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 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Ani DiFranco with Gracie and Rachel at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 05/11/18

PHOTOS: Ani DiFranco with Gracie and Rachel at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 05/11/18

Just days before the Pennsylvania primary election, singer/songwriter Ani DiFranco electrified the F.M. Kirby Center with her politically charged music on Friday, May 11. Returning to the Wilkes-Barre venue on her Rise Up Tour in support of her 20th studio album, “Binary,” the feminist icon brought Gracie and Rachel with her this time, an orchestral […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: The Used, The Fever 333, and Keep Flying at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, 05/04/18

PHOTOS: The Used, The Fever 333, and Keep Flying at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, 05/04/18

While popular post-hardcore band The Used are currently dealing with headline-grabbing drama behind the scenes as they split with guitarist Justin Shekoski, that didn’t affect their energetic concert at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Friday, May 4. It began with an opening set by semi-local New Jersey/Pennsylvania band Keep Flying, which features former members […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, Free Comic Book Day Edition, 05/05/18

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, Free Comic Book Day Edition, 05/05/18

Saturday, May 5 was the 17th annual Free Comic Book Day, prompting a line that stretched out the door of Comics on the Green in downtown Scranton. Once that died down a bit, I took these portraits of customers and employees of the store. This isn’t my first comic-themed Beautiful People entry, and it certainly […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Behind the scenes (and colorful costumes) of ‘Marvel Universe Live’ in Wilkes-Barre

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Behind the scenes (and colorful costumes) of ‘Marvel Universe Live’ in Wilkes-Barre

While Marvel fans of all ages enjoyed “Avengers: Infinity War” last weekend, helping the 19th film in the franchise set the record for the highest movie opening ever, the more mature tone and surprisingly dark ending may have left a few families looking for something lighter now to brighten their spirits before “Ant-Man and the […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Circa Survive, Foxing, and Hail the Sun at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, 04/20/18

PHOTOS: Circa Survive, Foxing, and Hail the Sun at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, 04/20/18

Following a co-headlining North American tour with Thrice late last year, progressive post-hardcore band Circa Survive brought the first leg of The Amulet Tour to the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg in support of their new record of the same name. “The Amulet” is the Doylestown rockers’ sixth full-length album and their first released through Hopeless […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Bush, Atlas Genius, and Big Jesus at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, 04/11/18

PHOTOS: Bush, Atlas Genius, and Big Jesus at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, 04/11/18

With bright lights beaming behind them into the crowd, multi-platinum rock band Bush captivated the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Wednesday, April 11, playing the hits from their 1994 debut album, “Sixteen Stone,” all the way up to their present work. While they’re touring with a new generation of bands – Atlas Genius and Big […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: ‘SCENE’ compilation release show at The Bog in Scranton, 04/06/18

PHOTOS: ‘SCENE’ compilation release show at The Bog in Scranton, 04/06/18

Before the Internet provided easy ways to sample, discover, share, and download new music, compilation CDs were a great way to find your next favorite band – and they still can be. These collections are still made today, but not as frequently in their old physical forms of tapes and compact discs, so to celebrate […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Breaking Benjamin meet and greet at Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre, 04/14/18

PHOTOS: Breaking Benjamin meet and greet at Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre, 04/14/18

Record Store Day, coming up this Saturday, is typically the Gallery of Sound’s biggest day of the year, but last Saturday, April 14 may have already topped it. Lines of fans wrapped around the Wilkes-Barre store and across the parking lot, all eager to welcome Breaking Benjamin back to their hometown a day after their […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Electric City Tattoo Convention at the Hilton Scranton, 04/14/18

PHOTOS: Electric City Tattoo Convention at the Hilton Scranton, 04/14/18

Even after Electric City Tattoo opened a second location in Wilkes-Barre last fall and shuffled a few employees around, the popular shop in downtown Scranton found enough time to organize a bigger and better convention on Friday, April 13 through Sunday, April 15. For its ninth year, the Electric City Tattoo Convention took advantage of […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 2018 Electric City Tattoo Convention (some images NSFW)

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 2018 Electric City Tattoo Convention (some images NSFW)

Clowns, couples, dogs, musicians, trophy winners, and male nudity – it’s all here at the Electric City Tattoo Convention. Entries in the Beautiful People of NEPA portrait series are rare these days, but I always have a private room just off the main floor of this annual convention at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center […]

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