NEPA Scene Staff

Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey will star in ‘Ink Master Angels’ special on Spike TV

Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey will star in ‘Ink Master Angels’ special on Spike TV

From a press release: Along with renewing for a 10th season, Spike TV’s hit original tattoo competition series “Ink Master” has green-lit a new television special, “Ink Master Angels,” starring Shavertown resident and Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey, who became the first female Ink Master in the live Season 8 finale last year. With […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Rita’s holds 25th annual free Italian ice giveaway on March 20, the first day of spring

Rita’s holds 25th annual free Italian ice giveaway on March 20, the first day of spring

From a press release: Rita’s Italian Ice, the world’s largest Italian ice concept with more than 600 stores in 30 states and five countries, will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the beloved First Day of Spring Free Italian Ice Giveaway on Monday, March 20 and, in its honor, welcomes back another springtime favorite, Peeps Italian […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Celebrate a decade of Kingston jazz funk band SUZE at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on May 12

Celebrate a decade of Kingston jazz funk band SUZE at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on May 12

From a press release: Kingston’s own SUZE will bring their blend of funk/blues/jazz/rock to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, May 12 at 8 p.m. The show, dubbed “A Decade of SUZE,” will be a celebration of the band’s 10th anniversary and will be part of the Live from the Chandelier Lobby series, […]

 Tunefly Team

TUNEFLY ARTIST OF THE WEEK: Winston-Salem theatrical dark folk duo Bjorn & Francois

TUNEFLY ARTIST OF THE WEEK: Winston-Salem theatrical dark folk duo Bjorn & Francois

The Tunefly Artist of the Week is Bjorn & Francois. This Winston-Salem, North Carolina duo recently stopped by the Tunefly Studio in Kingston to record their latest track with Jordan Ramirez of Going Up? Records. Featuring a blend of classical piano, smooth guitar, and rich vocals, you can check out our exclusive video of “Oh, […]

 Rich Howells

Locally developed music app Tunefly goes on cross-country tour to find America’s best indie musicians

Locally developed music app Tunefly goes on cross-country tour to find America’s best indie musicians

Tunefly, the mobile music app created and developed in Northeastern Pennsylvania, may have just established its new Tunefly Studio in Kingston, but the local team behind it is preparing to hit the road for a national tour just like the musicians they feature every day in their app. From March 25 through April 8, Tunefly […]

 Tunefly Team

TUNEFLY ARTIST OF THE WEEK: Scranton pop rock singer/songwriter Michael Stec

TUNEFLY ARTIST OF THE WEEK: Scranton pop rock singer/songwriter Michael Stec

Over the past three months, the Tunefly team has been hard at work converting the office within an old dress factory into a collaborative space for musicians and a recording studio. We were not alone in this endeavor. The space came together ultimately as a collaboration between Tunefly and Going Up? Records, a local record […]

 Rich Howells

Peculiar Culinary Company selling seats fast to classy ramen noodle nights in Pittston Jan. 20-21

Peculiar Culinary Company selling seats fast to classy ramen noodle nights in Pittston Jan. 20-21

Ramen noodles may be seen by most Americans as an instant dinner for poor college students, but not after Peculiar Culinary Company is done with it. The Pittston-area catering and pop-up restaurant concept recently announced a much more high-class Peculiar Ramen Night set for Saturday, Jan. 21 at their home base (30 Center St., Hughestown), […]

 Rich Howells

After 10 years, keyboardist Josh Balz is leaving Scranton metal band Motionless In White

After 10 years, keyboardist Josh Balz is leaving Scranton metal band Motionless In White

In a surprise announcement today on his Twitter and Instagram page, keyboardist Josh Balz has said that he is leaving Motionless In White. The lengthy message was posted along with an early picture of the Scranton metal band, which he joined in 2006, about a year after the group was formed. Balz has been an […]

 Crisco

A FREAK ACCIDENT: New ‘Mummy,’ ‘Transformers,’ and ‘Guardians’ trailers, ‘Ink Master’ winner, and redeeming 2016

A FREAK ACCIDENT: New ‘Mummy,’ ‘Transformers,’ and ‘Guardians’ trailers, ‘Ink Master’ winner, and redeeming 2016

Mankind has a history of making costly mistakes – A Freak Accident is just the latest. Behold, a podcast that runs on pure nuclear absurdity with just enough addictive, fanatic energy to keep you wanting more. Hosted by four current and former radio personalities, A Freak Accident boldly ventures into the topical realms of current […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey becomes first female ‘Ink Master’ in live TV finale

Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey becomes first female ‘Ink Master’ in live TV finale

From a press release: “It’s time that a strong, dedicated woman isn’t afraid to be herself and work hard for this title.” This quote from Shavertown resident and Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey was used in promotions leading up to the “Ink Master” Season 8 live finale on Tuesday, Dec. 6, and she lived […]

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