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 NEPA Scene Staff

Author Brandon Halsey holds ‘Bliss’ book release party at Le Manhattan Bistro in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 12

Author Brandon Halsey holds ‘Bliss’ book release party at Le Manhattan Bistro in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 12

From a press release: Brandon Halsey, author of “Bliss,” will host a reading and signing event at Le Manhattan Bistro (264 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre) on Thursday, Feb. 12 from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Autographed copies of Halsey’s book may be purchased during the event. Complimentary food and drinks, including burgundy escargot, pate crostini, smoked salmon, […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, 01/27/15

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, 01/27/15

For the second week in a row, another young local musician – acoustic rocker C-Rock – won the audience vote on Tuesday, Jan. 27 at the NEPA Scene Open Mic Night at The Woodlands Inn in Wilkes-Barre. East Stroudsburg native C-Rock (pictured above), who recently released an EP called “Common Cents,” has been a regular […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

LIBRARY STAFF PICKS: Read the recommended books for February 2015

LIBRARY STAFF PICKS: Read the recommended books for February 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. We also have a movie recommendation […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA Scene hosts Mid-Winter Talent Showcase at The Woodlands in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 27

NEPA Scene hosts Mid-Winter Talent Showcase at The Woodlands in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 27

Comedians, musicians, poets, and magicians join together to highlight homegrown talent

The Woodlands Inn in Wilkes-Barre and NEPA Scene are partnering up to present a local talent showcase on Friday, Feb. 27, featuring some of the very best comedians, musicians, poets, and magicians that the area has to offer. The NEPA Scene Mid-Winter Talent Showcase aims to highlight homegrown talent and expose these performers to new […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, 01/13/15

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, 01/13/15

It was another night of hilarious and outrageous comedy at the NEPA Scene Open Mic Night on Tuesday, Jan. 13 at The Woodlands Inn in Wilkes-Barre. Fiddy Shades, Joel Bonn, Chris Zawatsky, and C-Rock performed acoustic music, and regular comedians Sergio Marzitelli, Alan Dudeck, Kevin Lepka, Delmer Von W, Zack Hammond, Russell Austin, Elliott Elliott, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Events happening this week in downtown Wilkes-Barre: Jan. 20-26

Events happening this week in downtown Wilkes-Barre: Jan. 20-26

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, Jan. 20 Event: The Art and Architecture of Paris Cemeteries Time: 6 p.m. Location: Le Manhattan Bistro […]

 Sara Pokorny

Leadership Wilkes-Barre’s ‘Read to Lead’ project and fundraiser at Bottlenecks benefits Osterhout Library

Leadership Wilkes-Barre’s ‘Read to Lead’ project and fundraiser at Bottlenecks benefits Osterhout Library

Event on Saturday, Jan. 17 includes music by MiZ, food, drinks, and auction baskets

A book is so much more than ink and paper – it’s a portal to other worlds, a way to endlessly educate oneself. And, even more, a library is more than a building to house such things – it’s a place of community, comfort, and education. One group from the 2015 Leadership Wilkes-Barre class recognizes […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, 01/06/14

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, 01/06/14

Comedians have typically swept the audience vote at the NEPA Scene Open Mic Nights, but on Tuesday, Jan. 6, a comedian who is also a magician brought a new trick to the stage of The Woodlands Inn in Wilkes-Barre. Tony Klusmeyer entertained everyone with a $5 bill, sleight of hand, and a funny voice, while […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

LIBRARY STAFF PICKS: Read the recommended books for January 2015

LIBRARY STAFF PICKS: Read the recommended books for January 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.

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Doug’s Myth with K.K. Gordon and Brian Fanelli at Synaesthesia Social, 12/14/14

PHOTOS: Doug’s Myth with K.K. Gordon and Brian Fanelli at Synaesthesia Social, 12/14/14

Every few months, Synaesthesia Social has a jazz and poetry night, blending these arts together as the Beat poets once did with its own unique spin. On Sunday, Dec. 14 at the Olde Brick Theatre in Scranton, Doug’s Myth – made up of Doug Smith on the upright bass, Chelsea Smarr on the harp, Nick […]