Arts

Local doo-wop fans ready for Joe Nardone’s Holiday Doo-wop Extravaganza

WILKES-BARRE — Joe Nardone knows doo-wop, and this weekend another of his genre-centric shows will take over the F.M. Kirby Center. The show begins 7 p.m. Dec. 10 with The Skyliners, Larry Chance & The Earls, The Dubs, La La Brooks and Jimmy Gallagher & The Classic Sounds taking the stage and performing for doo-wop […]

Rockology Music Academy opens doors for memorial open mic Dec. 9

Rockology Music Academy opens doors for memorial open mic Dec. 9

WILKES-BARRE — Eric Timlin wants to rock. The now 13-year-old took bass guitar lessons for three years with instructor Rich Stochla until the Exeter resident succumbed to colon cancer in December 2015. After a year without their instructor, Timlin and other young musicians taught by Stochla will have the opportunity to honor him during a […]

Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center levels up with Video Games Live

Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center levels up with Video Games Live

WILKES-BARRE — Video game music may have started as bleeps and bloops, but as the industry evolved its soundtracks became orchestrated affairs worthy of their own CD releases. The orchestral event Video Games Live! celebrates arrangements from a number of franchises throughout gaming history, and on May 19, 2017, the show is coming to Wilkes-Barre’s […]

Some of NEPA’s finest body art

Some of NEPA’s finest body art

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Country star Martina McBride adds 2017 Wilkes-Barre date

Country star Martina McBride adds 2017 Wilkes-Barre date

WILKES-BARRE — Martina McBride has extended her current tour into the first half of 2017, and a March 11 engagement at F.M. Kirby Center is among the country star’s newest dates. Her newest album, “Reckless,” was released earlier this year and debuted at No. 2 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. McBride, along with special […]

Foghat’s ‘Slow Ride’ through 2016 runs through Jim Thorpe venue Penn’s Peak

Foghat’s ‘Slow Ride’ through 2016 runs through Jim Thorpe venue Penn’s Peak

JIM THORPE — Foghat is an English import, but drummer and founding member Roger Earl’s musical sensibilities are distinctly American. “I grew up listening to American music,” Earl said. “This is home.” America is also home to Foghat’s final two performances of 2016 — the band will wrap up the year in New Mexico, but […]

Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy are coming to Wilkes-Barre

Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy are coming to Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP — Jeff Foxworthy’s comedy has opened the doors to sitcoms, Grammy nominations, game show hosting and more, but early next year the foremost expert on if you might be a redneck is returning to the stage with the sleeveless one himself, Larry the Cable Guy. Foxworthy and Larry will perform at 7:30 p.m. […]

Country artist Kelsey Waldon comes to Wilkes-Barre’s Kirby Center with Girls, Guns and Glory

Country artist Kelsey Waldon comes to Wilkes-Barre’s Kirby Center with Girls, Guns and Glory

WILKES-BARRE — Kelsey Waldon is a different voice from a different place. The Monkeys Eyebrow, Ky. native’s approach to roots country is at once a callback to the artists who inspired her and a modern evolution of the genre. The singer/songwriter will bring her live show to the F.M. Kirby Center For the Performing Arts […]

570 Tattooing Co. in Wilkes-Barre begins Christmas Eve box donation drive

570 Tattooing Co. in Wilkes-Barre begins Christmas Eve box donation drive

WILKES-BARRE — The 570 Tattooing Co. has announced its annual Christmas Eve box drive to benefit Luzerne County Head Start. Requested items include popcorn, hot cocoa, plastic mugs, gift bags of any color and boys and girls pajamas, size 5 only. Donations can be made at the 570 Tattooing Co. studio and art gallery, 59 […]

Milky Chance, K. Flay headline Fuzz 92.1’s Nutcracker Ball

Milky Chance, K. Flay headline Fuzz 92.1’s Nutcracker Ball

WILKES-BARRE — The time for sugarplums and carolers is upon us, and with it comes a budding Northeastern Pennsylvania tradition: Fuzz 92.1’s Annual Nutcracker Ball. German “folktronica” group Milky Chance will headline the 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 event with support from hip hop artist K. Flay and New York folk rock duo Lewis Del Mar. […]

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