Damian the Magician Performs for DEC Students

The Dunmore Lions Club held its annual benefit show featuring “THE MAGIC OF DAMIAN,” Pennsylvania’s foremost magician. This year’s event was held at the Dunmore Elementary Center on Friday, Dec. 10.

This marks the 28th year the Lions have featured Damian’s magic to elementary students in Dunmore Elementary Schools, including Saint Mary’s Elementary Center. All proceeds will be utilized for scholarships to help defray college expenses for Dunmore and Holy Cross High Schools.

Pictured above with students are, from left: Lion Gino Tempesta, Lion Renee Iezzi, Damian the Magician, Principal Matthew Quin,n and Lion Sam Sebastianelli, event chairman. Students are Burke Harrison, Jake DeMuro, Annie Tripodi, Mariana Acosta, Abby Richardson, Saige Toole, Mackenzie Marshall, and Andre Frechen.

U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Concert Band to perform in Scranton on Feb. 13

A concert will be presented by the United States Air Force Heritage of America Concert Band at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple on Feb. 13 at 2 p.m.  The concert is free and open to the public.

For eight decades, the USAF Heritage of America Concert Band has educated, inspired and entertained over 1.5 million people annually, by providing music for events that support Airmen and their families, honor our Nation’s veterans and build relationships of trust between the American people and their Air Force. The Concert Band is comprised of over 40 professional Airman-musicians who captivate audiences on regular tours throughout the East Coast with a variety of renditions of great orchestral classics, marches, Broadway hits, jazz standards, movie music and patriotic favorites.

As per the guidelines of the United States Air Force, all attendees eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination must show proof of vaccination to gain entry to the performance. All non-vaccinated attendees must show proof of a negative FDA-approved COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the performance to gain entry.  Additionally, masks are required inside the Scranton Cultural Center for all patrons.

The United States Air Force Heritage of America Concert Band concert is presented by Gibbons Ford and sponsored by LT Verrastro.  It is supported by Lackawanna County and the PA Council on the Arts.

The concert will take place in the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Theatre with the doors opening at 1:30 p.m.  Concessions will be available for purchase.  Tickets are free to the public and are required for admission.  They can be acquired at the Fidelity Bank Box Office at the SCC in person or by calling (570) 344-1111, or via Ticketmaster. Convenience charges apply when claiming online or by phone.  For additional information and a full schedule of events, visit SCCMT.org.

The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple’s 2021-2022 Season is sponsored by Fidelity Bank and LT Verrastro and supported by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the Lackawanna County Office of Arts and Culture, and Commissioners Jerry Notarianni, Debi Dominick, Esq. and Chris Chermak. 

Dunmorean Takes on Featured Role in “The Nutcracker”

Brooke Provinzano of Dunmore was recently featured in a principal role in the 35th annual presentation of “The Nutcracker” by Scranton Civic Ballet Company under the artistic direction of Helen Gaus.

The non-profit dance company performance at The Theater at North was made possible in part by a generous sponsorship from Toyota of Scranton.