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Drew Taylor named executive director of F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre

Drew Taylor named executive director of F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre

From a press release: Drew Taylor has been announced as the new executive director of the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre. He joined the Kirby Center in June of 2002 and previously served as the downtown venue’s director of operations prior to being named managing director in October of 2019. Before […]

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Comedian Jo Koy is ‘Just Kidding’ again at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 21

Comedian Jo Koy is ‘Just Kidding’ again at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 21

From a press release: Due to overwhelming demand, comedian Jo Koy will return to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, Oct. 21 at 8 p.m. as part of his Just Kidding World Tour. Tickets, which are $48.50 and $58.50, plus fees, go on sale to the general public this Friday, May 14 at […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Comedian Theo Von performs live at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 9

Comedian Theo Von performs live at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 9

From a press release: It was announced today that comedian and podcast host Theo Von will be performing at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. as part of his live stand-up tour. Tickets, which are $25, $45, and $55, plus fees, go on sale to the general public […]

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Food Network star Alton Brown goes ‘Beyond the Eats’ live at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 25

Food Network star Alton Brown goes ‘Beyond the Eats’ live at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 25

From a press release: Chef, television personality, author, and Food Network star Alton Brown has announced that his tour “Alton Brown Live – Beyond the Eats” will visit the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Feb. 25, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. Brown created a new form of entertainment – the live culinary variety show […]

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Beach Boys concert at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre postponed again until 2022

Beach Boys concert at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre postponed again until 2022

From a press release: The Beach Boys concert that was originally scheduled for April 5, 2020 at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre was postponed until April 6, 2021. Today, it was announced that the show has been rescheduled again to Tuesday, April 12, 2022. “This situation is very disappointing for all us; however, we […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA music venues still await federal relief funds from Save Our Stages legislation

NEPA music venues still await federal relief funds from Save Our Stages legislation

As part of the $900 billion pandemic relief package that Congress passed at the end of 2020, “$15 billion in dedicated funding for live venues, independent movie theaters, and cultural institutions,” according to a Dec. 20 statement from Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. However, as February comes to a close, those businesses have […]

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F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre announces free virtual Young People’s Theater lineup

F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre announces free virtual Young People’s Theater lineup

From a press release: Today, the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre announced its spring lineup of new all-virtual shows produced for students and young audiences. All six videos in the Young People’s Theater Series are available free of charge to teachers and parents and are available to stream at any time during the duration of […]

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F.M. Kirby Center hosts virtual conversation with comedian Eddie Izzard on Feb. 12

F.M. Kirby Center hosts virtual conversation with comedian Eddie Izzard on Feb. 12

From a press release: Today, the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre announced that it will present stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and activist Eddie Izzard in a “global online conversation” with host Elliott Forrest on Friday, Feb. 12 at 4 p.m., in partnership with ArtsRock. Tickets, which are $15 for a single view, $25 per household, […]

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NEPA Penn State campuses host free virtual programs on entertainment, business, and more from Jan. 25-April 26

NEPA Penn State campuses host free virtual programs on entertainment, business, and more from Jan. 25-April 26

From a press release: Penn State University’s northeast region campuses will host a spring virtual program series featuring topics ranging from movie promotion and the entertainment industry to chocolate and family business, NASA, forensics, bingo, children’s books, current weather, and nature. These free programs are open to the public and will be held in the […]

 Rich Howells

Save Our Stages Act benefiting NEPA music venues included in COVID-19 relief bill

Save Our Stages Act benefiting NEPA music venues included in COVID-19 relief bill

After stalling for months, Democrats and Republicans in Congress finally agreed on a $900 billion pandemic relief package on Sunday that incorporates the Save Our Stages Act, setting aside “$15 billion in dedicated funding for live venues, independent movie theaters, and cultural institutions,” according to Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck […]

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