Art

 Rich Howells

City of Scranton is looking for local artists to redesign its flag before March 20, 2020

City of Scranton is looking for local artists to redesign its flag before March 20, 2020

Looking for a fresh start after former mayor Bill Courtright plead guilty to three felony public corruption charges in 2019, Scranton began 2020 by swearing in the city’s first female mayor as well as its first openly gay member of City Council. Today, Mayor Paige Cognetti announced the Electric City’s next step towards a new […]

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Leadership Wilkes-Barre hosts batik art fundraiser for Verve Vertu Art Studio in Dallas on Feb. 8

Leadership Wilkes-Barre hosts batik art fundraiser for Verve Vertu Art Studio in Dallas on Feb. 8

From a press release: Verve Vertu Art Studio is an arts apprentice studio located in Dallas, Pennsylvania developed in conjunction with the Deutsch Institute in Scranton. It focuses on tapping into the creative energy of individuals living with emotional, physical, and intellectual development disabilities. Verve Vertu (Verve, meaning high energy, and Vertu, meaning excellence in […]

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Scranton Electric Building adds colored lights in windows for the holidays, hosts unveiling on Dec. 20

Scranton Electric Building adds colored lights in windows for the holidays, hosts unveiling on Dec. 20

From a press release: If you’ve recently walked though Courthouse Square in the evening, you may have noticed something different about the Scranton Electric Building. The windows on each floor below the iconic Electric City sign are filled with colorful moving lights, just in time for the holidays. The project was sponsored by Electric City […]

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Lackawanna Winter Market returns with 70+ vendors at Globe Store in Scranton Dec. 6-8

Lackawanna Winter Market returns with 70+ vendors at Globe Store in Scranton Dec. 6-8

From a press release: As downtown Scranton businesses decorate their storefront windows in time for the holiday season, Lackawanna County will light up the former Globe Store for its second annual Lackawanna Winter Market. A successor to the ScrantonMade Holiday Market of years past, the Lackawanna Winter Market will kick off this month’s First Friday […]

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Over 50 downtown Scranton businesses participate in Holiday Window Decorating Showcase from Dec. 6-Jan. 3

Over 50 downtown Scranton businesses participate in Holiday Window Decorating Showcase from Dec. 6-Jan. 3

From a press release: Sparked with creativity and plenty of holiday cheer, downtown Scranton business and property owners are preparing for the annual Holiday Window Decorating Showcase, on display this Friday, Dec. 6 for the First Friday art walk through Friday, Jan. 3, 2020. More than 50 storefronts will be featured in this year’s competition. […]

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Wilkes-Barre celebrates Small Business Saturday with Public Square Holiday Market and more

Wilkes-Barre celebrates Small Business Saturday with Public Square Holiday Market and more

From a press release: At 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30 on the 10th anniversary of Small Business Saturday, a special ribbon cutting will take place outside of the Bee Hive Gift Shop in Midtown Village in Wilkes-Barre. The ribbon cutting kicks off Small Business Saturday in downtown Wilkes-Barre, a day of events dedicated to […]

 The Conversation

When de-aging De Niro and Pacino, ‘The Irishman’ animators tried to avoid pitfalls of the past

When de-aging De Niro and Pacino, ‘The Irishman’ animators tried to avoid pitfalls of the past

If you thought 76-year-old Robert De Niro and 79-year-old Al Pacino were done starring in blockbuster gangster films, think again. Both assume lead roles in Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman,” which chronicles the life of hitman Frank Sheeran and labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa over several decades. Different actors weren’t cast to play the younger versions […]

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Comics on the Green in Scranton hosts signing with Image comic book artist Natasha Tara Petrović on Nov. 30

Comics on the Green in Scranton hosts signing with Image comic book artist Natasha Tara Petrović on Nov. 30

From a press release: It was announced today that illustrator and comic artist Natasha Tara Petrović will visit Comics on the Green in downtown Scranton for Small Business Saturday to promote her new graphic novel, “Ophiuchus,” from Image Comics. On Nov. 30 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., she will meet fans and autograph her work at […]

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Downtown Scranton pop-up shop hosts Small Business Saturday and other weekend events through Dec. 21

Downtown Scranton pop-up shop hosts Small Business Saturday and other weekend events through Dec. 21

From a press release: After launching on Nov. 16, a seasonal pop-up retail store with a variety of local products is gearing up for Small Business Saturday in downtown Scranton with its own spin on the national event. Pop Up! Downtown will celebrate Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., though they’re […]

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Scranton Comic Con assembles artists, writers, wrestlers, and cosplayers at Radisson Hotel on Nov. 24

Scranton Comic Con assembles artists, writers, wrestlers, and cosplayers at Radisson Hotel on Nov. 24

From a press release: The Scranton Comic Book Convention will return to the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel for its fall edition on Sunday, Nov. 24 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., gathering writers, artists, cosplayers, vendors, and even pro wrestlers in downtown Scranton. Special guests will include professional wrestlers Greg “The Hammer” Valentine (WWE, WCW, NWA) and […]