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Garcia Project to perform at Jazz Cafe with West Pittston native on keys

Garcia Project to perform at Jazz Cafe with West Pittston native on keys

A band that is growing in popularity performing the music of Jerry Garcia’s most prominent side project is coming to Plains Township, and it’s visiting with one of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s sons in tow. The Garcia Project, an outfit rooted in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., will perform at 10 p.m. Friday at the River Street Jazz Cafe. […]

Jane Jam benefit to honor life of singer Janet Rains at The Woodlands

Jane Jam benefit to honor life of singer Janet Rains at The Woodlands

Through her work as a performer and her willingness to help others, Janet Rains, aka Jane Train, touched a lot of lives in her community, and, in the wake of her untimely passing, her colleagues and friends are making sure her spirit continues to reach those in need. Jane Jam will take place from 6 […]

Stephen Stills, Judy Collins to bring 50-year relationship to Kirby Center

Stephen Stills, Judy Collins to bring 50-year relationship to Kirby Center

Judy Collins’ ephemeral relationship with Stephen Stills in the late 1960s was famously turbulent and is forever etched in the canon of American music in the lyrics of the 1969 Crosby, Stills & Nash hit “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” but 50 years after their breakup, the lasting bond between the celebrated songwriters has brought them […]

Loyalty Barber Shop, Electric City Tattoo to hold grand opening in WB

Loyalty Barber Shop, Electric City Tattoo to hold grand opening in WB

Friendships forged in the thriving Northeastern Pennsylvania punk-rock scene of 15 to 20 years ago and tempered by the sentiment of locals supporting locals have laid the foundation for an event in downtown Wilkes-Barre that will bridge nostalgia and future business in the community. In the space formerly occupied by Cafe Metropolis, an all-ages music […]

NEPA native Tony Halchak releases new Americana record, “Harvest Songs”

NEPA native Tony Halchak releases new Americana record, “Harvest Songs”

Mountain Top native Tony Halchak has a knack for writing songs that appeal to the blue-collar sentiment and coal country culture of his home region, but it was an impending move away from the Wyoming Valley that found the Americana songsmith at his most self-reflective. Halchak, who moved with his wife and two daughters to […]

Works of Auguste Rodin to show at Misericordia University through Dec. 9

Works of Auguste Rodin to show at Misericordia University through Dec. 9

DALLAS TWP. — When French sculptor Auguste Rodin was working on a figure of writer Honorè de Balzac, he was determined to create as realistic a likeness as possible. But de Balzac had died decades earlier, so Rodin couldn’t measure the girth of his not-exactly-slender subject. Undeterred, “he went to the man who had been […]

Passion and community fuel Cornstock Folk Festival’s return to Tunkhannock

Passion and community fuel Cornstock Folk Festival’s return to Tunkhannock

What is the world’s greenest form of music? If you ask Jillian and Anthony Hannigan, it’s acoustic and folk music. Jillian said it’s because the genres do not require any electricity or devices — only passion and community. “You can sit on your front porch and bring people together just by plucking a few strings,” […]

Greta Van Fleet to perform at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre Aug. 25

Greta Van Fleet to perform at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre Aug. 25

Close your eyes and the hard charging rock ‘n’ roll and high-register vocal howl of Greta Van Fleet invokes the sound of a classic British band that brought a heavy expression to American blues — a band that allegedly got its name when drummer for The Who Keith Moon joked their music would go over […]

My Morning Jacket, others thrill at The Peach Music Festival in Scranton

My Morning Jacket, others thrill at The Peach Music Festival in Scranton

SCRANTON —Bouts of intermittent heavy rain and an hour-long power outage challenged the The Peach Music Festival at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain Friday, but neither inclement weather nor technical difficulty prevented the first half of the yearly gathering from producing inspiring sets of music. Thursday and Friday featured sets by locally-rooted experimental bluegrass sextet […]

Blues icons bring TajMo tour to F.M. Kirby Center in downtown Wilkes-Barre

Blues icons bring TajMo tour to F.M. Kirby Center in downtown Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE — When Kevin Roosevelt Moore and Henry Saint Clair Fredericks take the F.M. Kirby Center stage Thursday night on their “TajMo” tour, they’ll bring nearly a century of music backed up by five Grammy Awards between them. Both Keb’ Mo’ and Taj Mahal — the names by which fans know the musical icons — […]

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