Here‚??s the lowdown: 70‚??s Flashback, who performs ‚??the most accurate reenactment of the greatest music of the ‚??70s,‚?Ě will be kicking off its 2013 concert tour at the Laurel Mall (106 Laurel Mall Rd., Hazleton) on Saturday, January 19 from 2-4 p.m., followed by a benefit dance/concert at the Tresckow Fire Hall for the American Cancer Society on Sunday, Jan. 27. Tickets for the benefit must be purchased in advance by calling Joe Clark at the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce at 570.455.1509.
70‚??s Flashback consists of eight versatile singers and musicians who get audiences grooving and reliving those funky hits. Musical director and keyboard player Matt McGasko said in a recent press release: ‚??This is by far the most exciting, talented show we‚??ve ever put together. It‚??s one show you don‚??t want to miss.‚?Ě
Can you dig it?
The West Side Blues Band will return to the Bakehouse (152 S. Wyoming Ave., Kingston) bakery and caf√© on Friday, Jan. 18 for a free live performance. They‚??ll sing the blues from 6-8 p.m. and recording a new live album in the process, so come be a part of the CD and this intimate concert.
It‚??s about to get really creepy for First Friday in Scranton.
‚??Virst Vriday: Vhat is a Vampire?‚?Ě is a vamp-centric event that takes place Feb. 1 and includes various blood-sucker themed activities.
The evening will include a showing of the winning vampire-inspired short videos, artwork depicting Dracula, and concludes with a screening of the 1922 classic silent horror film ‚??Nosferatu.‚?Ě
The Scranton Cultural Center is looking for short vampire videos as part of the activities: three-five minute films that must have a general theme of Dracula and/or vampires.
The collaboration is inspired by the upcoming Everhart Museum Exhibit ‚??Blood is the Life: Vampires in Art and Nature.‚?Ě The Everhart Museum and the Lackawanna County Library System are seeking drawing or mixed media pieces that illustrate your best interpretation of vampires ‚?? think classical, romantic, pop culture, creepy crawly, or completely out of the box. The winners of the video/visual contests will not only have their pieces featured prior to the film, but will also receive a one-year individual membership to the Everhart Museum and tickets to the March 12 film lecture entitled ‚??How to Produce an Independent Film with No Budget‚?Ě presented by JVW Inc. and the Scranton Cultural Center.
For a complete a list of entry rules and information on how to submit your video, visit scrantonculturalcenter.org/virst-vriday-contest. All submissions are due no later than January 24, 2013. No late submissions will be accepted.
Tickets go on sale Friday at noon for the latest Sherman Theater show on March 20.
Featured acts include Circa Survive and Minus the Bear, plus special guests Now, Now. Tickets are $20 in advance, $24 day of show, and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, by calling 800.745.3000, or at the Sherman Theater box office (524 Main St., Stroudsburg).
The Osterhout Library will premiere a special edition of its literary publication, ‚??Word Fountain,‚?Ě Jan. 19 at 2 p.m.
This special edition focuses on flood-related poetry, short stories, and photos commemorating the floods of 1972 and 2011.
Copies are $5 a piece with all proceeds going to The Luzerne Foundation to benefit victims of the 2011 flooding.