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‘The Knox Mine Disaster – The End of Anthracite’ premiere screening slated for Jan. 22

‘The Knox Mine Disaster – The End of Anthracite’ premiere screening slated for Jan. 22

WILKES-BARRE – Sixty years ago, our ancestors were digging deep in the mines of Northeastern Pennsylvania, until the water came rushing in. The Knox Mine Disaster of January, 1959, was an unprecedented local catastrophe – one that took the lives of 12 men and 5,000 jobs overnight, bringing hard coal mining in the Wyoming Valley […]

Did Spider-Man trailer tell us too much about new ‘Avengers’?

Trailers for upcoming films “Captain Marvel” and “Avengers: Endgame” have taken the internet by storm, as fans have begun to speculate the fate of their favorite superheroes. At the end of “Avengers: Infinity War,” fans saw Thanos (Josh Brolin), with the power of all six infinity stones, snap half the universe away, including Peter Parker […]

Spices by Rebekah Launch Party set for Jan. 19

Spices by Rebekah Launch Party set for Jan. 19

SCRANTON — It’s about that time of the year when we tend to feel restless. The holidays are over. Bleak winter skies hang above as the chilly winds work their way into our bones. If you’re missing the heat and high energy of the summertime, local artisan chef Rebekah Gillette invites you to rejuvenate your […]

WB thrash band Cruel Bomb pledges to dominate 2019

WB thrash band Cruel Bomb pledges to dominate 2019

WILKES-BARRE — They only got together a few months ago, but Wilkes-Barre-based thrash metal band Cruel Bomb has their sights set on underground stardom. The three-piece outfit is made up of Brandon Gilvary on guitar and vocals, Kennie Barto on bass and vocals, and Kyle McKeown on drums. The band has a simple but big […]

Superheros, flying elephants and more

Superheros, flying elephants and more

Before 2018 could even end, movie and pop-culture fans couldn’t contain their excitement for cast announcements, release dates and movie trailers for films set to hit the big screen in 2019. Disney and the Marvel Universe are poised to gross some serious dollars worldwide for the all-star lineup of highly anticipated films like “Avengers: Endgame” […]

Blast off into the New Year with Chris Mullineaux and Space Machine

Blast off into the New Year with Chris Mullineaux and Space Machine

SCOTT TWP. – If you enjoy ringing in the New Year with a bang and wouldn’t mind taking a front-row seat on a journey through the galaxies, the sultry, old-soul funk electronica sound of Chris Mullineaux and Space Machine can take you there. Starting at 8 p.m. this Saturday at Mountain Sky in Scott Township, […]

Berwick sailor bringing drag persona to Heat

Berwick sailor bringing drag persona to Heat

For U.S. Navy Yeoman 3rd Class Joshua Kelley, the desire for enthusiasm and peak performance aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan does not end with the conclusion of his daily administrative tasks. The 24-year-old from Berwick has come to be known as the Navy’s drag queen, serving positivity and dazzling fellow sailors with high-energy […]

Scranton-native rocker Lily Mao to perform at her debut album release party Dec. 9

Scranton-native rocker Lily Mao to perform at her debut album release party Dec. 9

For Brooklyn-based rocker Lily Mao, live performance is nothing new. The former host and curator of “Underground Microphone” will be returning to her hometown of Scranton to celebrate with friends and fans during her debut album release party from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9, at Ale Mary’s. Lily Mao, whose real name […]

Any Time Soon set to release 5-song EP

Any Time Soon set to release 5-song EP

Anytime Soon has transformed a bit since hitting the scene two years ago. What started as an ode to the pop-punk sound of the early 2000s has turned into a well-oiled outfit that is preparing to release their first five-song EP, Pandora Songs. Anytime Soon frontman Mitch Evans said releasing an EP was always the […]

River Street Jazz Cafe to mark 25th with Friday party

River Street Jazz Cafe to mark 25th with Friday party

WILKES-BARRE — It was a Friday night. The club was new. The music was hot. The crowd was hopping. It was Nov. 5, 1993, and the River Street Jazz Cafe had just opened its doors to the public. “The band was Merchants of Groove,” club owner and founder Robert Friedman recalled. “They had a horn […]

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