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Kevin Dougherty of Wilkes-Barre to document cartoonist Drew Friedman’s work

Kevin Dougherty of Wilkes-Barre to document cartoonist Drew Friedman’s work

For some, artist Drew Friedman is the cartoonist whose near-photorealistic work satirizing celebrities has appeared in such periodicals as Mad Magazine and Spy to the Wall Street Journal and Time. For others, Friedman is the historian who has chronicled the lives of a number of comedians and comic book creators whom time was overlooking. But […]

Pints, Pinot and Performing Arts to benefit Kirby Center’s youth program

Pints, Pinot and Performing Arts to benefit Kirby Center’s youth program

WILKES-BARRE — The F.M. Kirby Center is one of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s most reliable and consistent sources of live entertainment, booking and hosting an average of 120 programs a year over this season and last. On Saturday, April 22, the downtown theater will present another evening of intrigue. But this time, it’s asking residents to give […]

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 […]

Scranton rapper Noah Laske to perform at Oak Street Express in Taylor

Scranton rapper Noah Laske to perform at Oak Street Express in Taylor

When one door closed for Scranton hip-hop artist Noah Laske, he opened another. “I had some verbal scholarship offers for baseball, and they ended up not working out,” said the 22-year-old. “I had a little trouble academically. Losing those scholarships is what turned me to music.” Laske will perform from 9 to 11 p.m. April […]

Wilkes-Barre soul-rockers Half Dollar to play Stroudsburg’s Sherman Theater

Wilkes-Barre soul-rockers Half Dollar to play Stroudsburg’s Sherman Theater

When Wilkes-Barre rock quartet Half Dollar performs live, local music fans get their money’s worth. Show-goers in Stroudsburg will have that opportunity when Half Dollar opens for the nationally-recognized Sublime tribute act Badfish on April 21 at the Sherman Theater. Bethlehem jamgrass outfit The Stray Seeds will also share the bill. Formed nearly three years […]

Dallas musicians to play tribute to Dave Matthews, Tim Reynolds at brewery

Dallas musicians to play tribute to Dave Matthews, Tim Reynolds at brewery

A local musician who has performed the music of the Dave Matthews Band for over a decade has combined efforts with one of the area’s premier instrumentalists to create an exciting tribute project. Dustin Switzer and Aaron Fink, both of Dallas, will play a tribute to Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds at 8 p.m. March […]

NEPA native Jordan Giarratano appears on ‘GMA’ after student fends off attack

NEPA native Jordan Giarratano appears on ‘GMA’ after student fends off attack

A Northeastern Pennsylvania native was featured on “Good Morning America” on Friday after self-defense techniques he taught a Seattle woman allowed her to fend off a savage attack. Jordan Giarratano, 35, formerly of West Pittston, appeared on the national news program after jogger Kelly Herron, 36, fought off a violent assailant who cornered her in […]

The NEPA Creative Series: Socks and hair help Sara Moore and Steve Tippins express creativity

The NEPA Creative Series: Socks and hair help Sara Moore and Steve Tippins express creativity

Over the last couple of week, two more creatives have been featured as CoalCreative’s #NEPACreative of the Week: Dr. Sara Moore of Forty Fort and Steve Tippins of Plains. Last week, Moore was highlighted as CoalCreative’s ninth NEPA Creative. Moore is a professor at Wilkes University. In addition to this role, she wears many more […]

Jimmy Buffett opening a Margaritaville for older people

Jimmy Buffett opening a Margaritaville for older people

MIAMI — Soon, senior citizens really will be able to spend their final years wasting away in Margaritaville, nibblin’ on sponge cake and searching for lost shakers of salt. And it’s Jimmy Buffett’s fault. Margaritaville Holdings, the singer’s company named after his iconic tune, plans on opening an “active adult community” in Daytona Beach, Fla. […]

Wilkes-Barre bars, eateries prep for a sea of green on parade day

Wilkes-Barre bars, eateries prep for a sea of green on parade day

WILKES-BARRE — The city’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade set for Sunday, March 12 may not be as large or as rowdy as its Scranton counterpart, but bar and restaurant owners along the route are looking forward to seeing green on the streets and in their cash registers. While the Wilkes-Barre parade is often touted […]

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