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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 […]

South Side Bandits to greet Parade Day in Scranton with solidified lineup

South Side Bandits to greet Parade Day in Scranton with solidified lineup

Beyond the decorated procession and ritual celebration of Scranton’s St. Patrick’s Parade, local artists bring live entertainment to parade patrons throughout venues in the Electric City. With a solidified lineup that includes veteran drummer Bill Lieback, South Side Bandits is poised to be part of an all-day music event that will take place from 9 […]

Movie ‘The Irishman’ to tell tale of Russell Bufalino and alleged Hoffa hit

Movie ‘The Irishman’ to tell tale of Russell Bufalino and alleged Hoffa hit

Netflix is getting involved with “The Irishman,” the proposed movie based on Charles Brandt’s chilling book about the late Russell Bufalino reportedly ordering a mob hit on Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa. Entertainment industry reports last week said Netflix acquired the rights to the movie, which will be directed by Martin Scorsese and star Robert DeNiro. […]

The Rat Pack takes stage in Scranton

The Rat Pack takes stage in Scranton

Are you a die hard Rat Pack fan who may have never had the chance to see them perform live? Did you see them live and wish you could relive that magical evening? The Rat Pack tribute group has performed around the world and JZ Tours, a Scranton based tour company, is bringing the tribute […]

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Brad Paisley brought his Life Amplified world tour to the Mohegan Sun Arena Feb. 16. Special guests Chase Bryant and Lindsay Ell helped Paisley keep the arena crowd entertained throughout the evening with guitar-centric country music. http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_brad-17.jpg http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_brad-19.jpg http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_brad-20.jpg http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_brad-21.jpg http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_brad-22.jpg http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_brad-23.jpg http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_brad-1.jpg http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_brad-2.jpg http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_brad-3.jpg http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_brad-4.jpg http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_brad-5.jpg http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_brad-6.jpg http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_brad-7.jpg http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_brad-8.jpg http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_brad-9.jpg http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_brad-10.jpg […]

The NEPA Creative Series: Old-fashioned art gets new lease on life with Christine Medley

The NEPA Creative Series: Old-fashioned art gets new lease on life with Christine Medley

It’s not everyday you think of letterpressing, so for this week’s The NEPA Creative Series, CoalCreative shines some light on an individual who is extremely passionate about this old-fashioned printing technique. Letterpressing is an art many people do not even realize it is still an option when looking to create unique stationery, business cards, wedding […]

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