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 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Twenty One Pilots, Judah & the Lion, and Jon Bellion at PPL Center in Allentown, 01/24/17

PHOTOS: Twenty One Pilots, Judah & the Lion, and Jon Bellion at PPL Center in Allentown, 01/24/17

Just four years ago, Twenty One Pilots were playing the small, now-defunct Crocodile Rock Cafe in Allentown as an opening act. On Tuesday, Jan. 24, the “schizoid pop” duo packed the huge PPL Center down the street with over 10,000 fans. “There was like 12 people there, but those people told some other people and […]

 Brittany Boote

PHOTOS: Rally for Refugees and Immigrants on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre, 02/04/17

PHOTOS: Rally for Refugees and Immigrants on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre, 02/04/17

Just a few months ago, Donald Trump packed the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza with supporters who helped him flip Wilkes-Barre and Luzerne County from blue to red, securing Pennsylvania for the then-presidential candidate and the Republicans. Now, just two weeks into his presidency, hundreds gathered in the heart of the city a few […]

 Brittany Boote

PHOTOS: Gatos Blancos (members of Cabinet, American Babies) at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains, 01/20/17

PHOTOS: Gatos Blancos (members of Cabinet, American Babies) at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains, 01/20/17

An exciting new musical side project with local origins made its Northeastern Pennsylvania debut at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Friday, Jan. 20. Based in Vermont, Gatos Blancos is made up of members of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre jamgrass band Cabinet (Pappy Biondo and Dylan Skursky) Philadelphia psychedelic indie rockers American Babies (Justin Mazer and […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 01/25/17

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 01/25/17

Just a few portraits this time. It’s cold out. This is Jay. He’s been visiting from Nashville for a month now. At this point I think you’ve moved back bud. Scranton, PA. 1/24/17 This is Matt and his twin brother, Norrin. Scranton, PA. 1/24/17 This is Becky. Matt guilted her into getting her picture taken. […]

 Keith Perks

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Clutch, Mariachi El Bronx, and Mike Dillon Band at Sands Bethlehem Event Center, 12/29/16

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Clutch, Mariachi El Bronx, and Mike Dillon Band at Sands Bethlehem Event Center, 12/29/16

For years, I kept hearing about Clutch. “Check them out, you’ll love them,” I was told. So, yeah, I’m a little late to the game, but I became a fan. Early in 2016, I started to listen to them. Little by little, I found myself with their music playing in the background as I edited […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: Ladies Night – NEPA Scene Live at Thirst T’s in Olyphant, 12/13/16

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: Ladies Night – NEPA Scene Live at Thirst T’s in Olyphant, 12/13/16

After several weeks of featuring male performers in the NEPA Scene Live series at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant, it was time to put the spotlight on the ladies of the local arts scene. Ladies Night on Tuesday, Dec. 13 presented a variety of different talents from strong, young female voices throughout Northeastern […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, Scranton Police Department, 01/11/17

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, Scranton Police Department, 01/11/17

This week’s Beautiful People of NEPA is in honor of Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, which was held on Monday, Jan. 9. Members of the Scranton Police Department posed for these portraits on Tuesday, Jan. 10 at police headquarters on South Washington Avenue in downtown Scranton. Dedicated to Patrolman John James Wilding (722.) End of Watch: […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA (returning in 2017), 01/04/17

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA (returning in 2017), 01/04/17

You may or may not have noticed there has not been a new Beautiful People of NEPA in almost six months. The last installment was a single picture of my dog, Fritz, who passed away in July. Well, everybody, meet Ted. Tedward if you’re nasty. I adopted him from Griffin Pond Animal Shelter in South […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Hayes Carll and Allison Moorer at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 12/28/16

PHOTOS: Hayes Carll and Allison Moorer at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 12/28/16

A few days after the hustle and bustle of Christmas, with a giant wreath still lit above the doorway behind them, Grammy-nominated roots singer/songwriter Hayes Carll was joined by alternative country artist Allison Moorer for a low-key night of personal music in the Chandelier Lobby of the F.M. Kirby Center in downtown Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday, […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Cabinet holiday show (with behind-the-scenes shots) at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 12/23/16

PHOTOS: Cabinet holiday show (with behind-the-scenes shots) at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 12/23/16

After selling out its Chandelier Lobby year after year, it was time for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre jam-grass band Cabinet to take the main stage of the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre for their biggest holiday show yet on Friday, Dec. 23. NEPA Scene hung out backstage before the fifth annual concert to catch […]