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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 […]

Our furry friends

Our furry friends

Name: Snickers Breed: Beagle Owner: Debbie Kotulski Hometown: Wilkes-Barre Name: Snickers Breed: Beagle Owner: Debbie Kotulski Hometown: Wilkes-Barre http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/web1_CMYKsnickers-1.jpgName: Snickers Breed: Beagle Owner: Debbie Kotulski Hometown: Wilkes-Barre

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 […]

Our furry friends

Our furry friends

Name: Jinxy Marie Breed: Burmese cat Owner: Frank Suponcic Hometown: Kingston Name: Jinxy Marie Breed: Burmese cat Owner: Frank Suponcic Hometown: Kingston http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/web1_Cat1123-1.jpgName: Jinxy Marie Breed: Burmese cat Owner: Frank Suponcic Hometown: Kingston

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. […]

The Wizards of Winter enchant Scranton’s Theater at Lackawanna College

The Wizards of Winter enchant Scranton’s Theater at Lackawanna College

SCRANTON — Progressive yuletide rock act The Wizards of Winter will bring its modern interpretation of holiday music to Scranton’s The Theater at Lackawanna College Dec. 3. This year, the band has added former Ted Nugent bassist/vocalist Greg Smith and former Trans Siberian-Orchestra vocalist Peter Shaw to its lineup. They join former TSO members already […]

Misericordia University students voice opinions and rally peers

Misericordia University students voice opinions and rally peers

DALLAS TWP. — Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have made it a priority to encourage young voters to participate in the electoral process, and a group of students at Misericordia University are heeding the call. On election day, in the school’s American Government class, Assistant Professor of History and Government Dr. Rebecca Padot led an […]

Scranton’s revived Leonard Theater shocks Electric City arts scene to life

Scranton’s revived Leonard Theater shocks Electric City arts scene to life

SCRANTON — An old Electric City theater has been revived, and it’s looking to give a shock to Scranton’s performing arts scene. After renovations on Leonard Theater’s 335 Adams Ave., location started in 2014, it was only a matter of time before the former vaudeville venue reopened its doors to the public. A Halloween party […]

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