Rich Howells

Holiday Peeps and other Just Born candies from Bethlehem won’t be available until 2021

Holiday Peeps and other Just Born candies from Bethlehem won’t be available until 2021

Over the weekend, Just Born Quality Confections in Bethlehem revealed that its popular candies like Marshmallow Peeps, Mike and Ike, and Hot Tamales will not be available for Halloween or Christmas this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. While designated as an “essential business” by the state and federal government, Just Born temporarily suspended production […]

 Rich Howells

Shadow cast celebrates 45th anniversary of ‘Rocky Horror’ at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on Sept. 25

Shadow cast celebrates 45th anniversary of ‘Rocky Horror’ at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on Sept. 25

On Sept. 26, 1975, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” premiered in Los Angeles, and while it wasn’t initially a hit, it slowly developed a cult following until it became a midnight movie phenomenon. This quirky classic will celebrate its 45th anniversary with a new special edition Blu-ray and screenings in drive-in theaters and pop-up venues […]

 Rich Howells

‘Behind the Mask’ of melodic metal band The Aegean – the making of the music video in Scranton

‘Behind the Mask’ of melodic metal band The Aegean – the making of the music video in Scranton

This year has required a different approach to just about everything. In The Aegean’s case, it completely changed how the band creates and operates – for the better. It’s a Sunday afternoon and heavy metal music can be heard outside through the walls of The V-Spot in Scranton, but the bar hasn’t been open in […]

 Rich Howells

Listen to the albums nominated in the 2020 Steamtown Music Awards in Scranton

Listen to the albums nominated in the 2020 Steamtown Music Awards in Scranton

The 2020 Steamtown Music Awards are coming up fast, and with so many artists and music industry professional nominated in 36 categories, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by all the great local music to discover. Today, NEPA Scene is breaking down three of the biggest and most varied categories – Album/EP of the Year, Song […]

 Rich Howells

Listen to the songs nominated in the 2020 Steamtown Music Awards in Scranton

Listen to the songs nominated in the 2020 Steamtown Music Awards in Scranton

The 2020 Steamtown Music Awards are coming up fast, and with so many artists and music industry professional nominated in 36 categories, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by all the great local music to discover. Today, NEPA Scene is breaking down three of the biggest and most varied categories – Song of the Year, Album/EP […]

 Rich Howells

Watch the music videos nominated in the 2020 Steamtown Music Awards in Scranton

Watch the music videos nominated in the 2020 Steamtown Music Awards in Scranton

The 2020 Steamtown Music Awards are coming up fast, and with so many artists and music industry professional nominated in 36 categories, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by all the great local music to discover. Today, NEPA Scene is breaking down three of the biggest and most varied categories – Music Video of the Year, […]

 Rich Howells

From singer to whisperer, Scranton musician Katie Evans starts dog training business

From singer to whisperer, Scranton musician Katie Evans starts dog training business

Since the coronavirus pandemic started shutting down music venues, bars, and restaurants in March, local musicians have had to make some big adjustments in their lives. Katie Evans has made one of the biggest – starting her own business. That’s not an easy thing to do in these uncertain times, but after working at PetSmart […]

 Rich Howells

Live music is back at Wilkes-Barre skate park Keystone Rampworks on Aug. 21

Live music is back at Wilkes-Barre skate park Keystone Rampworks on Aug. 21

While many venues still cannot host concerts due to health and safety regulations regarding the coronavirus pandemic, one place in Wilkes-Barre is uniquely equipped to host indoor shows that require social distancing. Keystone Rampworks is a skate park located inside the Wyoming Valley Sports Dome and its 76,000 square feet, spread across three playing fields. […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton musician Pat Finnerty got Dave Grohl to sing and chat with him on Instagram

Scranton musician Pat Finnerty got Dave Grohl to sing and chat with him on Instagram

Dave Grohl is a hero to so many people, musicians and fans alike, but this week, Pat Finnerty is a hero in Scranton, Philadelphia, and beyond after his little Instagram show snagged the Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighters frontman as a guest last night. Finnerty, a 40-year-old Scranton native who made his name in the […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton punk band The Menzingers emerge ‘From Exile’ with reimagined quarantine album on Sept. 25

Scranton punk band The Menzingers emerge ‘From Exile’ with reimagined quarantine album on Sept. 25

The coronavirus pandemic has forced musicians to rethink how they do things, from live streams to parking lot and drive-in shows, but only The Menzingers have rethought an entire album. The Philadelphia-by-way-of-Scranton punk band announced this week that they’re releasing a brand new version of their 2019 album “Hello Exile” that strips down and reimagines […]

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