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Shavertown artist Ryan Malarkey advances to finale on Spike TV’s ‘Ink Master’

Shavertown artist Ryan Malarkey advances to finale on Spike TV’s ‘Ink Master’

A gruelling, 15-week competition has boiled down to three artists, and a Shavertown tattooer is one of them. Ryan Ashley Malarkey earned the right to compete against two fellow artists on the live finale of Spike TV’s hit reality show “Ink Master” for the sought after title of Ink Master, $100,000, an editorial in Inked […]

Middleswarth chip eating contest draws crowd in Exeter, donates to charity

Middleswarth chip eating contest draws crowd in Exeter, donates to charity

EXETER — The salty crumbs adorning the shirts of contestants and the exhausted expressions of eaters who put their stomachs to the test were signs of a battle well fought at the second Middleswarth Chip Eating Contest. The competition, held by Northeast Snacks, took place at Sabatini’s Bottle Shop, Nov. 26, and 20 eager chip […]

Titan of the Telecaster Bill Kirchen performs in Factoryville Dec. 6

Titan of the Telecaster Bill Kirchen performs in Factoryville Dec. 6

FACTORYVILLE — Bill Kirchen was called a “musical treasure,” a “fantastic player” and “in these roots-conscious times, very much a pioneer” in a 2013 article in Rolling Stone. Kirchen, a founding member of Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen, who is frequently referred to as the “Titan of the Telecaster,” brings his Honky-Tonk Holiday […]

On Dec. 3 Shots for Tots in Wilkes-Barre will benefit kids in need and art students

On Dec. 3 Shots for Tots in Wilkes-Barre will benefit kids in need and art students

WILKES-BARRE — With food, drinks, dancing, and an all-star funk band, Brittany Boote is poised to show that goodwill and community service can go hand in hand with a good time. Boote hosts the sixth annual Shots for Tots holiday party, toy drive and fundraiser from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Dec. 3 at Bart […]

Trapt to take over The Leonard Theater

Trapt to take over The Leonard Theater

When hard-rock band Trapt blasted onto the scene in the early 2000s, one thing that helped the group stand apart from most other hard rock/metal acts was the positive tone frontman Chris Taylor Brown brought to Trapt’s lyrics. It was an age where most bands were full of angst and using lyrics to wallow in […]

Mahanoy City man to appear on History Channel’s ‘Alone’

Mahanoy City man to appear on History Channel’s ‘Alone’

MAHANOY CITY — No matches. No sunscreen. No compass. Nothing that needs a battery or an engine. When Mahanoy City resident Dan Wowak, 34, set off for the wilderness to stay for — well, to stay as long as he could, up to a year —he didn’t mind giving up such modern conveniences. As a […]

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 […]

Shavertown artist Ryan Malarkey advances on ‘Ink Master’, hosts viewing party

Shavertown artist Ryan Malarkey advances on ‘Ink Master’, hosts viewing party

After another thrilling episode of Spike TV’s “Ink Master,” Shavertown tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey is still proudly standing. Malarkey advanced Tuesday night after an intense challenge that left only four artists remaining. The next episode of “Ink Master” airs at 10 p.m. Nov. 29 and features Malarkey in competition against renowned tattooers Gian Karl […]

Black Friday shoppers share tips for surviving the retail rush

Black Friday shoppers share tips for surviving the retail rush

The thrill of the hunt. That one special item. Staying ahead of Christmas and quality time with family. These are all motivating factors for people who shop on Black Friday, but traditions, strategies and goals vary with each shopper. Black Friday shoppers from across Northeastern Pennsylvania shared their stories with us this holiday season to […]

Railroad Earth will perform Nov. 25 at the Sherman Theater

Railroad Earth will perform Nov. 25 at the Sherman Theater

The most recent Railroad Earth project is “Ashes and Dust,” an album by Warren Haynes (of the Allman Brothers Band and Gov’t Mule fame) on which Railroad Earth served as his backing band. Fans, though, won’t hear Railroad Earth playing material from “Ashes and Dust,” during its Friday show at the Sherman Theater or at […]

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