Producer, songwriter, instrumentalist James Yamrus ready for album release

Producer, songwriter, instrumentalist James Yamrus ready for album release

When it comes to making music, there aren’t too many aspects of the process James Yamrus doesn’t get his hands on. The 29-year-old Kingston resident is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, drummer and producer. In 2016, he produced or engineered for local acts Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen, Rosary Guild and Far Away Places at […]

‘You’re never too old’ for piano lessons, Kingston senior says

‘You’re never too old’ for piano lessons, Kingston senior says

KINGSTON — If anyone would ever be so silly as to suggest a person in his 90s could be too old for piano lessons, John “Jack” Hilsher would set that whippersnapper straight. “Baloney!” he said, pausing in the middle of a lesson with teacher Andrea Bogusko. “You’re never too old.” At 98, Hilsher is Bogusko’s […]

Kingston rockers SUZE bring new lineup, songs to Jazz Cafe Christmas show

Kingston rockers SUZE bring new lineup, songs to Jazz Cafe Christmas show

PLAINS TWP. — For the seventh year in a row, Kingston based rock band SUZE is poised to put on their annual Christmas show, but this year’s holiday spirit is going to be a bit funkier than the ghosts of Christmas past. SUZE Christmas: Part 7 takes place at 10 p.m. Dec. 25, at the […]

Ryan Ashley Malarkey, of Shavertown, advances to ‘Ink Master’ finale

Ryan Ashley Malarkey, of Shavertown, advances to ‘Ink Master’ finale

WILKES-BARRE — Supporters of an area tattoo artist vying to win a nationally televised competition gathered for an “Ink Master” viewing party Tuesday at Franklin’s Bar & Grill on Public Square, receiving a pleasant surprise before night’s end. Ryan Ashley Malarkey, of Shavertown, watched the final taped episode of the season while surrounded by friends, […]

Shavertown artist Ryan Malarkey advances to finale on Spike TV’s ‘Ink Master’

Shavertown artist Ryan Malarkey advances to finale on Spike TV’s ‘Ink Master’

A gruelling, 15-week competition has boiled down to three artists, and a Shavertown tattooer is one of them. Ryan Ashley Malarkey earned the right to compete against two fellow artists on the live finale of Spike TV’s hit reality show “Ink Master” for the sought after title of Ink Master, $100,000, an editorial in Inked […]

Shavertown artist Ryan Malarkey advances on ‘Ink Master’, hosts viewing party

Shavertown artist Ryan Malarkey advances on ‘Ink Master’, hosts viewing party

After another thrilling episode of Spike TV’s “Ink Master,” Shavertown tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey is still proudly standing. Malarkey advanced Tuesday night after an intense challenge that left only four artists remaining. The next episode of “Ink Master” airs at 10 p.m. Nov. 29 and features Malarkey in competition against renowned tattooers Gian Karl […]

Wynton Marsalis and his Quintet perform at Wyoming Seminary Friday

Wynton Marsalis and his Quintet perform at Wyoming Seminary Friday

KINGSTON — One of the greatest living jazz composers and musicians is bringing his renowned performance reputation and his positive message to the Wyoming Valley. Wynton Marsalis and his Quintet performs at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at Wyoming Seminary’s Kirby Center for Creative Arts. Marsalis, the managing and artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center […]

Stephanie and Anthony Johnson open escape room in Kingston Nov. 2

Stephanie and Anthony Johnson open escape room in Kingston Nov. 2

KINGSTON — A love of brain games and the rush of a good challenge motivated a Hanover Township couple to establish the first escape room in Luzerne County. Stephanie and Anthony Johnson will open the doors to E5C4PE Nov. 2. The business at 265 Wyoming Ave. offers two distinctly themed escape rooms and four, one-hour […]