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Loyalty Barber Shop, Electric City Tattoo to hold grand opening in WB

Loyalty Barber Shop, Electric City Tattoo to hold grand opening in WB

Friendships forged in the thriving Northeastern Pennsylvania punk-rock scene of 15 to 20 years ago and tempered by the sentiment of locals supporting locals have laid the foundation for an event in downtown Wilkes-Barre that will bridge nostalgia and future business in the community. In the space formerly occupied by Cafe Metropolis, an all-ages music […]

The NEPA Creative Series: Poetry, art modes of expression for local women

The NEPA Creative Series: Poetry, art modes of expression for local women

Katie Wisnosky, of Tunkhannock, and Ariell Stewart, of Mountain Top, were the 37th and 38th #NEPACreatives of 2017, respectively. Katie brings creativity to the area through performance poetry. She founded the youth-run nonprofit group Breaking Ground Poets seven years ago with a mission that an individual can overcome anything through storytelling and performance poetry. “I […]

Sculptor Yael Govseyeff Kahanov shows copper, glass works in Kingston

Sculptor Yael Govseyeff Kahanov shows copper, glass works in Kingston

KINGSTON — Before Yael Govseyeff Kahanov moved to Northeastern Pennsylvania, the Israeli-born artist had already found commercial success. The sculptor and print artist produced works in her own studios, Yael’s Ateliers, in Carmel, Ind.; Indianapolis, Ind., and Half Moon Bay, Calif., and she’s been commissioned by corporations, institutions and private collectors — for instance, Eli […]

The Prenuptial Project: Picking our playlist came surprisingly easily

The Prenuptial Project: Picking our playlist came surprisingly easily

The music wasn’t picked out; the ceremony wasn’t written; and the hall wasn’t decorated. All of these details were in my latest wedding-themed nightmare. If I’m being honest, it has been a while since I’ve had one of these dreams, and in the past few months, we have accomplished a great deal. I think the […]

Wyoming Valley Art League exhibits work by Clarks Summit clay, fiber artist

Wyoming Valley Art League exhibits work by Clarks Summit clay, fiber artist

WILKES-BARRE — Working in fiber is as familiar to Eva Polizzi as not being wasteful — two attributes she picked up while spending time on her grandmothers’ farms in her native Hungary. “I think it’s because I come from a family of women makers that I was always making something out of nothing,” Polizzi said. […]

NEPA band The Charming Beards release poignant single with hopeful message

NEPA band The Charming Beards release poignant single with hopeful message

Katie Kelly hopes the new Charming Beards single can be used as a message of hope. The song, “Out of the Valley,” which is available now on Bandcamp, and will be available Tuesday on iTunes, was written in 2013 after a good friend of Kelly’s committed suicide. Kelly said the song originally started out with […]

Avett Brothers, Van Morrison among highlights at Outlaw Music Festival

Avett Brothers, Van Morrison among highlights at Outlaw Music Festival

HERSHEY — Last year, country music icon Willie Nelson debuted a new project that brought together many of his famous friends for a rowdy, day-long party at Scranton’s Pavilion at Montage Mountain known as the Outlaw Music Festival. The inaugural event was viewed as a success with acts like Nelson, Neil Young and Sheryl Crow […]

Bleachers to headline music showcase at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre

Bleachers to headline music showcase at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE — Bleachers, the popular indie-pop-rock outfit led by Jack Antonoff, will perform during an evening of music that begins at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at the F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square. Bleachers will be joined by special guests Bishop Briggs, Misterwives and Welshly Arms. Antonoff, also the lead guitarist for Grammy-winning group fun., […]

The NEPA Creative Series: Duryea man driven to be creative by love of beer

The NEPA Creative Series: Duryea man driven to be creative by love of beer

Mathew Dapkins of Duryea is the 36th #NEPACreative of 2017, and he brings creativity to the area as a craft beer video journalist and reviewer. Essentially, he educates people both locally and worldwide about beer in its many forms, typically focusing on the smaller, more independent breweries. “I started in early 2014 as a fun […]

Along with Magic 93 and LT Verrastro, Weekender presented another deck party Saturday at Grotto Pizza at Harveys Lake. Although a rainy night kept most inside, patrons piled in to enjoy Grotto’s premium food and beer, benefit from free giveaways and listen to live music. http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_file1-7.jpeg http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_file-28.jpeg http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_file-29.jpeg http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_IMG_0002.jpg http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_IMG_0005.jpg http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_IMG_0003.jpg http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_IMG_0007.jpg http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_IMG_0010.jpg http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_IMG_0011.jpg http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_IMG_0018.jpg […]

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