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PHOTOS: Gene Ween Does Billy Joel with Paul Green Rock Academy at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 08/05/17

PHOTOS: Gene Ween Does Billy Joel with Paul Green Rock Academy at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 08/05/17

Aaron Freeman may be known best as Gene Ween, the frontman of alternative rock band Ween from New Hope, Pennsylvania, but on Saturday, Aug. 5, he embodied a very different singer/songwriter for an intimate set of Billy Joel songs in the Chandelier Lobby of the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre. The night began with a […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Arts on the Square in Scranton with Start Making Sense, Rogue Chimp, Starbird, and more, 07/29/17

PHOTOS: Arts on the Square in Scranton with Start Making Sense, Rogue Chimp, Starbird, and more, 07/29/17

Last year, pouring rain swept Arts on the Square away, forcing Scranton’s largest arts festival to close down before it ever really got started. The fifth annual event on Saturday, July 29, however, was quite the opposite, bringing thousands downtown to enjoy over 100 vendors, live art demonstrations, a variety of food, family activities, and […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Off-Broadway one-man musical ‘My Sinatra’ comes to Theater at North in Scranton on Sept. 16

Off-Broadway one-man musical ‘My Sinatra’ comes to Theater at North in Scranton on Sept. 16

From a press release: Singer, playwright, and actor Cary Hoffman turned his celebrated PBS special into a biographical, often hilarious, and poignant one-man musical play called “My Sinatra” about his love and idolization for this hero Frank Sinatra and the perils of wanting to become somebody else. The acclaimed show comes to The Theater at […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Tool tribute band Schism opens your third eye at Irish Wolf Pub in Scranton on Sept. 30

Tool tribute band Schism opens your third eye at Irish Wolf Pub in Scranton on Sept. 30

From a press release: It’s becoming increasingly difficult to see progressive metal band Tool live locally these days – with no new material released in over a decade, the closest they toured in years was the Giant Center in Hershey back in May. That’s where Schism, the world’s first and longest running tribute to Tool, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Shining Star pays tribute to Earth, Wind & Fire at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 23

Shining Star pays tribute to Earth, Wind & Fire at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 23

From a press release: It was announced today that FriendlyHart Productions will present Shining Star: A Tribute to Earth, Wind & Fire at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are $29.50, $39.50, and $49.50, plus fees, go on sale this Wednesday, July 26 at 10 a.m. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Brit Floyd immerses Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre in Pink Floyd experience on Nov. 7

Brit Floyd immerses Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre in Pink Floyd experience on Nov. 7

From a press release: The hotly anticipated rock event of the year returns to the F.M. Kirby Center as Brit Floyd brings the music of Pink Floyd to life once again with its lavish new stage show, the Immersion World Tour 2017, in Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, which are $41, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Tribute band Jessie’s Girl goes ‘Back to the ’80s’ at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on June 30

Tribute band Jessie’s Girl goes ‘Back to the ’80s’ at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on June 30

From a press release: Take your tracksuits, neon spandex, acid wash jeans, and fanny packs out of the closet – Jessie’s Girl, New York City’s ultimate ’80s tribute band, will perform at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Friday, June 30 at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are $22 in advance or $27 the day of […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Pittston’s Shawn Klush plays Elvis 40th anniversary tribute at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre Aug. 26-27

Pittston’s Shawn Klush plays Elvis 40th anniversary tribute at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre Aug. 26-27

From a press release: In honor of the 40th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death, the ultimate Elvis tribute artist, Shawn Klush, will return to the Keystone Grand Ballroom of Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, Aug. 26 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 27 at 4 p.m. with Elvis’ own backup singers, The Sweet […]

 Rich Howells

2 concerts pay tribute to life and music of Wilkes-Barre reggae artist George Wesley on June 24

2 concerts pay tribute to life and music of Wilkes-Barre reggae artist George Wesley on June 24

The “Old Lion” will roar once again on Saturday, June 24 when two different venues in Northeastern Pennsylvania celebrate the life and music of Wilkes-Barre reggae musician George Wesley, who passed away last year at the age of 62 after a brief battle with liver cancer. Born on June 21, 1954 in Clarks Summit, the […]

 Brad Patton

CONCERT REVIEW: Liverpool Legends dive deep to please devoted Beatles fans in Wilkes-Barre

CONCERT REVIEW: Liverpool Legends dive deep to please devoted Beatles fans in Wilkes-Barre

The world is full of Beatles tribute acts, but only one has a direct connection to a Beatles family member. Liverpool Legends, a fab foursome handpicked by George Harrison’s sister Louise, brought back the magic of Beatlemania on Friday, May 26 at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre. The group wears […]

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