Rich Howells

‘Ink Master: Angels,’ starring Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey, renewed for 2nd season

‘Ink Master: Angels,’ starring Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey, renewed for 2nd season

Premiering on Oct. 3, reality television tattoo competition “Ink Master” introduced a new spin-off series, “Ink Master: Angels,” starring Shavertown resident and Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey with three other artists from Season 8. As it finishes its 10-episode run next month, it was announced today that the show has been renewed for a […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Authentic blues rock with Wilkes-Barre’s Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Authentic blues rock with Wilkes-Barre’s Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen

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

Captain, We’re Sinking’s Bobby Barnett performs with fellow Scranton singers in Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 24

Captain, We’re Sinking’s Bobby Barnett performs with fellow Scranton singers in Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 24

Before Captain, We’re Sinking returns home for the annual NEPA Holiday Show with fellow Scranton punk band The Menzingers, vocalist/guitarist Bobby Barnett will play solo at The Other Side in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. He will be joined by Spenser Colmbs of Scranton/Philadelphia indie rock band Three Man Cannon, who are […]

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Scranton Comic Book Convention returns to Radisson in Scranton on Nov. 19

Scranton Comic Book Convention returns to Radisson in Scranton on Nov. 19

The Scranton Comic Book Convention will return to the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel for its fall edition on Sunday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., bringing writers, artists, cosplayers, dealers, and some colorful characters to downtown Scranton. Guests will include Darren Auck (veteran illustrator for Marvel Comics, including “Hulk vs. Thing,” “Ren & Stimpy,” “Rocko’s […]

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Vans Warped Tour is ending in 2018, making one last Scranton stop on July 26

Vans Warped Tour is ending in 2018, making one last Scranton stop on July 26

After 24 years, Vans Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman has announced that the annual traveling punk rock festival will be coming to an end, making its final cross-country summer run in 2018. Not only is Warped Tour is the largest traveling music festival in the United States, it is also the longest-running in North America, […]

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The Menzingers’ NEPA Holiday Show returns with new lineup at Scranton Cultural Center on Dec. 16

The Menzingers’ NEPA Holiday Show returns with new lineup at Scranton Cultural Center on Dec. 16

Shaking up the lineup a bit this year, Scranton punk rockers The Menzingers will return to the Scranton Cultural Center in downtown Scranton for their annual NEPA Holiday Show on Saturday, Dec. 16. Doors open at 5 p.m., and the all-ages concert (21+ to drink) is standing room only. Tickets, which are $20 in advance […]

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NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Playwriting, filmmaking, and reviewing movies in NEPA with Jeff Boam

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Playwriting, filmmaking, and reviewing movies in NEPA with Jeff Boam

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 […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Watch and download 3 acoustic songs by Wilkes-Barre folk funk band Fake Fight

EXCLUSIVE: Watch and download 3 acoustic songs by Wilkes-Barre folk funk band Fake Fight

Last week during the live recording of Episode 33 of the NEPA Scene Podcast at Coal Creative’s production studio in downtown Wilkes-Barre, local folk funk band Fake Fight opened and closed the show with stripped down acoustic versions of three of their original songs – “Obliged,” “Mood Ring,” and “Blacklist.” Two of these songs are […]

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NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Real talk with new Wilkes-Barre folk funk band Fake Fight

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Real talk with new Wilkes-Barre folk funk band Fake Fight

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

REVIEW: Bloody ‘Evil Dead: The Musical’ isn’t a ‘Rocky Horror’-level classic, but it’s still groovy fun

REVIEW: Bloody ‘Evil Dead: The Musical’ isn’t a ‘Rocky Horror’-level classic, but it’s still groovy fun

14 years after its Canadian debut and 11 years after its off-Broadway run, “Evil Dead: The Musical” was finally unleashed upon Northeastern Pennsylvania when its latest tour stopped at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Monday, Oct. 30, appropriately just before Halloween. The crowd was certainly in the spirit, wearing “Evil Dead” and other […]

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