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Comedian Jerry Seinfeld announces second show at F.M. Kirby Center in WB

It was announced today that celebrated stand-up comedian and star of “Seinfeld” Jerry Seinfeld has added a second show to his upcoming visit to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre. Seinfeld will perform at 7 and 9:30 p.m. April 6 at the downtown theater, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. According to the Kirby Center’s press release, […]

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‘Marvel Universe Live!’ to be staged at Mohegan Sun Arena in WB Township

The Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township, announced this week that “Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes,” will visit the venue for seven performances over the course of four days. The production will stage shows at 7 p.m. May 3 and 4; 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. May 5; and […]

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra amps up holiday tour in honor of fallen founder

Producing stunning musical and visual presentations every holiday season has become the norm for the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and its extended family of crew members and creative minds, but this Christmastime, they’re giving just a bit more. The progressive rock juggernaut, famous for their Yuletide rock operas and virtuoso arrangements of classic Christmas songs, will perform […]

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Pittston songwriter ‘MiZ’ discusses upcoming record, Thanksgiving Eve show

For local guitarist and songwriter Mike “MiZ” Mizwinski, stepping away from the music industry for a short stint was just what he needed to find his groove again. “I basically took all of last fall and winter off and recharged my batteries in many different ways,” Mizwinski said in a recent interview. “I started slowly […]

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Minnestoa program addresses alcoholism among seniors

STILLWATER, Minn. — If Vicki Burkhow were younger, she’d be drunk by now. It’s 2 p.m., a time of day when she was intoxicated for much of her life. Those were the days when she lost her job, was jailed for drunken driving, and “pretty much drank myself to death.” Now, at 66, staying sober […]

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Victory Pig Pizza celebrates 75 years in business under Ceccoli family

WYOMING — The doors at Victory Pig Pizza opened at 4:30 last Wednesday afternoon, as usual, and the place filled up fast. “It’s the best pizza in the valley,” said “Joe“ from Luzerne, one of the first customers to arrive, who was clutching a newspaper coupon that entitled him to buy seven cuts and get […]

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Amish Cook: Good food and company are hallmarks of the holidays

Editor’s note: Gloria’s husband, Daniel, filled in this week. We’ll hear from Gloria next week. To all of you far and near, a lot of you are probably wondering how our family is doing with our new additions of two foster children. We have a 16-month-old girl and a newborn boy. We are all doing […]

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UK Scrabble group bans star player for breaking tile rule

LONDON — The Association of British Scrabble players banned one of its star players for three years after an independent investigation concluded that he had broken rules in the popular word game. Allan Simmons has authored books on Scrabble and contributed game coverage to The Times newspaper, which first reported his ban from competition. The […]

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Bill Gates gives $50 million to combat Alzheimer’s

SEATTLE — Bill Gates says he’s giving $50 million to help fight Alzheimer’s disease. The Microsoft co-founder said Monday that the donation to the Dementia Discovery Fund is personal and not through his charitable foundation. The London-based private fund is backed by government, charities and pharmaceutical firms and seeks new treatments for the progressive, irreversible […]

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Frustration sets in after coal mine health study suspension

GLEN DANIEL, W.Va. — Chuck Nelson spent his life in this corner of Appalachia, working for years in the coal mines — a good job in the economically depressed area. But he says the industry that helped him earn a living cost him his health, and his wife’s too. The 61-year-old Nelson blames his kidney […]

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