Rich Howells

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Give Up, Charming Beards, DeeKey, Spur, Mind Choir, Luna Soltera, and ECMC

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Give Up, Charming Beards, DeeKey, Spur, Mind Choir, Luna Soltera, and ECMC

It has been a few weeks since my last column, but with the Steamtown Music Awards, the Electric City Music Conference, the 12-week NEPA Scene Rising Talent open mic and talent contest starting up at The V-Spot in Scranton, and a death in my family keeping me away from the keyboard, it has been tough […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Electric City Music Conference in Scranton, 09/15-16/17

PHOTOS: Electric City Music Conference in Scranton, 09/15-16/17

The Electric City Music Conference continues to be the largest celebration of local music in Northeastern Pennsylvania, hosting over 150 bands from eight states in 11 different venues. Starting on Thursday, Sept. 14 with the Steamtown Music Awards at The V-Spot, the fourth annual conference may have been the best one yet, featuring packed performances […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: 2017 Steamtown Music Awards ceremony in Scranton (with winners list), 09/14/17

PHOTOS: 2017 Steamtown Music Awards ceremony in Scranton (with winners list), 09/14/17

The fourth annual Electric City Music Conference kicked off on Thursday, Sept. 14 with the Steamtown Music Awards at The V-Spot in Scranton, a huge party filled with local musicians of all genres and generations that spilled out into the street and raged long into the night. With red carpet interviews by NEPA Scene and […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Rising Talent at V-Spot in Scranton, Week 1, 09/19/17

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Rising Talent at V-Spot in Scranton, Week 1, 09/19/17

After two years and four seasons of NEPA Scene’s Got Talent wrapped up in the fall of 2016, our unique open mic and talent took a break for almost a year before it was relaunched last week as NEPA Scene Rising Talent at The V-Spot in Scranton on Tuesday, Sept. 19. Week 1 of the […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: John Oliver Scranton train set dedication at Electric City Trolley Museum, 09/22/17

PHOTOS: John Oliver Scranton train set dedication at Electric City Trolley Museum, 09/22/17

Comedian John Oliver proved what a great sense of humor he has by using HBO’s money to build a gigantic train set complete with Scranton landmarks to poke fun at the now-viral Talkback 16 segments regarding new station WNEP-TV’s backyard train so, in return, locals enjoyed the massive joke in a dedication ceremony on Friday, […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Organizing and developing theatre with the Scranton Fringe Festival

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Organizing and developing theatre with the Scranton Fringe Festival

Recorded and produced every week by Internet marketing company Coal Creative in their production studio in downtown Wilkes-Barre, the 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 on […]

 Rich Howells

See John Oliver’s ‘irresponsibly large’ Scranton train set at Trolley Museum for free Sept. 22-24

See John Oliver’s ‘irresponsibly large’ Scranton train set at Trolley Museum for free Sept. 22-24

On HBO’s news satire program “Last Week Tonight,” host John Oliver tackles politics and important issues around the world through humorous but informative segments. He also pokes fun at local news stations on occasion, so it was inevitable that he would come across Scranton station WNEP-TV and its Talkback 16 segments, which often feature loud […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Comedy Club opens at Ramada Inn in Clarks Summit on Oct. 7

Scranton Comedy Club opens at Ramada Inn in Clarks Summit on Oct. 7

From a press release: Scranton stand-up comedian Kevin Lepka, owner of Laugh Out Lepkas Comedy, is set to open the Scranton Comedy Club in the Ramada Inn in Clarks Summit. Shows will be every Saturday night at 8 p.m. starting on Oct. 7. Doors will open at 7 p.m. for those who would like to […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA Philharmonic presents John Williams concert in Scranton on Oct. 7 before suspending operations

NEPA Philharmonic presents John Williams concert in Scranton on Oct. 7 before suspending operations

From a press release: Tickets are now on sale for the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic’s PNC Pops at The Peoples Security Bank Theater at Lackawanna College in downtown Scranton on Saturday, Oct. 7 at 8 p.m. On the podium will be Maestro Lawrence Loh in his final concert as conductor and music director of the Philharmonic. […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: 2017 Steamtown Music Award winners announced at V-Spot in Scranton

EXCLUSIVE: 2017 Steamtown Music Award winners announced at V-Spot in Scranton

The fourth annual Electric City Music Conference kicked off on Thursday, Sept. 14 with the Steamtown Music Awards at The V-Spot in Scranton, a huge party filled with local musicians of all genres and generations that spilled out into the street and raged long into the night. With red carpet interviews by NEPA Scene and […]