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Cornstock: Folk for the Folks

Above: Cricket Tell the Weather   Cornstock Folk Music Festival Steps Up Community Vibe in Year Two   Get ready to spend the weekend celebrating the spirit of folk — music, art and community come together Friday, Aug. 29 through Sunday, Aug. 31 at the...

Peculiar Sounds for a Good Cause

The 2nd annual Peculiar Music Festival Looks to Do Even More for the Community.   According to Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary, the adjective “peculiar” is defined as “not usual or normal.” The definition certainly applies to the second annual Peculiar Music...

Concerts in Scranton / Wilkes-Barre

Updated Aug. 28, 2014 Concerts in The 570 and beyond   F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre Tickets: (570) 826-1100 Willie Nelson and Family, Sept. 11 The truTV Impractical Jokers Tour, featuring The The Wailers, Oct. 10 Tenderloins, Sept. 20 Slapstick Sonata, Oct. 24...

Screens: Aug. 28, 2014

Opening this Week   The November Man Pierce Brosnan, Luke Bracey Sylvester Stallone. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Liam Neeson. Kevin Costner. Now, 90s James Bond? In an age when so many over-the-hill action stars are getting called up from inactive service to eke out...

Sounds: Torch Song Trilogy

Torch Song Trilogy THIEVERY CORPORATION — Saudade THE GOOD: Electronic duo Thievery Corporation (Rob Garza and Eric Hilton) unleash something much more organic than usual. THE BAD: Saudade is fine, but not nearly as exciting as other TC records. THE NITTY GRITTY: Here...

Live Music in Scranton / Wilkes-Barre

Above: Dead Leaf Echo joins The Stargazer Lilies at The Other Side in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Aug. 29.   Week of Aug. 28, 2014   Thursday, August 28 Bar on Oak, Pittston Township — The Tones Chestnut Street Tavern, Dunmore — DJ Deborah Deer Head Inn,...

Things to do in Scranton / Wilkes-Barre

Week of Aug. 28, 2014   La Festa Great food, live entertainment and fun for everyone are on the menu for the 39th annual La Festa Italiana to be held Aug. 30 to Sept. 1 on Courthouse Square, downtown Scranton. Hours are Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m....

The Grand Finale

(Above: Fall Out Boy)   Paramore and Fall Out Boy Bring their Monumentour to The 570   It’s time to go back to school, or maybe back to wearing more layers of clothing and back to shuffling through a ground covered with dead leaves. Not only is the summer...

Up Close & Personal: Meet Trevor Brown

Peter Piper Picked a Patch of Hydroponic Peppers   Hydroponic farming has been around since the Roman Emperor Tiberius, according to the University of Arizona’s College of Agriculture. Hydroponics uses a mixture of nutrients in water to grow plants without soil....

Bookmarks: The Empathy Exams

The Empathy Exams By Leslie Jamison Graywolf Press April, 2014, 256 pgs   Leslie Jamison’s first book of essays covers a wide range of topics: real and imagined diseases, poverty tourism, medical actors, poetry, assault, ultra-marathons and much, much more. What...

Campfire Festival: Interviews with Langhorne Slim and Amy Helm

Zippo presents the inaugural Campfire Outdoor Adventure and Music Festival held Labor Day Weekend, Aug. 29, 30, 31 in Lakewood. In addition to musical performances, festival attendees can partake in an array of summer camp-themed activities including rock climbing,...

Revitalize This!

Team of visionary volunteers introduces TEDx Talks in Scranton   TED Curator Chris Anderson is passionate about the power of knowledge to solve the problems of the world. He’s theorized that it’s an as-yet-unknown 12-year-old girl from a slum in Mumbai who will...

Around Town

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