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First Friday Scranton map for Aug. 1, 2014

First Friday Scranton map for Aug. 1, 2014

The map for First Friday Scranton on Aug. 1 is here: Click here for a printable PDF. 1. AFA Gallery – Joni Maya Oye-Benintende and Robin Dintiman. 2. AFA Gallery (Upstairs) – The Genesis Myths: Win Forman. 3. Ale Mary’s – Bits and Pieces: Watercolor on illustration board by Kim Akers; music by Asialena. 4. […]

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Irish author Colum McCann to receive award at University of Scranton

Irish author Colum McCann to receive award at University of Scranton

From a press release: Award-winning, best-selling author Colum McCann will receive the 2014 Royden B. Davis, S.J., Distinguished Author Award from the University of Scranton’s Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library at a ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 18. The event begins with a reception at 5 p.m., followed by a dinner and award presentation in […]

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PBS Arts Fall Festival stars Nathan Lane, Emma Thompson, Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, and more

PBS Arts Fall Festival stars Nathan Lane, Emma Thompson, Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, and more

From a press release: Announced today at the Television Critics Association Press Tour, the 2014 PBS Arts Fall Festival returns in September with 11 weekly programs featuring classic Broadway hits, music from around the country, and a theater performance by award-winning actor Nathan Lane. Entering its fourth season, the PBS Arts Fall Festival has become […]

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Progressive rockers Umphrey’s McGee to play F.M. Kirby Center

Progressive rockers Umphrey’s McGee to play F.M. Kirby Center

From a press release: It was announced today that Umphrey’s McGee will take the stage at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre) on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. After 16 years of performing over 100 concerts annually, releasing seven studio albums and selling more than 3.3 million tracks […]

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Cirque du Soleil gives Wilkes-Barre seven chances to catch ‘Dralion’

Cirque du Soleil gives Wilkes-Barre seven chances to catch ‘Dralion’

From a press release: After 15 years performing around the world, “Dralion” will make its final curtain call in January 2015. From October 15-19, Wilkes-Barre will have its final opportunity to experience this unique and colorful Cirque du Soleil signature production that has performed in more than 150 cities. Fusing the 3000 year-old tradition of […]

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Mr. Hush Weekend of Fear convention invades Wilkes-Barre

Mr. Hush Weekend of Fear convention invades Wilkes-Barre

It seems that Infect Scranton is no longer the only horror convention in NEPA. The Mr. Hush Weekend of Fear Part II was just announced today, a three-day celebration of horror, sci-fi, and pop culture planned for Sept. 5-7 at The Woodlands Inn and Resort (1073 Hwy 315, Wilkes-Barre). The event is named after “Mr. […]

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles finally meet the Ghostbusters after 30 years

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles finally meet the Ghostbusters after 30 years

Children of the ‘80s have made their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Ghostbusters action figures team up for years, but now the characters will interact in their first official franchise crossover ever this October – but it won’t be in theaters. Since both teams of New York heroes are turning 30 this year, IDW Publishing […]

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PA Burlesque Festival continues growth in fifth year

PA Burlesque Festival continues growth in fifth year

From a press release: August 8-10, 2014 marks the fifth annual PA Burlesque Festival. Held in the historic Mauch Chunk Opera House (14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe), the PABF presents world-class burlesque artists from across the U.S., Canada, U.K., and Australia. Created by Jim Thorpe native Brooke Burke as a small, one-show fundraising event in […]

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WWE brings Smackdown back to Wilkes-Barre

WWE brings Smackdown back to Wilkes-Barre

Those who missed WWE Live at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in January will have another chance to catch a live show when WWE Smackdown returns to Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. Randy Orton (pictured above), Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, Alberto Del Rio, The Big Show, Goldust and […]

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Nick Coyle ‘Makes Waves’ with his ‘one-man band’

Nick Coyle ‘Makes Waves’ with his ‘one-man band’

Former Lifer, Drama Club, and Stardog Champion frontman Nick Coyle is ditching the bands for a new solo album to be released on July 22. Coyle is performing in what he has dubbed the “modern-day version of the one-man band,” playing guitars, synthesizers, and singing over drum and bass grooves to create a sound unlike […]