NEPA Scene Staff

Comedic YouTube and Netflix star Miranda Sings comes to Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on May 5

Comedic YouTube and Netflix star Miranda Sings comes to Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on May 5

From a press release: It was announced today that comedic YouTube sensation and Netflix star Miranda Sings will visit the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, May 5 at 7 p.m. Tickets, which are $45 and $75, plus fees, are on sale now and available at the Kirby Center box office (71 Public Square, […]

 Derek Warren

CULT CORNER: ‘Turbo Kid’ is all the post-apocalyptic ’80s nostalgia you’ll ever need

CULT CORNER: ‘Turbo Kid’ is all the post-apocalyptic ’80s nostalgia you’ll ever need

The 1980s are certainly having a renaissance of sorts lately. Shows and movies featuring the decade have become extremely popular – see “Stranger Things” or last year’s “It” remake for proof. However, for those of us who grew up the ‘80s, the nostalgia reaches even deeper, especially if you grew up a horror and/or sci-fi […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Telling the real ‘Polka King’ story with documentary filmmaker John Mikulak

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Telling the real ‘Polka King’ story with documentary filmmaker John Mikulak

Recorded and produced every week by Internet marketing company Coal Creative in their production studio in downtown Wilkes-Barre, the award-winning NEPA Scene Podcast presents honest, uncensored interviews and in-depth discussions about local arts, entertainment, and the issues that matter to Northeastern Pennsylvania. The live, multi-camera show streams in high definition on NEPA Scene’s Facebook page […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEOS: NEPA musicians perform with ‘Polka King’ Jack Black on ‘Colbert’ and ‘Today’ show

VIDEOS: NEPA musicians perform with ‘Polka King’ Jack Black on ‘Colbert’ and ‘Today’ show

While the NEPA Scene Podcast recorded a show with John Mikulak, whose local documentary inspired the new Netflix movie “The Polka King,” several Northeastern Pennsylvania musicians were in New York City yesterday performing polka music with its star, Jack Black, on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” which aired later that night on CBS. Black […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Netflix releases first trailer for ‘The Polka King’ starring Jack Black as Hazleton con man

As NEPA Scene reported yesterday, Netflix has finally settled on an official release date for its new comedic drama, “The Polka King,” so today the streaming service dropped the first trailer for the anticipated film, which stars comedian, actor, and musician Jack Black as real-life Hazleton polka legend Jan “Lewan” Lewandowski. No area has anticipated […]

 Rich Howells

‘The Polka King’ starring Jack Black as Hazleton con man premieres on Netflix on Jan. 12

‘The Polka King’ starring Jack Black as Hazleton con man premieres on Netflix on Jan. 12

Since its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 22, moviegoers in Northeastern Pennsylvania have been anxiously waiting for a release date for the new comedic drama “The Polka King,” which is forgoing a traditional theatrical release by becoming a Netflix exclusive. The reason so many locals are looking forward to the movie […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Following Netflix special, comedian Brian Regan comes to Sands Bethlehem Event Center on April 28

Following Netflix special, comedian Brian Regan comes to Sands Bethlehem Event Center on April 28

From a press release: Following the premiere of his new Netflix comedy special and his debut at Carnegie Hall, comedian Brian Regan will embark on his spring theater tour, which will hit 31 cities from January through the first week of June, including the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 8 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Following new Netflix special, comedian Tracy Morgan performs at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Nov. 3

Following new Netflix special, comedian Tracy Morgan performs at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Nov. 3

From a press release: It was announced today that “Saturday Night Live” and “30 Rock” star Tracy Morgan will be performing stand-up comedy at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Friday, Nov. 3 at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are $39.50, $49.50, and $59.50, plus applicable fees, go on sale this Friday, May 5 at 10 […]

 Rich Howells

Scorsese and De Niro’s new mob movie ‘The Irishman’ about NEPA hitman bought by Netflix

Scorsese and De Niro’s new mob movie ‘The Irishman’ about NEPA hitman bought by Netflix

For years, there have been sporadic updates about “The Irishman,” the highly anticipated film that will reunite director Martin Scorsese and actor Robert De Niro, but now the mafia movie with real-life local connections is closer than ever to production thanks to Netflix. The leading streaming entertainment subscription service has acquired the worldwide rights to […]

 Rich Howells

Recurring ‘Gilmore Girls’ character lives in Scranton in new Netflix series ‘A Year in the Life’

Recurring ‘Gilmore Girls’ character lives in Scranton in new Netflix series ‘A Year in the Life’

Since the popular television series “Gilmore Girls” ended after seven seasons, fans have been wondering what their favorite residents of the fictional Connecticut town of Stars Hollow have been up to since 2007. Netflix has answered that question with “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life,” a new miniseries released last Friday, Nov. 25 that […]