Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Bring the Heat, 10/18/14

PHOTOS: Bring the Heat, 10/18/14

After forming in 2009 and playing throughout the tri-state area, Bring the Heat took a few years off. When they came back from hiatus on Oct. 18 with new members and new music, they certainly lived up to their name and made a triumphant return. The Wilkes-Barre hardcore band was just one of several acts […]

 Michelle Beck

PHOTOS: Falling Hollywood and Those Clever Foxes, 10/17/14

PHOTOS: Falling Hollywood and Those Clever Foxes, 10/17/14

The Factory: Underground celebrated “Rocktober” on Friday, Oct. 17 with Erie’s Falling Hollywood, who came all the way from the other side of the state to share their alternative folk rock with Wilkes-Barre. Surrounded by Halloween decorations throughout the venue, local bands Those Clever Foxes and The Red Barons (not pictured, sorry) performed that night […]

 Sara Pokorny

What does the future look like to those with intellectual, developmental disabilities?

What does the future look like to those with intellectual, developmental disabilities?

The Arc of Luzerne County displays 'beautiful and creative' work at Third Friday Wilkes-Barre art walk

What do you see when you think about the future? Is it a big house? Plenty of kids? A life of travel, or perhaps settling down in the town you grew up? Every one vision differs from the next, depending upon who is creating it. Last year, a local organization that seeks to improve the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Kirby Center’s Chandelier Lobby series returns with Alexis P. Suter

Kirby Center’s Chandelier Lobby series returns with Alexis P. Suter

From a press release: Back by popular demand, the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts announced the return of its “Live from the Chandelier Lobby” concert series yesterday, which will feature one performance per month beginning in November and running through April 2015. The intimate music series, held in the spacious and comfortable confines […]

 Sara Pokorny

Band leader discovers the world through ‘Cirque du Soleil: Dralion’

Band leader discovers the world through ‘Cirque du Soleil: Dralion’

Show comes to Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre for five days starting tonight

For Stephen Poulin, it’s all about discovery – even of the smallest things. “I discovered a train around here this morning,” the “Cirque du Soleil: Dralion” band leader said via a recent phone interview, excitement creeping into his voice. ‘It’s wonderful. I always try to find one thing about each place I go to… and […]

 Guest Contributor

CONCERT REVIEW: The Wailers transcend traditional concert experience

CONCERT REVIEW: The Wailers transcend traditional concert experience

Review submitted by Giovanna Arcadu It was undeniable that hundreds of excited audience members came to hear The Wailers perform Bob Marley‘s songs of love and peace at the F.M. Kirby Center on Friday night, Oct. 10, and while the legend himself could not be there, it felt like he was performing that night, brought […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: The Wailers, Mighty Mystic, and George Wesley Band, 10/10/14

PHOTOS: The Wailers, Mighty Mystic, and George Wesley Band, 10/10/14

The Wailers celebrated the 30th anniversary of “Legend,” Bob Marley‘s bestselling greatest hits compilation, at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Oct. 10. Mighty Mystic and Wilkes-Barre’s own George Wesley Band opened the night before The Wailers took the stage and performed “Legend” in its entirety, along with other classic reggae songs led […]

 Rich Perry

STRENGTH & FOCUS: The power of chiropractic with Dr. Dan Golaszewski

STRENGTH & FOCUS: The power of chiropractic with Dr. Dan Golaszewski

Greetings, friends, I’d like to take a moment to thank all of my readers who e-mailed to share stories and ask questions in regards to the weekly topics. I’m forever grateful to know that this column has been able to help, motivate, and inspire so many people in such a short amount of time since […]

 Mark Uricheck

Bobaflex hits the road hard to avenge rock ‘n’ roll

West Virginia band's Rock Avengers Tour stops at The Factory: Underground in Wilkes-Barre

Life on the road inevitably requires musicians to take the lemons they’re dealt – grueling travel, broken sleep, flat tires, and uncertain business dealings, among many. If you’re Shaun McCoy, however, you’re pretty adept at making some pretty tasty lemonade out of the sour situations. “I got out of the old bus, picked up our […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: 6th annual Bras Across the Bridge, 10/05/14

PHOTOS: 6th annual Bras Across the Bridge, 10/05/14

Waving your underwear around Wilkes-Barre is usually frowned upon, but once a year, the city makes an exception. The sixth annual Bras Across the Bridge event, hosted by 98.5 KRZ on Sunday, Oct. 5, was filled with breast cancer survivors and supporters stringing bras together across the Market Street Bridge and Kirby Park to form […]