Patti LaBelle treated like soul royalty at Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center

Patti LaBelle treated like soul royalty at Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center

WILKES-BARRE — When one of the matriarchs of soul comes to town, her disciples pay homage. The audience at the F.M. Kirby Center filled an on-stage couch with flowers for Patti LaBelle Friday night. LaBelle, who has maintained her status as one of soul’s most powerful vocalists over a 52-year career, brought the Public Square […]

Wyoming County Chorale performs with Foreigner at F.M. Kirby Center Oct. 21

Wyoming County Chorale performs with Foreigner at F.M. Kirby Center Oct. 21

WILKES-BARRE — A local choir has been selected, for a second time, to perform live with ’70s and ’80s hit machine Foreigner. The Wyoming County Chorale, of Tunkhannock, will join Foreigner on stage, near the end of the band’s Oct. 21 show at the F.M. Kirby Center, to accompany the arena rockers for a rendition […]

Foreigner comes to F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre to play acoustic hits

Foreigner comes to F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre to play acoustic hits

WILKES-BARRE — With chart climbers like “Feels Like The First Time” and “Hot Blooded,” Foreigner became an arena rock hit machine during the late 1970s and ’80s. In 2016, the band offers fans a way to hear such celebrated songs in an intimate format. Foreigner performs at 8 p.m. Oct. 21 at the F.M. Kirby […]

Mountain Top director Chris Fetchko screens acclaimed film in Wilkes-Barre

Mountain Top director Chris Fetchko screens acclaimed film in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE — Chris Fetchko didn’t always see himself in the film industry, but following his dreams brought him to write and direct a movie that has received awards at several national and international film festivals. Now, the West Hazleton native has come home to celebrate the project. The Mountain Top-based director introduces “All In Time” […]

Joe Walsh fills Kirby Center with blazing guitar work, hits from the ’70s

Joe Walsh fills Kirby Center with blazing guitar work, hits from the ’70s

WILKES-BARRE — Joe Walsh’s enduring career as both songwriter and guitar slinger has produced decades worth of fans who have hits from different eras of his career committed to memory. On Thursday night, Walsh gave them exactly what they wanted. Walsh and company took the stage in front of a packed house at the F.M. […]

Space Oddity: the Ultimate David Bowie Experience comes to Kirby Center Aug. 9

Space Oddity: the Ultimate David Bowie Experience comes to Kirby Center Aug. 9

WILKES-BARRE — David Bowie had many faces in performance and, Bowie impersonator David Brighton, has learned to represent them all. Brighton fronts Space Oddity: the Ultimate David Bowie Experience. The tribute act, vetted by Bowie producer Harry Maslin, performs at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9 at the F.M. Kirby Center. Brighton has played Bowie in TV […]