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Pop-rocker Bryan Adams to visit Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Township

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Among pop-rock hit-makers who came to prominence in the 80s, Bryan Adams is a benchmark, a level to be reached, an example of an artist who had both chart-topping radio singles and humble, behind-the-scenes songwriting successes. The celebrated Canadian songsmith will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Mohegan Sun Arena. The […]

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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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Wisconsin violinist, sister of fallen soldier helps vets heal through music

NEENAH, Wis. — She begins each time by sharpening her tools, with the sound of metal on metal echoing through the sunlit old house she calls both home and workshop. Making a violin is a methodical art. For Sonja St. John, that structure is a necessity — and the routine, in many ways, a saving […]

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Dave Matthews tribute Crowded Streets to perform at River Street Jazz Cafe

WILKES-BARRE — With the Dave Matthews Band on hiatus in 2017, die hard DMB fans will have to turn to reputable tribute groups for their folk-jam/jazz fusion fix. Hailing from Fairfax, Va., Crowded Streets: The Dave Matthews Experience will return to the Wyoming Valley for a 9 p.m. April 1 performance at the River Street […]

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Former Beyonce bassist Divinity Roxx to perform at Jazz Cafe in Plains Township

WILKES-BARRE — Bassist and lyricist Divinity Roxx has a musical resume that turns heads. She toured and recorded extensively with bass master Victor Wooten before becoming the bass player and band leader for Beyonce’s band, a role she fulfilled for over five years. But since 2012, Roxx has been focusing mostly on her solo career, […]

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Blackberry Smoke slated to play Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center June 23

WILKES-BARRE — Southern rockers Blackberry Smoke took the main stage by storm at the 2016 Peach Music Festival, and the band is poised to return to Northeastern Pennsylvania for a theater performance. Blackberry Smoke will perform at 8 p.m. June 23 at the F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square. The Atlanta-based quintet brings a fresh, […]

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Music app Tunefly, created by Wyoming Valley duo, to go on national tour

With groundwork laid in Northeastern Pennsylvania, locally created app Tunefly is ready to spread its wings and visit other parts of the United States. The social media music-sharing platform, designed to bridge the gap between user-friendly streaming services and artist-friendly sharing platforms, will take a 10-city Tunefly Tour across the country March 25 through April […]

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Fracture Society reunites for piano, theremin performance in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE — Two pianos with three hands and a theremin. Without context, the phrase sounds more like the activity at a music store rummage sale than the instrumental lineup of an improvisational trio, but behind the phrase is the impromptu experiment of three experienced local musicians and the unfortunate way they came up with a […]

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Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen to play tribute to Steve Ray Vaughan

PLAINS TWP. — With their penchant for guitar driven, often heavy blues, the trio of Dustin Douglas, Matt Gabriel and Tom Smallcomb, aka Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen, can draw comparisons to Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble in the band’s heyday as a power trio. On Jan. 21, the Wilkes-Barre-based three-piece will showcase […]

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Mountain Top native launches music career in NYC with debut album

Erin McAndrew found her passion in music and her comfort zone in New York City, but her roots are in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The Wyoming Valley native, who’s family left Mountain Top for a Philadelphia suburb when she was 13, released her debut solo album, “The Skeleton of Life,” June 2. McAndrew performed her original pop-rock […]

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LOCAL VIDEO
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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