Inside Stories

The NEPA Creative Series: Scranton artist produces mixed media pieces

The NEPA Creative Series: Scranton artist produces mixed media pieces

Sam Kuchwara, of Scranton, is the 43rd #NEPACreative of 2017. He brings creativity to the area primarily through visual art, especially painting and mixed media work. For the visual art, especially mixed media pieces, Sam tries to use as much found material as possible. He also tries to combine somewhat opposite materials, such as electronic […]

The Prenuptial Project: Travel agent relieves stress, helps with honeymoon

The Prenuptial Project: Travel agent relieves stress, helps with honeymoon

I had a very specific vision for this week’s column. Mikey and I have been doing a lot of research on honeymoon destinations and weighing our options. This has been going on for about a month, and we never really got anywhere with it. He was nervous about going to Mexico, since some resorts have […]

‘Evil Dead: The Musical’ to take stage at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre

‘Evil Dead: The Musical’ to take stage at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre

The blood-soaked horror comedy of Sam Raimi’s “Evil Dead” series is revered among genre fans, but a staged adaptation of the tale told in the cult-classic films is introducing the story to new audiences. “Evil Dead: The Musical” will take the stage at 7 p.m. Oct. 30 at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, and […]

The NEPA Creative Series: Scott Township musician pushes bass boundaries

The NEPA Creative Series: Scott Township musician pushes bass boundaries

Abby Vail, of Scott Township, is the 42nd #NEPACreative. She brings creativity to the area through her work as a solo bassist. Abby loves to challenge herself to do the things with her instrument that she once thought were impossible. “I started playing bass about 10 years ago, but I just started working on solo […]

King Krule grabs you by the throat, begging you to see he’s real on ‘The OOZ’

King Krule grabs you by the throat, begging you to see he’s real on ‘The OOZ’

Archy Marshall couldn’t care less about what you think of him. Of course, I don’t know this for sure, but his body of work seems to suggest that this is the truth. I mean, he recently turned down the opportunity to work with Kanye West, saying he “couldn’t be bothered.” Marshall’s who-cares ethos extends to […]

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 […]

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