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Listen to this: Donnie Trumpet becomes Nico Segal, plays traditional jazz

Listen to this: Donnie Trumpet becomes Nico Segal, plays traditional jazz

You probably heard of Nico Segal before. At least, you likely have if you’ve been following what’s going on in the Chicago hip-hop scene. Before late 2016, Segal went by a stage name, calling himself Donnie Trumpet, a pun on the name of the businessman-and-not-yet-president Donald Trump and Segal’s instrument of choice. Segal performed with […]

Art of the Week: ‘Alex In Wonderland’ by Denise Tomasura

Art of the Week: ‘Alex In Wonderland’ by Denise Tomasura

“Alex In Wonderland” Materials: watercolor Created by: Denise Tomasura Location: Sweet Valley About the artist: Tomasura considers herself an impressionist oil painter, but she also dabbles in alcohol inks, watercolor, acrylics and pyrography (wood burning). ‘Alex In Wonderland’ by Denise Tomasura http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/web1_AlexInWonderland1.jpeg‘Alex In Wonderland’ by Denise Tomasura Enter your artwork by sending a photo of […]

Kevin Dougherty of Wilkes-Barre to document cartoonist Drew Friedman’s work

Kevin Dougherty of Wilkes-Barre to document cartoonist Drew Friedman’s work

For some, artist Drew Friedman is the cartoonist whose near-photorealistic work satirizing celebrities has appeared in such periodicals as Mad Magazine and Spy to the Wall Street Journal and Time. For others, Friedman is the historian who has chronicled the lives of a number of comedians and comic book creators whom time was overlooking. But […]

JCC to show documentary featuring Jewish-American airman from Wilkes-Barre

JCC to show documentary featuring Jewish-American airman from Wilkes-Barre

Lew Lenart’s life story is the stuff movies are made of, according to a story in the Times Leader’s archives. And thanks to a member of the Spielberg family, that’s literally true these days. Lenart was a Wilkes-Barre resident who fought with the Marines in the Pacific during World War II. After the war ended, […]

The NEPA Creative Series: Dani-elle Kleha creates original country music

The NEPA Creative Series: Dani-elle Kleha creates original country music

The 17th #NEPACreative is Dani-elle Kleha from Jermyn. Dani-elle is a 21 year old Nashville performing and recording artist, CMA member, and singer-songwriter. “My debut Nashville-recorded album ‘Eleven’ is the creative piece behind my career,” Kleha said. “‘Eleven’ is a 10-song album comprised of songs that I either wrote or co-wrote.” Kleha said the album […]

Kirby Fest held to benefit Young People’s Theater Series at Kirby Center

Kirby Fest held to benefit Young People’s Theater Series at Kirby Center

WILKES-BARRE — Local artist Alana Allan had always enjoyed visiting the F.M. Kirby Center, but she especially enjoyed doing so Saturday, when guests could view her paintings hanging in the gallery during Kirby Fest: A Night of Pints, Pinot and Performing Arts. “It’s an honor, anytime your art is hanging for people to see your […]

Tattoo lovers gather in Scranton for eighth annual EC Tattoo Convention

Tattoo lovers gather in Scranton for eighth annual EC Tattoo Convention

SCRANTON — Tattoo artists and enthusiasts alike gathered at the Hilton Scranton and Conference Center on Friday night for the opening night of the Electric City Tattoo Convention. The convention, which is in its eighth year, hosted over 165 artists from across the country, vendors and various types of entertainment, such as a pinup contest […]

The Gary Goblins, Quoth put out collaborative improv record as Spectre

The Gary Goblins, Quoth put out collaborative improv record as Spectre

Electronic musicians Marcus Milazzo and Kenny Hill have shared a lot when it comes to music. Now, for the first time since their friendship and musical camaraderie began in 2013, they’re sharing an album release. Milazzo, who performs as The Gary Goblins, and Hill, who performs as Quoth, debuted “Jam The Transmission” under the moniker […]

Kingston band to celebrate milestone

Kingston band to celebrate milestone

WILKES-BARRE — In December, Kingston-based rockers SUZE began a benchmark year by introducing old fans to a new evolution at the band’s annual Christmas show at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains Township. Next month, SUZE will make lasting memories as the retooled quartet performs a show titled A Decade of SUZE at 8 […]

NEPA-based band Cabinet decides to move forward without original drummer

NEPA-based band Cabinet decides to move forward without original drummer

In a Facbook statement released on April 20, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-based Americana group Cabinet announced they’ll be pushing on without original drummer Jami Novak. “We’ve made the bittersweet decision to part ways with our brother Jami Novak,” the statement said. “As we all know, his skills behind the kit were a huge part of the development of […]

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