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Five Folks
In honor of April Fool’s Day, we asked the question:
“Are you more likely to play an April Fool’s trick or be the victim?”
It’s the Laurel’s Annual

EASTER “Most likely I would play the trick. A

EGG Ages 2-12

good one is to unplug the mouse and
keyboard from someone’s computer.”
HUNT Prizes for all...
Big and Small
Jason Benjamin, 21, Tobyhanna

Saturday, April 9 • 10am

“I’d like to be the player. Definitely.
What’s that classic one where you put a
700-702 3rd Avenue rubber band on the water fountain (to
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Taylor Letourneau, 20, Wilkes-Barre

CATARACTS, OR “The player. But we haven’t thought of a
CONTACTS HOUNDING YOU? good one yet. How about a bucket on top
of the door?”
Chris Bartlow, 20, Muncy

“Well, generally I would be the victim.

I’ve survived a few – nothing major.”
Danielle Kern, 27, Lehman Township

“I would be the player. Unless my son

gets me first.”
Reynold Verret, 55, Wilkes-Barre


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Jeannine Luby, of Scranton, utilizes laughter not only in her stand-up acts, but in the work she does every day to help benefit the
health of others.

By SARA POKORNY Scott Bruce, of Drums, is respon- he said. “Just like anything else, it’s an

sible for creating Wise Crackers Com- art form. You have to do things your
id you hear the one about edy Club, perhaps the most widely own way.”
the guy who hosted an recognized comedic venue in the ar- “By the same token, there are
ea. He established the business with things that are 100 percent true all the
Emmy award-winning his wife in 2000. Wise Crackers has time, like the way you construct a
show on PBS? five locations joke, and how
How about the guy who opened throughout the IF YOU GO concise you
state, including What: Up and Coming Comedy Series have to be in
for comedians Chris Rock and Scranton and Where: 4th Floor, Shopland Hall, Scran- your wording.”
Pauly Shore? Wilkes-Barre. ton Cultural Center, Scranton Bruce said
The club When: Saturday, April 16; 7 p.m. cock- that comedy is
Or maybe you’ve heard the one started as a tails and music, 8 p.m. show
a unique art
about the woman who combines Admission: $16
place for What: Grotto Pizza comedy night form, in that
laughter and yoga to achieve bet- Bruce’s wife to Where: Grotto Pizza, Edwardsville it’s incredibly
work and a base When: Saturday, April 23, 10 p.m. audience-dri-
ter health? from where he ven.
These folks aren’t punch lines; could perform on the weekends, keep- “A comedian actually requires re-
they’re the people who carefully ing him closer to his wife and kids. It sponse,” he said. “A band might be
grew into much more. playing at the bar you’re at, and if you
craft them and they’re in our back “It became a place that I could don’t like them you can ignore it and
yard. Northeastern Pennsylvania’s teach comedians at, as well as hold go about what you’re doing. Comedi-
comedy scene is filled with talented open mic nights for up-and-comers,” ans need a direct response and it’s ve-
he said. Bruce teaches classes that ry specific. If people aren’t laughing,
people who travel all over the na- deal with the essentials of comedy.
tion, spreading laughter. “The first rule is there are no rules,” See LAUGHTER, Page 5


heads to Havana

f warm breezes and palm trees,
The Contra Rebels will play a
high-energy set of old-time and Latin rhythms and rum-fla-
French Canadian tunes for the vored drinks sound good after a
New England Contra Dance
tomorrow at the Church of long, cold winter, friends of the
Christ Uniting in Kingston. Northeastern Pennsylvania Phil-
THIS WEEK: APRIL 1 harmonic invite you to “Lovin’ the
T O 7, 2 0 1 1 Music, A Night in Havana.”
Big Band Society Dinner Dance,
with music by the Fred Bevan “It’s not a pretentious party. It’s full of
Orchestra. Genetti Hotel and Con- fun,” said co-chair Lisa Stoyko of Sha-
vention Center, 77 E. Market St., vertown. The fundraiser, set for April 16
Wilkes-Barre. Tonight with doors at at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, is “a
5:45 and dinner at 6:30. $31. 457-
5009. party for a purpose,” she added.
“It costs $1.5 million to put on a Phil-
Knitting and Crocheting, for all harmonic season and ticket sales only
ages and skill levels. Osterhout take care of about 40 percent of the bud-
Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., get,” co-chair Marty Toth of Harrisburg
Wilkes-Barre. Saturdays through
April 9, 10:30 a.m. to noon. 823- said. “If we have a full house for every
0156. concert, there’s still 60 percent to take
care of.”
Bowl-a-Thon, a benefit for the “Lovin’ the Music, A Night in Hava-
Mountain Top Relay for Life. na” will be the Philharmonic’s largest
Chacko’s Family Bowling Center,
195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes- fund-raiser of the year, said Philhar-
Barre. Saturday, noon to 2 p.m. $12 monic board president Bob Stanley.
includes bowling and shoe rental. And it will live up to its name, Stoyko
Register: 760-3716. said, with lots of Cuban influence evi-
dent in the menu and in some of the
Zumbathon, a fundraiser for the
American Heart Association. Mem-
eclectic music of the Dance Hall Docs
orable Occasions, 268 S. Main St., as well as in some of the more theatrical
Duryea. Saturday, noon to 3 p.m. elements of the evening.
$10. 479-1000. While the co-chairs want to maintain
an air of mystery about certain aspects
Geisinger Gala, the 12th annual
of the gala, they do admit the event will
event to benefit the new women’s
and children’s hospital under con- include an auction during which guests
struction at the Geisinger Wyoming may bid on getaway packages to exotic BILL TARUTIS/TIMES LEADER FILE PHOTO

Valley Medical Center. With a recep- locales. Board president Bob Stanley and his wife, Mina Hailstone-Stanley, attended
tion, open bar, silent and live auc- Also on the block is the chance to be last year’s 1970s-themed fund-raiser for the Philharmonic.
tions, dinner and dancing to the guest conductor of the orchestra at a fu-
music of Which Doctor and Soul.
Westmoreland Club, 59 S. Franklin ture concert, and the opportunity to Guests are encouraged to wear black IF YOU GO
St., Wilkes-Barre. Saturday at 6 have Philharmonic board members tie or “Havana Chic,” which means you
What: ‘Lovin’ the Music: A Night in Hava-
p.m. Black tie optional. $150 per serve you and your guests a dinner are more than welcome to put together, na’
person. 808-3651. cooked by none other than Maestro say, a Carmen Miranda outfit or even a To benefit: Northeastern Pennsylvania
Lawrence Loh. Fidel Castro ensemble. Philharmonic
New England Contra Dance, with
music by the Contra Rebels. “He’s a wonderful cook,” Stanley For last year’s ’70s-themed fundrais- When: April 16 with cocktails at 6 p.m,
Church of Christ Uniting, 190 S. said. er, Stanley recalled, he wore the kind of dinner at 7 p.m, dancing from 8:30 to
Sprague Ave., Kingston. Saturday Speaking of food, the menu on April powder-blue tux many young men 11:30 p.m.
at 7:30 p.m. No partner or previous Where: Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs
16 will include a salad of tropical fruits, sported at proms back in the day.
experience necessary. $9. 333- Tickets: $150 per person, $275 per cou-
a guava-glazed chicken breast and rice “If I can find size-13 powder blue ple, table of 10 with no advertising,
and beans. It’s relatively simple Cuban- shoes on the East Coast,” he said, “I’m $1300; table of 10 with advertising, $1600
Spring Bingo, sponsored by the style fare, Toth said, but the dessert, he sure other people can put together a Reservation deadline: Thursday
Greater Nanticoke PTA. Warrior promised, will be “over the top.” Castro outfit.” Info: 341-1568 or
Run Volunteer Fire Company, 316

See EVENTS, Page 5


on its toes.


The 44-year-old Wilkes-Barre
resident has been trading on
stand-up humor for 18 years now
and likes to weave ad-libbing in-
Continued from page 3
to his act.
you become a lecturer.” “It keeps every show different,
A lecturer he is not, as Bruce and it challenges me,” he said. “I
has taken his act from coast to have to make sure I have some-
coast, cruises to colleges and thing quick to say back.”
comedy clubs, cracking audienc- “I go at it full throttle. I take “A woman in Kentucky is suing a funeral
es up all along the way. the chance.” home after they respossed her husband’s
He has also appeared on tele- Ohrin believes give-and-take tombstone. What do you do with a
vision, hosting “The Pennsylva- is fun for a crowd. people with the same name and wait for
nia Game” on PBS, a show that “The audience gets to say them to die?”
Easter time is nigh so won an Emmy in 1998. He also things to the comedian that they
- Joe Ohrin
head to the West Pittston has written three books and is probably wouldn’t be able to say used by Jay Leno on The Tonight Show

Library for a free demon- penning a fourth. S. JOHN WILKIN/THE TIMES LEADER in any other setting.”
Another comic who has visit- Comedian Scott Bruce, owner Ohrin has performed from
stration of the 2000-
ed venues across the country, of the Wilkes-Barre Wise coast to coast, was a contribut-
year-old Eastern Europe-
and who Bruce refers to as “a re- Crackers Comedy Club, per- ing writer for “The Tonight
an folk art of “Pysanky,” forms during the Laugh Out
with master pysanky al road warrior,” is Mike Stan- Show with Jay Leno” and did
kiewicz, of Nanticoke. Loud dinner and benefit for the voice work for MTV’s “Celebrity
artist Marianne Lurie. Domestic Violence Service
She’ll discuss the origins The Nanticoke resident broke Deathmatch.”
into the business in 1985 and has Center at Mohegan Sun at He has opened for Chris Rock,
of this egg-decorating Pocono Downs on March 25.
art and offer examples of received the Best of Philly Weird Al Yankovic and Pauly
her work. 200 Exeter award, presented by Philadel- making the mistake that others Shore.
Ave., West Pittston. April phia Magazine. He’s appeared have made,” he said. “I pretty We’ve heard that laughter is
“I got into an argument with my daugh-
2 at 2 p.m. 654-9847. on “Comedy on the Road” with much learned in class what oth- the best medicine, and that’s a ter’s teacher. She called me a jerk.
John Byner on A&E, and has er people learned in the school saying that Jeannine Luby, of Which is upsetting, ’cause my daugh-
worked with Dennis Leary and of hard knocks.” Scranton, puts into practice. ter’s homeschooled.”
Gilbert Godfried. He has willingly settled into Though Luby has dabbled in - Brad Todd
EVENTS One of his fondest memories
is of meeting Bill Hicks, a re-
the role of “clean comic.” “Some-
day, my kids are going to be
stand-up from a young age, she
became serious about it two
Continued from page 4 nowned comic, in New York. watching what I do,” he said. years ago when she founded her
“Not only did I meet him, but The father of three looks to his business, Laugh to Live.
Academy St., Warrior Run. Sunday he was in the back of the room family for inspiration. “I run various programs in or-
with doors at 11 a.m. and games at 1 during my act and pulled me “I deal in observational hu- der to promote laughter and hu-
p.m. $2. 899-0005.
aside afterward to tell me how mor. I talk a lot about being mar- mor in a therapeutic way,” Luby
Monthly Bingo, with door prizes, much he enjoyed it,” Stankiew- ried and being a father, pretty said.
cash prizes and refreshments. St. icz said. “It was amazing to have much what’s in the world around One way she accomplishes
Mary’s Hall, 1030 S. Hanover St., someone that I admire say that me.” this is through laughter yoga.
Nanticoke. Sunday with doors at to me.” He’s performed at Gotham “Jokes aren’t being told during
12:30 p.m. and games at 1:45 p.m.
735-4834. One of the fresher faces on the Comedy Club in New York, it,” she said. “It’s a lot about “After a series of bad dates I’m ready
scene is Brad Todd, 40, of Scran- Catch a Rising Star in New Jer- breathing, deep breathing. to treat dating like it’s a kid’s birthday
game. Blind fold me, spin me around
Step into Spring Fashion Show, ton, who has done stand-up for sey and Chuckles Comedy Club You’re literally chanting the and let me pin the tail on the nearest
with styles from Buka, Dress Barn, seven years. He came into the in Philadelphia, among many words ‘ho, ho, ho’ and ‘ha, ha, jackass.”
Humphrey’s, Shooze, Snooty Fox game knowing very little. others. ha’, which expels a great deal of
and Yuki’s along with hors - Jeannine Luby
d’oeuvres, desserts and a basket “I didn’t even know there was By summer, “New Comedy air.”
raffle. Hosted by Prince of Peace such a thing as an open-mic Revolution 2” will be released, a Laughing can help to ease
Episcopal Church at Appletree night,” he said. “I just knew com- taping Todd participated in pain and release stress, as well as the material she performs on
Terrace, Newberry Estate, off edy was something I wanted to along with four other comedians create a sense of bonding with stage.
Pioneer Avenue, Dallas. Sunday, 1 do.” from around the United States others in the class. “It’s therapeutic many times,”
to 3 p.m. $20. Reservations: 675-
1723. Todd hit every venue he could and Canada. Luby, a stand-up comic who she said. “When you can realize
and further refined his act Meanwhile, sharp wit and an has emceed at the Scranton Cul- the humor and get other people
Lenten Immigration Project: A through Bruce’s classes at Wise- impromptu attitude keep come- tural Center’s Up and Coming to see it as well, you say, ‘Hey, ev-
crackers. dy veteran Joe Ohrin’s audience Comedy Series, finds healing in erything’s going to be fine.’”
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Cheers! Restaurant Review

Local, old-world flavor


he variety of liquor flavors
and mixers make drink-
mixing possibilities end- Did I magically leave Kingston and
less. But what happens when you wind up in Frank Sinatra’s Las Vegas? The
white columns, the fountains, the old-
Chow Chatter
throw beer onto that list? You get world decor? Well-known local chef Biagio
a Raspberry Lambic martini, a It might have been 40 degrees outside, Dente is picking up prizes again,
but the grand entrance to Vanderlyn’s even in his retirement.
blend thought up by the River In late March, Dente, a certified
Restaurant (formerly known as Kazimi’s)
Street Ale House in Pittston. at least made me feel as if I were stepping executive chef from Pittston,
into an exotic climate. received the American Culinary
“The sweetness of the Lambic per-
On an otherwise typical Saturday eve- Federation’s Northeast Region
fectly complements the raspberry vod-
ning, our craving for a rich dining experi- Hermann G. Rusch Chef’s
ka,” said Christian Switzer, a bartender
ence led us here, to where American fine Achievement Award at the 2011
at the Ale House.
dining meets Mediterranean cuisine. ACF Northeast Regional Confer-
Lambic is a unique style of beer pro-
You’ll either find the familiar – New York ence in Columbus, Ohio.
duced only in a small region of Belgi-
Strip Steak St. John – or, like us, sheepish- “Hermann was a friend of mine,
ly ask the waitstaff how to pronounce and I am humbled and eternally
Lambic is brewed in open vats where
“Fatayer B’Sbanigh.” grateful for this award,” Dente
wild yeast and bacteria can take hold. CLARK VAN ORDEN/THE TIMES LEADER
We started with the Boursin & Spinach said in a press release. In 1959,
It’s then stored in barrels and left to age Vanderlyn’s Restaurant is on Schuyler
Crab Dip ($12), a nice-size portion of Dente began his own business,
for up to three years. The Avenue in Kingston.
sweet crab, baby spinach, tomatoes Dente’s Catering Service, which
result is a clou-
and herbs combined with a IF YOU GO he operated until he retired in
dy, sour beer.
blend of rich cheeses and baked 2001 and then transferred own-
In a fruit-fla-
vored ver- until piping hot. I dove into this, What: Vanderlyn’s Restaurant ership to his son.
Where: 239 Schuyler Ave., Kingston
sion, the fruit relished in the rich flavor and
Call: 283-6260
serves to balance the warmth and dove back in again. Our Credit Cards? Yes
sour taste with sweeter only wish was for more bread. We ran Handicapped accessible? Yes didn’t waste any time before ordering the
notes. If you find yourself out despite the huge dollops of dip we Online: Peanut Butter Bomb ($6), which was
wanting more than one Lam- scooped on top. peanut-butter ice cream with a caramel
bic martini, purchasing a bot- For a taste of something a little more center dipped in milk chocolate and driz-
tle of the Raspberry Lambic Mediterranean, we opted for the Fatayer sound overpowering, but they blended zled with more chocolate and caramel.
could be beneficial. B’Sbanigh ($5), three large pastries baked nicely. We would have liked a little less Think of a Nestle Drumstick without the
“You can get about seven or and filled with spinach and onion. The balsamic vinaigrette, however. The leaves cone or nuts and multiply it by 20. The ice
eight martinis out of one bot- dough had a nice flavor, but the filling was were a bit drenched, and the vinaigrette cream was smooth, the chocolate creamy,
tle,” Switzer said. The bottle bland at times with occasional hints of overpowered. the whole dessert rich and delicious.
costs $8.50. The crimson con- spices if you hit the right bite. We ended And speaking of salads, the Tableside “Give us 12 minutes,” the waiter said,
coction is tart, but tasty, up using the remaining pastries for the Caesar salad for two ($14) was a popular which meant these desserts were made to
with very little hint of al- leftover crab dip. dish. At least three tables ordered the order and worth the wait.
cohol in it. Don’t be We had a hard time picking just salad in which a member of the waitstaff, When my date’s banana cake ($6) ar-
fooled, though, because two appetizers, so we went with or, if you’re lucky enough, the chef pre- rived, we gobbled it up. A homemade thin
it packs quite a punch. three. Our third and final was the Porta- pares the dish tableside. layer of moist cobbler-esque cake was
bella Salsiccia ($10), marinated portabella For our main course, the specials sound- topped with bananas, butter-pecan ice
Raspberry Lambic martini mushrooms filled with Italian-style veal ed too good to pass up. I ordered the Es- cream and sugar the chef had torched to a
Bartender: Christian Switzer, River sausage and vegetables, baked and topped presso Filet ($34), paired with grilled golden caramel color. My date sang the
Street Ale House, Pittston with imported provolone cheese and ma- asparagus and carrots and garlic potato praises of this cake all the way home and
Price: $7.50 rinara sauce. This was a lovely display of croquettes. The sauce drizzled over the is still talking about it.
Pour Raspberry Smirnoff vodka, Tri- color with an even lovelier taste. The steak and vegetables was divine, with a The staff was friendly and gracious, and
ple Sec, and a dash of lime into shaker, sausage was wonderfully spiced and the subtle, sweet hint of espresso. It made my it’s worth noting that one table not so keen
shake thoroughly. cheese perfectly melted. While I dove into perfectly cooked filet very happy.The on how busy the place was became angry
Add a dash of Raspberry Lambic, the crab dip, my date dove into the mush- asparagus was a tad over-done but still and impatient but, with one complaint,
give one or two more shakes. rooms, which gave him instant gratifica- tasty, and the carrots were a perfect com- was taken care of like family.
Pour into martini glass and garnish tion.We tried, unsuccessfully, not to fill up bination of soft and crisp. I’d like for the lights to have been a little
with a lime. on appetizers, but with so much lovely The breading on the croquettes mixed dimmer and to have seen some slightly
••• food already on our table, plus compli- with the rich flavor of the garlic mashed updated décor – new chairs and tables
Speaking of complementary combi- mentary rolls, pita bread and homemade potatoes was a bit much but also still maybe – but the parties that lingered for
nations, Jack Daniel’s has decided to try hummus, we were stuffed after the first tasty. two hours as we did seemed to have a
its hand at infusing flavor into its whis- course. My date ordered the Tasmanian Salmon wonderful time and meals.
key. The company is showing its softer But this night was about overindul- ($32). This sushi-grade salmon was I might even come back for a drink at
side by releasing Tennessee Honey gence, we’d already decided, and how cooked to order and served underneath a the bar. The beautiful, intimate space was
whiskey, the first new product in al- filling could a salad be? lovely white wine, orange and honey sauce serving what looked like fabulous drinks.
most a generation. The new drink will When it comes with Mandarin oranges, and paired with oven-roasted mushrooms Even the 80-year-old woman at the next
meld the Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 with tomato, toasted coconut and candied and garlic mashed potatoes. He could table couldn’t resist a vodka martini.
honey liqueur, making for a smoother, pecans, you might be inclined to eat it all. have taken or left the sides but raved “I’m drunk,” she smiled, taking another
sweeter version of Jack that will be 70- “I love fruit in salad,” my date said of about the salmon. sip and raising a glass to the staff.

proof. The honey whiskey is set to hit the Vanderlyn’s Salad ($7), and I’ll second Were we done? Oh, no. After a nice
shelves this month. that. The pecans, coconut and oranges coffee break, we were headed to dessert. I Times Leader food critics remain anonymous.

“Kings of Pastry,” “Vision: The
Hildegarde von Bingen Story,”
“The Way Back,” “A Somewhat
Gentle Man,” “Barney’s Version,”
Tourney statistics hard to predict
Continued from page 5

“Casino Jack,” “The Illusionist,” LAINS TWP. – How long proaching 80 percent elimina-
Call for Justice, a talk by Rod “Of Gods and Men,” “Even the
Gereda, facilitator for the In-
does the tournament last? tions. Regular tournaments are
Rain” and “Biutiful.” Opens April 8 The question many at 79.4, and big-stack events are
terfaith Resource Center for with a Gala Night of hors
Peace and Justice, who will dis- newcomers to multitable-tour- TOM ROBINSON at 78.2.
d’oeuvres, wine, two films and
cuss his experiences with im- desserts. Continues through April nament poker ask is nearly It’s tougher to measure from
migrants. St. Therese Church, 64 21 at the Dietrich Theater, 60 E. impossible to answer. AT THE TABLE there because so many events
Davis St., Shavertown. Sunday at Even past results will not help
2 p.m. Free. 696-1144.
Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 996-1500 For the week of March 14-20: chop, and the $8,000-chip
or determine how aggressive play- Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs events would seem to be even
An Evening of Fine Food and ers are going to be in the early Wagers more likely to end that way
Wine. Enjoy gourmet cuisine, Race for Wishes, an evening of stages, how the cards will fall in Week: $63,913,125.03
racing to benefit the Make-a-Wish because chip stacks are not
decadent desserts and a variety all-in situations and how likely Fiscal year to date: always different enough to have
of wines offered by regional res- Foundation. With entertainment,
the survivors are to cut the $2,030,795,713.71
taurants while moving through raffles, auction and prizes for best players wanting to fight out the
tournament short by making a Payouts
the rooms of the Scranton Cultur- “derby” attire. Mohegan Sun difference in prize money for
Week: $57,382,968.81
al Center, 420 N. Washington Ave., Casino at Pocono Downs, 1280 deal and chopping the remain- each place on the prize ladder.
Fiscal year to date:
Scranton. Sunday at 5:30 p.m. Route 315, Plains. April 8, 7 to 10 ing prize money. $1,827,528,182.97 If all tournaments were
$100 patrons, $85 guests. 346- p.m. $85. Reservations: 696-9474 Our statistical analysis of 34
or Mount Airy Casino & Resort played to conclusion, the as-
7369. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Wagers sumption has to be that big-
Hillside Farms Mooseum Grand tournaments in the current Week: $38,463,595.25 stack tournaments would again
The Pancoast Mine Disaster, a Fiscal year to date:
commemoration of the 100th Opening, a mini-festival with blind structure – 17 with start- move more slowly. That’s be-
tours of the farm and new mu- ing stacks of $8,000 in tourna- $1,300,169,906.62
anniversary of the disastrous fire cause with 80 percent of the
seum, live music, food and chil- ment chips and 17 with starting SOURCE: PENNSYLVANIA
that claimed 73 lives in Throop. field eliminated and blinds now
Included: photographs, books and dren’s activities. The “Mooseum,” GAMING CONTROL BOARD
stacks of $12,000 in tournament
period documents. Anthracite completed by this year’s Lead- at 1500 and 3000, the average
chips – gives an indication of
Heritage Museum, 22 Bald Moun- ership Wilkes-Barre class, spot- player in a normal tournament
how quickly players can expect
tain Road, Scranton. Sunday at lights antique carriages, vintage has just 13 big blinds remaining.
2:30 p.m. 963-4804. farm equipment, Americana a thinned field.
entries are closed, 7.7 percent of In a big stack, the average play-
household items and Conyngham As expected, there are some
players have been eliminated er still has 20 big blinds.
World Affairs Luncheon Seminar family relics. The Lands at Hillside, distinct differences in how tour-
on “Facing Disasters in the Middle from a regular tournament but Players tend to make a much
65 Hillside Road, Trucksville. April naments play depending on how
East: Are There Only Bad Op- 9, noon to 4 p.m. Free. 472-8843. many chips players have to just 3.1 percent from a big-stack larger percentage of their wa-
tions?” with Stephen Kinzer,
start. (Technically the tourna- ($12,000-chip) event. gers all-in bets once they get
author and Boston College profes- Blast from the Past, with the At the first break, between down to about 10 big blinds,
sor. Presented by the Schemel Poets, Frankie & the Corvettes, a
ments involve $6,000 and
Forum at Redington Hall, 1120 $10,000 in starting chips, but Levels 4 and 5, 1:20 into play, meaning action can be expected
tribute to the Everly Brothers by the regular tournaments have to speed up significantly.
Linden St., University of Scranton. Dick & Tom, oldies and doo-wop the dealer add-on taken by the
Tuesday at noon. $20. 941-4089. by the Paramounts and the For- vast majority of the field adds wiped out 27.5 percent of the Those looking for another
tunes and a tribute to female $2,000 in chips in each case.) field compared with 15.3 per- edge to improve their results
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Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave., Scranton. April 9 with dinner at 6
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p.m. followed by dancing 7 to 11:30
p.m. Reservations: 654-9847. p.m. $37.50. Reservations: 343- the two-and-a-half-hour mark. event, regular tournaments have because certain playing styles
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and-a-half hour mark.
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Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Nay
Aug Park, Scranton. Monday,
Thursday and Friday, noon to 4
p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.;
Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. 346-7186.

Exhibits Suzanne Maria Rossetti Memorial

Juried Art Exhibit, works in vari-
ous media by area high-school
THIS WEEK: APRIL 1 students. Through Wednesday at
T O 7, 2 0 1 1 the Schulman Gallery, Luzerne
County Community College, 1333 S.
Art of Bob Schmitz, vibrant works Prospect St., Nanticoke. Monday
in acrylic and oil. Opens tonight through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
with a reception from 5 to 8, with The Suraci Gallery at
jazz guitarist Michael Koehler and Marywood University
Harrisburg performers Clarissa and Elise Wagner: A Decade in Paint- will open two exhibits
Henrick Karlsson. Through April 30 ing, works by the American painter Saturday afternoon.
at Bakehouse Bakery & Café, 152 using the medium of encaustic to
United Penn Plaza, Kingston. Mon- “Honey: Female Per-
explore the relationship between
day through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to science and art with symbols found
spectives” spotlights
8:30 p.m.; Saturday, 6:30 a.m. to in astronomy, alchemy and meteo- This colorful watercolor by Lorraine Petyo Elias titled ‘Zebra’ is works by Noel Anderson-
7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 6:30 a.m. to part of a group exhibit of paintings and photography at her Wilkes-
rology. Through May 22 with an Corwin, Gina Rice and
6:30 p.m. 714-2253. artist’s reception April 8, 5 to 7 Barre studio through April 10. Sarah Schimeneck and
p.m. Sordoni Art Gallery, 150 S.
Student Exhibition, the 25th River St., Wilkes University, Wilkes- explores body image,
annual juried show with a wide Barre. Open daily, noon to 4:30 Petyo Elias Studio, 198 Brown St., of American Ornamental Penman- pressure to conform to
variety of media. Opens tonight p.m. 408-4325. Wilkes-Barre. Thursdays through ship by renowned master penmen.
with a reception 6 to 8. Continues Sundays, noon to 5 p.m. 947-9275. Through April 18 at the Weinberg
gender stereotypes and
through April 15 at the Hope Horn Memorial Library, 900 Mulberry rituals women develop
Creative Trash, paintings and
Gallery, Fourth Floor of Hyland sculpture made from recycled Art Exhibit, drawings and paint- St., University of Scranton. Monday as coping mechanisms.
Hall, University of Scranton. Sun- cardboard, paper, plastic and bro- ings by internationally known artist through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 11:30 “[Dis]Place” by Kayla
day through Friday, noon to 4 p.m.; ken electronics by Western Wayne and author Nathan Goldstein and p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sat-
Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m. 941-4214. his wife, Harriet Fishman. Through urday, noon to 8 p.m.; Sunday, Cady addresses the
High School students. Through fallout from the regional
April 8 at the Lackawanna College April 29 with a Gallery Talk April 14 noon to 11:30 p.m. 941-6341.
Youth Art Exhibit, works by tal- Environmental Institute, 10 Moffat at 12:30 p.m. and a reception April coal industry. The exhib-
ented young people ages 13 to 26. Drive, Covington Township. Open 15, 6 to 8 p.m. Linder Gallery, Keys- Luzerne County Women in Pastel its open Saturday with a
Opens tonight with a reception 7 to Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 tone College, La Plume. Monday Invitational, works by Georgiana
9 with live music and creative through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 10 Cray Bart, Anna Ostapiw, Mary reception from 2 to 5
p.m. 842-1506.
foods by young culinary artists p.m.; Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Louise Steinberg, Tobi Balin Gross- p.m. and continue
from the Career Center. Continues Group Art Exhibit, by Lorraine Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 4 man, Shirley Trievel, Alice Laputka, through April 30 at Ma-
Saturday, 2 to 6 p.m.; April 9 and Petyo Elias, Bonnie Coveleski, to 10 p.m. 945-8461. Liz Bignel Plashinski and Natalia rywood University, 2300
10, 2 to 4 p.m. Hazleton Art League, Darren Elias, Betsy Havira, Char- Kerr. Also: watercolors and works
225 E. Broad St., Hazleton. 454- Ornamental Penmanship, the Adams Ave., Scranton.
lotte Kindler and Bonnie Mattick.
2982. Through April 10 at the Lorraine extensive Zaner-Bloser Collection
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Notes on Music $3 students. Benefits the Mountain
Top Relay for Life. 474-6782.

Duo delivers hypnotic tunes Simply Grand Concert, with the

Gabriel Chamber Ensemble per-
forming at WVIA-TV’s Sordoni
High-Definition Theater, 100 WVIA
Way, Pittston. Sunday at 3 p.m.
Free but reservations required.
The Crimson Lion Coffee & 655-2808.
Hookah Lounge, on East South
Street in Wilkes-Barre, will host
the musical stylings of Moun-
Concerts Lenten Concert, by the Catholic
Choral Society. St. Andrew’s
Church, 316 Parrish St., Wilkes-
tains on Sunday at 7 p.m. THIS WEEK: APRIL 1 Barre. Sunday at 4 p.m. Free. 954-
Mountains is Brooklyn-based T O 7, 2 0 11 1242.
duo Brendon Anderegg and Randy Travis, the country chart-
Koen Holtkamp, who use an ar- topper and actor. Penn’s Peak, 325 In Concert, the 32-member Man-
ray of instruments and electron- Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. Tonight hattan School of Music Brass Or-
at 8. $44, $39. 866-605-7325. chestra with the University of
ics to accomplish their signature Scranton Singers. Houlihan-
sound. McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue
Live Wire, the New York AC/DC
“Our sound is very medita- tribute band with Beautiful Day,
and Mulberry Street, University of
tive,” Anderegg said. “It’s more Scranton. Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Free.
re-creating a U2 concert. Penn’s 941-7624.
hypnotic than relaxing.” Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe.
The two have known each oth- Saturday at 8 p.m. $20 advance, Homegrown Music Concert, with
er since they were young and $25 day of show. 866-605-7325. the blues-rooted Blind Chitlin
ended up attending school to- Kahunas and singer-songwriter
Choral Society of Northeast Charles Havira. Sordoni High-
gether in Chicago. They worked Pennsylvania, the Symphonic
solo for a while, but decided to Definition Theater, WVIA Studios,
Chorus performing Gabriel Faure’s 100 WVIA Way, Pittston. Monday at
join forces in 2003. Brendon Anderegg and Koen Holtkamp are the duo that make up “Requiem” and Morten Lauridsen’s 8 p.m. Reserve free tickets at
Their latest release is Air Mu- musical group Mountains. They play at the Crimson Lion Lounge
“Lux Aeterna.” Joined by the 655-2808.
seum, their first studio-recorded Bloomsburg University Concert
in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday. Choir and Chamber Orchestra. St.
album. Firefall, Poco and Pure Prairie
Luke’s Episcopal Church, 232 League, an evening of hits by three
“This was the first we record- ••• Wyoming Ave., Scranton. Saturday of the most popular pop-rock and
ed in a studio, as opposed to our The Skull Defekts and Zomes at 8 p.m. $15, $12 seniors and stu- country-rock groups of the 1970s
apartment or some other space,” will play at Embassy Vinyl, on dents. 343-6707 or choralsociety- and ’80s. F.M. Kirby Center, Public
Holtkamp said. Adams Avenue in Scranton, on .net. Square, Wilkes-Barre. Thursday at
Their non-traditional ap- Wednesday with doors opening at 7:30 p.m. $40, $30. 826-1100.
7 p.m. and the show starting at 8. Annual Jazz Festival, with the
proach to composition results in
Crestwood High School Jazz En- Mike Posner, the hip-hop and R&B
a layering of sounds. Tickets are $8. semble along with other area jazz singer-songwriter (“Cooler Than
“We generally start out with Zomes is the solo project of bands. Also: food, desserts and Me”). Sherman Theater, 524 Main
improvisation, then find the Asa Osborne, guitarist of the ve- basket raffles. Crestwood High St., Stroudsburg. Thursday at 8
quality of sound that we like and ry highly regarded Lungfish. School, 281 S. Mountain Blvd., p.m. 420-2808.
develop that,” Holtkamp said. “Earth Grid,” Zomes second al-
Asa Osborne, of Lungfish, is
Unique to Air Museum, this
LP is a marriage of acoustic in-
struments and electronics on
bum since 2008’s Holy Moun-
tain, is due out April 12.
“Earth Grid” is an intentionally
currently on tour with his solo
project, Zomes. He’ll play at
Best Bet
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which you can find acoustic and primitive recording put together
electric guitar, accordion, bass, at home on cassette tape. It con- •••
cello, and piano. sists of looped percussion and key- Two local bands are celebrat-
“To achieve the sound we board melodies that stumble over ing anniversaries this weekend.
wanted we used some guitar one another to create a drone. The Jeanne Zano Band will hold
pedals, synthesizers, modular Touring with Zomes is The a second anniversary bash at 9
synthesis equipment,” Ande- Skull Defekts, who just released p.m. Saturday at Bar on Oak in
regg said. The pair also has rock record “Peer Amid.” The Pittston with special guests
amped up an aspect of the live Swedish band consists of Hen- K2O and Eddie Appnel. There
show. They created a patch that rik Rylander on drums and elec- will also be T-shirt and CD give-
will allow their electronics to sync tronics; Joachim Nordwall on aways. The former Flaxy Mor-
at various times. guitar, vocals, and analog gan member launched her own
“We’re using control voltage,” synths; Jean-Louis Huhta on country band two years ago that
Holtkamp said. “Basically, if I do percussion, effects, and elec- includes Mike Dantone on bass, Monday is traditionally the night Broadway theaters are
something with my electronics, tronics; Daniel Fagerstroem on Dennis Chabala on lead guitar, “dark” – which gives a group of musical stars the oppor-
it can affect Brendan’s sound as guitar, vocals, and electronics; Diamond Dave Baratta on steel tunity to head to Scranton’s Electric Theatre and spend
well.” and Daniel Higgs on vocals and guitar, fiddle and mandolin, and their day off “Celebrating Sondheim.” Thom Christopher
As for the music itself, it can various instruments, who is the Joe Partash on drums. Warren (“The Lion King”), Annalisa Ledson and Erin
be described in no other way but newest member of the band. On the same night at Rox 52 Maguire (“101 Dalmatians”), Rose Pedone and Loni Acker-
gorgeous. The multiple layers The Skull Defekts formed in in Plymouth, Cool Ride will cel- man (“Evita”), Sara Sheperd (“Legally Blonde”) and
and blurred boundaries between 2005, and are a beacon in the ex- ebrate five years of being to- many more will perform songs from composer Stephen
acoustic and electronics leave perimental Swedish rock scene. gether. Touted as NEPA’s ulti- Sondheim’s Broadway hits including “Into the Woods”
you lost in the sound, immersed Based in classic rock, the band mate party band, the quartet and “A Little Night Music” to benefit the theater at 326
in rhythmic beats. also infuses notes of tribal mu- consists of Darren Hall on per- Spruce St., Scranton. The performance is set for 7:30
Mascara and Aris Rutkoski, sic, drone, and Indian ragas, cussion, Doug Hall on bass, Bill p.m. Monday. $50, $45 seniors and students with a free
performing as Kerubic Prayer among other sounds from nu- Fitt on lead guitar, and Lloyd post-show party included. 558-1515.

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night. grounds. board.

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By ROGER MOORE a vast factory where the
The Orlando Sentinel eggs, chocolate bunnies and
“Hop” is a chip off the old munk — as in chipmunks, “Alvin and candies are made, rebels. He
runs away from home to Hol-
the Chipmunks.” Like the Alvin movies, it has critters interacting lywood.
with real people. That’s where he runs
afoul of Fred O’Hare (get
The critter in question — a bunny — is all about music, just like it?), a 30ish slacker still liv-
the chipmunks And like the last chipmunk picture, about the best ing with mom (Elizabeth
Perkins) and dad (Gary
one can say for “Hop” is that it adheres to that Hippocratic oath of Cole). Fred hits the rab-
children’s entertainment — “First, do no harm.” bit with his car and takes
him in out of guilt. It
The latest semi-toon from the cre- rodent wrapped up in his drum kit. doesn’t take long for Fred
ators of “Despicable Me” features an “E.B.”wants to be a rock star. to get over the novelty of
adorably animated and lifelike Easter But Dad (voiced by Hugh Laurie) this new pest in his life.
Bunny and a somewhat less animated isn’t having it. It’s Junior’s turn to “So what? So you talk and
James Marsden, the hilarious prince take over the family business. “We poop candy.”
from “Enchanted.” The bunny can’t make any mistakes. The whole Yes, E.B.’s “pellets” are jellybeans.
(voiced by Russell Brand) bangs away WORLD is counting on us,” the fa-
his days on Easter Island (literally), a ther counsels. The kid, growing up in See HOP, Page 24


Still Showing
Continuing films: Jason Sudeikis are trapped in bound for the Red Planet. Simon
stereotypically stagnant mar- Wells, the great-grandson of
THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU — riages. Their spiteful, nagging legendary science fiction author
Matt Damon and Emily Blunt fall (clichéd) wives are advised to H.G. Wells, directs this 3D-en-
in love and flee shadowy figures give them a weeklong “hall hanced animated adventure. PG
in this immensely stylish roman- pass” from marriage. Naturally, for sci-fi action and peril. 88
tic thriller. If only the ending these guys have no idea what to minutes. ★★
lived up to the buildup. PG-13 for do — because the desperate
brief strong language, sexuality Farrelly brothers have no idea
either. R for crude and sexual PAUL — Two geeks on a road trip
and a violent image. 99 minutes.
humor, language, graphic nudity pick up an extraterrestrial smart
★★ 1/2 aleck looking to return home.
and drugs. 105 minutes. ★1/2
With Simon Pegg, Nick Frost,
BATTLE: LOS ANGELES — A Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig and
dozen alien ships land on Earth, THE KING’S SPEECH — You can’t the voice of Seth Rogen. 105
and in the ensuing carnage, a help but succumb to this minutes. R for language in-
platoon of Marines is sent into weighty-yet-uplifting period cluding sexual references and
the fray with the seemingly drama based on a true story some drug use. ★★ 1/2
inconsequential mission of res- about British royalty. R for lan-
cuing a handful of civilians. guage. 118 minutes. ★★★ 1/2
RANGO — A relentlessly inventive
PG-13 for sustained, intense war animated amalgamation of
violence and destruction and for LIMITLESS — A frustrated writer “Chinatown,” Sergio Leone
language. 116 minutes. ★ 1/2 has his mental capacity in- spaghetti Westerns and the
BEASTLY — Alex Pettyfer stars as creased fivefold by a top-secret drug-conjured lizards of “Fear
drug, but his new abilities soon and Loathing in Las Vegas,” this
the chiseled, blond Kyle, arro-
attract unwanted attention from is, yes, a PG-rated kids movie.
gant, moneyed and cruel. He’s
shadowy forces. With Bradley PG for crude humor, language,
the perfect guy to rule his posh
Cooper, Abbie Cornish, Robert action and smoking. 107 minutes.
Manhattan prep school. Nothing
De Niro and Anna Friel. 105 ★★★
else in this film based on Alex
minutes. PG-13 for thematic
Flinn’s young-adult take on material involving a drug, vio-
“Beauty and the Beast” even lence including disturbing imag- RED RIDING HOOD — The classic
remotely resembles reality. es, sexuality and strong lan- story is turned into a medieval
PG-13 for language including guage. ★★★★ love triangle in which Valerie
crude comments, brief violence (Amanda Seyfried) would rather
and theme. 86 minutes. ★ 1/2 be with the bad boy she loves
THE LINCOLN LAWYER — A than the good guy she’s been
criminal defense attorney who arranged to marry. PG-13 for
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick operates out of the back seat of violence, creature terror and
Rules — The problems of Greg a chauffeured Lincoln Town Car sensuality. 100 minutes. ★ 1/2
Heffley (Zachary Gordon) lie has his first high-paying client in
close to home, where baby years, but what appears a sim-
By ROGER MOORE brother Manny is old enough to ple, lucrative case turns into a SUCKER PUNCHED -- Except for
The Orlando Sentinel rat him out and older brother deadly game. With Matthew Vanessa Hudgens — who’s built a

Rodrick (Devon Bostick) has McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, following through “High School
ne of the demons is wearing what Musical” — it’s a relatively un-
become “the king of laziness, Ryan Phillippe, John Leguizamo
looks like a Darth Maul Halloween except when it comes to tortur- known cast (Emily Browning,
and Michael Pena. 119 minutes. R
mask. ing me.” Their mom (Rachael for some violence, sexual con- Abbie Cornish, Jamie Chung and
And the finale is both a tad too literal and Harris) concocts a scheme to tent and language. ★★★ Jena Malone) that comes to-
a lot too long and drawn out. pay the boys to get along. PG for gether to portray kick-ass char-
But that doesn’t spoil what is, without a some mild rude humor and acters who are part Rambo, part
mischief. 98 minutes. ★★ MARS NEEDS MOMS TOO — Manga, part showgirl. PG-13 for
doubt, the spookiest and most entertain-
When his mom is kidnapped by violence, intense action, profan-
ing horror flick since “Paranormal Activ- Martians, a 12-year-old suburban ity, adult themes. 109 minutes. ★
ity.” HALL PASS — Owen Wilson and kid hitches a ride on a rocket 1/2
“Insidious” is a haunted house tale in the
“Poltergeist” mold — a child in jeopardy, a

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releases. “Big Time Rush: Season One,
“Black Swan,” Grade A-minus: Volume One:” Nickelodeon
Natalie Portman earned an series about three young men
Oscar for her portrayal of a who trade hockey for a chance
young woman struggling with at music stardom.
the pressure of dancing the lead “The Capture of the Green River
in “Swan Lake.” Killer:” Tom Cavanagh stars in
Director Darren Aronofsky’s look this cable miniseries based on a
at a young ballerina is such a true story.
kaleidoscope of emotions it’s “Dennis the Menace: Season
initially overwhelming. It takes One:” A young boy (Jay North)
time to think about it — and it becomes a pest for his neighbor.
was difficult not to think about it “Kenny Chesney Summer in 3D:”
— to fully appreciate its bril- Video footage of the country
liance. star’s concert.
“Upstairs, Downstairs Complete
“Fair Game,” Grade B: Naomi Series: 40th Anniversary
Watts and Sean Penn star in the Edition:” The 21-disc collection
story of former CIA agent Vale- features all five series.
rie Plame whose job becomes “Where Did We Come From?”
compromised when a journalist Scientists look at how the earli-
reveals her identity. est life forms emerged billions
The spy parts are interesting, but of years ago.
they never reveal anything that “Capone:” The 1975 film features
hasn’t been covered thoroughly
Ben Gazzara as Al Capone.
by the media. What saves the
“The Ten Commandments:”A
film is how much time director
fully restored version is being
Doug Liman devotes to the
marriage of Plame and former released to mark the film’s 55th
Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson anniversary.
(Sean Penn). “The Civil War:”The much herald-
ed Ken Burns series is on a
“Made in Dagenham,” Grade six-disc set.
B-plus: This film is the Brit’s “Anything Goes:” Frank Sinatra
answer to “Norma Rae.” The and Ethel Merman star in this
battle for equal rights by a episode of the “Colgate Comedy
group of female employees in Hour.”
By ROGER MOORE “One Week:” A young man (Josh-
The Orlando Sentinel 1968 at the British Ford plant is
ua Jackson) facing the end of

an uplifting tale of politics,
goodsciencefictionmoviewillletyouforgetit’s family and the human spirit. his life goes on a final journey.
sci-fi, focusing on characters, their humanity “Made in Dagenham,” like “Norma “Mad Men: Season Four:” Con-
Rae,” takes the complicated — tains 13 episodes plus several
and their quest. It doesn’t matter if they’re hur- bonus features. Jon Hamm
and potentially dull — story of a
tling through space or time or in what universe they’re labor-management dispute and stars.
inhabiting. If the movie gets to you, those genre trap- gives it a very human face. “All Good Things:” Love story and
pings fall by the wayside. murder mystery set against the
That happens with “Source Code,” an adorably pre- “Tangled,” Grade A: Rapunzel New York real estate dynasty in
(voiced by Mandy Moore) discov- the 1980s.
posterous concept that becomes far less important than “Teenage Paparazzo:” Actor-
ers she doesn’t need a hero to
the compelling journey these characters take and the save her in this animated of- filmmaker Adrian Grenier turns
sympatheticactorswhoinsist,withtheirperformances, fering from Disney. It is the 50th the cameras on the paparazzi.
that we come along for the ride. animated theatrical release “Vega$: The Second Season,
from Disney Studios dating back Volume 2:” Robert Urich stars.
Jake Gyllenhaal wakes up on a Chicago commuter “Cool It”: Economist Bjorn Lom-
to the 1937 release of “Snow
train, not recognizing the body he inhabits or the very White and the Seven Dwarfs.” borg tackles global warming in
friendly, very familiar woman (Michelle Monaghan) at Directors Nathan Greno and Byron this documentary.
his side, the one who keeps calling him “Sean.” Howard’s computer-animated “Treme” The Complete First
“You’re acting a little strange this morning,” she coos, tale of Rapunzel uses elements Season:” HBO series set in New
that have made for great Disney Orleans in the aftermath of

Jake Gyllenhaal and Michelle Mo- animated films of the past: Hurricane Katrina.
See CODE, Page 25 naghan star in ’Source Code.’ interesting characters, a great “Husk:” The search for help in a
villain and a good score. cornfield turns deadly.

Bruce Lake Hike, seven moderate April 9, 9 a.m. to noon. Snacks

miles. Meet at the Park & Ride,
Route 315, Dupont. Sunday at
10:45 a.m. Bring a lunch. Spon-
provided. 828-2319.

Walk the Back Mountain Trail,

Best Bet
sored by the Susquehanna Trail- four miles from Luzerne to
ers Hiking Club. 814-2803. Trucksville along wooded areas,
Toby Creek and waterfalls. Meet
Gardening Is for the Birds, a at the Luzerne trailhead on
session with Master Gardener Parry Street. April 9 at 9:30 a.m.
Roberta Troy on attracting birds Weather permitting. 819-2147.
to your backyard. Penn State
Extension, Suite 200, 16 Luzerne Tobyhanna Lake Hike, five easy-
to-moderate miles around the
Ave., West Pittston. Wednesday,
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. $5. Regis- lake. Meet at the Greater Scran-
ton YMCA, 706 N. Blakely St., The American Woodcock will
tration: 825-1701.
Dunmore. April 10 at 9:15 a.m. $5. get his day to shine at Ne-
THIS WEEK: APRIL 1 scopeck State Park in Drums.
T O 7, 2 0 1 1 Starting a Garden, the basics of 343-5144.
building a small-scale garden
Susquehanna Warrior Trail 5K with Anne Poole, Hillside Farms Lackawanna State Forest Hike, About this time of year, the
Race and Fun Walk. Meet at the educator. Presented by the seven moderate miles with some male American Woodcock –
playground pavilion at Oak and Holistic Moms of Wyoming Valley bushwhacking. Meet at the First alias the Timberdoodle – de-
North Canal streets, Shickshinny. at Wyoming Seminary Lower National Bank, Routes 29 and 118,
Saturday with registration 9 to 10 Sweet Valley. April 10 at 11:45 a.m. cides to show off for the fe-
School Library, 1560 Wyoming
a.m. and race at 10:15 a.m. $20. Ave., Forty Fort. Thursday at Sponsored by the Susquehanna males and perform his enter-
542-7946 or susquehannawar- 5:30 p.m. Free. 466-1347. Trailers Hiking Club. 477-2210. taining courtship dance. First
he’ll get her attention by strut-
Sunday for Singles. Explore na-
Spring Waterfall Tour of area wa- FUTURE ture and meet new people. Poco- ting along, then he’ll take to
terfalls. Pocono Environmental Morning Bird Walk to seek out no Environmental Education the sky for a series of aero-
Education Center, Brisco Moun- spring migrants. Meet at the Center, Brisco Mountain and batic loops and spins. Will he
tain and Emery roads, Dingmans wooden bridge by the park Emery roads, Dingmans Ferry.
Ferry. Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. $20.
gain her love and attention?
office. Nescopeck State Park, 1137 April 10, 1 to 3 p.m. Free. 828-
Reservations: 828-2319. 2319. Come to Nescopeck State
Honey Hole Road, Drums. April
9, 8 to 10 a.m. Free. Registration: Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road in
Carey Mountain Hike, three moder- 403-2006. Permaculture Gardening, a ses- Drums, at 7:15 p.m. Saturday
ate-to-steep miles with beautiful sion on sustainable practices.
overlooks of the valley. Meet at Lackawanna College Environ-
for the “Tumblin’ Timber-
Volunteer Day: Spring Cleaning.
the Greater Scranton YMCA, 706 mental Institute, 10 Moffat Drive, doodles” free show and find
Pocono Environmental Educa-
N. Blakely St., Dunmore. Sunday tion Center, Brisco Mountain and out. Registration: 403-2006.
at 9:15 a.m. $5. 343-5144. Emery roads, Dingmans Ferry. See OUTDOORS, Page 16

Margot, played by Regina Yeager Todd, fends off an attack from the hit
man, played by William Zeranski in ‘Dial M for Murder.’

Classic is sure to chill


ony the tennis player-turned-salesman has a problem.
His wealthy wife, Margot, is having an affair with a crime
writer named Max. Now, if she were to leave Tony for
Max, he would lose access to all of her money.
His solution, in Frederick Knott’s “Dial M for Murder,” is to
arrange for Margot to be killed.
But what if she’s stronger than her feet.”
husband and the hit man expect? The play is an interesting charac-
What if a pair of scissors is right ter study, Walsh continued.
where she needs it to be during a “What I’m trying to do is establish
life-and-death struggle? some sexual tension, to show there’s
“It’s very cleverly written,” said a relationship between this woman
Art Walsh, who is directing the and a man she has met. She still de-
thriller for Actors Circle in Scran- cided to stay with her husband. She
ton. “(The husband’s) plan goes aw-
ry. He has to think quickly on his See MURDER, Page 18

Fame: The Musical, the stage by Pulitzer Prize-winning author

Best Bet
show about the last group of David Auburn about the fates of
students and teachers at New six strangers on the rooftop of a
York City’s High School of Per- historic building targeted for
forming Arts from freshman demolition. Performed by the
term through graduation. Phoe- Worthington Players at the The Master of the Macabre steps into the spotlight
nix Performing Arts Centre, 411 Shawnee Playhouse, 1 River this weekend in “A Midnight Dreary: Tales from Edgar
Main St., Duryea. Through April Road, Shawnee-on-Delaware. Allan Poe,” which dramatizes seven of his popular
10: Fridays and Saturdays at 8 Tonight and Saturday at 8 p.m.; and spine-tingling poems and short
p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. $12, $10 Sunday at 2 p.m. $18. 421-5093.
students. 457-3589. stories: “Annabel Lee,” “The Raven,”
“The Bells,” “The Cask of Amantilla-
Dial M for Murder, the classic Mock Rape Trial, the 32nd annual do,” “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “A Predic-
Stage mystery about a washed-up
tennis player hoping to murder
his wealthy adulterous wife.
event sponsored by the Victims
Resource Center, dramatizing
the myths and occasional sensa-
ament” and “The Murders in the Rue
Morgue,” all cohesively and master-
THIS WEEK: APRIL 1 Actors Circle, Providence Play- tionalized media coverage of fully adapted by James Goode of the
T O 7, 2 0 11 house, 1256 Providence Road, sexual violence. Luzerne County Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble and
Scranton. Tonight and Saturday Courthouse, 200 N. River St., performed by the players of Ghostlight Productions.
Ensemble Evening, student dance at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m. $12, Wilkes-Barre. Wednesday at 6
p.m. Free but reservations re- Baptist Bible College, 538 Venard Road, Clarks Sum-
performances at the Lemmond $10 seniors, $8 students. 342-
Theater, Misericordia University, quired. 823-0765. mit. Tonight and Saturday at 7 p.m. (with dinner, $25);

301 Lake St., Dallas. Tonight at Tonight at midnight (with dessert, $10). 585-9000.
7:30. Free. 674-6719. The Skyscraper, comedy-drama See STAGE, Page 18
moderate miles to an overlook of

OUTDOORS the upper valley. Meet at the

Greater Scranton YMCA, 706 N.
Blakely St., Dunmore. April 17 at
Continued from page 14
9:15 a.m. $5. 343-5144.
Covington Township. April 12,
6:30 to 8 p.m. $4. Registration: State Game Lands 57 Hike, nine
842-1506. moderate miles. Meet at the
First National Bank, Routes 118
Spring Gardening, planting and and 29, Sweet Valley. Bring a
lawn tips with Master Gardeners lunch. April 17 at 10:45 a.m.
Roseann Nardone and Jean Sponsored by the Susquehanna
Kolojejchick. Marian Sutherland Trailers Hiking Club. 477-2210.
Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave.,
Mountain Top. April 13 at 6:30 Tumbling Waters Hike, a three-
p.m. Registration: 474-9313. mile loop of moderate difficulty
through a variety of habitats to a
5K Race and One-Mile Fun Run. scenic overlook and two water-
Holy Rosary School, 125 Ste- falls. Pocono Environmental
phenson St., Duryea. April 16 Education Center, Brisco Moun-
with registration 7:30 to 8:30 tain and Emery roads, Dingmans
a.m. and race at 9 a.m. $20, $25 Ferry. April, 17, 1 to 4 p.m. Free.
per family for the walk. 457-2553
or Help fund the Susquehanna Warrior Trail by participating in the 5K Race and Fun Walk tomorrow. Spring Peeper Search. Carefully
catch, study and release these
Birding at Frances Slocum State tiny tree frogs. Pocono Envi-
Park, a leisurely walk to seek out Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort. ence and seed starting with tips Emery roads, Dingmans Ferry.
April 16 with registration at 8:30 on gardening without chemical April, 16, 1 to 3 p.m. $5. 828-2319. ronmental Education Center,
songbirds. Meet at the Envi- Brisco Mountain and Emery
ronmental Education Center and a.m. and walk at 10 a.m. 760- fertilizers. Salt Springs State
3952. Park, Silver Creek Road, off Merli-Sarnoski Park Hike, four roads, Dingmans Ferry. April, 17, 7
boat rental, 565 Mount Olivet to 9 p.m. $5. 828-2319.
Route 29, Franklin Forks. April 16,
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Cooper Ballroom Academy, under ley and Bob Fortinsky, The Wood- Scranton, danced together.
the direction of Lauren and Raphael lands Inn & Resort, Amanda Wright- 3. Lake-Lehman High School senior Tyler
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which the Lesser Evil DJ provided Michael Weiss, Dr. and Mrs. Gary Na- high school’s musical ‘Cinderella’ on April
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Peter and Paul Church Hall, 20 p.m. 824-7722. Awe.” Room 2303, McCormick
Nottingham St., Plymouth. Sun- Center, Bloomsburg University.
day, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 759- Spring Fling, with jewelry, hand- Thursday at 7 p.m. Free. 389-4433.
2824. bags, Scentsy items, gourmet
foods and artisan crafts along
Spring Rummage Sale, with lunch with a bake sale, 50/50 raffle and
items and a bake sale. Holy Trinity Chinese auction. Salvation Army, Spring Reading and Lecture Se-
Church, 116 Hughes St., Swoyers- 105 W. Broad St., Tamaqua. April 9, ries, with poet and Princeton Uni-
ville. Monday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 225-1071. versity professor James Richard-
6 to 8 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednes- son, recipient of the American
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with homemade Easter candy,
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handmade blankets, quilted items,
Reads Award. Niedbala Auditorium,
Hoeffner Science and Technology
Center, East Stroudsburg University.
Book Sale, along with DVDs, VHS dolls and more. St. Joseph’s April 12 at 5:30 p.m. Free. 422-3532.
THIS WEEK: APRIL 1 Church, 721 Monroe St., Berwick. THIS WEEKEND:
T O 7, 2 0 11 tapes, audio books and CDs. Pitt- A P R I L 1 T O 7, 2 0 11
ston Memorial Library, 47 Broad April 9, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 752-5010. Autism Book Discussion, with Dr.
Flea Market and Silent Auction. St., Pittston. Thursday, 2 to 6 p.m. Looking Back to Jeffrey Becker of the NeuroSenso-
Salvation Army, 17 S. Pennsylvania 654-9565. Spring Flea Market. All vendors Look Forward, a ry Center of Eastern Pennsylvania,
Ave., Wilkes-Barre. Saturday, 8 welcome. West Side Playground, lecture, ques- a contributor to “Cutting Edge
a.m. to 2 p.m. 824-8741. Book Sale, with a soup-and-bake West Grand Street, Nanticoke. tion-and-answer Treatments for Autism.” Osterhout
April 9, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. $15 per session and Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St.,
sale. Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Annual Craft and Bake Sale. space. 735-6990. book signing by Wilkes-Barre. April 12 at 7 p.m. Free.
Church, 430 Main Road, Hanover
Salvation Army, 500 S. Washing- Township. Thursday, 3 to 6 p.m. award-winning Reservations: 821-1959
ton Ave., Scranton. Saturday, 9 Think Spring Craft Show, spon- psychologist,
a.m. to 3 p.m. 344-9878. sored by the Boys Soccer Club. professor and
With crafters, baked goods, raffles
Gilligan The Franklin Street Sleuths. The
author Carol Mystery Book Club discusses
Craft Show, with a bake sale and FUTURE and refreshments. Limited vendor Gilligan (“In a Different Voice: “Strong Enough to Die” by Jon
refreshments. Tunkhannock Area spaces at $35. Dallas High School, Psychological Theory and Women’s
Spring Rummage Sale, with a Conyngham Avenue, Dallas. April Land. Osterhout Free Library North
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soup and bake sale. Lehman- 10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 881-0276. Branch, 28 Oliver St., Wilkes-Barre.
Tunkhannock. Saturday, 10 a.m. to icordia University, 301 Lake St.,
Idetown United Methodist Church, April 14, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Refresh-
3 p.m. 836-3111. Dallas. Tonight at 7:30. Free and
1011 Mountainview Drive, Lehman. Bowl Auction, bowls crafted by ments served. 822-4660.
April 8, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; April 9 open to the public. 674-6400.
Spring Bazaar, with homemade members of the Wilkes University
baked goods, flea market, jewelry, (Bag Day), 9 a.m. to noon. Dona- pottery class and painted by Going Green, an address by Raj
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return this summer
Is “Royal Pains” coming back??? If
so, WHEN??? I LOVE that show
and was so surprised when they
announced there were only two epi-
sodes left. THEN — they intimated
it would be back in the summer, but

A. At this point, USA Network is just

saying that “Royal Pains” will return
in the summer, starting an 18-episode
third season.
You were not alone in being
thrown by a promo with a big graphic
saying “only two episodes left.” OK,
so the voiceover added “this season”
to the episodes-left declaration. USA
obviously wanted you to feel some
Nor is that the only cause of
viewer confusion. Like a number
of other shows, “Royal Pains” split
the season into two parts with a long
hiatus in between, leaving viewers
wondering. And, while this show
made 18 episodes in its second sea-
son, some cable series make 13 or
fewer per season, creating long gaps
between telecasts, assuming the
shows return.
TV scheduling demands a
lot more vigilance from viewers —
and more questions for the

Do you have a question or comment

for the mailbag? Write to me at or by
regular mail to the Akron Beacon Journal, ON THE WEB
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HOROSCOPE CANCER (June 22-July 22). Seek high

visibility assignments. You need public-
ity in order to move forward with what
sniff it out. This will be the key you’ve
needed to move to the next level.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You’ll give rec-
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Guinness
World Records does not accept claims
for beauty, as it is not objectively mea-
BY HOLIDAY MATHIS you want to do. Make sure people know ognition where it’s due and where it’s not surable. You would be wise to take a sim-
about your work. due. You may praise someone who didn’t ilar stance, as you will be among those
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You show up LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You will take a liking contribute much or give a compliment in with varied tastes and preferences.
and deliver. And though you’re about as to a less experienced individual and feel advance. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). New ambitions
constant as a machine, you give from the suddenly protective of this person. If you SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). When embolden you. You will be inspired to
heart and put the full force of your spir- take this person under your wing and you set aside time with someone special, try to do what you never thought you
ited personality into your contribution. show her how things are done, you will make that time inviolate. Take measures could do.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You’ll balance later be rewarded. to be sure the appointment can’t be can- TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (April 1). Your curi-
your work and family with such skill that VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You may start celed, postponed or interrupted. osity will lead you to different parts of
you’ll have others asking you how you do out the day feeling puzzled or creatively CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). the world. You come to a deeper appreci-
it. Tomorrow this gets trickier, though. blocked, but by the end of the day, you’ll Daydreaming is a stress-free escape. It ation of loved ones, which will be reflect-
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You have earned feel motivated. doesn’t cost anything, and as long as ed in your ever-strengthening bonds.

your network. Some of your relation- LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). There is a bit of your imaginings are mostly beautiful There’s a financial payoff in May. Taurus
ships have sustained over a long period information that has been held back. Ask and positive, there are no harmful side and Pisces people adore you. Your lucky
of time. a few more questions, and you’ll soon effects, either. numbers are: 4, 25, 41, 20 and 16.

Abby shares April Fools’ Day letters with her readers
Dear Read- moments of disorientation and up each day until the time he to sleep facing out. My prob-
ers: It’s April 1,
the day I get to DEAR ABBY embarrassment?
— Disturbed Kentucky Man
retires at night, he spends al-
most the entire time playing in
lem is when he’s gassy it puts
me “in the line of fire.” We’ve
share some of the sandbox in our backyard. talked about how to deal with
the occasional ADVICE My wife and I are alarmed by this, but haven’t been able to
letters I receive in circles and become disorient- Dear Disturbed Kentucky his behavior, and so is his wife. come up with a solution.
from folks who ed. I know women don’t have Man: And a happy April Fools’ What should we do? — Gas Taxed in Newark, Del.
are pulling my leg. Read on: this problem because they wear Day to you, too. The red yarn — Worried Dad in Georgia
pantyhose — so it’s impossible is preferable to the yarn you
Dear Abby: My wife of 23 to put them on the wrong feet. have spun for me. And you’re Dear Gas Taxed: Switch sides!
years is threatening to divorce I sewed a bit of red yarn on mistaken about women’s panty- Dear Worried Dad: Be sure to
me on the grounds that I’m the tops of my right socks so I hose. Ask any woman who has brush him off if he ever runs To receive a collection of Abby’s most
“unreasonable.” Is it unreason- put hers on backward. a marathon to prevent diaper memorable — and most frequently
could keep them straight. My requested — poems and essays, send a
able for me to attempt to keep wife says I’m crazy, but I insist, rash. business-sized, self-addressed envelope,
my socks oriented to the prop- “Right on right; left on left.” Dear Abby: I’m concerned plus check or money order for $3.95
about my youngest son, “Sam- Dear Abby: I prefer to sleep ($4.50 in Canada) to: Dear Abby’s
er feet? When I put my socks So tell me, Abby — must I “Keepers,” P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris,
on the wrong feet, I run around run in stupid circles and endure my.” From the moment he gets facing in; my husband prefers IL 61054-0447. (Postage is included.)



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row. He’ll host and share the stageNBC News reporter Jeff Rossen,
with fellow musical guest Leon who has interviewed Sheen fre-
Wilkes Barre 4-Star Movies for 4/1/11 Wilkes Barre 4-Star Movies for 4/3/11 cus stage a bold parade to escape quently, tweeted that CBS had
from Czechoslovakia. Russell. John will debut as host. It’s
SUNDAY “offered him his job back” but that
FRIDAY 3:00 a.m. (TBS) American Beauty A his first return to the show in near-
talks were still ongoing. Later,
5:20 a.m. (CIN) Zorba the Greek A man in midlife crisis and at odds with ly three decades.
8:22 p.m. (FMC) Butch Cassidy Rossen clarified to say that Sheen
lusty Greek peasant shows a British his wife begins working out to Next week, the Oscar-winning
and the Sundance Kid When a per- would have to come to terms with
writer how to live and run a lignite impress his teenage daughter’s Mirren will make her “SNL” debut,
sistent posse threatens two outlaws’
mine. (HDTV)
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sistent posse threatens two outlaws’ William Wyler’s Oscar-winning clas- industrialist and his frivolous wife ••• studio’s stance toward Sheen has
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to take their act to Bolivia. family of hard-working Brits in war- Meanwhile, rumors of Charlie changed since it sacked him. Or
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her pimp. (HDTV)
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