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With hits from ‘Proud Mary’ to ‘Have You Ever Seen the Rain?’ Creedence Clearwater Revisited will rock Misericordia University’s ‘Under the Stars Summer Arts Festival’ on July 12. Call 674-6719 for tickets.

THIS WEEK: MAY 23 to 29, 2008

Marko Marcinko Latin Jazz, the percussionist and his band, comprising Thomas “Cha Cha” Hamilton on sax and flute, Roberto Velez on congas, Bill Washer on guitar and Pablo Rostock on bass. Deer Head Inn, 5 Main St., Delaware Water Gap. Tonight, 7 to 11. $12, $6 after 9:30 p.m. 424-2000.

Jeremy Weinstock, acoustic rock covers by the Wilkes University student and musician. Barnes & Noble College Bookstore, 7 South Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Tonight, 7:30 to 10:30. 208-4700.

New York Music with Broadway singer Evangelia Kingsley and pianist Chip Prince performing “Places to Live: Traveling Music for the Restless.” Included: a world tour through song from Paris to Berlin, the British Isles to South America. The Northeast Theatre, Performance Space at the Hotel Jermyn, 326 Spruce St., Scranton. Saturday at 4 p.m. $10, $6 students. 558-1515.

Tantric, the post-grunge band in concert joined by rock bands Fosterchild and Framing Hanley. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. Saturday at 7:30 p.m. $10 advance; $15 day of show. 325-0371 or pennspeak.com.

The Punch Brothers, the contemporary bluegrass band with composer-singer-mandolinist Chris Thile of Nickel Creek fame. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 West Broadway, Jim Thorpe. Saturday at 8:30 p.m. $25 advance; $28 day of show. 325-0249.

Outdoor Music Expo, with 40-plus artists on four stages representing local, national and international talent as well as disc jockeys from Pennsylvania and nearby states. Special guest is BunZerO of Belgium making his first U.S. appearance. Kirby Park, 301 Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre. Sunday, noon to dusk, rain or shine. Free but donations accepted to benefit Soldier’s Angels, a support organization for U.S. Armed Services personnel.

Aaron McCurdy, acoustic music by the singer-songwriter. Barnes & Noble College Bookstore, 7 South Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Wednesday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 208-4700.

Richard Marx, the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter (“Dance with My Father”) in concert. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. Thursday at 8 p.m. $38, $33. 325-0371 or pennspeak.com.

FUTURE CONCERTS

Dealer in Wares, music by the local rock duo. Barnes & Noble College Bookstore, 7 South Main St., Wilkes-Barre. May 30, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 208-4700.

The United States Navy Band Sea Chanters, a concert by the official chorus of the U.S. Navy performing traditional choral music including sea chanteys and Broadway tunes. Presented as part of the Everhart Museum Centennial Celebration at the Mellow Theater, 501 Vine St., Lackawanna College, Scranton. May 30 at 7:30 p.m. Free but tickets required which are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Everhart Museum. Limited to four per family. 346-7186.

Blackfoot and Nazareth, classic hits and new releases from the ’70s rock bands. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. May 30 at 8 p.m. $20 advance, $25 day of show. 325-0371 or pennspeak.com.

Richie Havens, a concert by the veteran folk singer presenting three decades of songs. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 West Broadway, Jim Thorpe. May 31 at 8:30 p.m. $28 advance, $33 day of show. 325-0249.

Art Song Treasures of Poland composed by Chopin, Moniuszko, Niewiadomski, Karlowicz and Paderewski including an aria from Moniuszko’s opera “Halka” and a set of folk songs. Performed by soprano Barbara Liberasky-Nowicki and pianist Carol Ann Aicher. Presented by the Northeast Theatre at the Performance Space at the Hotel Jermyn, 326 Spruce St., Scranton. June 1 at 3 p.m. $12, $10 seniors, $6 students. 558.1515.

Catholic Choral Society Concert. St. Ignatius Church, 335 North Maple Ave., Kingston. June 1 at 7 p.m. Tickets at the door. 344-6418.

The Wailers, the pioneers of roots-rock reggae in concert. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. June 1 at 8 p.m. $20 advance; $25 day of show. 325-0371 or pennspeak.com.

Daniel O’Donnell, the popular Irish singer performing his blend of country, ’60s pop, inspirational ballads and Irish standards. Wachovia Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. June 5 at 7 p.m. $77.50, $67.50, $57.50, $47.50. 970-7600 or 693-4100.

Nanticoke MusicFest with tributes to Elvis Presley, Elton John, Billy Joel and the Rolling Stones. Patriot Square, Market and Broad streets, Nanticoke. June 6-8 from 5 to 10 p.m. 735-2800.

Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, the Grammy-winning country and gospel performers. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. June 6 at 8 p.m. $15 advance, $20 day of show. 325-0371 or pennspeak.com.

The Australian Bee Gees Show, a celebration of the music of the Brothers Gibb presenting four decades of songs in a multimedia tribute concert. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. June 7 at 8 p.m. 826-1100 or kirbycenter.org.

The Glass Prism, a reunion of the ’60s band that released the concept album “Poe Through the Glass Prism” in 1969 setting the poetry of Edgar Allan Poe to music. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 North Washington Ave., Scranton. June 7 at 8 p.m. $25, $20. 344-1111.

Billtown Blues Festival, the 19th annual event with the Nappy Brown Orchestra featuring Bob Margolin and Big Joe Maher, Jimmy Thackery, Homemade Jamz Blues Band, Alexis P. Suter, Jason Ricci, Gina Sicilia and the 2008 Audition Band Winner. Also: acoustic tent musicians and a Kids Harmonica Workshop with Andy Barnhart and ”Big Mitch” Ivanoff. Lycoming County Fairgrounds, 300 East Lycoming St., Hughesville. June 8, noon to 10 p.m. with gates at 11 a.m. $18 advance, $23 at the gate. 584-4480.

Dave Matthews Band, a concert by the summer touring favorites. Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. June 10 at 7 p.m. 961-9000.

James Taylor, the legendary singer-songwriter performs classics from his five-decade career along with new tunes from his latest CD “One Man Band.” Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. June 17 at 8 p.m. $65, $45, $20. 961-9000 or ticketmaster.com.

Pocono Mountains Bluegrass Festival with the James King Band, Lykens Valley Bluegrass Boys, Louie Setzer & the Appalachian Mountain Boys, Chester Johnson & the Foggy Mountain Grass, the Cabin Fever Band, Heavy Traffic, the Lost Ramblers, the Mill Creek Boys, Mark Miklos & the Raritan Valley Ramblers, Like Father Like Son and the Big Fiddle Contest. GDS Fairground, Routes 191 and 507, Newfoundland. June 19, 6 to 10:30 p.m.; June 20-21, noon to 10 p.m.; June 22, 10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Camping available. $35 by May 31; $40 thereafter. 610-390-0860 or 610-562-0161.

Phil Lesh & Friends, the former Grateful Dead bassist and his improvisational jam band. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. June 19 at 8 p.m. $54. 325-0371 or pennspeak.com.

Honesdale Roots & Rhythm Music and Arts Festival, the third annual street fair beginning with a Kick-Off Party June 20 at 8 p.m. at the Fireside Restaurant, 5 Oregon Turnpike, Honesdale. Continues on Saturday with two stages of music by the Evan Goodrow Band, Roy Wilson & the Buzzards, Studebaker John & the Hawks, country artist Dale Watson and gospel-and-blues group the Holmes Brothers. Also: a Tunes and Tales Tent for kids, arts and artisans along with food vendors. Main Street and Central Park in downtown Honesdale. June 21, 1:30 to 10 p.m. Free. 253-5492.

Benefit Concert for To Write Love on Her Arms, an organization helping those who struggle with depression, addiction, suicide and self-injury. Bands include Action Item, We Still Have Paris, Thieves & Villains, Life Between Sleep and the Lives of Famous Men. Organized by Wyoming Valley West High School senior Emily Travers. River Street Jazz Café, 665 North River St., Plains. June 22 at 6:30 p.m. 709-3450.

Brooks & Dunn, the award-winning country duo brings its “Cowboy Town Tour” to Scranton with country singer-songwriter Rodney Atkins and country-soul artist James Otto. Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. June 22 at 7 p.m. 961-9000 or ticketmaster.com.

Melissa Etheridge, the Grammy and Academy Award winner and female rock icon known for her bluesy vocal style. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. June 27 at 8 p.m. $75, $55, $35. 826-1100 or kirbycenter.org.

Out Among the Stars Bluegrass Festival, 9th annual event with Marc Silver and the Stonethrowers, the Grasscutters, Raven Creek, Folk Spirits, Reverend Al Lumpkin and Friends, Hillbilly Water, Stained Grass Window, Aimless Pursuit, the Doerfel Family, Special Ed and the Short Bus, NewFound Road, James King, Lonesome River Band, Hillbilly Gypsies, Dan Paisley & Southern Grass, David Davis and the Warrior River Boys, Chris Jones and the Night Drivers, Pine Mountain Railroad and more. Benton Rodeo Grounds, Mendenhall Lane, off Route 487, Benton. July 3, 6 to 11:30 p.m.; July 4-5, 10:30 a.m. to midnight; July 6, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. $60 for four days; $70 after June 9. Single-day tickets available. 610-346-7042 or oatsfestival.com.

The Jazz Lobsters kick off the “Under the Stars Summer Arts Festival” with the big band sounds of Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Frank Sinatra and Quincy Jones with a full-tilt band of fives saxophones, four trumpets, four trombones and a rhythm section. Wachovia Amphitheater, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. July 9 at 8 p.m. $15, $8 lawn. 674-6719.

Billy Joel, the top selling, six-time Grammy-winning singer-songwriter makes a stop on his worldwide tour at Hersheypark Stadium, 100 West Hersheypark Drive, Hershey. July 10 at 8 p.m. 717-534-3911 or ticketmaster.com.

Briggs Farm Blues Festival with two stages of performers including Nora Jean Bruso, Johnny Rawls, Bobby Kyle, Kelly Richey, Big George Brock, Clarence Spady, Colin John & Michael Hill, the Sarah Ayers Band, Lonnie Shields, Donovan Roberts, the Mickey Jr. Acoustic Blues Revue, Mark Armstrong and more. With farm-fresh sweet corn, a Mississippi Delta barbecue, the Blues Hayride and camping available until Sunday at 2 p.m. Briggs Farm, 88 Old Berwick Highway, Nescopeck. July 11 with gates at noon and music 4:30 to 11:30 p.m.; July 12, gates at 12:30 p.m. and music 3:30 to 11 p.m. 379-2003 or briggsfarm.com.

Creedence Clearwater Revisited, the tribute band with original Creedence Clearwater Revival members Stu Cook and Doug “Cosmo” Clifford performing classics hits including “Proud Mary,” “Bad Moon Rising” and “Fortunate Son.” In conjunction with the “Under the Stars Summer Arts Festival” at the Wachovia Amphitheater, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. July 12 at 8 p.m. 674-6719.

Brad Paisley’s Party Tour, the award-winning country singer in concert with tour mates singer Chuck Wicks, singer-songwriter Jewel and “Dancing with the Stars” winner Julianne Hough. Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. July 25 at 7:30 p.m. 961-9000 or ticketmaster.com.

Counting Crows and Maroon 5, a double bill with the alternative rock bands and special guest California soul-pop artist Sara Bareilles. Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. July 26 at 7 p.m. 961-9000 or ticketmaster.com.

Van’s Warped Tour, the annual rock entourage descends on Montage Mountain for an all-day concert with Gym Class Heroes, Aggrolites, the Color Fred, the Saint Alvia Cartel, Pierce the Veil, the Fabulous Rudies, We the Kings, All Time Low, MC Chris, the Briggs, Evergreen Terrace, Family Force 5, Danger Radio, Bouncing Souls, Mayday Parade, the Audition, Cobra Starship, All That Remains, Sky Eats Airplane, Angels and Airwaves, Beat Union, Confide, Horrorpops, Story of the Year, Against Me!, Protest the Hero, Four Year Strong, Street Dogs, Say Anything, Automatic Loveletter, the Bronx, the Lordz, 3oh!3, Pennywise, the Human Abstract, From First to Last, Dr. Manhattan, Anberlin, Bring Me the Horizon, Shwayze, Norma Jean, Everytime I Die, Katy Perry, Set Your Goals, Relient K, Reel Big Fish, Charlotte Sometimes, Devil Wears Prada, The Academy Is . . . and Alesana. Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. July 27 starting at noon. $24. 961-9000 or ticketmaster.com.

The Jonas Brothers, the teen-pop trio of musical siblings in concert. Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. Aug. 1 at 8 p.m. 961-9000 or ticketmaster.com.

Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival with Slipknot, Disturbed, Dragonforce, Mastodon, Machinehead, Airborne, Five Finger Death Punch, Walls of Jericho, Underoath, Black Tide and more. Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. Aug. 3 at 3 p.m. 961-9000.

Toby Keith, the two-time ACM Entertainer of the Year with country duo Montgomery Gentry, female trio Carter’s Chord, singer Mica Roberts and Trailer Choir. Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. Aug. 8 at 7:30 p.m. 961-9000 or ticketmaster.com.

Journey, Cheap Trick and Heart, a tripleheader concert by the three classic rock bands. Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. 961-9000 or ticketmaster.com.

Rascal Flatts, the Grammy-winning country pop group with Taylor Swift. Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. Aug. 23 at 8 p.m. 961-9000 or ticketmaster.com.

Crue Fest, a rock festival with the veteran heavy-metal band Motley Crue joined by Buckcherry, Papa Roach, SIXX:A.M. and Trapt. Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. Aug. 30 at 5 p.m. 961-9000 or ticketmaster.com.

American Idol Summer Tour with the top 10 contestants from Season 7 including Brooke White, Carly Smithson, Chikezie Eze, David Archuleta, David Cook, Jason Castro, Kristy Lee Cook, Michael Johns, Ramiele Malubay and Syesha Mercado. Wachovia Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. 970-7600 or wachoviaarena.com.

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