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Heavy metal and Beatles hits come together in tribute show at Finnegan’s in Scranton on June 4

Heavy metal and Beatles hits come together in tribute show at Finnegan’s in Scranton on June 4

From a press release: Beatle Metal Mania, a heavy metal tribute to The Beatles, will perform live at Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club in Scranton on Friday, June 4. Beatle Metal Mania strives to bring something new to audiences while still respecting the great melodies that made the Fab Four famous. They perform most of The […]

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Briggs Farm Blues Festival plans to move forward with summer 2021 event in Nescopeck

Briggs Farm Blues Festival plans to move forward with summer 2021 event in Nescopeck

From a press release: After 22 consecutive years of bringing the blues to a family farm in Nescopeck, the Briggs Farm Blues Festival was forced to postpone its 2020 event due to the coronavirus pandemic. The festival confirmed this week that it is planning to move forward with its weekend of live music and social […]

 Rich Howells

BEER REVIEW: Project Happy Hole-idayz, brewed with Sheetz donut holes by Wicked Weed Brewing

BEER REVIEW: Project Happy Hole-idayz, brewed with Sheetz donut holes by Wicked Weed Brewing

Just for the holiday season, Altoona-based convenience store chain Sheetz partnered with Wicked Weed Brewing Company in North Carolina to produce a limited edition beer called Project Happy Hole-idayz that was brewed with Shweetz Glazed Vanilla Donut Holes. Four packs of 16-ounce cans are only $7.99 at select Sheetz locations, and once they’re sold out, […]

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Sheetz releases vanilla donut hole beer in NEPA stores in limited quantities on Nov. 27

Sheetz releases vanilla donut hole beer in NEPA stores in limited quantities on Nov. 27

From a press release: This week, Sheetz announced a limited edition craft beer brewed with Shweetz Glazed Vanilla Donut Holes. Dubbed “Project Happy Hole-idayz,” this first-ever beer was brewed in partnership with Wicked Weed Brewing Company and will be released this weekend. Brewed with one pound per barrel of the brand’s vanilla doughnut holes, the […]

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‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie’ screens in NEPA theaters Nov. 5-7 for 30th anniversary

‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie’ screens in NEPA theaters Nov. 5-7 for 30th anniversary

From a press release: Cowabunga, dudes! It has been 30 years since “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie” debuted, so the live-action feature film adaptation of the cult comic book series and the popular animated television show is returning to theaters. Everyone’s favorite crime-fighting heroes in a half-shell are making a special three-day appearance on […]

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Original ‘Friday the 13th’ screens in NEPA movie theaters Oct. 4-7 for 40th anniversary

Original ‘Friday the 13th’ screens in NEPA movie theaters Oct. 4-7 for 40th anniversary

From a press release: As movie theaters begin to let limited audiences back inside, Fathom Events has announced a few special screenings for the rest of 2020, including some just in time for Halloween. “Friday the 13th,” one of the most popular horror franchises of all time, is celebrating 40 years with the original terrifying […]

 Rich Howells

2020 Bloomsburg Fair canceled due to ‘concern for the health and safety of our community’

2020 Bloomsburg Fair canceled due to ‘concern for the health and safety of our community’

Following a series of controversial decisions this month, the Bloomsburg Fair Association announced today that the 2020 Bloomsburg Fair has been canceled. The 165th Bloomsburg Fair was one of the only events of its kind this year that had not been canceled yet due to health and safety concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic. Board […]

 Rich Howells

Bloomsburg Fair criticized for ‘transphobic’ dunk tank mocking Dr. Rachel Levine, PA Secretary of Health

Bloomsburg Fair criticized for ‘transphobic’ dunk tank mocking Dr. Rachel Levine, PA Secretary of Health

The Bloomsburg Fair is once again courting controversy with a Facebook post today containing photos of a dunk tank at the Fireman’s Relief Carnival on the fairgrounds last weekend. The photos appear to show a man wearing a dress that the LGBTQ community and their supporters say mock Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine […]

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Original ‘Alien’ film screens in NEPA theaters for 40th anniversary Oct. 13-16

Original ‘Alien’ film screens in NEPA theaters for 40th anniversary Oct. 13-16

From a press release: 40 years ago, director Ridley Scott’s masterpiece “Alien” revolutionized the science fiction and horror genres along with the industry. To celebrate its 40th anniversary and everlasting impact on filmmaking, Fathom Events is bringing the original 1979 movie back to the big screen as part of its Turner Classic Movies Big Screen […]

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‘Star Trek: The Motion Picture’ beams back into NEPA theaters for 40th anniversary Sept. 15-18

‘Star Trek: The Motion Picture’ beams back into NEPA theaters for 40th anniversary Sept. 15-18

From a press release: In 1979, the Starship Enterprise flew its very first big-screen mission in “Star Trek: The Motion Picture.” To mark the film’s 40th anniversary, Fathom Events and Paramount Pictures will bring this awe-inspiring adventure back to movie theaters for two days only on Sunday, Sept. 15 and Wednesday, Sept. 18. In its […]

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