Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher to be buried together

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Debbie Reynolds’ son said Friday his mother and sister, actress Carrie Fisher, will have a joint funeral and will be buried together. Todd Fisher said the actresses will be interred at Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills, the final resting place of numerous celebrities, including Lucille Ball, Dick Van Patten, Liberace, Florence Henderson, David […]

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Musician George Michael dead at 53

LONDON — George Michael, the British pop superstar who reached early fame with WHAM! and went on to a solo career lined with controversies and chart-topping hits that blended soul and dance music with social commentary, has died, his publicist said Sunday. He was 53. Michael died at his home in Goring, England. His publicist, […]

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The Dead experience: Band connections abound in Northeastern Pennsylvania

If the Wyoming Valley were settled in some sleepy, artsy county in Northern California, within the influential sphere of San Francisco, it would be logical that an impressive number of residents would have artistic and business connections to the Grateful Dead and its extended musical family. But fixed in Northeastern Pennsylvania, the valley’s collection of […]

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Local fans of ‘Star Wars’ franchise stoked at premiere of ‘Rogue One’

WILKES-BARRE — Families, friends and other fans of “The Force” came out Thursday evening to Wilkes-Barre Movies 14 to see the newest installment in the “Star Wars” franchise. “Rogue One” was shown at 7 p.m. to an almost packed theater. Chris O’Neal, of Wilkes-Barre, brought his daughter, Caroline, 3, to the movie. “I like Luke […]

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Alexis P. Suter Ministers of Sound celebrate live CD with Kirby Center show

WILKES-BARRE — Alexis P. Suter Ministers of Sound will celebrate the release of their recently recorded record “Live From Briggs Farm Blues Festival” with an event at F.M. Kirby Center. In July, Suter and her ministers teamed up with Briggs Farm Blues Records to release a live CD featuring songs from their set performed earlier […]

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Tree farms don’t just grow Christmas trees, they grow traditions

What makes a tree the cream of the crop at a Christmas tree farm? Specifications vary from family to family, but for siblings Will, Emily and Lizzy Barrouk, the deciding factor comes courtesy of a certain jolly bearded man. “They usually end up picking out whatever they end up bonding with,” said the siblings’ mother, […]

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Local doo-wop fans ready for Joe Nardone’s Holiday Doo-wop Extravaganza

WILKES-BARRE — Joe Nardone knows doo-wop, and this weekend another of his genre-centric shows will take over the F.M. Kirby Center. The show begins 7 p.m. Dec. 10, with The Skyliners, Larry Chance & The Earls, The Dubs, La La Brooks, Jimmy Gallagher and The Classic Sounds taking the stage and performing for doo-wop fans […]

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TruTV star Michael Carbonaro brings magic to Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center

WILKES-BARRE — During Michael Carbonaro’s hidden camera show “The Carbonaro Effect,” the magician makes objects disappear and reappear in front of an audience unaware of his occupation — at his live shows, Carbonaro admitted the crowd has “kind of got my number,” but he promised “Carbonaro-type” turns to keep audiences on their toes. On Dec. […]

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Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center levels up with Video Games Live

WILKES-BARRE — Video game music may have started as bleeps and bloops, but as the industry evolved its soundtracks became orchestrated affairs worthy of their own CD releases. The orchestral event Video Games Live! celebrates arrangements from a number of franchises throughout gaming history, and on May 19, 2017, the show is coming to Wilkes-Barre’s […]

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You know you need to lose weight, but where do you start?

As winter approaches, a time when most of us add a few pounds due to the holidays and less activity, you’re probably thinking: “Great! I haven’t lost the few pounds I put on last winter.” And, as these “few” pounds make us a bit heavier every year, we find ourselves stuck in a rut. Some […]

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