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First Posted: 1/3/2013

THIS WEEK: JAN. 4 to 10, 2013

New Visions Punk Concert, with bands Feds, Halfling, Bad Answers and Mundo. New Visions Studio & Gallery, 201 Vine St., Scranton. 7 p.m. Saturday. $7. 878-3970.

Philharmonic Chamber Music Series, with Baroque Music by the Poulenc Trio. Shopland Hall, Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 6:30 p.m. Thursday. $29. 270-4444.

FUTURE CONCERTS

Dickey Betts, the influential guitarist from the Allman Brothers Band with openers the blues-infused Scott Weis Band. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12. 866-605-7325.

New Visions Concert, with local bands the Atomiqs, Days in Transit, Trust Us We’re Doctors and Atlas Arrows. New Visions Studio & Gallery, 201 Vine St., Scranton. 8 p.m. Jan. 12. $7. 878-3970.

The Grass Roots, the chart toppers of the 1960s-70s (Midnight Confession). Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 8 p.m. Jan. 12. $25, $20. 877-682-4791.

Dancin’ Machine, a tribute group performing disco hits from the 1970s. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Jan. 12. $20. 325-0249.

Scranton Brass Orchestra. Houlihan-McLean Center, Mulberry Street and Jefferson Avenue, University of Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13. Free. 941-7624.

Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band, the annual Winter Concert by the Wyoming Seminary musicians. Buckingham Performing Arts Center, 201 N. Sprague Ave., Kingston. 7 p.m. Jan. 15. Free. 270-2192.

Midtown Men, a concert of 1960s music by the quartet of singers/actors from the Broadway musical Jersey Boys. Presented by the Broadway Theatre League at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 8 p.m. Jan. 18; 2 and 8 p.m. Jan. 19; 1 and 6 p.m. Jan. 20. 342-7784.

Billy Cobham and the Spectrum 40 Band, a 40th-anniversary celebration of the jazz drummer’s seminal album Spectrum with violinist Jerry Goodman, guitarist Dean Brown. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8:30 p.m. Jan. 18. $40. 325-0249.

An Evening with Savoy Brown, the British blues-rock band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Jan. 19. $27. 325-0249.

Melissa Gorga, the star of Bravo-TV’s hit show The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 10 p.m. Jan. 19. $15. 877-682-4791.

Winter Instrumental Concert, with the Wyoming Seminary Orchestra, String Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and Handbell Choir. Great Hall, 228 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 2 p.m. Jan. 20. Free. 270-2192.

Open Mic, open to musicians, poets, storytellers, comedians and other performers. Followed by poetry readings by the Breaking Ground Poets. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Jan. 25 with sign-ups at 6:30 p.m., open mic at 7:15 p.m. and poetry at 8:15 p.m. Free. 996-1500.

Eilen Jewell Band, the country-and-blues-infused singer-songwriter. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25. $22. 325-0249.

Fred Eaglesmith’s Traveling Steam Show, the prolific singer-songwriter and his band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Jan. 26. $24. 325-0249.

Ragtime: From Barrelhouse to Broadway, a Simply Grand Concert with pianist Gary Boerckel and soprano Bernadette Boerckel performing rags from the 1890s to the 1990s including excerpts from the musical Ragtime. Sordoni High-Definition Theater, WVIA Studios, 100 WVIA Way, Pittston. 3 p.m. Jan. 27. Free but reservations required. 655-2808.

Wyoming Seminary Civic Orchestra, works by Elgar, Mendelssohn, Sibelius and Dvorak. Great Hall, 228 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 8 p.m. Jan. 29. Free. 270-2192.

Little River Band, the Australian rock band with opener Fran Cosmo, former lead singer of rock band Boston. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Feb. 1. 866-605-7325.

Gin Blossoms, the multiplatinum rock group with mega-hits Hey Jealousy and Found Out About You. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Feb. 2. $45, $35. 420-2808.

Andrew Dice Clay, the outrageous comic in a standup act. Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 8 p.m. Feb. 2. $65, $50. 877-682-4791.

Great White Caps, the surf-rock band from Bethlehem. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8:30 p.m. Feb. 2. $15. 325-0249.

Philharmonic Chamber Music Series, with the Mozart Kegelstatt Trio and the Francaix Trio. The Colonnade, 401 Jefferson Ave., Scranton. 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7. $29. 270-4444.

I’ll Take Romance, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic and Grammy Award-winning vocalist Steve Tyrell in a selection of favorite love songs. 8 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave.; and 8 p.m. Feb. 9 at the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 341-1568.

The Marvelous Wonderettes, a 1950s musical revue set at the 1958 Springfield High School prom. Sponsored by Community Concerts at Lackawanna College. Mellow Theater, 501 Vine St., Scranton. 8 p.m. Feb. 8. $30, $25. 955-1455.

Vagabond Opera, the Bohemian cabaret ensemble. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8:30 p.m. Feb. 8. $20. 325-0249.

Hammer of the Gods, the Led Zeppelin tribute band. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Feb. 9. $30. 420-2808.

The Pink Floyd Experience, a re-creation of a Pink Floyd concert by the tribute band. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Feb. 15. $35, $30. 866-605-7325.

Tusk, a Fleetwood Mac tribute band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8:30 p.m. Feb. 15 and 16. $23. 325-0249.

Blind Melon, the neo-psychedelic alt-rock band (No Rain). Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 8 p.m. Feb. 16. $55, $40. 877-682-4791.

Allentown Band, the regional concert band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 7 p.m. Feb. 17. $10. 325-0249.

The Sound of Brazil, Grammy-winning jazz singer Luciana Souza with Brazilian guitarist Romero Lubambo. Carver Hall, Bloomsburg University. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17. $29.50, $16.50 children. 389-4409.

Rascal Flatts, the supergroup with special guests The Band Perry and Kristen Kelly. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21. $59.75, $49.75. 800-745-3000.

Open Mic, open to musicians, poets, storytellers, comedians and other performers. Followed by poetry readings by K.K. Gordon. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Feb. 22 with sign-ups at 6:30 p.m., open mic at 7:15 p.m. and poetry at 8:15 p.m. Free. 996-1500.

Buddy Guy and Jonny Lang, the Grammy Award-winning blues legends. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Feb. 23. $99 (Pit), $69, $59, $49. 826-1100.

Bruce in the USA, the Bruce Springsteen tribute band. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Feb. 23. 866-605-7325.

Michael Bolton, the soulful, multiple Grammy-winning singer-songwriter. Wiltsie Center, 700 N. Wyoming St., Hazleton. 7 p.m. Feb. 24. $58 to $90. 855-945-8743.

Everclear, the Grammy-nominated rock band. Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 8 p.m. March 2. $55, $40. 877-682-4791.

Essence of Joy, a concert by the Penn State Gospel Choir. First Presbyterian Church, 300 School St., Clarks Summit. 4 p.m. March 3. Free but donations accepted. 586-6306.

Philharmonic Chamber Music Series, with the Mozart Oboe Quartet. Great Hall, 228 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming Seminary, Kingston. 6:30 p.m. March 6. $29. 270-4444.

Mendelssohn and Mozart Festival, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic performing Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 Jupiter and Mendelssohn’s selections from A Midsummer Night’s Dream and his violin concerto performed by young violinist Shanshan Yao. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. 8 p.m. March 8, 2013. 341-1568.

The Vienna Boys Choir, the ensemble of boys between ages 10 and 14. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. March 8. $45, $35, $25. 420-2808.

The Irish Tenors, Ireland’s premier ambassadors of song with Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns and Ronan Tynan. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. March 8. $59.50, $39.50. 826-1100.

Queensryche, the eighties rock band (Silent Lucidity) with funk-infused, hard-rock band Bang Tango. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. March 9. 866-605-7325.

The Deftones, the alternative-metal group. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. March 12. $35. 420-2808.

Splintered Sunlight, a Grateful Dead tribute band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. March 15. $20. 325-0249.

America’s Got Talent. NBC’s hit show takes to the road with the winners of the last two seasons Olate Dogs and Eugene Landau Murphy along with mentalist Eric Dittelman, illusionist Spencer Horsman and 12-year-old singer Anna Graceman. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. March 16. $89.50 (limited VIP Meet and Greet), $49.50, $29.50. 826-1100.

Northeastern Pennsylvania Bach Festival, a three-day celebration. Begins at 4 p.m. March 16 with an Organ Concert by Kevin O’Malia at Elm Park United Methodist Church, 712 Linden St., Scranton, followed by a Chamber Music Concert at 8 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 232 Wyoming Ave., Scranton, offering Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 performed by the Bach Festival Orchestra. Culminates with Bach’s monumental Mass in B Minor performed by the Robert Dale Chorale, the Wilkes University Chamber Singers and Bach Festival Orchestra 3 p.m. March 17 at St. Luke’s Church. 871-0350.

America’s Got Talent Live: All-Stars Tour, the most popular acts from the TV show’s last two seasons with emcee Jerry Springer. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. March 16. $89.50, $49.50, $29.50. 826-1100.

Open Mic, open to musicians, poets, storytellers, comedians and other performers. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Jan. 25 with sign-up at 6:30 p.m. and open mic at 7:15 p.m. Free. 996-1500.

The Lettermen, romantic standards by the male harmony ensemble. Lemmond Theater, Walsh Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 7:30 p.m. March 22. $35, $20. 674-6719.

Tim Warfield’s Organ Band, a jazz tribute to the legendary Shirley Scott by the tenor saxophonist and his group. Sponsored by Community Concerts at Lackawanna College. Mellow Theater, 501 Vine St., Scranton. 8 p.m. March 22. $30, $25. 955-1455.

Bobby Vinton, the pop balladeer known as the Polish Prince. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. March 23. $40, $35. 866-605-7325.

DALA, the Canadian folk duo of Amanda Walther and Sheila Carabine, winners of the Canadian Folk Music’s Vocal Group of the Year Award. Carver Hall, Bloomsburg University. 7:30 p.m. April 5. $29.50, $16.50 children. 389-4409.

Bill Cosby, an evening of comedy and storytelling with the famed actor, author and philanthropist. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. April 5. $125 (Pit seat and meet and greet), $75, $55, $37. 826-1100.

Spring Concert by the Children and Youth Choirs of the Choral Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 232 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. 3 p.m. April 7. $10. 343-6707.

Philharmonic Chamber Music Series, presenting The Music World of John Quincy Adams. The Colonnade, 401 Jefferson Ave., Scranton. 6:30 p.m. April 11. $29. 270-4444.

Ron White. The cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman from the Blue Collar Comedy phenomenon returns on his A Little Unprofessional Tour. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. April 11. $51.75, $41.75. 826-1100.

The Streisand Songbook, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic and award-winning vocalist Anne Hampton Callaway performing Barbra Streisand favorites. 8 p.m. April 12, 2013, at the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre; and 8 p.m. April 13, 2013, at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. 341-1568.

Gabriel Iglesias, the comedian on his Stand-Up Revolution Tour. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 8 p.m. April 12. $46, $36, $26. 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.

Northern Tier Symphony Spring Concert, with works by Strauss, Schumann and Aaron Copland. Tunkhannock Middle School, 200 Franklin St. 8 p.m. April 13. 289-1090.

A Night at the Oscars, the annual cabaret-style Pops Concert by the Robert Dale Chorale with guests the Doug Smith Jazz Trio. Shopland Hall, Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. 8 p.m. April 19. $15, $12 seniors, $7 students. 871-0350.

Scotty McCreery, the fast-rising country star and former American Idol winner. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. April 20. $99 (VIP with meet and greet), $75, $49. 826-1100.

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, the rock band that sprung from the Jersey Shore music scene of the mid-1970s. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. April 19. 866-605-7325.

American Voices, a program of contemporary British and American composers by the Choral Artists Ensemble of the Choral Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 232 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. 8 p.m. April 20. $15. 343-6707.

The Four Freshmen, the second incarnation of the veteran vocal harmony group begun in 1948. Sponsored by Community Concerts at Lackawanna College. Mellow Theater, 501 Vine St., Scranton. 8 p.m. April 20. $30, $25. 955-1455.

Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, in an all-French concert including Berlioz’ Symphonie Fantastique, Ravel’s La Valse and Saint Saens’ first cello concerto with soloist Alberto Parrini. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. April 26, 2013. 341-1568.

Kathy Mattea, the triple Grammy Award winner performing her collection of timeless melodies and uplifting narratives. Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall, Bloomsburg University. 8 p.m. April 26. $34.50, $19.50 children. 389-4409.

Joan Rivers, the comedian, Emmy-winning talk-show host and bestselling author. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. April 27. $47, $39. 826-1100.

Tanya Tucker, the vibrato sounds of the Texas Tornado country singer. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. May 4. $34, $29. 866-605-7325.

Graduation Concert by the Children and Youth Choirs of the Choral Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 232 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. 3 p.m. May 5. $10. 343-6707.

War and Peace, two of the greatest choral works to arise from World War II: Zoltan Kodaly’s haunting Missa Brevis and Maurice Durufle’s Requiem. Performed by the Choral Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. May 11. $15. 343-6707.

Philharmonic Chamber Music Series, with Music for Flute and Percussion. Wyoming Valley Art League, Rear 130 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m. June 7. $29. 270-4444.

Maestro at the Movies, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic performing favorites from the silver screen. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. 8 p.m. June 8, 2013. 341-1568.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Auditions for the Northern Tier Symphony Orchestra’s spring concert including openings for concertmasters, violin, viola, cello, bass, oboe, English horn, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, harp, piano and percussion. Tunkhannock Middle School, 200 Franklin St. 5 to 9 p.m. Jan. 23 and 30; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 26. 289-1090.

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