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First Posted: 9/26/2014

THIS WEEK: Oct. 1 to 7, 2014

Josh Oldaker, the country-gospel singer making three local stops on his national tour. 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3 at Elm Park United Methodist Church, 712 Linden St., Scranton. 570-342-8263; 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 at Church of Christ Uniting, 190 S. Sprague Ave., Kingston. 570-288-8434; and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 316 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. 570-474-6616.

CSNSongs, seven professional musicians performing the songs of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3. $20. 570-325-0249.

The Faces and Voices of the Blues III, two days of events spotlighting musician photographer Jim Gavenus and Nashville blues-rocker Patrick Sweany. Events include an exhibit of Gavenus’ photographs and Snikle Cigar Box Guitars, photography and guitar workshops, an all-ages concert and Porch Time jam session. Tripp House, 1011 N. Main Ave., Scranton. Saturday, Oct. 4 with exhibit noon to 6 p.m.; photography workshop 1 to 3 p.m.; jam session 3 to 5 p.m. and concert at 8 p.m. Continues Sunday, Oct. 5 with exhibit noon to 4 p.m. and guitar workshop 1 to 3 p.m. Free except concert ($25 advance; $30 at the door). 888-800-7626.

5 Bands for 5 Bucks, with the Juggernaut String Band, Eat Your Cigarettes, Eric Funn, the Grey Race and Tedd Hazard. Hazleton Art League, 225 E. Broad St. 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4. 570-817-1075.

David Griffin, the Jim Thorpe Christian artist. Hilltop Christian Coffee House, Plains United Methodist Church, 133 N. Main St. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4. Free. 570-371-6363.

Phil Vassar, the Nashville tunesmith and recipient of two ASCAP Songwriter of the Year trophies along with the Billboard Country Songwriter of the Year Award. Presented by Community Concerts at the Theater at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton. 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4. 570-955-1455.

Damn the Torpedoes, a tribute to rocker Tom Petty. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4. $18. 570-325-0249.

Lyle Divinsky, the “Sasquatch of Soul” delivering a mix of soul, funk, groove and raw emotion. Hawley Silk Mill, 8 Silk Mill Drive. 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4. $16 advance; $20 at the door. 570-588-8077.

Classical Guitar Music of Venezuela, including compositions by Antonio Lauro, known for his waltzes and dance music, performed by Jay Steveskey. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5. Free. 570-996-1500.

FUTURE

In Recital, with the University’s Performance Music Students. Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street, University of Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8. Free. 570-941-7624.

Rusted Root, the roots and world music band celebrating its 20th anniversary. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9. $22 advance; $24 day of show. 570-420-2808.

The Here and Now Effect, the local Christian-music duo. The Truth Christian Coffee House, New Life Community Church, 570 S. Main Road, Mountain Top. 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10. Free. 570-301-7081.

The Wailers, the iconic reggae outfit celebrating the 30th anniversary of its greatest-hits compilation “Legend.” F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10. $35, $25. 570-826-1100.

An Evening with The Badlees, the Pennsylvania rock band with special guests original member Jeff Feltenberger and keyboardist Bob Scott Richardson. Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10. $23. 570-325-0249.

Jazz at the Lincoln Center Orchestra, with multi-Grammy and Pulitzer Prize winner Wynton Marsalis performing masterworks of Ellington, Coltrane and other jazz composers. Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall, Bloomsburg University. 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10. $45, $22 children. 570-389-4409.

One Direction: Where We Are, a filmed concert by the global pop superstars captured live at the San Siro Stadium in Milan. With backstage interviews and behind-the-scenes footage. Cinemark 20, 40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic. 12:55 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 and Sunday, Oct. 12. $15, $13 children. 570-961-5943.

William Doney, the Christian-music recording artist. My Cup Runneth Over Christian Coffee House, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 190 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. 570-824-2991.

The Stylistics, the Philadelphia-based soul quartet. Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. Saturday, Oct. 11 with shows at 7 and 9 p.m. $45, $30. 877-682-4791.

Dancin’ Machine, a retro dance party with disco hits from the 1970s. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. $23. 570-325-0249.

Paragon Ragtime Orchestra, the syncopated sounds of early musical theater, silent cinema and vintage dance. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12. $25. 570-325-0249.

Jimmy Eat World, the alternative rock and power pop band. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16. $25 advance; $28 day of show. 570-420-2808.

The Duhks, Canada’s premier neo-tradsters performing world-beat, blues, urban pop and old-timey music. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16. $23. 570-325-0249.

Organ Concert with Thomas Murray, the internationally renowned organist known for his interpretations of Romantic repertoire and orchestral transcriptions. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17. $15, $12 seniors and students. Also: a free master class 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18. 570-825-6653.

GWAR, the heavy-metal explosion of screaming steel and masters of shock rock. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17. $20 advance; $22 day of show. 570-420-2808.

An Evening with Jenny Oaks Baker, a Pops Concert by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic with the Grammy-nominated violinist performing classical, rock, Broadway and Disney film music. 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17 at the Theater at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton; and 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 at the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. $37.60 to $63. 570-270-4444 or nepaphil.org.

Janis Ian, the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter (“Society’s Child,” “At Seventeen”). Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17. $27. 570-325-0249.

Gary Belles, the Christian-music recording artist. Amazing Taste, How Sweet the Grounds Christian Coffee House, Centenary United Methodist Church, 24 N. Main St., Ashley. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18. 570-899-8073.

Mike Lewis, the Americana recording artist. First United Methodist Church, Route 11 and East Butler Street, Shickshinny. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18. 570-899-2264.

Andrew Gonzalez and Friends, the chamber music group performing on violin, viola, cello and piano. Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street, University of Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18. Free. 570-941-7624.

Hawley Harvest Hoedown Concert, with bluegrass and folk groups the Coal Town Rounders, Cricket Tell the Weather and Miles to Dayton. Ritz Theater, 512 Keystone St., Hawley. 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18. $16, $20 advance; $22 at the door. 570-588-8077.

Tommy James and the Shondells, the 1960s chart toppers (“Hanky Panky,” “Crimson and Clover”). Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18. $33, $38. 866-605-7325.

Ryan Montbleau, New Orleans-flavored music from the latest album “For Higher.” With openers Tall Heights. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18. $20. 570-325-0249.

Journeys, choral pieces about departures, modes of transport and songs of the road performed by the Arcadia Chorale. 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 232 Wyoming Ave., Scranton; 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19 at St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church, 226 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. $15, $12 seniors, $7 students. 570-871-0350.

Methodman and Redman, the hip-hop and TV sitcom stars headlining the Smokers Club Tour with guests B-Real of Cypress Hill and rappers Berner and Mick Jenkins. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18. $25 advance; $28 day of show. 570-420-2808.

At the Statue of Venus, excerpts from Jake Heggie’s one-woman opera performed by soprano Jenn Cowgill with pianist Rick Hoffenberg. Marian Chapel, Swartz Center, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19. Free. 570-348-6211.

Chris MacDonald’s Memories of Elvis, a celebration of the life and music of Elvis Presley. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19. $26. 570-325-0249.