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Comedian Jerry Seinfeld announces second show at F.M. Kirby Center in WB

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld announces second show at F.M. Kirby Center in WB

It was announced today that celebrated stand-up comedian and star of “Seinfeld” Jerry Seinfeld has added a second show to his upcoming visit to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre. Seinfeld will perform at 7 and 9:30 p.m. April 6 at the downtown theater, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. According to the Kirby Center’s press release, […]

Wilkes-Barre heavy blues trio to bring SRV Retrospective to Kirby Center

Wilkes-Barre heavy blues trio to bring SRV Retrospective to Kirby Center

What started as a one-off for heavy blues trio Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen has led not only to more gigs but also to added exposure for the group’s original music. The Wilkes-Barre three-piece performed their first Steve Ray Vaughan Retrospective in January at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains Township. The positive […]

Trans-Siberian Orchestra amps up holiday tour in honor of fallen founder

Trans-Siberian Orchestra amps up holiday tour in honor of fallen founder

Producing stunning musical and visual presentations every holiday season has become the norm for the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and its extended family of crew members and creative minds, but this Christmastime, they’re giving just a bit more. The progressive rock juggernaut, famous for their Yuletide rock operas and virtuoso arrangements of classic Christmas songs, will perform […]

Pittston songwriter ‘MiZ’ discusses upcoming record, Thanksgiving Eve show

Pittston songwriter ‘MiZ’ discusses upcoming record, Thanksgiving Eve show

For local guitarist and songwriter Mike “MiZ” Mizwinski, stepping away from the music industry for a short stint was just what he needed to find his groove again. “I basically took all of last fall and winter off and recharged my batteries in many different ways,” Mizwinski said in a recent interview. “I started slowly […]

The Prenuptial Project: Planning our union on our terms

The Prenuptial Project: Planning our union on our terms

There is something I’ve tried not to write about in this column. And I’ve thought long and hard about sharing this particular aspect of my life. I’ve set a certain expectation for myself when I come to this space, and I worry often about how people will react to some of the things I write […]

Metro Boomin, 21 Savage and Offset team up to make horror-trap perfection

Metro Boomin, 21 Savage and Offset team up to make horror-trap perfection

It’s not often that an album’s title describes itself perfectly. On Oct. 30, it was announced that at midnight, just when it turned into Halloween, a totally unexpected collaborative record from some of the biggest names in Atlanta hip-hop would drop. Naturally, that record was called “Without Warning.” The surprise collaboration came from the always-dark […]

Scranton musician Riley Loftus lands distribution deal with Blingnot Media

Scranton musician Riley Loftus lands distribution deal with Blingnot Media

With two parents in the radio industry, Riley Loftus grew up around music. The Scranton-native has been performing across the area for several years, and recently landed a distribution deal for her upcoming original music. “It’s hard work,” the 21-year-old said, but that hasn’t caused the musician to slow down. Loftus currently attends St. Joseph’s […]

Godinez brothers to perform New Year’s Eve show with Good Stew at Jazz Cafe

Godinez brothers to perform New Year’s Eve show with Good Stew at Jazz Cafe

Musical siblings who made their mark in the Northeastern Pennsylvania music scene but stepped away for several years are poised to introduce to the Wyoming Valley their latest sonic concoction. Good Stew, a genre-defying five-piece outfit out of Lancaster that features longtime NEPA mainstays Jonathan and Rodney Godinez, will perform at 10 p.m. on New […]

Pittston rapper J. Merrick chases music career ‘full-sail’

Pittston rapper J. Merrick chases music career ‘full-sail’

A local hip-hop artist’s decision to focus on his music full-time has been paying off in small dividends. Pittston resident Jonathon Merrick, who creates under the name J. Merrick, has received positive reviews from both music industry professionals and followers on social media in response to songs he’s released recently. The 33-year-old takes on subjects […]

Inaugural Snow Show to feature Tigers Jaw, Dashboard Confessional at Kirby

Inaugural Snow Show to feature Tigers Jaw, Dashboard Confessional at Kirby

The F.M. Kirby Center announced today that in conjunction with radio station Alt 92.1 it will present the inaugural Snow Show beginning at 6:15 p.m. Jan. 28. Indie rockers Dashboard Confessional will headline the evening of music, which will be held at the downtown theater, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, and will also feature opening acts […]

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