Inside Stories

Area shops Gallery of Sound, Musical Energi ready for Record Store Day

Area shops Gallery of Sound, Musical Energi ready for Record Store Day

As the needle prepares to drop on another Record Store Day, two of the area’s record stores are poised to celebrate in grander fashion than ever before. Doors will open at 8 a.m. today for the annual celebration of physical-format music, and more than 400 first-time and limited-edition releases will be available at record stores […]

Exhibits: April 18 through 24

Exhibits: April 18 through 24

This Week: April 18 through 24 OPENING EXHIBITS A Brief Moment of Passion: Recent Paintings and Clay Sculptures, showcasing works by Robert R. Husty, John Pacovsky and Frank Mariano, will be on display from April 20 through June 2 at Marquis Art & Frame’s second floor gallery in downtown Wilkes-Barre. An opening reception will take […]

Theater Listings: April 18 through 24

Theater Listings: April 18 through 24

THIS WEEK: April 18 through 24 Little Shop of Horrors, the dark comedy about a mild-mannered flower shop assistant, Seymour, who encounters a flesh-eating plant named. Performances take place on April 20 through 22 with show times at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays at Theatre at the Grove, 5177 Nuangola Road, […]

Weekender Mix Tape: Vol.7

Weekender Mix Tape: Vol.7

Growing up in the early 2000s, a mix tape was a gift for a friend or a proclamation of love to a crush. It was a fine-tuned masterpiece, whether it was appreciated or not. We put a lot of effort into mix tapes, creating the ultimate track list and mustering the courage to give it […]

NEPA-rooted rock outfit Breaking Benjamin releases new album ahead of tour

NEPA-rooted rock outfit Breaking Benjamin releases new album ahead of tour

Breaking Benjamin’s April 13 release, “Ember,” marks their sixth studio album, but frontman Ben Burnley doesn’t want fans to feel that a thorough knowledge of the material is a prerequisite to the band’s live show. “Well we’ll only really incorporate songs that are fan favorites, the majority of songs people want hear and singles as […]

Area shops Gallery of Sound, Musical Energi ready for Record Store Day

Area shops Gallery of Sound, Musical Energi ready for Record Store Day

As the needle prepares to drop on another Record Store Day, two of the area’s record stores are poised to celebrate in grander fashion than ever before. Doors will open at 8 a.m. on April 21 for the annual celebration of physical-format music, and more than 400 first-time and limited-edition releases will be available at […]

Mazer, Skursky to bring instrumental trio home to River Street Jazz Cafe

Mazer, Skursky to bring instrumental trio home to River Street Jazz Cafe

What started as a fun, improvisational side project for two native Northeastern Pennsylvania artists and their frequent musical collaborator has become a vehicle for creating original, instrumental music that they are excited to bring home. Starbird, a trio featuring guitarist Justin Mazer, bassist Dylan Skursky and drummer Al Smith, will perform on Friday at the […]

Ask Phil: Now this is a story …

Ask Phil: Now this is a story …

Dear Phil, Now this is the story all about how my life got flipped, turned upside down. And I’d like to take a minute, just sit right there, I’ll tell you how I became the prince of a town called Bel-Air. In west Philadelphia born and raised, on the playground is where I spent most […]

Why Don’t We, Dua Lipa to perform at 98.5KRZ Summer Smash at Kirby Center

Why Don’t We, Dua Lipa to perform at 98.5KRZ Summer Smash at Kirby Center

The F.M. Kirby Center has announced that 98.5KRZ (WKRZ-FM) Summer Smash, presented by Entercom Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, will begin at 7 p.m. June 19 at the downtown Wilkes-Barre theater, 71 Public Square. The radio station’s annual kickoff-to-summer concert will feature Why Don’t We, Dua Lipa, Jack & Jill and Logan Henderson. Tickets will be available to the […]

Exhibits: April 11 through 17

Exhibits: April 11 through 17

This Week: April 11 through 17 OPENING EXHIBITS Statements from the Wild, features pen and ink collage pieces by Billy Brandenburg, who displays locally under Inspired Slacker Artworks. Brandenburg will have a show that begins at 8 p.m. April 14 at World of Brew in Pittston, and he’ll share the venue with musical hosts Rich […]

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