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WILD AND CRAZY GUY PLAYS SOME TUNES

Tickets go on sale Jan. 25 at 10 a.m. for legendary comedian and musician Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, a group that features Edie Brickell.


The musical act is wrapping up its North American tour at the F.M. Kirby Center on July 2 at 7:30 p.m.


The highly anticipated tour is the first for Martin and Brickell, who will perform songs from their album ‚??Love Has Come for You,‚?Ě a collaboration that‚??s set for release on April 23 on Rounder Records.


Tickets can be purchased at the F.M. Kirby Center Box Office, online at kirbycenter.org or by phone at 570.826.1100.


BECAUSE WE CAN

New Jersey rocker Bon Jovi, famous for No. 1 hits ‚??You Give Love a Bad Name,‚?Ě ‚??Livin‚?? on a Prayer,‚?Ě and ‚??Bad Medicine,‚?Ě just announced via his website that he will be bringing his ‚??Because We Can‚?Ě tour to the Bryce Jordan Center in State College, Penn., on Feb. 23 and the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, N.Y., on Feb. 24.


Members of his fan club, Backstage JBJ, get first access to tickets to select shows starting on Friday, Jan. 18 at 10 a.m. EST. Tickets will be available to the public starting Friday, Jan. 25 at 10 a.m. EST.


Visit bonjovi.com/tour for more details on pre-sale tickets and general on-sale information.


PARTY WITH A PURPOSE

Come join Komen for the Cure NEPA at the Pink Elegance on Parade event for an afternoon of fun, food, and fashion. This event will benefit the Northeast Pennsylvania Affiliate of Susan G. Komen, and will help towards finding a cure to breast cancer.


The event will include lunch, basket raffles, and a fashion show featuring breast cancer survivors, government officials, and local celebrities. One lucky guest who receives the most audience votes will be crowned ‚??Miss Pink Elegance‚?Ě for 2013, so be sure to wear your most elegant pink outfit!


The event will take place at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel in downtown Scranton on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 1 p.m. All are encouraged to come, but tickets are limited. Tickets are $40 for adults and $15 for children. Call 570.947.5852 for more information or to make a reservation.


MONEY, GRANTED

Recipients of this year‚??s Lackawanna County Arts & Culture Community Project Grants were announced at the annual ceremony held Jan. 16 at the Scranton Cultural Center, honoring individuals and organizations that run quality-of-life programs within the community.


This year‚??s grants were given out to 22 different local community organizations, including ‚??Mourning Mornings,‚?Ě a group that offers Dunmore Cemetery Tours in October; the Arabesque Dance Academy, which offers workshops for children and adults with autism spectrum disorder; and Scranton StorySlam, a local group that tells themed stories in various Scranton locations. A complete list of the recipients can be found at lackawannacounty.org.


PROM COMES EARLY

Prom on the Runway is a local benefit fashion show that features models from high schools in the Luzerne and Lackawanna counties. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.


The show will be held at 900 Rutter Avenue in Forty Fort on Feb. 17 at 5:30 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 570.714.1551.


REMEMBERING JENNIFER

Jennifer Diskin was a treasured member of Wilkes University, a student who received her M.A. in Creative Writing in 2006. Sadly, she passed away in December, and since then a scholarship has been started in her name. The university is holding a memorial event for her on Jan. 27 from 1-5 p.m. in honor of her 40th birthday in the Wilkes University Student Center‚??s second floor ballroom.


Tickets are $10 a person and will be sold both in advance and at the door. Food and entertainment is included.


LIFE OF A TUPPERWARE LADY

Tickets are now on sale for the off-Broadway smash hit ‚??Dixie‚??s Tupperware Party,‚?Ě which will have a six-show run at Shopland Hall in Scranton Cultural Center.


The show will take place Feb. 20-21, 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 21, 8 p.m.; Feb. 23, 4 and 8 p.m.; and Feb. 24, 2 p.m.


Tickets are $40 and can be purchased by calling 800.745.3000 (TicketMaster), 570.342.7784 (Broadway Office), or visiting broadwayscranton.com/shows.asp.



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