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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 — […]

Blues phenom Joe Bonamassa to perform at Peach Music Festival in Scranton

Blues phenom Joe Bonamassa to perform at Peach Music Festival in Scranton

Blues-rocker Joe Bonamassa has made a habit of having a specific musical direction in place before recording many of his solo albums. For his current studio album, “Blues of Desperation,” the concept came from Bonamassa’s long-time producer Kevin Shirley, who wanted the album to feature Bonamassa on guitar, a bassist and — here’s the twist […]

Warren Haynes discusses new Gov’t Mule album, coming Peach Fest performance

Warren Haynes discusses new Gov’t Mule album, coming Peach Fest performance

In a year marred by the deaths of two founding members of the Allman Brothers Band, the artist lineup for the annual Peach Music Festival, launched by the Southern rock fathers in 2012, will include friends, family members and alumni of the iconic band. It seems only fitting that co-headlining one day of the four-day, […]

Avoca blues artist Teddy Young releases ‘Movin’ On,’ plans local performances

Avoca blues artist Teddy Young releases ‘Movin’ On,’ plans local performances

In a Northeastern Pennsylvania blues scene that is fortunate to have accomplished genre veterans, recently anointed artists reinterpreting the style, and an encouraging number of talented writers and players filling out the spectrum, Teddy Young & The Aces may have just raised the bar. Their recent release, “Movin’ On,” is a clinic of instrumental expertise, […]

Annual music festival Camp Bisco hits three-year stride at Scranton venue

Annual music festival Camp Bisco hits three-year stride at Scranton venue

The Disco Biscuits are feeling at home in Scranton. The pioneering trance-fusion band will host their annual Camp Bisco music festival Thursday through Saturday at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain. A three-day celebration of electronic and hybrid styles of music, the event features five performances by the festival founders as well as performances by co-headliners […]

Students of Atelier Joel Carson Jones show work at Kingston art gallery

Students of Atelier Joel Carson Jones show work at Kingston art gallery

Kingston artist Joel Carson Jones is a living master in realism as honored by the International Art Renewal Center. The 42-year-old Plymouth native shares that status with only 84 artists worldwide, but while Jones’ hyper-realistic work is shown exclusively in Cavalier Galleries across the country, the art of the apprentices at his atelier (a studio […]