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 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Hazleton ‘Polka King’ Jan Lewan joins Jack Black on stage for ‘Rappin’ Polka’ at Sundance premiere Q&A

VIDEO: Hazleton ‘Polka King’ Jan Lewan joins Jack Black on stage for ‘Rappin’ Polka’ at Sundance premiere Q&A

While we still don’t have a trailer for the anticipated comedic drama “The Polka King,” which stars comedian, actor, and musician Jack Black as real-life Hazleton polka legend (and convicted con man) Jan “Lewan” Lewandowski, coverage of its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday, Jan. 22 has given us many more details […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Pain of Wisdom Whisky Barrel Aged Barleywine by Søle Artisan Ales

Beer: Pain of Wisdom Brewery: Søle Artisan Ales Style: American Barleywine Age: 2016 ABV: 11.00% At the beginning of the month, we reviewed Mirkwood, an India Pale Ale fermented on cedar by Søle Artisan Ales, who are currently brewing at Susquehanna Brewing Company in Pittston but moving to Easton soon. Today, as the days get […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEOS: Election Fallout Comedy Night – NEPA Scene Live at Thirst T’s in Olyphant, 11/29/16

VIDEOS: Election Fallout Comedy Night – NEPA Scene Live at Thirst T’s in Olyphant, 11/29/16

The 2016 presidential election divided the United States down the middle, and now that it’s over, opposing political sides and even friends and family are still at each other’s throats arguing about the results and what’s to come over the next four years. We felt like we needed to break the tension and just have […]

 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 […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Top 20 best beers and favorite breweries of 2016

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Top 20 best beers and favorite breweries of 2016

As I do every year, I’m breaking down my favorite beers that I’ve imbibed and reviewed on MBR in 2016. I’m keeping the series to three videos this time – the best beers, the best bang for your buck and most readily available beers, and the best breweries. We’ve got a lot to get through, […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Mirkwood Cedar Fermented IPA by Søle Artisan Ales

Beer: Mirkwood Brewery: Søle Artisan Ales Style: IPA Age: 2016 ABV: 6.50% We’re kicking off 2017 with a new local release from Søle Artisan Ales – who are currently brewing at Susquehanna Brewing Company in Pittston but moving to Easton soon – called Mirkwood, an India Pale Ale fermented on cedar! And by “we,” I […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Figgy Pudding English Strong Ale by Block 15 Brewing Company

Beer: Figgy Pudding Brewery: Block 15 Brewing Company Style: English Strong Ale Age: 2016 ABV: 11.00% We know that Christmas is over, but now that we’ve all opened our gifts, it’s time to drink some! This one is courtesy of my friend David. We’re hitting that Kringle sweet spot on today’s MBR with a holiday-centric […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Mad Elf (aged from 2010) by Tröegs Brewing Company

Beer: Mad Elf Brewery: Tröegs Brewing Company Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale Age: 2010 ABV: 11.00% Mad Elf is a cheery cherry favorite around the holidays, but have you ever tried aging it? Some people love it, others feel like they got old coal in their stocking, so we’re going to give it a jingle […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: The Globe Store lighting and ScrantonMade Holiday Market, 12/02/16

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: The Globe Store lighting and ScrantonMade Holiday Market, 12/02/16

Wyoming Avenue in downtown Scranton was flooded with hundreds of people, but it wasn’t the St. Patrick’s Parade. On Friday, Dec. 2, just after 5 p.m., the huge structure that once housed The Globe Store was lit up again with bright Christmas lights and decorated front windows, just like it was in the defunct department […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Scranton singer Patrick McGlynn asks ‘Why Can’t Santa Be the President?’ in political Christmas song

On this day last year, NEPA Scene premiered a new Christmas song from Scranton singer/songwriter Patrick McGlynn called “Christmas Lights in June” that became the only holiday song we wanted to hear on repeat all season long. In 2016, he’s back with another original tune that is the perfect way to end a contentious election […]