Rich Howells

Marketplace at Steamtown looking for new management to reopen Iron Horse Movie Bistro in Scranton

Marketplace at Steamtown looking for new management to reopen Iron Horse Movie Bistro in Scranton

After conflicting messages were posted on Facebook yesterday by the Iron Horse Movie Bistro and the adjacent Marketplace at Steamtown in downtown Scranton, the owner of both businesses, John Basalyga, clarified that Iron Horse will be temporarily closed while he seeks a new management company to run the movie theater. At midnight on Saturday, the […]

 Rich Howells

Iron Horse Movie Bistro in Scranton closes after less than a year, Marketplace says it’s temporary

Iron Horse Movie Bistro in Scranton closes after less than a year, Marketplace says it’s temporary

At midnight last night, the Iron Horse Movie Bistro in downtown Scranton announced suddenly on Facebook that it would be closing its doors after less than a year in business, though the adjacent Marketplace at Steamtown claims this is only temporary. Run by Phoenix Theatres Entertainment in Knoxville, Tennessee, the theater’s simple Facebook post thanks […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: The dedication and popularity of Scranton pop rock band Nowhere Slow

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: The dedication and popularity of Scranton pop rock band Nowhere Slow

Recorded and produced every week by Internet marketing company Coal Creative in their production studio in downtown Wilkes-Barre, the award-winning NEPA Scene Podcast presents honest, uncensored interviews and in-depth discussions about local arts, entertainment, and the issues that matter to Northeastern Pennsylvania. The live, multi-camera show streams in high definition on NEPA Scene’s Facebook page […]

 Rich Howells

MUSIC VIDEO: Wilkes-Barre’s Breaking Benjamin uncovers murder in ‘Red Cold River’

Wilkes-Barre rock band Breaking Benjamin showed their heavier side when they released their new single, “Red Cold River,” two weeks ago, and its accompanying music video they put out today is just as heavy emotionally. The video tells the story of a man searching for his lost daughter, so when he hits rock bottom, he […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference releases 2017 aftermovie, announces 2018 dates

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference releases 2017 aftermovie, announces 2018 dates

Today, the Electric City Music Conference is announcing the dates for its fifth annual event and premiering the 2017 aftermovie exclusively through NEPA Scene, a longtime media sponsor of the ECMC. Last year’s conference featured performances by over 150 bands from eight states in 11 venues throughout the Scranton area, the Steamtown Music Awards celemony […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Telling the real ‘Polka King’ story with documentary filmmaker John Mikulak

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Telling the real ‘Polka King’ story with documentary filmmaker John Mikulak

Recorded and produced every week by Internet marketing company Coal Creative in their production studio in downtown Wilkes-Barre, the award-winning NEPA Scene Podcast presents honest, uncensored interviews and in-depth discussions about local arts, entertainment, and the issues that matter to Northeastern Pennsylvania. The live, multi-camera show streams in high definition on NEPA Scene’s Facebook page […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEOS: NEPA musicians perform with ‘Polka King’ Jack Black on ‘Colbert’ and ‘Today’ show

VIDEOS: NEPA musicians perform with ‘Polka King’ Jack Black on ‘Colbert’ and ‘Today’ show

While the NEPA Scene Podcast recorded a show with John Mikulak, whose local documentary inspired the new Netflix movie “The Polka King,” several Northeastern Pennsylvania musicians were in New York City yesterday performing polka music with its star, Jack Black, on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” which aired later that night on CBS. Black […]

 Rich Howells

Kingston punk rockers Title Fight play New York benefit show with Turnstile on Jan. 26

Kingston punk rockers Title Fight play New York benefit show with Turnstile on Jan. 26

After rising success since their formation in 2003, Kingston punk/shoegaze band Title Fight has slowed down in the last two years, only playing sporadic shows here and there despite the high demand. Those who have been waiting to see them again can finally catch them at a benefit concert for their friend Aaron Warman and […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Holiday Special (spoiler discussion)

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Holiday Special (spoiler discussion)

Recorded and produced every week by Internet marketing company Coal Creative in their production studio in downtown Wilkes-Barre, the award-winning NEPA Scene Podcast presents honest, uncensored interviews and in-depth discussions about local arts, entertainment, and the issues that matter to Northeastern Pennsylvania. The live, multi-camera show streams in high definition on NEPA Scene’s Facebook page […]

 Rich Howells

STREAMING: Wilkes-Barre’s Breaking Benjamin unleashes heavy new single ‘Red Cold River’

STREAMING: Wilkes-Barre’s Breaking Benjamin unleashes heavy new single ‘Red Cold River’

As they promised two weeks ago, Wilkes-Barre rock band Breaking Benjamin released their new single, “Red Cold River,” early this morning, diving into the heavier side of their sound while maintaining the melodic atmosphere they’re known for. In interviews like one with The Pulse of Radio, vocalist/guitarist Benjamin Burnley says that he knows what works […]

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