Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Organizing and developing theatre with the Scranton Fringe Festival

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Organizing and developing theatre with the Scranton Fringe Festival

Recorded and produced every week by Internet marketing company Coal Creative in their production studio in downtown Wilkes-Barre, the 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 on […]

 Rich Howells

See John Oliver’s ‘irresponsibly large’ Scranton train set at Trolley Museum for free Sept. 22-24

See John Oliver’s ‘irresponsibly large’ Scranton train set at Trolley Museum for free Sept. 22-24

On HBO’s news satire program “Last Week Tonight,” host John Oliver tackles politics and important issues around the world through humorous but informative segments. He also pokes fun at local news stations on occassion, so it was inevitable that he would come across Scranton station WNEP-TV and its Talkback 16 segments, which often feature loud […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: 2017 Steamtown Music Award winners announced at V-Spot in Scranton

EXCLUSIVE: 2017 Steamtown Music Award winners announced at V-Spot in Scranton

The fourth annual Electric City Music Conference kicked off on Thursday, Sept. 14 with the Steamtown Music Awards at The V-Spot in Scranton, a huge party filled with local musicians of all genres and generations that spilled out into the street and raged long into the night. With red carpet interviews by NEPA Scene and […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Behind the Electric City Music Conference with Joe Caviston and Kenneth Norton

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Behind the Electric City Music Conference with Joe Caviston and Kenneth Norton

Recorded and produced every week by Internet marketing company Coal Creative in their production studio in downtown Wilkes-Barre, the 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 on […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA Scene Rising Talent open mic and talent contest comes to V-Spot in Scranton Sept. 19-Dec. 5

NEPA Scene Rising Talent open mic and talent contest comes to V-Spot in Scranton Sept. 19-Dec. 5

After two years and four seasons of NEPA Scene’s Got Talent culminated last October, the 12-week open mic and talent contest is getting a new name, new location, and some fun new features when it comes to The V-Spot in Scranton for the first time on Tuesday, Sept. 19 due to popular demand. Hosted by […]

 Rich Howells

SUZE and Half Dollar kick off concerts in revived Ritz Theater in Scranton on Sept. 22

SUZE and Half Dollar kick off concerts in revived Ritz Theater in Scranton on Sept. 22

While the Ritz Theater building in downtown Scranton has served many different purposes over the years, the actual theater, which includes a huge stage and movie screen, has lay dormant since it was renovated and reopened as a dinner theater and piano bar in 2008, only to close again soon after. The Creative and Performing […]

 Rich Howells

The complete updated guide to the 2017 Electric City Music Conference

The complete updated guide to the 2017 Electric City Music Conference

The fourth annual Electric City Music Conference will feature performances by over 150 bands from eight states in 11 venues throughout the Scranton area, the Steamtown Music Awards with many new awards and special performances of its own, and free panel discussions and mentoring sessions for local musicians, professionals, and music fans. It’s a great […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Comedians Angelia Petrillo and Elliott Elliott and Back to the ‘80s Comedy Show

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Comedians Angelia Petrillo and Elliott Elliott and Back to the ‘80s Comedy Show

Recorded and produced every week by Internet marketing company Coal Creative in their production studio in downtown Wilkes-Barre, the 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 on […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Black Tie Stereo, Brother Roy, Patrick McGlynn, Dani-elle, Karl Hall, and SMAs

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Black Tie Stereo, Brother Roy, Patrick McGlynn, Dani-elle, Karl Hall, and SMAs

This week in local music, there are some exciting albums set to be released soon, another one that needs your help, a new song and a recent lyric video for a Josie Music Award-nominated song, a brand new music venue coming to Wilkes-Barre that is owned by some great people with personal connections to the […]

 Rich Howells

First-ever NEPA Vegfest promotes plant-based diets and healthy living in Scranton on Sept. 16

First-ever NEPA Vegfest promotes plant-based diets and healthy living in Scranton on Sept. 16

After the Scranton VegFest was canceled about a month before its inaugural event, a different event with different organizers has emerged to take its place – the NEPA Vegfest. The first-time event is “based on promoting compassion, health, and wellness in our community” and “will include craft vendors, plant-based food, speakers, cooking demos, music, yoga, […]

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