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 NEPA Scene Staff

Free workshop for artists on protecting intellectual property offered in Scranton on April 29

Free workshop for artists on protecting intellectual property offered in Scranton on April 29

From a press release: The creative ideas, music, literature, or other materials an artist or organization formulates in thought or design are very valuable and need to be protected because they just might lead to the next bestseller, great innovation, or world-renowned performance. Valuable information on safeguarding one’s work, concepts, or discoveries will be offered […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 4, 04/14/15

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 4, 04/14/15

In a night that featured many great musical performances, a consistent crowd favorite at the NEPA Scene’s Got Talent open mic and talent competition took the audience vote on Tuesday, April 14. Grant Williams (pictured above), the former bassist for Graces Downfall, debuted some of his original bass compositions at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 3, 04/07/15

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 3, 04/07/15

Week 3 of the NEPA Scene’s Got Talent open mic and talent competition was so unpredictable that even the group who won the audience vote on Tuesday, April 7 didn’t know what was going to happen until they started jamming onstage. Handpan player Steve Werner, cellist Dan King, and drummer Matt Montella – who had […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 1, 03/24/15

VIDEOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 1, 03/24/15

Every week of NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, our free open mic and talent competition at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant, we’ll post a few videos of various artists from the night, in addition to photos of all the performers. This is just a small sampling of the 22 local performers who took the […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 1, 03/24/15

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 1, 03/24/15

The local community support for the first-ever NEPA Scene’s Got Talent open mic and talent competition on Tuesday, March 24 shattered our expectations, drawing a larger crowd than we ever received at our previous open mic events in Wilkes-Barre and breaking our record number of performers. 22 acts, including performers from the NEPA Scene Talent […]

 Sara Pokorny

Vivian Shipley reads from the humorous side of her poetry at Misericordia on March 16

Vivian Shipley reads from the humorous side of her poetry at Misericordia on March 16

Up until her early 30s, Vivian Shipley never wrote a poem in her life. It’s an attribute you wouldn’t think to pin on her, considering her accolades: a two-time recipient of the Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement, the Library of Congress’s Connecticut Lifetime Achievement Award for Service to the Literary Community, the Connecticut Book […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

LIBRARY STAFF PICKS: Read the recommended books for March 2015

LIBRARY STAFF PICKS: Read the recommended books for March 2015

Every month, the staff of the Osterhout Free Library in Wilkes-Barre offers their recommendations for new or classic books available through the Luzerne County Library System. Donate to the library and subscribe to the Osterhout Insider newsletter to keep up-to-date with what’s happening at the Osterhout and its branches.

 NEPA Scene Staff

Events happening this week in downtown Wilkes-Barre: March 10-16

Events happening this week in downtown Wilkes-Barre: March 10-16

Every Tuesday, the Downtown Wilkes-Barre Business Association and Diamond City Partnership release a list of events happening in downtown Wilkes-Barre. Subscribe here to receive this list via e-mail or just check NEPA Scene each week. Downtown events Tuesday, March 10 Event: Wyoming Valley Art League Artists Social Time: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: Wyoming Valley Art […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Mid-Winter Talent Showcase in Wilkes-Barre, 02/27/15

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Mid-Winter Talent Showcase in Wilkes-Barre, 02/27/15

When we were still in the early planning stages of the NEPA Scene Mid-Winter Talent Showcase, we were told by several people that it would never work. An audience, it was said, would never pay $10-$15 to see up-and-coming local performers without an out-of-town headliner to draw them in. They would never want to see […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA Scene’s Got Talent weekly contest to be held at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant starting March 24

NEPA Scene’s Got Talent weekly contest to be held at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant starting March 24

Event will attract the best undiscovered local musicians, comedians, poets, magicians, actors, and more to compete for cash prizes and a grand prize vacation or simply show off their skills

One of the area’s biggest supporters of original local music, Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant, is partnering with NEPA Scene to host NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, a brand new event that will give all types of local artists the chance to showcase their talents to a broader audience while rewarding the best standout […]

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