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Alan Jackson set to play Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Township

Alan Jackson set to play Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Township

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — The Wyoming Valley is set to learn “a lot about livin’ and a little ‘bout love” as country superstar Alan Jackson performs on April 21 at the Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., on his Honky-tonk Highway Tour. Jackson, who recently released a new album called “Angels and Alcohol,” is known […]

Electric City Tattoo, The Keys hold events to raise money for local woman

Electric City Tattoo, The Keys hold events to raise money for local woman

SCRANTON — The Scranton music scene will join forces with Electric City Tattoo Company to raise money on two fronts for a local woman who has faced a multitude of issues. In 2006, Ingrid Martinique had surgery to repair a broken ankle. Her ankle was repaired, but complications from the surgery put a decade-long series […]

Willie Nelson wants Loretta Lynn to try pot again

Willie Nelson wants Loretta Lynn to try pot again

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Willie Nelson wants his friend Loretta Lynn, who recently revealed that she tried marijuana for the first time at the age of 84 for her glaucoma but didn’t like it, to give pot a second chance. “She’s got a lot of guts,” Nelson said during a recent interview in Nashville, Tenn. “She’ll […]

‘Jersey Boys’ heads to Scranton Cultural Center through Jan. 22

‘Jersey Boys’ heads to Scranton Cultural Center through Jan. 22

SCRANTON — Aaron DeJesus used to get a kick out of bending and manipulating his voice, just to hear the different ways it could sound. “When you’re a kid, you’re fascinated with those British accents,” he said in a telephone interview. “And my Dad had a New York/New Jersey accent because he was born and […]

Get cold and make a difference during annual Splashin’ for Compassion

Get cold and make a difference during annual Splashin’ for Compassion

SCRANTON — Some may call them crazy but, the group of girls who continue to keep the memory of their best friend alive through an annual polar plunge, say they’re doing just what Shannon McDonough would want. Shannon was a daughter, niece, cousin and best friend to many. She was diagnosed with colon cancer and […]

Greensky Bluegrass set to perform at Penn’s Peak

Greensky Bluegrass set to perform at Penn’s Peak

When we caught up with banjoist Michael Bont of Greensky Bluegrass, he had just returned to Michigan after performing at the annual Strings and Sol getaway in Mexico alongside fellow friends Leftover Salmon, Yonder Mountain String Band, and Railroad Earth, among others. Greensky Bluegrass are veterans of the musical retreat, but this years’ edition gave […]

Gatos Blancos to bring talented lineup, experimentation to Jazz Cafe

Gatos Blancos to bring talented lineup, experimentation to Jazz Cafe

PLAINS TWP. — Combining proven on-stage relationships from accomplished bands and a shared desire among members to improvise, Gatos Blancos is an ensemble to be reckoned with. A Vermont-based five piece, comprised of musicians with Pennsylvania roots, the group brings together Patrick “Pappy” Biondo and Dylan Skursky from Cabinet, Justin Mazer and Al Smith from […]

Keyboard player Josh Balz announces exit from Motionless in White

Keyboard player Josh Balz announces exit from Motionless in White

Shavertown keyboard player Josh Balz announced Jan. 10, that he’s leaving internationally touring metalcore group Motionless in White. Balz made the announcement via his official Twitter page. He walks away from the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre based rock outfit after 10 years, three studio albums, and several national and international tours, including a spot on the 2016 Vans […]

Aaron Fink releases ‘Galaxies’ Jan. 20, says he’s finding his sound

Aaron Fink releases ‘Galaxies’ Jan. 20, says he’s finding his sound

Since March of 2015, Aaron Fink has created and shared his songs at a prolific rate. The Wilkes-Barre-based musician began a new journey in his career with a solo debut “Saint Sylvania” and followed it up with 2016’s “Heavy Feathers.” Now, in less than two years, he is poised to release his third solo album, […]

Some of the famous political acceptance speeches, pre-Streep

Some of the famous political acceptance speeches, pre-Streep

From Marlon Brando to Patricia Arquette, Hollywood stars have often used their moments on the stage to make political pleas. Some inspire change, some polite applause and some are simply mocked for trying to get serious about a personal cause at a ritzy gala. Meryl Streep’s acceptance speech about President-elect Donald Trump and his policies […]

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