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THAT’S IT FOR TINK’S

Tink’s Entertainment Complex closed Monday, Jan. 21. The Mae concert scheduled for Jan. 20 had been canceled, as were all future events and shows.

No further information was available at press time.

PORTAFINO TO BE ADDED TO ‘RESTAURANT ROW’

The former Boston’s Gourmet Pizza Restaurant & Sports Bar near the Wachovia Arena which closed in December will soon become Portafino. The building is currently under construction, and according to plans indicated in a Times Leader article last week, there will be seating for approximately 260 people. No further information on Portafino was available.

LIFEHOUSE COMING BACK TO NEPA

Lifehouse, which recently played stripped-down sets at the Mall at Steamtown as well as the BHT and KRZ studios, will perform at the University of Scranton’s John Long Center on March 29. More information on the all-ages show was not available.

DUNKIN’ DONUTS CLOSINGS

Five area Dunkin’ Donuts stores closed last weekend: locations at Public Square and Scott Street, Wilkes-Barre; Johnson St., Wilkes-Barre Twp.; Wyoming Ave., West Pittston; and state Route 315, Jenkins Twp. The Times Leader reported that the co-owner of the stores said he closed the locations rather than carry on a legal fight with the company.

PITCHFORK TO A-SIDES: I’M SORRY

After publishing a so-so review of its “Silver Storms” album, a co-worker of the reviewer at the trendy online music magazine Pitchfork issued an apology to The A-Sides, a band formerly on Scranton’s Prison Jazz Records, reports the blog Philebrity.com. Philebrity quoted an e-mail from a member of the Philadelphia band as saying: “I thought this was funny and actually quite satisfying knowing that not everyone at that site is an insecure, balding lonely hipster dufus who exaggerates his flimsy opinions because his first (and probably last) girlfriend told him he was never gonna be important.”

THEATRE CO-OP LAUNCHES

Phoenix Performing Arts Center has opened at 409-411 Main St., Duryea. “It is our intention to collaborate with local theater groups and entertainers who may need a home to showcase their craft,” center reps said in a press release.

The Phoenix Performing Arts Center will allow for a co-op of companies who need performance space — “without the headaches associated with running a building as well. It will also allow for local companies to retain their individual identity yet share resources and operational responsibilities,” according to the release.

Anyone interested in joining in the endeavor — either as a “resident” company or occasional guest — is advised to call 570.457.3589 and leave a message.

S/W-B YANKS IN TRENTON

The Trenton Thunder, The New York Yankees Class AA affiliate, will host the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees in a special pre-season exhibition game at Waterfront Park in Trenton on April 1 at 7:05 p.m.

Tickets to this event went on sale by phone, 609.394.3300 and online starting Monday.

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