City on the fringe – Scranton Fringe Festival returns with expanded schedule

A longer schedule aims to open up more opportunities for audiences to check out the variety of entertainment the Scranton Fringe Festival will bring to the city this month. Expanding from five days to nine this year, the festival boasts activities ranging from improv...

Guitar aces bringing skills to Scranton Cultural Center

G.E. Smith’s storied career as a guitarist has earned him a number of accomplishments worth boasting about, from an Emmy award for his work as bandleader on “Saturday Night Live” to credits on studio albums by David Bowie and Mick Jagger to touring with Bob Dylan. For...

Up Close and Personal – Melanie DePietro

Scranton native Melanie DePietro is an art instructor at Eclectic City Studio in Scranton. Eclectic City Studio, owned by designer Jeff D’Angelo, features four artists, including DePietro, each of whom teach workshops in their niche. She found a home to display and...

Micah Nelson tours with dad Willie as Particle Kid

The experience of joining Outlaw Music Festival is comparatively much different for another act on the bill. Micah Nelson, who calls tourmates Willie Nelson dad and Lukas Nelson brother, performs under the moniker Particle Kid, and his own music waxes and wains...
Soul-searching leads therapist, songwriter to original music

Soul-searching leads therapist, songwriter to original music

Jessup native Jamie Lupini, aka Jamison Alley, released her first CD, “On the Inside,” in 2000, but her live performances in years since focused more on cover songs. A recent period of “personal soul-searching” plus her work with adults in the mental health field...

Sounds – September 13, 2018

Sounds – September 13, 2018

SIREN SONGS FRANKIE COSMOS — ‘Vessel’ THE GOOD: Indie singer/songwriter and former Porches bassist Greta Kline (daughter of Kevin Kline and Phoebe Cates) releases her third album as Frankie Cosmos. THE BAD: “Vessel” feels a bit scattershot in spots; Kline is a better...

Fab 5 – September 13, 2018

Fab 5 – September 13, 2018

1. ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Head over to Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton,r to watch a live rendition of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” presented by Actors Circle. The play was written by Christopher Sergel and is an adaptation of Harper Lee’s classic...

Clubs – September 13, 2018

Clubs – September 13, 2018

Thursday, Sept. 13 279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Dustin Douglas Bart & Urby’s, 119 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Trivia Night Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Falls: Open mic with Big Al and Billy Edwards Border Bar, 170 Laurel Plaza,...

Concerts – September 13, 2018

Concerts – September 13, 2018

F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre Tickets: 570-826-1100 Sebastian Maniscalco, Friday, Sept. 14 Danny Gokey, Saturday, Sept. 29 Dwight Yoakam, Friday, Oct. 5 Wanda Sykes, Thursday, Nov. 1 Stayin’ Alive: One Night of the Bee Gees, Friday, Nov. 2 Joe Nardone Presents: The...