Inside Stories

‘Girl power’ fuels Monster Jam racing series headed for Wilkes-Barre Township

‘Girl power’ fuels Monster Jam racing series headed for Wilkes-Barre Township

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Monster Jam driver Collette Davis saw the “Wonder Woman” movie when it first came out last year and loved it, especially the choreographed scenes of Amazons leaping from shields, shooting three arrows at a time and otherwise showing themselves to be superb athletes. “So much girl power!” Davis said. “It was awesome!” […]

Hitmaker Dion to perform at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on July 27

Hitmaker Dion to perform at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on July 27

Welcoming a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee to Wilkes-Barre, the F.M. Kirby Center announced today that Dion, former member of the Belmonts, will perform at 7:30 p.m. July 27 at the downtown theater, 71 Public Square. According to a press release from the venue, in 1957, Dion “brought the best of the neighborhood […]

Feminist icon Ani DiFranco to perform at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre

Feminist icon Ani DiFranco to perform at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre

The F.M. Kirby Center announced today that singer-songwriter, poet and feminist icon Ani DiFranco will perform at 8 p.m. May 11 at the downtown Wilkes-Barre theater, 71 Public Square. Special guest Gracie and Rachel will open the night of performance. According to a press release from the Kirby Center, “one of the first artists to […]

Montgomery Gentry to perform on May 18 at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre

Montgomery Gentry to perform on May 18 at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre

Announced today, celebrated country act Montgomery Gentry will perform at 8 p.m. May 18 at the F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. According to a press release from the venue, the performance will be “an emotional return to the stage for Eddie Montgomery” who is “touring for the first time without the late Troy […]

Exhibits: Jan. 24 through 30

Exhibits: Jan. 24 through 30

This Week, Jan. 24 through 30 ONGOING EXHIBITS Winter Abstractions, a Wyoming Valley Art League exhibit, Circle Centre for the Arts, 130 South Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. The exhibit features recent abstract artworks with a winter theme by WVAL members in a variety of mediums. It runs through Feb. 8. Free and open to the public. […]

Horoscopes: Your future predicted according to your astrological sign

Horoscopes: Your future predicted according to your astrological sign

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Aries if born before 8:39 a.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Taurus. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018: This year you could experience unusual tension when assessing what you want and what you have. The real issue is how […]

Listen to This: Fall Out Boy offers highlights but mostly falters on ‘MANIA’

Listen to This: Fall Out Boy offers highlights but mostly falters on ‘MANIA’

What disappoints me most about “MANIA” is that Fall Out Boy has pulled a Maroon 5 or a Coldplay: While they once had a unique sound they could call their own, their newest records have been soulless attempts at chasing top 40 success. This isn’t to say “MANIA” doesn’t have any highlights. Some of the […]

Theater Listings: Jan. 24 through 30

Theater Listings: Jan. 24 through 30

THIS WEEK: Jan. 24 through 30 Follies, National Theatre Live on Screen, 2 p.m. Jan. 28 at Dietrich Theater, 60 East Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and will be shown on screen at the Dietrich. It’s New York, 1971 and the iconic Weismann […]

Bluegrass phenom Billy Strings to play at Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center

Bluegrass phenom Billy Strings to play at Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center

At only 25, Billy Strings, with his blistering instrumentation, classically rich voice and old-soul lyricism, is already staking his claim among the bluegrass elite. In support of his debut solo album, “Turmoil & Tinfoil,” which was released in September, the Nashville, Tenn.,-based phenom will perform at 8 p.m. Monday at the F.M. Kirby Center in […]

Visual artist, photographer share exhibit at King’s College’s Widmann Gallery

Visual artist, photographer share exhibit at King’s College’s Widmann Gallery

WILKES-BARRE — Jeremy Petrachonis and Michael Delmonico’s personal journeys into art mirror each other. The pair, who recently opened an exhibit at the Widmann Gallery at King’s College, featuring Petrachonis’ abstract art and Delmonico’s surrealist photography, have known each other for eight years, and both began honing their crafts around that time. “Perpetual” will be […]