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Folk icon Art Garfunkel to perform at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre

The F.M. Kirby Center announced today that folk icon Art Garfunkel will perform at 8 p.m. May 8 at the downtown Wilkes-Barre theater, 71 Public Square. As half of Simon & Garfunkel, Garfunkel contributed to some of American music’s most timeless ballads and anthems, such as “Mrs. Robinson,” “Scarborough Fair,” “The Sound of Silence,” “The […]

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Touring production of ‘A Chorus Line’ to visit Scranton Cultural Center

When Madison Tinder was growing up in San Antonio, Texas, she fell in love with the movie version of “A Chorus Line.” The story about dancers taking part in a soul-baring audition fascinated her even more when she saw a 2008 documentary about it called “Every Little Step” and watched YouTube videos from the stage […]

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Out On a Limb: Digitized records a ‘treasure trove of information’

A milestone for the area’s genealogists has been reached with complete digitizing of all church records of the 11-county Roman Catholic Diocese of Scranton. The records are now available at the research library of the Northeast Pennsylvania Genealogical Society, the society announced recently. The library is in the caretaker building on the grounds of the […]

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Today in history

Today is Monday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2018. There are 315 days left in the year. This is Presidents Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 19, 1968, the children’s program “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” created by and starring Fred Rogers, made its network debut on National Educational Television, a forerunner of PBS, beginning […]

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Harlem Globetrotters bounce toward Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Twp.

A gravity-defying dunk. An impossibly long shot that hits nothing but the bottom of the net. Ballhandling skills so technical and innovative they redefine what is possible with a basketball. These are just some of the awe-inspiring feats audience members can expect to see when the Harlem Globetrotters visit Wilkes-Barre Township for two games on […]

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Around Town: A snowy Saturday and an evening of art

What does it mean when you pile a 10-foot tent, 100 T-shirts and 100 Weekenders into a car? In my day-to-day, it’s easy to guess. It means the Times Leader and Weekender staff are off to yet another event. This time, the team headed to Montage Mountain for College SnowJam 2018 – a day where […]

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Wilkes University theater troupe stages Arthur Miller classic ‘The Crucible’

WILKES-BARRE — Ask the cast of “The Crucible” how they’d feel if they actually had to live in 17th-century Salem and the Wilkes University students who are preparing to present the Arthur Miller classic react with horror. “Oh, goodness no,” said Melissa Berardelli, who plays a character wrongly accused of witchcraft. “It’s very strict and […]

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College Life: Learning to say ‘no’ a vital part of campus involvement

It is important to get involved in college. As I mentioned in an earlier column, it seems that seldom is there another time in anyone’s life where they can participate in so many stimulating things. However, there is something that is just as — if not more — important. Learning how to say “no.” I, […]

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Comedian Jim Breuer to bring real-life comedy to F.M. Kirby Center in WB

Jim Breuer’s life-is-funny approach to stand-up comedy became a focal point of his routine when he became a father for the first time, and his penchant for finding humor in the regular, relatable and downright difficult aspects of the human condition has carried all the way through sending his oldest daughter — he now has […]

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Wailin’ Jennys to bring harmonies to Misericordia University on Monday

DALLAS TWP. — Online reviews of The Wailin’ Jennys rave about exquisite harmonies, voices blending so well you’d think the three women were sisters (they’re not), and song topics that touch the heart. “I just want to live inside of their music,” one fan wrote. Mezzo Nicky Mehta — she’s the middle-range singer between soprano […]

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