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Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre hosts first-ever F.M. Kirby Fest arts fundraiser on April 22

Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre hosts first-ever F.M. Kirby Fest arts fundraiser on April 22

From a press release: The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre has announced its first major fundraising event, “F.M. Kirby Fest – A Night of Pints, Pinot & Performing Arts” on Saturday, April 22 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. This all-inclusive fundraising event, aimed at showcasing local wineries, breweries, restaurants, and […]

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Local ‘celebrity’ couples dance for charity at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on April 6

Local ‘celebrity’ couples dance for charity at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on April 6

From a press release: The F.M. Kirby Center and Downtown Arts have announced “10 Years of Excellence – A Celebration of the Dance Theatre of Wilkes-Barre” at the Kirby Center on Thursday, April 6 at 7 p.m. The event will feature 10 local “celebrity” couples dancing for charity with special guest emcee Rep. Eddie Day […]

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Percussion group Stomp stamps into Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre March 15-16

Percussion group Stomp stamps into Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre March 15-16

From a press release: From its beginnings as a street performance in the United Kingdom, Stomp has grown into an international sensation over the past 20 years, having performed in more than 50 countries and in front of more than 24 million people. The celebrated percussion group will perform at the F.M. Kirby Center in […]

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You blockhead! Wilkes University sings ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’ Feb. 17-26

You blockhead! Wilkes University sings ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’ Feb. 17-26

From a press release: Wilkes University Theatre presents the musical “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” with music and lyrics by Clark Gesner, based on the Charles Schulz comic strip. Performances are Feb. 17, 18, 24, and 25 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 19 and 26 at 2 p.m. at the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center […]

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The sun will come out when touring musical ‘Annie’ stops at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 23

The sun will come out when touring musical ‘Annie’ stops at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 23

From a press release: The F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre announced today that the U.S. national tour of “Annie,” now in its second smash year, will be performed on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m., sponsored by Isabella Restaurant and Bar. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production […]

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Preview the 2018 Winter Olympics when Stars on Ice skates into Giant Center in Hershey on May 4

Preview the 2018 Winter Olympics when Stars on Ice skates into Giant Center in Hershey on May 4

From a press release: Stars on Ice will give patrons a glimpse into the 2018 Winter Olympic Games with a show at the Giant Center in Hershey on Thursday, May 4 at 7 p.m. Tickets, which range from $25 to $145, plus fees, go on sale this Friday, Jan. 20 at 10 a.m. and will […]

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Baritone Anthony Brown tells story of singer/actor/activist Paul Robeson at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 10

Baritone Anthony Brown tells story of singer/actor/activist Paul Robeson at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 10

From a press release: The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts welcomes Anthony Brown to Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Feb. 10 at 8 p.m. for “I Go on Singing: Paul Robeson’s Life in His Own Words & Song.” The first show in the new Lobby for the Arts series taking place in the Kirby Center’s […]

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Neil Simon comedy ‘Last of the Red Hot Lovers’ will be performed at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 17

Neil Simon comedy ‘Last of the Red Hot Lovers’ will be performed at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 17

From a press release: The F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre will welcome back Philadelphia’s Walnut Street Theatre Company on Friday, Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. for a performance of Neil Simon’s hit comedy “Last of the Red Hot Lovers.” Tickets, which are $18, $28, and $38, plus fees, are on sale now and available through […]

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Gaslight Theatre Company tackles Wilkes-Barre opioid epidemic in original dark comedy Jan. 19-29

Gaslight Theatre Company tackles Wilkes-Barre opioid epidemic in original dark comedy Jan. 19-29

From a press release: The Gaslight Theatre Company in Wilkes-Barre continues its 2016-17 season with the original full-length play “The Pallbearers” by local playwright B. Garret Rogan, running Thursday, Jan. 19 through Sunday, Jan. 29. “The Pallbearers” is Rogan’s dark comedic take on growth and decay set amidst Northeastern Pennsylvania’s opioid epidemic. Rogan, a veteran […]

 Rich Howells

Arts community rallies as Lackawanna County Commissioner Laureen Cummings looks to cut and control arts funding

Arts community rallies as Lackawanna County Commissioner Laureen Cummings looks to cut and control arts funding

Lackawanna County Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings is coming under fire for her public comments once again, this time regarding the county’s annual arts and education tax. Cummings, who founded the Scranton Tea Party before being elected the Republican minority commissioner in 2015, said at yesterday’s bi-weekly commissioners meeting in Scranton and in a Times-Tribune interview […]