The W: Alice Cooper, ‘Teens Teaching Teens,’ and ShickshinnyForward’s 2nd Annual Car Show

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First Posted: 7/23/2013


…is the most evil rocker to ever descend upon Wilkes-Barre?

It’s Alice Cooper, of course, and he’s back at the F.M. Kirby Center on Oct. 18.

The iconic shock rocker defined rock ‘n’ roll for generations to come, and he’s still quite opinionated on the matter, telling Fuse recently that, ”Mumford & Sons are great at what they do, but it’s not rock ‘n’ roll; don’t call it rock ‘n’ roll. That’s an offence to rock ‘n’ roll.”

”I look at a magazine and it says ‘best new rock band’ and I go, ‘Rock bands don’t have accordions or lutes in them,’” he continued.

Presented by SLP Concerts, “An Evening with Alice Cooper” will have no opening act, so the entire night is his. Tickets are $39-$75 and go on sale Friday, July 26 at 10 a.m. at the F.M. Kirby Box Office (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre). Tickets are also available via, charge by phone at 800.745.3000, at all Ticketmaster retail locations, and


…is the best way to reach a teenager? Through his or her peers.

Scranton Public Theatre’s “Teens Teaching Teens” Project will present an evening of 10-minute plays that “deal with bullying in an honest, touching, and sometimes funny way,” according to a recent press release. The cast includes students from West Scranton and Scranton High School.

Directed by Agnes Cummings, the show will run Friday and Saturday, August 2, 3, 9, and 10 at the Olde Brick Theatre (128 W. Market Street REAR), located next to Stirna’s Restaurant. It starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $10. Due to limited seating, reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 570.344.3656.


…can you go for a car show and a community party? ShickshinnyForward’s 2nd Annual Car Show and Party in the Park on Saturday, Aug. 3, from noon until 3 p.m. on North Susquehanna Avenue, along the Susquehanna Warrior Trail in Shickshinny.

All cars, classic and modern, are welcome. The event includes a community party with music, games, and food that runs until 5 p.m. Car registration is from 10 a.m. until noon, and judging begins at 2:30 p.m. Dash plaques will be given to the first 100 paid vehicles along with door prizes for car show participants.

There is no admission fee for spectators. Show vehicle registration is $15 in advance or $20 at the gate. All proceeds go to ShickshinnyForward to assist with the town’s recovery after the flooding of 2011.

For more info, visit or call 570.550.0721. Go to for a discount code.