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 NEPA Scene Staff

F.M. Kirby Fest fundraiser for Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre canceled, online auction coming up on June 30

F.M. Kirby Fest fundraiser for Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre canceled, online auction coming up on June 30

From a press release: Today, the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre announced the cancellation of its annual fundraiser, F.M. Kirby Fest, which was rescheduled to July 11 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Unfortunately, with social distancing concerns, the event will not be possible this year. The original date of the fourth […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Broadway in Scranton announces 2021 season with 4 musicals and 3 special shows at Scranton Cultural Center

Broadway in Scranton announces 2021 season with 4 musicals and 3 special shows at Scranton Cultural Center

From a press release: NAC Entertainment and the Broadway Theatre League of Northeastern Pennsylvania has announced the new Broadway in Scranton season. Featuring four season shows along with three specials, the season begins in February of 2021 and runs through August at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple. Before the new Broadway in […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Northeastern Pennsylvania Theatrical Alliance announces NEPTA Award winners in online ceremony

Northeastern Pennsylvania Theatrical Alliance announces NEPTA Award winners in online ceremony

From a press release: While the coronavirus pandemic continues to prevent new shows from being staged across the area this year, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Theatrical Alliance was still able to host its 23rd annual NEPTA Awards for 2019 productions online on Sunday, June 7. The NEPTA Awards is usually held as an elegant dress-up event […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

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 […]