NEPA Scene Staff

Brewsterhout Patio Party benefit raises glass to library’s 125th anniversary

Brewsterhout Patio Party benefit raises glass to library’s 125th anniversary

From a press release: The annual Rooftop Party is back, but with a new name and a new location. The Brewsterhout Patio Party will be held next Friday, Aug. 8, from 5-8 p.m. on the patio at the Osterhout Free Library (71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre), as well as inside the library. The party is […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Progressive rockers Umphrey’s McGee to play F.M. Kirby Center

Progressive rockers Umphrey’s McGee to play F.M. Kirby Center

From a press release: It was announced today that Umphrey’s McGee will take the stage at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre) on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. After 16 years of performing over 100 concerts annually, releasing seven studio albums and selling more than 3.3 million tracks […]

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Cirque du Soleil gives Wilkes-Barre seven chances to catch ‘Dralion’

Cirque du Soleil gives Wilkes-Barre seven chances to catch ‘Dralion’

From a press release: After 15 years performing around the world, “Dralion” will make its final curtain call in January 2015. From October 15-19, Wilkes-Barre will have its final opportunity to experience this unique and colorful Cirque du Soleil signature production that has performed in more than 150 cities. Fusing the 3000 year-old tradition of […]

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Mr. Hush Weekend of Fear convention invades Wilkes-Barre

Mr. Hush Weekend of Fear convention invades Wilkes-Barre

It seems that Infect Scranton is no longer the only horror convention in NEPA. The Mr. Hush Weekend of Fear Part II was just announced today, a three-day celebration of horror, sci-fi, and pop culture planned for Sept. 5-7 at The Woodlands Inn and Resort (1073 Hwy 315, Wilkes-Barre). The event is named after “Mr. […]

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WWE brings Smackdown back to Wilkes-Barre

WWE brings Smackdown back to Wilkes-Barre

Those who missed WWE Live at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in January will have another chance to catch a live show when WWE Smackdown returns to Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. Randy Orton (pictured above), Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, Alberto Del Rio, The Big Show, Goldust and […]

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Nick Coyle ‘Makes Waves’ with his ‘one-man band’

Nick Coyle ‘Makes Waves’ with his ‘one-man band’

Former Lifer, Drama Club, and Stardog Champion frontman Nick Coyle is ditching the bands for a new solo album to be released on July 22. Coyle is performing in what he has dubbed the “modern-day version of the one-man band,” playing guitars, synthesizers, and singing over drum and bass grooves to create a sound unlike […]

 Rich Howells

Zappa on Zappa – Dweezil Zappa plays the music of his father Frank in Wilkes-Barre on July 11

Zappa on Zappa – Dweezil Zappa plays the music of his father Frank in Wilkes-Barre on July 11

The name “Zappa” is instantly recognizable to older music fans, but Dweezil Zappa, son of the late, great Frank Zappa, found that many younger listeners were growing up not knowing who his father was or what his groundbreaking art did for music, so Zappa Plays Zappa was born. Eight years later, Dweezil (along with his […]

 Rich Howells

ARCHIVES: Fans and band members relive the ’80s through Headbanger’s Ball in Wilkes-Barre on April 18

ARCHIVES: Fans and band members relive the ’80s through Headbanger’s Ball in Wilkes-Barre on April 18

Drummer Johnny Dee’s address may be in Conshohocken, but he rarely resides there. For the last month, he’s toured through South America and has been on a cruise “rocking out on a boat in the Caribbean for a couple days,” and he wouldn’t have it any other way. He’s been perpetually on tour since his […]

 Rich Howells

ARCHIVES: Cafe Metro documentary captures final meaningful moments of Wilkes-Barre all-ages venue

ARCHIVES: Cafe Metro documentary captures final meaningful moments of Wilkes-Barre all-ages venue

Last September, the local music scene suffered a major loss when underground music venue Cafe Metropolis in downtown Wilkes-Barre closed its doors after 14 years. To lesson the blow, Stephanie Ogozaly has created a memento in documentary form called “The Metro,” set to premiere Saturday, January 15 at 8 p.m. at The Vintage Theater in […]

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