Rich Howells

Mahoning Drive-In in Lehighton saved from demolition after outpouring of online support

Mahoning Drive-In in Lehighton saved from demolition after outpouring of online support

Joe Bob Briggs often says, “The drive in will never die,” and today, he is more right than ever before. As the cult film critic, television host, and well-known drive-in supporter prepares to kick off his inaugural Joe Bob’s Jamboree this weekend at the Mahoning Drive-In Theater, the historic Lehighton venue is celebrating a personal […]

 Rich Howells

Planned solar farm threatens to ‘demolish’ historic Mahoning Drive-In in Lehighton

Planned solar farm threatens to ‘demolish’ historic Mahoning Drive-In in Lehighton

Over the past year, drive-in theaters went from rare relics of a bygone era to essential venues for entertainment and social gatherings, providing safe ways to enjoy movies, live music, graduations, and other events during the pandemic and reminding everyone of the historic and cultural significance of these outdoor venues. How quickly people forget. Yesterday, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton residents and nonprofits volunteer for ‘City Pride’ cleanup June 5-12

Scranton residents and nonprofits volunteer for ‘City Pride’ cleanup June 5-12

From a press release: After a year-long hiatus due to COVID-19, Scranton City Pride cleanups and plantings are returning to the Electric City. Today, organizers announced the week-long event will be reintroduced in neighborhoods throughout the city and the downtown business district thanks to a partnership between Scranton Tomorrow, NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania, and the city […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Who is Jane Jacobs? The life story behind the citywide Observe Scranton festival on May 4-8

Who is Jane Jacobs? The life story behind the citywide Observe Scranton festival on May 4-8

From a press release: The inaugural Observe Scranton festival that is set for Tuesday, May 4 through Saturday, May 8 is a tribute to hometown hero Jane Jacobs, but who was this iconic city activist and how will her hometown celebrate what would have been her 105th birthday? She was born Jane Butzner on May […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

New ‘Observe Scranton’ festival celebrates the city with live events, exhibits, and more May 4-8

New ‘Observe Scranton’ festival celebrates the city with live events, exhibits, and more May 4-8

From a press release: The Center for the Living City, in partnership with the Scranton Fringe Festival, is planning a nearly week-long community festival celebrating Scranton through the eyes of hometown hero Jane Jacobs, an iconic city activist, on what would have been her 105th birthday. Dubbed Observe Scranton, this new event on Tuesday, May […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Wilkes-Barre punk rockers An Albatross herald ‘Return of the Lazer Viking,’ their first EP in 12 years

Wilkes-Barre punk rockers An Albatross herald ‘Return of the Lazer Viking,’ their first EP in 12 years

From a press release: This week, Wilkes-Barre psyche-noise/avant-punk band An Albatross is back after a 12-year hiatus with “Return of the Lazer Viking,” a two-song EP featuring the title track and the B-side “Mort Bleu” that is available now on all streaming services. In the same bombastic and relentless spirit of the band’s early 2000s […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

The Weeknd, Janet Jackson, Shawn Mendes, Cardi B headline ‘free’ Global Citizen Festival in NYC on Sept. 29

The Weeknd, Janet Jackson, Shawn Mendes, Cardi B headline ‘free’ Global Citizen Festival in NYC on Sept. 29

From a press release: International advocacy organization Global Citizen announced today that headliners Janet Jackson, The Weeknd, Shawn Mendes, Cardi B, and Janelle Monáe will perform at the 2018 Global Citizen Festival, the free-ticketed event on the Great Lawn of Central Park in New York City on Saturday, Sept. 29. A special guest performance will […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: ‘Break the Silence’ on sexual violence and domestic abuse through art in Scranton

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: ‘Break the Silence’ on sexual violence and domestic abuse through art in Scranton

Recorded and produced every week by Internet marketing company Coal Creative in their production studio in downtown Wilkes-Barre, the NEPA Scene Podcast presents honest, uncensored interviews and in-depth discussions about local arts, entertainment, and the issues that matter to Northeastern Pennsylvania. The live, multi-camera show streams in high definition on NEPA Scene’s Facebook page on […]

 Dee Culp

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: LGBT support in NEPA music scene clear at Wilkes-Barre punk rock benefit

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: LGBT support in NEPA music scene clear at Wilkes-Barre punk rock benefit

Here we are, in Donald Trump’s second month as president, with a new Muslim ban to replace the extremely unconstitutional one that came before it and a worse health care plan designed to replace the Affordable Care Act, titled – I kid you not – H.R. 1275 – World’s Greatest Healthcare Plan of 2017. I […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA bands play benefit show for Planned Parenthood at The Other Side in Wilkes-Barre on March 3

NEPA bands play benefit show for Planned Parenthood at The Other Side in Wilkes-Barre on March 3

As the Donald Trump administration and Republican-controlled Congress work to make good on their promise to defund Planned Parenthood, Northeastern Pennsylvania bands are gathering at The Other Side in Wilkes-Barre this Friday, March 3 at 8 p.m. to raise money for the nonprofit that provides reproductive health services for women all over the country and […]

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