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E-bikes may be next step for bikers, next giant leap for the sport

WILKES-BARRE — The bikes of the future are upon us, and Around Town Bicycles is offering a free demonstration of what that ride will be like. The Specialized Turbo Levo is a mountain e-bike that assists riders looking for an extra boost. The Turbo Levo requires a rider to pedal to receive output from the […]

Comments - 10:31 pm

Record breaking Irish singer Daniel O’Donnell returns to Kirby Center

WILKES-BARRE — Irish singer Daniel O’Donnell is embarking on an extensive United States tour next year that includes a stop at F.M. Kirby Center. This year, O’Donnell became the first recording artist to have one new album appear on the UK Artist Album Chart every year since 1988. He has had 30 Top 30 albums […]

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Alexis P. Suter Ministers of Sound celebrate live CD with Kirby Center show

WILKES-BARRE — Alexis P. Suter Ministers of Sound will celebrate the release of their recently recorded record “Live From Briggs Farm Blues Festival” with an event at F.M. Kirby Center. In July, Suter and her ministers teamed up with Briggs Farm Blues Records to release a live CD featuring songs from their set performed earlier […]

Comments - 12:42 pm

Tree farms don’t just grow Christmas trees, they grow traditions

What makes a tree the cream of the crop at a Christmas tree farm? Specifications vary from family to family, but for siblings Will, Emily and Lizzy Barrouk, the deciding factor comes courtesy of a certain jolly bearded man. “They usually end up picking out whatever they end up bonding with,” said the siblings’ mother, […]

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Northeast Pennsylvania’s holiday rockers celebrate 15 years

PITTSTON — Trans-Siberian Orchestra isn’t the only arena-style Christmas music performers. Northeastern Pennsylvania has its own homegrown group of yuletide rockers, and 2016 marks the group’s 15th year of holiday cheer. Twelve Twenty-Four started as a TSO-inspired show featuring TSO music, but since the band’s formation in 2002, Twelve Twenty-Four released two albums of original […]

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Local doo-wop fans ready for Joe Nardone’s Holiday Doo-wop Extravaganza

WILKES-BARRE — Joe Nardone knows doo-wop, and this weekend another of his genre-centric shows will take over the F.M. Kirby Center. The show begins 7 p.m. Dec. 10, with The Skyliners, Larry Chance & The Earls, The Dubs, La La Brooks, Jimmy Gallagher and The Classic Sounds taking the stage and performing for doo-wop fans […]

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TruTV star Michael Carbonaro brings magic to Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center

WILKES-BARRE — During Michael Carbonaro’s hidden camera show “The Carbonaro Effect,” the magician makes objects disappear and reappear in front of an audience unaware of his occupation — at his live shows, Carbonaro admitted the crowd has “kind of got my number,” but he promised “Carbonaro-type” turns to keep audiences on their toes. On Dec. […]

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Friends, family discuss development of ‘Ink Master’ candidate Ryan Malarkey

Long before Ryan Ashley Malarkey was a finalist on Spike TV reality show “Ink Master,” she was a budding artist growing up in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Before she put herself under bright studio lights for the entire country to see, Malarkey was an outstanding art student, a resident artist in the world of fashion design, a […]

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Country star Martina McBride adds 2017 Wilkes-Barre date

WILKES-BARRE — Martina McBride has extended her current tour into the first half of 2017, and a March 11 engagement at F.M. Kirby Center is among the country star’s newest dates. Her newest album, “Reckless,” was released earlier this year and debuted at No. 2 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. McBride, along with special […]

Comments - 10:57 am

Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy are coming to Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP — Jeff Foxworthy’s comedy has opened the doors to sitcoms, Grammy nominations, game show hosting and more, but early next year the foremost expert on if you might be a redneck is returning to the stage with the sleeveless one himself, Larry the Cable Guy. Foxworthy and Larry will perform at 7:30 p.m. […]

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