Inside Stories

The Prenuptial Project: Resilience important in life and wedding planning

The Prenuptial Project: Resilience important in life and wedding planning

I learned at a young age the importance of being able to power through certain situations, no matter what I was going through. As a child, I performed in a lot of community theater as well as voice recitals and school productions. I also had a nasty habit of always getting a sinus infection right […]

Pop newcomer Taylor Grey to open Let It Show Thursday at F.M. Kirby Center

Pop newcomer Taylor Grey to open Let It Show Thursday at F.M. Kirby Center

Taylor Grey is not your average burgeoning pop-star. For one thing, the young California-based artist writes the majority of her songs — a practice that is becoming more rare in her genre and industry as a whole — and those she doesn’t author herself are co-written with true collaborators who aren’t brought in to improve […]

Comedian Jim Breuer to perform Feb. 24 at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre

Comedian Jim Breuer to perform Feb. 24 at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre

The F.M. Kirby Center announced today that comedian, actor and author Jim Breuer will visit the downtown Wilkes-Barre theater, 71 Public Square, at 8 p.m. Feb. 24. Breuer’s high-energy stage performance, razor-sharp impressions and family-friendly routine make him one of the most well known comedians in the stand-up circuit. He’s been named one of Comedy […]

Poco to reunite with co-founder Jim Messina Feb. 22 at F.M. Kirby Center

Poco to reunite with co-founder Jim Messina Feb. 22 at F.M. Kirby Center

The F.M. Kirby Center has announced that classic-era West Coast country-rock outfit Poco will perform at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at the downtown Wilkes-Barre theater, 71 Public Square. The performance will act as a reunion for the band, still led by co-founder and frontman Rusty Young, with co-founder Jim Messina. According to a press release […]

Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center announces 2018 Kirby Fest

Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center announces 2018 Kirby Fest

The F.M. Kirby Center has announced their second annual F.M. Kirby Fest: A Night of Pints, Pinot & Performing Arts will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. April 21 at the downtown Wilkes-Barre theater, 71 Public Square. During their 2017 event, more than 20 wineries, breweries and restaurants handed out samples while patrons enjoyed […]

Theater Listings: Nov. 29 to Dec. 5

Theater Listings: Nov. 29 to Dec. 5

THIS WEEK: Oct. Nov. 29 to Dec. 5 Miracle on 34th Street the Musical, Meredith Willson’s musical version of one of the best loved holiday classic films, with the principal character of Kris Kringle played by Kevin Costley, heading a cast of more than 20, ages 6 to 60. Performances through Dec. 17 with curtain […]

Speak and See Listings: Nov. 29 to Dec. 5

This Week, Nov. 29 to Dec. 5 ONGOING EXHIBITS Juried Exhibit, by the members of the Wyoming Valley Art League. Circle Center for the Arts, Rear 130 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Exhibit on display through Dec. 7. Information: 570-288-1020. Rodin: Portraits of a Lifetime-Selections from the Iris & B Gerald Cantor Collections. The Pauly Friedman […]

Allentown musician’s short film to debut at LCCC addiction awareness event

Allentown musician’s short film to debut at LCCC addiction awareness event

The poignant work of an Allentown musician and the film crew that created a visual landscape for his song will be featured at an upcoming addiction awareness event at a local college. A short film for Steve Brosky’s “In Your Arms,” a song that explores the ripple effect of heroin abuse, will debut during a […]

The Liebacks announce 2018 residency, new original album

The Liebacks announce 2018 residency, new original album

A pair of brothers who’ve entertained audiences in NEPA for around three decades, in their respective bands and as a popular duo, plans to make a record and announce a gigging schedule for next year. The Liebacks — Bill and Pete Lieback, both of Duryea — will begin a residency in January at Arturo’s restaurant […]

Swift and producers display different ideas of ‘new Taylor’ on ‘Reputation’

Swift and producers display different ideas of ‘new Taylor’ on ‘Reputation’

In the bridge of “Look What You Made Me Do,” Taylor Swift famously (or perhaps infamously) claimed that the “old Taylor” was dead. With “Look What You Made Me Do” serving as the lead single off “Reputation,” it seemed to suggest that the record would be taking the songstress’ music in a totally new direction. […]

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