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Theater Listings: April 11 through 17

Theater Listings: April 11 through 17

THIS WEEK: April 11 through 17 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 13 through 15 and 20 through 22 with show times at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays at Theatre at the […]

Weekender Mix Tape Vol. 6

Weekender Mix Tape Vol. 6

Best Life Ft. Chance the Rapper by Cardi B • Invasion of Privacy* Holdin on by Flume • Flume Submitted by DJ “Phil” Eberle – Weekender Advice Columnist ****** Humbug Mountain Song by Fruit Bats • Absolute Loser Live in the Moment by Portgual. The Man • Single Submitted by Brigid Edmunds – Reporter, Weekender […]

Electronic musician The Gary Goblins finds inspiration in old, new studios

Electronic musician The Gary Goblins finds inspiration in old, new studios

The space in which a musician creates often affects and informs the music that results following a writing or recording session. In the case of electronic musician The Gary Goblins, his longtime studio and his new creative space became the motivators for a double album. The Archbald artist, whose real name is Marcus Milazzo, released […]

Downtown Wilkes-Barre venue Karl Hall poised for opening night of music

Downtown Wilkes-Barre venue Karl Hall poised for opening night of music

The waiting is over. The planning, the renovations, the permits — it’s all been taken care of, and Wilkes-Barre musician and venue owner A.J. Jump has only the anticipation of opening his downtown entertainment club, Karl Hall, ahead of him. “I’m anxious, number one,” Jump said in a recent phone interview. “Number two, I’m extremely […]

10 Things You Didn’t Know About: Scranton electronic musician Quoth

10 Things You Didn’t Know About: Scranton electronic musician Quoth

Kenny Hill, who performs as Quoth, is a Scranton electronic musician who is originally from Brooklyn. He released his latest album, “Switch,” in February, and recently returned to live performance as an original musician and a DJ after the birth of his daughter. 1. My favorite album ever made may be a shocker — Dee-Lite […]

Mike Dougherty Band to perform evening of funk, soul, Motown at Jazz Cafe

Mike Dougherty Band to perform evening of funk, soul, Motown at Jazz Cafe

One of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s original soul musicians is poised to perform an evening of music that influenced him as an artist, and he’s pulled together a noteworthy ensemble of musicians to play with him. Mike Dougherty Band will take the stage at 10 p.m. Friday at the River Street Jazz Cafe, 667 N. River Street, […]

Panopticon mourns the loss of nature by blending bluegrass and black metal

Panopticon mourns the loss of nature by blending bluegrass and black metal

Despite their colorful names, it’s hard to think of two genres that are further apart stylistically than black metal and bluegrass. Black metal is known for its stark, barren brutality — tremolo-picked guitars and blast beat drums are topped off with shrieked vocals howled like the winds of a cold, cold world. Bluegrass, by contrast, […]

Poetry in Transit seeks submission for annual competition

Poetry in Transit seeks submission for annual competition

It was announced recently that the award-winning Poetry In Transit program, which places the work of local poets on Luzerne County Transit Authority vehicles, will sponsor its annual poetry competition for creative artists. This year’s competition is themed “Unbreakable.” “When everything around us seems broken, what remains unbreakable? When everything falls apart, what will still […]

Country icon Kenny Rogers cancels tour, Kirby show due to health challenges

Country icon Kenny Rogers cancels tour, Kirby show due to health challenges

It was announced today that country music icon Kenny Rogers has cancelled all 2018 performances based on the advice of his doctors. According to a press release, “Kenny Rogers has been working through a series of health challenges. His doctors fully expect the outcome to be great, but they have advised him to cancel all […]

Horoscopes: Your future predicted according to your astrological sign

Horoscopes: Your future predicted according to your astrological sign

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, April 4, 2018: This year you easily could stumble into squabbles that could turn into hostile arguments. Be smart and refuse to comment on others’ different lifestyles. Your ability to mentally eye a situation and come out ahead is a skill that helps you in relationships. If you are single, you […]