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PHOTOS: Christmas Parade in Wilkes-Barre, 11/22/14

PHOTOS: Christmas Parade in Wilkes-Barre, 11/22/14

Soon after Scranton’s Santa Parade ended on Saturday, Nov. 22, Wilkes-Barre’s annual Christmas Parade began at 3 p.m., culminating in a tree lighting ceremony on Public Square. Scenes from “The Nutcracker” were performed by the Dance Theatre of Wilkes-Barre and the YOUniversal Suzuki Strings played at the F.M. Kirby Center beforehand, and groups like the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Jerry Seinfeld sells out Kirby Center again, adds second Wilkes-Barre performance to meet demand

Jerry Seinfeld sells out Kirby Center again, adds second Wilkes-Barre performance to meet demand

From a press release: NEPA loves Jerry Seinfeld like Jerry loves cars – the famous stand-up comedian and TV star has added a second performance to his scheduled upcoming date at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre to meet with popular demand. Seinfeld sold out the Kirby Center (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre) for two consecutive […]

 Rich Howells

The Gallery of Sound’s Top 8 Black Friday album picks

The Gallery of Sound’s Top 8 Black Friday album picks

Record Store Day, an annual celebration of independent record stores, may only come once a year, but music lovers will get a second chance to pick up some special edition vinyls, collectors’ items, and more on Black Friday. While the store owners and employees that organize Record Store Day acknowledge that the idea of Black […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Tickets for Florida Georgia Line in Wilkes-Barre sell out in less than 15 minutes

Tickets for Florida Georgia Line in Wilkes-Barre sell out in less than 15 minutes

From a press release: Following their second consecutive win for the Country Music Association Awards Vocal Duo of the Year, Florida Georgia Line showed their popularity in Northeastern Pennsylvania yesterday, as tickets for their “Anything Goes Tour” scheduled for Sunday, May 3 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre sold out in less than 15 […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Down to Six – ‘Oceans’

SONG PREMIERE: Down to Six – ‘Oceans’

After undergoing lineup changes back in September, Wilkes-Barre alt rock band Down to Six has a new album coming out next month, so in anticipation of that release, NEPA Scene teamed up with the group to offer an exclusive first listen to the lead single, “Oceans.” “The song is about losing your way and realizing […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, 11/18/14

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, 11/18/14

NEPA Scene held its first-ever Open Mic Night at The Woodlands Inn in Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday, Nov. 18, and while all types of artists were welcome to participate, comedians filled six of the eight available slots that evening, turning it into a fun and hilarious comedy night. Kevin Lepka, Zack Hammond, Nick Potoeski, Checkout Joe, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Kids for Cash’ documentary screens at the United Nations, receives Oscar buzz

‘Kids for Cash’ documentary screens at the United Nations, receives Oscar buzz

From a press release: The critically acclaimed documentary “Kids for Cash,” detailing the infamous judicial scandal that rocked Luzerne County and Northeastern Pennsylvania, is set to screen at the United Nations today, the eve of the 25th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Just named by Variety as an Oscar contender, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Florida Georgia Line crosses into Wilkes-Barre with Thomas Rhett and Frankie Ballard

Florida Georgia Line crosses into Wilkes-Barre with Thomas Rhett and Frankie Ballard

From a press release: Reigning Country Music Association Awards Vocal Duo of the Year Florida Georgia Line will bring their “Anything Goes Tour” to Northeastern Pennsylvania on Sunday, May 3 at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza (255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre). Tickets for the show, priced at $34.75 and $54.75, plus fees, go […]

 Rich Howells

Does this video change your opinion of Wilkes-Barre at all?

It’s no secret that Wilkes-Barre has had its share of bad publicity in the last few years, from the troubled Sherman Hills apartment complex to the rise of drugs and violent crime in once quiet neighborhoods, often overshadowing the introduction of new businesses and the arts and culture events that occur in the city every […]

 Sara Pokorny

NEPA Scene hosts new Open Mic Night every Tuesday at The Woodlands in Wilkes-Barre

NEPA Scene hosts new Open Mic Night every Tuesday at The Woodlands in Wilkes-Barre

Cash prize offered to voted winner every week

After circulating a poll through social media to test the waters and see if the demand was there, NEPA Scene and The Woodlands Inn are teaming up for a weekly Open Mic Night in Wilkes-Barre every Tuesday night. The 21+ event is open to artists of all types – musicians, poets, actors, comedians, magicians, storytellers, […]

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