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The ghost of Roy Orbison tours U.S. as hologram, stopping in Pennsylvania on Nov. 9

The ghost of Roy Orbison tours U.S. as hologram, stopping in Pennsylvania on Nov. 9

On Oct. 1, the U.S. leg of the Roy Orbison hologram tour kicked off in Oakland. At each stop, a computer-generated hologram of Orbison will be performing alongside an orchestra and band. [The tour comes to the Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank, New Jersey on Nov. 2, the Xcite Center at […]

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‘Saint of Darkness’ dramatizes real-life Philly police case at Olde Brick Theatre in Scranton Nov. 1-11

‘Saint of Darkness’ dramatizes real-life Philly police case at Olde Brick Theatre in Scranton Nov. 1-11

From a press release: Diva Productions continues its 2018/2019 season at the Olde Brick Theatre in Scranton with Jeff Boam’s new original stage drama “Saint of Darkness,” based on real events. Set in 1979, the play finds a team of risk-taking detectives, led by Lieutenant Gerald Baker, using a mix of ingenuity, innovation, and old-fashioned […]

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Historic Philadelphia music venue Electric Factory renamed Franklin Music Hall by fans

Historic Philadelphia music venue Electric Factory renamed Franklin Music Hall by fans

From press releases: The Bowery Presents announced today that the venue most recently known as North Seventh, formerly the Electric Factory, will host audiences under a new name – Franklin Music Hall – after the owner of the Electric Factory mark refused to license the use of the name and logo. The name Franklin Music […]

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New Kids on the Block bring MixTape Tour with Salt-N-Pepa, Tiffany, and more to Hersheypark Stadium on July 6

New Kids on the Block bring MixTape Tour with Salt-N-Pepa, Tiffany, and more to Hersheypark Stadium on July 6

From a press release: Multi-platinum-selling pop group New Kids on the Block unveiled a totally rad lineup of ’80s and ’90s hitmakers today for their highly anticipated 2019 tour. NKOTB appeared on the “Today Show” to reveal The MixTape Tour with very special guests Salt-N-Pepa, Tiffany, Debbie Gibson, and Naughty by Nature. The five iconic […]

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Iconic Philadelphia music venue Electric Factory sold and will be renamed under new ownership

Iconic Philadelphia music venue Electric Factory sold and will be renamed under new ownership

From press releases: Philadelphia has a rich musical heritage, and the Electric Factory has played a large part in shaping and showcasing the major musical acts of the last 50 years. Earlier today, it was announced the music venue was sold to concert promoter AEG under its company The Bowery Presents, which runs multiple venues […]

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REVIEW/PHOTOS: Scranton’s Menzingers deliver Clash-style punk show at Musikfest Café in Bethlehem

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Scranton’s Menzingers deliver Clash-style punk show at Musikfest Café in Bethlehem

In recent times, punk bands have gravitated toward two styles – speedy thrash and Ramones-style poppy punk. But the style that really pushed punk forward to the masses, and which is all but missing today, was that of The Clash. It also was fast and hard, but had a deeper musical sensibility and lyrical content. […]

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Musical cabaret and WWII stories featured in free ‘1940s Canteen’ show in Scranton on Aug. 25

Musical cabaret and WWII stories featured in free ‘1940s Canteen’ show in Scranton on Aug. 25

From a press release: Travel back in time with “The 1940s Canteen,” a unique collaboration with a professional theater company, United Neighborhood Centers, seniors, and teens. The first half of this show will consist of ensemble-created monologues based on World War II veterans’ experiences, as well as those of Scranton natives who were part of […]

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New Montage Mountain Moosic Festival takes over Scranton water park on Aug. 18

New Montage Mountain Moosic Festival takes over Scranton water park on Aug. 18

From a press release: Once the annual Camp Bisco and Peach Music Festival come and go in July, Montage Mountain Waterpark will host a brand new, smaller-scale event, the Montage Mountain Moosic Festival, on Saturday, Aug. 18 with live music and all-day access to the water park attractions. Festival-goers can float in the lazy river, […]

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Kevin Bacon’s band The Bacon Brothers perform at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Aug. 2

Kevin Bacon’s band The Bacon Brothers perform at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Aug. 2

From a press release: Get one degree closer to legendary actor Kevin Bacon when the folk rock band he formed with his brother Michael, The Bacon Brothers, performs at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Thursday, Aug. 2 at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are $34, $44, and $54, are on sale now and available through […]

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Musical comedian Stephen Lynch performs at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Oct. 18

Musical comedian Stephen Lynch performs at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Oct. 18

From a press release: After recording a new live album earlier this year on the My Old Heart Tour, comedian, musician, and Tony Award-nominated actor Stephen Lynch will bring this tour to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are $19.50, $29.50, and $39.50, plus applicable fees, go […]

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