Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Stories and a new season from the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Stories and a new season from the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre

The NEPA Scene Podcast is back in a new location with new co-hosts and a fresh format, conducting the same honest, uncensored interviews and in-depth discussions about Northeastern Pennsylvania that the show has become known for, covering local arts, entertainment, and the issues that matter to the area. Recorded and produced every week by Internet […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre announces 2017-2018 season with 55 different shows

F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre announces 2017-2018 season with 55 different shows

From a press release: The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts has announced the lineup for its 31st season as the premier performing arts center in downtown Wilkes-Barre. Always “At the Heart of the Arts and Entertainment,” the Kirby Center’s 2017-2018 season once again delivers a diverse, star-studded group of performances that include the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

String trio Simply Three blends classical and pop music at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 15

String trio Simply Three blends classical and pop music at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 15

From a press release: It was announced today that string trio Simply Three will visit the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m., playing chamber music covers of popular music. Tickets go on sale this Friday, May 19 at 10 a.m. and will be available at the Kirby Center box […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Video Games Live multimedia concert at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre rescheduled for Jan. 12

Video Games Live multimedia concert at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre rescheduled for Jan. 12

From a press release: Due to a scheduling conflict, Video Games Live has rescheduled two of their upcoming concerts, including their Friday, May 19 performance at the F.M. Kirby Center. It will now be performed in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. and will still feature members of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic. […]

 Brad Patton

CONCERT REVIEW: Wilkes-Barre still believes in Brian Wilson as he delivers final ‘Pet Sounds’ performances

CONCERT REVIEW: Wilkes-Barre still believes in Brian Wilson as he delivers final ‘Pet Sounds’ performances

At the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, May 2, one of the greatest albums of all time was recreated note for glorious note on stage by its composer and a stellar band of musicians and singers. The legendary Brian Wilson took his “Pet Sounds: The Final Performances” tour celebrating the 1966 […]

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Ween frontman Gene Ween plays Billy Joel tribute at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 5

Ween frontman Gene Ween plays Billy Joel tribute at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 5

From a press release: Aaron “Gene Ween” Freeman, the frontman of New Hope, Pennsylvania alternative rock band Ween, will pay tribute to the iconic Billy Joel in “Gene Ween Does Billy Joel” at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre as part of its “Live from the Chandelier Lobby” concert series on Saturday, Aug. 5 at […]

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Acclaimed alt-country artist Robbie Fulks plays at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on July 14

Acclaimed alt-country artist Robbie Fulks plays at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on July 14

From a press release: Grammy-nominated York, Pennsylvania native Robbie Fulks will play at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre as part of its “Live from the Chandelier Lobby” concert series, presented by City Market & Café, on Friday, July 14 at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are $15 in advance or $20 the day of the […]

 Corey Kime

6 quick questions with Fastball on their 6th album and 20+ years of catchy ’90s rock

6 quick questions with Fastball on their 6th album and 20+ years of catchy ’90s rock

Whether you grew up in the ‘90s or just appreciate all the amazing rock music that came out of that decade, songs by Fastball are certainly in your playlist. Hitting No. 1 on the Billboard chart, earning a Grammy nomination, and named one of the 100 Greatest Songs of the 1990s by VH1, “The Way” […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Legendary Hit Men ‘Time Travel’ back to the Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on April 30

Legendary Hit Men ‘Time Travel’ back to the Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on April 30

From a press release: The Hit Men, the legendary performers who toured and recorded with Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Tommy James and the Shondells, Carly Simon, Carole King, Elton John, and many more, return to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, April 28 at 8 p.m., sponsored by Erwine Home Health […]

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Theatrical brass band Rhythmic Circus tap dances into Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on April 30

Theatrical brass band Rhythmic Circus tap dances into Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on April 30

From a press release: Homegrown hoofers from the Minneapolis arts scene known as the Rhythmic Circus will bring their dynamic tap and music performance “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now!” to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, which are $25 and $35, plus fees, are on sale now […]

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