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Monroe dress for Kennedy birthday song sold for $4.8 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials say a dress worn by Marilyn Monroe as she famously sang “Happy Birthday” to President John. F. Kennedy has sold for nearly $5 million at a Los Angeles auction. Julien’s Auctions says that the iconic, form-fitting gown was sold for $4.8 million Thursday night to Ripley’s Believe It or Not. […]

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Fresh Food Pharmacy helps diabetes patients balance blood sugar

Directions for prescriptions from Geisinger’s Fresh Food Pharmacy are as follows: take one at dinner time and do not keep out of reach of children — if possible, offer them seconds. The pharmacy acts as a food pantry for low-income diabetes patients, who on a weekly basis are provided with a number of free ingredients […]

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Milky Chance, K. Flay headline Fuzz 92.1’s Nutcracker Ball

WILKES-BARRE — The time for sugarplums and carolers is upon us, and with it comes a budding Northeastern Pennsylvania tradition: Fuzz 92.1’s Annual Nutcracker Ball. German “folktronica” group Milky Chance will headline the 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 event with support from hip hop artist K. Flay and New York folk rock duo Lewis Del Mar. […]

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Cider Painters of America show miniatures at Kingston’s Mainstreet Galleries

KINGSTON — For these painters, it’s not about the size of the canvas — it’s about what they do with it. The Dallas-based Cider Painters of America organization paints — on canvases no larger than 3 inches by 5 inches — landscapes, still lifes and more, all the size of a note card. Its 2016 […]

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The Wizards of Winter enchant Scranton’s Theater at Lackawanna College

SCRANTON — Progressive yuletide rock act The Wizards of Winter will bring its modern interpretation of holiday music to Scranton’s The Theater at Lackawanna College Dec. 3. This year, the band has added former Ted Nugent bassist/vocalist Greg Smith and former Trans Siberian-Orchestra vocalist Peter Shaw to their lineup. They join former TSO members already […]

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Scranton’s revived Leonard Theater shocks Electric City arts scene to life

SCRANTON — An old Electric City theater has been revived, and it’s looking to give a shock to Scranton’s performing arts scene. After renovations on Leonard Theater’s 335 Adams Ave., location started in 2014, it was only a matter of time before the former vaudeville venue reopened its doors to the public. A Halloween party […]

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Beatles Broadway show ‘RAIN’ added to F.M. Kirby Center calendar

WILKES-BARRE — The F.M. Kirby Center’s Broadway Series added “RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles” to its 2017 event calendar. “RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles” aims to faithfully recreate the live performances of the Fab Four and give life to the songs written and recorded during the post-touring years of the band. The show […]

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In the caption for the photo on 2C in the Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, issue of the Times Leader showing the Nesbitt nurses celebrate 50th class reunion, a name was omitted. Nancy Daily Carey is standing in the back row next to Barbara Bassett Williams.

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Getting intimate with The Fray at Plains Township’s Mohegan Sun Pocono

PLAINS TOWNSHIP — Wyoming Valley fans of The Fray will be some of the first to hear the band’s new material live when the band plays an intimate local venue. On Nov. 5, The Fray will play Mohegan Sun Pocono’s Keystone Grand Ballroom — the day before, “Through The Years: The Best of The Fray” […]

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Magician and TruTV star Michael Carbonaro materializing at Kirby Center

WILKES-BARRE — TruTV personality Michael Carbonaro is bringing his modern take on magic to the F.M. Kirby Center Dec. 16. Carbonaro honed his skills at comedy clubs and in school gymnasiums before landing a number of appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” His success on that stage led to his own TV show, […]

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