F.M. Kirby Center ranks No. 109 in worldwide ticket sales

WILKES-BARRE — The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts has climbed five slots as one of the top 200 theaters in the world. In 2015, the venue ranked No. 114 and moved up to No. 109 in 2016 on the Top 200 theaters list from concert tour industry trade publication “Pollstar.” The list is […]

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New gallery at Wyoming Valley Art League features sculptor Skip Sesbach

WILKES-BARRE — On Feb. 17, Wyoming Valley Art League will hold an opening reception for a new exhibit highlighting the world of Misericordia University Artist in Residence Skip Sensbach. The bulk of pieces come from Sensbach’s “Glyphs” series, created in response to a loved one’s battle with dementia. Each piece is crafted to represent dementia’s […]

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‘America’s Got Talent’ finalist Cirque Zuma Zuma tumbles into F.M. Kirby Center

WILKES-BARRE — American television audiences were introduced to Cirque Zuma Zuma courtesy of NBC variety/reality competition show “America’s Got Talent.” On Feb. 16, the audience at F.M. Kirby Center will witness the act live. Featuring performers trained in Kenya and Tanzania, Cirque Zuma Zuma is a theatrical circus performance highlighting African culture, dance and music. […]

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Calling all killer queens: Queen tribute band comes to Kirby Center

WILKES-BARRE — Seminal rock band Queen has had a number of chart-topping hits. Queen tribute act, God Save the Queen, fronted by Freddie Mercury look-a-like, Pablo Padin, has played those hits for crowds in Europe, South America and India, and on Feb. 3 the band will bring its brand of Queen to Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby […]

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Scranton Cultural Center starts free craft workshop/film screening series

SCRANTON — Imagine previews being replaced with a craft workshop the next time you attend a major motion picture. At Scranton Cultural Center, they’re making that dream a reality. The 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton arts center will host one craft workshop/film screening event a month through May for children and families, starting with Jan. […]

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Outdoors Listings: Jan. 6 to 12, 2017

THIS WEEK: Jan. 6 to 12, 2017 Family Winter Fun Day, Jan. 8 at the JCC Camp, Route 415, near Harveys Lake. From 1 to 3 p.m. take part in a winter hike, yoga, sledding (weather permitting), cooking demonstrations, a fire pit with s’mores and hot cocoa. $5 per person, $20 per family. Email or […]

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Concert Listings: Jan. 6 to 12, 2017

THIS WEEK: Jan. 6 to 12, 2017 Wade Preston, the pianist and singer who starred in Billy Joel’s Broadway hit “Movin’ Out.” Hawley Silk Mill, 8 Silk Mill Drive. Jan. 7 with shows at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. $20 advance; $23 day of show. 570-588-8077. Winter Recital with violinist Zhi Yi Dong and pianist […]

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Stage Listings: Jan. 6 to 12, 2017

THIS WEEK: Jan. 6 to 12, 2017 Catch Me If You Can, a musical comedy about a precocious teenager who poses as a pilot, doctor and lawyer — living the high life and winning the girl of his dreams. Presented by the Pennsylvania Theatre of Performing Arts at the J.J. Ferrara Center, 212 W. Broad […]

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Events Listings: Jan. 6 to 12, 2017

THIS WEEK: Jan. 6 to 12, 2017 Christmas City Stroll, a guided walking tour through Bethlehem’s historic district led by docents dressed in period Moravian attire, stopping at several landmarks including the 1741 Gemeinhaus. Visitor Center, 505 Main St., Bethlehem. 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Jan. 6 to 8. $15, $9 children. 800-360-8687 or […]

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Books and Lectures Listings: Jan. 6 to 12, 2017

THIS WEEK: Jan. 6 to 12, 2017 Maslow Faculty Reading Series, five days of readings and films by faculty and alumni of Wilkes University. Begins Jan. 8 with readings 7 to 9 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Wilkes-King’s Bookstore, 7 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Continues with screenings of the film short “Can’t Dance” and a […]

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