The Grateful Gallery visits First Friday

Grateful Art in The Electric City We caught up with The Grateful Gallery’s John Warner about his upcoming appearance at The Backyard Ale House, 523 Linden St., Scranton, on Friday, March 7 as part of Susquehanna Breakdown’s Fee Free event. The night will feature selected works from The Grateful Gallery, as well as live music from The Kalob Griffin Band and...

The 2014 Boamies

The Boamies by Jeff Boam   The acting community has their SAGs. The Brits have their BAFTAs. The H’Wood Foreign Press has their Golden Globes. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have their Oscars. And I have my PFA … no wait, er, the Boamies! Yes, that’s what I’m here to present! Every year, these collectible figurines hard-crafted by a...

Earfull: RED HOT CHILLI PIPERS

The Pipes are Calling RED HOT CHILLI PIPERS bring Bagrock to The F.M. Kirby Center   As we draw closer to the onslaught of various St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, you can almost hear the bagpipers approaching The 570 far off in the distance. When we think of bagpipers, thoughts of “Danny Boy” and “Amazing Grace” might come to mind, but a Scottish...

LOVE & EQUALITY IN PENNSYLVANIA

  LOVE & EQUALITY IN PENNSYLVANIA   The fact that it’s 2014 and we are still talking about the political issue of love and equality in the world, be it in Sochi, South Scranton or Plains, shows us that we, as a mass of intelligent people, still have much work to do. Electric city and diamond city are not here to lecture or to show you the way to...

My Funny Valentine

My Funny Valentine — by andrea mcguigan Right about here, at the beginning of this paragraph, is where you’d probably expect the diatribe against standard Valentine’s Day gifts. It usually begins with something like, “Hey, people in relationships, are you sick of the standard fancy dinners, boxes of chocolates and bouquets of flowers for V-Day? Here are...

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...

Darrell Hammond Speaks

CLINTON, CONNERY AND A DASH OF DARRELL mohegan sun hosts ‘an evening with darrell hammond’   Darrell Hammond, the comedian, actor and author, best known for his work on Saturday Night Live (SNL) is bringing his stand-up comedy and impressions to the Keystone Grand Ballroom in the Convention Center at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs for a night of laughs...

Super Bowl Time

What you should know about Super Bowl XLVIII   Who’s playing the game: The Denver Broncos (Home Team, W15 – L3) verses The Seattle Seahawks (Away Team, W15 – L3) for the ever-coveted Vince Lombardi Trophy. Peyton Manning is the quarterback for the Broncos and has enjoyed a record-breaking year. He has already been to the Super Bowl twice,...

Tracy Morgan Talks

TRACY MORGAN TALKS COMEDIAN TO PERFORM HIS OWN STYLE OF STAND-UP THIS WEEKEND AT MT. AIRY CASINO RESORT   Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan wants you to know he’s just a normal guy who likes to play with his kids and make people laugh. He doesn’t care who wins the Super Bowl (“I’m just looking forward to watching the game,” he says) and when he’s...

Earfull: A Fire With Friends

FIRE IT UP A FIRE WITH FRIENDS CELEBRATE THE RELEASE  OF GHOST HOUSE  WITH A SPECIAL SHOW   Something has been swirling in the ether around the area for longer than a year, popping up here and there in front of audiences, and occasionally, alighting to be captured one bit at a time. Now it’s time for the spectre to fully materialize: Ghost House is the...