Just Blush

For some bands, determining the right name takes months of brainstorming. For Just Blush, it was as easy as going to the hardware store. “Guido (Castellani) happened upon a paint swatch at Lowe’s one afternoon,” guitarist Todd Oravic said. “‘Just Blush.’ Done deal.”...
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Light it Up – Region welcomes holiday season with annual radio tower lighting

Colorful bulbs reaching to the sky will alight on Thanksgiving eve in a decades-long tradition that’s transformed into a block party full of holiday cheer. The lights running up the radio tower atop The Scranton Times Building, 149 Penn Ave., will turn on tonight at 6...
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Have a holly jolly time with live Rudolph musical at F.M. Kirby Center

Even the most famous reindeer of all has his bad days when it comes to fitting in. The classic story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer — whose shining red nose excluded him from playing reindeer games, leading him to flee to the Island of Misfit Toys — flies into F.M....
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It really is the thought that counts when presenting

Thank your holiday hosts with unique gifts that reflect their lives. Host and hostess gifts have replaced the custom of bringing a bottle of wine to holiday gatherings, said Lora Hobbs, owner of Live With It gift shop in Peckville. People gravitate toward gifts...
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Concerts – November 23, 2017

Concerts – November 23, 2017

F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre Tickets: 570-826-1100 Night Ranger and Loverboy, Friday, Nov. 24 Christmas with Jennifer Nettles, Thursday, Nov. 30 Keller Williams, Friday, Dec. 8 The Oak Ridge Boys’ Christmas Celebration Tour, Monday, Dec. 18 Cabinet, Sunday, Dec. 31...

Up Close & Personal – Jennifer Rushton

Up Close & Personal – Jennifer Rushton

Jennifer Rushton co-owns and -operates the Dress Lounge, Kingston, which opened 14 months ago and specializes in bridal and prom dresses. Rushton is a native of Nanticoke and is a graduate of Greater Nanticoke Area High School and the Wilma Boyd Career School in...

Sounds – November 16, 2017

Sounds – November 16, 2017

WATERS — ‘Something More’ THE GOOD: Waters, the Van Pierszalowski solo project that eventually morphed into a proper band, comes back with its third. THE BAD: “Something More” could be polarizing to the band’s fans. The more records the group makes, the “safer” the...

Trans-Siberian Orchestra keeps on rocking after losses

Trans-Siberian Orchestra keeps on rocking after losses

The show must go on for Trans-Siberian Orchestra, which lost its creator earlier this year. The progressive rock band, known for its Pink Floyd-sized spectacles, hauls its holiday show, “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” to Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, Wilkes-Barre...

Fab 5 – November 16, 2017

Fab 5 – November 16, 2017

1. ‘Birdmania’  Join author Bernd Brunner at the Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton, on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 6 p.m. for a presentation on his new book: “Birdmania: A Remarkable Passion for Birds.” A nonfiction author, Brunner’s writings cover a wide...