NEPA Scene Staff

All-ages Halloween rock party in Clarks Summit on Oct. 29 benefits kids’ music programs

All-ages Halloween rock party in Clarks Summit on Oct. 29 benefits kids’ music programs

From a press release: Making Music Matter for Kids, a local nonprofit organization that supports free music programs in low-income communities, will host its annual all-ages Halloween rock party at the Clarks Summit Fire Company on Sunday, Oct. 29, featuring live music, food, beer, costume contests for both kids and adults, games, and more. Doors […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Comedy Club opens at Ramada Inn in Clarks Summit on Oct. 7

Scranton Comedy Club opens at Ramada Inn in Clarks Summit on Oct. 7

From a press release: Scranton stand-up comedian Kevin Lepka, owner of Laugh Out Lepkas Comedy, is set to open the Scranton Comedy Club in the Ramada Inn in Clarks Summit. Shows will be every Saturday night at 8 p.m. starting on Oct. 7. Doors will open at 7 p.m. for those who would like to […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton and Clarks Summit Krispy Kremes offering pumpkin spice glazed doughnuts for one day only, Sept. 8

Scranton and Clarks Summit Krispy Kremes offering pumpkin spice glazed doughnuts for one day only, Sept. 8

From a press release: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is ushering in autumn with the return of its popular pumpkin spice original glazed doughnut for one day only – this Friday, Sept. 8. Guests can enjoy the seasonal transformation of the classic original glazed doughnut at participating shops across the United States, including stores in Scranton and […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

First Friday Scranton photo exhibit captures ballet ‘Dancers in the City’ on Sept. 1

First Friday Scranton photo exhibit captures ballet ‘Dancers in the City’ on Sept. 1

From a press release: A new photography exhibit highlighting art, architecture, and the beauty of “Dancers in the City” will debut during First Friday Scranton on Sept. 1 at Trinka’s Gallery & Artisan Gifts in downtown Scranton. The exhibit features six dancers from Scranton Civic Ballet Company artfully posed at some of Scranton’s most noteworthy […]

 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 […]

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