TL newsroom leads Naked Chicken Chalupa Challenge

Taco Bell’s latest food innovation makes its highly-anticipated debut in the Times Leader newsroom on Jan. 31. Together DJ Eberle, John Erzar, Patrick Kernan and Kaitlin Korgeski did the Naked Chicken Chalupa Challenge. The Naked Chicken Chalupa is the first shell made entirely of marinated all-white meat chicken. After weeks of anticipation, Taco Bell’s Naked […]

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Oprah Winfrey to be ‘special contributor’ to ‘60 Minutes’

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey has been named a “special contributor” to CBS News’ “60 Minutes.” Winfrey will bring occasional reports to the newsmagazine starting this fall, when it begins its 50th season on the air. Executive producer Jeff Fager called Winfrey “a remarkable and talented woman with a level of integrity that sets […]

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‘No loud booms! bams! or pows!’ rule thrown out at Scranton’s Everhart Museum

SCRANTON — It’s a bird … It’s a plane … It’s the upcoming superhero-themed exhibit at Scranton’s Everhart Museum! Superman, Batman, Robin and a number of other comic-born characters are featured in “Here I Come to Save the Day! The Science, Culture & Art of Superheroes,” a new exhibit in the museum’s Maslow Galleries. Everhart […]

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Jeff Foxworthy, Larry the Cable Guy visit Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Jeff Foxworthy loves going to work. The lights go up, jokes are told and people laugh. Foxworthy is a man of many professions — sitcom star, game show host, author, voice actor — but stand-up comedy remains closest to his heart. That, and his desire to be a cowboy. “I love doing […]

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Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza ranks in top 150 arenas worldwide

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza has ranked No. 141 on the 2016 list of top arenas worldwide by entertainment industry trade publication “Pollstar.” The rankings, formed by the publication with 2016 ticket sales numbers, list the top 200 arenas around the world. The arena moved up more than 10 spots from […]

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F.M. Kirby Center ranks No. 109 in worldwide ticket sales

WILKES-BARRE — The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts has climbed five slots as one of the top 200 theaters in the world. In 2015, the venue ranked No. 114 and moved up to No. 109 in 2016 on the Top 200 theaters list from concert tour industry trade publication “Pollstar.” The list is […]

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New gallery at Wyoming Valley Art League features sculptor Skip Sesbach

WILKES-BARRE — On Feb. 17, Wyoming Valley Art League will hold an opening reception for a new exhibit highlighting the world of Misericordia University Artist in Residence Skip Sensbach. The bulk of pieces come from Sensbach’s “Glyphs” series, created in response to a loved one’s battle with dementia. Each piece is crafted to represent dementia’s […]

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‘America’s Got Talent’ finalist Cirque Zuma Zuma tumbles into F.M. Kirby Center

WILKES-BARRE — American television audiences were introduced to Cirque Zuma Zuma courtesy of NBC variety/reality competition show “America’s Got Talent.” On Feb. 16, the audience at F.M. Kirby Center will witness the act live. Featuring performers trained in Kenya and Tanzania, Cirque Zuma Zuma is a theatrical circus performance highlighting African culture, dance and music. […]

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Marriage-license applications, divorce filings in Luzerne County

Marriages & Divorces Marriage-license applications filed in the Luzerne County Register of Wills Office between Dec. 22 and Jan. 05: Anthony Thomas Melici, Glen Lyon, and Shianna Lynn Corbett, Glen Lyon. Jo Dell Salman, Wilkes-Barre, and Mary T. Polacheck, Wilkes-Barre. Cassidy Elizabeth Monroe, Wilkes-Barre, Jeremy David Welles, Oklahoma. Marcelle Danielle Stevens, Scranton, and John Henry […]

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Calling all killer queens: Queen tribute band comes to Kirby Center

WILKES-BARRE — Seminal rock band Queen has had a number of chart-topping hits. Queen tribute act, God Save the Queen, fronted by Freddie Mercury look-a-like, Pablo Padin, has played those hits for crowds in Europe, South America and India, and on Feb. 3 the band will bring its brand of Queen to Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby […]

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