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F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre adds more classic movie screenings on Aug. 6-Sept. 17

F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre adds more classic movie screenings on Aug. 6-Sept. 17

From a press release: Today, the F.M. Kirby Center in downtown Wilkes-Barre announced the final movies in the “Come Back to the Kirby” series, continuing on Fridays at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. through Sept. 17. Hearkening back to the venue’s history as a movie theater, the “Come Back to the Kirby” series that started […]

 Jason Riedmiller

RAILRIDERS PHOTOBLOG: Fan favorite Hoy Jun Park traded to Pittsburgh Pirates

RAILRIDERS PHOTOBLOG: Fan favorite Hoy Jun Park traded to Pittsburgh Pirates

Earlier today, the New York Yankees announced that Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders fan favorite Hoy Jun Park and fellow infielder Diego Castillo were traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates for 28-year-old reliever Clay Holmes and his 5.57 career ERA. This was a great trade! …for the Pirates. Catcher Rob Brantly was sent back to Scranton to make room […]

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Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco returns to Wilkes-Barre for Mohegan Sun Arena show on Dec. 5

Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco returns to Wilkes-Barre for Mohegan Sun Arena show on Dec. 5

From a press release: Touted as “the hottest comic in America” by the New York Times, Sebastian Maniscalco has celebrated heights only a few comedians ever achieve. A string of record-breaking, sold-out arena shows include a comedy record for Chicago’s United Center with 21,286, the highest gross for a single event at Boston’s TD Garden, […]

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‘Impractical Jokers’ bring the laughs to Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on April 30, 2022

‘Impractical Jokers’ bring the laughs to Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on April 30, 2022

From a press release: The Tenderloins Comedy Troupe, the creators and stars of truTV’s hit show “Impractical Jokers” and TBS’ “The Misery Index,” has rescheduled The Scoopski Potatoes Tour, which means they have set a new date for Wilkes-Barre. Off the heels of a successful Season 3 launch of their game show “The Misery Index,” […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Former Wilkes-Barre musician Strand of Oaks returns to F.M. Kirby Center on Nov. 21

Former Wilkes-Barre musician Strand of Oaks returns to F.M. Kirby Center on Nov. 21

From a press release: Following the announcement of a new album and tour earlier this month, it was announced today that Strand of Oaks will be back at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, Nov. 21 as part of the venue’s “Chandelier Concert Series.” Brooklyn indie rock band The Still Tide will open […]

 Rich Howells

Title Fight’s Wilkes-Barre mural may be covered by billboard as fans try to save ‘Hyperview’ artwork

Title Fight’s Wilkes-Barre mural may be covered by billboard as fans try to save ‘Hyperview’ artwork

In 2014, Kingston punk/shoegaze band Title Fight worked with their friend and album cover artist John Slaby to create a reflective mural on the side of a building on South Main Street in downtown Wilkes-Barre. Located near the former Cafe Metro, a venue they often played with other breakout local bands like The Menzingers and […]

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Ska/reggae rockers Elephants Dancing and Joint Operation get funky at Jazz Cafe in Plains on July 23

Ska/reggae rockers Elephants Dancing and Joint Operation get funky at Jazz Cafe in Plains on July 23

From a press release: Baltimore reggae funk band Joint Operation and Wilkes-Barre’s own reggae rockers

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Free Rockin’ the River concert series begins July 16 and continues on Friday nights through July 30 in Wilkes-Barre

Free Rockin’ the River concert series begins July 16 and continues on Friday nights through July 30 in Wilkes-Barre

From a press release: Announced last month, the free Rockin’ the River concert series returns to the Wilkes-Barre River Common this Friday, July 16. It is the first in a series of three consecutive Friday evening performances. The community is invited to bring a chair or a blanket to the Millennium Circle Portal (92 N. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

After Grammy win, bluegrass phenom Billy Strings returns to Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 19

After Grammy win, bluegrass phenom Billy Strings returns to Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 19

From a press release: Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, and bluegrass musician Billy Strings will continue his extensive headlining tour through the end of the year, including a newly confirmed show at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township on Friday, Nov. 19 at 8:30 p.m. The new dates add to a landmark […]

 Jason Riedmiller

RAILRIDERS PHOTOBLOG: RailRiders’ extra innings fall short to Syracuse Mets

RAILRIDERS PHOTOBLOG: RailRiders’ extra innings fall short to Syracuse Mets

Despite plenty of offense and a return to form for top pitching prospect Deivi Garcia, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders lost three of their last four games to the Syracuse Mets in extra innings, including today’s 9-8 defeat at PNC Field in Moosic. The RailRiders split this home series three games to three but also lost a […]

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