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Hard rock outfit Harpo to perform at The Woodlands in Plains Township

Hard rock outfit Harpo to perform at The Woodlands in Plains Township

A Northumberland County hard rock band that drew crowds on tours of the East Coast and Canada during the ’80s and ’90s — and developed an especially devoted following in Northeastern Pennsylvania — has scheduled a performance in Plains Township to show appreciation for those who supported the group throughout its career. Harpo is scheduled […]

‘Prepare to be happy’: A Q&A with Arlo Guthrie before his Oct. 27 show in WB

‘Prepare to be happy’: A Q&A with Arlo Guthrie before his Oct. 27 show in WB

He was born into a household that utilized music to not only tell stories, but also protest social injustice. On a fateful Thanksgiving Day in 1965, he was arrested in Stockbridge, Mass., for littering after the local landfill was closed. Rather than let the event derail his life, he turned the experience into an 18-minute […]

Comedian Kevin Hart to bring Irresponsible Tour to Mohegan Sun Arena

Comedian Kevin Hart to bring Irresponsible Tour to Mohegan Sun Arena

The Mohegan Sun Arena announced today that comedy superstar Kevin Hart will perform at the Wilkes-Barre Township venue at 7 p.m. March 16 as part of his Irresponsible Tour. Hart’s memoir, “I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons,” debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times Bestseller list this year, and he is set […]

The NEPA Creative Series: Noxen artist makes music, sharing app

The NEPA Creative Series: Noxen artist makes music, sharing app

Samuel O’Connell is the 41st #NEPACreative of 2017. He brings creativity to the area through his love of music and more recently through his music project named after his own town, Noxen. Sam co-founded a music app called TuneFly, and through the creation and marketing of the app he has been able to meet and […]

Manson seems to write lyrics to sell bad T-shirts on ‘Heaven Upside Down’

Manson seems to write lyrics to sell bad T-shirts on ‘Heaven Upside Down’

I’m a bit too young to remember when Marilyn Manson was “scary.” At some point in the not too distant past, the industrial rocker came to symbolize that which was to be frightened of, acting as the focal point of a 1990s moral panic. But now, in a world where artists like Justin Bieber and […]

Look What You Missed Friday at the Woodlands/Weekender Nuclear Happy Hour

Look What You Missed Friday at the Woodlands/Weekender Nuclear Happy Hour

The Weekender and The Woodlands partnered to host the first Nuclear Happy Hour Friday night at The Woodlands in Plains Township. DJ NRG and the Weekender staff were on hand to great folks and keep the party lively. The first 50 patrons through the door received free Woodlands/Weekender T-shirts. A diverse crowd mingled, enjoyed premium […]

Wilkes-Barre shop to offer free tattoos to cancer patients, survivors

Wilkes-Barre shop to offer free tattoos to cancer patients, survivors

For the third year in a row, Triple6tattoos will open its doors to give cancer patients and survivors free ink. The shop, located at 379 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, is hosting the third annual “F—- Cancer” event from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., where cancer patients and survivors could get a free ribbon tattoo with […]

David Bowie tribute Starman to perform at Jazz Cafe in Plains Township

David Bowie tribute Starman to perform at Jazz Cafe in Plains Township

A Pittsburgh-based tribute to the music of David Bowie is turning heads on the club and theater circuit, and, backed by a famed promoter who has a long history and stellar reputation in the music industry, the act is headed for Northeastern Pennsylvania. Starman — The Ultimate Bowie Experience will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday […]

The Prenuptial Project: Life stops for no one, including this bride-to-be

The Prenuptial Project: Life stops for no one, including this bride-to-be

This past weekend, Mikey and I spent time with our families at a winery, enjoying the changing colors of the leaves and some 80 degree weather. It was a nice, relaxing weekend, filled with family, friends and some good music (and great wine). While we were there, some friends of my sister were asking about […]

NEPA Horror Film Festival to inhabit Iron Horse Movie Bistro in Scranton

NEPA Horror Film Festival to inhabit Iron Horse Movie Bistro in Scranton

With a bit of a refocus, a Scranton filmmaker and horror film enthusiast is bringing the NEPA Horror Film Festival back to the Electric City, and he’s found the event a new, more comfortable home. The third annual festival, which, also for the third year in a row, will be titled “13 Short Films,” will […]