Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza ranks in top 150 arenas worldwide

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza has ranked No. 141 on the 2016 list of top arenas worldwide by entertainment industry trade publication “Pollstar.” The rankings, formed by the publication with 2016 ticket sales numbers, list the top 200 arenas around the world. The arena moved up more than 10 spots from […]

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F.M. Kirby Center ranks No. 109 in worldwide ticket sales

WILKES-BARRE — The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts has climbed five slots as one of the top 200 theaters in the world. In 2015, the venue ranked No. 114 and moved up to No. 109 in 2016 on the Top 200 theaters list from concert tour industry trade publication “Pollstar.” The list is […]

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New gallery at Wyoming Valley Art League features sculptor Skip Sesbach

WILKES-BARRE — On Feb. 17, Wyoming Valley Art League will hold an opening reception for a new exhibit highlighting the world of Misericordia University Artist in Residence Skip Sensbach. The bulk of pieces come from Sensbach’s “Glyphs” series, created in response to a loved one’s battle with dementia. Each piece is crafted to represent dementia’s […]

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‘America’s Got Talent’ finalist Cirque Zuma Zuma tumbles into F.M. Kirby Center

WILKES-BARRE — American television audiences were introduced to Cirque Zuma Zuma courtesy of NBC variety/reality competition show “America’s Got Talent.” On Feb. 16, the audience at F.M. Kirby Center will witness the act live. Featuring performers trained in Kenya and Tanzania, Cirque Zuma Zuma is a theatrical circus performance highlighting African culture, dance and music. […]

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Marriage-license applications, divorce filings in Luzerne County

Marriages & Divorces Marriage-license applications filed in the Luzerne County Register of Wills Office between Dec. 22 and Jan. 05: Anthony Thomas Melici, Glen Lyon, and Shianna Lynn Corbett, Glen Lyon. Jo Dell Salman, Wilkes-Barre, and Mary T. Polacheck, Wilkes-Barre. Cassidy Elizabeth Monroe, Wilkes-Barre, Jeremy David Welles, Oklahoma. Marcelle Danielle Stevens, Scranton, and John Henry […]

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Calling all killer queens: Queen tribute band comes to Kirby Center

WILKES-BARRE — Seminal rock band Queen has had a number of chart-topping hits. Queen tribute act, God Save the Queen, fronted by Freddie Mercury look-a-like, Pablo Padin, has played those hits for crowds in Europe, South America and India, and on Feb. 3 the band will bring its brand of Queen to Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby […]

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Scranton Cultural Center starts free craft workshop/film screening series

SCRANTON — Imagine previews being replaced with a craft workshop the next time you attend a major motion picture. At Scranton Cultural Center, they’re making that dream a reality. The 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton arts center will host one craft workshop/film screening event a month through May for children and families, starting with Jan. […]

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The pool’s open again for Montage Mountain’s annual polar plunge

SCRANTON — The Fourth Annual Splashin’ with Compassion polar plunge is returning to Montage Mountain this month, and if jumping into water in the middle of winter isn’t your thing, don’t worry — it’s free to watch. It’ll be open swim from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Jan. 28 in an outdoor pool of water […]

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For Hanover Township’s Patty Phillips, running was more than a resolution

HANOVER TOWNSHIP — Forget the self-help books, gym memberships and fad diets — all one local woman needed to change her life was a pair of running shoes. Since Patty Phillips started running 32 years ago she has completed 35 marathons, including 13 Boston Marathons and all 21 Steamtown Marathons in Scranton. The walls of […]

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The American diet hasn’t changed in years — except for this one thing

Despite a slew of new studies, recommendations and nutrition fads ranging from gluten-free to paleo, the general American diet has not changed substantially since 2000, recent government data shows. Between 2000 and 2010, the most recent year for which complete data is available, the average American’s daily caloric intake declined by a mere 2 percent. […]

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