Freddy Cannon to headline rock and doo wop showcase at F.M. Kirby Center

Freddy Cannon to headline rock and doo wop showcase at F.M. Kirby Center

When rock ‘n’ roll was young, Joe Nardone & The All Stars backed up Freddy “Boom Boom” Cannon at Sans Souci Park in Hanover Township. That was June 29, 1962. Fifty-five years later, Nardone is promoting a rock and doo wop showcase that features the legendary singer of “Tallahassee Lassie” and “Palisades Park” among other […]

Country artist Dylan Scott to perform during Guitars & Stars at Kirby Center

Country artist Dylan Scott to perform during Guitars & Stars at Kirby Center

WILKES-BARRE — With his latest single climbing the country radio charts and his band headlining club and theater venues, Dylan Scott is poised to have the biggest year-to-date of his career, but the 26-year-old Louisiana native isn’t taking anything for granted. “It’s a crazy feeling,” Scott said of his recent success. “Growing up dreaming about […]

Pittston native Shawn Klush to perform Elvis tribute show in Wilkes-Barre

Pittston native Shawn Klush to perform Elvis tribute show in Wilkes-Barre

Shawn Klush has compiled a stellar portfolio of accolades for his work as an Elvis tribute artist, and many of his honors come with the highest seal of approval. The Pittston native holds the title of World’s Greatest Elvis, bestowed by BBC One in London. He was named the first-ever Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist by […]

Internationally popular production STOMP to play two shows in Wilkes-Barre

Internationally popular production STOMP to play two shows in Wilkes-Barre

Created in the United Kingdom by musicians and theater veterans Luke Creswell and Steve McNicholas in 1991, stage show STOMP has become an international sensation, performing in more than 50 countries for over 24 million people. Over the course of 26 years, the production, which creates rhythm with everyday objects and combines music with dance, […]

Renowned radio host Garrison Keillor to take the stage in Wilkes-Barre

Renowned radio host Garrison Keillor to take the stage in Wilkes-Barre

One of the most decorated and recognizable American storytellers is coming to Wilkes-Barre. Author, storysmith, poet and radio personality Garrison Keillor will perform at 7:30 p.m. March 13 at the F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square. Widely known for his 42-year tenure as the host of popular radio show “A Prairie Home Companion,” Keillor is […]

Blackberry Smoke slated to play Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center June 23

Blackberry Smoke slated to play Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center June 23

WILKES-BARRE — Southern rockers Blackberry Smoke took the main stage by storm at the 2016 Peach Music Festival, and the band is poised to return to Northeastern Pennsylvania for a theater performance. Blackberry Smoke will perform at 8 p.m. June 23 at the F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square. The Atlanta-based quintet brings a fresh, […]

‘Last of the Red Hot Lovers’ to take stage at F.M. Kirby Center Feb. 17

‘Last of the Red Hot Lovers’ to take stage at F.M. Kirby Center Feb. 17

WILKES-BARRE — A celebrated stage comedy aims to show Northeastern Pennsylvania that failing at adultery can be funny. The Walnut Street Theater Company of Philadelphia will perform Neil Simon’s ‘Last of the Red Hot Lovers’ at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at the F.M. Kirby Center. The Tony Award-winning story follows middle-aged, mild mannered Barney Cashman […]

‘Last of the Red Hot Lovers’ to take stage at F.M. Kirby Center Feb. 17

‘Last of the Red Hot Lovers’ to take stage at F.M. Kirby Center Feb. 17

WILKES-BARRE — A celebrated stage comedy aims to show Northeastern Pennsylvania that failing at adultery can be funny. The Walnut Street Theater Company of Philadelphia will perform Neil Simon’s ‘Last of the Red Hot Lovers’ at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at the F.M. Kirby Center. The Tony Award-winning story follows middle-aged, mild mannered Barney Cashman […]

Production to celebrate life and work of Paul Robeson in Wilke-Barre

Production to celebrate life and work of Paul Robeson in Wilke-Barre

WILKES-BARRE — A tribute to an American Renaissance man by a singer and peace ambassador who bears many similarities to the show’s namesake is coming to the F.M. Kirby Center. “I Go On Singing: Paul Robeson’s Life in his own Words & Song” is scheduled for 8 p.m. Feb. 10 as the first show in […]

Holiday Reunion show at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre features local talent

Holiday Reunion show at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre features local talent

WILKES-BARRE — With a pair of bands getting together on stage for the first time in a long time and four active acts comprised of musicians who enjoy each other’s company and collaborations, the Holiday Reunion Concert at the F.M. Kirby Center is aptly named. Presented by Highway 81 Revisited, the music showcase begins at […]

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