Inside Stories

WB native wears ‘Jeopardy!’ crown through two contests, loses on third round

WB native wears ‘Jeopardy!’ crown through two contests, loses on third round

Wilkes-Barre native and King’s College graduate Abigail Myers was crowned “Jeopardy!” champion on April 3 and continued her run April 4 before falling to Nora Rowaily, of Cincinnati. Ultimately, Myers brought home a total of nearly $40,000. Myers, who went to E.L. Meyers High School, beat out two-day champion Eric Vernon on April 3 after […]

The NEPA Creative Series: Wallenpaupack blogger keeps consumers connected

The NEPA Creative Series: Wallenpaupack blogger keeps consumers connected

Shannon Smyth of Lake Wallenpaupack is CoalCreative’s 15th #NEPACreative of the year. Shannon brings creativity to the area through blogging. “I began blogging 12 years ago when the only way to hear about a new product was to pick up a magazine each month or watch an advertisement on TV. It was my goal to […]

Listen to This: Misty gets too moody for his own good on latest “Pure Comedy”

Listen to This: Misty gets too moody for his own good on latest “Pure Comedy”

At one point on Father John Misty’s latest album, “Pure Comedy,” he accidentally sums the whole thing up perfectly. In the 13-minute-long epic “Leaving LA,” Misty, whose real name is Josh Tillman, refers to himself as “another white guy in 2017 / who takes himself so g*ddamn seriously.” And while this song is in many […]

Circus comes to Wilkes-Barre Township for bittersweet farewell run of shows

Circus comes to Wilkes-Barre Township for bittersweet farewell run of shows

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — With high-flying acrobats, dazzling costumes and large animals, Mohegan Sun Arena went “XTREME” on April 6 when the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus came to town for the first of seven shows during a farewell tour. Feld Entertainment, which produces “The Greatest Show on Earth,” announced in January that it […]

Country artist Dylan Scott to perform during Guitars & Stars at Kirby Center

Country artist Dylan Scott to perform during Guitars & Stars at Kirby Center

WILKES-BARRE — With his latest single climbing the country radio charts and his band headlining club and theater venues, Dylan Scott is poised to have the biggest year-to-date of his career, but the 26-year-old Louisiana native isn’t taking anything for granted. “It’s a crazy feeling,” Scott said of his recent success. “Growing up dreaming about […]

Art of the Week: ‘No. 2’ by Karlee Patton

Art of the Week: ‘No. 2’ by Karlee Patton

“No. 2” Materials: Oil on canvas Created by: Karlee Patton Location: Duryea ‘No. 2’ by Karlee Patton http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/web1_image02res.jpg‘No. 2’ by Karlee Patton Enter your artwork by sending a photo of your art, your name, age, location, medium and info about the artist or the art to: [email protected]

St. Louis artist Lyndon Barrois Jr. shows at Wilkes’ Sordoni Art Gallery

St. Louis artist Lyndon Barrois Jr. shows at Wilkes’ Sordoni Art Gallery

Lyndon Barrois Jr.’s work raises questions about what is attractive to the eye, but beyond the explicit aesthetic is an examination of the American social construct. Barrois’ sculptural installation, “Of Color” is open now through May 21 at Wilkes University’s Sordoni Art Gallery. His mixed-media pieces incorporate plywood, toner cartridge boxes and half-toned fashion images […]

Trans-Siberian Orchestra founder, composer Paul O’Neill dead at age 61

Trans-Siberian Orchestra founder, composer Paul O’Neill dead at age 61

Founder, composer and band leader for the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Paul O’Neill has died at the age of 61. The multi-instrumentalist and producer known for writing classical and heavy metal melding Christmas hits like “Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24” had been battling a chronic illness, according to an article published by Rolling Stone today. TSO, which launched yearly […]

Music and dance fusion act Rhythmic Circus to perform at F.M. Kirby Center

Music and dance fusion act Rhythmic Circus to perform at F.M. Kirby Center

WILKES-BARRE — Minneapolis-based tap dance and music outfit Rhythmic Circus is coming to the F.M. Kirby Center. The 12-piece ensemble, which fuses percussive dance and elements of rock, funk and brass bands, will perform at 7:30 p.m. April 30 at the downtown theater, 71 Public Square, in a show titled “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now.” […]

Canadian Brass bringing variety of musical genres to Misericordia April 18

Canadian Brass bringing variety of musical genres to Misericordia April 18

DALLAS TWP. — White sneakers with black tuxedos? For anyone else, it might seem like a fashion faux pas. But for members of the Canadian Brass, it’s a signature statement that started years ago when the group slipped into Capezio jazz/ballet slippers and played some ballet music. “Everybody mistook them for sneakers,” trumpet player Chris […]