Dee Culp

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: LGBT support in NEPA music scene clear at Wilkes-Barre punk rock benefit

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: LGBT support in NEPA music scene clear at Wilkes-Barre punk rock benefit

Here we are, in Donald Trump’s second month as president, with a new Muslim ban to replace the extremely unconstitutional one that came before it and a worse health care plan designed to replace the Affordable Care Act, titled – I kid you not – H.R. 1275 – World’s Greatest Healthcare Plan of 2017. I […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA bands play benefit show for Planned Parenthood at The Other Side in Wilkes-Barre on March 3

NEPA bands play benefit show for Planned Parenthood at The Other Side in Wilkes-Barre on March 3

As the Donald Trump administration and Republican-controlled Congress work to make good on their promise to defund Planned Parenthood, Northeastern Pennsylvania bands are gathering at The Other Side in Wilkes-Barre this Friday, March 3 at 8 p.m. to raise money for the nonprofit that provides reproductive health services for women all over the country and […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Celebrate Women’s History Month in March with art, activities, and activism in Scranton

Celebrate Women’s History Month in March with art, activities, and activism in Scranton

From a press release: Northeastern Pennsylvania Writers, Artists, and Musicians (W.A.M.), in conjunction with the Lackawanna County Commissioners, have announced the inaugural use of The Globe Gallery in downtown Scranton to celebrate National Women’s History Month. The first event the venue will host is a kickoff on Friday, March 3 from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. in […]

 Rich Howells

PA Cannabis Rally becomes statewide event in 3rd year at Nay Aug Park in Scranton on April 23

PA Cannabis Rally becomes statewide event in 3rd year at Nay Aug Park in Scranton on April 23

As Pennsylvania begins to accept applications to grow medical marijuana and establish dispensaries in the state next month, the NEPA Cannabis Rally will become a statewide event this year when it returns to Nay Aug Park in Scranton on Sunday, April 23 with a slightly different name – the PA Cannabis Rally. Organized by Big […]

 Rich Howells

Wilkes-Barre noise rockers An Albatross reunite with Dead Milkmen for Philly protest show on Jan. 20

Wilkes-Barre noise rockers An Albatross reunite with Dead Milkmen for Philly protest show on Jan. 20

Shows by Wilkes-Barre noise rock band An Albatross are few and far between these days, with members living in different cities and playing in other bands now, but they’ve found a compelling reason to get together again with another band that occasionally reunites, The Dead Milkmen, for a politically charged show in Philadelphia. Dubbed the […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA Cannabis Rally returns to Nay Aug Park in Scranton on April 17 with speakers, music, art, and more

NEPA Cannabis Rally returns to Nay Aug Park in Scranton on April 17 with speakers, music, art, and more

As medical marijuana legislation continues to be debated in Pennsylvania, the NEPA Cannabis Rally is set to return to Nay Aug Park in Scranton on Sunday, April 17 in support of cannabis decriminalization and legalization. Organized by Big Yield Hydroponics, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Cannabis Network, the Keystone Cannabis Coalition, and other Pennsylvania activists, the annual […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Fighting the Keystone Sanitary Landfill expansion with Friends of Lackawanna

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Fighting the Keystone Sanitary Landfill expansion with Friends of Lackawanna

Professionally recorded on Mondays at The Stude in TwentyFiveEight Studios in Scranton and released exclusively on nepascene.com on Tuesdays, the NEPA Scene Podcast is a free supplement to the website, expanding on the arts and entertainment stories covered on the site and going beyond them to discuss other news and entertainment topics. Each week, the […]

 Dee Culp

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: Combating hate groups with love is necessary, but is it enough?

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: Combating hate groups with love is necessary, but is it enough?

It can be extremely disheartening for those who preach love and acceptance to come to terms with the fact that there is so much hate in this world. I do believe that when love increases, hate must decrease, but as I have observed, it is merely human nature to fear and reject the things we […]

 Dee Culp

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: South Dakota bill restricts transgender students’ bathroom use – and freedom

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: South Dakota bill restricts transgender students’ bathroom use – and freedom

I’ve heard it said that the price of freedom is eternal vigilance – and so it would seem as the transgender community deals with the fallout of the recent news out of South Dakota. Despite the fact that the population of South Dakota is roughly less than half the size of the entirety of the […]

 Dee Culp

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: Parents’ acceptance of transgender daughter sets example for Pennsylvania

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: Parents’ acceptance of transgender daughter sets example for Pennsylvania

Sometimes, I feel a tinge of regret that I will never be able to have my own children. I mean, it’s not impossible, but as time goes on, it becomes very improbable due to hormone therapy and any surgeries I may choose to undergo in my transition. And I’m OK with that. I can always […]