…won this year’s Weekender Man and Model of the Year? Anastasia Bondar and Kirsten Johnson were chosen by Weekender readers and our panel of judges as this year’s winners on Friday, Oct. 11 at our annual Model of the Year Party, which took place this time in the newly remodeled Susquehanna Ale House.
The Weekender congratulates both Anastasia and Kirsten and looks forward to working with them throughout 2014 on cover shoots, parades, special events, and more.
…will Avril Lavigne and Jason Derulo be performing on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m.?
Right in our own backyards at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza as 98.5 KRZ’s Let It Show Concert returns to Wilkes-Barre.
Tickets are already on-sale now at ticketmaster.com, the Pennstar Box Office at Mohegan Sun Arena, or charge by phone at 800.745.3000. A special VIP package can be purchased for $100, which includes a meet and greet and group photo with the artist of your choice in the Star Stop Lounge, presented by Misericordia University. Regular tickets start at $25.
Canadian-born singer, songwriter, and musician Avril Lavigne burst onto the music scene at age 17 and quickly became known as a young, pop punk tomboy with a powerhouse voice and straight-talking lyrics in songs like “Complicated,” “Sk8er Boi,” “I’m With You,” and “Girlfriend.”
“I’ll always be young at heart and have a free spirit. It doesn’t matter how old you are – you can be young forever in your spirit and your attitude,” Lavigne recently told Digital Spy.
“For me, I actually had to grow up quick being in this industry so young. I was surrounded by adults, which was kind of weird, but I had my band around me and they were my age. I’ve always been the baby and the youngest one. I think it prepared me for this world.”
Two albums in after bursting onto the scene in 2009, Miami-born singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor Jason Derulo has sold over 14 million tracks domestically. His string of Top 10 singles include “Watcha Say,” “Ridin’ Solo,” “In My Head,” “Don’t Wanna Go Home,” and “It Girl.”
For more info on the show, visit 985krz.com.
…can you purchase advance tickets to next year’s 17th Annual Briggs Farm Blues Festival?
Right now! The festival, which features over 18 national and international acts, will be held at Briggs Farm (88 Old Berwick Hwy., Nescopeck) on July 11 and 12, and tickets for on-site camping and the festival went on sale yesterday. For a one-day festival ticket, it’s $20 per person. For both days, it’s $35. Festival tickets with camping included are $70 per person.
Tickets and full details are available at briggsfarm.com or by phone 570.379.3342.