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Tue, 28 Mar 2017 20:43:25 +0000Director Dave Reynolds, associate professor of theatre at King's College in Wilkes-Barre, talks about the upcoming performance of John Patrick Shanley's "Doubt: A Parable," to be offered be the King's College Theatre Department at 7:30 p.m. March 30 - April 1 and April 6-8; and at 2 p.m. April 2 in the George P. Maffei II Theatre, located in the Administration Building of King's College on North River Street in Wilkes-Barre. More information at kings.edu.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 20:36:03 +0000Gospel/Blues vocalist Alexis P. Suter talks about the release of the new album, "Alexis P. Suter Ministers of Sound - Live from the Briggs Farm Blues Festival." They'll celebrate the new album with a performance at 8 p.m. March 31 in the Chandelier Lobby of the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre. More information at kirbycenter.org, briggsfarm.com or alexispsuter.com
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:06:20 +0000Journalist Jon Donvan, talks about the book, "In A Different Key: The Story of Autism," which he co-wrote alongside Carin Zucker. The authors will pay a visit to the area for a special presentation at 7 p.m. March 28 at the Lemmond Theater in Walsh Hall on the campus of Misericordia University in Dallas. The event is sponsored by the Autism Center at Misericordia University in collaboration with Geisinger Health System. The presentation is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. More information at misericordia.edu or 570-674-6371.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:29:28 +0000Joe Sheridan, director, talks about "In Concert With the Arts," to be offered at 2 p.m. March 26 at the Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre, 537 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. More information at icwta.org
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:01:55 +0000Dr. Alan Baker, conductor of the Lyric Consort, and professor in the department of music at Bloomsburg University, talks about the upcoming performance of "The Missa Dixit Maria," by Hans Leo Hassler, to be offered at 6 p.m. March 29 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 101 E. Main St., Bloomsburg. More information at stpaulsbloomsburg.docpa.org
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:59:13 +0000Prize-winning poet Gregory Orr talks about his work in anticipation of his visit to the area for an event at 7:30 p.m. March 30 at the Burke Auditorium at King's College in Wilkes-Barre. It's free. More information at kings.edu
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:17:07 +0000Donna Salva, president of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Reading Association talks about the day-long workshop for educators titled, "Think Like A Writer," to be offered from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 25 at the Kane Forum in the Edward R. Leahy Jr. Hall at the University of Scranton. More information at nprareading.org.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:10:47 +0000Dr. Steven Thomas, music director and conductor of the Arcadia Chorale, talks about the 32nd Annual NEPA Bach Festival, to be held March 25 and March 26. The festival opens at 4 p.m. March 25 with an organ concert at Elm Park United Methodist Church in Scranton. There will then be a program of chamber music at 7:30 p.m. March 25 at Covenant Presbyterian Church, Scranton; and a choral concert will be held at 3 p.m. March 26 at Covenant Presbyterian Church. More information at arcadiachorale.org
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:43:07 +0000Ann Manganiello, music director of the Catholic Choral Society, and Dr. Thomas Rittenhouse and Brenda Grunza, co-presidents of the Catholic Choral Society, talk about the annual Lenten Concert that will be presented at 3 p.m. March 26 at the First Presbyterian Church, 97 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. It will also be offered at 3 p.m. April 2 at First Congregational Church of Harford, 5016 Creek Road, Harford. The concerts are open to the public free of charge. More information at catholicchoralsociety.org
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 21:21:00 +0000Dave Jumper, assistant professor of jazz studies at Marywood University in Scranton, and Tom Heinze, saxophonist/conductor, and retired Jazz Ensemble Director at Marywood, talk about the Marywood Jazz Festival, featuring the music of Benny Carter. The festival will be at 8 p.m. March 31 and April 1 and at 6 p.m. April 2 at the Sette LaVerghetta Center on the Marywood University campus in Scranton. It's free. More information at marywood.edu
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 21:23:56 +0000WVIA's Fiona Powell speaks with Gerardo Edelstein, music director and conductor of the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra, about "Broadway Celebration," to be presented at 7:30 p.m. March 18 at the Community Arts Center, 220 W. 4th St., Williamsport. More information at caclive.com
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 21:00:44 +0000Dr. Larry Lipkis, Starner Professor of Music & Composer-in-Residence at Moravian College in Bethlehem, talks about "Happy Birthday, Claudio!" a feast of Italian Renaissance and Baroque music in Celebration of the 450th anniversary of Claudio Monteverdi's birth, to be presented by the Moravian College Early Music Ensembles at 4 p.m. March 26 at Peter Hall at Moravian College. More information at moravian.edu
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 21:27:15 +0000Wyoming Valley Art League member Patricia McMahon Lacy; writer Robert Anderson; musician Jason Smeltzer; and artist Rose Wright talk about "Gallimaufry," to be presented at the Wyoming Valley Art League's Sunday at the Circle at 4 p.m. March 26 at the art league, located at 130 S. Franklin St. (rear), Wilkes-Barre. It's free and family friendly. More information at wyomingvalleyartleague.org.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 20:24:11 +0000Dr. Jo-Ann Reif, art historian & musicologist from Scranton, with impressions of the art works in the exhibit, "Some Enchanted Land: The Paintings of John Willard Raught" running at the Everhart Museum in Scranton through March 27, 2017. For information: www.everhart-museum.org/
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 19:52:47 +0000Actors Conway Rowe & Joey James talks about "Jesus Christ Superstar," to be presented by Act Out Theatre in Taylor at 7:30 p.m. March 24, 25, 31 and April 1; and at 3 p.m. March 26 and April 2. The theatre is located at 408 N. Main St., Taylor. More information at actouttheatre.com or 570-881-4206
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 19:39:25 +0000Cellist Jennifer Kloetzel of the Cypress String Quartet speaking about the final recording by the ensemble before they retire. The album features the Brahms String Sextets with guests Barry Shiffman and cellist Zuill Bailey on the Avie Records label. www.cypressquartet.com
Thu, 09 Mar 2017 21:22:09 +0000WVIA's Fiona Powell speaks with composer Richard Einhorn and Susquehanna Valley Chorale Conductor and Music Director WiIliam Payne about "Voices of Light," a work for chorale & orchestra featuring the 1928 silent film, "The Passion of Joan of Arc," at 7:30 p.m. March 11 and at 2 p.m. March 12 at the Campus Theatre, 413 Market St., Lewisburg. Parental guidance is suggested. More information at svcmusic.org or 570-547-0455
Wed, 08 Mar 2017 21:15:29 +0000Jon White-Spunner, managing director of the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble talks about BTE and the National Theatre Conference, which has named BTE as the recipient of the Outstanding Theatre Award for 2016. More information at bte.org
Tue, 07 Mar 2017 23:25:48 +0000Colleen Ruddy, double bassist and music educator, talks about her performing career, Spring Classes and petting zoo(March 18) at The Gathering Place, 304 South State Street, Clarks Summit. More information at gatheringplacecs.org
Mon, 06 Mar 2017 19:56:19 +0000Chris Vachon, guitarist for Roomful of Blues, talks about the band's upcoming visit to the area for a concert at 8 p.m. March 10 at the Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre, 537 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. More information at 888-612-4198 or autpre.com
Fri, 03 Mar 2017 21:52:00 +0000Rand Whipple, founder/director of Box of Light in Bloomsburg, and Andrea O'Neill, director of education at WVIA, talk about the 2nd Annual Educational Film Festival. Submissions are due March 20, and the contest is open to students in 2nd through 12th grades. For more information, wvia.org or boxoflight.org.
Thu, 02 Mar 2017 19:45:15 +0000WVIA's Fiona Powell speaks with Kathryn Maguet, executive director of the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, about the Spring 2017 season. For more information, bucknell.edu/boxoffice or 570-577-1000.
Thu, 02 Mar 2017 19:39:23 +0000Canon Mark Laubach, organist & choirmaster at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Wilkes-Barre, talks about the free Lenten recital series offered at 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays through April 12 at the church, 35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. The series is sponsored by the Downtown Ministerium of Wilkes-Barre. The recitals will be broadcast on WVIA-FM's "Music from St. Stephen's," heard Sunday mornings at 7 and Sunday afternoons at 4. ststephenswb.org for more information. Cheryl Boga, director of music performance at the University of Scranton, talks about organist Frederick Hohman, who will perform at 3 p.m. March 5 at the Houlihan-McLean Center on the campus of the University of Scranton. It's free and open to the public. scranton.edu/music for more information.
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 23:32:34 +0000Jeff Tylutki, director of bands and performance music at Keystone College in La Plume, talks about the Music & Arts Fair, beginning at 3 p.m. March 5 on the campus. The large ensembles will be featured at 5 p.m. at the Theatre In Brooks. For more information, keystone.edu/music
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 23:17:48 +0000Journalist and author Jim Remsen talks about his new book, "Embattled Freedom," in anticipation of a couple of visits to the area. The first, the book launch, will be at 1 p.m. March 5 at the Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road, Waverly. It's free. Information at 570-586-8191 or waverlycomm.org. The second event will be from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. March 17 at Library Express at the Marketplace at Steamtown in Scranton. jimremsen.com
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:37:10 +0000Award-winning writer Rivka Galchen on her life and work before a reading at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. She will open the Allan Hamilton Dickson Spring Writers Series at 7:00 in the salon of Kirby Hall, 202 S. River Street. The event is free and open to the public. For more information: www.wilkes.edu/
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:18:16 +0000Award-winning writer Rivka Galchen on her life and work before a reading at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre on February 28, 2017. She will open the Allan Hamilton Dickson Spring Writers Series in the salon of Kirby Hall, 202 S. River Street. The event is free. www.wilkes.edu
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:34:56 +0000Jessica Serrenti, community relations coordinator at the Albright Memorial Library in Scranton, talks about "Lincoln Center Local," to be presented by the Scranton Public Library at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 26 in the Community Room at the Lackawanna County Children's Library, 520 Vine St., Scranton. A free screening of the Harlem Renaissance Orchestra will be shown. Admission is free, but registration is required. For information or to register, albright.org or 570-348-3000 ext. 3023.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:27:29 +0000Dan Pittman, director and choreographer, and actors Jonathan Vojtko and Maureen Hozempa talk about the production of "Oklahoma!", to be offered by the Music Box Players as the 2017 season opener. The show will be presented at 8 p.m. Feb. 24-25 and March 3-4 and at 3 p.m. Feb. 26 and March 5 at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. Dinner is served 90 minutes before showtime. For more information, 570-283-2195 or musicbox.org
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 23:20:48 +0000Bridget George, executive director of the Bach Choir of Bethlehem, talks about "The Nightingale," to be presented by the Bach Choir of Bethlehem with the Mock Turtle Marionette Theatre, at 3 p.m. Feb. 26 at Baker Hall at the Zoellner Arts Center, on the campus of Lehigh University in Bethlehem. The Bach Choir and Bach Festival Orchestra will perform under the direction of Greg Funfgeld. "The Nightingale" will be presented again May 13 and May 20, during the annual Bach Festival. More information at bach.org
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:08:52 +0000WVIA's Peter Wynne speaks with William Hobbs, music director and conductor for the pairing of "L'heure Espagnole," and "Brettl-Lieder" at Tri-Cities Opera in Binghamton, N.Y. Performances take place at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24 and at 3 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Tri-Cities Opera Center - Savoca Hibbitt Hall, 315 Clinton St., Binghamton, N.Y. More information at tricitiesopera.com or 607 -729-3444.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:09:09 +0000Ceramic Artist Skip Sensbach talks about his work in anticipation of a gallery talk at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Wyoming Valley Art League/Circle Centre for the Arts, 130 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. His exhibition, "Mental Blocks," will run now through March 30 at the Wyoming Valley Art League/Circle Centre for the Arts. Skip Sensbach is artist in residence at Misericordia University in Dallas. More information at wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 23:19:40 +0000Jonathan Strayer, director and designer; and actors, Kassi Leonard, Abby Mappes and Michaela Christie, talk about "Peter & the Starcatcher," to be offered at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23-25 in the Phelps Student Center on the campus of Clarks Summit University, 538 Venard Road, South Abington Township. More information at clarkssummitu.edu or 570-585-9000
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:30:46 +0000Ronnie Harvey, assistant general manager and film booker at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock, talks about Winter Fest, which begins at 6 p.m. Feb. 17. It features 14 films in 14 days Feb. 17 - March 2. The theater is located at 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. More information at dietrichtheater.com or 570-836-1022.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 22:58:27 +0000Walt Mitchell, director; and actors, Joe Sheridan, Carol Sweeney, and Angel Berlane Mulcahy, talk about "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof," to be presented by the Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre at 8 p.m. Feb. 17, 18, 24, 25 and March 3 & 4; and at 3 p.m. Feb. 19, 26 and March 5 at the theatre, located at 537 N Main St., Wilkes-Barre. There will be a talkback with Dr. Annette Saddik of the City University of NY after the matinee at 3 p.m. Feb. 19. More information at ltwb.org.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 22:50:37 +0000Janice Bevacqua, committee chair of the Abington Business & Professional Association and branch manager of PS Bank & Trust in Clarks Summit; Nicole Sullivan, PR director at Toyota of Scranton; and Rob Morgan, local manager of Frontier Communications in Clarks Summit, talk about the 13th Annual Clarks Summit Festival of Ice, title, "Ice, Lights, Broadway!" taking place Feb. 17-20. Admission is free. Complete details can be found at theabingtons.org
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 23:18:14 +0000Nezka Pfiefer, curator of the Everhart Museum in Scranton, and Stefanie Colarusso, director of interpretive programs at the museum, talk about the exhibition, "Here I Come To Save the Day! The Science, Culture & Art of Superheroes." It runs through July 17. There will also be a "Super Tastes & Villainous Sips" event at 6 p.m. Feb. 23 at the museum. More information at everhart-museum.org. The museum is located at 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton(at Nay Aug Park).
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 23:11:22 +0000Maria Santomauro, director of strategic initiatives at the Scranton Cultural Center; Bill Coleman, co-founder of the Soul Shakers; and guitarist Chris London, talk about the Soul Shakers Winter Blues Guitarmageddon II, taking place at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17 in the Grand Ballroom of the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. More information at 570-344-1111 or SCCMT.org
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 18:47:46 +0000Richard Briggs, founding producer of the Briggs Farm Blues Festival, and Oren Helbok, executive director of The Exchange, talk about the 4th Annual Destination Blues Music Festival, which runs Feb. 17-19 at locations in Columbia and Montour Counties. More information at DestinationBlues.org
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 20:44:01 +0000Amelia Bergeron, president of the Greater Hazleton Concert Series, talks about the upcoming performance of The Peking Acrobats at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Greater Hazleton Area High School. More information at hazletonconcertseries.org
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 18:27:03 +0000Award-winning photographer Lydia Panas of the Lehigh Valley, talks about her work in connection with the exhibition, "After Sargent," on display now through March 3 at the Sordoni Art Gallery, 150 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre. More information at wilkes.edu or lydiapanas.com.
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 23:23:29 +0000Deborah Sacarakis, artistic director at the Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University, and Andrew Cassano, administrative director, talk about two upcoming events. The first is at 8 p.m. Feb. 10 and features the Taj Express. The next is at 8 p.m. Feb. 18, featuring the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine. The Zoellner Arts Center is located on the campus of Lehigh University in Bethlehem. More information at zoellnerartscenter.org
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 21:48:51 +0000Cheryl Yevich Boga, director of performance music at the University of Scranton, talks about the 9th Annual Gene Yevich Memorial Concert, taking place at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Houlihan-McLean Center on the campus of the University of Scranton. The concert features the Wycliffe Gordon Quintet. It's free. More information at scranton.edu.
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 20:22:26 +0000Michael Melcher, Co-Founder & Co-Director, of the Creative & Performing Arts Academy of NEPA, on the school's new home at the Ritz Theater, 222 Wyoming Avenue, Scranton and the organization's educational philosophy. www.capaa.org
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 20:59:22 +0000Sondra Myers, Senior Fellow for International, Civic, & Cultural Projects at the University of Scranton, and director of the Schemel Forum at the university, talks about the 2017 offerings of the Schemel Forum. More information at 570-941-6206, scranton.edu/SchemelForum, or Emily.email@example.com
Thu, 02 Feb 2017 22:25:48 +0000Dr. Alan Baker, music director and conductor, talks about a performance of The Symphonic Chorus and soloists of the Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania titled, "A Broadway Valentine," featuring love songs from Broadway and Hollywood musicals. It will be offered at 4 p.m. Feb. 12 at Shopland Hall at the Scranton Cultural Center. For more information, choralsociety.net
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:48:48 +0000David Reynolds, Director, and Ann Rodella, Actor, of Gaslight Theatre Company of Wilkes-Barre, on the production of an original play by regional writer B. Garret Rogan, "The Pallbearers," at 200 East End Centre in Wilkes-Barre. Shows January 19, 20, 21; 26 27 & 28 at 8 pm. Sunday matinees at 2:00 January 22 and 29. For Mature Audiences www.gaslight-theatrae.org
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Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:56:33 +0000Dr. Rick Hoffenberg, music director of the Wyoming Seminary Civic Orchestra talks about two upcoming concerts taking place at 8 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Kirby Center for the Creative Arts, 260 N. Sprague Ave., Kingston; and at 8 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Sette LaVerghetta Center for the Performing Arts at Marywood University in Scranton. For more information, wyomingseminary.org or 570-270-2192.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:00:21 +0000Tom Varano, guitarist and founding member of "The Glass Prism," aka "Shenandoah", talks about an upcoming concert titled "Take No Prisoners," to be presented at 7 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Theater At North, 1539 N. Main Ave., Scranton. Doors open at 6 p.m. More information at 570-800-5020 Ext 102 and thetheateratnorth.com
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 21:44:50 +0000WVIA's Deborah Konnick, director of membership events & elementary education at WVIA, talks about the WVIA Public Media launch on Jan. 16, 2017 of the new, free, localized 24/7 children's services. Viewers will be able to watch the WVIA-branded live stream through PBSKids.org and on the PBS Kids Video App. Complete information at wvia.org.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 21:34:31 +0000WVIA's Fiona Powell speaks with director Laurie McCants about "Gunpowder Joe: Joseph Priestley, Pennsylvania, and the American Experiment." Gunpowder Joe is by award-winning playwright Anthony Clarvoe, commissioned by and created with the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and at 3 p.m. Sundays Jan. 19-Feb. 5 at the Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg. More information at bte.org and 570-784-8181
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 20:48:08 +0000Dr. Kate Rossiter, assistant professor of Health Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, talks about her upcoming visit to the area to deliver the 2017 St. Andre Bessette Lecture at 7 p.m. Jan. 17 in the Burke Auditorium at King's College in Wilkes-Barre. The lecture is titled, "Microhumiliations & Practices of Pain: The Moral Perils of Institutional Organization." In addition to the lecture, King's will host a staged reading of "Abide with Me: A Story of Two Pandemics," at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18 in the George P. Maffei II Theatre, located in the Administration Building on North River Street in Wilkes-Barre. More information at kings.edu.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 19:20:22 +0000Producer/director Paige Balitski, playwright/director John Schugard, and actor Kathryn Bondi talk about the 4th Annual One-Act Festival, taking place at 8 p.m. Jan. 26-28 and at 2 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Olde Brick Theatre, 126 W. Market St., Scranton. For more information, 570-209-7766 or on Facebook at Diva-Theater.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 22:46:21 +0000Dr. Amanda Caleb, Assoc. Professor of English/Speaker Series Coordinator, and Dr. Thomas Hajkowski, Assoc. Professor of History/Series Presenter, at Misericordia University in Dallas PA, on the "Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race" exhibit from the US Holocaust Museum at the Friedman Art Gallery 1/18/17 through 3/14/17 & the Medical Health & Humanities Speaker Series for 8 weeks. For more information: misericordia.edu
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 21:06:28 +0000Deborah Moran Peterson, executive director of the Scranton Cultural Center, and Rachael H. Fronduti, marketing director, talk about the next events in the 2016-2017 season at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple. Complete details can be found at sccmt.org
Fri, 06 Jan 2017 21:01:27 +0000Dr. Robert Wolensky of the Anthracite Heritage Foundation and King's College in Wilkes-Barre talks about Mining History Month in NEPA, where a regional observance will take place between Jan. 7 and Jan. 29 at programs in Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, Pittston, Plymouth, Dallas, Peckville and Ashley. The public is invited to attend all events(except the first) free of charge. More information at AHFDN.org
Thu, 05 Jan 2017 21:50:54 +0000Pianist and composer Tom Alexander talks about his new recording inspired by growing up in NEPA, "Overbrook Avenue." More information at tomalexandermusic.com.
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 20:03:33 +0000Dr. Christopher Jackson, choir director and assistant professor of music at Lycoming College in Williamsport, and Fiona Jackson, adjunct faculty member at Lycoming, talk about David Lang's Pulitzer Prize winning work, The Little Match Girl Passion. It will be offered at 7 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Williamsport High School, and at 8 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Pennington Lounge at Lycoming. There is also a performance date on January 21 at Wyomissing High School in Reading. The juried show and concert benefit the YWCA of Williamsport. For details, lycoming.edu
Tue, 03 Jan 2017 21:00:17 +0000Music journalist and historian Maxim W. Furek talks about his book, "Sheppton: The Myth, Miracle & Music." Furek will be the guest presenter at the Plymouth Historical Society at 7 p.m. Jan. 8. The program is titled, "The Sheppton Mine Disaster, August 1963." It will take place at the Plymouth Borough Municipal Building, 162 W. Shawnee Ave. It's free. More at shepptonmyth.com
Mon, 02 Jan 2017 19:04:44 +0000Music journalist and historian Maxim W. Furek talks about his book, "Sheppton: The Myth, Miracle & Music." Furek will be the guest presenter at the Plymouth Historical Society at 7 p.m. Jan. 8. The program is titled, "The Sheppton Mine Disaster, August 1963." It will take place at the Plymouth Borough Municipal Building, 162 W. Shawnee Ave. It's free. More at shepptonmyth.com
Thu, 29 Dec 2016 19:30:16 +0000Musicians and Wyoming Seminary alumnae(Emma) Zhi Yi Dong, violin, and Sienna Tabron, piano, talk about their upcoming recital supporting the Wyoming Seminary Music Department at 2 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Kirby Center for Creative Arts, 260 N. Sprague Ave., Kingston. More information at 570-270-2192 or wyomingseminary.org
Wed, 21 Dec 2016 20:20:31 +0000Writer Maria Jacketti, Poet Laureate of Hazleton and author of the collection, "Medusa's Hairdresser: Skyclad," on her translation of the poem, "The Christmas Star," by Gabriela Mistral, used by composer John Adams in his oratorio, "El Nino," that was performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic on 12/16/16 and 12/18/16, as part of a yearlong celebration of Adams' 70th birthday. More information at facebook.com/maria.jacketti
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 19:37:11 +0000Musicians Jason Vieaux and Julien Labro talk about their recent album, "Infusion," on Azica Records. More information at jasonvieaux.com
Mon, 19 Dec 2016 23:50:04 +0000Bill Orner, manager at Cabinet, talks about the annual holiday show, which makes its debut on the mainstage of the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre at 8 p.m. Dec. 23. This year's featured special guest is Holly Bowling. More at cabinetmusic.com
Fri, 16 Dec 2016 20:06:05 +0000Howard Grossman, fundraising director of the Pittston Memorial Library & board secretary of the Wyoming Valley Art League, talks about the WVAL's Member's Exhibit, which runs through Jan. 12, 2017, at the Circle Center for the Arts, Rear 130 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. There will be an opening reception from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 16. It's free and open to the public. For more information, wyomingvalleyartleague.org
Thu, 15 Dec 2016 20:56:30 +0000Conductor Eugene Albulescu, of Lehigh University, talks about the "Nutcracker 2016," a production of the Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley, to be presented at 1 & 4 p.m. Dec. 17 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Zoellner Arts Center, on the campus of Lehigh University, 420 E. Packer Ave., Bethlehem. Dancers from the Pennsylvania Youth Ballet will be featured, as will live music by the Southside Sinfonietta. For more information, zoellnerartscenter.org.
Wed, 14 Dec 2016 19:00:49 +0000Dr. Alan Baker, artistic director of the Lyric Consort, talks about the opening concert of the 2016-2017 season, titled, "What Sweeter Music," to be offered at 8 p.m. Dec. 17 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Scranton. Tickets are available at the door and a holiday reception will follow. For more information, lyricconsort.com or 570-343-6707.
Tue, 13 Dec 2016 22:55:17 +0000Nezka Pfeifer, curator of the Everhart Museum at Nay Aug Park in Scranton, and Dawn McGurl, marketing coordinator, talk about the exhibition, "Wolves, Magic Mirrors & Spinning Wheels: The Anatomy of Fairy Tales," which runs at the museum through Dec. 31, 2016. More information at everhart-museum.org.
Mon, 12 Dec 2016 21:58:50 +0000Photographer Jamie Smith, founder of the Social Fabric Collective; and students Paige Dean, Maddie Swire, and Chris Clarke, talk about the "Explore Your Empathy II Photography Exhibit & Food Drive." The opening reception will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 14 at the T.W. Shoemaker Art Building, 312 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Donations of non-perishable food items are suggested. Scholarship applications for the Spring 2017 course are available online at socialfabriccollective.org/registration. The deadline is Dec. 31, 2016. More information at socialfabriccollective.org
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 21:32:48 +0000WVIA's Fiona Powell speaks with Gerardo Edelstein, conductor and music director of the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra, about the Holiday Concert to be offered at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Community Arts Center, 220 W. 4th St., Williamsport. More information at caclive.com
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 21:23:48 +0000Dr. Cari M. Tellis, associate professor of speech-language pathology at Misericordia University in Dallas; Jeffrey Kelly, manager of the Performing Arts Training Academy Theater manager and manager of Cultural Special Events at Misericordia; PATA musician Katharine Manasco; and actors, Jacob Thomas, Sydney Tellis, and Jacob Schweiger, talk about a music, dance, and theater show being offered by PATA and the Misericordia Players at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10 and 2 p.m. Dec. 11 in Lemmond Theater in Walsh Hall on the university campus. The holiday celebration will include productions of "A Christmas Carol," and the original play, "Making Christmas Happen," by Orlando R. Barone, PATA acting coach. Tickets will be available at the door. For more information, gopata.org. and misericordia.edu.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:12:16 +0000Eugene Albulescu, conductor and music director of the Lehigh University Philharmonic Orchestra, talks about this weekend's performances of Gustav Mahler's "Symphony No. 6," to be presented at 8 p.m. Dec, 9 and 10 at the Zoellner Arts Center, on the campus of Lehigh University in Bethlehem. More information at zoellnerartscenter.org.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 21:29:03 +0000Dr. Philip G. Simon, director of bands at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, talks about a couple of upcoming concerts. The first, titled, "Music of War & Peace," features the Wilkes University Choral Ensembles under the direction of Dr. Steven Thomas at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at First Presbyterian Church, Wilkes-Barre. The second will feature the Wilkes University Civic Band & The Marching Colonels, under the direction of Dr. Philip G. Simon, at 3 p.m. Dec. 11 in the Theater of the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center on the Wilkes University campus. More information at wilkes.edu.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 21:16:46 +0000Scott Colin, director, and actors, Kalen Churcher and Kristina Toussaint, talk about Irving Berlin's "White Christmas," to be presented by Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre at 8 p.m. Dec. 9, 10, 16, 17 and at 3 p.m. Dec. 11 & 18 at the theater, 537 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. More information at ltwb.org
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:38:37 +0000Rory O'Fee, of Woodloch Pines, and artist Barbara Briden talk about the 18th Annual Hawley Winterfest, taking place Dec. 9-11. Complete information can be found at HawleyWinterfest.com
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 20:45:15 +0000Bernard Burak Sheredy, actor, and Brad Morgan, executive director of Clockwork Theater Company, talk about "A Christmas Carol," to be offered at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8, 9, 10; at 2 p.m. Dec. 10; and 1 & 5 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Theater at North, 1539 N. Main Ave., Scranton. More information at thetheateratnorth.com, clocktowertheater.thundertix.com, and at 570-703-0846.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 23:54:42 +0000Jim Patterson, community member of Scranton Civic Ballet's Nutcracker cast, Edward Spots, guest dancer/The Cavalier; Robert Zaloga, Snow Prince/Arabian & Russian dancer, speaking about the 30th anniversary production of "Nutcracker" Friday, Dec 9 at 7:30 pm & Saturday, Dec 10 at 2 pm at the Scranton Cultural Center. For more information: www.scrantoncivicballet.com
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:21:21 +0000Maureen McGuigan, Deputy Director/Arts & Culture for Lackawanna County; Cristin Powers of ScrantonMade; Maggie O'Brien of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, on the 2016 Holiday Market at the Globe in Downtown Scranton on Friday, Dec 2 from 5 to 9 pm; Saturday, Dec 3 from 11 am to 7 pm; Sunday, Dec 4 from 11 am to 4 pm. For more information: www.scrantonmade.com
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:06:27 +0000Dr. Steven Thomas, Artistic Director/Conductor of the Arcadia Chorale, on the holiday concert program, "Navidad Nuestra: Christmas Music of Latin America" to be presented Dec 3 at 7:30 pm at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Scranton; Dec 4 at 3:00 pm at St. Nicholas R.C. Church in Wilkes-Barre; Dec 5 at 7:30 pm at Faith United Church of Christ in Hazleton. For more information: www.arcadiachorale.org
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:53:21 +0000Dr. Steven Thomas, Artistic Director/Conductor of the Arcadia Chorale, speaking about "Navidad Nuestra; Christmas Music of Latin America" to be presented Saturday, Dec 3 at 7:30 pm at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Scranton; Sunday, Dec 4 at 3:00 pm at St. Nicholas R.C. Church in Wilkes-Barre; Monday, Dec 5 at 7:30 pm at Faith United Church of Christ in Hazleton. For more information: www.arcadiachorale.org/
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 22:23:36 +0000Dr. Rick Hoffenberg speaking about 2 holiday choral concerts at Marywood University in Scranton. The Marywood Chamber Singers perform Sunday, December 4 at 2 pm in the Marian Chapel in the Swartz Center. The Marywood Concert Choir & Orchestra will perform Sunday, December 11 at 4 pm in the Sette LaVerghetta Center. Dr Hoffenberg conducts. Admission is free. For more information: www.marywood.edu
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 20:59:25 +0000John Schugard, Director; Actors Patricia Purcell; Donna Vojtek & April Holgate on the Actors Circle production of "The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society's Production of 'A Christmas Carol' ", Dec 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 2016--Thu, Fri Sat's at 8 pm; Sun's at 2 pm, at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Playhouse, Scranton For more information: actorscircle.com/ 570-342-9707
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 20:10:09 +0000John Schugard, Director; Actors Patricia Purcell, Donna Vojtek & April Holgate on the Actors Circle production of "The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society's Production of 'A Christmas Carol' ", Dec 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 2016 at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton, Thu, Fri, Sat at 8 pm; Sun at 2pm For more information: www.actorscircle.com/ 570-3432-9707
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 20:36:36 +0000Adam Rippon, native of Scranton, Champion Figure Skater, speaking about his career in anticipation of the "Symphony on Ice Holiday Spectacular" Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the PPL Center, 701 Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA, with the Allentown Symphony under Diane Wittry, the Penguin Skating Club & regional choruses. For Information: pplcenter.com/ 610-347-8499
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 21:27:20 +0000Artist Ying Li, Professor of Fine Art at Haverford College, speaking with WVIA's Robert Salsburg about her solo exhibition titled "Geographies" at the Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre through December 18, 2016. For more information: wilkes.edu/SordoniArtGallery
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 19:47:51 +0000Artist Ying Li of the Art Faculty at Haverford College speaking with WVIA's Robert Salsburg about her solo exhibition "Geographies" at the Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre now through December 18, 2016. For information: www.wilkes.edu/SordoniArtGallery
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 19:02:06 +0000Artist Ying Li, Professor of Fine Art at Haverford College, speaking with WVIA's Robert Salsburg about the exhibition "Geographies" at the Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre through December 18, 2016. For more information: wilkes.edu/SordoniArtGallery
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 18:07:41 +0000Coordinator Robert Anderson, WVAL board member Patricia Lacy, and Director of Ruth's Place Jackie Tona, talk about the 2nd Annual Reading of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," to be presented by Sunday at the Circle at 4 p.m. Nov. 27 at the Wyoming Valley Art League, 130 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. It benefits the WVAL Community Outreach Program. It's free. For more information, wyomingvalleyartleague.org
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:01:15 +0000Rob Middleton, saxophonist/wind player and award-winning composer, talks about his recent suite "Giverny," for alto sax and piano. Middleton works and lives in the greater Ny/NJ area and has a home in Sullivan County, PA. More at robmiddletonmusic.com
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 19:40:38 +0000Brenda Grunza and Dr. Thomas Rittenhouse, co-presidents of the Catholic Choral Society of Northeast PA, and Ann Manganiello, music director, talk about the "15th Generations Sing Concert," taking place at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at St. Peter's Cathedral in Scranton. More information at catholicchoralsociety.org.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 18:53:09 +0000WVIA's Fiona Powell speaks with artist Gordon Wenzel about his work and his exhibit, "battery223," on display at Gallery 425, 425 Market St., Williamsport, through November 30. More information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 570-337-2973.
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 22:58:33 +0000Artist Allison LaRussa talks about her work in anticipation of the 28th Holiday Art Auction of the Artists for Art, beginning with cocktails at 6 p.m. Nov. 19 at the gallery, 514 Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton. Allison LaRussa is the featured artist this year. More information at artistsforart.org or 570-969-1040.
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 22:43:53 +0000Greg Funfgeld, artistic director/conductor of the Bach Choir of Bethlehem, talks about the 2016 Gala Concert taking place at 4 p.m. Nov. 19 at Foy Hall, Moravian College, Bethlehem. This year's concert features Roomful of Teeth. More information at bach.org or 610-866-4382 x110 or x115. Roomful of Teeth will also perform at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Weis Center on the campus of Bucknell University in Lewisburg. More info at bucknell.edu.
Wed, 09 Nov 2016 23:00:48 +0000WVIA's Peter Wynne speaks with Cara Consilvio, stage director for the upcoming Tri-Cities Opera production of "Hansel & Gretel." "Hansel & Gretel" will be offered at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11, 12, 18, 19 and at 3 p.m. Nov. 13 and 20 at the Savocca Hibbitt Hall, 315 Clinton St., Binghamton, N.Y. It will be sung in English. More information at tricitiesopera.com
Tue, 08 Nov 2016 23:43:42 +0000Aurore Giguet, executive director of the Everhart Museum in Scranton, and Stephanie Colarusso, director of interpretive programs, talk about "Community Day," taking place at the museum in Nay Aug Park from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 12. "Wolves, Magic Mirrors & Spinning Wheels: The Anatomy of Fairy Tales" will also be on display at the museum until Dec. 31. More information at everhart-museum.org
Tue, 08 Nov 2016 20:36:20 +0000Violinist Kurt Nikkanen, concertmaster of the New York City Ballet Orchestra, talks about his upcoming recital at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at Cohen Hall at East Stroudsburg University. He'll be joined by pianist Maria Asteriadou. The concert is hosted by L'Archet Concert Group. More information at larchetconcertgroup.com
Mon, 07 Nov 2016 23:22:05 +0000Saxophonist Matt Vashlishan, Jazz Program Coordinator at the Al Cohn Memorial Jazz Collection at East Stroudsburg University, talks about Zoot Fest 2016, taking place from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Cecilia S. Cohen Recital Hall in the Fine & Performing Arts Center at the university. There will be an after concert party, dinner, and VIP reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Deer Head Inn, Delaware Water Gap. More information at esu.edu/jazzatesu
Fri, 04 Nov 2016 20:29:25 +0000Raphael Micca, dean of the Pennsylvania Northeast Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, and Mike Sowa, AGO member, talk about "Pedals, Pipes, and Pizza," taking place from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 13 at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 35 William St., Pittston. More information at agopane.org
Fri, 04 Nov 2016 16:41:18 +0000WVIA's Fiona Powell speaks with artist Johnny Romeo about "Lincoln: The Freedom Series," on display until November 26 at the Converge Gallery, 140 W. 4th St., Williamsport. There will be an opening reception for "Lincoln: The Freedom Series" from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 4. He also talks about "Letters from Desolation Row," new drawings by PA artist Mark Loughney, curated by Johnny Romeo. More at convergegallery.com