Headphones 2015-12-24 00:00:00

“V: THE INVASION” — SOUNDS WEIRD, BUT IT WORKS. Across 1 Tyler of “Archer” 6 “Omnia vincit ___” 10 “Pygmalion” playwright 14 Athletic team 15 The 29th state 16 When repeated, a Billy Idol hit 17 Chinese leader born in Norway? 19 “This is for,” on an env. 20 One in...

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HEADPHONES Assorted declarations from Editor Tom Graham   Sugarman It was announced earlier this week that Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Kristian Bush from Sugarland will perform the Keystone Grand Ballroom in the Convention Center at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Saturday, April 19 at 8 p.m. Leaving his mark...

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HEADPHONES Assorted Declarations from Editor Tom Graham   Speak Up! In last week’s action-packed episode of Headphones, I wrote about Scranton’s amusement tax, a tax passed on Dec. 10, 2012 that allows the city “to impose a 5-percent tax upon privilege of attending or engaging in non-exempt amusements, including every form of entertainment,...

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HEADPHONES Assorted Declarations from Editor Tom Graham   The Whack Tax If you are a musician playing a gig in the city of Scranton any time soon, be wary: Scranton wants a cut of the money and considers itself part of the act … the over-served yet ineffective tambourine player if you will. It’s not just musicians who are in the city’s...

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HEADPHONES assorted declarations from editor tom graham     The Peach Unleashed The Allman Brothers Band (two nights), Bob Weir & RatDog, Trey Anastasio Band, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Lotus, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, The Greyboy Allstars, JJ Grey & Mofro, The Revivalists and more will perform at this year’s Peach Music Festival, which will return...

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  HEADPHONES Assorted Declarations from Editor Tom Graham   Grammys Be Gone Another Grammy season has come and gone, just like the cold winter — oh, wait, it’s still freezing out there. For those of you keeping score at home, I successfully predicted four of the six winners featured in last week’s Headphones. I’m not saying I know what’s...

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Headphones Grammy picks by Tom Graham The 56th annual Grammy Awards air this Sunday night, Jan. 26 at 8 p.m. on CBS. LL Cool J returns as host of the ceremonies which features performances from Jay-Z and Beyonce, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr (receivers of this year’s Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award), Katy Perry, Lorde,Taylor Swift, Imagine...

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assorted declarations from staff writer tom graham   Firefly Delaware’s Firefly Music Festival is the latest summer fest to announce its lineup. The lineup includes the recently reunited Outkast (André 3000 and Big Boi announced they’d be playing over 40 festivals this summer). Previously, they confirmed headlining spots at Coachella and Governors...

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HEADPHONES assorted declarations from staff writer tom graham The Chandelier Earlier this week, The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, announced the creation of a new concert series. “Live from the Chandelier Lobby,” will be held in the confines of the theater’s main lobby and will focus on specific musical genres...

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Reunited and it feels so good I see 2014 as the year of big time band reunions. Maybe it has to do with the number 2014 itself. Two: usually the number of people it takes to break up a band. 0: the initial chances of ever reconciling just enough to share the stage again. 1: the first person to set aside their stubbornness and extend the olive branch. 4: the...