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Sounds: Strong Conversions

Sounds: Strong Conversions

Surfer Blood — “Snowdonia” THE GOOD: Indie rockers Surfer Blood regroup after one member dies and another bails. They then get ambitious on album four. THE BAD: No issues. THE NITTY GRITTY: Dedicated to original guitarist Thomas Fekete, who succumbed to cancer about a...

Sex and the Stage

Sex and the Stage

Actress Kerry Ipema shares laughs during one-women parody “Sex and the City” fans rejoice — a one-woman parody is coming to town. Comedian and actress Kerry Ipema brings her show, “One Woman Sex and the City: A Parody of Love, Friendship and Shoes,” to F.M. Kirby...

Gender Roles

Gender Roles

Two Scranton playhouses present all-male and all-female shows over same run The all-male “Glengarry Glen Ross” with its female director and the all-female “The Women” with its male director play out on separate Scranton stages starting this week in a theatrical battle...

Sounds: Dancing on the Fault Line

Sounds: Dancing on the Fault Line

SAINT MOTEL — “Saintmotelevision” THE GOOD: Following its commercial breakthrough, the 2014 EP “My Type,” Los Angeles indie pop band Saint Motel comes back with a bright, tight, second full-length album. THE BAD: “Saintmotelevision” isn’t a game changer. Don’t expect...

‘Season of hope’

‘Season of hope’

The spirit of French beauty and decadence makes its way into the convention center at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Sunday for the 30th annual Gourmet Gala. Under the theme “Springtime in Paris,” more than 40 local restaurants present sumptuous appetizers, entrees and...

Sounds: Complexities

Sounds: Complexities

FOXYGEN — “Hang” THE GOOD: California duo Foxygen manages to stay together (the band thrives on inner turmoil) and releases an ambitious fifth. THE BAD: With its elaborate arrangements and prog-rock throwbacks, “Hang” makes you work at times. THE NITTY GRITTY: We get...

Magic Moment: Cinderella

Magic Moment: Cinderella

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ‘Cinderella’ transforms with help from NEPA native Cinderella and her prince finally found their happily ever after on Broadway in 2013 after decades of televised productions, tours and community theater. And they did so in an updated story...