NEPA Scene Staff

New Kids on the Block, Paula Abdul, and Boyz II Men play Philly on June 24 and Allentown on July 5

New Kids on the Block, Paula Abdul, and Boyz II Men play Philly on June 24 and Allentown on July 5

From a press release: Pop music icons New Kids on the Block took over the “Today” show this morning to announce their 2017 headlining tour alongside Grammy Award-winning tourmates Paula Abdul and Boyz II Men. A follow-up to 2013’s hugely successful Package Tour, the aptly titled Total Package Tour is the group’s biggest lineup yet. […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Brand New, The Front Bottoms, and Modern Baseball at PPL Center in Allentown, 11/11/16

PHOTOS: Brand New, The Front Bottoms, and Modern Baseball at PPL Center in Allentown, 11/11/16

Long Island alternative rock band Brand New may be breaking up in 2018, but something still rages inside them, as they proved to a huge crowd on Friday, Nov. 11 at the PPL Center in Allentown. Following opening sets by Modern Baseball and The Front Bottoms, the latter featuring a setup that turned the arena […]

 John 'Fud' Zavacki

BUT I DIGRESS: Flaming youth – after 40 years of fandom, I finally met KISS

BUT I DIGRESS: Flaming youth – after 40 years of fandom, I finally met KISS

In 1978, my mom took me to a now defunct local department store (Sugarman’s Eynon Drug for the locals – I miss the fuck outta that joint!) where, for the very first time, I purchased an album for myself! That album was KISS’ “Alive II.” It changed everything! Up until this point, I was satisfied […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago play classic hits in Hershey on April 6 and Allentown on April 10

Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago play classic hits in Hershey on April 6 and Allentown on April 10

From a press release: Two of the most successful and critically-acclaimed bands of all time – Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago – have announced the “Heart and Soul Tour 2.0,” which includes 15 additional U.S. dates following their hit summer “Heart and Soul Tour,” due to popular demand. Promoted by Live Nation, fans across […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Def Leppard extend tour with Styx and Tesla to Allentown and Atlantic City, Feb. 14-17

Def Leppard extend tour with Styx and Tesla to Allentown and Atlantic City, Feb. 14-17

From a press release: Following the announcement of their new self-titled studio album, Def Leppard have just extended their massively successful North American tour due to overwhelming demand. The tour, supported by Styx and Tesla, will makes stops in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Sunday, Feb. 14 at Boardwalk Hall and in Allentown on Wednesday, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Comedian Kevin Hart announces shows in Wilkes-Barre, Hershey, and Allentown in December and January

Comedian Kevin Hart announces shows in Wilkes-Barre, Hershey, and Allentown in December and January

From a press release: Superstar entertainer, actor, and comedian Kevin Hart has announced the addition of four area shows to his already massive “What Now?” tour: Tuesday, Dec. 29 at the PPL Center in Allentown; Wednesday, Dec. 30 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre; Friday, Jan. 1 at the Giant Center in Hershey; plus a […]

 Mark Uricheck

Young Lehighton rockers A.D.D. are garnering attention with big shows and an even bigger sound

Young Lehighton rockers A.D.D. are garnering attention with big shows and an even bigger sound

Dakota McGeehan knows what he wants in a great rock song. “I like the heavy guitar riffs that you can’t get out of your head and the catchy lyrics that will have you humming for the rest of the week,” says the vocalist/guitarist of the Lehighton quartet A.D.D. – his enthusiasm for the power of […]

 Rich Howells

Allentown soda company A-Treat closes as Facebook fans fight to save it

Allentown soda company A-Treat closes as Facebook fans fight to save it

Just a few years shy of its 100-year anniversary, A-Treat announced that, effective Jan. 23, the company has shut down all production of its many flavors of soft drinks. According to the beverage company’s website, A-Treat was founded in a three-car garage in downtown Allentown in 1918 by Joseph and Jack Egizio and moved to […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Real Life Peter Griffin performs stand-up in character

Cosplayer Robert Franzese, who calls himself “The Real life Peter Griffin” due to his uncanny resemble to the “Family Guy” character, recently went viral after performing stand-up comedy as Peter at The Great Allentown Comic Con on Saturday, July 16. A video of the hilarious performance, where he recreates some of Peter’s best lines and […]