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Backlash follows the addition of popular film Oscar category

Backlash follows the addition of popular film Oscar category

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Big changes are coming to the Academy Awards, including the addition of a popular film award category and the promise of a shorter ceremony in an effort to combat declining viewership and criticisms that the awards are out of touch with the mainstream. But the Wednesday morning announcement was also met […]

The Quebe Sisters to bring talents to Jazz Cafe

The Quebe Sisters to bring talents to Jazz Cafe

WILKES-BARRE — Perhaps you’ve heard the song lyric that declares “If you’re gonna play in Texas, you’ve gotta have a fiddle in the band.” The Quebe Sisters happen to be from the Lone Star State — they grew up in a suburb of Fort Worth — and it seems they’ve taken that advice to heart, […]

A second life: Yankees’ Bernie Williams finds musical success after baseball

A second life: Yankees’ Bernie Williams finds musical success after baseball

Not every professional athlete has a backup plan for after their playing career ends — especially if that career is cut short for one reason or another. When Bernie Williams’ tenure with the New York Yankees ended after the 2006 season and his baseball career ended shortly after that, the five-time all-star outfielder was looking […]

Follow us at the Warped Tour

Follow us at the Warped Tour

Our Brigid Edmunds-Lawrence is on Montage Mountain at the Warped Tour. Follow the Weekender on Twitter @weekenderNEPA and check out or Facebook page for live updates from the punk rock music festival. https://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/web1_brigid.jpg

Inaugural Inclusion Festival to offer sensory-friendly experience in Jermyn

Inaugural Inclusion Festival to offer sensory-friendly experience in Jermyn

Leah Barron and Amy Pinder shared a vision to create a sensory-friendly festival “for all ages and abilities.” The first-ever Inclusion Festival at Mountain Sky in Jermyn is a music, arts, yoga and wellness festival geared toward individuals with autism and other neurological conditions. Barron and Pinder have both worked in special education and always […]

Peach Festival returns to Scranton with Gov’t Mule, Dickey Betts, more

Peach Festival returns to Scranton with Gov’t Mule, Dickey Betts, more

Much like he participated in the evolution of the Allman Brothers Band, Warren Haynes has witnessed the ripening of the Peach Music Festival from the inside. The guitarist and songwriter has performed at the annual four-day gathering — founded by the Allman Brothers Band in 2012 — as a member of the seminal Southern rock […]

‘Future funk’ outfit Lettuce among more than 50 acts to play Camp Bisco

‘Future funk’ outfit Lettuce among more than 50 acts to play Camp Bisco

To perform a tribute to late jazz icon and tastemaker Miles Davis is a tall order. To do it live and do it so well that the recording is worthy of being released as an album is a feat attainable by few musical outfits. But that’s exactly what “future funk” ensemble Lettuce did when they […]

Area residents flock to Wilkes-Barre’s Public Square for Pokemon Go event

Area residents flock to Wilkes-Barre’s Public Square for Pokemon Go event

WILKES-BARRE — Hundreds of people lined the streets of downtown Wilkes-Barre Sunday afternoon to capture one of Pokemon’s most iconic characters, Squirtle, on the Pokemon Go app. The app just celebrated the two-year anniversary of its release on July 6. It allows users to use their cellphones to create an augmented reality on their devices’ […]

Kylie Lotz stays humble in light of glowing reviews of new Petal music

Kylie Lotz stays humble in light of glowing reviews of new Petal music

Despite being on a tour bus somewhere in the heartland of America in support of an album that’s been getting glowing reviews in national publications, Kylie Lotz seems to be taking the whole thing in stride. The 27-year-old Scrantonian released her second album under the name Petal in June. Called “Magic Gone,” the record has […]

Briggs Farm Blues festival to bring ‘powerhouse of talent’ to Nescopeck

Briggs Farm Blues festival to bring ‘powerhouse of talent’ to Nescopeck

From July 5 through 8, a lush green farm in Nescopeck will take on shades of another hue for the 21st annual Briggs Farm Blues Festival. Featuring 21 international and regional acts, the festival offers a powerhouse of talent, ranging from delta-style blues to soulful bands to the next generation of players apt to sprinkle […]