NEPA Scene Staff

Breaking Ground Poets hold first poetry slam of the season on Oct. 25

Breaking Ground Poets hold first poetry slam of the season on Oct. 25

Those who believe the new generation growing up now isn’t as intelligent or ambitious as previous generations haven’t met the Breaking Ground Poets. They’ll have that opportunity this Saturday, Oct. 25, when the group of young writers from Northeastern Pennsylvania hold their first poetry slam of the season at TwentyFiveEight Studios (703 N. Washington Ave., […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Eye on Attraction covers ‘Number City’ by Coheed and Cambria

Eye on Attraction fans who are dying for the band to get back into the studio get their wish in a unique way with the Scranton prog rockers’ latest music video – a cover of “Number City” by Coheed and Cambria. The fun video by Jen Fracas with audio production by drummer Andrew Merkle depicts […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Paul Holdengräber converses with doctor/poet Rafael Campo about ‘The Arts of Healing’ at TCMC

Paul Holdengräber converses with doctor/poet Rafael Campo about ‘The Arts of Healing’ at TCMC

From a press release: “The Arts of Healing” will be presented through a conversation with the New York Public Library’s Paul Holdengräber and poet and author Rafael Campo, M.D., at The Commonwealth Medical College on Thursday, Oct. 23. The event, which is a collaborative program of the University of Scranton’s Schemel Forum and TCMC, will […]

 Michelle Beck

PHOTOS: Lila Ignite, Down to Six, and Those Clever Foxes, 10/12/14

PHOTOS: Lila Ignite, Down to Six, and Those Clever Foxes, 10/12/14

The Electric City Music Conference on Sunday, Oct. 12 gathered NEPA bands at 15 different venues across Scranton, Carbondale, and Olyphant, including The Keys in downtown Scranton, a regular home to original local music. Lila Ignite, Down to Six, and Those Clever Foxes, pictured below, were just three of eight bands to play on Sunday, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Laugh Out Lepka’s Comedy features blind comedian to raise money for The Seeing Eye

Laugh Out Lepka’s Comedy features blind comedian to raise money for The Seeing Eye

From a press release: Earlier this year, a national poll was released that resulted in Scranton being named one of the most depressing cities in the nation. Comedian and Scranton native Kevin Lepka didn’t take too kindly to that poll. He was determined to turn Scranton’s frown upside down. Michael Dougherty Last year, Wisecrackers Comedy […]

 Ken Jones

Charlie Russello named Guitarist of the Year at Steamtown Music Awards

Charlie Russello named Guitarist of the Year at Steamtown Music Awards

Recognition for one’s talent is always appreciated. For Charlie Russello, that recognition took place in the form of Guitarist of the Year Award at the first annual Steamtown Music Awards – an award that he’s been the owner of, in the minds of fans and fellow guitarists in the area, for over 20 years. Charlie […]

 Ken Jones

PHOTOS: The Russello Project, 10/12/14

PHOTOS: The Russello Project, 10/12/14

After taking home the Guitarist of the Year Award at the first annual Steamtown Music Awards, Charlie Russello and his instrumental trio, The Russello Project, rocked O’Leary’s Pub in Scranton on Sunday, Oct. 12 as part of the Electric City Music Conference. Featuring John Carpenetti on drums and Mike Bosi on bass and keys, The […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: FANtom Fest, 10/04/14

PHOTOS: FANtom Fest, 10/04/14

The first annual FANtom Fest was a festival created by fans, for fans, and it showed. Horror and pop culture film buffs were surrounded by vendors with unique wares – from original art to pumpkin carvings to edible horror icons – and celebrity guests who had never visited Northeastern Pennsylvania before. Held Oct. 3-5 at […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

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 […]

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