Movies/TV

 Rich Howells

Documentary on Scranton-born Rocky impersonator gets NEPA premiere at Ritz Theater on March 23

Documentary on Scranton-born Rocky impersonator gets NEPA premiere at Ritz Theater on March 23

Rocky Balboa, the fictional boxer created and played by Sylvester Stallone in a long-running film franchise, has inspired many to pursue their dreams, but none have followed in the Italian Stallion’s footsteps quite like West Scranton native Mike Kunda. From his childhood into adulthood, he has always wanted to be Rocky, but how does one […]

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Discovery’s ‘Expedition Unknown’ host Josh Gates tells ‘Tales of Adventure’ at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 18

Discovery’s ‘Expedition Unknown’ host Josh Gates tells ‘Tales of Adventure’ at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 18

From a press release: It was announced today that the host of Discovery Channel’s “Expedition Unknown,” Josh Gates, will appear live at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre for “An Evening of Ghosts, Monsters, and Tales of Adventure” on Friday, Oct. 18 at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are $35 and $75 (VIP), plus fees, go […]

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Comedian and actor Kevin James is back at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on June 28

Comedian and actor Kevin James is back at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on June 28

From a press release: Comedian and actor Kevin James, best known for starring in television sitcoms “The King of Queens” and “Kevin Can Wait,” will return to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center to perform a new stand-up set on Friday, June 28 at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are $49.50, $59.50, and $85, go on sale […]

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Terry Gilliam’s long-awaited ‘Don Quixote’ film screens in NEPA theaters for one night only on April 10

Terry Gilliam’s long-awaited ‘Don Quixote’ film screens in NEPA theaters for one night only on April 10

From a press release: Following nearly 30 years of development hell, North American audiences will finally get their first look at celebrated director Terry Gilliam’s long-awaited film “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” this spring. Co-starring Adam Driver and Jonathan Pryce, the adventure comedy had its world premiere at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival and […]

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Jenna Johnson and Val Chmerkovskiy of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ meet fans at Mohegan Sun Pocono on March 29

Jenna Johnson and Val Chmerkovskiy of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ meet fans at Mohegan Sun Pocono on March 29

From a press release: Mohegan Sun Pocono’s ongoing Reality Check series will bring Jenna Johnson and Val Chmerkovskiy of the ABC dance competition television show “Dancing with the Stars” to Wilkes-Barre on Friday, March 29 at 8 p.m. The free event showing “the power of love through dance” will feature a stunning performance by the […]

 Rich Howells

Get insight into Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ with ‘I Heard You Paint Houses’ author in Scranton on March 23

Get insight into Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ with ‘I Heard You Paint Houses’ author in Scranton on March 23

In a press conference held at The Ritz Theater in downtown Scranton two weeks ago, the Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival announced its 2019 film selections and planned programming in venues throughout downtown Scranton and Waverly on Friday, March 22 through Sunday, March 24. One of the events that stuck out immediately was the appearance of […]

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Comedians Jeff Ross and Dave Attell are back ‘Bumping Mics’ at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on May 24

Comedians Jeff Ross and Dave Attell are back ‘Bumping Mics’ at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on May 24

From a press release: Following performances there over the last two years, veteran stand-up comedians Jeff Ross and Dave Attell, best known for their work on Comedy Central and quick, caustic humor, will bring their Bumping Mics Tour back to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Friday, May 24 at 8 p.m. “Every room has […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Scranton comedian Samantha Ruddy makes TV debut on ‘Late Show with Stephen Colbert’

Born in Scranton, Samantha Ruddy has been living in New York City since 2014 and working hard as both a stand-up comedian and comedy writer. It all paid off recently when she made her network television debut on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on CBS. Recorded late last year in front of a live […]

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‘Star Wars’-themed Clarks Summit Festival of Ice includes Comic Con with guests Feb. 16-17

‘Star Wars’-themed Clarks Summit Festival of Ice includes Comic Con with guests Feb. 16-17

The theme of the 2019 Clarks Summit Festival of Ice is “Ice Wars,” a frozen take on “Star Wars,” but if that’s not enough science fiction fantasy for the Abingtons, the annual event will host an Ice Wars Comic Con at Clarks Summit Elementary School on Saturday, Feb. 16 and Sunday, Feb. 17. Promoted by […]

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ABC’s ‘The Goldbergs’ visit Pocono Mountains to ‘get away from it all’ in latest episode

ABC’s ‘The Goldbergs’ visit Pocono Mountains to ‘get away from it all’ in latest episode

From a press release: Hit comedy television show “The Goldbergs” will “get away from it all” when Erica Goldberg and Geoff Schwartz plan a secret romantic getaway to the Pocono Mountains in an all-new episode entitled “Major League’d,” airing this Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 8 p.m. on ABC. As part of the episode, Geoff (played […]

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