Sign language: What do the stars have in line for you?

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Anyone who drives around blasting music at ridiculous levels is an idiot. How presumptuous and obnoxious can you be? It’s not like they’re trying to expose us to some fantastic music—it’s so loud it’s distorted; all you can hear is the bone-shaking bass. The good news: None of these losers is […]

I’d Tap That: Terrapin cans the taste of fall harvest

I’d Tap That: Terrapin cans the taste of fall harvest

Glassware: As with all beers that feature spices, the aroma is important. Cranberry Pumpkinfest has a large pumpkin spice presence and to fully taste the depth of this beer proper glassware is a must. A snifter glass is preferable however a nonic pint glass will also suffice. Description: Terrapin Cranberry Pumpkinfest pours a dark amber […]

Don Preston, Ike Willis and Project/Object bring sounds of Zappa to Jazz Cafe

Don Preston, Ike Willis and Project/Object bring sounds of Zappa to Jazz Cafe

With 2016 marking his 66th year of being a professional musician, it’s fair to say Don Preston is familiar with every phase of rock and roll. He was performing to live audiences from the time Buddy Holly, Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis were introducing a new sound to mainstream America, and is still performing […]

Review: Elton John rocks sold out Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Township

Review: Elton John rocks sold out Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Township

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — With a penchant for glitz and glamour and the musical chops to always deliver memorable sets, Elton John has made his name synonymous with a grand production and a great show. One of the most revered writers and performers to come out of the revolutionary rock ‘n’ roll movement of the ’60s […]

Pittston blood center begins Zika testing, DEP cautions against complacency

Pittston blood center begins Zika testing, DEP cautions against complacency

Beginning in November, blood banks across the U.S. must screen donations for the Zika virus in light of a new guideline recently established by the Food and Drug Administration. Geisinger Blood Center in Pittston is on track to comply. Geisinger plans to make this transition seamless, continuing availability of clean blood products, but a spokesperson […]

Kacey Musgraves brings Christmas tour to Wilkes-Barre’s Kirby Center Dec. 9

Kacey Musgraves brings Christmas tour to Wilkes-Barre’s Kirby Center Dec. 9

WILKES-BARRE — Grammy winner Kacey Musgraves will visit the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts at 8 p.m. Dec. 9 for one of the first stops on her A Very Kacey Christmas Tour. Musgraves’ upcoming holiday tour follows the Oct. 28 release of her first Christmas album, aptly titled “A Very Kacey Christmas.” The […]

Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco visits Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre Feb. 11

Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco visits Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre Feb. 11

WILKES-BARRE — Just for Laughs’ 2016 Stand Up Comedian of the Year, Sebastian Maniscalco will perform at 7 p.m. Feb. 11 at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, during his Why Would You Do That? tour. Maniscalco is known for his weekly podcast, “The Pete and Sebastian Show.” He is […]

Singer/songwriter Hayes Carll will play Wilkes-Barre’s Kirby Center Dec. 28

Singer/songwriter Hayes Carll will play Wilkes-Barre’s Kirby Center Dec. 28

WILKES-BARRE — Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Hayes Carll will play the Chandelier Lobby concert series at 8 p.m. Dec. 28 at the F.M. Kirby Center’s Live at the Chandelier Lobby concert series. The Texas native’s unique songwriting blends spoken word and wit with roots country for a modern take on the genre. His stop in Wilkes-Barre comes […]

Legendary guitarist, Buddy Guy, will play what Kirby audience wants to hear on Sept. 30

Legendary guitarist, Buddy Guy, will play what Kirby audience wants to hear on Sept. 30

It’s been years since blues was a regular part of radio playlists. The days when individual deejays could play any song they wanted went away somewhere around the demise of cassette tapes. Now corporations own multiple stations, and because program directors rely on the same airplay data to decide what songs get played, radio is […]

Comedian Brian Regan coming to Kirby Center Sept. 25

Comedian Brian Regan coming to Kirby Center Sept. 25

WILKES-BARRE — You could say Brian Regan is a comedian’s comedian, especially when news releases quote Jimmy Fallon saying he is “unbelievably funny,” Jerry Seinfeld describing him as “my favorite, favorite, standup comedian” and Chris Rock admitting, “No comedian in the world says, ‘Yeah, I want to follow Brian Regan.’” Regan, scheduled to perform at […]

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