David Bowie tribute Starman to perform at Jazz Cafe in Plains Township

A Pittsburgh-based tribute to the music of David Bowie is turning heads on the club and theater circuit, and, backed by a famed promoter who has a long history and stellar reputation in the music industry, the act is headed for Northeastern Pennsylvania. Starman — The Ultimate Bowie Experience will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday […]

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Standout ‘Jeopardy!’ contestant’s streak ends with narrow loss

LOS ANGELES — The goofy and entertaining reign of “Jeopardy!” champ Austin Rogers is over. The New York City bartender narrowly lost on Thursday’s show after a 12-game winning streak that netted him a total $411,000, putting him in fifth place for all-time regular season winnings. He’s satisfied with the run, Rogers said in an […]

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‘Springsteen on Broadway’ creates new performance template

NEW YORK — After checking off all the rock star superlatives in his 68 years, Bruce Springsteen has set out to create a wholly new performance template. “Springsteen on Broadway,” which opened Thursday night, is a deeply personal life story with a soundtrack, a one-man (or one-man and one-woman for two songs) show that’s by […]

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees fill bill for Doo Wop Celebration

To bring a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted group to Wilkes-Barre is a feat. To put three on the same bill and book them at the city’s largest theater venue is something altogether rare. Longtime local promoter Joe Nardone Sr. will present A Doo Wop Celebration at 7 p.m. Saturday at the F.M. Kirby […]

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AP-NORC Poll: Adult caregivers overwhelmed and undertrained

WASHINGTON — Adult caregivers looking after aging relatives and friends have little training for their stressful roles but still find the experience rewarding, according to a poll released Thursday. The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey finds that long-term caregivers don’t just provide rides to the doctor and run errands. Nearly half perform […]

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Wilkes-Barre gardener grows diverse array of crops, eats opportunistically

WILKES-BARRE — Thud! Thud! Thud! In the minutes it takes Therese Inverso to walk through her backyard garden, several black walnuts, encased in husks that make them look like so many green tennis balls, fall from her neighbor’s tree. Inverso is delighted, because her neighbor is happy to share and Inverso is determined to use […]

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Garcia Project to perform at Jazz Cafe with West Pittston native on keys

A band that is growing in popularity performing the music of Jerry Garcia’s most prominent side project is coming to Plains Township, and it’s visiting with one of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s sons in tow. The Garcia Project, an outfit rooted in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., will perform at 10 p.m. Friday at the River Street Jazz Cafe. […]

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School gardens, food ‘rescues’ are helping Nevada’s hungry

LAS VEGAS — Recession’s injuries do not heal on an even timeline, and one of southern Nevada’s deepest wounds refuses to close. Food insecurity threatens to derail the region’s nascent recovery and ripple through parts of the community rarely thought of as connected to it. One in 7 households in Clark County qualifies as food […]

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Cooking on deadline: Red lentil and chicken slow-cooker soup

I am a football mom. A New York City football mom, so football moms from, say, Texas or California might smirk at me a little. That’s OK. I recognize the difference. But no matter how competitive the league, there is always food involved — for the kids before and after games, and at the game […]

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Enliven the Day of the Dead this year with a rich mole

The Day of the Dead is a holiday observed in Mexico and other Latin American countries that celebrates and honors the memory of deceased loved ones. Falling on Nov. 1, just a day after Halloween celebrations, the holiday shares some of the sentiment of Halloween, but it is a very different occasion. Where Halloween views […]

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