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Northeastern Pennsylvania Theatrical Alliance will live stream annual NEPTA Awards on June 7

Northeastern Pennsylvania Theatrical Alliance will live stream annual NEPTA Awards on June 7

From a press release: While the coronavirus pandemic continues to prevent new shows from being staged across the area, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Theatrical Alliance will still host its 23rd annual NEPTA Awards for last year’s productions. The NEPTA Awards is usually held as an elegant dress-up event in the spring that highlights and honors the […]

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Scranton Fringe Fest cancels Big Gay StorySlam, hosts online drag show with Pissi Myles instead

Scranton Fringe Fest cancels Big Gay StorySlam, hosts online drag show with Pissi Myles instead

From a press release: The Scranton Fringe Festival announced today that its popular Big Gay StorySlam scheduled for Saturday, June 6 at the Scranton Cultural Center has been canceled, but its host, drag queen Pissi Myles, will perform in a free Facebook Live stream that night instead. Scranton Fringe organizers wrote: Hello friends! With everything […]

 The Conversation

How drawing helped a Penn State professor cope with his mental illness and combat stigma

How drawing helped a Penn State professor cope with his mental illness and combat stigma

I’ve lived much of my life with anxiety and depression, including the negative feelings – shame and self-doubt – that seduced me into believing the stigma around mental illness: that people knew I wasn’t good enough, that they would avoid me because I was different or unstable, and that I had to find a way […]

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Scranton Cultural Center plans virtual 90th anniversary celebration, invites patrons to submit memories

Scranton Cultural Center plans virtual 90th anniversary celebration, invites patrons to submit memories

From a press release: This year marks the 90th anniversary of the opening of Scranton’s historic Masonic Temple, which has served as the home of the Scranton Cultural Center for over three decades. Although the facility is currently closed due to government guidelines regarding the coronavirus pandemic, it won’t stop the organization from celebrating this […]

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Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre completes $762,500 Wi-Fi upgrade project

Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre completes $762,500 Wi-Fi upgrade project

From a press release: The Luzerne County Convention Center Authority announced today that the installation of an enterprise-grade, controller-based wireless LAN system at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township has been completed, pending final inspection. The system will provide wireless network coverage throughout the venue, including the event floor as well […]

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VIDEO: Scranton Fringe Fest’s First Friday drag show with singer/comedian Pissi Myles

VIDEO: Scranton Fringe Fest’s First Friday drag show with singer/comedian Pissi Myles

From a press release: First Friday Scranton was once again held online due to the coronavirus pandemic, so to keep everyone entertained, the Scranton Fringe Festival hosted a virtual pop-up show on Friday, May 1 starring Pissi Myles. Myles is an accomplished drag comedian, singer, and hostess from New Jersey who has become a recurring […]

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Scranton Fringe Fest hosts free First Friday drag show live with comedian Pissi Myles

Scranton Fringe Fest hosts free First Friday drag show live with comedian Pissi Myles

From a press release: First Friday Scranton is once again online due to the coronavirus pandemic, so to keep everyone entertained, the Scranton Fringe Festival is hosting a virtual pop-up show this Friday, May 1 starring Pissi Myles. Myles is an accomplished drag comedian, singer, and hostess from New Jersey who has become a recurring […]

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Lackawanna County seeks artists and lecturers for paid ‘Arts and Culture Live’ digital program

Lackawanna County seeks artists and lecturers for paid ‘Arts and Culture Live’ digital program

From a press release: The Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department is seeking visual and performance artists as well as historical and heritage lecturers to take part in an uplifting and educational showcase on social media called “Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Live,” a new digital program designed to present the arts in a safe way during […]

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Lackawanna County offers resource guide for creative community struggling during coronavirus pandemic

Lackawanna County offers resource guide for creative community struggling during coronavirus pandemic

From a press release: The arts and culture sector is especially vulnerable to issues posed by the current COVID-19 crisis by the nature of the work they do. Many artists are self-employed, and small businesses and nonprofits rely on a customer base. Additionally, arts and culture organizations provide programs for the public who are now […]

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Act Out Theatre Group in Dunmore offers online musical theatre classes starting April 9

Act Out Theatre Group in Dunmore offers online musical theatre classes starting April 9

From a press release: In this uncertain time caused by the coronavirus pandemic, theaters have to get creative in order to deliver the arts to the public. Act Out Theatre Group in Dunmore has decided to get online in hopes to continue producing theatre and sharing the arts with the area’s youth. “With everything going […]

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