NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton and Clarks Summit Krispy Kremes offering dozen glazed doughnuts for 80 cents on July 14

Scranton and Clarks Summit Krispy Kremes offering dozen glazed doughnuts for 80 cents on July 14

From a press release: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts will celebrate the 80th birthday of its iconic original glazed doughnut on Friday, July 14, a day after Krispy Kreme opened its doors for the first time in 1937. Guests can enjoy a dozen original glazed doughnuts for just 80 cents with the purchase of any dozen at […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Young singer/songwriter James Barrett cuts deep into the ‘Marrow’

SONG PREMIERE: Young singer/songwriter James Barrett cuts deep into the ‘Marrow’

Over the past year, NEPA Scene has followed the rising career of young singer/songwriter James Barrett, seeing him perform at our events, having him as a guest on our podcast, and premiering two songs from his debut album. Just a few months after its release, the ambitious 19-year-old Clarks Summit native is already back with […]

 Rich Howells

7 NEPA pizzerias featured in new book about the world’s best pizza

7 NEPA pizzerias featured in new book about the world’s best pizza

Anyone from Northeastern Pennsylvania can tell you that the pizza made here is special. From Old Forge claiming to be the “Pizza Capital of the World” to a recent study declaring Scranton the pizza capital of the country due to its high density of pizzerias to an upcoming documentary about local pizza called “Tray,” the […]

 Rich Howells

Jack Black will play disgraced Hazleton polka legend Jan Lewan in ‘The Man Who Would Be Polka King’

Jack Black will play disgraced Hazleton polka legend Jan Lewan in ‘The Man Who Would Be Polka King’

Comedian, actor, and musician Jack Black has dropped hints about playing a real-life polka king in various interviews for a while now, and now it has been confirmed that he will produce and star in a biopic of Pennsylvania polka superstar Jan “Lewan” Lewandowski called “The Man Who Would Be Polka King.” Based on the […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Singer/songwriter James Barrett and his debut solo album, ‘One More’

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Singer/songwriter James Barrett and his debut solo album, ‘One More’

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 […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Singer/songwriter James Barrett faces uncertainty under ‘The Lamp Post’

SONG PREMIERE: Singer/songwriter James Barrett faces uncertainty under ‘The Lamp Post’

Back in November, NEPA Scene premiered “The Window,” the first song by singer/songwriter James Barrett from his upcoming album, “One More,” and we’ve been following his progress on the record ever since. Now, we’re happy to premiere another track, “The Lamp Post,” about a month out from the album’s release. Featured in his live performances […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, Best of 2015

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, Best of 2015

These are my favorite portraits I’ve taken for Beautiful People in 2015 in chronological order. This is Bob. He has been in and out of hospice for eight years. Every time time I visit him, he tells me he’ll be dead the next time I come. It’s been a year since the first time he […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA Scene’s Got Talent spotlight: Clarks Summit singer/songwriter Alyssa Lazar

NEPA Scene’s Got Talent spotlight: Clarks Summit singer/songwriter Alyssa Lazar

Every week of NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, our free open mic and talent competition at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant, we feature a quick Q&A with the latest audience vote winner, which was young singer/songwriter Alyssa Lazar on Nov. 17. The weekly winner receives $50 in cash, courtesy of Fireball Cinnamon Whisky, and […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 12, 11/17/15

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 12, 11/17/15

A young wild card entered the final week of the NEPA Scene’s Got Talent open mic and talent competition on Nov. 17 and won the audience vote with a stunning first-time performance at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant. Clarks Summit singer/songwriter Alyssa Lazar sang her own music as well as a cover of […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Comedy show in Clarks Summit raises money for new tractor at Indraloka Animal Sanctuary on Dec. 1

Comedy show in Clarks Summit raises money for new tractor at Indraloka Animal Sanctuary on Dec. 1

From a press release: Laughing to raise money sounds, well, funny, but that’s precisely the point of this year’s #GivingTuesday event for Indraloka Animal Sanctuary at Everything Natural in Clarks Summit. Every year following Thanksgiving, malls, stores, and online sales around the nation begin the mad countdown to Christmas, selling, selling, selling. But #GivingTuesday is […]

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