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THIS WEEK: Oct. 4 to 10, 2013


Chris Cagle, the rock-infused country singer. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 tonight. 866-605-7325.


Simon & Garfunkel Retrospective, with duo AJ Swearingen and Jonathan Beedle. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 tonight. $25. 325-0249.


Listen Local Concert, with James Barrett Music, the Phyllis Hopkins Electric Trio, The Push and Three Imaginary Boys with Eye on Attraction. Shopland Hall, Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. Tonight with cocktail hour at 7 and show at 8. $10. 344-1111.


The Evansville Gang, a bluegrass, country and gospel concert. Bloomingdale Grange, Grange Hall Road, Shickshinny. 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. $5. 256-7610.


Jeffrey Gaines Band, the soulful singer-songwriter and his group. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Saturday. $23. 325-0249.


Amy Schumer, the actress and comedy star (“Last Comic Standing,” “Reality Bites Back”). Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 8 p.m. (SOLD OUT) and 10 p.m. Saturday. $50, $35. 877-682-4791.


The Sea The Sea, the close-harmony folk duo of Chuck E. Costa and Mira Stanley. Harmony Presents, Hawley Silk Mill, 8 Silk Mill Drive. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. $16 advance; $20 at the door. 588-8077.


Guitar Music of South America, with classical guitarist Jay Steveskey performing tangos by Astor Piazzolla and Maximo Diego Pujul of Argentina. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 3 p.m. Sunday. Free. 996-1500.


Excelsior Cornet Band, New York State’s authentic Civil War brass band performing period music on original antique instruments of the 1860s. First Presbyterian Church, 300 School St., Clarks Summit. 4 p.m. Sunday. Free but donations welcome. 586-6306 or fpccs.org.


Swearingen & Kelli, the songwriting duo of A.J. Swearingen and Jayne Kelli performing acoustic folk and indie pop. With special guests the Day Rubies. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 6 p.m. Sunday. $15. 325-0249.


Mark Bradford, singer-songwriter and Christian Worship leader. Nebo Baptist Church, 75 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke. Sunday with a Praise and Worship Seminar for church praise teams from 1 to 3 p.m. and concert at 7 p.m. Donation. Followed by a dessert hour. 735-3932.


Battle of the Bands, the fourth annual competition with $13,500 in prizes to the top four bands. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. 8 p.m. to midnight Wednesdays through Dec. 4. 888-946-4672.


Melvin Seals & JGB, the keyboardist from the Jerry Garcia Band and his group. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Thursday. 866-605-7325.


SOJA, the eight-member reggae-roots band. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Thursday. $17.50 advance; $20 day of show. 420-2808.


The Steepwater Band, the bluesy rock group formed in Chicago. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8:30 p.m. Thursday. $10. 325-0249.


FUTURE CONCERTS


Motown & More with Souled Out, the trio of singers backed by a six-piece band in a tribute to the wave of soul music born in Detroit. Mitrani Hall, Haas Center for the Arts, Bloomsburg University. 8 p.m. Oct. 11. $35, $17 children. 389-4409.


Eaglemania, the Eagles tribute band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8:30 p.m. Oct. 11. $23. 325-0249.


Celebrate Harmony, a concert by the 24-member Northeasters Honesdale Barbershop Chorus celebrating the Barbershop Harmony Society’s 75th anniversary. With guest quartet The Faces4Radio. Honesdale High School, 459 Terrace St. 7 p.m. Oct. 12. $10. 685-1554.


Cast of Beatlemania, the tribute band performing music of the Fab Four. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Oct. 12. $27. 325-0249.


Sunday Afternoon at Sem, a recital of classical music by the trio of pianist Rick Hoffenberg, violinist Sophie Till and cellist Christiane Appenheimer-Vaida. Great Hall of Wyoming Seminary, 228 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 2 p.m. Oct. 13. Free. 270-2192.


Do You Remember This … Music for the Movies from the Silents to the 1960s, a concert and radio taping of memorable movie music sung by soprano Bernadette Boerckel accompanied by pianist Gary Boerckel, host of “Music to My Ears” on WVIA-FM. Sordoni High-Definition Studios, WVIA Studios, 100 WVIA Way, Pittston. 3 p.m. Oct. 13. Free but tickets required. Free bus transportation from the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. Reservations: 655-2808.


Step by Step, a Christian-music concert. Shavertown United Methodist Church, 163 N. Pioneer Ave. 7 p.m. Oct. 14. Free. 696-2658.


Taking Back Sunday, the Long Island rock band (“MakeDamnSure”). Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Oct. 14. $25 advance; $28 day of show. 420-2808.


An Evening in Eastern Europe, a chamber-music concert with violinist Erica Kiesewetter and clarinetist Pascal Archer, both of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic. Shopland Hall, Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. Oct. 18 with refreshments at 6:30 p.m. and concert at 8 p.m. 270-4444 or nepaphil.org.


The SheilaMark Band, a quartet playing blues, classic rock and pop. The Bookhouse, Eastern Monroe Public Library, 1002 N. Ninth St., Stroudsburg. Oct. 18 with doors at 7 p.m. and show at 7:30 p.m. Free but donations accepted. 421-0800.


Alice Cooper, the theatrical and macabre rocker in his “Raise the Dead” tour. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Oct. 18. $75 (limited pit), $59, $49, $39. 826-1100.


Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, the high-energy, nine-piece ensemble performing big-band style swing. Wiltsie Center, 700 N. Wyoming St., Hazleton. 8 p.m. Oct. 18. $45, $19. 855-945-8743.


Childhood’s End, a tribute to Pink Floyd. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Oct. 19. $23. 325-0249.


The Stylistics, the Philadelphia soul group. Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 8 p.m. Oct. 19. $45, $30. 877-682-4791.


Jessie’s Girl, a “Back to the 80s” show with a quartet of musicians performing as 1980 icons of pop music. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 9 p.m. Oct. 18. 866-605-7325.


In Concert with trombonist Wycliffe Gordon and the University of Scranton Jazz Band. Houlihan-McLean Center, Mulberry Street and Jefferson Avenue, Scranton. Oct. 19 with a pre-concert music talk by Loren Schoenberg of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem at 7:30 p.m. followed by the concert at 8 p.m. Free. 941-7624.


Echoes of Arcadia, the season opener of the Arcadia Chorale (formerly the Robert Dale Chorale) with works by Eric Whitacre, Claudio Monteverdi, Stephen Chatman and Edward Elgar along with John Rutter’s “Birthday Madrigals” and Benjamin Britten’s “Hymn to St. Cecilia.” 8 p.m. Oct. 19 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 232 Wyoming Ave., Scranton; and 3 p.m. Oct. 20 at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. $15, $12 seniors, $7 students. 408-4434 or arcadiachorale.org.


Technicolor Motor Home, a ten-piece ensemble paying tribute to the music of Steely Dan. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Oct. 19. $27. 325-0249.


Philly Funk Authority, the dance and party band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Oct. 19. $18. 325-0249.


NYC Comedy Night, a night of laughs with standup comics Teddy Love and Jerrold Benford with MC Father Paul. Corner Bistro Theater, 76-78 Main St., Carbondale. 8:30 p.m. Oct. 19. $15. 282-7499.


Conspirator, the electronic rock quartet. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 9 p.m. Oct. 19. $17 advance; $20 day of show. 420-2808.


The Haunted Symphony, a hair-raising evening of spooky selections by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic with special guest actor and poet Frank Oden. Ghoulish attire welcome. 8 p.m. Oct. 19 at the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre; and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. $63, $55, $47, $31. 270-4444 or nepaphil.org.


Coheed and Cambria, the progressive-punk rock band. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 7 p.m. Oct. 20. $22.50 advance; $25 day of show. 420-2808.


Cyndi Lauper, the eighties pop star on her “She’s So Unusual Tour.” F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Oct. 22. $75 (limited pit), $59, $49, $34. 826-1100.


Umphrey’s McGee, the progressive rock band. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Oct. 24. $25 advance; $30 day of show. 420-2808.


Robben Ford Band, the blues-tinged guitar virtuoso. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8:30 p.m. Oct. 24. $27. 325-0249.


Open Mic Night, with special guest singer-songwriter Caitland Hawk. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Oct. 25 with sign-ups at 6:30 p.m. and open mic at 7. Free. 996-1500.


In the Mood, the 1940s Big Band musical review with 20 musicians, singers and dancers. Presented by the Greater Hazleton Concert Series at Hazleton Area High School, 1601 W. 23rd St. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25. $30; $10 students. 788-4864.


Jeffrey Ross, Comedy Central’s “Roastmaster General” makes an insulting stop at the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Oct. 25. $75 (very limited VIP Meet & Greet), $35. 826-1100.


Real Diamond, the Neil Diamond tribute band. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Oct. 25. 866-605-7325.


The Misfits, the horror-punk rockers in a Halloween show. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Oct. 25. $16 advance; $18 day of show. 420-2808.


The Badlees, the Central Pennsylvania roots-rock band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8:30 p.m. Oct. 25. $17. 325-0249.


Sing! Sing! Sing! A demonstration of harmony singing by the Endless Mountains Barbershop Chorus, the Wyoming County Chorale and the First United Methodist Church Choir. Included: gospel, doo wop, madrigals and traditional glee club music. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 11 a.m. Oct. 26. Free. Registration: 836-8595.


The Frank Sinatra Tribute Show, with Atlantic City and Las Vegas performer Tony Sands. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26. $25. 325-0249.


Gordon Lightfoot, the Canadian singer and member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Oct. 26. $42, $37. 866-605-7325.


Amy Grant, the Queen of Christian Pop in a concert at The Theater at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton. 8 p.m. Oct. 26. $53, $43. 955-1455.


Gregg Allman, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer performing his fusion of rock, blues and country. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Oct. 29. $45, $37, $35. 420-2808.


Halloween Concert, with the University of Scranton Jazz Band and surprise guests. Houlihan-McLean Center, Mulberry Street and Jefferson Avenue, Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30. Free admission to those in costume. 941-7624.


Patent Pending, the melodic punk-pop band. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 6 p.m. Nov. 1. $10 advance; $12 day of show. 420-2808.


Ryan Shupe and the RubberBand, an eclectic sound blending country, pop, newgrass, hip-hop and funk. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8:30 p.m. Nov. 1. $25. 325-0249.


Merle Haggard, the country singer-songwriter and three-time Grammy winner (“Okie from Muskogee,” “Mama Tried”). F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Nov. 2. $99 (limited pit), $63, $53, $40. 826-1100.


America, the folk-rock group performing their string of hits from the 1970s to the present. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Nov. 2. $40, $35. 866-605-7325.


Lotus, instrumental post-rock and electronic dance music. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 9 p.m. Nov. 7. $20 advance; $22 day of show. 420-2808.


The Hell Pop Tour, headlined by heavy-metal band In This Moment with Motionless in White, Kyng and All Hail the Yeti. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 7 p.m. Nov. 8. $20 advance; $22 day of show. 420-2808.


The Celtic Martins, the eight-member band performing Celtic and old-time tunes on fiddles, bagpipes, percussion, concertina, guitars and mandolin with Irish step dancing thrown into the mix. St. Basil’s Church, 101 Churchill St., Dushore. 7 p.m. Nov. 8. 928-8927.


Reel Big Fish, the California ska-punk band. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 7 p.m. Nov. 9. $18 advance; $20 day of show. 420-2808.


Citizens Band Radio, the country-rock and Americana band. With opener MiZ. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Nov. 9. $20. 325-0249.


Blue Man Group, the innovative theatrical performance blending music, comedy and technology for a visually arresting show. Presented by Broadway Scranton at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 8 p.m. Nov. 8; 2 and 8 p.m. Nov. 9; 1 p.m. Nov. 10. 342-7784.


The Duhks, Canada’s premier neotradsters romping from world beat to blues, urban-pop to old-timey. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8:30 p.m. Nov. 8. $23. 325-0249.


In Recital with violist Andrew Gonzalez and pianist Christine Wu. Houlihan-McLean Center, Mulberry Street and Jefferson Avenue, University of Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9. 941-7624.


Get the Led Out, the Philadelphia-based Led Zeppelin tribute band. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Nov. 9. 866-605-7325.


Children’s and Youth Fall Concert, the five children’s choirs of the Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania combine for a concert of fine treble and mixed-voice music. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 232 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. 3 p.m. Nov. 10. $10, free for age 18 and under. 343-6707.


French Woodwind Delights, a chamber-music concert with musicians from the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic. Westmoreland Club, 59 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Nov. 14 with refreshments at 6:30 p.m. and music at 7 p.m. 270-4444 or nepaphil.org.


In Concert, with the University of Scranton String Orchestra. Houlihan-McLean Center, Mulberry Street and Jefferson Avenue, Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15. Free. 941-7624.


Masterworks Concert, an evening of music and dance with the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic and guests Ballet Northeast. Included: Milhaud’s “La Creation du Monde,” Bach’s “Orchestral Suite No. 3” and Stravinsky’s “Pulcinella Suite.” Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 8 p.m. Nov. 16. $63, $55, $47, $31. 270-4444 or nepaphil.org.


A Last Waltz Celebration, a tribute to The Band’s last concert by ‘The Band’ Band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Nov. 16. $25. 325-0249.


Aaron Lewis, the rock singer and guitarist in an unplugged show. Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Nov. 16. $65, $45. 877-682-4791.


38 Special, the platinum-selling southern rockers. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Nov. 16. 866-605-7325.


Arts at First Presbyterian, an all-church recital with musical ensembles of the church. First Presbyterian Church, 300 School St., Clarks Summit. 4 p.m. Nov. 17. Free but donations welcome. 586-6306 or fpccs.org.


Jake Miller, the hip-hop/rap artist. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Nov. 19. $20 advance; $22 day of show. 420-2808.


Yamato: The Drummers of Japan, the traditional Wadaiko percussionists. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20. $35, $25. 826-1100.


Open Mic Night, with musicians, poets, playwrights and special guests Ed Crawley and the Everything Natural Drummers. Bring a drum or shaker to participate. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Nov. 22 with open mic signups at 6:30 p.m., performances at 7 p.m. and drumming at 8:15 p.m. Free. 996-1500.


The Allentown Band, a Christmas concert with the 45-member group, America’s oldest civilian concert band begun in 1828. Presented by the Greater Hazleton Concert Series at Hazleton Area High School, 1601 W. 23rd St. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22. $30; $10 students. 788-4864.


Robert Randolph and the Family Band, the virtuoso pedal steel guitarist and his long-time accompanists. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Nov. 22. 866-605-7325.


Kalob Griffin Band, the Philadelphia-based Americana rock band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8:30 p.m. Nov. 22. $15. 325-0249.


Benjamin Britten’s St. Nicolas, the dramatic cantata telling the story of the real St. Nicolas, Bishop of Myra, with tenor Mark Kratz along with the Symphonic Chorus, Cantare Treble Choir and Chamber Orchestra. Also: Henry Purcell’s symphonic anthems “O Sing Unto the Lord” and “Rejoice in the Lord Always.” Presented by the Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Nov. 23. $15, free for age 18 and under. 343-6707.


Preservation Hall Jazz Band, traditional New Orleans-style jazz. The Theater at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton. 7 p.m. Nov. 24. $40, $30. 955-1455.


In Concert, with the University of Scranton Concert Band. Houlihan-McLean Center, Mulberry Street and Jefferson Avenue, Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 24. Free. 941-7624.


Elvis Costello, a solo acoustic performance of hits from his 40-year career. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 25. $95 (limited pit), $79, $59. 826-1100.


Dark Star Orchestra, a re-creation of a Grateful Dead show by the tribute artists. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Nov. 27. 866-605-7325.


Kenny Rogers’ Christmas and Hits Through the Years, the three-time Grammy Award winner in a holiday concert. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29. $75, $60, $50. 826-1100.


Railroad Earth, the “blue collar rock-‘n-‘roll” band in a two-day event. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29 and 30. $30; $50 for both shows. 420-2808.


Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts, the lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots and his group. Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 8 p.m. Nov. 30. $65, $45. 877-682-4791.


Christmas with the Choral Society, the full array of choirs from the Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania performing holiday selections, traditional carols and organ show pieces. Covenant Presbyterian Church, 550 Madison Ave., Scranton. 4 p.m. Dec. 1. $15. 343-6707.


Trans-Siberian Orchestra, the final tour performance of the symphonic-rock group’s multi-platinum rock opera “The Lost Christmas Eve” along with pieces from “Dreams of Fireflies (On a Christmas Night)” and other classics. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 4 and 8 p.m. Dec. 6. 800-745-3000.


Christmas with Sara Gazarek, a holiday concert with the Los Angeles-based jazz musician and vocalist. Mitrani Hall, Haas Center for the Arts, Bloomsburg University. 8 p.m. Dec. 6. $30, $15 children. 389-4409.


Jeff Ross, an evening of side-splitting laughter with The Roastmaster. Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 8 p.m. Dec. 7. $50, $35. 877-682-4791.


A Very NEPA Christmas, the traditional holiday concert by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, the Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania and the Ballet Theatre of Scranton. 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre; and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. $63, $55, $47, $31. 270-4444 or nepaphil.org.


Noel Night, the 44th annual holiday event with the University of Scranton Singers, Chamber Choir and String Ensemble with guest harpist Andre Tarantiles. Houlihan-McLean Center, Mulberry Street and Jefferson Avenue, Scranton. Dec. 7 with a prelude at 7:05 p.m. and concert at 8 p.m. Free. 941-7624.


NOVA: 21st Century Christmas Music, the best of new music by up-and-coming contemporary composers performed by the Arcadia Chorale. 8 p.m. Dec. 7 at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 550 Madison Ave., Scranton; and 4 p.m. Dec. 8 at St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church, 226 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. $15, $12 seniors; $7 students. 871-0350.


Twelve-Twenty Four, playing the music of Trans-Siberian Orchestra in a rocking Christmas stage show. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12. $22. 420-2808.


Joe Nardone’s Christmas Doo Wop Spectacular, a star-studded holiday concert with Kenny Vance & the Planotones, the Flamingos, the Drifters, Larry Chance & the Earls and the Paramounts. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Dec. 14. $49.50, $39.50, $29.50. 826-1100.


Christmas with the Celts, fiery Scottish and Irish traditional tunes and songs as well as Celtic pop rock. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Dec. 14. 866-605-7325.


A Ceremony of English Carols, Benjamin Britten’s classic piece performed by the Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania along with audience caroling and a wassail reception. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 232 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. 4 p.m. Dec. 15. $15, free for age 18 and under. 343-6707.


Empty Stocking Fund Benefit Concert, with the Scranton Brass Orchestra. Houlihan-McLean Center, Mulberry Street and Jefferson Avenue, University of Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15. Admission: a new child’s toy, article of clothing or cash donation. 941-7624.


Messiah Sing-Along, the 30th annual holiday tradition with the Arcadia Chorale leading the audience in Handel’s masterpiece. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 232 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. 3 p.m. Dec. 22. $15, $12 seniors, $7 students. 871-0350.


Clutch, the rock band playing cuts from its new release “Earth Rocker.” Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Dec. 28. $25 advance; $28 day of show. 420-2808.


Rob Base, the hip-hop artist from Harlem. Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Dec. 28. $20. 877-682-4791.


Comedy on the Edge, an evening of laughs with comedians Robert Kelly and Nick Di Paolo. Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 8 p.m. Dec. 30. $30, $20. 877-682-4791.


In Concert, with the Scranton Brass Orchestra. Houlihan-McLean Center, Mulberry Street and Jefferson Avenue, University of Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 5. Free. 941-7624.


A Romantic Masterpiece by Brahms, a chamber-music concert with musicians from the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic. Westmoreland Club, 59 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Jan. 16 with refreshments at 6:30 p.m. and music at 7 p.m. 270-4444 or nepaphil.org.


Gilbert Gottfried, the actor and standup comedian. Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 8 p.m. Jan. 18. $30, $20. 877-682-4791.


Tracy Morgan, gut-busting laughs with the standup comedian. Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 8 p.m. Feb. 1. $65, $50. 877-682-4791.


Project Trio, innovative classical chamber music with Greg Pattillo on beat box flute, cellist Eric Stephenson and bassist Peter Seymour. Mitrani Hall, Haas Center for the Arts, Bloomsburg University. 8 p.m. Feb. 7. $30, $15 children. 389-4409.


Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, the street-level rock sounds of the Jersey Shore. Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 8 p.m. Feb. 15. $40, $25. 877-682-4791.


Vince Gill, the country star and winner of 18 Country Music Association awards and 20 Grammys. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Feb. 21. 866-605-7325.


Simply Sinatra, a pops concerts by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic with vocalist Steve Lippia celebrating the songbook of Frank Sinatra. 8 p.m. Feb. 21 at the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre; and 8 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 270-4444 or nepaphil.org.


Out of My Hands, classical and pop pieces by pianist and National Public Radio personality Christopher O’Riley. Mitrani Hall, Haas Center for the Arts, Bloomsburg University. 8 p.m. Feb. 22. $30, $15 children. 389-4409.


Bruce in the USA, a high-energy Bruce Springsteen tribute band. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Feb. 22. 866-605-7325.


Red Hot Chilli Pipers, the rocking Scottish group of bagpipers, guitarists, drummers and keyboardists. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Feb. 22. $35, $25. 826-1100.


String Chamber Music, with the newest principals of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic. The Colonnade, 401 Jefferson Ave., Scranton. March 6 with refreshments at 6:30 p.m. and music at 7 p.m. 270-4444 or nepaphil.org.


Stringfest, a Masterworks concert by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic with Concertmaster Erica Kiesewetter performing Piazzolla’s “Four Seasons of Buenos Aires.” Also: Elgar’s “Serenade for Strings,” Higdon’s “Amazing Grace” and Tchaikovsky’s “Serenade for Strings.” F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. March 8. 270-4444 or nepaphil.org.


Concerts at Covenant, an all-French program by the Symphonic Chorus and Cantare Treble Choir of the Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania. Included: Durufle’s Reguiem, Francis Poulenc’s haunting “Litanies a la Vierge Noire” and Marcel Dupre’s “Quatre Motets.” Covenant Presbyterian Church, 550 Madison Ave., Scranton. 3 p.m. March 16. Free but donations accepted. 343-6707.


Alice Tan Ridley, the R&B singer and her five-member backup group, a finalist in 2010’s “America’s Got Talent.” Presented by the Greater Hazleton Concert Series at Hazleton Area High School, 1601 W. 23rd St. 7:30 p.m. March 19. $30; $10 students. 788-4864.


Rhonda Vincent and the Rage, the Queen of Bluegrass and five-time Entertainer of the Year by the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. March 22. 866-605-7325.


Children’s and Youth Spring Concert, fine treble and mixed-voice music presented by the children’s choirs of the Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 232 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. 3 p.m. March 23. $10, free for age 18 and under. 343-6707.


Annual Bach Festival, the 29th annual event presented by the Arcadia Chorale, celebrating the music of Bach and his contemporaries. Begins 4 p.m. March 29 with an organ concert 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. Culminates with a choral concert of “Magnificats” by J.S. Bach and Arvo Part, along with Bach’s Cantata 147 “Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben” 3 p.m. March 30 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. $15, $12 seniors, $7 students. 871-0350.


Ireland: The Show, the innovative new Celtic production celebrating the best of Irish heritage, showcased by a cast of world-champion Irish dancers, musicians and singer. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. April 2. $49, $39, $29. 826-1100.


Debbie Gravitte: Broadway Baby, a pops concert by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic with the Tony Award-winning actress and singer performing a musical journey of legendary Broadway songs. 8 p.m. April 4 at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave.; and 8 p.m. April 5 at the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 270-4444 or nepaphil.org.


Canadian Brass, five virtuoso brass musicians performing Baroque, Dixieland, jazz and Broadway tunes. Presented by the Greater Hazleton Concert Series at Hazleton Area High School, 1601 W. 23rd St. 7:30 p.m. April 10. $30; $10 students. 788-4864.


Ballroom with a Twist, a dancing and singing extravaganza with celebrity pros from “Dancing with the Stars” performing with finalists from “So You Think You Can Dance” along with vocals by finalists from “American Idol.” F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. April 12. $79 (limited pit), $49, $39, $29. 826-1100.


The Pedrito Martinez Group, Cuban jazz by the world-class conga player, singer and bandleader and his group. Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium, Carver Hall, Bloomsburg University. 8 p.m. April 18. Free. 389-4409.


Beethoven’s Ninth, a performance of the famous “Ode to Joy” symphony with Maestro Lawrence Loh conducting the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic joined by the Symphonic Chorus and four guest soloists. Also: cellist Alberto Parrini solos on Saint-Saens’ Cello Concerto No. 1. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 8 p.m. April 25. 270-4444 or nepaphil.org.


The Midtown Men, the four stars from the original Broadway cast of “Jersey Boys” performing favorite 1960s hits from the Beatles, Beach Boys, Motown, the Four Seasons and more. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. April 26. $55, $45, $35. 826-1100.


Songs from Tin Pan Alley, a cabaret-style pop concert by the Arcadia Chorale joined by the Doug Smith Jazz Trio performing songs of Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin and Cole Porter. Shopland Hall, Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 8 p.m. May 2. $15, $12 seniors, $7 students. 871-0350.


Children’s and Youth Graduation Concert, fine treble and mixed-voice music along with a reception to honor graduates. Presented by the Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 232 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. 3 p.m. May 4. $10, free for age 18 and under. 343-6707.


Joe Bonamassa, the guitar virtuoso and blues-rock star. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. May 7. 826-1100.


Psalm Sets, a concert by the Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania including Igor Stravinsky’s “Symphony of Psalms,” Leonard Berstein’s “Chichester Psalms” and selected movements from Felix Mendelssohn’s “Lobgesang.” St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. May 10. $15, free for age 18 and under. 343-6707.

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