Inside Stories

Kacey Musgraves takes Wilkes-Barre’s Kirby Center back to Christmas past

Kacey Musgraves takes Wilkes-Barre’s Kirby Center back to Christmas past

WILKES-BARRE — From the moment the curtain went up Friday night, the audience at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts was transported to a more simple time – when Lawrence Welk holiday specials and Bing Crosby movies defined Christmas entertainment. Kacey Musgraves kept attendees enthralled with her renditions of classic Christmas songs, new […]

Local musicians, businesses join forces to release Weekender’s ‘Christmas for a Cause’ album

Local musicians, businesses join forces to release Weekender’s ‘Christmas for a Cause’ album

We made a Christmas CD. By we, I mean Weekender and the Times Leader Media Group, in conjunction with very talented local artists including Aaron Fink, Andrew Sleboda, Suze, Jordan Ramirez, Robb Brown, Jon & Kate + Fate, The Grey Street Experience and Dustin Douglas and the Electric Gentlemen. Why’d we do it? We wanted […]

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 […]

Things to do in Wilkes-Barre this weekend

Holiday Market. Free! Snow or shine, Public Square in Wilkes-Barre will be full of arts, crafts, food vendors and live entertainment during this weekend’s Old-Fashioned Holiday Market. The market will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 9 and 10. Admission is free, but expect to pay for any arts, crafts or food. […]

Affordable things to do in the Pocono region this weekend

Hawley Winterfest: Celebrate the incoming cold weather at a winterfest. From Dec. 9 – 11 visit the small town of Hawley and experience a winter play the Pocono Mountain’s way. Beginning on Friday, local shops will have special shopping incentives, entertainment and a beer tour. Santa will be on hand at Gresham’s Landing. On Sunday, […]

Tyme Band schedules final reunion run performance in Mountain Top Dec. 17

Tyme Band schedules final reunion run performance in Mountain Top Dec. 17

A local band with history that reaches back to the late ’70s is poised to deliver its final show in front of loyal fans in a familiar place. Tyme Band performs from 8 to 11 p.m. Dec. 17 at King’s Restaurant in Mountain Top, and the show is being billed as the band’s last show […]

Kacey Musgraves brings Christmas tour to F.M. Kirby Center Dec. 9

Kacey Musgraves brings Christmas tour to F.M. Kirby Center Dec. 9

WILKES-BARRE — According to Kacey Musgraves, her “cussin’” is at an all time low, which makes her grandma happy. That’s because her current tour, A Very Kacey Christmas, celebrating her Christmas album of the same name, is festive in line with the holiday spirit, and, as she puts it, “kid friendly.” Musgraves performs at 8 […]

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 […]

Things to do in Philadelphia this weekend

Things to do in Philadelphia this weekend

A Very Philly Christmas: The Historic Houses of Fairmount Park are some of the best highlights of 18th and 19th century American architecture. Many of the houses are decorated for the holidays. This year’s theme is “A Very Philly Christmas.” Houses like Strawberry Mansion, Laurel Hill and Lemon Hill – among others – will host […]

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