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Scranton author Eleanor Gwyn-Jones holds reading and signing of ‘Jazz Hands’ on Dec. 18

Scranton author Eleanor Gwyn-Jones holds reading and signing of ‘Jazz Hands’ on Dec. 18

Partial proceeds from the event will benefit Adelaide's Army

From a press release: Next Thursday, Dec. 18, Scranton author Eleanor Gwyn-Jones will release her new paperback novel, “Jazz Hands,” at a reading and signing event at POSH at the Scranton Club (404 N. Washington Ave., Scranton). In this sequel to her praised 2013 debut, “Theatricks,” U.K. to U.S. transplant Gwyn-Jones engages readers with her […]

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King Radio, featuring NEPA natives, to play River Street Jazz Cafe before 2015 debut album release

King Radio, featuring NEPA natives, to play River Street Jazz Cafe before 2015 debut album release

From a press release: Blending elements of Americana, classic R&B, and traditional country, King Radio is a new voice with an old heart, a band weaving together the authentic, deep roots that define and redefine what it means to write and play American music. The band – Justin King (vocals, guitar, piano), Mark Kiesinger (bass) […]

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Harry Connick, Jr. to attend Scranton premiere of his musical ‘The Happy Elf’

Harry Connick, Jr. to attend Scranton premiere of his musical ‘The Happy Elf’

From a press release: It has been confirmed that Harry Connick, Jr. will come to Scranton for the premiere of his new musical, “The Happy Elf,” at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple. The Cultural Center is pleased to welcome Connick back to Scranton; he visited in September 2013 when the reference recording […]

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Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Heart to play Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on May 19

Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Heart to play Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on May 19

From a press release: It was announced yesterday that Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Heart will bring their extensive, iconic song catalog to the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m. Ann and Nancy Wilson first showed the world that women can rock when […]

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Singer/songwriter Justin Townes Earle joins Kirby Center’s ‘Chandelier Lobby’ series

Singer/songwriter Justin Townes Earle joins Kirby Center’s ‘Chandelier Lobby’ series

From a press release: It was just announced that singer/songwriter Justin Townes Earle will visit the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the “Live from the Chandelier Lobby” concert series. Earle will be joined by fellow songwriter Gill Landry, who is perhaps […]

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Clarinet and saxophone virtuoso twins Peter and Will Anderson play Hawley Silk Mill on Dec. 13

Clarinet and saxophone virtuoso twins Peter and Will Anderson play Hawley Silk Mill on Dec. 13

From a press release: The New York Times has called identical twin brothers Peter and Will Anderson “virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone,” and they will be performing in Hawley on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 8 p.m. over Hawley Winterfest weekend. “We are simply thrilled to have these dynamite jazz performers,” says Jill Carletti, managing director […]

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Chris Rock’s younger brother, Jordan, performing stand-up in Hawley

Chris Rock’s younger brother, Jordan, performing stand-up in Hawley

From a press release: On Friday, Dec. 12 at 8:30 p.m., the prince of comedy’s royal Rock family, Jordan Rock, will return to Hawley, joined by the hilarious Truck Hudson. “Seeing this calm, poised young comedian on stage, it’s easy to forget that Jordan Rock is just 22 years old. That’s because he speaks with […]

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SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Aries (Rhodesian ridgeback mix) and Blondie (long-haired cat)

SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Aries (Rhodesian ridgeback mix) and Blondie (long-haired cat)

Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge teams up with NEPA Scene every week for Shelter Sunday, a post that features one dog, one cat, and occasionally some surprises up for adoption in the hopes of finding them a loving home. Blue Chip Farm (974 Lockville Rd., Dallas) is a no-kill shelter, a place where no animal […]

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First Night Scranton 2015 salutes the spirit of America

First Night Scranton 2015 salutes the spirit of America

From a press release: This season, Baby New Year might just be adding a red, white, and blue bow tie to his ensemble before heading to festivities in the Electric City. That’s because the organizers of First Night Scranton 2015 are planning the event with an American theme in mind. First Night Scranton is an […]

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Keystone College ‘Cupcake Challenge’ finds sweet way to fight cancer

Keystone College ‘Cupcake Challenge’ finds sweet way to fight cancer

From a press release: Keystone College students are hoping members of the college community and local residents can help pick the area’s best cupcakes and raise money to help fight cancer at the same time. Students in Associate Professor Brenda Lidy’s events planning class are conducting the inaugural “Cupcake Challenge” on Tuesday, Dec. 9 from […]