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The Lyric Consort will perform music of Lent along with spirituals and madrigals tomorrow at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Scranton.

The Pennsylvania Lyric Opera will perform its annual gala concert Sunday at East Stroudsburg University.

THIS WEEK: MARCH 4 to 10, 2011

Cuban Trio, a concert sponsored by the Latin American Studies Concentration. Redington Hall, 1120 Linden St., University of Scranton. Tonight at 6:30. Free. 941-7447.

Hot 8 Brass Band, the New Orleans ensemble with Mardi Gras rhythms of energetic funk. Mitrani Hall, Haas Center for the Arts, Bloomsburg University. Tonight at 7. $25. 389-4409.

Man Musk, a comedy variety show with the Dependable Felons (Wyoming Valley residents James Chupka, Matthew Meyer and Bern Podcasy), the New York-based Indicators, Brooklyn hip-hop group BFA and (Saturday only) improv with Matt& (Mountain Top resident Matt Holmes). KISS Theater, 58 Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Township. Tonight and Saturday at 9 p.m. $10. 347-675-3162.

The Lyric Consort. The eight-member a-cappella ensemble performs sacred music of Lent along with spirituals and Monteverdi madrigals. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 232 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. Saturday at 8 p.m. $10. 343-6707.

The Saw Doctors, the Irish rock band from County Galway promoting its recent release “The Further Adventures of the Saw Doctors.” Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. Saturday at 8 p.m. $29, $24. 866-605-7325.

Kashmir, an authentic re-creation of a show by rock legends Led Zeppelin. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. Saturday at 8:30 p.m. $20. 325-0249.

Conspirator, the electro-jam band with Marc Brownstein and Aron Magner from the Disco Biscuits. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. Saturday at 9 p.m. $17 advance, $22 day of show. 420-2808.

WAR, the eclectic Afro-Cuban, jazz-funk group. Mount Airy Casino Resort, 44 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. Saturday at 9 p.m. $40, $25. 866-468-7619.

Pennsylvania Lyric Opera, a concert of favorites, including selections from “La Traviata,” “Don Giovanni,” “Rigoletto” and “The Marriage of Figaro.” Cecilia Cohen Recital Hall, Normal and Marguerite streets, East Stroudsburg University. Sunday at 3 p.m. $15, $12 seniors, $5 children. 328-5864.

Men Aloud, lush arrangements and high-energy choreography by the winner of Britain’s “Last Choir Standing.” Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. Sunday at 7 p.m. $32. 420-2808.

The Kenyon College Chamber Singers, the touring a cappella choral group. Shavertown United Methodist Church, 163 N. Pioneer Ave., Shavertown. Sunday at 7 p.m. Freewill offering. 881-9468.

George Jones, the “King of Country” who set the standard for modern country music. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Sunday at 7:30 p.m. $57.50, $47.50, $37.50, $37.50. 826-1100.

In Recital, with the University of Scranton Performance Music group. Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street, University of Scranton. Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Free. 941-7624.

The High Kings, the Irish balladeers and multi-instrumentalists, who were voted Ireland’s Folk Group of the Year. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. Thursday at 7:30 p.m. $32. 800-745-3000.

Asleep at the Wheel, the famed western-swing, boogie and roots-music group and nine-time Grammy Award winners. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. Thursday at 7:30 p.m. $35, $27. 420-2808.

FUTURE CONCERTS

Masterworks: Mozart and Friends, a classical concert by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic with guest horn soloist William Caballero of the Pittsburgh Symphony. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. March 11 at 8 p.m. with a pre-concert talk at 7 p.m. $56, $51, $41. 341-1568.

Arrival: The Music of ABBA, the 12-member tribute band with original ABBA members Finn Sjoberg (guitar) and Roger Palm (drums). Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. March 11 at 8 p.m. $28, $23. 866-605-7325.

The Glengarry Bhoys, the renowned Canadian alternative Celtic group. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. March 11 at 8:30 p.m. $26. 325-0249.

Selah, the Christian music trio and Dove Award-winners along with performers Aaron Shust and Shaun Groves. Cross Creek Community Church, 370 Carverton Road, Trucksville. March 12 at 6 p.m. $10 advance, $15 at the door. 696-0399.

Big Shot, a tribute band performing the hits of Billy Joel with front man Mike DelGuidice. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. March 12 at 8 p.m. $17 advance, $22 day of show. 866-605-7325.

Mac Miller, the 19-year-old Pittsburgh hip-hop musician. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. March 12 at 8 p.m. $15. 420-2808.

Tartan Terrors, Celtic music, comedy and theater by the high-energy, seven-member group. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. March 12 at 8:30 p.m. $35. 325-0249.

In Recital, with Annamae Goldstein, violinist from the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Accompanied by pianist Christopher Oldfather. Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street, University of Scranton. March 13 at 3 p.m. Free. 941-7624.

The Life and Music of Billie Holiday, by Jacque Tara Washington and the Presbybop Quartet. First Presbyterian Church, 300 School St., Clarks Summit. March 13 at 4 p.m. Free but donations accepted. 586-6303.

The Los Angeles Philharmonic, a live, high-definition simulcast of Gustavo Dudamel conducting the orchestra in a Tchaikovsky program. Movies 14, 24 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre. March 13 at 5 p.m. $22. 825-4444.

Gabriel Iglesias, the standup comedian in a high-octane show of storytelling, parodies, characters and sound effects. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. March 13 at 7 p.m. $36. 826-1100.

In Recital with violinist Annamae Goldstein. Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street, University of Scranton. March 13 at 7:30 p.m. Free. 941-7624.

Best Bet

For an early dose of St. Patrick’s Day celebrating, head to the Scranton Cultural Center on Thursday to hear the High Kings. This quartet of strong-voiced Irish balladeers – voted Ireland’s Folk Group of the Year – will take you down “The Road to Dublin” and through fields of “Wild Mountain Thyme,” accompanied by the Celtic sound of flute, fiddle, accordion and bodhran. $32. 800-745-3000.

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