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Abington Heights senior James Barrett’s latest LP leads to recording sessions with members of Man Overboard, The Early November

Abington Heights senior James Barrett’s latest LP leads to recording sessions with members of Man Overboard, The Early November

Honing his craft from a young age is paying off for James Barrett. Barrett, 18, was recently crowned prom king at Abington Heights high school senior prom and he is approaching a milestone of another kind. Following the Spotify success of his first full length album “One More,” the Clarks Summit native is set to […]

Susquehanna Breakdown in Moosic full of family sentiment, masterful music May 21

Susquehanna Breakdown in Moosic full of family sentiment, masterful music May 21

Day two of Susquehanna Breakdown showed how extensive the Cabinet family has become. May 21 was full of side projects, friendly collaborations, special surprises and high energy headlining sets. Proud father and Cabinet fiddle player Todd Kopeck took the stage with son Otis on drums and daughter Jillian on trumpet and vocals in the four-piece […]

Susquehanna Breakdown at Montage Mountain in Moosic brings bluegrass and more May 20

Susquehanna Breakdown at Montage Mountain in Moosic brings bluegrass and more May 20

The fourth annual Susquehanna Breakdown music festival started, fittingly, with a nod to Northeastern Pennsylvania music Friday. The yearly sound display, hosted by Scranton/Wilkes-Barre’s own contemporary bluegrass ambassadors, Cabinet, launched as a celebration of regional music while taking time to embrace a roots forbear as well as rock explorers. Opening Scranton act The Dishonest Fiddlers […]

Abington Heights senior James Barrett’s latest LP leads to recording sessions with members of Man Overboard, The Early November

Abington Heights senior James Barrett’s latest LP leads to recording sessions with members of Man Overboard, The Early November

Honing his craft from a young age is paying off for James Barrett. Following the Spotify success of his first full length album “One More,” the Clarks Summit native and Abington Heights senior is set to record with Nik Bruzzese of Man Overboard and Ace Enders of The Early November at the duo’s newly opened […]

Dashboard Confessional’s Chris Carrabba and Taking Back Sunday’s Adam Lazzara on Taste of Chaos’s June 9 Northeastern Pennsylvania date

Dashboard Confessional’s Chris Carrabba and Taking Back Sunday’s Adam Lazzara on Taste of Chaos’s June 9 Northeastern Pennsylvania date

MOUNT POCONO — Chris Carrabba and the tour life have history. Dashboard Confessional has taken him across the world to venues in South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. This summer he’ll be on the road again, and keeping company with tour mates Taking Back Sunday, Saosin and The Early November is one way he’s keeping […]

NEPA Philharmonic announces 2016 competition for young pianists; perliminary rounds June 4 at Wyoming Seminary Upper School, finals June 12 at WVIA’s Sordoni Theater

NEPA Philharmonic announces 2016 competition for young pianists; perliminary rounds June 4 at Wyoming Seminary Upper School, finals June 12 at WVIA’s Sordoni Theater

KINGSTON — Wyoming Seminary Upper School will host the preliminary rounds of Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic’s 2016 Piano Competition. NEPA pianists in grades 7 through 12 are invited to apply to the June 4 competition before 5 p.m. May 24. Admission to the contest is $50 per competitor and the event will be held at 201 […]

Wyoming Valley Art League’s May Sunday at the Circle event features Northeastern Pennsylvania pianist Wayne Smith

Wyoming Valley Art League’s May Sunday at the Circle event features Northeastern Pennsylvania pianist Wayne Smith

WILKES-BARRE — The Wyoming Valley Art League continues its monthly Sunday at the Circle event series starting at 4 p.m. May 29, with an event exploring the nuances of electric and acoustic piano. Northeastern Pennsylvania pianist, Wayne Smith, will perform selections from Mozart, Debussy, Duke Ellington and others on three different pianos — a vintage […]

Gavin DeGraw and Andy Grammer visit Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center Oct. 6

Gavin DeGraw and Andy Grammer visit Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center Oct. 6

WILKES – BARRE — Gavin DeGraw and Andy Grammer will bring their co-headlining 2016 North American tour to Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts. DeGraw was nominated for his first Grammy in 2014 for the single “We Both Know” from the soundtrack to the 2013 film “Safe Haven.” The nomination is the latest […]

Alice Cooper delivers stellar set, intricate stage show at F.M. Kirby Center

Alice Cooper delivers stellar set, intricate stage show at F.M. Kirby Center

WILKES-BARRE — A disjointed skeleton, a menacing looking porcelain doll, spiders and seeing eyes decorated the stage as the father of the psycho-rock drama, Alice Cooper, took the the stage at the F.M. Kirby Center on Friday the 13th. Cooper’s performance delivered hit after hit, a stage show full of gruesome props and evil characters […]

The Beatles tribute act The Fab Faux plays Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center September 10

The Beatles tribute act The Fab Faux plays Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center September 10

WILKES-BARRE — On Saturday, Sept. 10, Beatles tribute band and wordplay aficionados The Fab Faux will play downtown Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts. The band began as a passion project of former “Late Show With David Letterman” bassist Paul Shaffer. Shaffer wanted to create a Beatles-centric concert experience that focused on substance […]

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