 years strong and they’re still bad to the bone. It was announced today that legendary rockers George Thorogood & The Destroyers will bring their 40th anniversary tour to the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre) on March 19 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale this Thursday, Aug. 7 […]

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Yellowcard co-headline fall tour, stops in Philly and NYC

Yellowcard co-headline fall tour, stops in Philly and NYC

Yellowcard, who stopped in Scranton on July 9 with the Vans Warped Tour (and previously in 2012), just announced a co-headlining tour with Memphis May Fire today that will take them to Philadelphia and New York in November. Emarosa will support the fall tour, which begins in Las Vegas on Oct 16. Pre-sale tickets and […]

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The Wonder Years headline fall tour with Modern Baseball and The Story So Far

The Wonder Years headline fall tour with Modern Baseball and The Story So Far

Philadelphia pop punkers The Wonder Years announced an upcoming fall tour today that includes a stop in their hometown as well as Bethlehem and Patchogue, New York. The supporting acts include another Philly band, Modern Baseball, along with The Story So Far and Gnarwolves. The tour runs almost the entire month of October, starting in […]

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Give blood, receive a pound of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee

Give blood, receive a pound of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee

From a press release: Dunkin’ Donuts of Northeastern Pennsylvania is partnering with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive at its Wilkes-Barre location (1020 Wilkes-Barre Township Blvd.) from 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 4. All blood types are needed. At the Wilkes-Barre blood drive, all donors will receive a pound of Dunkin’ […]

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Audition dates set for Scranton Cultural Center production of Harry Connick, Jr.’s ‘The Happy Elf’

Audition dates set for Scranton Cultural Center production of Harry Connick, Jr.’s ‘The Happy Elf’

From a press release: Although it’s still summer in NEPA, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple as it gears up for its production of Harry Connick, Jr.’s “The Happy Elf.” The SCC (420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton) will host a series of auditions throughout […]

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Scranton Cultural Center open houses invite students to join Creative and Performing Arts Academy this fall

Scranton Cultural Center open houses invite students to join Creative and Performing Arts Academy this fall

From a press release: As the curtain closes on its inaugural and highly successful Summer Camp program, the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple (420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton) will expand its new and vibrant Creative and Performing Arts Academy (CaPAA) to include a wide variety of course offerings throughout the fall and spring. […]

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Brewsterhout Patio Party benefit raises glass to library’s 125th anniversary

Brewsterhout Patio Party benefit raises glass to library’s 125th anniversary

From a press release: The annual Rooftop Party is back, but with a new name and a new location. The Brewsterhout Patio Party will be held next Friday, Aug. 8, from 5-8 p.m. on the patio at the Osterhout Free Library (71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre), as well as inside the library. The party is […]

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First Friday Scranton map for Aug. 1, 2014

First Friday Scranton map for Aug. 1, 2014

The map for First Friday Scranton on Aug. 1 is here: Click here for a printable PDF. 1. AFA Gallery – Joni Maya Oye-Benintende and Robin Dintiman. 2. AFA Gallery (Upstairs) – The Genesis Myths: Win Forman. 3. Ale Mary’s – Bits and Pieces: Watercolor on illustration board by Kim Akers; music by Asialena. 4. […]

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Irish author Colum McCann to receive award at University of Scranton

Irish author Colum McCann to receive award at University of Scranton

From a press release: Award-winning, best-selling author Colum McCann will receive the 2014 Royden B. Davis, S.J., Distinguished Author Award from the University of Scranton’s Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library at a ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 18. The event begins with a reception at 5 p.m., followed by a dinner and award presentation in […]