Thursday, April 24, 2014


Arts & Entertainment

Local talents to sing in Mostly Opera's 'A French Pastry'

Apr 23

To local singer Abigail Zieger, opera is more than just a form of entertainment. It's an experience and a journey.

Local students in Scranton Prep's production of 'The Music Man'

Apr 23

The Scranton Prep Players will present one of American Musical Theatre's timeless classics, Meredith Wilson's “The Music Man” Fridays and Saturdays, April 25, 26 and May 2, 3 at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays April 27 and May 4 at 2 p.m. in the Bellarmine...

Dance, music and song raises supports Scranton Cultural Center

Apr 23

The Pancholy family, of Clarks Summit, hosted West Meets East at the Scranton Cultural Center April 19. The program, which included Indian music and dance, a tea party and time for friends to socialize, served as a fundraiser for the Scranton Cultural Center.

Dietrich Movie Mania!

Apr 23

Who wrote the book the movie “Heaven Is For Real” is based on?Last week's answer: Jesse EisenburgThis week's winner: Scott Adams, of Clarks Summit

More than the movies Radio Players return to Dietrich

Apr 23

Last December, the Dietrich Theater's Radio Players wowed us with an amazing live performance of two popular radio plays “My Favorite Wife” and Charles Dickens' “A Christmas Carol.” Twenty-one community members participated in the...

Grant to fund health programs at the Dietrich

Apr 23

The Wyoming County Cultural Center at the Dietrich Theater announced it's able to offer free health and wellness classes and programs because of a $5,000 grant from the Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation.

Misericordia to offer performance arts training

Apr 23

The Department of Speech-Language Pathology is offering beginners and established regional performers and professional speakers of all ages an opportunity to learn or refine their skillset in the performing arts at the inaugural Summer Performing Arts Training Academy...

Steveskey to present Cuban Guitar Concert

Apr 21

Classical Guitarist Jay Steveskey will celebrate Spring on Sunday, May 4 at 3 p.m. at the Dietrich Theater by exploring the vibrant and colorful music of Cuba.

C.S. youth to give first solo performance on birthday

Apr 16

Manan Pancholyhas much to look forward to April 19. Not only does the day mark his ninth birthday, it provides the Clarks Summit resident the opportunity to give his first solo vocal performance in front of an audience.

More than the movies A fan of the classics

Apr 16

Well, our spring film festival has wrapped up, and boy, were there a lot of films to see in two short weeks. My two favorite films were “The Lunchbox” and “Kids for Cash”. “The Lunch Box” was beautiful, subtle and heartwarming. I could...

Arts and entertainment calendar, week of April 16, 2014

Apr 15

VISUAL ARTS/PERFORMING ARTS

Family Storytime at the Dietrich Theater

Apr 11

Fiona Powell will be back at the Dietrich Theater Saturday, April 26 at 11 a.m., telling tales at her spinning wheel, mesmerizing young and old alike. This free story-time is for the entire family and all children and adults who love to enter the world of imagination.

Historical society to hold Grand Civil War Ball, Downton Abbey Tea this weekend

Apr 11

On Saturday, April 12, the Lackawanna Historical Society will host its 10th Annual Grand Civil War Ball at The Century Club, 612 Jefferson Ave, Scranton. Doors open at 7 p.m. and dancing begins at 8 p.m., with music by period dance band Spare Parts and prompting by Ball...

Comedian Jessica Kirson to Perform at The Comedy Palace April 26

Apr 16

Temple Hesed of Scranton, will host Comedian Jessica Kirson April 26, at The Comedy Palace at the Temple, 1 Knox Road. The event begins at 8 p.m., with a cocktail hour starting at 7:30 p.m.

More than the movies The power of theatre

Apr 9

American actress and acclaimed acting teacher Stella Adler once said that, “The theatre was created to tell people the truth about life and the social situation.”

Student artists exhibit works at ACL

Apr 9

A single tear runs down the face of a potato dressed as a sad clown.Next to it sits a box of french fries.

Pieces of the Abingtons

Apr 9

How well do you know the streets where you live? The Abington Journal puts your powers of observation to the test with our “Pieces of the Abingtons” contest. Every other week within the paper, we'll feature a photograph of a landmark, architectural...

Arts and entertainment calendar, week of April 9, 2014

Apr 8

VISUAL ARTS/PERFORMING ARTS

Discussion to cap Film Festival

Apr 8

The Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock has hosted post Film Festival discussions for the past five years. These discussions are for those who want to share and hear ideas about the movies they have seen. This year, the Post Spring Film Festival discussion will be Friday,...

Last performance of The Laramie Project offers a chance to talk

Apr 8

The two weekends of The Laramie Project will conclude with a public discussion at the Dietrich Theater after the 2 p.m. performance on April 13.

Abington Senior Center's Needlecraft Class donates hats to Astra Zeneca Hope Lodge

Apr 8

The Abington Senior Community Center's Needlecraft Class recently donated 30 hand-crafted hats to the Astra Zeneca Hope Lodge of the American Cancer Society in Cheltenham for patients staying in the Philadelphia area undergoing cancer treatment. The class meets on...

Dietrich movie mania!

Apr 2

How many films are part of the Dietrich's Spring 2014 Film Festival?Last week's answer: Veronica RothLast week's winner: Jeff Sipler, Harveys Lake

The Gathering at Keystone announces program

Apr 2

Keystone College has announced a program for The Gathering 2014, featuring author and journalist Victor Navasky, civil rights poet Sonia Sanchez, and best-selling novelist Jacqueline Mitchard. Registration is now open for the three-day symposium on the Keystone campus,...

Dalton Library delights Getting into the Spring of things

Apr 2

Let's give a big, warm welcome to April. One place I can promise you'll find warmth is the Dalton Community Library where there's always friendly people and warm smiles.

More than the movies Honoring our volunteers

Apr 2

According to the Volunteering and Civic Life in America's annual research report, 64.5 million Americans volunteered nearly 7.9 billion hours last year. The estimated value of their service is nearly $175 billion, based on the private sector's estimate of the...
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