Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Lineup announced for benefit remembering drummer Tommy Wynder on Aug. 12

EXCLUSIVE: Lineup announced for benefit remembering drummer Tommy Wynder on Aug. 12

While the world was mourning the death of legendary Pantera drummer and co-founder Vinnie Paul on Friday, June 22, Northeastern Pennsylvania was also reeling from the loss of Tommy Wynder, a beloved and respected drummer in his own right, that same night. Born in Pittston, the Exeter musician who graduated from Pittston Area High School […]

 Rich Howells

Mother of Scranton musician Ed Cuozzo remembered in 3-day music festival at The Keys June 15-17

Mother of Scranton musician Ed Cuozzo remembered in 3-day music festival at The Keys June 15-17

For most of his life, Scranton singer/songwriter Ed Cuozzo has been creating music as a solo artist and with local bands like Melded, A Fire with Friends, A Social State, Weezer tribute No Memories, and his most recent project, University Drive. That is all thanks to his mother, Doreen Cuozzo-Demming, a music lover who was […]

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World Championship Ice Racing caps icy weekend at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Dec. 7-9

World Championship Ice Racing caps icy weekend at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Dec. 7-9

From a press release: Residents of Northeastern Pennsylvania should not be expecting any slippery roadways this weekend (hopefully), but inside the SMG-managed Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township, the icy conditions on the arena floor will lead to some family fun for all. Within a 48-hour timeframe, the ice surface at Mohegan […]

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Skate on the ice of Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre to benefit Toys for Tots on Dec. 7

Skate on the ice of Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre to benefit Toys for Tots on Dec. 7

From a press release: The Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre will open its doors for public ice skating on Thursday, Dec. 7 for the 14th annual Toys for Tots Open Skate, presented by Utz in support of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program. Anyone bringing a new, unwrapped toy […]

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All-ages Halloween rock party in Clarks Summit on Oct. 29 benefits kids’ music programs

All-ages Halloween rock party in Clarks Summit on Oct. 29 benefits kids’ music programs

From a press release: Making Music Matter for Kids, a local nonprofit organization that supports free music programs in low-income communities, will host its annual all-ages Halloween rock party at the Clarks Summit Fire Company on Sunday, Oct. 29, featuring live music, food, beer, costume contests for both kids and adults, games, and more. Doors […]

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Jane Jam benefit remembers Pittston singer Jane Train at Woodlands in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 12

Jane Jam benefit remembers Pittston singer Jane Train at Woodlands in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 12

From a press release: Jane Jam, a tribute/memorial show for Pittston singer Jane Train, will take place on Thursday, Oct. 12 at The Woodlands Inn in Wilkes-Barre. This special night of music will celebrate the life of Jane Train and will feature performances by 21 acts on three stages. Acts confirmed so far include M80, […]

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Taylor Swift tribute artist headlines ARK-Fest fundraiser at The Leonard in Scranton on Jan. 29

Taylor Swift tribute artist headlines ARK-Fest fundraiser at The Leonard in Scranton on Jan. 29

From a press release: ARK Helps, a nonprofit organization owned and organized by a 14-year-old girl from Scranton, has scheduled another benefit concert to help a local family. “ARK-Fest” will be held at The Leonard Theater in downtown Scranton on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. The event is all-ages and 21+ to drink. Doors at The […]

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Annual public skate at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 6 benefits Toys for Tots

Annual public skate at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 6 benefits Toys for Tots

From a press release: The Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre will open its doors for public ice skating on Tuesday, Dec. 6 for the 13th annual Toys for Tots Open Skate, presented by Utz in support of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program. Mohegan Sun Arena (255 Highland Park […]

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Renowned jazz pianist Fred Hersch plays for charity at The Cooperage in Honesdale on July 2

Renowned jazz pianist Fred Hersch plays for charity at The Cooperage in Honesdale on July 2

From a press release: Renowned jazz pianist and composer Fred Hersch will perform at The Cooperage in Honesdale on Saturday, July 2 at 8 p.m., donating all proceeds from this benefit solo concert to the Wayne County Pantry Program and The Cooperage Project. Hersch, a member of the pantheon of great jazz pianists, has been […]

 Rich Howells

‘Concert for Katchmore’ benefits Behind the Grey singer battling cancer at V-Spot in Scranton on June 11

‘Concert for Katchmore’ benefits Behind the Grey singer battling cancer at V-Spot in Scranton on June 11

Scranton metal band Behind the Grey has built a dedicated following over the last few years through their acclaimed debut album, “Through the Grip of Tyrants,” unwavering support of the local music scene, and consistent schedule of intense live shows, so when they started canceling recent appearances, fans knew something was amiss. Last week, the […]