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College Snow Jam snowballs into something more at Montage Mountain

College Snow Jam snowballs into something more at Montage Mountain

What began as a ski-season gathering for local college students with similar interests has grown into a winter festival that accommodates multiple institutions and age groups, and, in recent years, has taken on beneficiaries to give back to the community in which it operates. College Snow Jam will take place from 11 a.m. to 9 […]

College Snow Jam snowballs into something more at Montage Mountain

College Snow Jam snowballs into something more at Montage Mountain

What began as a ski-season gathering for local college students with similar interests has grown into a winter festival that accommodates multiple institutions and age groups, and, in recent years, has taken on beneficiaries to give back to the community in which it operates. College Snow Jam will take place from 11 a.m. to 9 […]

Comedian Eddie B. brings Teachers Only comedy tour to F.M. Kirby Center

Comedian Eddie B. brings Teachers Only comedy tour to F.M. Kirby Center

Comedian and educator Eddie B. found the hilarity in the difficult and often unreasonable circumstances public school teachers face in the line of duty, and the performer’s unabashed, uncensored portrayal of true-to-life in-class situations is resonating with instructors everywhere. The Houston native will perform at 8 p.m. Friday at the F.M. Kirby Center in downtown […]

Big man Braun Strowman among WWE superstars headed to Mohegan Sun Arena

Big man Braun Strowman among WWE superstars headed to Mohegan Sun Arena

Forget what the Chinese zodiac says — 2018 is the year of the monster. On the Jan. 15 episode of “Raw,” World Wrestling Entertainment superstar Braun Strowman flipped a tractor-trailer. Within 24 hours, that feat of strength garnered approximately 2 million views on YouTube. The year of the monster had its first monster hit, and […]

The Accidentals to bring genre-defying music to F.M. Kirby Center in WB

The Accidentals to bring genre-defying music to F.M. Kirby Center in WB

With a musical upbringing, a blue-collar work ethic and an insatiable appetite for knowledge and development, The Accidentals’ rise to success has been anything but. The Michigan-based trio, which defies categorization by expounding on an orchestral foundation with a variety of genres and instruments, will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday in the Chandelier Lobby of […]

Allman Brothers founder Jaimoe to perform at Kirby Center with Jasssz Band

Allman Brothers founder Jaimoe to perform at Kirby Center with Jasssz Band

A rock and blues legend who had a hand in the creation of one type of American music is on his way to Wilkes-Barre, and the project he’s bringing with him expresses his philosophy on the culture’s music as a whole. Jai Johanny Johanson, known most widely as “Jaimoe,” a founding member of the Allman […]

NEPA-based bluegrass ensemble Cabinet bids farewell at Kirby Center in WB

NEPA-based bluegrass ensemble Cabinet bids farewell at Kirby Center in WB

WILKES-BARRE — “We didn’t bring a set list, but we made damn sure to bring the moonshine.” That was the way Cabinet banjoist and vocalist Patrick “Pappy” Biondo greeted a legion of fans Sunday at the F.M. Kirby Center, opening a gig that was billed as the last show by the six-piece jamgrass outfit before […]

The 10 Best Albums of 2017: Did your favorites make the cut?

The 10 Best Albums of 2017: Did your favorites make the cut?

Trying to avoid cliches in a year-end list article can be hard. It’s tempting to start off by saying “with another year coming to a close …” or “2017 sure has been a great year in music.” And as trite as these phrases can be, there’s a certain amount of truth to them. 2017 was […]

Cabinet readies for ‘emotional’ evening in Wilkes-Barre prior to hiatus

Cabinet readies for ‘emotional’ evening in Wilkes-Barre prior to hiatus

One of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s most popular bands is poised to ring in the new year in Wilkes-Barre, and then, take a step back. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-based bluegrass and Americana group Cabinet will perform on Dec. 31 at the F.M. Kirby Center with Lehigh Valley act Serene Green opening the show. Effective Jan. 1, Cabinet will begin an […]

Led Zeppelin tribute Misty Mountain to perform two nights at Jazz Cafe

Led Zeppelin tribute Misty Mountain to perform two nights at Jazz Cafe

For most accomplished musicians, reflecting on their high-school band is a mixture of self-deprecating humor and appreciation for the right of passage that is playing in a rudimentary, not-so-tight ensemble of hope, excitement and determination. But for two local musicians whose paths have been fruitful, reconvening one of their earliest projects has become a yearly […]