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Folk legend Arlo Guthrie performs with his children at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 27

Folk legend Arlo Guthrie performs with his children at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 27
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From a press release:

The F.M. Kirby Center has announced that folk singer/songwriter Arlo Guthrie will bring his Re:Generation Tour to Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Oct. 27 at 8 p.m.

Tickets, which are $38, $48, and $68, plus fees, go on sale this Friday, June 9 at 10 a.m. and will be available at the Kirby Center box office (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at, and by phone at 570-826-1100. A Kirby Member pre-sale begins on Wednesday, June 7 at 10 a.m.

Arlo Guthrie has been known to generations as a prolific songwriter, social commentator, master storyteller, actor, and activist. Born in Coney Island, New York in 1947, Guthrie is the eldest son of Marjorie Mazia Guthrie, a professional dancer with the Martha Graham Company and founder of the Committee to Combat Huntington’s Disease, and America’s most beloved singer/writer/philosopher/artist, Woody Guthrie.

Arlo’s father hoped to one day have enough kids to form a family band, traveling the country and singing their songs together – Generations. The Re:Generation Tour is the spirit of an American family making music together. Arlo’s children, Abe and Sarah Lee, will be joining their dad to present music of the Guthrie Generations.

Arlo Guthrie has certainly become an iconic figure in folk music in his own right with a distinguished and varied career spanning more than 50 years.

Growing up a Guthrie, Arlo was surrounded by such renowned artists as Pete Seeger, Lee Hays, Ronnie Gilbert, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, to name only a few. Not surprisingly, Arlo drew from these influences and, in turn, became a delineative artist, bridging generations of folk.

In 1965, a teenaged Guthrie performed a “friendly gesture” that proved to be fateful. He was arrested for littering, leading him to be deemed “not moral enough to join the army.” Guthrie attained international attention at age 19 by recounting the true events on the 1967 album “Alice’s Restaurant,” which achieved platinum status and was made into a movie in 1969, in which he played himself.

In 1969, Guthrie performed at the rock festival of the ages – Woodstock. His appearance showcased his chart-topping “Coming into Los Angeles,” which was included on the multi-platinum Woodstock soundtrack and movie.

In addition to his musical career, Guthrie is an accomplished actor with numerous television appearances. He has had recurring roles in two major network television series, “The Byrds of Paradise” and “Relativity,” and feature films.

He is also the author of four children’s books and is a distinguished photographer, showing his works in selected galleries.