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Jessie J one ‘Sweet Talker’

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Jessie J released her third studio album “Sweet Talker” last week, buoyed by the hit single “Bang Bang.” The track features Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande, but if it had gone as Jessie planned, there would have been even more features on the song.“Once I heard Nicki and Ariana and how good it was, I almost wanted to do a remix with more artists,” the singer, nee Jessica Cornish, explained on “Ralphie Tonight.” “It hasn’t happened, but maybe one day it should.”The “Domino” singer had an all-female cast in mind: Ellie Goulding, Rita Ora, Katy Perry, Rihanna and “whoever would be down really. I think it’d be kind of sick.”

 

“Mamma Mia” is coming to Scranton!

When the Tony Award winning Broadway musical “Mamma Mia” — set to the tone of Abba’s music catalog — arrives in NEPA at the Scranton Cultural Center on Friday, Oct. 24 through Sunday, Oct. 26, audience goers will be introduced to Sophie, a 20-year old girl about to get married. Desperate for her father to be part of her wedding, Sophie invites three men her mother wrote about in a diary who could possibly be her dad — without telling her mother.C...

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‘Cigarettes and Whiskey’ a key to success

NEPA musician Katie Kelly is on a seemingly endless creative quest, and her perseverance is being noticed on a larger scale. Case in point, her recent win at the inaugural Steamtown Music Awards for “Female Vocalist of the Year.”Kelly, who divides her time between the ambient, witch-rock band Harlot, a duo with musician Aaron McCurdy, and her own band, The Charming Beards, is all about that emotive expression she so successfully channels through her music....

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Brewed backed to life

The Walking Dead season premiere hit its highest ratings number ever for the show and AMC network, 22.4 million viewers to be exact, proving that zombies have reached a high status in popular culture. While many zombie diehards aren’t new to the genre, there is no denying that the living dead have reached new heights.It should be no surprise that many breweries and brewers love horror films and of course zombies, given the DIY and punk-like ethos many breweries have had to ad...

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Fauxgasms: the downfall of womanity

When it comes to getting quality goods in life, a sophisticated woman can always spot a fake. Whether it is buying purses out of the back of a closet in China Town, a cubic zirconia engagement ring, or the grocery store brand body wash, it’s never quite as good as getting the real thing. So if we refuse to settle for a Couch instead of a Coach, should we ever settle for a fauxgasm as opposed to a real orgasm?

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Makeup Rules: Lash back

One of my favorite topics is back for a brief refresh on application and my favorite ways to maximize the comfort and ease of wearing lashes.Applying lashes doesn’t have to be long and painstaking the easiest way to apply them is to have a friend do it. But not all of us are lucky enough to have a beauty expert as a friend. So in this case after a few applications of applying the lashes yourself, you will also be an expert.

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Weekender Live, 10.22.14-10.28.14

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...

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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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