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 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, 12/30/14

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, 12/30/14

For the first time ever at the NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, a poet won the audience vote with a dramatic and hilarious performance at The Woodlands Inn in Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday, Dec. 30. Kyle Rebar blew the audience away with his memorized spoken word pieces, and poets Ali Pica and The Carlton read original […]

 Rich Howells

Auction includes rare photos of NEPA 100 years ago and historical portraits, books, and letters

Auction includes rare photos of NEPA 100 years ago and historical portraits, books, and letters

Pieces of history will be auctioned off on Saturday, Jan. 3 in Archbald

As everyone looks forward to 2015, a collection of old photos that is about to be sold at auction takes a leap back almost 100 years and gives the public a chance to see a very different and largely undeveloped Northeastern Pennsylvania once again. The photos at Savo Auctioneers in Archbald, which were allegedly picked […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

First Night Scranton schedule of events includes music, magic, art, face painting, poetry, clowns, and more

First Night Scranton schedule of events includes music, magic, art, face painting, poetry, clowns, and more

First Night Scranton is back tomorrow night to ring in the New Year with a patriotic theme, and there’s a wide variety of things to do for all ages. The alcohol-free celebration of arts and culture is in its 16th year, and patrons are encouraged, though not required, to wear red, white, and blue this […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, 12/23/14

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, 12/23/14

The NEPA Scene Open Mic Night at the The Woodlands Inn in Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday, Dec. 23 attracted the largest turnout for the weekly event yet, featuring 20 performers that kept the night moving. Regular musicians Your Pal Frank and Fiddy Shades were joined by Cee Rock, Rich Janov, Russell Austin, Glen Hoffman, Dave The […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, 12/16/14

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, 12/16/14

After a few weeks off, the NEPA Scene Open Mic Night returned to the The Woodlands Inn in Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday, Dec. 16, featuring the most diverse lineup of talents yet. Your Pal Frank and Fiddy Shades provided songs on acoustic guitar, while three poets new to this open mic, The Carlton, Gabbie, and Amy, […]

 Sara Pokorny

Author Eleanor Gwyn-Jones continues her England-to-Scranton story with ‘Jazz Hands’

Author Eleanor Gwyn-Jones continues her England-to-Scranton story with ‘Jazz Hands’

The 'Brit Out of Water' series pulls from some of her own life experiences and observations

Enna Peterson is back, but this time around, the comedic heroine that has sprung from the mind of (and is loosely based upon) Scranton resident Eleanor Gwyn-Jones is in an entirely different place than when we last saw her. “Jazz Hands,” which was released officially Tuesday, will be celebrated tonight at POSH at the Scranton […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton author Eleanor Gwyn-Jones holds reading and signing of ‘Jazz Hands’ on Dec. 18

Scranton author Eleanor Gwyn-Jones holds reading and signing of ‘Jazz Hands’ on Dec. 18

Partial proceeds from the event will benefit Adelaide's Army

From a press release: Next Thursday, Dec. 18, Scranton author Eleanor Gwyn-Jones will release her new paperback novel, “Jazz Hands,” at a reading and signing event at POSH at the Scranton Club (404 N. Washington Ave., Scranton). In this sequel to her praised 2013 debut, “Theatricks,” U.K. to U.S. transplant Gwyn-Jones engages readers with her […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Breaking Ground Poets’ first poetry slam of the season, 10/25/14

Did you miss the Breaking Ground Poets‘ first poetry slam of the season at TwentyFiveEight Studios in Scranton on Saturday, Oct. 25? Don’t worry – TwentyFiveEight has you covered. They just posted a full two-hour video of the entire night on YouTube, featuring brave performances from Maggie Gilbertson, Hayden Nichols, Mason Crawford, Aidan Cronin, Mitchell […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Author of ’50 Years a Bureaucrat’ recalls ‘How to Really Get the Job Done’ in NEPA

Author of ’50 Years a Bureaucrat’ recalls ‘How to Really Get the Job Done’ in NEPA

From a press release: Lackawanna Historical Society member and longtime volunteer John “Jack” G. Carling has recently released a new book, “50 Years a Bureaucrat, or How to Really Get the Job Done,” chronicling his 50 years of government service, including time with the Scranton Redevelopment Authority and PA Department of Community Affairs. He played […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Breaking Ground Poets poetry slam, 10/25/14

PHOTOS: Breaking Ground Poets poetry slam, 10/25/14

The Breaking Ground Poets held their first poetry slam of the season at TwentyFiveEight Studios in Scranton on Saturday, Oct. 25, and it was standing room only for good reason. Maggie Gilbertson, Hayden Nichols, Mason Crawford, Aidan Cronin, Mitchell Winters, Claire Sheen, Cassi Miller, Jessica Yagloski, Kevin Parker, Mayling Ijomah, Adriana Adams, Abby Yurksza, Skyler […]