Plains Township shop owner Derek Zielinski survives ‘Ink Master’ premiere

Plains Township shop owner Derek Zielinski survives ‘Ink Master’ premiere

A local artist survived the first round of competition on a popular reality TV series, and he’ll be featured on the show for, at least, one more week. Derek Zielinski, owner of Glass Heart Tattooing & Arts in Plains Township, performed well enough to stay off the chopping block Tuesday night during the season nine […]

Plains Twp. shop owner Derek Zielinski competes on new ‘Ink Master’ season

Plains Twp. shop owner Derek Zielinski competes on new ‘Ink Master’ season

Editors note: The season nine premiere of “Ink Master” had not aired as of press time Tuesday. Among his accumulated skills, tattoo artist Derek Zielinski counts his consideration for customers as his most unique attribute. “I think what sets me apart is that I give a damn,” Zielinski said. “I truly care about my clients […]

Dallas native William McGovern lands acting roles in New Orleans film scene

Dallas native William McGovern lands acting roles in New Orleans film scene

Hard work and an amiable disposition are proving to be the most important tools in William McGovern’s construction of his acting career. The 28-year-old Dallas native, who currently resides in New Orleans, played a role in the award-winning 2014 short film “True Heroes” and starred alongside Eric Roberts in the 2015 romantic comedy “Love Me […]

Wyoming man Kevin Schiel creates tabletop game, receives consortium award

Wyoming man Kevin Schiel creates tabletop game, receives consortium award

WILKES-BARRE — Kevin Schiel’s tabletop card game was created at the intersection of intellect and interest. The 28-year-old Wyoming man fashioned Planets as a culminating project in his senior integrative media class at Wilkes University, and the game won him the College Tabletop Award at the Pennsylvania Consortium on Video Games in Harrisburg. Schiel said […]

Dallas artist Kyle Leslie uses artistic talent to make Nuclearbane apparel

Dallas artist Kyle Leslie uses artistic talent to make Nuclearbane apparel

For Kyle Leslie, a brush with struggle was the best motivation for following his dreams. The 23-year-old Dallas resident is the owner and artist behind Nuclearbane clothing, a brand of streetwear that begins in his home studio and is catching on locally. Born in Colorado, Leslie “moved around a lot” during his childhood. He was […]

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 […]