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The Electric City and Diamond City Best Of 2014 Readers’ Poll

Top Ten Rejected Horror Movie Ideas

Top Ten Rejected Horror Movie Ideas 10. Alien Vs. Predator Vs. The Kardashians.  9. The Werewolf Gets Heartworms.  8. The Abominable Dr. Phil.  7. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Dater.  6. Gore Vidal’s Dracula.  5. Cujo II: The Pooper Scooper  4. Freaks II: The...

Curtain Call: Another Tempest

Anderson offers ‘Another Tempest’   Academics and dramaturgs have traditionally traced the island setting of Shakespeare’s The Tempest to the Mediterranean not too far from Italy or maybe the Caribbean. It was while living in New Bedford, Mass., where he founded...

Up Close: Ron Babcock

The Funny Man Returns Ron Babcock is a funny guy. As the bio on his website, heyron.com, will tell you, he has been on TV, “not enough to be super-famous, but enough to make kids from his high school impressed.” Babcock, a native of Wilkes-Barre and a graduate of The...

Sounds

PHASED IN AND FUZZED OUT CYMBALS EAT GUITARS — Lose THE GOOD: New Jersey indie rockers Cymbals Eat Guitars bring the noise on their third full-length. THE BAD: The guys make you work for it. Lose is good — maybe even great — but it takes a few spins to fully sink in....

Screens

Opening this weekend   Ouija Olivia Cooke, Ana Coto For the better part of the last decade, when Halloween rolled around, moviegoers were tricked or treated into seeing one of two franchises: Saw or Paranormal Activity. With Paranormal Activity: The Ghost...

THE HAUNT SPOT

THE HAUNT SPOT A WEEKLY REVIEW OF NEARBY HAUNTED ATTRACTIONS BY SCARE-SEEKER JOE ROVINSKY   This week’s reviews — Haunted Scarehouse  105 W. Dewey Ave., Wharton, New Jersey. (862) 244-4454. hauntedscarehouse.com. The Haunted Scarehouse, Wharton, New Jersey, is...

Worldly Tastes around the 570

Who says the 570 doesn’t have food diversity? Whether you live in the Electric City or near the Diamond City, there are lots of choices when you want to grub up non-American-style. Afghani After some Backyard Ale House or Bog drinking, your tumbly can get a bit...

Iron (Skillet) Man

Iron (Skillet) Man Tucker Hottes shares his love of the Cast Iron Skillet and shares a family recipe recipe for Southern fried chicken.   Over the years, I’ve acquired all sorts of cookware. It started out in college with the basic cheap set of pots and pans...

Concerts in Scranton / Wilkes-Barre

Concerts in the 570 and beyond F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre Tickets: (570) 826-1100 Slapstick Sonata, Oct. 24 Badlands — A Tribute to the Music of Bruce Springsteen, Oct. 25 Umphrey’s McGee, Oct. 30 DooWop Spectacular, Vol. 7, Nov. 1 360 All Stars, Nov. 6 Alexis P....

Things to do in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

Thriller all over the World For the first time, the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple joins zombie enthusiasts throughout dozens of countries coming together to “Thrill the World,” a global celebration of the life and music of Michael Jackson....

Live Music in Scranton / Wilkes-Barre Oct. 23 – 29

Thursday, Oct. 23 Bar on Oak, Pittston — The Tones Breakers @ Mohegan Sun, Wilkes-Barre — Karaoke Contest Brooklyn Pub, Dunmore — Karaoke with DJ Speaker Jam Chestnut Street Tavern, Dunmore — DJ Deborah Deer Head Inn, Delaware Water Gap — Jazz Jam with Bill Goodwin...

Curtain Call: Carrie the Musical

From left: Ron Miller as Tommy, Robin Green as Margaret White, Angela LaRose, Abby Martino as Chris and Joey Maguschak as Billy in the Pennsylvania Theatre of Performing Arts’ production of Carrie, the Musical running Oct. 17 to Oct. 26 at the J. J. Ferrara Center in...

Around Town

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