RALPHIE REPORT: Despite Cyrus, Timberlake rules VMAs

First Posted: 8/26/2013 The trend with the MTV Video Music Awards is that the show is short on awards, moderate on music, and heavy on moments that the blogosphere will be writing about for weeks to come. Last Sunday night proved no different, as the only memorable award belonged to the man responsible for the […]

SINGLE IN SCRANTON: Hell is other people

First Posted: 9/15/2013 “Hell is other people.” This is the way the post-WWII French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre described the nature of human suffering. For a long time, I disagreed with Sartre. Plenty of people made me happy: friends, family, girlfriends, co-workers…that is, until I met “Mary.” A few years ago, after the termination of a […]

Radford brings Nashville to NEPA

First Posted: 8/12/2013 A little bit of Nashville flavor (though it originally comes from St. Louis) is taking a mini-weekend tour through Northeastern Pennsylvania at the end of August. Jeff Radford recently released his debut album, “Taken,” and will be hitting up both Bottlenecks locations in Wilkes-Barre and Hazleton. The Weekender recently spoke with the […]

CONCERT REVIEW: McCreery ‘Clear As Day’ at the Kirby

First Posted: 4/22/2013 It was a night full of country music at the Kirby Center on Saturday, April 20 as “American Idol” Season 10 champion Scotty McCreery brought his “Weekend Roadtrip” tour to town. The now 19-year-old singer mixed his hits in with some faithful renditions of classic country songs for his screaming female fans, […]

Theater, 1.2.13-1.8.13

First Posted: 1/2/2013 Actors Circle at Providence Playhouse (1256 Providence Rd, Scranton, reservations: 570.342.9707, • Busybody: A Comedy by Jack Popplewell: Jan. 24-27, Feb. 1-3. Shows at 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat, 2 p.m. Sun. $12, general admission; $10, seniors; $8, students. Jan. 24 preview tickets: $8, general and seniors; $6, students. Dietrich Theatre (60 E. […]

Seniors dream of genie

First Posted: 3/11/2013 When conjuring a magical genie in one’s mind, some typical thoughts occur: a lamp and a young man in flashy clothes, perhaps. Well, going into the Actors Circle’s latest show, “Seniors of the Sahara,” you can forget all of that. Instead, what you stumble upon is a geriatric genie who is fondly […]

First Friday Scranton, 01.04.13

First Posted: 1/24/2013 Photos by Jason Riedmiller

Friday, 3.1.13

Crustermutt ready to bite

First Posted: 6/24/2013 Crustermutt may sound like a pretty mean mongrel, but The Weekender learned he’s actually a pretty nice guy. Arlyn Parlor of Crustermutt is a solo artist currently living in Kingston, and he is in the process of officially launching his first album, titled “BloodWoodMetalBone.” With a background influenced by varying styles of […]

GREEN PIECE: Local, natural wedding favors

First Posted: 9/9/2013 If you didn’t already know, I’m getting married soon – in one week to be exact. I had a lot of fun planning the wedding. I also had a few freak-outs. But as the planning is coming to an end and the actual day is right around the corner, I couldn’t be […]