Actor Anthony Gonzalez, and his mother, living a dream with ‘Coco’

NEW YORK — Like the character he plays in the film “Coco,” Anthony Gonzalez has always wanted to be an artist. But unlike the role he plays, the young actor has been lucky to have the full support of his Mexican family. “My parents have always been there for me,” said Gonzalez, one of five […]

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Q&A: Denzel on ‘Roman J. Israel,’ ‘Malcolm X’ and ‘Shaft’

NEW YORK — Denzel Washington, 62 years-old and a seven-time Oscar nominee, is still trying to get better. In Dan Gilroy’s “Roman J. Israel, Esq.,” Washington has challenged himself with one of his most complicated and singular roles. The title character (played by Washington) is a veteran activist attorney. After decades spent as a brilliant […]

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A whale’s tale: Longest painting in North America restored

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — A museum has restored the longest painting in North America so it can share the story of American whaling with the public. The quarter-mile-long (0.4-kilometer-long) panorama toured the U.S. after it was completed in 1848. A section was featured at the 1964 New York World’s Fair. But the panorama deteriorated after […]

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Paul Reiser’s new comedy recalls the world of Johnny Carson

NEW YORK — Her-r-r-r-rre’s Paul Reiser! You can find him on the Amazon comedy “Red Oaks,” whose third and final season was recently released with Reiser as the power-packing president of a New Jersey country club in the 1980s. You can also find him on the just-posted second season of Netflix’s “Stranger Things” as a […]

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AC/DC tribute Halfway To Hell to perform at River Street Jazz Cafe

An AC/DC tribute band that played its first show in Luzerne before rocking audiences throughout the state and greater region will return to the Wyoming Valley for a show this week. Halfway To Hell, founded by Sweet Valley musician Forrest Kline, will perform tonight at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains Township. The band […]

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Happy birthday Dryden William Decker!

Dryden William Decker, son of Ryan Decker and Amanda Yuhas, of Larksville, is celebrating his fourth birthday today, Nov. 25, 2017. Dryden is the great-grandson of John and Marie Decker, of Mehoopany; MaryAnn Stogoski, of Wyoming; and Pauline Yuhas, of Alden. He is the grandson of Steve and JoAnne Yuhas, of Wilkes Barre; Robert and […]

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College Life: ‘Break’ not a break at all with assignments, holiday plans

Thanksgiving break has me thinking; I’m not sure why I always think “break” actually means a break. Every time one comes around, the work gets serious. I mean, like, three exams on the same day serious (that might be an exaggeration, but you get the idea). It gets to the point where everyone needs the […]

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Keller Williams to perform at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 8

There’s a lot that makes Keller Williams unique in the music industry. His percussive and blisteringly-paced guitar style is rare if not singular — the only technique that a discerning ear could perceive as a pre-cursor would be that of iconic folk virtuoso Leo Kottke, an artist Williams recently got to collaborate with on tour. […]

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VA study shows parasite from Vietnam may be killing veterans

HERALD, W.Va. — A half a century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a new reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet — test results show some men may have been infected by a slow-killing parasite while fighting in the jungles of Southeast Asia. The Department of Veterans Affairs […]

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Amish Cook: Family and friends a blessing during hospital scare

As I write this, I am holding our dear foster son, Jesse, who is just over 1 month old. Only this time I am not in the comfort of our rocker in our living room. Instead, I’m in the hospital with this handsome little boy who unfortunately has respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). When I took […]

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