The Artists’ Studio: First Friday Weekend

  First Friday Weekend Extending this month’s First Friday Scranton thrills into Saturday, the Slingluffs’ gallery at 527 Bogart Court in Scranton will introduce The Electric City to the work of Providence, Rhode Island-based artist Jenny Brown (far left and top half of page). Titled Lavender Lily Sea, this new exhibition features selections from her...

Bookmarks: Micah Towery

  Poet Micah Towery studied at Binghamton University and Hunter College before becoming an instructor himself at Indiana University in South Bend. He share selections from his new book Whale of Desire and other recent works at Library Express at The Mall at Steamtown with special guests including Joe Weil, a former teacher, on Saturday, March 8 at 3:30...

the artists’ studio: TAG

Above: Digital image composite by Susan Scranton Dawson. All other photos by Alicia Grega. TAG: You’re It   A new exhibition of digital photographs by Susan Scranton Dawson installed at the University of Scranton’s Loyola Science Center won’t be finished until you’ve made your mark on them. A “starter event” held on Friday, Feb. 21 welcomed...

Bookmarks: Writers Showcase

Author Le Hinton is the special guest at the next Writers Showcase on Saturday, March 1.   Bookmarks Writers Showcase   The next installment of the Writers Showcase at The Vintage will be held on March 1 at 7 p.m. at The Vintage, 326 Spruce St., Scranton. The reading series, hosted by Brian Fanelli and Jason Lucarelli, will feature readings by local...

Curtain Call: Sons of Rage and Love

SONS OF RAGE AND LOVE Green Day’s American Idiot plays The Kirby on Wednesday   You could call it the RENT of the Oughts or the Hair of the 21st Century. Critics looking for a way to describe something they hadn’t exactly seen before also compared American Idiot to The Who’s Tommy. Offering almost no dialogue (director Michael Mayer actually cut...

Review: Jersey Boys

Can you come out tonight? Jersey Boys runs through Feb. 16 in Scranton   Before teeny boppers started shrieking themselves hoarse over the Beatles, regular blue-collar Americans lapped up The Four Seasons, sending four kids from rough New Jersey neighborhoods to harmonic heights with hit after hit. Meatier than your average jukebox musical, Jersey Boys’...

Scented Valentines

Scented Valentines Create a custom love NOTE in downtown Scranton   If you’ve ever buried your face in the pillow he used or wore the T-shirt he left behind, you know how profoundly the smell of love can tug on our heartstrings. Nothing can whisk us away to another place and time like the scents lodged in our memory — Nana’s chicken paprikash on the...

Artists’ Studio: The Space Between Us

The Space Between Us Is Not Distance Artist Ruth Koelewyn shares dynamic installation at Marywood’s Suraci Gallery   Embodying both male and female qualities, the mythological character Hermaphroditus was thought by ancient Greeks to symbolize the coming together of man and woman in marriage. This ideal of union is still touted in modern times even as...

Curtain Call: Gaslight’s Much Ado

Meaghan Fadden (Hero) and Jason Alfano (Claudio) in rehearsal for Gaslight Theatre‘s production of Much Ado About Nothing. Photo by Tom Bonomo.   Curtain Call Gaslight’s Mid-Century ‘Much Ado’ runs through Sunday in Scranton   “I feel like we’re in White Christmas,” actress Meaghan Fadden joked as she posed for photos with her Much Ado...

Curtain Call: Diva’s First Act

ABOVE: Bob Balitski and Helen Lavelle rehearse for The First Act.   Curtain Call Diva Productions to offer first of many acts in a new (olde) venue   To say she was busy when the call came would be putting it mildly. Diva Theater’s Paige Balitski was up to one elbow in First Night Scranton and had just closed a Christmas show for the company’s...