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Country heavyweight Vince Gill to perform at Wilkes-Barre’s Kirby Center

Vince Gill has won 21 Grammy Awards from 44 nominations. That’s Stevie Wonder territory. The songwriter, vocalist, guitarist and record producer has made an indelible mark on country music — over the course of a career that’s spanned more than 40 years — and he’s managed to touch on every shade of Americana along the […]

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Grotto Harveys Lake announces schedule of live entertainment, deck parties

Grotto Pizza is determined to show its Harveys Lake location is a desirable place to spend a summer weekend. The lakeside restaurant will launch an entertainment series beginning Memorial Day weekend, Friday through Sunday, and continuing throughout the late spring and summer, that will feature live music, unique beer offers, a new Grotto mascot, and […]

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Forty-fort folk-rock band to perform in support of band member Joe Lynch

The members of local folk-rock band Just Us have stood together through 36 years of performance, and they’ll stand together again to make music and support one of their own. Just Us for Joey Lynch will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Trucksville and will […]

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Grateful for Spring to welcome John Kadlecik to Mountain Sky in Jermyn

In its fifth year of organizing and hosting festival-style music events, Mountain Sky in Jermyn is gearing up for what could be its biggest season to date. The venue’s annual season opener, Grateful for Spring will take place May 12 through 14 at 63 Stillmeadow Lane. The three-day event will feature Furthur alumnus and renowned […]

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Dean Ford & the Beautiful Ones bring Prince tribute to River Street Jazz Cafe

WILKES-BARRE — For a musician who grew up loving pop, it took Dean Ford a while to find Prince. But once he did, he was hooked. Dean Ford & the Beautiful Ones will perform their tribute to the late funk-pop icon at 9 p.m. May 13 at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains Township. […]

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Genius behind Beach Boys Brian Wilson to perform at F.M. Kirby Center

WILKES-BARRE — Which of the stellar rock ‘n’ roll albums written during the musically revolutionary 1960s and ’70s was most brilliant and influential is a topic of heated debate among musicians, music historians and fans alike. But The Beach Boys’ progressive pop triumph “Pet Sounds,” and it’s primary songwriter Brian Wilson, tend to make their […]

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Kingston’s SUZE to celebrate 10th anniversay with Kirby performance, film

WILKES-BARRE — In December, Kingston-based rockers SUZE began a benchmark year by introducing old fans to a new evolution at the band’s annual Christmas show at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains Township. Next month, SUZE will make lasting memories as the retooled quartet performs a show titled A Decade of SUZE at 8 […]

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Freddy Cannon to headline rock and doo wop showcase at F.M. Kirby Center

When rock ‘n’ roll was young, Joe Nardone & The All Stars backed up Freddy “Boom Boom” Cannon at Sans Souci Park in Hanover Township. That was June 29, 1962. Fifty-five years later, Nardone is promoting a rock and doo wop showcase that features the legendary singer of “Tallahassee Lassie” and “Palisades Park” among other […]

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Country artist Dylan Scott to perform during Guitars & Stars at Kirby Center

WILKES-BARRE — With his latest single climbing the country radio charts and his band headlining club and theater venues, Dylan Scott is poised to have the biggest year-to-date of his career, but the 26-year-old Louisiana native isn’t taking anything for granted. “It’s a crazy feeling,” Scott said of his recent success. “Growing up dreaming about […]

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Alexis P. Suter Ministers of Sound to visit Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center

WILKES-BARRE — Attending an Alexis P. Suter performance is like going to church. That’s because the goose-bump-inducing, bass-baritone vocalist presents both moving music and sermon-worthy spoken word without ever sounding preachy or letting a moment go by where her fans aren’t entirely engaged. Alexis P. Suter Ministers of Sound will perform at 8 p.m. March […]

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Lady Eagles' Goins is Salem-bound

Grayce Goins probably had one of the most difficult tasks of any local volleyball player during the 2016 season. The Surry Central defensive specialist and libero was one of the focal points of the Lady Eagles' defense, during a season in which the team was rebuilding.

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Rising to the occasion

Kaylee Freed played an important role on North Surry volleyball teams that won 46 matches and two Western Piedmont Athletic Conference titles the past two seasons, but expected her sports career would end when she graduated.

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Hurley to coach at state games again

The Powerade State Games High School Soccer Showcase will take place June 24-25 at the UNC Greensboro Soccer Stadium, and as usual, Mount Airy head soccer coach Will Hurley will be a part of it.

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Lady Cards move Into second-place tie

Mount Airy already knew it had its work cut out for it on Thursday evening, when East Surry came calling. It didn't help the Lady Bears' cause that they had to figure out a way to stop the likes of Greensboro College recruit Mary Jo Lowe.

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Bears batter Villains again

On Wednesday night, the Granite Bears of Mount Airy registered a 9-2 win over Bishop McGuinness, and as a result, tallied back-to-back wins over the Villains in the last two days.

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Cards sweep two from Camels

Conference co-leader East Surry had to be reminded of that on Tuesday evening, when the fourth-ranked Cardinals started slowly in game one of a doubleheader with Atkins at Barry Hall Field.

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Strong second half lifts Central

Surry Central's girls' soccer team earned its second Western Piedmont Athletic Conference win on Monday evening, earning a 3-0 victory over North Surry in Dobson.

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Lankford inks with Presbyterian

After a four-year career that included four All-Conference honors and two Northwest 1A Conference Player of the Year citations, the senior walked off the court at the Dean E. Smith Center on the afternoon of March 11 as a state champion.

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Cardinals just miss team victory

The East Surry tennis team has encountered rough sailing in the early part of its 2017 season, struggling against several of the area's top programs.

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