NEPA Scene Staff

PHOTOS: Howells Family Benefit with Lifer and more at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 01/18/19

PHOTOS: Howells Family Benefit with Lifer and more at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 01/18/19

Early Christmas morning, the West Scranton home of the Howells family, the parents and brother of NEPA Scene founder and editor Rich Howells, caught fire, destroying everything they owned. Two days later, he reached out to fans and followers of NEPA Scene on Facebook to explain what happened as the family started a GoFundMe campaign: […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Skate on the ice of Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre to benefit Toys for Tots on Dec. 13

Skate on the ice of Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre to benefit Toys for Tots on Dec. 13

From a press release: The Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre will open its doors for public ice skating this Thursday, Dec. 13 for the 15th annual Toys for Tots Open Skate, presented by Utz in support of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program. Anyone bringing a new, unwrapped toy […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Pick the best mac and cheese in the Poconos at bake-off benefit in Stroudsburg on Nov. 4

Pick the best mac and cheese in the Poconos at bake-off benefit in Stroudsburg on Nov. 4

From a press release: Everyone loves mac and cheese, but who makes it the best – home cooks or professionals? As the cold weather arrives in Northeastern Pennsylvania, warm up with some of the area’s best comfort food while supporting the Pocono Arts Council at the Starving Artist Mac & Cheese Bake-Off. The sixth annual […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: ‘For Tommy: A Celebration of Life’ benefit at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains, 08/12/18

PHOTOS: ‘For Tommy: A Celebration of Life’ benefit at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains, 08/12/18

Every time there is a benefit or charitable cause raising funds in Northeastern Pennsylvania, the local music scene is always there to donate their time and talent, so when it came time to do so while honoring one of their own, they delivered in spades. Tommy Wynder, a loved and respected drummer, music teacher, father, […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Lineup announced for benefit remembering drummer Tommy Wynder on Aug. 12

EXCLUSIVE: Lineup announced for benefit remembering drummer Tommy Wynder on Aug. 12

While the world was mourning the death of legendary Pantera drummer and co-founder Vinnie Paul on Friday, June 22, Northeastern Pennsylvania was also reeling from the loss of Tommy Wynder, a beloved and respected drummer in his own right, that same night. Born in Pittston, the Exeter musician who graduated from Pittston Area High School […]

 Rich Howells

Mother of Scranton musician Ed Cuozzo remembered in 3-day music festival at The Keys June 15-17

Mother of Scranton musician Ed Cuozzo remembered in 3-day music festival at The Keys June 15-17

For most of his life, Scranton singer/songwriter Ed Cuozzo has been creating music as a solo artist and with local bands like Melded, A Fire with Friends, A Social State, Weezer tribute No Memories, and his most recent project, University Drive. That is all thanks to his mother, Doreen Cuozzo-Demming, a music lover who was […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

World Championship Ice Racing caps icy weekend at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Dec. 7-9

World Championship Ice Racing caps icy weekend at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Dec. 7-9

From a press release: Residents of Northeastern Pennsylvania should not be expecting any slippery roadways this weekend (hopefully), but inside the SMG-managed Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township, the icy conditions on the arena floor will lead to some family fun for all. Within a 48-hour timeframe, the ice surface at Mohegan […]

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Skate on the ice of Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre to benefit Toys for Tots on Dec. 7

Skate on the ice of Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre to benefit Toys for Tots on Dec. 7

From a press release: The Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre will open its doors for public ice skating on Thursday, Dec. 7 for the 14th annual Toys for Tots Open Skate, presented by Utz in support of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program. Anyone bringing a new, unwrapped toy […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

All-ages Halloween rock party in Clarks Summit on Oct. 29 benefits kids’ music programs

All-ages Halloween rock party in Clarks Summit on Oct. 29 benefits kids’ music programs

From a press release: Making Music Matter for Kids, a local nonprofit organization that supports free music programs in low-income communities, will host its annual all-ages Halloween rock party at the Clarks Summit Fire Company on Sunday, Oct. 29, featuring live music, food, beer, costume contests for both kids and adults, games, and more. Doors […]

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Jane Jam benefit remembers Pittston singer Jane Train at Woodlands in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 12

Jane Jam benefit remembers Pittston singer Jane Train at Woodlands in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 12

From a press release: Jane Jam, a tribute/memorial show for Pittston singer Jane Train, will take place on Thursday, Oct. 12 at The Woodlands Inn in Wilkes-Barre. This special night of music will celebrate the life of Jane Train and will feature performances by 21 acts on three stages. Acts confirmed so far include M80, […]