Rich Howells

SUZE and Half Dollar kick off concerts in revived Ritz Theater in Scranton on Sept. 22

SUZE and Half Dollar kick off concerts in revived Ritz Theater in Scranton on Sept. 22

While the Ritz Theater building in downtown Scranton has served many different purposes over the years, the actual theater, which includes a huge stage and movie screen, has lay dormant since it was renovated and reopened as a dinner theater and piano bar in 2008, only to close again soon after. The Creative and Performing […]

 Rich Howells

TEASER TRAILER: ‘Ink Master: Angels’ with Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey premieres Oct. 3

Announced back in March, new Spike TV show “Ink Master: Angels,” starring Shavertown resident and Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey, was originally going to air as a special before it was revealed in June that it would be expanding into a full series. Now, the “Ink Master” spin-off has an official premiere date and […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Glitterer, Down to Six, Toothless, Winola, Nick Coyle, Joe Craig, and more

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Glitterer, Down to Six, Toothless, Winola, Nick Coyle, Joe Craig, and more

Lots of interesting new acts and side projects pepper this week’s roundup, along with music videos, album releases, and hours of eclectic songs to stream. Put down whatever you’re doing and start now! ♫ Ned Russin, the frontman of Kingston punk/shoegaze band Title Fight, has stretched his creative muscles with a very different solo project […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Greater Wilkes-Barre hosts Small Business Christmas in July with sales and artwork on July 21

Greater Wilkes-Barre hosts Small Business Christmas in July with sales and artwork on July 21

From a press release: The Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce, the Third Friday Art Walk, and the Downtown Wilkes-Barre Business Association will host the second annual Small Business Christmas in July on Friday, July 21. All day, over 40 small businesses throughout Greater Wilkes-Barre will offer a special deal or discount at their store location, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Hamilton’ star Leslie Odom, Jr. joins 2017-18 Wyoming Seminary Performing Arts Series in Kingston

‘Hamilton’ star Leslie Odom, Jr. joins 2017-18 Wyoming Seminary Performing Arts Series in Kingston

From a press release: Now entering its second year, Wyoming Seminary’s Sem Presents! Performing Arts Series at the Kirby Center for Creative Arts in Kingston will feature three outstanding acts for 2017-18, including a Tony and Grammy Award-winning star of Broadway hit “Hamilton.” On Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m., the New York City-based Limón […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Ink Master: Angels,’ starring Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey, expands into full series this fall

‘Ink Master: Angels,’ starring Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey, expands into full series this fall

From a press release: As another local tattoo artist, Derek Zielinski, prepares to compete in Season 9 of “Ink Master,” which premieres this Tuesday, June 6 at 10 p.m. on Spike, it was announced today that spin-off show “Ink Master: Angels,” starring Season 8 winner, Shavertown resident, and Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey, has […]

 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, […]

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