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Orwell’s ‘1984’ play adaptation premieres in Pa. with Scranton Fringe at Lackawanna College July 27-29

Orwell’s ‘1984’ play adaptation premieres in Pa. with Scranton Fringe at Lackawanna College July 27-29

From a press release: Big Brother is watching, and all of Northeastern Pennsylvania will soon be watching too. This summer, the Scranton Fringe Festival is producing the Pennsylvania premiere of Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan’s gripping adaptation of the George Orwell classic “1984.” This dark dystopian masterpiece will be presented at the Peoples Security Bank […]

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Pottsville rockers Crobot sink claws into Janet Jackson’s ‘Black Cat’ on North American tour

Pottsville rockers Crobot sink claws into Janet Jackson’s ‘Black Cat’ on North American tour

From a press release: As Crobot crosses the paths of hard rock fans across North America this summer, the Pottsville natives have unleashed their feral take on Janet Jackson’s 1990 hit “Black Cat.” Dropping today on all major streaming platforms via Mascot Records, the new single brings out the built-in heavy rock elements and crossover […]

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‘Impractical Jokers’ star Sal Vulcano performs stand-up at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 13

‘Impractical Jokers’ star Sal Vulcano performs stand-up at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 13

From a press release: It was announced today that improvisational comedian, actor, and producer Sal Vulcano, best known for the hit television shows “Impractical Jokers” and “The Misery Index,” will perform stand-up live at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Oct. 13. In 1999, he co-founded The Tenderloins Comedy Troupe with his “Impractical […]

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Virtuoso guitarist Steve Vai performs at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on July 30

Virtuoso guitarist Steve Vai performs at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on July 30

From a press release: It was announced today that legendary, Grammy Award-winning guitarist Steve Vai will perform at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, July 30 as part of his Inviolate Tour. A virtuoso guitarist, visionary composer, and consummate producer who has sculpted musical sound with infinite creativity and technical mastery for over […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Scranton indie rock pirates Esta Coda ride the friendly seas of ‘Happenstance’

VIDEO PREMIERE: Scranton indie rock pirates Esta Coda ride the friendly seas of ‘Happenstance’

When talking to Esta Coda about their band, songwriting, live shows, or just life in general, the theme that keeps coming up again and again is “friendship.” It’s the force that motivates them, surrounds them, flows through them, and binds them together, to roughly paraphrase a friendly Jedi. It’s key to the longevity of the […]

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’90s hitmakers Spin Doctors play free Fine Arts Fiesta in Wilkes-Barre on May 19

’90s hitmakers Spin Doctors play free Fine Arts Fiesta in Wilkes-Barre on May 19

From a press release: When Annette Evans, with the assistance of Al Groh, started the Fine Arts Fiesta in downtown Wilkes-Barre, it consisted of a handful of artists and performers, with some even traveling from New York City. Their idea was simply to bring visual and performing arts to the people who might not otherwise […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Good Things Are Happening again – Scranton music fest returns to Iron Furnaces on Aug. 12

EXCLUSIVE: Good Things Are Happening again – Scranton music fest returns to Iron Furnaces on Aug. 12

The local news station can assure viewers that “good things are happening” in their area all they want, but it seems the often skeptical citizens of Northeastern Pennsylvania need more than just a segment on TV to be reminded of that fact. That’s where James Barrett comes in, a Scranton singer/songwriter with big songs and […]

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Life of Agony celebrates 30 years with Sick of It All at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on April 1

Life of Agony celebrates 30 years with Sick of It All at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on April 1

From a press release: It has been three decades since the release of Life of Agony’s critically acclaimed and game-changing debut album, “River Runs Red,” and the legendary alternative metal band is celebrating this milestone with a world tour this year. The current North American leg of the tour with Sick of It All, dubbed […]

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Comedy Central comedian Sam Morril performs at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on April 1, 2023

Comedy Central comedian Sam Morril performs at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on April 1, 2023

From a press release: It was announced today that stand-up comedian Sam Morril will bring his new Class Act Tour to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on, appropriately, April Fools’ Day – Saturday, April 1, 2023. Morril is one of the fastest-rising stand-up comics in New York City and one of the best joke […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: 2022 New York Comic Con at Javits Center, 10/06-08/22

PHOTOS: 2022 New York Comic Con at Javits Center, 10/06-08/22

Geek culture invaded New York City once again on the weekend of Oct. 6-9, and locals who see it all just about every day were once again turning heads and craning necks at the fun and truly bizarre cosplayers at the Javits Center in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan. Pop culture fans donned everything from elaborate homemade […]