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Singer of Scranton pop rockers Black Tie Stereo becomes ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ June 27-Aug. 3

Singer of Scranton pop rockers Black Tie Stereo becomes ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ June 27-Aug. 3

From a press release: The Scranton Shakespeare Festival will start its eighth season tonight with the biblical musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” which features a local lead singer in the title role. Stephen Murphy, vocalist and keyboardist for Scranton pop rock band Black Tie Stereo, will portray Joseph, sharing the stage with Michele […]

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Scranton Shakespeare Festival offers variety of free plays and musicals downtown June 27-Aug. 4

Scranton Shakespeare Festival offers variety of free plays and musicals downtown June 27-Aug. 4

From a press release: Eight years strong, the Scranton Shakespeare Festival is back in the Electric City this summer with another season of exciting and free professional theatre featuring stories from far and wide… and something very close to home. The festival kicks off this season on Thursday, June 27 with the upbeat musical “Joseph […]

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Wilkes-Barre rockers Breaking Benjamin set to release new single ‘Red Cold River’ on Jan. 5

Wilkes-Barre rockers Breaking Benjamin set to release new single ‘Red Cold River’ on Jan. 5

From a press release: Multi-platinum rock band Breaking Benjamin will release their next single, “Red Cold River,” on Jan. 5, 2018, the first song from their upcoming album, “Ember,” and the first new music the Wilkes-Barre band has released since 2015. The group, whose local members are vocalist/guitarist Benjamin Burnley and bassist/backing vocalist Aaron Bruch, […]

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A Perfect Circle announces 2017 tour dates in Reading, New York, and New Jersey

A Perfect Circle announces 2017 tour dates in Reading, New York, and New Jersey

From a press release: Local Tool fans were recently treated to a rare live performance at the Giant Center in Hershey last month, and now singer Maynard James Keenan is bringing his other multi-platinum rock band, A Perfect Circle, to five venues within a two to three-hour driving distance from Northeastern Pennsylvania. After returning to […]

 Mark Uricheck

Black Crown Initiate vent heavy, emotional metal in Wilkes-Barre

Black Crown Initiate vent heavy, emotional metal in Wilkes-Barre

Reading rockers play The Factory: Underground on Friday, Oct. 24

Black Crown Initiate’s bio is as heavy as their sound. The Reading, Pennsylvania-based progressive death metal band, which recently signed to eOne Music for the release of their album “The Wreckage of Stars,” describes their sound as “a sentient being at war with itself and everything else; an entity holding on for dear life as […]

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‘Prepare for Hell’ when Slipknot and Korn come to Reading and Camden

‘Prepare for Hell’ when Slipknot and Korn come to Reading and Camden

On the heels of releasing their fifth studio album, Slipknot have announced a nationwide tour with Korn and KING 810 that will take them through Pennsylvania and New Jersey in December. The masked Iowans will unleash “.5: The Gray Chapter,” named after their bassist Paul Gray who passed away in 2010, on Oct. 21 (available […]