Rich Howells

THEATRE REVIEW: ‘The Darling Core’ is as original and intriguing as its name

THEATRE REVIEW: ‘The Darling Core’ is as original and intriguing as its name

“The Darling Core” is a title that is both unusual and intriguing, which is also a fair description of what transpires over the next hour. It’s best not to enter this original one-act play knowing too much about it other than its basic premise – Adam and Lilith are a vaudeville duo called the Darling […]

 Rich Howells

This collection of retro Christmas music videos by Scranton’s The Push is funnier than an ugly sweater

This collection of retro Christmas music videos by Scranton’s The Push is funnier than an ugly sweater

What better way to prepare for Christmas and a rare live performance from The Push tonight than by watching a collection of their holiday music videos? Years before the satirical Scranton duo released their debut album of ’70s and ’80s-style throwback singles, “Greatest Hits Volume One,” they created a series of annual Christmas videos, offering […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Why do people keep bashing Pennsylvania, especially Scranton?

VIDEO: Why do people keep bashing Pennsylvania, especially Scranton?

It seems like every month or so another online poll or top list is released saying Scranton is a terrible place to live, miserable as hell, or full of ugly accents. Are these criticisms fair and based on actual research or just nasty, classist insults that harm the Electric City and its residents? BBC journalist […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen, 12/06/14

PHOTOS: Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen, 12/06/14

Back in October, Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen released their debut album, “Black Skies and Starlight,” at the River Street Jazz Cafe, and they returned to the Plains venue on Saturday, Dec. 6 for another round of badass rock ‘n’ roll. NEPA Scene photographer Robb Malloy captured the Wilkes-Barre band in their element that […]

 Rich Howells

Watch the illustrated posters for a production of ‘A Christmas Carol’ come together step by step with live actors

Watch the illustrated posters for a production of ‘A Christmas Carol’ come together step by step with live actors

Any actor tasked with embodying a character in a production as iconic as “A Christmas Carol” is challenging enough, but what about having to stand still, not saying a word, and still being instantly recognizable to any audience? That’s exactly what the actors in a local production of Charles Dickens’ holiday classic did last month […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Motionless In White meet and greet, 12/06/14

PHOTOS: Motionless In White meet and greet, 12/06/14

Motionless In White has had a busy year, releasing a new album, “Reincarnate,” headlining the Vans Warped Tour, touring with A Day to Remember and Bring Me the Horizon, and co-headlining a European tour with Lacuna Coil. They always make time for their fans, though, particularly those from their hometown area. The Scranton metal band […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Down to Six – ‘Atlantic’

SONG PREMIERE: Down to Six – ‘Atlantic’

NEPA Scene gave local music fans an exclusive first listen to “Oceans” from Down to Six‘s upcoming album, “Atlantic,” late last month, so with its official release just around the corner, we’re premiering the title track here as well. “It’s a song about finding your place. In my mind, it’s the song that started this […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Episode 4 – The V-Spot and Thirst T’s on the bar business in NEPA

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Episode 4 – The V-Spot and Thirst T’s on the bar business in NEPA

Professionally recorded every Monday at The Stude in TwentyFiveEight Studios in Scranton and released exclusively on nepascene.com every Tuesday, the NEPA Scene Podcast is a free supplement to the website, expanding on the arts and entertainment stories covered on the site and going beyond them to discuss other news and entertainment topics. Each week, the […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Interview with Scranton Mayor Bill Courtright on the Nay Aug Park holiday light display

Driving through the holiday light display at Nay Aug Park has become an annual tradition for many residents of Scranton and Northeastern Pennsylvania, though they may not realize what goes into the winter wonderland every year. David DeCosmo, a professional broadcaster on radio and TV for over 50 years, interviewed Scranton Mayor Bill Courtright and […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Motionless In White performs rare acoustic version of ‘Reincarnate’

Wilkes-Barre video production company Feet First Productions captured one of Motionless In White‘s only acoustic performances ever when the band was back in their hometown area at a 97.9X VIP event on Friday, Dec. 5. The Scranton metal band toured with A Day to Remember and Bring Me the Horizon in the fall, then co-headlined […]

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