Inside Stories

‘Greatest Pirate Story Never Told’ to bring improvisational comedy to Kirby

‘Greatest Pirate Story Never Told’ to bring improvisational comedy to Kirby

Announced yesterday, “The Greatest Pirate Story Never Told” has set sail for the F.M. Kirby Center. The production, billed as “‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ meets ‘Whose Line is it Anyway,’” will take the stage at 2 p.m. May 19 at the downtown Wilkes-Barre theater, 71 Public Square. According to a press release from the venue, […]

N.E.R.D plays with expectations of our favorite artists on newest project

N.E.R.D plays with expectations of our favorite artists on newest project

It may be the start of a new year, but with the lack of anything substantial having been released in the first week of 2018, we’re going to be checking out one last record from 2017 before we totally say goodbye to the past year. That album is one of the later releases from 2017, […]

Horoscopes: Your future predicted according to your astrological sign

Horoscopes: Your future predicted according to your astrological sign

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Scorpio. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018: This year you seem to be able to flawlessly bind your intellect to your feelings, creating results that please you and others to no end. You could become impulsive at times, but you’ll learn […]

Theater Listings: Jan. 10 through 16

Theater Listings: Jan. 10 through 16

THIS WEEK: Jan. 10 through 16 Disenchanted, a new musical comedy with 10 fairy princesses telling their tales after the Happily Ever After. Cinderella is obsessed with weight, Sleeping Beauty with narcolepsy; Snow White is demanding, and Mulan is a lesbian. This production contains adult humor and language and is not suitable for children. Phoenix […]

Exhibits: Jan. 10 through 16

Exhibits: Jan. 10 through 16

This Week, Jan. 10 through 16 ONGOING EXHIBITS “Perpetual,” Artist Jeremy Petrachonis and photographer Michael Delmonico will display a collection of works during a free public art exhibition, titled “Perpetual.” Jan. 8 to Feb. 16. Meet the Artists reception: Jan. 19, 6 to 8 p.m. Widmann Gallery, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, King’s College. Free. Info, 570-208-5900, […]

Allman Brothers founder Jaimoe to perform at Kirby Center with Jasssz Band

Allman Brothers founder Jaimoe to perform at Kirby Center with Jasssz Band

A rock and blues legend who had a hand in the creation of one type of American music is on his way to Wilkes-Barre, and the project he’s bringing with him expresses his philosophy on the culture’s music as a whole. Jai Johanny Johanson, known most widely as “Jaimoe,” a founding member of the Allman […]

Tunkhannock bluesman lets original music shine on new studio record

Tunkhannock bluesman lets original music shine on new studio record

A local bluesman is doing his part to further the genre he loves by looking inward at his own creativity and offering new music. In November, Tunkhannock artist JP Williams released “Stolen Cadillac,” his second studio album since returning to making music in 2014 after a long hiatus that allowed him to focus on his […]

F.M. Kirby Center welcomes ‘Chefs’ cooking challenge and male review to WB

F.M. Kirby Center welcomes ‘Chefs’ cooking challenge and male review to WB

The F.M. Kirby Center announced today that “Chefs: The Sizzling Kitchen Showdown” will take the stage at 8 p.m. March 3 at the downtown Wilkes-Barre theater, 71 Public Square. Part cooking competition and part male review, the production is billed as “Iron Chef meets Magic Mike.” According to a press release from the Kirby Center, […]

Kirby Center ranks fourth in state in ticket sales among similar venues

Kirby Center ranks fourth in state in ticket sales among similar venues

The F.M. Kirby Center announced today that the downtown Wilkes-Barre theater venue has improved over its 2016 mark in Pollstar Magazine’s year-end ticket sales rankings. According to the publication’s 2017 report, the Kirby Center ranks 104th among similarly sized venues worldwide and fourth among comparable theaters in Pennsylvania, behind only the Hershey Theatre, Philadelphia’s Academy […]

Mohegan Sun Arena ranks third in state in sales according to Pollstar

Mohegan Sun Arena ranks third in state in sales according to Pollstar

The Mohegan Sun Arena announced today that the SMG-managed Wilkes-Barre Township venue is ranked among the top 200 arenas in the world in event ticket sales according to Pollstar Magazine’s 2017 Year End Worldwide Ticket Sales Top 200 Arena Venues. The arena came in at 126th among similarly sized venues worldwide, 77th in the U.S. […]