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The Badlees reunite for inaugural Pittston Prohibition on Sept. 19

The Badlees reunite for inaugural Pittston Prohibition on Sept. 19

From a press release: It has been eight years since local legends The Badlees performed a full set with their entire lineup, so anticipation is building for a brand new event that will reunite the Selinsgrove roots rock band. The inaugural Pittston Prohibition will poke fun at its playful name by bringing all kinds of […]

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Luzerne County rockers Spud produce psychedelic jams on debut album with release show on Aug. 27

Luzerne County rockers Spud produce psychedelic jams on debut album with release show on Aug. 27

From a press release: After nearly three years of work, Spud, a progressive Americana rock band from Lehman, is set to release their debut album, “Lonesome Nights and Satellites,” on Friday, Aug. 27. With roots in many different musical styles, including folk, rock ‘n’ roll, jazz, blues, psychedelic, and funk, their original music encompasses a […]

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Comedic play ‘At Home at the Zoo’ staged at real petting zoo in Lake Ariel Aug. 5-7

Comedic play ‘At Home at the Zoo’ staged at real petting zoo in Lake Ariel Aug. 5-7

From a press release: Act Out Theatre Group will present Edward Albee’s absurd comedy “At Home at the Zoo” at an actual zoo, the Safari Farm Petting Zoo in Lake Ariel, on Thursday, Aug. 5 through Saturday, Aug. 7. Featuring a trio of adult actors, the play focuses on Peter, his life with his wife, […]

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Wilkes-Barre hard rockers Lifer explore social media in ‘Hate Me, Love Me’ music video

Wilkes-Barre hard rockers Lifer explore social media in ‘Hate Me, Love Me’ music video

From a press release: First active in 1999 and the early 2000s, the Wilkes-Barre-based hard rock band Lifer is reunited and entering a very different decade in the new music video for their latest single “Hate Me, Love Me” that explores the polarizing, and often harrowing, nature of social media. According to vocalist Nick Coyle, […]

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Wilkes-Barre hard rockers Lifer release new single ‘Hate Me, Love Me’ from long-awaited EP

Wilkes-Barre hard rockers Lifer release new single ‘Hate Me, Love Me’ from long-awaited EP

From a press release: After an 18-year hiatus, Wilkes-Barre hard rock band Lifer surprised fans last year when they reemerged with three new songs that even lead vocalist Nick Coyle said was a “surreal experience.” Now, the recently reunited group is back with a fourth track that will be part of a forthcoming five-song EP, […]

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Misericordia University hosts virtual African American artist tour and ‘Raisin in the Sun’ reading

Misericordia University hosts virtual African American artist tour and ‘Raisin in the Sun’ reading

From a press release: Misericordia University in Dallas is currently hosting an exhibition titled “The Fine Print,” which highlights the experimental styles of contemporary African American printmakers, in the Pauly Friedman Art Gallery until Sunday, March 14. Curated in partnership with Curlee Raven Holton of Raven Fine Art Editions in Easton, the exhibition features 23 […]

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Gaslight Theatre Company in Wilkes-Barre hosts virtual sketch reading of ‘My Life Is a Sketch’ on Feb. 26

Gaslight Theatre Company in Wilkes-Barre hosts virtual sketch reading of ‘My Life Is a Sketch’ on Feb. 26

From a press release: The Gaslight Theatre Company in Wilkes-Barre will produce a live virtual reading of “My Life Is a Sketch” on Friday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. This original series of six sketches by Alicia Nordstrom will be hosted by Matthew Hinton and produced by Anne Rodella and Mollie Dooley, with stage directions […]

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VIDEO PREMIERE: High school nostalgia hits Scranton pop punks Anytime Soon in ‘Jelly Donut Season’

VIDEO PREMIERE: High school nostalgia hits Scranton pop punks Anytime Soon in ‘Jelly Donut Season’

COVID-19 prevented most people from having one of those fun summers with friends you never forget, but it didn’t stop Anytime Soon from recreating that feeling in their new music video, despite all the extra work it would take to produce during the pandemic. The Scranton-based band released their latest single, “Jelly Donut Season,” on […]

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PHOTOS: Jon Bon Jovi acoustic at Joe Biden rally at Dallas High School, 10/24/20

PHOTOS: Jon Bon Jovi acoustic at Joe Biden rally at Dallas High School, 10/24/20

Luzerne County has hosted its share of drive-in concerts and political rallies over the last few months, but both came together for a unique event at Dallas High School on Saturday, Oct. 24. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jon Bon Jovi joined former Vice President and current Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his […]

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PATAsphere hosts Virtual Workshop Week with classes in voice, dance, acting, and more July 27-31

PATAsphere hosts Virtual Workshop Week with classes in voice, dance, acting, and more July 27-31

From a press release: Much like other creatives across the globe, COVID-19 has crushed nonprofit organization PATAsphere’s big summer plans. However, in the midst of unprecedented and unpredictable circumstances, the show must go on. PATAsphere, a one-of-a-kind, intensive performing arts training academy based in Dallas, Pennsylvania, has announced a Virtual Workshop Week from Monday, July […]

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