Jazz fusion/pop-rockers Toto to perform at Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center

Jazz fusion/pop-rockers Toto to perform at Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center

Steve Lukather remembers getting a reality check from his father when he first said he wanted to be a musician. Then he decided to create his own reality. “I remember my dad saying ‘Hey kid, you’ve got a billion to one odds of making it in this business,’” Lukather recalled in a mid-May phone interview. […]

Country heavyweight Vince Gill to perform at Wilkes-Barre’s Kirby Center

Country heavyweight Vince Gill to perform at Wilkes-Barre’s Kirby Center

Vince Gill has won 21 Grammy Awards from 44 nominations. That’s Stevie Wonder territory. The songwriter, vocalist, guitarist and record producer has made an indelible mark on country music — over the course of a career that’s spanned more than 40 years — and he’s managed to touch on every shade of Americana along the […]

‘Whose Line is it Anyway’ stars to perform at Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center

‘Whose Line is it Anyway’ stars to perform at Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center

WILKES-BARRE — A night of entertainment hosted by a local healthcare organization and featuring two internationally celebrated improvisational comedians will demonstrate that humor can be healing. Geisinger Health will present Laughter is the Best Medicine on May 11 at the F.M. Kirby Center. Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood of “Whose Line is it Anyway?” fame […]

Kingston band to celebrate milestone

Kingston band to celebrate milestone

WILKES-BARRE — In December, Kingston-based rockers SUZE began a benchmark year by introducing old fans to a new evolution at the band’s annual Christmas show at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains Township. Next month, SUZE will make lasting memories as the retooled quartet performs a show titled A Decade of SUZE at 8 […]

Freddy Cannon to headline rock and doo wop showcase at F.M. Kirby Center

Freddy Cannon to headline rock and doo wop showcase at F.M. Kirby Center

When rock ‘n’ roll was young, Joe Nardone & The All Stars backed up Freddy “Boom Boom” Cannon at Sans Souci Park in Hanover Township. That was June 29, 1962. Fifty-five years later, Nardone is promoting a rock and doo wop showcase that features the legendary singer of “Tallahassee Lassie” and “Palisades Park” among other […]

Country artist Dylan Scott to perform during Guitars & Stars at Kirby Center

Country artist Dylan Scott to perform during Guitars & Stars at Kirby Center

WILKES-BARRE — With his latest single climbing the country radio charts and his band headlining club and theater venues, Dylan Scott is poised to have the biggest year-to-date of his career, but the 26-year-old Louisiana native isn’t taking anything for granted. “It’s a crazy feeling,” Scott said of his recent success. “Growing up dreaming about […]

Pittston native Shawn Klush to perform Elvis tribute show in Wilkes-Barre

Pittston native Shawn Klush to perform Elvis tribute show in Wilkes-Barre

Shawn Klush has compiled a stellar portfolio of accolades for his work as an Elvis tribute artist, and many of his honors come with the highest seal of approval. The Pittston native holds the title of World’s Greatest Elvis, bestowed by BBC One in London. He was named the first-ever Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist by […]

Internationally popular production STOMP to play two shows in Wilkes-Barre

Internationally popular production STOMP to play two shows in Wilkes-Barre

Created in the United Kingdom by musicians and theater veterans Luke Creswell and Steve McNicholas in 1991, stage show STOMP has become an international sensation, performing in more than 50 countries for over 24 million people. Over the course of 26 years, the production, which creates rhythm with everyday objects and combines music with dance, […]

Renowned radio host Garrison Keillor to take the stage in Wilkes-Barre

Renowned radio host Garrison Keillor to take the stage in Wilkes-Barre

One of the most decorated and recognizable American storytellers is coming to Wilkes-Barre. Author, storysmith, poet and radio personality Garrison Keillor will perform at 7:30 p.m. March 13 at the F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square. Widely known for his 42-year tenure as the host of popular radio show “A Prairie Home Companion,” Keillor is […]

Blackberry Smoke slated to play Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center June 23

Blackberry Smoke slated to play Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center June 23

WILKES-BARRE — Southern rockers Blackberry Smoke took the main stage by storm at the 2016 Peach Music Festival, and the band is poised to return to Northeastern Pennsylvania for a theater performance. Blackberry Smoke will perform at 8 p.m. June 23 at the F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square. The Atlanta-based quintet brings a fresh, […]

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