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PHOTOS: Electric City Tattoo Convention at the Hilton Scranton, 04/14/18

PHOTOS: Electric City Tattoo Convention at the Hilton Scranton, 04/14/18

Even after Electric City Tattoo opened a second location in Wilkes-Barre last fall and shuffled a few employees around, the popular shop in downtown Scranton found enough time to organize a bigger and better convention on Friday, April 13 through Sunday, April 15. For its ninth year, the Electric City Tattoo Convention took advantage of […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference announces new venues and 50 more acts in Scranton

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference announces new venues and 50 more acts in Scranton

After announcing its initial 65 performers via NEPA Scene last month, the Electric City Music Conference has announced 50 more live acts and the participating venues for the fifth annual event in Scranton and surrounding cities like Olyphant. Venues returning for the 2018 conference are the Backyard Ale House, The Bog, Levels Bar & Grill […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 2018 Electric City Tattoo Convention (some images NSFW)

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 2018 Electric City Tattoo Convention (some images NSFW)

Clowns, couples, dogs, musicians, trophy winners, and male nudity – it’s all here at the Electric City Tattoo Convention. Entries in the Beautiful People of NEPA portrait series are rare these days, but I always have a private room just off the main floor of this annual convention at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEOS: Watch full String Fling and Guitarmageddon concerts from Scranton Cultural Center

VIDEOS: Watch full String Fling and Guitarmageddon concerts from Scranton Cultural Center

Following the success of the third annual Winter Blues Guitarmageddon on Feb. 16, the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple debuted a new regional music showcase, the Steamtown String Fling, on March 23, and Electric City Television was there to film them both to air intermittently on the Scranton public access channel. If you […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

VIDEO: Lackawanna College in Scranton reveals new eSports program with Falcons ‘video game’

VIDEO: Lackawanna College in Scranton reveals new eSports program with Falcons ‘video game’

From a press release: With a special YouTube video presentation in the The Peoples Security Bank Theater, Lackawanna College in Scranton revealed the addition of a scholarship-supported collegiate eSports program today that will be integrated into their athletics department. Collegiate eSports – also known as electronic sports or e-sports – takes the form of organized […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton medium Marisa Liza Pell makes ‘Connection Beyond’ at Scranton Cultural Center on May 5

Scranton medium Marisa Liza Pell makes ‘Connection Beyond’ at Scranton Cultural Center on May 5

From a press release: The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple will present “Connection Beyond Live,” an interactive experience by medium Marisa Liza Pell on Saturday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the SCC’s Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Theatre. Pell, who was born and raised in Scranton, is bringing this production to theaters throughout […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Scranton briefly referenced again by John Oliver on HBO’s ‘Last Week Tonight’

VIDEO: Scranton briefly referenced again by John Oliver on HBO’s ‘Last Week Tonight’

While it has been seven months since comedian John Oliver’s news satire program “Last Week Tonight” featured Scranton on HBO, but it’s clear that the Electric City left an impression on him. Oliver ended last night’s show with a segment on some of the last remaining brick-and-mortar Blockbusters in Alaska. With business dwindling at these […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton’s Menzingers join inaugural Sea.Hear.Now Festival with Jack Johnson, Incubus, Social Distortion, and more

Scranton’s Menzingers join inaugural Sea.Hear.Now Festival with Jack Johnson, Incubus, Social Distortion, and more

From a press release: The inaugural Sea.Hear.Now Festival in New Jersey has announced its initial lineup featuring headliners Jack Johnson and Incubus, along with performances from Social Distortion, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Brandi Carlile, Milky Chance, Blondie, Kaleo, The Front Bottoms, Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls, and Scranton punk band The Menzingers. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

60 young performers present Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ at Scranton Cultural Center April 20-22

60 young performers present Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ at Scranton Cultural Center April 20-22

From a press release: The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple’s Youth Theatre Program will showcase nearly 60 young performers in its upcoming production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.” Featuring students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, the production will run on Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 22 on the SCC’s historic main […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Pop punk bands We Were Sharks and Boys of Fall play at Back Breakers in Scranton on May 15

Pop punk bands We Were Sharks and Boys of Fall play at Back Breakers in Scranton on May 15

From a press release: Soon after it was revealed that Scranton pro wrestling facility Back Breakers Training Center will host all-ages concerts in its new second-floor lounge, Meat and Potato Entertainment announced that Canadian pop punk band We Were Sharks will bring their nationwide tour with Detroit pop punkers Boys of Fall (InVogue Records) to […]

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