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Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey becomes first female ‘Ink Master’ in live TV finale

Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey becomes first female ‘Ink Master’ in live TV finale

From a press release: “It’s time that a strong, dedicated woman isn’t afraid to be herself and work hard for this title.” This quote from Shavertown resident and Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey was used in promotions leading up to the “Ink Master” Season 8 live finale on Tuesday, Dec. 6, and she lived […]

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Due to popular demand, Title Fight adds second Philly show with Westpoint and GIVE on Jan. 4

Due to popular demand, Title Fight adds second Philly show with Westpoint and GIVE on Jan. 4

From a press release: Due to “staggering popular demand,” a second Title Fight show at the First Unitarian Church has been added on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017 at 8 p.m. after their scheduled Friday, Jan. 6 concert sold out almost immediately. The Kingston punk/shoegaze band, who have only played a handful of shows this year, […]

 Rich Howells

YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: Kingston alternative rock band Westpoint

YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: Kingston alternative rock band Westpoint

Westpoint City: Kingston Genre(s): Alternative rock, punk rock, grunge, rock Years active: 2013-present Sounds like: If you ever descended a stranger’s staircase for a basement show wondering what you’re in for that night, this is the kind of loud, raucous rock music you’re hoping to hear. Westpoint strives to be a “to the point” band […]

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VIDEO: Kingston artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey tattoos over mastectomy scar of breast cancer survivor

Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey has been quite busy lately as a strong contestant and fan favorite on Season 8 of “Ink Master” on Spike TV as well as the co-owner of The Strange and Unusual oddities parlor, but she recently took time out of her busy schedule to work with Inked Magazine on […]

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Kingston bands Title Fight and Westpoint play with GIVE in NYC on Jan. 5 and Philly on Jan. 6

Kingston bands Title Fight and Westpoint play with GIVE in NYC on Jan. 5 and Philly on Jan. 6

From a press release: Kingston punk/shoegaze band Title Fight, who have only played a handful of shows this year, will embark on a short Northeast tour in January with fellow Kingston rockers Westpoint and Washington, D.C., hardcore punk band GIVE, playing intimate venues with limited capacity, including the Knockdown Center in Maspeth, New York on […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey competing in Season 8 of ‘Ink Master’

VIDEO: Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey competing in Season 8 of ‘Ink Master’

In a special live episode on Spike last night, Arizona tattoo artist Anthony Michaels was named the winner of Season 7 of “Ink Master.” A trailer that debuted soon after revealed that Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey will have a chance to compete in Season 8. Malarkey, who is known for her intricate black […]

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Rita’s holds annual free Italian ice giveaway on March 20, the first day of spring

Rita’s holds annual free Italian ice giveaway on March 20, the first day of spring

From a press release: Rita’s Italian Ice, the world’s largest Italian ice concept with more than 600 stores in 30 states and five countries, will celebrate the first day of spring with its 24th annual First Day of Spring Free Italian Ice Giveaway – known to many Rita’s guests as simply “FDOS” – and the […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Flyermile and Tired Army at Susquehanna Tavern in Exeter, 02/12/16

PHOTOS: Flyermile and Tired Army at Susquehanna Tavern in Exeter, 02/12/16

A huge soundscape filled the small space of The Susquehanna Tavern in Exeter on Friday, Feb. 12, artfully crafted by Philadelphia trio Flyermile and local post-rock group Tired Army. Organized by Shows by Sam, the free concert began with an acoustic set by Hughestown singer/songwriter Your Pal Frank (not pictured) before Tired Army played their […]

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Gaslight Theatre Company seeking directors for 2016-17 season

Gaslight Theatre Company seeking directors for 2016-17 season

From a press release: The Gaslight Theatre Company, a 501c3 nonprofit theatre company dedicated to the performance of classical and under-produced works in Northeastern Pennsylvania, is now accepting directing submissions for its 2016-17 season. Directors interested in submitting must fill out a form on the company’s website and e-mail their theatrical résumé to gaslighttheatre@gmail.com in […]

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NES Trail raises nearly $1,000 for charity with ‘Super Smash Bros.’ tournament, sets next event for Feb. 28

NES Trail raises nearly $1,000 for charity with ‘Super Smash Bros.’ tournament, sets next event for Feb. 28

From a press release: NES Trail, a local group of video gamers and collectors, hosted a “Super Smash Bros.” Wii U tournament at the Forty Fort municipal building on Sunday, Nov. 1, with proceeds benefiting the Wyoming Valley Children’s Association and its Together We Grow Preschool. The next tournament will be held on Sunday, Feb. […]