River Street Jazz Cafe
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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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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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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Midnight North plays River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains Township Oct. 26

PLAINS TWP. — Growing up around the Grateful Dead, Grahame Lesh had a front row seat to a band that left an indelible mark on American music. Now the 28-year-old son of Dead bassist Phil Lesh makes his own contribution to the American song book. Lesh’s band, Midnight North, performs at 9 p.m. Oct. 26 […]

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Mike Keneally and Beer For Dolphins come to Jazz Cafe in Plains Township

PLAINS TWP. — Progressive rock fans who have never heard of Mike Keneally need only to check his resume to understand what he brings to the table. Keneally toured and recorded with Frank Zappa in the late ’80s and went on to perform with Zappa’s sons, Ahmet and Dweezil throughout the ’90s. He is a […]

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Dumpstaphunk features Ivan, Ian Neville, comes to River Street Jazz Cafe

PLAINS TWP. — Descended from the Neville Brothers’ lineage of musicians, Dumstaphunk has become one of the most powerful funk outfits on the live music circuit since forming in 2003. The deep funk five-piece, accompanied by the Steeltown Horns trio from Pittsburgh, performs at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains Aug. 3. Local blues […]

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Crowded Streets brings music of Dave Matthews Band back to Plains Twp.

PLAINS TWP. — Gabe Matthews, of Fairfax, Virginia, lives just a few counties away from where Dave Matthews formed one of the music industry’s most prolific touring acts. Nearly a decade into honing a Dave Matthews Band tribute act, Gabe Matthews’ group Crowded Streets has travelled throughout the country sharing some of that live energy […]

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Tom Hamilton’s American Babies releasing new record, touring with Shavertown native Justin Mazer

WILKES-BARRE — Writer, guitar giant and producer, Tom Hamilton, is everywhere. The founding member of Brothers Past spent the last year and a half as lead guitar player in two Grateful Dead ensembles; Joe Russo’s Almost Dead and Bill Kreutzmann’s Billy & The Kids. He plays in the all-star side project, Electron, featuring Aron Magner […]

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Neo-psychedelic jam band Flux Capacitor playing David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust album at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains

With its authentic brand of neo-psychedelic rock and penchant for improvisational sets, Reading based band of brothers Flux Capacitor has been on the rise. Named the Tri-State Indie Jam Band of the Year in 2013 and 2015 and with credits including stints at Peach Music Festival and an upcoming appearance at Bonnaroo, Flux built quite […]

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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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