Rich Howells

What reminds you of NEPA? Locals drew what came to mind, and the results are awesome

What reminds you of NEPA? Locals drew what came to mind, and the results are awesome

Who influences how we view Northeastern Pennsylvania? The answer is simple – everyone here. Wilkes-Barre-based creative marketing company Coal Creative is asking anyone and everyone to become an NEPA Influencer, doling out challenges that challenge participants to use their imaginations to “spread positivity throughout NEPA’s social network universe, using action to create change in a […]

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Gallagher, Artie Fletcher, and Bob Nelson smashing into Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 6

Gallagher, Artie Fletcher, and Bob Nelson smashing into Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 6

From a press release: It was announced today that the Gallagher “Joke’s on You Comedy Tour” will stop at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Nov. 6 at 8 p.m., featuring Gallagher, Artie Fletcher, and Bob Nelson. Tickets for this hilarious evening, which are $45, $55, and $75 (pit […]

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Indie ‘musical prodigy’ Julian Lynch plays first NEPA show on Aug. 1

Indie ‘musical prodigy’ Julian Lynch plays first NEPA show on Aug. 1

From a press release: On Saturday, Aug. 1, Wilkes-Barre arts and entertainment collective Get Cryptic will host Julian Lynch at a venue TBA in Northeastern Pennsylvania (it was originally scheduled for The Other Side in Wilkes-Barre, but the show is now being moved due to unforeseen circumstances). Lynch is a prolific artist and scholar who […]

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Musician Jeremy Romani, a.k.a. Fiddy Shades, surprises girlfriend during set with proposal

As Fiddy Shades, the Wilkes-Barre acoustic singer/songwriter behind songs like “Pretty Good. Kinda Hood.,” Jeremy Romani has been known to pull a few surprises on stage, including shooting audiences with a Nerf gun, but this tops anything he’s done before. As he finished up his set at the Summer Spotlight show at the F.M. Kirby […]

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PHOTOS: Summer Spotlight at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 07/17/15

PHOTOS: Summer Spotlight at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 07/17/15

The Chandelier Lobby of the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre has hosted some amazing national performers (such as Josh Ritter back in May), but on Friday, July 17, eight local acts took the small stage and proved that just as much talent can come right here from Northeastern Pennsylvania during the […]

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Gordon Lightfoot, Jackson Browne, Lyle Lovett, Beach Boys, and more part of Wells Fargo series at the Kirby Center

Gordon Lightfoot, Jackson Browne, Lyle Lovett, Beach Boys, and more part of Wells Fargo series at the Kirby Center

From a press release: The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre has announced a partnership with Wells Fargo that will help underwrite some of the venue’s most popular mainstream programming for the next three seasons. The upcoming Wells Fargo Concerts and Comedy Series already includes performances by Gordon Lightfoot, Jackson Browne, Lyle […]

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Wilkes-Barre comedian Checkout Joe bags laughs, puns, and positive life lessons

Wilkes-Barre comedian Checkout Joe bags laughs, puns, and positive life lessons

Joseph Bryan looks beyond the counter to books, shows, movies, and more

When they’re starting out, most comedians have to work some mundane day jobs unrelated to their dream profession to get by – it’s just part of paying their dues. But for Joseph Bryan, his job not only serves as the inspiration for his jokes, it’s become part of who he is and what he’s known […]

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The Beach Boys celebrate 50 years of ‘Fun, Fun, Fun’ at the Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 25

The Beach Boys celebrate 50 years of ‘Fun, Fun, Fun’ at the Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 25

From a press release: Wouldn’t it be nice to see The Beach Boys this fall? The F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre has announced that The Beach Boys will perform on Sunday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Wells Fargo Concert and Comedy Series. This tour marks the 50th anniversary of The Beach […]

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Gaslight Theatre Company’s one-act ‘Playroom’ series returns with ‘Master Bedroom’ July 30-Aug. 9 in Kingston

Gaslight Theatre Company’s one-act ‘Playroom’ series returns with ‘Master Bedroom’ July 30-Aug. 9 in Kingston

From a press release: The Gaslight Theatre Company will open their 2015-­16 season with “Playroom: Master Bedroom” on July 30 and run through Aug. 9 at the Gateway Shopping Center in Kingston. “Master Bedroom” is the fourth installment in the original series created by Gaslight Board of Directors member and current artistic director for the […]

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Jerry Springer hosting ‘The Price is Right Live!’ at the Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 22

Jerry Springer hosting ‘The Price is Right Live!’ at the Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 22

From a press release: The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre will host “The Price is Right Live!” on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. – same show, new prizes, new host! For the tour’s second visit to the Kirby Center, Jerry Springer will bring his expertise from hosting “America’s Got Talent” […]

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