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Young Thug’s ‘So Much Fun’ makes good on its promise, for the most part

Young Thug’s ‘So Much Fun’ makes good on its promise, for the most part

By all rights, you would think that Young Thug would be one of those artists that I’d complain about. If you’ve been following my reviews for a while, particularly the ones about hip-hop, it probably wouldn’t be too far off to accuse me of being an “old head,” favoring hyper lyrical emcees over artists like […]

Woodstock turns 50 at Bethel Woods

Woodstock turns 50 at Bethel Woods

Despite what you may have seen in the headlines this summer, Woodstock’s 50th anniversary celebration was not cancelled. It went on as planned last week, for several days, on the anniversary of the milestone event. Several acts that were on the historic musical bill in August of 1969 – Santana, John Fogerty, Blood, Sweat & […]

Sanderson Sister actress to haunt the Kirby

Sanderson Sister actress to haunt the Kirby

WILKES-BARRE — Is it Halloween yet? It is 70-or-so days away, but those who yearn for the spirit of the spooky holiday can look forward to an appearance by “Hocus Pocus “actress Kathy Najimy at the F.M. Kirby Center on Oct. 11, according to a press release, and tickets are available now. Najimy will give […]

That’s A Wrap: Your favorite songs at a theater near you

That’s A Wrap: Your favorite songs at a theater near you

“Old Town Road,” “Bad Guy” and “Truth Hurts” may have been the songs of the summer, but the cinema is giving Spotify and radio airwaves a run for their money. Creating competing earworms are films that are imbued with the sounds and artists that unite populations across generations, from baby boomers to Gen Z. And […]

‘Rockin’ the River’ to bring free concerts to downtown Wilkes-Barre this Friday

‘Rockin’ the River’ to bring free concerts to downtown Wilkes-Barre this Friday

WILKES-BARRE — Luzerne County Manager C. David Pedri has an idea for what you can do this weekend. This Friday, the county’s “Rockin’ the River” concert series kicks off for the first time at Millennium Circle, the amphitheater located alongside the Susquehanna River in downtown Wilkes-Barre. According to Pedri, the concert series seems like the […]

Electric City Music Conference lineup, Steamtown Music Awards nominees announced at Stage West Party

Electric City Music Conference lineup, Steamtown Music Awards nominees announced at Stage West Party

Last Friday, the lineup for the Electric City Music Conference and nominees for the Steamtown Music Awards was announced at Stage West. This year marks the sixth conference. The event featured performances by Joylynne Raye Frie, Joe Lombardo, These Idol Hands, Send Request, Elephants Dancing and The Boastfuls. “As with everything ECMC-related, it’s all about […]

That′s a wrap: Horror changes its mask in 2019

That′s a wrap: Horror changes its mask in 2019

“Midsommar” opens July 3, and it’s the latest of a long string of horror films in theaters this year. Director Ari Aster, who helmed last year’s surprise hit “Heredity” with Toni Collette and Gabriel Byrne, brings to the screen a set of friends who venture to Sweden for a mid-summer festival that only happens every […]

‘YIIK’ tried to be a ‘postmodern RPG,’ but was just a frustrating mess

‘YIIK’ tried to be a ‘postmodern RPG,’ but was just a frustrating mess

Last week, I was looking through the Nintendo Switch online store, trying to find a bargain game to hold me over while I wait for some of the bigger titles I’m excited for that were announced at this year’s E3. I stumbled upon “YIIK: A Postmodern RPG” and when I saw that it was only […]

Frehley ready for blastoff

Frehley ready for blastoff

Ace Frehley is in fine spirits. During a recent phone interview, the former KISS guitarist cracked his trademark laugh several times as he chatted freely about his most recent solo effort, “Spaceman,” his next album, “Origins, Vol. 2,” his two highly memorable stints with KISS, and his upcoming show at the F.M. Kirby Center in […]

Pride Series concludes with rally and celebration

Pride Series concludes with rally and celebration

WILKES-BARRE – The month of June holds a different promise for each of us, and for LGBTQ individuals and advocates, it holds the promise of celebration and resilience. Queer NEPA’s 2nd annual Pride Series, a month-long observation of LGBTQ+ rights founded by Em Maloney in 2018, comes to a close this Saturday — but not […]

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