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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.firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 21:38:38 +0000Carl Shinko, music director and conductor of the Wyoming County Chorale, and Jeff Tylutki, director of bands and performance music at Keystone College in La Plume, talk about the Chorale's Fall 2016 concert, titled, "Swell the Full Chorus," taking place at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Tunkhannock Area High School, 135 Tiger Dr., Tunkhannock. The Wyoming County Chorale will be joined by the Chorale at Keystone from Keystone College, under the direction of Megan Horwatt, and Voices of the Valley from Valley View High School, Archbald, under the direction of Gina Pascolini. More information at wyomingcountychorale.org
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 21:28:20 +0000WVIA's Peter Wynne speaks with Robert Helmacy, music director and conductor of the Northern Tier Symphony Orchestra, about three upcoming performances. The first is at 8 p.m. Nov. 12 at Wyalusing High School; the second is at 8 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Peckville Assembly of God, Blakely; and the third is at 8 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Tunkhannock Middle School. More information at NorthernTierSymphony.org or 570-762-3389
Tue, 01 Nov 2016 22:34:08 +0000Dr. Alan Baker, artistic director of the Symphonic Chorus of the Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania, talks about the opening concert of the 2016-2017 season, titled, " Songs of Democracy," to be offered at 4 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Dallas High School Auditorium. More information at 570-343-6707 or choralsociety.net
Tue, 01 Nov 2016 19:46:24 +0000Dr. Steven Sametz, Ronald J. Ulrich Professor of Music and Director of Lehigh University Choral Arts, talks about two upcoming concerts, titled, "Rise Up!" The concerts will be at 8 p.m. Nov. 4 and Nov. 5 at the Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University, 420 E. Packer Ave., Bethlehem. Lehigh University Choral Arts performs under the direction of Dr. Steven Sametz and associate director Sun Min Lee. More information at zoellnerartscenter.org
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 20:37:54 +0000Author Phyllis Kornfeld talks about her book, "Cellblock Visions: Prison Art in America," ahead of a few appearances in the region. She will give a lecture at 2 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Theatre in Brooks, on the campus of Keystone College in La Plume. More information on that can be found at keystone.edu. She will give a presentation at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Mary L. Welch Honors Hall at Lycoming College, Williamsport. Information on that can be found at lycoming.edu. She will also take part in East Stroudsburg University's Provost Colloquium Series, talking about the exhibit, "Cellblock Visions: Set Free in the Penitentiary," at 3 p.m. Nov. 3 in Cecilia S. Cohen Recital Hall on the ESU campus. The exhibit will be on display Nov. 1-22 at the Madelon Powers Gallery at ESU.
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 21:22:16 +0000Playwright Robert Anderson and actor Steve Bartolomei talk about "The Rise & Fall of Ubu, King of NEPA, or Ubo Who?" ahead of a staged reading at 4 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Wyoming Valley Art League, 130 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. There is some adult material. It's presented by the Circle Centre for the Arts. Elaine Walton, artist/curator of "Day of the Dead: A Celebration of Life & Cultures," talks about that event which runs from 6-9 p.m. Nov. 1 & 2, also at the Wyoming Valley Art League. wyomingvalleyartleague.org
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 22:07:51 +0000Poet Thomas Kielty Blomain talks about his newly released book, "Yellow Trophies," in anticipation of two upcoming readings. The first is at 7 p.m. Oct. 28 at the AFA Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton, and at 7 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Waverly Community House. Admission is free. More information at NYQ.org
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 20:01:32 +0000Walt Mitchell, marketing director for the Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre; Justin John Costello, director; Brittany Cravalho, stage manager; and Kristina Toussaint and Charlotte Anderson, actors, talk about "The Rocky Horror Show" musical to be offered at 8 p.m. Oct. 28; 7 p.m. Oct. 29 and midnight on Oct. 29. The theater is located at 537 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. More information at ltwb.org
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 16:08:42 +0000Pianist Eugene Albulescu of Lehigh University talks about his first appearance in a three-concert solo piano series in Cohen Hall at East Stroudsburg University. The concert is at 2 p.m. Oct. 30. It's hosted by L'Archet Concert Group. More information at larchetconcertgroup.com or 917-716-9245.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:34:01 +0000WVIA's Peter Wynne speaks with Paul Stapel, founding president emeritus, and Jim Ford, resident master theater organist, about the Binghamton Theater Organ Society, and its 2016-17 season. The first event is at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29, with a screening of "The Phanton of the Opera." "Chicago" will be screened at 2 p.m. Dec. 18, and The Lodger," will be shown at 7:30 p.m. March 11 at the Forum Theatre, 236 Washington St., Binghamton, N.Y. More information at binghamtontos.org or 607-773-1495
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:40:39 +0000Kathryn Maguet, executive director of the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, talks about the upcoming concert featuring the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27. More information at bucknell.edu
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:29:43 +0000Helene Tinsley, executive director of Mostly Opera, talks about the annual dinner theater at 7 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Hilton in downtown Scranton. It's titled, "New York, New York," and features a dinner and show. For reservations and information, 570-702-4356 or mostlyopera.net.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 22:50:57 +0000Jeff Tylutki, director of bands and performance music at Keystone College in La Plume, talks about the fall concert, "The Path We Choose," taking place at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Theatre in Brooks on the college campus. More information at keystone.edu or facebook.com/musicatkeystone
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 22:19:46 +0000WVIA's Fiona Powell speaks with Grammy-award winning performer/creator/composer Rinde Eckert in anticipation of his return to the area for a "pay-what-you-wish" concert to benefit the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, at 8 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Studio at the Pump House, 623 State Road, Bloomsburg. More information at rindeeckert.com or bte.org.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 22:13:35 +0000WVIA's Fiona Powell speaks with Grammy-award winning performer/creator/composer Rinde Eckert in anticipation of his return to the area for a "pay-what-you-wish" concert to benefit the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, at 8 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Studio at the Pump House, 623 State Road, Bloomsburg. More information at rindeeckert.com or bte.org.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 20:49:03 +0000Jane Messinger of Jane Media Solutions talks about "Seth Rudetsky's Big Fat Broadway Show," to be presented at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Kirby Center for Creative Arts at Wyoming Seminary in Kingston. It's sponsored by the Jewish Community Alliance of NEPA. More information at 570-824-4646.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 20:39:46 +0000Beth Willer, associate professor and director of choral activities at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, talks about two upcoming concerts, the first at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at Rooke Recital Hall, featuring a guest vocal quintet; and the second at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22 featuring the Bucknell University Choir & Camerata at the Weis Center. The performances are free. More information at bucknell.edu.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 18:00:23 +0000Dr. Steven Thomas, music director of the Arcadia Chorale, talks about the opening program of the 2016-2017 season, titled, "The Play's The Thing," taking place at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Wilkes-Barre, and at 3 p.m. Oct. 23 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Scranton. For more information, arcadiachorale.org.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 20:03:39 +0000Maureen McGuigan , co-chair of Bonfire Festival At the Iron Furnaces in Scranton, and deputy director of the Office of Arts & Culture for Lackawanna County, talks about the 6th Annual Bonfire Festival at the Iron Furnaces, beginning at 6 p.m. Oct 15. More information at scrantonbonfire.com
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 19:54:20 +0000WVIA's Fiona Powell speaks with Gerardo Edelstein, music director and conductor of the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra, about the opening concert of the 50th Anniversary Season, titled, "50 & Counting," taking place at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Community Arts Center, 220 W. Fourth St., Williamsport. More information at williamsportsymphony.org or 570-322-0227.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 19:52:04 +0000Filmmaker Chris Fetchko talks about his new film, "All In Time," to be offered at 2 p.m. Oct. 16 at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. There will be a concert following the film screening. More information at allintimefilm.com
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 19:42:13 +0000Singer/Songwriter Chris Smither talks about his upcoming visit to NEPA for a concert at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Lackawanna College Auditorium, 501 Vine St., Scranton. It's presented by the Scranton Public Library. More information at albright.org
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 20:00:46 +0000Director John Schugard, assistant director Donna Vojtek, and actors Angelina Umbriac and Abby Martino talk about "Heathers The Musical," to be offered at 7 p.m. Oct. 14, 15, 21 and 22; 3 p.m. Oct. 23; and at midnight Oct. 16 at the J.J. Ferrara Center, 212 W. Broad St., Hazleton. It's presented by the PA Theatre of Performing Arts in Hazleton. A full dinner buffet is available 90 minutes prior to curtain. Not suitable for young audiences as there is strong language and sexual content. More information at ptpashows.org
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 22:15:51 +0000Poet & Editor Raymond Hammond talks about the release party for Nightshade Press' second publication, "Down the Dog Hole: 11 Poets on Northeast Pennsylvania," taking place at 6 p.m. Oct. 14 at Library Express at The Marketplace at Steamtown in Scranton. More information at keystone.edu.
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 20:28:29 +0000Alex McNamara, foundation coordinator at the F. Lammot Belin Arts Foundation, talks about the 1st Annual Belin Film Festival, which takes place Oct. 14-16 at theaters throughout the region. Complete details and information at belinfestival.com
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 20:16:28 +0000WVIA's Fiona Powell speaks with Dr. Annie Randall, professor of music at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, and Dr. Paul Botelho, assistant professor of music at Bucknell, about the story of Proserpina, to be retold through two operatic settings at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Weis Center at Bucknell University in Lewisburg. The first operatic setting will feature text by Goethe and music by Karl von Seckendorff. The second operatic setting is by Dr. Paul Botelho. For more information, bucknell.edu or 570-577-1000.
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 19:59:33 +0000WVIA's Peter Wynne speaks with Susan Ashbaker, general director of the Tri-Cities Opera in Binghamton, N.Y., about the 68th season of Tri-Cities Opera, which gets underway with a staged concert production of Verdi's "La Traviata," at 3 p.m. Oct. 16, at the Forum Theatre, 236 Washington St., Binghamton, N.Y. More information at tricities opera.com