NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA Scene earned 6 awards and gave away over $5,000 in cash and prizes to local artists in 2016

NEPA Scene earned 6 awards and gave away over $5,000 in cash and prizes to local artists in 2016

NEPA Scene, the only independent publication covering all arts and entertainment in Northeastern Pennsylvania, took home six awards from four different organizations in 2016, showing its continual growth and impact on local culture in the website’s second year of operation. In four different polls this past year, NEPA Scene and its staff were named the […]

 Rich Howells

New ‘NEPA Scene Live’ series features select local artists on Tuesday nights at Thirst T’s in Olyphant

New ‘NEPA Scene Live’ series features select local artists on Tuesday nights at Thirst T’s in Olyphant

The NEPA Scene’s Got Talent open mic and talent contest series at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant brought something new and exciting to the Northeastern Pennsylvania arts and entertainment scene two years ago, giving musicians, comedians, poets, magicians, performance artists, and more a unique event to feature and develop their talents, meet and […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent Comedy Finals Showcase at Thirst T’s, 10/04/16

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent Comedy Finals Showcase at Thirst T’s, 10/04/16

For the first time in the event’s year-long history, the NEPA Scene’s Got Talent Finals Showcase for Season 4 was split into two separate finales – one for musicians and one for comedians – to make the judging portion of the contest more fair and give more local artists the chance to be recognized and […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent Music Finals Showcase at Thirst T’s, 09/27/16

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent Music Finals Showcase at Thirst T’s, 09/27/16

For the first time in the event’s year-long history, the NEPA Scene’s Got Talent Finals Showcase for Season 4 was split into two separate finales – one for musicians and one for comedians – to make the judging portion of the contest more fair and give more local artists the chance to be recognized and […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 12, 09/13/16

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 12, 09/13/16

The final week of Season 4 of NEPA Scene’s Got Talent on Tuesday, Sept. 13 went out with a bang, drawing the biggest crowd and number of performers this season for a night packed with fun and surprises at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant. The competition throughout the extended evening was tight and […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 3, 07/12/16

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 3, 07/12/16

During the third week of Season 4 of NEPA Scene’s Got Talent on Tuesday, July 12, two crowd favorites from last season won the audience vote at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant – one who had won before and another who was finally given his due. Scranton band Crock Pot Abduction put on […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 2, 07/05/16

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 2, 07/05/16

The second week of Season 4 of NEPA Scene’s Got Talent on Tuesday, July 5 saw the debut of several new faces at the open mic and talent contest at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant, and one even won the audience vote with an unexpectedly hilarious story. Dane Bower from West Wyoming was […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 1, 06/28/16

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 1, 06/28/16

We’re trying something new with Season 4 of NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, letting the audience at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant choose two winners each night – one in the category of comedy/poetry/spoken word/performance art and one for music/dance – and holding two separate showcases at the end to determine the winners of […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Up-and-coming teenage rock band The Tellerz

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Up-and-coming teenage rock band The Tellerz

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

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent Finals Showcase at Thirst T’s, 05/31/16

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent Finals Showcase at Thirst T’s, 05/31/16

Season 3 of NEPA Scene’s Got Talent was full of surprises and firsts for the ongoing open mic and talent contest, and the Finals Showcase on Tuesday, May 31 at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant was no different with new live collaborations, song premieres, and even a giant frog suit. Audiences over the […]

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