Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Retro Con, 09/27-28/14

PHOTOS: Retro Con, 09/27-28/14

If your parents never bought you that huge, expensive playset for your birthday as a kid or you wish you held onto some of your favorite childhood toys, Retro Con, held annually at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pennsylvania, will give you a second chance in both cases. The ever-growing two-day event, held […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Angry Video Game Nerd signing and movie screening, 09/28/14

PHOTOS: Angry Video Game Nerd signing and movie screening, 09/28/14

James Rolfe, a.k.a. the Angry Video Game Nerd, appeared at Retro Con at Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pennsylvania on Sunday, Sept. 28 for an autograph signing and meet and greet with fans along with his friend and executive producer Mike Matei. Afterwards, Rolfe and Matei went across the street to Arnold’s Family Fun […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Patrick Sweany performs three songs at ‘The Faces and Voices of The Blues III’

Nashville blues rocker Patrick Sweany was the musical guest this year at “The Faces and Voices of The Blues III” on Oct. 4-5, organized and hosted by PocoNotes at the Tripp House in Scranton. The “soon-to-be-legendary guitar man,” as described by Rolling Stone, performed and held a guitar workshop that weekend. New Jersey photographer William […]

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2014 Steamtown Music Awards winners announced on Oct. 10

2014 Steamtown Music Awards winners announced on Oct. 10

The Steamtown Music Awards were held on Friday, Oct. 10 at the V-Spot in Scranton, which was just the start of the Electric City Music Conference, running all weekend long. Live performances and panels were held in several venues throughout Scranton and Olyphant with the main goal of the conference “to highlight local talent and […]

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PHOTOS: José Luis García-López appearance at Comics on the Green, 10/04/14

PHOTOS: José Luis García-López appearance at Comics on the Green, 10/04/14

Legendary DC Comics artist José Luis García-López visited Comics on the Green in Scranton on Saturday, Oct. 4 for an autograph signing and meet and greet with fans. The famous Spanish illustrator came to the United States in 1974 and almost immediately established himself as one of the most recognizable artists in comics, designing some […]

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PHOTOS: The Wailers, Mighty Mystic, and George Wesley Band, 10/10/14

PHOTOS: The Wailers, Mighty Mystic, and George Wesley Band, 10/10/14

The Wailers celebrated the 30th anniversary of “Legend,” Bob Marley‘s bestselling greatest hits compilation, at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Oct. 10. Mighty Mystic and Wilkes-Barre’s own George Wesley Band opened the night before The Wailers took the stage and performed “Legend” in its entirety, along with other classic reggae songs led […]

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LYRIC VIDEO: Without a Martyr – ‘Frankenstein’

Just in time for Halloween, Scranton’s Without a Martyr released a lyric video for “Frankenstein,” a harsh song that takes some inspiration from the story of the classic monster. The track is part of “Pitch Black,” an EP the young metal band released back in May. The entire album is available to stream below and […]

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PHOTOS: Synaesthesia Social, 09/21/14

PHOTOS: Synaesthesia Social, 09/21/14

The Olde Brick Theatre in Scranton hosted a night of improvisational music and poetry on Sunday, Sept. 21 as part of the weekly Synaesthesia Social series. Performers that night included musicians Chelsea Smarr, Benya Barshai, and Jeff Brozena and poets Brian Fanelli and Scott Thomas. Created by illustrator and educator Ted Michalowski, Synaesthesia Social “combines […]

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PHOTOS: 6th annual Bras Across the Bridge, 10/05/14

PHOTOS: 6th annual Bras Across the Bridge, 10/05/14

Waving your underwear around Wilkes-Barre is usually frowned upon, but once a year, the city makes an exception. The sixth annual Bras Across the Bridge event, hosted by 98.5 KRZ on Sunday, Oct. 5, was filled with breast cancer survivors and supporters stringing bras together across the Market Street Bridge and Kirby Park to form […]

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Help this talented young NEPA photographer fight cancer by keeping him working

Help this talented young NEPA photographer fight cancer by keeping him working

Anyone who has walked around First Friday Scranton or picked up a local newspaper in the last few years has probably seen the work of Alex Seeley, a talented young photographer who has already amassed an impressive body of work that ranges from raging metal bands tearing up Montage Mountain to tender moments captured during […]

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