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‘Marionette Land’ tells quirky story of Lancaster puppeteer at NEPA Film Fest on April 3

‘Marionette Land’ tells quirky story of Lancaster puppeteer at NEPA Film Fest on April 3

From a press release: The fifth annual Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival will wrap up this Sunday, April 3 with a screening of “Marionette Land” from 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. at The Ritz Theater in downtown Scranton. The showing includes a special Q&A with director and Clarks Summit native Alexander Monelli, along with his subject, Robert Brock. […]

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5th NEPA Film Festival screens drama, horror, and more in Scranton and Waverly April 1-3

5th NEPA Film Festival screens drama, horror, and more in Scranton and Waverly April 1-3

From a press release: After hosting a smaller event last year, the Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival is back for a fifth year with three full days of screenings and programs at the Waverly Community House and The Ritz Theater in downtown Scranton. Dedicated to nurturing emerging and independent filmmakers from Northeastern Pennsylvania and around the […]

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Clarks Summit alt rock solo project Sleeplore debuts with acclaimed self-titled EP and live band

Clarks Summit alt rock solo project Sleeplore debuts with acclaimed self-titled EP and live band

From a press release: This week, over a decade of work culminated in “Sleeplore,” the self-titled debut EP by Clarks Summit songwriter, producer, and alternative experimentalist Clyde Rosencrance. The acclaimed solo project was released on all major streaming platforms on Dec. 15 following his band’s first-ever live performance at Stage West in Scranton last month […]

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Dirty Nil and James Barrett open for Menzingers at Scranton Cultural Center on Black Friday

Dirty Nil and James Barrett open for Menzingers at Scranton Cultural Center on Black Friday

From a press release: Announced back in August, Philadelphia-based punk band The Menzingers will be return to their hometown to play a special all-ages Black Friday show at the Scranton Cultural Center on Nov. 26. Earlier this month, their current tourmates The Dirty Nil were added to the bill, along with Scranton indie rock singer/songwriter […]

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Get $25 tickets to Trans-Siberian Orchestra in Wilkes-Barre for 25 hours only

Get $25 tickets to Trans-Siberian Orchestra in Wilkes-Barre for 25 hours only

From a press release: To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the group’s landmark album “Christmas Eve and Other Stories,” the Trans-Siberian Orchestra will offer $25 tickets for 25 hours only on Tuesday, Oct. 26 at 9 a.m. through Wednesday Oct. 27 at 10 a.m. The multi-platinum, critically-acclaimed progressive rock group will play two shows at […]

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REVIEW: Russello Project transports Scranton crowd to another world with introspective tunes

REVIEW: Russello Project transports Scranton crowd to another world with introspective tunes

It was a cool autumn night in downtown Scranton, and I entered Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club shivering not from the cold, but anticipation. Due to the ever-long pandemic and the trials and tribulations of raising a newborn at the same time, Saturday, Sept. 25 would be my first time attending a live music performance in […]

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Clarks Summit alt rocker Sleeplore recalls ’90s nostalgia of ‘Ten Summers Ago’ in new single

Clarks Summit alt rocker Sleeplore recalls ’90s nostalgia of ‘Ten Summers Ago’ in new single

From a press release: As the summer draws to a close, Clarks Summit songwriter, producer, and alternative experimentalist Clyde Rosencrance is using his acclaimed solo project Sleeplore to look back on those seasonal memories. “Ten Summers Ago,” his fifth single as Sleeplore, reflects on feelings of summers past, paying attention to particular moments in simpler […]

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Russello Project debuts instrumental prog rock album ’11:11′ at Finnegan’s in Scranton on Sept. 25

Russello Project debuts instrumental prog rock album ’11:11′ at Finnegan’s in Scranton on Sept. 25

From a press release: The Russello Project, an instrumental trio performing soundscapes based in rock fusion, new age, and progressive rock, has been the passion of Clarks Summit guitarist Charlie Russello for as long as he can remember. The band includes Mike Bosi on four, five, and six-string bass and synths. A Philadelphia native, he […]

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The Badlees reunite for inaugural Pittston Prohibition on Sept. 19

The Badlees reunite for inaugural Pittston Prohibition on Sept. 19

From a press release: It has been eight years since local legends The Badlees performed a full set with their entire lineup, so anticipation is building for a brand new event that will reunite the Selinsgrove roots rock band. The inaugural Pittston Prohibition will poke fun at its playful name by bringing all kinds of […]

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra celebrates 25th anniversary with 2 Wilkes-Barre shows on Nov. 21

Trans-Siberian Orchestra celebrates 25th anniversary with 2 Wilkes-Barre shows on Nov. 21

From a press release: It was announced today that the multi-platinum, critically-acclaimed progressive rock group Trans-Siberian Orchestra will be back on the road this holiday season for their highly anticipated Winter Tour. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of their landmark album “Christmas Eve and Other Stories,” this year’s multi-sensory extravaganza kicks off on Nov. […]

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