Jason Riedmiller

CONCERT REVIEW: The Shins keep it short but still sweet at Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown

CONCERT REVIEW: The Shins keep it short but still sweet at Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown

After releasing their first album in five years in March, The Shins brought their Heartworms Tour, named after that new record, to Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, New York on Saturday, June 17. “This place is beautiful, and there are so many of you here!” frontman James Mercer said, commenting on the upstate New York scenery […]

 Jason Riedmiller

J GOES PLACES: Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, 05/27/17

J GOES PLACES: Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, 05/27/17

J Goes Places #001: Eastern State Penitentiary. Philadelphia, PA. 5/27/17 A brief introduction from easternstate.org: Eastern State Penitentiary was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers. Its vaulted, sky-lit cells once held many of America’s most notorious […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Susquehanna Breakdown at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 05/19-20/17

PHOTOS: Susquehanna Breakdown at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 05/19-20/17

One would expect a music festival centered around bluegrass, roots, Americana, and folk music to come from – and continually succeed – somewhere in the deep South, but Cabinet makes it happen right here every year in the mountains of Pennsylvania. The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre jamgrass outfit hosted the fifth annual Susquehanna Breakdown Music Festival at The […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 2017 Electric City Tattoo Convention (some images NSFW)

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 2017 Electric City Tattoo Convention (some images NSFW)

Setting up shop once again in a private room at the eighth annual Electric City Tattoo Convention at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center in downtown Scranton, I took these portraits of tattooed convention-goers on Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22. As in previous years, be forewarned that some of these pictures are not […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Free Comic Book Day at Comics on the Green in Scranton, 05/06/17

PHOTOS: Free Comic Book Day at Comics on the Green in Scranton, 05/06/17

Imperial forces invaded Comics on the Green in downtown Scranton on Saturday, May 6, along with a slew of readers of all ages grabbing Free Comic Book Day freebies. Opening in 1992, the store is the longest running comic shop in Northeastern Pennsylvania, and it was easy to see why on FCBD, which is held […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Brad Paisley, Chase Bryant, and Lindsay Ell at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, 02/16/17

PHOTOS: Brad Paisley, Chase Bryant, and Lindsay Ell at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, 02/16/17

“Great to be in the home of Dunder Mifflin! #TheElectricCity,” country superstar Brad Paisley posted across his social media accounts after his packed concert at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza on Feb. 16. While he was technically playing in Wilkes-Barre, not Scranton, we’ll give him a pass on “The Office” reference. It is the […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 01/25/17

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 01/25/17

Just a few portraits this time. It’s cold out. This is Jay. He’s been visiting from Nashville for a month now. At this point I think you’ve moved back bud. Scranton, PA. 1/24/17 This is Matt and his twin brother, Norrin. Scranton, PA. 1/24/17 This is Becky. Matt guilted her into getting her picture taken. […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, Scranton Police Department, 01/11/17

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, Scranton Police Department, 01/11/17

This week’s Beautiful People of NEPA is in honor of Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, which was held on Monday, Jan. 9. Members of the Scranton Police Department posed for these portraits on Tuesday, Jan. 10 at police headquarters on South Washington Avenue in downtown Scranton. Dedicated to Patrolman John James Wilding (722.) End of Watch: […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA (returning in 2017), 01/04/17

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA (returning in 2017), 01/04/17

You may or may not have noticed there has not been a new Beautiful People of NEPA in almost six months. The last installment was a single picture of my dog, Fritz, who passed away in July. Well, everybody, meet Ted. Tedward if you’re nasty. I adopted him from Griffin Pond Animal Shelter in South […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Cabinet holiday show (with behind-the-scenes shots) at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 12/23/16

PHOTOS: Cabinet holiday show (with behind-the-scenes shots) at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 12/23/16

After selling out its Chandelier Lobby year after year, it was time for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre jam-grass band Cabinet to take the main stage of the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre for their biggest holiday show yet on Friday, Dec. 23. NEPA Scene hung out backstage before the fifth annual concert to catch […]

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