Arts

Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza ranks in top 150 arenas worldwide

Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza ranks in top 150 arenas worldwide

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza has ranked No. 141 on the 2016 list of top arenas worldwide by entertainment industry trade publication “Pollstar.” The rankings, formed by the publication with 2016 ticket sales numbers, list the top 200 arenas around the world. The arena moved up more than 10 spots from […]

F.M. Kirby Center ranks No. 109 in worldwide ticket sales

F.M. Kirby Center ranks No. 109 in worldwide ticket sales

WILKES-BARRE — The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts has climbed five slots as one of the top 200 theaters in the world. In 2015, the venue ranked No. 114 and moved up to No. 109 in 2016 on the Top 200 theaters list from concert tour industry trade publication “Pollstar.” The list is […]

New gallery at Wyoming Valley Art League features sculptor Skip Sesbach

New gallery at Wyoming Valley Art League features sculptor Skip Sesbach

WILKES-BARRE — On Feb. 17, Wyoming Valley Art League will hold an opening reception for a new exhibit highlighting the world of Misericordia University Artist in Residence Skip Sensbach. The bulk of pieces come from Sensbach’s “Glyphs” series, created in response to a loved one’s battle with dementia. Each piece is crafted to represent dementia’s […]

‘America’s Got Talent’ finalist Cirque Zuma Zuma tumbles into F.M. Kirby Center

‘America’s Got Talent’ finalist Cirque Zuma Zuma tumbles into F.M. Kirby Center

WILKES-BARRE — American television audiences were introduced to Cirque Zuma Zuma courtesy of NBC variety/reality competition show “America’s Got Talent.” On Feb. 16, the audience at F.M. Kirby Center will witness the act live. Featuring performers trained in Kenya and Tanzania, Cirque Zuma Zuma is a theatrical circus performance highlighting African culture, dance and music. […]

Some of NEPA’s finest body art

Some of NEPA’s finest body art

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Calling all killer queens: Queen tribute band comes to Kirby Center

Calling all killer queens: Queen tribute band comes to Kirby Center

WILKES-BARRE — Seminal rock band Queen has had a number of chart-topping hits. Queen tribute act, God Save the Queen, fronted by Freddie Mercury look-a-like, Pablo Padin, has played those hits for crowds in Europe, South America and India, and on Feb. 3 the band will bring its brand of Queen to Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby […]

Veteran ring announcer to speak at Scranton’s Providence Playhouse

Veteran ring announcer to speak at Scranton’s Providence Playhouse

SCRANTON — Veteran professional wrestling ring announcer Gary Michael Cappetta is used to wrestlers standing in the spotlight, but all eyes will be on him during his Feb. 24 spoken word tour stop at Scranton’s Providence Playhouse. Through storytelling and video, Cappetta will revisit his days announcing for organizations like World Wrestling Federation, World Championship […]

Scranton Cultural Center starts free craft workshop/film screening series

Scranton Cultural Center starts free craft workshop/film screening series

SCRANTON — Imagine previews being replaced with a craft workshop the next time you attend a major motion picture. At Scranton Cultural Center, they’re making that dream a reality. The 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton arts center will host one craft workshop/film screening event a month through May for children and families, starting with Jan. […]

Latest video from local skaters celebrates anniversary, raises awareness

Latest video from local skaters celebrates anniversary, raises awareness

WILKES-BARRE — Twentieth anniversaries are traditionally commemorated with gifts of fine China, but one local group is celebrating its 20th year together by gifting money to a charitable cause. North East Skate Crew (NESC) was founded in Dallas in 1996 by T.C. Harding, Brent Postupak and Jason Pearce. Harding said since starting the crew he […]

Some of NEPA’s finest body art

Some of NEPA’s finest body art

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