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George Thorogood & The Destroyers celebrate 40 years of rock in Wilkes-Barre

George Thorogood & The Destroyers celebrate 40 years of rock in Wilkes-Barre

40 years strong and they’re still bad to the bone. It was announced today that legendary rockers George Thorogood & The Destroyers will bring their 40th anniversary tour to the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre) on March 19 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale this Thursday, Aug. 7 […]

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Give blood, receive a pound of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee

Give blood, receive a pound of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee

From a press release: Dunkin’ Donuts of Northeastern Pennsylvania is partnering with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive at its Wilkes-Barre location (1020 Wilkes-Barre Township Blvd.) from 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 4. All blood types are needed. At the Wilkes-Barre blood drive, all donors will receive a pound of Dunkin’ […]

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Brewsterhout Patio Party benefit raises glass to library’s 125th anniversary

Brewsterhout Patio Party benefit raises glass to library’s 125th anniversary

From a press release: The annual Rooftop Party is back, but with a new name and a new location. The Brewsterhout Patio Party will be held next Friday, Aug. 8, from 5-8 p.m. on the patio at the Osterhout Free Library (71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre), as well as inside the library. The party is […]

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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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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 […]

 Rich Howells

Zappa on Zappa – Dweezil Zappa plays the music of his father Frank in Wilkes-Barre on July 11

Zappa on Zappa – Dweezil Zappa plays the music of his father Frank in Wilkes-Barre on July 11

The name “Zappa” is instantly recognizable to older music fans, but Dweezil Zappa, son of the late, great Frank Zappa, found that many younger listeners were growing up not knowing who his father was or what his groundbreaking art did for music, so Zappa Plays Zappa was born. Eight years later, Dweezil (along with his […]

 Rich Howells

ARCHIVES: Fans and band members relive the ’80s through Headbanger’s Ball in Wilkes-Barre on April 18

ARCHIVES: Fans and band members relive the ’80s through Headbanger’s Ball in Wilkes-Barre on April 18

Drummer Johnny Dee’s address may be in Conshohocken, but he rarely resides there. For the last month, he’s toured through South America and has been on a cruise “rocking out on a boat in the Caribbean for a couple days,” and he wouldn’t have it any other way. He’s been perpetually on tour since his […]