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Lackawanna Historical Society hosts events on orphanage fire and railroad photos

Lackawanna Historical Society hosts events on orphanage fire and railroad photos

From a press release: The Lackawanna Historical Society has announced two fall programs to benefit the Society in November. On Saturday, Nov. 8, the Society will host the premiere of a student documentary about the 1881 fire at that destroyed St. Patrick’s Orphanage. The program will be held in the auditorium at All Saints Academy […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Patrick Sweany performs three songs at ‘The Faces and Voices of The Blues III’

Nashville blues rocker Patrick Sweany was the musical guest this year at “The Faces and Voices of The Blues III” on Oct. 4-5, organized and hosted by PocoNotes at the Tripp House in Scranton. The “soon-to-be-legendary guitar man,” as described by Rolling Stone, performed and held a guitar workshop that weekend. New Jersey photographer William […]

 Rich Howells

2014 Steamtown Music Awards winners announced on Oct. 10

2014 Steamtown Music Awards winners announced on Oct. 10

The Steamtown Music Awards were held on Friday, Oct. 10 at the V-Spot in Scranton, which was just the start of the Electric City Music Conference, running all weekend long. Live performances and panels were held in several venues throughout Scranton and Olyphant with the main goal of the conference “to highlight local talent and […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: José Luis García-López appearance at Comics on the Green, 10/04/14

PHOTOS: José Luis García-López appearance at Comics on the Green, 10/04/14

Legendary DC Comics artist José Luis García-López visited Comics on the Green in Scranton on Saturday, Oct. 4 for an autograph signing and meet and greet with fans. The famous Spanish illustrator came to the United States in 1974 and almost immediately established himself as one of the most recognizable artists in comics, designing some […]

 Rich Howells

LYRIC VIDEO: Without a Martyr – ‘Frankenstein’

Just in time for Halloween, Scranton’s Without a Martyr released a lyric video for “Frankenstein,” a harsh song that takes some inspiration from the story of the classic monster. The track is part of “Pitch Black,” an EP the young metal band released back in May. The entire album is available to stream below and […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton artist showing ‘Pete and Pete’-inspired work in Chicago with show’s stars

Scranton artist showing ‘Pete and Pete’-inspired work in Chicago with show’s stars

From a press release: A Scranton pop culture artist has been selected to participate in an art show honoring a 1990s television program at a special event in Chicago, Illinois on Sunday, Oct. 26. Christopher J. Hughes, a pastiche artist who specializes in computer-generated pop culture mash-ups and crossovers featuring well-known characters, was contacted by […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Synaesthesia Social, 09/21/14

PHOTOS: Synaesthesia Social, 09/21/14

The Olde Brick Theatre in Scranton hosted a night of improvisational music and poetry on Sunday, Sept. 21 as part of the weekly Synaesthesia Social series. Performers that night included musicians Chelsea Smarr, Benya Barshai, and Jeff Brozena and poets Brian Fanelli and Scott Thomas. Created by illustrator and educator Ted Michalowski, Synaesthesia Social “combines […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Jefferson Starship lands at Lackawanna College on Nov. 8

Jefferson Starship lands at Lackawanna College on Nov. 8

From a press release: Psychedelic rock legends Jefferson Starship will perform as part of the Community Concerts at Lackawanna College on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. as the 2014-2015 concert season continues. Jefferson Starship prevails as one of the most critically acclaimed touring acts today. Steeped in the fantastic realms of science fiction and […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Cultural Center joins attempt to break world record for largest ‘Thriller’ dance

Scranton Cultural Center joins attempt to break world record for largest ‘Thriller’ dance

From a press release: On Oct. 25 at 5 p.m., tens of thousands of dancers throughout the world will come together for “Thrill the World,” a global flash mob which attempts to break the world record for “Largest Simultaneous Dance to Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller.’” This year, the Scranton Cultural Center will join the celebration, which […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: FANtom Fest celebrity portraits, 10/05/14

PHOTOS: FANtom Fest celebrity portraits, 10/05/14

Scranton photographer Jason Riedmiller stopped by the first annual FANtom Fest on Sunday, Oct. 5 to take some portraits of the celebrity guests. Held at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center in downtown Scranton, the three-day horror and pop culture convention’s guests included (in order, left to right) William Forsythe of “The Devil Rejects;” Eugene […]