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Published: Sun, May 5, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

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Rolling Stones launch tour with energetic set

LOS ANGELES

The Rolling Stones must have passed through a time machine before taking the Staples Center stage to kick off their “50 and Counting” anniversary tour.

Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts delivered a rousing set Friday night with the kind of youthful energy and musical verve they displayed decades ago.

Their faces showed their age, but their performance did not, with a nonstop, more than two-hour set packed with well-worn hits.

Jagger and Richards are each 69 years old, and Watts is 71, but they transformed into their younger selves for the night. (Wood is the baby of the band at 65.)

Staples Center was packed to capacity for the concert, the first of 17 dates the Stones are set to play throughout the United States.

Fans flock to Scranton for ‘The Office’ party

SCRANTON, Pa.

The actors who play Pam, Jim, Dwight and other beloved characters from the NBC show “The Office” are bidding farewell to the northeastern Pennsylvania city of Scranton that served as the TV setting for their fictional paper company for nine seasons.

The NBC mockumentary about cubicle-dwellers at the fictional Dunder Mifflin wraps up May 16. And thousands attended a “Wrap Party” in Scranton on Saturday.

Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski and Rainn Wilson rode in classic convertibles and posed for hundreds of photos as fans thronged around them. The stars later took the stage in front of the Lackawanna County courthouse and played a concert as “The Scrantones.”

Associated Press


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