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 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Watch and download 2 acoustic songs by JP Biondo of NEPA jamgrass band Cabinet

EXCLUSIVE: Watch and download 2 acoustic songs by JP Biondo of NEPA jamgrass band Cabinet

Last week during the live recording of Episode 8 of the newly relaunched NEPA Scene Podcast at Coal Creative’s production studio in downtown Wilkes-Barre, singer, songwriter, and mandolinist JP Biondo, who is both a solo artist and a member of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre jamgrass band Cabinet, opened and closed the show with stripped down acoustic versions of […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Tell Shaky and Boxcar Joe IIPA by SingleCut Beersmiths

Beer: Tell Shaky and Boxcar Joe IIPA Brewery: SingleCut Beersmiths Style: Double IPA Age: 2017 ABV: 9.00% IBU: 145 It has been a while since we’ve reviewed anything from SingleCut, so it’s about time to try something new from this Queens, New York brewery. Tell Shaky and Boxcar Joe is a double dry-hopped Imperial IPA […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEOS: Mount Pocono singer Mark Isaiah reaches Top 10 on NBC’s ‘The Voice’ but ends up eliminated

VIDEOS: Mount Pocono singer Mark Isaiah reaches Top 10 on NBC’s ‘The Voice’ but ends up eliminated

19-year-old Mark Isaiah of Mount Pocono has endured some stiff competition since he burst onto the national stage in his excellent blind audition in the Season 12 premiere of “The Voice” on NBC on Feb. 27, singing Shawn Mendes hit “Mercy” and instantly gaining thousands of fans across the country, including coach Adam Levine. He […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Plains tattoo artist Derek Zielinski is competing in Season 9 of ‘Ink Master’

VIDEO: Plains tattoo artist Derek Zielinski is competing in Season 9 of ‘Ink Master’

Northeastern Pennsylvania was well-represented in the last season of “Ink Master” on Spike TV – Shavertown resident and Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey not only won the reality competition, taking home $100,000, but she also became the first female Ink Master, even earning her own special, “Ink Master Angels,” due out later this year. […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: French Toast Imperial Stout by Wicked Weed Brewing

Beer: French Toast Brewery: Wicked Weed Brewing Style: Imperial Stout Age: 2017 ABV: 10.00% This gives a whole new meaning to the term “breakfast stout.” No coffee here, but Wicked Weed’s French Toast is brewed with cinnamon, vanilla, and maple syrup and aged in bourbon barrels, so that’s a hell of a way to start […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEOS: Mount Pocono singer Mark Isaiah avoids elimination and makes Top 11 on NBC’s ‘The Voice’

VIDEOS: Mount Pocono singer Mark Isaiah avoids elimination and makes Top 11 on NBC’s ‘The Voice’

After slaying his blind audition with the Shawn Mendes hit “Mercy” during the Season 12 premiere of “The Voice” on NBC on Feb. 27, 19-year-old Mark Isaiah of Mount Pocono has survived several more weeks of the reality talent competition to make it into the Top 11. On Monday, March 20, he took on fellow […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: New England IPA homebrew infused with THC/cannabis

Beer: Homebrew Brewery: ? Style: New England IPA Age: 2017 ABV: 6.70% Recorded for science (and 4/20), this review is very different from what we usually do here on MBR. This New England-style IPA is a homebrew with liquid THC added during the fermentation process for a weedy brew unlike anything we’ve imbibed before. As […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Dark Side Corruption Dark Ale by Foundation Brewing Company

Beer: Dark Side Corruption Brewery: Foundation Brewing Company Style: Dark Ale Age: 2017 ABV: 10.80% IBU: 23 With the first trailer for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” out today, it seems appropriate to embrace Dark Side Corruption, a barrel-aged dark ale brewed with roasted malts and sugars with rich flavors of stone fruit, chocolate, and […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA-produced revenge thriller ‘Dark of Light’ premieres at Montrose Movie Theatre April 21-23

NEPA-produced revenge thriller ‘Dark of Light’ premieres at Montrose Movie Theatre April 21-23

“Dark of Light,” a new revenge thriller filmed in and inspired by a true story in Northeastern Pennsylvania, will have a local theatrical premiere at the Montrose Movie Theatre on Friday, April 21 through Sunday, April 23 at 7 p.m. ahead of its video-on-demand release on Tuesday, April 25. Produced by Mark Dennebaum of TwentyFiveEight […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Wicked Philthy Northeast IPL by Søle Artisan Ales and Jack’s Abby Brewing

Beer: Wicked Philthy Brewery: Søle Artisan Ales and Jack’s Abby Brewing Style: India Pale Lager Age: 2017 ABV: 7.00% IBU: 65 Like last week’s review and the week before, we’re drinking another collaboration beer by local gypsy brewer Søle Artisan Ales (who are currently brewing out of Susquehanna Brewing Company in Pittston), this week with […]

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