Playroom Attic: An Evening of One-Act Plays
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The fairgrounds offer a spacious and scenic location for the festival, providing ample room for festival-goers to set up their tents and RVs and camp out for the weekend. Many retirees enjoy spending their leisure time traveling to such events all across the Northeastern US. But the fun isn’t limited to a specific age group — young people are encouraged to attend and discover the music as well.
Only five months after Young Adult author Ned Vizzini’s tragic death, his first novel, Be More Chill, turned ten. Though best known for It’s Kind of a Funny Story, a best-selling YA novel loosely based on Vizzini’s own experience in a psychiatric hospital, Be More Chill is an underappreciated parody of modern high school life.
The event will showcase artists and their crafts, including painting, photography, jewelry, fashion design, food and wine, woodwork and ceramics. Powers said there will be more than 100 vendors displaying, selling, and connecting. Two stages will be erected, sponsored by SummerSteps Records and Highway 81 Revisited, where eight different bands and musical acts will perform throughout the day.
What I love about the shop is that it carries yarn at any price point I, or anyone else, could want. Their selection ranges from the durable and low-cost to the luxurious and dear. I asked Schwartz why carry cashmere and baby alpaca yarn when she could have a larger inventory of cheaper goods and she replied, “If you’re putting that much time into something, don’t you want it to be high quality? Don’t you want it to be worthy?” She has a point. If I am putting twenty hours of knitting into a gift (something I have done!) I want the recipient to treasure it, not only for the time invested, but also because it is a beautiful item that they are proud to adorn themselves with.
While browsing through the Criterion Collection on Hulu Plus, I noticed The Four Feathers listed under the heading of most popular films. It was then that I learned that the Heath Ledger movie was, in fact, a remake of a film by the same name produced in 1939. Barring improvements in special effects, I tend to think that original movies are usually better than their remakes, so I decided to try the 1939 version of The Four Feathers.
The Greater Scranton Black Diamonds Pipe Band has been entertaining crowds for almost 20 years with its bagpipes, drums, color guard, and synchronized marching. For the last four years, Jim George has been the group’s business manager — and one of its drummers. He recently spoke to the Independent Gazette about the pipe band, relaying that the Black Diamonds are a very talented group of musicians, ranging in age from 17 to 72, and hailing from many different towns throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania.
A new and unique performance art group has sprung up in the area — the vibrant and energetic Eclectic Circus — a troupe of young artistic performers regaling the eyes with acts reminiscent of a seventh-century fair. Not only does the group now march in many of the region’s parades (including the Greater Pittston St. Patrick’s Parade), but it can also be seen at many other local venues, or even hired as an attraction at private events!
On Friday, March 14, the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock will be hosting fiber works from artist Rose M. Wright, with writer Robert Anderson reading from his book The Cat, the Sun, and the Mirror. Illustrator of the book, Hanna Way Rawe, will also have artwork hanging. The show is titled R&R+H:Image/Word.
Lately, in the company of friends, the John Cage exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City often becomes the subject of conversation. I thus bring up, nostalgically, that I once performed John Cage’s 4’33”, to the best of my ability, at a local university when I was a music student.