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 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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

First Friday Scranton photo exhibit captures ballet ‘Dancers in the City’ on Sept. 1

First Friday Scranton photo exhibit captures ballet ‘Dancers in the City’ on Sept. 1

From a press release: A new photography exhibit highlighting art, architecture, and the beauty of “Dancers in the City” will debut during First Friday Scranton on Sept. 1 at Trinka’s Gallery & Artisan Gifts in downtown Scranton. The exhibit features six dancers from Scranton Civic Ballet Company artfully posed at some of Scranton’s most noteworthy […]

 Rich Howells

TEASER TRAILER: ‘Ink Master: Angels’ with Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey premieres Oct. 3

Announced back in March, new Spike TV show “Ink Master: Angels,” starring Shavertown resident and Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey, was originally going to air as a special before it was revealed in June that it would be expanding into a full series. Now, the “Ink Master” spin-off has an official premiere date and […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Solar eclipse view from Scranton, 08/21/17

PHOTOS: Solar eclipse view from Scranton, 08/21/17

The anticipated solar eclipse wasn’t completely visible from Northeastern Pennsylvania today, but it still inspired local viewing parties and even the release of a new music video from Scranton’s Luna Soltera. While it was the first total solar eclipse visible in the continental United States since 1979, Scranton residents were outside the “path of totality” […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 2017 Peach Music Festival Edition

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 2017 Peach Music Festival Edition

It has been a while since I’ve shot Beautiful People, so I took these with a small Fujifilm point-and-shoot camera during the sixth annual Peach Music Festival at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton on Friday, Aug. 11. I think they came out just peachy. See NEPA Scene’s photos of the bands playing at […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: After 10 episodes, Plains tattoo artist Derek Zielinski eliminated in ‘Ink Master’ competition

VIDEO: After 10 episodes, Plains tattoo artist Derek Zielinski eliminated in ‘Ink Master’ competition

After surviving nine episodes of grueling competition, with new competitors entering the fray each week, local tattoo artist Derek Zielinski of Plains and his friend Thom Bulman, who he works with at Classic Trilogy Tattoos, were eliminated in the 10th episode of Season 9 of “Ink Master.” Premiering on June 6, the new “Shop Wars” […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Fringe Festival returns for 3rd year Sept. 27-Oct. 1, full schedule released

Scranton Fringe Festival returns for 3rd year Sept. 27-Oct. 1, full schedule released

From a press release: The full schedule of the third annual Scranton Fringe Festival was released today as artists prepare to fill downtown Scranton with a five-day performing arts blitz on Wednesday, Sept. 27 through Sunday, Oct. 1. Founded in 2015, the Scranton Fringe Festival is dedicated to creating a bold and engaging platform for […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Arts on the Square in Scranton with Start Making Sense, Rogue Chimp, Starbird, and more, 07/29/17

PHOTOS: Arts on the Square in Scranton with Start Making Sense, Rogue Chimp, Starbird, and more, 07/29/17

Last year, pouring rain swept Arts on the Square away, forcing Scranton’s largest arts festival to close down before it ever really got started. The fifth annual event on Saturday, July 29, however, was quite the opposite, bringing thousands downtown to enjoy over 100 vendors, live art demonstrations, a variety of food, family activities, and […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Art exhibit will ‘Break the Silence’ on sexual violence at The Leonard in Scranton on Aug. 4

Art exhibit will ‘Break the Silence’ on sexual violence at The Leonard in Scranton on Aug. 4

From a press release: In the creation of “Break the Silence: An Art Exhibit for Sexual Violence Awareness,” campaign coordinator Stephanie Santore and photographer Ashley Matthews asked volunteers to step forward to reveal their personal experiences with sexual violence or abuse. They also welcomed supporters of the cause that included friends and family members of […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Greater Wilkes-Barre hosts Small Business Christmas in July with sales and artwork on July 21

Greater Wilkes-Barre hosts Small Business Christmas in July with sales and artwork on July 21

From a press release: The Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce, the Third Friday Art Walk, and the Downtown Wilkes-Barre Business Association will host the second annual Small Business Christmas in July on Friday, July 21. All day, over 40 small businesses throughout Greater Wilkes-Barre will offer a special deal or discount at their store location, […]

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