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Production of ‘Cabaret’ to take stage at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre

Production of ‘Cabaret’ to take stage at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre

The F.M. Kirby Center announced today that Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall’s “Cabaret,” based on the Roundabout Theatre Company’s Tony Award-winning production, will visit the downtown Wilkes-Barre theater, 71 Public Square, at 7:30 p.m. May 17. According to a press release from the venue, the show welcomes audience members to “the infamous Kit Kat Klub, […]

F.M. Kirby Center to celebrate 80th anniversary with classic film series

F.M. Kirby Center to celebrate 80th anniversary with classic film series

The F.M. Kirby Center announced today that the historic entertainment building will celebrate its 80th anniversary by honoring its beginnings as a theater. “Before the Kirby was the Kirby,” a 12-part, monthly, Friday film series paying homage to the venue’s theatrical roots by screening iconic films, will premiere on Jan. 26 with a showing of […]

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 Cancer if born before 2:22 a.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Leo. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018: This year you encounter some unusual drama, and others respond to you in a big way. You have an elusive, dynamic […]

The Prenuptial Project: Kicking planning into high gear in the new year

The Prenuptial Project: Kicking planning into high gear in the new year

There’s something so rejuvenating about the start of a new year. Whether it’s the abstract idea of a “clean slate” starting Jan. 1, or the guilt of holiday over-indulgence settling in, the new year seems to have people kicking it into high gear to accomplish goals. This year is a little different for me, because […]

Speak and See Listings: Jan. 3 through 9

Speak and See Listings: Jan. 3 through 9

This Week, Jan. 3 through 9 OPENING 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, […]

Theater Listings: Jan. 3 through 9

Theater Listings: Jan. 3 through 9

THIS WEEK: Jan. 3 through 9 FUTURE 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. […]

Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre seeks donations for capital campaign

Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre seeks donations for capital campaign

WILKES-BARRE — Since its kick-off in mid-December, the Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre’s capital campaign has raised about $100,000. The campaign is part of its goal of raising $1 million for improvements by its 100th birthday in 2022, said development director Walter Mitchell. An anonymous donor promised to match — dollar for dollar — up to […]

Peckville musician Leah Beth Evans releases debut single, ‘Be Ok’

Peckville musician Leah Beth Evans releases debut single, ‘Be Ok’

LeahBeth Evans has been singing her entire life. The Peckville native and musician has studied voice since she was a child, exploring everything from opera singing to jazz music. Evans, who performs in the duo The Frost with guitarist and boyfriend Christian Gratz, released her first single on Dec. 16. The single, “Be Ok,” features […]

NEPA-based bluegrass ensemble Cabinet bids farewell at Kirby Center in WB

NEPA-based bluegrass ensemble Cabinet bids farewell at Kirby Center in WB

WILKES-BARRE — “We didn’t bring a set list, but we made damn sure to bring the moonshine.” That was the way Cabinet banjoist and vocalist Patrick “Pappy” Biondo greeted a legion of fans Sunday at the F.M. Kirby Center, opening a gig that was billed as the last show by the six-piece jamgrass outfit before […]

Year’s box office drops, still third highest gross in industry history

Year’s box office drops, still third highest gross in industry history

LOS ANGELES — After two consecutive record-breaking years at the domestic box office, 2017 was the year the momentum slowed — even with the late adrenaline boost of a new “Star Wars” film. When all is said and done on Jan. 1, the domestic box office is estimated to net out with $11.1 billion in […]