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Weekender Live, 10.22.14-10.28.14

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Wednesday:Lower End: Beer Pong with DJ KKThursday:Breakers, Mohegan Sun: KaraokeLower End: DJ Sexy KerryRiverstreet Jazz Café: Open Mic, TurkuazStir Nightclub: DJ Tonez & DJ Jay VelarWiseCrackers Comedy Club: Local Pros NightFriday:Bar Louie, Mohegan Sun: Dashboard MaryBreakers, Mohegan Sun: Big Bang BabyBrickhouse: DJ Charlie HayesGrotto Harvey’s Lake: Something ElseHorror Hall: Open 6P – 12ALower End: Deck MusicRiverstreet Jazz Café: Clarence Spady BandRodano’s: DJScranton Cultural Center: Mamma Mia

 

GAMING BLOG: “Super Mario Bros.” legacy defines video games

I was approached by Plusnet last week, a British internet service provider. Throughout Plusnet Gaming Week, the company created various written content about games, infographics and even some gaming competition among subscribers.They were generous enough to share some of their infographics for me to use looking at some of gaming’s most iconic series. The “family trees” for each series hallmarks most of the games in each, dating from the very beginning to present....

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Shakespeare meets The Beatles: What a gas!

If William Shakespeare had been around to watch The Beatles captivate America while performing on “The Ed Sullivan Show” for the first time, there may have been a twist to such theatrical classics as “Hamlet”, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “Romeo and Juliet”. Maybe instead of killing themselves, Romeo would have walked away and closed the show with a rendition of “Let It Be”.

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JUST FOR THE HEALTH OF IT: Functional training yields results

Nowadays, everything under the sun is labeled ‘functional training’. Yet, few, and I mean very few-know what it truly means.I was always an advocate of knowing why you’re doing something if you choose to do it. In other words, if you choose to do bench presses-what outcome are you expecting from doing it?Functional training is not Cirque de Soleil. You don’t categorize every stupid “exercise” as a functional training exercise.

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Model of the Week: Shalon Corrigan

Full name: Shalon CorriganAge: 22Hometown: ScrantonFavorite Weekender feature: Local Music Scene Highlights.Favorite bar/restaurant: The Bog.What are you passionate about: Anything film related.Who do you admire: Anyone who is able to speak their mind.What’s something most people don...

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Party like rockstars — or models

It’s almost here. The event we’ve been anticipating.The annual Model and Man of the Year party will commence on Friday, Oct. 24. By the end of the night we will know who will take the crown and tiara from Kirsten Johnson and Ana Bondar. Johnson and Bondar were last years’s Man and Model winners.This year, Weekender is giving the Marco Polo room at The Woodlands Inn a club-like feel with a black, red and white themed party. Make sure you break out those ...

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Caan’s “The Gambler” to be redone with Wahlberg

Coming off his explosive performance in “The Godfather,” James Caan delivered another terrific turn in “The Gambler” (1975, Paramount, R), a slow-burn drama about an intellectual college professor name Axel Freed who leads a double life as a compulsive risk-taker.“The Gambler,” soon to be remade with Mark Wahlberg in the title role, is light on plot. In fact, until the final 30 minutes or so, nothing really happens in the movie except Axel crissc...

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SORRY MOM & DAD: 6 reasons stage-5 clingers make the best girlfriends

Everybody is guilty of a little Facebook stalking, right?I’ll admit I have two Facebook accounts to monitor former hookups that have blocked me. What I won’t admit is whether or not that is the truth talking or the leftover Jello-O shots I had for breakfast this morning.In a tale as bizarre as time spent at a trailer park rave, a California woman took stalking an ex to a whole new level by climbing down his chimney.The incident made headlines when ...

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“Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor”

Other than “Dungeons and Dragons”, there hasn’t been a series that has impacted the fantasy genre then the J.R.R Tolkien’s epics “The Hobbit” and “Lord of the Rings”. It is one of my favorite series and there are a ton of games rehashing the same subject with varying success. Most of the games have spanned the spectrum from pretty decent to lousy. There haven’t been any that truly make you feel like you belong in the world till now. “...

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‘Book of Life’ stuns the eyes, numbs the mind

“The Book of Life” is very pretty. In fact, it is the prettiest film you’ll see all year. It’s so pretty it’s probably being wasted as a movie. It should have been a gallery show or an oversized coffee-table book. Visually speaking, “The Book of Life is something that shouldn’t be watched but instead, carefully taken in and absorbed. The visual palette is Mexican folk art crossed with the plastic, dayglow, skull aesthetics of a carnival dark-ride from...

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I’D TAP THAT: Grab a fatty

Description – Fat Jack pours a pour rich copper color with soapy beige head that lingers long and leaves a hefty lacing behind on the glass. The aroma is full of pumpkin spice notes with nutmeg and ginger being the most pronounced, followed by cinnamon and hints of caramel backed by very subtle hints of smoked malts that imparts a freshly baked pumpkin bread smell. Luckily the taste backs up the nose since the inviting aroma gives the impression that this beer will be l...

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Have you ever played the Oujia board?

In the new movie “Ouija” hitting theaters on Friday, Oct. 24, a group of teens turn to an Ouija board in hopes of making contact with a friend that was killed in a car accident. Then, in style of any supernatural horror movie released around Halloween, shit hits the fan.According to legend, the board game used to connect the living with the dead when Long Island Medium Theresa Caputo isn’t available to text back is an invitation to open up the gates of hell. Stori...

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QUICK CHORD: Bring the Heat, Brosef Gordon-Levitt, and Semiotics

Bring The Heat Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Sounds like: Beatdown hardcore — heavy guitar riffs with massive breakdowns. Fun fact: Brandon, Bill and Mike used to be in the band To Outlive The Beginning and Jim, their new vocalist, used to come to all the...

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Man of the Week: Donnie Kirchner

Full name: Donnie KirchnerAge: 26Hometown: ScrantonFavorite Weekender feature: Quick Chord, DUH.Favorite bar/restaurant: Eden, A Vegan Cafe.What are you passionate about? My Wife, Animals, and Hardcore Punk.Who do you admire? The Boss, The Souls, and Sick of it allWhat’s something most ...

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This week’s top DVD picks

Top 12 DVDs according to Gallery of Sound1. Million Ways To Die In The West2. Alabama & Friends - At The Ryman3. Saw - Complete Collection4. Godzilla 20155. South Park - Season 176. Metallica - Live Sh*t Binge & Purge7. Neighbors8. Queen - Live At The Rainbow9. Walking Dead - Season 410. Eraserhead11. Guns N Roses - Appetite For Democracy12. Rob ...

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Water runs dry

Last week I spent some time at Ricketts Glen State Park and as always, it was beautiful. As I was there I couldn’t help but think about what’s going to happen to Lake Jean next year and how it will affect the park and its inhabitants. In late August the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announced their plans to drain the lake in order to perform maintenance on the dam. The construction won’t start until 2015 but the plans have a lot of people concerned.

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Charts, 10.15.14-10.21.14

Top 8 at 8 with Ralphie Aversa8. Ed Sheeran-Don’t7. Charli XCX-Boom Clap6. Jason Derulo-Trumpets5. Echosmith-Cool Kids4. Tove Lo-Habits (Stay High)3. Jessie J/Ariana Grande/Nicki Minaj-Bang Bang2. Taylor Swift-Shake It Off1. Meghan Trainor-All About That BassTop 10 Albums at Gallery of Sound1. Jason Aldean - Old Boots New Dirt2. Sixxx...

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