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Professor Louie & The Crowmatix to play songs of The Band at Jazz Cafe

Professor Louie & The Crowmatix to play songs of The Band at Jazz Cafe

Aaron “Professor Louie” Hurwitz has musical credentials that include multi-instrumentalist, producer and bandleader of the Grammy-nominated American roots ensemble The Crowmatix, but he is often noted for his collaboration and friendship with one the most influential groups to make music in North America — The Band. Professor Louie & The Crowmatix will perform the songs […]

Peter Frampton to explore catalog at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre

Peter Frampton to explore catalog at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre

Peter Frampton’s latest single is based on a personal experience of his that, much like the animated video that accompanid the 2017 tune, can be described in one word. “It was surreal,” the iconic guitarist and songwriter said in a recent phone interview from Nashville, Tenn. “Early one Sunday morning, I heard this noise in […]

Pittston’s Border Bar to launch pop-up concert series with Killcode, more

Pittston’s Border Bar to launch pop-up concert series with Killcode, more

A local concert promoter is launching a pop-up concert series in conjunction with a bar and live music venue in Pittston. The first show of the season will begin at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Camp Rattler Beer Garden at Border Bar, formerly World of Brew, in Pittston. Internationally touring hard rock band Killcode will […]

Wilkes-Barre art gallery offers exhibit designed specifically for children

Wilkes-Barre art gallery offers exhibit designed specifically for children

A new visual art exhibit is coming to downtown Wilkes-Barre, and it has all the makings of a traditional, professional showcase, except for one — its height. The Time to Shine Kids Art Show, a collaborative project by Art of Pa and the 570 Gallery will begin at 3 p.m. June 10 at the 570 […]

Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen enter ‘new territory’ with latest album

Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen enter ‘new territory’ with latest album

If the release of their self-titled 2016 debut album and 2017 EP allowed Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen to establish themselves as a unique and burgeoning force in the blues community, their upcoming record has allowed them to spread their sonic wings. “Break It Down,” the second full-length LP by the Wilkes-Barre blues-rock power […]

A suspenseful ‘Gaslight’ takes stage at Hazleton’s Ferrara Center

A suspenseful ‘Gaslight’ takes stage at Hazleton’s Ferrara Center

HAZLETON — It seems like they’re in for another unpleasant evening at the Manningham household in 1880s London, with Bella fluttering around, distraught because she has somehow displeased her husband, and Jack refusing to explain what’s wrong. “For God’s sake, don’t turn your back on me!” Bella implores him. “What is amiss?” “You know perfectly […]

Activist, songwriter Ani DiFranco to perform Friday at F.M. Kirby Center

Activist, songwriter Ani DiFranco to perform Friday at F.M. Kirby Center

Since forming her own record label, Righteous Babe Records, in 1990 to release her music independently of the mainstream music industry, Ani DiFranco has become an awarded recording artist, a celebrated lyricist and poet, an outspoken leader in activism and advocacy and an icon of progressive folk and feminism. DiFranco will perform at 8 p.m. […]

West Pittston, Scranton shops poised to celebrate Free Comic Book Day

West Pittston, Scranton shops poised to celebrate Free Comic Book Day

Batman. Black Panther. Pikachu. They’ve all gathered for one colossal crossover event, and your ticket is already paid for. On Saturday, comic book shops around the world will celebrate Free Comic Book Day, an annual event created in 2002 to celebrate the comic book medium and bring customers to local comic shops. Traditional superhero fare […]

Concert to benefit member of The Buoys, Dakota living with dementia

Concert to benefit member of The Buoys, Dakota living with dementia

When Jerry Hludzik auditioned to be the bass player in The Buoys, the song that would become the band’s biggest hit, “Timothy,” was already resonating with audiences locally and regionally, but that didn’t diminish his impact on the group. “He was so prepared and he was so good,” said Hludzik’s longtime musical partner, Bill Kelly, […]

Downtown Wilkes-Barre glass shop Utopia to celebrate 20 years in business

Downtown Wilkes-Barre glass shop Utopia to celebrate 20 years in business

WILKES-BARRE — Despite an evolving downtown, Utopia Glass Shop has remained a staple in the local small-business economy. Enduring changes in location and ownership, the glass shop never lost its sense of community while maintaining its place in a niche industry. The shop, which specializes in glass pipes and smoking accessories, is located at the […]