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Willie Nelson adds son to Kirby Center lineup

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WILKES-BARRE — The F.M. Kirby Center announced Wednesday there will be an extra family member on hand when Willie Nelson & Family visits the city in two weeks.Lukas Nelson, Willie’s son, and his band — Promise of the Real — have been added to the concert, which comes to Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 11th at 7:30 p.m.Less than 200 tickets remain available for the concert, so fans are urged to secure their seats as soon as possible. Tickets can be purchased at the Kirby Center box office, by phone at (570) 826-1100, or online at www.kirbycenter.org. Tickets prices are: $47; $57; and $67 (Gold Circle), plus fees.

 

Starstruck

Cheryl McGlynn of Forty Fort met Micheal Rooker “Merle Dixon” of The Walking Dead at the Philadelphia Comic Con on June 1, 2013.

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Pet of the Week

Name: Lucky Breed: long hair Chihuahua and Maltese mixOwner’s name: Jennifer SavakinasLiving in: LuzerneName: Bunn Breed: dwarf rabbit mixOwner’s name: Taylor SmithLiving in: Plains

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GIRL TALK: The dirty 30

Most adults I know have had some negative experiences when it comes to dating. As we grow and discover more about who we are and what we want in a mate, there are many opportunities that can cause you significant amounts of pain in the love arena. How do you learn to balance the pain from lessons learned in your past while still allowing yourself to be open to new experiences in the future?

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Charts

Top 8 at 8 with Ralphie Aversa8. Charli XCX-Boom Clap7. Sia-Chandelier6. Maroon 5-Maps5. OneRepublic-Love Runs Out4. Meghan Trainor-All About That Bass3. Taylor Swift-Shake It Off2. Sam Smith-Stay With Me1. Magic!-RudeTop 10 Albums at Gallery of Sound1. Ace Frehley- Space Invader2. Tom Petty - Hypnotic Eye3. Gaslight Anthem - Get...

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Queen Bey pleases crowd, nabs award

The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards had a little bit of everything, except over-the-top controversy.Perhaps the biggest contrast from last year’s spectacle to this year’s event can be found solely in Miley Cyrus. In 2013, the “Wrecking Ball” singer introduced “twerking” to the pop culture vernacular. On Sunday, Cyrus promised MTV News host Sway Calloway that she had retired the dance maneuver from her repertoire. She also teased that this time, any a...

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I’D TAP THAT: Great for recreational use

Description – Dogfish Head’s Namaste pours a clear straw yellow with a frothy white head that lingers long and leaves behind a wonderful lacing on the glass. The aroma has refreshing notes of lemongrass, oranges, coriander, wheat, and floral hops that give hints to the invigorating beer within the glass.The taste backs up the nose but also adds an extra layer of complexity from the spices. Strong notes of wheat hit the palate up front before notes of or...

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The power of the arts prevails

Whether it’s your first day of high school, first day of college or first day back to finish your degree, the first day of school can be one of the most important of the year. After all, an education is probably the most powerful thing you can have.It gives you a career.It determines how much money you will make.It provides knowledge of the history and culture of the world around you. With that knowledge comes power — the power to enter the world a...

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Heck of a humor

We recently attended a cousin’swedding, and it was lovely. All weddings are lovely with all that new beginning and fresh love stuff and ‘till-death-or-dirty-socks-do-us-part propaganda. But instead of hearing the heartfelt vows being exchanged, all I heard were wads of cash wafting through the air and landing in the toilet. These poor kids; how does anyone pay for a wedding these days? By selling their kidney and spleen on eBay? It’s ludicrous. By the time my own kids get ma...

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Behind villainy

Was there ever a time in your life that you rooted or perhaps empathized with the villain? That one time you hoped or wondered what might happen if the all-too-good guy did not make it out? I did, and so too has Chuck Klosterman. Any reader who has followed Klosterman throughout the years is aware of his status as hovering somewhere between pop-culture aficionado and nefarious critic. In his latest essay collection since “Eating the Dinosaur,” Klosterman unravels the truth behind ...

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Turn the hallway into a runway

School uniforms are the ultimate style damper but, with several fall trends and some creativity, a uniform can follow the rules and be chic.Kristen VanScoy, daughter of Sally VanScoy – owner of Showroom 56, identified some trends every high schooler should know. She said picking out trendy pieces but keeping them young and playful will help students jazz up their uniforms.Shine School

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Take 2 for Peculiar Music Festival

There’s something Peculiar in Pittston? Of course there is, if Gene Philbin has anything to do with it.Philbin, the chef owner of Peculiar Culinary Company, is known for not only delicious food and catering services, but putting on pop-up restaurants around the area; that is, eateries that show up in random spots and are announced days before the event is to happen. He’s seen wild success with it, and is now going even further with bringing food and fun to the NEPA mass...

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Raise a pint to the Irish Rovers

Perhaps performing in Northeast Pennsylvania for the last time, The Irish Rovers brought its “Farewell to Rovin’” tour to the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday.After 50 years, dozens of albums and thousands of concerts, the seven-man Irish group formed in Toronto, Canada, is calling it a day – slowly. The farewell tour will take two to three years to complete, and even then, there’s no telling if the group will be back or not. After a...

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Tomato fights strikes Pittston

When it comes to the annual Pittston Tomato Festival, not even Joe Snedeker’s forecast of unsettled weather could keep people away from the infamous tomato fight.The highly anticipated attraction has served as a highlight for the festival, which attracts over 50,000 people throughout the four-day event, for the past ten years.“I have been to every single one,” said Roxanne Brennan of Moosic, adding that chucking tomatoes at people serves as a great stre...

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“We’re back!” exclaims Pave The Way drummer Bill Lester. “We’re coming out strong, we’re taking full swings.”The Scranton-based hardcore/metal band, which began back in 2005 (Lester joined up two years later), took a self-imposed hiatus beginning around 2012 that stemmed from a mix of personal business that each member needed to sort out, as well as the band simply needing a break to take care of extraneous matters that were interfering wit...

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Soul Asylum brings melody with meaning to Mohegan

There isn’t a lot of soul in the music of Soul Asylum. At least not in the musical sense. You don’t hear a Marvin Gaye influence, or the impact of The Temptations. But obviously, when the band first chose its name 30 years ago, there was no intent to mislead. Its music, which can be both edgy and thoughtful, digs into the soul. In many ways, it exemplifies ‘90s alt-rock at its best: intense, meaningful and passionate. And thus its name is perfect.

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Fashion! A man’s world?

In an area where men are known to get dirty working on cars or riding quads, the men of NEPA aren’t most often thought of for their sense of fashion.When it comes to heading back to school, however, it’s another story. Dee Bonner, owner of E.P. Fashion inside the Mall at Steamtown in Scranton said fashion is just as important to men as women.“Men like to look good,” Bonner said. “They may not always be the first to admit it, but they do. The...

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She wears it best

I would be lying if I said I did not stand out on my college campus. In a sea of sweatpants I was almost always the only person whose pants had a zipper. While I will not be attending class for the first time in 18 years something tells me that college students will still be gravitating toward their stretchy pants – but this year I have some tips for them to make their ensembles just a bit more stylish.

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