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 […]

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Interactive Disney Junior Dance Party adds 2nd show at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on April 27

Interactive Disney Junior Dance Party adds 2nd show at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on April 27

From a press release: Due to popular demand, the high-energy “Disney Junior Dance Party on Tour” has added a second show at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, April 27 at 3 p.m. The first show announced last year is at 6 p.m. on April 27. Tickets for the 3 p.m. show, which […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Wilkes-Barre crime drama ‘The Barre’ debuts as weekly web series starting Dec. 25

VIDEO: Wilkes-Barre crime drama ‘The Barre’ debuts as weekly web series starting Dec. 25

For two years, there has been a lot of local buzz, media coverage, and some controversy surrounding “The Barre,” a crime drama series set and produced in Wilkes-Barre. After a full trailer was released last year and the first episode screened at a live event at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains in August, […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: ‘The Walking Dead’ oddly references Wilkes-Barre in latest episode

VIDEO: ‘The Walking Dead’ oddly references Wilkes-Barre in latest episode

Northeastern Pennsylvania fans of “The Walking Dead” had to rewind their DVRs last night to make sure they heard right – the city of Wilkes-Barre received an odd mention in the dialogue of Episode 7 of Season 8. The popular AMC television show, which follows a group of zombie apocalypse survivors, is filmed and largely […]

 Rich Howells

‘Ink Master: Angels,’ starring Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey, renewed for 2nd season

‘Ink Master: Angels,’ starring Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey, renewed for 2nd season

Premiering on Oct. 3, reality television tattoo competition “Ink Master” introduced a new spin-off series, “Ink Master: Angels,” starring Shavertown resident and Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey with three other artists from Season 8. As it finishes its 10-episode run next month, it was announced today that the show has been renewed for a […]

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Interactive Disney Junior Dance Party gets down at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on April 27

Interactive Disney Junior Dance Party gets down at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on April 27

From a press release: Launching this March in Southern California, the high-energy “Disney Junior Dance Party on Tour” will perform 50 shows across the country, including a stop at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 6 p.m. The interactive concert tour inspired by Disney Junior television shows includes songs […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘It’s morphin’ time!’ – ‘Power Rangers Live’ kicks into Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on March 20

‘It’s morphin’ time!’ – ‘Power Rangers Live’ kicks into Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on March 20

From a press release: In celebration of Saban’s Power Rangers’ 25th anniversary, the iconic Rangers are set to morph onto stages around North America in an epic live show based on one of the longest running series in television history. “Power Rangers Live” will be an interactive, mixed media stage production for the whole family […]

 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 news station WNEP-TV’s backyard train so, in return, locals enjoyed the massive joke in a dedication ceremony on Friday, […]

 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 […]

 Rich Howells

TEASER TRAILER: ‘Ink Master: Angels’ with Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey premieres Oct. 3

Announced back in March, new Spike TV show “Ink Master: Angels,” starring Shavertown resident and Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey, was originally going to air as a special before it was revealed in June that it would be expanding into a full series. Now, the “Ink Master” spin-off has an official premiere date and […]

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