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O.A.R. prepares for stop at Jim Thorpe’s Penn’s Peak on Feb. 5

O.A.R. prepares for stop at Jim Thorpe’s Penn’s Peak on Feb. 5

O.A.R.’s latest album may be called “The Rockville LP,” but don’t take the title to mean it was recorded in the group’s home town of Rockville, Maryland. In fact, the foundation of the album came together during an early session with songwriter/producer Nathan Chapman in Nashville in 2013. Then other parts for the album were […]

Kirby Center Lobby Series adds the Old 97’s Rhett Miller to its lineup on Feb. 20

Kirby Center Lobby Series adds the Old 97’s Rhett Miller to its lineup on Feb. 20

WILKES-BARRE — It’s about to get a little country at the F.M. Kirby Center’s Live from the Chandelier Lobby Series, as it prepares to welcome Rhett Miller, from the Old 97’s. Miller will bring his solo act to the Kirby Center at 8 p.m. Feb. 20 in the lobby. Tickets for the show go on […]

Maiolatesi Winery in Scott Twp. prides itself on using mostly Pennsvlvania fruit

Maiolatesi Winery in Scott Twp. prides itself on using mostly Pennsvlvania fruit

SCOTT TWP. — Making wine is in Sal Maiolatesi’s blood. His great grandfather immigrated to the United States in the early 1900s and not only made wine but also worked as a blacksmith who made wine presses and crushers. Three generations later, Maiolatesi has found an immense passion for the fermenting process of his ancestors […]

Northeastern Pennsylvania shows its greatness with positive rankings and acknowledgements in 2015

Northeastern Pennsylvania shows its greatness with positive rankings and acknowledgements in 2015

In recent years, Northeastern Pennsylvania has received recognition for the wrong reasons. Corruption, substance abuse, unemployment rate and raising frequency of criminal activity have been a part of national conversations, which have taken focus away from a full spectrum of positive characteristics the region has, both traditional and new. Great food, quality education and a […]

Kevin Hart to bring to What Now? Tour to Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre

Kevin Hart to bring to What Now? Tour to Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE — Comedian and actor, Kevin Hart is having a banner year. He starred in two feature films, “The Wedding Ringer” and “Get Hard,” along side Will Ferrell, and he’s awaiting the release of “Ride Along 2” in 2016. If that’s not enough, Hart also produced the BET series Real Husbands of Hollywood and embarked […]

Jim Breuer to bring his laugh-at-life comedy routine to Mt. Airy Casino in Mt. Pocono

Jim Breuer to bring his laugh-at-life comedy routine to Mt. Airy Casino in Mt. Pocono

Life is funny to Jim Breuer. Over two decades of comic notoriety, Breuer has acted in feature films and been a regular cast member on “Saturday Night Live,” but he never stopped doing stand-up. Known for his thoughtful reflection on the hilarity of the daily grind and his gut-busting impressions and facial expressions, Breuer has […]

JNCO restructures, refocuses and relaunches classic styles with Heritage Collection

JNCO restructures, refocuses and relaunches classic styles with Heritage Collection

Time has put a decade between us and the ’90s, but those final 10 years of the 20th century refuse to stay buried. Streaming services and special programming blocks have kept shows like “Seinfeld” and “Friends” culturally relevant; some ’90s staples like “Twin Peaks” and “The X-Files” proved popular enough for full-fledged revivals. Video games […]

Manhattan-based surrealist Vincent Castiglia uses his own blood to create profound visions of life and death

Manhattan-based surrealist Vincent Castiglia uses his own blood to create profound visions of life and death

At 33 years old, Vincent Castiglia has received a staggering amount of acknowledgment for his artwork. The Manhattan-based figurative surrealist has created portraits for comedian Margaret Cho and musician Gary Holt of Slayer. He has shown in galleries throughout the U.S and abroad. But just as singular as Castiglia’s fine work, is the medium in […]

Kingston natives Ned, Ben and Alex Russin will give thanks for the Wilkes-Barre music scene their bands emerged from on Nov. 25 in Nanticoke

Kingston natives Ned, Ben and Alex Russin will give thanks for the Wilkes-Barre music scene their bands emerged from on Nov. 25 in Nanticoke

When a small town native becomes locked in conversation and encounters the inevitable where-are-you-from, it’s acceptable to approximate that location down to the nearest large city for those unfamiliar with the area. But for the four-piece rock band Title Fight, no matter what part of the world they are performing, they say they’re from Kingston, […]

Cool kids Echosmith will shine bright at 98.5 KRZ’s Let It Show concert at the F.M. Kirby Center on Dec. 8

Cool kids Echosmith will shine bright at 98.5 KRZ’s Let It Show concert at the F.M. Kirby Center on Dec. 8

Southern California-based siblings Sydney, Jamie, Noah and Graham Sierota, a.k.a. Echosmith, have been grinding non-stop to promote their debut album, “Talking Dreams,” since its Oct. 2013 release. They’ve been just about everywhere, too. The group completed two Warped Tour runs. They’ve performed all over national TV, from “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” to “Ellen.” […]